Ka'ana's glamping package, where guests stay on a Mayan ruin in a luxury tent, is mentioned on Elite Traveler. Sounds like quite the experience.
"Ka'ana Belize's Yaxha Overnight Experience is an exciting new package that affords adventure seekers the rare opportunity to spend the night on an ancient Maya ruin just past the Guatemalan border in a luxury tent, without having to sacrifice the comfort and amenities of a luxury resort."
Some hoteliers hate them, many consumers and cash strapped property owners love them – and so do I. There’s no doubt that Airbnb is proving to be a highly creative and gutsy source of disruptive innovation and, what’s really exciting, is that it’s not the technology but the daring application of technology that’s the cause.
Pet behavior expert Steve Dale offers some great pet travel advice as we head now into the holiday travel season, it’s a good time to refresh our memories on the basics when it comes to being prepared for all of the ins and outs of safe travel for pets. In this video Steve goes over what you need to do to book a pet friendly hotel, what toys you should bring along, as well as whatever else you need to keep your pet comfortable and happy.
Steve also gets expert advice from Dr. Natalie Marks of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago on how to handle a dog who may suffer from car sickness, which can put a serious dent in your plans. When you travel with pet approved tips like these, everyone in your family will arrive happy.
Starting tomorrow morning, and going through next Friday, the George Price Centre will be hosting the TCFS. They'll be showing a few movies every day, and 27 in total.
"The Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is an annual film festival representing filmmakers from the Caribbean, Africa and its Diasporas. TCFS is produced by the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase Office, a division of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC). The films cover a wide variety of subjects for people of all ages."
Getting tired of the usual Boracay, Puerto Princesa, Bohol, Banaue, Vigan and Cebu itinerary? Here's my suggestion for intrepid travelers and backpackers wanting to explore something new, something that others only dream about.
Robin Good: TravelAvenue is a new, Pinterest-like, visual pinning space that allows anyone to easily clip and collect favorite places, travel destinations and itineraries.
real travel guide made of travelers best findings.
The service resembles in many ways Pinterest as it allows its users to clip, pin, re-pin and collect items onto visual boards in a very Pinterest-like fashion.
For TravelAvenue the official goal is one of making trip planning experience more simple and fun through technology and collaboration.
"Also, online trip planning today is mainly a solitary research process whereas in “real life” the advice people trust the most are their family and friend’s. That’s why we want to make it more collaborative and social. In the age of social, “social planning” makes sense!"
Three the key approaches to help users successfully collect and find the travel info they are interested into: "1) The trip collections: it’s a personal space on Travelavenue where you will store all your findings from TravelAvenue and around the web while preparing your trip.
2) The Travelavenue pin-it button: it enables you to bookmark the Internet pages you want to remember and also to link it to the relevant location to Travelavenue’s broad catalog of addresses. For instance you can link a page about the Eiffel Tower to Travelavenue’s Eiffel Tower page.
3) The collaborative travel guide: we use the curation work done by the community through the creation of trip collections to build a “best of the web” travel guide updated permanently by users adding and picking places."
How to write travel stories A wonderful 6-month course exploring the art of travel writing led by award-winning travel journalist and non-fiction writer, Anthony Sattin
Anthony Sattin Date: Course begins on Tuesday 8 January 2013
There is a profound and fascinating connection between going on a journey and telling a story. Crossing borders, encountering other people, a different culture, looking for a place to stay for the night, not being quite sure where you are or perhaps even who you are - these experiences provide a rich imaginative resource for the thriving literary genre of travel writing. Drawing on history, biography, nature writing, the techniques of fictional story-telling and a range of other literary possibilities, travel writing offers a unique imaginative freedom to writers and readers.
Travel writing has been described as the literary world's red light district, a genre in which anything goes. In this six-month long course you will work with one of Britain's leading travel writers, Anthony Sattin, to learn about the basic techniques as well as the imaginative possibilities of travel writing. The course will look at the demands of writing both shorter stories and book-length narratives. You will be able to apply these techniques to the development of your own skills as a travel writer and you will be expected to use the course to define a project of your own. Throughout, reading and discussing the work of other travel writers will be a key resource for thinking about your own practice.
Although the course will refer to a wide range of published work, you will need to have read closely Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia, William Dalrymple's From the Holy Mountain, and William Fiennes' Snow Geese.
Touristlink has been hitting the news lately as a great social marketplace for travelers and for travel businesses. What has started out as a travel resource has turned into a large social marketplace that can hook travelers up to travel businesses, an intention that Touristlink is very proud of. Though the site is a bit Tripadvisor – ish, there are many more opportunities for travel businesses and travel providers that is cost effective and targeted.
Robin Good: Trippy is Pinterest-like social platform dedicated to the collection and sharing of travel and destination ideas.
Just like Pinterest, Trippy offers the opportunity to create thematic boards by either capturing unique content and images from the web
as well as by repinning other people's cool ideas.
From the About page: "So we're back, to change the way people travel once again. There are hundreds of travel sites made for you to plan your trip. Doesn't make much sense though, considering you're probably not an expert on places you're visiting, especially if you've never been before. Plus, travel sites are typically an unfortunate mix of questionable content from crowd-sourcing, "local experts" (aka, strangers), and people paid to write fake reviews. Trippy is the first site designed to offer a "friend-sourced" solution to the long-standing problem of untrustworthy and irrelevant travel content."
From the official site: "Trippy's trip planning tool allows you to create a trip itinerary based on the places you're considering, which can be shared with your friends to collaborate on ideas and recommendations.
Trips also work with our full-featured iPhone app so that you can view your travel plans and create trip albums on the go."
Now gearing up for launch, California-based Trablr will give travelers a way to search multiple sharing-minded sites in order to plan and book all the components of their trip using peer-to-peer providers. So, once they’ve decided on their destination, travelers can use Trablr to arrange transportation via car share or ride share; find accommodations via apartment rental, for example; reserve a place to work through a desk share or office share arrangement; and then set up recreational activities such as scooter rental and social meals. The video below explains the premise in more detail:
Nowadays, smartphones and Tablets have become one of the favorite on-the-go devices. The smart devices (smartphone and Tablet) play crucial role on people's lifestyle, and users' dependency on the devices are gradually increasing day-over-day.
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