Posted on Jun 30 2013 - 9:46pm by TravelFore
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Leslie Thomas is a successful writer in England who’s been in the business for more than 40 years. He has written more than 30 novels and several travel books, such as Some Lovely Islands, My World of Islands, and The Hidden Places of Britain. Given his interest in islands, we thought he was the natural source for naming the best islands in the world. Nantucket, Massachusetts Nantucket was once one of the richest places in America, built on the profits of the whale oil industry. Even today in the delectable old town there are...

Longing for a long-distance getaway but don’t have a passport? No problem! We’ve found five faraway places overseas where, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, you won’t need to bring a passport. #Puerto Rico The island of Puerto Rico (officially an unincorporated territory of the United States) has long been a favorite of travelers...

From its snow capped peaks and tranquil lakes to pretty floral decked villages, Austria is quite simply a scene of breath-taking natural beauty and the famous setting of the iconic musical ‘The Sound of Music’. Explore the beautiful old town of Innsbruck in the Tyrol region where you can stroll along the river and see the famous Golden Roof as well as historic Ambras Castle which overlooks the city. For breath-taking scenery take a coach tour to the charming lakeside town of Zell am See and the picturesque skiing resort of Kitzbuhel...

Discover the best fantastic thing about the Rhine depression, the longest stream in European country, with gorgeous landscapes of breathless natural beauty. Meandering through this spectacular region, the steep vineyard-covered mountains reveal fairytale castles, mysterious ruins, majestic palaces and attractive medieval cities. therefore what higher thanks to get...

My longtime beau, Andy, and I will be celebrating our ten-year anniversary next week. We spent our first anniversary in Paris. Since then, we’ve taken a pickup truck across Texas, a train across Europe, and a plane to the Middle East. Travel has been the backdrop of our decade together. Having visited 15 countries and almost two thirds of the States, we joke that we could win The Amazing Race, the...

Visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will find an opportunity for children to experience some of the park’s wonders at a new Nature Play Zone. The “playground” doesn’t have traditional fixtures such as slides and swings, explained public information officer Bruce Rowe. Instead, it is a place where children can dig into the sand, probe around logs and enjoy other hands-on...

Her name, Zorica, didn’t sound very Belgian to me, but she promised I would not find a better waffle in all of Antwerp. “Wouldn’t you like to order one?” Lured by a toasty smell, I had stumbled upon the century-old Van Hecke waffle house while wandering through Antwerp late one dark winter afternoon, when the cathedral’s soaring Gothic bell tower had already dissolved into silhouette. Icy snow was spitting from the overcast sky, pricking my face like tiny needles. “Sure,” I told Zorica, then stood at a front counter to watch...

Posted on Jun 25 2013 - 1:10pm by TravelFore
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The city of Naples is as mysterious as it is exciting and energetic, but you’re unlikely to uncover its secrets on your first trip. If you want to discover some of the more unusual aspects of the city, you can visit places that reveal an obsession with fear and superstition, as well as love and incredible generosity. On your next trip to Naples, check out some of these secrets of the city. Blood Pact The patron saint of Naples is San Gennaro, a bishop of Benevento in the Campania region who was beheaded in 305 A.D. City historians claim...

#Old ’76 House, Tappan, NY The oldest bar in the country was built by Dutch immigrants in 1668 and has been serving the public ever since. Because Tappan, in the Catskill Mountains just north of New York City, was an important place during the Revolutionary War, the Old ’76 House saw a number of famous guests, including George Washington himself. Its most notorious guest, however, was British...

Over 1,000 safari travelers and industry experts participated in the largest survey of its kind to reveal the best safari country of Africa. The results are in and Tanzania came out the clear winner. SafariBookings.com, an online marketplace for African safari tours, conducted a two-year-long study, gathering reviews from more than 1,000 safari-goers and reputable industry experts to see which African...