• So You Want to Live on the Coast

    Posted October 9 by Safar

    Our comprehensive guide matches personal interests with the perfect places  to live at the shore. Discover which of these towns and cities suits you best. By William G. Scheller Click to Enlarge   So you want to live on the...

  • Top 10 Beach Destinations in Turkey

    Posted October 9 by Safar

    Stretching from Europe all the way to the Middle East, Turkey is a truly natural and cultural paradise. There are beautiful beaches all over Turkey, see below for the top 10 beach destinations in Turkey.   1. Fethiye Fethiye is known as the untouched virgin of the lands of lights. Th...

  • Top 10 hotels in Turkey for families

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    Our pick of hotels for the perfect family holiday in Turkey take in island getaways and the Aegean's hippest resort – with plenty to keep the children happy, from zip-lining to sea-kayaking, and exploring ancient ruins to horse-drawn carriage rides Aral Tatil Ciftligi - kids can roa...

  • 10 bargain Holes in Istanbul

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    From Ottoman townhouses to art deco hideaways, Vanessa Able selects 10 hotels that won't stretch your budget Priceless views ... Istanbul's Blue Mosque. Photograph: Richard Hamilton Smith/Corbis As the snazzy W Istanbul opens its doors this month on the heels of the sumptuous Les Ottom...

  • Escape to Istanbul's secret island

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    Linsey McNeill loved the museums and bazaars but it was the beaches of the Princes' Islands that finally won over her kids A ferry passes Topkapi Palace with the Princes' Islands in the distance. Photograph: Dominic Whiting/Alamy My seven-year-old son slumped onto the heavily pattern...

  • Top 10 budget beach hotels, hostels and campsites near Vancouve

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    British Columbia's rugged beaches offer everything from wild camping to luxury lodges. All these places to stay near Vancouver start at under £100 a night   On the wild side … a beach near Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Alamy HI Jeri...

  • California's top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    Few places are as synonymous with the beach as California, but staying on it can be expensive. So here's our pick of 10 affordable and brilliantly located beach pads, from campsites and cabins to budget inns   Crystal Cove Beach Cottages, California. Photograph: Alamy Crystal Cove ...

  • Florida's best beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    From a five-star hostel by Miami beach to a campsite on Florida's white-sand barrier islands, here's our pick of affordable beach accommodation in the Sunshine State   Stay on Florida's best beaches for less with our budget accommodation guide. Photograph: Alamy The Sunshine State ...

  • Eastern Caribbean's top 10 beach accommodation on a budget: fro

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    Staying on Antigua, St Barts and the British Virgin Islands is never going to be cheap. But these 10 characterful cottages and guesthouses are relative bargains, from around £100 a night Galley Bay Cottages in Antigua overlook their namesake beach (pictured) and are a more affordable wa...

  • Jamaica's best beach hotels and accommodation on a budget

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    We pick Jamaica's best hotels, cottages and guesthouses offering fabulous beach-front locations, a laid-back Jamaican welcome and prices starting at £20 per nightKnow a great Jamaican beach pad we've missed? Tell us about it by adding a comment . The Rockhouse in Jamaica is 'the frien...

  • Turkey: top 10 budget beach hotels on the Aegean coast

    Posted October 7 by Safar

    Turkey: top 10 budget beach hotels on the Aegean coast Turkey has ancient ruins, turquoise waters, and boutique B&Bs and hotels for under £100 a night. Here's a pick of the best places by the Aegean sea   Paradise Garden, Fethiye Paradise Garden, Fethiye Located at the meet...

  • where to go in October

    Posted September 24 by Safar

    October has a shoulder season feel in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, which makes this month a favourite of travellers who prefer to have a place all to themselves. The time is ripe for a road trip through the autumnal splendour of North America's forests, and the heat of summer lingers in pa...

  • On the trail of Mexico's best-kept secret

    Posted September 24 by Safar

    by ADAM MCCULLOCH· Sep 19 2014 Advertisement Forget the seaside margaritas and hire yourself a set of wheels to explore this huge, varied but eminently driveable country, and discover some of its best-kept secrets. 1. Copper Canyon Formed by the confluence of six rivers, Barranc...

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea: an Adult Getaway Kids Will Love

    Posted September 24 by Safar

      Toes in the white sand   Imagine, if you will, spending the weekend someplace so laid back that comfortable shoes are mandated by city ordinance. For real. A place where businesses don't have street addresses and Main Street has more tre...

  • Romantic California Weekend Getaways

    Posted September 24 by Safar

    California Weekend Getaways     Catalina Island View.  © 2009 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission. My idea of the perfect spot for a romantic getaway is quiet, with lots of time for holding hands, watching the sunset, flirting over a scrumptious dinner an...

  • Coast to Coast for Under $350? Yes, You CAN!

    Posted September 23 by Safar

              (Carlosphotos / Dreamstime.com) A friend of ours Facebooked us the other day with a BT Challenge: "How can I find a round-trip flight from NYC to San Francisco in October for less than $350?" We turned to seasoned travel expert John DiSca...

  • California's top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

    Posted September 23 by Safar

    Few places are as synonymous with the beach as California, but staying on it can be expensive. So here's our pick of 10 affordable and brilliantly located beach pads, from campsites and cabins to budget inns Crystal Cove Beach Cottages, California. Photograph: Alamy Anna Stothard Wednesday 11...

  • Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford!

    Posted September 6 by Safar

    Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and industry-wide price wars—are making these and other dream cruises more affordable than ever before. By Robert Firpo-Cappiello, Thursday, May 2...

  • Best honeymoon destinations for 2014

    Posted September 1 by Safar

    This is the time to shoot for the moon: travel further, stay longer, eat more and bring home a lifetime’s worth of romantic memories. Pin this image Hot air balloons take off in the early morning light over Göreme town in Cappadocia. Image by Christopher Pillitz / The Image Bank / Get...

  • Top 10 US travel destinations for 2014

    Posted September 1 by Safar

    Planning a vacation in the US next year but aren’t sure where to go? After all, it’s a big place! For the fourth year running, our travel experts have scoured the States to make the decision a bit easier for you. While Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 covers global must-sees, i...

  • 7PlacestoMakeSureYourChildrenSeeWhileThey'reYoung

    Posted August 31 by Safar

    For many families, summer is all about traveling, getting out, and experiencing new places. We love the idea of GoGoing everywhere, and Lonely Planet is sharing some of their favorite kid-friendly destinations in the United States with us! 1. Michigan’s Gold Coast There are few places in t...

  • How to holiday on Italy's Amalfi coast – on a budget

    Posted August 31 by Safar

    You don’t have to be loaded to enjoy this stylish coast, especially now that the summer crowds have gone. Nicky Swallow selects 10 stops that offer dizzying views, but down-to-earth places to stay and eat View of the Amalfi coast. Photograph: David Noton/Getty Images One of ...

  • Los Angeles Tours

    Posted August 29 by Safar

    Organized Tours   Bus/Van Tours L.A. Tours (tel. 323/460-6490; www.latours.net) operates regularly scheduled tours of the city. Plush shuttle buses pick up riders from major hotels for morning or afternoon tours of Sunset Strip, the movie studios, the Farmers Market, Hollywood, homes of the ...

  • France's secret riviera

    Posted August 29 by Safar

    Head for the Med near the city of Narbonne, says Liz Boulter, and you’ll see why artists are drawn by its fishing villages, lagoons and sandy beaches – and why the French have kept it to themselves Golden daze … Gruissan has been a popular holiday spot for Narbonne...

  • 10 of the best British B&Bs

    Posted August 29 by Safar

      Studio Farrows, Langport, Somerset … yes, that is an old Ford Anglia parked inside Studio Farrows, Langport, Somerset Step through the doors of Studio Farrows and take in the quirky surroundings – starting with a lounge-residing pale blue Ford Anglia! Walls are splashed w...

  • Things to Do in Big Bear Lake

    Posted July 23 by Safar

    The Discovery Center fulness 4 more images The discovery center was fun (kind of scary too) for the kids, showing real live animals (dead of course), bears, mountain lions, birds...Free entrance! It has also lots of outdoor activities educational and informational portal to the San Be...

  • The 10 Best Places to Retire in Mexico

    Posted July 23 by Safar

    Below is an unbiased look at the best places in Mexico to retire – with real pros and cons – to help you make an informed decision as to which best meets your needs, interests and ambitions. So writes “Johnny Punish” (www.JohnnyPunish.com) in edited excerpts from his article...

  • Tranquility in Ensenada, Mexico

    Posted July 23 by Safar

      By Tara Manley, July 6, 2010 I’m dreaming of a place where I can get fish tacos with homemade corn tortillas and a refreshing margarita on the rocks for lunch, then dine on wood-fired pizza and a yummy glass of locally made red wine in the evening. A place where I can wake...

  • Baja California, México

    Posted July 23 by Safar

    Baja best places you cannot miss The following route starting in Ensenada is reccomended to all the people staying with us. Is perfect for low budget travellers and camping in Baja.   1. Ensenada Enjoy the city, have fun and relax. Begin your day eating some delicious fish tacos at "Fe...

  • Ensenada Warnings and Dangers

    Posted July 23 by Safar

    watch out for the holes by ensman Written May 18, 2014 in some places of the city of Ensenada that are out of the tourist zone , you can find some holes in the road not that big but still watch out. -obviusly like a lot of cities you have to watch not leaving your stuff in the car, and d...

  • Things to do in Ensenada

    Posted July 23 by Safar

    Bahia de Los Angeles #1 of 14 attractions in Ensenada 32 reviews “Camping Spot at a bay with fishing...” 03/26/2014 “Fishing village” 11/23/2013 Category: Bodies of Water Owner description: This beautiful, island-studded bay is a prime spo...

  • Top 10 Places to Visit in Turkey

    Posted July 18 by Safar

      1: Cappadocia Cappadocia is at the top of our list because it is so unique. An amazing landscape of cave hotels and houses make this area seem like a re-model of the Flintstones cartoons. The region is also wonderfully steeped in history as seen in the underground cities and cave ch...

  • The Perfect Weekend Getaway in Las Vegas

    Posted July 9 by Safar

      Mitchell Funk Why you should go: What better way to beat the summer doldrums than to fall down the glittering rabbit hole of Las Vegas? This is where pool parties happen every day, clubs party all night, restaurants satisfy any craving you have, and there’s a giant zip-lin...

  • Best Romantic Vacations - Anywhere

    Posted July 9 by Safar

    1Paris, Ile-de-France, France From its picturesque bridges to its outdoor cafes, no other city says romance like Paris. Stroll along the river Seine, picnic amid the flowers of the 61-acre Luxembourg Garden or toast the sunset from atop Montmartre as the City of Light sparkles below. Paris - c'...

  • The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

    Posted July 9 by Safar

    With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and beyond,...

  • Peru

    Posted July 9 by Safar

    Peru is legendary among world travelers looking for exciting new experiences. Stunningly endowed in both natural and man-made attractions, the country offers much more than most trips can even hope to take in: charming Andean highland towns with colonial architecture, remote jungle lodges in the Ama...

  • Top Reasons to Go to Tibet

    Posted July 9 by Safar

      Less than half of the world's Tibetans reside in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), established in 1965. Tibetans form the majority in large regions of neighboring Nepal, India, Sikkim, and Bhutan, as well as in the adjacent provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, and Yunnan. Disagreement ...

  • 5 Best West Coast Road Trips

    Posted July 9 by Safar

    Posted by Trish Friesen on July 18, 2013 at 11:38:11 AM EDT | Post a Comment   There's something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While temperatures reach new heights inland, 'tis the season to explore...

  • Discovering Iran

    Posted June 23 by Safar

    Discovering Iran: from Caspian Sea to Persian Gulf The recent diplomatic thaw and growing awareness of its attractions are set to make Iran a must-visit destination. Arron Merat takes a tour from Tehran to the Gulf Rock formations on the island of Qeshm. Click on the magnifying glass ...

  • Los Angeles attractions for tourists

    Posted June 23 by Safar

    Visit these essential Los Angeles attractions, whether you're a tourist in for the weekend or a native looking to explore Griffith Park Photograph: Jakob N. Layman LA covers a staggeringly huge amount of land (and ocean), so it's no surprise that the list of Los Angeles attractions is equa...

  • Best of Brazil

    Posted June 23 by Safar

    We asked our Brazilian readers – and people who know the country well – to tell us about the places the tourists don't get to hear about. You didn't disappoint us – from jungle beaches in Pará to a hole-in-the-wall in São Paulo selling the tastiest pork sandwiches eve...

  • How to Book 5-Star Hotels on a Budget Style Blueprint

    Posted May 3 by Safar

    February 17, 2014By Katherine Michalak Cabin fever had already driven me to the brink of delirium well before #SnowJam2014 slammed into my southern city, Atlanta. On that fateful night of January 28th, as my bedraggled husband collapsed into bed after opting to trudge a few miles through the snow...

  • Iran: time for travelers to return?

    Posted March 23 by Safar

      By David Stanley, for CNN updated 4:55 AM EDT, Wed June 26, 2013

  • Iran wants American tourists, and a boomlet has begun

    Posted March 23 by Safar

      The 17th-century Imam Mosque is one among many architectural wonders in… (Christopher Reynolds /…) The U.S. and Iran may have miles to go in their negotiations over curtailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but the ease in hostility has already produced a bo...

  • Iran Tours & Travel

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Ancient towns that date back to the Silk Road era, elaborate mosques that beam out the evocative call to prayer and modern cities where fashion-conscious youth rub shoulders with conservative elders – it’s time to demystify the misconceptions about Iran! Exquisite palaces, domed mosques,...

  • IRAN TOP TEN SITES

    Posted March 23 by Safar

      1 Imam Square, Isfahan Isfahan contains some of the world’s most beautiful Islamic monuments. The city’s moment of glory came in the 17th century when the town was made the capital of the Safavid empire by Shah Abbas the Great. At this time some of the most stunning I...

  • The best of the Middle East

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    There is a wealth of fascinating territory to explore in this vast region, so rich in ancient history - but where do you start? We asked five experts who live and work here to suggest their perfect itineraries, taking in the blockbuster sites as well as hidden delights. So get out your atlas and s...

  • Turkey: top 10 budget beach hotels on the Aegean coast

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Turkey has ancient ruins, turquoise waters, and boutique B&Bs and hotels for under £100 a night. Here's a pick of the best places by the Aegean sea Paradise Garden, Fethiye Paradise Garden, Fethiye Located at the meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Fethiye is home t...

  • Top 10 hotels in Palm Springs, California

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Top 10 hotels in Palm Springs, California For a blast of winter sunshine – not to mention old-school Hollywood glamour and fab modernist architecture – few places beat the desert resort that claims to be America's sunniest city   California dreaming ... the Horizon Hotel,...

  • Top 10 bars in San Francisco

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    San Francisco's bars are made for drinking it all in. Take your pick from a speakeasy within a speakeasy, tiki and cocktail bars, and even family-friendly soda and ice-cream hangouts   San Francisco cocktail bar Rickhouse – home to whiskey and bluegrass. All photographs: Noelle Ch...

  • Top 10 alternative Los Angeles hotels

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Top 10 alternative Los Angeles hotels As Hollywood's elite check in to Los Angeles' most glamorous hotels for the Oscars this weekend, we pick 10 brilliant places to stay beyond the celebrity haunts, from family-run guesthouses to boutique motels and quirky B&Bs   View from Cadillac Ho...

  • where to go in 2014

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014 Start planning your 2014 travels with the help of our top 40 destination round-up. Some are hosting major events, others are under-the-radar places only just starting to attract tourists, but all of them are inspiring or exciting right now Bangla...

  • How to Get Better Hotel Rates

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    How do you normally book your hotel room? Chances are you probably go to an online booking site like Kayak or Expedia and if you’re like most people that’s the only site you visit. You forgo the opportunity to earn loyalty program rewards points (as well as the chances of getting an upgr...

  • Top 10 restaurants in San Francisco

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Top 10 restaurants in San Francisco The San Francisco restaurant scene dishes up cuisine every bit as varied as the city's culture and nightlife, and with fusion-food a favourite it will definitely tickle, and challenge, your tastebuds   Bar Tartine in San Francisco blends tastes and f...

  • California's top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Few places are as synonymous with the beach as California, but staying on it can be expensive. So here's our pick of 10 affordable and brilliantly located beach pads, from campsites and cabins to budget innsre0 Crystal Cove Beach Cottages, California. Photograph: Alamy Crystal Cove Beach...

  • The Best Beaches Near San Francisco

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    The Best Beaches Near San Francisco By: Kaitlin Roberts Share on email 16   This story is brought to you by offMetro SF. offMetro SF is an online travel guide to getaways from San Francisco—car optional. When you need a city break, we know how best ...

  • 10 Beautiful Beach Town Bargains for Fall

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    From the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, from New England to Southern California, America’s beaches stay open long after Labor Day. It’s the same sun and surf—oh, except the crowds are gone and hotel rates have come back down to earth.   Treat yourself to a ...

  • 11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    We know you'd rather not think about the depths of winter when the summer sun is still bright. But booking your dream deep-winter vacation now—whether it's skiing the Rockies, exploring a tropical volcano, or just hanging on a pristine beach—can nail down a price that's within your reach...

  • 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class vacation spots is the price tag! amie Beckman, Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, 6:00 PM  |  Subscribe to the magazine ...

  • 10 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    10 Best Budget Vacations for Spring Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns like Vegas and NOLA, we've got stylish...

  • How to Find an Affordable African Safari

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Take these four strategies into account as you search for a safari adventure to suit your budget. (Melissa Scott, Natural Habitat Adventures) This article was written by Wendy Worrall Redal on behalf of Natural Habitat Adventures. To watch a herd of impala springing over the savannah with...

  • best beach of 2014

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Brazil's Sancho Bay named best beach of 2014 by TripAdvisor reviews By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger March 18, 2014, 7:30 a.m. If you're looking for dreamy beaches this summer, TripAdvisor travelers suggest Sancho Bay on a remote Brazilian island in the Atlantic Ocean as the ...

  • Best California Beaches

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Plan a Weekend on the California Coast Be the first to comment! by Emma Fox Filed Under: Los Angeles, San Diego 'California Sunset' At 840 miles long, California's coastline offers beach experiences as diverse as its colorful residents. From private coves perfect for sunbathing to...

  • Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Italy, Maui You've spent months planning every detail of your dream wedding. You've stressed over seating charts. Lost sleep over place settings. And now the Big Day has come and gone, the vows have been exchanged, the wedding rings slipped perfectly into place, and...

  • Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Once the wedding is over and the last guest has left, most couples look forward to their honeymoon -- five days, a week, maybe more, of unwinding, relaxing and spending quality time together in an exotic spot somewhere around the world. Honeymoons come in all shapes and sizes -- a beach vacation, a ...

  • Best East Coast Beaches

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Myrtle Beach, New Jersey, New York State, North Carolina Plan your fun beach getaway. Allow us to whisk you away to the inviting waters of the Atlantic Ocean with a few summer travel ideas. From Duck, NC, to Hyannis, MA, we picked some of the best beaches along ...

  • Top 10 US Beaches

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    Whether you’re going doing the shore or riding the waves in Hawaii, the beach is always a popular destination. Take a tour of the top 10 beaches in the US. Manele Bay, Hawaii Hulopo'e Beach on the island of Lana'i, long considered one of the world's most perfect stretches of sand, lies at ...

  • Top 10 California Beach Getaways

    Posted March 23 by Safar

      Top 10 Southern California Beaches   Drive down the Southern California coast, and visit the best beaches in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Laguna Beach Laguna is one of Orange County's most fashionable towns, as well as one of the most culturally ...

  • Southern California's Best Shores

    Posted March 23 by Safar

    If you're headed to Southern California, chances are it's to either San Diego or Los Angeles. Lucky for you, there's plenty of sun and surf in both spots. Here are our picks for the best beaches for . . . A family outing Silver Strand State Beach, San Diego This quiet Coronado beach is ideal for fam...

  • Vacation Rental

    Posted March 22 by Safar

    Taking My Own Advice, I Have Now Substituted an Apartment for a Hotel Room—And Greatly Enjoyed the Experience 1/23/2014, 1:00 AM       Some two years after I first began writing about AirBnB.com--that ultra-successful service for finding short-term apartment renta...

  • When's the Best Time to Book Airfares?

    Posted March 22 by Safar

    When's the Best Time to Book Airfares? A Major Search Engine Comes Out With Some Very Specific, And Helpful, Advice 2/20/2014, 9:45 AM It's one of the most asked questions in travel: When should I book my airline ticket? According to the mega-airline search site Kayak there's no one simple answe...

  • Everything You Ever Neede d to Know About Travel Insurance

    Posted March 22 by Safar

    A Primer on Travel Insurance: When You Need It (And When You Don't), Misconceptions About Coverage, and New Trends     If there’s one lesson travelers have learned this winter it’s that even the best-laid plans can go badly wrong. Thanks to a season of unrelenting storms...

  • Iran things to see and do

    Posted March 21 by Safar

      Desert oasis Visit the miniscule oasis village of Garmeh, surrounded by date palms and centred around a small spring. Don’t expect any fancy hotels, but as a chance to experience the profound quiet of the desert, it’s second to none. Diving Get up cl...

  • Brazil things to see and do

    Posted March 21 by Safar

      Things to see and do Brasília See Oscar Niemeyer's futuristic vision in the capital Brasília, with his curvaceous buildings dominating its flat horizons. Often overlooked by visitors, the city was designed in the 1950s by the world-renowned architect, who d...

  • Turkey things to see and do

    Posted March 21 by Safar

      Things to see and do Ankara The Turkish capital is overlooked by many visitors but has some excellent museums. The superb Museum of Anatolian Civilisations (www.anadolumedeniyetlerimuzesi.gov.tr) is currently undergoing renovations but some exhibits are still on display. The Eth...

  • Best Budget Beaches

    Posted September 20, 2012 by Safar

    Best Budget Beaches by K.C. Summers Filed Under: Budget Living on a budget, but still craving a beach vacation? Luckily, the 2 are not mutually exclusive -- but you do have to plan wisely. Here’s how to get the most bang for your buck. Shop discount booking sites such as Liberty Travel, Ap...

  • Top 10 Beaches in Florida

    Posted September 20, 2012 by Safar

    by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Key West, Miami Take advantage of the Sunshine State’s surf, sun and sand at these top 10 beaches in Florida. With remote island getaways, big city beaches and family-friendly shores perfect for shelling and sandcastle-building, Florida promises a beach fo...

  • Top Mediterranean Beaches

    Posted September 20, 2012 by Safar

    Exotic Beaches Along the Eastern Mediterranean by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Greece iStockphoto The beaches along the Eastern Mediterranean range from glitzy and glamorous to perfectly secluded hamlets. While this region is popular on cruise itineraries, some of the region's beac...

  • Italy's Best Beaches

    Posted September 20, 2012 by Safar

    Enjoy an Italian Seaside Escape by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Venice 'View of Positano from the sea.' Surrounded by water on all sides, Italy has a unique coastline with nooks and crannies that create quiet swimming coves and picturesque seascapes. Italy participates in the Blue ...

  • Best Caribbean Beaches

    Posted September 20, 2012 by Safar

    Top Caribbean Beaches for the Intrepid Traveler by Terry Ward Filed Under: Caribbean The more than 7,000 islands, cays and volcano-fringed coves of the Caribbean are sprinkled across the azure seas like so many glittering diamonds. And when it comes to finding an idyllic stretch of sand a...

  • Top 10 Mexican Beach Resorts

    Posted September 20, 2012 by Safar

    South of the Border Sun and Sand by Melanie M. Mize Filed Under: Cancun, Resorts For anyone with a dream of sun-drenched fun, Mexico's beaches are no longer just for the well-to-do. Today, resorts on the country's Pacific and Caribbean coasts offer something for every taste, and budget. W...

  • 5 Places to Retire on Social Security Alone

    Posted September 19, 2012 by Safar

    By Farnoosh Torabi | Yahoo! Finance – Tue, Sep 18, 2012 11:04 AM EDT It’s sometimes hard to imagine life in retirement, but picture living on Social Security alone. Assume all you earn is $2,500 a month, the maximum check a worker currently receives at full retirement age ...

  • 9 easy tips to find a great meal anywhere in the world

    Posted September 16, 2012 by Safar

      A fishmonger at the Rialto Market in Venice knew some great out-of-the-way restaurants. By Patricia Harris and David Lyon Globe correspondents  / September 12, 2012 On balance, we’ve had more good meals on the road than bad. Some of them were probably blind luck. Who ...

  • The best piers in California

    Posted September 16, 2012 by Safar

    Top spots at water's edge from San Diego County to Humboldt County.   Sunset at the Manhattan Beach Pier -- early morning or late afternoon, it's a photo op waiting just for you. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times) Related photos » Photos: Pi...

  • Catalina calls from across the water

    Posted September 16, 2012 by Safar

    The island, just 26 miles across the sea, as the song goes, is an easy-to-reach getaway for lovers of nature and relaxation.   The Inn on Mt. Ada, a B&B, in the foreground, is the former home of William Wrigley Jr. and has a view of Avalon Bay. (Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce...

  • Ocean drive: a road trip around Portland, Oregon

    Posted September 16, 2012 by Safar

    Tempted by Portland, one of the US's coolest cities? Be sure to visit Oregon's coast too, where the arty vibe has spread to its lovely seaside villages   Portland flocks to hip seaside on the beautiful Oregon coast. Click the magnifying glass icon to see a map of the area. Photograp...

  • Affordable travel tips from the experts

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Safar

    Affordable travel experts from Frommers.com, Cheapair.com, Airfarewatchdog.com, Budget Traveler magazine offer travel advice. September 02, 2012|By Josh Noel Amy Chen, online editor, Frommers.com Getting there: Set up fare alerts using sites such as Airfarewatchdog.com or Tripadvisor.co...

  • Colombia’s virtually vacant paradise

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Safar

    Colombia’s virtually vacant paradise In Colombia Beaches 30 July 2012 | By Brad Cohen   The miles of palm-fringed sand near Palomino, Colombia, are devoid of development. (Brad Cohen) The walk from the Colombian town of Palomino to the beach took 15 minute...

  • Monaco on a budget

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Safar

    In Budget 14 August 2012 | By David Whitley   The facade of the Monte Carlo Casino at night. (Sebastien Nogier/AFP/Getty) The luxury yachts moored at Monaco’s Port Hercule intimidate as much as they impress -- their polished gleam reflecting the tiny principality...

  • Affordable Dubai

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Safar

    In Dubai Budget 17 August 2012 | By Jenny Childs   Dubai’s coastal location makes for innumerable purse-friendly pursuits. (Nicholas Pitt/Getty) Last month, the shimmering desert metropolis of Dubai unveiled the world’s most expensive cupcake. Sprinkled w...

  • The best of Las Vegas

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Safar

    In Casinos 17 August 2012 | By JoAnna Haugen   The Paris Las Vegas hotel is centrally located on the east side of the Strip. (Neil Emmerson/Getty) While some people spend their nights in Las Vegas hunting for a black 26, others are happy just to play a few slots before...

  • The perfect trip: California

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Safar

      Mesmerising views on the drive along the Sonoma-Mendocino coastal route. (Mark Read) Take a couple of weeks, hit the road and explore the best of America’s west, from nature’s biggest, tallest and most powerful features to beautiful wineries, before finishing by headin...

  • Southern California’s Danish-themed side trip

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Safar

    In California Weekends Solvang, California. (Hanan Isachar/LPI) Celebrating its hundredth birthday this year, the town of Solvang is two-and-a-half square miles of Denmark nestled into a high-desert California valley. Related article: Culver City, ready for its close up ...

  • Sunny September breaks without the crowds

    Posted September 4, 2012 by Safar

    Early autumn is the perfect time for a short break matching sunshine with cultural and outdoor pursuits Cultural France There's a lot going on across France in September for culture vultures who like a little sunshine alongside their art. Perpignan is holding Visa Pour l'Image, an intern...

  • Top 10 beaches of the world

    Posted September 4, 2012 by Safar

    From deserted white sand lapped by turquoise water to waves crashing against rugged shores, Gavin McOwan tips 10 dream destinations for every beach bum On location ... Alex Garland's The Beach is set in Thailand but took much of its inspiration from beaches of Palawan in the Philippin...

  • Best National Park Camping

    Posted August 28, 2012 by Safar

    Pitch a Tent in a National Park by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: California, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, National Parks, Spring, Utah Embrace nature, and sleep under the stars in one of the country's great national parks. The parks' 1000s of campsites offer something for everyone. Fa...

  • Top 10 Family Vacation Spots

    Posted August 28, 2012 by Safar

    Grab the Kids for Off-the-Charts Fun by Valerie Conners It used to be difficult to find a vacation destination that would please the entire family. These days, family-friendly resorts provide a multitude of options, so that folks can entertain their tots, relax with their spouses, and enjoy ...

  • Top 10 hotels in Palm Springs, California

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    For a blast of winter sunshine – not to mention old-school Hollywood glamour and fab modernist architecture – few places beat the desert resort that claims to be America's sunniest city   California dreaming ... the Horizon Hotel, Palm Springs The Ace Hotel & Swim C...

  • Follow the stars to Hollywood

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Follow the stars to Hollywood Want to see the actual spot where Josh Hartnett was caught short? The hair salon that created the "Rachel"? All aboard TMZ's new Hollywood bus tour Eva Wiseman The Observer,Saturday 3 September 2011 Joy riding: Eva Wiseman on board...

  • Small places to stay worldwide

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Small places to stay: worldwide From luxury yurts in Andalucía to an eco-retreat in The Gambia which will eventually be given to the local village, here are the some of the greenest places to stay around the world Richard Hammond Xhosa, so good ... Bulungula ...

  • The best European road trips

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Dodge elk in Norway, twist up the Apennine roads in Italy, marvel at fairy-tale castles in Germany. There's really no better way to see Europe than by car – so here are our favourite routes The Grand Tour: Switzerland, France, Italy View Larger Map Start: At elegant Geneva's Lake ...

  • Summer in French cities: insiders' guide

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Art and music events from Rouen to Nice, with charming places to stay Try your hand at the world petanque championships in Marseille. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AP Marseille In recent years, Marseille has ditched its gun-slinging and girlie-bar image in favour of Euro-sophisticatio...

  • Top 10 autumn sunshine holidays

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Hold on to that summer feeling - and beat the August heat and crowds - with an autumn break to one of these sunny short-haul destinations Nicola Iseard guardian.co.uk,Tuesday 17 August 2010 06.42 EDT Autumn is a great time to get away for a final blast of sunshi...

  • The best of France

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    The best of France – by our readers Contributors to Been there have built up a wealth of tips on France. Here are 25 of the best, from the finest hot chocolate and cakes in Paris to a converted hayloft in Provence   Feast for the eyes ... and the food's not bad at Le Nid d'Ai...

  • cheap eats in France

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Budget bourguignon: cheap eats in France Dining out in France doesn't have to break the bank. Here's our pick of the best budget eateries   Home comforts … a typical diner in the Auvergne serving a hearty stew. Photographs: John Brunton for the Guardian Auvergne The Au...

  • 10 of the best trips for solo travellers

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Summer holidays: 10 of the best trips for solo travellers Going it alone? Follow our experts' recommendations for single travellers, from vegetarian cooking in Turkey to walking the King's Trail in Sweden The spectacular setting of Yediburunlar Lighthouse, Turkey. Cooking in the T...

  • 10 of the best trips for couples

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    You may only have eyes for each other, but stupendous views and fantastic food and wine will only make things better. Here are our experts' tips for romantic breaks à deux Locanda della Quercia Calante, near Orvieto. Keep it simple, Umbria, Italy Tuscany and Umbria have a r...

  • 10 of the best live music venues in Paris

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    John Brunton reports on a new trend sweeping Paris as bars and cafes transform into impromptu live music venues• Religious conversion … Le Pompon is set in a former synagogue in Paris. Photograph: John Brunton While the Parisian clubbing scene is to all intents and purpos...

  • 10 of the best budget hotels in Paris

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    10 of the best budget hotels in Paris Paris blogger Heather Stimmler-Hall finds the best budget beds in the French capital• Stay a while … at the Hôtel du Séjour near the Centre Pompidou, Paris Hôtel du Séjour A little style goes a long way in...

  • 10 of the best Paris B&Bs

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Joanna Walsh, aka blogger Badaude, picks the best B&Bs in Paris, from a swish townhouse in Montmartre to a free guesthouse on the Left Bank• The art of sleep … each room at Paris's Hotel Particulier Montmartre has been decorated by a different artist. Photograph: Alamy Ho...

  • beachfront campsites

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' tips: beachfront campsites Been there readers reveal their favourite places to camp with your feet in the sand Blue Skye ... Camping on the beach at Glenbrittle, Scotland. Photograph: Alamy WINNING TIP: Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye This site is in a stunning setting at the ...

  • Europe's best beach clubs

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Even if you're not on an A-list budget, you can get a taste of the high life by spending a day chilling out at a swanky beach club Puro Beach club, Palma, Mallorca. Photograph: www.tomsolo.com BALEARICS Purobeach, Mallorca Sticking out into the sea on its own little peninsula on the ...

  • Stylish places to stay in France on a budget

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Alastair Sawday, founder of Sawday's guides picks 15 French hotels, B&Bs and gîtes that are stylish, chic – and great value I began my French holidays en famille – and thus began my love affair with the country. So I have always thought of France as made for family holid...

  • Budget places to stay by the seaside in France

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Safar

    Seaside chic doesn't have to break the budget. Here are 10 affordable places to stay in France, from a posh campsite in Gascony to a pretty villa near CannesKnow any stylish but affordable places to stay on the French coast? Please click on the comments button Hôtel la Réserv...

  • the historic Paris district as a tourist haunt

    Posted August 26, 2012 by Safar

    Paris – the real Marais Author John Baxter had always dismissed the historic Paris district as a tourist haunt. But then his daughter introduced him to a world of vintage stores, vibrant cafés and gay bakeries The author's daughter Louise tries on a new beret in one of the ...

  • Paris's best antiques and street markets

    Posted August 26, 2012 by Safar

    Paris's best antiques and street markets Paris is a great place for flea markets and brocantes – places to find vintage goods and antiques around the city. Here's a list of trinket and furniture shops, and neighbourhood markets Bric-a-brac chic … a classic Paris flea market....

  • the best of coastal France

    Posted August 26, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' travel tips: the best of coastal France Secluded spots on the Mediterranean coast and car-free islands in Brittany – Been there readers have some top tips on the best places to stay on the coast in France Bouzigues, Languedoc-Roussillon. Photograph: Alamy WINNING TIP:...

  • top 10 beach hotels and B&Bs on a budget In France

    Posted August 26, 2012 by Safar

    The Côte d'Azur's top 10 beach hotels and B&Bs on a budget We continue our series on fabulous beach stays around the world with 10 places to enjoy the stunning, but famously pricey French Riviera on a tighter budget   Hôtel Lido Beach on the French Riviera. Photographs:...

  • Paris outdoors

    Posted August 26, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' travel tips: Paris outdoors We all love Paris in the spring – or summer – time. Here readers name their favourite things to do en plein air in the city of love Open-air cinema at Paris's Parc de la Villette WINNING TIP: Open-air cinema, Parc de la Villette In t...

  • Top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

    Posted August 26, 2012 by Safar

    Brittany's top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget Brittany boasts the longest coastline of any region in France, but staying on the beach can be expensive, especially in the peak summer months. Here's our pick of 10 affordable places to stay, from yurts on the Emerald Coast to a manor...

  • California's top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

    Posted August 24, 2012 by Safar

    Few places are as synonymous with the beach as California, but staying on it can be expensive. So here's our pick of 10 affordable and brilliantly located beach pads, from campsites and cabins to budget inns   Crystal Cove Beach Cottages, California. Photograph: Alamy Crystal Cove Be...

  • Scenic Road Trips

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

    Scenic Road Trips by John Briley Filed Under: California, Hawaii, Virginia, Wisconsin What stirs in your soul when you see natural beauty on a road trip? Does standing on a ridge-top vista over the sea mellow your mood? How about the refraction of sunlight through a forest? Or morning mist on a...

  • Local Deal for Orange County

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

    $24 - Evening Drinks Cruise on Newport Bay, Reg. $50       Highlights For $24 per person or $46 for 2, pick one of three 90-minute Newport Bay cruises from Ocean Explorer Cruises These excursions -- the fiesta, sunset and evening cruises -- include alcoholic and nonalcoh...

  • Pacific Coast Highway

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

    America's Most Popular Road Trip For a Reason by Terry Ward Filed Under: California California's coastal route along the pounding Pacific is perhaps America's best-loved driving destination. Many a honeymoon has been spent, a book born and a virgin road trip consummated along the Pacific...

  • Big Bear, California 72-Hour Vacation

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

    Mountains, Snow and Lots of Sunshine A Year-Round Alpine Playground by Betsy Malloy A snowboarder's heaven   Big Bear is a great vacation spot in any season, but unless you live in Southern California, chances are you’ve never heard of this alpine playgr...

  • 6 Ways to Keep Your Stomach Safe Anywhere on Earth

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

    In some corners of the world, one wrong sip can put a serious cramp in your travel plans. Try these common-sense steps to prevent—and bounce back from—the ultimate vacation bummer. I'm planning a trip to Peru. Is it inevitable that I'll get diarrhea? What's that I hear? A collective ...

  • 4 Days of Luxury in Orange County, California

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

      Day 1 Arrival and Huntington Beach Arrival: So, you’ve just arrived in sunny Southern California , now what?  Most of you will have landed in Los Angeles (although Orange County is most easily accessible by the John Wayne Airport) which is just 40 miles north of Orange Cou...

  • Top Things To Do In Dubai

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

    Whether you live there or are simply planning to visit , Dubai is a city with so much to offer the international jetsetter looking for a taste of luxury. This 'jewel of the desert' is not referred to as an 'adults playground' for nothing. So let's have a look at some of the best things to do in Duba...

  • Best things to See and Do in Dubai (A One Day Itinerary)

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Safar

    Mar 24, 2012 Amy Dahlgren / Featured, Middle East Travel, Travel Abroad / 0 Comment Dubai's Skyline (Photo by Amy Dahlgren) Dubai is like a mixture of several different cities- it’s a complicated cocktail. One part Las Vegas (for the glamour and excess), one part Beijing (for ...

  • Top 11 Nightlife Spots in Dubai

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Nightlife in Dubai is a brilliant experience. You get to choose from a variety of places and themes. Music ranges from Techno to Trance to House to Hip Hop. People come from different nationalities and backgrounds, and in most cases it's hassle free and your more likely to see a girl in scarf insi...

  • Things to do in Dubai

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Dubai Fountains As featured in 3 days in Dubai Ranked #1 of 87 attractions in Dubai 3,125 reviews "Must see attraction in Dubai!" 08/22/2012 "Eye catching" 08/22/2012 Category: Fountains Owner description: Choreographed to music, the Dubai Fountain shoots wa...

  • Dubai Short Break

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Where to go and what to do during you shortbreak in Dubai If you are visiting Dubai for a weekend or during a transit on a long trip, it is important to get the maximum of your Dubai short break. Luckily, Dubai has plenty of options to choose from. Also please visit Dubai Tours page for more detail...

  • Dubai Destinations and Landmarks

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

      Dubai Gold Souk Dubai has been long known as the ‘city of gold’, despite the fact that majority of its gold is imported from Asia and neighbouring countries. Dubai is a tax free shopping haven for gold lovers and is the Middle East’s center of jewelry market. Moreo...

  • Dubai Destinations and Landmarks

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

      Dubai Gold Souk Dubai has been long known as the ‘city of gold’, despite the fact that majority of its gold is imported from Asia and neighbouring countries. Dubai is a tax free shopping haven for gold lovers and is the Middle East’s center of jewelry market. Moreo...

  • Dubai ranks among top 10 tourist destinations

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Abdul Basit / 7 June 2011DUBAI — Dubai ranks among top ten tourists destinations worldwide and the emirate is expected to attract about eight million international tourists in 2011 and their spending is estimated to be around $7.8 billion, according to a new research released by MasterCard. D...

  • About Dubai

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    About Dubai Sunshine, shopping, seaside, sports and safety - five of the key ingredients that have earned Dubai a growing reputation as one of the world's most attractive and rapidly developing leisure destinations. Long established as the trading and commercial hub of the Middle East, the emira...

  • Jamaica, Egypt and Dubai: best travel destinations for currency

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Holidaymakers should book a trip to Jamaica, Egypt or Dubai to take advantage of changing exchange rates over the last year, according to new figures.     By Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Editor 7:00AM GMT 20 Jan 2010   1 Comment   The Post O...

  • Dubai 'best living destination' in MidEast

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Dubai 'best living destination' in MidEast   “Gulf cities still lead the first ranks in the most of the indicators addressed in the study." Dubai has been ranked the most popular living destination in the Middle East and North Africa for the third time, according to an annu...

  • Destination Mini Guide: Dubai

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Destination Mini Guide: Dubai By Nadia Ali Why go? Dubai is unlike any middle-eastern holiday you will ever take. It is not somewhere you have to worry about visiting due to political unrest or crime situation. In fact, Dubai is a luxurious city destination offering a contrast of...

  • Top 10 Things To Do In Dubai

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Top 10 Things To Do In Dubai In the desert of the United Arab Emirates lies one of the most opulent tourist destinations on the planet - the city of Dubai. This oasis in a vast desert landscape is perfectly situated on the Persian Gulf, where light breezes flow inland to help cut through the heat o...

  • Dubai among top 10 tourist destinations

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Dubai among top 10 tourist destinations About 8m inbound tourists will spend $7.8b in the emirate in 2011, predicts a MasterCard study By Vicky Kapur Published Thursday, June 02, 2011 About 8 million international tourists will visit Dubai in 2011, ranking the emirate at No. 9 in ...

  • The Gulf club

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The Gulf club This small emirate is one of the fastest-growing holiday destinations around, largely because it's an Aladdin's cave full of the latest luxury goods and has possibly the most ostentatious hotel in the world. David Hopps wallows in a commercial wonderland   There it was. A...

  • Top 10 activity holidays in Europe

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Surf, swim, bike or hike your way across some of Europe's finest coast and countryside with our pick of activity breaks Yoga at Surf Algarve, Portugal Surf and yoga in Portugal Head completely off grid and retreat to a world of simple living and rolling waves. Surf Algarve sits in...

  • How to holiday for less

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The guesthouse in Olympos, Turkey, that's fit for the gods – at a bargain price With a bed for a night costing as little as £9, the Saban guesthouse on Turkey's Lycian coast is a real steal. Add in great food, stunning scenery and fascinating historical sights, and it's impossible t...

  • Greek Islands Weekend Guide

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Bask in Santorini's Island Beauty by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Greece, Weekend You could spend months island-hopping around Greece, exploring the ancient villages and relaxing on the tranquil beaches staring out at the crystal blue Aegean Sea. But if you only have a weekend for an ...

  • Turkey Road Trip

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Take a Driving Tour of Turkey from Istanbul by Jennifer Plum Auvil iStockphoto Set aside 2 weeks for a Turkey road trip adventure, looping around the country's western side from Istanbul down the coast. Along the way, you'll experience the country's archaeological treasures, hand-crafted ...

  • Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Where to Start Your Happily Ever After by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Aruba, Canada, Europe, Hawaii, Indonesia, Italy, Las Vegas, Mexico, Orlando Once the wedding is over and the last guest has left, most couples look forward to their honeymoon -- five days, a week, maybe more, of unwind...

  • St. Tropez, France

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Mingle With the Rich and Famous by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Europe, France iStockphoto Nestled along the French Riveria and a short drive from Nice or Cannes, St. Tropez is one of the liveliest towns along the coast during the summer. Vacationers delight in the sandy beaches, c...

  • Morocco by Car

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    All Roads Lead to the Maghreb by Mei-Ling McNamara Filed Under: Africa, Morocco iStockphoto With its rich musical and artistic legacy, breathtaking scenery and maze-like markets, shifting sands and crumbling casbahs, it is no wonder that the country of Morocco is one of the most sought...

  • Copacabana, Brazil

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The World's Most Famous Beach by Sandy Boynton Filed Under: Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, often referred to as the world's most famous beach, runs for 3 miles in front the densely populated residential area of Rio de Janeiro. From the beach, you can view the granite slabs that surround the e...

  • Thailand's Hidden Beaches

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Thai Beaches, Far From the Crowds by Terry Ward Filed Under: Asia, Thailand Thailand has long been one of the most exotic vacation destinations for Westerners. From true-if-cliche images of smiling people and sublime palm-fringed beaches, to the sophisticated lure of Bangkok and the count...

  • Clifton Beach, South Africa

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The Place to Sun and Be Seen by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Cape Town, South Africa iStockphoto At the northwest tip of South Africa's Cape Peninsula lies the swanky coastal gem Clifton Beach, a haven for international hipsters and jet-setters. Clifton is actually a series of four bea...

  • Mykonos Island, Greece

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Meet Your Greek God or Goddess by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Europe, Greece Overview In a small series of islands in the Aegean Sea lies the tiny gem of Mykonos Island -- a dreamy destination for aspiring Greek gods and goddesses. Mykonos is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan...

  • NYC's Best Bars and Clubs

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Your Guide to New York City's Nightlfe by Laurie Bain Wilson Lots of things crawl during the night in New York City, including club crawlers who slink past velvet ropes to dance to hip-hop and sip pricey cocktails. Rooftop clubs and lounges are the new black, where you’ll spill big b...

  • Austin's Best Bars

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Belly Up for a Cold One, Austin-Style by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Austin, Beer Oyster.com Highlights 1 Satisfy your traveling itch with these Austin Day Trips. 2 Explore the trendy Texas capital with our Austin City Guide. 3 Bring your appetite to Austin's Best Food C...

  • Maroma Beach, Mexico

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Mexico's Most Exclusive Beach by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Mexico, North America, Resorts 'terrace sun deck of a cabana' Quite possibly the most exquisite secret in Mexico, Maroma Beach is a resort hideaway intent on preserving the ecology of its 500-plus acres of beach and rain fores...

  • El Matador, California

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    A Picture-Perfect Beach by Valerie Conners Filed Under: California iStockphoto Overview Far from the wheeling and dealing of the Hollywood hills and the hustle and bustle of its boulevards, beachgoers in the know seek solidarity by heading up the winding Pacific Coast Highway to the m...

  • London Weekend Guide

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Spend the Weekend in Cosmopolitan London by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: London, Weekend iStockphoto London is a cosmopolitan city with a unique blend of historic traditions and a hip and modern culture. You can enjoy tea and crumpets and celebrate the city's royal roots before hea...

  • Key West Weekend Guide

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    A Weekend in Paradise by Erica Walsh Filed Under: Key West Paradise is located just off the coast of mainland Florida -- and it's called Key West. As Jimmy Buffet crooned, Key West is the original changer of latitudes and attitudes, and one weekend here proves he knew exactly what he was ...

  • Napa Valley Weekend Guide

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Sip and Swirl Your Way Through Wine Country by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: California, Napa Valley, Weekend, Wine iStockphoto Napa Valley is the ultimate weekend destination for wining, dining and relaxing in California's best vineyards and restaurants. Sample the wine, and enjo...

  • Pernambuco, Brazil

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Join Brazil's Surfers and Bathing Beauties by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Brazil, South America iStockphoto Overview A-Listers and adventure travelers are always looking for the next hot vacation destination, complete with pristine beaches, extraordinary activities and a vibrant ...

  • Tapas in Seville, Spain

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Learn the Ins and Outs of Spain's Iconic Food by Emma Fox iStockphoto When it comes to food, wine and conviviality, the Spanish seem to have it all figured out. Increased attention to Spanish grape varietals such as Albariño, Garanacha and Tempranillo have put more and more Spanish...

  • 21 Mind-Blowing Escapes

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The Best Nature Has to Offer by Erica Walsh Filed Under: Arizona, California, Cambodia, Caribbean, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Kauai, Natural Wonders, New Zealand, Oceania, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Utah, Venice For those of you who sometimes feel overwhelmed about...

  • Paris Weekend Guide

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Plan the Perfect Weekend in the City of Lights by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Paris, Restaurants, Weekend Like all great cities, you can spend months in Paris and barely scratch the surface of the city's cultural treasures. It has museums galore, stellar shopping and busy café...

  • London Nightclubs

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    5 London Clubs Worth Jumping the Queues by Antonia Windsor Filed Under: London London loves to dance. Every night of the week, all over town, you’ll find clubs pumping out all kinds of music: house, R&B, techno, swing, salsa, ’80s pop, you name it. There are underground clu...

  • Vancouver Weekend Guide

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    48 Hours in an Urban Outdoor Adventureland by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Sightseeing, Vancouver iStockphoto Vancouver is a rare gem of a city with a sophisticated urban center, sprawling urban parks and stunning mountains. A weekend of fun can easily include ziplines, sailing or ...

  • Vieques, Puerto Rico

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Natural Beauty and Undeveloped Coastline Abound by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Caribbean, Puerto Rico iStockphoto For more than 60 years, the U.S. Navy owned three-quarters of this island. After years of civilian protests, the Navy moved out in 2003 opening up that land to the islan...

  • Biarritz, France

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Basque in the Sun by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Europe, France iStockphoto After gaining popularity as the seaside resort town favored by French royalty, the village of Biarritz grew increasingly cosmopolitan, attracting international jet setters and gaining a reputation as "the quee...

  • Barcelona, Spain

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Sun and Sand in the City by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Barcelona iStockphoto When travelers think of hitting Europe's beaches, images of quiet coastal towns and revered beach resorts normally come to mind. Wouldn't it be great to have the beach option coupled with the culture and...

  • Larvotto Beach, Monte Carlo, Monaco

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Playground of the Rich and Famous by Christina Breda Antoniades Filed Under: Europe Perhaps the single most decadently glamorous beach in the world is Monte Carlo's Larvotto Beach, where women may go without their bikini tops, but wouldn't dare to be seen without their jewels. In fact, La...

  • Palm Beach, Aruba

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Relax on Sugary White Sands by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Aruba, Family iStockphoto Families flock to Palm Beach's sugar-white beaches in droves; Aruba's kid-friendly atmosphere prevails at Palm Beach's resorts and restaurants, and a number of programs sponsored by the island's touri...

  • Pink Sands, Bahamas

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The Beach That's Prettiest in Pink by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Bahamas, Caribbean, Resorts When many people think of the Bahamas, the first thing that comes to mind is the stretch of fancy resorts and casinos that line the beaches of Nassau, Paradise Island and Cable Beach. Many o...

  • Ipanema Beach, Brazil

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The Home of World-Famous Bikinis by Christina Breda Antoniades Filed Under: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, South America Trendsetting Ipanema, the place made famous by the '60s song to bear its name, has a long tradition of dictating beach chic to the rest of the world. The beach was, after all,...

  • Boston Weekend Guide

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    48 Hours in an Iconic American City by Erica Walsh Filed Under: Boston, Weekend This bustling New England city is a center for American history, higher education, sports and culture. Bostonians are known for their enthusiasm, pride and humor -- making a weekend in Beantown ample time to f...

  • World's Best Secret Beaches

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    We've Searched the Globe to Bring You the Best by Terry Ward Filed Under: Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, South America, Vietnam 'View from Indian head with wave breaking in pristine aqua coloured bay. Fraser Island. iStockphoto. 5866394' The world is full of hidden beaches, but...

  • Bora Bora, Tahiti

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Visit Majestic Matira Point by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Oceania Bora Bora is one of the magical islands that make up French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Just 18 miles long, this lush little slipper of land lies in a protected lagoon edged by fine white sandy shores -- the best lo...

  • Natadola Beach, Fiji

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Snorkel in the Cerulean Sea by Sandy Boynton Filed Under: Oceania iStockphoto Natadola Beach, located on Fiji's main island of Viti Levu, is the most beautiful white-sand beach in Fiji. Natadola's lush beauty and variety of recreational activities, from snorkeling to horseback riding, ...

  • Cancun, Mexico

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Where Relaxing and Partying Seamlessly Meet by Linda Armstrong Filed Under: Cancun, Spring Break iStockphoto Miles of beaches, endless luxury accommodations and a nonstop party atmosphere have transformed this once sleepy village on the Yucatan coast into one of Mexico's most popular t...

  • Luxury Steals

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    The Good Life for Less by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Jamaica, South Africa iStockphoto Savvy travelers will find that the good life doesn't need to cost a pretty penny with these luxurious steals. Whether you travel on the off-season or plan a trip with friends to save some money...

  • Best Value Hotels in San Francisco

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: Budget, San Francisco, top hotels Dream of seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and other famous sights in San Francisco but have a tight budget? Not to fear, Travel Channel and Oyster.com have you covered. Check out our top picks for the best value hotels in San Fran...

  • Top 10 Family Spring Break Vacations

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Serving Up Fun, Family-Style by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Arizona, Colorado, Dominican Republic, Family, Florida, Kauai, San Diego, Spring Break, Wisconsin School's out for the week, and spring break is a great time for family-bonding. Whether you're looking for a blast of sunlight...

  • Washington, DC's Best Value Hotels

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Washington, DC's Best Value Hotels Filed Under: Budget, top hotels Everyone knows Washington, DC has a plethora of free museums, monuments and attractions - from the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Although Travel Channel and Oyster.com can't help you find a free hotel in t...

  • Cheap Costa Rica Hotels

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Best Value Costa Rica Hotels Filed Under: Budget, Costa Rica, top hotels Costa Rica is known for its lush rainforests, friendly locals and top-notch resorts, but did you know it is also a cost-effective vacation spot? Travel Channel and Oyster.com have scoured the Pacific and Caribbean beache...

  • Top RV Parks

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    by John Briley Filed Under: United States RVs keep getting snazzier -- automatic leveling, patio attachments, ever more enveloping home entertainment systems. The bells, whistles and kazoos on modern RVs can make the open road a lot more comfortable, but when it comes time to park and unwind you w...

  • Crash for Free in Cities Across The Globe

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Couchsurfing Crash for Free in Cities Across The Globe by Kristin Luna Filed Under: Backpacking iStockphoto When Swedes Robert Zettinger and Anton Appleberg arrived in the United States for a four-month-long road trip that spanned 25 states, they had their backpacks and a return fligh...

  • Chicago's Best Value Hotels

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: Budget, Chicago, top hotels Saving up for a weekend of jazz clubs, sports games and haute cuisine of the Midwest's friendliest metropolis, Chicago? These 6 no- or low-frills hotels will offset your extravagant Chi-town budget, leaving plenty of room for that extra slice of deep-di...

  • Best Beaches for Memorial Day 2012

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Weather Trends: Best Beaches for Memorial Day 2012 by Allee Sangiolo Filed Under: Weather The official start to summer is just around the corner -- and a 3-day weekend is calling your name. But before you pack the car full of beach towels, sunblock, boogie boards and plastic sandcastle sets, chec...

  • iTranslate Review

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Travel App Reviews by Bob Tedeschi Filed Under: Business Category: Travel Cost/Platforms: Free on Apple and Android devices. Overall Rating: Multiplatform: Lots of function for nothing: Fun and easy to use: Solves travel need or challenge: Decent language translation in a pinch. Why we l...

  • Website Resources

    Posted August 22, 2012 by Safar

    Travel Channel Expert Lori Rothschild's Top Picks iStockphoto Here are travel expert Lori Rothschild's favorite travel websites: Passporter.com -- Good for just reading about destinations. Breezenet.com -- Best for booking rental cars. Worldhum.com -- Best travel editorial on the web....

  • Top 10 Mexican Beach Resorts

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    South of the Border Sun and Sand by Melanie M. Mize Filed Under: Cancun, Resorts For anyone with a dream of sun-drenched fun, Mexico's beaches are no longer just for the well-to-do. Today, resorts on the country's Pacific and Caribbean coasts offer something for every taste, and budget. W...

  • Road Trips for Families

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Grab the Kids, Pack the Car by Gretchen Kelly Filed Under: Arkansas, California, Family, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Texas iStockphoto Families who want to avoid long airline security lines, cancelled flights and hotels with hefty price tags need look no further for aviation-free advent...

  • World's Best New Year's Eve Parties

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Find the Wildest Places to Ring in the New Year by Kristin Luna Filed Under: London, Orlando, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney iStockphoto The first of January is a time to start over, to forget the old and relish the new, an opportunity to resolve to change (even if you never quite get t...

  • Best Off-Season Summer Destinations

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    by Jimmy Im Filed Under: Budget, Caribbean, United States, Vietnam Summer travel can be easy on your wallet, thanks to off-season destinations that continue to lure visitors with great hotels, attractions and -- best of all -- savings. Low-season prices in some top countries around the world prove...

  • Big City Dining for Under $10

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    by Valerie Conners Filed Under: Chicago, Food and Drink, Los Angeles, Restaurants, San Francisco Travelers with big appetites but small budgets need not despair. You can hit up some of America's delicious eateries without breaking the bank -- heck, without even spending $10! From NYC to Los Ange...

  • Palm Springs Weekend Guide

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Bask in Hot Weather and Retro Hollywood Cool by Jenna Schnuer Filed Under: Restaurants, Weekend iStockphoto Highlights 1View Palm Springs slideshow, including photos of hotels and attractions. 2Watch Sam Brown count down her Top 5 things to do in Palm Springs. 3Take a tour of Fr...

  • Fly Business Class for Less

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Get Business Class Comfort Without the Cost by Gretchen Kelly Filed Under: Airports, Business iStockphoto The "business class" experience varies widely from airline to airline.  On smaller carriers, business class may mean little more than two additional inches of leg room and a m...

  • Earn Miles and Points Every Day

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Get Mommy Points Top 5 Points-Earning Tips by Summer Hull Filed Under: Budget, Deals, United States Thinkstock Highlights 1 Meet your personal travel deals expert Summer Hull, aka Mommy Points. 2 Learn about TravelChannel.com new web series Family Travel Deals. 3 Looking ...

  • WorldMate Review

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Travel App Reviews by Bob Tedeschi Filed Under: Business Category: Travel Cost/Platforms: Free on Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices. Overall Rating: Multiplatform: Lots of function for nothing: Fun and easy to use: Solves a real travel need or challenge: Travel itineraries made simpl...

  • Cruising: Before You Go

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Tips for Enjoying Your Cruise by Kathy McCabe Filed Under: Cruises iStockphoto Everyone is selling cruises these days and that includes Wal-Mart and your local wholesale warehouse, such as Costco. It pays to comparison shop. Start by doing a few searches on various cruise web sites. Co...

  • Traveling to Cuba

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    FAQs to Ensure a Successful Trip by Lisa Singh Filed Under: Cuba Getty Images For a place so close to the United States, Cuba is steeped in mystery. Located just 90 miles south of Florida, Cuba has been barred to most US travelers for 5 decades. But with the Obama Administration’s ...

  • Tax-Deductible Vacations

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    How to Find Voluntourism Opportunities by Gretchen Kelly Filed Under: Budget We all know that with a little finesse, a business trip can include a bit of pleasure on the side and have a tax benefit, to boot.  But are any other "vacations" good for taxation as well as relaxation? ...

  • Florida For Free

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    by Terry Ward Filed Under: Budget, Florida Florida’s theme parks, world-class hotels and boundless outdoor excursions can have you shelling out a pretty penny for a good time. But plenty of free activities still await -- and we’re not just talking about the endless miles of beautiful b...

  • Spring Break: Cheap Trips

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Budget Spring Break Travel in the Caribbean by Kristin Luna Filed Under: Bahamas, Budget, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Spring Break A growing number of cheap resorts, many of them all-inclusive, are cropping up throughout the Caribbean's emerald waters -- additiona...

  • Dollar-Friendly Destinations

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    The Dollar Still Holds Power at These Hot Spots by Terry Ward Filed Under: Budget, Buenos Aires, Cape Town iStockphoto It's no secret that Europe is getting seriously overpriced for those of us traveling on the struggling US dollar. Heck, even the Swiss franc is nearly 1-to-1 with the ...

  • Best Discount Travel Sites

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    by Jimmy Im Filed Under: Budget Looking for low airfare without having to scour the web? In recent years, discount travel sites have spread like wildfire, offering travelers the best deals and rewards not only on airfare, hotels and apartment rentals, but also travel packages loaded with add-ons...

  • Britain on a Budget

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Penny Wise but Not Pound Foolish by Gretchen Kelly Filed Under: Budget, London, United Kingdom Stonehenge, UK When planning a trip to the United Kingdom, few things are more daunting than the prospect of the shrinking dollar to the seemingly almighty British pound sterling. But fear no...

  • The Caribbean on a Budget

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Where to Travel and Save Money in the Caribbean by Trish Creekmore Filed Under: Budget, Caribbean It is possible to experience the crystal blue waters and powdery sand of a Caribbean island on a budget with a few tips and tricks. Generally, you’ll find remote islands with nice, re...

  • National Parks on a Budget

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Nine Tips For Visiting National Parks on a Budget by Matt Villano Filed Under: Budget, National Parks Zion National Park In the olden days, visiting National Parks was a traveler's right, which means the pastime was free. Nowadays, after realizing that someone has to foot the bill for ...

  • Top 10 Mobile Apps for Travel

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Organize the Trip. Have More Fun. Capture It All. by Jenna Schnuer Filed Under: Business iStockphoto Turn your phone into the equivalent of an electronic Swiss Army knife with 10 of our favorite road-tested travel apps. All you have to do is download them and go. TripIt Free. TripIt P...

  • Money-Saving Travel Tips

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Tips from Travel Channel Expert Lori Rothschild Filed Under: Budget iStockphoto Travelers hear about it and see it every day: gas prices are up, the dollar is weak and travel is getting more expensive by the minute. As the cost of jet fuel rises and air carriers charge extra for everythin...

  • Cheap Eats in NYC

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Eat Well for Less in the Big Apple by Laurie Bain Wilson Yes, it's easy to find a cheap meal in New York -- if you don't mind a soggy knish. Seriously, you can savor an upscale meal in this pricey town for less than you'd think; sometimes it just depends on the time of day or even the time...

  • Miami and Fort Lauderdale on a Budget

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Unwind on the Beach Without Spending a Lot by LoAnn Halden Filed Under: Budget, Miami Beach at Ft. Lauderdale Just because Fort Lauderdale is rapidly bulldozing its old-school Spring Break motels for high-rises like the St. Regis and W, and Miami Beach doesn't mean a South Florida beac...

  • Paris on a Budget

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Explore Paris Without Breaking the Bank by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Budget, Paris, Restaurants The Eiffel Tower, Paris There's no need to spend a fortune to enjoy the City of Light. Here are our suggestions for ways to save some euros while exploring the best of Paris with budget h...

  • Budget Airlines

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Tips on Getting the Best Airfares and Deals by Terry Ward Filed Under: Airports, Budget iStockphoto Long gone are the days when air travel was an event to look forward to -- a romantic affair that warranted dressing up in one's finest attire and perhaps even photographing the occasion ...

  • Best Budget Beaches

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    by K.C. Summers Filed Under: Budget Living on a budget, but still craving a beach vacation? Luckily, the 2 are not mutually exclusive -- but you do have to plan wisely. Here’s how to get the most bang for your buck. Shop discount booking sites such as Liberty Travel, Apple Vacations, Cheapc...

  • Best Hotels of Summer

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: Caribbean, United States, top hotels Wondering where to go for the best pool? What about the best luau? Or the best cocktail? Not to worry, Oyster.com and Travel Channel have narrowed down the top 10 best hotels for your summer getaway. Delano Hotel, Miami Best Pool The huge...

  • Top LA Beach Hotels

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: California, Los Angeles, top hotels While LA can't provide the idyllic beach getaway you'll find in Hawaii or Jamaica, visitors can find plenty of sand and surf in the area. Plus, there is a colorful promenade in Venice, beautiful cliffs in Santa Barbara and a carnival-like pier in San...

  • Top Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: Costa Rica, top hotels Travel Channel and Oyster.com know what luxury travelers look for in hotels. So if you're planning a posh getaway to the lush jungles and picture-perfect beaches of Costa Rica and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our expert to...

  • Girl Getaway Hotels in San Francisco

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: San Francisco, top hotels A girls' weekend in San Francisco can take many shapes, from cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge to shopping near Union Square. No matter Travel Channel and Oyster.com have the hotel for you. Check out our top hotels in San Francisco for weekend trips with...

  • Hawaii for the Holidays

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: Hawaii, top hotels Not ready for the snow and freezing weather just yet? Give yourself an early gift and enjoy your last moments of sweet, pre-holiday freedom in Hawaii. Or better yet, surprise someone this holiday season with a Hawaiian getaway at one of the top hotels on Oahu, Maui o...

  • World's Hottest Hotels: Private Villas

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Taj Hotels and Resorts Filed Under: Africa If you want the ultimate vacation experience, don't settle for just a hotel, get a vacation villa. Whether it's Kenya, the Maldives, or Jordan, it'll be a home away from home that you'll never want to leave. Discover the 6 villa resorts featured ...

  • World's Hottest Hotels: Mediterranean Coast

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: Greece, Italy A Mediterranean coast seaside vacation can be the trip of a lifetime. World’s Hottest Hotels takes you to the best seaside getaways: a Greek coastal villa in Santorini, an Italian Riviera resort in Portofino and a cliffside island hideaway on the Isle of Capr...

  • Most Romantic LA Hotels

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Filed Under: Los Angeles, top hotels Heading for SoCal for a romantic weekend with your honey? We have just the hotels for you, offering jacuzzis, his and hers spa treatments, and much more. Check out Travel Channel and Oyster.com's top picks for romantic hotels in Los Angeles. Hotel C...

  • Best California Beaches

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Plan a Weekend on the California Coast by Emma Fox Filed Under: Los Angeles, San Diego 'California Sunset' At 840 miles long, California's coastline offers beach experiences as diverse as its colorful residents. From private coves perfect for sunbathing to family-friendly public sands ...

  • Newport Beach, California

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    by Valerie Conners Filed Under: California Trendsetters, jetsetters, and beach lovers in the know have been taking advantage of Newport Beach's Southern California coastal charms - both vintage and nouveau riche - for decades. There's the ritzy harbor most folks will only dream of parking a yacht ...

  • Venice Beach, California

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    It's Wacky, Weird and Wonderful by David Neiman Filed Under: California iStockphoto Overview Let's begin by making one thing perfectly clear. No beach in the world is like Venice Beach. Sure, other beaches have sand, surf and sunshine. But they do not have a 3-ring urban street circus, ...

  • Best Budget Beaches

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    by K.C. Summers Filed Under: Budget Living on a budget, but still craving a beach vacation? Luckily, the 2 are not mutually exclusive -- but you do have to plan wisely. Here’s how to get the most bang for your buck. Shop discount booking sites such as Liberty Travel, Apple Vacations, Cheapc...

  • Top 10 Southern California Beaches

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Top 10 Southern California Beaches by Jennifer Plum Auvil Filed Under: Los Angeles, San Diego Drive down the Southern California coast, and visit the best beaches in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Laguna Beach Laguna is one of Orange County's most fashionable towns, as well as on...

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Posted August 21, 2012 by Safar

    Introduction to Puerto Vallarta   885km (549 miles) NW of Mexico City; 339km (210 miles) W of Guadalajara; 285km (177 miles) NW of Manzanillo; 447km (277 miles) SE of Mazatlán; 239km (148 miles) SW of Tepic Puerto Vallarta remains my favorite part of this colorful country, for its unr...

  • Cheapest Place To Live?

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

      Thorn Tree Refugee Posts: 12Joined: May 14th, 2012Location: Tucson   Cheap Places to Live, Pacific Coast MexicoLet me suggest two favorite places on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Zipolite Beach in Oaxaca and Zihuatanejo. Rents at Zipolite run from 200 USD and up. Diving is avai...

  • Honeymoon Travel Deals

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

    Whether you’re an experienced traveler or this is your first big trip, you want your honeymoon to be perfect. And while we can’t do anything about the weather, the view from your balcony, or your knack for getting food poisoning wherever you go, we canhelp you find great deals on honeymo...

  • Finding Cheap Trips in the Summer

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

    Let’s say you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to run with the crowd. You’re the sort of traveler who prefers to hit any place others might call “out of the way” instead of destinations listed as “popular.” But despite your contrarian ways, your ...

  • How to Find Summer Travel Deals to Popular Places

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

    It’s all well and good to have someone suggest you take a trip to a previously-unknown-to-you destination for your summer break, because even if such a trip would cost less there’s a certain contingent that just has their heart set on a specific spot for their summer vacation. For those ...

  • Tips for finding lower fares

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

    Feeling your way around different online airfare searchers is a great way to get started on finding the best deal for your trip. However, as you’ve probably learned before, the airline and travel industries are nothing if not quirky. So as you try to put together your trip and find the best de...

  • Cuba Travel Guide

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

        Gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture, splendid white-sand beaches, hand-rolled cigars, vintage cars, and those famous cocktails (mojito, anyone?) await intrepid travelers to this unique island, the Caribbean's largest. American travel to Cuba was reintroduced in 2011—albeit...

  • Cuba Travel News: Fly Off to Havana (Now Legally)

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Doug Stallings on June 30, 2011 at 4:57:32 PM EDTPosted in Trip Ideas Tagged: Cuba By Doug Stallings Fodor's Editor For the first time since 2004, when the George W. Bush administration cancelled so-called "people-to-people" licenses for companies offering cultural travel to Cuba, Am...

  • Heaven in Havana

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

    TVs at top blast, extra-strong killer cigars, harassing hookers, officials from hell, siege-mentality communism - but The Observer's John Duncan loved every minute of his year in Cuba. Here is an extract from his new book   My voice wobbled and my hands shook as I faced my boss, Alan Ru...

  • 10 of the world's best local travel guides

    Posted August 20, 2012 by Safar

    The Leap Local website puts travellers in touch with independent guides around the world. Here are the winning guides, drivers, porters and homestays from its annual competitionDo you know a local guide who made your holiday memorable? Add a comment and tell Alexey Drozdov from Kyrgyzsta...

  • New ways to make friends while traveling

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by: Sean O'Neill, Monday, Dec 13, 2010, 3:46 PM (Courtesy moriza/Flickr) We hear a lot about companies trying to help you get vacation tips from friends. But a few companies are going a step further. They're trying to help you travel with acquaintances and like-minded strangers. H...

  • Belize A Caribbean 'Jewel' in Central America

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    A Caribbean 'Jewel' in Central America Lebawit Lily Girma Tucked in a corner beside its larger, tourist-magnet neighbors Mexico and Guatemala, yet facing the Caribbean Sea, Belize has managed to remain off the radar of even the most seasoned of travelers.Except for divers and fishermen, of course ...

  • Hong Kong local

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Hong Kong local: Natalie Robinson Follow Natalie's tips hereHello, I’m Natalie and I’m a Hong Kong expat.If you’d told me that I’d be writing that sentence this time four years ago, I’d have looked at you as though you were certifiably insane. Four years ago, I&rsq...

  • Nobody knows the Mediterranean better than the locals

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    How to do the Med like a local Nobody knows the Mediterranean better than the locals. Annabelle Thorpe finds out where they go for their summer holidays, what they eat and where they stay. And you can bet there won't be an England football shirt or fried breakfast in sight French choic...

  • 10 Islands to See Before You Die

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    We scoured the globe to find 10 islands that belong on your must list. Each of these places offers something that you can’t find anywhere else, from the largest man-made archipelago to hot springs so therapeutic they’ve been popular since Roman times. By Gary McKechnie, Wednesday, Feb 2...

  • 4 Most Common Reasons Airlines Lose Luggage

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

      Plus: What happens when it disappears and what you can do to ensure your belongings don’t end up on the auction block in the "land of lost luggage" (yes, there is such a place). By Keith Mulvihill, Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011, 4:00 PM  |  Subscribe to the magazine A...

  • 10 Most Useful Travel Websites

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Many websites make lofty promises, but few deliver. From booking a flight to outlining an itinerary to tracking frequent-flier miles, we scoured the Internet for 10 essential websites for today's traveler. By Sean O'Neill, Thursday, Sep 1, 2011, 12:00 PM  |  Subscribe to the mag...

  • Airports with the Best (and Worst) On-Time Performance

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by: Danielle Contray, Thursday, Aug 9, 2012, 11:29 PM Flights into Newark were least likely to be on time (Courtesy sergejf/Flickr) To the surprise of no one who lives in the tri-state area, Newark Liberty International Airport had the worst on–time percentage of 29 top airp...

  • How to Plan a Successful Group Cruise

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Can five adults and four kids survive a Mexican Riviera cruise without getting on each other's nerves? Whether you're traveling by land or by sea, use these tips to plan a successful group trip.     By Heidi Sarna October 28, 2010 Cozy and secure, cruises are the travel equivalent of c...

  • The Next Wave In Cruise Ships

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by: Sean O'Neill, Thursday, Aug 16, 2012, 12:07 PM SeaWalk, a first of its kind, glass-bottomed walkway on a cruise ship (Courtesy Princess Cruise Lines) What will be new in cruise shipsfor 2013? Here's a sneak preview of Norwegian Breakaway and Royal Princess, plus an update on l...

  • 20 of the best family-friendly places to stay

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Our readers seem to be big fans of hip hideaway specialist i-escape, voted Best Online Booking Service in our Travel Awards 2011. Here, the website's associate editor picks 20 of her favourite boutique family hotels You and your children will love the Hotel Esencia in Mexico. Photograph...

  • Bali and beyond

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Lonely Planet's Tony Wheeler explains why he's not about to stop travelling despite all the warnings So where to now? Bali is on the blacklist, there are government travel advisories out on more than 100 countries around the world, and every day you open the paper to yet another nasty surpris...

  • What's new in Turkey?

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    There are loads of great new holiday ideas in Turkey this year, from walking trails in Cappadocia to boutique hotels and a toddler-friendly seaside break On the beach in Cirali, Mediterranean region For a truly relaxing break, stay right on çirali beach, near Antalya in southern T...

  • Spanish towns and villages

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' travel tips: Spanish towns and villages Moorish forts, free festivals, medieval dungeons, fantastic local food and wine – Been there readers recommend the best towns and villages to visit in Spain The main square of Pedraza, Spain. Photograph: Alamy Winning tip: Pedra...

  • Introducing Bali

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Introducing Bali Show map Bali may be small in size – you can drive around the entire coast in one long day – but its prominence as a destination is huge, and rightfully so. Ask travellers what Bali means to them and you’ll get as many answers as there are flowers on a frangipani...

  • Top 10 beaches in Hong Kong

    Posted August 19, 2012 by Safar

    Hong Kong isn't all banks and skyscrapers. There are plenty of great beaches to swim, sunbathe, surf and windsurf on, says Vaudine England – and don't be put off by the shark nets Cheung Sha beach, Lantau Island ... the longest stretches of sand in Hong Kong. Photograph: Alamy ...

  • The 2012 travel calendar

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Every destination has its best time of year. So, to help you plan your trip, Lonely Planet's Tom Hall has put together a calendar of countries best seen in 2012   So cool: September in Iceland. Photograph: Alamy January: Georgia Winter sports fans and city breakers looking for som...

  • Dar al Hossoun: a real riad in Morocco

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    A hotel with stunning gardens in the medieval town of Taroudant in southern Morocco is a riad in the true sense of the word   Dar al Hossoun in Taroudant, with the High Atlas mountains in the background. Click on the magnifying glass to see more of the garden Let's get one thin...

  • Flaming dune: an epic 10-day tour of Oman

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Grand canyons, ancient castles and wild-camping in the desert. Explorer Kari Herbert enjoys a thrilling taste of Arabia on a new grand tour of Oman's beautiful landscapes   Kari Herbert in Oman's Empty Quarter. Click on the magnifying glass icon to see a map of Kari's route. Photogr...

  • Middle East: Gulf getaways

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Spend some Arabian days and nights exploring the culture and coastal beauty of the Gulf Go dolphin-watching on Oman's remote Musandam peninsula Culture, Qatar With its long, elegant corniche bristling with futuristic skyscrapers, Doha – the capital of Qatar – has enjoy...

  • Best summer holidays in Europe

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    If you haven't booked your summer holiday yet, we've checked out what is still available with tour operators. Plus: flight tips, and unusual ideas for budget breaks Escape to a villa with pool in a quiet corner of Mallorca Italy Inntravel (01653 617004, inntravel.co.uk) has some n...

  • Readers' travel tips: romantic trips

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    If you're looking for a romantic destination for Valentine's Day – or at any other time of year – Been there readers have top tips, from a slow train through Spain to French Polynesia One couple found romance at Maeshowe burial cairn on Orkney. Photograph: Alamy WINNING T...

  • Is Bournemouth really one of Europe's best beaches?

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    It may have come fourth in a new poll. But if you're looking for miles of deserted golden sand, there are much better options Can you do better? Bournemouth beach. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Ah, the wisdom of crowded beaches. TripAdvisor's latest user poll on the best strips of sand i...

  • A big night out in Istanbul – and a big breakfast the morning a

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Istanbul is a brilliant city to party and listen to live music, and to tuck into huge traditional Turkish breakfasts the morning after. Here's our guide to both Vogue restaurant, Istanbul. Photograph: Alamy The night out Revving upOnce a turn-of-the-century Italian school Cezayir ...

  • Boutique beach hotels in Bodrum, Turkey

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    In the south-west of Turkey, away from the crowds, the Bodrum peninsula offers lush wooded hills and crystal seas – and a clutch of chic new hotels Lunchtime in a beachfront restaurant on the long, ramshackle promenade at Yalikavak on the Aegean coast, and I'm a little taken aback a...

  • Move over Ibiza: new clubbing hot spots

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Move over Ibiza: new clubbing hot spots Ibiza is great, but it is also well-trodden and expensive. The clubbing scene in these lesser known places is cooler, edgier and cheaper Sun, sea and cool sounds Malta Malta is the Bournemouth of the Med – thought to be blue-rinse but...

  • European road trips

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' tips: From glamming it up on the Amalfi coast to climbing high into the Romanian mountains, Been there readers recommend their favourite European road trips   Do the twist … in Romania. Photograph: Alamy WINNING TIP Transfagarasan Highway, Romania The most st...

  • 10 of the best restaurants in Rome

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Rome rustles up old gems in beautiful piazzas as well as new slants on cucina Roma. Italian food specialist Diane Seed selects her favourites Fortunato al Pantheon Frequented by politicians of many persuasions, the comfortable tables are not crowded and the service is friendly but very p...

  • best autumn sun in the Mediterranean

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' tips: A little-visited island off Sardinia, the highlights of western Crete, the hidden villages of the Algarve … Been there readers share their secrets spots to catch autumn sun in the Mediterranean La Caletta beach, Carloforte, Isola di San Pietro, Sardinia, Italy. Pho...

  • 10 of the best places to stay, eat and visit in Verona Italy

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    10 of the best places to stay, eat and visit in Verona If you're planning a Valentine's escape, cities don't come any more romantic than Verona. Amanda Ruggeri recommends the most charming hotels, restaurants and sights Verona, seen from the Castel San Pietro Few cities could be m...

  • Alternative tours of Italy

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    For a new angle on Italy, ditch the car and try sailing off the Amalfi coast, riding a Vespa through Tuscany, cycling round Venice or kayaking around Sardinia Saddle up … for a ride from castle to castle in Lazio and Tuscany Castle-to-castle horseriding, Lazio and Tuscany ...

  • Best Outdoor Cafes in Paris

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on July 27, 2012 at 11:47:43 AM EDTPosted in Restaurants Tagged: Paris, Restaurants, Food, Food and Wine, France By Jennifer Ladonne Fodor's Contributor Despite, or maybe because of, Paris's famously fickle weather, outdoor dining here is at a premium for city-dwel...

  • the best of coastal Italy

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' travel tips: Secluded beaches, the best family-run trattoria and welcoming places to stay … Been there readers suggest their favourite places around Italy's coast Atrani, on Italy's Amalfi coast. Photograph: Alamy WINNING TIP: Atrani, Campania The town of Atrani is ...

  • Sicily's top 10 beach hotels and B&Bs on a budget

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Traditional seaside boltholes, beachfront hotels in sleepy fishing villages and old-fashioned B&Bs with spectacular clifftop views – we pick 10 of the best, and affordable, places to stay by the beach in Sicily   The white marlstone cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte, S...

  • How to do Tuscany on a budget

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Experience all the sights of Florence, Siena and the Chianti wine trail without breaking the bank Tuscany has a pricey rep. You can spend hundreds on a hotel room or luxury villa, travel everywhere by car (diesel €1.75 a litre), and shop Florence's Via Tornabuoni boutiques. You can e...

  • Readers' travel tips:Sardinia

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Readers' travel tips: Sardinia The Italian island of Sardinia boasts beautiful beaches and coves, but the mountainous interior, with its isolated towns and villages, is just as fascinating. Been there readers select their best-loved spots Cala Gonone, Sardinia. Photograph: Alamy Win...

  • Where to Watch the Sunset in Bali

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Bee-Shyuan Chang on August 01, 2012 at 11:39:19 AM EDTPosted in Restaurants, Wine & Cocktails Tagged: Bali, Indonesia, Bars, Restaurants, Beaches By Bee-Shyuan Chang Fodor's Contributor I recently returned from Bali and am happy to report that, as we all expected, there's a lot m...

  • Six New Restaurants to Watch in Chicago

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Kathleen Squires on August 16, 2012 at 11:50:58 AM EDTPosted in Restaurants Tagged: Chicago, Restaurants, Food By Kathleen Squires Fodor's Contributor A storm of new openings has blown into the Windy City within the last year, and ever-trendy website Thrillist introduced us to si...

  • Cruise Money Saving Tips

    Posted August 16, 2012 by Safar

    Save big with timing and flexibility. An affordable one-week cruise in May can cost you hundreds of dollars less per person than the same ship and itinerary in travel-heavy June. Fares are seasonal, with the lowest from about the second week of September until the week before Thanksgiving and the hi...

  • Turkey Travel Guide

    Posted August 16, 2012 by Safar

    Top Things to See • Discover Istanbul’s Old City which was the capital of the Christian Byzantines and then the Islamic Ottoman empire. Highlights include the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya Museum and the city’s Archaeological Museum. • Explore the northern subu...

  • La Jolla's Beaches and Beyond

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    La Jolla (pronounced La Hoya) means "the jewel" in Spanish and appropriately describes this small, affluent village and its beaches. Some of the area's most beautiful coastline can be found here, as well as an elegant upscale atmosphere. Conveniently located between North County and the Mission a...

  • San Diego with Kids

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Beach fun A pail and shovel will keep your kids entertained for hours at the beach—Coronado Beach is especially family-friendly. Be liberal with the sunscreen, even if it's cloudy, and prepare for a car full of sand, a small trade-off for their satisfied smiles. If you're visiting in summe...

  • What the Locals Do in San Diego

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Just because San Diego has tourist attractions at every turn doesn't mean you shouldn't stray from the beaten path and pretend you're a local for a day. A pared-down pace Balboa Park is the city's preferred playground. Visitors with detailed agendas (Museums? Check. Zoo? Check.) often miss out o...

  • Top Things to Do in San Diego

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

      Balboa Park Oasis is hardly hyperbole when it comes to describing this 1,200-acre cultural heart of San Diego. Take a peaceful stroll or plan a full day of perusing Balboa Park's many museums, theater spaces, gardens, trails, and playing fields. And don't forget the park's famous San Dieg...

  • California Road Trip: Los Angeles to San Diego

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 13, 2009 at 9:13:31 AM EDTPosted in Trip Ideas Tagged: California, Los Angeles, San Diego This twelve-day trip hits Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and San Diego. If you need to save a couple of days you might consider trimming out the Palm Springs days, but avoid ...

  • Best Beaches in Los Angeles

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    You're in L.A., so heading to the coast is a must. Before you pack your picnic, do some planning and pick a beach that suits your needs. The Pacific can be cold, but swimming is not the only attraction along the coast. Santa Monica Pier is nostalgic fun, complete with old-school amusement-park ri...

  • Top Things to Do in Los Angeles Disneyland

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

      "The Happiest Place on Earth" continues to delight children and all but the most cynical adults. A visit here can be enchanting, exciting, romantic, or nostalgic, depending on your age and experience. Disneyland, the original vision of Walt Disney, is now paired with Disney's California Ad...

  • Say 'I Do' At Denny's New Las Vegas Chapel

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on August 15, 2012 at 11:31:38 AM EDTPosted in Restaurants, News Tagged: Las Vegas, Restaurants, News By Kristine Hansen Fodor's Contributor Last week Denny's— the all-American diner chain know for dishing up plates of eggs and fried potatoes 24/7—...

  • Arts and Culture Weekend Getaway in Mendocino

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Show Map See Also: View More San Francisco Weekend Trips Distance from San Francisco: 155 miles Best time: April to December Best for: Romantic, Arts and Culture, Food and Wine Considering its status as one of California's most beloved art epicenters, it's hard to believe...

  • Outdoor Weekend Getaway in Lake Tahoe

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Show Map See Also: View More San Francisco Weekend Trips Distance from San Francisco: 191 miles Best time: April to November Best for: Family, Girl's Getaway, Outdoor Historically, the word "Tahoe" has been synonymous with one draw in particular: world-class skiing at the...

  • Family Weekend Getaway in Monterey and Carmel

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    See Also: View More San Francisco Weekend Trips Tweet Distance from San Francisco: 74 miles Best time: April to December Best for: Family, Romantic, Outdoor While the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is perhaps the most well-known attraction for Monterey, this gorgeous c...

  • Outdoor Getaway in Big Bear

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Show Map See Also: View More Los Angeles Weekend Trips Distance from Los Angeles: 80 miles Best time: June to February Best for: Family, Budget, Outdoor Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead are known as wintertime retreats, but during the summer, these mountain getaways are fantas...

  • Girl's Weekend Getaway in Palm Springs

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

      Show Map See Also: View More Los Angeles Weekend Trips Distance from Los Angeles: 107 miles Best time: November to May Best for: Girl's Getaway, Romantic, Shopping There is nothing quite like a getaway with a few good girlfriends to fuel the soul, and with its sun...

  • Romantic Weekend Getaway in Santa Barbara Show Map

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    See Also: View More Los Angeles Weekend Trips Distance from Los Angeles: 95 miles Best time: May to September Best for: Romantic, Food and Wine, Beaches It's only a 90-minute drive, but Santa Barbara feels worlds away from L.A. That's what makes it the perfect escape for c...

  • Oceanside Getaway in Newport Beach

    Posted August 15, 2012 by Safar

    Show Map See Also: View More Los Angeles Weekend Trips Distance from Los Angeles: 44 miles Best time: April to August Best for: Romantic, Shopping, Beaches Getting down behind the Orange Curtain (as Orange County is called) can really feel like a vacation, especially if y...

  • 10 Road Trip Tips & Tricks

    Posted August 14, 2012 by Safar

    If ketchup stains and one-sided sunburns were badges and medals, I’d be the most decorated Road Tripper to have ever hit the musty dusty. And with that humble introduction behind me, I give you my top 10 finest road trip tips and tricks:   Keep a bag of Important Stuff (note: make sure...

  • Best Family Beaches on the East Coast

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on July 09, 2012 at 4:05:03 PM EDTPosted in Trip Ideas, Family, Trip Ideas Tagged: Beach Vacations, Beaches, Family Travel, Summer By Lisa Armstrong Nothing says summer like a swim in the surf and your toes in the sand. So where should you and the family savor the...

  • The Perfect Amalfi Coast Itinerary

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

      Posted by Jimmy Im on July 17, 2012 at 4:07:21 PM EDTPosted in Trip Ideas, Trip Ideas Tagged: Italy, Amalfi Coast By Jimmy Im Fodor's Contributor There's no better time to head to the Amalfi Coast, if for no other reason than that the entire region practically shuts down once the col...

  • What I Wore: Paris to Tuscany Road Trip

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

      Posted by Pepita Diamand on July 20, 2012 at 11:55:57 AM EDTPosted in Style, Trip Ideas Tagged: Style, Clothing, Packing, Tuscany, France, Wine By Pepita Diamand Fodor's Contributor Fodor's European Correspondent Pepita Diamand is a creative consultant and blogger based in Paris. ...

  • Middle East Port to Welcome 50 Percent More Passengers This Sea

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on July 23, 2012 at 11:34:41 AM EDTPosted in Cruises, News Tagged: Cruise Lines, Cruises, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Costa Cruises, Seabourn By Andrea M. Rotondo Fodor's Contributor If you went back in time 15 years, you would have been hard-pressed to f...

  • 7 Best West Coast Beaches for Families

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on July 31, 2012 at 5:42:14 PM EDTPosted in Family, Outdoors Tagged: Beach Vacations, Beaches, Family Travel, Children, California, Texas, Oregon, Washington By Lisa Armstrong That iconic, postcard-perfect image of California surf and sun really does exist, but th...

  • Italy: What to Skip, and Where to Go Instead

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on August 07, 2012 at 3:20:06 PM EDTPosted in Trip Ideas, Travel Tips Tagged: Italy, Tips, Rome, Milan, Florence, Siena, Sights, Amalfi Coast By Sara Lieberman Italy is a well-traversed country. Unlike less-trodden Croatia or Turkey, visitors from all over the w...

  • 8 Common Vacations: the Surprising Things You'll Need (and the

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

    Your standard packing checklist will only get you so far. From theme parks to weekend getaways to cruising, we’ll show you what specific items to pack—and what to leave at home—for eight common vacation types. You might be surprised by what we’ve uncovered!   Day 25, ...

  • 10 Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

    Your kids want to swim in the ocean, your spouse wants to perfect his tennis serve, and all you want is a nice glass of wine with dinner…oh, and to wake up to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. All for one price that won't break the bank. Mission impossible? Not anymore.   By Ch...

  • 20 Places Every American Should See

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Safar

    Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for 20 domestic destinations every citizen should visit—from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks. Consider it your star-spangled bucket list.   By Sean O'Neill, Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012, 8:00 AM  ...

  • Quit Smoking?

    Posted October 31, 2011 by Safar

    Learn what happens to your body an hour, a day, a month, a year, and even 10 years after you kick the habit. The facts may surprise you.   A "Quit Smoking" Timeline Right now is a great time to quit smoking. Why? In as little as 20 minutes you'll start to feel the benefits of not smoking. C...

  • چگونه میوه بخوریم؟

    Posted October 23, 2011 by Safar

    جدی بگیرید Dr Stephen Mark treats terminal ill cancer patients by "un-orthodox" way and many patients recovered.   دکتر استفان مارک، بیمارهای سرطانی در مرحله آخر را با استفاده از روش های "نامتعارف" درمان کرده است و بسیاری از آنها بهبود یافتند ...

  • Brain Damaging Habits

    Posted October 23, 2011 by Safar

          BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS   1.No Breakfast. People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brai...

  • BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS

    Posted October 23, 2011 by Safar

    عادت هائی که سبب از بین رفتن سلول های مغز می شوند BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS1. No Breakfast نخوردن صبحانهPeople who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration. 2 . Overeatingپرخ...

  • Facebook Is Tracking Your Every Move on the Web; Here’s How to

    Posted October 1, 2011 by Safar

    Over the weekend, Dave Winer wrote an article at Scripting.com explaining how Facebook keeps track of where you are on the web after logging in, without your consent. Nik Cubrilovic dug a little deeper, and discovered that Facebook can still track where you are, even if you log out. Facebook, for it...

  • Low Vitamin B12 Levels May Lead To Brain Shrinkage, Cognitive P

    Posted September 27, 2011 by Safar

    Main Category: Neurology / Neuroscience Also Included In: Nutrition / Diet Article Date: 27 Sep 2011 - 1:00 PDT Older people with low levels of vitamin B12 in their blood may be more likely to lose brain cells and develop problems with their thinking skills, according to a study published in the ...

  • Backpacking adventures

    Posted September 27, 2011 by Safar

    Whether you're thinking of a year out, need a career break or just an adventurous holiday, find inspiration with these extraordinary gap-year tales The Guardian, Friday 20 August 2010 Article history Two wheels good … Da...

  • 4 best travel chargers to throw in your bag

    Posted September 26, 2011 by Safar

    Posted by: Valerie Rains, Friday, Sep 23, 2011, 2:55 PM Leave dead batteries (and tangled cords) behind with these streamlined, portable power sources.   1 More Outlets, Less Mess No more forgetting your phone by that awkward plug under the hotel bed. The new AViiQ Portable Charg...

  • What can I eat to keep my skin looking younger?

    Posted September 26, 2011 by Safar

    Diet and Fitness Expert Dr. Melina Jampolis Physician Nutrition Specialist Expert answer Hi Ryan. This is a terrific question. Many of my friends and patients spend hundreds of dollars every year on facial creams to prevent skin aging, but most don't pay nearly as much attention to...

  • 5 Foods That Can Trigger a Stroke

    Posted September 22, 2011 by Safar

    Few things feel more terrifying and random than a stroke, which can strike without warning. And fear of stroke -- when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, starving brain cells of oxygen and nutrients -- is well founded. After all, stroke is the number-th...

  • Four secret rights that savvy air travelers know

    Posted September 20, 2011 by Safar

    By Jeanette Pavini Award-winning broadcast journalist and author Jeanette Pavini writes the Buyer Beware column for MarketWatch and wants to hear your stories, questions, problems and complaints. Write to her at BuyerBewareMKTW@gmail.com . SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Having...

  • Asian Remedies for Lines & Wrinkles

    Posted September 20, 2011 by Safar

    Lines and wrinkles are caused by the loss of moisture and nutrients in the skin, which leads to depletion of tissue elasticity and sagging. While a plethora of pharmacy-bought ointments and potions can help control or rectify the problem, there are quite a few simple Asian remedies for lines and wri...

  • How to Get Rid of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

    Posted September 20, 2011 by Safar

    Men and women today have two choices if they want to get rid of wrinkles: the first is to visit a cosmetic surgeon and get a face-lift, and the second is to incorporate wrinkle removal techniques without going under the knife. The advantage of the first tip is that it's much faster. You subject ...

  • 6 Tips for Wrinkle-Free Packing

    Posted September 20, 2011 by Safar

    6 Tips for Wrinkle-Free Packing September 07, 2007 | Posted in Practical Travel Tips | Fodor's Editors Some helpful tips for keeping clothes from getting wrinkled or ruined.... Lighten your load. Jamming your suitcases as full as a subway at rush hour will leave your clothes...

  • 6 Easy Ways to Extend Your Life in One Minute or Less

    Posted September 15, 2011 by Safar

    6 Easy Ways to Extend Your Life in One Minute or Less   Photo: Dan Saelinger By Dr. Mehmet Oz If your reason for not adopting healthier habits is that you don't have enough time, consider your problem solved: I've put together a list of practices that could literally add years...

  • Vitamin B Pill Wards Off Alzheimer's

    Posted September 14, 2011 by Safar

      Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:06 PM By Sylvia Booth Hubbard Print this Page   Forward Page   Email Us   A vitamin pill that costs about a dime a day could help prevent millions of people from developing Alzheimer's disease. Res...

  • Four Lifestyle Factors Tied To Longer, Healthier Life

    Posted August 23, 2011 by Safar

      Don't smoke, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and go easy on the alcohol, and you are likely not only to have fewer chronic health problems, but also to live longer, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that concludes neglecting to follo...

  • Saffron Shows Promise In Preventing Liver Cancer

    Posted August 23, 2011 by Safar

    New research suggests that saffron provides a significant chemopreventive effect against liver cancer in animal models. When saffron was administered to rats with diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced liver cancer an inhibition of cell proliferation and stimulation o...

  • 7 Health Benefits of Tuna

    Posted August 20, 2011 by Safar

    Tuna is an incredibly nutrient-dense food. It's rich in high quality protein and an excellent source of important nutrients such as the minerals selenium, magnesium, and potassium; not to mention the B vitamin complex, and of course, the marvelous omega-3 essential fatty acids. Here are seven...

  • 10 Foods That Fight Prostate Cancer

    Posted August 20, 2011 by Safar

      There is strong evidence that eating certain foods can significantly cut a man's risk of prostate cancer. Here's a list of ten powerful prostate protectors: Cruciferous Vegetables Eating three or more servings of cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, kale, mustard greens, ...

  • 7 Foods That Burn Stomach Fat

    Posted August 20, 2011 by Safar

        If you are tired of belly fat, there are a few steps that can be taken to get rid of the bulge. Here are seven foods that burn stomach fat. Oatmeal Eating oatmeal for breakfast will provide your body with high amounts of fiber, which reduces the chance of low blood sugar levels...

  • Basil Ginger Salmon Marinade Recipe

    Posted August 20, 2011 by Safar

      When I grill salmon, I usually marinate it in a simple olive oil and garlic marinade, but this weekend I wanted to try something different. Since I just wrote about the benefits of ginger, I thought I'd make something with ginger. And since I happened to have a lot of fresh basil on ha...

  • 6 Health Benefits of Salmon

    Posted August 20, 2011 by Safar

      Salmon's reputation as a healthy food is largely based on its unusual omega-3 fatty acid content. It is normal for 4 ounces of salmon to contain at least 2 grams of omega-3 fats - more than the average U.S. adult gets from all food over the course of several days. This omega-3 fat come...

  • 6 Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

    Posted August 20, 2011 by Safar

      Sunflower seeds come from the big round center of the sunflower, which turns throughout the day to follow the course of the Sun. Sunflowers began to be used over 5,000 years ago by the Native Americans, the Spanish brought them back to Spain, and they were soon introduced to neighborin...

  • 10 Health Benefits of Walnuts

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

      Walnuts are a great source of plant based protein and they also contain many other vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. Here are 10 health benefits of walnuts. Lower Blood Pressure Thanks to the high levels of omega-3 fatty acids they contain, walnuts are very benefici...

  • 9 Health Benefits of Black Tea

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

    Over ninety percent of all tea sold in the West is black tea. All four varieties of tea (black, green, oolong, white) are made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, but black tea generally has more flavour and caffeine than the others. Because black tea keeps its flavour for several years,...

  • 20 Health Benefits of Turmeric

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

    The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory ...

  • 20 Health Benefits of Turmeric

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

      The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory pro...

  • 8 Health Benefits of Black Pepper

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

        Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world. It is native to India and has been used there since ancient times. It was so prized that it was often used as a form of currency and was sometimes referred to as "black gold." It was also used medicinally. Here are e...

  • 10 Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

      Coconut oil has become very popular in alternative health circles, despite the fact that for many years it was considered a "bad" fat due to its high saturated fat content. However, it turns out that the saturated fat in coconut oil, especially virgin coconut oil, is not the same as the...

  • 7 Health Benefits of Niacin (B3)

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

    Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, aids many different metabolic processes in the body. It works by providing energy on a cellular level and by maintaining cell health, which is essential for just about every process within the body. Here are seven important health benefits of niacin. Circulatio...

  • Zinc for Hair Loss

    Posted August 19, 2011 by Safar

    Zinc for Hair Loss Zinc is an important nutrient that is needed for various roles in the body and hair growth is one element that is affected by zinc consumption. Zinc helps to balance hormone levels while also building healthy cells and managing protein usage. All of these elements are essent...

  • Think pink to prevent dementia

    Posted August 18, 2011 by Safar

    (NaturalNews) It's time to "think pink". No, that's not just the familiar marketing slogan used to promote breast cancer awareness (and, it can be argued, to push the multi-million dollar breast cancer industry). Instead, thinking pink is something that could literally save your brain.Scientists...

  • 15 Minutes of Exercise Per Day Adds 3 Years to Life, Study Find

    Posted August 16, 2011 by Safar

    By MIKAELA CONLEY Aug. 15, 2011   A new study finds that people who participate in only 15 minutes of exercise per day reduce their risk of cancer and add three years to their life. (Getty Images) A little exercise goes a long way, a new study suggests....

  • Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus

    Posted August 16, 2011 by Safar

    Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus For the last decade cancer research has been guided by a common vision of how a single cell, outcompeting its neighbors, evolves into a malignant tumor.   Bryce Vickmark for The New York Times NETHERWORLD Elinor Ng Eaton cloned DNA at the White...

  • Honey and Lemon for Weight Loss

    Posted August 15, 2011 by Safar

    Honey and Lemon for Weight Loss Going on a honey and lemon diet can help relieve you of your weight problem. Obesity is the physical condition of the body when excessive deposition of fat takes place in the tissues, putting a strain on the heart, kidneys, liver and the joints ...

  • Vinegar and Diabetes

    Posted August 15, 2011 by Safar

    Vinegar and diabetes, what do they have to do with each other?Quite a bit! According to recent academic studies, vinegar slows the rise of blood sugar levels after you have eaten a meal and when taken at bed time, vinegar lowers morning blood sugar levels.Professor Carol Johnston PhD, working on...

  • Apple Cider Vinegar And Weight Loss

    Posted August 15, 2011 by Safar

    "Use natural Apple cider vinegar for WEIGHT LOSS                              and improve your health at the same time" Apple cider vinegar and weight loss ...

  • ليلا اسفندياری قهرمان و شیر زن کوهنوردی ایران در هيماليا جاودان

    Posted August 14, 2011 by Safar

    ليلا اسفندياری قهرمان و شیر زن کوهنوردی ایران در هيماليا جاودانه شد          از روز جمعه ۳۱ تير، پيکر ليلا اسفندياری در ارتفاعات هيماليا و بين شکاف های يخی آرام گرفته است. زنی که صعودهای زمستانی اش از مسيرهای مختلف به دماوند و صعودش از ديواره علم کوه، فقط گام...

  • مولانا

    Posted August 9, 2011 by Safar

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  • Open secret websites for booking hotels

    Posted August 3, 2011 by Safar

    Posted by: Sean O'Neill, Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011, 8:53 AM Hotel deals can sometimes be found on lesser known websites. (Courtesy UggBoy/Flickr) Everyone has heard of sites like Travelocity and TripAdvisor. But what are some of the lesser-known sites that are also helpful tools for fin...

  • Little known travel tricks with Google Maps

    Posted August 3, 2011 by Safar

    Little known travel tricks with Google Maps Posted by: Sean O'Neill, Friday, Jul 29, 2011, 4:10 PM Everyone has heard of Google Maps, which in 2009 became the most widely used mapping tool. But what are some of the lesser-known travel tips and tricks for using Google Maps? Here are five worth...

  • Vitamin E promotes longevity in AD

    Posted August 3, 2011 by Safar

    Vitamin E promotes longevity in AD Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:28PM PKH/AA Scientists say Alzheimer's patients, who consume high amounts of vitamin E, live longer compared to their peers on low vitamin E diets. According to a study presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Neurology ...

  • Vitamin A lotion reduces wrinkles

    Posted August 3, 2011 by Safar

    Vitamin A lotion reduces wrinkles Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:14AM Share | Email | Print AB/NN A research suggests that application of retinol, a form of vitamin A, makes older people less prone to skin wrinkles and poor healing of wounds. Three dozen white people - average age, 87 - had a sk...

  • B12 pills may replace injections

    Posted August 3, 2011 by Safar

    Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:7PM PKH/JC/HGH Medical researchers have recently produced an effective alternative in pill form for the common vitamin B12 intramuscular injections. Currently, B12 shots are the only option for individuals suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency which is frequently a...

  • Vitamin B12 prevents memory loss

    Posted August 3, 2011 by Safar

    Tue Sep 9, 2008 7:34PM PKH/HGH British scientists claim seniors with higher blood levels of vitamin B12 are less vulnerable to developing dementia and memory loss. According to a study published in Neurology, B12, a vitamin found in meat, fish and milk can help keep memory loss at bay ...

  • The real secret to a longer life

    Posted July 19, 2011 by Safar

     Learn how to rebound from stress editor by Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Manage Your Life, on Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:32pm Thea Singer, author of "Stress Less." The secret to living to age 100 or older may be mostly in the genes, but there's another secret to longevity,...

  • Steps Toward Inner Peace

    Posted July 6, 2011 by Safar

    Steps Toward Inner Peace Harmonious Principlesfor Human Living This is an older version of our 'Steps" web page.Visit the updated page. Print your own Steps booklet from these pdf files. Steps in Translation  This talk is lovingly dedicated to all seekers of peace--Peace Pilgrim In my...

  • Inner Peace Quotes

    Posted July 5, 2011 by Safar

    You Can Choose Peace Instead of Pain These are some of my favorite inner peace quotes. They remind me of a peace that has always been inside me but sometimes I fail to recognize… We think that we need to change the world outside of us to have inner peace but that would mean to do the proces...

  • Alcohol causes cancer, British scientists reports

    Posted April 11, 2011 by Safar

    Alcohol causes cancer, British scientists reports 09.04.2011 | Source: Pravda.Ru   <!-- первый абзац --> At least 13,000 cancers in the UK every year are the result of people's drinking habits, according to one of the largest studies ever carried out into diet and cancer. <...

  • آشنایی با آبشار ایج - رامسر

    Posted March 29, 2011 by Safar

      آشنایی با آبشار ایج - رامسر سفر > گردشگری - همشهری آنلاین:آبشار ایج یا ده‌قلو، در نزدیکی روستاى ایج در اشکور علیا در شهر زیبای رامسر واقع است این آبشار از ذوب شدن برف‌های دائمی کوه خشم چال در ارتفاعات اشکورعلیا سرچشمه می‌گیرد و پس از طی مسافتی ...

  • آشنایی با آبشار آتشگاه - شهر کرد

    Posted March 29, 2011 by Safar

      آشنایی با آبشار آتشگاه - شهر کرد سفر  ایرانگردی - همشهری آنلاین:آبشار آتشگاه در 190 کیلومتری شهرکرد، ۴۰ کیلومترى شهر لردگان، پس از روستاهاى میلاس و سردشت شوش در روستاى آتشگاه قرار دارد این آبشار زیبا که به آبشار مینیاتوری شهرت دارد یکی از بی‌نظیرترین جاذبه‌ها...

  • Hydrogen Peroxide Cures

    Posted February 15, 2011 by Safar

    Hydrogen Peroxide Cures Updated: 02/13/2011   QUICK ACCESS LINKS: H202 GENERAL USES (ARTICLE)WHERE TO BUY FOOD GRADE H202  INTRODUCTION: Next to Apple Cider Vinegar, hydrogen peroxide ranks up there as one of the best household remedies. Besides the obvious (cleansing wounds)...

  • Top 10 budget eats in Verona

    Posted February 13, 2011 by Safar

    Top 10 budget eats in Verona Where to find sustenance in the heart of Verona, city of love - from cosy little wine bars to romantic riverside trattorie Rich pickings ... the best osterie and trattorie offering wonderful regional cuisine are to be found in Verona's side s...

  • Driving into the heart of the Turkish countryside

    Posted February 13, 2011 by Safar

    Driving into the heart of the Turkish countryside Better roads are making it easier to escape the coast in a hire car and drive from Izmir to Dalaman into a land unspoilt by tourism   The Turkish countryside is perfect for a road trip. Photograph: Lawrence Manning/Corbis Lunchtim...

  • Diet soda linked to higher stroke risk

    Posted February 12, 2011 by Safar

    Diet soda linked to higher stroke risk Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:42PM Share | Email | Print  Despite lowering the daily intake of calories, consuming diet soda drinks on a regular basis may increase an individual's risk of experiencing stroke and heart attack. A nine-year study of more t...

  • تا به حال عکس این دانشمندان جوان و نابغه کشور را دیده اید؟

    Posted February 12, 2011 by Safar

    تا به حال عکس این دانشمندان جوان و نابغه کشور را دیده اید؟ جوانی که با همه درد ها و مشکلات جسمانی تا آخرین لحظات زندگی خود دست از کسب علم و دانش برنداشت و مدال های افتخار را یکی پس از دیگری به گردن آویخت   محمد شیرعلی شهرضا که از دانشجویان ممتاز دان...

  • African Mangoes

    Posted January 25, 2011 by Safar

    The Wonder of Irvingia Gabonensis You’ve heard about it in the news and from infomercials. Irvingia Gabonensis is the miraculous new weight loss drug everyone is talking about. But, what is it and where did it come from? About 20 years ago, a tree native to the deserts of West Africa was bro...

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Detox

    Posted January 22, 2011 by Safar

    Apple Cider Vinegar Detox With all the toxins in the air and in our food, sometimes our bodies cannot keep up its defense and our organs and cells get bogged down. This causes us to become sluggish. Apple cider vinegar has many curative properties, and is commonly known as a potent detoxifying agen...

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

    Posted January 22, 2011 by Safar

    Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Apple cider vinegar is an acidic solution produced by fermenting apples. The combination of the acidic vinegar and fruit pectin is supposedly the reason behind this solution's "fat burning effects". Daily intake of apple cider vinegar In order to complete the apple cider ...

  • Study: Strange Fruit Burns Average 12.3 Pounds of Fat Every 28

    Posted January 19, 2011 by Safar

                                               Beyond the success stories on social networking sites, new clinical research shows African Mango may indeed be the real deal...

  • Healthy eating: The ABC's of vitamins

    Posted January 19, 2011 by Safar

    Vitamin A helps our vision, Vitamin C is found in oranges. But what about Vitamin B, E and K? Where do vitamins come from and what exactly do they do? [We all know that vitamins are important and that we need a certain amount each day in order to be healthy. But did you know that there are 13 diffe...

  • توسعه توريسم درمانى در قشم

    Posted January 17, 2011 by Safar

    توسعه توريسم درمانى در قشم جام جم آنلاين: مديرعامل منطقه آزاد قشم از توسعه توريسم درمانى و گردشگرى سلامت در جزيره قشم خبر داد. به گزارش مهر سيدرضا موسوى گفت: با انجمن حمايت از بيماران ديابتى كل كشور به توافق رسيديم كه جزيره قشم به عنوان قطب گردشگرى و مقصد سفر اين انجمن معرفى شود. در واقع اجرا ...

  • The Magic Way to Send Your Friends PPT New Year Cards by Means

    Posted January 9, 2011 by eliuliu

    As New Year is at hand, we are busying preparing New Year cards to send to our friends and relatives. In this digital era, we do not need to buy New Year cards made of paper. Instead, we can make PPT New Year cards by ourselves. This, on one hand, can save us some money. On the other, it shows our e...

  • سونا

    Posted January 7, 2011 by Safar

      زندگي سالمآنچه بايد درباره سونا بدانيد جام جم آنلاين: در تمامي جهان سونا تفريحي جذاب و پرطرفدار به حساب مي‌آيد. علاقه‌مندان به سونا مي‌گويند كمتر كاري است كه همانند سونا، باعث آرامش جسمي و روحي ما شود.آنها معتقدند كمتر چيزي مانند سونا آنان را به آرامش مي‌رساند. اما در عي...

  • مراقبت از كبد

    Posted January 7, 2011 by Safar

      مراقبت از كبد <!--end header--> <!--start content--> بزرگترين و پيچيده ترين ارگان بدن كبد است. كبدبزرگترين غده بدن نيز محسوب مي گردد. كبد درقسمـت راسـت شكم و زير قفسه سينه درست زير ديافراگم قرار دارد. كبد مخروطي شكل بوده و سطحي صاف، نرم و لاستيك مانند دارد. رنگ آن قهـوه...

  • شکر

    Posted January 7, 2011 by Safar

      بدن انسان سالم از هر جواهری گرانبها تر است- تسونگ کاپا ۱- شکر سیستم ایمنی بدن را از کار می اندازد. پس از هر بار مصرف محصولات شکردار، گلبولهای سفید بدن (نوتروفیلها) از کار می افتند و تا ۲ الی ۵ ساعت بدن کاملا آماده آلوده شدن به هر نوع ویروس یا باکتری خواهد بود. طبق تحقیقات پس از هر بار خو...

  • فلفل تند قاتل سلولهای سرطان پروستات

    Posted January 7, 2011 by Safar

      فلفل تند قاتل سلولهای سرطان پروستات دآتر پرويز قديريان سه شنبه, ١۵ ارديبهشت ١٣٨٨ موجود در فلفل تند می تواند با قدرتی زیاد سلولهای سرطان پروستات را ازبين ببرد Capsaicin   دانشمندان آمری کایی در تجر به ای علمی ثا بت کردند که این ماده تند و سوزان می تواند تا حدود ٨٠ درصد سلولهای...

  • انواع چاي و خواص آن‌ها

    Posted January 7, 2011 by Safar

      انواع چاي و خواص آن‌ها  گياه چاي به ‌صورت بوته، درختچه يا درختي است با نام عملي  THEA SINENSIS يا CAMELIA که از خانواده‌ي چاي  (THEACEAE) مي باشد.  اين گياه در نقاطي از جهان از جمله هندوستان، چين، سريلانکا،   ژاپن، ايران و نواحي ديگر پرورش مي &zwn...

  • عصاره ی سیر و لیمو ترش

    Posted January 7, 2011 by Safar

      عصاره ی سیر و لیمو ترش    مصرف عصاره   اگر دچار رسوب گرفتگی در رگهای بدن شده ، نیازی به عمل قلب باز وجود ندارد . زیرا گرفتگی ( 30 CC رگها پس از این ، شما را آزار نخواهد داد . فقط کافی است ، روزی نصف استکان ( معادل   از این شربت غلیظ و طبیعی میل نمایید ؛ تا به...

  • 20 معجزه عسل و دارچین

    Posted January 7, 2011 by Safar

      عسل واژه ای عربی است که در فارسی به آن " انگبین " می گویند. گذشتگان آن را مظهر پاکی و خلوص و نشانه قدرت می دانستند و در یونان و روم باستان مظهر برکت، عشق و زیبایی بود و مالیات خود را براساس آن می پرداختند. زنبور برای تهیه عسل، شهد گل های مختلف را جمع آوری می کند. جالب است بدانید بر...

  • New blood test to ease cancer detection

    Posted January 4, 2011 by Safar

    New blood test to ease cancer detection Tue Jan 4, 2011 4:8PM Untreated cancer cells A new supersensitive blood test that can detect a single cancer cell among a billion healthy ones could revolutionize treatment of the disease. Oncologists can now use the "liquid biopsy" test to find out ...

  • How Do You Choose An Effective Joint Pain Reliever

    Posted January 2, 2011 by Safar

    Joint & Arthritis Pain Relief Products Some consequences of aging – those grey hairs and crow’s feet, for instance – merely change the way we look. As we age on the outside, our joints and ligaments also get older, which often leads to joint pain. And unlike changes to our skin an...

  • How Not to Wreck a Nonstick Pan

    Posted December 22, 2010 by Safar

    How Not to Wreck a Nonstick Pan t the sidebar information --> ALINA TUGEND, On Saturday December 18, 2010, 1:56 am EST THIS all began when I was trying to come up with a clever idea for a Hanukkah present for my older son. Having exhausted all the sports-themed possibilit...

  • Nine reasons for eating oranges

    Posted December 21, 2010 by Safar

    Nine reasons for eating oranges Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:45PM Oranges have a number of health benefits, which may surprise you and can be obtained by eating just one orange every day. Here are the top reasons why you should eat oranges.1. Oranges detoxify the body. Antioxidants may be found in ev...

  • Word Lens a Translation App for Travelers with Great Potential

    Posted December 20, 2010 by Safar

    Word Lens a Translation App for Travelers with Great Potential By Todd M. on December 17, 2010 3:16 PM| No Comments| No TrackBacks There are iPhone apps that blow our minds like Shazam which can tell you the name ofnearly any song it hears. There are also cool apps like the Yelp app that us...

  • 10 Places You Should Celebrate New Year’s At Least Once

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

    By Adam Seper   |   November 17th, 2010 A New Year.  New possibilities.  New commitments.  New resolutions.  Celebrations and customs may vary around the world, but in most places, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party days of the year.  For many, simpl...

  • Best solo trip location?

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

    by photographette » December 9th, 2010 Ah, sort of wistful to post anything on here, as I used to post all the time during and right after college when I was a study abroad addict and had illustrious dreams of travelling the world for a year. I was lucky to find a great job afte...

  • Eurail pass tips, info and personal experiences

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

    by chuck the rebel  My three month Eurail pass is about to run out in a week and I figured it would be a good time to pass on some info and tips that I found out along the way. First off, I get a lot of questions as to whether or not it is worth buying the Eurail pass. This ent...

  • European Travel FAQ - READ THIS FIRST

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

    by Hydro » April 24th, 2009 This post is to highlight some of the questions that we frequently get asked by first-time visitors to Europe. So if you are posting on this section for the first time please take a moment to check the list below, as your question may already have been ...

  • Eurail pass tips, info and personal experiences

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

    by chuck the rebel » August 8th, 2006 My three month Eurail pass is about to run out in a week and I figured it would be a good time to pass on some info and tips that I found out along the way. First off, I get a lot of questions as to whether or not it is worth buying t...

  • Camping Tips

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

      Follow these safety camping tips and make the best out of your camping:   Make camp before dark. Traveling after darkness has resulted in many accidents from falls, so travel during daylight whenever possible.   Check for potential hazards. Be sure to check thoroughly for g...

  • Save Money On Food While Traveling

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

    By Anna Lynn Sibal  If you are traveling on a somewhat tight budget, there are definitely some times that you will find yourself scrimping and cutting corners just to make sure that your money does not run out on you while you are away from home. It is hard to be caught penniless when you ...

  • Airline Secrets

    Posted December 14, 2010 by Safar

    Airline Secrets   What The Airlines Don't Tell You Never accept the first fare quoted. Half the time, some other airline's flight within hours of the one you booked has a special, less expensive deal. Take advantage of "illegal" connections. These are connecting figh...

  • aloha, aloft fans!

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    aloha, aloft fans! Written by mpatnaik on May-8-08 9:24am From:  aloftdullesnorth.blogspot.com My name is Becky Davis and I am thrilled to be the Director of Sales for this new hotel. From the second our General Manager, Milan Patnaik introduced me to the new aloft ...

  • Find Vacation Blogs on Social Spark

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    Find Vacation Blogs on Social Spark Email Written by travelcat4 on Jun-8-08 7:36am From:  ultimatevacationguide.com SocialSpark From Izea. A new social marketing network has begun to rival all others! It connects bloggers like myself (and possibly you) wit...

  • All-Inclusive Vacations, One Size Does Not Fit All!

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    All-Inclusive Vacations, One Size Does Not Fit All! Written by Travel12 on Jul-24-08 7:11am The old adage; “one size fits all” has never applied to traveling.  Open up the travel section of the newspaper or plug in your favorite travel website and you are bombar...

  • Top Five Destinations, Value for Your Money!

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    Top Five Destinations, Value for Your Money! Written by Travel12 on Aug-12-08 1:58pm As a travel writer for a web based travel portal company, I come across quite a few travel destinations and deals and decided to share my top five travel destinations that offer the best deals inc...

  • Let's travel together

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    The Lollipop Community – Let's travel together Email Written by dominic_tlc on Nov-1-10 8:40am A new website started recently. “Don't travel alone. It's more fun together!” is the slogan and a dead-on description of the aims and purposes of the website. On Th...

  • Holidays & Winter Deals

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    Written by Travel12 on Oct-28-08 2:06pm So, the only time to take the kids is Thanksgiving/Christmas break/Winter break?  You know it is crowded, usually three to four times the usual rates for vacations, but that's usually the best time to take the kids on vacation. Probabl...

  • Travel Insurance - Five Things to Consider

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    Travel Insurance - Five Things to Consider Written by atlassue on Sep-17-09 7:24pm From:  blog.atlastravelweb.com Each year, millions of people purchase extended warranties on major purchases such as cars and households appliances, yet many do not purchase travelers...

  • Californian roadtrip the perfect honeymoon

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    Written by Globalgrasshopper  It took us about a year to finally decide where to go on honeymoon after our wedding in July this year. To say the list of potential locations was long would have definitely been an understatement, war zones aside (!) I don&rsquo...

  • Guide to working overseas

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    Beat the unemployment blues: a guide to working overseas Written by Globalgrasshopper  It doesn’t take a genius to know that’s it’s a tough time to find a job at the moment. There are thousands of people seeking jobs, people who have just finished college or u...

  • Rome: see it all in two days

    Posted December 12, 2010 by Safar

    Written by Globalgrasshopper    Rome is a wonderful place. It’s a truly beautiful and sometimes mysterious city. Rome was my home for over two years and these were some of the best years of my life so far. During my time there I learned a lot, although it&rs...

  • 6 Healthy and easy ways to overcome jetlag

    Posted December 10, 2010 by Safar

    Having just traveled internationally, I was reminded of how it feels to fall victim to a mega dose of jet lag.  I had full intentions of quickly adapting to my new timezone, but unfortunately, I made a fatal error in my plan to adapt.  I drank not one, but TWO cappuccinos late in the day.&...

  • Cell Phone Tips For Traveling Abroad

    Posted December 10, 2010 by Safar

    Cell Phone Tips For Traveling Abroad   Heading overseas this Summer? Your smartphone may be an essential gadget to have along on any trip, but data roaming and voice calls while outside your coverage area can lead to big surprises on your next cell phone bill. So how...

  • How to Heal Jetlag in Only a Few Hours

    Posted December 10, 2010 by Safar

    One of the biggest complaints that people have when they travel is how hard it is to overcome jetlag. Anyone who has flown a great distance has spent a day or two waiting for their internal clock to reset. Did you know   that you can reset your internal clock and clear up your jetla...

  • Eating Healthy While Traveling

    Posted December 10, 2010 by Safar

    Eating Healthy While Traveling Many people travel as part of their jobs, and eating healthy on the road can be a challenge. The key when getting ready to travel is plan for eating well and eating healthy just as you would at home. Figuring out where you are going to be and making plans abou...

  • 6 Tips to Surviving Group-Tour Travel

    Posted December 10, 2010 by Safar

        The prospect of a group tour makes a lot of us uneasy. Given that you are touring a place on someone else's watch, many find the planned schedules restrictive. Plus, there's the group of strangers one may or may not like, and the large group that screams "touris...

  • Free Travel Lead Opportunities Now Available for Travel Agents

    Posted November 21, 2010 by Safar

      College Park, Maryland (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Travel planning service Travelection.com recently launched a new website where travel agents can find new travel leads, offer their services through a bidding process, and boost their business. Travelection.com offers free service and l...

  • Magnesium can stop blindness

    Posted November 19, 2010 by Mosafer

    Magnesium can stop blindness 18.11.2010   Food rich in magnesium reduced the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Also helps to combat aging and PMS. The food of the Brazilian is all wrong. Only 17% of the population consume the 400 grams recommended by WH...

  • 7 Ways To Look Younger In 30 Minutes

    Posted October 30, 2010 by Safar

    1. Keep your eye-cream in the fridge for quick under-eye depuffing. The cold constricts blood vessels to help swelling go down- and it feels extra refreshing.2. An at-home gloss treatment dramatically amps up shine and refreshes your highlights, giving your face a happy boost. Try: L'Oreal Paris Col...

  • Molasses Cures

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Molasses CuresUpdated: 10/20/2010 Thanks to the wonderful feedback we have received over the past eight years, blackstrap molasses appears to be making headlines as one of the best home remedies around! We have emails from our readers about blackstrap molasses curing cancerous tumors, fibroid tumor...

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Cures

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Apple Cider Vinegar CuresUpdated: 10/25/2010 Apple Cider Vinegar, that wonderful old-timers home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy -- we're convinced! From the extensive feedback we've received over the past 8 years, the reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are nume...

  • Grapes a cancer fighting food

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Grapes change ordinary meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes to the extraordinary. Chilled, baked, roasted, or grilled grapes enhance all foods from appetizer to entrée, salad to side dish. Modify the regular mealtime with additional nutrition by serving grapes. Leave off the syrup on pancake ...

  • Natural remedy for a headache

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    The majority of headaches are caused by tension, which tightens the muscles in the head. Vascular headaches, such as migraines and cluster headaches result from constricted blood vessels. Medications relieve headache temporarily. Long term use of medications such as Demerol, ibuprofen, aspirin and c...

  • Health benefits of garlic, onions and peppers.

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Health benefits of garlic, onions and peppers contain natural chemicals that can have powerful health boosting effects on the body. The health benefits of eating garlic, onions and peppers on a daily basis were well known to our ancestors. They used them to protect themselves from illness and to ac...

  • Curing with the herb: cayenne pepper

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Plant’s History: Hot peppers have been used in the tropical areas of South and Central America and Africa for somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 years. The earliest recollection of cayenne pepper in any documented form was in 1493, when Christopher Columbus' voyage. With the booming spice...

  • Pomegranate Juice Slows PSA Rise in Men With Recurrent Prostate

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Pomegranate Juice Slows PSA Rise in Men With Recurrent Prostate Cancer Pomegranate juice prolongs post-surgery PSA doubling time, drives down cancer cell proliferation and causes prostate cancer cells to self-destruct, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research. ...

  • Hot Pepper Ingredient Kills Prostate Cancer Cells

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Hot Pepper Ingredient Kills Prostate Cancer Cells Capsaicin, the pungent alkaloid in jalapeños and other chile peppers that makes them hot, not only puckers the mouth and burns the tongue but also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves off, according to studies published in the Ma...

  • Falling in Love Sparks the Brain

    Posted October 26, 2010 by Safar

    Falling in Love Sparks the Brain Submitted by Kathleen Blanchard RN on 2010-10-26   All about: Brain & Nervous System Research from Syracuse University suggests falling in love starts in the brain then travels to the heart and stomach. It takes less than a second to fal...

  • Peking Opera

    Posted October 14, 2010 by pearing

    Peking Opera By China The withering cherry blossoms national Peking Opera theater, vice President of China national Peking Opera theater fluff YuKuiZhi and LiShengSu long the Chinese national Peking Opera theater MingXi more performance, October 19-24 in Taipei theater even push six, including eigh...

  • How can I tell if I have a cold or the flu?

    Posted October 14, 2010 by Safar

    Although the common cold and the flu share many similar symptoms, they are 2 different conditions.The symptoms of a cold develop slowly and can include: Fever up to 102°F Runny or stuffy nose (often with green- or yellow-colored discharge) Sore throat Cough Sneezing Fatigue Muscle ach...

  • Air Travel Health Tips

    Posted October 14, 2010 by Safar

    Air Travel Health Tips How can I improve plane travel? Most people don't have any problems when they fly, but it's possible to make airplane travel safer and more comfortable. Here are some tips: Carry enough of all of your medicines to last your whole trip in your carry-on luggage. Ask your ...

  • WHO to combat tropical diseases

    Posted October 14, 2010 by Safar

      WHO to combat tropical diseases Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:17PM WHO is lauching new programs to fight tropical diseases, which are believed to affect more than one billion of the world's poorest population within the next ten years. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), mainly reported in urb...

  • HOW TO OBTAIN A TOURIST VISA TO IRAN

    Posted October 12, 2010 by Safar

    Every foreign visitor is required visa to enter Iran except the following:nationals of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey for stays of up to 3 months. Nationals of Israel will be refused entry under all circumstances.The Embassy of...

  • Bernanke Tells the Truth: The United States is on the Brink of

    Posted October 10, 2010 by Safar

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Bernanke Tells the Truth: The United States is on the Brink of Financial Disaster Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a speech before the the Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council in Providence, Rhode Island. ...

  • Iran Travel Guide

    Posted October 6, 2010 by Safar

    Iran (Persian: ايران) is a large country between the Middle East and Central Asia, between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea. It is bordered by Iraq to the west, Turkey, Azerbaijan's Naxcivan enclave, Armenia, and Azerbaijan to the northwest, Turkmenistan to the northeast, Afgh...

  • Iran Attractions, Best of Iran

    Posted October 6, 2010 by Safar

    Persepolis The surviving ruins of Persepolis today are a mere shadow of Persepolis' former glory. It was founded by Darius I in 518 BC and was added to by the subsequent kings over a period of about 150 years. In its heyday the city spread over an area of about 125000 sq m...

  • Iran Travel & Tourism

    Posted October 6, 2010 by Safar

    If you are a back pack traveler or eco-tourist or even if you're just a nature lover, you should have been so concerned about the nature and how people should treat it. unfortunately in my country, Iran, the culture of touring and camping has been considered unimportant! you see nothing about it in ...

  • Iran Tourisim

    Posted October 5, 2010 by Safar

    Iran is situated in southwest Asia. Iran ranks 18 in the world as per its geographical size. Iran tourism has always attracted people from far and wide, who has shown major interests in architecture and natural beauty. Iran tourism is an oriental tour. The people, tradition of the country, cultural ...

  • Hotels in Iran

    Posted October 5, 2010 by Safar

    Travel To Iran - Tourism in Iran Encountering soaring architecture and warm hospitality in a country where Americans were not welcome for 20 years By CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, Times Staff Writer Sunday, June 28, 1998 MASHHAD, Iran--Welcome to the Homa Hotel, the most comfortable lodging in perhaps I...

  • Travel To Iran - Tourism in Iran

    Posted October 5, 2010 by Safar

    Iran ranks 68th in tourism revenues worldwide Iran ranks 68th in tourism revenues worldwide, said deputy head of research for Iran Travel and Tourism Organization (ITTO) Mahmoud Mohammadi said in Ramsar, Mazandaran province on Saturday, IRNA reported. Speaking at a tourism promotion seminar Mohamm...

  • Travel Fit Tip: Packing Healthy Snacks

    Posted October 3, 2010 by Safar

    Travel Fit Tip: Packing Healthy Snacks   Travel Fit Tip: Always pack healthy snacks, regardless of the duration of your trip.The easiest way to avoid the fast food binge is to avoid the situation that causes it. Personally, if I'm hungry and surrounded by junk food, I am powerless to avoid ...

  • Turning a Family Vacation into an Exercise Opportunity

    Posted October 3, 2010 by Safar

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    Posted October 3, 2010 by Safar

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    Posted October 3, 2010 by Safar

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    Posted October 3, 2010 by Safar

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    Posted October 3, 2010 by Safar

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