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Gourmet Hiking from France to Italy: A Most Pleasurable Experience

What do you get when you mix gourmet food and wine with extraordinary hiking in the French and Italian Alps? You get Hedonistic Hiking, a sort of concierge service specializing in gourmet walking holidays. I spent nine days of absolute pleasure walking high in the mountains of France and Italy, experiencing...

Vacation Homes Offer You More Than Just Holiday Options

By Charlie Brown A vacation home is not meant for everyone. For instance, hermits probably do not need a particular place for their stay. However, many of you must be fond of the concept of owning ‘vacation homes.’ For those who are not yet aware of the concept of the vacation homes, this article is one you...

Past and Future Collide in Lima

By Hannah Vickers While Cuzco is the more popular city to explore Peru’s ancient past, the noisier, dirtier and more modern capital of the country has quite a few hidden gems. Lima’s large number of historical sacred ruins are known locally as ‘huacas’ and are strewn around the city. As the sprawling...

Waterfalls of Laos

By Andrew Kolasinski There was a rumbling in the air and a slight tremor in the ground a kilometer from the falls. As I got closer the rumbling became a thunderous crashing, the ground shook and the air was full of swirling mist. Khane Phapheng Falls in Laos is Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall and the...

Common Skiing Mistakes

4 Misconceptions That Won’t Help  When You Hit the Slopes This Season Common Errors to Avoid from Sought-after Instructor & Keynote Speaker As the season gets underway and skiers of all levels journey to the snow capped mountains, chances are that a great many of them will do some things that won’t help...

Haunts of Lima, Peru

By Mike Gasparovic When Herman Melville called Lima “the strangest, saddest city thou can’st see,” he was definitely on to something. There’s the fog, for starters. In winter, the sun seems to abandon the Peruvian capital, leaving it prey to funereal mists that rise from the sea and drape the coastline in...

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: Garden of Asia

  By Andrew Kolasinski The delta’s brown silt-laden water has a rich pungent odor. It smells like growth, like life itself. Clumps of water lilies drift down with the current. Many of the tiny islands have floating gardens in front of float homes or stilt houses. The Mekong River is the world’s 12th longest...

A Day in Nantucket

With summer coming to a close, I find myself drifting back to my time spent on Nantucket this past July. It’s a place that was made for daydreams and I long to be back on the island. One of the days I keep going back to is one I spent with my friend Elizabeth Kochor. We actually met in Nantucket, and she...

Marmaris – Your Holiday Beckons!

Your Greek holiday will never be complete without a trip to Marmaris, an exotic port town in Turkey that is just 45 minutes away from Rhodes Island in Greece. Choose from a variety of activities including boating, diving, sailing and cruising or simply enjoy the pleasures of this beautiful Mediterranean...

How to Stay Safe and Healthy While Traveling

  Whether you are voyaging to the canals of Holland, or traveling to Paris to stand in awe at the Eiffel Tower, making sure you are safe and healthy will help ensure a smooth and memorable vacation.   According to the National Travel Survey, 63 percent of travelers get sick while on vacation, and most of...

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