October 25, 2014

Asheville Offers Art Scene, Microbrew Circuit

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Adorning the mountains of North Carolina with a hip urban vibe, noteworthy art scene and a growing circuit of artisan microbreweries is the city of Asheville. Phenomenal food and well-preserved historical buildings are also part of the travel itinerary for this particular tourist destination. Here’s how to make the most of [...]

Great Spa Getaways for Guys

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Women aren’t the only travelers trying to find the best penny-pinching options for a little pampering. Men have been demanding their own service preferences for some time now, and the industry has stepped up and taken notice. If you’re interested in a more masculine getaway with your best buds, check out [...]

Shopping Strategies for a Successful Vegan Getaway

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Traveling while maintaining personal convictions regarding the consumption of animal products can make for tough times, particularly when you’re tackling unfamiliar destinations. While my personal success rate falls significantly short of 100 percent for longer trips, I’m becoming more adept at long weekends and getaways of up to a couple of [...]

Dome of the Rock: Up Close and Personal

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This photo of the Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock was photographed deliberately from a close angle to provide a more modern perspective of this ancient pilgrimage site. Touring the site of this mosque is one of many unique things to do in Jerusalem.

Rooted Buddha

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This giant head from an ancient Buddha statue has remained upright while the roots of a banyan tree have grown up around it. It’s one of the many unique photo opportunities at your disposal during a visit to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Precious Moments Peruvian Style

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This young girl was photographed playing on the floating islands of Uros, on Lake Titicaca between the nations of Bolivia and Peru. Her colorful clothing and reed play area are typical of this indigenous group.

Market Man of Otavalo

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′;   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This gentleman was photographed at the animal market in Otavalo, Ecuador, which is a popular weekend getaway or daytrip from Quito.

Chestnut Horse on Trail

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This gorgeous horse awaits a trail ride with his owner in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. Horseback riding is one of the many activities you can choose for enjoying this park that’s within a day’s drive for many on America’s eastern coast.

Penny-Pinching Tips for Visiting Florida’s Palm Beaches

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; The Palm Beaches represent one of the largest residential concentrations of wealth in the world. A popular destination for shopping celebrities, political fundraisers and bejeweled billionaires, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach make a vacation pairing most penny pinchers wouldn’t dream of adding to their itinerary. Believe it or not, bargains [...]

Postcard from Pisa

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The piazza in the town of Pisa, Italy is one of the most picturesque in the world. It is a popular day trip for visitors to this romantic European country.

Blue Moroccan Doors

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These matching blue doors were photographed in the African wildlife exhibit area of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, which offers a number of fun photo ops for travel photography enthusiasts honing their craft.

Young Monks of Angkor

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These two young men enjoy the serenity of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat while working on their monastic studies. The orange robes are a common site in this part of Cambodia.

Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This scenic shot was taken in the Bahai Gardens, which is one of the most popular things to do in Haifa, Israel. The location offers a commanding view of the Mediterranean, and a peaceful place from which to contemplate your exploration of this part of Israel.

Colorful Bangkok Architecture

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   This colorful structure can be enjoyed via an affordable Bangkok river bus ride, which allows travelers a peek at the waterfront venues and daily life often missed by traditional tours.