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by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Athens is a relatively easy Par 2 on the Global Scavenger Hunt, now midway through the 23-day around-the-world mystery tour. We have just 30 hours here, but our visit will largely be shaped by the celebration of the Greek Orthodox Easter (we seem to be hitting all the […]

Athens is a relatively easy Par 2 on the Global Scavenger Hunt, now midway through the around-the-world mystery tour. We have just 30 hours here, but our visit will largely be shaped by the … Parthenon, Acropolis, Mycenae, Outdoor Restaurant, Grand Hyatt, City State, Priest, Athens, Rome

Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 7: 30 Hours in Athens

Athens is a relatively easy Par 2 on the Global Scavenger Hunt, now midway through the 23-day around-the-world mystery tour. We have just 30 hours here, but our visit will largely be shaped by the …

Global Scavenger Hunt: In the Scramble to be Crowned ‘World’s Best Travelers’

Global Scavenger Hunt: In the Scramble to be Crowned ‘World’s Best Travelers’

t is marvelous to listen to the other nine teams in the Global Scavenger Hunt, a 23-day mystery tour around the world where we don’t know where we are going until we get the call to get to the airp…

I am amazed by Petra. That now-iconic view of the Church painting (and Indiana Jones movie) that comes into focus as you walk through the cavern (known as the Siq) with the most beautiful striation… City Of Petra, The Donkey, Bus Station, Camels, Archaeological Site, Ancient Romans, Antelope Canyon, The Rock, Highlight
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Ancient City of Petra is a Highlight of Global Scavenger Hunt in Jordan

I am amazed by Petra. That now-iconic view of the Church painting (and Indiana Jones movie) that comes into focus as you walk through the cavern (known as the Siq) with the most beautiful striation…

Abu Dhabi is one of those places where the impression you have is either completely wrong or nonexistent. Coming here on the Global Scavenger Hunt is yet another instance of provin… Grand Mosque, The Visitors, Abu Dhabi, Taj Mahal, Skyscraper, Travel, Skyscrapers, Viajes, Trips

Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 5: Discovering Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of those places where the impression you have is either completely wrong or nonexistent. At least for me. Coming here on the Global Scavenger Hunt is yet another instance of provin…

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Going places: A day to follow whim and whimsy in Venice - The Island Now

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com At the start of Leg 6 of the Global Scavenger Hunt in Amman, Jordan, only four of the original 10 teams competing are still in contention to win, so several of the teams can now join together, use their cell phones for planning and booking, get help from […]

Going places: Global Scavenger Hunt: Back in Yangon, Myanmar and on to Bangkok Yangon, Safari Windows, Shwedagon Pagoda, Internet Icon, San, Legs, Places, Travel, Vacations
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Going places: A day to follow whim and whimsy in Venice - The Island Now

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Another perfect day in Myanmar – our fourth and final day on Leg 3 of the Global Scavenger Hunt, a 23-day around-the-world mystery tour, in which we set out from Yangon to travel about the country, making a triangle that takes me to Bagan and Inle Lake to […]

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Going places: A day to follow whim and whimsy in Venice - The Island Now

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com One of the smartest choices I make in preparation for a week-long self-guided bike tour from Venice to Trieste to Istria (Slovenia to Croatia) is to arrive a day earlier. This gives me the unsurpassed luxury of spending a day wandering around Venice without a plan or an […]

Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 3 Continues: The Enchantment of Inle Lake, Myanmar Safari Windows, Internet Icon, Floating Garden, The Enchantments, Inle Lake, Yangon, Boat Tours, Where To Go, Enchanted
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Going places: A day to follow whim and whimsy in Venice - The Island Now

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My perfect day in Inle Lake, Myanmar, on Leg 3 of the Global Scavenger Hunt, a 23-day around-the-world mystery tour, begins the night before, on the JJ Express bus that leaves the temple city of Bagan at 10 pm and arrives at the bus stop (literally in the […]

Going places: Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg Myanmar, the Golden Land, lets the outside world in; The Island Now

Going places: A day to follow whim and whimsy in Venice - The Island Now

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I am surprised by the fact it is in only a two-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), Myanmar, the third leg of the Global Scavenger Hunt, a 23-day around-the-world mystery tour, arriving at our five-star hotel, the Sule Shangri-la, around […]

Athens is a relatively easy Par 2 on the Global Scavenger Hunt. We had just 30 hours here, distinguished by the celebration of the Greek Orthodox Easter. Easter Saturday, Orthodox Easter, Mycenae, Team Challenges, Outdoor Restaurant, 1000 Years, Grand Hyatt, 11th Century, Acropolis

Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 7: Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens

Athens is a relatively easy Par 2 on the Global Scavenger Hunt. We had just 30 hours here, distinguished by the celebration of the Greek Orthodox Easter.

NYT Travel Show: Places to See Before You Die’ Author Shares 20 Favorites for 2019

NYT Travel Show: ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’ Author Shares 20 Favorites for 2019

Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times best-seller, “1000 Places to See Before You Die” offered up some 20 of her favorites to consider for 2019 in her talk, “Global Travel Experiences” at …

Going places: 4 Days Adventure from Marrakech to the Sahara Marrakech, Morocco, Places To Go, Tours, Island, Adventure, Mountains, Day, Beach
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Going places: A day to follow whim and whimsy in Venice - The Island Now

By Dave E. Leiberman and Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Everything about a trip from Marrakech to the Sahara is epic. We didn’t know if we would drive ourselves or hire a tour, so from finding the right desert guide, then traveling the 8+ hours through roads filled with switchbacks and harrowing drivers, to […]

Going places: 4 Days Adventure from Marrakech to the Sahara

Going places: A day to follow whim and whimsy in Venice - The Island Now

By Dave E. Leiberman and Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Everything about a trip from Marrakech to the Sahara is epic. We didn’t know if we would drive ourselves or hire a tour, so from finding the right desert guide, then traveling the 8+ hours through roads filled with switchbacks and harrowing drivers, to […]

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48 Hours in Lisbon

There is so much to do, see, and taste here, you should absolutely try to spend more than 48 hours in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and one of the great European cities! That said, if you’re tight on …

Going Places Near and Far: Mountain Top Inn Resort: The Perfect Vermont Romantic (and Family) Retreat Destin Resorts, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding Mountains, Cross Country Skiing, Romantic Places, Mountain Resort, Green Mountain, National Forest, Vermont

Going Places Near and Far: Mountain Top Inn Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Romantic (and Family) Retreat - The Island Now

by Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman & Laini Miranda Mountain Top Inn & Resort, tucked in a Courier & Ives landscape in Chittenden, Vermont, has all the charm, the warmth, the cozy, intimate hospitality of a country inn, and all the luxury, amenities, activities and quality dining of a resort. It is both small and […]