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With over 300 islands set in crystal-clear waters, palm-fringed white sand beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, relaxation is big in Fiji--although there are loads of activities when you’re in the mood: amazing snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, white water rafting,...read more
Whether you're off on a weekend getaway or a longer trip, you want to keep your money for the things that really matter, not spend it on avoidable expenses. Here are some tips on making your vacation more cost-effective so you have more to spend on the fun stuff. 1....read more
“A-a-a-all abora-a-ard,” chimed the conductor at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station as we hurried down the platform toward “The Rocky Mountaineer.” We were about to embark on one of the world’s classic train journeys, from Vancouver, British Columbia to Banff,...read more
As the jet makes its arching descent across Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawai'i, we're mesmerized by the tropical tableau below - translucent blue water fringed with green rolling hills. The couple across the aisle compares the scenery to Ireland. But when my...read more
Matato'a Dance group as seen worldwide. "Matato’a (the watchful eye of the warrior) is a musical and dance group from Rapa Nui. It is one of the most famous bands from the island. Matato'a was founded in 1996 by Kevamatato’a Atan. It was in 1998 that they adopted the...read more
Marybeth's best-selling first collection of travel stories, A Woman's World, chronicled and celebrated the diverse and bold new ways women are exploring the planet. A Woman's World won the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book of the Year and elicited...read more
For pure alabaster white sand, turquoise-blue water, and a seamless vacation of R&R, you should know about the Riviera Maya; a strip of coastline stretching south from Cancun, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico, to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. And, due to the large number of...read more
Kīlauea volcano's new eruption site, which suddenly cracked open on Sat., Mar., 5, continues to spew lava through fissures on its east rift zone, following the dramatic collapse of Pu'u ō'ō crater's floor. Fiery curtains of orange lava - some as high as 80 feet - have...read more
Irish Eyes Are Smiling in San Francisco San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is the largest Irish event west of the Mississippi, which certainly merits a sip of Irish coffee or a romp through the Oxalis (which is a fancy word for shamrocks). “Giving...read more
There is still room at the table on the terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alexander Valley at the newly opened Francis Ford Coppola Winery restaurant near Geyserville. The 88-acre property of rolling land includes sustainably farmed vineyards and embraces bucolic...read more
Do you ever wonder who writes the reviews on travel sites that rate hotels and restaurants? Here's a cool new online travel resource that gets around this issue. Check it out. Gogobot. When all the reviews are "over-the-top" complimentary, I question their...read more
Lousy winter weather and a pent up demand for a vacation in the sun are my reasons for heading south to Mexico. The top international destination for Spring Break is Cancun, along the gulf of Mexico and that's where I'm going next week. Actually I'm going to an area...read more