Cudillero, Spain – A Coastal Village Off the Beaten Path

Cudillero is a small fishing village in the principality of Asturias in northern Spain. I arrived in Cudillero on a sunny morning and was dropped off at the Hotel Casona de la Paca. The immaculate old villa was built by emigrants who returned to Spain after becoming wealthy in the Americas, known as “indianos.”  After[…]

Malta’s Grand Harbor – The Backdrop to a Fascinating History

Malta’s massively fortified Grand Harbor, once home to the Knights of St. John and with a legacy dating back to Phoenician times, serves as the backdrop to Malta’s fascinating history. Traditional, colorful fishing boats, water taxis and mega yachts make up an alluring mix of old and new amidst historical and architectural treasures.    […]

The Blue Lagoon – The Most Hyped Natural Attraction in Malta

Found on the island of Comino, between Malta and Gozo, the Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s most intriguing natural attractions. Easily reached by boat from either Malta’s north shore or Gozo’s main harbor of Mgarr, the Blue Lagoon’s picture perfect, crystal clear turquoise waters are simply breathtaking. While there is a single hotel on[…]

My Trip to Malta on Instagram

iPhoneography is a style of mobile photography that differs from other forms of digital photography in that images are shot and edited on an iPhone. There are many popular applications that allow you to take a photo, apply editing and effects and share it. My favorite iPhoneography apps are Camera+, Fotolr, Instagram and Photoshop Express.[…]

VisitEngland Launches Fan in the Van Project

In anticipation of a big summer, VisitEngland called on Brilliant Travel Media to redesign its travel blog and move it to the WordPress blog publishing application. In addition, we created a sub-blog for the Fan in a Van campaign which kicked off last week. Follow Rachel, VisitEngland’s “Fan in a Van,” this summer as she[…]

Travel Inspiration and the Best Hotel Deals Guaranteed

Brilliant Travel Media has launched a new hotel comparison search engine that combines the best hotel deals from all the major travel websites into one free, quick and easy search. Whether you are looking for a luxury resort in Bora Bora or good value hotel deals in New York City, this is the resource to[…]

DMO Social Media Manager Finds Success as an Early Adopter of Pinterest

Pinterest is growing at a rapid rate and the destination marketing organization (DMO) for Savannah, Georgia has found that it is a great way to showcase their destination. Perhaps the hottest social media platform of 2012, Pinterest is a community that is perfectly suited for lifestyle, food and travel brands. According to the recently published[…]

What Exactly is Taxable by the IRS When it Comes to Free Travel?

Are travelers required to report their frequent flier miles as income? If so, what about press trips? There seems to be some confusion among those who have never before reported their frequent flier miles as income. What is all the confusion about? Citibank recently sent their customers, who were given American Airline miles for opening[…]