Month: August 2014

Traveler’s Choice 2014 Winners!

[caption id="attachment_876" align="alignright" width="600"] Frank and Danielle[/caption] Breakaway is really proud to say that several of our overseas hotels have been announced as Trip Advisor Travelers Choice 2014 Winners. Every year the top 10% of hotels and inns listed on Trip Advisor receive a Certificate of Excellence award. Although many of our hand-picked hotels reach this milestone, the awards for individual countries are even more impressive, with the following inns…

Breakaways’ Top 5 Tips for great photos

Fill the screen. Try to fill the screen with the subject you are photographing. Avoid bright lights. Keep your subject out of direct, bright light. Keep it simple. A neutral or simple background helps to bring out your subject. Go to eye level. Approach your subject at eye level for the most powerful shot. Make it spontaneous. Have fun and enjoy the moment! And why not put these tips to…

Where is the best wine region to visit?

[caption id="attachment_860" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Fishermans Trails of the Alentejo Walk[/caption] USA Today just recently released the votes from readers and expert panel – declaring Portugal’s’ Alentejo region tops out of 20 nominees. We’re on board with that recommendation, as we’ve known all along that this far southwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula is a genuine hidden treasure in more ways than one. Our Fisherman’s trails of the Alentejo walk takes…

Visit “Heaven On Earth” in Croatia

It’s been said that on a visit to Croatia in 1929, the writer George Bernard Shaw claimed, "If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik." The area often finds itself on lists of the world’s most romantic cities or the world’s most beautiful cities or the world’s most interesting cities alongside the likes of Paris, London, and Rome. And what better way to experience all of the…