Grand Hotel Amrath

Staying at the Grand Hotel Amrath in Amsterdam transports visitors back in time. Originally constructed and operating as a shipping house in the 1930s, the building maintains its air of nautical verve. Rooms are spacious and overlook Amsterdam’s infamous canals. …

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Best Rated Galveston Weekend Getaway

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Galveston Weekend Getaway If you are looking for a great getaway near Houston, Galveston is your answer. Best known for fun in the sun, Galveston beaches, fishing and other water activities abound. Yet Galveston is gaining a much-sought-after reputation in …

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The Lasker Inn

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If you are looking for one of Galveston’s best-kept secrets, you will be delighted to know about the Lasker Inn.  The Lasker Inn is an elegant mansion from the 1800s which has been lavishly restored.  Each room is beautifully decorated.  …

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Life Is A Journey

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Life is a journey. The best moments in life are the inspired ones, the moments when beauty and magnificence captivate us.  When we travel, we see the world with new eyes. And when we do so, we enrich our souls with …

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Best Rated Latin America: Ecuador

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Best Rated Latin America: Ecuador Featuring Quito, The Magic Birding Circuit, and Galapagos with Quasar Expeditions By: Mandy Seymour, Best Rated Reviews September 2012 Latin America is a treasure chest for adventurous travelers and Ecuador is its most prized gem.  …

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Magnificent Butterflies at Houston Museum of Natural Science

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If you are looking for a way to make science come alive for your little ones we recommend a visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Butterflies, dinosaurs and other amazing exhibits abound here. Our favorite pick: the butterfly …

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Best Place To Stay in Quito Old Town: La Casona de la Ronda Hotel

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  La Casona de la Ronda Hotel is a quaint, restored mansion located on the most peacefully tranquil street in Quito, La Ronda.  This boutique hotel combines classic colonial charm with modern elegance to create a memorable ambiance and experience. …

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Sea Lions in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are like no place on earth.  The animals know no fear!  They do not run away when you approach them.  Rather, they stand, sit, lay down, or even walk over to you!  They are as curious about …

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Best Rated Reviews is the best source on the web for travel, leisure, and product recommendations.  We feature the “best of the best” in Houston, Texas and the world.  Our experienced staff research and review products, events, and places you …

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Why You Should Take Your Little Girl To The Ballet

I recently took my 5-year-old daughter to the ballet for an unforgettable night to remember.   We attended an evening performance of Indigo and Giselle by the Houston Ballet at the Wortham Theater in Houston, Texas. Since we were going to …

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