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New Year’s Eve in New York City 51

A Holiday Tradition, of Sorts by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder New Year’s Eve is a holiday meant to be shared — with friends, lovers, and other drunks. You say farewell to the old year and ring in the new with solemn wishes, unattainable resolutions, and lots of champagne. […]

New Year's Eve in Times Square: like climbing Everest

Before the trip Downtown

Disneyland for Adults? 4

It’s a Downtown Stakeout by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder Once upon a time, near an inland empire far, far away, the mouse that roared (and sang and danced) got its own amusement park. The result — Disneyland — changed the face of Anaheim, California, forever. Back then, Orange […]


China: From the Mainland to Macau 2

A Study in Contrasts by Mark H. Bloom On Mainland China, which I like to call “The Land of Big Uncle,” it’s common to see a row of cameras over the highway. Travel, you see, is restricted. I was told a Chinese national isn’t allowed to go from Shenzhen to […]

Mark in Macau: suddenly, color was everywhere

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25 free things you can do in Sydney

25 Free Things You Can Do In Sydney [Infographic] by the team at Momondo Group Ltd   Related posts: Enjoying the best (and free) parts of Sydney in summer Enjoying the best (and free) parts of Sydney in summer by Jessica Meddows     Summer… Meditating in Sydney’s pools Meditating in […]


7 places worth seeing in Bahrain

In a small island country like Bahrain, where can tourists go for a visit? Here are the top seven places worth seeing in Bahrain. Al-Fateh Mosque (Great Mosque) This religious site is really worth to visit. It has a beautiful, unique architecture and was constructed with maple and wood in […]

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Mark visits Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest Means More Than Beer

Beware the Law of Gravity by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder   In honor of Oktoberfest — that most German of all festivals — I bring you the following true story. It reflects my personal preference for German beer. Contrary to popular belief, as is sometimes illustrated in these […]


Australia: king of the islands 1

Australia, the world’s biggest island, is home to thousands of other islands as well. These islands offer visitors wonderful choices to explore and enjoy their holiday. They are scattered all over the Australian coast and are as varied as they are beautiful. Scott Archer guest blogs at Gypsy Girl to uncover the […]

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Women expatriates in the United Arab Emirates

Women expatriates in the United Arab Emirates – what is life like for a single female in Dubai?


Trаvеl to Eсuаdоr – Quіtо, Vоlсаnоеѕ, Gаlараgоѕ Iѕlаnd

Lосаtеd in thе Andes, Eсuаdоr is a lаnd оf intrigue fоr trаvеlеrѕ. Trаvеl to Eсuаdоr аnd уоu саn trеk the Amаzоn, сlіmb vоlсаnоеѕ, or lоаf оn bеаutіful bеасhеѕ. Pеrhарѕ the bіggеѕt reason tо travel tо Ecuador іѕ a vіѕіt tо thе fаmоuѕ Gаlараgоѕ Iѕlаndѕ… Related posts: How to find the […]


Bronte Country, Haworth- England

A day out in Bronte Country, Haworth- England: As the Lake District has Beatrix Potter; the little historic town of Haworth has the Bronte’s. Similarly to the Lakes, Haworth is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty with views of the Yorkshire moors… Related posts: 48 Hours in York, North Yorkshire, England- […]