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Something for Everyone at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Something for Everyone at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
There are museums, and then there are museums. Fernbank Museum of Natural History (map) definitely falls into the second category. As the largest natural science museum in the Southeast, Fernbank is home to a number of awe-inspiring, mouth-dropping exhibits. “There’s a lot of  neat things at the museum for people to do and see,” comment Brandi Berry, director of public relations. “It’s just not a place for families, but for everyone.” And Berry’s statement couldn’t be more truer....
May 19th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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May Revolution Anniversary Celebration Update

May Revolution Anniversary Celebration Update
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution, the national government has designed a number of activities and events that will be put up on Avenida 9 de Julio (map). The festivities will be held on May 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. The main event will be held on May 25, with a proposal that combines tradition and innovation with the participation of artistic groups, musicians, and designers. Here is a list of some of the featured activities… May 21 8 pm: Opening show: Homage...
May 19th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
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Honoli’i Beach Park

Honoli’i Beach Park
If you’re on the Big Island and in need of a dose of good Hawaiian style surfing, head to Honoli’i Beach Park near Hilo. It’s pretty much the only break near Hilo that’s consistent nearly every day and – while crowded – it’s good pure fun. Even if you’re visiting the Big Island for a few days, Honoli’i is not to be missed.  Fortunately located on the eastern shore of the island, it gets straight groundswell from across the Pacific from the south, north and east, which...
May 19th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 1
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How to Meet More Locals on Your Next Trip

How to Meet More Locals on Your Next Trip
Next time you’re in Edinburgh - or any of our Planeteye destinations, for that matter – and you’re thinking about ways to meet locals, I’ve got a great tip for you.  Yes, there is some serendipity in meeting folks in the local pub or late night on the dance floor, but why not do something a little more exciting?  I’d like to suggest you check out one of the local meetups happening – and there’s a whole site dedicated to them, Meetup.com. About Meetup Meetup...
May 19th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway
To avoid museum burn-out, it is always a good idea to  temper periods of sightseeing with visits to parks and wide-open spaces. The  Rose Kennedy Greenway encompasses four linear parks along Boston’s waterfront- North End Park , Wharf District Parks, Dewey Square Parks and Chinatown. The area was reclaimed in recent years as a result of Boston’s Central Artery project which tore down the elevated highway that once bisected the city. The Rose Kennedy Greenway is comprised of stunning...
May 19th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
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Mexico City’s Witches Market

Mexico City’s Witches Market
Undoubtedly one of Mexico City’s creepiest attractions, the Sonora Market in downtown Mexico City is a maze of narrow aisles crammed with stalls displaying herbs, potions, caged animals, voodoo dolls, tarot cards and images of Santa Muerte, Mexico’s Saint Death.  There are products for improving health and increasing wealth, products claiming to ward off evil spirits and a wide selection of love potions. Images of Santa Muerte, Sonora Market, Mexico City The Sonora Market (Mercado de Sonora)...
May 19th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 1
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Seattle’s Own Chicks in the City

Seattle’s Own Chicks in the City
The chicks are out on the town!  Not those four fashion-plates from Sex and the City, but real chicks – of the feathered, egg-laying, “aren’t they cute” variety. Seattle city ordinances allow residents to keep up to three chickens per standard city lot, enough to supply you with a weekly dozen and a few extras.  Don’t worry about the rooster crowing at the crack of dawn either.  Turns out, you don’t need a rooster unless you want to birth live chicks, a little tidbit that urban dwellers...
May 19th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
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Fabulous Frick Collection

Fabulous Frick Collection
Want to see how a real life robber baron from the early 20th century lived?  Look no further than the Frick Collection where Henry Clay Frick lavished his immense fortune on priceless works of art, cramming them into his sprawling neo-Classical mansion on E 70th St. overlooking Central Park. The Frick Collection Garden in Full Bloom Built in 1913 by the same architects who designed the New York Public Library main branch in midtown, galleries showcase paintings spanning the Renaissance, an impressive...
May 19th, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
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Istanbul’s Fabulous Shopping Malls

Istanbul’s Fabulous Shopping Malls
Istanbul isn’t only about historical places like the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market or the street market of Arasta bazaar. The city features several modern  shopping malls, most of which are architectural master pieces worth a visit even if the prices of the designer stores to which they are home, may be a bit out of reach for the average travel budget. Cevahir Mall It’s really difficult to rank the fabulous malls, but Cevahir Mall (map) in the fashionable Sisli district in ‘new’ Istanbul...
May 19th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 1
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Indian Folk and Tribal Dance Festival

Indian Folk and Tribal Dance Festival
Indian Folk and Tribal Dance Festival A 7-day National Assembly of Young Artists from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi has been kicked off on May 17th. The Indian Folk dance festival showcases some of India’s traditional and performing arts. Every region of India has its own style of folk and tribal dance. Each Indian Folk dance style has only one purpose – an expression of joy. Usually, the Indian folk dance steps are simple and don’t require extensive...
May 19th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 0
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Urban Walks for Moms & Kids

Urban Walks for Moms & Kids
There are plenty of places around the Lower Mainland where families can go for pleasant strolls.  For moms with strollers, the sidewalks are wide enough but in some areas you  might have to navigate around lamp posts, bike racks, sidewalk cafe tables, newspaper boxes and rude pedestrians who don’t want to budge to let you and your stroller pass by.  But you can take strollers on buses and sky-trains in Vancouver, so this allows a wider choice for quiet places to take yourself and the little...
May 19th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Free Golf for Kids at Phoenix Courses

Free Golf for Kids at Phoenix Courses
Are you looking for an activity to keep your kids busy this summer? Try the “Kids Play Free” golf program for kids 17 and under. Introduced by The City of Phoenix, this program is designed to encourage more families to enjoy the sport of golf and in particular introduce junior golf to local children. Kids ages 17 and under will play for free this summer when accompanied by a paid adult. Golfers can enjoy “Kids Play Free” from June 1 through August 31. This program is an extension of the...
May 19th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 1
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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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