A New Year’s Resolution: Get Over Your Irrational Fears

Anyone who tells you that he has no fears is either lying or very foolish. Fears are ubiquitous, and some of us just learn to live in harmony with them a little better than others.   At this very moment I’m in a bus headed for Honduras, the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere. In the bus with me are my most precious possessions: my husband, my children, and my parents. The last time we were in Honduras, we had one of our most frightening travel moments. I won’t bore you with the det...
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10 Things About Rio Your Guidebook Didn’t Mention

If you’re abroad and if you desperately need to talk to a French person, don’t bother going to the French embassy—business hours are typically from 8:12 a.m. to 8:16 a.m. except from Monday to Sunday. Instead, for all your wine advice and conjugation needs, go to the nearest supermarket and stand by the cheese aisle or the bread selection. You may have to wait for a little while but I guarantee you that if there are French people around, they’ll show up to shop for bread and cheese. And here I w...
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France, Strasbourg

15 h Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Tips From Experts: How to Choose the Best Travel Trailer?

Buying a travel trailer is a huge investment – many times, depending on the model or style you choose, the cost can be in the thousands. It is important to think about certain things you need and want when looking to purchase a travel trailer. Below are some tips to help you choose. Know your budget Depending on the type of travel trailer you purchase – the types are discussed below – they can cost about $10,000 for a basic unit to $100,000 or more for a souped-up version, with all th...
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Sandals on the Ground

Anthony Bourdain wroteAmericans love Mexican food. We consume nachos tacos burritos tortas enchiladas tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila mezca
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Things to do in Lapland in Winter

During the winter, you'll find plenty of things to do in Lapland, a stunning, snowy extravaganza that shimmers with the oomph of the human spirit. Lapland itself spans Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. It reflects the long held traditions of the Sami more than modern map making convention. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
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22 Most Aggravating Types of Passengers — They Are…

As a frequent flier, an encounter with a fellow passenger who irritates you is bound to happen sooner or later — and you probably already have at least several of those experiences to share — but which types of passengers are considered to be the most aggravating? The holiday season — from before Thanksgiving through after New Year’s Day — is usually the busiest time of year for air travel. If you... The post 22 Most Aggravating Types of Passengers — They Are… appeared first on The Gate.
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Valle Camonica 2019

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the rock art valley’s inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage List. It was Italy’s first, and there are some special events and ceremonies planned. Valcamonica warrior petroglyph, Naquane This is one of our favorite “unknown” corners of Italy, a mountain valley in the Lombardy region near lake Iseo packed with history and biodiversity, webbed with interesting hiking trails, and fueled by some fine mountain food...
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7 Things You May Not Know About Avios and New Debit Card Earns 5 Miles Per Dollar

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 7 Things You May Not Know About Avios and New Debit Card Earns 5 Miles Per Dollar...
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Rotorua geothermal fun

The area around Rotorua is packed with geothermal features one of my all time favorite things I could have spent many more days exploring here. The region is somewhat similar to Yellowstone in that there are random features spread across a decent distanc
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Nach den kurzen Aufenthalten in El Salvador und Honduras reisten wir weiter nach Guatemala wo wir mehr als eine Woche verbrachten. Startpunkt war die wunderbare Kleinstadt Antigua welche von aktiven und nichtaktiven Vulkanen umgeben ist. Die Stadt gehrt
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Nineteenth century London water supply: Processes of innovation and improvement – Nicola Tynan

This paper is worth a read. Publishing a truncated HTML version, will read and annotate later, as time permits. Introduction At the turn of the nineteenth century, those London households with piped water supply received their water untreated, intermittently and at low-pressure. By 1901, the majority of London’s households had piped supply, with 95% receiving […]
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COASE AND WATER – Nicola Tynan

6  COASE AND WATER – Nicola Tynan Introduction Water is a scarce resource. While this may sound obvious today, a century ago it was not. A recurring criticism of London’s private water companies during the nineteenth century was that they failed to provide a sufficiently large quantity of water for flushing and street-cleaning at a […]
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Ronald Coase’s work on public utilities – a compilation

I’m following up on this post, and have located the following writings COASE’S OWN WORK The Theory of Public Utility Pricing – Coase The Nationalization of Electricity Supply in Great Britain – R. H. Coase, Land Economics, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Feb., 1950), pp. 1-16 Some Notes on Monopoly Price – R. H. Coase, The Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 5, […]
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More deals and partners to come for Adnoc after landmark 2018, says Sultan Al Jaber - The National

More deals and partners to come for Adnoc after landmark 2018, says Sultan Al Jaber - The National:The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company plans to conclude new transactions and partnerships next year as it builds on a landmark 2018, during which it secured billions of dirhams in fees and customers for almost half the country’s crude for the coming four decades.Adnoc will also identify new investment opportunities in 2019, said Dr Sultan Al Jaber, group chief executive and a UAE Minister of State.“We...
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Movement, but little progress for #UAE markets

Movement, but little progress for UAE markets:The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) fell by 40.32 or 1.61 to end at 2,469.49. That’s the sixth week out of seven that the index has closer lower. There were 12 advancing issues and 26 declining, while volume fell to a three-week low.Once again the DFMGI ended at a lower weekly close after falling to a new trend low for the long-term downtrend. Last week’s close was the lowest weekly closing price since the first week of September 2013 an...
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Finally I made it to Tonga

Back in 2015 I had my heart set on visiting Tonga with flights and accommodation booked as part of a previous South Pacific adventure. Mother Nature however had different plans as a volcano burst out of the ocean just off the coast and started spewing v
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This is Exactly the Life I want to Live

    A friend has a tattoo on her forearm that reads: "This is exactly the poem I want to write." Which translated to me as, "This is exactly the life I want to live." Though I think it comes from a poem from Mary Oliver "White Heron Rises Over Blackwater" which stirred my thoughts. Lucky to even think about how I want to live my life. Lucky not to worry about basic needs, and live in peace. If truth be told the only thing I would change (other than world peace, illness, hatred...) would be th...
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#Qatar’s LNG has a very dominant role in Mediterranean market: IEA official - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar’s LNG has a very dominant role in Mediterranean market: IEA official - The Peninsula Qatar:Natural gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean are unlikely to be a game-changer given rising supplies in the global gas market, according to the Turkish head of the International Energy Agency (IEA).Discoveries of new gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean have put some countries in the spotlight, but feasibility, political challenges, and the presence of other major gas producers impose hur...
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#Qatar Airways' sustainability, resilience seen in 2018; HIA sees more passengers

Qatar Airways' sustainability, resilience seen in 2018; HIA sees more passengers:Qatar Airways added a record 23 new destinations over the past 18 months since the unjustified blockade on the country by a quartet of Arab nations, most of which were connected to its global network in 2018. This is a key indicator of the national carrier’s sustainability and resilience, something which has never been achieved by any other airline.Many new destinations are coming up in 2019. New routes to both Isfa...
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Shocking Video Shows Parent Helping Child Draw On Airline Seat Back Trays

I can't even imagine though what was going through this parent's mind as they let their child draw on the tray tables of a Lufthansa narrowbody, and even helped the kid to do it. This may be the worst inflight parenting I've seen. Continue reading Shocking Video Shows Parent Helping Child Draw On Airline Seat Back Trays...
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BlackRock, Capital Group and Pimco Managers Warn of 2019 Risks - Bloomberg

BlackRock, Capital Group and Pimco Managers Warn of 2019 Risks - Bloomberg:U.S. stocks are looking scary after their worst year in a decade. Credit is risky too. Volatility is back. For many, cash and short-term debt may be the best place to go. As fund company executives, portfolio managers and strategists at some of the world’s biggest money managers turn to 2019, they’re cautioning that returns could be muted across asset classes. They’re also urging investors to be increasingly selective in ...
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Oil Bulls Cap Wackiest Year-End in Decade With Bet on 2019 Rally - Bloomberg

Oil Bulls Cap Wackiest Year-End in Decade With Bet on 2019 Rally - Bloomberg:Hedge funds are keeping their cool in the most tumultuous end of the year for oil since the 2008 financial crisis, betting on better days ahead.They boosted wagers on rising Brent prices for a third straight week amid expectations that OPEC and allies will follow through on a deal to reduce output. The vote of confidence comes against a backdrop of turmoil in financial markets that saw one measure of oil-price volatilit...
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#Saudi Public Investment Fund boosts investments in 2018 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Public Investment Fund boosts investments in 2018 | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investor Public Investment Fund (PIF) has stepped up its expansions this year by implementing transactions with various local and global investors.The Saudi sovereign wealth fund’s (PIF) new investments are part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 that aims to diversify economic resources away from oil revenues and invest more heavily in infrastructure.AccorinvestIn March, AccorHotels signed contracts ...
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"Fireworks" Vasilopita New Year's Day Cake!

This cake is sure to create fireworks of the good kind. Vasilopita is a beautifully tender and buttery traditional Greek New Year's Day cake. You hide a coin or token inside the cake and when it is sliced on New Year's day, whomever receives the coin gets one year of good luck and cutting the cake blesses the house too. And this version is covered in a buttercream frosting in a fireworks pattern to really celebrate the new year!
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Real Nica on Ometepe

Nicaragua has a whole chain of volcanoes running through it north to south some currently or recently active. About a week ago I boarded a large ferry and giddyupped across a gusty lake Nicaragua wet luggage to Ometepe island created by 2 massive vol
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What to see in Marseille for two days

Marseille is the oldest city in France. It is the second largest city besides it is Frances busiest cruise and cargo port. In addition this is the place where Frances national anthem La Marseillaise was created.I know most
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60,000 Point Hyatt Visa Offer Ending

The World of Hyatt Credit Card has a limited-time offer of up to 60,000 points with this card. You earn 40,000 points after $3000 in spend on purchases in the first 3 months from account open and an additional 20,000 points if you spend $6000 total within the first 6 months. Hyatt has now announced this ends January 9. Here's the new offer. Continue reading 60,000 Point Hyatt Visa Offer Ending...
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And up to Akureyri I go

Doesn't matter where I go people always ask me directions lol. The domestic airport in Reykjavik is super tiny it's likeless than 10 flights a day and I had 2 different people ask me where the gates are and how to know when to board. I told them were
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CAA comms director recognised in New Year Honours

OBE awarded for public and charitable service
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