With picturesque Table Mountain as the backdrop and a variety of things to do ranging from cage diving with great white sharks to hanging out with adorable penguins, Cape Town, South Africa is a great destination for adventurers. There are enough exciting things to do and see to jam-pack a two-week stay, but for a shorter trip, here are some tips on the city’s highlights…and then some.... Read More
One doesn't go to Wyoming to be sociable and surrounded by crowds of people; with only half a million residents, it gets the award for least populated state in America. Those who go to Wyoming go for its spectacular land filled with endless ski terrain, elk reserves, and two of the nation's most popular National Parks: Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Park. Earlier this fall, I visited Jackson Hole to enjoy the region at the turn of fall when elk, moose, and bears actively roam the land preparing for the bitter winter. Staying at sister properties Hotel Terra and the Teton Mountain Lodge in the Teton Village, I once again discovered my love for this great wilderness.... Read More
Limerick, a southwestern Irish city that has fought strongly to overcome a negative, violence-related image, is set to take center stage as Ireland’s first national City of Culture, an initiative that hopes to create more culturally relevant events around the country. The year-long program of diverse happenings is set to begin in January.... Read More
The structure of a vacation sounds like an oxymoron, as structure and improvisation (that word usually defining a great vacation) seem such like such opposing concepts. But usually, there is organization to a vacation, especially if you rent from a vacation rental firm as a part of a vacation club. I wrote about Demeure, an online travel provider that operates its own travel marketplace, four years ago. I thought then, as now, that CEO and founder Peter Schwartz's vacation concepts are unique to the field, as they have substantial social and philosophical roots.... Read More
As an avid lover of films, I couldn’t be more excited about this trip — even to the point of considering how a three-month sabbatical from work would be feasible (it’s not). VeryFirstTo.com’s exclusive World’s Most Famous Film Locations – In One Blockbuster Trip is one of those adventures that will have travel enthusiasts immediately reaching for their credit cards.... Read More
With lush vegetation, sheer rocky mountainsides and stunning land and seascapes around every heart-stopping, hairpin bend, Corsica — a French island off the coast of Italy — holds a special place in the Mediterranean. But navigating it effectively can get a little tricky. Instead of sending you out on your own, below are suggestions on activities, dining options and hidden gems discovered from my own travels.... Read More
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