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Indiana Wine Fair in Nashville Indiana This Weekend

Indiana Wine Fair in Nashville Indiana This Weekend

by Susan McKee on Apr 24, 2014

  The 12th annual Indiana Wine Fair is set for April 26, 2014, at the Story Inn, 6404 South State Road 135, Nashville, Indiana. Hours are 12:30 to 7 p.m. This is the largest wine fest featuring exclusively Indiana wines. For more ...

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Global Wellness Tourism Congress Takes “Wellness Tourism” To Next Level

Global Wellness Tourism Congress Takes Wellness Tourism To Next Level

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 24, 2014

The Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) unveils key strategies for wellness tourism growth - helping governments and the travel industry shape this growing sector. The strategies evolved from discussions with leaders from tourism ministries across Europe and Africa and organizations like ...

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Étouffée Festival in Louisiana Slated for Late April

Étouffée Festival in Louisiana Slated for Late April

by Susan McKee on Apr 23, 2014

  If you haven’t had étoufée, you haven’t spent nearly enough time in Louisiana. Here’s a good event to add to your itinerary, the 29th Annual Étouffée Festival in Arnaudville, Louisiana, is set for this weekend: April 25 through 27, 2014. It takes ...

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Taste of the Nation in Late April Hits NYC, DC, Raleigh & Atlanta

Taste of the Nation in Late April Hits NYC, DC, Raleigh & Atlanta

by Susan McKee on Apr 23, 2014

  The New York City version of Taste of the Nation is set for April 28, 2014, at 82 Mercer, 82 Mercer Street, New York, New York. VIPs (tickets are $425) get in at 6:30 p.m., and the rest of us (who’ll ...

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Meadows in the Mountains Festival Returns to Bulgaria

Meadows in the Mountains Festival Returns to Bulgaria

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 21, 2014

 Meadows in the Mountains Festival returns to Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountain range this summer. Located near the Greek border, the festival will be held from June 13-15, 2014 and feature live artists and DJ's across three days, from disco, electronica, chill, ...

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North America

Indiana Wine Fair in Nashville Indiana This Weekend

Indiana Wine Fair in Nashville Indiana This Weekend

by Susan McKee on Apr 24, 2014

  The 12th annual Indiana Wine Fair is set for April 26, 2014, at the ...

Donate Your Time to Support Sustainable Agriculture Around the Globe

Donate Your Time to Support Sustainable Agriculture Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Apr 24, 2014

Pun Pun Organic Farm near Chang Mai, Thailand, combines local culture and farming with ...

Meandering Through Central Park’s Turtle Park

Meandering Through Central Park's Turtle Park

by Cheryl Lock on Apr 24, 2014

I love when unplanned strolls through NYC turn into something a little extraordinary. This ...

Europe

Global Wellness Tourism Congress Takes “Wellness Tourism” To Next Level

Global Wellness Tourism Congress Takes Wellness Tourism To Next Level

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 24, 2014

The Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) unveils key strategies for wellness tourism growth - ...

An Education Behind The Wines Of France’s Loire Valley

An Education Behind The Wines Of France's Loire Valley

by Jessica Festa on Apr 24, 2014

The Loire Valley, specifically Sancerre. Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre. No education in wine would be ...

Travel Photography: Where to Head for Stunning Imagery

Travel Photography: Where to Head for Stunning Imagery

by Megan McDonough on Apr 23, 2014

On the road, I have discovered that sometimes even the most amateur photographer can capture ...

Lodging

Ledges Hotel in Hawley Pennsylvania For Top Notch East Coast Hospitality

Ledges Hotel in Hawley Pennsylvania For Top Notch East Coast Hospitality

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Apr 23, 2014

Living in New York City, it may come as a shock to you that I have a serious thing for small towns.  The barista at the (one) local coffee shop that knows your name and order by heart, gallery openings ...

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On Staying Green in Kerala, India – Where Nature Meets Luxury & Eco

On Staying Green in Kerala, India - Where Nature Meets Luxury & Eco

by Jessica Festa on Apr 13, 2014

View from atop Meesapulimala Mountain in Silent Valley National Park. Just one sight that makes you realize why Kerala is called “God’s Own Country.” Known as “God’s Own Country” for its diverse ecosystems and landscapes, India’s Kerala is the perfect destination ...

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Serenity & Bliss at India’s Kumarakom Lake Resort

Serenity & Bliss at India's Kumarakom Lake Resort

by Aline Dobbie on Apr 09, 2014

Admidst the grey and cold in Europe lately, in my mind’s eye I am back in the sunshine and warmth and clear skies of Kerala where I spent six weeks recently.  My Comfort Corner for three whole blissful weeks was ...

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Affinia Hotel in New York’s Mid-Town West Side, a Stone’s Throw From Penn Station

Affinia Hotel in New York's Mid-Town West Side, a Stone's Throw From Penn Station

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 07, 2014

I rarely hang out near Penn Station when I travel to New York but given how much I've been going to New York lately, it shouldn't be a surprise that I'd find a hotel I hadn't tried yet and an ...

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The Earth Lodge Farmstay in Guatemala’s Mountain Range

The Earth Lodge Farmstay in Guatemala's Mountain Range

by Jessica Festa on Mar 23, 2014

You’ll have a trek a bit to reach Earth Lodge. Once you do, it’s totally worth it. “Just follow these two children. You’ll walk up the road a ways, down a path, do a small hop over a gap in the ...

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Arts

Being Inspired by Dreamy Art

Being Inspired by Dreamy Art

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Apr 22, 2014

Victoria Milo is a Long Island native currently working in advertising but her natural ...

Behind the Camera at Holi, India’s Colorful Spring Hindu Festival

Behind the Camera at Holi, India's Colorful Spring Hindu Festival

by Sherry Ott on Apr 16, 2014

Holi is the colorful spring Hindu festival which is a photographers dream and nightmare ...

Kyoto Japan: Where Are All the Geishas?

Kyoto Japan: Where Are All the Geishas?

by Robert Schrader on Apr 15, 2014

I was so certain I would see a geisha as my train rolled into ...

Food/Wine

Indiana Wine Fair in Nashville Indiana This Weekend

Indiana Wine Fair in Nashville Indiana This Weekend

by Susan McKee on Apr 24, 2014

  The 12th annual Indiana Wine Fair is set for April 26, 2014, at the ...

An Education Behind The Wines Of France’s Loire Valley

An Education Behind The Wines Of France's Loire Valley

by Jessica Festa on Apr 24, 2014

The Loire Valley, specifically Sancerre. Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre. No education in wine would be ...

Étouffée Festival in Louisiana Slated for Late April

Étouffée Festival in Louisiana Slated for Late April

by Susan McKee on Apr 23, 2014

  If you haven’t had étoufée, you haven’t spent nearly enough time in Louisiana. Here’s a ...

Asia

Donate Your Time to Support Sustainable Agriculture Around the Globe

Donate Your Time to Support Sustainable Agriculture Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Apr 24, 2014

Pun Pun Organic Farm near Chang Mai, Thailand, combines local culture and farming with ...

Taste of the Nation in Late April Hits NYC, DC, Raleigh & Atlanta

Taste of the Nation in Late April Hits NYC, DC, Raleigh & Atlanta

by Susan McKee on Apr 23, 2014

  The New York City version of Taste of the Nation is set for April ...

Traveling 2,000 Miles Across India in a Rickshaw

Traveling 2,000 Miles Across India in a Rickshaw

by Sherry Ott on Apr 22, 2014

I’m traveling 2,000 miles through India by motorized rickshaw, raising $15,000 for charity. Early ...

Pacific

Why Fishing Is Like Traveling

Why Fishing Is Like Traveling

by Kelli Mutchler on Mar 29, 2014

    Fish scales have a way of slipping into my morning coffee cup. The car ...

Top Culinary Experiences Around the World

Top Culinary Experiences Around the World

by Jessica Festa on Mar 14, 2014

Cheese-making at Trevin Farms, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Trevin Farms. Dive into local cuisines and ...

5 Benefits Of Globe Trotting & Traveling With Kids

5 Benefits Of Globe Trotting & Traveling With Kids

by Jessica Festa on Mar 09, 2014

Amanda and son drinking fresh squeezed orange juice in Penang, Malaysia Interested in traveling with ...

Products

David’s Been Here Toiletry Bag Product Review

David's Been Here Toiletry Bag Product Review

by Valerie Swiderski on Apr 24, 2014

Do you love to travel but despise packing?  I know I do, but the worst part for me are the toiletries.  I end up with 3 or 4 different plastic bags that I have acquired over the course of buying ...

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The Pocket Poppet For Women on the Go

The Pocket Poppet For Women on the Go

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 22, 2014

I recently discovered a fun wrap, or more like a Cardigan on the Go! from a company called Pocket Poppet.   From boardroom to beach, work to weekend, retro to metro, The Pocket Poppets’ adaptable design is great for women who ...

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Smartwatches vs Featurewatches: Discover the Phosphor Touch Time

Smartwatches vs Featurewatches: Discover the Phosphor Touch Time

by Ewan Spence on Apr 18, 2014

Just as your smartphones had some competition with features phones and their limited apps, longer battery life, and in many cases better designs, so the smartwatches of the world have the oncoming storm of the featurewatches. Starting with the Phosphor ...

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Move Into Relaxation & Serenity With Sound Machines for Travelers

Move Into Relaxation & Serenity With Sound Machines for Travelers

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 14, 2014

Recently, in an effort to get a more peaceful sleep while on the road, I investigated a few sound system options that would be useful for travelers. In my research, I came up with several companies that focus on relaxing ...

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5 Top Mobile Apps for Getting Around New York City

5 Top Mobile Apps for Getting Around New York City

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Apr 11, 2014

Besides my Metrocard, the only other thing I never ever leave home without is my trusty iPhone.  Any other New Yorkers out there relate? I’ve only had this amazing piece of technology for about a year, and it’s insane to think ...

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South America

5 Fun Tips for Working with Brazilians

5 Fun Tips for Working with Brazilians

by CultureWizard on Apr 24, 2014

1. Brazilians see personal relationships as the foundation of business success. Establishing a rapport is ...

There’s More Than Basking on a Rio Beach

There's More Than Basking on a Rio Beach

by Robert Schrader on Apr 19, 2014

Think of Rio de Janeiro and images of sun, sea, sand, and ladies in ...

Behind Chile’s Magical Colchagua Valley

Behind Chile's Magical Colchagua Valley

by Brian Horstman on Apr 11, 2014

During the September 18 Fiestas Patrias last year, we decided to take a train ...

Central America

The Magical Sunrise Atop of Guatemala’s Indian’s Nose

The Magical Sunrise Atop of Guatemala's Indian’s Nose

by Jessica Festa on Apr 17, 2014

  “Beep. Beep. Beep.” Is it 3:30 am already? While I had willed myself to ...

Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

by Kelli Mutchler on Apr 13, 2014

Fidel Castro’s mustache instantly attracted Michelle’s attention, but his oratory prowess and political passion ...

Top Ten Tips for Seeing the Best of Guatemala

Top Ten Tips for Seeing the Best of Guatemala

by Jessica Festa on Apr 11, 2014

Lake Atitlan. Photo courtesy of Shawn Coomer. 1. Please tell us a bit about your ...

Africa

Global Wellness Tourism Congress Takes “Wellness Tourism” To Next Level

Global Wellness Tourism Congress Takes Wellness Tourism To Next Level

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 24, 2014

The Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) unveils key strategies for wellness tourism growth - ...

Was Your Easter Chocolate Sourced From Ethical Integrity?

Was Your Easter Chocolate Sourced From Ethical Integrity?

by Jessica Festa on Apr 22, 2014

Easter has always been a time to celebrate rebirth. During the spring, the entire ...

Understanding Pinotage, The South African Way

Understanding Pinotage, The South African Way

by Rich Laburn on Apr 18, 2014

“Pinotage is the juice extracted from women’s tongues and lion’s hearts.  After having a ...

Green

On Staying Green in Kerala, India – Where Nature Meets Luxury & Eco

On Staying Green in Kerala, India - Where Nature Meets Luxury & Eco

by Jessica Festa on Apr 13, 2014

View from atop Meesapulimala Mountain in Silent Valley National Park. Just one sight that ...

The Exquisite English Garden – Go On A Tour With Us…

The Exquisite English Garden - Go On A Tour With Us...

by Mariellen Ward on Mar 15, 2014

Ahh yes, the English garden. Below is a United Kingdom Garden Tour - here's ...

Thomasville Blooms For The Rose Show And Festival

Thomasville Blooms For The Rose Show And Festival

by Ellen Park on Jan 05, 2014

The annual Rose Show and Festival in Thomasville, Georgia, will celebrate its 93rd year ...

 

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A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 06, 2014

I’ve always loved the word Roots. In English at least, ...

Las Vegas, The City of Extreme High’s & Extreme Low’s

Las Vegas, The City of Extreme High's & Extreme Low's

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 17, 2014

I’ve been to Las Vegas so many times it would ...

Reflecting On Those 2013 Travel Highlights!

Reflecting On Those 2013 Travel Highlights!

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 26, 2013

As I began reflecting on the 2013 year, I realized ...

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A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

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