Destinations

A Unique Night on Top of Paris

By Guest Blogger Shawndra Russell For our 5-year anniversary, my husband and I decided to plan a whirlwind vacation through Europe, hitting six countries (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech, Austria and Germany) in nine days. Yet, one night stands out more…



Gentleman of the Road

St. Augustine Stopover Review By Guest Blogger, Shawndra Russell In 2012, Mumford & Sons created what they coined Gentleman of the Road Stopovers in four cities: Portland, Maine; Bristol, Virginia; Dixon, Illinois; and Monterey, California. These mini-festivals quickly sold out,…


Wine Country in North Georgia Mountains Ripe for Growth Spurt

By Guest Blogger, Shawndra Russell Georgia is known as The Peach State, a hospitable mecca in the South that’s home to sweet tea, fried chicken and deep roots. Although those familial ties trace back centuries, Georgia’s wine story is much…


Planning A Honeymoon In Thailand (or any Thai Vacation for that matter)? Here Are Some Ideas

I should really start a new business planning honeymoons to Thailand. I’ve helped 5 couples plan trips in 2013 alone.  I feel like Thailand is a great place to visit (not only for honeymooners) because it’s such a welcoming country…




Thailand’s “Find Your Fabulous” Campaign Targets “Medical” Tourists

If you’ve visited Thailand, you’ve likely noticed the hospital VIP lounges in the airports catering to the so-called “medical” tourist. Those tourists who come to Thailand from wealthy countries for low-cost, high-quality (in many cases, but not all) medical care…


Walk The World – Or At Least Walt Disney World

CHICAGO, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For A Cause announces Walk The World //awalkaroundtheworld.org, a new kind of walking vacation that will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, November 14-18, 2013.  Walk The World combines two great experiences into one, a visit to the Walt…





Bangkok’s Jim Thompson House Shrouded in Mystery

American entrepreneur and architect, Jim Thompson made his home in Bangkok, Thailand after World War II. Thompson is credited with saving the dying craft of silk weaving in Thailand and reviving the entire Thai Silk industry. The beautiful Thai Silk…




I Have Dengue, Now What?

I have what?  Dengue? How did that happen?  Well, the answer is that dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. An estimated 50 million dengue infections occur annually according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  So it’s shouldn’t be…