Events & Festivals

In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

by Rich Laburn on Oct 24, 2014

My quest was to head down under and discover the national dish of Australia, an interesting feat.  The first stop was Melbourne for the Fine Food Australia Show – a massive trade show five times bigger than the SA Good ...

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Celebrate Pride in Taipei at Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

Celebrate Pride in Taipei at Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

by Carrie Kellenberger on Oct 23, 2014

Asia’s largest and most colorful Gay Pride Parade is held on the last Saturday in October in Taipei each year. This year, Taipei’s annual Pride Parade is happening on October 25, 2014. The parade attracts tens of thousands of local supporters and visitors ...

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UBUNTU Music & Arts Festival at Carnegie Hall This Month

UBUNTU Music & Arts Festival at Carnegie Hall This Month

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 21, 2014

The Ubuntu Festival, which is a tribute to Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s rich musical heritage, launched on October 8, 2014 and runs through November 5 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. South Africa is a dizzying patchwork of cultures ...

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Over a Million Flood Toronto’s Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

Over a Million Flood Toronto's Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

by Jim Bamboulis on Oct 21, 2014

Nuit Blanche is an annual art festival that takes place in various cities around the world, including Toronto.  It starts at sunset and finishes up at sunrise. Over one million people flood the streets and take in the various exhibits scattered ...

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Idea Festival 2014 For Those Who Are Forever Curious

Idea Festival 2014 For Those Who Are Forever Curious

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 19, 2014

Imagine an eclectic conference in the heart of bourbon country that brings together thought leaders, big thinkers, educators, scientists, politicians, urban planners, technologists, authors, artists, students and musicians under one roof? And...that is not by all means an exhaustive list. Idea ...

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North America

Caroga Lake & The Adirondacks: How Nature Can Heal You

Caroga Lake & The Adirondacks: How Nature Can Heal You

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 24, 2014

It's no secret to anyone who has followed my posts for awhile, that I ...

6 Top Spots For Cheese in New York City

6 Top Spots For Cheese in New York City

by Cheryl Lock on Oct 24, 2014

Cheese is something of a thing in Manhattan. People have their own favorite places, we’re all ...

Europe

The Powerful Spiritual Presence of Majestic Chartres

The Powerful Spiritual Presence of Majestic Chartres

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 24, 2014

While I had been to Chartres France before and of course visited its majestic cathedral, ...

Tasting Gin After Gin On the Open Sea

Tasting Gin After Gin On the Open Sea

by Jessica Festa on Oct 24, 2014

“Have you ever realized you could put a slice of ginger in a gin ...

Lodging

Tarrytown House Estate Combines Recreational Variety With Historical Charm

Tarrytown House Estate Combines Recreational Variety With Historical Charm

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 23, 2014

For those who have never heard of Tarrytown, it's an all American town in Westchester County New York, which is a stone's throw from the legendary Sleepy Hollow and roughly 25 miles from New York City. I discovered the Tarrytown House ...

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Modern Meets Charm at Boeuf Couronne Hotel, In the Heart of Chartres

Modern Meets Charm at Boeuf Couronne Hotel, In the Heart of Chartres

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 23, 2014

Run by the Sami family for nearly a century, the Boeuf Couronne Hotel is in the heart of Chartres, France, the famous Normandy city that draws over a million visitors a year. There are 17 very individualized rooms, all decorated in ...

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Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

by Jessica Festa on Oct 19, 2014

Modscape is known for its innovative architectural projects that defy widely-known concepts of building and green design with sustainable modular architecture. Located in Bright, Victoria in Australia you’ll find one of their newest projects: Buckland’s Studio 5. A one-bedroom bed & ...

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Serenity, Wellness & Charm in Spades at Upstate New York’s Old Stone Farm

Serenity, Wellness & Charm in Spades at Upstate New York's Old Stone Farm

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 17, 2014

I randomly discovered Old Stone Farm and Restaurant in upstate New York's Staatsburg, a stone's throw from Rhinebeck New York where I visited godparents a few times at their farmhouse in the warmer months as a child. They lived on ...

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6 Places to Lap Up Luxury, Culture & Spa Treatments in Zurich

6 Places to Lap Up Luxury, Culture & Spa Treatments in Zurich

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 16, 2014

Lap up the luxury at The Dolder Grand in Zurich Switzerland. The 5 star luxury property touts 176 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, a spa covering 4,000 square metres, generous banqueting and seminar facilities and a remarkable art collection. The ...

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Arts

The Ever So Spiritual Nezu Jinja Shrine in Tokyo

The Ever So Spiritual Nezu Jinja Shrine in Tokyo

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 23, 2014

One of my favorite afternoons in Tokyo was spent at the Nezu-jinja Shrine in ...

Celebrate Pride in Taipei at Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

Celebrate Pride in Taipei at Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

by Carrie Kellenberger on Oct 23, 2014

Asia’s largest and most colorful Gay Pride Parade is held on the last Saturday in October ...

Food/Wine

6 Top Spots For Cheese in New York City

6 Top Spots For Cheese in New York City

by Cheryl Lock on Oct 24, 2014

Cheese is something of a thing in Manhattan. People have their own favorite places, we’re all ...

Tasting Gin After Gin On the Open Sea

Tasting Gin After Gin On the Open Sea

by Jessica Festa on Oct 24, 2014

“Have you ever realized you could put a slice of ginger in a gin ...

Asia

Reflecting on What Japan Might Be….

Reflecting on What Japan Might Be....

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 24, 2014

Despite my love of the road and exploring all things new and different, Japan ...

The Ever So Spiritual Nezu Jinja Shrine in Tokyo

The Ever So Spiritual Nezu Jinja Shrine in Tokyo

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 23, 2014

One of my favorite afternoons in Tokyo was spent at the Nezu-jinja Shrine in ...

Pacific

In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

by Rich Laburn on Oct 24, 2014

My quest was to head down under and discover the national dish of Australia, ...

Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

by Jessica Festa on Oct 19, 2014

Modscape is known for its innovative architectural projects that defy widely-known concepts of building ...

Products

Wifi in Your Pocket For Your Trip to France With Travel Wifi

Wifi in Your Pocket For Your Trip to France With Travel Wifi

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 22, 2014

Travel Wifi rents personal Wifi hotspots (also called Mifi) giving up to 4G speed connection on the Bouygues Télécom network for coverage in selected parts of France. It is a small device that fits in your pocket with automatic connectivity ...

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8 Great Mobile Social Travel Apps

8 Great Mobile Social Travel Apps

by Jessica Festa on Oct 22, 2014

Social media and apps have drastically changed the way people travel. No longer are vacation-goers privately booking their flights, grabbing their guidebooks and sharing their trips only through photo albums. Nowadays, it’s all about sharing trip details, seeking help from ...

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Canva On iPad For Creating Great Designs On The Go

Canva On iPad For Creating Great Designs On The Go

by Beth Blecherman on Oct 21, 2014

Whether you are a social media professional or just a professional in any career -  graphics is an important part of presentations, events, group, online and meeting communications.  In the past expensive and complicated graphics software was needed to create ...

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9 Great Mobile Travel Apps For Your List

9 Great Mobile Travel Apps For Your List

by Harriet Constable on Oct 19, 2014

Here are some great travel apps worth noting, most of them mobile apps. XE CURRENCY One of the most confusing things about travel can be mentally converting costs from your home currency to the local currency, and understanding how much you’re actually ...

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Underground Cellar Helps Wineries Sell Wine Online

Underground Cellar Helps Wineries Sell Wine Online

by Tom Foremski on Oct 06, 2014

I recently met Jeffrey Shaw, CEO of Underground Cellar, a startup focused on helping wineries sell wine online. He and his team has developed a great technology platform to allow wineries to market themselves and sell their wines but it is ...

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South America

Late Night Tarantulas in the Peruvian Jungle

Late Night Tarantulas in the Peruvian Jungle

by Sherry Ott on Oct 05, 2014

Trekking under the jungle canopy in Peru “The tarantulas are out all night so they ...

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

by Jessica Festa on Oct 02, 2014

Alongside Southeast Asia and China, Latin America is without a doubt the home of ...

Central America

A City Guide: Where To Go & What To Do In Guatemala City

A City Guide: Where To Go & What To Do In Guatemala City

by Jonny Scott Blair on Oct 13, 2014

Guatemala City is a breathtaking beast of a city. An absolute beast pumped to ...

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

by Jessica Festa on Oct 02, 2014

Alongside Southeast Asia and China, Latin America is without a doubt the home of ...

Africa

Be Wowed by 15 Vibrantly Colored Birds in the South African Bush

Be Wowed by 15 Vibrantly Colored Birds in the South African Bush

by Rich Laburn on Oct 16, 2014

Tony Goldman has a passion for photography and while he has shot a lot ...

Looking at South African Wines as Their Summer Approaches

Looking at South African Wines as Their Summer Approaches

by Rich Laburn on Oct 13, 2014

While winter may be fast approaching in Europe and North America, winter is on ...

Green

Finding All Things Green in the Big Apple

Finding All Things Green in the Big Apple

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Sep 05, 2014

  As the dog days of summer approach, make the most out of these last ...

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 ...

 

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Caroga Lake & The Adirondacks: How Nature Can Heal You

Caroga Lake & The Adirondacks: How Nature Can Heal You

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 24, 2014

It's no secret to anyone who has followed my posts ...

Reflecting on What Japan Might Be….

Reflecting on What Japan Might Be....

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 24, 2014

Despite my love of the road and exploring all things ...

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A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

by Megan McDonough on Sep 18, 2014
Great Design Meets Beauty With Foreo’s Luna Mini

Great Design Meets Beauty With Foreo's Luna Mini

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 16, 2014

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A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

by Megan McDonough on Sep 18, 2014
The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

by Sam Perry on Jul 03, 2014

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