Archive | April, 2013

Meet Christina Clavio, a Private Tour Guide in Florence, Italy

If you’re looking for a local expert (and authentic Italian!) to help make your holiday in Tuscany unforgettable, look no further than Cristina Clavio.

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April 30, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Christina Clavio, a Private Tour Guide in Florence, Italy

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About San Diego

With sapphire waves, warm beaches and famous tourist sites, San Diego’s reputation as an iconic surf and sun destination is justified.  Yet, visitors exploring beyond beaches and the Zoo can take these roads less traveled, enhancing a visit to this popular SoCal enclave. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about San Diego:

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April 29, 2013 by | 1 Comment

12 of the World’s Strangest Foods

Live baby octopus in Korea

One of the most fascinating ways to explore foreign cultures is through the food. Sampling handmade pastas in Italy, fresh seafood in the Caribbean and flavorful asado in Argentina are some of the delicious experiences to be had. That being said, sometimes the local fare might not be so appetizing at first, as you’ll see […]

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April 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on 12 of the World’s Strangest Foods

Vacation Tips for Workaholics

Even workaholics can enjoy great vacations; in fact their fear of being away from the office for too many days at a time may even work in their favor. Here are my three key rules for workaholic vacationers…

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April 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Vacation Tips for Workaholics

Cycling on the San Andreas Fault

On the road

One of the best ways to see the canyon is to cycle, which is why I’m wearing a helmet and straddling a bike for the first time in, ooh, more years than I care to remember and readying myself for The Earthquake Canyon Bike Express.

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April 24, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cycling on the San Andreas Fault

How to Pack for a Caribbean Cruise

Cruise formal dinner

When packing for a Caribbean cruise, you’ll need to think of your wardrobe for your cruise vacation in three different components: days at sea, days in port and evening attire. What you’ll want to wear for each of these parts of your cruise will differ; here are tips on how to pack for each one […]

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April 24, 2013 by | 4 Comments

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best […]

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments

12 Tips for Avoiding Culture Shock in China

China crowded

The shock of the new, though, can be a pleasure as well as a pain, and culture shock is one of the reasons most of us travel: to experience the new. These twelve principles should help the novice navigate the maelstrom of this country’s craziness and avoid culture shock in China.

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April 22, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Visiting the Hawaiian Island of Moloka’i

If you’re visiting the Hawaiian Island of Moloka’i you have to look a little harder for things to do than you might in a more touristy destination. Here are some tips for seeing the beautiful island.

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April 19, 2013 by | Comments Off on Visiting the Hawaiian Island of Moloka’i

San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta

Learn about the history of San Sebastian and the art of making tequila on this insightful and fun San Sebastian tour from Puerto Vallarta.

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April 18, 2013 by | Comments Off on San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta