Archive | August, 2013

Visiting the Tribes of Southern Ethiopia

In Ethiopia’s isolated southern jungle, buried within wild tropical forest, between murky gushing rivers and vast earth-sodden lakes, live some of Africa’s oldest tribes. Visiting the Tribes of Southern Ethiopia now truly is to see the final bastions of ancient Ethiopian heritage and customs.

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August 30, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Beijing VIP Tour of the Forbidden City and Great Wall Ruins

What can make visiting one of the ‘seven wonders of the world’ even more amazing? Experiencing a full-day Beijing landmark tour with the privileges once reserved for ancient dynasty emperors.

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August 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on Beijing VIP Tour of the Forbidden City and Great Wall Ruins

The Magic of Turin: 7 Reasons to Visit

Mole Antonelliana

Turin has never approached the popularity of top Italian tourist draws like Venice or Florence, but that undiscovered quality is just part of its charm. Turin, or Torino as the Italians call it, is an elegant city of arcaded streets and monumental squares, and on a clear day, the Alps gleam in the distance. But […]

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August 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Magic of Turin: 7 Reasons to Visit

See Dallas on Foot – A Walking Tour of the City’s Neighborhoods

Deep Ellum

The ever increasing urban sprawl of Dallas has given the city a reputation for being a driving destination. For the most part, car travel is still king in Big-D, whose network of highways and byways live up to the larger-than-life name. Fortunately for travelers looking to take in the sights at a slower pace, there […]

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August 28, 2013 by | Comments Off on See Dallas on Foot – A Walking Tour of the City’s Neighborhoods

Meet Tony Chu, a Private Guide in Hanoi, Vietnam

Tony Chu has been running his own private tour guide business since 2011, with excursions that specialize in Hanoi and its environs, as well as other parts of Indochina.

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August 27, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Tony Chu, a Private Guide in Hanoi, Vietnam

Festivals Around the World in September

Bumbershoot

From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.

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August 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Festivals Around the World in September

The Las Vegas Richard Petty Ride Along Experience

As an adult, I don’t have a “need for speed.” I’m not a NASCAR fan. But I was looking for something to do outside the usual Las Vegas Strip tourist activities. The Las Vegas Richard Petty Ride Along Experience —where guests ride shotgun in a stockcar driven by a professional for three laps around the track—seemed […]

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August 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Las Vegas Richard Petty Ride Along Experience

Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

One hundred and fifty years ago, a small town in southern Pennsylvania became famous for being the site of a bloody battle between the two armies of the American Civil War. The Gettysburg Day Trip provides both locals and visitors to Washington, DC the chance to see the places where the events of July 1-3, […]

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August 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

On the Trail of Malta’s Ancient Ruins

Although many people head to Malta for sun, sea and sand, there is a significant trail of Neolithic ruins across the little archipelago of islands. The provenance of Malta’s spectacular Neolithic and Bronze Age sites at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and Ta’ hagrat, plus the ruins at Ggantija on Gozo, have been […]

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August 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on On the Trail of Malta’s Ancient Ruins

The Dos and Don’ts of Booking a Safari in Kenya

Giraffes in Road

Lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and cape buffaloes converging en masse, oh my, the Big Five! Most people about to book their first Kenyan safari will likely admit that the trip is the culmination of a dream fed from youthful reading of National Geographic or watching Discovery Channel. Who, after all, does not want to be […]

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August 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Dos and Don’ts of Booking a Safari in Kenya