Events & Festivals

Surf Summit, Where Technology, Entrepreneurism & Surfing Meet

Surf Summit, Where Technology, Entrepreneurism & Surfing Meet

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 19, 2014

Imagine a conference that combines surfing, technology and entrepreneurship on Ireland's magical wild coast. A subset if you will of Dublin's Web Summit, the first ever held Surf Summit brought 200 attendees to the west coast of Ireland to join in ...

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Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival & Private Cooking Classes

Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival & Private Cooking Classes

by Susan McKee on Nov 18, 2014

  The fourth annual Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival takes place March 12 through 15, 2015, in several venues on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It will include two dozen events featuring Mexican, Spanish and other world gastronomy. Honored chefs include ...

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Indianapolis’ Annual International Festival

Indianapolis' Annual International Festival

by Susan McKee on Nov 18, 2014

More than 50 ethnic and cultural groups have banded together to stage the annual International Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 1976. You can munch their way around the world, sampling traditional foods from close to two dozen culinary traditions, including Indonesia, ...

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Bordeaux Under One Roof in NYC & Los Angeles

Bordeaux Under One Roof in NYC & Los Angeles

by Susan McKee on Nov 15, 2014

  There will be two Bordeaux Under One Roof events in the United States this year. The fourth annual New York City event is November 13, 2014. The new Bordeaux Under One Roof event will be in Los Angeles November 18, ...

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The Denver International Wine Festival Kicks Off On November 18

The Denver International Wine Festival Kicks Off On November 18

by Susan McKee on Nov 14, 2014

  The 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival is set for November 18 through 21, 2014, at the Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado. Headliner is celebrity chef and author Sara Moulton, who will be the honorary host of the ...

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North America

The All Things Foodie & Drink Guide to San Francisco

The All Things Foodie & Drink Guide to San Francisco

by Marcia Gagliardi on Nov 25, 2014

One of the many phenomenal dishes at Bar Tartine. The start of a perfect meal ...

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 ...

Europe

Dubrovnik, Croatia & A Peek at Montenegro

Dubrovnik, Croatia & A Peek at Montenegro

by Aline Dobbie on Nov 25, 2014

Dubrovnik is a city that captured my imagination way back when I was very ...

The Mystique to Romania’s Underground Salt Mine in Cacica

The Mystique to Romania's Underground Salt Mine in Cacica

by Jonny Scott Blair on Nov 24, 2014

I have visited mines before in Bolivia and New Zealand. I’ve stood on salt ...

Lodging

5 Transformative Stays in the Land of Jordan

5 Transformative Stays in the Land of Jordan

by Jessica Festa on Nov 23, 2014

For those traveling to Jordan, there are an array of experiential hotels that allow visitors a glimpse into local culture in an eco-friendly way. Your accommodation is one of the most influential parts of your vacation, with the potential to enhance ...

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Private Villa or Agritourismo in Umbria’s Countryside?

Private Villa or Agritourismo in Umbria’s Countryside?

by Donna Sozio on Nov 20, 2014

Before you begin reading, first pour yourself a glass of proseco and toast yourself. Why? Because you have chosen to leave the road most traveled (Rome, Florence, Venice) and venture into Umbria – the green heart of Italy - where ...

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The Charming Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa in Windsor

The Charming Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa in Windsor

by Jonny Scott Blair on Nov 19, 2014

It was another inspiring journey as I left behind the lights of crowded London for a night of relaxation and luxury by the River Thames in the town of Windsor in Berkshire, England. While I took in the sites of ...

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Dublin’s Very Centrally Located Trinity City Hotel For Optimum Site Seeing

Dublin's Very Centrally Located Trinity City Hotel For Optimum Site Seeing

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 08, 2014

I've been to Dublin several times and stayed at some of the more classic/traditional hotels in the city center, ones that tout themselves as being prime for business travel. Meet the Trinity City Hotel, which I found to be a ...

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Sleeping in Oheka Castle…The One From Citizen Kane

Sleeping in Oheka Castle...The One From Citizen Kane

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Nov 02, 2014

It’s always exciting when a bucket list item can be checked off your list, exceeding the expectations you’ve set in your mind. Somewhere on my list (ahem, #72) was “sleep in a castle.”  Regardless, I never would have expected an opportunity ...

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Arts

Paddy Campbell’s Wet House at London’s Soho Theatre

Paddy Campbell's Wet House at London's Soho Theatre

by Jonny Scott Blair on Nov 23, 2014

I heard word that Paddy Campbell’s award winning play “The Wet House” was on ...

Sculpteo 3D Printing Engine Will Replicate You In Miniature

Sculpteo 3D Printing Engine Will Replicate You In Miniature

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 22, 2014

For those in the technology "know," you have seen that there's been significant advances ...

Food/Wine

The All Things Foodie & Drink Guide to San Francisco

The All Things Foodie & Drink Guide to San Francisco

by Marcia Gagliardi on Nov 25, 2014

One of the many phenomenal dishes at Bar Tartine. The start of a perfect meal ...

Southern Californian Restaurants For Your Foodie Bucket List

Southern Californian Restaurants For Your Foodie Bucket List

by Jessica Festa on Nov 25, 2014

There are many reasons people choose to visit a certain destination. If you’re heading ...

Asia

The North of Tokyo & Its Historical Asakusa Shrine

The North of Tokyo & Its Historical Asakusa Shrine

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 25, 2014

While of course I had heard about the shrine at Asakusa in northern Tokyo, ...

A Very Cultural & Colorful Bangkok

A Very Cultural & Colorful Bangkok

by Robert Schrader on Nov 23, 2014

As a longtime lover (and former resident!) of Bangkok, whose Thai name Krungthep Mahanakon ...

Pacific

Is There Really a National Dish of Australia?

Is There Really a National Dish of Australia?

by Rich Laburn on Nov 13, 2014

Anna writes in her quest to find the National Dish of Australia on her ...

Parasailing Over Queenstown New Zealand

Parasailing Over Queenstown New Zealand

by Kelli Mutchler on Nov 10, 2014

Parachutes have a way of eliminating excess weight – like the leftover pounds of ...

Products

Sculpteo 3D Printing Engine Will Replicate You In Miniature

Sculpteo 3D Printing Engine Will Replicate You In Miniature

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 22, 2014

For those in the technology "know," you have seen that there's been significant advances in 3D printing lately, a prototyping process that makes it possible to create an actual object from a 3D file. The object is formed by applying successive layers ...

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Panamap, the Multilayer Map That Changes In the Palm of Your Hand

Panamap, the Multilayer Map That Changes In the Palm of Your Hand

by Anthony A Compagnone on Nov 17, 2014

Meet the Panamap, an award-winning printed map that reveals different layers (subways, streets and neighbourhoods) depending on how it is held in your hand. It is manufactured using a patented printing technology that effectively allows users to reference three maps in ...

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Fun & Colorful SonicFuel Headphones Make Great Travel Companions

Fun & Colorful SonicFuel Headphones Make Great Travel Companions

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 14, 2014

I'm now testing out a couple pair of SonicFuel headphones. Below is the SonicFuel ATH-CKX7iS in a fun purple -- one of the great things about their headphones is the choice of vibrant colors you can choose from and that's of ...

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Web Summit 2014 Roundup: NEW Travel Apps You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Web Summit 2014 Roundup: NEW Travel Apps You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 10, 2014

At the fourth annual Web Summit event in Dublin from November 4-6, 2014, 22,000 people from around the world came to see new gadgets, get cool demos and hear the latest scoop on where technology is heading. Since we love ...

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Stylish PulseOn Makes Heart Rate Monitoring Easier Than Ever

Stylish PulseOn Makes Heart Rate Monitoring Easier Than Ever

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 06, 2014

I came across the ever so cool PulseOn watches at a trade show event earlier this year. A surprising factoid is that these watches are designed and developed in of all places, Finland. The company is a spin-off from Nokia ...

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South America

A Las Laderas Peru Home Building Project

A Las Laderas Peru Home Building Project

by Sherry Ott on Nov 18, 2014

    Las Laderas – an impoverished community outside of Lima where we were to build ...

Taking in the Best of Quito Culture

Taking in the Best of Quito Culture

by Megan McDonough on Nov 14, 2014

I spent four days in Quito and while I could have easily stayed another ...

Central America

10 Immersive Language Learning Holidays

10 Immersive Language Learning Holidays

by Jessica Festa on Nov 23, 2014

In today’s globalized world, one of the most valuable and rewarding skills you can ...

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 ...

Africa

15 Incredible Photos of African Wildlife

15 Incredible Photos of African Wildlife

by Rich Laburn on Nov 24, 2014

Summer is always a great time in the African bush. Full of new borns, ...

Reflecting on More African Travel After Experiencing Morocco & Egypt

Reflecting on More African Travel After Experiencing Morocco & Egypt

by Robert Schrader on Nov 23, 2014

When I tell people I’m about to leave for East Africa, they usually ask ...

Green

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 ...

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 ...

 

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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, ...

A Sunday Stroll Through Paris While The Sun Bakes Your Face

A Sunday Stroll Through Paris While The Sun Bakes Your Face

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 12, 2014

I'm in a taxi whizzing down Boulevard de Magenta, one ...

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Bone Dry African Bush and the Wildlife in It

Bone Dry African Bush and the Wildlife in It

by Rich Laburn on Nov 21, 2014
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5 Transformative Stays in the Land of Jordan

5 Transformative Stays in the Land of Jordan

by Jessica Festa on Nov 23, 2014