Archive | March, 2011

Highlights of Prague, Czech Republic

Boat passing under Charles Bridge

In many ways, Prague is the perfect city break option. It is crammed full of so much gorgeous architecture – from many eras – that most other cities should be insanely jealous. You walk around the streets cooing at buildings, most of which have been lovingly preserved and repainted.

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March 30, 2011 by | Comments Off on Highlights of Prague, Czech Republic

Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

Get cookin'!

In New Orleans, eating and drinking is an essential part of the Big Easy lifestyle. Creole cuisine dominates the menus, for sure, but imaginative culinarians increasingly add flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Africa, Caribbean, and Asia to the mix, creating inventive, mouth-watering dishes. Try such specialties as creamy crawfish etouffee or spicy gumbo to wake […]

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March 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

Washington D.C. Expert Vera Reports: It’s Time for the Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington is famous world-wide. It all started with a letter from First Lady Helen Taft to the Mayor of Tokyo in 1912. She wrote to him complimenting the beautiful cherry blossoms she had seen in Japan, and he responded with a gift of 3,000 trees. These elegant trees have been […]

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March 25, 2011 by | Comments Off on Washington D.C. Expert Vera Reports: It’s Time for the Cherry Blossom Festival

Florence Expert Elisa Reports: Spring Art Exhibitions in Florence

With Spring comes new temporary exhibitions in Florence – from events at the Reali Poste of Uffizi Gallery to the beautiful Palazzo Strozzi, great paintings are blooming all around the city. Find out more about new exhibitions in Florence in the complete article Spring Art Exhibitions in Florence! from Elisa Acciai.

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Cairo Expert Ahmed Reports: This is not my country! The Dawn of a new Egypt!

“It seems like I am a tourist in a place that I have never visited before, not a tour guide in Egypt” says Ahmed, who lives and works in Cairo as a tour guide. From people smiling, saying hello and happy day, to welcoming all foreigners and tourists, the new Egypt is welcoming all to […]

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March 23, 2011 by | Comments Off on Cairo Expert Ahmed Reports: This is not my country! The Dawn of a new Egypt!

International Tourist Guide Day

Golden Carriage

Did you know February 21st was International Tourist Guide Day? Well, one of our seasoned experts, Valerie Strassberg, gave us the scoop on what happened in Vienna that day.

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March 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Packing: 10 Things NOT to Forget

Airport Layover

For some last–minute types packing for a vacation involves stuffing a handful of items into a suitcase and running out the door. For others, it is a process that requires meticulous planning, a detailed list and piles of stuff laid out on the bed. Whichever packing camp you belong to (or somewhere in between…), less […]

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March 22, 2011 by | 5 Comments

Istanbul Expert Nesrin Reports: Shopping Fest starts in Istanbul

Istanbul is ready for shopping! From March 18 to April 26, 2011, Istanbul will be the global capital of shopping and entertainment during the Istanbul Shopping Fest. Find out more about the shopping festival in Istanbul in the complete article Shopping Fest starts in Istanbul from Nesrin Ulupinar.

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March 22, 2011 by | Comments Off on Istanbul Expert Nesrin Reports: Shopping Fest starts in Istanbul

New York City Helicopter Tours: An Update

Lower Manhattan & Battery Park, taken on the tour

Is there any better place in the world to take a helicopter flight than New York City? If there is I want to go there, now! But some recent changes in flight regulations for helicopter operations in the New York City airspace made me wonder how much the tours had been affected. To find out, […]

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March 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on New York City Helicopter Tours: An Update

Dublin Expert Rob Reports: March is Philip Lynott Month in Dublin

Prior to Bono of U2, Ireland had another rock superstar – Philip Lynott, contributor to a fusion of Irish Folk and Rock. This March is the 25th anniversary of the premature passing of this musical icon, and you can sample some of his success songs during an exhibition held at Saint Stephen’s Green Center in […]

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March 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on Dublin Expert Rob Reports: March is Philip Lynott Month in Dublin