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Red Eggs and An Orthodox Easter Prayer

For Orthodox Christians, an old, old tradition is the dying of eggs to symbolize and attest to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The eggs, which are a symbol of the stone tomb where Jesus’ body was laid, are traditional symbols now for greeting on Easter.

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Next Month: The 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Coming next month, one of the most momentous and notorious events in Crete history is celebrated. May 20th, 1941, the skies over this ancient island darkened with the parachutes of thousands of Nazi paratroopers in what was one of the largest airborne invasions in history. The Battle of Crete saw the Third Reich victorious, but not without massive resistance from Cretans and British soldiers stationed there.

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Thomas Kemp

Northstar Travel Media has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium

Northstar Travel Media has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, according to new from the B2B information company. Symposium, which runs a leading conference that attracts mountain destination pros, would seem the perfect fit for serving Northstar’s travel meetings services.

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Voting for World Travel Awards Europe Begins

Voting for the World Travel Awards Europe opened today and lasts through June 23rd. This is the 21st Anniversary of the globally recognized “Oscars of Travel” for tourism and travel excellence.

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Four Family Friendly Beach Vacation Stays in Europe

Europe is such a vacation surprise, especially for families. The dual benefit of experiencing history, new cultures, memorable or even forgotten places, and especially world famous sun worshiping destinations, this all makes the “old continent” an everlasting touristic wonder. This week we focus on Europe stays you may not have heard of, but places you’ll never forget once you visit. Here’s four kid friendly hotels choices to investigate this summer.

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VeggieHotels Gets the Healthy Nod

Holy Tomato, VeggieHotels, a site launched back in 2011, helps healthy vegetarians hook up with some 500-plus bed and breakfasts, hotels, spas and conference centers across 60 countries. Listing everything from five star Bali digs to bed and breakfast stays from Austin, Texas to Zanzibar (okay, maybe not that far), the VeggieHotels membership makes a lot of sense for those travelers so inclined. Getting the nod for covering the niche, VeggieHotels needs some more inventory.

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