Top 5 destinations in Italy you must visit this winter

Italy is ethereal in every sense of the term. And during winters, the city’s beauty catapults a several notches higher. The snow-capped mountains, the blue sky with a dash of Mediterranean sun, make for a perfect winter. What adds to its charm is its magnificent architecture. So, if you are planning to fly down to some exotic location, Italy should definitely top your priority list. Book your tickets to Italy this winter and make the most of it. For a better experience set your eyes on private c...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Venice, Mediterranean, Palermo, Travel Blog, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Tuscany, Palermo Sicily, Venice Florence Amalfi Coast

Krýsuvík Geothermal Area in Iceland

Still on my first day in Iceland after having arrived from the United States earlier that morning and visited such sites as the bridge between the North American and Eurasian continental plates at Miðlína, the Brimketill lava rock pool, the ruins at the oldest lighthouse in Iceland known as Reykjanesviti, I ventured on to Krýsuvík geothermal area. Although a number of places around the world have such features as hot springs or mud pools, the four largest — and best known — geothermal areas in t...
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We visited the Pima Air and Space Museum on Friday. It has an extensive collection of planes housed both inside and out on the grounds. We had hoped to visit the giant Air Force boneyard facility but you now need to get security clearance at least ten
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Best Off-Road Trails and Parks in America for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Off-roading can take several forms. Whether it’s trail-riding or rock-crawling, there’s much more to this hobby than just driving on dirt and gravel. But when you decide to get off the pavement, where else can you take your vehicle next? With this, PartCatalog has compiled a list of the 5 best off-roading destinations in your state. The outcome is based on a 2018 survey with respondents being off-road enthusiasts from all 39 states. Since the last three years of conducting surveys, PartCatalog ...
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The Curator of Broken Things trilogy is available for preorder

To me, this has to be one of the least traumatic and more productive month of December on record.  My novels are DONE !!! All 3 of them! Incredible. Absolutely incredible. And yet because the process happened so incrementally it feels natural. Normal.  A huge amount of mental preparation must be happening below the surface before a writer releases a book. Or 3. By release, what I mean is that the book stops being a private thing, and start belonging to everyone. Before releasing it, the book i...
Tags: Travel, Books, Writing, Los Angeles, Paris, North Africa, Smyrna, French Riviera, Cassie, Ottoman Empire, Corine, Hidden in Paris the novel, Paris Cassie

Cuba, La Havane

La havane et ses américaines… Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, Cuba, Blogroll, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt

Santa Came on December 16—And This Is Why

This year, Christmas started with a lie. Not the usual Santa Claus fib and not your typical seasonal white lies either—“yes, I’d love to chip in to buy boss-from-hell a present!”, “This is exactly the gift I wanted” or “Of course, I don’t mind if your parents come over for Christmas again.” I went off script. I staged Mark’s Christmas on December 16. “Like I was saying, this year, Christmas will be a bit… different.” “Different how?” “Well, Santa may not deliver presents on December 24. I mean, ...
Tags: Travel, Santa Claus, Santa, Ottawa, Mark, Canadian News and Trends, South America 2018-2019, Santa Came

KY eats – Unique Korean BBQ at Apple Samgyupsal, Jaya One

RA number of weeks ago I asked a friend who stayed at Taman Desa what is her favorite restaurants at the area, and Apple Samgyupsal was what she told me. I had meant to give it a visit but for one reason or the other did not manage to make it. Fast forward a few weeks later, I got an invitation to do a review on their latest branch – Apple Samgyupsal at Jaya One, perfect. Apple Samgyupsal Korean Restaurant at Jaya One Located between Jaya One opposite the main entrance of The School, this is ac...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Korean, Food Video, Lunch Money, Eats, Foreign Food, By Invitation, Pj Area, The School, Petaling-Jaya, Pork Belly, Makgeolli, Non Halal, Korean-BBQ, Seksyen 17

Non-stop New Zealand From Just $420 Roundtrip on American Airlines

A handful of dates in February and plenty of dates in March - still peak season - have the American Airlines non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand pricing from $420 roundtrip. This is an excellent opportunity to visit New Zealand at a bargain fare provided you're amenable to making the journey in economy. Continue reading Non-stop New Zealand From Just $420 Roundtrip on American Airlines...
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Travel News: December 20, 2018

Orient Express hotel revival will happen in Thailand Travel Weekly AccorHotels will open its first Orient Express hotel in Bangkok. Expected to open late next year, the hotel will be located within the 78-story King Power MahaNakhon skyscraper, the tallest building in the city. Accor acquired a 50% stake in Orient Express from French national rail company SNCF Group in October 2017, with the intention of reviving the brand. The hotel company now known as Belmond used the Orient Express brand un...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Singapore, Delta, Accor, Hilton, Spirit, Kim, Bangkok, United, Caribbean, News And Deals, Sncf, Reykjavik Iceland, Allegiant, Orient Express

Desert Landscape Near Cabo San Lucas

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Why you should visit Ft. Lauderdale

Usually when you see the name Broward County, it’s followed by something embarrassingly Florida. An election recount, maybe. Or a TV show where police officers arrest people who’ve been using alligators in very inappropriate ways. In reality, Broward County is a seaside, tropical locale with 23 miles of coastline and a population of two million, smack between Miami and Palm Beach County. It’s a vacation oasis to millions from all over the world — but somewhere along the line, Broward got an ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, America, Brooklyn, Miami, Venice, Oakland, Copenhagen, Travel Tips, Blondie, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Pompano Beach, Broward County

Digital Engagement Ain’t Easy: Predictions for Hotel and Social Media Marketing Trends in 2019

Do your Hotel find that Digital Engagement Ain’t Easy? Here are predictions for Hotel and Social Media Marketing Trends in 2019 that will help get a better grip on this challenge. In the next couple of years Hotels is facing some major shifts, and also start to prepare for the next disruption. The trends that will impact Hotels will cover three primary areas; Operation Security Platform Hire for Attitude – Train for Skills Many Hotels have it backward today. They hire the right skill set bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hotels, Trends, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Marriott, Hotel, Tripadvisor, Social Media Marketing Trends, Hotel Industry, European Union General Data Protection Regulation, Social Media Community, Morch, Founders Media Click Here

Bluesfest is the first date in the world to be announced for the re-united SABOTEURS

THE SABOTEURS WORLD PREMIERE – FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA THE SABOTEURS (known outside of Australia as THE RACONTEURS) is made up of four friends who got together in Detroit way back in 2005. Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler, hailed from other influential bands of the time – and together released two albums, ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’ (2006) and the Grammy-Award winning ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’ (2008), spawning the singles: ‘Steady As She Goes’, ‘Salute Your Solution’, ‘Many...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Australia, Culture, Detroit, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Bluesfest, Raconteurs, Patrick Keeler, Jack White Brendan Benson Jack Lawrence

The world’s top resorts for scenic skiing

One thing many skiers want when they go on holiday is to escape the drab, urban town and cityscapes we are so used to seeing and instead marvel at the much more striking and beautiful scenery that can be found in ski resorts. From idyllic little Alpine villages to towering majestic mountain faces, this list […] The post The world’s top resorts for scenic skiing appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, Featured, Austria, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Nevada, North America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe

Odessa is Ukraine's culinary capital

Odessa is a city that absorbs. It’s defined by diverse influences, by triumph and tragedy, and, because of its location on the Black Sea, by fantastic seafood. Odessans proudly wave the independent Ukrainian flag nowadays, but the Soviets, Germans, and Ottoman Empire have all occupied the city in its less than 250-year history. As such, Ukraine’s third largest city is an amalgamation of cultures and home to one of the most vibrant culinary scenes in Europe. Odessa is the type of place you wa...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, US, Ukraine, Budapest, Ussr, Black Sea, Istanbul, Mongolia, Mediterranean, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa, Eurasia, Ottoman Empire, Ukraine Travel

US Travels Oct Nov Dec 2018

Let's give this a try to make sure it sends properly. A full blog post should be up in a few days or maybe a week
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Photos of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Last August, adventure travel photographer Kylie Fly traveled by train from Anchorage to Seward, Alaska, and continued by boat to Fox Island in Kenai Fjords National Park. On hikes, kayaks, and boat excursions, Kylie photographed glaciers, waterfalls, forests, and wildlife. Below is a gallery of Kylie’s stunning images, with her story as told to Matador Network editor Noelle Salmi. 1 The Classic Coastal Train connects Anchorage to the port town of Seward ...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Colorado, Alaska, Norway, Noelle Salmi, Matador Network, Kylie, Anchorage, Samoa, Kenai Peninsula, Seward, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park, Aialik Bay, Seward Alaska

#UAE's aluminium industry accounts for 1.4% of country's economy  - The National

UAE's aluminium industry accounts for 1.4% of country's economy  - The National:Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, and the country's aluminium sector, account for 1.4 per cent of the UAE economic output.The company and industry have employed 60,950 people in 2017 with one in every 100 people working in the UAE being employed in the aluminium sector, according to a new study by Oxford Economics and EGA. No comparative figures or projections w...
Tags: Travel, National, Uae, Oxford Economics, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EGA, Emirates Global Aluminium, Abdulla Kalban

#Ajman offers highest gross rental yield in #UAE

Ajman offers highest gross rental yield in UAE:Ajman’s real estate market has long been interlinked to Dubai’s performance, with rental and sales prices often seen swinging in tune with the latter. But the UAE’s smallest emirate is gradually coming into its own as a rising population and economic activities continue to attract buyers and tenants looking for quality residences at affordable prices.Ajman was one of the first few emirates in the UAE to offer 100 per cent freehold to foreign investo...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Uae, Ajman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

The $259bn question: Saudi Arabia's 2019 budget under the microscope

The $259bn question: Saudi Arabia's 2019 budget under the microscope:Saudi Arabia’s 2019 budget is undoubtedly ambitious — but is it realistic? That was a key question being asked on the sidelines of a forum held on Wednesday in Riyadh, where government ministers discussed how next year’s spending plan would play out.According to the budget, Saudi Arabia will boost spending by about 7 percent to $295 billion in 2019, yet also reduce the deficit by 4.2 percent. Oil revenues are expected to reach ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Finance Ministry, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Saudi government to pay private sector dues 'within months'

Saudi government to pay private sector dues 'within months':Outstanding payments owed by the Saudi government to private-sector firms will be made “within months,” the Kingdom’s economy minister has said.The crash in oil prices from mid-2014 forced the government to slash projects and delay payments to some contractors and suppliers, while disputes have held up some other settlements.The vast majority of claims have now been addressed, and the Kingdom is committed to settling all outstanding cas...
Tags: Travel, Kingdom, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed Al Tuwaijri Saudi

Frequently Asked Questions about Hawaii Vacations

On today’s podcast, we’ll be talking about and answering some of the most frequently asked questions visitorsabout HAwaii Vacations. Certainly, it’s not a simple as booking flight and a room. And when it comes to planning a Hawaii vacation, there are no dumb questions! The best way to ensure a wonderful Hawaii vacation is to […] The post Frequently Asked Questions about Hawaii Vacations appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Oil Gains as Saudis Pledge to Extend Cuts, U.S. Supply Draw Seen - Bloomberg

Oil Gains as Saudis Pledge to Extend Cuts, U.S. Supply Draw Seen - Bloomberg:Oil prices climbed as Saudi Arabia predicted that OPEC will extend supply cuts next year and optimistic economic growth prospects boosted U.S. equities.Futures rose as much as 2.5 percent in New York on Wednesday, halting the deepest three-day slump since 2016. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said he’s sure a production accord signed earlier this month will be extended in April. Analysts in a Bloomberg survey, mea...
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Saudi Arabia insists it remains ‘attractive for investment’ | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia insists it remains ‘attractive for investment’ | Financial Times:Saudi officials took to the stage on Wednesday to elaborate on next year’s state budget that will boost spending despite the kingdom’s stated aim of reducing its yawning fiscal deficit in the near future.Speaking in the ornate ballrooms of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, ministers touted the economic reform programme launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2016, which they said had moved from the planning stage to impl...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Financial Times, Mohammed bin Salman, Ritz Carlton, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi

New Marriott Loyalty Program Continues to Disappoint Members

What happens when hotels change award categories without notice -- right as members who have been waiting for months have been allowed to redeem? And how are some hotels 'complying' with Marriott's elite breakfast benefits? The problem I think is that the chain’s CEO describes the frustration of his best customers as noise around the edges rather than tackling the problem with open arms. Bill Marriott said the purpose of the Starwood acquisition was to give them scale and leverage. I noted at ...
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Mideast Stocks: Oil prices, budget weigh on Saudi while banks bolster #Dubai | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Oil prices, budget weigh on Saudi while banks bolster Dubai | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia's stock market fell sharply on Wednesday after oil prices sank and the government released its 2019 budget, while Dubai rebounded on the back of a rise in bank shares.Brent oil fell below $56 a barrel to its lowest level in more than a year, pushing the Saudi stock index down 1.1 percent in its biggest one-day drop since late November.Petrochemical shares fell, with Saudi Basic Industrie...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Mideast, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries, Al Rajhi Bank

#Kuwait central bank decides to keep discount rate unchanged | Reuters

Kuwait central bank decides to keep discount rate unchanged | Reuters:Kuwait’s central bank said on Wednesday that it had decided to maintain its discount rate unchanged at its current level of 3.0 percent.Earlier, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates by 25 bps. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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On the Eve of Some Big News

On the eve of anything wonderful, it is hard to count the waiting hours. Tomorrow I can finally reveal my long-held  secret. I am terrible at secrets, actually pitiful, it is a miracle that I have kept it this long. so I cannot blow it now. TOMORROW come fast! I am closing the comments because of no guessing, or spoilers, or whatever.           [Author: French la Vie]
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