Archive | January, 2014

10 Reasons to Visit Scotland this Year

Gleneagles Hotel

Although I may be biased, given that it’s my home, I’d argue that any year is a good year to visit Scotland. This small nation offers untamed and dramatic natural beauty, a turbulent history, great drink and intriguing food. This year, however, is not just a good year, but a great year to visit Scotland. […]

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January 31, 2014 by | Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Visit Scotland this Year

Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour

The El Alamein Fountain

Walking tours are an ideal way to get the lowdown on a city, and our Crimes and Passions Walking Tour delivered on its promise to expose the underbelly of Sydney’s notorious past. We met our guide, Valentino, under the oversized Coca Cola sign at the famous intersection known as Kings Cross. He explained that in […]

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January 30, 2014 by | Comments Off on Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour

7 Unforgettable Experiences in Delhi

Experiencing an Indian Wedding

A rainbow of colors, smells, sounds and spices – Delhi will satisfy all of your senses and leave you hungry for more. Here’s a guide on how to make the most of your trip to India’s thriving capital.

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January 29, 2014 by | Comments Off on 7 Unforgettable Experiences in Delhi

10 Cool Things to Do in Sochi, Russia (Besides the Olympics)

Sochi's Boardwalk

Whether you’re headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, or it’s just come to your attention as a travel destination, here are 10 cool things to do in Sochi besides the Olympics.

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January 27, 2014 by | Comments Off on 10 Cool Things to Do in Sochi, Russia (Besides the Olympics)

Exploring Indonesia Beyond Bali

Smoothie, watermelon salad and homemade banana bread at the Eco Deli, Nusa Lembongan

Bali is the stuff of vacation fantasies, no doubt, but three neighboring Indonesian islands offer similar dreamy landscapes, plus character all their own (and sometimes, less crowds). All can be reached by ferry or plane from Bali, so you can head straight to the island of your choice after flying into the Denpasar airport, or […]

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January 24, 2014 by | Comments Off on Exploring Indonesia Beyond Bali

Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Pisco Sour lesson in Lima

When in Peru, drink as the Peruvians do – that’s how the saying goes, right? That’s the theory travel buddy Zoe and I were operating under when we signed up for the Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson. Pisco has been a part of Peru since the Spanish invasion, when colonizers attempted to make […]

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January 23, 2014 by | Comments Off on Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Ljubljana in 48 Hours

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is having a cool moment; it is awash with strutting university students bedecked in designer clothes; the countless bars and restaurants along the River Ljubljanica are overflowing all year around and the pocket-sized city has a Baroque Old Town, medieval castle, bucolic markets, and innovative museums to discover. The cultural soup caused by Slovenia’s […]

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January 23, 2014 by | Comments Off on Ljubljana in 48 Hours

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling For in 2014

Monument to the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Image courtesy of Do Not Lick on Flickr.

Fed up with lazing on the beach or vacationing on the piste? Start planning your next trip right here as 2014 is panning out as a bumper year for travelers chasing a little more substance for their buck. There are major-league sporting events to attend all over the world and a cluster of poignant war […]

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January 22, 2014 by | Comments Off on 14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling For in 2014

A Car Lover’s Guide to Germany’s Baden-Württemberg Region

Automuseum Carl Benz (Bertha and auto)

Spend any amount of time in Germany, and the first thing that becomes immediately clear is the national turn-on for a well-engineered machine. From vast city public transportation systems to the pen in your hand, efficiency, design, and durability are sources of pride—and even titillation.

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January 22, 2014 by | Comments Off on A Car Lover’s Guide to Germany’s Baden-Württemberg Region

Meet Luciano de Abreu, a Private Guide in Sao Paulo

Luciano private guide in Sao Paulo

As a typical Paulistano born and raised in São Paulo, Luciano de Abreu loves to introduce and share his knowledge of his native city with non-Paulistanos. Put quite simply, he loves working as a professional licensed tour guide, and this enthusiasm, in addition to his vast knowledge of the history, geography and culture of Brazil, […]

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January 21, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet Luciano de Abreu, a Private Guide in Sao Paulo