Girlfriends

5 Exotic Girlfriend Getaways That Will Take Your Breath Away

By Ivanka Yurchenko

While some girls prefer to spend their vacations relaxing in the sun with a cold drink and an interesting book, others choose to go on a real adventure to some exotic country and spend days exploring new cultures and tasting new cuisines. And then there are those who like to … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences
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Exploring St. Vincent’s Historical Attractions

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The small island of Saint Vincent can be easily overlooked from the grand scene of world travel, surrounded by the endless ocean and other more glittering destinations. Nevertheless, some places deserve to be left alone, unknown to the effects of mass tourism, veritable oasis of authenticity and exoticism. Part of … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic History
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Following Mexico’s Tequilla Trail

By Jackie Jones

There is a beverage that has been able to pull the Mexican tourism sector out of its slump. Tequila is Mexico’s national drink, and a symbol of citizens’ pride and culture. As admiration for the spirit grows, tourism prospects are looking up. American tourists are especially enamored by the alcoholic … Read more   Read more

Mexico Food & Drink
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Australia makes strides to protect its marine life

By Jackie Jones

It’s been nearly four years since Australia made an announcement that would change the course of their marine history. On November 16, 2012, the Australian government pledged that a series of marine parks would be constructed around its coast, in order to protect the vast, and eclectic marine life. Restrictions … Read more   Read more

Oceania Social Responsibility
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Emerging ecotourism destinations in Europe

By Doug Arnold

A tourism trend that has been noticeably increasing over the last few years in southeast Europe is the growth of foreign tourists who bypass the usual tourist spots for small villages that promise an authentic and eco-friendly holiday.  Travelers are more interested in learning how locals live and what they … Read more   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path Sustainability
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Mysterious Crosses at Czech-German Borders

By Doug Arnold

The borders between Germany and the Czech Republic, in an area called Trojmezi (“Three Borders”).  Trojmezi got its name from the intersection of the borders of the former Kingdoms of Bohemia, Saxony and Bavaria. Eventually, people in the area all began to speak the same language.   This area offers mystery … Read more   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path History
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PITIGLIANO: Jewish Heritage and Medieval History in Italy

By Doug Arnold

Referred to as The Little Jerusalem because of its historical Jewish community and local Synagogue, Pitigliano is a town in the province Grosseto, Italy that was built of tufa rock. The first written mention of Pitigliano was in 1061 AD.  In its early establishment, Pitigliano underwent a number of transformations … Read more   Read more

Europe Experiences History
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A Castle Of Fairytales: Neuschwanstein

By Jackie Jones

When the reclusive Ludwig II of Bavaria built Neuschwanstein Castle, one has to wonder if it was for him, a place of fairytales.   Perhaps for the King who was often referred to as the Swan King’ or the ‘Fairy Tale King’, a fairy tale castle would be an appropriate abode. … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture
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Essaouira, Morocco – More than just a Jimi Hendrix haven

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

It’s easy to see that Morocco’s Essaouira is a city that’s pretty laid back and has a great vibe about it. It has some awesome fortifications and miles of white, sandy beaches along azure waters that will make you think you’ve been transported into a living travel brochure. This old … Read more   Read more

Africa Off the Beaten Path
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When Hollywood and Literary Tours collide

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Hollywood and literary fiction has collided. There’s a new trend getting around, where die-hard fans of best-selling-novels-made-into-Hollywood-blockbusters go on literary tours around Hollywood. Not only do these fans get to see the location(s) where the movie was filmed, but using carefully planned itineraries and schedules, they also get the opportunity … Read more   Read more

United States Literature & Music
The Louvre

Paris is a city of wonderful museums

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

No one can dispute that France is one of the most beautiful and historically rich countries in Europe.  Many consider Paris, its capital city, as the center for romance and artistic beauty.  Everyone knows about Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of the Mona Lisa so most visitors flock to the … Read more   Read more

France The Arts
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Exploring Botswana’s wonderful wilderness

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

For amazing safari adventures, you won’t find many places that rival the African country of Botswana. You can take in the exceptional views that only Botswana has to offer, where humans are one with the wildlife, as animals roam free across the open plains. Guided trips are available for regulars … Read more   Read more

Africa Experiences
Wheelchair traveler

Accessible Tourism market offers great potential for travel industry

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Around the world, there are thousands of people with disabilities who truly wish to travel and explore the world, but there are only a limited number of locations around the world that provide services for the disabled. Travel experts are now bringing the issue forward in hope of giving disabled … Read more   Read more

The World Accessible
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Exploring Brazil without breaking the bank

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Brazil has always been a hot tourist destination.  However, since hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics Games, Brazil has also become the hottest ticket in town.  This means that everything from your airline ticket, hotel, meals and activities can cost more.  But, there is an affordable Brazil and … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Budget Travel
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Into the Mouth of the Dragon! Exploring Majorca’s Drach Caves

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Summer months are here, so if you’re looking for a destination that mixes in some fascinating history with the normal sun, sand and sea, why not give Majorca a try! If you and your family enjoy experiencing historical sites and you are going to be in Majorca, you should do … Read more   Read more

Europe Adventure