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The Best Golf Resort in the World

By ddmw, published on May 13, 2010

...and smells in Bangkok, elephant trekking through spectacular jungles, some of the best beaches in the world, and luxurious spa hotels and you've got yourself what might be the perfect vacation for everyone in your family. You didn't think of that before, did you?

Barry Ward, a golf travel writer, has devoted his life to discovering and reviewing the best golf courses and finest family-friendly luxury golf resorts in the world - for several years as travel editor of Golf Monthly, and now as editor-in-chief of Posh Golf Travel. Never heard of Fancourt, the Marbella Club or Terre... (more)

Tags: golf, travel, golf resorts, family vacation

Desert Rain

By ranfuchs, published on Apr 25, 2010

It’s a good day for the little teashop owners, who provide the only shelter from the downpour. Impassable puddles, filled directly from a low grey sky, can only be crossed by the green carriages pulled by the old tired horses. Teenage motorcyclists, who dare each other to cross the deep dark puddles, yield angry incomprehensible words and fist waving from the occasional passerby splashed with the brown murky mud.

It’s a bad day for those whose livelihood depends on visitors: the snake charmers with their black cobras and vipers, crawled back to their baskets; the acrobats performing... (more)

Tags: travel

Walking on Dry Land

By Deanna Meiresonne, published on Apr 20, 2010

... the side of another empty country road across from track you’ve choosen then maybe there is really meaning, maybe there is really magic, power, to what you say, when you fill up, when you’re overflowing, maybe it will all be pushed out and you’ll become this powerful, movable, FORCE, you won’t be standing still anymore,you won’t be YOU anymore, if I can hold so much expectation and hope into one endeavor, it’s not visiting Cancun, it’s a lifetime of traveling, road-wasting, if I have to work to become it I will, so what are you waiting for, what the hell are you waiting for.

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Tags: poetry, travel

Mountaineering and Scuba Diving

By ranfuchs, published on Apr 5, 2010

You are hot and sweaty. You are holding firmly. A mild unpleasantness grips your stomach, and you wonder, once again, what the heck you are doing here. You jump in, hit the water and immediately feel the wet coldness swallows you, sending shivers throughout your body. Your breath ceases until your body adjusts. You float weightlessly. The water is clear, blue and deep and the colors and shapes dance around you in ever-changing unique patterns. You are surrounded by schools of fish, and you feel one of them.

You are heavy and tired, your muscles complain whenever you stretch to reach... (more)

Tags: travel, lifestyle, sport

Can They Truly Run a Business?

By ranfuchs, published on Apr 3, 2010

Recently, I needed to fly to Tucson Arizona with a friend. The cheapest we could find was a 3-legged flight with a transit at Phoenix. But after we booked, we changed our minds and decided to rent a car and drive the last leg from Phoenix to Tucson, so we called the airline to cancel the last leg:

Me: I would like to cancel the last leg of our flight, and get off at Phoenix

Airline rep: No problem Sir. It'll cost you $400 a ticket.

Me: I am not sure I explained myself well, all I want is to not take the last flight. Surely not flying can’t cost more than taking the flight.... (more)

Tags: business, travel

The Night Market

By ranfuchs, published on Feb 4, 2010

When night falls and day-stalls fade away, the night crowd appears and the place is reborn into second life. The smoke rising from torches and open-fires smears the electric lights into aromatic illuminated haze. The hungry crowd get trapped, on their way to reaching the food, by night magicians and story tellers, who, to the sound of drums and other instruments, tell their stories and show their magic.

The night is also the time when women come to life. Some with their families, others as beggars with toddlers trained to cry at will, whenever a tourist comes near. Young women emerge... (more)

Tags: travel

The Airport

By Deanna Meiresonne, published on Jan 10, 2010

I opened my eyesbefore the dawn had chance to. She said six would have been finebut I wanted some time alone. I forgot to say goodbye to the dog. Mist hungprecariouslyover fields of corn, just careful not to touch the tips of houses. And a pinkglow softened the car rideI did a crosswordit’s been awhileand sudoku was too hard. I’ve been down these hallways many times.I know waitingareas well.We are a well-oiled cityfunctioningon a timerI see onlythe skinny people. I thought I’d sleep but four hourstick by, My mother should be used to thisby now. I wonder about my email,he must have forgotten... (more)

Tags: travel, lax, o'hare

Detained by the French Authorities

By alan handwerger, published on Jan 2, 2010

... youth hostel, ate chocolate only if he felt like it, and drove all over the continent in a shiny new Mercedes. That hippie was me.

As my reward for having sat around for the better part of four years reading novels, my arguably over-indulgent parents had seen fit to fill my pockets with traveler’s checks and send me off to Sindelfingen, Germany, home of the Mercedes Benz factory, to pick up a ‘good, safe car’ for my trip. From there I would set out to tour Europe for several weeks before flying home.

My plan was to spend most of my time in France. Back in high school I ... (more)

Tags: france, humor, travel, memoir, pot, hippies

Travelling Man: China In Winter

By Ladymaggic, published on Jan 7, 2008

Traveling the World: China in Winter The world is full of wonderful places and experiences, and those who have the love of adventure seek new places to visit and explore.

This month is vacation for many people. In the North it is winter, and in the south it is summer. Northern based folks like to travel south for the warmth, and southern based people head for the beaches and the mountains, or travel to exotic cities and Festival Venues following advertising stories or shows.

It was quite by accident that I visited Beijing and the Great Wall of China last January. I was looking... (more)

Tags: china, travel, vacation, adventure

Vacationing is Overrated

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 30, 2007

...right here. There's my local bar, my favorite dry cleaners, clubs and restaurants. I have my dogs, my baseball cable package and the guy at the liquor store down the street sells me beer at a discount. If I want to go to Europe or Africa or some exotic location, I can always watch it on the Travel Network. I can live vicariously through the people on the show. It costs a lot less, I don't have to fly and I can turn it off when it gets boring. And besides, going on vacation usually means you have to spend a lot of time with family and relatives, many of whom you would never associate... (more)

Tags: vacations, travel

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