It's that time the year: Everyone's putting out the Halloween decorations, there's a chill in the air, and ghosts and goblins roam the streets looking for candy or pulling pranks. If you're planning on doing some travel this fall, why not keep the holiday in mind, and choose a spooky destination like Charleston, South Carolina? This old but beautiful city has a long history of ghostly tales and at
By Diana Price on Sep 29, 2014
Traveling to other countries is a form of escapism that has become increasingly easier than in the past. In 2013, 1.08 billion people packed their bags and went abroad. To mark this, the United Nations along with the World Trade Organization has designated Sept. 27 as World Tourism Day. This day was first established in 1980 as a way to emphasize the importance of tourism’s social, cultural, polit
By Elaine Cheung on Sep 27, 2014
Up in northwestern Spain in the scenic Galicia region, close to Ribadeo, is a beach, thought to be among the most beautiful in the world. Unfortunately it is for this very reason authorities now have to reduce the number of visitors gaining access to this beauty. Praia as Catedrais, Galician for “Beach of the Cathedrals,” is stunningly beautiful, with gigantic rock formations complete with arches
By Anne Sewell on Sep 26, 2014
There are many fascinating sights to see in New Zealand, whether you visit North or South Island, but some are more unusual than others. Here we have two separate destinations, one on North Island and the other on South Island, but both with an almost culinary theme. Frying Pan Lake, North Island First we head to an area close to Rotorua, which, while in itself an area with hot thermal springs and
By Anne Sewell on Sep 24, 2014
New Zealand is a fascinating destination, with many interesting cities to visit, both on North and South Island. However, the country also has some pretty unusual and odd places to visit, a little off the beaten tourist track. One such place is the little town of Tirau, which has only 800 inhabitants, and is located in the Waikato region on North Island. The town’s name translated from Maori is “p
By Anne Sewell on Sep 23, 2014
When visiting fascinating Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain, take a couple of days out of the city and indulge yourself in the beautiful Penedès countryside. Alt Penedès (the High Penedès), Baix Penedès (Lower Penedès) and Garraf offer wonderful scenery, excellent accommodation options and an experience to remember. Penedès is a natural and historical region of Catalonia, located in between the pre-co
By Anne Sewell on Sep 22, 2014
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By Barry Eitel on Sep 29, 2014
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