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The Ultimate Pub: Allen’s on the Danforth

The Ultimate Pub:  Allen’s on the Danforth
Out on the Danforth at the start of Toronto’s Greektown is a “secret” garden with an enormous willow tree.  This gem of a garden belongs to Allen’s - an Irish/American pub whose roots are from the famous Joe Allen’s in New York, London, Paris and Miami. This is not your...
Toronto | Tags: bar | beer | burger | garden | pub | scotch | | Comments: 0

Affordable Girls’ Getaway in Monterey

Affordable Girls’ Getaway in Monterey
Grab the girls, pack the beach bag, and head to Monterey for a splashy girls’ getaway with Monterey Bay Inn’s “You Go Girls!” summer package. Designed exclusively for outdoor adventure loving gal pals who need an excuse to ditch their hubby, partner, work or kids—the package includes beachfront...
San Francisco | Tags: adventure | deals | featuredarticle | hotel | spa | | Comments: 0

Disney Toasts to California Grill

Disney Toasts to California Grill
15 years ago a restaurant opened up high atop the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  The resort itself is distinctive enough with the monorail gliding right through the middle allowing passengers bound for the Magic Kingdom (map), a brief glimpse inside.  Yet, the opening of California...
Disney | Tags: Disney-Dining | Walt Disney World | | Comments: 1

Weekend Roundup: May 20-23

Weekend Roundup: May 20-23
Here are my top picks for this weekend in Houston, May 20-23.  I threw Thursday in for good measure this week, because as always there is just too much great stuff to do! Thursday May 20 Yoga On The Way Home at the Houston Arboretum is perfect for the business traveler, whether out of town or commuter. ...
Houston | Tags: Events | things to do | | Comments: 0

Father’s Day Half-Marathon in Tlalpan Park

Father’s Day Half-Marathon in Tlalpan Park
If you’re a runner and you’re going to be in the Mexico City area over Father’s Day weekend why not consider participating in the 30th annual Father’s Day 21K Race.  The Father’s Day 21K Race (Carrera del Día del Padre) is scheduled to take place on Sunday June 20, 2010 at...
Mexico | Tags: Events | outdoors | park | running | | Comments: 0

Exotic Madrid: Indulge in an Arabic Bath

Exotic Madrid: Indulge in an Arabic Bath
In the midst of cosmopolitan Madrid, it’s hard to imagine an oasis like Medina Mayrit(map) exists. With gushing fountains, an ancient Arabic decor and mellow Sufi music in the background, it brings you into a different world – one of harmony and tranquility. Literally translated to mean City...
Madrid | Tags: Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places | leisure | Luxury | | Comments: 1

Liberace, Live From Heaven……

Liberace, Live From Heaven……
If you are (or were) a Liberace fan then this is the show for you!  ‘Live From Heaven’ is the story of Liberace and all that he is famous for – his music, his costumes and his life, the highest paid entertainer during the 1950’s – 1970’s the star lived a flamboyant...
Auckland | Tags: featuredarticle | hawkins theatre | liberace | musical performances | | Comments: 1

Skydiving with the Golden Knights

Skydiving with the Golden Knights
During the recent Joint Services Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base, I was able to ride along with the Army’s special parachute demonstration team, the Golden Knights. The Golden Knights parachute team was formed in 1969 and consists of about 90 men and women stationed at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. ...
Washington DC | Tags: skydiving | | Comments: 4

Performing Arts at Alkantara Festival

This new festival (this will be the second edition) is already known as the greatest performing arts festival in Lisbon. Throughout 20 days, you will be able to see artist from all over the world, dancers and actors, performers, installations and talks, among others. Some of the most awaited shows include...
Lisbon | Tags: Arts and Entertainment | Events | festival | Outdoors & Recreation | Performing Arts - Theater & Dance | The Arts | | Comments: 0

Stroll Through Amsterdam’s Historic Centre

Stroll Through Amsterdam’s Historic Centre
Oudezijds Achterburgwal spills over with cafés, coffeeshops, stylish gables and facades and tourists. This is exactly what you would expect to see in Amsterdam’s historic centre. But you will also find humpback bridges spanning the leafy canal lined with a hotchpotch of buildings. Sex shops and...
Amsterdam | Tags: amsterdam museum | city walk amsterdam | featuredarticle | museums | things to see in Amsterdam | | Comments: 0

Hike Killiney Hill in Dublin

Hike Killiney Hill in Dublin
One of the best ways to rediscover the place you live is when friends come to visit. Last weekend a friend from the States came over for her very first trip to Dublin. Where to begin? What restaurants to try? What would we do if it rained? After considering all of these questions, and providing her with...
Dublin | Tags: Attractions | featuredarticle | hiking | parks | | Comments: 4

Exhibition: Cyberchase!

Exhibition: Cyberchase!
The educational TV series that kids are just wild about; the Emmy award-winning PBS KIDS GO! math mystery cartoon featuring three kids from Earth: Matt, Jackie, and Inez have been touring through the Unites States to various Children’s Museums and is now in Atlanta for a limited time. The three kids...
Atlanta | Tags: educational activities | exhibition | Family Friendly | featuredarticle | | Comments: 0

Nightlife in New Delhi: Café Oz Brings “Yet-to-be-famous” Musicians

Nightlife in New Delhi: Café Oz Brings “Yet-to-be-famous” Musicians
Nightlife in New Delhi Café Oz hosts original “unknown” artists playing in front of a live audience.  This event, called Plug In, is organized in conjunction with Bombay Elektrik Projekt – Delhi. Plug in provides a platform for “yet-to-be-famous” Delhi musicians to play for a large audience...
New Delhi | Tags: Events | nightclub | nightlife | | Comments: 0

Taylor Swift at the Toyota Center

Taylor Swift at the Toyota Center
Taylor Swift is coming to Houston next week and she will be performing two shows, one on Tuesday May 25 and another on Wednesday May 26.  Tickets for both shows go on sale today, Thursday May 20 at 5 PM. Where: Houston Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. (map) Tickets: Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 20 at...
Houston | Tags: Events | music | | Comments: 0

Princess Cruises Adds Distinct Kiwi Flavor to New Zealand Sailings

Princess Cruises Adds Distinct Kiwi Flavor to New Zealand Sailings
Looks like cruising around New Zealand has just got a whole lot better thanks to Princess Cruises. Determined to give passengers a once in a lifetime Kiwi experience, they’ve gone all out to create new, uniquely Kiwi flavoured  programs and menus for this coming cruise season. Highlights include… More...
Cruise | Tags: Princess Cruises | | Comments: 0

Doors Wide Open in Bisbee, Arizona

Doors Wide Open in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee is a unique mining town; a picturesque getaway with charming, restored Victorian homes perched high on the outlying hillsides and a downtown center filled with gift shops, antique stores, cafes, museums, and art galleries. Once one of the richest mineral sites in the world, Bisbee is now an architectural...
Phoenix | Tags: Bisbee | family-friendly attractions | walking tours | | Comments: 0

India portrayed

India portrayed
There’s a fascinating exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery at the moment. It focuses on Indian portraits from 1560 – the heyday of the Mughal courts – to 1860 under the British Raj. A more modern style of Indian portrait - the Bollywood icon For me, one of the interesting things...
London | Tags: art galleries | arts | best of week | National Portrait Gallery | | Comments: 0

Boston Activity Package Deals

Boston Activity Package Deals
Saving money on your spring vacation to Boston just got easier. Through June 27, 2010, the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is promoting the vacation savings program MASS 99 which offers visitors a wide variety of activity, attraction and event packages throughout the state. Geared  for...
Boston | Tags: Announcements | News | | Comments: 0

Great Escapades: Colonia del Sacramento

Great Escapades: Colonia del Sacramento
Just over an hour boat ride from Buenos Aires (map), across the chocolate coloured waters of the Rio de la Plata, and a world away in atmosphere, Colonia del Sacramento (map) in Uruguay provides a wonderfully restful escape from the frenzy pace of Buenos Aires. Unless your time is very limited,...
Buenos Aires | Tags: colonia del sacramento | escapes | uruguay | | Comments: 1

The Observatory – Unique Dining Experience

The Observatory – Unique Dining Experience
You are certainly spoilt for choice for dining options in Auckland but there is one obvious place in the city that can’t be missed and offers a unique, spectacular dining experience – The Observatory at Sky City. View from The Observatory Restaurant Offering a combination of a brasserie style...
Auckland | Tags: dining | observatory restaurant | Restaurants | sky city | | Comments: 2