Click here to visit the new home of HuffPost Travel! HOT ON AOL TRAVEL: See More Stories Microsoft More Log in | Sign Up June 6, 2011 CONNECT TRAVEL WORLD AIRLINES RELIGION 15 FROM AP: Santorum poised to enter GOP presidential contest... 5 minutes ago Get Alerts Freelance writer, Author of Memoirs of a Travel & Food Addict.com After the awe wore off from exploring the Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture and traversing volcanic terrain around resplendent Lake Atitlán, a clearer picture of these destinations emerged. featured posts JlTqZuqGKqoBh0x3vOnQrn3B8O3CjI6o8XVTa6cxqoNOj5m9hQOUbyMt1vXqJ8bOpBNPnwbTyK3ttzWmtbv4aK%2BxmeGmFbtRqDsM3Cd%2BsvdSffDgsV0f974EtqtoDxgv%2FIg3H9mnP9MXdfaWUfYx5ABNw5dNPBpzkaRmJkGYAaw%3D aWD43JdphFQYOuH7du0Rsu0PSUiazh0FncBnhMJYpG3NxWOmYVuX6d6m%2F5qcps9EBfVlttTuJKqrOBv%2FFuNySV5SlEw8ujYH3CWzJ2vuJefrxmjWVa%2FdQopVVF2tATJIm%2FFgu7jqXdmlYw3GgJzTJYnxIAkB2PkbxsTL4QALjM8%3D Oyztwg9ojtxPSdFgllv20cZ1bZKU6UN%2FXhPewV2l6hDOuFd39dBQegq%2BBkyDf5wBPkfw2tJmeccvlH061ZD%2F2wYRupxZP6cDmYroJWOeGjMe0RIMwIYzz7CjpyVWdbwN00K8gEiGKOi1CurRz9XFhS2mxtea55ujyxYktGNYUwM%3D OySv1pxm3nTHkl9srYW4mg8nRntR9M7txkMTOoshGsBFfnX6NHdCYltRwIFlpZ52uOQyqyNyYhsY4hYz9JDmwlSneErYaYYIXZoztmQZcdwChKTTB1y0WaaXVZr6AjkVyyrsr8IBTQ9SteXm1YYrRrcAjQh0tLCFQBQIWepfxPY%3D zhxry5fIZlRYHimn5yMi8RI7G64TYDiNm2X1L793OxDJU4YL01AGQzL82F5U9Qr0 New York City-based travel writer When I wasn't driving down dirt tracts past whitewashed churches to find yet other beaches where I found myself alone, I lounged by poolside many a morning and never saw a soul. Editor of sololady.com With speedy transit, high-tech connections, top accommodations and relaxing flights, even a short trip can offer a memorable Aussie getaway. Copywriter/travel writer This summer, Ralph Lauren will be exhibiting seventeen outstanding automobiles at Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The cars featured in the expo are design objects, works of art. Boston Globe, Washington Post contributor The plane I'm about to board, the super-jumbo Airbus A380, has brought a certain excitement back to air travel since its debut in 2007. The Soaringwords lady On Friday morning, dozens of friends and family came together to spend a couple of hours with twelve delightful and beautiful orphans from the Sollano Orphanage. Author, 'National Geographic's 100 Best Volunteer Vacations' Mention Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley and most tourists think golf, Rat Pack and, if they're music fans, the Coachella Fest. What doesn't spring to mind is agriculture, particularly not the husbandry of dates. Traveler of 117 countries Southerners love their blues the way we New Yorkers love our Broadway. And no matter where I go in the south -- Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, I can never get enough of the raw, gritty blues. Principal, Villency Design Group Most people (or 34.9 million to be exact if you believe the AAA) drove to some form of beach or pool this weekend. This year I wasn't one of them. I literally took the road less traveled and headed out to Utah for one final winter ride. Bestselling Author, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot I've been getting a lot of action from the TSA lately. I went through JFK this past week. As usual, I requested not to go through the backscatter machines. And as usual, they tell me that since I mentioned it at all, they have to give me a "pat-down." The Friendship Doctor Spending a week in Barcelona prior to our departure was like eating dessert first. We fell in love with the city's Catalan cuisine and culture, its unique neighborhoods, and modernist architecture. Michigan Engineer, Harvard MBA Next time you're on that rickety car-rental service shuttle on your way to an immersion program in a mosaic of metallic sheen, reflect on what smaller airport options you might have. Author of "Rosedale in Love"
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