Events & Festivals

Xinpu Hakka Festival, a Lantern Festival That Celebrates the Hakka People

Xinpu Hakka Festival, a Lantern Festival That Celebrates the Hakka People

by MJ Klein on Apr 17, 2015

Recently, Hui-chen went looking on the internet for something to do, and she found this local festival in Xinpu, a township close to where we live in Taipei Taiwan.  It coincided with the Lantern Festival, and at first I thought it ...

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The Annual Texas Crab Fest in May

The Annual Texas Crab Fest in May

by Susan McKee on Apr 16, 2015

  Music, arts and crabs are promised at the 30th annual Texas Crab Fest, set for May 8, 9 and 10, 2015, in Gregory Park, 2292 Highway 87, Crystal beach, Texas. Feast on fresh local seafood like BBQ crab, crab nachos and ...

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Savor Bowie, A Maryland Food, Wine and Music Festival

Savor Bowie, A Maryland Food, Wine and Music Festival

by Susan McKee on Apr 16, 2015

  “Savor Bowie”, a Food, Wine and Music Festival, is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25, 2015, in the Bowie Town Center, 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, Maryland. There’ll be complimentary food tastings from local restaurants and wine tastings from ...

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Food + Farm Film Festival Hits San Francisco April 17-19th

Food + Farm Film Festival Hits San Francisco April 17-19th

by Marcia Gagliardi on Apr 14, 2015

The third annual Food & Farm Film Fest is taking over the Roxie Theater in the Mission in San Francisco from Friday April 17th through Sunday April 19th, where you catch films about food, farms, and the unique people in ...

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Festival del Sole Gala Packs Major Star Power

Festival del Sole Gala Packs Major Star Power

by Marcia Gagliardi on Apr 14, 2015

Sing to us, Kevin Spacey! Photo: Festival Del Sole. The Napa Valley Festival del Sole is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the region’s cultural vitality and their Annual Festival Gala at Meadowood is going to be a big one this ...

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North America

Arkansas, a Natural Oasis: From Breaktaking Skies to Hot Springs & Thermal Waters

Arkansas, a Natural Oasis: From Breaktaking Skies to Hot Springs & Thermal Waters

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 20, 2015

Arkansas was on my original "hit" list for stops on our cross country trip ...

The Serious Foodie Guide to Nashville Tennessee

The Serious Foodie Guide to Nashville Tennessee

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 19, 2015

As we made our way into Nashville Tennessee, it was dark and while we ...

Europe

Deep into the Azores on the Roads Thru São Miguel

Deep into the Azores on the Roads Thru São Miguel

by Jessica Festa on Apr 18, 2015

So much green beauty. Green mountains blend with natural steam in Furnas on São Miguel The ...

Travel Croatia: Exploring Historical Zagreb By Foot & Bike

Travel Croatia: Exploring Historical Zagreb By Foot & Bike

by Jessica Festa on Apr 15, 2015

Typically, there usually isn’t a driving force behind my trip booking, aside for my ...

Lodging

Find Serenity at the Mountain Harbor Resort & Turtle Cove Spa

Find Serenity at the Mountain Harbor Resort & Turtle Cove Spa

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 16, 2015

When you think of Arkansas as an avid traveler, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't luxury spa treatments. Since we were already planning to spend time in Hot Springs Arkansas, which has a rich historical past and ...

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Meet Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, the Largest Hotel in Arkansas

Meet Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, the Largest Hotel in Arkansas

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 15, 2015

Driving through America's middle allows you to take several routes, the classic Route 66 being one of those. Given that it was winter, we geared our journey a little further south than we otherwise might knowing that I wanted to ...

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The Amarillo Marriott, a Great Family Stayover on a Cross America Trip

The Amarillo Marriott, a Great Family Stayover on a Cross America Trip

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 14, 2015

While we didn't plan to stay and explore Amarillo, Texas, we did use it as a stay over on our cross America trip, which we heavily hashtagged #WBTWxAmerica if you want to check out some of our social media posts ...

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12 Transformative Stays in America: Sleep Among Rich History & Culture

12 Transformative Stays in America: Sleep Among Rich History & Culture

by Jessica Festa on Apr 11, 2015

If you want to spend more time in charming historical buildings, consider staying in one of these unique accommodations or visiting some of America’s most interesting art galleries, community spaces and museums. All of them honor their historic roots while ...

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Classic Meets Modern at Memphis’ Chic & Artistic Madison Hotel

Classic Meets Modern at Memphis’ Chic & Artistic Madison Hotel

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 08, 2015

A sweet memory of Memphis outside of all the fabulous music of course, was our little abode for the week. Rather than hang our hat at the renowned historical Peabody Hotel which is world renowned for their red carpet "duck ...

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Arts

Xinpu Hakka Festival, a Lantern Festival That Celebrates the Hakka People

Xinpu Hakka Festival, a Lantern Festival That Celebrates the Hakka People

by MJ Klein on Apr 17, 2015

Recently, Hui-chen went looking on the internet for something to do, and she found this ...

Food + Farm Film Festival Hits San Francisco April 17-19th

Food + Farm Film Festival Hits San Francisco April 17-19th

by Marcia Gagliardi on Apr 14, 2015

The third annual Food & Farm Film Fest is taking over the Roxie Theater ...

Food/Wine

The Serious Foodie Guide to Nashville Tennessee

The Serious Foodie Guide to Nashville Tennessee

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 19, 2015

As we made our way into Nashville Tennessee, it was dark and while we ...

2 Fun Foodie Picks in Clarksdale Mississippi

2 Fun Foodie Picks in Clarksdale Mississippi

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 18, 2015

Travel the back roads between American Highways 49 and 61 in search of Lost Superstitions and the ...

Asia

Xinpu Hakka Festival, a Lantern Festival That Celebrates the Hakka People

Xinpu Hakka Festival, a Lantern Festival That Celebrates the Hakka People

by MJ Klein on Apr 17, 2015

Recently, Hui-chen went looking on the internet for something to do, and she found this ...

30 Inspiring Photos of India That Will Make You Want to Visit

30 Inspiring Photos of India That Will Make You Want to Visit

by Mariellen Ward on Apr 06, 2015

Danielle Winter GENDER INEQUALITY ISSUES and several high-profile rape cases have distorted the perception of India ...

Pacific

Australia, From Blue Skies & Waterfalls to Blue Waters & Mountains

Australia, From Blue Skies & Waterfalls to Blue Waters & Mountains

by Sherry Ott on Apr 13, 2015

Last fall I won a trip for two to Australia’s Blue Mountains at the ...

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 ...

Products

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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UV Skinz Clothing Provides UV and UVB Radiation Protection

UV Skinz Clothing Provides UV and UVB Radiation Protection

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 01, 2015

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 -- there's a clothing line that protects you from the sun's harmful rays, which ...

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3 Useful & Must Have Gadgets for the Travel Photographer

3 Useful & Must Have Gadgets for the Travel Photographer

by Rich Laburn on Mar 30, 2015

Traveling in nature and being out in the wilderness is a life changing experience for most. But, for photographers, it can be the experience of a lifetime, especially if they're in the middle of untamed territory or shooting wildlife on ...

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The Pros of a Selfie Stick for the Avid Traveler

The Pros of a Selfie Stick for the Avid Traveler

by Jessica Festa on Mar 28, 2015

The selfie stick has been getting a bad rap. Not only is it now officially banned in many major museums around the world to help keep collections safe and disruptions to a minimum, but the New York Post called it ...

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Testing the Adisi Tent in Taiwan

Testing the Adisi Tent in Taiwan

by MJ Klein on Mar 26, 2015

Our latest camping adventure in Taiwan was in Guoxing where we used a brand named Adisi, which is a Taiwanese home grown brand. The tent structure remains attached to the quick-setup frame, so you don’t have to take it down. These very clever joints ...

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South America

Top 10 To Do’s in Medellin Colombia

Top 10 To Do's in Medellin Colombia

by Jessica Festa on Apr 17, 2015

Looking to explore Medellin, Colombia, like a local? Pablo Alvarez-Correa, a native, shares his ...

Guayaquil Ecuador, Where Heart & Culture Meet the Sea

Guayaquil Ecuador, Where Heart & Culture Meet the Sea

by Lainie Liberti on Apr 09, 2015

After a ton of research on Guayaquil, Ecuador, a city only 3 hours from ...

Central America

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 ...

6 Fun Retreats for a Mixture of Wellness, Yoga & Adventure

6 Fun Retreats for a Mixture of Wellness, Yoga & Adventure

by Jessica Festa on Mar 18, 2015

2) Green Yoga & Permaculture (Guatemala) Journey to sacred Mayan land in San Marcos La ...

Africa

The Kenyan Countryside & Lake Naivasha Kenya

The Kenyan Countryside & Lake Naivasha Kenya

by Harriet Constable on Apr 10, 2015

Week two in Nairobi and our friends were kind enough to lend us their ...

Learn About New Alliance Initiatives & Help Tanzanian Communities

Learn About New Alliance Initiatives & Help Tanzanian Communities

by Jessica Festa on Apr 05, 2015

Speak about the country of Tanzania to most travelers and you’ll hear stories of ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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