Fun Myrtle Beach Experiences Away From the Beach

Millions of people descend on Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand region every year to enjoy incredible weather and some fun in the sand. That’s fine, but that’s also not me. Don’t get me wrong, I like the beach but more in an “admiring from a distance” kind of way. My attention span is far too short to allow spending hours in a chair just sitting. Luckily, most beach destinations have plenty of other ways to spend the time, and that’s certainly the case in and around Myrtle Beach, South C...
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When Your Child Moves Overseas

    Our son Sacha moved to Seattle over a year ago. He is happy and that is what matters. Though at first, I could not even think about his moving overseas without breaking into tears, then over time I would not cry but was sad and if I thought about it for too long I would become overwhelmed with emotion. Often I thought, "This is how my parents felt... and my mom still feels."  When your child moves overseas, or even several hours away from home the day to day life you shared changes,  the...
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The first part of the Paris circular tram line opened in 2007. I wrote about it in my previous blog, see here and here. Since a couple of days, 11 years later, you can now consider that about three quarters of the circle has been achieved. I took a walk along the additional part of the line the day before the opening, last weekend, from “Porte  de la Chapelle” to “Porte d’Asnières”.   (This should mean the end of a couple of years’ traffic jams – until the work with the next extension, prob...
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Koreas bid for UNESCO recognition of traditional wrestling

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea are making a first joint bid for an international recognition of Korean traditional wrestling. South Korean culture officials on Monday said a UNESCO committee is set to determine whether to add the Korean wrestling to its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” this week. The […]
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Carry on up the jungle

We are up and ready to leave by 7am. We had intended to walk to the bus station but we are feeling weary this morning so we call an Uber instead. That will reduce our 40 minute walk to a 15 minute drive tops.Our Uber arrives and takes us almost to the
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Travel News: November 26, 2018

Bali resort bans smartphones from poolside to enforce relaxation The Guardian Does a hotel pool even exist if you don’t put it on social media? It’s a question one Bali resort is encouraging its guests to put to the test by banning phones and mobile devices by the pool, in a bid to encourage people to absorb their surroundings rather than staring at a screen. The enforced “digital detox ruling” at Ayana Resort in Bali, which extends to all smartphones and digital devices, is an an attempt to f...
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Thoughtful Giraffe at Dawn in Tanzania

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5 Top Hikes in Patagonia, South America

Patagonia is a vast area between the oceans at the bottom of South America, spanning Argentina and Chile. Parts of it are flat and agricultural, but this is also where the Andes Mountains end, offering some dramatic scenery for hikers. There are great opportunities for hiking on both sides of the border. Here are five of the highlights for trekking in Patagonia, suggestions from Andrew Gilchrist of Lost World Adventures. Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier One of the most ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hiking, Chile, Antarctica, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Adventure Travel, Trekking, Argentina Travel, Travel Life, Adventure Tours, Andes Mountains, Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park

Find the ideal stay for your holiday

Air tickets hotel accommodations and rental cars are usually the holy trinity of most travel preparations, however, nailing down those aspects of a vacation is only a beginning of a trip. If you are after having a headache free and smooth vacation, then you need to take care of some essential tasks such as searching for the activities in your desired destination, managing finances, and making bookings. When it comes to accommodations, you need to find quality and value. You can either hire a to...
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Hitting The Webster Flea Market

Just like I said Our plans for today was to go to the huge Webster Flea Market. And that we did Did you have a good time trudging through all the old and new treasures We sure did. We didnt get the early start as we wanted but thats okay. We saw e
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ON TOUR Woche 311 Taiwan

Montag 05.11.18Da das Wetter schlecht war blieb ich heute wieder einmal Zuhause und arbeitete. Abends bot Alex an mir das Grand Hotel zu zeigen. Ich hatte dieses zwar bei Tag schon gesehen dachte aber es sei trotzdem eine Abwechslung. Danach gingen
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Day 52 Cotopaxi Volcano Hike

Relaxed start to the day as we didn't have to get to the meeting point for the tour bus until 0850. There was one meeting point for the tour in the old city and tour to Cotopaxi Volcano officially started at 0925. The weather didn't look the best for the
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We decide to pass on Achalgarh fort apparently there is nothing left of the fort and it is more of local rubbish tip. Instead we elect to first visit the Ambaji temple. Mr Singh commends our choice. He tells he and his wife and 4 year old son visit the te
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Day 51 The Middle of the World

Still waking earlier than I wanted but thats fine. We went down for breakfast at 0800 and out the door just past 0900. We decided to get a taxi for the ride out to La Mitad del Mundo Or The Middle of The World meaning the equator. There is a big monu
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Tibet Instant karma

OMG we overslept We'd planned for months spent muchos moolah and we slept in I blame British Summer Time. I had no clue what continent we were currently on never mind what time zone we were in so I'd never adjusted the phone and by association the
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Mosks and a Magniphesent Temple

The next morning we got up got dressed and went down to breakfast. After breakfast Dad ordered a car to take us around Delhi. First of all we went past all the embassys sic I won't bother with the sics any more there would be too many of them an
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Save 15 Percent on the Cash Portion of Points & Cash Reservations November 2018 With IHG Rewards Club

You can usually use as few as 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points to book a reservation for a stay using a combination of cash and points; and for a limited time, you can also save 15 percent on the cash portion of your Points & Cash stay through Monday, December 31, 2018 when you book your reservations by... The post Save 15 Percent on the Cash Portion of Points & Cash Reservations November 2018 With IHG Rewards Club appeared first on The Gate.
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Leaders of Qatar and Turkey meet for strategic dialogue as partnership strengthens | Foreign Brief

Leaders of Qatar and Turkey meet for strategic dialogue as partnership strengthens | Foreign Brief:Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet in Istanbul today for the fourth Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee meeting.The two leaders will likely discuss, among other things, a more unified response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Erdogan has demanded accountability from Riyadh, which continues to deny that Crown Prince...
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Flight Attendant Refuses Passenger Water, Gives Him Ice and Says “Wait For It to Melt”

United Airlines President Scott Kirby tried several passenger-unfriendly innovations when he was President at US Airways that he ultimately had to roll back like elimination of free water in coach and elimination of elite bonus miles for flights. There are airlines that managed to successfully move to a policy of charging for water. They don't charge for lavatory use, is water a similar basic necessity that airlines should provide for free? Continue reading Flight Attendant Refuses Passenger ...
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Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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North and South Korea make historic joint bid to recognise traditional wrestling

Two nations combine forces to list ssireum, a type of traditional wrestling, with the UN for the first time, in further sign of rapprochement North and South Korea have for the first time jointly proposed registering cultural practices with the United Nations, amid an ongoing atmosphere of reconciliation between the once hostile neighbours.The two countries have combined their bids to list ssireum, a type of traditional Korean wrestling, as intangible cultural heritage with Unesco, the United Na...
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Pushkar A Reunion of Friends Old New

Pushkar has always been a fun destination for us. It is like a magnet that keeps drawing us back. There is more color flavor and chaos than you can imagine. We enjoy the animals the energy the food and this year we particularly enjoyed our time with dea
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Battered oil roils Saudi’s Tadawul index

Battered oil roils Saudi’s Tadawul index:Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index closed more than 1 per cent lower on Sunday due to an 8 per cent fall in oil prices. The Tadawul index closed 1.25 per cent lower at 7,512.57. The energy index closed 1.96 per cent lower at 4,723.21. The market breadth was negative with declines seen in 147 shares. Alinma Bank closed 0.77 per cent lower at 20.66 Saudi riyals, while Saudi Basic Industries Corp. closed 1.70 per cent lower at 115.40 riyals. Saudi Kayan Petrochemi...
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INTERVIEW: UAE'S NMC Health's Prasanth Manghat has big plans for healthcare in Saudi Arabia

INTERVIEW: UAE'S NMC Health's Prasanth Manghat has big plans for healthcare in Saudi Arabia:NMC Health has a reasonable claim to be the most successful company to emerge from the UAE on the global stage.Started by the legendary Indian entrepreneur BR Shetty out of a door-to-door business selling basic medical supplies in the 1970s, NMC gradually became a universal health-care provider, expanding from the UAE capital across the region. For Emiratis, it was the closest they got to a national healt...
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Qatar emerges stronger despite blockade: Canada’s Ambassador - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar emerges stronger despite blockade: Canada’s Ambassador - The Peninsula Qatar:Qatar and Canada bilateral trade volume is expected to witness sharp growth in 2018 and beyond as both sides are working very actively to deepen and expand bilateral cooperation in almost all fields, including economics, trade, investment and diplomacy, noted a top Canadian diplomat in Qatar at an event.Although the bilateral trade volume between Qatar and Canada is modest at C$174m (about QR480m) but there is a h...
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U.A.E. Long-Term Visa Rules Bypass Most of Country's Residents - Bloomberg

U.A.E. Long-Term Visa Rules Bypass Most of Country's Residents - Bloomberg:The United Arab Emirates’ plan to grant long-term visas to the country’s largely expatriate population excludes most foreign residents, benefiting only the affluent and people with specialized expertise.The long-awaited program falls short of many people’s expectations after the Arab world’s second-largest economy said it plans to ease residency rules earlier this year. Foreigners make up close to 90 percent of the U.A.E....
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House Panel to Probe Trump's Financial Ties With Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg

House Panel to Probe Trump's Financial Ties With Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg:Democrats will probe whether President Donald Trump has financial ties with Saudi Arabia that colored his response to the murder of a U.S.-based journalist, said the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.“Is his personal financial interest driving U.S. policy in the Gulf?’’ Representative Adam Schiff of California, who’s expected to chair the panel in the new Congress, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. ...
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Abu Dhabi's FAB set for asset growth as cost synergies improve | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Abu Dhabi's FAB set for asset growth as cost synergies improve | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Bahrain-based investment bank SICO has raised its target price on First Abu Dhabi Bank, citing stronger conditions, but maintained its 'Neutral' rating on the stock, arguing that the benefits of the likely improvement in its performance has already been priced into its stock.A note published on Tuesday by banking analyst Chiradeep Ghose increased SICO's target price on FAB to 15 UAE dirhams ($4.08) per share, up ...
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5 of the Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards Right Now

If you don't spend a lot on your credit cards it may not make sense to pay an annual fee. And since I evaluate a product's value at the margin, when considering a card that has an annual fee it makes sense to evaluate how much better that product is than the best you can do without one. Continue reading 5 of the Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards Right Now...
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