Events & Festivals

The Spilberk Food Festival in the Czech Republic

The Spilberk Food Festival in the Czech Republic

by Susan McKee on Dec 17, 2014

  If you're looking to taste something different might consider a trip to the Czech Republic next June for the Spilberk Food Festival. Celebrating its fourth year, the event is set for June 5 through 7, 2014, in the Spilberk Castle (Hrad ...

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The First Global Forum on Gastro-Tourism in San Sebastian Spain

The First Global Forum on Gastro-Tourism in San Sebastian Spain

by Susan McKee on Dec 16, 2014

  The World Tourism Organization (WTO) and The Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are planning a Global Forum on Gastro-tourism. The event, the first of its kind, will be held in San Sebastian, Spain, April 27 and 28, 2015. The objectives are to ...

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The Spring Ballarat Begonia Festival Down Under

The Spring Ballarat Begonia Festival Down Under

by Ellen Park on Dec 14, 2014

If you’re heading Down Under early next year or CAN, Melbourne should be on your agenda. Consider a swing out to the Ballarat Begonia Festival. Winner of the 2014 Best Regional Event in Victoria and the national title of Australia's Favourite ...

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The Spices of the Caribbean Food Festival in St. Lucia

The Spices of the Caribbean Food Festival in St. Lucia

by Susan McKee on Dec 10, 2014

  Dreaming of warmer climes this month? The “Spices of the Caribbean Food Festival” takes place December 12 through 16, 2014, at Jade Mountain Resort in Soufriere, St. Lucia. The five-day event will highlight the flavors of Caribbean cuisine. Friday starts the ...

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5 Top Picks on Broadway Shows for the Holiday Season

5 Top Picks on Broadway Shows for the Holiday Season

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Dec 06, 2014

I give my regards to Broadway, (and Off-Broadway), as much as humanly possible.  I see a lot of shows, so narrowing them down for a seasonal roundup is no easy feat, as you can probably imagine.  But, despite all the ...

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North America

How Drones Can Be Used To Find You In the Remotest of Places…

How Drones Can Be Used To Find You In the Remotest of Places...

by Michael Tchong on Dec 20, 2014

Last summer, a Wisconsin search effort was under way to find 82-year-old Guillermo DeVenecia, ...

Wellness Travel: Where Wine & Yoga Converge Around the Globe

Wellness Travel: Where Wine & Yoga Converge Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Dec 17, 2014

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve ...

Europe

On French Pastry & The Ever So Scrumptious Croissant

On French Pastry & The Ever So Scrumptious Croissant

by Jessica Festa on Dec 20, 2014

    Paris is famed for its pastry, but while millefeuille is marvelous and fans of ...

Rhodes Greece, The Road Back To My Heritage

Rhodes Greece, The Road Back To My Heritage

by Jim Bamboulis on Dec 20, 2014

I look up at the clear, blue, eternal sky.  It joins hands with two ...

Lodging

Cosy But Historical Kothi in Gurdaspur

Cosy But Historical Kothi in Gurdaspur

by Puneet Sidhu on Dec 18, 2014

  The old-worldly Kothi, set at the top end of a tree-lined driveway merging with viridian grounds efflorescent with colour, is a happy marriage between traditional Punjabi and colonial design motifs. It was once part of a rambling ancestral haveli that ...

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7 Curaçao Resort Picks: From Chic & Trendy to Family Style & Convenient

7 Curaçao Resort Picks: From Chic & Trendy to Family Style & Convenient

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 15, 2014

On a recent trip to Curaçao, I had the opportunity to explore a few resort and hotel properties, some of which I stayed at and a few I didn't, but either visited or did some in-depth research on ratings and who ...

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Renting an Apartment in Paris is a Fun Way To Go…

Renting an Apartment in Paris is a Fun Way To Go...

by Sherry Ott on Dec 12, 2014

  One great perk about this apartment – A central neighborhood to stay in near the Pompidou Jean-Pierre met me at the front of the building on a cobblestone street in the 3rd arrondissement. He smelled of cigarette smoke and was dressed ...

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Costa Rica Inn & Resort Stays in San Jose & Tamarindo

Costa Rica Inn & Resort Stays in San Jose & Tamarindo

by Cheryl Lock on Dec 09, 2014

After three weeks of hiking, snorkeling, walking and swimming, we wanted to relax more than anything else when we reached Costa Rica. We looked at it as a way to chill and as such, we booked three days at Posada ...

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Al Capone’s Two Bunch Palms, A Sustainable Wellness Getaway

Al Capone's Two Bunch Palms, A Sustainable Wellness Getaway

by Jessica Festa on Dec 08, 2014

“Qigong is the practice of mindful of your body, mind and breath,” explains Michael, my Tai Chi instructor for the morning. “If you’re mindful of your breath and body but not your mind, you’re not doing Qigong.” Healing waterfall at Two ...

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Arts

The Oh So Fun Art & Culture of Colombia’s Cartagena

The Oh So Fun Art & Culture of Colombia's Cartagena

by Sherry Ott on Dec 16, 2014

Do you feel the beat?  I sure did this last week in Cartagena Colombia!  ...

The Spring Ballarat Begonia Festival Down Under

The Spring Ballarat Begonia Festival Down Under

by Ellen Park on Dec 14, 2014

If you’re heading Down Under early next year or CAN, Melbourne should be on ...

Food/Wine

On French Pastry & The Ever So Scrumptious Croissant

On French Pastry & The Ever So Scrumptious Croissant

by Jessica Festa on Dec 20, 2014

    Paris is famed for its pastry, but while millefeuille is marvelous and fans of ...

In the Heart of Curaçao, Dinah Veeris On Why “Going Natural” Matters

In the Heart of Curaçao, Dinah Veeris On Why Going Natural Matters

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 19, 2014

I've always been a fan of natural herbs for as long as I can ...

Asia

Exploring Krabi, A Hidden Paradise in Thailand

Exploring Krabi, A Hidden Paradise in Thailand

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 19, 2014

Featuring incredible landscapes and amazing experiences, Krabi is home to some unbelievable and unforgettable ...

Cosy But Historical Kothi in Gurdaspur

Cosy But Historical Kothi in Gurdaspur

by Puneet Sidhu on Dec 18, 2014

  The old-worldly Kothi, set at the top end of a tree-lined driveway merging with ...

Pacific

Australia’s Flag Lady is an Icon for Sydney Railfans

Australia's Flag Lady is an Icon for Sydney Railfans

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 15, 2014

Even though you may never have heard of her name, 87-year-old Kathleen Payne is ...

The Spring Ballarat Begonia Festival Down Under

The Spring Ballarat Begonia Festival Down Under

by Ellen Park on Dec 14, 2014

If you’re heading Down Under early next year or CAN, Melbourne should be on ...

Products

How Drones Can Be Used To Find You In the Remotest of Places…

How Drones Can Be Used To Find You In the Remotest of Places...

by Michael Tchong on Dec 20, 2014

Last summer, a Wisconsin search effort was under way to find 82-year-old Guillermo DeVenecia, a missing ophthalmologist who suffers from dementia. After a three-day effort involving search dogs, a helicopter and hundreds of people, DeVenecia was found by a consumer ...

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The Home May Become Connected, But What’s Useful & What’s Not?

The Home May Become Connected, But What's Useful & What's Not?

by Michael Tchong on Dec 17, 2014

When Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion in January 2014, it loudly signaled that the Internet of Things (IoT) and Connected Home trends had arrived. But it also caused more market confusion, as many now question Google’s motivations in the ...

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TravelPro Spinner Luggage: Lightweight, Innovative & Smart

TravelPro Spinner Luggage: Lightweight, Innovative & Smart

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 16, 2014

Amazingly lightweight and innovative 'smart' luggage Marquis from TravelPro combines lightweight design with the best 'smart' technologies, making the line ideal for business and leisure travelers.  I recently had a chance to test out one of their roller bags and we're ...

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20 Gear & Wear Holiday Gift Ideas for the Adventure Traveler

20 Gear & Wear Holiday Gift Ideas for the Adventure Traveler

by Jessica Festa on Dec 14, 2014

T'is the season and while it may be snowing and bitter cold in America's Northeast, the Canadian Rockies and Northern Europe, the other side of the hemisphere, there are people tanning and swimming. And, truth be told, it's so easy ...

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UV Skinz Clothing Provides UV and UVB Radiation Protection

UV Skinz Clothing Provides UV and UVB Radiation Protection

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 13, 2014

I recently discovered the UV Skinz clothing line, which offers a variety of travel clothing options with built in UV and and UVB radiation protection. Yes, really! So, while it may not substitute having to put sun block on your face, ...

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South America

Wellness Travel: Where Wine & Yoga Converge Around the Globe

Wellness Travel: Where Wine & Yoga Converge Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Dec 17, 2014

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve ...

The Oh So Fun Art & Culture of Colombia’s Cartagena

The Oh So Fun Art & Culture of Colombia's Cartagena

by Sherry Ott on Dec 16, 2014

Do you feel the beat?  I sure did this last week in Cartagena Colombia!  ...

Central America

Wellness Travel: Where Wine & Yoga Converge Around the Globe

Wellness Travel: Where Wine & Yoga Converge Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Dec 17, 2014

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve ...

Costa Rica Inn & Resort Stays in San Jose & Tamarindo

Costa Rica Inn & Resort Stays in San Jose & Tamarindo

by Cheryl Lock on Dec 09, 2014

After three weeks of hiking, snorkeling, walking and swimming, we wanted to relax more ...

Africa

Merry Christmas From the Digital #RuralRockstars of South Africa

Merry Christmas From the Digital #RuralRockstars of South Africa

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 19, 2014

I almost never post a video that touts a corporate award in it, however ...

How Ghana Transformed The Way I View The World

How Ghana Transformed The Way I View The World

by Jessica Festa on Dec 18, 2014

I have a seriously love/hate relationship with Ghana, Africa. Love because, well, I truly loved the ...

Green

Learning How Aloe Vera Works Wonders at a Curaçao Plantation

Learning How Aloe Vera Works Wonders at a Curaçao Plantation

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 19, 2014

If you read We Blog the World often enough, you know that we're huge ...

Learn How To Be A Responsible Traveler: Top Blogs That Share Best Practices

Learn How To Be A Responsible Traveler: Top Blogs That Share Best Practices

by Jessica Festa on Nov 25, 2014

  Few things in life are more exciting and rewarding than international travel. Travel opens ...

 

Renee’s Voice

Curaçao Cliffs, Waves & Oh So Quiet Moments…

Curaçao Cliffs, Waves & Oh So Quiet Moments...

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 17, 2014

The views are breathtaking and despite the fact that I ...

The Comprehensive Quirky & Cultural Guide to Tokyo

The Comprehensive Quirky & Cultural Guide to Tokyo

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 14, 2014

I spent a few weeks in Tokyo over the summer, ...

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A Very Therapeutic & Ayurvedic Massage in India

A Very Therapeutic & Ayurvedic Massage in India

by Jessica Festa on Dec 14, 2014
Curaçao’s “On-the-Ocean” Color of People Spa

Curaçao's On-the-Ocean Color of People Spa

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 11, 2014