Archive | March, 2013

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft Tour

In Costa Rica, you are never far from a volcano, coffee, or handicrafts, and this day trip from San José took us to all three, in the comfort of a small tour.

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March 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft Tour

The 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World

While it might seem like a strange thing to add to your vacation to-do list, visiting beautiful cemeteries when you travel can be an interesting way to learn about a place’s history – not to mention see some of its most stunning landscapes.

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March 28, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Street Art in Buenos Aires

“A commissioned piece of graffiti on your home can actually raise the value of your home in Buenos Aires,” she says in a factual manner. As my brain catches up with my ears, I interrupt our guide and say, “What, can you repeat that last part about increasing the value of your home?”

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March 27, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Meet Private Tour Guide Beatrice Martin in Bordeaux, France

Beatrice, private tour guide in Bordeaux

Although originally from France, Beatrice has been living and traveling in foreign countries for much of her life. After studying Travel and Marketing in the United States, Beatrice spent a few years living in Spain, where she worked for an international hotel company. Her travels then brought her to southern Turkey, which she opened her […]

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March 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Beatrice Martin in Bordeaux, France

Unusual Museums In New York City

Let’s face it: You’re never going to be bored when you visit New York City. With the some of the world’s best restaurants, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, your biggest question isn’t going to be “what is there to do?” but “what should we do?” And while museums like the Guggenheim, the Met and […]

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The World’s Best Neighborhoods for Spotting Street Art

Brooklyn street art

Stumbling upon vibrant street art may seem like you’re digging for a needle in a haystack but it’s actually easier than you think, especially if you know where to look. Many cities where street art culture flourishes have one or two neighborhoods where street artists tend to leave their mark. From Bogotá’s colorful La Candelaria […]

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Cruise News: The Best New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2013

Norwegian Breakaway

The last several years have seen the debut of cruise ships that defy previous notions of what cruising is all about. From real grass lawns to ziplines to world class spas, cruise lines continue to innovate each time they debut a new cruise ship. This year is no exception. With improvements in stateroom layouts and […]

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March 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cruise News: The Best New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2013

Europe’s Most Accessible Cities (and Tips for Getting Around With Limited Mobility)

According to figures released by the UN, there are 650 million people living in this world with some sort of disability, with around eight million of those from Europe, which also has a population that is aging. That’s a huge section of the population and one that until recently was not well served when traveling […]

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March 21, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Adventure

Joshua Tree

“You got air back there?” Dori asked from the front of the Jeep. Bouncing around in the back seats (although fortunately strapped down), we replied in the affirmative: yes, we had gotten airborne for just a moment. “Good,” she yelled happily, “it ain’t a Jeep Tour until you’ve got air”.

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March 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Adventure

The Dorsoduro District of Venice

One of the most enduring and increasingly fashionable districts of Venice, Dorsoduro. juts out from San Polo and lies to the South of San Marco with its tip almost opposite the Doge’s Palace.  It also embraces two islands across the canal to the south, Giudecca and the less fashionable, Sacca Fisola.

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March 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments