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Dinner with Gordon Ramsay?

Dinner with Gordon Ramsay?
For some people, this question may prompt them to say – are you kidding?!  For others, it would be a fabulous night of entertainment! Yes, Gordon Ramsay’s reputation does precede him, love or despise him – either way, his talent has a world famous chef and also a savvy businessman...
Auckland | Tags: celebrities | dinner | restaurant | | Comments: 0

Cirque du Soleil Presents Quidam in Buenos Aires

Cirque du Soleil Presents Quidam in Buenos Aires
  After the success of its shows Saltimbanco and Alegría,  Cirque du Soleil, the world famous circus company, is back in Buenos Aires presenting its spectacular show “Quidam“, beginning May 28. Quidam, pronounced “key-dam”, is a Latin word for an anonymous passerby, a solitary...
Buenos Aires | Tags: Arts & Entertainment | Cirque du Soleil | | Comments: 0

Hike the Peak in North Scottsdale

Hike the Peak in North Scottsdale
Now, that we’ve officially hit our first 100 degree day, hikers either need to rise much earlier in the morning to beat the heat or hit the trails later in the day after sunset. One of the most picturesque hikes in the Valley is Pinnacle Peak, a 150-acre park in the Troon area of North Scottsdale....
Phoenix, Photo Highlights | Tags: featuredphoto | hiking | outdoors | Scottsdale | | Comments: 0

A Moveable Feast: Boston Picnic Provisions

A Moveable Feast: Boston Picnic Provisions
Kick back and relax. Enjoying a picnic in a park is a pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon or evening in Boston and these local specialty grocers deliver the gourmet goods. DeLuca’s Market (11 Charles St., Boston)(Map) and (239 Newbury St., Boston)(Map) is one of the best local purveyors of...
Boston | Tags: food | market | Shopping | | Comments: 0

Getting to the Pointe…Pointe Orlando

Getting to the Pointe…Pointe Orlando
I noticed something about us travelers. Even though we travel around the world in search of rest, adventure or a little of both, we are still creatures of comfort. No matter what our travel plans may be for the year or the summer, we tend to include return trips to those familiar destinations. And once...
Road Trips | Tags: featuredarticle | florida | Orlando | Restaurants | Shopping | | Comments: 0

Extra! Extra! Get Your Newspaper!

Extra! Extra! Get Your Newspaper!
While you visit Buenos Aires there are a number of local newspapers you can get at any newsstand. Each one has its own personality and ideological bias, so I thought I would go over some of them in case you are looking to read any. I start with the Buenos Aires Herald, the only newspaper in town written...
Buenos Aires | Tags: featuredarticle | News | | Comments: 1

Coastside Restaurants Join Forces for Kids Healthy Choices

Coastside Restaurants Join Forces for Kids Healthy Choices
Shortly after Michelle Obama’s announcement to support healthier eating for children to prevent obesity and other food related health issues, local coastside resident Manuela (Manu) Seitz-Hipkins announces the launch of KidsHealthyChoices™. Guided by a group of professional advisors, the organization...
San Francisco | Tags: Family Friendly | health | Restaurants | | Comments: 0

How not to pack for a world cruise

How not to pack for a world cruise
I’ve always found packing easy. You open a suitcase, rummage through the wardrobe, and throw in all that you need. It’s always worked for me before. But after two days aboard the Dawn Princess World Cruise, I’ve discovered that my normal mode of packing just doesn’t work for a world cruise. If...
Cruise | Tags: cruise packing list | how to pack | packing list | | Comments: 0

Mong People, Thailand

Mong People, Thailand
Originally from the highlands of China, Laos, Burma and Vietnam, the Hmong people are an ethnic people group dependent on subsistence farming amidst arable lands. During the 18th century, a political uprising took place leaving the Hmong population at the mercy of political persecution which in turn...
Global Nomad | Tags: culture | featuredarticle | | Comments: 0

Memorial Day Weekend at Skamania Lodge

Memorial Day Weekend at Skamania Lodge
There’s still time to make plans for a Memorial Day weekend getaway.  You’ve been putting it off and now you’re feeling stressed for time, but you can still  celebrate and enjoy the weekend in style with a trip to the Columbia River Gorge and a stay at Skamania Lodge. The sun rising over the...
Seattle | Tags: deals | hotel | resort | | Comments: 0

Sightseeing by Ferry in the United States

Sightseeing by Ferry in the United States
Ferry rides are often thought of as a method of transportation, a way to get across a body of water to another place, but there are actually many ferry rides that are sightseeing adventures themselves.  The ferry rides that I’m going to mention will take you past urban skylines, parks, and glaciers,...
budget travel | Tags: ferry | transportation | | Comments: 1

Still standing in unabashed glory – Hagia Sofia

Still standing in unabashed glory – Hagia Sofia
It’s no doubt the crowning glory of any visit to Istanbul: a stroll around the magnificent Hagia Sofia in Sultanahmed. Hagia Sofia in Sultanahmed Just get this:  Hagia Sofia has been a church for 917 years, a mosque for 482 years and continues its historical function as a museum since 1935. No other...
Istanbul | Tags: history | | Comments: 0

District Film Festival Kicks Off May 27th

District Film Festival Kicks Off May 27th
The District Film Festival is bringing a week of independent Mexican and International cinema to Mexico City.  Beginning on May 27th and running through June 6th the festival will kick off with Mexico’s premier screening of Abel directed by Mexican actor and director Diego Luna of Y Tu Mamá También...
Mexico | Tags: Events | film | film festivals | | Comments: 0

Boris’s new cycleways

Boris’s new cycleways
Boris Johnson is well known as one of London’s cyclists, as well as its mayor. He nearly faced death some time ago when a lorry door swung open just as he approached on his bike – now he’s opening a huge network of new cycle lanes. Or is he? The Cyclists’ Touring club is not impressed....
London | Tags: cycling | History & Information | Outdoors & Recreation | | Comments: 0

An Art House With A View

An Art House With A View
Poised at the cross-junction of Madrid’s two major roads is the iconic building of Círculo de Bellas Artes (Circle of Fine Arts). A characteristic edifice symbolic of the city’s Renaissance architectural past, the building that houses the arts house is more than just an architectural marvel. Encompassing...
Madrid | Tags: Arts and Entertainment | featuredarticle | Performing Arts - Theater & Dance | | Comments: 0

UCLA Attractions Not Just for Students

UCLA Attractions Not Just for Students
As Summer approaches, enjoy the sunny weather by visiting a university known both for their athletics and academics. You don’t have to be a student to experience UCLA’s beautiful campus — the campus is open to visitors who may want to stroll around or take their children to play on grassy hills.  ...
Los Angeles | | | Comments: 1

Summer’s Coming! Outdoor Swimming Pools Open

Summer’s Coming! Outdoor Swimming Pools Open
Vancouver has several excellent outdoor swimming pools gracing the shores of the beaches and from May 22 on it’s officially ’summer’ as the pools open for business. All the pools are accessible for people with disabilities and safe, supervised  swimming places for children. Second...
Vancouver | Tags: Family Friendly | featuredarticle | Outdoors & Recreation | | Comments: 0

Scoma’s is Celebrating Halibut Season!

Scoma’s is Celebrating Halibut Season!
Scoma’s receives fresh halibut six days a week at its Fish Receiving Station (FRS), where it’s inspected, cleaned, filleted, and portioned exclusively for our kitchens. Scoma’s is the only San Francisco restaurant with a FRS. These features, as well as the fact that the restaurant has its own commercial...
San Francisco | Tags: Fish restaurants | Fresh fish | Halibut | Restaurants | | Comments: 0

Cool Savings for Hot Travel This Summer in the South

Cool Savings for Hot Travel This Summer in the South
Summer is here, and that means it’s time to travel. Choose a weekend and just go, but don’t forget to check out the great deals and packages available throughout the South. Save some money while having a good time. The Family Fun package at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., features 20...
Road Trips | Tags: accommodations | deals | packages | Places to stay in the South | | Comments: 0

A Titanic of a Cruise

A Titanic of a Cruise
 Anyone interested in experiencing a bygone era of cruise travel can hop on board the Balmoral next April for the Titanic Memorial Cruise. But with an itinerary that traces historic and tragic 1912 voyage of the RMS Titanic, this is probably not a cruise for the superstitious. History buffs and cruising...
Cruise | Tags: memorial titanic cruise | theme cruises | titanic cruise | | Comments: 0