11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip

You may never have heard or read the letters R-T-W before.  If you don’t know their meaning, that’s all right.  If you do know their meaning and have contemplated taking one, then you have come to the right place. If you are a travel lover, an adventurer, or are questioning what it is you really want out of life, then maybe it’s time you find out what those three little letters mean, and why it is that you should consider taking a Round The World trip of your own. Some think it’s crazy, so...
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Cassis Renovation Project

  My friends Ching and Gary bought a place in Cassis and asked me if I would help them design it into a place of their own. I have worked on a few renovations for Yann and I but never for someone else. As much as I love creating spaces, design and the challenges of renovating an old place I was afraid of mixing work with friendship. After talking with Gary, Ching, and Rene who would be doing the hard work and giving us the expertise they reassured me that our friendship came first and they trus...
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Mexico City

I have not gotten any notifications that my posts are being read although 11 people have read them . Please comment to let me know who is receiving them .Driving here from Morelia was painless . The senior fare for the 4 hours was 250 pesos 17 Canad
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Air New Zealand Says They’ll Honor Sub-$1500 Business Class Roundtrips to Australia

This week's amazing Cathay Pacific business and first class fare deal is being honored. Following right on after that Air New Zealand offered business class between Chicago and Sydney for under $1500 roundtrip. If you booked this and your ticket is still intact it appears the deal will be honored. Congratulations! Continue reading Air New Zealand Says They’ll Honor Sub-$1500 Business Class Roundtrips to Australia...
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Measuring is Knowing

Just outside our meeting place of my previous post. The Music Theater probably will need more room than anticipated..and will leave no room for shopping ladies anymore….. The post Measuring is Knowing appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
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Larger Cleaner Restrooms Coming to an Airport Near You! (and Come See Me at Travelcon)

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 Larger Cleaner Restrooms Coming to an Airport Near You! (and Come See Me at Travelcon)...
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Brent Crude Surges in Best Week Since '16 as U.S. Economy Shines - Bloomberg

Brent Crude Surges in Best Week Since '16 as U.S. Economy Shines - Bloomberg:Brent crude surged to its best weekly gain in more than two years, as encouraging economic news out of the U.S. helped oil markets turn the page on 2018’s price collapse.The global benchmark closed higher on Friday, ending the week up 9.3 percent for its best showing since December 2016. Oil rallied alongside the U.S. stock market following a strong jobs report and dovish comments on interest rates from the Federal Rese...
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10 Creative Ways to Save Money in 2019

I don’t know about you, but money has been on my mind a lot recently. Probably because I’m anxiously awaiting several end-of-year payments from work I did last year, and also the fact that it’s the NEW YEAR and I’ve got to start planning for the future…I guess. As a freelancer & business owner, I’m always a little anxious about my fluctuating income. And with the volatile market the past month, my future is increasingly…worrisome. One of my top goals for 2019 is to save more money. Just feels li...
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How to make friends in New York City

New Yorkers have a reputation for being unfriendly and unsmiling, but the truth is that most of us are pretty friendly when it comes down to it. But, we get it: New York City is a big place with too many people to count, so the idea of making friends with someone when you’re new to NYC can seem pretty daunting. However, there are a number of activities you can partake in to make some friends while having a buffer to keep things from getting awkward. From seeing a comedy show to doing charity ...
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Tacotopia’s taco wonderland

If you’re obsessed with tacos and looking for the perfect outlet for your infatuation, Tacotopia is it. This taco-fest, intended to encourage interactive and expressive art, is coming to Austin, Texas on March 1, and it’s got everything you could possibly want in a taco experience. The three-dimensional, immersive art exhibit will feature over 20 unique environments with huge taco-related installations. These include sliding down an oversized tortilla chip into a giant pico de gallo foam pit,...
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harry leslie smith -- rest in power, and thank you

Harry Leslie Smith, who sometimes called himself "the world's oldest rebel," died in late November 2018. I was unable to acknowledge his passing on wmtc at the time.Smith, a writer and an activist, was a steadfast critic of neoliberal policies, especially the austerity agenda. He spoke out constantly and consistently for a more generous, more just, and more inclusive society -- in short, for the preservation of social democracy.His obituary in The Guardian quotes him:I am one of the last few rem...
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Ige appoints Connors as attorney general, Honolulu officer cooperating with feds in police corruption case, Maui's new mayor takes office, Big Island water bottling plant unpopular, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Attorney General appointee Clare Connors with Gov. David Ige PC:Governor's Office Gov. David Ige has appointed Clare Connors, a prominent local attorney and experienced litigator, to serve as Hawaii’s next attorney general, replacing Russell Suzuki. Star-Advertiser.Governor’s pick for attorney general is longtime litigator — who sometimes targeted state. Hawaii News Now.Former assistant U.S. attorney picked to be Hawaii's new attorney general. KHON2.Hawaii Gov. David Ige Thursday appointe...
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Marriott suffers a massive breach of its guest records. Here’s how to protect yourself

A breach of Marriott's Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program could have compromised the data of up to 383 million of its guests. While an internal tool only recently flagged the breach, the company believes the hack started in 2014. The post Marriott suffers a massive breach of its guest records. Here’s how to protect yourself appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Alitalia Business Class $538 Roundtrip Barcelona – New York (and Other Cities)

Just since Monday we've seen the amazing Cathay Pacific business and first class fare deal get honored and we've seen business class between Chicago and Sydney for under $1500 roundtrip. Now it looks like there's another special fare deal out there. There's an Alitalia business class offer starting at $538 roundtrip between Barcelona and New York JFK -- and possibly also Los Angeles and Chicago. Continue reading Alitalia Business Class $538 Roundtrip Barcelona – New York (and Other Cities)...
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Hysterical Journey to Historic Places

MICKEY FREEGeneral Crooks chief of scouts Al Sieber called him half Mexican half Irish and all sumbitch. His real name was Felix and he burst onto the scene in 1848 down in Mexico as the red haired son of Jesusa Martinez and an Irish dad.
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What to do in Puerto Viejo

The beach town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is located on the Caribbean coast of beautiful Costa Rica. The African slave trade forcefully brought people here in the 16th century when slaves accompanied Spanish colonizers and were made to work on cacao plantations. When African descendants in Puerto Viejo were emancipated after slavery was abolished in 1923, they were joined by Afro-Caribbeans from Panama, Nicaragua, and Colombia, and formed settlements along the coast. Today, the unique Afro-...
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You Drive Me Caprese With Hasselback Caprese!

Dear Reader, I urge you to give this clever little food hack a try at least once. Not only does it taste fantastic but it's absolutely delicious with in season sun kissed tomatoes, aromatic basil and creamy bocconcini. Plus it can all be done in 5 minutes leaving you more time to enjoy your holidays!
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Tropical Storm Pabuk hits Thailand

Around 1:00 PM today , a massive tropical storm hit Thailand with waves up to 16 feet, torrential rain, and high winds reaching 46 mph. Tropical Storm Pabuk, which is being called the country’s worst tropical storm in 30 years, has already claimed one life — a fisherman whose boat capsized due to strong winds — and the worst may yet be ahead. Although the storm is expected to slow and weaken as it moves over the mainland, it could still cause significant damage. Big waves hit Pak Phanang di...
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#Fujairah’s oil storage status is getting a major upgrade

Fujairah’s oil storage status is getting a major upgrade:Fujairah is set to become a global oil storage and trading hub due to its unique location as well as access to pipelines for crude, a top executive of Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company (BPGIC) said.“Fujairah is number two globally in bunkering (supply of fuel to ships) after Singapore and ahead of Rotterdam,” said Nicolaas Paardenkooper, CEO. “It is in a unique location right in the middle of the shipping lines between east and w...
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#Qatar’s quarterly GDP rises by 20.4% to hit QR180.9bn - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar’s quarterly GDP rises by 20.4% to hit QR180.9bn - The Peninsula Qatar:Qatar’s Gross Domestic Product at current prices (nominal GDP) has increased by 20.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018 over the third quarter of 2017. The quarterly GDP at current prices in Q3 of 2018 is estimated at QR180.90bn.This represents an increase of 20.4 percent compared to the estimate of Q3 of 2017 placed at QR150.19bn. Compared to previous quarter's (Q2 of 2018) revised estimate of QR170.58bn, it is a rise...
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#Saudis Faces Cheap Oil, Social Liberalization, Climate Change - Bloomberg

Saudis Faces Cheap Oil, Social Liberalization, Climate Change - Bloomberg:On the surface, Saudi Arabia and its ruling family — an absolute monarchy flush with oil wealth — look secure in their power. Despite oil price fluctuations, income per person has been more or less constant for many years now:In purchasing power parity terms, Saudi Arabia is a rich country — only slightly behind the U.S. in living standards. Meanwhile, the country’s leadership is feeling confident and powerful enough to pr...
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GLOBAL LNG-Prices slide in well-supplied and quiet market | Reuters

GLOBAL LNG-Prices slide in well-supplied and quiet market | Reuters:Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell this week although few cargoes were heard to swap hands in a well-supplied market with some traders still on their New Year’s break.Spot prices for February delivery to Asia LNG-AS were assessed at $8.75 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) compared to $9.10 last week, industry sources said, citing low liquidity as the reason for the fall.Trading activity started to ris...
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Former Barclays bosses face London trial over Qatari cash call | Reuters

Former Barclays bosses face London trial over Qatari cash call | Reuters:The most senior bankers to face criminal charges in Britain over conduct during the financial crisis will appear before a London jury next week in a trial that will test the mettle of the Serious Fraud Office.CEO John Varley and three one-time colleagues stand charged over deals with Qatari investors to secure cash injections that allowed the bank, that can trace its origins back to around 1690, to survive the crisis a deca...
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Record LNG capacity to get green light in 2019 amid strong demand | Reuters

Record LNG capacity to get green light in 2019 amid strong demand | Reuters:A record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production is expected to get the green light in 2019 amid strong global demand, especially from China, analysts said.A final investment decision (FID) could be taken on more than 60 million tonnes per annum of LNG capacity this year, well above the previous record of about 45 million tonnes in 2005 and triple last year’s 21 million tonnes, Wood Mackenzie’s research director...
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U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week in three: Baker Hughes | Reuters

U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week in three: Baker Hughes | Reuters:U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for the first time in three weeks as producers started to reduce their 2019 drilling plans with the collapse in crude prices at the end of last year.Drillers cut eight oil rigs in the week to Jan. 4, bringing the total count down to 877, General Electric Co’s Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday.The U.S. rig count, an early indicator of future outpu...
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I know a professional hacker named james who has ...

I know a professional hacker named james who has worked for me this week. He offers very legitimate services such as clearing of bad records online without being traced back to you, He clone/hack mobile phones, hack Facebook account, instagram, WhatsApp, emails, Twitter, bank accounts, Skype, FIXES CREDIT REPORTs, track calls. He also help retrieve accounts that have been taking by hackers. His charges are affordable, reliable and 100% safe. For his job well done this is my own way to show appr...
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TSA’s War on Water Claims At Least 6 Victims, CDC Investigating

Are water filling stations a good idea? We all know not to drink water from a plane's on board tanks. But do you trust your government-run airport to ensure clean water? How aboutin Detroit? Water fountains at the Cleveland airport were shut down after at least half a dozen passengers on a Frontier flight became violently ill. Continue reading TSA’s War on Water Claims At Least 6 Victims, CDC Investigating...
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