Grand Hotel Kronenhof Named Most Welcoming Luxury Hotel in Switzerland

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina has won a Switzerland Tourism PRIX BIENVENU award, having been named the most welcoming luxury hotel in Switzerland 2014. (c) Luxury Travel Magazine News & Articles - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

McKinley: Walter & Team Arrive at Basecamp

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We are listening to the snow fall while we sit in our tents, and although it seems bright and cheery from inside the orange nylon walls, this weather system has settled in and the South East Fork is thick with clouds. (c) RMI Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories

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A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.It’s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks—most notably in Paris—incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes.      In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You’ll find Soupe à l’oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with … [Read more]

PHOTO: Frescoes and Mosaics at House with Large Portal in Herculaneum, Italy

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Room in House with Large Portal at the Herculaneum ruins in Italy features wall frescoes with intricate detailed decorative band and a unique mosaic floor. Lost to the world for 1,800 years after being completely covered by volcanic muds during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, this ancient Roman city was rediscovered in the mid-1700′s and excavated over the next several centuries, revealing a wealthy and highly cultured civilization. No visits yetThe post PHOTO: Frescoes and Mosaics at House with Large Portal in Herculaneum, Italy appeared first on Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel. (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Vancouver Travel Guide

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Vancouver has a lot to offer, such as snow sports, nude beaches, gaming bars, museums and a couple of suspension bridges. Find out more in this Vancouver Travel Guide.Click the title to read the full article. Inspired? Then please share the article or leave a comment. (c) The Modern Nomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

American Tourister Luggage AT Pop Three-Piece Spinner Set

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Add a pop of color to your travels, this is a 3-piece spinner collection that's perfect for the leisure traveler who wants to make a bold statement on the go $ 400.00 Customer Reviews 342 of 353 people found the following review helpful Good value for price, but it makes some compromises, January 1, 2013 By Your ad here - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: American Tourister Luggage AT Pop Three-Piece Spinner Set (Apparel) We just purchased this set and took them from one end of … [Read more]

The best BBQ in the world: Asado in Argentina

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The next time you slap a few burgers on the gas barbecue, spare a thought for the prehistoric origins of the purest cooking method of all. The word barbecue is originally derived from the Taíno (Caribbean) word barabicu which translates as ‘sacred fire pit’ and which entered European languages as the Spanish barbacoa. While the modern American interpretation of the barbecue hasn’t got much more than a name in common with its caveman ancestor, there is a ... (c) SA Expeditions Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Top 7 International Cities

I’ve done a lot of traveling, and have been on every continent except Antarctica (I’ll get there, someday). I put together this list of my favorite international cities to help other travelers who might be wondering where to go next. 1. Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok is truly a city of the future. The buildings look like a scene out of Minority Report or The Fifth Element; huge, glittering structures that curve straight up and are connected by pedestrian bridges. The combination of Thai culture and Western influences makes... (c) Lifecruiser - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Himalaya 2014: Matt Moniz Summits Second 8000 Meter Peak of the Season

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You'll have to forgive me for all of the updates from the Himalaya today. After the long weekend here in the states, there has been a lot to catch up on, and I felt each of these stories was deserving its own posting.One of the climbers that I've posted about ... (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Thrillable Hours: Erin Geiger Smith, Journalist

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Welcome back to Thrillable Hours,  my interview series about alternative careers for lawyers. I met Erin through Anthony De Rosa, who was then the social media head honcho at Reuters. Now working for Circa, Anthony saw that we had both shifted from law to a broader but more satisfying (for us at least) path, and connected us. Erin was also at Reuters until recently and is now working as a freelance journalist while still based in... (c) Legal Nomads - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

What Should I Major in for a Life of Travel?

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As a travel blogger who writes of the twenty-something audience, I get this question from readers on a fairly regular basis. It’s a tough one to answer because I am not actually in the habit of dictating other people’s lives. Generally I think you should pick a major you... (c) Art of Adventuring - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Book Review: “We’ll Always Have Paris” by Jennifer Coburn

Rhine River Cruises starting from $1,349.00Receive A $200 Air Credit Per Couple On 2014 Air Inclusive Europe ToursWe’ll Always Have Paris, A Mother/Daughter Memoir, by Jennifer Coburn was a breeze to read […] The post Book Review: “We’ll Always Have Paris” by Jennifer Coburn appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast. (c) Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Hear the new single from Congolese-Finnish rapper Gracias @grcsgrcs

Relaxed electro-rap from the Congo via Finland The charts aren’t full of artists from the Congo, but here’s one to get your ears round. Congolese-Finnish rapper Gracias has released a new single, ‘Slow It Down’, via the Helsinki based label, Cocoa Music. Click above to hear the track Following the release of previous single ‘Levels (Stream […] (c) The Flaneur art blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Hungry Crab At Galapagos Islands

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The hungry crab at the Galapagos Islands is probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I don’t think that anyone (besides a crab researcher or a beach bum) has seen a crab actually eating.  Most of us have seen crabs just running away from us. While at the Galapagos Islands with Quasar Expeditions we were roaming... (c) WanderingTrader: Travel Blog. Living Overseas. Day Trading. - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Interview with Mountaineer Wim Smets

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Next month I will do the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek and will go till the top of Kala Patthar located at an altitude of 18,193 ft (5,545 m). Climbing to the Roof of the World - the top of the Mount Everest - is an incredible achievement; one that definitely fascinates me. I will probably never make it to the top myself but one of my fellow citizens - Wim Smets - did. This adventurous spirit climbed the highest mountains in the world, did a North Pole expedition, ran the Sahara marathon ... When we met for a drink... (c) Holiday Nomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Spun: Down and Out in Bangkok Part 2

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Spun. The fever dream is on me, has me in it’s clutches. I’ll black out for three days and stumble about Bangkok but to me it will feel like a week. I’m having an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and don’t really know what really happened. In the past I’ve taken psychedelic drugs that most have never heard of. But I’ve never experienced anything like this. I’m going down. And I’m going down hard. The first nightmare is the weirdest. My backpack keeps morphing into an ... (c) Johnny Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

What to do with kids in Barcelona

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Once you have figured out which hotels in Barcelona have caught your eye and found some cheap flights to Barcelona, it is time to start planning some things to do with your family. The good news is, Barcelona is a very diverse city so there is something for everyone. Today, we are covering things that kids would love ... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Afternoon on a Sailing Yacht Charter Off Malta

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Good day, Today I want to share with you a video from an afternoon sailing on a yacht off the coast of Malta. While I was on the plane approaching the island I was involved in some light banter with one of the flight attendants and they said you positively have to go sailing. Turns out they couldn’t be more correct and if you do come, I highly recommend this activity for those that are traveling as a couple, group or family. I went with a group of new friends and loved every minute of it. You’ll get picked up in the harbor and go for a little sail while enjoying some fine wine; afterward you’ll pull into a bay and eat a delicious lunch with all the flavors of the Mediterranean that you can imagine. Following that it’s back to sailing and if you’re lucky, will get to experience the Grand Habour in all its splendor. I was there in April and the weather was great but definitely recommend bringing a sweater as it can get cooler at sea. Should you be going to … [Read more]

The Top 9 Myths About West Africa

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What comes to mind when you think about West Africa? Most people would struggle to answer that question. They would probably cite the same ideas they have about Africa in general. If you’re a bit more knowledgeable, you might have a few specific ideas, but how accurate are they? When I entered Africa in March 2013, I knew little about the continent. I had never set foot in Africa, yet I was starting a four-year trip to all 54 Africa countries (see image on the right). I began with spending three months in Morocco (which is considered North Africa, so we won’t cover it here), and then I spent the next year in every West African country. Here are 9 commonly held beliefs about West Africa. I’ll confessed that I believed a few of them before coming here. Learn why they’re false. The Top 9 Myths About West Africa 9. West Africa doesn’t have anything like East Africa’s wildlife Wrong. While West Africa doesn’t have the quantity and diversity of wildlife that East Africa has, you … [Read more]

Cheap Dallas Flights Coming This Fall, Finally

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Pop quiz: flying to which of the following cities from New York costs the most, round-trip? San Juan, Puerto Rico? Dallas, Texas? Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas? Or, Phoenix, Arizona? The answer is… Dallas. Of the four choices, air from New York to Dallas is the most expensive — and the $467 price tag, courtesy of Spirit Airlines, does not include baggage fees. Add $70 for a ... (c) Shermans Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Surviving New Zealand’s Hardest Hike

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The Dusky Track is only accessible by boat; South Island, New Zealand; Photograph by Eric Liefer Fiordland National Park, tucked away far within New Zealand’s South Island, has the notorious claim to fame as one of the wettest locations in the southern hemisphere; and with a mean annual rainfall of 268 inches, it is not just a claim but a rudely saturated reality. For those who wish to experience the spectacle, your options are quite limited, for the vast majority of the place is simply inaccessible. The most common option: Take the path of least resistance and make the pilgrimage to Milford Sound. Just follow the well-marked road signs, souvenir shops, and the rest of the camper vans and tourists. The much less common decision: Throw yourself off the deep end by accepting the challenge of the country’s hardest trail, the infamous Dusky Track, an 84-kilometer route that impossibly forces its way through this impermeable landscape. Just follow the little orange triangles. … [Read more]

Northstar 1050 HD Tuff Cloth Diamond Ripstop Series Gear/Duffle Bag (16 x 40-Inch, Blue)

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Made with 1050 Heavy Duty TUFF RipStop Cloth Dura-Coated for Content Protection Top Open with Two-Way Construction Grade Zipper Heavy Duty Detachable/Adjustable Carry Strap Wraparound Heavy Duty Webbing Reinforced Handles $ 20.91 Customer Reviews 31 of 32 people found the following review helpful Great Multi use bag for the outdoors, January 25, 2011 By Fishgriller "Kurt Ploetz" (Always Outside!) - See all my reviews This review is from: Northstar 1050 HD Tuff Cloth Diamond Ripstop Series Gear/Duffle Bag (16 x 40-Inch, Blue) (Sports) Sport Gear … [Read more]

Whistler

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Whistler is a renowned Canadian ski resort. Does it live up to its reputation as the alpine resort of the north Americas? Find out in this video-and-picture heavy article!Click the title to read the full article. Inspired? Then please share the article or leave a comment. (c) The Modern Nomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Sayulita Days Carnival

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Every year around February 24th, Sayulita comes alive in the loudest way possible. For the week leading up to the party, a carnival pops up on the baseball field in town. It reminds me of the county fairs back at home. There are the normal things you would expect like rides, games, junk food, ferris wheels, and carousels. But in Mexico&#... (c) Art of Adventuring - Read entire story here. … [Read more]