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Luxury Firenze Hotel: IL Salviatino – Florence, Italy

Exhausted from my overnight flight to Rome from the USA, and then my train ride to Florence, I was bound and determined to make it to my Firenze …

Italy

Costa Rican Yoga Retreat: Blue Osa Retreat & Spa Beach Resort

Have you ever wanted an escape? A place you can go to relax, unwind, and forget about life for a while. I found that at the Cosa Rican Yoga Retreat</b> …

Yoga

Unearthing the Importance of the Life-Sized Terracotta Warriors

Today, the unexpected unearthing of the <b>Terracotta Army</b>—a hoard of legendary, life-sized clay soldiers intended to fill an emperor's elaborate mausoleum—is renowned as one of the world's greatest archaeological events. Discovered in northwestern China and dating back to its first dynasty, the …

Archaeology

Story behind the Richmond Castle – The Rise and Fall of a Mudaliyar

The grandeur of the Richmond Castle | Photo by insanophobiaRichmond castle located in a rural area in Kalutara brings awe to anyone who visited the …

What are Viking River Cruises REALLY like? I WILL TELL YOU!

What are Viking River Cruises like? Let's peek thru the window with fascination and find out. The day I received the invitation, I was so happy as a …

The Post

Salsa Cruise 2018 Promo

Dreams of Bohemian Luxury and Mykonos Beaches

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece<p>Known as the <b>Island of the Winds</b>, Mykonos Island is in the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea. It is also known …

Come Join Me at Half Moon Jamaica

Half Moon Jamaica<p>Far up ahead, I could see the majestic black wrought iron gates that would soon open up into a wealthy man’s grand tropical …

Dive into Dominican Republic Culture at Casas del XVI

For Dominican Republic culture, food, drinks, and plenty of things to do, look beyond the beach resorts and head to the colonial city of Santo …

Dominican Republic

The Amalfi Coast

<b>I’d say the Amalfi Coast is right on up there with the top 10 places to see before you die</b>! You have got to go and experience it for yourself. Take …

21 Enjoyable Things to do in Savannah GA

Get yourself into that Southern mood, the sweet sickness that is Savannah's lure. I call it le mal doux, which is French for "the sweet sickness". …

The Post

Gelato in Rome

Gelato in Rome<p>Looking for the Best Gelato in Rome!<p>We headed down Via dei Coronari knowing it was around here somewhere. We had been here before and …

The Ultimate Cultural Experience At Te Vara Nui Village, Rarotonga

Experience The Best Of Cook Island Culture With Te Vara Nui<p>One of the greatest ways to experience true Cook Island culture is not doubt with a visit …

Visit St Simons Island Beach for a Relaxing Getaway

Georgia is well known for its southern-style seen in Savannah’s stately squares, with their distinct southern twang sound. And most people know about …

Pulpit Rock, Norway

Pulpit Rock, better known as Preikestolen in Norway is a steep cliff that rises almost 2000 feet above Lysefjorden with a flat top viewing platform. …

Cancun Diving

Cenote Kukulcan, Yucatan, Mexico<p>Cenote Diving<p>The stunning Kukulcan Cenote is a 33 feet(10 meters) deep blue cavern that is part of the Chac Mool …

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger is a city that is close to the fjords and mountains along the southwestern coast of Norway. It is a place where it is easy to go hiking and …

11 Game-Changing Trip Apps {For TRAVEL}

Choosing the right app for my trips can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there as there are so many to choose from. I’ve …

Apps

Italy Vacations – Make This Your Next Authentic Italian Vacation

Italy Vacations - Make This Your Next Authentic Italian Vacation Americans love Italy Vacations. Yet many times when we go, we get bogged down in the …

Italy

Taste in Travel: Understanding Cultures through Food

The number of times I’ve been asked how I became a culinary {and travel} writer is too many to count. Frankly, I’m not exactly sure how to answer. …

Buenos Aires

A Traditional Farmhouse: Liminka, Finland

By Cacinda Maloney<p>How on earth can I write a story about Finland without the mention of a sauna experience? I don’t believe I can and this time will …

A Sauna Finlandese Experience in Helsinki

Sometimes in life, as in travels, we really don’t know what to expect when encountering other cultures, countries, and continents. Some things come …

Spend Some Time in Chile: Why Chile Should Be In Your Future

Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world because of its shape and topography. Its long thin shape leads to many attributes that are not …

South America

Cultural Tourism in Guatemala

By Cacinda Maloney<p>Chichicastenango, Guatemala<p>Chichicastenango is an indigenous village lying on the crest of the northern volcanoes in Guatemala. It …

South America

Hotel Cesenatico: Luxury Along the Adriatic Sea

If you have not had a chance to visit the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, then have I got a treat for you! It's called Cesenatico and I had a chance …

Italy

Hong Kong Bucket List (Hiking)

I recently took a fascinating trip through Asia with Hong Kong as a stop. I was on a Holland America cruise ship’s “around the world” Asia Pacific …

Hong Kong

The last nomads of Iran

Numbering just 400,000, the Qashqai are a strong and proud people who are fiercely resisting assimilation into mainstream Iranian society.

Central Asia

Cruise Holland America: My Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage

You can imagine the moment I received the email with an invitation for me to stay on a segment of the global cruise Holland America’s Grand Asia and …

Cruise Ships

Singapore’s Chinatown: Exploring Art, Culture And Food

<b>THE MAJESTIC THEATRE</b><p><i>A glimpse of the Majestic theatre.</i><p>The Majestic Theatre was formerly known as Tin Yin Moh Toi. It was built by a tycoon named Eu …

Palace on Wheels Train – THE Definitive Guide (Of Everything You Need To Know!)

Palace on Wheels is one of the luxury trains in India that travels through the majestic landscapes of Rajasthan within India’s Golden Triangle. …

Asia Travel