Culture

August 29, 2018

The Simple Pleasures and Treasures of Bali

Upon arriving in Bali, I didn’t know what to expect. I’d seen the movie “Eat, Pray, Love” and knew it was a tropical island with its share of yogis. I knew it would be hot and humid. I had guessed the food would be fresh and aromatic with local spices and lots of rice. But […]

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April 11, 2018

YOLO! WE ONLY LIVE ONCE, SO TACK ON A SIDE TRIP

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When traveling, I usually find that Americans travel 10 days while most other nationalities travel for 2-4 weeks. Oh, we Americans do love to work and I realize businesses do not encourage 2-4-week vacations. But, when one is traveling half way around the world with 30+ hours of travel time to reach tantalizing Thailand at […]

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April 2, 2018

Exotics Defined

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What is your definition of Exotic? The dictionary defines exotic as an adjective used to describe something originating in a distant foreign country or “of a kind not used for ordinary purposes or not ordinarily encountered.” Not conventional. This is where the word takes a turn in the travel industry — toward destinations off the […]

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January 9, 2018

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

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As we stare at the Calendar for 2018 and think to ourselves, “How is it 2018??” we hit the ground running with resolutions, promises of a better life and planning to make it all happen. Some of us are staring at single digit temperatures and imagining warm sunny destinations and outdoor fun. Either way, ESCAPE […]

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November 8, 2017

Fusterlandia:  (Fantasyland) Where Art is Alive and Well in Cuba

Our tour bus meandered into a sleepy little seaside town on Day Two in the port of Havana that really didn’t look like much. People on the tour were chatting amongst themselves. Then they started to see colorfully tiled walls out the windows and the chatter subsided. It was as if we all were sprinkled […]

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October 18, 2017

MoBay Mojo Day One

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Everything’s Cool Montego Bay, Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. DAY ONE ~ As I sit in the quiet bar at the Wexford Hotel overlooking beautiful Montego Bay, I reflect on my first day on this rugged island. Rugged in its steep green hills, rugged in its swampy air thick with humidity. It’s a cool 90 degrees […]

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July 6, 2017

When Food Fuels the Vacation

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Singles Travel International provides unique opportunities to try new cuisine and explore the culture and tradition of each destination we offer. If you consider yourself a “Foodie,” here are a few flavorful destinations on the 2017 calendar to expand your culinary life as well as create delicious memories to last a lifetime. South Africa: Where the […]

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February 2, 2017

Cruising Cuba- The small ship experience

Sometimes a smaller ship has a distinct advantage, as proven by the unique Cuban itinerary of the Celestyal Crystal with the most ports of call.   Why just see Havana when you can also ease into the smaller harbors of the old Cuban capital of Santiago, the quaint city of Cienfuegos and the original harbor of Montego […]

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December 29, 2016

Havana ~ The Time Traveler’s Friend

A throwback in time with 2 million people, Havana displays a combination of colonialism, capitalism and communism.  Embark from your ship into the historical center of Old Havana (“Habana Vieja”) with a mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments guarded by the old Historic military fortress on the other side of Havana harbor. It’s easy to […]

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