Happy New Year 2019 from Venice, Italy! (And what about that new arrival tax?)

(Venice, Italy) We start the New Year in Venice with the news that a new law has passed, and day-tripping tourists will now be charged a fee from €2.5 to €5 -- up to €10 during the highest season -- to enter the city. It is not yet clear exactly how the fee will be implemented, but anything to ease the burden off residents, to me, is a good thing.Last year the living situation in Venice was unbearable. Cruise ships, busloads and boatloads full of day-trippers dumped off people in Venice for jus...
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19 Places You Should Visit in 2019

2018 is now officially over, thank goodness, and since this is the start of the New Year I thought I would share some of my top travel picks for 2019. Some are obvious choices, others a little more unexpected but all are amazing places to discover for one reason or another. Also, these are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. I don’t want to see anyone complaining that one destination is ranked higher or lower than another one; they all have my love and admiration. Non-Coastal USA I explored a lot of my ow...
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The Cathedral that Isn't

1964 Diary EntryThe next morning we got up and had breakfast. After breakfast we went and had a walk in the Borghese Gardens. After walking for some time we came and started to pack for that day we were leaving for Frankfurt. After packing a
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what i'm reading: hunger by roxane gay

During the Ontario provincial election, after a hack from the Toronto Sun drew attention to an unpopular view that I had expressed some years earlier, I was the object of right-wing attacks by email and on social media.Many of these wingnuts referenced my weight in various disgusting ways. This shocked me because, although I am overweight, I'm not unusually heavy, not large enough to be remarkable. No matter. Total strangers mocked me for being overweight, using a whole slew of pejoratives and ...
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Camel Ride Along the Beach in Mexico

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January 1, 2019 in São Paulo

The sun was shining, the city sounded dead quiet and we didn’t need hangover remedies since we only had half a glass of a mini bottle of cheap champagne bought for 9.90 reais ($2.55) at the 24-hour Extra supermercado on New Year’s Eve—don’t ever ask me to bring wine to your party, I make terrible choices. The day was starting well—or rather, the afternoon was considering we all went to bed very late and got up at noon. We already knew tudo estará fechado because all when there’s a holiday, every...
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Travel Alert January 2019: Inclement Weather to Affect Dallas and Fort Worth Areas

If Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas are in your travel plans over the next couple of days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects resulting from inclement weather. Because high temperatures will be cooler by as much as... The post Travel Alert January 2019: Inclement Weather to Affect Dallas and Fort Worth Areas appeared first on The Gate.
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Travel Deals for 2019

Read the full article on at - Travel Deals for 2019 Are you planning ahead for 2019 travel? The travel website Hipmunk researched the best months to fly. And those months are January and September with January fares dropping 31% and September fares down 25%. What are the best deals for January? That would be Cincinnati, Las Vegas and Denver. And how about for September? Check out Fort... The post Travel Deals for 2019 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
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Camping Means Making Memories

Camping is one of the great outdoor activities for singles and families alike. There are all sorts of things to do and see while in the great outdoors regardless of the time of day or night. Before going on your trip though, you need to be prepared. Getting Ready It doesn’t matter if you are going to be camping yourself, sending the kids to summer camp, or anything else, you need to be ready. Make a list of all of the things you’ll need for the trip. You might even want to label everything like...
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The pros and cons of cruising

The per-day base cost for mainstream cruises beats independent travel by a mile. But are you really experiencing another country if you’re tethered to a floating chunk of America?
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2018 was one of the safest years ever for commercial aviation

Aviation Safety Network releases the latest data
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Fez it's more than cool hats

After the Blue City we headed south to Fes on a local bus. Morocco has a pretty decent bus system and their CTM company is really the company I would recommend people use book your seats at least 3 days beforehand online to ensure you get on the CTM bus
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Happy New Years Day

Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one Okay Ill try and hope you do too Happy New Year one and allWe broke tradition last night. We did not stay home go to bed try to watch the ball drop in Times Square on TV
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January 2019 Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s image was taken in the Plaza Mayor in Trujillo, Spain Tablets | iPhone 6/7/8 | iPhone 6/7/8 Plus | iPhone X Most Desktops (will adjust for size) | Large High-Resolution Format The post January 2019 Desktop Wallpaper appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
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Well the Alhambra is as magnificent as I imagined it would be . Unfortunately it was a rainy day while we visited but it did not hold us back in the least . Matter of fact it turns out we did 16000 steps that day . Both of us used our umbrellas and I
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Etats-Unis, New York

Reflets sur immeuble Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Last night's festivities and a peaceful walk

Happy New Year everyoneOk. So. Last night was fabulous.The walk up to the bonfire was way better than anticipated the sidewalk thankfully was cleared most of the way. Clearly priorities were in check haha. About 20min into the walk I ended up
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New Years Day

We needed to find a cache to collect our New Years day souvenir so we decided to head to Barmouth where there is one on the bridge that we haven't yet found. Turned out to be busy there with a New Years Day swim taking place strangely in fancy dress....
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Chase Not Planning to Stop Cardholders From Pooling Points From Multiple Cards

This doesn't mean Chase will never implement such a rule. And in the meantime I continue to 'sweep' points from my no annual fee cards into my premium card accounts each month -- just in case -- I don't want to be left with big points balances in less valuable places if the music ever does stop. However it appears this is not something to be concerned about in the immediate term. Continue reading Chase Not Planning to Stop Cardholders From Pooling Points From Multiple Cards...
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10 good intentions for A Luxury Travel Blog in 2019… plus your suggestions, please!

Happy New Year! We hope all our readers have had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead. We also want to thank you for your past support and take this opportunity to share with you some of our plans for the site for the year ahead. 2019 is set to […] The post 10 good intentions for A Luxury Travel Blog in 2019… plus your suggestions, please! appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Christmas and other Caperings in Cuenca

We decided to make an effort for Christmas this year so have rented a nice modern apartment in Cuenca for a month. This is the city that we hope to move to later this year so we have been enjoying exploring the different neighbourhoods and experiencing
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visitors arrive

Needless to say the days were well filled and most of the evenings too. We had a walk round the hill fort at Oswestry one day and explored round lake Vyrnwy another. Alex and I went to Chirk with them the day they left for a run around and a coffee
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Spain Day Seven

So it's 2019 and after a lazy breakfast we took a walk to the local shops which all turned out to be closed Oh and by local we mean about a mile away on roads with no pavements and lots of ups and downs Elizabeth's widget said she'd done over 40
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#Iran Banking Reform Blocked for Second Time by Clerical Council - Bloomberg

Iran Banking Reform Blocked for Second Time by Clerical Council - Bloomberg:Iran’s Guardian Council, a top political chamber of clerics and lawyers, has rejected for a second time an anti-terrorism financing bill aimed at bringing the lending sector closer to international standards, the semi-official Tasnim News agency reported.The council, which vets major parliamentary decisions and new legislation, said the bill was not yet compatible with Iran’s constitution and Islamic law, Tasnim reported...
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#UAE Minister Says He Expects Rift With #Qatar to Continue - Bloomberg

U.A.E. Minister Says He Expects Rift With Qatar to Continue - Bloomberg:A diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Gulf states that’s lasted a year and a half is likely to continue in the new year, said Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirate’s minister of state for foreign affairs."In my estimation, the boycott of Qatar will continue in 2019 because it’s linked to necessary changes in Doha’s destructive tendencies," Gargash said in a Twitter post. "Qatar will continue to fail to combat the acti...
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Happy 2019 With A 2018 Wrap Up! What Did YOU Like Reading About?

Take a peek into the most popular stories of 2018 in the world of Not Quite Nigella! It was a year where lunches and Italian food ruled and one where new Asian and Sri Lankan and Indian restaurants intrigued. You also loved flying high above the skies at the pointy end and the road trip trend continued!
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#UAE Energy Minister remains optimistic about energy market balance | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE Energy Minister remains optimistic about energy market balance | ZAWYA MENA Edition:United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Tuesday he remains optimistic about achieving a market balance during the first quarter of 2019.He said his view was in light of the production cut recently agreed by OPEC and its allies, according to his official Twitter account.OPEC and its Russia-led allies agreed in December to slash oil production from January by 0.8 million barrels per day ...
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Gulf's REITs bring IPO receipts, but investor returns not so neat | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Gulf's REITs bring IPO receipts, but investor returns not so neat | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The Gulf’s REITs sector has tremendous potential but must overcome ambiguous regulations, a shortage of suitable property and downbeat investor sentiment in order to expand as an asset class.Dubai was the first Gulf jurisdiction to permit Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which own and manage real estate portfolios, introducing a REITs law in 2006, while Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain did likew...
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UPDATE 1- #Oman slows spending growth in 2019 budget, may not cut deficit | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Oman slows spending growth in 2019 budget, may not cut deficit | Reuters:Oman’s government released a 2019 state budget on Tuesday that slows spending growth but may not cut a big deficit that has caused international rating agencies to downgrade its debt to junk status.Spending this year is projected at 12.9 billion rials ($33.5 billion), up from 12.5 billion rials in the original budget for 2018. That implies spending growth of about 3 percent, compared to nearly 7 percent in the 2018...
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