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Why Budget Travelers Should Follow Hotels on Twitter

Why Budget Travelers Should Follow Hotels on Twitter
Celebrities, athletes, your mother… it seems as though just about everyone has joined the Twitter craze, and hotel chains are no different.  As people and businesses are realizing the power of social media, they are reaching out and advertising through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. What does that mean for travelers? It means that deals with your favorite hotel chains are easier than ever to find, and they are short and to the point (140 characters or less actually) without all the...
May 18th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 3
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One of Dublin’s Best Brunch Spots

One of Dublin’s Best Brunch Spots
The Lennox Cafe is so quaint, so quality, and so affordable that I shouldn’t even be writing about it. Before this weekend, I had tried a few times to have brunch at Lennox Cafe, only to find a line of people out the door waiting for a table. I was discouraged at the time, but after hearing from a few more friends that it was worth the wait, I took a stroll over to the cafe on Sunday for brunch. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was no line, and we were immediately seated at...
May 18th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
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Running in Tlalpan Park

Running in Tlalpan Park
On any given day you’ll likely find joggers and runners circling the gravel track that winds through Tlalpan Park, locally known as the Bosque de Tlalpan.  Sunday mornings are especially popular when vendor stalls cluster around the park entrance and runners can purchase everything from fresh fruit juices to the latest in running gear while collecting information on upcoming races and events in and around Mexico City. A typical Sunday morning in Tlalpan Park Mexico City’s running culture has...
May 18th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 1
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Hong Kong Disneyland Offers Braille Nature Walk Guidebook

Hong Kong Disneyland Offers Braille Nature Walk Guidebook
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is home to millions of trees and shrubs.  So many in fact that one-eighth of Hong Kong’s butterfly species find a home there among the 80 types of trees and flowers. Scattered around the grounds of the Resort, the lush landscape can be seen on the Park  Promenade that connects the hotels of Hong Kong Disneyland (map) and the transportation center and around the waters of Inspiration Lake.  Near Inspiration Lake,  the woodsy Arboretum offers a great family picnic...
May 18th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
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Mount St. Helens: It Was 30 Years Ago Today

Mount St. Helens:  It Was 30 Years Ago Today
Volcanic ash is no stranger to the Seattle area, and today celebrates the 30th anniversary of the eruption of our own volcano – the active stratovolacano, Mount St. Helens.  Located about 100 miles south of Seattle, the mountain gave warning of a pending blow, with activity that included a moderate earthquake. When it finally blew, Mount St. Helens became the deadliest volcanic event in US history, killing 57 people, destroying 250 homes, 47 bridges 15 miles of railway and 185 miles of highway. ...
May 18th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 4
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Brewers Canal: Neat Gables and Handsome Warehouses

Brewers Canal: Neat Gables and Handsome Warehouses
The rows of red shuttered windows along Brouwersgracht look like multi-occupancy cuckoo clocks. No wonder that Brouwersgracht, Brewers’ Canal, features in almost every Amsterdam brochure or guidebook. In the 16th century, Brouwersgracht seethed with traders and reeked of fish and beer. It lay on the edge of Amsterdam’s harbour and was the major artery to link the city with the open sea. Ships returning from the Dutch East Indies unloaded their cargoes of spices, sugar, coffee and tea which were...
May 18th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 1
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Deep-Fried Delights at the Mercado de Antojitos

Deep-Fried Delights at the Mercado de Antojitos
The Mercado de Antojitos, or snack market, in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City is a great and inexpensive place to sample some Mexican favorites including deep-fried quesadillas and flautas (deep-fried chicken tacos).  The market also serves Mexican specialties such as pozole (a traditional soup made with corn kernels, meat and chili pepper), elotes ( boiled corn kernels served with mayonaise) and licuados (fresh fruit shakes blended with milk or water). Mercado de Antojitos The Mercado...
May 17th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 1
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A Citizen of the World – A Resident of Toronto

A Citizen of the World – A Resident of Toronto
A city is for exploring.  There is always more one can do, see and learn.  Each city has a pulse and a unique energy – and Toronto is no different. Toronto has been my home for 30+ years, and I am still, each and every day, discovering all that the city has to offer.  After living in two of the most dynamic cities in the world, New York and London, I  returned to my childhood home of Toronto 8 years ago. People to this day ask me how it is possible that I am not “bored” in...
May 17th, 2010 | Jane Apor | Read More | Comments: 1
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Make leis for Memorial Day

Make leis for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives in service to the country, and this year on the Friday, May 28, before Memorial Day, the Outrigger Hotels in Waikiki are offering a special lei making tutorial. The giving of lei has always been a traditional Hawaiian way to welcome, congratulate or honor a person, so what better way to spend Memorial Day than learning how to make a commemorative lei to honor veterans? Visitors to both Outrigger Reef on the Beach [map] and Outrigger Waikiki...
May 17th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation

Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation
Athletes looking to combine a new race with their vacation plans should consider Houston for their next destination.  Low and flat, Houston is great if you are looking for a faster paced run, without much (or any!) elevation change.  There are half and full marathons going on year-round, but be aware that races run between May and September can mean very hot, very humid conditions so chose your run accordingly. Houston Half Marathon & Relay The Houston Half Marathon and Relay (or simply...
May 17th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 3
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New to Newbury Street

New to Newbury Street
Considered to be the premier shopping area in Boston, Newbury Street stretches for eight blocks from Arlington Street to Mass Avenue and features an eclectic mix of more than 300 retailers, restaurants, and salons. Trend-setter types will find lots to like here, including these recent arrivals. Lovely $200 frocks for women and hipster- London wear for the guys, Ted Baker ( 201 Newbury St., Boston, 617-450-8339)(Map) , the high-end British fashion retailer, has finally set up shop in Boston. Throughout...
May 17th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
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San Diego’s First Eco Spa: Blue Marble Spa

San Diego’s First Eco Spa: Blue  Marble Spa
Striving for a greener Earth, Blue Marble Spa exists on the shore where the land meets the sea.  Where what washes away gives new life.  Where forward-thinking ideas and people meet. Blue Marble provides a wellness experience that restores, cultivates and connects you with the vital energy all around you.  Your spa experience includes use of the private mens’ and womens’ relaxation rooms, steam rooms, and Hyatt Stay Fit gym.  The relaxation room includes healthy snacks, mint or lemon...
May 17th, 2010 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 2
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Enjoying the Arts in Niagara: The Shaw Festival

Enjoying the Arts in Niagara: The Shaw Festival
A Niagara institution since 1962, the Shaw Festival has grown into one of the finest theatre companies in North America, and produces 10 to 12 productions per year that are either the works of George Bernard Shaw or one of his contemporaries. Stationed in historic Niagara on the Lake, the Shaw Festival performs plays at four different theatres: The Festival Theatre, the largest with 860 seats, the Court House Theatre , with 320 seats, the Royal George Theatre,with 320 seats, and the Studio Theatre,...
May 17th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cocktails Served Ice Cold at Sydney’s Minus 5 Bar

Cocktails Served Ice Cold at Sydney’s Minus 5 Bar
Pubs are a dime a dozen in Sydney, but there’s none quite like Minus 5. Sure, it looks like your average watering hole at first glance. It’s got the obligatory restaurant, some fantastic harbour views, but what about the bar? Try and buy a drink and that’s when things get interesting. Firstly you’ll visit an air-locked “warming room.” Here you’ll rug up in a parka, ugg boots, and gloves before receiving a 20-minute timer. The reason for this will soon become apparent. Because, you see,...
May 17th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
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Indulge at Sublime Doughnuts

Indulge at Sublime Doughnuts
No matter what some people might say, not all doughnuts are created equal. And if you don’t believe me, then you haven’t been to Sublime Doughnuts (map) on Tenth Street in Atlanta. Now, I need to honest and let you know that I’m not a doughnut person. You won’t find me in line to buy doughnuts on a Saturday morning, or bring a dozen home. However, when I saw pictures of A-Town Mocha, S’mores and Oreo, I knew it was time to indulge my sweet tooth. These creations are introduced to Atlantans...
May 16th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Week Ahead in New Delhi

The Week Ahead in New Delhi
This week there are loads of event happening around Delhi. Here is a selection of some of the finest events in New Delhi. Each day has a different appeal. Enjoy and explore the diversity that New Delhi offers. Life just got a little interesting. Painting Exhibition and Other Events in New Delhi Monday – Boogie Night! DJ Roxy is playing at the 24/7 bar. Start your week with some techno and commercial music. Also, the Lalit hotel is one of the more pleasant places to visit in New Delhi. Where:...
May 16th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
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Fashion Trends, South Asia

Fashion Trends, South Asia
Throughout the developing world fashion often takes a unique angle when spending money on non essential items such as jewellery is simply not an option. As a result, people have resorted to using everyday household items, such as string and wood, to blend in with cosmetic trends such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces. When traveling to countries such as India and Sri Lanka it is very common to see children with small pieces of string tied through their ears, or colorful string attached to their...
May 16th, 2010 | jcampos | Read More | Comments: 0
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San Francisco Celebrates Parents-to-Be

San Francisco Celebrates Parents-to-Be
W San Francisco is putting on a party for parents-to-be at “Bump it Up,” a W San Francisco Preggo pampering experience on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.  This very special pre-natal celebration will be held in conjunction with the release of Amy Tara Koch’s book, Bump it Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement (Random House).  Koch will also join the party to read excerpts from the book and sign copies for party guests.  Pre-natal party fun also includes a Lancôme...
May 16th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep

Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep
Beyond all of the pubs, music, and food that travelers love about Ireland, there is a rich history to be discovered. Some of it is as recent as the last few decades, but some of it is as old as 5,000 years ago. Taking the time to see this side of Ireland during a visit to Dublin will help to give you a well-rounded perspective on what and who shaped Ireland into how it is today. One of the best daytrips outside Dublin to gain this historical perspective is Newgrange, in the Boyne Valley, County Meath...
May 16th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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Taste Summer Freshness at Atlanta’s Farmers Markets

Taste Summer Freshness at Atlanta’s Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets have been around for awhile, but in the past few years, their popularity has skyrocketed. Now more mainstream, it seems like wherever you go, you will find a farmers market or two.  And Atlanta happens to be one of those places where you can find many. Ready to explore, and perhaps pick up some new items? Open your mind, and your taste buds to new experiences.  You just never know what you might discover and/or learn at a farmers market. Here are some suggestions on where to go....
May 16th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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