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1837 Cobblestone Cottage BnB – Worth Traveling To The Finger Lakes For

1837 Cobblestone Cottage BnB – Worth Traveling To The Finger Lakes For

Sometimes you come across an inn that is so delightful, you feel like you’d like to move right in. That’s exactly the experience we had at the 1837 Cobblestone Cottage Bed and Breakfast in up-state New York. Canaddaigua is both a town and a “finger” lake located just south of Rochester NY, about a five 1/2 hour drive from Boston straight out Rt 90 – the Mass Pike.

August 22, 2016 | By More
Lake Erie Wine Trail – A Fun & Spirited Road Trip Destination

Lake Erie Wine Trail – A Fun & Spirited Road Trip Destination

Lake Erie Wine Country stretches for 50 miles along the southeastern edge of Lake Erie (Erie, PA to Chautauqua County in up-state New York) and wine tasting is just one of the awesome activities that attract in-the-know travelers to this bucolic corner of America.

What’s that you say….you never heard of it? Well, I suspect everyone has been trying to keep it a secret for themselves. Come along as we discover what makes this region a fun and “spirited” getaway destination well worth discovering.

July 27, 2016 | By More
13 Iconic Monuments Cloaked in Mystery

13 Iconic Monuments Cloaked in Mystery

13 Historic Monuments Where Mystery Prevails

The world is a rich and wonderful place that’s full of surprises. Mysteries can be found in the most unexpected corners of the Earth – and many of them are left unsolved despite centuries of speculation.
Here are 13 mysterious historical monuments, from those well-loved in pop culture, to lesser known curiosities from ancient times, all waiting for your exploration:

June 13, 2016 | By More
The Changing Faces of The Ramblas, Barcelona’s Most Famous Street

The Changing Faces of The Ramblas, Barcelona’s Most Famous Street

The Ramblas: the changing face of Barcelona’s most famous street.

I remember the first time I walked down the Ramblas well. It was February 1998 and Barcelona’s most famous street was full of tourists and locals alike. There were silver-painted human statues, stock still until a coin clattered into their collection boxes, buskers of varying degrees of talent, and card tricksters keeping a keen eye out for the first sign of the law. Whether taking a stroll, people watching, or on their way elsewhere, the street was bustling with activity as people went about their business.

April 21, 2016 | By More
DIY Walking Tour of Sherlock Holmes’ London Neighborhoods

DIY Walking Tour of Sherlock Holmes’ London Neighborhoods

The first Sherlock Holmes story (A Study in Scarlet) was published in 1887 and it took London by storm. It combined cold logic, meticulous observation, forensic science and the now-familiar format of the detective story. Did you know that although Holmes uses fingerprint analysis in his first case, Scotland Yard didn’t introduce the technique until 1901?

Join the team from the London Pass on a Sherlock Holmes self guided walking tour across central London.

April 20, 2016 | By More
Discover Limassol, A Gem on the Mediterranean Coast

Discover Limassol, A Gem on the Mediterranean Coast

Limassol is the second largest city on the island of Cyprus. Stretching along the Mediterranean coast in southeastern Europe, it offers a wide range of activities and landmarks to visit. Limassol is a city on a mission. It has been one of the busiest port cities in the Mediterranean for quite a few centuries but it hasn’t always been a top-of-mind- vacation destination. This is rapidly changing of course, thanks to the dedicated effort of local authorities, citizens and the business community. A large-scale urban remodeling programme has endowed the city with a brand new marina and a beautiful beachfront park. These attractions complement the Old Port and the Medieval Castle, forming a metropolitan area worth exploring and photo shooting

February 8, 2016 | By More
10 Great Experiences You Can Only Have in Connecticut

10 Great Experiences You Can Only Have in Connecticut

During a tech conference, I was able to stay at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut for the weekend. I was expecting a pretty normal conference: most of my time spent at the event, without a lot of chances to get out of the venue and my hotel and enjoy the rest of my time in Stamford. The tourism opportunities, however, surprised me. As it turns out, there are a number of experiences you can only have in Connecticut. Here are our favorites:

December 18, 2015 | By More
Top Things To Do in Seville For Lovers of History, Culture and Fun

Top Things To Do in Seville For Lovers of History, Culture and Fun

5 Top things to do on your Travels to Sevilla, Spain

Seville, or Sevilla as the locals know it, is the fourth largest city in Spain, located in Andalusia, the southernmost tip of Spain. Founded as the Roman city of Hispalis before being renamed to Ishbiliya during the Muslim conquest of the early 700’s, it’s safe to say that Seville is steeped in history. The Old Town is the third largest in Europe, containing no less than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and its harbour is the only river port still in existence in Spain. If you’re a lover of history and culture, Seville has an enormous wealth of attractions it can offer you.

November 23, 2015 | By More
Discover The Unique Treasurers of Cempoala Mexico

Discover The Unique Treasurers of Cempoala Mexico

I first discovered Cempoala (sometimes spelled Zempoala) in 1971, only 452 years after Cortés dropped in during 1519. Modern day villagers were delighted to see an outsider. I was virtually passed from family to family to share meals of shrimp soup under palm, mango and banana trees. I questioned: was I touring Mexico or being a unique object on display for the locals?

Located off Federal Highway 180, thirty miles north of Veracruz, the peaceful town is where the first Christian cross was raised on the mainland of the New World.

November 2, 2015 | By More
Peru For Families, An Experience You Won’t Soon Forget

Peru For Families, An Experience You Won’t Soon Forget

Unlock The Mysteries of the Land of the Inca with Your Family – It’s a Journey You Will Always Remember.

The high plains of Peru and Ecuador are rich both culturally and ecologically, and travelling there with your children is probably easier than you may think. It’s important to make a solid plan for the journey, and arrange activities and transportation ahead of time, but the result will be an unforgettable adventure for your family.

July 29, 2015 | By More
Walking Tour of Iconic Movie Locations in Venice Beach California

Walking Tour of Iconic Movie Locations in Venice Beach California

Re-Discover the Forgotten Movie Locations of Venice Beach California

Picture Venice Beach… Are you seeing surfers, hippies, lifeguards and skateboarders? How about Muscle Beach, the basketball courts, tattoo parlors and world-famous Ocean Front Walk?

But what if you could see it as it was in its hay-day in the early 1900’s when dozens of movies and later hundreds of TV shows chose Venice Beach as their ideal location? Don’t worry if you left your time machine at home, because it just so happens that Venice has been one of the world’s most filmed movie locations for over a century and you can tour to discover its most iconic film locations.

April 3, 2015 | By More
Getting To Know The Culture and Traditions of Turkey

Getting To Know The Culture and Traditions of Turkey

Go Beyond The Tourist Sites and Find A Traditional Experience in Turkey

There’s plenty to see and do in Turkey. We all know about the famous Blue Mosque, the gorgeous cascading Pammaluke terraces, and incredible views of Cappadocia. These are on your list, but what about getting to know the traditional things of the country a bit more? Here are a few extra things to add to your travel list so you’re experiencing more than just the mainstream sites of Turkey.

December 3, 2014 | By More
Best Kept Sightseeing Secrets of Atlanta – Don’t Miss Them

Best Kept Sightseeing Secrets of Atlanta – Don’t Miss Them

Discovering The Best Kept Secret Activities of Atlanta

If you live in or have ever traveled to Atlanta, you likely know about attractions such as the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field, the High Museum of Art, the CNN Center, the Atlanta Zoo, and Piedmont Park. You probably don’t know, however, about the vast array of other activities that are home to this charming southern city. Atlanta has a hidden collection of activities for those who are sick of seeing the same tourist traps time and time again.

August 15, 2014 | By More
Guide To The Best Jewish Museums in America

Guide To The Best Jewish Museums in America

Although barely 3% of America’s total residents are Jewish, the Jewish community has contributed significantly to the American landscape and way of life since the 17th century. Throughout the country, museums both small and large have been established attesting to the unique role that American Jews have played in influencing both their heritage and life in America for all citizens.

April 23, 2014 | By More
How To Plan a Vegetarian Vacation With Ease

How To Plan a Vegetarian Vacation With Ease

When travelers who prefer a vegetarian lifestyle go on vacation, it’s often challenging to locate nearby restaurants that offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus. With the whole country seemingly focused on obesity and healthy living, the trend toward vegetarian and vegan lifestyles have skyrocketed. Food items that were once relegated to small dark corners of grocery stores, now occupy prominent and expansive displays. New diet programs encourage us to eat raw, eat local, eat green, eat organic, and to embrace plant-based menus.

April 10, 2014 | By More
British Columbia Shines Even In The Rain – 10 Vancouver Rainy Day Activities

British Columbia Shines Even In The Rain – 10 Vancouver Rainy Day Activities

10 Rainy Day Activities to Enjoy in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver is a city known for its rain as much as it is for its natural beauty. You may luck out and have beautiful weather, but it’s best to plan ahead for rainy day activities so that you aren’t stuck in your hotel praying for sun. Here are some of the 10 best activities to keep you and your family fascinated and entertained even when the weather lets you down.

October 22, 2013 | By More
An Introduction To London’s Cool Caribbean Scene

An Introduction To London’s Cool Caribbean Scene

If you love Caribbean culture – the music, the festivals, the food and drink – simply head to London. Apart from the sun, nearly every area in London has something Caribbean to help spice the locale up. Whether you’re looking for a plate full of jerk chicken, a glass of rum punch or a summer festival, our guide will help you navigate London and find the coolest Caribbean vibes.

Two of the trendiest places in London right now are Brixton and Harlesden. Unsurprisingly, both areas have an affluent Caribbean community. Brixton early in the morning is a great place to visit cafes; there’s an abundance to choose from. Negril serves Caribbean toast (spiced toast served with cinnamon and vanilla and toasted coconut), traditional cornmeal porridge and smoothies (the Caribbean Queen drink with papaya, pineapple, mango and a splash of dairy milk) will transport you from the busy streets of London to a tranquil beach in Jamaica.

July 29, 2013 | By More
Villa Vacations Complete With Local Excursions Just Got Easier To Book

Villa Vacations Complete With Local Excursions Just Got Easier To Book

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.

July 25, 2013 | By More
Before They Were “Inn” These Five B&B’s Had Fascinating Former Lives

Before They Were “Inn” These Five B&B’s Had Fascinating Former Lives

What do you envision when you hear ‘bed and breakfast?’ If you’re like most people, you probably think about an historic Victorian or Queen Anne draped in lace and tucked away in a quaint corner of town. While it’s true that many inns were grand, former homes of the town’s well-to-do, some were not even used as homes at all.

From schoolhouses and churches, to working lighthouses and sail boats, some B&Bs lived completely different lives before opening their doors to travelers and serving up delicious breakfasts. So, next time you fall asleep in class, don’t be too hard on yourself. In fact, you may be onto something!

July 24, 2013 | By More
5 Adventure Highlights of Kangaroo Island – The Galapagos of Australia

5 Adventure Highlights of Kangaroo Island – The Galapagos of Australia

When considering Australia’s tourist hotspots, Kangaroo Island is a unique and precious gem that should not be missed. Located off the southern coast, a short distance from Adelaide, Australia’s third largest island offers captivating beauty and a complete wilderness experience. Kangaroos are just the beginning of the many animal species found here living in the wild. Many consider Kangaroo Island to be the Galapagos of Australia.

It would not be an overstatement to address this island as a little heaven which presents the opportunity to experience Mother Nature at her best. The island is dotted with numerous splendid attractions and offers ample of recreational activities. Here is an attempt to give you an overview of the peerless beauty of this little paradise on earth by classifying its adventures into five categories.

July 17, 2013 | By More