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Hong Kong: Tea dances waltz back into the picture at the Peninsula

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Peninsula Hong Kong is inviting guests to step back into an age of elegance as the hotel reintroduces tea dances, once a famed afternoon ritual in the lobby. As part of the celebration of … Continue reading

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Asia: Festival to honor street food across the globe

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a “mega street food feast,” will … Continue reading

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Asia: What are the top 101 restaurants?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: It was a big job, but somebody had to do it, said editors at the Daily Meal. So they set out to recognize Asia’s top 101 restaurants. The list, which took six months to compile, … Continue reading

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Maldives: Surf’s up for competitors in Indian Ocean contest

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Catch a pricey wave this summer at one of the world’s most exclusive surfing events in the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Four Seasons Maldives Surf Champions Trophy contest, scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. … Continue reading

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In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. “It’s the really simple things,” she said with a long … Continue reading

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Hoofing it through Myanmar’s mountains

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of … Continue reading

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Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to … Continue reading

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China: A nation’s spirit felt in Nanjing

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: China — I approached Nanjing on a bullet train from Shanghai, just 160 miles away, watching the weirdly empty countryside whip past my window. The world’s most populous nation seemed to be missing a billion … Continue reading

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In Kenya, reason for hope

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya — Rose is 17 months old. She weighs 15 pounds and looks the size of an American 5-month-old. She cannot sit up, walk or speak. She has the toothpick limbs and … Continue reading

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In South Africa, ask for biltong

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa— I was warned that meals during my March trip to South Africa would revolve around red meat. But I didn’t know it would appear in a shriveled state similar … Continue reading

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South Africa: On the ball between matches

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Maybe it was impetuous of me to hand that money over to the young woman in Soweto. Possibly it was imprudent to slip on the harness and ride the caged industrial elevator to the top … Continue reading

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Namibia: Desert, ghost town and the Skeleton Coast

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Griddle-hot deserts, time-forsaken ghost towns, prismatic canyons and endless ribbons of lonely highway: There’s nothing quite like a road trip across the Southwest to get the gasoline pumping in … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Western Cape: Savoring the bounty

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: — One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, … Continue reading

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Africa Safari Seasons

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: We take a look at Africa through the year; the best countries to visit, our favourite lodges, and the unforgettable wildlife encounters you will have. Spring safari inspiration Honeymoons Charlotte Mellor and Ben Oxley-Brown Spring … Continue reading

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Seduced by Safari

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: There’s a lion in camp – that’s what I thought when I awoke in my tent at 3am to a loud cat-like purring. Sitting bolt upright, my heart beating with alarming intensity, I anxiously surveyed … Continue reading

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“Madagascar was like five holidays in one”

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Wow! We had to kick ourselves – we were finally here in Madagascar, experiencing this fascinating environment, seeing the most amazing species and meeting such wonderful people. We had chosen to restrict our three week … Continue reading

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Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama: A Meaningful Experience

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Every kid’s most fervent dream is to experience what it is like to be an astronaut. The NASA sponsored Space camp in Huntsville, Alabama makes this dream a possibility. The week long programs help the … Continue reading

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Cape Town – City Center Hotels for Every Budget!

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Most of us bring to mind Nelson Mandela or Mel Gibson’s Lethal Weapon 2 when we think of Cape Town, South Africa. But as visitors year round know, the region is an outstanding vacation spot … Continue reading

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Driskill Hotel – a Haunting Experience In Austin Texas

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: This halloween I decided to fly to Austin Texas to hang out with some friends of mine. As a tribute to this mask clad holiday, we decided to stay at the Driskill Hotel, right off … Continue reading

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How to Organize Your European Vacation?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Friends often ask me to plan their European vacations, and more specifically, their vacation in Paris. Why me? Being a native of Paris I have the inside scoop as to cheap hotels, how to get … Continue reading

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Ibiza And Its Night Life

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Ibiza is famous around the world due to its amazing night life, although it offers several other things as well. This island is one of the most visited ones in the group of the Balearic … Continue reading

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Meeting Montes de Toledo

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Montes de Toledo is located towards the northern area of Castilla – La Mancha in Spain. The Montes de Toledo can be found in the Province of Toledo and is one of the oldest mountainous … Continue reading

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The Rias Altas in Spain

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Rias Altas located in Spain are part of a group of larger formations spread within the coast of Galicia, conformed by the Rias Altas and the Rias Bajas. The Rias are estuaries origin when … Continue reading

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Relax In An Orlando Vacation Rental

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Well have you ever stayed in a single hotel room as a family of 4 or more? There is one television to cater for all 4 tastes, one bathroom so you must organise a rota … Continue reading

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