Archive | March, 2007

New Zealand’s North Island

A couple of years ago it seemed like everybody had to go to New Zealand. The Lord of the Rings movies were being released, the ‘Pure New Zealand” campaign was in full swing, and every couple of weeks I got a new email with a link of Flickr photos from yet another friend’s trip. My […]

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March 31, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Throw Away the Guidebook

Travellers should never take notice of suggestions about what the supposed “highlights” of their destination might be. Highlights ought to be personal, not lifted from a guidebook or acquired from knowledgeable friends who’ve been there before you! To illustrate what I mean, here are three things that I’m still thinking about after a recent trip […]

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March 29, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Autumn in Melbourne, Australia

Autumnal Melbourne Crisp, blustery days, the Comedy Festival on the way, and footy about to start – must be autumn in Melbourne. The summer heat is on the wane, its layers of stupefaction lifting, making way for clouds. Footy! The first sign of autumn is typically groups of men in sleeveless jerseys (on-field and off), […]

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March 28, 2007 by | Comments Off on Autumn in Melbourne, Australia

Grand Canyon West Rim Excursions from Viator have a New Dimension – A 720° View

Viator Offers Easy Access to West Rim and Skywalk from Las Vegas by Luxury SUV, Helicopter, Plane, Hummer or Coach Las Vegas, NV (March 28, 2007) – The Native American Indian tribe, the Hualapai, has constructed a 70-foot promenade made of glass and steel and secured it to the edge of the West Rim of […]

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March 28, 2007 by | Comments Off on Grand Canyon West Rim Excursions from Viator have a New Dimension – A 720° View

Travel Quotations

As I was sorting through my Google Alerts this morning I found that one of Viator’s partners was featured for her About.com page on travel quotes. Susan Breslow Sardone is one of the Web’s foremost experts on Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways. She has been an About.com contributing writer since 1997. In 2004 her site was […]

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March 27, 2007 by | Comments Off on Travel Quotations

The X-Men Move to the United Arab Emirates

Marvel Entertainment announced plans to develop an amusement park in Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. If the man-made islands, indoor skiing, amazing shopping and gorgeous desert haven’t convinced you Dubai is rapidly becoming a major player in travel, maybe Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk will. Every time I think I’m ready to plan my […]

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March 27, 2007 by | Comments Off on The X-Men Move to the United Arab Emirates

Vegas Mob Tour & Stardust Demolition: Ashes to Ashes

I spent the earlier part of last week in Las Vegas for business and while I’m not a gambler and not a shopper, I do love the Nevada desert. An early flight, early & late meetings combined with dinner with (or next to, rather) Steve Wynn and his wife at the Wynn hotel, on top […]

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March 23, 2007 by | Comments Off on Vegas Mob Tour & Stardust Demolition: Ashes to Ashes

Take a Berlin Bike Tour

Ich bin ein Fahrradtourgeliebter. I’m a big fan of bike tours — especially if you’re a long haul traveller, because it blows all the jet-lag away — and Berlin has all of the things you need for really, really cool bike tours: It’s flat There’s tons of recent and extremely interesting history There’s lots of […]

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March 22, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Duty Free Shopping Gone Mad

I couldn’t help but smile when I saw an article on www.news.com.au this morning about an extravagant duty free purchase at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. “A Chinese man bought carry-on wine and spirits worth a record €23,000 ($38,100) at Paris airport’s duty-free shop, including a bottle of 1806 cognac that might have slipped […]

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March 21, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Clear Skies

As I was reading through the endless emails of the morning I came upon my daily fix of DailyCandy and thought this might interest would-be travelers around the world. Although today is not officially the longest day of the year (it is June 21 in the northern hemisphere and December 21 in the southern hemisphere) […]

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March 21, 2007 by | 2 Comments