CULTURE

Stone Town - Zanzibar

Stone Town, Zanzibar: Haunting slave markets and palaces

By Janice and George | December 14, 2013

We walk through Stone Town’s twisted alleyways, ogling crumbling limestone palaces, mosques and faded mansions. What a storied past!

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Zanzibar beaches - reefwalking

Spicy Zanzibar: Baby, it’s hot here!

By Janice and George | November 19, 2013

With poles, we splosh knee-deep in water along the reef. We’re “reef walking” on Bwejuu Beach. Zanzibar beaches are beautiful, but unusual.

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Top 5 Mayan sites around Cancun

By Janice and George | November 12, 2013

They built elaborate sites. Invented a calendar. And sacrificed humans to the gods. When visiting Cancun, be sure to explore these five Mayan sites.

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Fijian bures

Traditional Fijian Bures: The perfect design for modern travelers

By Janice and George | October 15, 2013

The ancient Fijians knew how to build their palm-proofed Fijian bures. Fiji’s modern luxury resorts are modeled on their early villages.

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Exotic Thailand: From cycling ancient ruins to twisty Thai massages

By Janice and George | September 24, 2013

Sea cave canoeing. Cycling ancient ruins. Snorkeling. And temple tripping with orange-robed monks. Exotic Thailand is one big adventure!

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Turkish Delight Part 2 – Why visit Bodrum?

By Janice and George | August 9, 2013

Why all the buzz about Bodrum? Boutique hotels, pretty villages, traditional culture. Yes, you must visit Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula; we loved it!

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Gastown Vancouver

Gastown: Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhood

By Janice and George | July 30, 2013

Old “Gassy Jack” would be proud. In 1867, he opened a saloon for mill workers. More bars and businesses took root nearby, and very quickly the place grew to become the city of Vancouver. Now Gastown, his namesake neighborhood, may be the trendiest in Vancouver. The pop culture website Complex.com even recently rated Gastown, Vancouver, the…

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Turkish Delight Part 1 – Istanbul

By Janice and George | June 26, 2013

Feast like a sultan, gape at glittering palaces and soak in a steamy hammam. Welcome to Istanbul! For most visitors, Istanbul is the starting point for a visit to Turkey.

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Allerton and McBryde Gardens

Botanical Kauai: The Allerton and McBryde Gardens

By Janice and George | February 28, 2013

The lush “garden isle” of Kauai is a natural spot for two whimsical Kauai gardens known as the Allerton and McBryde Gardens.

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mallorca vacation

Magical Mallorca vacation in the Mediterranean

By Janice and George | January 18, 2013

What a magical Mallorca vacation! We admired a Gothic cathedral, hiked donkey trails, swam in idyllic coves and toured historic manor homes.

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Cappadocia cave cities - Kaymakli

Cappadocia Cave Cities: Making like troglodytes in inner Turkey

By Janice and George | August 27, 2012

Cappadocia’s fascinating underground cave cities were carved out by early Christians. We squeezed through the tunnels of Kaymakli.

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Puerto Vallarta art and dining

Puerto Vallarta: Hot spot for art and fine dining

By Janice and George | August 25, 2012

Puerto Vallarta art and dining is hot. If you love the idea of popping into art galleries on a free ArtWalk and trying out great restaurants, PV is for you.

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exploring Ephesus

Exploring Ephesus: Where poppies bloom among ancient ruins

By Janice and George | August 21, 2012

We couldn’t miss Ephesus. Where breezes carry the imagined chatter of Romans bartering with shopkeepers among marble ruins and the Celsus Library.

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