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Lesbian Travel: 4 Things To Know

Lesbian Travel: 4 Things To Know

I?ve added an LGBT column for the website to make the site more inclusive and talk about issues that affect some members of our travel community. In this column, we will hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the road,...
Fuji X-T1 | Fuji 56mm f/1.2 | Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8

Fuji X-T1 | Fuji 56mm f/1.2 | Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2....

Photo © 2015 Tewfic El-Sawy- X-T1 & Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 I rarely write up technical posts about the photographic gear I use when traveling, since there are many more photographers better qualified than I am to do so. However, I thought I\'d...
Leica M9 vs Fuji X Pro1 | New York's Chinatown

Leica M9 vs Fuji X Pro1 | New York's Chinatown

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights ReservedPhoto © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights ReservedJuggling a Leica M9 and a Fuji X Pro1 during my few hours yesterday in New York City\'s Chinatown during the celebrations and parades for the Year of the Horse,...
POV: The Fuji X-Pro2 And Red

POV: The Fuji X-Pro2 And Red

All Photographs © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved(click on photographs for larger versions)These are my very first photographs made with the Fuji X-Pro2 and a Fujinon 18mm f2.0 lens. I had gone for a walkabout in New York City\'s Chinatown,...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part VI (Bergen, Stavanger & The Last Two Culinary Events:  Shopping with the Seabourn Chef and A Cheese Tasting)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

Even though the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest was coming to an end, there still were more events and more to see as we return to the more ?civilized? parts of Norway.Bergen, NorwayAs soon as we arrived in...
Dom & Liam Shaw | Vida Cubana | Fuji X Pro 2

Dom & Liam Shaw | Vida Cubana | Fuji X Pro 2

©Â Dom & Liam Shaw- All Rights Reserved My Twitter feed is not entirely useless after all!It brought me to a blog post by two Yorkshire-based wedding photographers who, after a street photography stint in New York City, continued their adventures...
Stockholm Gay Pride 2015

Stockholm Gay Pride 2015

The Rival Teddy Björn... It\'s that time of the year again! We have several big festivals in the beginning of August. Besides the Music & Arts Festival and Pride House or the Pride Park (Östermalms IP). There is an entrance fee to the park...
Our Type of Traveler: Nomadic Matt

Our Type of Traveler: Nomadic Matt

As an expert in how to travel the world on...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part V (Sea Days & Private Culinary Events)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

With two days at sea there was still much to do not only with the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise, but out an about on the Seabourn Quest.Eric Goldring with Seabourn Executive Chef Jes Paskins(Nice Jacket!)I...
POV: Fuji X-T1 Goes To Vietnam

POV: Fuji X-T1 Goes To Vietnam

Fuji X-T1/Zeiss 12mm f2.8-Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved"It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument."- Eve ArnoldWell, this is the first time I travel on a photographic expedition without a DSLR (or two or three)...
POV: Why Wasn't I Thrilled With Holi" Why No Fuji X Pro1"

POV: Why Wasn't I Thrilled With Holi" Why No ...

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy- All Rights ReservedOn my return from The Sacred Cities Photo Expedition-Workshop last week, a handful of readers asked me these questions:1. Why wasn\'t I more thrilled with photographing the Holi festivities in Vrindavan...
Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises - The Differences Are Fewer and Fewer.  Is "OLife Advantage" A Good Thing"

Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Th...

Oceania Cruises has just announced "The OLife Advantage" program provides 2-for-1 pricing, "free airfare", pre-paid gratuities and "complimentary" shore excursions and unlimited internet, for all spring, summer and fall 2016 voyages in Europe,...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part IV (Stornoway, Scotland and Smoked Salmon)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The third day of the Goldring Travel 2016 Culinary & Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest was a scheduled sea day?and the second was unscheduled, as due to high winds and heavy seas the port of Londonderry could not be reached and even the...
Royal Caribbean Hosts Largest Gay and Lesbian Cruise Ever

Royal Caribbean Hosts Largest Gay and Lesbian Crui...

On Sunday, February 6, Royal Caribbean?s Allure of the Seas...
A Fuji X-T1 In Bali | Kuningan Ceremonies & More

A Fuji X-T1 In Bali | Kuningan Ceremonies & More

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights ReservedA lighter load than usual in the number of students in my class during the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Bali gave me the opportunity to photograph the various religious festivities on the island which...
Rincón de la Vieja National Park (HD)

Rincón de la Vieja National Park (HD)

Rincón de la Vieja National Park (HD) Rincón de la Vieja National Park (HD) - Costa Rica Vacations Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center"add_user=World1Tube Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, composed of...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part III (Flam & Alesund)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

Our arrival in Flam, Norway on Monday marked the first of the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise Private Events during our cruise on the Seabourn Quest through the fjords of Norway.Seabourn Quest in Flam, NorwayThe day started out...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part IV (Slovlaer and Tromso)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

Day Four of the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary and Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest was the second of five sea days.  We have been blessed with unusually calm seas, warm(er) temperatures and plenty of sun.  Most of the day was spent working...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part V (Honningsvag) - Ventures By Seabourn

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (former...

The 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary and Cultural Cruise on the Seabourn Quest took a marked turn away from the standard travel activities when we reached Honningsvag, Norway as we approached the most northern tip of Europe well above the Arctic...
2015 Goldring Travel Food & Wine (and Beer) Cruise - Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Circle on the Seabourn Quest - June 13, 2015

2015 Goldring Travel Food & Wine (and Beer) Cruise...

2015 Goldring Travel Food & Wine CruiseNorwegian Fjords & Arctic Circle Seabourn Quest - June 13, 2015
Venezuela will now require tourist visas for travelers from the U.S.

Venezuela will now require tourist visas for trave...

reported. Maduro also said Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. embassy staff in Caracas. For those wishing to visit Venezuela, this means a new fee, which must be paid in dollars. Still, not many people may actually be affected, the AP...
Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural & Culinary (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part II (Copenhagen & The First Day)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural & Culinary (former...

I arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark they day before the start of the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary and Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest.  I always look for a unique hotel in an interesting location to stay at.  So while I booked...
Online Shopping for Gay Men Who Travel

Online Shopping for Gay Men Who Travel

Tis’ the holiday season! Christmas is right around the corner,...
There are tunnels running underneath downtown LA. Here’s how to find them

There are tunnels running underneath downtown LA. ...

So this week I set out to find them myself. After reading this Yelp page, I discovered I needed to find the door in the picture to the left (click to enlarge), which is located at the back of the LA County Hall of Records on the west corner of...
Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - Part III - The Windstar Experience 2.0

Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - P...

Having been on Windstar Cruises\' Wind Surf in the Caribbean and the Star Pride in the Black Sea I was really excited to see, as its guest, Windstar Cruises 2.0 on the Star Breeze\'s five night Inaugural Cruise from Nice, France to Civitavecchia...
Zeiss Touit 12mm | Fuiji X-Pro 1

Zeiss Touit 12mm | Fuiji X-Pro 1

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights ReservedWell, I succumbed.I\'ve been think about another prime lens for my Fuji X-Pro1 for quite some time, and having the XF 18mm f2.0 "pancake", I just couldn\'t make up my mind between the XF 35mm f1.4, the...
Hà N?i  Color | Exposure | Leica M9 & X Pro1

Hà N?i Color | Exposure | Leica M9 & X Pro1

I\'ve just published Hà N?i Color on the Exposure platform, using a Color Efex Pro 4 "soup" to punch the colors up, and boost their saturation. The photographs were made with a Leica M9 with Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 and the Fuji X-Pro1 with a...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Whisky, Wine, Food (& Kilts) Cruise - The British Isles and More on the Seabourn Quest (August 4, 2016) -

Goldring Travel's 2016 Whisky, Wine, Food (& Kilts...

I am pleased to announce the 2016 Goldring Travel Whisky, Wine, Food (& Kilts) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest departing from Dover, England on August 4, 2016.Goldring Travel Food & Wine CruiseNothing like seeing a Double Rainbow While Cruising The...
Traveling in Colombia: The Best Moments

Traveling in Colombia: The Best Moments

When I decided to take a 2.5-week solo trip to Colombia, I wanted to pack in as much variety as possible. Cities and rural areas, destinations for both locals and international travelers. And I wanted to do it on a budget — not a shoestring,...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part VI (Oban, Greenock and Belfast - Seabourn Moments!)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The Oban Distillery stands over downtown Oban, ScotlandThe Seabourn Quest arrived in the quiet town of Oban, Scotland to rainy skies, so after a few active days it was good to slow things down a bit.  After strolling through the seafront I headed...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part VII (Belfast, Liverpool - And Another Seabourn Moment!)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise spent a second day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, so we headed out to St. George?s Market for a wander around and to buy some souvenirs.  St. George\'s Market - Belfast, Northern...
An Afternoon With The Chinese Opera | Fuji X-Pro 2

An Afternoon With The Chinese Opera | Fuji X-Pro 2

Laosheng (??, old man)As another string to my \'Chinoiserie\' phase, I\'ve been very attracted (visually and culturally) for quite some time to the art of what is generally known as Chinese Opera. I speak no Chinese, but it (in its many...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part V (Kirkwall, Ullapool, Whiskey and the Kindness of a Stranger)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

The Seabourn Quest?s arrival into Kirkwall, Scotland, the largest town in Orkney; an archipelago of islands in the far north., marked one of the highlights of the 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise:  An exclusive tour and...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017) - Part V (Antibes and Marseilles: The Ensemble Experience, Cultural Wine "Tasting" and Sette Mari - Luxury Experiences for Sure)

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

Our cruise on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager continued with our arrival in Antibes, France to partly cloudy skies, which was quite a relief from the 90+ degree days were have experienced so far.  My continued plan was to experience Regent Seven Seas...
Turkish Fast Food in Istanbul: Fish Sandwich (Balik Ekmek) + Pickle Juice (Salgam) + Lokmasi (Honey Doughnut)

Turkish Fast Food in Istanbul: Fish Sandwich (Bali...

I mentioned in an earlier post these ?balik ekmek? boats in Fatih located just off the Galata Bridge on the mouth of the Golden Horn. You can read it here: Istanbul: Eminönü Balik Ekmek Boats (Fish Sandwich Boats)It is a traditional fast food joint...
Mekong River Cruises HD

Mekong River Cruises HD

Mekong River Cruises HD Mekong River Cruises HD, Mekong River Tours, Mekong River Travel Videos,Travel Guides "Subscribe" http://goo.gl/6Pmn6Y The Mekong rises as the Lancang (Lancang) in the "Three Rivers Area" on the Tibetan Plateau...
Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

From tech and coding to design to fixing bugs getting readers books when downloads fail to scheduling social media or running the forums, it takes a village to run this website. I simply couldn’t run the website, write, travel, eat, sleep, or...
5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online

5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online

Booking a flight can be one of the most stressful parts about travel! Airfare is expensive and, with variation in prices, we often worry that if we buy right now, prices could drop and we?d be the person who paid the most money for the flight....
Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural and Cuisine (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part I (A Look Back and A Look Forward)

Goldring Travel's 2015 Cultural and Cuisine (forme...

Tonight I fly out to Copenhagen, Denmark to meet the Seabourn Quest for the 2015 Goldring Travel Cultural & Cuisine Cruise spending fourteen nights immersed in the beauty and rugged scenery of the Norwegian fjords while traveling above the Arctic...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part II (British Wine Tour and More)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

And so the 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise begins!Bacchus Grapes - Chapel Down WineryMy flight on United arrived a bit early in London; in fact, too early.  I had originally booked a later flight, but for logistical reasons (that...
My Best Images Of 2017...And Why | X-Pro 2 & GFX50s

My Best Images Of 2017...And Why | X-Pro 2 & GFX50...

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy - All Rights ReservedX-Pro2/12mm Zeiss/f2.8With the end of year closing in, I thought I\'d post 10 photographs that I made during 2017 which I deem to be the "best" (always a subjective thing) for a variety of reasons. By...
Siem Reap, Cambodia (2013) Day 4: Part 2 - Tonle Sap Lake

Siem Reap, Cambodia (2013) Day 4: Part 2 - Tonle S...

Date Visited: 4th March 2013Once we done with the Angkor Grand Circuit tour, we requested our driver to stopby at KFC for our lunch break. We did spot this fast food chain restaurant right on the first day we reach Siem Reap and honestly to say,...
Crystal Cruises Announces Three Ships (including Residences), River Cruises, a Yacht and Boeing 787 Journeys

Crystal Cruises Announces Three Ships (including R...

Crystal Cruises\' new owners have announced some pretty exciting and extraordinary plans!  And, to be sure, it sounds like they have a lot of money and are attempting to fill the wishlist of yacht charterers, owners of The World cruise ship and...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017) - Part III (Florence and Ajaccio: Starting to Drill Down on the Regent Experience)

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

Our second day on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager was a day in Florence, Italy with my having arranged for a private art history guide to take my daughter through the Uffizi Gallery.  It was also my first opportunity to experience the ?free? tour...
Crystal Cruises - They Liked it So Much They Bought the Shipbuilding Company! (Sort of)

Crystal Cruises - They Liked it So Much They Bough...

Crystal Cruises\' parent, Genting Hong Kong has announced what it has been working on for months: The purchase of the controlling interest in Lloyd Werft, the shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany which will be building Crystal Cruises\' new ships....
Hiking Hacks: Replacement Trekking Pole Tips

Hiking Hacks: Replacement Trekking Pole Tips

New trekking poles usually come with protective tip covers. The covers are great for protecting your gear during travel and storage, but they\'re meant to be removed for hiking, so they usually end up lost or misplaced. Buying replacement tips can...
Travel Channel Courts Gay and Lesbian Travelers

Travel Channel Courts Gay and Lesbian Travelers

Just in case you hadn?t noticed, Travel Channel is heating...
Luxury Cruising's New Ships:  Seabourn Encore versus Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Two Distinctly Different Concepts of Luxury.  Which is Yours"

Luxury Cruising's New Ships: Seabourn Encore vers...

Regent Seven Seas Cruises came out with its bold, brash, statement that its new Seven Seas Explorer being the most luxurious cruise ship ever built.  And then...Seabourn Cruises came out with its announcement that its new Seabourn Encore will be an...
How I Earn 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles Each Year

How I Earn 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles Each Yea...

The best way to travel when you don?t have any money is to take money out of the equation. OK, not completely. While you can travel really, really cheaply, some money is required (unless you want to go hobo-style like this guy, in which case, this...
What's New and Exciting at Seabourn"  Thomas Keller, Mixology & a Champagne Spa Retreat

What's New and Exciting at Seabourn" Thomas ...

Seabourn continues to work to makes it\'s product better and, in typical Seabourn fashion, it has been doing this rather quietly and without hype.  And, of course, while everything cannot be identical with Seabourn having two classes of ships, it...
Travel?s Best Summer Foods Revealed

Travel?s Best Summer Foods Revealed

Summer ? and its heat ? has officially arrived, and...
#3 Turner Flats

#3 Turner Flats

Returning home Linda and I were driving along and we came to an area with damp roads. I turned to her and said "Rained here!"  "Where"" she said. "on the side of the road, a stuffed animal""  I said "It rained here!" She started laughing...
Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal touris...

Animal tourism can be a force for good, but it\'s up to all of us to make that happen. The post Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.
Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - Part II - The Transformation of A Cruise Line

Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze Inaugural Cruise - P...

I just returned from the Inaugural Cruise of the Windstar Star Breeze, which was quite enjoyable not only from the cruise product standpoint, but Windstar\'s highlighting its new philosophies including smaller ports and longer stays.  While I...
Why You Should Book the Seabourn Spirit or Seabourn Legend Before They Leave the Fleet (With Goldring Travel...Of Course!)

Why You Should Book the Seabourn Spirit or Seabour...

In just a few months the Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend will be no more.  While the hardware will, like their older sister, the Seabourn Pride, will pass to Windstar Cruises, the essence of Seabourn will leave them forever.But before I get to...
NYC's First Gay Boutique Hotel

NYC's First Gay Boutique Hotel

New York City is home to some of the top...
Win a Trip to Africa (With Flights!) From KLM Airlines

Win a Trip to Africa (With Flights!) From KLM Airl...

The following branded content post is brought to you by KLM Airlines. You know I love promoting contests! The prize here is fabulous and I really hope that one of my readers wins. Three years ago today, I was on safari in Kruger National Park,...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part VIII (Myanmar - Developing Tourism & Finding Nemo Again)

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

Our journey on the Silversea Expedition\'s Silver Discoverer cruise through the Mergui Archipeligo continues with arrival off the coast of Pu Nala Island and Bo Cho Village (also referred to as Bo Cho Island and Ma Kyone Galet) where the Myanmar...
Lady’s Guide to Gorilla Trekking & beyond in Rwanda

Lady’s Guide to Gorilla Trekking & beyo...

When most people travel to Rwanda, they go for one thing: gorillas. Rwanda is one of the only places in the world where these primates can be seen in the wild, and where humans can get up close to them. I’ve traveled from London to see them, but...
How Gay Travel is Different (And Why it Matters)

How Gay Travel is Different (And Why it Matters)

In an effort to expand the site, I’ve been adding more guest contributors and, today, I’m announcing a LGBT column for the website. In this column, we will hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the road, safety...
Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Eurovision Song Contest 2016

The Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Stockholm this year. The contest itself will be held next week with the semi finals on May 10th & 12th and the grand final on Saturday May 14th. But the festivities have already kicked off with the...
First Results: Zeiss Touit 12mm | Fuiji X-Pro 1

First Results: Zeiss Touit 12mm | Fuiji X-Pro 1

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights ReservedPhoto © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights ReservedHere are two examples of what I intend to do with my newly acquired Zeiss Touit 12mm for my Fuji X Pro-1. The top image is un-cropped, and was made by shooting...
Seabourn One Week Sale - Great Deals on Antarctic, South America, Asia, Canada, Mediterranean and Caribbean Cruises

Seabourn One Week Sale - Great Deals on Antarctic,...

Seabourn Cruises is holding another of its One Week Sales.This sale offers some deals such as purchase a cruise at the price of an  Oceanview Suite and receive a Veranda Suite and even seven day Mediterranean cruises for as low as $2,499 + tax per...
Outdoor Adventure in Phoenix

Outdoor Adventure in Phoenix

Photo courtesy of Visit MesaOne of the things that I miss most about Arizona is the desert landscape.I never realized how special it was to be so surrounded by nature on a regular basis. Weekend hikes, drives up and down the 101 freeway, even...
Windstar's Star Pride - December Grounding Means No Sailings Until April 9, 2016

Windstar's Star Pride - December Grounding Means N...

Windstar Cruises can\'t seem to get a break when it comes to the Star Pride. The Star Pride has a special place in my heart.  She was my first Seabourn cruise; a three day sailing out of New York City.  I have a shirt from her 1988 Inaugural...
One Shop I Love: By dé Bo in Uzes

One Shop I Love: By dé Bo in Uzes

Spend any time with expats in France and before too long someone will start whining (or whinging as my English friends like to say) about how poorly they were recently treated by a shop keeper, restaurateur, bank, utility company,...
Silversea Cruises Announces Its New Ship:  Silver Muse  (I Love The Name!)

Silversea Cruises Announces Its New Ship: Silver ...

I am really excited to announce that Silversea Cruises has finally inked the deal for its new ship: Silver Muse.  It will be arriving in the Spring of 2017.The first thing that I like is the name.  It is creative and playful.  After so many...
Avalon Waterways - Myanmar (Burma) - Reflections:  "Isn't This Amazing!""

Avalon Waterways - Myanmar (Burma) - Reflections: ...

Avalon Waterway\'s Avalon Myanmaron the Irrawaddy RiverMyo, my intrepid guide during my Avalon Waterway?s Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River cruise, Myo, our kind, intelligent and insightful guideon the Avalon Myanmar river cruiserepeatedly said during...
Lady’s 4 Hikes You Have to Do in Yosemite

Lady’s 4 Hikes You Have to Do in Yosemite

Hiking is in my blood. My home town in Northern California has more trails than roads, and I spent my childhood roaming the golden hills. But if there’s one place I enjoy hiking more than home, it’s Yosemite National Park. Famed for its dramatic...
Fête de la Gastronomie is Sept 25 to 27

Fête de la Gastronomie is Sept 25 to 27

The 5th-annual here.  For the press kit in English, click here.  You can also follow the Fête on 
Applause Please:  Seabourn's New Ships are the Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation

Applause Please: Seabourn's New Ships are the Sea...

Today Seabourn announced not only the names of its two new 604 guest luxury cruise ships (Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation) but some of the changes to the well known venues.Before getting to those changes I want to pause and note the Seabourn...
10 things to do on the East Fjords in Iceland

10 things to do on the East Fjords in Iceland

The East Fjords are very special. Two of our favourite ?must-see? things are looking at puffins close-up and seeing reindeer; the east is the only place in Iceland where you can see herds of wild reindeer. We have a diverse variety of beautiful...
GUEST BLOG: Corporate Housing or Serviced Apartments"

GUEST BLOG: Corporate Housing or Serviced Apartmen...

Awareness of the benefits of serviced apartments as a spacious accommodation alternative to hotels is increasing, and their suitability for business travel and relocation has been well-documented over the last few years. What is perhaps less obvious...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017) - Getting There and First Impressions

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

This 10 day cruise on the Seven Seas Voyager from Rome to Barcelona is my first one on Regent Seven Seas Cruises in quite a few years.  To be honest, I have had a number of issues with Regent\'s marketing and changes to its product (i.e....
Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Is It The Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Ever Built...Or Are Staterooms Being Sold As Suites"

Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Is It The Most Luxuri...

I know it may be shocking to some that I am actually writing an article on Regent Seven Seas, but here I am doing it.  Why"  Because its design raises a number of interesting questions that I have begun to ponder.  It also telegraphs that Regent...
Luxury Moroccan Spa ? Marrakech, Morocco

Luxury Moroccan Spa ? Marrakech, Morocco

Relax in the traditional hammam, unwind in the balneotherapy baths...
Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part VII (Myanmar - No Complaints!)

Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Foc...

The next day marked a rather dramatic change in our cruise on the Silversea Expeditions Silver Discoverer.  We left Indonesia and set sail for Myanmar; but not the Myanmar visited by ocean and river cruise lines.  We are headed to the Mergui...
The Journées du Patrimoine is This Weekend

The Journées du Patrimoine is This Weekend

It\'s that time again: The wonderful annual Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days) event takes place September 17 and 18 in cities and villages all over France; a few have activities on Friday the 16th as well. The program was started by...
Seabourn Is Going to Alaska in 2017!!!!

Seabourn Is Going to Alaska in 2017!!!!

Later today Seabourn will be releasing the Seabourn Sojourn\'s 2017 Alaska itineraries. As an expert on Seabourn and Alaska Goldring Travel is the perfect travel consultant to not only get your information from, but to book your vacation with....
Celebrity Cruises Offers New ?Top Chef at Sea? Program

Celebrity Cruises Offers New ?Top Chef at Sea? Pro...

Are you passionate about traveling the world and testing your...
Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise on the Seabourn Quest - Part III (Torquay, Pokémon Go and Little Things)

Goldring Travel's 2016 Culinary & Cultural (Food &...

Arriving onboard the Seabourn Quest was, as always, a simple and quick affair even though I did not have three things:  my Cruise Documents, my Luggage Tags and, more importantly, my girlfriend (who had said cruise documents and luggage tags). ...
GUEST BLOG: How the corporate travel industry needs to adapt to emerging trends

GUEST BLOG: How the corporate travel industry need...

With the advent of a global economy and supply chain, the business travel sector has had to evolve in order to address new trends and challenges.  Whilst trip authorisation, duty of care and negotiated rates with travel providers are still the...
Part Two of ?Het Loo Palace?: Baroque Dutch Garden Views from the Palace Rooftop Terrace

Part Two of ?Het Loo Palace?: Baroque Dutch Garden...

There is one thing every visitor should know about the palace?s rooftop terrace ? It is not open everyday and you will have to pay for a separate ticket for this.Bru and I were lucky that when we visited the palace museum, the rooftop terrace was...
Huge Shakeups at Prestige Cruise Holding (Oceania and Regent Seven Seas)...Top Executives Are Leaving and A Ship Is Arriving

Huge Shakeups at Prestige Cruise Holding (Oceania ...

On September 2, 2014 I wrote an article about Norwegian Cruise Line\'s (NCL) purchase of Prestige Cruise Holdings,which in turn owns Regent Seven Seas and Oceania cruise lines.  I pondered:I have to wonder how NCL, and Kevin Sheehan (who is a...
Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VII (Mingun to Mandalay)

Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part VII (Mingun to M...

We awoke on Avalon Waterways? Avalon Myanmar in Mingun, Myanmar after overnighting here.  The sun was a red fireball contrasting against the early morning quiet of the river.  I could not really capture its intensity in a photo, but it was...
Traditional Indian Food in Little India, Singapore - Roti Prata and Teh Tarik

Traditional Indian Food in Little India, Singapore...

Hey, have you tried Roti Prata" What about pulled milk tea"In Singapore you can experience a little bit of India. Indians make a third of the local population in the little island country and Roti Prata, which is paired with Teh Tarik (hot pulled...
Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Voyager: Rome to Barcelona - August 1, 2017)

Goldring Travel Revisits Regent Seven Seas Cruises...

Goldring Travel will be sailing on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager on its 10 night August 1, 2017 sailing from Rome to Barcelona.  Yes, I know:  Shocking!But as I am open to experiences pretty much anything (sometimes even not within reason!) I was...
Hunting for Fresh Sweet Corns at the Jean Talon Market (Marche Jean-Talon) in Montreal

Hunting for Fresh Sweet Corns at the Jean Talon Ma...

Every time I visit a new city, I always do a little bit of research beforehand on where the local farmer?s markets are located, and then I schedule a trip a few that made into my travel agenda. In Montreal, I found several markets in the city and I...
Quit Fucking Around and Build Yourself a Fuck-Off Fund

Quit Fucking Around and Build Yourself a Fuck-Off ...

One of the most popular posts on this site" How I Saved $13,000 For Travel In Just Seven Months. I stand by that post. It may have been from a different point in my life, but it’s still an excellent guide on how to strip your life down to...
Mysteries at the Museum: Great Galveston Hurricane

Mysteries at the Museum: Great Galveston Hurricane

Mysteries at the Museum: Great Galveston Hurricane A meteorologist's miscalculation has deadly results. From: Travel Channel Views: 26 0 ratings Time: 03:01 More in
Goldring Travel Experiences Azamara Club Cruises in Asia - Is it Amazing" Part IV (Upscale Meets """")

Goldring Travel Experiences Azamara Club Cruises i...

This is an unusual article for me because I am usually focused on the pluses and minuses of a cruise line or ship; not the cruise guest.  However, I have now been onboard the Azamara Quest for a week and find myself both impressed and...
Vine adventures: California?s wilderness

Vine adventures: California?s wilderness

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Nellie Huang recently went on a trip to California and gives us a glimpse of the spectacular snowy scenery she witnessed while there. ‘The first time I saw California was 10 years ago. I fell in love with the...
10 Great Gay Hotspots Around the World

10 Great Gay Hotspots Around the World

I?ve added an LGBT column for the website to make the site more inclusive and talk about issues that affect some members of our community. In this column, we hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the road, safety tips,...
Family Getaway with SuperStar Aquarius Cruises

Family Getaway with SuperStar Aquarius Cruises

Unlike the previous three years whereby I started my brand new year by travel abroad; Phuket back in 2012, Johor Bahru & Singapore together with Boyfie in 2013 and travelled to Myanmar last year with a group friends of mine. But for this year...
5 reasons why walking the Inca Trail is better than taking the train to Machu Picchu

5 reasons why walking the Inca Trail is better tha...

There are two main ways to get to Machu Picchu, but it’s best done by foot. Machu Picchu, the famed Inca city, sits in ruin on top of the Andes in southern Peru. It’s a magical and increasingly popular destination for travelers. It’s also a...
Why Fly With Air Arabia"

Why Fly With Air Arabia"

Air Arabia is your low-cost airline that connects you to 34 countries, covering over 100 airports, offering the most comprehensive connectivity across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe. The idea of flying with Air Arabia is inviting...
Ultra Music Festival Croatia 2013

Ultra Music Festival Croatia 2013

Ultra Music Festival Croatia 2013 A bird's eye view of Ultra Music Festival in Split, Croatia on July 12 & 13, 2013 at Poljud Stadium. This was the first year for the popular electronic music festival to be hosted in Croatia. Ultra Music...
We Eat, Shop & Sleep in Hatyai: Day 4 - Big C Extra, Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Sky Buffet & Gelate

We Eat, Shop & Sleep in Hatyai: Day 4 - Big C Extr...

Date Visited: 24th June 2013I know that my friend and I had spent too many days in Hatyai alone but frankly speaking, we really enjoyed our laid back trip. As it was our last day before leaving Hatyai on the next day, we decided to shop for local...
5 Day Trek along the SALKANTAY TRAIL to MACHU PICCHU

5 Day Trek along the SALKANTAY TRAIL to MACHU PICC...

Nearly everyone that visits Peru is bound for the majestic mountain of Machu Picchu.  There are a few options on getting there once you arrive in Cuzco.  You can hire a private car or go with a shared van to take you there directly.  But that...
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