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Things to do in Johor

Things to do in Johor is a list complied for all those who seek entertainment in the southern most state of Malaysia. In the last couple of years, the Iskandar Malaysia project was conceptualized for future urban development and included were a numbe...
by Malaysia Asia on Dec 1, 2012

Big 5 Safari and a Cheetah – Photo Giveaway

It’s the Big 5 Week at ThePlanetD! Starting tomorrow, we’ll be posting an incredible animal photograph from our Kenya Safari with Expedia.com What’s even better is that we are going to give you one downloadable photograph each day...
by theplanetd on Dec 1, 2012

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem isn’t a hotbed of tourism, and that’s great because it’s a well kept secret. It’s only a few hours to the mountains and only a few more to the beach, so it’s location is perfect for the weekend warrior vacationer. You’ll fin...

10 ways to spend a wonderful weekend in Winchester – video

Winchester seems to be one of those places that has “Weekend Break” stamped all over it. Despite being a city, (it has a cathedral after all) it has that small, market-town feel, with a very walkable historic centre and plenty of green sp...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 1, 2012

Har-az-stounding

So, you think you know the Middle East. Lawrence of Arabia-esque sweeping sand dunes cover seemingly endless expanses of nothingness only to be interrupted by ridiculously tall skyscrapers built on made made islands housing indoor ski hills in 40C we...
by Joe's Trippin' on Nov 30, 2012

The Ultimate Guide to Guatemalan Cuisine

Strap yourself in for a magical ride through the kitchens and roadside stands of Guatemala, as I take you on a visual tour of all the (edible) things I put in my mouth on a daily basis while living here in Sololá. Guatemalan food is economic, delici...
by Tourist 2 Townie on Nov 30, 2012

The Republic of Užupis – a micro-nation

A highlight during a recent visit in Vilnius was the quirky micro-nation Republic of Užupis, an artists’ colony that declared its independence in 1997.The Republic of Užupis – a micro-nation is a post from Sophie's World...
by Sophie's World on Nov 30, 2012

Novotel Clarke Quay Hotel Review Singapore

Novotel Clarke Quay Hotel Review would be my second hotel reviewed in the island republic of Singapore within the last two years. I had the pleasure of staying a night here as I attended the recent ITB Asia which was held at the Marina Bay Sands Conv...
by Malaysia Asia on Nov 30, 2012

HOT: Crop at Lightly Showroom, 3 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood

Melbourne loves pop up design shops and this weekend there are three worth your attention – The Design Files Open House,  The Cool House and Crop at Lightly Showroom. Not to mention the popular twice-yearly Melbourne Design Market at Federat...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Nov 30, 2012

HOT: The Cool House, Rokeby Studios, 1/90-94 Rokeby St, Collingwood

The Cool Hunter is a website/newsletter that does exactly that – hunts out the cool, unique and unusual in design, travel, art, food, fashion and events from all around the world and collects them all in one drool-worthy portal. So it makes sen...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Nov 30, 2012

Passports With Purpose Round Four

  It's mind boggling that it's been three years since the launch of Passports With Purpose and the first time that I, in collaboration with Kamoka Pearls, have donated a Tahitian Pearl (or more) to the cause. And what's amazing is that ev...
by Coconut Radio on Nov 29, 2012

Bolivia Top 5

Bolivia remains an afterthought for many travelers, but has breathtaking scenery and many sites worth a visit. Here are five places in Bolivia that will make any traveler’s mouth water! Bolivia Top 5 Salar de Uyuni The Uyuni salt flats are the lar...
by theplanetd on Nov 29, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge

When I think of San Francisco, the first thing that comes to mind is The Golden Gate Bridge. It is the most photographed bridge on the planet and the city’s most famous sight. So we thought that we better feature it with a photograph of our own...
by theplanetd on Nov 28, 2012

Lift pass prices 2013

  Bansko lift pass prices 2013. I’m sorry, but there is no official announcement on lift pass prices for the 2012/13 ski season. We have to wait a little longer before they are announced. The Bansko lift pass prices will probably be higher...
by Bansko Blog on Nov 28, 2012

Lady Goes to Granada

There is a courtyard in Granada. It has a fountain in it. There are 12 lions surrounding the fountain, each one spouting water in the direction of a beautifully decorated Moorish wall. Yes, you know where I’m talking about. It’s the Alhambra; the...
by A Lady in London on Nov 28, 2012

Washington DC on a Sunday

One of the best times to see DC is on a Sunday. Especially on a Sunday when there isn’t a big activity downtown. Here’s how we saw DC. We drove right past the pentagon and around the bend into down town. We rolled into town without encountering a...

The best of Texas – finger-licking BBQ and a slice of pie

When we arrived in Texas, we found that the Texan barbecue we’d heard so much about is a world apart from the burnt bangers on a damp summer’s day you get in England. If the USA is the greatest nation on earth (or so they like to tell us)...
by Heather on her travels on Nov 27, 2012

F-Stop Gear on 5 Continents

This post is dedicated to Dave and his F-Stop Gear. As I was going through my photographs from the last year of travel, I noticed that I had a running theme of me taking photos of Dave while he was taking photos of the scenery. Dave was recently name...
by theplanetd on Nov 27, 2012

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be officially opened on the 1st December 2012. This YTL luxury hotel is set to rekindle the glory of the former Hotel Majestic by re-creating the bygone era of the 50s but in a grand style at a price of RM250 million.
by Malaysia Asia on Nov 26, 2012

Lady on the Costa del Sol

I wasn’t sure I wanted to go to the Costa del Sol. Popular package holiday destinations always give me pause, and Malaga and the surrounding area are about as popular as package holiday destinations get. Add to that the fact that it was Novembe...
by A Lady in London on Nov 26, 2012


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