Archive for February, 2006
When you make a list of all the unique things Louisiana has to offer visitors, you quickly see the long-lasting influences of our French, Spanish and African ancestry. In fact, there’s not another state, save Hawaii, that has preserved its past with a living history that can be experienced each and every day through the lives of its local population. Our own style of architecture –wrought iron balconies and port coheres of the French Quarter, plantation homes along the Mississippi River and raised cottages found through out Cajun Country are being built and rebuilt to this very day. Walk into any fourth or fifth generation Louisiana home and you’re sure to find gumbo on the stove, pecan pie in the fridge, home-grown tomatoes on a window sill, or some variation of uniquely Cajun and Creole foods that date back to the days of Evangeline. Our music, too has a sound and a story all its own. A wailful mix of West Indies voodoo chants, African tribal drums and Nova Scotian fiddles that tell tales of loves and lives lost and a new world found. Louisiana. As rare as an oyster’s perfect pearl, as raw as a gator’s hide, as mysterious as the fog that blankets the bayous, as illusive as the aroma of jasmine on a hot summer night. Louisiana. Custom-made. Just for you
Read more: http://www.louisianatravel.com/
February 27th, 2006
For anyone with a dream of sun-drenched fun, Mexico’s beaches are no longer just for the well-to-do. Today, resorts on the country’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts offer something for every taste, and budget. Even during the high season (October through May), room rates at the poshest resorts can start as low as $150 per night. What’s more, most Americans can make the trip to Mexico in little more than a two-hour flight. So, before making plans for an adventure south of the border, read on for Travel Channel’s list of the Top 10 Mexican Beach Resorts
Read more: Text by Melanie Mize - http://travel.discovery.com/fansites/worldsbest/
February 24th, 2006
Take a paraglider taxi through the air wearing skis, join high altitude ski tours that bring you closer to the heavens. Float quietly across snowed-in valleys in a hot-air balloon, discovering the many faces of nature in the different kinds of countryside.
Have a professional take you down the St. Moritz Olympic bobsled run. Toboggan from Preda to Bergün or brave a glacier downhill run on the Diavolez… Who doesn’t dream of adventures such as these? Whether skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or taking a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh, everything is possible in Graubünden’s winter sports areas with their guaranteed favourable snow conditions. Would you like to enjoy a gourmet treat away from the crowds? Learn about the rich culture of Switzerland’s holiday corner and its capital of Chur or relax in a traditional spa? Try Telemark skiing, parabol skiing or snow golf – putting a red ball on a white ‘green’? In Graubünden, it’s yours for the asking. We promise to take excellent care of you and our most precious resource – the environment
Read more: http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/destinations.cfm?
February 23rd, 2006