It seems the world has fallen in love with the idea of renting a beautiful villa and bringing the whole family along on vacation. The number of villa rental sites has expanded dramatically in recent years as have popular home rental sites like VRBO. But one big obstacle to a fabulous rental vacation has always been how to tap into local experiences, events and sightseeing options.
Villas of Distinction To The Rescue. Recently Villas of Distinction, a well respected villa rental company with inventory around the world, has solved this age-old problem by partnering with Excursionist.com a provider of experiential travel and sightseeing excursions. Adding tailor-made travel experiences to your villa rental vacation is now a cinch.
As we all know, one of the best parts of travelling is discovering new delicacies. If you are one of those people always up for something new, time for you to get cheap flights to Bogota just to try their outstanding local food. Bogota offers a wide range of restaurants that serve regional and international foods – just hearing about it will have your mouth watering.
In Bogota, their key traditional dishes are based on pork, beans, potatoes, corn, rice and soups. Below are the top five dishes one should always try in this divine place:
The eco-lodges of Costa Rica are one of a kind because they offer a fantastic experience through which you can enjoy the natural beauty of this country like never before. These lodges have accommodation units that include eco-friendly furnishings and they take up practices to help conserve the environment. Lodges are situated in close proximity […]
When you finally manage to get the whole family out for a holiday in Cancun, the last thing you need is to carry on babysitting, cooking, and cleaning – you should be relaxing! You can avoid this palaver by opting for an all-inclusive resort that not only provides childcare, but all your meals and drinks […]
Ushuaia, on the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego, calls itself “the southernmost city in the world”. There’s some quibbling about the title based on the definition of a city, but Ushuaia is the most often cited. I arrived in November, early summer. The wind was strong. I leaned against it like Michael Jackson in […]
Lind and I have just returned from attending Cruise Shipping Miami, a global cruise conference that brings together the world’s major cruise lines, destination representatives and ship building suppliers – quite a heady experience! For three days we attended seminars, chatted with cruise line CEOs and learned about where the world of cruising is headed […]
Top adventure activities you will love in Costa Rica Costa Rica is the place to go if you want an adventure vacation. The place which is considered to be a paradise on earth for tourists is also a great place for adventure travel. When it comes to activities for a travel adventurer, Costa Rica has […]
A local in the town of Pucón offhandedly gave me some of the best advice I received during my three-week journey around Chile when she found out I was traveling to the remote island of Chiloé: “If you like oysters, go to a town called Caulín. Best oysters in the country.” My eyes nearly popped […]
Luxury hotel group Real Resorts in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico have shared one of their prized culture inspired recipes with us: Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks (aka Tkinxic). In recognition of the importance of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, Real Resorts are presenting a Mayan Culinary Festival in each of their four all-inclusive […]
When planning a trip to South-America, no one should miss the chance to see the world’s largest salt-flat, “Salar de Uyuni” – the stunning salt-desert located in Boliva’s Potosi region. Most offered trips take three to four days, as this area is packed with other spectacular sites, as well as the 10 meters thick salt […]
Its official: the train is still the most romantic and glamorous way to travel. Whatever the destination, going by train makes your holiday all about the journey – below, we list 5 of the world’s best train trips with the most spectacular rail lines in the world. Want to take an epic train journey? Win […]
Some of us are fine with knowing that we will never explore our planet’s many beautiful landscapes. We look to television and the Internet for environmental perspective on the places we share interest in, but seemingly would never venture to. It’s understandable. Unless you’re an experienced trekker, the idea of traveling to some distant destinations […]
Two Adventure Vacations in One – Trip Report of a Fabulous Family Vacation to South America and the Galapagos. Many times, when you travel a long distance, you want to grab every adventure you can while you are that far away. That’s what happened when we planned our family vacation this summer.
Club Med has just announced a 7-Day Weekend sale which must be booked by 10/31/11 and is valid for travel all winter long through to April 13, 2012. Guests pay the usual price for a three-night stay, but stay and play for seven nights. The sale package starts at $870 per person for lodging, all meals, all beverages (beer, wine and cocktails), most resort activities and classes. Day camps for kids including the very popular Circus Camp are also included. Properties participating in the sale include Club Med properties in Cancun, Ixtapa, Punta Cana, Florida, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Martinique, and Guadeloupe.
A river cruise offers a very unique way of travelling. The Ships are much smaller than their ocean-bound counterparts, with an average sized river ship carrying around 150 passengers, giving you the opportunity to soak up scenery that cruise liners simply cannot access.
Okay , so you really intended to find the perfect gift for your lover on Valentine’s Day, but it looks like it’s going to be supermarket flowers and chocolates….again. Take heart, two luxury Marriott resorts in Cancun have the perfect rescue plan. Book a reservation at either the CasaMagna Marriott Resort or JW Marriott Cancun […]
It feels like only yesterday when we were celebrating Christmas and yet Pottsitauny Phil has promised that Spring is already fast approaching. Now is the time to plan your escape to another part of the world this Spring. Why not take this opportunity to plan a journey to one of the world’s best spring […]
Calling all age conscious vacationers – Costa Rica invites you to pay less the older you are! Now this is a Costa Rica vacation deal I could grow to love.. This amazing travel deal which is available until November 20th, is called “Your Age Is Your Discount” promotion. It offers travelers a percentage discount off […]
In recent weeks there are been major damage to the roads, railbeds and trails leading to Machu Picchu in Peru. Heavy rains have caused mudslides and erosion to roads betweeen Cusco and Agus Calientes. You may remember recent stories of 2,000 tourists being stranded at Machu Picchu after mudslides closed access roads. After days of […]
Meet Exploranter, a whole new concept in overland coach travel for those with a free spirit and the ability to sleep with bunk mates. Move aside Greyhound, Exploranter brings the cushy leather seats, the kitchen, the beds and the shower along for the journey. Think Winnebego meets tour bus. Based in Sao Paulo Brazil, the […]