Wednesday, December 30, 2015

World's 10 Most Expensive Cities for New Year's Eve 2015

Excerpted from

Here are the world’s 10 most expensive destinations in which to spend this New Year's Eve. That determination is according to a new survey from which specifically looked at 30 major destinations around the world, establishing the rate for the cheapest available hotel room at each locale.  

 New Year's Eve, Cancun

1.            Cancun $311
2.            Dubai $302
3.            Miami Beach $286
4.            Los Angeles $272
5.            Edinburgh $268
6.            New Orleans $249
7.            Honolulu $246
8.            New York City $245
9.            Punta Cana $239
10.          Rio de Janeiro $232 

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Cynthia Dial!
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NBC/7 TV Interview - Behind-the-Scenes Tours - San Diego

If you've ever wanted to get behind-the-scenes of such well-known attractions as San Diego's Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld, US Olympic Center and the USS Midway, go here for details.

Photo by Cynthia Dial

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Airline Travel - New Concept - Passenger Seat Swaps

Excerpted from

SAN DIEGO, CA - Crowded flights are the new normal, leaving many air passengers traveling for business or pleasure stuck in seats they do not want. What if, even on sold out flights, passengers had a way to find a better seat?

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Many passengers are willing to pay or be paid to swap seats with other passengers, according to survey results released today. Passengers wanting a better seat (e.g., aisle / window seat) are willing to pay other passengers to swap seats. Also, if paid to do so, many passengers are willing to swap for a less desirable seat (e.g., middle seat).

Of those surveyed, 55% indicated they would be moderately to extremely likely to be willing to pay another passenger to swap for a better seat on a flight of 3.5 hours or longer. Not surprisingly, on shorter flights, the likelihood to pay to swap for a better seat was lower. On the flip side, in return for being paid, 20% indicated they would be willing to swap for a less desirable seat on a flight of 3.5 hours or longer. By contrast, if paid, the likelihood to swap for a less desirable seat was higher on shorter flights.

The survey covered many potential seat swap scenarios across varying flight lengths and included questions about the prices at which seat swaps could occur.

"The survey results suggest that air passengers may be able to solve some of the biggest complaints about air travel, including a limited inventory of comfortable seats, crowded flights, annoying passenger behavior, and high airfare costs," said Brad Pursel, Founder and President of the travel startup Seateroo.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Travel Quote of the Day

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
Yogi Berra
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Travia - Hyatt Hotels - Name

Travia: Though many hotels (i.e. Hilton) carry the name of their founder, Hyatt Hotels is the exception. When Chicago financier Jay Pritzker bought the Hyatt House at LAX in 1957, he kept the original name (for the seller, Hyatt R. von Dehn) saying no one would stay in a hotel named Pritzker's.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Top Ten Holiday Destinations for 2015

Excerpted from
MONTREAL, Canada - FlightHub has released its top ten destinations for the Holiday 2015 season. This data is compiled yearly to inform customers of the season’s top cities, a list which for 2015 is as follows:
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1. London, United Kingdom
2. Manilla, Philippines
3. Bangkok, Thailand
4. Paris, France
5. Mumbai, India
6. Delhi, India
7. Tokyo, Japan
8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
9. Los Angeles, California, US
10. New York City, New York, US

FlightHub's list is highlighted by London, United Kingdom, which routinely heads this list as a top European destination as it is free of any language barrier. Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and New York are the only US destinations on the list. Paris, France, placed in fourth, indicating that the terrorist attacks of November 13th had little to no effect on tourism.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Where to Start on Your First Korea Trip & Which Cities to Put on Your Must-Do List

By Cynthia Dial as appeared in

A country of contrasts and a land of the times, Korea is a surprising blend of out-of-the-norm pairings and an appealing reflection of its past, present and future. From Buddhism and baseball to a demilitarized zone and digital billboards, Korea serves up a setting that is both ancient past and beckoning beginnings.

Though only the size of Great Britain, the history of this East Asian country is long –5,000 years. Bounded on three sides by water (Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea and Korean Straight), sharing a border with North Korea and counting amongst its neighbors China, Japan and Russia, Korea’s geography could be considered complicated. But this same geography yields four distinct seasons: winter’s ski resorts and cold weather sports (even ice skating rinks in downtown Seoul), spring’s commencement of hiking and abundance of flowers (notably cherry blossoms in April), summer’s miles of beaches and countless water parks and autumn’s palette-like foliage within 16 national mountain parks.

To best delve into Korea launch your journey in Seoul, the nation’s action-around-the-clock capital city of 10 million. Its efficiency is readily apparent . . . from its computerized bus stops to a museum’s rainy day solution for wet umbrellas – a customized shrink-wrap machine.

Reflective of the country’s complementary yin and yang, Seoul’s cityscape consists of age-old palaces next to soaring skyscrapers, a lively street culture alongside its family-first philosophy and a fashion-forward reputation accompanied by a diverse gastronomic scene.

Let’s begin with an overview – from the water and from above. Whether you cruise through the middle of town along the Hangang River, stroll along the city’s Cheonggyecheon Stream running between downtown’s towering buildings or visit N Seoul Tower (the city’s highest point from which clear days reveal North Korea), each presents the perfect preview.

The heart of Seoul, perhaps of Korea, is Gyeongbok Palace. Built in 1395, it was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty that today attracts thousands of annual tourists, especially during one of its three-times-a-day changing of guard.

Named by CNN as one of world’s best shopping cities, Seoul is synonymous with aisle action.

The Myeong-dong area has been rated the city’s number one tourist destination. In addition to the flagship stores of mega-retailers Lotte and Shinsegae, it is also home to alleyways of boutiques and more than 100 stores specializing in skin care (including such regional specialties as snail masks, BB and CC creams).

For night owls, there’s Dongdaemun Fashion Town, where modern shopping malls coexist with traditional wholesale markets and are open till dawn. Existing for more than a century, Gwangjang Market is your most authentic option – it’s the place to shop for hanbok (traditional dress) and to sample Korea’s famous foods, especially bindaetteok (mung bean pancake).

A bargaining tip for markets is to start at 50% and negotiate from there. When dealing with traditional outlets, ask about the luxury tax refund for purchases over 30,000 won (approximately $26 US). It’s a stamped document to be redeemed at the airport. 

While Korea features such international cuisine as French, Italian and Japanese, it is best known for its street food. Among the addictive options are hotteok (sugar-filled pancakes), dak kkochi (glazed skewered chicken pieces) and ice cream. Baskin-Robbins is celebrated here, perhaps for its exclusive-to-Korea flavor called “Shooting Star,” named for its popping candy fizz-in-the-mouth sensation. 

Seoul is a cosmopolitan conglomeration. While signage along its thoroughfares announces such internationally-acclaimed exhibitions as Ansel Adams and Botero, Korea House presents the country’s most traditional performing art. Showcased in a variety of vignettes, singers, drummers and dancers that seemingly float across the stage transport Korea House’s guests back in time. Korea’s most contemporary entertainment is K-Pop, an Asian musical phenomenon. A concert of boy (and some girl) bands, the style is defined by animated beats, choreographed group dance, catchy tunes and a youthful audience coming from such distances as Japan.

Though highly energized, Seoul is only one part of Korea. Quickly and easily reached by Korail (the country’s bullet train traveling up to speeds of 186 mph), you’ll reach Busan. Once a small fishing village and now a major shipping port, this is the country’s richest city. Home to the Jagalchi Fish Market (Korea’s largest) and Asia’s top film festival, the Busan International Film Festival, it also claims a Guinness World Record holder – Shinsegae Centum City is the world’s largest department store.

Busan is additionally complemented by Haeundae Beach, one of the country’s best known strands of sand. Lined with five-star hotels and premier restaurants, it transforms each summer to a magnet for sunseekers, attracting thousands of beachgoers and endless rows of beach umbrellas. To best appreciate the area, wander the Circular Promenade overlooking the well-known shoreline.

Continuing into the countryside, you’ll pass fields of locust flowers and rows of curved tile roofs in route to Gyeongsangbuk-Do province. Called “another Korea within Korea,” it’s like an open-air museum. As home to several of the country’s 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this is the address of Bulguksa Temple (established in 751), Korea’s oldest wooden structure where Buddhist monks remain active.

The province is also the setting of two major Confucian academies and Andong Hahoe Village, a centuries-old community and current home to 125 families. Famous for its masks, it hosts the annual International Mask Dance Festival. The village center’s 600-year old zelkova tree is a magnet for handwritten wishes (they’re attached to its surrounding fence). And its version of the country’s notorious high-octane proof whiskey, Soju, is 45% alcoholic content.

A little known Korean factoid is that two-thirds of its land mass is 2,300 feet above sea level. Within this predominately winter-weather region is Pyeongchang county. Called the “Alps of Asia,” it will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. There’s no need to guess your arrival as the Alpensia ski jumping tower is visible for miles. For a pre-Olympic treat, visit the tower’s museum, its high-above-ground wall of locks where you can attach your own and the viewing platform for a personal preview of athletes’ pre-jump perspective (caution: not for acrophobics). 

Stretching through three counties of Gangwon-do province, Korea’s most iconic mountain is Mt. Seorak. Serving up the perfect presentation of Buddhist temples, lush green valleys, dense forests and towering granite peaks, it is best appreciated from the Seorak Cable Car for a ride to its top.

However, it is the shared border with North Korea that generates the most intrigue. An Armistice Agreement signed July 27, 1953, established the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the North and South. While only 35 miles from Seoul, it is not possible to visit North Korea; and though it is possible to visit the DMZ, it is recommended to do so with an established tour operator (HanaTour is Korea’s largest travel company).

But no matter where your adventures take you, we have a feeling you won't be disappointed.

Photos by Cynthia Dial

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Travel Quote of the Day

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 "Once a year go someplace you've never been before."
Dalai Lama

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Day 2 - British Columbia - Vancouver Island - Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, home to the Wickaninnish Inn, offers something for everyone . . . from beach walks . . . to forest hikes . . .  to micro brews . . . to more storm watching.

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British Columbia - Vancouver Island - Wickaninnish Inn

Upon learning that Relais & Chateaux affiliated Wickaninnish Inn, located on Vancouver Island's west coast, is known for its storm watching, a visit during inclement weather has been my goal. 

Fast forward to today. Yesterday's arrival from San Diego was to a chilly but clear Vancouver. This morning, however, was different. My ride to the airport was in rain. Upon checking in at Orca for my commuter flight to Tofino on Vancouver Island, I learn that due to weather, we must land in Qualicum Beach and drive 2.5 hours to Tofino and the Wickaninnish.  

My dream is coming true.

After driving through rain and snow, I've arrived . . . in Tofino . . .  at the  Wickaninnish . . . for storm watching. Success!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Omni La Costa - Blue Fire Grill - Chef Marc Therrien

Sampling the flavors of Chile tonight with Chef Marc Therrien, executive chef with Omni La Costa's Blue Fire Grill. Having traveled to Chile in June for a three-day immersion in the country's cuisine and cooking techniques, the evening with Chef promises to be a delicious one.

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Paris - Friday, November 13, 2015

A dark day in the City of Light
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fashion News - Bittersweet - Bracelet/Ponytail holder

Fashion News:  The latest on the jewelry fashion scene is an unexpected solution to the phenomenon of females wearing as a bracelet (albeit an unattractive one) their elastic ponytail holder on their wrist to ensure, when needed, it's readily available.

Come to the rescue Bittersweet and its founders and owners, Shirleen Palsson and her husband, Arni Ingimundarson, both engineers, who designed a collection of steel plated and sterling silver (silver, gold and rose gold colors) bracelets, onto which the elastic hair holder fits and actually enhances the bracelet.  The price is from $45 to $85.
Photos by Cynthia Dial

To complement this collection is the new addition of b+sweet -- its colorful, less expensive option -- for the younger set.

To view the current collection, go here.

#jewelry #fashionnews #freethewrist #bittersweet #travelingcynthia

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Travel - Dress the Part

Excerpted from Teach Yourself Travel Writing by Cynthia Dial

It is my Holland experience that comically underscores the cultural differences in dress. Visiting as a participant of a golf press trip, I was apprised of the expected attire -- long (not short) pants, collared shirt and golf shoes (no tennis shoes). As a beginner, I was careful to follow the rules, not wishing to draw unwanted attention to myself. Thus, I carefully dressed for the outing at our first golf venue, a public course near Amsterdam.

As we approached the 9th hole I noticed spectators on the opposite side of a water hazard, standing hands on hips. Without my glasses it wasn't until I reached the green that I realized they had no clothes on. The course was next to a nudist camp and apparently two of its participants were golf enthusiasts as well. And I was concerned about wearing a collared shirt!

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Travia - "Cockpit Confidential" - Window Shades, Tray Tables and Seat Backs

Excerpted from 'Cockpit Confidential' by Patrick Smith

Ever wondered why your window shade must be up, your seat back should be returned to its original position, your tray table has to be latched and the cabin lights are dimmed during takeoffs and landings?
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Here's the answer found in 'Cockpit Confidential,' an insider's book written by airline pilot/author, Patrick Smith:

Your tray has to be latched so that, in the event of an impact or sudden deceleration, you don't impale yourself on it. Plus it allows a clear path to the aisle during an evacuation. The restriction on seat recline provides easier access to the aisles and also keeps your body in the safest position. It lessens whiplash-style injuries and prevents you from "submarining," as it's called, under the seat belt. Keep your belts low and tight. Nothing is more aggravating than hearing a passenger voice the theory that should a crash occur they are guaranteed to perish, so what's the point? Most crashes do have survivors, and something as simple as a properly buckled belt could mean the difference between serious and minor injury.

Raising your window shade makes it easier for the flight attendants to assess any exterior hazards -- fire, debris -- that might interfere with an emergency evacuation. It also helps you remain oriented if there's a sudden impact -- rolling, tumbling, etc. Dimming the lights is part of the same strategy. Burning brightly, the glare would make it impossible to see outside. And by pre-adjusting your eyes, you won't be suddenly blinded while dashing for the doors in darkness or smoke.

Thanks, Patrick Smith.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Travel Quote of the Day

“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.”
Mercedes Lackey

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

San Diego Press Club 42nd Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards

A night of 'firsts'

~ My first Excellence in Journalism Awards night
~ A first place award for me and the NBC team

Category: Television, News Feature Same Day

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Switzerland - Latest News

Switzerland Tourism announced the Grand Tour of Switzerland, a 1,000 mile journey throughout the country using great roads and the public transportation system (train, bus and boat) -- every mile a scenic one.
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Along the way you will encounter four different languages and cultural areas, 37 major tourist attractions and 10 UNESCO World Heritage Site.  From four days to 30 days, the experience is up to you.

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Hurricane Patricia - Puerto Vallarta - Manzanillo - Airports Closed


MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Hurricane Patricia strengthened into one of the most powerful storms in history on Friday as it barreled toward Mexico's Pacific Coast, forcing resort hotels to evacuate tourists and residents to stockpile supplies.
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The states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero are in Patricia’s path. Mexican authorities declared a state of emergency and all flights to and from popular tourist resorts Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo were suspended and the cities' airports closed. The major cargo port of Manzanillo was also shut.

Hotel workers in Puerto Vallarta said efforts had begun to start evacuating guests, but others said they were still waiting to be told where to send them. 15,000 people are expected to be evacuated from Puerto Vallarta.

Hurricane Patricia is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon or early evening.
President Enrique Peña Nieto warned that the nation has never seen a hurricane this strong and promised special measures to provide protection.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: The City of Turquoise is a Burgeoning Haven for Art Lovers

By Cynthia Dial for
I am no novice to Santa Fe, having visited multi times over many years, yet I remain impressed at its eternal exclusivity. Long ago my attendance at Sunday mass in its downtown Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi revealed an usher, simply collecting donations this day, but best known as 60s heartthrob, Tab Hunter. Most recently, the last evening of my last visit provided yet another treasured memory – an intimate, tented and chandelier-adorned tailgate dinner preceding a performance of the Santa Fe Opera. The crowning jewel of this crystal-stemware, sterling-silver type of affair was its tableside preparation by James Beard award-winner, Todd Hall, executive chef of Julia, La Posada’s signature restaurant.
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Not every trip to New Mexico’s capital city is punctuated by star sightings, but any visit can mean mornings with Native American artisans selling their wares, afternoons spent gallery hopping along Canyon Road and evenings enjoyed over meals in James Beard-recognized restaurants. Santa Fe is a don-your-turquoise-and-silver and kick-around-in-your-cowboy-boots kind of town – sophisticated, yet laid-back. It’s these distinguished attributes that provide countless reasons to visit, all are determined by taste and choice – yours.

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A little backstory. The city is older than the U.S. itself – when the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, Santa Fe had its own governor. A product of Spanish heritage, Native American roots and Old West ways, Santa Fe has a rich and distinctive narrative, one like no other. At an elevation of 7,000 feet (nearly a half mile higher than the nation’s mile-high city, Denver), it enjoys more than 300 days of annual sunshine and four distinct seasons. Reflective of its forever edict, no building taller than four stories, and its adobe-style architecture, it remains a world-class city with a small-town vibe.

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With such historical beginnings, the best place to begin exploration of the nation’s oldest capital is La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa. Built in 1882 as the Territory’s largest home, the Staab Mansion quickly became the hub of entertainment with Julia Staab at the helm. Considered the unofficial hostess of New Mexico, her guest list overflowed with the region’s “who’s who” of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Surrounded by casitas (now rooms) originally built for traveling artists, La Posada is also known as the Art Hotel of New Mexico. It earned the moniker because of its long ago display and sale of original art, including the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. Though this was two decades before Santa Fe’s galleries began to flourish, this tradition continues today. It is under the guidance of noted art curator Sara Eyestone that artists display exclusively at La Posada, which also hosts a weekly Friday afternoon art reception and chef’s tasting.

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A compact and walkable town, Santa Fe is easy to explore so let’s start at its heart – the Plaza. Noted as a National Register of Historic Places, the city’s 400-year-old central park and home to a classic bandstand and the American Indian War Memorial monument is the perennial gathering spot of tourists and locals. It hosts such seasonal events as August’s internationally-renowned Indian Market and is decked out each Christmas with thousands of glittering lights and farolitos. Palace of the Governors was constructed in the 17th century as Spain’s seat of government. Beneath its portal Native Americans sell their own tribe’s authentic handicrafts, all made from traditional materials (no fake turquoise will be found here) – from jewelry to pottery to kachina dolls – every day of the year. It’s worth noting that these items are tax exempt, but “thinking about” a purchase may mean losing out as artists appear on a rotating basis.

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Overflowing with galleries and museums, there’s no shortage for the art lover. Every creative foray should begin at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the short movie on the artisan’s life, followed by a stroll amongst her creations. It’s said that Canyon Road is to art what Rodeo Drive is to fashion. Located a short walk from downtown, the noted street is dotted with one gallery after another. McLarry Fine Art and its sculpture garden showcase the work of celebrated Southwestern artists, while Morning Star Gallery displays museum quality antiques from more than 50 Native American tribes. On Museum Hill you’ll find four additional art centers, plus The Botanical Garden.

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Shopping is distinctive in Santa Fe. It has its own look, its own flair. Whether your quest is for handcrafted jewelry, custom cowboy boots or an antler-enhanced chandelier, it can be found here and it is top quality. Ortega’s on the Plaza is known for its custom-designed jewelry by the world’s top artists, including Don Lucas and Federico. Though at first glance it appears a museum, Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery sells a large selection of American Indian pottery, including San Ildefonso Pueblo’s distinctive black-on-black earthenware by Maria Martinez, known as the “Picasso of Southwest pottery.”

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So creative is its preparation that Santa Fe’s food scene is described “appetizing art.” With its title as the birthplace of Southwestern cuisine, its love affair with chiles (red or green is the perpetual query) and more than 200 restaurants to showcase its edible imagination, Santa Fe has a collection of top chefs and a remarkable line-up of eateries.

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Located in an 1835 adobe and a former stagecoach stop, El Farol, the city’s oldest restaurant, is known for flamenco entertainment. Eight-time James Beard award nominee, James Campbell Caruso, is chef-owner of La Boca, a lively tapas restaurant and wine bar. Noted as Santa Fe’s first fine dining restaurant, The Compound features the seasonal contemporary American menu of Mark Kiffin (James Beard-named “Best Chef of the Southwest”), with such popular inclusions as stone crab polenta and olive oil ice cream. Frito pie, a different but authentic treat, is found at the back-of-the-store food counter of the Plaza’s Five& Dime (formerly Woolworth’s, where it’s claimed to have been invented). A regional treat, it’s an open bag of chips topped with chili and cheese. For hands-on but delicious encounters with the town’s touted dining arena, Santa Fe School of Cooking serves up classes and restaurant walking tours. 
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This small town has a full calendar; but among such offerings as the Chamber Music Festival, Independent Film Festival and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, it is best known for the Santa Fe Opera (established 1957). Called the all-star game of the music world and set in a dramatic, open-air theater on a 100-acre backdrop, this is the hottest ticket in the coolest of towns.

Photo by Cynthia Dial 

Beyond Santa Fe’s distinguished culture and cuisine are equally unique activities. The state’s 19 pueblos give a peek into the Native American lifestyle, with Taos Pueblo one of the grandest. Nearby Los Alamos is known for the Manhattan Project, which created the atomic bomb. Its Bradbury Science Museum documents the highly sensitive and secretive World War II mission.  Bandelier National Monument has some of the area’s finest hiking, especially in its little known Tsankawi section, which I discovered only with assistance from Monique, hiking guide/owner of Great Southwest Adventures. This trail running atop a mesa has Native American cliff dwellings, petroglyphs and vantage views that are so rich in history its signage reads: “Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but tracks.”

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

More Israel - Tel Aviv - Jaffa

From the impressive Tel Aviv Art Museum to the city's graffiti decorated streets to its bustling markets, energetic Tel Aviv - Jaffa serves up a completely different experience compared to the traditional vibe of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Two different cities, two different Israels - but both safe.
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