PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring insightful writing, head-turning photographs, and colorful local history, Travel Curious Often (www.travelcuriousoften.com) is an exhilarating new website that captures the essence of destination travel.
Globe trotter Marla Norman-Freytag is the creator of Travel Curious Often. Her twenty-plus years in international publishing and rich travel experiences have shaped an informed perspective as well as provided access to personalities and cultural sites throughout the world.
"When it comes to traveling, my husband and I are insatiably curious," says Norman-Freytag. "We aim to really get inside a place. What we don't want is a quick 'been there, done that' touristy checklist. Travel Curious Often reflects that 'get inside' philosophy. We take our readers on joy rides that go off the beaten path. Together, we explore local history, architecture, and the cuisine of each destination."
Restaurant recommendations include interviews with local chefs, while the monthly "Curious & Thirsty" feature takes readers on diverse excursions to coffee plantations, vodka distilleries, Bangkok bars, or wineries. Lodging recommendations provide a wide range of rates and styles -- from cute New York City inns and Texas ranches, to five-star castles in Europe. Especially helpful is an innovative "Pronunciation" tab that allows travelers to listen to names of relevant items and places (like Krakow) all pronounced by native speakers.
Even armchair travelers have a chance to explore. Features such as "Reel Travel" include recommendations for films shot on locations around the world. "Book Bag" highlights interviews with international authors. Videos, cooking presentations, and online shopping also provide authentic experiences.
Norman-Freytag's stylish writing couples fact and humor to make for entertaining and informative commentary. Local writers and other curious travelers also contribute to the mix. The result is a plethora of domestic and international destinations from which readers can put together an adventurous itinerary, or just simply daydream.
Travel Curious Often (www.travelcuriousoften.com) blends vivid design and photographs, informed experiences and pleasurable reading into a world-class website.
Travel Curious Often articles and photos are available to reprint on request.
Contact Marla Norman-Freytag, publisher, for additional information or permission to reprint TRAVEL CURIOUS OFTEN articles and photos: [email protected], 786-200-6241
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