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Exploring Cairns Australia, More Than Just Sea and Surf

Exploring Cairns Australia, More Than Just Sea and Surf

Renowned as the “Gateway to The Great Barrier Reef”, which is acknowledged as the largest living organism on the planet at 2011 km long (just under 1250 miles), Cairns has even more than sea life to offer. Although, the journey out to the beginning of the reef at Green Island certainly has to be done simply for the experience. However, my interests are more green than blue, and with that in mind, my thoughts go inland to the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

July 4, 2014 | By More
13 Disney-Inspired Princess Homes You Can Rent For A Fairytale Vacation

13 Disney-Inspired Princess Homes You Can Rent For A Fairytale Vacation

Every young girl has dreamed of being a princess. For more than 75 years, Disney princesses have captured our imaginations and transported us into magical worlds that only exist in our daydreams. HomeAway.com, the world’s leading vacation rental website, is helping make childhood fantasies a reality with this list of Disney princess-inspired vacation rentals. You won’t have to wish upon a star to stay in these properties on your next getaway – rates start at just $105 a night!

June 16, 2014 | By More

Good To Know

What Can You Do For Free In Paris?  Here’s The List!

What Can You Do For Free In Paris? Here’s The List!

Top Free Things To Do In Paris

Paris is one of the most popular capital cities in Europe, drawing travelers from all over the world. It has always been known to be an expensive city, but there are also many things that you can do for free. So steer away from the super chic cafes and designer fashion boutiques and take in some of the many free attractions that define this elegant city. Here’s our list of the best sites and activities that are Free in Paris:

July 21, 2014 | By More
The World Loves Beer! – Cold Beer Prices By Location

The World Loves Beer! – Cold Beer Prices By Location

Wherever we roam, whether it be on a roadtrip across the USA, backpacking through Europe, or sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, a cold beer at the end of the day is a must. Here’s a look at the surprising price differences in beer around the world. Can you guess where the most expensive beer is served?…. Or where you can party all night for a pittance? The answers may surprise you!

July 18, 2014 | By More

Just Back Trip Reports

York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

When the highway clogs with summer vacationers heading off to Cape Cod and Cape Ann, we suggest you drive a bit further north to York Maine, where you’ll find great beaches, festive amusements and even a bit of early American history. Just over an hour’s drive north of Boston, York, Maine, offers something to interest every member of your family. Whether you’re looking to outlet shop, collect antiques, play at amusement parks or simply sit with your toes in the sand, York has you covered in spades.

July 16, 2014 | By More
Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch…A place where ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is possible for your family or group gathering!

Holman Ranch, located in the hills of Carmel Valley, California is Monterey Peninsula’s best kept secret, and our much anticipated destination for a travel writer’s gathering. A 400 acre guest ranch awaited us and what we were about to see transported us to another world. Discover with me the unique offerings at Holman Ranch that make it an unforgettable spot for multi-gen family gatherings, weddings and group meetings.

July 2, 2014 | By More

Latest Travel Trends

Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Most translation guides will teach you how to say, “No Thank You”, when you REALLY want to say, “Beat It or Piss Off!” I’m thinking of the gypsy’s in Europe here… how many times do I need to say, “no thank you” to the guys trying to sell us a rose at dinner!!!

The new phrasebook translation guides published by Marco Polo have got you covered whether you want to be strictly correct, or express yourself in a more relaxed way.

July 9, 2014 | By More
Airbnb Enters The Last Minute Hotel Booking Marketplace

Airbnb Enters The Last Minute Hotel Booking Marketplace

Last-minute bookers and spontaneous travelers, give a cheer! Last Minute Travelers Will Soon Get Help From Airbnb

San Francisco-based Airbnb is now experimenting with a new service that will enable the company to enter the very delicate and crowded field of booking last-minute accommodations over the phone.

June 13, 2014 | By More

Wellness Beyond Borders

Moving Is The Best Medicine When Traveling

Moving Is The Best Medicine When Traveling

Dr. B. shares his advice for avoiding stiff muscles while traveling: Moving is the Best Medicine

Before I leave the registration desk when I check into my hotel, I always ask about the exercise room. Almost every hotel has one, but it helps to know where it is because sometimes they seem to be hidden in an out-of-the-way corner of the property. It is not because they are hiding the room from the guests, but it is the only place suitable.

July 7, 2014 | By More
How To Stay Safe And Healthy While Traveling in India

How To Stay Safe And Healthy While Traveling in India

A Traveler’s Guide For Staying Safe and Healthy in India

It’s no secret that India is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. In 2011 alone, 6.29 million foreign tourists visited the subcontinent according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. India is an especially popular travel destination among U.S. Americans who in fact comprise 16% of all foreign travelers.

Whether you intend to backpack through the country or stay at a luxurious resort at the beach, you should plan your trip in advance and take several precautions to remain safe and sound during your journey.

February 3, 2014 | By More

Family Travel

13 Disney-Inspired Princess Homes You Can Rent For A Fairytale Vacation

13 Disney-Inspired Princess Homes You Can Rent For A Fairytale Vacation

Every young girl has dreamed of being a princess. For more than 75 years, Disney princesses have captured our imaginations and transported us into magical worlds that only exist in our daydreams. HomeAway.com, the world’s leading vacation rental website, is helping make childhood fantasies a reality with this list of Disney princess-inspired vacation rentals. You won’t have to wish upon a star to stay in these properties on your next getaway – rates start at just $105 a night!

June 16, 2014 | By More
Have A Brainy Summer At The Franklin Institute In Philadelphia

Have A Brainy Summer At The Franklin Institute In Philadelphia

Starting on June 14th, Philadelphia will be host to the largest permanent exhibit totally dedicated to the brain and neurology.

The Franklin Institute has constructed a 53,000 sq. ft. expansion, the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, to house an amazing innovative exhibit – Your Brain. This exhibit allows visitors explore the inner workings of their brains. Visitors can test their brain’s ability to multi-task with a driving simulator, or walking under a piano that is hanging dangerously low in order to illustrate the way fear is represented in the brain. A neural light show displays the neural connections as visitors step on floor panels or climb up an 18ft structure. How would you like to enter a street scene made up of illusions and learn how your brain processes its surroundings?

June 11, 2014 | By More

Taste Of Our Travels

Best Rum Distillery Tours in the Caribbean

Best Rum Distillery Tours in the Caribbean

Mention a Caribbean vacation to your friends and they will surely be envision a beautiful beach and a chilled fruity rum drink in hand. Rum has played a major economic role in the development of Caribbean Islands and today, historic rum distilleries have opened their doors to visitors. Let us introduce you to the best rum distilleries in the Caribbean – well worth a tour.

July 11, 2014 | By More
Guide To The Best Vegan and Vegetarians Restaurants in England

Guide To The Best Vegan and Vegetarians Restaurants in England

Here’s Where To Fine The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in England

It’s hard to believe, but only a decade ago those who chose to follow the vegan diet had little or no choice for dining out in the UK. The England of today however, luckily boasts an impressive number of wonderful vegetarian and vegan eateries, found in major cities and small towns alike.

April 30, 2014 | By More

Cruise News

Croatia – An Unforgettable World-Class Sailing Destination

Croatia – An Unforgettable World-Class Sailing Destination

After giving you eight good reasons to visit Croatia in 2014, we are going to take another look at this beautiful hotspot and see why Croatia is known as one of the premium sailing destinations in the world. Its attractiveness rises from the sheer variety of sailing experiences available to both amateurs and seasoned sailors. Sailing in Croatia provides challenge, adventure, excitement, and the ecstasy of coming into contact with some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth.

June 30, 2014 | By More
Cruise Right From Home With NCL’s New East Coast Motor Coach Program

Cruise Right From Home With NCL’s New East Coast Motor Coach Program

There’s good news for passengers sailing this summer from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Gem. Passengers from RI, CT, MA, NH, VA, MD, DE, PA & NJ, will soon be able to book round-trip coach transportation from a number of convenient departure points to the cruise terminal in New York.

April 17, 2014 | By More
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