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World's Oldest Running Play Returns Again in 2010

World's Oldest Running Play Returns Again in 2010

Once every 10 years the sleepy valley of Oberammergau in the heart of Bavaria welcomes the world for it’s performance of The Passion Play.  Don’t be intimidated by the name, just say Ober-Am-A-Gow (like cow).  The play was first performed in 1633 as an offering to God with a plea to be spared from further deaths […]

April 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Lots of folks find themselves with more time than money this year – and are still hoping for an inspiring summer vacation. It may be the perfect time to volunteer for a restoration project in one of the country’s national parks.  Coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, there are plenty of restoration and conservation projects […]

April 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
Be A Master Winemaker For A Day in Napa California

Be A Master Winemaker For A Day in Napa California

Learn the tricks of the wine trade by crafting your own signature blend and creating an exclusive  private label at Folio Enoteca’s ‘Winemaker For A Day’ program in the Napa Valley, California. Brought to you by the Michael Mondavi family, the ‘Winemaker For a Day’ program is designed to introduce wine enthusiasts to all levels […]

March 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
Cruise Aboard The Restored Luxury Yacht, Grace

Cruise Aboard The Restored Luxury Yacht, Grace

Just the word “Grace” conjures elegance, distinction and beauty as exemplified by Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. Today you can relive some of the royal majesty of those by-gone days aboard the newly restored 145-foot motor yacht Grace.   Originally gifted to Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly as a wedding gift by billionaire Aristotle Onassis, […]

January 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

For everyone who loves chocolate as much as I do, it’s time to plan a vacation swirling with chocolate tours and adventures. Nothing matches the euphoric lift after munching on a creamy chocolate delight. Here are eight destinations for immersing yourself in chocolate ecstasy on your next vacation.

January 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Can’t you just hear the deep purrrring roar of your vintage italian sports car as you burst into a medieval hillside hamlet, sun glasses on, hair blowing in the breeze, and don’t forget the long flowing silk scarf!  This vision of sophisticated abandon can be yours when you travel with the Italy By Vintage Car […]

January 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Find Your Inner-Self on a Surfboard!

Find Your Inner-Self on a Surfboard!

We’ve found a terrific and unique Costa Rican adventure designed especially for women that combines the peacefulness of yoga with the exhilaration of surfing in a gorgeous beachfront setting.  Dive into the waves, dive into the rainforest, dive into luxurious villas , dive into your inner rhythms, and emerge with a new outlook on life. […]

December 16, 2008 | By | Reply More
So You've Always Wanted to be a "Survivor" – Well, Here's Your Big Chance!

So You've Always Wanted to be a "Survivor" – Well, Here's Your Big Chance!

The daydream of surviving on a gorgeous desert island looms large in most of our imaginations.  Let’s face it, that’s why Survivor, Robinson Crusoe and the current CDW Computer TV commercials are such an enormous success.  But while the TV networks tempt us with scripted tropical adventures, the possibility of participating in such a complete […]

November 5, 2008 | By | Reply More
Rent The Thatched Roofed Cottage of Your Dreams

Rent The Thatched Roofed Cottage of Your Dreams

If you are a devoted reader of historical novels, where heroins reside in charming stone cottages with thick thatched roofs looking out on valleys of wildflowers…. you’re going to smile from ear to ear when you take a look at this wonderful website. UnderTheThatch.com is an online resource offering unusual self-catering holiday accommodations in Wales.  […]

October 26, 2008 | By | Reply More
Online Travel Auctions That Benefit Charities

Online Travel Auctions That Benefit Charities

Travel well while doing good! We all know about Priceline, Hotwire and Luxury Link, where you bid for travel arrangements, but here’s a different angle on these traditional travel auctions.  Several online  auction sites offer top notch travel experiences for the benefit of charity. It sort of reminds me of attending a local charity auction […]

September 21, 2008 | By | Reply More
Ultimate Vacation Weekend For You and Your Gorgeous Dog

Ultimate Vacation Weekend For You and Your Gorgeous Dog

Just be sure to bring along your sense of humor!! If you’d rather spend time with your dog than most of the people you know…  have we got a vacation destination for you! The canine friendly folks at luxury Paws Up Wilderness Resort in Greenough Montana are hosting their annual “Wine and Bitch”Weekend from November […]

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Fall Is The Perfect Season To Stay In A Tree House Hotel

Fall Is The Perfect Season To Stay In A Tree House Hotel

Ever since you were a kid clambering up to your private tree house (whether attached to a swing set, or hand crafted by your Dad), the appeal of living among the rustling tree tops has been compelling.  (Or was it the visions of imaginative carefree living we all saw in Swiss Family Robinson?)  As the […]

September 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Museum, Aquarium and Zoo Sleepovers Are All The Rage For Family Adventures!

Museum, Aquarium and Zoo Sleepovers Are All The Rage For Family Adventures!

Have you ever heard a lion snore, or wandered among sleeping dinosaurs? A new trend has taken hold in museums, zoos and aquariums across the United States – party sleepovers, aimed at fun and learning for the whole family. Just take a look at this picture from the Tennessee Aquarium to see how enchanting the […]

August 18, 2008 | By | Reply More
A Bullring Becomes One of World's Most Beautiful Hotels!

A Bullring Becomes One of World's Most Beautiful Hotels!

Download Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ onto your ipod and head off to Zacatecas Mexico to experience the hauntingly beautiful Quinta Real Zacatecas Hotel – a once in a lifetime architectural experience. Located in central Mexico between Durango to the North and Guadalajara to the South, Zacatecas is ringed by magnificent mountains and has charming narrow streets undulating […]

August 13, 2008 | By | Reply More
Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

I guess you could call this ‘doing good while doing well’. The Ritz-Carlton chain has introduced imaginative volunteer programs in all of its 70 properties worldwide. Leading the way with volunteer programs in the hotel industry and taking voluntourism to a new level is the Ritz Carlton goal. Their “Give Back Getaways” offer hotel guests […]

July 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
Not Enough Excitement In Your Life? – Go Chase A Tornado!

Not Enough Excitement In Your Life? – Go Chase A Tornado!

OK, so I’m reading a travel industry article about a tour company offering Storm Chasing Adventure Tours for “ordinary people looking for an adrenaline rush” – and I’m thinking… ARE YOUR KIDDING ME – these people have GOT to be out of their minds! I’m freaked out just watching these huge destructive storms on TV, […]

July 10, 2008 | By | Reply More
Scenic Wine Trails Across the USA

Scenic Wine Trails Across the USA

Summer grasses are sprouting a vibrant green carpet across the countryside, making it a perfect time to head out with your picnic basket filled with spicy sausage, aged cheese and a good crusty bread in search of a meandering scenic wine trail. What could be better than sipping the day away as you follow a […]

May 23, 2008 | By | Reply More
Gifts of Affordable, Unusual One Day Travel Experiences

Gifts of Affordable, Unusual One Day Travel Experiences

The spring gifting season looms before us, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and on and on. What will you give this year, another pre-wrapped gift box from the mall? Step out of the ordinary and give the gift of a one day travel experience that promises memories to last a lifetime. We’ve […]

April 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

The boys of summer are back and it’s time to head out to the ball park to make life long memories of battles well fought and won (or lost). I can almost hear the the cheers and jeers raining down from bleacher seats and sky boxes alike. Beach balls bouncing off outstretched hands, ice cream […]

April 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Become an American Idol at Disney World

Become an American Idol at Disney World

Beginning in late 2008, all you closet American Idol wannabes can get your big break at Disney World in Florida. Ever the cutting edge purveyor of entertainment, Disney World is hard at work developing a “Disney Hollywood Studios” theme park. The main attraction will be the opportunity to strut your stuff in an American Idol […]

March 28, 2008 | By | Reply More