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Rome’s Villa Borghese Gardens
March 7, 2012
Rome’s Villa Borghese Gardens

Comprised of the grounds of a seventeenth century pleasure palace, the Villa Borghese Gardens is a large park in Rome with a widespread area that includes a lake, lots of manicured green grass and a number of museums and attractions. The second largest public park in Rome after Villa Doria Pamphili, the Borghese Gardens is [...]

The Chicken Buses of Guatemala
March 5, 2012
The Chicken Buses of Guatemala

From its colorful markets and bougainvillea-covered walls to its pastel colored colonial buildings, Guatemala is arguably one of the most colorful countries in the world. One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in Guatemala, were the intensely hued buses. Known as “chicken buses,” these old, retired American school buses arrive in Guatemala in [...]

Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement
February 12, 2012
Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement

The charming township of Akaroa sits at the edge of a pleasing harbor inside the eroded crater of a gigantic, extinct volcano. Akaroa is located an hour and a half drive southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, the South Island’s most impressive volcanic feature. The peninsula has two prevailing craters which form Lyttelton and Akaroa [...]

The Kimberley – Hidden Treasure in Remote Australia
February 5, 2012
The Kimberley – Hidden Treasure in Remote Australia

From the saltwater Bardi culture, pristine beaches, rugged red cliffs of Cape Leveque and the multicultural city of Broome to the surreal rock scape of the Bungle Bungle beehives and the hidden waterfalls and palm oases of Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge, the Kimberley is like no other place on earth. Located in the northern [...]

Top Tips for Saving Money on Airfare
January 3, 2012
Top Tips for Saving Money on Airfare

Travelers are bombarded with offers, deals and price fluctuations on a day-to-day basis, so to help them navigate the maze and save money, Consumer Reports’experts came up with some helpful tips to cut costs and lock in the best rates. A Consumer Reports reporter found a roundtrip ticket from Philadelphia to Venice on Alitalia for [...]

The 3 Essentials of La Mercé – Barcelona Festival
September 8, 2011
The 3 Essentials of La Mercé – Barcelona Festival

Although the summer season is slowly coming to an end, the month of September is an excellent month to rent apartments in Barcelona because this is when the most important festival in the city will take place in honor of the city’s patron: La Mercé. The actual holiday is September 24th which is when the [...]

Panajachel – Where the Mayan Culture Still Thrives
September 2, 2011
Panajachel – Where the Mayan Culture Still Thrives

Located in the Guatemalan highlands, Panajachel, or Pana, is a town full of interesting sights, smells and sounds. Easily reached via a three hour minibus ride from Antigua or Guatemala City, Pana, provides incredible views of three volcanoes and Lake Atitlan. The volcanoes, San Pedro, Toliman, and Atitlan provide an extraordinary setting for this little [...]

Travel Tips for Staying in London
June 29, 2011
Travel Tips for Staying in London

When backpacking through the UK, London is one of the main stopping points for most travellers; there’s so much to see and do in terms of art, historical sites, festivals, shopping etc. If you’re on a budget like most backpackers, it’s best to decide what part of London you plan on staying in ahead of [...]

Risk Taking on Holiday – The crazy stuff we do on holiday that we wouldn’t do at home
June 22, 2011
Risk Taking on Holiday – The crazy stuff we do on holiday that we wouldn’t do at home

Going on holiday offers us the opportunity to get rid of the shackles of everyday rules and routine, but what kind of things do people tend to relax about when they leave it all behind? Some silly, some not so silly: if you’re thinking of embarking on an overseas adventure, think of this as a [...]

3 Must See Ports of Call on a Luxury Cruise of the Baltics
May 27, 2011
3 Must See Ports of Call on a Luxury Cruise of the Baltics

People do not often equate the idea of a luxury cruise with historical intrigue or fascinating culture. However, a cruise can be a great way to get a peak into differing cultures along coastal routes which have been build and conquered over centuries. One can even see the influences nearby ports of call have had [...]

5 Tips for Choosing a Relaxing Luxury Cruise
May 23, 2011
5 Tips for Choosing a Relaxing Luxury Cruise

The image people conjure up in their mind when they hear the word “cruise” can vary quite significantly. This is for good reason. Cruises can be entirely relaxing, full of activity or they can be a perfect blend of both leisure and adventure. Planning a luxury cruise for relaxation is simple as customer service tends [...]

Things to See and Do in Lloret de Mar – Costa Brava
May 12, 2011
Things to See and Do in Lloret de Mar – Costa Brava

The Mediterranean coastal town of Lloret de Mar is one of the most popular resort areas found on the Costa Brava. With its long beaches and hidden coves, the seaside town of Lloret de Mar is an ideal place to explore local tradition in an extraordinary natural environment. Having recently returned from a visit to [...]