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California's second largest city is known for its seafood and Mexican cuisine (it is after all just 20 minutes from the border). But increasingly it's also home to a wide menu of world cuisine - including some you might not expect! Here are five tasty examples I came across recently:

Eli’s Peruvian Kitchen


Friendly owner and chef Elizabeth Mostacero is from Peru and loves to prepare the traditional family dishes she knows best. Eli's menu is small but excellent, with fresh halibut used for

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I am a hiker. But at home no one uses a machete to blaze the trail prior to walking on it as did our guide Souza, creating a path in the overgrown rainforest step by step. Slicing, swatting, swooping, chopping, no branch, bush, vine or twig was safe.

The hike was one of four daily activities during our eight-day adventure exploring Brazil's Amazonia. Calling the Tucano, an 18-passenger river yacht operated by Amazon Nature Tours home, we traveled over 200 miles along the

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by Jorge de Luis Sierra


For aviation watchers, when it comes to annual industry expos late July's Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom is probably tops, especially in terms of trades and commercial agreements between the major airlines and aircraft manufacturers: aerospace, defence, sustainability, innovation, and advance air mobility are also showcased at this event, which is well known because of its great impact on the aviation sector.

Another highly influential annual ex

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Although lots of you know that the Czech Republic’s capital is one of the world’s most monumental cities with its elegant squares, Baroque buildings and must-sees – such as the Charles Bridge, majestic Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, and the Old City Hall’s astronomical clock – there’s also a cool, alt, and youth-driven side to Prague, going back to the graffiti and street art of famous John Lennon Wall of the Malá Strana neighbourhood (which actually predated the post

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Many visitors wouldn't necessarily associate Beantown with beaches, but the fact is that there are a number of appealing Atlantic Ocean strands within easy reach (in many cases more so, even, than those on Cape Cod), which are popular with Bostonians as well as tourists who want to work in a dollop of sun and fun to their diet of history, museums, and other culture. There are more than a dozen contenders, and here's my pick for the top five: 

 




Crane Beach

Located outside the quaint, histor

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On the central west coast of this stunning Indian-Ocean island off the coast of Africa, less than a half hour's drive from capital Port Louis, the quaint fishing village of Flic-en-Flac (the name thought to derive from the old Dutch fried landt flaak, meaning "free flat land," from when Mauritius was held by the Netherlands from the end of the 16th to the beginnng of the 18th century) is home to a thriving tourist industry centered around its 13 kilometres of coastline including a long,

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Wedding season is here! And after a while, all the Instagram and Pinterest pictures of this season’s wedding colors and trendy blooms seem to blur together. If you’re longing for a unique and romantic wedding, why not opt for a destination wedding? There are plenty of wonderful locations all over the world to fit every couple’s tastes and styles. Check out these top destinations and start dreaming. 


Hawaii


The islands of Oahu and Maui are particular Hawaiian favorites for couples - a bit of

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If you’re the kind of traveller who likes to get beyond a destination’s usual tourist haunts and take the pulse of today’s trends – especially when it comes to culture – then while visiting Sweden’s capital you definitely won’t want to miss SoFo (short for “south of Folkungagatan”, a major business thoroughfare, and of course meant to evoke SoHo in London and New York City).

As with many other cities across the world, this small corner of Stockholm’s Södermalm island – just over 20

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5 Musts in Hawaii

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One of the bywords for tropical getaway - from idyllic landscapes and spectacular beaches to exciting urban nightlife - the USA's 50th state is packed with memorable places and experiences. Here are five of the most unmissable:

The Beaches of Waikiki

The Waikiki district of Hawaii's state capital and largest city Honolulu is best known for its storied sands. Once the first capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, from 1795 to 1796, today it's an area of resorts (such as the Moana Surfrider an

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From June 30 to July 10, visitors to the lovely "Little Edo" city Kawagoe (population a bit over 353,000) just a half hour north of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture, can experience Chinowa Kuguri. This Shinto ritual, held at Kawagoe Hachimangu Shrine, began in the early Edo period (1603-1867) with the intention of warding off plagues and promoting disease-free breathing. A perfect event for an era with Covid, the liturgy, also known as Nagoshi no Harae ("summer passing purification ceremony"), all

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How Far Can a Commercial Jetliner Fly?

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Have you ever wondered what is the maximum distance an aircraft can fly? The most obvious answer is of course "as far as its fuel reserves will take it". That's certainly the case - but what are the factors that determine an aircraft's flight range?

It's obvious that the more kerosene in the fuel tanks, the greater the distance travelled... but here's another factor to consider: the weight and load of the aircraft. Depending on its configuration, the number of seats, the maximum number of pas

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The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the bubonic plague - the "Black Death" - has immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, claiming the lives of more than half the city’s population. The area hardest hit: Mary King’s Close off High Street, a lively, busy thoroughfare of pubs, shops, and residences. Cries of suffering have replaced the friendly chatter, and the stench of death the aroma of tea and scones.

The place, the time, the horror have been r

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Top 10 Things to do in the Maldives

 

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If there were ever a paradise on earth, the Maldives would be it. Lying in the lap of nature’s exquisite beauty, this archipelago of 26 atolls and nearly 1,200 islands and islets in the Indian Ocean several hundred miles southwest of Sri Lanka and India has become one of the world's most popular travel getaways. This country is famous for its pristine waters, clean sandy beaches, luxurious resorts, exciting leisure activities, and lip-smacking cuisine. There are myriad exciting things you c

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8 Top Golf Destinations for Families

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If dad (and/or mom) want to combine a family vacation with some great golfing, there are a few destinations which offer both top-notch links and a wide menu of other attractions that will appeal to the kids. So everybody's happy - after all, shouldn't that be the whole point of traveling as a family? Here among hundreds of choices across the world I offer you eight of my favorites where family travel dovetails nicely with golf travel - see if you agree, and if you think I'

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Romance and Greece go hand in hand. With picturesque landscapes and mysterious blue seas, parts of this paradisiacal country are no less than a fairyland. Located on the Mediterranean Sea in the southeast region of Europe, this mystical setting of love offers a wide variety of activities and choosing the apt ones may cause a tad bit of stress to the newlyweds. This is precisely why we at Pickyourtrail have created a list of the top ten romantic things to do on a Hellas honeymoon!



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by Elizabeth Georgian

When it comes to areas visitor love in the USA, New England ranks right up there, whether it’s the big-city delights of historic Boston; quaint Cape Cod and picture-postcard, white-clapboard small towns; utterly charming country inns; forested landscapes and nature; scenic coastlines and beaches; and winter resorts. But of the region’s six states, the one that all too often gets passed over is its smallest – and indeed, the smallest in the entire country – offi

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The last 18 miles of the road leading to the Monteverde is full of ruts and potholes by design, and takes over an hour and a half to bump your way in. The locals like it that way, and they choose not to fix it because then it would be a little too easy then for tourists to visit.

That may not sound all that hospitable, but it illustrates the emphasis Costa Ricans place on conservation. And the cloud forest, which I visited prior to Covid as part of an Overseas Ad

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The Benefits of River & Canal Cruising

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One evening several years ago, my wife Fyllis and I savored a sumptuous four-course gourmet dinner accompanied by wines that had been produced nearby. 

More recently, we listened raptly to lectures by knowledgeable experts about a variety of issues, some controversial, in several Eastern European countries.

The settings for these experiences could have been a five-star hotel or resort - and indeed in atmosphere and attractiveness they deserved that rat

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Travel and music festivals go hand in hand, of course! And though I haven't yet attended the annual Eurovision song contest in person, ever since I started traveling to Europe in 1977 – well before American Idol, The Voice, or The X Factor – it's always been a big deal for more than a few of my Old World friends and acquaintances (not to mention the local media). I got to watch it several times surrounded by Europeans (most recently last night), and I must say, the enthusiasm generated

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