Events & Festivals

GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 21, 2014

I've attended a few GlazedCon events now and find them to be incredibly useful from both a content and networking perspective. They are specifically focused on an area that is exploding and isn't going to slow down anytime soon: Wearables. We're ...

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Foodie Alert: Slow Food Tours in Italy

Foodie Alert: Slow Food Tours in Italy

by Susan McKee on Jul 21, 2014

  You can take Slow Food tours of Tuscany, Venice, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, Italy, with Sceptre Tours, which has three new Slow Food escorted vacations in Italy which focus on the regions of Tuscany plus Venice, the Amalfi Coast, ...

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The Annual Indy Greek Festival in Indianapolis

The Annual Indy Greek Festival in Indianapolis

by Susan McKee on Jul 18, 2014

  Loukoumades, cocos, kourambiedes, koulouria, souvlaki, dolmathes, saganaki, spanakopita, baklava — what more of an incentive do you need to put the Indy Greek Festival on his or her schedule. (Yes, there’s Greek wine, too.) The fest is August 22 through 24, ...

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Glorious Garlic Festival in New York’s Finger Lakes

Glorious Garlic Festival in New York's Finger Lakes

by Susan McKee on Jul 16, 2014

  The 22nd annual Glorious Garlic Festival takes place August 2 and 3, 2014, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The “cool-climate” garlic fest on the grounds of Fox Run Vineyards, 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, New York, ...

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The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival

The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival

by Susan McKee on Jul 14, 2014

  The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2002. Don’t you think it’s time you took a look? The perfect opportunity is July 13, 2014, during the catsup bottle’s festival, birthday and car show. The ...

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North America

Taking in Odd Beers & Burgers in the Big Apple

Taking in Odd Beers & Burgers in the Big Apple

by Jessica Festa on Jul 22, 2014

    Beer & Buns “Indulgence Burger” In March 2014, The Court, a St Giles Premier Hotel, unveiled ...

A Summer Weekend at the Gotham West Market

A Summer Weekend at the Gotham West Market

by Cheryl Lock on Jul 22, 2014

  In the West Village, it's worth checking out the Gotham West Market, which I ...

Europe

GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

GlazedCon + Wearable World Expo Come to London This Fall

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 21, 2014

I've attended a few GlazedCon events now and find them to be incredibly useful ...

Foodie Alert: Slow Food Tours in Italy

Foodie Alert: Slow Food Tours in Italy

by Susan McKee on Jul 21, 2014

  You can take Slow Food tours of Tuscany, Venice, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, ...

Lodging

Luxury Boutique “Camping” at Alure in Rural Australia

Luxury Boutique Camping at Alure in Rural Australia

by Sherry Ott on Jul 17, 2014

“Where are you staying?” the young woman asked as she was simultaneously ringing up our cheese purchase at the Jersey Girls Dairy Farm. “At Alure…” I started to reply as I was digging out my money. Before I could get any more ...

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Choosing the Most Romantic Hotels in Thailand

Choosing the Most Romantic Hotels in Thailand

by Robert Schrader on Jul 16, 2014

Regardless of how you want to spend your own Thailand honeymoon, here are some of Thailand’s best honeymoon hotels. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Times change, but the dedication of the Four Seasons brand to perfecting the travel experience never will. When you ...

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Exploring the White Haven Estate in Dharamsala

Exploring the White Haven Estate in Dharamsala

by Puneet Sidhu on Jul 13, 2014

Undoubtedly Dharamsala’s most charming heritage, it is set at the top end of a large family-owned tea estate, far from the madding crowd. It was once owned by adventurers Robert Shaw, first European to set foot in the Central Asian city ...

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Mallorca Spain: Delicious & Natural Gems Behind the Scenes

Mallorca Spain: Delicious & Natural Gems Behind the Scenes

by Aline Dobbie on Jul 09, 2014

Mallorca in Spain, is so well known to so many people yet there are those who have never yet been and have an idea that it might not be what they wish for a holiday. We recently returned after a nine ...

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Tips & Tricks for Travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tips & Tricks for Travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

by Jessica Festa on Jul 06, 2014

I recently visited Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I explored the offerings of this beachfront, high-rise resort-filled city. While not as adventurous or budget-friendly as say Ecuador or Guatemala, it didn’t disappoint. Here is my recommendation for Fort Lauderdale things to do ...

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Arts

Taking In The Ballet & All Things Summer in Boston

Taking In The Ballet & All Things Summer in Boston

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jul 20, 2014

  Recently I went to the Boston Ballet. A childhood ballerina myself, I had no ...

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

by Mariellen Ward on Jul 19, 2014

Would you love to see crocodiles up close, in the wild? Or go horseback ...

Food/Wine

Taking in Odd Beers & Burgers in the Big Apple

Taking in Odd Beers & Burgers in the Big Apple

by Jessica Festa on Jul 22, 2014

    Beer & Buns “Indulgence Burger” In March 2014, The Court, a St Giles Premier Hotel, unveiled ...

A Summer Weekend at the Gotham West Market

A Summer Weekend at the Gotham West Market

by Cheryl Lock on Jul 22, 2014

  In the West Village, it's worth checking out the Gotham West Market, which I ...

Asia

Matcha, Bento And An 11th-Century Temple: A Cultural Walk In Uji, Japan

Matcha, Bento And An 11th-Century Temple: A Cultural Walk In Uji, Japan

by Jessica Festa on Jul 19, 2014

  While Japan in General is known for its curative green tea culture, there is ...

The Temples + Tombs of Nantou Taiwan

The Temples + Tombs of Nantou Taiwan

by MJ Klein on Jul 19, 2014

We headed to Nantou, in the county of Nantou, the second largest county in ...

Pacific

Down Under & Australia’s Gold Coast

Down Under & Australia's Gold Coast

by Sherry Ott on Jul 18, 2014

  My favorite thing to do was go for a walk on the beach. Broad ...

Luxury Boutique “Camping” at Alure in Rural Australia

Luxury Boutique Camping at Alure in Rural Australia

by Sherry Ott on Jul 17, 2014

“Where are you staying?” the young woman asked as she was simultaneously ringing up ...

Products

SCOTTEVEST Travel Jackets & Vests for Men & Women Boast Up to 24 Pockets

SCOTTEVEST Travel Jackets & Vests for Men & Women Boast Up to 24 Pockets

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 16, 2014

The SCOTTEVEST SeV Lola Jacket recently arrived on my doorstep, a very soft and and lightweight jacket with 17 pockets -- yes 17. It's a great option for women travelers who want something lightweight they can pack for colder travel ...

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ScreenGuardz Pure Anti-Glare Protection for your iProducts While on the Road

ScreenGuardz Pure Anti-Glare Protection for your iProducts While on the Road

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 03, 2014

If you have an iPhone or iPad, it's worth checking out the ScreenGuardz Pure Anti-glare screen protector, which features precision surface etching to reduce glare, a clear matte finish to reduce fingerprints, and extreme impact and scratch protection,  represents the best ...

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Introducing Dwellable, the Online Vacation Rental Search Engine for iOS & Android

Introducing Dwellable, the Online Vacation Rental Search Engine for iOS & Android

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 01, 2014

Relatively new to the market, Dwellable, now in beta, is the world's foremost online vacation rental search engine. Dwellable is just like Google except that the search focuses specifically on vacation rentals. They list high quality listings from other web sites. ...

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Magellan GPS RoadMate Boasts EasyTouch Screens + Android OS Support

Magellan GPS RoadMate Boasts EasyTouch Screens + Android OS Support

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 26, 2014

There's nothing easier than taking a road trip with a GPS system which can do all the work for you. I've been checking out the Magellan RoadMate Automotive PND GPS system, which features EasyTouch Screens and now supports the Android ...

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Jam Audio Wireless Speakers, Where Fun & Hip Colors Meet Convenience

Jam Audio Wireless Speakers, Where Fun & Hip Colors Meet Convenience

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 20, 2014

The Jam Audio Speakers are a great line of speakers that are ideal for travelers. Unlike so many wireless speaker lines that simply offer white, black and gray, the Jam guys offer a wide range of speakers in fun, creative colors. ...

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South America

Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park Will Blow You Away…..

Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park Will Blow You Away.....

by Robert Schrader on Jul 21, 2014

  Meet Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, which has been one of my must-visit destinations ...

Taking the Long Road to Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses

Taking the Long Road to Brazil's Lençóis Maranhenses

by Robert Schrader on Jul 21, 2014

    I was trepidatious when I left Rio Monday – and not just because I ...

Central America

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

by Mariellen Ward on Jul 19, 2014

Would you love to see crocodiles up close, in the wild? Or go horseback ...

Guatemala’s Stunning San Pedro La Laguna: Where the Mountains Meet Water

Guatemala's Stunning San Pedro La Laguna: Where the Mountains Meet Water

by Jessica Festa on Jun 21, 2014

Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan boasts a number of tourist-friendly villages worth exploring. While Panajachel offers ...

Africa

10 Great Quotes in Honor of Nelson Mandela Day

10 Great Quotes in Honor of Nelson Mandela Day

by Rich Laburn on Jul 19, 2014

In celebration of Mandela Day on July 18,  here are ten great Mandela quotes. ...

Dive into Some of the Most Luxurious Infinity Pools Around the World

Dive into Some of the Most Luxurious Infinity Pools Around the World

by Harriet Constable on Jul 14, 2014

  Everyone needs a little inspiration now and then, and with the hot weather picking ...

Green

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

by Sam Perry on Jul 10, 2014

The 10th anniversary Aspen Ideas Festival, produced by the Aspen Institute in collaboration with ...

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

by Sam Perry on Jul 03, 2014

In keeping with the spirit of "WeBlogTheWorld" and having a global perspective, I flew ...

 

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The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 13, 2014

This year's Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards recently announced their ...

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 05, 2014

There are firework celebrations and there are fireworks celebrations. If ...

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Taking In The Ballet & All Things Summer in Boston

Taking In The Ballet & All Things Summer in Boston

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jul 20, 2014

Life

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 06, 2014
The Magical Colors of Singapore’s Haji Lane

The Magical Colors of Singapore's Haji Lane

by Cherie Altea Bitanga on Jun 07, 2013

Spas/Retreats

6 Exquisite Chocolate Spas From Around the World

6 Exquisite Chocolate Spas From Around the World

by Jessica Festa on Jul 01, 2014
4 Luxury Hotel Properties in Brazil For Your Hot List

4 Luxury Hotel Properties in Brazil For Your Hot List

by Harriet Constable on Jun 26, 2014