Category Archives: Travel Articles

Travel Training

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Training is what determines whether traveling with your pet will be easy and enjoyable or no fun at all. A calm, well-mannered pet who likes to be around people is a joy to be with. … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from The Solo Traveler

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: There’s only one thing lonelier than sleeping alone, and that’s…eating alone." So philosophizes a regular patron at the restaurant featured in Mostly Martha, a wry movie about a love-starved chef. Yes, indeed, some people will … Continue reading

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From receptionist to GM in 10 years

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Female general managers are still a comparative rarity in the hotel industry, but Shamini Pather, GM of The Royal Palm Hotel in Umhlanga, is convinced they have the ability to do the job and warns … Continue reading

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Lea Lane’s Top Ten Picks for Solo Travelers

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Naples and Amalfi Coast  Top budget pick This stretch from Sorrento to Salerno is heavily discounted in winter and early spring. Temperatures can be cool then, but the reason to go remains beauty—whether from off-road … Continue reading

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Caribbean-Bound During Hurricane Season?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hurricane Season in the Caribbean lasts from June 1 through November 30. Although it’s rare to see a large storm in either June or November, you can never be sure what Mother Nature is going … Continue reading

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Luxury life on board Protea Hotel Southern Belle

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Protea Hotel Southern Belle is one of the largest houseboats on Lake Kariba, Africa’s largest artificial lake. The luxury vessel offers its guests the chance to take in the wildlife and sunshine in a leisurely … Continue reading

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Intercontinental properties gear up for Responsible Business Week

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will highlight work that its hotels around the world are doing to sustain and enhance their local destinations throughout the week. In partnership with National Geographic’s Centre for Sustainable Destinations,  Responsible … Continue reading

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Deadline for entry into Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards extended by one week

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: By request from a number of businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry, the closing date for entries in the 2011 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards programme has now been extended to Wednesday, 7 September. The … Continue reading

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London’s top five peaceful escapes

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington Laid out in 1840, Stoke Newington’s Abney Park is one of the “Magnificent Seven” private cemeteries (of which Highgate and Bromptonwent on to greater fame) created when parish graveyards could … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A day in the life of… human resources and training staff

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In this third part of a five-part series, Susan Reynard chats to management and staff at Hilton Sandton to find answers to the burning question: What brings guests back? Human resources and training departments take … Continue reading

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Our London City Guide interactive relaunched for mobile users

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: To help you make the most of your time in London while you’re at the Olympics, we have launched a new version of our interactive guide to the city compiled by Guardian writers, bloggers and … Continue reading

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Classic Barcelona Restaurants

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In recent decades, Catalan cuisine has undergone a transformation as Catalonia continues to rediscover its roots and identity. Experimental cuisine d’auteur in Barcelona has transformed this Mediterranean port city into one of the hottest culinary … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor to get taste of own medicine

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The authenticity of reviews on the TripAdvisor website is to be probed by the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). A firm called KwikChex has suggested that as many as 10 million reviews on TripAdvisor could … Continue reading

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Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in south Cornwall

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Venton Vean, PenzanceOwners David and Philippa Hoyes admit to being guesthouse novices (they were London lawyers in a former life) but there’s nothing amateur about their classy little B&B. In a quiet street, a hop … Continue reading

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Flying with Kids? Read This First

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: by Lisa Oppenheimer Anyone who has ever flown with a small child can attest to the challenges. Take one toddler, put him in an enclosed space, make him sit still for three or more hours, … Continue reading

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West End bars: My perfect London day out

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: First things first: I need a decent brunch so head to The Riding House Cafe on Great Titchfield Street (ridinghousecafe.co.uk) for a pitcher of Bloody Mary and a smoked haddock kedgeree. After getting lost in … Continue reading

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London’s top five Soho cocktail bars

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: ECCBehind an unmarked door, up some stairs and set over two storeys of a townhouse, you’ll find a super-sexy Parisian cocktail bar, with good dance music, gorgeous decor and a vibe that is super French … Continue reading

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Cape’s tourism minister jets off to Angola

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Alan Winde, the Western Cape’s Economic Development and Tourism Minister, is in Luanda with a delegation of 78 South African companies, including 21 from the Western Cape, on a trade and investment mission to Angola. … Continue reading

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10 of the best family days out in north Cornwall

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Wave dodging and walking at Sennen cove, Land’s EndSome of Cornwall’s wildest beaches can be a hassle to access with kids and their paraphernalia. But Sennen cove provides eye-popping scenery, sandy-bottomed surf and facilities galore: … Continue reading

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B&B review: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The email announcing that 50 rooms at Dartington Hall have been refurbished in a bid to attract leisure guests, tells a fraction of the story. The hall is on an estate on the banks of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Dorset fish and seafood restaurants

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Crab House Cafe, Wyke RegisI’ve known the Crab House since it first opened, serving fresh shucked oysters picked from its own oyster beds just outside the restaurant’s front door. Oysters – in fact seafood of … Continue reading

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Channel Islands, Santa Barbara

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Where: Channel Islands National Park lies a few miles off the California coast between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Why: Although the islands are within a day’s drive of 12 million people, they receive far … Continue reading

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New and Noteworthy for the Week of 9/10

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In this issue: Aruba, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Shikoku Island… Indulge: Deep-sea water therapy in Japan For spa junkies who think they’ve seen it all, Japanese cosmetics guru Shu Uemura’s Utoco Spa, on … Continue reading

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Marseille on My Mind

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: For years, Marseille has been unfairly disparaged as the armpit of France. All the carping began back in the 1970s when this sprawling seaport of 800,000 became a magnet for international drug cartels. A fondness … Continue reading

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