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Travel Tidbits – All things Art Deco in Napier, New Zealand

Evita’s Buenos Aires    
Sixty years after her death, Eva Peron’s legacy continues to spread throughout this city… New York Times

 

 

 

 


A vendor sells tofu along a narrow street leading to Dong Xuan Market, one of Hanoi’s largest and busiest markets. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times / March 9, 2012)

Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies
In the quest for the best pho, bun cha and more in this culinary capital, look for the stands favored by elderly Vietnamese — they know quality when they taste it… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago, that tippling town    
The Second City’s history is linked with alcohol consumption, and its bars live up to the reputation… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

Walk Of The Month: Ashover, Derbyshire
The village of Ashover, in north Derbyshire, is a hop, skip and a jump from the Peak District National Park, and would fit the description of a tourist honeypot – if only it received lots of tourists… The Independent

 

 

Logging some time in Vancouver Island    
Remote reaches of this craggy place hold the history of the timber and maritime industries. Hop aboard a train or boat, or lace up your hiking boots… LA Times

 

 

 

 


The Dome, with its rooftop terrace, is in the T&G building, an iconic Art Deco structure dating to 1937 on the Marine Parade in Napier, New Zealand. (Dome / March 24, 2007)

All things Art Deco in Napier, New Zealand
After a deadly 1931 quake, the North Island town rebuilt itself in the then-modern style. Today, fans of the curvy, free-flowing style flock to the city to revel in all things Art Deco…. LA Times

 

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – Best Life-Changing trips

Best Life-Changing trips
From Africa to Antarctica, these amazing trips promise to be life-changing… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 

 

 

10 great places to experience the simple life
If you need to get away from it all this holiday season, take your stressed-out self to a place where life is a bit less complicated… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Cape Verde: sun, sea and lots and lots of sand
This Atlantic archipelago isn’t smart, cool or chic – but it’s the perfect place for a winter family holiday… The Independent

 

 

 

Jeff Roberson  /  AP

Jeff Roberson / AP

St. Louis City Museum offers chaos galore
The converted shoe warehouse is more a mad scientist’s workshop than a cultural institution… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

Top Five Airlines For In-Flight Entertainment
Roundup of the best in-flight entertainment offerings in the air … IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

36 Hours St. Lucia
Long associated with luxury, the island is showing an earthier streak, with hotels offering field-to-fork menus, open-air spas and farming… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

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Gallivanting Around Gramercy in NYC

Marina Chetner

Gramercy has a distinctive appeal: the neighbourhood feels so European, reminiscent even, of Barcelona with its wrought-iron balconies, greenery, Gothic architecture and relaxed vibe. Located only a blocks away from the hustle of Park Avenue and the bustle of Union Square, Gramercy makes for a peaceful enclave in an otherwise busy part of Manhattan.

There’s a lot of history here, mixed with intrigue and a dash of bohemia. Bordered by 14th and 23rd streets, and 1st and Park Avenues, Gramercy’s grid was traversed by Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt and Washington Irving, who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Irving Place, which runs between 3rd and Park Avenues, is lined with great dining spots – from the coffee underworld of 71 Irving Place to Casa Mono by Mario Batali. This street leads to the heart of the Gramercy neighbourhood, its park.

Oh, and Oscar Wilde lived on the corner of…

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Travel Tidbits – New museums to marvel over in Amsterdam, Rome and Paris

Fly away: 5 lodges reached only by plane
Say goodbye to civilization and hello to a remote pocket of the world at these five resorts… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

From City (Munich) to Forest (Bavarian)
Germany’s other major forest region offers tree-top walks, unusual liqueurs and plenty of fresh air… New York Times

 

 

 

 

In Spain, Miro’s Majorca
Discovering the island that sheltered and inspired the artist, leading to some of his greatest work… New York Times


 

 

 

 

 

 

Chill out with an ice cream tour
No pints in the freezer? Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a visit to a factory… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

New museums to marvel over in Amsterdam, Rome and Paris
The Hermitage Amsterdam, Rome’s MAXXI and the Pinacotheque de Paris add a welcome burst of energy to the European art scene… LA Times

 

 

No Shih Tzu! Airlines ban pug-nosed pets
Flat-faced canines can no longer fly Cathay Pacific. And their feline friends need to make other travel plans, too… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

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