Where To Stay In The UK
November 13, 2012 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

Staying in the UK is becoming more and more appealing to families, couples and groups of friends alike as they rediscover what the British Isles has to offer in terms of country retreats, city breaks and beach holidays. No matter who you are, there is something for everyone looking to stay domestic for their holiday: [...]

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It’s with good reason Lonely Planet refers to “the magic of Malta.” Known for its golden, sun-kissed beaches, this tiny island country in the Mediterranean has all that – and more. Especially in the summer, the warm and welcoming Maltese people host visitors on holiday from all over the world. You can take a high [...]

Travel Photo – A Quiet Entrance to Kuta Beach in Bali
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A quiet entrance to Kuta Beach which is the most famous beach in Bali.

Terceira’s Imperios of the Holy Spirit
June 10, 2010
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In sharp contrast to the Azores’ pale white parishes, the colorful imperios (theaters which are dedicated to the Holy Spirit) demand your attention with their bright embellishments and unique architecture. Imperios dating back as far as the late nineteenth century are scattered throughout the island, totaling 68 in all. Each of the imperios includes a [...]

Wellness Travel on the Island of Pico – Azores
June 9, 2010
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During a recent stay at the Aldeia da Fonte Hotel, on the island of Pico in the Azores, I had the opportunity to sit down and have dinner with the hotel’s owners, Dr. Antonio Simas and his lovely wife Sonia. Both impressed me deeply with not only their knowledge of human wellness, but also the [...]

Soccer City – Venue of the Opening and Final World Cup Matches
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Pico Island for Foodies
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Travel Photo – Emirates A380 Tail Cam
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Whales in Lajes do Pico
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Follow Us as We Visit the Azores
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