Study Abroad: An Inside Look

Dr. Craig ‘Kwesi’ Brookins is an Associate Professor of Psychology at NC State University. He also leads a series of study abroad programs to various parts of Africa. This interview with Dr. Brookins provides insight into studying abroad through the eyes of a program director. [Editor’s note: I was a participant in a 1999 study




8 Funny Travel Books

There is nothing better than finding a reason to laugh on the road. The following eight books are some of the funniest travel books ever written. The list includes something for every sense of humor and range from the Victorian period to the present day. 1. The Innocents Abroad (Mark Twain) The Innocents Abroad was




Delikatessen, Feinkost, Weine, Biere: Harpf präsentiert feinste Versuchungen

KaDeWe Feinschmeckeretage fällt mir sofort ein, [...] WEITERLESEN Ähnliche Artikel: Frühlingserwachen am Gitschberg: Wandern, Radeln und Skifahren Kloster Neustift: Wo Wohlstand und Wein zu Weltruhm führen European Beer Star Award: 1.366 Biere testen auf der Suche nach dem besten… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and




A Traditional Maltese Fish Market

Marsaxlokk, a traditional fishing village on coast of Malta, hosts an early morning fish market every Sunday. Locals go there to buy fresh seafood to prepare for their dinner that evening. Follow the happenings of a typical day at the market through the lens of photographer Kasia Tempes. Fisherman on the Malta coast © Kasia




Mandela on NSS 2014

Mandela on NSS 2014 “Hi, oh you didn’t know I would attend? Well that is quite easy, as I’m here for quite some time already. And see look down my left hand…they have some girls around that seemingly like to re enact that famous scene with Marilyn. You know which one I’m referring at, don’t




Obama: Truly Gezellig in The Hague

Truly Gezellig in The Hague I’ve seen some of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 here in The Hague and took a bit of video and some photo’s at the final press conference where Obama thanked the Dutch for a well organized summit and showed he knows a Dutch word “Gezellig” that many English speaking people




The Best Cupcakes in Park Slope

The Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn is home to several of the tastiest cupcakes in New York City. Bakeries have been competing for two decades to win over the growing customer base for the small cake designed to satiate one person. Three Park Slope spots have developed cupcakes that would satisfy even the toughest critics.




Spargel mit Fenchel in Alufolie, Sogni d”Oro, Turbiana di Lugana, Italien, Edition Klaus Gundel #food #foodspotting [Flickr]

GAP089 posted a photo: Le Gourmand – Das Genießer-Magazin




Check-Out Folio: Plunge Pool Turndowns, Baby Ghosts and Wedding Hashtags

It’s our weekly wrap-up, Check-Out Folio where we round up the best (Credits in folio-speak) and worst (Charges) hotel news of the week. Got a scoop? Or just want to share a recent hotel story? Tell us all about it! CREDITS · PLUNGE POOL TURNDOWN SERVICE · INSIDE THE GENERATOR LONDON · SOUTH LAKE TAHOE’S




What Women Business Travelers Want

A recent Hilton Garden Inn survey conducted by Opinion Research Corp. revealed that female business travelers enjoy hotel perks most when traveling for work. Specifically, women enjoyed having someone clean up after them (71% vs. 58% for men) along with having breakfast prepared for them (62% vs. 49% for men). The majority of women also




How to enjoy a stay at a lake-side hotel

Vacation is probably the best time of one’s life. This is the time when you can stay away from life’s usual hum-drum and rat race. Travelling to new places and discovering its beauty is the essential part of a vacation or holiday. And this vacation becomes even more interesting when one is planning to visit a place that is blessed with the best landscapes such as a natural lake. Lake means a beautiful reservoir of fresh water that is bestowed upon by Mother Nature itself. So if you planning to spend your next vacation on a holiday destination having a lake, then we have just the right tips to give you.

To get the best view of a lake, firstly you need to ensure that you stay in a lake-side hotel. Hotel undoubtedly becomes your home for the few days of vacationing. So choose your hotel with a lot of caution and care keeping in view all your requirements pertaining to food, loggings and logistics. Once you have selected the hotel with the best lake side view, you need to gear up to enjoy your stay to the fullest!

Before giving you tips on how you can enjoy your stay at a lake side view hotel, the most important thing is to know is likes, dislikes and the purpose of your journey. If you are staying at a lake side hotel for attending some business meetings, then the best way you can enjoy your stay is to sit in your hotel balcony and get mesmerized by the beauty of Mother Nature. It’ll also relieve you from the business pressures and you’ll feel contented and blissful.

Now for those who are staying at the lake side hotel wholly and solely for the purpose of sheer adventure, we have a lot of things in kitty for you. The most obvious thing that lake water offers is the opportunity to go for swimming. Swimming means a great adventure and a lovely exercise, so for all the swimmers, a lake side hotel gives the best opportunity to get into your swim suites. Secondly, the people who don’t like to swim can go for fishing. Yes, lakes are a wonderful place for setting your fishing hands and grabbing some of the best fishes. Various lake side hotels even offer a guide that gives you valuable tips before you try your hands on fishing.

The best thing that a lake-side hotel offers is the option to indulge in various water sports. Jet skiing can be a great option especially when the lake is bigger one and you can also rent a boat for a day or so to enjoy the fresh water of lake with a large variety of amazing aquatic animals. This kind of experience is extremely enriching especially when you are accompanied by your kids. For the elderly ones you can ask the hotel staff to make arrangements for their proper sitting facing the lake, so that they can also enjoy their stay at a lake-side hotel to the fullest.

So if all this has got you itching to dive into a lakeside hotel break, we recommend The Belsfield hotel, one of the best hotels in the lake district. Perfectly situated at Kendal Road, Bowness-on Windermere, LA23 3EL, with stunning views of the beautiful Lake Windermere. To book, give them a call on 084 4736 8604 or visit their website.


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