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10 Reasons to Visit Tel Aviv

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Posted in Beach Vacations, Culinary, Historical travel, Israel, Middle East

The view of the beach from the Dan Hotel Tel Aviv. The Israeli city of Tel Aviv may not be on your vacation list, but it should be. In addition to a history that dates back thousands of years, the city will surprise you with plenty to do, see, and
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1,000 Places, Plus the Next Top 5 Emerging Destinations

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Posted in Asia, Destinations, Europe, India, Middle East, Planning, South America, Turkey

Uncharted territory is a thing of the past, but there are still plenty of fabulous places to visit before they’re overrun by hordes of spring breakers.  And if there’s anyone who can predict the top 5 up-and-coming travel destinations, it’s Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times Best Seller
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6 Mobile Apps to Ensure you Travel Happy

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, India, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Planning, South America, The Journey, United States of America, Virgin Islands

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Traveling today can take all kinds of twists and turns from unexpected delays to problems with airfares. Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own travel assistant who would advise you of the best way to resolve the issue and seek out
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Stunning Winter Sun Breaks

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Posted in Adventure, All Inclusive, Anguilla, Aruba, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Culinary, Destinations, Family Travel, Florida, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Planning, Romance, Solo Travel, United States of America

Winter Sun Getaway by Nadia Ali     Brrr, it’s getting cold outside! The temperatures are dropping, the days are getting shorter, and keeping warm inside the house has become a top priority. But fortunately for travelers who are seeking a winter vacation, January is the cheapest month to fly
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6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Beach Vacations, Brazil, Clothing Optional Vacations, Culinary, Europe, Family Travel, Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Middle East, North America, Solo Travel, South America, South and Central America, The Journey, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, United States of America

Fireworks by Terrapun, Courtesy of Shutterstock Five, four, three, two, one…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cue the traditional song of Auld Lang Syne to usher in the dawning of another New Year. From Times Square in New York to Trafalgar Square in London, voices ring out, accompanied by a spectacular fireworks display
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Holyland Tours

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Posted in Activities, Middle East, Spiritual Travel, Travel Hippy

For well over 2000 years, the peoples of three faiths have revered the near Middle East as a holy land. No area of the world has been more gifted with religious significance. Christian pilgrims have traveled to Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece and Italy to achieve a fuller understanding
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2012 – The Year to Go to Egypt. Go to Egypt Now!

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Posted in Activities, Destinations, Middle East, Planning

My subject line is a little adamant, I know. Perhaps a little militant, which is ironic since it’s mostly the Egyptian military causing so much of the unrest in Egypt that has been widely reported here in the U.S. The problem is that the microcosm we call Tahrir Square has
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Alternative Ski Destinations

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Posted in Europe, Holiday Travel, Middle East, Turkey

Ski holidays are to winter what the beach is to summer. They’re fun, family-friendly and give you the chance to revert back to childhood for some good old fashioned frolicking in the snow. While the snow-bunny herds flock to the fashionable ski resorts – where crowded slopes and booked-out accommodations
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Travel Like a Local: The Middle East

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The Middle East is a region of diverse cultures, contentious politics and fractured viewpoints. You wouldn’t know it from the evening news. Two-minute clips of men firing Kalashnikovs in the air and suicide bombings in Iraq dominate the headlines. Taking those reports at face value can deter even the most
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Lost your luggage? Where to find replacements for what you need

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Posted in Activities, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, North America, Shopping, South America, South and Central America, Style

We’ve all had it happen to us — you think you’ve packed everything you need for your vacation, only to discover at some point along the way that something, or several things, have been left behind. Or worse, your luggage gets lost altogether in the endless abyss of airline travel
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Seven trips inspired by Disney Movies

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Posted in Africa, Asia, Destinations, France, Hawaii, Middle East, South America

Inspiration for your next trip can come from many places — websites, guidebooks, other people’s travel tales and even classic Disney cartoons. Those idealized landscapes, the sweeping opening shots set to iconic music — no trip could ever be as perfect as it seems in a Disney movie, could it?
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Beaches to Brag About: Corners of Coastline that Deserve to be Seen

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Posted in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Europe, Holiday Travel, Middle East, New Zealand, Uncategorized

Sand…sun…sea; the checklist to the perfect summer break. The trouble with settling on which beach to choose is that usually everyone else has discovered it as well. If you prefer your slice of sandy heaven to come without being sandwiched in by the sun lounger crowds, plan a beach break
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Five Reasons to Visit Jordan. Now.

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Posted in Destinations, Middle East

In 2007, I packed up a (large and over-flowing) bag, hopped on a plane, and moved to Amman, Jordan for my junior year of college abroad.  It was, for about a thousand reasons, a year that completely changed my life. Anyone who has spent a day with me—maybe even just
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