Travel News: December 28, 2018

2 hospitalized after heavy turbulence on American flight USA TODAY A passenger and a flight attendant were hospitalized after an American Airlines flight hit heavy turbulence and was diverted to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Wednesday night. Flight 5781, an American Eagle flight operated by Mesa Airlines, landed safely in Texas after encountering weather issues, American Airlines told USA TODAY.   Royal Caribbean Issues Crime Warning in Nassau, Bahamas Travel Pulse Royal Caribbean has ...
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KY eats – Fried Tomyam Tuaran Mee, Kentin Bakut, Sabah

While Sarawakian street food has been making its way to Klang Valley, Sabah hawker fair is still largely confined to Northern Borneo. So if you find yourself at Sabah, one of the dishes you should definitely try is Tuaran Mee. Kentin Bakut, Sabah  Tuaran mee is a type of noodle originated from Tuaran, located some 30 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu. While the original version that comes with chicken, meat, or seafood is plenty good, my favorite has got to be the version served up at Kentin B...
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Sicile, Agrigento

La Vallée des temples Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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5 Ways on How to Prevent Bed Bugs From Coming Home With You

The phrase “sleep tight; and don’t let the bed bugs bite” was nothing more than a saying for decades since bed bugs were virtually eradicated; but the parasite returned with a vengeance approximately twenty years ago and has been causing problems for travelers around the world — especially in hotel rooms. This article discusses five ways on how to prevent bed bugs from coming home with you — as well as how you know there are bed bugs present in your hotel room. Consider this story of a couple fr...
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12in2Vans was born out of this trip to Melbourne Australia where 2 generations of extended family come together for a road trip to the Great Ocean Road and beyond. Returning from 2 weeks from New Zealand i was raving about how fun travelling in our own
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Beauty in the Rocky Mountains

Immediately the pale pink dawn initiated perfect views of the mountains. Soon we drove under the strong chinook cloud watching the light of day slowly illuminating the familiar crags. Suddenly as we drove south the brilliant rising sun shone under the
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Museum My Queenstown

Museum My Queenstown is a Community Museum that shares the story of Queenstown as Singapore's first satellite town. Developed by the Singapore Improvement Trust SIT in
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The Other Rio de Janeiro – Centro

The 6-stop, 15-minute subway trip from Cardeal Arcoverde station in Copacabana to Cinêlandia in Rio de Janeiro Centro is barely long enough to realize that you’re not just travelling from one neighbourhood to another but stepping into a different world. You know, this world your guidebook warned you about. That place where locals don’t speak English, where there are no world-famous beaches but old and not-so-picturesque buildings, where you could be robbed, killed, assaulted and more. If you don...
Tags: Travel, Chile, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Disneyland, Carnival, Centro, Rio, Ipanema, Copacabana, Cinelandia, Museu, Catedral Metropolitana, Copacabana Ipanema, Jorge Selarón, South America 2018-2019

My 30 Favorite Travel Photos From 2018

As hard as it is for me to believe, another year has come and gone and along with it the obligatory reflections on what I’ve seen and what I’ve done. Over the years my travel photography has definitely improved. I’m asked about equipment and other tricks used, but really it’s improved for one reason – frequency. The more photos I take, the more I see what does and does not work and over time the shots have gotten better. So today I thought I’d share my favorite photos from the last year, images ...
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'Loving it': children walk from one end of New Zealand to the other

Jonathan Rapsey, 6, and Elizabeth, 9, tackle trek with parents to become youngest ever to walk Te Araroa trailTwo children are on track to become the youngest ever to walk the national trail running the length of New Zealand, having completed the entire North Island a few days before Christmas.Jonathan, 6, and Elizabeth, 9, have walked over 1,200 kilometres (745 miles) since October when they set out with their parents, Chris and Jorinde Rapsey, from Cape Reinga at the tip of the North Island. C...
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5 breathtaking experiences to indulge in when in Russia

The sheer size of Russia makes it daunting to plan any vacation here and the fact that it attracts tourists from all parts of the world has made it a hotspot. You might have already heard of the popular northern lights Russia winter tour but what you don’t know enough about is the vibrant history and rich cultural diversity which lures in different people from around the world to visit this country. We have curated a list of 5 breathtaking experiences to indulge in when in Russia for a great ti...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Moscow, Sochi, Travel Blog, Peter, Baba, Catherine Palace, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Krasnaya Polyana, Museum of Hygiene, Star City Star City, Vuoksi River

Best places to enjoy nightlife in St. Petersburg and Moscow

If there was one thing about Russia that we would like to highlight, it is the fact that the country loves to party and yes, are there some crazy hotspots in the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg! Take the Sapsan Train from Moscow to Saint Petersburg to experience one of the best nightlife scenes in the region. We have curated a list of the top places in both the cities for you to have a memorable time: 1. Griboedov If a hypothetical trophy had to be handed to one club in Petersburg. It would...
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Halifax Nova Scotia May 1013 2018

I traveled to Halifax to attend the Canadian Association of Labour Media conference from May 1012 2018. I stayed at The Lord Nelson a fancy old hotel immediately across from the beautiful Public Gardens. When I a
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eVisa Brazil – The Option Available For Travelers And Investors

At the beginning of 2018 Brazil announced the launch of a brand new visa Brazil option that was created for tourists, business, sports activities, artistic activities and transit. The name of the system is “electronic visa” and it is highly similar to what is already available in the US. The Brazil electronic visa is meant to make it easy to apply for a visa in the country, with the main focus put on speed. Current stamped visa processing time can easily go over one month in various cas...
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Best runs and marathons in 2019

We’re nearing the close of another year and with reflection also comes goal setting. If fitness, specifically running, is on your radar for 2019 here is a rundown — pun intended — of outdoor races you should sign up for now. From a Star Wars-themed half marathon through Disney World, Florida, to an ultra-marathon through the Alps, here are the best runs in 2019. The Dipsea Race Photo: Dipsea Race/Facebook If short distances and history strike your fancy, The Dipsea Race in Northern Califo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, California, US, Italy, Alps, Napa, Darth Vader, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Walt Disney World, Sonoma, Botanic Gardens, Tuscany, Seine

Navy issues EIS for sonar testing, training; Ige reappoints three department heads; Pearl Harbor stays open amid federal shutdown; more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale feeding, breeding zones. NOAA The U.S. Navy is moving forward with training and testing in Hawaii-Southern California waters after re-evaluating potential environmental impacts of their activities. “These military readiness activities include the use of active sonar and explosives at sea off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California,” according to the final EIS. Garden Island.Read the Navy's Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Environmental Impact Statement/O...
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Happy New Year in Italian!

Happy New Year! New Year’s Eve as we know it was an invention of the ancient Romans. In 153 B.C. they moved the start of the new year from the Spring equinox to January 1 and dedicated the first month of the year to Janus, the two-faced god of beginnings, who looks back toward the old year and ahead toward the new one.  For six days, Romans celebrated by hanging lights, preparing lavish banquets and decorating their houses with boughs of greenery, including holly and mistletoe (considered magi...
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Sports we tried in 2018 and loved

2018 was a big year for sports. We looked at extreme sports you can do indoors, crazy sports from other countries, and even weird sports drinks around the world. We also tried new athletic pursuits that allowed us to explore once inaccessible territory, like coastal cliffs or the sky between two canyons, and pursue our passions throughout the year. Be it running, biking, swimming, or surfing, new takes on these activities mean that neither snow, ice, nor even the time of day need hold us back...
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Second Sea Day Tuesday 6th November 2018

The weather is slightly better this morning but is still not nice enough to be sat outside on the balcony.We had a leisurely breakfast in the buffet then went for a walk around all of the ship. There were a few hearty souls that had been brave enough
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First sea day Monday 5th November 2018

Breakfast as normal was in the buffet and we met some more staff members that we remember from previous cruises.Today we have the Cruise Critic meet and greet in the Bliss lounge. It is always well turned out. It is great to put faces to people we have
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#Saudi Prince's Allies Retain Jobs in Post-Khashoggi Shake-Up - Bloomberg

Saudi Prince's Allies Retain Jobs in Post-Khashoggi Shake-Up - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia kept key supporters of Mohammed Bin Salman in their cabinet jobs and brought in some new ones, in the first major government shake-up since the kingdom and its crown prince became the focus of an outcry over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.The ministers of finance, energy, economy and trade -- senior members of the crown prince’s team -- retained their positions in an overhaul announced on Thursday, when a serie...
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What You Don’t Realize About the Marriott Data Hack: Good Marketing and Bad Breaches Go Hand in Hand

Good marketing is something that all of us welcome: useful information that connects us with something we actually need or want , and even better information that comes to us right when we want it, to help us make a decision. When someone says they don't like marketing what they mean is they don't like bad marketing. They don't like receiving information that isn't relevant to them, that doesn't speak to them in their language, that isn't what they're interested in. The world is full of bad mar...
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#UAE’s real estate market on cusp of robust recovery in 2019: Al Ruwad CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE’s real estate market on cusp of robust recovery in 2019: Al Ruwad CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The UAE’s real estate market has managed to remain stable during 2018 after overcoming the price correction wave and slowdown that began two years ago, the CEO of Al Ruwad Real Estate said.Catalysts and laws are two key factors that will help the UAE property market witness a robust recovery in 2019, Ismail Al Hammadi told Mubasher in an exclusive interview.He noted that the market saw the most severe ...
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#Saudi owes $533mln in arrears to project contractors | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi owes $533mln in arrears to project contractors | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia owes nearly two billion Saudi riyals ($533 million) in arrears to local contractors for projects executed several years ago, the Gulf kingdom's top contractor said in press comments on Wednesday.Although the Finance Ministry has recently promised to pay the debt to the contractors within 60 days, no disbursements have been made yet, Osama Al-Afaliq, chairman of the Saudi Contractors' Authority, told the Saudi ...
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Oil prices drop as U.S. stock markets retreat | Reuters

Oil prices drop as U.S. stock markets retreat | Reuters:Oil prices fell on Thursday, retreating from an 8 percent rally in the previous session as Wall Street stocks also fell and the oil market focused on signs of faltering global economic growth and record production of crude. Brent crude LCOc1 futures dropped 4.24 percent, or $2.31, to settle at $52.16 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures fell $1.61 to settle at $44.61 a barrel, down 3.48 percent.“The market is givi...
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#Saudi king taps veteran finance chief as foreign minister to improve image | Reuters

Saudi king taps veteran finance chief as foreign minister to improve image | Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s king put a veteran former finance minister in charge of foreign affairs on Thursday, aiming to improve the kingdom’s image after the crisis caused by the killing of a journalist and greater scrutiny of the Yemen war.The Saudi government has come under intense international criticism over the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.It has al...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Wall Street surge buoys Gulf, #Saudi banks strong | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Wall Street surge buoys Gulf, Saudi banks strong | Reuters:Saudi Arabia and other Gulf stock markets gained on Thursday as the sharp rebound on Wall Street overnight and Brent oil's recovery from below $50 a barrel lifted investor sentiment.Saudi Arabia's index rose 0.5 percent with Al Rajhi Bank adding 1.1 percent.Riyad Bank climbed for a fourth straight day, adding 1.3 percent. The stock has been buoyed by news of merger discussions with National Commercial Bank, the kingdom's b...
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Home of the Sinagua people

To see completely different things in my trip we decided to visit some archealogical sites. The Sinaguas were indigenous people living in Verde Valley and North Central Arizona. They seem to have thrived between the 1100 to early 1400 AD. They ma
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Most popular Lyft drop-offs in 2018

Over the course of the year, Lyft has taken people to a pretty wide range of places all across the United States, but some destinations are more popular than others. To cap off the year, the ridesharing company has compiled a list of its most popular destinations and most popular neighborhood drop-offs in 2018. Organized by city, the list provides interesting insight into which areas are highly desirable ride destinations in the US. Top 2018 Lyft destinations: Los Angeles — The Grove Brook...
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Oil Sell-Off Is Deepest to Follow an OPEC Output Cut in a Decade - Bloomberg

Oil Sell-Off Is Deepest to Follow an OPEC Output Cut in a Decade - Bloomberg:Crude’s recent sell-off is a grim reminder that OPEC’s management of the oil market isn’t foolproof. The group’s Dec. 7 decision to curb output among members and allied producers was supposed to prop up sinking prices. Instead, it resulted in the worst post-cut price decline in a decade.Global marker Brent has fallen as much as 16 percent, or nearly $10 a barrel, following the cartel’s announcement that it would trim pr...
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