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Travel Tidbits – The world’s weirdest festivals

Event Name: Baby Jumping Festival
Start Date: Wednesday, 6 June 2012
End Date: Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Venue: Castrillo de Murcia
Country: Spain
Category: Feast & Carnival

The world’s weirdest festivals
Some of the world’s most bizarre festivals, from tomato throwing to baby jumping… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Perfect Pork Dumplings in San Francisco
One thing that is an absolute can’t-leave-until-you-do-it priority–find an awesome Chinese restaurant… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

Top five adventure cruise ideas
A new type of cruise has been gaining popularity amongst holiday makers with more adventurous spirits… Fox Travel News

 

 

 

Unsavory truths about airplane food
The cold, stale truth is out — “tasting good” is not a top priority for airline caterers, but rather food safety… CNN

 

 

 

 

Italy’s New High-Speed Train
It may not be faster than a speeding bullet, but Italy’s new Italo–which connects Turin and Salerno, as well as Rome and Venice–sure looks like one… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 

Child-free flying? Airline pulls April Fool’s prank
Feeling exhausted at just the thought of flying with children? Canadian airline WestJet proposed a humorous alternative in this April Fool’s commercial… MSN.com

 

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Travel Tidbits – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ride to debut at Nickelodeon Universe

‘Relish’ these scrumptious burgers, shakes
In the past few years everyone and their brother has opened a newfangled burger joint, including countless celebrity chefs… USA Today

 

 


Early blooms for Cherry Blossom Festival
Following an unusually mild winter in the Nation’s Capital, the star attractions of the March 20-April 17 National Cherry Blossom Festival could be making an early entrance this spring… USA Today

 

 


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ride to debut at Nickelodeon Universe
The interactive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle thrill ride debuting at Minnesota’s Nickelodeon Universe will send riders spinning through the air like high-flying martial artists… LA Times

 

 

 

London’s Iconic Buses are Back!
London’s iconic double-decker buses have gotten an update that looks uncannily like the past… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 


Destination: Rome
The Eternal City boasts fascinating architecture and ancient sites… IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

Royal Caribbean orders another cruise ship
The second in the line’s new Sunshine class series will debut in early 2015… USA Today

 

 

 

 

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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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World’s 10 best cities for foodies

 

  1. London, for offal
  2. New York, for pork
  3. Portland, Oregon, for punk locavorism
  4. Singapore, for street food
  5. Shanghai, for dumplings
  6. Barcelona, for tapas
  7. Sydney, for modern Thai
  8. Melbourne, for restaurants that look like bars
  9. Naples, for pizza
  10. San Francisco, where modern eating began

To read more: World’s 10 best cities for foodies

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Travel Tidbits – Top 50 restaurants with most scenic views

Top tips for great food and tango in Buenos Aires
Tips for enjoying a visit to Argentina’s capital… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

By Larry Olmsted for USA TODAY

By Larry Olmsted for USA TODAY

Great American Bites: Rhode Island Stuffies at Legal Harborside
The new Legal Harborside is not just another big Boston restaurant opening it is now the city’s biggest at 20,000 square feet… USA Today

 

 

 

Yobot The Luggage Robot At Hotel Yotel New York | (c) Photo By Beauty Interior

At new NYC hotel, a robot handles the luggage
Forget the bellhop. Meet the luggage robot… Kitsap Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five coastal California hideaways
Listen to the ocean from your room in one of these lesser-known inns along California’s jaw-dropping Pacific coastline… CNN

 

 

 

 

”]A Crusader town emerges under an old Israeli port
Off the track beaten by most Holy Land tourists lies one of the richest archaeological sites in a country full of them: the walled port of Acre…Desert News

 

 

 

 

 

Top 50 restaurants with most scenic views
OpenTable.com, the restaurant reservations network, has identified the Top 50 restaurants in the USA with the most scenic views… Opentable.com

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – Cunard rolls out new weddings at sea program

Cunard rolls out new weddings at sea program
That’s the word this week from U.K.-based Cunard, which as previously announced, is rolling out a weddings at sea program this year for the first time in its 172-year history…USA Today

 

 

 

 

Top five bargain destinations for spring 2012
Everything is greener in spring, including your wallet if you choose your travel destination wisely…USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Best spring break getaways
Favorite family-friendly vacations… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

 

15 Most Romantic Places to Kiss Around the World
Fold up the picnic blanket, cancel your dinner reservation, ditch the back row of the neighborhood movie theater… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

Where we can go for a beach vacation with good food?
Let’s forgo the all-you-can-eat and sample what’s simmering under the corrugated tin roofs…Globe and Mail

 

 

 

Treasures of the Danube
From Budapest to the Black Sea on a memorable river cruise… The Australian

 

 

 

 

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Unusual, Quirky, & Weird Restaurants around the world

When traveling most likely you will be eating out at a restaurant. There are some unusual restaurants you can visit and perhaps some of these you may want to add to your ‘Bucket List’? Anything from a Prison restaurant to a tree house restaurant. Being served by monkeys, children or even robots.

 

A380 In-Flight Kitchen: Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KitchenTalks.comDinner in the Skymoveable restaurant where you can eat above any famous landmark. Started in Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

Dans Le Noirin London is a restaurant where you are dining in total darkness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinderkookkafe in Netherlands, Amsterdam the staff is made up of children. Meals made and served by children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayabukiya Tavern in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hajime Dalu Robot Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant Gourmet food in prison – Volterra, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

The Redwoods Treehouse in New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – 10 great places for stadium food

10 great places for stadium food
Gone are the days when dinner at the ballpark meant peanuts and Cracker Jack… USA Today

 

 

 

 

America’s Best Cities for Foodies
Readers pick the best cities for foodies, where that next great meal can come from a celebrity chef or the back of a truck… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 
Sushi on a cruise ship? One line shakes it up
Norwegian Cruise Line is revamping the sushi eateries that are a hallmark of its ships…. USA Today

 

 

 

 

Irish hotels for food lovers
Four of the best hotels in Ireland for gastronomes… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

An Open invitation to Eat in Copenhagen
A covered market with treats all around brings a square in the Danish capital to life… New York Times

 

 

 

 

Top 10 foodie destinations
TripAdvisor has compiled its inaugural foodie lists for around the world, so USA TODAY TRAVEL has compiled a photo gallery of the top-ranked hotels in each of the destinations… USA Today

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – World’s best wedding venues

World’s best wedding venues
Here are some of the classiest resorts at the most stunning wedding locations … CNN

 

 

 

Who Needs Match.com When You Can Cruise?
The best cruises have to do with making matches, romantic or platonic… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

 

The 9 Best Cruise Lines For Weddings
There’s good news for couples who want to get married in a beautiful location without the hassle of planning a formal, sit-down dinner for 300 of their closest friends… MSN.com

 

 

Celebrity Announces Wine-Themed Cruises From Southampton For 2012  Celebrity Cruises has announced a new series of 12-night wine-themed cruises from the United Kingdom in autumn 2012… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

10 great places to find happiness
More than monuments, museums or Michelin stars, acclaimed writer Paul Theroux seeks out happiness when he roams the world… USA Today

 

 

 

The best chalets for food lovers
Chalets for gastronomes… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

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Top 10 Restaurants in the U.S.

 

According to Business Insider these are the 10 best restaurants…

 

 

  • Citronelle – Located at: 3000 M Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007

 

 

  • Jean Georges – Located at: 111 Prince Street, 2nd Floor New York, N.Y. 10012

 

 

  • Chez Panisse – Located at: 1517 Shattuck, Avenue Berkeley, California 94709

 

 

 

 

  • Alinea – Located at: 1723 North Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

 

 

  • Daniel – Located at: 60 East 65th Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

 

 

  • Le Bernardin– Located at: 155 West St., New York, NY 10019

 

 

  • Per Se – Located at: The Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle (@ 60th Street), 4th Floor, Manhattan, New York

 

 

 

 

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