Travel News: Week of July 2, 2013

Tahrir Square

Top Travel News American student killed in Egypt, U.S. issues travel warning Men are too heavy to be GoAir flight attendants Cirque du Soleil performer killed in Las Vegas show 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg provides a bigger story In California, celebrating gay marriage with travel deals More Travel News: Chicago Tribune | L.A.  Times | N.Y.  Times | USAToday | CNN GOOD […]

Video of the Week: Big Wave Surfing Nazare Portugal

Big Wave Surfing Nazare Portugal

Pro surfer Garrett McNamara, aka GMAC, is thought to have recently broken the world record for surfing what’s believed to be a 100-foot wave! The largest swell ever ridden by a surfer and it took place in Nazaré, Portugal.

Day Trippin’ Southern California Style – Festivals, History and the Ocean

Channel Islands off of Oxnard

Vacations are often aimed at large cities and when going to California most travelers head for Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego.  There are so many other aspects to the golden state that have great appeal and give a taste of what comprises California as seen from a small town view. Oxnard, California is an agriculturally-based coastal […]

Adventures in Puerto Rico

Toro Verde

You don’t have to go to Patagonia, or some other far away land to experience some of the most exciting adventure activities in the world. They abound in Puerto Rico and it’s a direct flight from many U.S. cities including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and others.I flew Jet Blue from Fort Lauderdale for […]

Video of the Week: Hawaiian Surfer Breaks Wave-riding Record

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Guinness World Records just recognized a 44-year-old Hawaiian surfer for riding the biggest wave ever recorded by a surfer. Last November Garrett McNamara caught a 78-foot wave at Nazare, off the coast of Portugal, beating the previous 2008 record by more than a foot. “I knew it was big, but I didn’t know how big,” […]

Los Cabos

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By: Yuki Hayashi The Recession. Drug-cartel violence. H1N1. (And, since my visit, Hurricane Jimena.) Few tourist destinations were hit as hard in 2009 as Mexico. Between the overall drop in travel caused by the global financial crisis, the bad press border states have received in light of gangland violence (you know, the kind that hurts […]