Archive | March, 2012

Titanic Anniversary Events Around the World

Titanic Halifax

April 15, 1912. A day that will forever be remembered as a tragic date (and one that, 90 years later, would make James Cameron piles of cash). On this date, the Titanic, which was supposed to be an unsinkable ocean liner, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean off of the coast of Newfoundland. Only five […]

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March 29, 2012 by | Comments Off on Titanic Anniversary Events Around the World

[PHOTOS] A Review of “La Traviata” on Sydney Harbour

Opera Performance on Sydney Harbour

My husband did ask the obvious question, “Why?” Yes, why would you suspend the biggest chandelier you have ever seen over a stage floating in the air, over the Sydney Harbour, in front of the Harbour Bridge? And then perform “La Traviata”? And even more so, how? I can imagine the original meeting with the […]

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March 29, 2012 by | Comments Off on [PHOTOS] A Review of “La Traviata” on Sydney Harbour

[VIDEO] Potsdam Half Day Trip from Berlin

Potsdam

Sometimes part of what prevents me from being touristic is the very idea of being a tourist. You know the sort; that classic straitjacket-backpacked/waterbottle-holstered/zip-off-lightweight-rainproofed-pant-clad/happy-camper image? It’s not so much the look that concerns me as the association that goes with it. Walking. And by God have I done my far share of touristic walking. That […]

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March 28, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Potsdam Half Day Trip from Berlin

Top Places in Vietnam That Are Not Hanoi or Saigon

Nha Trang

Sure, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) are spectacular, but there’s much more to Vietnam than just those two destinations. Vietnam is filled to the brim with exotic sandy beaches, untapped cultural landmarks and all the rural culture you can handle, from the absolutely stunning beaches and growing nightlife of Nha Trang, to the […]

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March 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Insider Guide: Four Ways to Experience Paris Like a Local

Versailles

Paris has been the world’s most popular vacation destination for years. This means that if you want to see the City of Light’s most famous sites, you’re going to have to plan ahead – and even then, you’re going to encounter lines, crowds and, honestly, a bit of dissatisfaction. But there is a way to […]

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March 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong reminds me of urban landscapes from cyberpunk novels. It’s all grime and glitz with narrow, twisting alleyways the color of sepia, mile-high concrete block buildings, and mirrored office towers, all bursting from a motley skyline of a billion neon signs. It’s eclectic, fast paced, stylish and modern –- but even so, there are […]

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March 27, 2012 by | 6 Comments

Five of the Most Beautiful Temples in Southeast Asia

Wat Rong Khun

Southeast Asia has many advantages that make it an ideal destination for international travelers. For one thing, the warm weather makes many of its exotic beaches a prime location. In the cities and on the road, it is also extremely affordable and the big attractions are mostly surrounded by accommodations for any budget. Then, of […]

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March 26, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Top 5 Gaudi Sights in Barcelona

Rooftop of Gaudi's La Pedrera - Casa Mila

Here are the top 5 don’t miss Gaudi sights in Barcelona – before you set off though, save time by prebooking your tickets as the queues are often horrendously long for these popular sights.

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March 23, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Need a Vacation After Vacation? You Need a Different Vacation!

Las Vegas skydive

Many of us set off on our vacations with a single goal in mind: to escape the troubles, worries and stresses of our workaday lives. There’s no shame in that; our western civilization seems to value escapism pretty highly, and if you are going to truly escape, well, you need to put some thought into […]

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March 22, 2012 by | Comments Off on Need a Vacation After Vacation? You Need a Different Vacation!

10 Weird, Cool, Quirky Things to Do Around the World

Sedlec Ossuary

The beauty of travel is finding those unexpected gems–the places, the festivals, the moments–that translate beyond travel and leave a lasting impression. Traveling and exploring new places doesn’t mean people have to make the obligatory stops at the historic churches, national museums, and cookie-cutter hotel rooms. How about visiting a church with an interior constructed […]

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March 22, 2012 by | 9 Comments