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December 2010 Archive

Our Gift to You - Holiday Traveling Tips Photo

Our Gift to You - Holiday Traveling Tips

Posted on December 22, 2010 in Travel Tips

As some of the busiest travel days of the year roll past, we here at IgoUgo want to wish everyone good luck on their voyages, no matter what the mode of transportation. As a gift, here’s some tips and tricks to get you through any bumps in the road... Continue reading Our Gift to You - Holiday Traveling Tips

Photos of the Week: Temple Fever Photo

Photos of the Week: Temple Fever

Posted on December 21, 2010 in Photos

We love modern architecture as much as the next urbanite, but there’s something irreplaceable about the grandiose buildings of yore. That must be why two of our best photographers recently snapped two standouts of the medieval world... Continue reading Photos of the Week: Temple Fever

6 Smart, Helpful Free Web Tools for Travelers Photo

6 Smart, Helpful Free Web Tools for Travelers

Posted on December 20, 2010 in Travel Tips

These new online travel-helpers all exist in that golden how-have-I-survived-without-this realm -- and the fact that they’re all completely free makes them a no-brainer. Make sure to add these gems to your trip-ready arsenal... Continue reading 6 Smart, Helpful Free Web Tools for Travelers

Traveler of the Week in the Vatican Gardens Photo

Traveler of the Week in the Vatican Gardens

Posted on December 17, 2010 in Traveler of the Week

Vatican City is home to the Pope, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to our Traveler of the Week, now we know it’s also home to more than 50 acres of the Vatican Gardens. She shares her thoughts on visiting and some great photos... Continue reading Traveler of the Week in the Vatican Gardens

IgoUgo Has Video! Photo

IgoUgo Has Video!

Posted on December 16, 2010 in IgoUgo Updates

We don’t mean to brag or nuthin’, but we here at IgoUgo have added a cool little feature to the site. On the Things to Do pages of ten cities, you can now peruse videos of cool activities, events and sights... Continue reading IgoUgo Has Video!

The Best States for Skiers and Snowboarders Photo

The Best States for Skiers and Snowboarders

Posted on December 15, 2010 in Trip Ideas

Ski season is here -- and whether you have black diamond expertise or just want to cruise the bunny slope, you’ll want to check out our favorite resorts in the four states best known for snow, slopes, and skiers galore... Continue reading The Best States for Skiers and Snowboarders

Photos of the Week: The High Road Photo

Photos of the Week: The High Road

Posted on December 14, 2010 in Photos

Here at IgoUgo, we like to think hikers have a special duty to snap photos for the less intrepid. Up on a tall mountain, they come across things you’d never spot at sea level. Our Photos of the Week are little slices of heaven... Continue reading Photos of the Week: The High Road

Albania, Top Destination for 2011? Photo

Albania, Top Destination for 2011?

Posted on December 13, 2010 in Trip Ideas

Albania is, as the guidebooks might say, a majestic land of craggy mountainsides, azure seas, and 700,000 bunkers built during the Cold War by its paranoid dictator, Enver Hoxha. It’s hard to mistake it for somewhere else, that’s for sure... Continue reading Albania, Top Destination for 2011?

Traveler of the Week Reads the Grand Canyon Photo

Traveler of the Week Reads the Grand Canyon

Posted on December 10, 2010 in Traveler of the Week

Our Traveler of the Week spells out the best books about his recent favorite topic, the Grand Canyon. The Park’s peak visiting season is summer, so we’re glad for these book ideas as excuses to stay inside and plan our trip for the warmer months... Continue reading Traveler of the Week Reads the Grand Canyon

5 Cruise Companies to Check Out in 2011 Photo

5 Cruise Companies to Check Out in 2011

Posted on December 9, 2010 in Cruises

Setting sail on a cruise liner is still high on the gotta-book-it lists for tons of IgoUgo members. If your plan is to take to the water next year, there’s no time like the present to start planning... Continue reading 5 Cruise Companies to Check Out in 2011

Imagine -  Remember - Photo Tribute to John Lennon Photo

Imagine - Remember - Photo Tribute to John Lennon

Posted on December 8, 2010 in Photos

On the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, IgoUgo takes a moment of silence with photos that remind us to imagine... Continue reading Imagine - Remember - Photo Tribute to John Lennon

Photos of the Week: Street View Photo

Photos of the Week: Street View

Posted on December 7, 2010 in Photos

IgoUgo members know that when you’re visiting a new city, a quick stroll can give you a candid glimpse of your temporary home. That's why our Photos of the Week are snaps of unfamiliar streets... Continue reading Photos of the Week: Street View

Marrakech Express Photo

Marrakech Express

Posted on December 6, 2010 in Trip Ideas

Our members here at IgoUgo are pretty DIY, which is why we think they might be interested in this trip to Morocco. Operated by Brown & Hudson, the seven-night trip will be led by guidebook and cookbook author Zora O’Neill from May 28-June 4... Continue reading Marrakech Express

Traveler of the Week on Sacred Ground in Liverpool Photo

Traveler of the Week on Sacred Ground in Liverpool

Posted on December 3, 2010 in Traveler of the Week

Our Traveler of the Week admits that although he’s a dedicated Stones fan, he has, over the decades, warmed to the music of the Beatles. His trip to Liverpool is a timely way to honor John Lennon... Continue reading Traveler of the Week on Sacred Ground in Liverpool

5 New Theme Park Rides: Think Spring Break 2011 Photo

5 New Theme Park Rides: Think Spring Break 2011

Posted on December 1, 2010 in Trip Ideas

Amusement park rides have come a long way since the classic wooden rollercoasters of the first theme parks. With that in mind, here are some of the best new rides for the 2011 season. IgoUgo members can expect to be twisted, lifted, spun and dropped... Continue reading 5 New Theme Park Rides: Think Spring Break 2011