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A Prison in Paradise:
In the middle of San Francisco Bay, framed by some of the most beautiful and majestic views in the country, lies Alcatraz Island. Athough a federal penitentiary is not usually included on the list of one's vacation plans, the history and beauty of this island warrant an exception.

The historic downtown, the culture and the canals are one reason to visit this great capital. Of course, for others it’s the spirit of 'tolerance' for things like soft drugs (pot smoking) and legal red light district which make it an interesting destination. As an observer at least.

An Island a Day:
Stand by the shores of Casco Bay, on the coast of Maine, and you may expect to find ocean as far as the eye can see. Instead, seemingly endless islands dot the seascape.

Budapest City Break:
Anyone who has been to Budapest will know exactly what makes it one of Europe's best-loved city break destinations; you're really getting two cities for the price of one.

Castle on the Hill:
When you think of castles, places such as Windsor, Sterling, and London come to mind. One might not expect that San Francisco, California should be added to this list.

Cheap Weekend Breaks to Amsterdam:
With its beautiful canals running through the city centre, Amsterdam earned itself the honorary name of 'the Venice of the Netherlands'. If you're planning a short city break to Amsterdam, there are a lot of places you shouldn't miss.

Chitzen Itza:
The Mayan city of Chichen Itza, located in the Mexican state of Yucatan, was chosen as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World by approximately 100 million people around the globe, who cast their ballots by phone and Internet.

Cruising in Mexico:
Whether you're single or married, gay or lesbian, with or without children, on a low-carb diet or abandoning it, blind, a nudist, or just a die-hard Disney fan, Mexico has the cruise for you.

Dive Sites in Phuket:
A famous tourist destination in Thailand, Phuket is also the portal for accessing many diving sites around the Andaman Sea: Phi Phi island, Lanta Island, Similan Island, Surin Island, or Burma Banks.

Experiencing London in Just a Few Days:
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." The writer Samuel Johnson said this in the 18th century, and it can still be said of today's contemporary London.

Florence in a Day:
Overflowing with history, art and culture, Florence is a city that's very hard to do justice to in a single day. A visit to the Uffizi museum alone could easily eat a day or two into any itinerary.

Getting Married in Gibraltar Near Spain:
Situated just beyond the border of the southernmost tip of Spain, just a short drive to the Costa del Sol and a catamaran crossing away from mystical Morocco, tourists in Gibraltar are perfectly poised to visit three countries in one day.

Guide to Besalu:
If you're looking for a picturesque inland setting for a few days, Besalu is an ideal choice. It would take under an hour to drive from Girona airport, well served by Ryanair flights from all over Europe.

Guide to Bassano del Grappa:
Bassano sits in a stunning location, about 35 kilometres north east of Vicenza, by the River Brenta with Monte Grappa in the background.

Guide to Trieste:
Trieste is tucked away in the north eastern corner of Italy, near the border with Slovenia. It is an interesting combination of a seaside and cultural city.

Himalayan Adventures in Nepal:
Many visitors to India like travelling to Nepal, while they're in the region, for the excellent trekking and other adventure activities in the Himalayas.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort:
The spirit of Disney can now be found in Hong Kong. With the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland. Guests can stay in one of the beautiful new hotels on the property and enjoy all of the magical family fun that the attractions have to offer.

Hotel Travel Tips:
When it comes to getting the right hotel, always remember to examine your choices cautiously.

Late Show With David Letterman - An Easy Ticket:
Knowing that a full live audience creates an air of popularity for a show, producers are allowing more last-minute ticket requesters into their shows.

The Tagus is the main river in Lisbon and in Portugal. Lisbon is located at the point where the Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean; enhancing the city's importance.

Literaray Connections of Lake Iseo:
Lake Iseo is one of the lesser known lakes in Lombardy, northern Italy. However it has attracted several well known literary figures.

Mexico Attracts More Tourist Arrivals:
Mexico's ranking among the world's countries in international tourism arrivals recently increased from eighth to seventh according to World Tourism Organization figures, Tourism Secretary Rodolfo Elizondo announced.

Monarch Butterflies Head South For Winter:
Each year, some 250 million monarch butterflies arrive to the luscious volcanic highlands of central Mexico; to the state of Michoacan.

Motoring Holiday - Best of Kerala:
When one writes about Kerala, as the best-acclaimed holiday destination in India for international tourism, nobody will be complaining for focusing on 'God's own country'. But being a native of that soil there was an extra caution not to seem partial in choosing this haven of verdant luxury in the lap of nature as the mainstay of this travelogue.

New England Meets The Caribbean:
Few could imagine that just off the shores of Rhode Island, near Narragansett Bay, lies Block Island - the closest thing to a Caribbean escape that one could dream of finding in the North East.

North Coast New South Wales:
If you're travelling the north coast of New South Wales, in Australia, here are some tips for good eateries (and wine) in the area known as the mid North Coast - from Forster to beyond Kempsey.

Odessa - Pearl of The Black Sea:
Often referred to as 'The Pearl of the Black Sea', Odessa (Odeca) earns that title with it's colourful Laburnham lined avenues, picturesque parks, traditional restaurants offering excellent meals, beaches, and a lively and friendly atmosphere.

Rio de Janeiro - One of the World's Most beautiful Cities:
Explore the natural beauty of one of the world's largest cities.

Sailing Through Turkey's History:
A land on the very cusp of Europe and Asia, with two heads simultaneously facing both east and west, Turkey embodies the magic and mysticism of The Orient.

San Antonio For Everyone:
Texas is home to many world class attractions, golf, culture, great restaurants, and historic sites. But Texas is also well known for the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk.

San Francisco Travel - Discover the Mission District's Murals:
With over 600 murals, San Francisco streets are a parade of vibrant and radiant painted colour on building walls and facades, fences and garage doors.

San Francisco Travel - Unsung Historic Transit:
You probably already know about the San Francisco cable cars; famous for carrying passengers over the steep Nob and Russian hills. Another historic way to get around the city of San Francisco is to take an F-line streetcar.

Successful Canadian Immigration:
One of the most disheartening things about Canadian immigration is the stories of families who return to their original country after unsuccessfully attempting to settle in Canada.

Shillong - Scotland of the East:
This beautiful hill station is compared with Scotland like the way Kashmir is compared with Switzerland. The hill station is connected by a long road, in between high hills and deep elevations, with the rest of the country - through Guwahati, Silchar and Garo Hills.

Take Your Family on a Farm Vacation:
Staying at a farm, even if you just stay a weekend, is an experience your family will never forget. If you have kids, it is a chance for them to experience first-hand where food comes from and even help with farm chores, such as feeding baby lambs and collecting eggs.

Taking That First Step:
Retirees are still flocking to Mexico. Only it is not just retirees anymore. Younger people are making the choice to move to Mexico to take advantage of everything from lower cost of living to more stable climate.

The New Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center Site:
Although replacing the World Trade Center would be impossible, the new Freedom Tower and Memory Foundations complex will be quite an impressive sight to behold.

Top Holiday Destinations:
Did you know that when you book through Hotel Club not only do you get highly discounted hotel rates but you can get up to 4% back in 'member dollars', to be used for even further discounts on future bookings.

Visiting Germany:
To help you plan a visit to Germany, we'd like to take you on a quick tour of the country with the help of a regional map and related web links.

Visiting Prague:
Prague is considered one of Europe's gems. This 14th century capital of the Holy Roman Empire was one of the few cities in Europe to escape the destruction of WWII. Most of her glorious buildings are not reconstructions, but the real things.

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