Maggie Barakatt

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TOP 5 BEACHES OF KEFALONIA

Kefalonia is an island with numerous beaches for all preferences. Beaches crowded or isolated, with sand or pebbles, organized or not.Certainly, …

Meteora - Mountains, Monasteries, and Monks | Greece Travel Photos

<b>Meteora was a place in Greece I simply had to visit on my recent Big Fat Greek Road Trip. Rarely do places live up to the hype, but Meteora did.</b> …

Where to eat in Athens - Tagine in Glyfada

Last week myself and 3 other members of Travel Bloggers Greece, Elena from Passion for Greece, Eleanna from Lace and Macarons and Maria from Maria …

The best places for dessert in Athens

This post is also available in: French<p>Athens is a city with a delicious food scene and has no shortage of mouth-watering desserts.<br>Here is a guide …

Athens Island Cruise - Olympic Cruises Three Islands Trip From Athens

<b>Many people that visit Athens, do so with limited time. Spending two or three days in the city, they tend to see the main attractions such as the</b> …

How to make sure your luggage arrives at your holiday destination

Lost luggage can ruin your holiday. To ensure that your suitcase arrives at the same destination as you, there are a few tips you can follow for …

'Completely sick': Another parent recounts child's illness at Mexican resort

Another Canadian parent says her child also became ill with a fever- and rash-producing infection while vacationing at a resort area in Mexico.<p>Sophie …

Hot Springs National Park: The American Spa

<i>Wellness - noun - The state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.</i><p><i>"Valley of the Vapors" in Hot Springs National Park. | Image credit: Stefanie Payne</i><p>At Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, stop #5 on our epic road trip, wellness is part of the DNA. It can reversely be said that …

Whale-sized asteroid to fly by Earth on March 8

Reuters/NASA<p>Eight days from now a 100-foot-diameter asteroid named "2013 TX68" will fly past Earth for the second time in recorded history.<p>One hundred feet is about the size of a blue whale, but to be clear, 2013 TX68 is not considered a potentially hazardous asteroid and poses no catastrophic …

3 things NOT to do if there's an emergency on your plane

Last month an Air Canada jet on its approach to Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia struck an antenna array that sheared off its landing gear. Fortunately, all 138 people made it off the plane after it skidded off the runway.<p>A few weeks earlier, a Turkish airliner skidded off a …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

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7 Ways to Stick to Your Budget on Vacation

Keep Your Budget<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>LearnVest.com</i><i>.</i><p>Whether you’re planning a vacation in Paris or a skydive in the States this summer, …

Visit San Jose City & the Central Valley

The city of San Jose and the Central Valley are the heart of Costa Rica and home to over half the population that was first attracted to the region’s …

Galapagos Islands: 5 things to know before you go

The Galapagos Islands, 1,000 kilometers west of the Ecuadorian coast, are an ecological wonderland filled with a treasure trove of endemic species. …

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How to plan an African safari

(Robert Ginn/Getty)<p>An African safari is one of life’s grandest adventures. To our grandparents’ generation such a trip was as likely as a trip to the …

Should You Be Going on Safari in Zimbabwe?

In case you missed my last post, I just came back from an amazing trip to Zimbabwe. I had a great time and I met the most incredible people who are working hard to help communities and support conservation. So I was quite surprised by the response from some friends, clients and colleagues who say …

Get Lost in Morocco

Lost in the maze of Marrakech, I pause for a moment to try to get my bearings. It's a mistake. Two young Moroccan men pounce on me and immediately strike up a friendly conversation.<p>"What are you looking for?"<p>"We can show you where to go."<p>The winding mass of little alleyways, lined with shops …

Toronto beats New York 25-1 for lower fares to Europe in July

Want low fares to Europe this summer? Fly from Canada. is a piece I wrote two weeks ago when I found fares from Vancouver YVR were hundreds of …

Emergency alarms sound as Emirates and Etihad planes 'come within 25 SECONDS of collision' while flying over Arabian Sea

• <b>Incident occurred over the Arabian Sea in Mumbai Airspace</b>• <b><br>A Resolution Advisory alarm is sounded if within 25 seconds of collision</b>• <b><br>Both Emirates and</b> …

Booker’s Grand Tour of Morocco

<b>Morocco</b> is known for its diversity—of traditions, religions, landscapes, and more.<p>While most travelers are able to spend time in only one region of the country, I was determined to see it all during spring break.<p>At the end of a two-week binge on Moroccan culture and cuisine, I ended up covering …

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Egypt Postpones Visa Requirement Changes

The details were sparse at first, though within a week we found out the details of the new laws, which would require US citizens not traveling as …

Tourists are trickling back to Egypt

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Chef Anhar. The error has been corrected.<p>Tourists are trickling back to see these temples, tombs and more.<p>Tourists are trickling back to see the temples, tombs and more.<p>“Welcome to Cairo.”<p>“Happy New Year!”<p>“Where are you from? …

Italy and river cruising top luxury travel trends report

Affluent travelers will be booking river cruises and villas in Italy this year, according to a new report that aims to paint a picture of how the …

Bits: KLM business class sale, Corinthia sale, Luxury Travel Diary auction ending – massive bargains

News in brief:<p><b>KLM launches more business class deals</b><p>Dutch airline KLM may be feeling the heat from the aggressive business class fare deals that …

Luxury Travel: World’s Clearest Water places | Club Delux | Vip Luxury Club

<b>Written by Joaquim Guimarães</b><p>There are places in the world with unbelievable Clearest Waters, the best places to do some underwater exploring, and …

Air Canada Rejects Idea Of Jets Landing At Toronto's Island Airport

MONTREAL - Air Canada (TSX:AC) says it does not support changes aimed at allowing jets to land at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.<p>The airline says …