Aside from a few years away at college, I have lived in San Antonio, Texas all my life. San Antonio is currently the second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States. San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas and was recently voted the number one most affordable, top two for ethnic food and cheap eats, and top five for family vacations in a 2008 poll in Travel + Leisure magazine. Over 26 million people… Continue
Added by Monica Gonzalez on August 31, 2009 at 9:04pm —
So Craig and Linda from Indie Travel Podcast
are launching a travel magazine. A PRINT magazine
no less ! A day before the launch, I decided to ask Craid some questions about this crazy (and cool) idea.
Voyageek : At a time when most print magazines have financial problems, what's the idea behind launching one… Continue
Added by Merrill on August 31, 2009 at 3:46pm —
Where else in the world can you lay safely in your bed while watching an active volcano do a show for you? Arenal, Costa Rica!
Added by Marina K. Villatoro on August 31, 2009 at 1:29pm —
Flying is something that I do pretty much every few weeks these days and I have to admit, it is pretty monotonous and dull. I mean from the tedious cab rides to the airport, the intensely annoying security screenings, and the usual delays, flying has become somewhat of a chore than an enjoyment when I travel.
Fortunately on a recent trip to Spokane, Washington I was able to take to the air in a much more enjoyable and care free… Continue
Added by Andrew Hickey on August 30, 2009 at 11:49pm —
The summer is winding down and to be honest my fair Irish skin is sort of happy. I absolutely love autumn in New York (the season…not the movie!). Besides cooler temps, less humidity, and all of those colorful leaves, this time of the year offers some pretty cool things to the city that never sleeps. Below is a run down of some events that might be of interest to you, whether you call NYC home or are just planning to stop by for a few days.…
Added by Andrew Hickey on August 30, 2009 at 11:44pm —
Tortuga Island 6/9/09
Unlike what Jack Sparrow had led me to believe the real Tortuga Island was not a bubbling meca of ancient pirates wandering around belligerent. What Tortuga turned out to be was a beautiful, barely inhabited, desert island off the coast of Venezuela.
Our Trusty Quercus
The passage aboard Quercus was as smooth as sailing over night in the windy Caribbean as you could get. Luckily all aboard were by now comfortable in… Continue
Added by Aly & John on August 30, 2009 at 4:37pm —
Do you travel for the experience? I certainly do, never being one for sitting on buses and zooming on by places it is great to be out there experiencing the landscape and the culture of wherever I might be.
The Colosseum in Rome
I am an avid history buff and from reading in a text book about the Roman empire, the emperors,the Christian slaves, the gladiators and chariot races to actually standing in and on that history is just amazing.
To step on the same steps… Continue
Added by Anne Bain on August 30, 2009 at 3:15am —
Did you know that Costa Rica has 110 volcanoes, 5 are active and one, Arenal, is considered one of the ten most active in the world! Find out the others here!
Added by Marina K. Villatoro on August 29, 2009 at 10:30am —
I'm currently visiting Hollywood - not the famous one, but Hollywood, Florida. So far, it seems a nice place. Yesterday we took a boat trip along the waterways, which was kind of like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous on water - who paid millions for this fabulous home and some of the home's best features. Finished off the day with a real find - dinner at Sweet Tomatoes. Soup, salad, a main course, dessert and drink for under $10 a person - and you can refill everything. The best bit is it's… Continue
Added by Sharon Hurley Hall on August 29, 2009 at 6:14am —
For a city that is 10 blocks squared, you'll never guess how many churches there are! Find out the answer here.
Added by Marina K. Villatoro on August 28, 2009 at 9:36am —
In Vino, Veritas--yes in wine, one certainly can find truth. I go on a hunt for the most famed wines, most tasting tours and most interesting vineyards around the globe. From Mantank getting wild in New Zealand's Waiheke Island, to Chris sampling a family run vineyard in Oregon, to Moravia's 2 hour old "Burchak," we bring on a tasting tour around the globe-- and we promise it won't get you tipsy. (*note, video best watched with a glass of… Continue
Added by Kelley on August 27, 2009 at 11:19am —
Costa Rica is known to have some of the most beautiful mammals living here. The Margay is one of the most interesting of the wildcats. Find out its secrets
and then see it for yourself in Corcovado National Park!…
Added by Marina K. Villatoro on August 27, 2009 at 10:43am —
Untitled 3, artwork by Princess Pea. Courtesy of Rob Dean Art Ltd.
In New Delhi
, it’s easy to lose one’s head in the thick of it all, and India’s second annual art fair provided no relief. The India Art Summit (19-22 August) wasn’t just filled with hard-core art lovers and curious individuals, every stall was replete with gallerists and curators,… Continue
Added by Adena on August 27, 2009 at 9:15am —
I could not help sharing this post. Matt Gross provides some great information on up-to-date communication technology for travelers everywhere.
Added by Travel Channel on August 25, 2009 at 9:38pm —
I remember the first day we met. It was love at first flight. We've shared countless hours together- oh the places we've gone. It's been bumpy at times, but I always stuck up for you when people called you old and grumpy. I even stuck by you when you dropped service to Providence, my home town! But lately something has changed. You don't treat me the way you used to. You started charging me for every little thing, even the… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on August 25, 2009 at 12:45pm —
No where in the world can you come up to the rim of an active volcano and look inside. Poas Volcano in Costa Rica allows you to do just that!
Check it for… Continue
Added by Marina K. Villatoro on August 25, 2009 at 9:13am —
So we've been travelling just under a month now and have been doing a little camping, we've picked up a great tent and done a review. I'd be interested to know what other cmaping gear people have taken. Check it out here.…
Added by Kev on August 25, 2009 at 6:30am —
We had an impressive list of historical sites to hit up during our visit to the famed colonial city of Malacca. Thankfully, Malacca’s old city square is much as it was hundreds of years ago, with most of its attractions within spitting distance of each other. Our feet were happy when we informed them of how little traveling we’d need to do that day.
Malacca was colonized by European powers no less than three times between its founding… Continue
Added by Bruce & Ian on August 24, 2009 at 7:47pm —
Note to TBEX members: Please feel free to grab the eBook and include it on your blog for a fast and easy post. A link would be appreciated.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about unusual Google search terms. It was fun – light-hearted. But there was one search that stuck in my head. Basically it was a question: is it weird to travel solo? This deserved more than just a mention in a blog post. It needed a real reply. So I wrote one.
GLAD YOU’RE NOT HERE: a solo… Continue
Added by Janice on August 24, 2009 at 3:44pm —
Added by Marina K. Villatoro on August 24, 2009 at 7:12am —