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Holiday Travel

A city alive with history

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Posted in Canada, History Tours, Holiday Travel, Quebec

The stunning skyline of Quebec. Quebec is one of the safest cities on the world, especially for women, my new friend tells me. That’s lucky, I think, because I’ve just jumped into his car and we’re driving up into deserted forests. If I disappear, nobody will ever know why. All
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Wild, Watery and Wonderful

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Posted in Africa, Holiday Travel, Safari, Sightseeing, Zambia

The mighty Victoria Falls It seems unlikely that anything could be thrilling enough to waylay me when I’m walking to Victoria Falls, already armed with a rain coat and a silly grin. But when the hotel gardener I’m breezing past says: “Hello, do you want to see the giraffes?” it
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An Island on the Rise

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Posted in Activities, Asia, Historical travel, Holiday Travel

The stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka For years the little island of Sri Lanka has been a place that lots of people wanted to visit but very few actually did. A devastating civil war was followed by the brutal 2004 tsunami. Now the country is rising above its past to
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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Florida, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, River Cruises, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, United States of America

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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Splashing about in Thrilling Indoor Water Parks

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Planning, Rafting, Romance, Scuba, Solo Travel, Style, United States of America

Fun water characters by Nadia Ali   The best thing about summer has got to be splashing about in water, after all, who doesn’t like getting wet when the days are balmy and hot. While many kids and adults look forward to the seasonal opening of the summer water parks
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Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

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Posted in Africa, Destinations, Holiday Travel, Planning

Johannesburg, one of the greenest cities in the world If you ever think about how politics influences your travel, it’s probably because you want to avoid war or terrorism. I never imagined politicians could affect travel by making a currency so weak that you should jump on a plane and go
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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Beach Vacations, Biking, Birdwatching, Cruise, Culinary, Family Travel, Festivals, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, United States of America

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Destinations, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Rafting, Rail Travel, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, Wild Life

Sleigh Ride courtesy the US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters There’s something about snow that inspires us to escape with that special someone to a peaceful and quiet hideaway from the crowds and hustle and bustle of life. Thankfully, there are places with elegant mountain cabins, tranquil rivers and sleigh rides
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Salimat Hari Raya

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Posted in Destinations, Holiday Travel, Style

While traveling in Asia this last summer, my wife and I had the unique opportunity to visit Malaysia and to celebrate the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with Dayang, a Malaysian friend of ours. The fast-breaking festival, known as “Eid al-Fitr” in other parts of the Islamic
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AHI LELE FIRE SHOW HEATS UP KAUAI

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Culinary, Hawaii, Holiday Travel, Luxury, Romance, Uncategorized

Ahi Lele (which translates to dancing/jumping fire) is a must-see! After living on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua’i for the better half of last year, I had the privilege of experiencing many jaw-dropping cultural performances from local artists, musicians and dancers. Because Kauai is the type of mind-blowing place
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Majestic Windmills of Amsterdam

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Features, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Holland, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Planning, Romance, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, Voluntourism

Majestic Windmill by Njaj Amsterdam is the beautiful capital city of the Netherlands. It is a city steeped deep in 17th century history through its buildings, streets and canal ways. It is home to windmills or windmolen as they say in Dutch – the language of Holland. There was
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What Makes New York New York?

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Posted in Activities, Family Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Luxury, North America, Shopping, United States of America

Times Square. The purists howled over a decade ago when New York City was accused of Disneyfying Times Square. The funk and grit were replaced by family fare, but with the changes came a friendlier New York. Cab drivers volunteered to be less abrasive. Visitors are less likely to encounter
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Bolshy Barcelona

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Posted in Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Spain

A view over Barcelona harbor Thirteen minutes. That’s all it took from arriving in Barcelona to encounter one of its greatest claims to fame – the slickest pickpockets in Europe. If you’re going to hit, best get hit by a professional, I always say. And they’re at their slickest and
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Highlights of Bridgetown, Barbados

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Barbados, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Culinary, Destinations, Family Travel, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Romance, Shopping

A View of Bridgetown By Nadia Ali Located in the Caribbean, Barbados appeals to visitors who simply want to kick back and enjoy the sun, sea, and surf. With its aqua blue sea and powdery beaches, you are never too far away from a place to sit and relax. But
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