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December 2011 Archive

IgoUgo’s Top Picks for Summer in Sydney Photo

IgoUgo’s Top Picks for Summer in Sydney

Posted on December 22, 2011 in Photos

IgoUgo asks, “Where does one of Forbes Top 5 billionaires holiday with his family?” Perhaps it’s some remote Island in the middle of the ocean. (Well, kind of.) Try Sydney, Australia. Bill Gates and family are spending a month-long vacation there... Continue reading IgoUgo’s Top Picks for Summer in Sydney

IgoUgo's Top Ten Winter Hotels Photo

IgoUgo's Top Ten Winter Hotels

Posted on December 19, 2011 in Trip Ideas

While it may be hard to believe, there are many people who enjoy the cold and snow for many reasons other than skiing and winter sports. Here we present to you our top ten winter hotels and the activities that accompany them that will make you want to venture to a cold location for the winter... Continue reading IgoUgo's Top Ten Winter Hotels

Roald Amundsen's Journey to the South Pole Photo

Roald Amundsen's Journey to the South Pole

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Best of Travel

At this time of year, when young children track Santa’s progress from the North Pole, IgoUgo turns to the bottom of the world as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first documented landing on the South Pole... Continue reading Roald Amundsen's Journey to the South Pole

Guest Post: Packing for a Honeymoon Photo

Guest Post: Packing for a Honeymoon

Posted on December 12, 2011 in Travel Tips

While most couples decide where they want to honeymoon fairly early, it’s not time to do the packing until the week of the wedding, when most of the major wedding stress has reached an all time high... Continue reading Guest Post: Packing for a Honeymoon

IgoUgo Follows Hugo to Montparnasse Photo

IgoUgo Follows Hugo to Montparnasse

Posted on December 11, 2011 in Trip Ideas

Paris of the 1930s is the backdrop for the new Martin Scorsese 3D film, Hugo. In the 1920s and 30s, Montparnasse was a Bohemian enclave. Writers, artists and American expatriates shunned the popular Montmartre and flocked to the Left Bank... Continue reading IgoUgo Follows Hugo to Montparnasse

Photos of the Week: The Bigger Picture Photo

Photos of the Week: The Bigger Picture

Posted on December 7, 2011 in Photos

Unless you're a fan of mushrooms, you generally expect a degree of proportion in your life. You know which daily hazards – like buses -- are large enough to kill you, and you try to be gentle to nature's tinier denizens... Continue reading Photos of the Week: The Bigger Picture

Ten Other Holidays in December Photo

Ten Other Holidays in December

Posted on December 5, 2011 in Trip Ideas

As we make our way into the heart of holiday season, thoughts of Christmas presents, Menorahs, and kinaras may come to mind. However, around the world and throughout time, many different holidays have been celebrated in this month... Continue reading Ten Other Holidays in December

The 12 Days of Christmas Markets Photo

The 12 Days of Christmas Markets

Posted on December 3, 2011 in Trip Ideas

Christmas markets are an old world tradition, German and Austrian in origin and dating back to the Middle Ages. Also known as Christkindlmarkt or Weihnachtsmarkt, they’re great for enjoying the season with gifts, clothes, toys and food and drink... Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Markets