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FIFA World Cup Viewing Parties at ESPN Wide World of Sports

FIFA World Cup Viewing Parties at ESPN Wide World of Sports
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (map) at Walt Disney World Resort (map) is a licensed FIFA World Cup viewing location.  Whether you are planning to catch one game or the entire tournament, the Grill offers a great spot to grab a bite and watch the games. Live...
Disney | Tags: Disney-World | featuredarticle | soccer | sports | world cup 2010 | | Comments: 1

Summer Time Beer and Brewfest

Summer Time Beer and Brewfest
The 3rd Annual Summer Brewfest is a celebration of American Beer and features over 50 of America’s best microbreweries. The numerous hand-crafted brewers will be pouring samples of their beers at this outdoor festival in the park. But it’s not just about beer.  There’ll be food, music and family-friendly...
Washington DC | Tags: beer | festival | food | | Comments: 0

Saint Anthonys Manjerico: the lovers flower

Saint Anthonys Manjerico: the lovers flower
June is by excellence the month of all popular saints. The most typical and old neighbourhoods are decorated in bright colours and joy feels the ambiance. These are the main places where Saint Anthony Festivities take place. Streets get full of people, the smoke of sardines flows with the ocean breeze,...
Lisbon | Tags: festiviteies | history | party | tradition | | Comments: 0

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to East Mesa

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to East Mesa
On a recent excursion to the far East Valley I was caught off-guard by a freeway closure that initially seemed like a major hassle but ended up being an adventure in a historic neighborhood. Forced to exit the freeway due to construction, I remembered that I always wanted to walk around downtown Mesa,...
Phoenix | Tags: museum | neighborhood | restaurant | Shopping | top-feature | | Comments: 1

Harts Pub in The Rocks – Where Beer Isn’t Just Beer

Harts Pub in The Rocks – Where Beer Isn’t Just Beer
Happy hour just got a lot classier with the recent opening of The Rocks new watering hole, Harts Pub. The heritage listed building was once home to cooking treasure Margaret Fulton, but these days it’s all about the beer. The pub and its drops embrace the area’s heritage, with craft beers named after...
Sydney | Tags: featuredarticle | pub | | Comments: 0

To Market, to Market: Summer Market Season is Here!

To Market, to Market:  Summer Market Season is Here!
Summer Farmers Markets are in full swing offering fresh organic produce, locally produced dairy products, gardening supplies and crafts by local artisans.  There are a number of these open-air markets around the Lower Mainland serving up to 12,000 customers a week. Trout Lake Farmers Market There’s...
Vancouver | Tags: farmers markets | featuredarticle | food | outdoors | | Comments: 1

Brentwood Corn Festival

Brentwood Corn Festival
OK, I’ll admit I was confused when I heard there was a corn festival in Brentwood. The only Brentwood I was familiar with in California was that upscale neighborhood just west of I-405 and north of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Well, seems there’s another one in the state’s Contra...
Culinary Travel | Tags: festival | food | | Comments: 0

Up, Up and Away Over Orlando

Up, Up and Away Over Orlando
Fantasy of Flight is a museum of rare and vintage aircraft, many restored to working condition located in Polk City, Florida,  just outside of Orlando.  Among the special activities offered through Fantasy of Flight are bi-plane and balloon rides. My family had the recent pleasure of taking a hot...
Disney, Photo Highlights | Tags: adventure | ballooning | featuredphoto | Orlando | | Comments: 2

Celebrity Cruises and Food Network Offer Ultimate Foodies

Celebrity Cruises and Food Network Offer Ultimate Foodies
Everyone knows that one of the great things about cruise travel is the food. But for serious foodies, Celebrity Cruises and the Food Network has combined to put together the ultimate food cruise. The inaugural Food Network at Sea cruise on the mega ship Celebrity Solstice will leave Fort Lauderdale (map)...
Cruise | Tags: cruises | featuredarticle | food | travel | | Comments: 0

Practical Matters : Pahking Cahs

Practical Matters : Pahking Cahs
Having a car in Boston is luxury and a headache. Boston’s many one-way streets confuse even native New Englanders,  traffic jams are horrendous, and Boston’s drivers are famously aggressive.  The best “getting- around” advice is really to take advantage of the T, Boston’s...
Boston | Tags: featuredarticle | Travel Tips - General Information | | Comments: 1

Off the Beaten Path Bar in Dublin

Off the Beaten Path Bar in Dublin
Many first-time visitors to Dublin don’t make it much further than Temple Bar when it comes to a night out. This is a shame though, because there are many bars across the city where visitors will be more likely to rub elbows with Dubliners and experience more authentic local atmosphere. One of...
Dublin | Tags: bar | featuredarticle | nightlife | | Comments: 0

Ecobici Bicycle Sharing

Ecobici Bicycle Sharing
As part of Mexico City’s Green Plan (Plan Verde) the city is introducing several new initiatives to combat pollution and traffic congestion, help improve air quality in the city and reduce carbon emissions.  The Green Plan focuses on seven key areas including habitability and public space, land...
Mexico | Tags: bicycle | eco-friendly | featuredarticle | green | | Comments: 1

World Oceans Day and What You Can Do to Help

World Oceans Day and What You Can Do to Help
World Oceans Day could not have come at a better time this year. The official date — June 8, as set by the UN General Assembly — gives us a chance every year to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. This year, as many people are trying to figure out what to do...
South Florida | Tags: environment | non-profit | Restaurants & Bars | | Comments: 2

Discovering Cruising Around the Mediterranean with Evelyn Waugh

Discovering Cruising Around the Mediterranean with Evelyn Waugh
Evelyn Waugh, best known as author of Brideshead Revisted, a novel depicting British aristocracy and high society in the first few decades of the 20th century, never aspired to become a great traveler or travel writer.  By his own admission, he simply travelled as a matter of course as was expected...
Cruise | Tags: book review | mediterranean | travel | | Comments: 0

Baby Getaways In Tuscany

Baby Getaways In Tuscany
How I love, love this idea. Tuscany was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to share it with my children one day.  Rita Kobrak and her husband own Villa Radicata, just outside Anghiari (map) in Tuscany, and have come up with a fabulous idea on how to share it with...
family travel | Tags: baby | featuredarticle | getaway | Tuscany | | Comments: 0

Amsterdam: Open Garden Days

Amsterdam: Open Garden Days
Canal houses face the street and have no front garden. But did you know that secluded gardens lie hidden behind these house? These are surprisingly large. They were mainly decorative gardens and meant to be looked at not to sit in or to work in. Gardeners kept them in shape. The flowers, plants and trees...
Amsterdam | Tags: museums | things to see in Amsterdam | | Comments: 0

102 Documentaries at the Silverdocs Film Festival

Silverdocs, the International Documentary film festival in Washington DC brings over 100 films and shorts from 54 countries, including 15 world, international and U.S. premieres.  In its 8th year, this year’s Silverdocs festival started with over 2,100 film being submitted and narrowed down the ...
Washington DC | Tags: documentaries | event | festival | film | | Comments: 0

Real Italian at Salumeria Rosi

Real Italian at Salumeria Rosi
Thinking you would like to try out some different Italian meats besides salami or sausage?  Try Salumeria Rosi, a 35-seat restaurant  run by Tuscan chef Cesare Casella and Italian meat specialist  Marco Rosi.   This place in the Upper West Side is packed to the rafters with dried pasta, jarred sauces,...
New York | Tags: featuredarticle | restaurant | | Comments: 0

Bring It On: Virginia Beach Adventure Race

Bring It On: Virginia Beach Adventure Race
Think you and your family has what it takes to compete against others? Why not find out by putting your family to the test with the Virginia Beach Adventure Race on September 18-19. Described by Ron Kuhlman, vice president of tourism marketing & sales, Virginia Beach CVB, as “an unprecedented...
Road Trips | Tags: adventure | event | family | featuredarticle | outdoor | | Comments: 0

Character Greetings Are For Kids, Too

Character Greetings Are For Kids, Too
I read a post recently from the Orlando Sentinel’s The Daily Disney, dealing with the issue of When Kids are Scared of Disney Characters. The post discussed that even though children know and love a character, when confronted with them face to face it can be a scary situation.  If the character...
Disney | Tags: characters | Disney-World | | Comments: 0