For travelers looking to experience an exotic beach location, Brazil is a great destination. The largest country in South America is known for great soccer players, tropical rainforests, beautiful women, and beautiful beaches. Those who travel to the beaches in Brazil will also find charm in the vibrant music and dance culture, the excellent cuisine, and large festivals like Carnival. Here...
Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager is a bit of a fitness nut. He’s climbed Mt. Whitney, regularly takes part in obstacle course races and “mud runs” and has made getting county residents healthier one of his missions during his time in elected office. So it’s no surprise that he would welcome the task of tackling the “Magnificent 7,” a...
When it comes to Italy, you can really stay anywhere from a five-star luxury resort to a backpacker's hostel and still be guaranteed an incredible vacation. Between the delicious food, the friendly people, the remarkable culture and history, and the stunning landscapes, there's not a lot about Italy that disappoints. Even if it's not necessary, an extraordinary hotel room never...
For the best Elephant safari experience in Africa there is no better destination than Botswana where the greatest numbers occur in the wild and where personal Elephant interaction is possible.Botswana is the place with the greatest numbers of Elephants in Africa, with estimates ranging from 60 000 to 120 000, and a safari in Botswana is sure to provide...
Not all beaches are created equal -- as anyone who’s ever fought traffic, stalked people for parking, endlessly searched for a spot not occupied by tourists or trash, and then tolerated whichever aspiring DJ decided to set up camp 20 feet away, can attest. But with the right scenery... and the right shoreline... and the right conditions, whatever hassles and...
Tell people you are setting off across the country by car, and you will most certainly be barraged with all sorts of “helpful” advice. Everyone has an opinion on the great American road trip, whether it is what route you should take, where you should sleep, or what you should see. All of this advice is incredibly helpful. Setting off...
ust two rules!" our guide Ed shouted as we glided towards Crystal Rapid, where towering waves collapsed upon themselves into a maelstrom of churning froth. "Rule Number One – stay in the boat! Rule Number Two – stay in the boat!" "What if we fall out?" my 13-year-old daughter asked. "Don't," said Ed bluntly. It was early July, and we (me, my...
If the first rule of collecting wild mushrooms is “never take anything you can’t positively identify,” the second must be “you won’t find any along the trail.” In the Rif Mountains of Morocco, that goes for animal trails as well. Goats and cows and even wild boars enjoy mushrooms too, said my guide, Mohammed Elafia, as he pointed to a pale...
Who hasn’t heard the famous Audrey Hepburn quote, ‘Paris is always a good idea’? Well, let’s go a bit further with this and say France, as a whole, is a very good idea. The country is brimming with incredible destinations to discover, from the Flemish Lille in the north to the sulfurous Marseille on the Mediterranean coast. So, if you plan on traveling to...
Connecticut offers an abundance of possibilities for freewheeling families. Wedged between New York’s Hudson Valley and the Quinebaug River, the state’s rolling orchards, forested mountains and brilliant foliage represent some of the East Coast’s loveliest scenery -- barely an hour’s drive from New York and Boston. So, whether you’re looking for a series of long weekend breaks or some quality...

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