Tropical New England

For New Englanders a tropical island seems about as remote as the Pyramids. A summer getaway to the beach usually means a trip to the Cape or to Maine where while the rocky shores may look beautiful, the water is somewhat less than welcoming. Few could imagine that just off the shores of Rhode Island…

Dominican Republic Extremely High Prices

Don’t let your travel agent give you the false information that the Dominican Republic is cheap. It is NOT TRUE! The prices are triple US prices for the basic necessities. Add insult to injury 85% of their people are poor!The problem began when the last president drove the dollar to 56 to 1. Prices skyrocketed.The…

Discover the Llyn Peninsula

Stretching from the peak of Snowdon to Bardsey Island (or Ynys Enlli – the Island of the Tides), the Llyn Peninsula is a unique and beautiful part of North Wales, renown for its natural charm and mild climate.So spectacular is its coastline that many thousands of acres have been protected by the National Trust, and…

Borneo – Exotic Island Paradise

SABAH is Malaysia’s premier nature adventure destination situated in the northern tip of Borneo Island, the third largest island in the world. Sabah is popular for its wildlife conservation attractions, rain forest, surrounding nature and islands, beach resorts, tropical white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and its warm and friendly people. If you are thinking…

Happy Trails for a Stress-Free Year

Finding happiness is easier than you might think. Happiness is all around us, and all we have to do is hop in the car and hit the road to find it. Actually, there is more to true happiness than just jumping in the car, but for many people, self-actualization does involve discovering new places, new…

Witches’ Market

“Son para dinero y trabajo,” the plump little witch raises the talismans to eye level. “Con estos tu tendras buena suerte.”Magic talismans for money and jobs? Do they work? Of course not, but I need all the luck I can get, so I purchase the talismans for five Bolivianos. Darn cheap if they’ll do as…

Secret Resorts in Germany – A Checklist to Find Them – Part 4 of 4

Final Issue with the German Hotel Classification and the overall checklistTo cut a long story short, here we go:-)German Hotel ClassificationA quite good indicator to select and find Secret Resorts in Germany is our German Hotel Classification. It’s masterminded by the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA).1996 they established their classification “code”. Their assessment is…

Chicago Traffic Reports

Listening to a traffic report in Chicago is like hearing a MCSE professional talk about firewalls and proxy servers. You somehow know that what’s being said is important and you should know what it is, but he or she might as well be speaking in binary code. After being in Chicago awhile you learn the…