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Exploring the Exotic Beauty of Rajasthan: Bundi, India (Part 2)

Travel writer Janice Nieder continues her adventurous and colorful adventure across Bundi, India. ICYMI: Part 1. Leaving the big city lights for Bundi The colorful town of Bundi is known for its architecture, including the Star Fort, over 50 stepwells, which are walk-down reservoirs initially built as an art form by...

Wanderlust: Three days of road-trippin’ foodie fun in Vermont, pt. 2

Travel writer Janice Nieder continues her Vermont road trip. The journey began in Part 1, and now continues... Day 2: Shelburne Farms & Basin Harbor Shelburne Farms is the first farm I’ve ever visited that I actually felt a little under-dressed for. After exploring the stunningly gorgeous pastoral landscapes and historic...

Why I chose Viking’s ‘Portugal River of Gold’ cruise for my 100th country trip (Part 1)

This year not only was Portugal voted “The Best European Travel Destination” but they also received 20 other awards at the 2018 World Travel Awards ceremony.Also, this year Viking River Cruises was voted the World’s Best by Travel + Leisure readers (for the third time running) and has been...

Best tripping, sipping and savoring around the San Juan Islands Pt. 1: Whidbey Island

There are approximately 172 islands in Washington State’s San Juan County, plus the popular neighboring islands of Whidbey and Camano, and once you start visiting them you’ll soon learn that the finest fresh caught, shucked, brewed, foraged and farmed food awaits you at every turn.The easiest, prettiest and most fun...

Wanderlust: Costa Rica Part 5 – Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Travel writer Janice Nieder continues her journey traveling across Costa Rica. Read on for travel tips and advice, plus a surprise or two in Part 5 on Stark Insider ... “Peace-out” at Peace Lodge and the La Paz Waterfall GardensThe perfect fairy tale ending to any Costa Rica trip has to...

Wanderlust: Costa Rica Part 4 – Hotel Belmar & Monteverde Cloud Forest

Travel writer Janice Nieder continues her journey traveling across Costa Rica. Read on for travel tips and advice, plus a surprise or two in Part 4 on Stark Insider ... Hotel Belmar: an oldie but still bestieAlthough the family-run Hotel Belmar was one of the very first hotels to open in...

Wanderlust: Costa Rica Part 3 – Villa Caletas

Travel writer Janice Nieder continues her journey traveling across Costa Rica. Read on for travel tips and advice, plus a surprise or two in Part 3 on Stark Insider ... Villa Caletas: fit for a Greek GodPerched on a mountain top, almost 1,200 feet high, overlooking a fertile green rainforest backed...

Wanderlust: Costa Rica Part 2 – Alma del Pacifico

Travel writer Janice Nieder shares her journey traveling across Costa Rica. Read on for travel tips and advice, plus a surprise or two as Janice's adventure continues with Part 2 on Stark Insider ... Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa: This stylish beachside resort is my new “happy place”I‘m not...
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Wanderlust: Pure luxury meets unspoiled nature in Costa Rica (Part 1)

Travel writer Janice Nieder shares her experience traveling across Costa Rica. Read on for travel tips and advice, plus a surprise or two as Janice's adventure begins on Stark Insider ...Bookended between Costa Rica’s Caribbean and Pacific coasts, visitors will find some of the world’s most immaculate beaches, volcanoes,...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 3: Tupelo-Columbus-Laurel

Janice Nieder's Mississippi road trip continues with day 3...There is so much to see in Columbus, “The city that has it all!” that depending on your time frame you might want to spend the night here.For starters, how cool is it that Columbus’s Welcome Center (where you can pick up...