Tag Archives: Shopping

Five Fun Facts for Friday: Mall of America, Minnesota

The Mall of America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. About one billion people from around the world have visited the largest shopping and retail entertainment center in Bloomington, Minnesota since it opened. MOA features 520 stores featuring leading designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes, the largest U.S. indoor theme […]

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A Shopper’s Guide to York: Best Vintage Offerings

vintage shopping in York England

The reasons why people head for York (England) are extremely diverse – after all, this beautiful city offers so much, including a rich heritage, medieval cobbled streets, ghost stories and of course, the towering basilica that is York Minster. But what about the shopping opportunities? Sure, it has its fair share of high street stores, […]

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Dubai Mall Offers More Than Shopping

exterior of Dubai Mall

Sure there’s a lot of historical sites, intriguing architecture, refreshing beaches, and a panoply of culture in Dubai, but still, the primary tourism draw is centered around shopping.  Dubai is the most populated of the United Arab Emirates (there are seven emirates) and is the emirate most focused on tourism.  With over 70 shopping malls, […]

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Dubai Delights Shoppers

Deira Souk Dubai UAE

One of the seven emirates of the UAE, Dubai is probably better known for its shopping than for its many cultural sights and activities.  What is it about this spot in the desert that has earned it the reputation as the “shopping capital of the Middle East” attracting shoppers from around the world? Dubai has […]

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Beach Shopping at Ron Jon Surf Shop

Cocoa Beach Ron Jon surf shop

Shopping is one of the top activities for travelers.  That’s right, surveys show that millions of travelers want to spend a little time shopping on their holidays.  Whether it’s a major shopping expedition, or just picking up a few souvenirs, I’m not certain, but there’s no doubt that a lot of money is spent shopping […]

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Shopping in Tonalá, Mexico

Mexican blown glass

Tonalá is a city of around 350,000 located near Guadalajara, in central Mexico.  The city is well known for its ceramics, glass, and other native arts and crafts, and you can see them all and the city’s open air markets held on Thursday and Sunday. Market days will find the neighborhoods full of goods displayed […]

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Shopping: C.O. Bigelow’s in NYC

Rose Salve from CO Bigelow

One of my favorite parts of traveling is finding a new discovery.  Sometimes that’s a quirky little restaurant, a fabulous museum, a neighborhood hang out, or some place fun for a little shopping.  Sometimes the spots is something everyone knows about, and I’m late to the discovery, and sometimes it’s something special all for me. […]

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The Famous & Exclusive Avenue des Champs-Élysées

If the thought of a beautiful bag, a decadent pair of heels, or the luxurious feel of the fabric of a finely crafted suit make you swoon, then an afternoon on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris may be your definition of heaven. The  Champs-Élysées is not only one of the most recognized street names […]

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Shopping at Hilo Hattie’s

A trip to the islands isn’t complete without a visit to Hilo Hattie’s.  Some people might call it touristy, but I think of it as one of the rituals of an island visit. During the 1950-60’s, Hilo Hattie was the stage name for a popular Hawaiian entertainer whose real name was Clarissa Haili.  She was […]

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20 Spots for Shopping Las Vegas-Style

Las Vegas is one of the most frequently visited cities in the United States, whether for business, a music or theater performance, dining, or recreational activity.  It’s also one of the top cities for shopping, an activity becoming increasingly popular with travelers.  In fact, Las Vegas is one of the top fashion cities in the […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]