Events & Festivals

The San Francisco International Arts Festival Kick-Off

The San Francisco International Arts Festival Kick-Off

by Renee Blodgett on May 23, 2015

I've been a fan of the San Francisco International Arts Festival ever since I learned about it, roughly 5 years ago. Andrew Wood and his team do an incredible job bringing together a global community of artists and audiences for ...

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The Annual Summer San Francisco Street Food Festival

The Annual Summer San Francisco Street Food Festival

by Marcia Gagliardi on May 20, 2015

It’s never too early to put La Cocina’s seventh annual ~SAN FRANCISCO STREET FOOD FESTIVAL~ on your calendar. This year, the festival is happening at Pier 70, where it’s moving after six years in the Mission. This year, La Cocina ...

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Gloucestershire England’s Cheese Rolling Event

Gloucestershire England's Cheese Rolling Event

by Susan McKee on May 20, 2015

  Evidently the next best thing to eating Dutch cheese is running after it as it rolls down a hillside in England. Yes, that’s the premise of Cheese-Rolling At Cooper’s Hill In Gloucestershire, set for May 25, 2015. The cheese of choice ...

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Taking a Tour of the Bronx Just May Surprise You…

Taking a Tour of the Bronx Just May Surprise You...

by Renee Blodgett on May 16, 2015

I first learned about Bronx Tours on social media, when the founder and the brains behind the operation Alexandra Maruri commented on one of my earlier Bronx posts. Given her in-depth knowledge of the Bronx, she asserted that perhaps I ...

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Mudbug Madness Celebrates Louisiana Crawfish & Cuisine

Mudbug Madness Celebrates Louisiana Crawfish & Cuisine

by Susan McKee on May 13, 2015

  What foodie could resist a festival called *Mudbug Madness? This four day festival celebrating Louisiana crawfish and cuisine is set for Memorial Day Weekend (May 21 through 24, 2015) at Festival Plaza, Crockett Street at Spring Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Hours are ...

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North America

5 Charming Stays in the Mountain Town of Jerome Arizona

5 Charming Stays in the Mountain Town of Jerome Arizona

by Renee Blodgett on May 24, 2015

An unusually charming and quaint B&B gem at the top of the hill in ...

The San Francisco International Arts Festival Kick-Off

The San Francisco International Arts Festival Kick-Off

by Renee Blodgett on May 23, 2015

I've been a fan of the San Francisco International Arts Festival ever since I ...

Europe

Welcome to the Culinary World of Air Berlin

Welcome to the Culinary World of Air Berlin

by Renee Blodgett on May 25, 2015

Let's be honest, traveling on coach is no longer fun. In fact, it can ...

The Awe-Inspiring & Breathtaking Lake Bled in Slovenia

The Awe-Inspiring & Breathtaking Lake Bled in Slovenia

by Jessica Festa on May 23, 2015

Lake Bled, one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist attractions, is not overrated. Not one ...

Lodging

5 Charming Stays in the Mountain Town of Jerome Arizona

5 Charming Stays in the Mountain Town of Jerome Arizona

by Renee Blodgett on May 24, 2015

An unusually charming and quaint B&B gem at the top of the hill in sleepy Jerome sits The Surgeon's House, run by proprietor Andrea Prince who has been running it for over 20 years after buying it in 1992. She ...

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La Posada Hotel, Where Art & Comfort Meet Fun and Creativity in Winslow Arizona

La Posada Hotel, Where Art & Comfort Meet Fun and Creativity in Winslow Arizona

by Renee Blodgett on May 13, 2015

I discovered La Posada by accident while I was online doing some research on Arizona's Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. I couldn't find the kind of resort or hotel I was looking for at first, something that exuded a ...

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Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

by Jessica Festa on May 12, 2015

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the center of the indigenous Quechua culture. Beneath well-preserved colonial architecture and churches introduced by the Spanish conquerors, you can still spot Inca walls and roads supporting ...

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A Holistic & Natural Slovenian Countryside Homestay

A Holistic & Natural Slovenian Countryside Homestay

by Jessica Festa on May 07, 2015

“When it comes to herbs it’s best not to pick what’s in dirt or has no dirt or scratches as it affects the flavor and color later.” I’m currently standing in a fragrant forest in Plave — a small village in ...

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Sedona’s Enchantment Resort, Where Luxury and Nature Meet Inside Boynton Canyon

Sedona's Enchantment Resort, Where Luxury and Nature Meet Inside Boynton Canyon

by Renee Blodgett on May 06, 2015

A five star luxe property set on 70 acres in Boynton Canyon less than ten miles from the center of Sedona Arizona, the Enchantment Resort is surrounded by majestic red rocks and natural beauty on all sides. Nestled within a natural arena of ...

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Arts

The San Francisco International Arts Festival Kick-Off

The San Francisco International Arts Festival Kick-Off

by Renee Blodgett on May 23, 2015

I've been a fan of the San Francisco International Arts Festival ever since I ...

Serenity & Crafts in Asia on Myanmar’s Inle Lake

Serenity & Crafts in Asia on Myanmar's Inle Lake

by Carol Rolnick on May 17, 2015

Inle Lake lies in the center of Myanmar (formerly, Burma) in the hills and ...

Food/Wine

Exploring Japan’s Top 30 Restaurants

Exploring Japan's Top 30 Restaurants

by Susan McKee on May 25, 2015

Heading to Japan anytime soon or have been wanting to but don't know where ...

Welcome to the Culinary World of Air Berlin

Welcome to the Culinary World of Air Berlin

by Renee Blodgett on May 25, 2015

Let's be honest, traveling on coach is no longer fun. In fact, it can ...

Asia

Exploring Japan’s Top 30 Restaurants

Exploring Japan's Top 30 Restaurants

by Susan McKee on May 25, 2015

Heading to Japan anytime soon or have been wanting to but don't know where ...

Serenity & Crafts in Asia on Myanmar’s Inle Lake

Serenity & Crafts in Asia on Myanmar's Inle Lake

by Carol Rolnick on May 17, 2015

Inle Lake lies in the center of Myanmar (formerly, Burma) in the hills and ...

Pacific

Cafe Culture: Where to go in Sydney for Incredible Coffee

Cafe Culture: Where to go in Sydney for Incredible Coffee

by Jessica Festa on May 17, 2015

Photo courtesy of FOOKPHOTO.COM via Shutterstock. Over the past few years, the cities of Australia ...

When the Surf’s Up & The Clouds Dance Down Under

When the Surf's Up & The Clouds Dance Down Under

by Sherry Ott on May 02, 2015

Waves overtake the ocean pool on Mona Vale Beach – yes – it was ...

Products

Tiffen Filters For Cream of the Crop Photos

Tiffen Filters For Cream of the Crop Photos

by Renee Blodgett on May 22, 2015

Photography buffs know that polarizers can make their ordinary shots look magical, providing color and contrast enhancement to an image. One of the issues I often face is a cloudy sky where the light is diffused and yet its glaring ...

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Meet the Luxurious & Feature-Rich Buick LaCrosse in Action

Meet the Luxurious & Feature-Rich Buick LaCrosse in Action

by Renee Blodgett on May 20, 2015

Ahhh yes, Buick!! You all know the name, but how many of you drive one? And, if not, why not? Truth be told, I grew up with Buicks around me -- in fact, a Buick LeSabre was the very first ...

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Reliable Yakima & US on the Long Haul Across America

Reliable Yakima & US on the Long Haul Across America

by Renee Blodgett on May 11, 2015

I did a boat load of research for top of the car cargo racks before we landed at Yakima's doors one afternoon last fall. I was spending more time in New York than California at the time, and we had ...

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Samsonite Luggage For Durability & Smoking Fast Wheels

Samsonite Luggage For Durability & Smoking Fast Wheels

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 29, 2015

I have to admit, I never thought of luggage as an important factor in traveling until a little over a year ago when I realized that most of the luggage I have been using ripped easily and weighed me down ...

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The Growth & Trend of Smartphone Sensors

The Growth & Trend of Smartphone Sensors

by Tom Foremski on Apr 17, 2015

Intel Free Press reports on moves to harness smartphone sensors to help apps better personalize their services based on context... By Intel Free Press The 2013 film “Her” featured an operating system that could personalize itself to the user to the extent where ...

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South America

Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

by Jessica Festa on May 12, 2015

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the ...

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

by Jessica Festa on May 05, 2015

We first learned about sympathy tourism this summer — and to put it bluntly, we’re ...

Central America

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

by Jessica Festa on May 05, 2015

We first learned about sympathy tourism this summer — and to put it bluntly, we’re ...

10 Vegetarian Resorts & Experiences For Your Bucket List

10 Vegetarian Resorts & Experiences For Your Bucket List

by Jessica Festa on Apr 06, 2015

There are myriad ways to incorporate gastronomy into your travel experience, from a luxury ...

Africa

Top 5 Sights to Explore Monastir Tunisia

Top 5 Sights to Explore Monastir Tunisia

by Jonny Scott Blair on Apr 27, 2015

My 100th country odyssey continued as we headed on a train south out of ...

Oh Those South African Flowers…

Oh Those South African Flowers...

by Fred Hatman on Apr 23, 2015

We humans can learn so much from the natural order of things. This is ...

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

The Allure of Oklahoma’s Wide Open Plains & Dancing Clouds

The Allure of Oklahoma's Wide Open Plains & Dancing Clouds

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 27, 2015

It wasn't the first time I had been to Oklahoma ...

Transitions: Reflections From the Urban Bronx to Rural Virginia

Transitions: Reflections From the Urban Bronx to Rural Virginia

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 24, 2015

Preparing oneself mentally for leaving America's East Coast and its ...

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