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New York City Events Across All 5 Boroughs!

New York City Events Across All 5 Boroughs!

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 25, 2014

Here are some fabulous events and activities for the Big Apple over the next six months for your bucket list. They include festivities and events in all of New York City's Boroughs! MANHATTAN: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will charm locals and ...

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The August Elephant Garlic Festival in Oregon

The August Elephant Garlic Festival in Oregon

by Susan McKee on Jul 23, 2014

  Did you know that elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) isn’t actually garlic? According to Wikipedia, it’s a variant of the garden leek that tastes a whole lot more like garlic than it does like a leek. In any case, it’s the star of ...

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GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 21, 2014

I've attended a few GlazedCon events now and find them to be incredibly useful from both a content and networking perspective. They are specifically focused on an area that is exploding and isn't going to slow down anytime soon: Wearables. We're ...

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Foodie Alert: Slow Food Tours in Italy

Foodie Alert: Slow Food Tours in Italy

by Susan McKee on Jul 21, 2014

  You can take Slow Food tours of Tuscany, Venice, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, Italy, with Sceptre Tours, which has three new Slow Food escorted vacations in Italy which focus on the regions of Tuscany plus Venice, the Amalfi Coast, ...

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The Annual Indy Greek Festival in Indianapolis

The Annual Indy Greek Festival in Indianapolis

by Susan McKee on Jul 18, 2014

  Loukoumades, cocos, kourambiedes, koulouria, souvlaki, dolmathes, saganaki, spanakopita, baklava — what more of an incentive do you need to put the Indy Greek Festival on his or her schedule. (Yes, there’s Greek wine, too.) The fest is August 22 through 24, ...

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North America

Chilaquiles for Breakfast in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Chilaquiles for Breakfast in Mexico's Riviera Maya

by Susan McKee on Jul 27, 2014

  Sure you can have a breakfast taco or a breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros, ...

The James Hotel in New York City’s Soho

The James Hotel in New York City's Soho

by Harriet Constable on Jul 27, 2014

In the heart of fashionable Soho The James hotel protrudes into the skyline in ...

Europe

Think Fabulous Danish Design in the Middle of Copenhagen

Think Fabulous Danish Design in the Middle of Copenhagen

by Jessica Festa on Jul 25, 2014

  Danish design work by Arne Jacobsen. Photo courtesy of seier+seier. One thing Copenhagen, Denmark, is ...

GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 21, 2014

I've attended a few GlazedCon events now and find them to be incredibly useful ...

Lodging

The James Hotel in New York City’s Soho

The James Hotel in New York City's Soho

by Harriet Constable on Jul 27, 2014

In the heart of fashionable Soho The James hotel protrudes into the skyline in all its tall and shiny glory. I stroll in past the bowls of organic dog food and water as the handsomely rugged doorman greets me G’day ...

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Mountain Ranch Resort, An Add-On To Your Grand Canyon Trip

Mountain Ranch Resort, An Add-On To Your Grand Canyon Trip

by Mike Shubic on Jul 25, 2014

The Grand Canyon State of Arizona is an amazing place and its diversity never ceases to amaze me. Like a lot of folks from the Valley of the Sun, I try to escape the summer heat as often as I ...

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Luxury Boutique “Camping” at Alure in Rural Australia

Luxury Boutique Camping at Alure in Rural Australia

by Sherry Ott on Jul 17, 2014

“Where are you staying?” the young woman asked as she was simultaneously ringing up our cheese purchase at the Jersey Girls Dairy Farm. “At Alure…” I started to reply as I was digging out my money. Before I could get any more ...

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Choosing the Most Romantic Hotels in Thailand

Choosing the Most Romantic Hotels in Thailand

by Robert Schrader on Jul 16, 2014

Regardless of how you want to spend your own Thailand honeymoon, here are some of Thailand’s best honeymoon hotels. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Times change, but the dedication of the Four Seasons brand to perfecting the travel experience never will. When you ...

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Exploring the White Haven Estate in Dharamsala

Exploring the White Haven Estate in Dharamsala

by Puneet Sidhu on Jul 13, 2014

Undoubtedly Dharamsala’s most charming heritage, it is set at the top end of a large family-owned tea estate, far from the madding crowd. It was once owned by adventurers Robert Shaw, first European to set foot in the Central Asian city ...

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Arts

Think Fabulous Danish Design in the Middle of Copenhagen

Think Fabulous Danish Design in the Middle of Copenhagen

by Jessica Festa on Jul 25, 2014

  Danish design work by Arne Jacobsen. Photo courtesy of seier+seier. One thing Copenhagen, Denmark, is ...

New York City Events Across All 5 Boroughs!

New York City Events Across All 5 Boroughs!

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 25, 2014

Here are some fabulous events and activities for the Big Apple over the next ...

Food/Wine

Chilaquiles for Breakfast in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Chilaquiles for Breakfast in Mexico's Riviera Maya

by Susan McKee on Jul 27, 2014

  Sure you can have a breakfast taco or a breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros, ...

Tasting the Best of New York State, Washington & Oregon Wines

Tasting the Best of New York State, Washington & Oregon Wines

by Jessica Festa on Jul 27, 2014

“Did you know that every state in the US makes wine?”   Willamette Valley. Photo courtesy ...

Asia

Kasauli for Serenity in Himanchal Pradesh

Kasauli for Serenity in Himanchal Pradesh

by Kaushal Mathpal on Jul 25, 2014

Recently, I was absolutely confident that I needed to take my ‘wandering shoes’ out ...

A Visit to India’s Village Gunehar

A Visit to India's Village Gunehar

by Puneet Sidhu on Jul 24, 2014

  When visiting Palampur last summer, at the urging of those at Norwood Green I ...

Pacific

Stunning Uluru, Australia’s Most Sacred Site for Anangu Culture

Stunning Uluru, Australia's Most Sacred Site for Anangu Culture

by Sherry Ott on Jul 27, 2014

  The sun was just starting to peak out around the reddish rock. I pulled ...

6 Things To Explore In French Polynesia

6 Things To Explore In French Polynesia

by Jessica Festa on Jul 25, 2014

  French Polynesia is an excellent destination for people interested in culture. Settled by ancient ...

Products

SCOTTEVEST Travel Jackets & Vests for Men & Women Boast Up to 24 Pockets

SCOTTEVEST Travel Jackets & Vests for Men & Women Boast Up to 24 Pockets

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 16, 2014

The SCOTTEVEST SeV Lola Jacket recently arrived on my doorstep, a very soft and and lightweight jacket with 17 pockets -- yes 17. It's a great option for women travelers who want something lightweight they can pack for colder travel ...

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ScreenGuardz Pure Anti-Glare Protection for your iProducts While on the Road

ScreenGuardz Pure Anti-Glare Protection for your iProducts While on the Road

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 03, 2014

If you have an iPhone or iPad, it's worth checking out the ScreenGuardz Pure Anti-glare screen protector, which features precision surface etching to reduce glare, a clear matte finish to reduce fingerprints, and extreme impact and scratch protection,  represents the best ...

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Introducing Dwellable, the Online Vacation Rental Search Engine for iOS & Android

Introducing Dwellable, the Online Vacation Rental Search Engine for iOS & Android

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 01, 2014

Relatively new to the market, Dwellable, now in beta, is the world's foremost online vacation rental search engine. Dwellable is just like Google except that the search focuses specifically on vacation rentals. They list high quality listings from other web sites. ...

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Magellan GPS RoadMate Boasts EasyTouch Screens + Android OS Support

Magellan GPS RoadMate Boasts EasyTouch Screens + Android OS Support

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 26, 2014

There's nothing easier than taking a road trip with a GPS system which can do all the work for you. I've been checking out the Magellan RoadMate Automotive PND GPS system, which features EasyTouch Screens and now supports the Android ...

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Jam Audio Wireless Speakers, Where Fun & Hip Colors Meet Convenience

Jam Audio Wireless Speakers, Where Fun & Hip Colors Meet Convenience

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 20, 2014

The Jam Audio Speakers are a great line of speakers that are ideal for travelers. Unlike so many wireless speaker lines that simply offer white, black and gray, the Jam guys offer a wide range of speakers in fun, creative colors. ...

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South America

Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park Will Blow You Away…..

Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park Will Blow You Away.....

by Robert Schrader on Jul 21, 2014

  Meet Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, which has been one of my must-visit destinations ...

Taking the Long Road to Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses

Taking the Long Road to Brazil's Lençóis Maranhenses

by Robert Schrader on Jul 21, 2014

    I was trepidatious when I left Rio Monday – and not just because I ...

Central America

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

by Mariellen Ward on Jul 19, 2014

Would you love to see crocodiles up close, in the wild? Or go horseback ...

Guatemala’s Stunning San Pedro La Laguna: Where the Mountains Meet Water

Guatemala's Stunning San Pedro La Laguna: Where the Mountains Meet Water

by Jessica Festa on Jun 21, 2014

Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan boasts a number of tourist-friendly villages worth exploring. While Panajachel offers ...

Africa

The Botswana Guide, From Art + Food to Lions + Caverns

The Botswana Guide, From Art + Food to Lions + Caverns

by Carrie Kellenberger on Jul 26, 2014

As one of Africa’s premier travel destinations, Botswana offers a high standard of living ...

Morocco Guide of Where to Go & What to See

Morocco Guide of Where to Go & What to See

by Harriet Constable on Jul 24, 2014

Welcome to Morocco, the land of colour and light. Giant lanterns, bright rugs, dimly lit ...

Green

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

by Sam Perry on Jul 10, 2014

The 10th anniversary Aspen Ideas Festival, produced by the Aspen Institute in collaboration with ...

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

by Sam Perry on Jul 03, 2014

In keeping with the spirit of "WeBlogTheWorld" and having a global perspective, I flew ...

 

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The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 13, 2014

This year's Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards recently announced their ...

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 05, 2014

There are firework celebrations and there are fireworks celebrations. If ...

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New York City Events Across All 5 Boroughs!

New York City Events Across All 5 Boroughs!

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 25, 2014
Taking In The Ballet & All Things Summer in Boston

Taking In The Ballet & All Things Summer in Boston

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jul 20, 2014

Life

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 06, 2014

Spas/Retreats

6 Exquisite Chocolate Spas From Around the World

6 Exquisite Chocolate Spas From Around the World

by Jessica Festa on Jul 01, 2014
4 Luxury Hotel Properties in Brazil For Your Hot List

4 Luxury Hotel Properties in Brazil For Your Hot List

by Harriet Constable on Jun 26, 2014