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TRAVEL BLOGS,
NORTH AMERICA

See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Agua Dulce, CA
Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Aleutians
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Aruba
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Banff
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Belize
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
Calgary
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Edmonton
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Hollywood
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Jacksonville, Oregon
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Long Beach
Maine
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico Images
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
North Dakota Blizzard
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oahu
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Museum
Palouse Scenic Byway
Panama
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Diego Resort
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle
Seattle Parade Photos
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos & Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Toronto
Utah
Vancouver
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Westlake Village, CA
Whistler, B.C.

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TRAVEL BLOGS,
EUROPE

Alcala, Spain
Amsterdam
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Athens
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Bavaria
Beira, Portugal
Belgium
Berlin
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Copenhagen
Cortona, Italy
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Duxford Aviation Museum
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
France
French Alps
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Great Britain Photos
Hamburg
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1; Iceland 2; Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1; Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Montenegro
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Munich
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Paris
Perugia, Italy
Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Poland
Port Meirion, North Wales
Portugal
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Pyrenees
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Rhone River, France
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Romania
Rome 1; Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Sarlat, SW France
Saxony, Germany
Schwyz, Switzerland
Scotland 1; Scotland 2
Senigallia, Central Italy
Slovenia
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
Switzerland
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Turkey
Tuscan Farm
Tuscany
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1; Vienna 2
Wales
Wimbledon
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England
Zurich

TravelingBoy's 3 things About Nova Scotia
...we didn't know about
NOVA SCOTIA

What are some of the “things” or activities that people in Nova Scotia do for fun?

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This installment of THREE THINGS is courtesy of Pamela Wamback - Media Relations, Nova Scotia Tourism.

Cape Forchu lightstation, Nova Scotia
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Last-minute flights to Europe, including to Budapest, Istanbul, and Milan, among others are on sale with Air France. Departures are valid midweek between April 6 - May 15, with stays as long as three months permitted. A minimum 10-day stay is required. Tickets start at $700 round-trip, and must be booked at least 28 days before departure and by March 31. For further information, CLICK HERE.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: The Good Guys in White Hats and Black Jackets

co-owner Marco Pisoni at the Fratelli Pisoni Winery

Sooner or later, all good things must come to an end, even for "Our Man in Italy," who, after 16 days of being pampered and fed like a king, bids farewell in his final dispatch from a luxurious spa-wellness hotel in the Trentino region of northern Italy.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
The Balkans: Lovely States of Mind and Meanderings...

waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
This is not going to be your typical travel story. Oh sure, it started out that way. A story about a tour sponsored by Overseas Adventure Travel they called "The Crossroads of the Adriatic." It was going to be all about the medieval town of Dubrovnik in Croatia, a series of dozens of waterfalls at the 114-square mile Plitvice Lakes, exploring Sarajevo in Bosnia, a city that suffered through the longest, most devastating siege in the history of modern warfare and a visit to Ljubljana, Slovenia, my newest favorite European city...

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Island Life at El Cordova Hotel in Coronado

sunset at the Coronado Bridge
Coronado Island is a seaside paradise in the San Diego Bay that is full of history, relaxing atmosphere and great weather. The small, resort town is also home to a charming boutique hotel called El Cordova, which I recently discovered on a memorable weekend getaway. The adventure began when a friend and I drove through Downtown San Diego, crossed the beautiful, 2-mile-long Coronado Bridge and entered the tiny island.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
A 12-Day Mediterranean Dream on the Royal Clipper

panoramic view of the coast from the CostaBaja Resort and Spa in La Paz
Travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux once said – and I paraphrase – that it's one thing to be happy, but to be aware of the happiness at that very minute is something unique and gratifying. The end of October I was happy. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon. Standing on a seemingly impenetrable granite cliff on the island of Corsica, the late western Mediterranean sun was just setting, but still creating warmth that counteracted the breeze from the sea.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: Fratelli Pisoni Organic Winery

co-owner Marco Pisoni at the Fratelli Pisoni Winery

With his head barely above water from his daily two-a-day therapeutic baths, "Our Man in Italy" goes in search of another liquid that can also do the body good: wine, the kind found along the Strade del Vino of the Trentino.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
A 1944 WW2 "Cover Up" at England's Slapton Sands

recovered World War 2 Sherman tank at Slapton Beach

When you think about your next vacation, do you ever consider staying in a place that is, for one reason or another, famous in world history? On the other side of the coin, what if you had no idea that your destination was the scene of a series of appalling "military mix-ups," would that make you more – or less interested? As an example, Slapton Sands, in the western part of England...

Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
An Un-Cruise Adventure through the Sea of Cortés

sunset at the Sea of Cortez
Imagine being in a small boat, drifting in a calm lagoon, surrounded by sand dunes and colorful migratory birds. Then picture ripples dancing on the surface, followed by a spout of water and then a graceful and magnificent emergence of a 30-ton gray whale. If this sounds exciting, then a trip to Bahía Magdalena with Un-Cruise Adventures is the way to go.

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Santa Barbara Scrumptious

palm trees and cyclists, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, just an hour or two north of Los Angeles, is an island unto itself. Attracting both the beach bum crowd – suntanned surfers, the witty homeless with street-wise talent, folks in search of a fresh beginning – and long-time residents with deep-pocket affluence, this coastal city encourages easy intermingling of the two since both are clinging to dreams of good times ahead. Santa Barbara is the setting where they blend together in an elegant and earthy style of California living.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders – Canale di Tenno

stone house at Canale di Tenno

Try as he might, "Our Man in Italy" continues to be surrounded by H2O no matter where he points his camera, and his latest photo-shoot destination in the Trentino of northern Italy is no exception: a medieval hamlet and its mesmerizing turquoise-blue lake.

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Tim Mattox's travel article
The Tighten Ups: And the 'Shocking, Horrifying and Delightful' World of Laura Jane Willcock

Laura Jane Willcock of The Tighten Ups
Those who write about music and musicians frequently make comparisons to other artists. By referencing a player's style, a genre or similarities in sound a journalist can easily enhance and focus their descriptive process. It's a tried and true practice that I, too, have on more than one occasion employed. That is until witnessing, up-close and personal an on-stage performance featuring a Southern California band called the Tighten Ups.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Moroccan Martinis and Historic Pueblos in Desert Hot Springs

the El Morocco Inn and Spa at Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs is yet another oasis in the Palm Springs area. Set atop ancient hot and cold aquifers, the town is known for abundant resorts and mineral spas, world-class drinking water, secret celebrity visitors, and a few other hidden gems. My recent getaway to Desert Hot Springs began at the El Morocco Inn and Spa, an enchanting boutique hotel with an alluring, Arabian theme.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz Talk About Their Award-Winning Film – GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Christopher Meloni with wife Sherman
GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is an award-winning film and Israel's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the third film in a trilogy, which began over a decade ago. Written and directed by the Israeli brother-and-sister team of Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. Miss Elkabetz, an award-winning actress, stars as the lead character, Viviane Amsalem.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog
Far from the Maddening Crowds: Boutique Hotels in San Diego
By Mary McGrath

shrimp enchiladas at the El Cordova Hotel, San Diego
It's easy to go to the same old hotels over and over again. It's predictable, it's familiar, but is it memorable? What if you got outside your comfort zone? What if you took a chance and tried something new? That's what I did when I went to San Diego this past weekend. I explored some of the smaller boutique properties and I came away with many memorable adventures.

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Dette Pascual's travel blog
Of Dreams, Tears, and Love

All Saints Day scene at a Philippine cemetery
Even after Pope Francis has gone back to Rome, memories of his visit to the Philippines goes on and on in the media. Not only what he did and said, but also his homilies that linger in the heart long afterwards. For me, he was most impactful when he deviated from his prepared speech and spoke from his heart in Spanish. Not only was he profound, his words became lyrical and poetic.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
Southwestern Virginia: Land of Music, Crafts and Nature

jam session on Main Street, Bristol, during Rhythm and Roots Festival
Virginia is for lovers – of bluegrass music, crafts, gorgeous scenery. and friendly, hospitable people. Southwest Virginia offers all of the above to a visitor, along with some tasty traditional food. Music serves as the glue in the region. Everywhere, be it the local diner, the craft center, a theatre, or just the street, a group will be strumming and singing, a jam session will be taking place.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
Therapeutic Glimpses of Canada
By Skip Kaltenheuser

The Bugaboos, British Columbia
If lucky to enjoy more than your fair share of travel, eventually you’ll be asked your favorite place. It’s a tough one, most places have their fascinations. One doesn’t choose to go somewhere without first determining it worth one’s time. So top picks usually include the latest experience. And folks in America, with its embarrassment of travel riches, are already a bit spoiled if they get around at all.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: Balbido – The Painted Village

one of the murals in Balbido village in the Bleggio Plateau, Italy
In between two-a-day therapeutic soakings, "Our Man in Italy" has been going off the beaten path to document little known gems around the Trentino of northern Italy. In this, his sixth dispatch, he takes the lens cap off to frame an unusual open-air art gallery.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Charlottesville, Virginia: Mr. Jefferson's Country

the Pavilions at the University of Virginia
To many people, Monticello and Charlottesville, Virginia are synonymous. Indeed, even more than his famous home, the presence of Thomas Jefferson the Man can be felt throughout the quiet college town, about a three-hour drive from Washington, D.C. For any history buff, a tour of Monticello is heaven, but even those less historically inclined will be enthralled by fascinating displays of Jefferson the Creative Homeowner.

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Tim Mattox's travel article
The 44's… Locked & Loaded!!!

Johnny Main and J.R. Lozano of The 44's
Anytime you see the 44's listed on a concert bill or festival poster, you know there's going to be a party. This particular occasion just happened to be Rod Piazza's Annual Birthday celebration at Fairmount Park in Riverside. The 44's along with the Mighty Mojo Prophets, the MoFo Party Band and Piazza's own Mighty Flyers had all come together for a day of revelry and some good-natured, blow your face off blues harp and string-stinging guitar boogie.

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HAPPY SPRING from the staff at TravelingBoy

We have designated 2015 as the year to give. Here are some of our favorite charities. CLICK HERE.

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Random Acts of Canine Kindness

Cedric

Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after stopping a man from jumping off Seattle’s Space Needle.

Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.

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Dog Quotations


$998+ R/T New Zealand Flights, Inc. Taxes and Fee

New Zealand's flagship carrier is currently offering a "Flights to Anywhere in New Zealand" sale featuring discounted fares to 24 cities, among them the larger metropolises like Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, but also off-the-beaten path places like Paraparaumu, Taopo, Tauranga, and others. Fares start at the extremely low price of $998 round-trip.

Departures are only available from five U.S. airports (Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York City; and Washington, D.C.), but these prices should motivate to seek out connections if not from any of these cities. The sale ends on March 3; and travel is good April 20 - June 8 and again July 25 - September 21.

For further information: www.airnewzealand.com/flights-to-new-zealand


New Site Promises an Easier Way to Book Europe Travel

Finding seamless, cost-effective travel in Europe requires a lot of legwork for North American travelers, especially those relying solely on English-language sites (or on the often-surreal Google translations of foreign-language websites).

But the Beta launch of Gopili.co.uk, the U.K. version of the popular French travel search engine KelBillet, creates a limited but useful way to assess all your options. Because the site is geared to U.K. travelers looking for domestic and Europe travel, it's not a one-stop shop for travelers from the U.S. and Canada. But the multimodal approach – which gathers fares and availability from 500 airlines, train companies, car rental agencies, and bus companies – is a serious time saver and one that can simplify planning.


Spring Cruise Deals
Courtesy About.com

Spring marks the conclusion of "wave season," a time when cruise bookings are at their peak in warm parts of the world.

Travelocity offers cruises for a variety of dates and lines, but again, these are largely last-minute deals. Be sure to check the sailing dates and terms carefully.


Tel Aviv Tops the World Smart Cities Awards

The city of Tel Aviv won first prize at the World Smart Cities Awards, beating out 250 competing cities at the recent Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.


Wine Enthusiast Reveals 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2015

Wine Enthusiast magazine has crowned the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2015 in their annual February Travel Issue, and three US cities have topped the coveted list – Orlando, FL; Finger Lakes, NY; and Mendocino, CA!

The top 10 list includes where to dine, where to stay, activities, when to go, and of course, where to taste. Without further adieu…here is the top 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2015.

  • Piedmont, Italy
  • Finger Lakes, NY - USA!
  • Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
  • Rhône Valley, France
  • Orlando, FL - USA!
  • Galicia, Spain
  • Okanagan, Canada
  • Loire Valley, France
  • Mendocino, CA - USA!
  • Istria, Croatia

Consumer & Authoritative Research Reveals Eight (8) Significant Trends Cruise Travelers May Expect in 2015

As we approach 2015 and beyond, cruise enthusiasts- and the cruise lines themselves – know that cruising has never been more popular. In fact, there are 35 new ocean ships and 21 new river ships scheduled to debut by 2018. CruiseCompete’s consumers are constantly telling us what they are experiencing and what they would like to see from the cruise industry. With this information, and their expert knowledge of the industry, the cruise specialists at CruiseCompete are able provide insight on ocean and river cruising trends you might experience in 2015.

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How to Get a Free Upgrade from the Airline
Courtesy About.com

Sometimes, getting a free upgrade means taking another flight.

Voluntary bumping occurs when you agree to give up a seat on an overbooked plane in exchange for some compensation. Most of the time, that compensation comes in the form of a voucher for free future travel. Personally, that's the way I like to receive a reward for waiting around an airport until the next available flight.

But if you want a free airline upgrade, why not agree to be bumped in exchange for a better seat? If there is a spot available, and the flight isn't a long-haul, the airlines might just agree to your request. After all, filling one first class seat could be cheaper than giving you a free trip.

Just how do you go about being bumped? Simply present yourself to the airline on the day of travel as someone who is willing to give up your seat in exchange for considerations in the event the flight is overbooked. If there is an overbooking (and frequently this does occur because airlines have to avoid empty seats), airline personnel might appreciate your offer – even if it is motivated by more than kindness.


Deb's poetry break


Spring
By William Shakespeare
1564-1616

When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!

When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
And merry larks are plowmen’s clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
And maidens bleach their summer smocks,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.



Natural Habitat Adventures Announces Exclusive “Grizzly Ship”
For Close Encounters with Alaska’s Giant Brown Bears

The world’s premier nature travel company, Natural Habitat Adventures, announces the exclusive charter of a legendary vessel it has rechristened the M/V Natural Habitat Ursus, to take guests as close as possible in safety to the largest coastal grizzlies in the world.

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This Is Why a River Cruise Is Better Than an Ocean One

Have you ever taken a cruise? I'd predict you'll answer YES. But what if I said have you ever experienced a RIVER cruise? One of the most "IN Things" in travel today, IS a river cruise.

Berlitz River Cruising in Europe by Douglas Ward

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It's Official: Richard Branson Is Launching a Cruise Line

Since May 2014, rumors that billionaire Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, wants to expand his oeuvre into the cruise business. Early reports indicated that a Virgin cruise line would likely launch around 2019 in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, but we haven't heard any specifics in a while.

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Best Friend Event

Have you ever dreamed of finding “the one?” You know, that special one who melts your heart from the moment your eyes meet? Someone you know you just can’t live without? Well, dream…

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Airbus: Worst Airplane Seat Ever

Airbus filed a patent for what will be the least comfortable airplane seat in the sky. The new design features saddle-like seats that can fold up when not in use. Gone are cushions, padded armrests, tray tables and personal space: The new seating plan, of course, would allow airlines to cram more passengers into the limited space of the cabin.


Airlines with the Most Extra Fees
Courtesy SmarterTravel

The airlines call them ancillary revenues. Travelers call it nickel-and-diming. By whatever name, the dizzying array of fees that airlines now impose for everything from checked bags to carry-on bags to seat selection to ticket reissues is big business.

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Airlines Are Making Big Bucks!

Several major airlines are reporting big profits.

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5 Things Travel Has Taught Me

The staff at Twenty-Something Travel write about 5 things they’ve learned from travel.

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Travel Smarter with Brainscape!

In eight of the 13 cities listed as best vacation destinations by U.S. News this year, English isn’t the official language. Add vast cultural differences and unfamiliar terrain to the existing language barrier and suddenly a trip abroad can become a daunting proposition. Fortunately, Brainscape can help travelers learn how to talk the talk (quite literally) in no time before they venture off to a foreign destination.

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An Inside Look At the Los Angeles International Airport Control Tower
By John Clayton

Everyday planes land from and depart for all the corners of the world at LAX. Discover how they get to where they're meant to be by joining Armchair Traveler John Clayton as he takes an inside look at the LAX Control Tower.

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The Genesis of T-Boy’s Cartoons

Known for travel stories that immediately capture the interest of the reader with their colorful creativity, clever use of words and the talent to paint pictures with words about destinations all over the world, TravelingBoy is delighted to announce the riveting success of our hilarious travel cartoons that highlight the foibles and quirks of mankind.

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Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

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Last-Minute Airfare Deals

Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights departing from within the United States and Canada.

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The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights

Compare prices on 400+ airlines and travel sites, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline and more and find the best bargain..

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7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite status, and working the system to earn free flights and other perks. Learn from expert travelers who know how to maximize their elite status.

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Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Clayton Lettuce – Delicious!

The plant was originally called Claytonia perfoliata, and is still known in England and Europe under this botanical designation. Elsewhere it is known as Montia perfoliata, named for Giuseppe Monti, a professor of botany at the University of Cologne in the eighteenth century.

The genus Claytonia is named for John Clayton (1694-1773), Clerk to the County Court of Gloucester County, Virginia, USA from 1720 until his death, one of the earliest collectors of plant specimens in that state, and described as the greatest American botanist of his day.

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Petra, Jordan
Philippine Dolphins
Qufu, China
Taiwan
Taj Mahal, India
Terra Cotta Warriors, China
Thailand 1; Thailand 2
Vietnam
Yangtze River, China


AFRICA
Morocco
Namibia 1
Namibia 2
Namibia 3
Uganda 1
Uganda 2
Uganda 3


AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Indian Pacific Railway
Marquesa Islands
New South Wales, Australia
New Zealand
Stewart Island, New Zealand
Tahiti; Tahiti Photos


ANTARCTICA
Antarctica 1
Antarctica 2
Antarctica Slideshow


CRUISES
Azamara Cruises
Azamara Baltic Sea Cruise
Allure of the Seas
Carnival Paradise Cruise
Oasis of the Seas;
Oasis of the Seas Photos
River Cruise
SS Lane Victory 1
SS Lane Victory 2
Three Value Cruises


SPECIAL FEATURES
4 Historic Hotels
Aviation Legend: The B17
Favorite Travel Photos
Feasting on Bugs and Grubs
Great Escape
Interesting Travel Photos: Questions
Interesting Travel Photos: Answers
Islands Part 1
Islands Part 2
Islands Part 3
Islands Part 4
Learning English
Queen Mary
Signs of the Times
Spirits of the World
Soft Adventures
The Haunting
Travel Photography


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BB King
Johnny Winter
Joe Bonamassa
Preston Smith
Rory Block
Mick Taylor
SoulSauce
Dennis Jones
Zen Blues Quartet
Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
2011 San Diego Blues Festival
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Pendleton Warrior
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite 2
2013 San Diego Blues Festival
Phil Gates
Rod Piazza Birthday 2
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
Paraprosdokians
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Fairy Tale
Agricultural Inspector
News from Libya
Chinese Food
Baby Polar Bear
Spanish Delicacy
Truck
Mexican Jews
British Humor
A Chicken Walks Into a Bar
First Child
Hello?
Irish Babes
Italian Golfer
Sleeping With Bob
The Crows of Massachusetts
Snow Parking
Hamburg Visits Los Angeles CA
Airplane Water Landing
Team Effort
Freeloaders
Leviticus 20:13


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