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Wonderfully Romantic Rooftop Restaurants and Bars in Florence

Wonderfully Romantic Rooftop Restaurants and Bars in Florence

A visit to Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, tickles the senses with intriguing vistas, fascinating history, and memorable culinary experiences. A city this rich in must-see offerings can over-tax a poor visitor’s feet and stamina.

What you need is a memorable interlude sipping local wines and sampling divine Tuscan cuisine at a romantic rooftop restaurant offering spectacular views of Florence. Whether you’re planning a glitzy night on the town or simply want a wonderful spot to recharge from sightseeing, the views from these rooftop restaurants will feed your soul as well as your tummy.

September 17, 2014 | By More
Best Road Trips Inspired By Great Movies

Best Road Trips Inspired By Great Movies

According to research done by the insurance firm Endsleigh, almost a third of students list a road trip across North America as their dream destination, no doubt this has been inspired by one of many great road trip movies. Not only do road trip movies show entertaining stories against an ever changing backdrop, but they introduce us to a range of iconic landscapes, and local characters along the way.

September 5, 2014 | By More

Good To Know

Dog-Friendly Vegas, Who Knew?

Dog-Friendly Vegas, Who Knew?

Vegas has become Dog-Friendly. Here’s Where to Find The Best Pet Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas.

Taking your dog with you to Las Vegas is no longer a traveler’s dream, it’s a reality. More than a hundred Las Vegas hotels, since 2011, have added dog-friendly services to their already extensive list of amenities. Massages for your four-legged friend, plush beds, personalized water bowls, mouth-watering menus and easy to access dog-walking services have made Las Vegas one of the most pet-friendly destinations in the US.

September 15, 2014 | By More
Best Dive Sites in Hawaii – Top Places To Take The Plunge

Best Dive Sites in Hawaii – Top Places To Take The Plunge

Hawaii is a diver’s ultimate dream come true. From the Big Island to Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Kauai, meet a group of exquisite and beautifully-lush islands with no requirement of a passport to travel to for US citizens. With a perfect geographical location of 2500 miles from the closest continental landmass, it is one of the world’s most remote Archipelagos. This isolation from the rest of the world could only mean one thing: you get to share the sea with endemic and rare species.

Some of the top scuba sites you will not want to miss out in your scuba trip include:

September 10, 2014 | By More

Just Back Trip Reports

Best Waterfall Hike in Tahiti – Find Your Inner Peace on an Unforgettable Valley Hike

Best Waterfall Hike in Tahiti – Find Your Inner Peace on an Unforgettable Valley Hike

Find Inner Peace by Hiking the Fautaua Valley to Two Spectacular Waterfalls in Pape’ete, Tahiti

Neither lengthy nor difficult, if there is any outing you really ought to take in Tahiti, it is the Fautaua Valley Trail hike. When we entered the gate opening the way into Fautaua Valley, the following step was obvious – follow the bubbling stream and the trail of fruit trees. We asked beforehand, not wanting to be horrible tourists, and yes, visitors are allowed to pick fruit, but you’d have to wash them first. Avocados, mangoes, passion fruit, everything looked like a tropical fruit flavored shampoo commercial, but we were actually there.

August 27, 2014 | By More
21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs. was a huge success and a wonderful day spent meeting growers along California’s stunning Half Moon Bay. This unique event offers the public a special once-a-year opportunity to tour local nurseries, greenhouses, wineries, harbor, and farms – many of which are not ordinarily open to the public. With anticipation July 26 arrived and I was headed to Half Moon Bay, a sunny coastal city south of San Francisco. So come along with me on my day of discovery:

August 25, 2014 | By More

Latest Travel Trends

Why Wait – Applying For TSA PreCheck Is A Breeze

Why Wait – Applying For TSA PreCheck Is A Breeze

Making Your Way Through Airport Security is almost pleasant with TSA PCheck Status. If you travel several times a year, do yourself a big favor and apply for PreCheck. I just got mine and was surprised how simple the process was.

Why wait (in airport security lines that is)? Applying for TSA PreCheck status is easier than you might think.

August 11, 2014 | By More
Europe Sightseeing Tours On Sale This Week With Viator

Europe Sightseeing Tours On Sale This Week With Viator

Viator.com, the web’s most popular website for booking sightseeing tours around the globe has announced a great end-of-summer sale. Select sightseeing tour tickets in some of Europe’s most popular destinations can be booked at a discount during August and used throughout 2014.

August 7, 2014 | By More

Wellness Beyond Borders

10 Magnificent Healing Hot Springs and Waterfalls of the Philippines

10 Magnificent Healing Hot Springs and Waterfalls of the Philippines

The Philippines are truly the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ with hundreds of bodies of water within the archipelago. Hot springs and waterfalls are just two of the frequently visited spots in the country. Here you’ll find a centuries-old concept of hydrotherapy and the healing powers of hot springs. The majority of the locals strongly believe that hot springs have therapeutic abilities, and we have to agree. The soothing sound of waterfalls, too, can calm the senses.

Below are some of the most famous and truly beautiful hot springs and waterfalls well worth a visit.

September 12, 2014 | By More
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

Family Travel

Travel Games For Kids – Perfect For That Rainy Day At The Campsite

Travel Games For Kids – Perfect For That Rainy Day At The Campsite

It’s all fun and games when the sun is out, but when the weather starts being difficult the trip becomes much more of a challenge. It’s always a good idea to pack some cheap materials for arts and crafts activities (such as some thread for friendship bracelet making) as well as a few card games like Uno or Happy Families.

However, if you’ve exhausted your imagination then it might be time to introduce some new interactive games that don’t require any resources at all. Here’s a list of the top ten rainy-day campsite games to keep everyone entertained.

September 8, 2014 | By More
Poughkeepsie For A Family Getaway – What Fun!

Poughkeepsie For A Family Getaway – What Fun!

Why visit Poughkeepsie, NY you ask? Well let me tell why Poughkeepsie is a great secret kept for family getaways. Located in the Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie has a great deal of culture and history.

If you like to enjoy the great outdoors, there are amazing hiking trials, the Walkway Over the Hudson, wineries, apple picking and many historical sites to see. With it being less than two hours from New York City, and accessible to many types of transportation, it makes for a great getaway destination. The views around the Hudson Valley make it well worth the drive. The Dutchess County Tourism website has an abundant amount of resources and events that will help you plan your vacation trip.

July 31, 2014 | By More

Taste Of Our Travels

Calling All Serious BBQ Fans – Brooklyn NY Is The Place To Be Next Weekend 9/13-14!

Calling All Serious BBQ Fans – Brooklyn NY Is The Place To Be Next Weekend 9/13-14!

I can almost smell the aroma of grilling meat now! For everyone who just can’t get enough of the charred, finger-licking goodness of summer BBQ, your nirvana will be in Brooklyn next weekend at the Taste Talks All-Star BBQ where grilling masters will set up for a three day food obsessesive weekend. On Sunday, September 14th, the East River State Park will become a waterfront BBQ mecca as 25 of America’s trendiest chefs will gather to show off their grilling skills and talk some serious BBQ throw-down smack.

September 3, 2014 | By More
Do This.. Not That.. For An Authentic Experience in Singapore

Do This.. Not That.. For An Authentic Experience in Singapore

So you’ve decided to visit the Lion City – the cosmopolitan metropolis that has so much to offer for visiting travellers. Get off the typical tourist trail and experience Singapore on a more personal level. Just so you don’t waste your time standing in line with the other toursits, here’s what NOT to do, and what TO DO instead in Singapore.

August 20, 2014 | By More

Cruise News

River Cruising Is Not Just For Europe Anymore

River Cruising Is Not Just For Europe Anymore

Contrary to popular belief, river cruising is not exclusive to Europe. Most of the world’s great cities have emerged along the shores of mighty rivers and today river cruising has expanded to travel the world’s great rivers. There are opportunities to explore rivers all across the globe, from the Yangtze River in China to the Irrawaddy river in Burma. There are also river cruises in the USA and South America, with routes along the Mississippi and the Amazon rivers. River cruises offer the opportunity to explore territory which is often thought of as the remit of backpackers, in a luxurious relaxed, leisurely and safe way.

August 13, 2014 | By More
Concerts At Sea – Music Themed Cruises That Rock The Boat!

Concerts At Sea – Music Themed Cruises That Rock The Boat!

Live concerts by top artists are the latest trend in cruise ship entertainment. While great stage shows have always been a popular amenity while cruising, the new over-the-top mega-ships are rolling out a whole new cruise experience; on-board one night only concerts by some of the countries most popular performers. Just as premier restaurants and premium excursions are now being offered for additional fees, so too are top live concert experiences. Performers like Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, STX, REO Speedwagon, and Trace Adkins are performing one-night concerts while ships are in port.

July 24, 2014 | By More
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