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9009013683?profile=originalChristmas season in Costa Rica is here! There is a lot going on, so get your Santa hat and merry spirit ready, and let the rhythm of Christmas in Latin America dash you away!


Christmas in Costa Rica is a fun time of Christmas parades, festivals, traditional performances and concerts, and family events.


Atenas, Costa Rica will hold its annual Christmas Fair the weekend of Dec. 11, 12 and 13 in the town’s central park. It will be a weekend full of music, dance, theatrical performances, storytellin

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017


28th Annual St. Jude Wall Street Taste of New York


Join us as we celebrate the 28th annual St. Jude Wall Street Taste of New York and be part of one of Wall Street’s largest charity events. Each year, more than 600 supporters representing every major financial institution gather to celebrate the lifesaving work conducted at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Guests will enjoy restaurant tastings from some of New York’s finest establishments, cocktails, one of a kin

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8 Must-Do Events in Sydney This Season


Another of the reasons I love living in Sydney is that there are events here all year round, many of them free to attend. If you are visiting the city this spring, there are some events on the calendar that you just can’t miss. You will have a fantastic time if you schedule your trip around one of these, though make sure you book your tickets in advance so you can definitely get a place!


Let’s start off with a new festival which I love. Antidote is all about art and social change and tak

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Bulgari - Library


Recently at the Castel Monastero, in the rolling hills of Tuscany’s Chianti region, the famed medieval, five-star one-of-a-kind hotel hosted a Bulgari art exhibit of famous actresses of the 50s and 60s. The famed Italian jewelry house, Bulgari has brought back a star-studded collection of esteemed precious stones worn by dynamic divas of the 50s and 60s. On screen goddesses who personified an era of elegance, style and taste. The Bulgari exhibit included photos of  Italian starlets Sophia Loren

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The 4th Annual New York Travel Festival is coming to Brooklyn this month! This unique festival features an assortment of events and activities focusing on current travel trends, unique destinations, technologies, industry strategies, and more. In addition to two full days of speaking events, workshops, discussions and presentations on April 16 and 17, events will also be held on April 14-15, featuring local Brooklyn travel businesses and presentations by Brooklyn’s Borough President. The NY Trav

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Recent events around the world have proven once again that holding a major event is no easy matter.  Not only must a community deal with the event itself but there are always logistics, marketing, and public relations that go hand in hand with a major event.  To make matters even more challenging we live in a world of political unrest. Major events are of course targets for terrorism.  They also may incite local protests that have nothing to do with terrorism. These demonstrations are byproducts

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A couple of years ago an article in GQ Magazine called Placencia Village "a quaint town that seems to have forgotten about mass tourism." And, now this little village is the base for a beautiful combination marathon and Belize vacation. Chabil Mar is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013, Placencia Marathon.

The second annual End of the World Marathon is scheduled for December 8, 2013 on the Placencia Peninsula. By all accounts the first Placencia Marathon & Half Marathon was a huge success and an in

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New Jersey may not be the biggest wine growing state in the country, nor the biggest  state at all. (It's the fifth smallest.) However, the Garden State Wine Growers Association is working hard to raise the profile and awareness of New Jersey's home grown, bottled reds and whites via public events. November 27th-29th, Friday to Sunday, is the annual New Jersey Wine Trail Weekend. Here, 45 of the 50 wineries statewide, from Sussex to Cape May, will kick off the holidays with tastings, food pairin
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If Costa Rica's professional surf scene had an A-team, it would look something like this: Carlos Muñoz, Jair Pérez, Noe Mar McGonagle, Gilbert Brown, Anthony Fillingim, Luis Vindas, Leilani McGonagle, Lisbeth Vindas, and Nataly Bernold. The nine top surfers seem to shuffle places between being national champions and taking the top five slots at any given competition, with the odd interloper upsetting the order.

Jair Perez in the Olympus Tough CupHeading into Costa Rica's 13th annual Grand Final Reef National Surf Championships, se

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9008737255?profile=originalHello all FantasyFesters! Less than 50 days to go! (Oct. 19-28, 2012). And the parade's main theme this year (Fantasy Fest #33) is "A-Conch-Alypse" alluding to the end of the world in Dec. based on the Mayan Calendar.

The TravelSlut® 's Top Tips for First Time Fantasy Fest attendees
You are in for a treat both for the Fantasy Fest event itself and for Key West.

While I've only been 11 times, I have learned a few things through personal experience or the experience of others: (in no particular

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There's a Buzz Over San Francisco in October

Blue Angels over the Golden Gate Bridge brings Fleet Week to Life

Blue Angels over the Golden Gate Bridge brings Fleet Week to Life

As a native San Franciscan I just love the month of  October in the  "city by the bay."  As many a local and tourist can attest to, San Francisco can be a bit overcast, windy and even cold on the 4th of July. But not in October. Summer arrives in San Francisco later than the rest of California. Our Indian summer comes in September and October. You just can't beat San

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On June 12 one of the planet’s most anticipated sporting events kicks off in Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo. And over the course of the following 30 days, 64 World Cup matches among 31 teams will rotate among a dozen of this country’s other cities. Rio de Janeiro totally. Salvador certainly. Fortaleza for sure. Capital Brasilia it goes without saying. But what do you know about Natal, Cuiabá, and Porto Alegre?  Here’s a quick primer on some of the lesser-known and (to most non-Brazilians, at

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Nithin Coca's first book, Traveling Softly and Quietly, is now for sale on Amazon and Createspace. This is an excerpt from that book. 

We were waking down an alley in the albaicin, the old, Arab quarter of Granada, a maze of brick walls, enclosed, classical white Arab compounds with lovely courtyards, small hidden city squares, all built upon a twisted, steep hill. We were walking through a curved, rock-paved pedestrian street that started in new Granada below and waved up the mountain. The smel

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9296584659?profile=originalComing at the end of the month to the Osa southern region of Costa Rica, the ninth Festival of the Stone Spheres celebrates one of the most enigmatic historical and cultural mysteries of Costa Rica.

The 2014 Festival of the Spheres is bing held March 26 to 30 in Palmar Sur, Palmar Norte and Sierpe along Costa Rica's south Pacific coast. Put on by the National Museum of Costa Rica, the majority of the activities will be at its new satellite Museum of the Stone Spheres at Finca 6 in Palmar Sur, whe

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by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 3, 2011

Bliss Co-Founder Christine De La Rosa (Center) with Movement Production team members Kiki Poe (Left) and Mz. Amy Adams (right) at the inaugural Palm Springs getaway in 2009.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Movement Productions.

A fall getaway was just the ticket for Christine De La Rosa when she dreamed up Bliss, an all-women of color weekend vacation packed with fun, rejuvenation, and relaxation at California's popular desert resort Palm Springs.

For the pas
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2014-Envision-Festival-Costa-RicaReturning for its fourth year to Costa Rica’s southern Pacific Coast at Uvita, the Envision Festival will transform the rainforest into a global village of art, music, yoga and spirituality.

Envision 2014 will be held Feb. 20–23 at Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica, home of the renowned Ballena Marine National Park, an important migratory site for the world’s Pacific Humpback Whales. Thousands of festival-goers come every year to Costa Rica for the popular multi-day event.

The Envision Festiva

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Costa Rica continues to be a magnet for adventure racing, high-endurance extreme sports and triathlons. Top international athletes travel to Costa Rica several times a year for sport competitions and events.


9296582875?profile=originalThe north Pacific Guanacaste region is one of the most popular zones for extreme endurance events. In early March 2014, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) will hold the 2014 Pan American Cup at Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. The XTERRA off-road triathlon race comes to Costa Rica also in M

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There is an art to enjoying a camel festival . . .

9008811892?profile=originalIf you are looking for an authentic Arab experience, the Dahfra Camel Festival is a must see.

This celebrated festival occurs the last two weeks of December in a desert camp city that sprouts up just outside of Madinat Zayed about a 2 hour ride into the desert from Abu Dhabi. This is a serious festival. At the 2013 Festival, the winners of the various festival competitions took home 50 million dirhams ($13,623,978+) in prize money including 198 to

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CheapOair Announces Its Top 10 Halloween Destinations

While many travelers tend to think about Thanksgiving and the December holidays as your typical “travel” holidays – don’t overlook Halloween. This spooky, sugary event has adventurers crossing the globe in search of their next scare. If you’re wondering where to go, check out the travel trends on our most popular destinations. And remember, with CheapOair, you’ll get cheap flights – not cheap frights.

1) Las Vegas

Las Vegas hosts their “Howl-o-Week” from October 25-November 3. Here, you can experi

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New Nordic Cuisine

9008640262?profile=originalI think it’s safe to say that not many of us here in North America are familiar with Nordic cuisine. If you’re up for flying to Copenhagen for the First International Nordic Feed Food Conference August 26 -28th, you’ll have plenty of chances to get acquainted with foods that are unique to Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

10 years ago, Nordic countries were virtually invisible on the international dining scene. Lower population levels and remote location may not be the best for publicity and
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