During our travels we discover many aspects of ourselves as well as places and people we meet. This is a community which serves that aspect of fun traveling around the world. You are encouraged to share your special discoveries as well as experiences with others about what made a place unique, who helped you in foreign lands and why you found that relationship special. It will be your very own stories and travelogues. It may be anything, as long as you found joy and are transformed because of it.
I love to travel when I can, but I spent the last five years in complete poverty so I didn't get the chance. Staying positive though, I'm a bit better off now and am planning a trip to someplace I haven't been. The problem is that travel can be so expensive, and that cheap ways of doing it are only known to insiders. But I love going to new places and being overwhelmed by something I had, until then, … more
Internet Friendship does exist. In fact, internet relationships have progressed to marriages and I've known at least 2 couples personally who met through VirtualTourist.com and got married. They are Atsuko from Japan & Demitris from Greece, Richie from U.S. & Doreen from Germany. Online relationships do work in some cases though not many. However, simply as friends, my experience … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Capetown.
May 09, 2011
One of the most exciting, interesting and exotic cities in Africa as well as the world. I enjoyed my stay here so much so if I've got the cash, I'd buy a home here overlooking the sea! Exotic plants, animals and food are the attractions in this vibrant and colorful city. Make sure you go to the Botanical garden to see the many exotic plants where you won't find in any other parts of the … more
Just like going to a waltz or operatic concert when in Vienna, an experience at the Bolshoi with a night of ballet is something not to be missed when in Moscow! A most unique and delightful memory I've of Moscow!
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Economist.
April 30, 2011
I like this magazine especially for the global and financial aspects of its news and analysis. It is detailed and convincing. Predictions may not be accurate but it is enjoyable to read something as dry as Economics here on this magazine. Well done and Highly recommended.
This site has changed my lifestyle in the last decade & brought me to many different people I'd otherwise not met in life. A life-changing experience kinda site! See the full review, "Travel @ the speed of thought!".
This is a special city for me because it's where I first met my online friend Armando who's an archaeologist. Armando was the most hospitable online friend I've had and unfortunately due to a work accident he left us back then in May 2006. Nonetheless, Armando represents the best of Portugal and my stay in the country has been phenomenal due to him and the friendly people of Portugal. Another Portuguese … more
A beautiful and exotic country with lots to see and do. Why it's not a +4 or +5? Well, safety for solo travelers, especially female travelers is a big concern and one that is not to be taken lightly! Otherwise, it's one of the most interesting countries in Africa!
In several tour books and travel blogs I'd read about these wonderful palm sized custard tarts, so I had to give them a try. What a treat! It's Lisbon's version of New Orleans beignets. In New Orleans you have to try them at Cafe du Monde. In Lisbon you need to go to Pasteis de Belém which is just a short walk from the coach (the riding carriages, not the handbags) museum. … more
My most recent discovery is booking.com. This past New Years Eve, they managed to help me snag a room at the Herald Square Hotel in the heart of New York City for a shocking $130 while all the other … more
I like to check the deals at hotels.com, then go to the hotel's web site to see if they offer a low-price guarantee. I was able to get a significant discount on a hotel in Toronto a few years back by … more
It's total chaos in Egypt now! 1000 inmates escaped & citizens are beginning to arm themselves! It's certainly not a safe place to travel to now! Security is almost none since polices are no longer on the streets. Scary place! Stay clear!!! Banks and stock markets are closed too. If you're stuck in Egypt, go immediately to your consulate or embassy! Yes, it … more
Too bad, this used to be one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the Philippines, but the growing unrest and rebel activities have caused many farmers to abandon their land. Not as great as before, but still an impressive place to display man's ingenuity to adapt to his land.
woopak_the_thrill posted a Quick Tip about Chocolate Hills.
January 26, 2011
Located in Bohol Philippines, it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in that country. Its fertile land, vegetation and mystical legends attract many tourists each year. The area is made up of more than 1,000 small hills. It has been petitioned to be included under UNESCO.
Hey Shayne- great question. If you are flying domestically within the US, here's a breakdown of how to not get stuck with that Sutter Home wine at the price tag of $8 a pop: http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/18755/Ho … more
Shayne posted a question about Travel
November 23, 2010