Archive | April, 2011

Budapest Expert Marta Reports: All the World’s a Festival

Hungary has recently become a country of festivals. Hundreds of them are organised year by year in a lot of topics, but practically in two categories: cultural and gastronomy festivals (or the two mixed). Many of the cultural fests offer a great opportunity to get involved with a branch of arts or music either you […]

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April 30, 2011 by | Comments Off on Budapest Expert Marta Reports: All the World’s a Festival

[Video] Legends Celebrates 28 Years in Vegas


Legends in Concert is Las Vegas’ longest running tribute show on the Strip. This May 5 marks its 28th anniversary – a feat for any show, let alone one on the ever-changing Las Vegas Strip! See a preview of the fabulous performances you can expect to see at this show…

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April 25, 2011 by | Comments Off on [Video] Legends Celebrates 28 Years in Vegas

Florence Expert Elisa Reports: Museums & Holiday Schedules

Season has officially started, and city is plenty of tourists, museums are crowded and if you do not get a reservation in advance you can wait in line even for 2-3 hours…. Planning a trip to Florence? Browse Viator’s Florence tours and things to do

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April 23, 2011 by | Comments Off on Florence Expert Elisa Reports: Museums & Holiday Schedules

A Walking Tour of Santo Domingo’s Old Town

Alcazar de Colon

Santo Domingo teems with Spanish Colonial History, and nowhere is this more evident than in the city’s Zona Colonial, the district that comprises Santo Domingo’s Old Town. Here, cobblestone streets reminiscent of the French Quarter in New Orleans wind their way through this historic treasure trove of monuments, churches, and museums. Here, you’ll stroll down […]

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April 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on A Walking Tour of Santo Domingo’s Old Town

Best of Bogotá

Plaza Bolivar with shoe installation

Anne Davis takes a trip to Bogota and shares with us the must-see and do highlights of the city. The food, the art, and the people all make the list – as does an art installation using shoes to make a political statement. Read on to find out more about the best of Bogotá.

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April 18, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Rethinking Jakarta


It is a fairly common occurrence that when people are mapping their exciting campaign through Southeast Asia they’ll run their finger over Laos down to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, then just as they get into Indonesia, skip over Jakarta and dot the ‘i’ in Bali. Where it is true that Jakarta is a sweltering metropolis […]

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April 14, 2011 by | 1 Comment

The Best of Taiwan’s North Coast

The Coastline

After a few days pounding the often indistinguishable streets of Taipei, trying but failing to get a proper feel for the place, I was secretly quite relieved to be able to head out of the city and experience a smidgeon of the beautiful country I’d been hearing about. Though very densely packed, Taiwan is something […]

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April 13, 2011 by | Comments Off on The Best of Taiwan’s North Coast

How to Stay Healthy When Traveling


Nothing ruins a holiday more than getting sick. While some illnesses are largely unpreventable, being aware of the risks and taking a few precautions before you go can make all the difference. Here are a few basic tips for staying healthy on the road.

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April 11, 2011 by | 4 Comments

Introducing: Launceston, Tasmania


Growing up in Hobart — Tasmania’s capital, and the largest of its cities — I freely admitted to looking down my nose at Launceston. As far as we southerners were concerned, the only thing going for our northern neighbour was its proximity — less than 2 hour’s drive — to us. My, how things have […]

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April 7, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Fear, Loathing, and Red Stripes in Jamaica

Rafting the Martha Brae with a Red Stripe

We arrive at our hotel, an all-inclusive hotel in Montego Bay, which pretty much means sub par food, beach access, and all the Red Stripe you can drink. With Red Stripe in hand, and Bob Marley playing all around us, we tour the grounds in search of the mini-golf course only to find that the […]

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April 1, 2011 by | 1 Comment