There are numerous reasons why Savvy Navigator brings his gay tours to Londolozi’s Tree Camp in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park in South Africa. Whether it’s the unsurpassed luxury of the accommodations, the gourmet food and wine offerings, the unparalleled game viewing, or the commitment to the environment and the local economic growth, the one thing that stands out is quality of the game rangers (who, incidentally, were… Continue
Added by SavvyNavigator on February 27, 2009 at 12:17pm —
We never knew what we didn’t have.
We enjoy America’s moniker of ‘melting pot’ as a feature that distinguishes us from other places. It seems a great American pastime to find this way or that way to distinguish ourselves, especially in areas of our obvious superiority, and one area of that superiority is in our lack of a defining culture. Oh, there are those who wax poetically about the multiculturalism of this great country and we all… Continue
Added by Gregg A Granger on February 26, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Travelling for any period of time rules out a one fit all solution so you’re going to have to use a bit of a mixture of techniques:
1. Keep a small emergency fund with you. Split this between traveler’s cheques & cash.
2. Withdraw cash as you need it and to fit into your weekly budgeting system, but… Continue
Added by Kev on February 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
We are very excited to announce the fantastic speakers for TBEX'09 on July 26th in Chicago! Event co-host Debbie Dubrow and I will be moderating the sessions which cover things like: the difference between travel journalism and blogging; keeping a lively travel blog;… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on February 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
“You’re going to a lot of places where they don’t value human life like we do.”
Nobody, least of all me, with my conservative Republican roots, my Reformed religion, and my resistance to change, could foresee the unintended truth of that statement. A statement we heard on numerous occasions as we prepared for our journey. Our journey happens to be a four and a half year circumnavigation of the world in a sailboat.
We learn that as far as joy is concerned, more is less. The… Continue
Added by Gregg A Granger on February 23, 2009 at 2:30pm —
GoNanaimo.com announces the creation of the Nanaimo 50-Kilometer Holiday with seven self-guided tours within a 50-kilometer radius of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As gasoline prices and exchange rates unpredictably rise and fall, vacationing locally becomes more attractive and Vancouver Island has so much to offer. The 50-Kilometer Holiday includes two walking tours within Nanaimo and five driving/bicycling tours to nearby mid-island destinations. Each tour is carefully crafted with a… Continue
Added by David Stanley on February 23, 2009 at 10:41am —
It’s been a cold winter here in Brooklyn, and we've been busy sorting through dozens of nominations to find the best of the best independently owned accommodations for our website. We’ve selected eight cool spots as “Darn Good Digs,” all locally owned with rooms under US$150. (Rooms start at US$40!) These digs offer great value for the money, and stand… Continue
Added by Darn Good Digs (Michael, Allison and Benjamin) on February 22, 2009 at 8:03pm —
Everyone of course knows Venice's Carnevale
, but the celebration is all over… Continue
Added by Jessica on February 20, 2009 at 3:08pm —
Only a few more days left to run on this month's Photo Contest!
If your plan is to take more travel photos this year, it just got a little more doable. TravelMuse has teamed up with Eye-Fi to give away one Eye-Fi Explore card (valued at $130) for each of the next six months for the best photo on a given theme. So whether you took an amazing trip recently or are just hanging out closer to home, we’d love for you to share your shots with the TravelMuse community. What’s more, we’re… Continue
Added by fionaashley on February 20, 2009 at 12:35pm —
There are around 7,000 pubs in London… so how do you make sure you end up with a good pint (and not piss) when there’s such a long, long list?
Well, quite simply, there isn’t a magic formula - there are hundreds of good drinking spots in the vast area over which the city sprawls… you just have to find them first!
Here, then, are 10 of my favorites - intended, not as a definitive guide to London nightlife, just a way to… Continue
Added by blog.hostelbookers.com on February 20, 2009 at 11:01am —
Where do you live?
Right now in Bangkok, but before that in NYC for many years.
Bangkok, wow! Pretend I'm a tourist and I've just asked you to recommend a few places to check out while I'm visiting Bangkok, places you actually go to, what would you suggest?
The Vertigo bar on top of the Banyan Tree hotel (pictured below), the Oriental Spa at the Oriental Hotel, the Tea Room at the Erawan Hyatt… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on February 19, 2009 at 2:42pm —
I'm from Adventure Life and we have been putting together a dynamic online community. We just launched our own blog, and I invite other bloggers to check it out and send me comments. My goal is to get the word out to the blogoshere about our travel services in Latin America and expedition cruise options throughout the world. The blog can be found at blog.adventure-life.com
I've pasted my opening entry here:
Welcome to Our… Continue
Added by Brian Morgan on February 18, 2009 at 5:00pm —
When I tell people I absolutely love traveling on my own they look at me like I'm crazy. With a skeptical eye they usually pause, think for a second, then ask where I stay. When I respond with, "Hostels - they're amazing" I usually get a sideways look, another pause and then "Did you see the movie Hostel?'. It's a shame really that in many ways that movie has become our generation's Jaws - only this time frightening the… Continue
Added by Alex Berger on February 18, 2009 at 10:18am —
, a recently launched initiative by the City of Venice, is designed to benefit travelers who book museums tickets, transport passes, etc, before their arrival. All tickets purchased online give you a discount over what you would pay on-site, making this a fantastic tool to save on your vacation… Continue
Added by Context Travel on February 18, 2009 at 5:45am —
I've been a big fan of Netvibes for the last two years. This is where I get all the RSS updates from the Travel blogs I follow.
But Netvibes has also plenty of widgets that can make trip planning very easy for travelers. I wonder why tourist offices are not jumping on this tool to create dedicated page for their location. Building a page is a no-brainer and with the RSS updates, lists of travel deals or events will get updated… Continue
Added by Merrill on February 17, 2009 at 3:45pm —
Love your blog and your web site! I laugh all the time. I usually only fly once a year for a cruise, but when I do I always see people doing what you write about and I laugh. I also try to remember to do and not do what you write about. I've never had a bad experience with flight staff or any flight for that matter. I'm about to go on vacation and I do have a question about luggage. With all the restrictions on checked… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on February 17, 2009 at 12:00pm —
offers up a myriad of choices for fun in the sun. For example, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and much more will allow you to soak up some vitamin D while enjoying endless hours of fun on the beaches of Florida.
Climb to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for a spectacular view or ease into the day while strolling along Anastasia State Park. Anastasia Island is home to the… Continue
Added by Florida Vacation on February 17, 2009 at 11:28am —
I don't mean to pile on United Airlines, but they do bring it on themselves sometimes. The latest TravelCommons podcast
talks about how the "friendly skies" of United Airlines have become a bit thread worn -- duct tape holding together armrests, seat backs that can't stay up (which was my experience again
on my Monday flight from ORD to SFO). Not surprising since United is the only major US airline without any… Continue
Added by Mark Peacock on February 13, 2009 at 3:24pm —
Originally Posted on February 13, 2009 @ Calabrisella Mia
, also known as Carnival
or Mardi Gras
, is celebrated in many parts of the world. However, when it comes to Carnevale in Italy all eyes turn to the Carnevale di Venezia
, as it is one of the oldest, with it’s first Carnevale recorded in 1268. Carnevale typically begins 40 days before Easter with the final celebration… Continue
Added by LuLu on February 13, 2009 at 11:30am —
Added by one.year.trip on February 13, 2009 at 6:48am —