Archive | February, 2011

Top 8 Things to Do in New Orleans


New Orleans conjures up so many images, from lively Mardi Gras parades and rollicking rhythm and blues to mansion-lined streets under a canopy of old oak trees and bowls of spicy gumbo. Its unique potpourri of African, French, and Spanish cultures gives it a colorful personality, unlike any other city in America. Along with Mardi […]

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February 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Indonesia: 5 Reasons You Won’t Leave Kuta Any Time Soon

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There is a reason Kuta district is Bali’s most popular destination among young travelers these days. It has some of the best waves in the Eastern hemisphere, a terrific nightlife, has an unparalleled and unique scenic beauty… oh, and it is totally affordable.

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February 24, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Boston: Take to the Streets

Revere Rides Out

Boston seems an eminently respectable city. The neatly arranged brownstones of Back Bay boast high-end shopping and café culture. The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill represents all that is good and fair about America. Across the Charles River, the alumni of MIT and Harvard include US presidents and Nobel prize-winners.

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February 18, 2011 by | Comments Off on Boston: Take to the Streets

Exploring Athens: Agora, Parthenon and Acropolis Museum


It would be fair to say that there aren’t all that many peaceful spots in Athens, but once the rowdy school group has toddled off around the corner, the Agora becomes beautifully tranquil. There’s a certain irony in this, as it was designed to be anything but. The Agora was the ancient Athenian market and […]

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February 16, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Offbeat Vilnius


Join Jodi on her semi-self-guided tour of Vilnius, Lithuania to get an idea about the history, art, food and overall culture of this country and its people.

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February 14, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Jamaica

In Jamaica, lazy reggae rhythms, endless sunny days, miles of sugar-white sand beaches, and spectacular orange-hued sunsets dipping into the sparkling, azure waters of the Caribbean are a way of life. If you can pull yourself away from your beachside hammock, you’ll discover a rich culture of lush greenery and mouth-watering cuisine. For a primer […]

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February 11, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Highlights of Muscat and Nizwa, Oman

For the uninitiated, Muscat must come as a bit of a shock. The Omani capital isn’t your classical city with a defined centre and everything else radiating from it. In fact, Muscat itself is tiny; home to the Sultan’s Palace, plenty of government buildings and very little else.

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February 9, 2011 by | 3 Comments

Cruising in 2011? Change your thinking on Shore Excursions!

It’s an odd thing about cruising that many of the highlights are not on-board, but on-shore! Well, that’s fine: relaxing nights on the ship, good food and friends and all that, then shopping and sightseeing and excursions in each new port of call. But making sure those ports of call live up to their promise […]

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February 8, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Save 50% on Melbourne Day Trips!

LIMITED TIME OFFER! Book a Melbourne day trip between February 8–10, 2011 and SAVE 50%! This deal is only available for 3 days – so hurry! You must book by February 10, 2011 to save 50%! This exclusive offer is available on ALL departure times and every scheduled departure date between February 10 and October […]

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February 7, 2011 by | Comments Off on Save 50% on Melbourne Day Trips!

[Video] Hot Air Everywhere

Until you have tried Hot Air Ballooning, you really can’t have any idea of what a surreal experience it is. I certainly didn’t. I was totally unprepared for the other-worldly nature of the flight, the eerie quiet, the beauty of seeing other balloons in flight near us, and the very different view of our world […]

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February 4, 2011 by | Comments Off on [Video] Hot Air Everywhere