Australia’s Gorgeous Beaches

Tourism Australia There’s nothing like Australia’s beaches! Did you know that Australia’s coastline is linked by more than 10,000 beaches?  More than any other country in the world! Whether it’s a getaway at a new resort lavish enough for royalty, or a beachside tent, Australia has coastal getaways like no other. With so many beachside […]

Going Away, but Not Really

It seems that not too many of you are going on a REAL vacation this summer as these were the results: 28.6% said that you were going away 14.3% said that you were going away, but not too far 42.9% were only goin to spend time at the cottage 14.3% are not going away, period […]

Destination Wedding Dresses with Style and Flair

We’ve always loved the idea of a destination wedding….something small, intimate and in a tropical climate. Plus, there’s something appealing about getting married by the water. If a destination wedding is in your future, be sure to look through our recent picks on hot destination wedding dresses. (click here for the rest of  Smartbride Boutique’s […]

The Vacation Poll!

During the summer, some people go away (far away), while others stay closer.  So why not ask: [poll id=”134″]

Great Places to Eat in NYC

Cynthia Cheng In a recent trip to New York, I had the chance to eat at several different restaurants including: SnAKS on 5:  Located on the fifth floor (contemporary ladies’ clothing) at Saks Fifth Avenue, this restaurant serves, well, more “snacky” type foods than the SFA Cafe on the eighth floor.  What’s interesting about the […]

Miami the Healthy Way

Lynn Burshtein Vacationing in Miami Beach can be a decadent affair, filled with sun-bathing and clubbing until all hours of the night. Finding healthy food at South Beach’s trendy restaurants is a challenge and shopping the numerous boutiques – to paraphrase Carrie Bradshaw – might be one’s only form of cardio there. But with the […]

Tunde Ertl: Holistic Practitioner, Event Organizer and Web Designer

Cynthia Cheng According to her biography, Tunde Ertl entered the healing business after leaving an emotionally abusive relationship.    Today, she is a trained and licensed Holistic Practitioner, Reiki Master and has been in the natural healing field for nearly 20 years.  For the past 10 years, Tunde has developed her skills as a telepath, and […]

Majestic Mountains: Red Mountain Resort & Spa

Lynn Burshtein If happiness were a colour, it would be the colour of Red Mountain – more specifically the russet-hued rocks located in St. George, Utah on the northeastern tip of the Mojave Desert. Its epic scenery surely makes this one of the more picturesque places on earth. Indeed, it is as if the area […]

Medieval Portugal V: Evora

K. Lau As the largest city of Alentejo in the south of Portugal, Evora, with its medieval characters, is the best preserved city visited during our study tour. Evora has been a walled city since Roman times. Traces of the 1st century Roman wall, reinforced by the Visigoths in the 7th century, can still be […]

Medieval Portugal IV : Tomar

K. Lau Tomar stretches along the banks of the Nabao, at the foot of a hill dominated by a fortified castle built in 1160 by Gualdim Pais, first Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templars of Portugal. Though the border between Christian and Moorish territories passed through Tomar, the city had taken more […]