Travel News: December 27, 2018

Shutdown affects national parks unevenly Travel Weekly The partial federal government shutdown, now in its fifth day, has affected national parks unevenly, some still accessible with bare-bones staffing levels, some operating with money from states or charitable groups, and others locked off. Arizona and Utah officials implemented plans to keep open Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks and provide services such as public restrooms, shuttles and trash collection. Conc...
Tags: Travel, Google, Utah, Japan, Egypt, Alaska, Arizona, Vancouver, Tripadvisor, North America, British Columbia, Cunard, Cairo, News And Deals, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth

Save Up to 30 Percent in Europe Winter Weekends 2018 With Marriott Rewards

You can save up to 30 percent on room rates at participating hotel and resort properties in Europe with Marriott Rewards when you stay between Thursdays and Sundays between Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and Sunday April 28, 2019... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 30 Percent in Europe Winter Weekends 2018 With Marriott Rewards appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Marriott Rewards

Bowlling in Vegas

Well my dream of seeing my alma mater my California Golden Bears play the hometown boys the Fresno State Bulldogs in a bowl game did not happen. Instead my Bears are headed to Phoenix for a Dec. 31 bowl game called the CheezIt Bowl. And our hometo
Tags: Travel, Vegas, Phoenix, Fresno State Bulldogs, California Golden Bears

Who Knew

Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever. Mahatma GhandiAfrica. If I were to assign one word to describe this continent it would be dangerous. Hostile deserts rain forests animals and peop
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What’s Your Curse?

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, December 25, 2018 I read the disclaimer when I immigrated to Canada. I was okay with learning a new language from scratch, leaving my relatives and friends behind and adopting a new lifestyle—it was part of the deal. A few sections of the disclaimer didn’t apply right away and only made sense years later. For instance, it’s surprisingly challenging and counter-intuitive to raise a kid in a country you didn’t grow up in. You’re also never quite done with the expected cul...
Tags: Travel, France, Pandora, Canada, Juliette, About Me, Canada France, South America 2018-2019, Ipanema Rio de Janeiro

Busy Marina in Cabo San Lucas

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Tags: Travel, Travel Photos, Daily Travel Photos, Cabo San Lucas, Marina

Best Places to Visit Along the Allegro Train Route

If you have all the other places listed on your bucket list and Russia is missing, you need to add it right now. That’s because there are plenty of reasons to do so, some of them being the rich history and culture, spectacular arts and museums, Borscht and Pelmeni and so much more. So take off to this region that is cold to the skin yet warm to the heart and get on the Allegro Train to experience some of the most beautiful places you have ever seen! Here are 5 places that must find a place in y...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Train, Finland, Northern Lights, Baltic Sea, St Petersburg, Travel Blog, Helsinki, Gulf of Finland, Russia Sweden, Vyborg Vyborg, Kouvola Housing, Verla North Europe, National Parks in Southern Finland, Lahti Lahti

Take a Western Swing Through San Angelo

She appears to rise up out of the water near the Celebration Bridge; a mermaid sculpture holding a welcoming gift in her open palm that is a tribute to the unique freshwater pearls that are only found in this river, its branches, and its reservoirs. It is a Concho pearl, symbol of the west Texas city of San Angelo. Designated a 2019 “True Western Town” by True West magazine, San Angelo is a unique and surprising mix of creativity, appreciation for good living, and natural beauty. Here are some o...
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Day 42 Flying Fish

This morning I woke up tired as my 5 hours of sleep came to an end all too soon. It helped knowing I was in the van today but still a slow start nonetheless. We ate breakfast on the floorstage in a circle and I paused for a moment to take it inthe uni
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Cities working toward sustainability

As deep concerns over climate change continue to grow, it’s more important than ever to take action to curb the effects of global warming for our planet and the lives it sustains. A United Nations climate change report issued in October warned that if we don’t take drastic measures against global warming, our planet could see some devastating effects as early as 2030, including more intense heat waves, rising sea levels, and extreme droughts. To prevent this from happening, carbon dioxide em...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Boston, Environment, US, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Hawaii, United Nations, Denmark, Copenhagen, Seattle, Boston Public Library, Oslo

Disappointing Airport Lounges and a Twitter Exchange Between Real and Fake Airline Executives

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Disappointing Airport Lounges and a Twitter Exchange Between Real and Fake Airline Executives...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Fake Airline Executives

A selection of my favourite photographs from 2018

With another year rapidly nearing its end, it’s time once again to select my favourite photographs from the past 12 months. In a world that all too often can seem full of nothing but dishonesty, chaos and a complete lack of empathy, photography has once again been a personal saviour. The simple process of heading out and seeing what happens remains a constant source of both joy, and contentment. It’s also a key factor in my desire to find interesting new places in Tokyo, as well as Japan in gene...
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CruiseCosta Deliziosa Caribbean

Day 1521 Friday 7th Dec Thursday 13thDec 2018 Guadeloupe Well we made it Was there ever any doubt We were quite surprised crossing the Atlantic Ocean as it was hot and sunny most of the time so we were able to make g
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CruiseCosta Deliziosa France Spain

Day 9 Saturday 1stDecember 2018 Today we were at Marseille Watched the sunrise and after breakfast off the ship by 9.30am lazy start We were according to the Tourist Info approx. 8km from the Old Port and we could either walk and then
Tags: Travel, Marseille, France Spain, Old Port, CruiseCosta Deliziosa

First person crosses Antarctica solo

After 921 miles across one of the most desolate, unforgiving landscapes in the world, the race across Antarctica finally has a winner. Colin O’Brady, a 33-year-old American, finished the two-month race across the world’s southernmost continent on Wednesday, becoming the first person to ever cross Antarctica from coast to coast solo, unsupported, and unaided by wind. Even more impressive, he completed the feat without taking a single day off. His only break came on November 29 when he lost a s...
Tags: Travel, England, News, New York Times, Antarctica, Norway, The New York Times, Rudd, Henry Worsley, Brady, Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, Colin O Brady, Louis Rudd, O'Brady, Antarctica record

Argentine, Buenos Aires

Prêt à faire une photo Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, Buenos Aires, Blogroll, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt

Thailand legalizes medical marijuana

2019 isn’t even here yet in Thailand, but the Thai people already have a reason to celebrate. The country’s parliament has just voted to amend the Narcotic Act of 1979 to allow the legalization of marijuana for medical use and research — a break from decades of intolerance on the drug. Somchai Sawangkarn, chairman of the drafting committee, called the amendment a “New Year’s gift from the National Legislative Assembly to the government and the Thai people” during a televised parliamentary ses...
Tags: Travel, News, Bali, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Canada, Malaysia, Medical Marijuana, Legal Marijuana, Singapore Indonesia, National Legislative Assembly, Medical Cannabis, Thai drug laws, Thai weed laws, Somchai Sawangkarn, Chokwan Chopaka

Foreign investment soars, owners to face fines for fake service animals, homeless qualify for Medicaid housing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu ©2018 All Hawaii News Amid already hot housing market, foreign investment in Hawaii properties soars. Decades after the collapse of the Japanese investment bubble, foreign investment in Hawaii is making a big comeback. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii to roll out database to track school repair backlog. The Hawaii Department of Education is rolling out an online database to track the estimated $868 million backlog of repair and maintenance projects in the public school system. Associated P...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Wailuku, Oahu, Margaret, Jan, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, U S House of Representatives, Garden Island, David Ige

Best budget destinations in 2019

Around this time of year, “Where to Travel in 2019” stories seem to pop up on your newsfeed about as much as pictures of your friend’s chihuahua dressed up as a reindeer. They’re fun to read, but unless you managed to land that New York Times gig where you get paid to visit 52 locations, visiting even a few places in those stories can put a serious dent in your finances. So what about a “Where to go” list for the cost-savvy? The spots that are going to be big in 2019 but aren’t going to cost ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, India, Africa, Israel, Turkey, Colombia, Budapest, Hungary, Egypt, Macedonia, Brazil, Cambodia, Peru

GCC banks lenders unite to be leaner and efficient in tough conditions - The National

GCC banks lenders unite to be leaner and efficient in tough conditions - The National:Financial institutions in the region, home to one-third of the world’s proven oil reserves, are consolidating like never before. There is a banking merger transaction happening, or has recently been agreed upon in every GCC-member country.“The news is coming together so it looks like a wave of mergers and they are all related but they are not. There are different reasons at work,” said Chiro Ghosh, an analyst w...
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#Dubai’s penny stocks see mild traction

Dubai’s penny stocks see mild traction:Small stocks, those whose prices are below Dh1, witnessed buying in the last hour of trade in Dubai, led by a Gulf Finance House (GFH) recovery after traders saw positive movement in US futures.GFH closed more than 5 per cent higher to end at Dh0.846, after the company reassured investors that the recent fall in share prices had nothing to do with its fundamentals.“The stock has been affected primarily due to the international and regional market pressures ...
Tags: Travel, US, Dubai, Dubai Financial Market DFM, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Gulf Finance House, GFH

Legality of Online Poker in Canada

Online gambling in most countries across the world remains a contentious issue. There are some regions though who are strongly in favour of online gambling and others who are strongly against it. Each country has its own reasons to justify their position. Unfortunately, the end result is that online gambling in is still a ‘grey area’ with no definite position as to whether it’s allowed or not, thus it remains open to interpretation many countries. When it comes to one country in particular, Cana...
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#Russia Warns U.S. Against Interfering in #Saudi Royal Succession - Bloomberg

Russia Warns U.S. Against Interfering in Saudi Royal Succession - Bloomberg:Russia warned the U.S. against any effort to influence the royal succession in Saudi Arabia, offering its support to embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who’s under continuing pressure over the killing of a government critic. President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the Middle East said Prince Mohammed has every right to inherit the throne when the ailing 82-year-old King Salman dies.“Of course we are against in...
Tags: Travel, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Russia, America, Middle East, Moscow, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Mikhail Bogdanov, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Prince Mohammed

WTI Crude Climbs Amid Broader U.S. Stock Market Recovery: Chart - Bloomberg

WTI Crude Climbs Amid Broader U.S. Stock Market Recovery: Chart - Bloomberg:Despite the severely oversold signal flashed by its GTI Global Strength Indicator -- a measure of upward and downward movements of successive closing prices -- West Texas Intermediate crude had continued to fall toward $42 a barrel. But on Wednesday, the U.S. oil benchmark was back to rising for the first time in four sessions amid a hint that OPEC and its partners could meet again to discuss output curbs, and as equitie...
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Isolated #Qatar Beats Its Gulf Peers in 2018's Asset Scorecards - Bloomberg

Isolated Qatar Beats Its Gulf Peers in 2018's Asset Scorecards - Bloomberg:It’s been a year-and-a-half since Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in a dramatic breakup. Most analysts at the time said they’d kiss and make up within months, but here we are, at the cusp of 2019, and there’s no sign of a reconciliation.Even though Qatar is the one that’s been isolated, its assets have fared better this year than other Gulf nations.The Gas-rich state has offset the impact of the em...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Doha, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Moody 's Investors Service

#Qatar launches permanent shipping line with #Oman, #Kuwait | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar launches permanent shipping line with Oman, Kuwait | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Qatar has opened a permanent shipping line with its GCC neighbours Oman and Kuwait on Monday, 24 December.In a 20-minute journey, the shipping operations will take place through Doha’s Hamad Port, Oman’s Sohar port and Shuwaikh port in Kuwait, the gas-rich nation said.With a capacity of 250 passenger rooms, the ship will transport both goods and passengers.The ship also features cinema hall, a games hall, a free market...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, GCC, Oman, Kuwait, Doha, Sohar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oman Kuwait, Hamad Port Oman, Shuwaikh

A Brooklynite Visits Breukelen

With almost 2,650,000 residents, Brooklyn is the most populous borough in New York City which — if it seceded — would be the fourth largest city in the United States. First established in the year 1646 when Dutch explorers colonized what is today New York, it was named after the town of Breukelen in the Netherlands; and the name means... The post A Brooklynite Visits Breukelen appeared first on The Gate.
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Be Careful What You Flush in the Lavatory: The Crazy Reason American Flight 20 Diverted on Christmas

American’s Boeing 777-300ERs have 12 lavatories. The line from one of those lavatories was clogged, and it’s a system connected to three other lavatories. That took four of the lavatories – or one third – out of commission. Flight attendants determined that passengers congregating near the remaining lavatories was a security issue, and the aircraft was forced to divert. Continue reading Be Careful What You Flush in the Lavatory: The Crazy Reason American Flight 20 Diverted on Christmas...
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#Iran says private exporters had no problem selling its oil | Reuters

Iran says private exporters had no problem selling its oil | Reuters:Iran said on Wednesday private exporters have had “no problems” selling Iranian oil, and 3 million barrels of crude could be sold soon to non-government traders, state media reported, despite U.S. sanctions targeting Tehran’s oil sales.Iran began selling crude oil to private companies for export in late October, just ahead of U.S. sanctions on sectors including oil which came into effect in November.“Those who bought oil on the...
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