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Seeking Personal Enrichment Abroad Through Voluntourism
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South Beach: A Tropical Location Close to Home
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Americans who want to plan a tropical beach vacation without traveling beyond...
Bed-and-Breakfasts Offer Pampering, Value, History
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Bed-and-breakfasts aren’t just for the old folks anymore, especially in...
Why Hula When You Can Bula?
Why Hula When You Can B...
When Americans think about tropical paradise, their minds turn to Hawaii. But...
Is Cozumel Heaven on Earth?
Is Cozumel Heaven on Ea...
Many people make the trek each year to one of the most beautiful islands...
Amazing Star Formations
Amazing Star Formations...
Star formations are unbelievable, comparatively unappreciated structures that...
Traveling to the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
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Gold Mining in Indonesia
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Seeking Personal Enrichment Abroad Through Voluntourism
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No longer content with tanning on a tropical beach with some easy reading, many Americans are seeking enrichment in their travels. After all, you can read a book at home, but scuba diving, taking authentic French cooking classes or visiting ancient temples requires some traveling. Americans find unique ways to authenticate their experiences abroad. Some travel with charities that offer volunteer...
South Beach: A Tropical Location Close to Home
South Beach: A Tropical Lo...
Americans who want to plan a tropical beach vacation without traveling beyond the continental U.S. should set their sights on Miami. The city’s multi-cultural flair, superb beaches and lively nightspots satisfy everyone from art buffs to water sports enthusiasts to partiers. Miami’s South Beach provides the best mix of beach, culture and entertainment. Historic Art Deco boutique...
Bed-and-Breakfasts Offer Pampering, Value, History
Bed-and-Breakfasts Offer P...
Bed-and-breakfasts aren’t just for the old folks anymore, especially in South Carolina. “We’re seeing a lot of twenty-somethings now,” said Katherine Brown, proprietor of the Bloomsbury Inn in Camden and a board member of the 74-member South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association. “They’re like anyone else … they appreciate the personal touch. Bed-and-Breakfasts...
Why Hula When You Can Bula?
Why Hula When You Can Bula...
When Americans think about tropical paradise, their minds turn to Hawaii. But those in search of sun and island escapes — not crowds and high-end department stores — might want to think about visiting other areas of the South Pacific. For a more affordable, more authentic experience, just say “Bula” — the official greeting of Fiji. The Republic of the Fiji Islands...
Is Cozumel Heaven on Earth?
Is Cozumel Heaven on Earth...
Many people make the trek each year to one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Cozumel. Cozumel has grown from a small fishing community to a full tourist destination. Beautiful beaches, Mayan ruins, and scuba diving give something for everyone in Cozumel. Discove the beauty of Cozumel. Can you hear the ocean? WoW Are you ready for Cozumel? Cruise ships bring visitors to Cozumel by...
Amazing Star Formations
Amazing Star Formations...
Star formations are unbelievable, comparatively unappreciated structures that are a fascination of mine – banging constructions that only actually become visually arresting when you look down on them from above. This case of munition design was acquired in the early 16th century as citizenry realized that barer, often circular fortifies were useful once it came to the job in hand: defense. Palmanova...
Hollywood in Black And White
Hollywood in Black And Whi...
In 1853, one adobe hut stood on the site that became Hollywood. By 1870, an agricultural community flourished in the area with thriving crops. A locally popular etymology is that the name “Hollywood” traces to the ample stands of native Toyon or “California Holly”, that cover the hillsides with clusters of bright red berries each winter. But this and accounts of the name...
Traveling to the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Traveling to the 7 Wonders...
The very first travel guide, according to the Ancient Greeks. Some 2,450 years before the Lonely Planet became the definitive travel guide for the world trekker, Ancient Greece, the foremost civilisation of the time had Herodotus. The Greek historian was the first man to put together a travel list of top places you need to see before you die – they became enshrined in legend as the 7 Wonders...
A Forgotten Disney Amusement Park
A Forgotten Disney Amuseme...
This is Walt Disney world’s first water park. It was closed in 2001 and has been untouched ever since. From the then-popular Whoop N’ Holler slide to now unmoving water wheel, in the pictures, everything seems so old and forsaken. The swimming area must have been popular in its time with the tyre swing, the boom swing and the cable ride. For some reason these pictures make you wonder how it...
Gold Mining in Indonesia
Gold Mining in Indonesia...
Indonesia was the world’s seventh largest gold producer in 2003, producing 163 t compared to 158 t in 2002. Over 70% of Indonesia’s production is generated as a by-product of copper mining at Grasberg and Batu Hijau, both of which reported higher production year on year.Grasberg, the world’s largest gold-producing mine, yielded 98 t in 2003, an 8% increase from 2002 The world...