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Sesame Place – Not Just For Summer, A Childhood Treat All Winter Long

Sesame Place – Not Just For Summer, A Childhood Treat All Winter Long

I was able to experience sesame place this past summer with my two year old son and share my experiences with you. As I look at activities to do in the winter to keep my now 2 ½ year busy, I look back at Sesame Place and see how many great events that they have throughout the year to enjoy. You sometimes think, that theme parks are just for the summer, but that’s not always true. Many have great activities all year round.

During December, Sesame Place is planning A Very Furry Christmas, which is featured between November 23-December 31st.

December 10, 2013 | By More
Beautiful Lyon, Underappreciated Gem of France

Beautiful Lyon, Underappreciated Gem of France

For most travelers, holidaying in France is usually about going to Paris, the Eiffel tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the many museums available in the capital. But if you’re looking for an excellent destination that is off the beaten track, you may want to check out these travel tips for the often underrated Lyon in France.

Designated as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, Lyon’s cobblestone streets are at least 2000 years old. Walking along these streets gives an eerie feeling of being transported back in time. But it’s not the history that really makes Lyon such a delight.

December 9, 2013 | By More
Sightseeing Beyond The Taj Mahal – Visit Fascinating Agra!

Sightseeing Beyond The Taj Mahal – Visit Fascinating Agra!

Agra is a fascinating city. Capital of the Mughal Empire for a hundred and thirty years, Agra is endowed with beautiful archaeological sites of immense historic significance. The first of these that comes to mind is, of course the Taj Mahal. The beauty and fame of the Taj is so widespread that visitors often make day trips from Delhi exclusively to visit this glorified tomb and return immediately. But there’s so much more to Agra than the Taj Mahal; so I got myself an Agra tour guide and set off to explore this intriguing city.

My first stop was Agra Fort. This fortress was originally a brick structure from the 10th century. When the Mughals took it over, it got its new and present avatar of red sandstone under Emperor Akbar.

December 6, 2013 | By More
Planning an Adventurous Vacation to the OTHER Jersey Shore

Planning an Adventurous Vacation to the OTHER Jersey Shore

You’ve probably heard way too much about the Jersey Shore from the recent US television series, but did you know that there are two Jersey Shores? Let us introduce you to the original Jersey Shore – the largest of the Channel Islands located just offshore from Normandy, France and the southern coast of England. When you plan a holiday to Jersey you’ll find plenty of water sports activities like surfing, wind surfing, wakeboarding, kayaking, sailing, diving and fishing, but what about those who are looking for some adventure on dry land? No worries, there are just as many great activities onshore.

December 4, 2013 | By More
Nibble Cookies and Shop Tax-Free at Mt Washington Inn-to-Inn Cookie Tour

Nibble Cookies and Shop Tax-Free at Mt Washington Inn-to-Inn Cookie Tour

The 17th Annual Mt. Washington Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour makes a perfect pre-Christmas weekend getaway. Holiday Cookie Tour. Just think about what an indulgent opportunity this is; shop for holiday gifts at famed North Conway New Hampshire (tax free) outlet stores and nibble your way around the 13 Country Inns in the White Mountains. Wow, talk about giving yourself an early gift for the holidays!

This two-day event is part Country Inn tour, part sweet sampling of original cookie and candy creations, and part tour of inspirational holiday decorations. The tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15, 2013 from 11am to 4pm each day. The inns are all located within 15 minutes of each other, making it an enjoyable ramble through the scenic Mt. Washington Valley.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Explore Essex MA – Where New Historic Walking Tour is a Treat

Explore Essex MA – Where New Historic Walking Tour is a Treat

I recently gave myself an indulgent present on my birthday and spent a wonderful day exploring the quaint town of Essex, Massachusetts with my husband. I must say it was one of my best birthdays ever. Essex is located north of Boston in Cape Ann,bordered by Gloucester and Rockport. Although I’ve driven through many times, I had never stopped to explore. When I learned about the newly introduced Historic Walking Tour of Essex, I though it would make the perfect day away for my birthday celebration.

December 2, 2013 | By More
Experiencing the Beauty and Excitement of Lake Tahoe

Experiencing the Beauty and Excitement of Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe glows a deep, dark blue in the sun, dramatically framed by mountains and forest. Because the lake undergoes a natural process called deep mixing, plant matter that drops to the bottom decays properly in an oxygen rich environment, preventing the nutrients that fuel algae growth. As a result, Lake Tahoe is incredibly clear and beautiful. Located in the nothern Sierra Nevada mountains is the second deepest lake in North America and straddles two states and five different counties. That’s not what makes it exceptional though.

November 26, 2013 | By More
Sightseeing in Rome Off The Beaten Path

Sightseeing in Rome Off The Beaten Path

If you’ve visited Rome for the first time, chances are you’ve seen Rome’s architectural marvels, the Coliseum, St. Peter’s, Trevi Fountain and its other famed and fabled tourist attractions. But if you’re willing to get away from the crowds and discover some unusual tourist attractions, you’ll be rewarded with a some very special glimpses life in the eternal city. Consider adding some of these intriguing Roman sites to your itinerary:

November 25, 2013 | By More
Cruise Ship Excursions That Will Excite All You Foodies

Cruise Ship Excursions That Will Excite All You Foodies

There’s a new focus on Foodie based shore excursions and chef prepared regional dishes aboard major cruise lines in 2014. While cruising has always had a reputation for offering an abundance of food, cruise lines haven’t often tapped into local ingredients or presented regional dishes of the ports they visit. For many of us, half the pleasure of traveling to new destinations is to experience the local fare and to bring home a recipe for a wonderful regional dish. Thankfully, this is all changing with cruise lines featuring celebrity chef experiences, cooking classes and on-shore culinary excursions.

November 22, 2013 | By More
Savor The Rich Flavors of Andalusia With Ten Top Tapas Choices

Savor The Rich Flavors of Andalusia With Ten Top Tapas Choices

There are two wonderful ways to experience the gastronomical side of Andalucía. You could head out for a night on the town and pop into a tapas bar to get a feel for the local food and the local people. You’ll find all kinds of things on the menu, ranging from grilled vegetables drizzled with olive oil to beautiful cuts of meat prepared with a variety of sauces such as mojo picón, salsa al whisky or even a la marinera. Here you can find a list of the top ten must-try tapas in Southern Spain.

Or the other most exquisite way to really get a taste of Andalucía is to take a cooking course while you’re there. Learn from a professional local chef just how to make those distinct Spanish flavors pop, how to let the flavors meld and how to make one of the most memorable and delicious meals of your life. There’s nothing more gratifying than learning to cook something delicious for yourself in another country and being able to take that memory home with you to have and share with others.

November 20, 2013 | By More
Embracing Solo Travel and Self Discovery By Walking the Camino de Santiago

Embracing Solo Travel and Self Discovery By Walking the Camino de Santiago

I lived the majority of my life in the fast lane. I was born with the type A gene and have tried to harness the energy. In 2006, I took my first “non-business” trip to Europe and rode 2,000 miles on my bike over six weeks. This liberating trip took me through nine countries. In 2008, I heard about the Camino de Santiago, but had a hard time with the slow nature of walking. It seemed like a trip more suited for a type B. After seeing the film “The Way” in 2010, I felt a strong need to try the path someday. In August of 2012, a wild hair twanged and I bought a plane ticket. Three weeks later, I found myself on the French side of the Pyrenees.

November 20, 2013 | By More
The World’s Most Amazing Natural Swimming Pools

The World’s Most Amazing Natural Swimming Pools

The 7 Most Amazing Natural Swimming Pool Destinations

Who needs a commercial pool when stunning natural swimming holes are located around the world? Imagine floating on your back in beautiful Grecian lagoon that resembles a swimming pool carved into rocks or swimming past breathtaking waterfalls in an other-worldly cenote just outside of Chicen Itza Mexico. Amazingly, the world is filled with spectacular natural swimming holes, just ready to be discovered. Below are five of our favorites.

November 18, 2013 | By More
Thanksgiving Tips For the Big Apple – Tips For A Great New York Visit

Thanksgiving Tips For the Big Apple – Tips For A Great New York Visit

Few places are more synonymous with the spirit and tradition of the holidays than New York City. Whether you indulge in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, infinite stores for holiday shopping, or the world-famous Rockettes at Radio City, the Big Apple is THE place to visit around Thanksgiving time. The fall air is crisp, the streets are packed, and everyone is in a festive holiday mood. What could be better?

Here are top tips and must-see attractions to check out while you’re enjoying gala New York City during the Thanksgiving season.

November 14, 2013 | By More
Discover A Wonderful World of Birds in Cyprus

Discover A Wonderful World of Birds in Cyprus

Cyprus, an intriguing island in the eastern Mediterranean, has a rich and diverse bird population living many different habitats, making this island a mecca for birdwatchers from all over the world.

Cyprus is hosting The World of Birds exhibition which is runs until 15 November in The Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia. The exhibition displays photographs of the birds of Cyprus in their natural habitat, as well as showcasing objects from the Museum’s collections, which depict birds or have the shape and form of birds. Taking the world of birds to these further levels makes the exhibition something for everyone to enjoy – you don’t have to be a ‘twitcher’ to get a lot from this fascinating exhibition. The Leventis Municipal Museum is well known for its excellent exhibits which explain the history and prehistory of Cyprus and this temporary exhibition is typical of the high quality interactive approach of the curators.

November 13, 2013 | By More
Top Sports Hall of Fame Museums to Thrill Sports Fans of All Ages

Top Sports Hall of Fame Museums to Thrill Sports Fans of All Ages

As children millions of sports enthusiasts have dreamed that one day they might end up in a sport’s hall of fame, well, your dreams have come true. Well, sort of. Check out these wonderful sport’s halls of fame museums in North America and pretend that stadiums are full of people are screaming out your name. Head to upstate New York to visit The Baseball Hall of Fame Head, to visit a hall of fame dedicated to America’s favorite pastime.

November 11, 2013 | By More
Discovering Alaska’s World War II Historical Sites

Discovering Alaska’s World War II Historical Sites

World War II historical sites in Alaska

Alaska is the most northern US state, and just like New York has become a part of the American dream. Many travelers are not aware however of the important role Alaska played during World War II. We offer you a short list of the places that are worth exploring and are some of the most important historical sites in the state, thanks to the World War II.

November 8, 2013 | By More
Treat Your Family To A Bit Of Disney Magic For The Holidays

Treat Your Family To A Bit Of Disney Magic For The Holidays

Most people think of Disney as a summer holiday destination, but once you’ve experienced Disney during the Holidays you’ll always remember the magical glow. Have you ever considered getting out of your holiday routine and going to Disney World or Disneyland for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Disney goes all out when celebrating the holidays with decorations, fireworks and parades that truly dazzle. It’s well worth thinking about spending a Thanksgiving or Christmas break in Florida. Here are a few highlights to tempt you:

November 6, 2013 | By More
Only In New Zealand – 5 Mind Blowing Adventure Experiences

Only In New Zealand – 5 Mind Blowing Adventure Experiences

5 Out-of-the-ordinary experiences in New Zealand

Celebrated for its amazing scenery and array of adventure experiences, New Zealand’s diverse landscapes make a perfect holiday destination. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to ensure you don’t miss out on the best activities, so we’ve put together a list of five of the most adventurous and out-of-the-ordinary experiences within this spectacular country.

November 5, 2013 | By More
New York’s Top Must-Visit Art Galleries

New York’s Top Must-Visit Art Galleries

Art Galleries You Shouldn’t Miss Out On In New York

When it comes to New York’s architecture and design, as well as the city’s wealth of culture, you don’t need an art degree to tell you what you like. Visited by millions every year, New York is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, and it is able to offer tourists so much entertainment and attraction mainly because of its alternative social historical landmarks, many of which are a far cry from other iconic cities. If you’re thinking of visiting the big apple this year, then let’s take a look at some of the top art galleries you simply can’t miss out on!

November 4, 2013 | By More
Disney World For Adults – Sorry Kids!

Disney World For Adults – Sorry Kids!

A few years ago, my husband and I (we’re in our mid-20’s) took a trip down to Florida. When visiting a state packed with activities, we had to make a couple choices about what to do with our time in Orlando. He wanted to visit Universal Studios; I was gearing up for Walt Disney World. His argument: Disney should be saved for when – and only when – we eventually have a child.

Little did he know, the ability to enjoy Walt Disney World is not determined by having birthed a child. The sheer number of people who propose or honeymoon at Disney is evidence of that. Although Disney does tout itself as a family-friendly destination, adults can find plenty of places to stay, play, and even romance on their trip to the Magic Kingdom and its surrounding parks.

October 31, 2013 | By More