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What To Do With Bamboo? Asia

What To Do With Bamboo? Asia
Not only is bamboo the fastest growing woody plant on earth, it is also the fastest growing woody plant on earth. Originating in Asia, bamboo has long been used for food, shelter, water filtration and medicinal use. If it were not for the shoots and leaves of the bamboo plant, the Giant panda native...
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All That Glitters Besides Diamonds and Emeralds

All That Glitters Besides Diamonds and Emeralds
San Diego Natural History Museum opened a new exhibition All That Glitters:  The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals. You can leave your “bling” at home as there will be plenty to see with the Museum’s own collection.    Renowned jewelry houses as Tiffany & Co., Cartier,...
San Diego | Tags: Art | museum | | Comments: 0

2010 Fort Worth Opera Festival: Playful, Powerful & Passionate

2010 Fort Worth Opera Festival: Playful, Powerful & Passionate
Fort Worth Opera: Don Giovanni The Fort Worth Opera Festival, now in its 4th year, welcomes new viewers as well as seasoned aficionados to this year’s trio of outstanding operas. Opera can be intimidating, with its aura of sophistication and convoluted plots, not to mention that it’s often...
Dallas | Tags: opera | | Comments: 0

6 Free (or Almost Free!) Things To Do: New York City

6 Free (or Almost Free!) Things To Do: New York City
Next time you are in the Big Apple, save some money by checking out these free (or almost free) activities! 1.  Free Museums The Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue (map). This world renowned modern and contemporary art museum has a “Pay What You Wish” donation-based night on Saturdays from...
budget travel | Tags: featuredarticle | Free Activities | | Comments: 2

Fun and Tradition at Garden Grove’s Strawberry Festival

Fun and Tradition at Garden Grove’s Strawberry Festival
Prepare for a day filled with tastes of the popular berry and fun activities at the 52nd annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. Have your selection of rides like the Mardi Gras Funhouse for adults and teens or the Wacky Worm Coaster for kids. Also, get your chance to see celebrities from favorite television...
Los Angeles | Tags: festival | | Comments: 0

Northwest Folk Life Festival Kicks Off Seattle Summer

Northwest Folk Life Festival Kicks Off Seattle Summer
Memorial Day Weekend launches the Seattle summer season, and one of the classic holiday weekend events is the Northwest Folklife Festival.  Now in its 39th year, Folklife is an eclectic combination of music, dance, storytelling, and play that brings the community together in a giant weekend celebration. ...
Seattle | Tags: dance | festival | holiday | music | | Comments: 0

A Dozen Meals For $10 or Under

A Dozen Meals For $10 or Under
Unless you have an unlimited travel budget, you will find that including a few cheap eats in your Boston travel plans can really help stretch your vacation dollars.   In most cases, each of these best buys gives you  several delicious meal options for under $10 . Boston isn’t a hot dog town...
Boston | Tags: featuredarticle | Food & Beverage | Restaurants & Bars | | Comments: 0

Get Outside: These Shoes Are Made for Walking

Get Outside: These Shoes Are Made for Walking
Picture this:  you arrive in Toronto and realize that you completely forgot to pack your favorite pair of walking shoes. Not to worry you need only make one stop.  Get Outside, with two locations – uptown and downtown, has one of the largest selection of cool, casual, comfortable shoes for...
Toronto | Tags: Shopping | walking | | Comments: 0

Photo Friday: The fountains at Centennial Olympic Park

Photo Friday: The fountains at Centennial Olympic Park
The fountains at Centennial Olympic Park (map) is amazing to see on a warm summer’s night with your family or your friends. The Fountain of Rings is the centerpiece of Centennial Olympic Park and is one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Georgia. Millions of people visit this...
Atlanta | Tags: Attractions | Outdoors & Recreation | | Comments: 0

End of the Ottomans: Dolmabahce Palace Bears Witness

End of the Ottomans:  Dolmabahce Palace Bears Witness
It is a strange feeling when you stand in the hall of Dolmabahce Palace (map) and just gape at the extravaganza of the world’s biggest crystal chandelier and a double horseshoe staircase with banisters made of Baccarat crystal and then think about the history which lies behind this last of the Ottoman...
Istanbul | Tags: istanbul history | istanbul palaces | | Comments: 1

Evan Lysacek is Dancing On and Off the Ice

Evan Lysacek is Dancing On and Off the Ice
Evan Lysacek, one of the featured performers coming into town for Smucker’s Stars on Ice, was the first U.S. man since 1988 to win the Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating.  He followed that up with a bit of stardom on Dancing With The Stars.  Now, he thanks his fans and celebrates...
San Diego | Tags: Events | Family Friendly | featuredarticle | | Comments: 0

Rock in Rio sets Lisbon on fire

Rock in Rio sets Lisbon on fire
Today is Rock in Rio Lisbon kick off. Shakira, John Mayer, Ivete Sangalo and Mariza are just a few names of the chosen ones for this first day. For five days Lisbon will be the city of rock with over 12 hour of performances a day. On the “World Stage” you may see some of the best international bands,...
Lisbon | Tags: Arts and Entertainment | Attractions | Events | festival | music | nightlife | Outdoors & Recreation | The Arts | | Comments: 0

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week
Beer lovers, craft brewers — it’s time to rejoice! This week (May 17-23) it’s American Craft Beer Week. So, go ahead, crack open another beer — it’s all in celebration for American Craft Beer Week. In cities across the country, beer tastings, brewery tours and toasting is...
South Florida | Tags: bars | beer | featuredarticle | Restaurants | | Comments: 0

Photo Friday: Rainy Edinburgh

Photo Friday:  Rainy Edinburgh
Happy Friday everyone! I just loved this beautiful photo taken in the outskirts of Edinburgh; it’s a fresh reminder that despite the damp weather we often have, the city can still be beautiful. Edinburgh often has a reputation for being a terribly rainy and wet place, but in fact the east coast...
Edinburgh | Tags: photo friday | | Comments: 1

Luxury Summer Getaways: 5 Honeymoon Ideas

Luxury Summer Getaways: 5 Honeymoon Ideas
The summer wedding season is just about to kick off and besides all of the last minute details – from flowers to table linens to the wedding cake – there is one very important decision that couples must make: where to spend the honeymoon. Newlyweds are casting their net farther and wider these days...
Luxury | Tags: adventure | cruises | honeymoons | | Comments: 0

A Summer Rooftop Retreat at El Mirador

A Summer Rooftop Retreat at El Mirador
With summer creeping in quickly, temperatures are soaring sky high. The Spanish capital suddenly becomes a ghost town – I’m not exaggerating, summertime Madrid is quiet – as people head out to the breezy coastline for their month-long vacation. For those stuck in Madrid, you’ll...
Madrid | Tags: bar | featuredarticle | restaurant | | Comments: 0

Start Your Engines at the Penske Racing Museum

Start Your Engines at the Penske Racing Museum
Get up to speed on the fast and famous racecars of Indy and NASCAR lore at the Penske Racing Museum in North Scottsdale. The museum, one of the area’s best-kept secrets, is located within the Scottsdale 101 Auto Collection, between the Jaguar and Bentley dealerships. It contains a collection of...
Phoenix | Tags: featuredarticle | museum | race cars | Scottsdale | | Comments: 0

Chicago’s SummerDance 2010 Begins June 17

Chicago’s SummerDance 2010 Begins June 17
With summer around the corner, its soon time for one of Chicago’s most popular summer pastimes: SummerDance. SummerDance begins June 17 and is every Thursday through Sunday until August 29. (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m.) SummerDance...
Chicago | Tags: summer events | | Comments: 0

Sydney Photo Friday: Fountain and City Skyline

Sydney Photo Friday: Fountain and City Skyline
I love the composition of this photo. In the foreground we’ve got the swirling fountain at Darling Harbour, one of my husband’s favourite city features incidentally. Then in the background you’ve got the city skyline, complete with Sydney Tower, the chequered IMAX building, and all...
Sydney | Tags: architecture | Photos | | Comments: 0

Farmyard Friends at Oakvale Farm and Fauna World

Farmyard Friends at Oakvale Farm and Fauna World
As a girl growing up in Newcastle, I remember many a school excursion to Oakvale Farm and Fauna World. I hadn’t visited since my early teens, so I couldn’t resist calling in on my way home from Myall Lakes. I was thrilled to find out that this place is just as much fun as an adult as it was...
Photo Highlights, Sydney | Tags: animals | featuredphoto | Scenic & Short Trips | zoos | | Comments: 2