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Worst Rains in 40 Years hit Rio

Worst Rains in 40 Years hit Rio
Downtown Rio de Janeiro has been brought to a virtual standstill as the heaviest rains in 30 years have brought death and destruction on a horrific scale. Some 80-plus people are thought to have died as a result of the torrential downpours, which began during Tuesday afternoon´s rush hour and did not let up until Wednesday afternoon. I was in downtown Rio when the heavens opened, and within an hour the city center streets were ankle deep in filthy water. A lack of efficient drainage meant that the...
April 6th, 2010 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, News, Rio Olympics, Rio World Cup 2014

Mopeds in Honolulu

Mopeds in Honolulu
Honolulu is bigger than you think.  Even if you’re a tourist and you like to be green by riding buses and trolleys, Oahu could prove a bit too big for you.  Sometimes you need the freedom to travel at your own pace, on your time.  Hawaii is one of the few places in the U.S. where mopeds and scooters are not only “cool” (well, sort of), legal if you’re under 25, but also (and perhaps most importantly) practical. Young locals — especially students attending school in...
April 6th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, mopeds, scooters, transportation

Former PlanetEye GlobalNomad applies for Ultimate Travel Job!

Former PlanetEye GlobalNomad applies for Ultimate Travel Job!
Just when you thought that writing for PlanetEye was already the best job in the world… The Irish wedding and honeymoon-focused travel agency runawaybrideandgroom.com has sponsored a competition to win the “Ultimate Job In Ireland (and Probably the World)”: globetrot the world for six months and get paid to test out some of the most romantic wedding and honeymoon destinations in the world. Also sponsored by the Irish Times, the grueling job involves testing luxury resorts and reporting...
April 6th, 2010 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 7
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Massive Cherry Blossoms Crowds Set Metro Records

Massive Cherry Blossoms Crowds Set Metro Records
This past week, the Washington DC Metro rail system recorded the second and third highest ridership days in its 34-year rail history, surpassing all previous records for passengers carried, except for the on the day President Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Ridership for the period during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival was boosted by several sporting events, and weekday commuters. Metro’s Total Daily Ridership Thursday – 877,890 – Metro’s 3rd highest rail ridership...
April 6th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cherry blossoms, Events, featuredarticle, News

Best of the Backpackers at Sydney Harbour YHA

Best of the Backpackers at Sydney Harbour YHA
I’ve never really been one for “roughing it.” While the other kids at school begged their parents to take them camping, I’d stipulate that our accommodation needed a spa. Even today I won’t look at anything if it’s not at least rated four stars. And I’d never stepped into a hostel. That is, until yesterday. I admit, I had many misconceptions about hostels. I imagined they were rowdy places filled with foreign backpackers happy to settle for substandard accommodation. But after bunkering...
April 6th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, hostels, review

Spice Up Your Steaks with some Salsa Chimichurri

Spice Up Your Steaks with some Salsa Chimichurri
Each country, each culture has a typical sauce to accompany a juicy piece of meat. From the bittersweet BBQ sauce to the delicious tzatsiki or the spicy salsa taquera and many more, they all are essencial at meal time. In Argentina there is the Chimichurri (sounds funny, doesn´t it?). Chimichurri is a rich and tasty sauce or marinade made of chopped parsley, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, laurel, dried oregano and paprika with olive oil. Some people add lemon juice or vinegar to kick it up a notch....
April 6th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, Food & Beverage

Another Edinburgh Secret: The Signet Library

Another Edinburgh Secret: The Signet Library
Its windows face the Royal Mile and it is steps from many of Edinburgh’s best and most popular attractions, but the venue few know about it.  What is it?  It’s the Signet Library. What Is It? The Signet Library is a library hall and wing of the amazing Georgian Parliament House, which was one of the original venues of Scottish parliament.  The hall was designed by renowned architect Robert Reid and opened in 1822, with significant alternations by a later architect in 1833 when the...
April 5th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, history, off beat sightseeing

Bubblefest XIV

Bubblefest XIV
Experience a spectacular bubble show for both children and their parents at this year’s Bubblefest XIV with Guinness World Record holder Fan Yang. Fan Yang will display his mastery of “bubble art”, manipulating them to create an array of bubbles that will amaze you and your children. Because of it’s popularity in New York, this famous Bubble show has come to the West Coast and also shown much attraction as the largest event of the Discovery Science Center. Some highlights of...
April 5th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 1
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Outdoor Ballet on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Outdoor Ballet on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
Australia is well known for several things and one of them is the incredible Great Barrier Reef.  Visiting this world wonder is amazing in itself but the luxury Australian resort, Qualia, has found a way to make it even more spectacular.  For the third year, it will be hosting an exclusive outdoor performance by the Australian Ballet from Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13, 2010. With the Whitsunday Islands in the background, The Australian Ballet will be performing a repertoire from classic ballets...
April 5th, 2010 | Jeanne Dupuis | Read More | Comments: 0
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Hot Happenings: April 5-12

Hot Happenings: April 5-12
Monday: Press your luck every Monday at Brickell Irish Pub as they host a no-limit Texa hold’em tournament in conjunction with Miami Poker Society. Every week, you can win a shot at a wsop bracelet. You can even win bar tabs and points towards a chance to win a trip to Vegas. The action starts at 7:30 pm. Brickell Irish Pub is located at 1451 S Miami Ave, Miami. 305.381.6657 Tuesday: Dine Magazine welcomes Dr. Hepp from Schloss Vollrads, one of the finest Riesling producing regions to Gibraltar...
April 5th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, miami, Restaurants

Vacation Solution: Farmers’ Markets

Vacation Solution: Farmers’ Markets
When we go on vacation my husband and I love to treat ourselves to expensive dinners at fine restaurants.  There is nothing like getting dressed up and having a romantic meal complete with a nice bottle of wine and rich desserts.  However for lunch we often find that we want a quick bite rather than a long meal so that we can do and see more during the day.  It doesn’t take long before fast food lunches and fine dining in the evening take their toll on our energy, our waistlines, and our...
April 5th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, farmers markets, featuredarticle, Shopping

Hungarian Gastronomical Festival Delights New Delhi

Hungarian Gastronomical Festival Delights New Delhi
Before the cold war ended, India had significant influence from Eastern Europe. It was quite common for programs to educate people about the cultures of Eastern Europe. Fortunately, the cultural exchange programs have continued and Delhites can still enjoy the beauty of Eastern European culture. Hungarian food festival in New Delhi There is a food festival taking place tomorrow evening, which you should definitely not miss, especially if your palates feel like something different (read as non-Indian)....
April 5th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
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Red Mango a Refreshing Change

Red Mango a Refreshing Change
The sudden spike in temperatures here in NYC have officially ushered in spring.  It’s now increasingly safe to wear shorts, flip flops, and take your time with your favorite frozen yogurt.  That’s right, I didn’t say ice cream cone because Red Mango is in town!  They keep it simple at first with 2 flavors: either Pomegranate (packed with antioxidant power) or a refreshing citrusy Tangomonium.  After that, your topping options expand exponentially. Red Mango Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt You...
April 4th, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
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Eco-Friendly Events in April

Eco-Friendly Events in April
Most people know that Earth Day is in April, but did you know that it is National Gardening month, too?  Luckily, Orange County has some great events going on this month so you can take part in the celebration of spring, gardening, and Earth Day! April 10 – Community Gardenfest in San Clemente From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville), the San Clemente Garden Club (SCGC) and the City of San Clemente will be hosting the Community Gardenfest. The event...
April 4th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 1
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Spring Into Spa Week April 12-18th

Spring Into Spa Week April 12-18th
Spring is a time of new beginnings, turning over a new leaf, a time to usher in new habits and lifestyle changes.  To help get you on the right path, take advantage of Spa Week and indulge in a little pampering with a visit to a local spa. Spa Week occurs twice a year, spring and fall, and is a chance for guests to sample treatments offered by spas across North America. Each spa offers a couple specially priced treatments ($50), making it a great opportunity to sample something new or just take...
April 4th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 2
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The Best Churros in Madrid

The Best Churros in Madrid
Churros churros churros: a simple snack so crazily obsessed by the Spaniards. But when you get a taste of it, it’s easy to understand why. The Spanish love affair with this sweet aphrodisiacal snack started centuries ago in the 1800s. Churros are simply dough sticks fried to a crisp golden brown before sprinkled upon with white powdery sugar. It is perhaps one of the most famous foods from Spain, having its fame spread all over the world, especially in the North and Latin America. Today, churros...
April 4th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 4
Filed under: featuredarticle, Food & Beverage, Restaurants & Bars

Attention Book Lovers: Best Shops in Dublin

Attention Book Lovers: Best Shops in Dublin
The literary heritage of Dublin is everywhere you look in the city: bridges are named after playwrights, statues are not only of war heroes but also of poets, and many museums and exhibits are centered on the work of Irish writers. Any trip to Dublin must also include a stop at some bookstores and markets that will allow you to delve into new Irish authors you may not have heard of on the other side of the pond. While there are some beautiful large bookshops in the center of the city (my favorite...
April 4th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Hunt for the Best Jalebi in Delhi

The Hunt for the Best Jalebi in Delhi
The best Jalebi maker in Delhi I walked around several markets in Delhi in hot pursuit of the best Jalebi outlet in New Delhi. A few hours later, I stumbled upon an outlet, called the Old Famous Jalebi Wala, which has been in business since 1874. It is located in Chandni Chowk, bang opposite the Central Baptist Church. The Old Famous Jalebi Wala sells only Samosas and Jalebis. As you can see from the picture, the place is rather small. It has no seating what-so-ever. However, it does attract quite...
April 4th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 2
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Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining

Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining
I am not a huge fan of brunch buffets.  It is no fault of the restaurants or the delicious items being served, it is totally the fault of my own indecision.  Do I eat the breakfast items or the lunch entrees?  It ’s a buffet you say, eat both!  But frankly, the thought of buttermilk pancakes drowning in sweet maple syrup sitting next to salmon with dill sauce just doesn’t win me over and thus my dilemma. With the release of the Easter Holiday menus at several of the Walt Disney World...
April 4th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, featuredarticle, holidays, Walt Disney World

Tourist Information Booths in Buenos Aires

Tourist Information Booths in Buenos Aires
Like any other cosmopolitan capital of the world, there are many tourist information booths in Buenos Aires where you can get help.  With different locations around the city, these kiosks are staffed with a friendly and bi-lingual crew whose main focus is to help you out with any questions you may have with a smile. Whether you need a street or subte map, or need to find a place to buy tango or theatre tickets, or need to figure out which bus takes you across town, or just need to speak to someone...
April 4th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, tourist information, Travel Tips - General Information