KY dives – Sepanggar Island, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Following my only dive trip at Pulau Kapas back in 2017, I actually managed another underwater excursion in October 2018 while on a work trip to Kota Kinabalu that involved staying over the weekends. Since this is still a blog documenting my travel & food adventures, here’s the short entry to serve as sort of an online dive-log of mine. Do check out the short video I made using the Olympus TG-Trekker, which since died after that trip for reasons unknown (I gotta call the service center, been wee...
Tags: Travel, Diving, Sabah, Kota-kinabalu, Within Malaysia, Johny, Snorkeling, Pulau Kapas, Yann May, Diving Video, Sepanggar, Sepanggar Island, Sepanggar Island Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Travel News: January 15, 2019

Strict ticket policy introduced at Machu Picchu CNN It’s the spectacular Incan citadel in the Andes Mountain range that’s on everyone’s bucket list — but access to Machu Picchu is becoming more strictly regulated. New ticket rules were put in place starting January 1, 2019, limiting tourists to visiting at specifically scheduled times. Tickets are valid for up to four hours and re-entry is not usually allowed. Before, you booked for either a “morning” or “afternoon” slot. It’s no great surprise...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Peru, Houston, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Machu Picchu, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest, News And Deals, Houston Airport, Abercrombie Kent, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, USA Today Southwest Airlines, Andes Mountain

Trading Divorce for Travel

Reflecting on it now, it seems appropriate that my husband and I took a weekend trip to sign our divorce papers.  At the time, I was living in New York City and he in San Diego.  In an attempt to be amicable, we decided to meet in Palm Springs for the “official” signing.  It was a typical Palm Springs weekend that we’d experienced dozens of times before: the air hot and dry, with oily and glistening leathery women sprawled out on chaise lounges around the pool.  The difference this time was that...
Tags: Travel, England, New York, London, Featured, Australia, California, Relationships, China, India, New York City, Africa, Taiwan, Harvard, Hawaii, Italy

Harmonix Harmony

I find it a bit funny and strange that last week I found myself playing not one, but two games from Harmonix, having terrific play experiences with each. Sure, I’ve enjoyed Rock Band games in the past (especially the Beatles one), but I hadn’t played anything from them in a while, and although it’s a coincidence I found myself playing both DropMix and Amplitude at the same, it’s a happy one. DropMix is an electronic board/card game the company released a year or two ago. I remember hearing it w...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Games, Canada, Harmonix, Amplitude, Dropmix, Harmonix Harmony

Travel Alert January 2019: Industrial Actions in Germany

Calls for labor strikes by Verdi — which is the union that represents members of the security staff — at eight airports in Germany for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 have been issued; and air travel will be affected. If you are traveling to or from Germany on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, expect... The post Travel Alert January 2019: Industrial Actions in Germany appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Airlines, Verdi, News And Weather

Baby Boy Buggy Dreams

  Chelsea is four months pregnant. Not showing just thick around the waist. Chelsea feels great and has not been ill a single day, lucky Pup. They hope to find out the sex of the baby next month. Shortly after she was pregnant, and when I say shortly after, I mean probably the day she was pregnant though they did not know that they were and certainly I did not know that, I had a dream that she had a boy. I called her and asked if she was pregnant and she laughed, "No, I don' t think so." I drea...
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, living in France, Husband, Sacha, Brocante, French la Vie, Happy Butterball Happy Child

Colorful Side Street in Jaipur, India

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Tags: Travel, Travel Photos, Daily Travel Photos, Jaipur India

House of Daniel Thwaites Selects Revinate to Power Group-Wide CRM Strategy

Revinate, the software as a service (SaaS) company that helps hotels transform guest data into revenue, today announced that Daniel Thwaites PLC, a family-run hospitality company since 1807, has selected Revinate's full suite of SaaS solutions for its portfolio of 21 properties across the United Kingdom.
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6 Tips to Save Serious Money on Your Holidays

There is a popular phrase that we have all come across by now at some point during our social media scrolls, which proudly states “If travelling was free, you’d never see me again.” While we can relate to this somewhat exaggerated statement, the fact is that travelling isn’t really free for most of us and our best bet is to try and minimise the expenses, as best as we possibly can! To help you keep your travelling goals alive and not go bankrupt in the process, here are six practical tips that ...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Paris, Alain Ducasse, Venice, Laos, Zurich, Budget Travel, Travel Blog, Michelin Star

South America Day 6 Foz do Iguacu

We are up at 5 am this morning to fly 750 miles southwest to Foz do Iguacu on the border between Brazil Argentina and Paraguay. The old man has survived the night without succumbing to dysentery a fact he puts down to a combination of luck and havin
Tags: Travel, Paraguay, Brazil Argentina, Foz do Iguacu

Delta Backtracks, Will Honor Lounge Access Rules for Lifetime Members

This year Delta raised SkyClub membership prices and eliminated single visit passes. They also started requiring passengers to be flying Delta or a partner airline to access the lounge even if they're so-called 'members'. Since Delta announced the change to access rules we saw similar moves by American and by United mere days later. Of course we did. Continue reading Delta Backtracks, Will Honor Lounge Access Rules for Lifetime Members...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Delta, United, SkyClub

SHARK! (At AquaRio…)

“So, no Aquaman.” “Zero chance.” “Megalodon… I KNOW, I KNOW! It was a long time ago!” “Yep, no extinct, massive creature.” “Nemo?” “We should be able to find it.” “Dory?” “Likely in the same tank. Eh, you might see sharks too.” “SHARKS?” “Yes, but they’re smaller and less scary than you think. Unlike in movies,” I clarify. I remember being obsessed with Jaws, much like Mark is obsessed with The Meg, and feeling both a bit disappointed and relieved by the average size of a great white shark. I’m ...
Tags: Travel, Beijing, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Jaws, Rio, Botafogo, Mark, Meg, Feng, Museu, Eduardo Kobra, Uruguaiana, South America 2018-2019, Praça Mauá

Free food for furloughed workers

Chef Jose Andres — a Spanish-American who popularized the tapas concept in America — is no stranger to feeding those in need. He led a team of volunteers that served millions of meals to hungry Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, and with the current partial government shutdown stretching into its fourth week, the philanthropic chef is at it again. Andres announced he would serve free sandwiches for lunch to furloughed federal employees in each of his Washington, DC, restaurants during the s...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, White House, Virginia, US, America, Indianapolis, Washington Dc, Government Shutdown, Denver, All, Pennsylvania Avenue, Andres, Jose Andres, Fazoli, Free Food

This sustainable Cambodian city could be the model to save Southeast Asia from over-tourism

Cambodia is a country in flux. Starting in the 1970s, war and genocide tore through the green rice fields and peaceful communities of this gentle Southeast Asian country. For decades, Cambodian people lived in fear, many fleeing the country and building new homes in Thailand, Australia, and the United States. But wars don’t last forever, and since the early 2000s, Cambodia has been rebuilding at a rapid pace. The citizens are working to create a new Cambodia, reborn from the ashes of violence...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Thailand, United States, Cambodia, All, Phnom Penh, Buddhist, Kampot, Khmer Rouge, Battambang, David Thompson, Thailand Australia, Khmer, Jaan Bai, John Fink

Antigua Gautemala

Puerto Quetzal is the entrance to Antigua founded in 1552 served as the seat of government in the captaincy general of Guatemala for ove 200 years before being destroyed by a series of earth quakes in 1773. Antiqua is famous for it's unique Spanish Mudeja
Tags: Travel, Guatemala, Antigua, Antiqua, Antigua Gautemala

Cost of smoking over your lifetime

Not that smokers walk around justifying their habit as a sound financial decision, but when you break down the numbers, it’s almost as painful as that perpetual hacking cough. WalletHub, the personal finance website that researches and ranks everything from hotel rewards programs to best cities to keep your New Year’s resolution, broke down how much it cost the average smoker over their lifetime in each state. And the answers are uglier than an eighth-grade health class slide of a black lung...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, New York City, Georgia, Missouri, Connecticut, All, WalletHub, Smoking Costs, Smoking Stats, US city smokers, US smoking costs

Proper Etiquette For Destination Weddings

You always wanted your wedding to be perfect, and you even decided to make it more special by choosing a place that will make it more memorable. Whether you decide on saying your I Do’s on a white beach, a magical lake or perhaps a European city that you love, you have to take considerations about a lot of things, especially your guests. Planning a destination wedding is not easy and is usually coupled with problems in terms of logistics and questions that you need to address. Here are some do’s...
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Best Chinese food in Los Angeles

For many, Los Angeles ends at the river. But if you stop there, you fall short of exploring one of the best Chinatowns in America. The San Gabriel Valley in East LA is known for strip malls, but not the soulless type of strip mall devoid of culture you’d find most everywhere else in the country. Drive down Valley Boulevard and you’ll see that it’s an artery that connects the hundreds of Chinese restaurants in the cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, and Rosemead. These strip malls...
Tags: Travel, California, La, China, US, Los Angeles, Beijing, Beverly Hills, North America, Xinjiang, Taipei, Arcadia, Mongolia, Chinatown, Sichuan, Southern California

US cities with the most coffee shops

When it comes to a city’s coffee options, more is always better than fewer. Because while you can count on a Starbucks on every corner, you can also count on the worn-out playlist of the same coffee every time. A wide range of options is part of what makes the best coffee cities in the world, well, the best coffee cities. Variety is what keeps our caffeine addiction interesting. While searching for the best places for coffee lovers to live, ApartmentGuide recently took a look at the US cities...
Tags: Travel, Utah, US, America, San Francisco, Portland, Michigan, Starbucks, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Berkeley, Pittsburgh, University Of Michigan, All

Cooling economy predicted to slow growth of air travel in 2019

Forecasters expect air travel growth to slow this year in parallel with a slowdown in global economic growth.
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Asian OTA pioneer Zuji shuts down

Zuji is no longer in business, having failed to pay money owed to airlines, and to renew its travel agency licenses in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Tags: Hotels, Singapore, Zuji

OTA bookings continue to climb in Europe

Modest growth is projected for the next several years, as OTA bookings grow at roughly half the pace of the supplier-direct channel.
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Things to do in Buffalo in winter

There is an old joke about a beauty contest prize that says something like, “First place gets a week in Buffalo. Second place gets TWO weeks in Buffalo!” And though Nickel City has moved well past being the butt of awful vacation jokes, landing itself on several “places to visit” lists — including one of our favorites of 2018 — that advice is always almost tempered by, “Go in the summer.” And while winter in Buffalo might sound about as inviting as a summer internship at a sewage plant, one B...
Tags: Travel, New York, Ted, Buffalo, New York State, All, Anthony Bourdain, Picasso, Henry, Buffalo New York, Upstate New York, Erie Canal, Buffalo Travel, CVB, Buffalo River, Gene McCarthy

Win a trip for two to Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Ready to tango in Argentina’s capital city? Get ready to embrace local culture, food and wine on the trip of a lifetime to Buenos Aires. Keep reading to find out how to win this trip for two. We’ve partnered with General Assembly to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a trip for two to Buenos Aires, including a $1,000 airline credit, four nights at a boutique hotel, a tapas tasting street food tour, a traditional dinner and tango show as well as a walking tour of some of the city’s stories m...
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Ryanair Holidays to be discontinued

Company says current bookings will be fulfilled
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The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America’s Biggest Airports. And It’s Probably Going to Get Worse

TSA workers have not been paid for the pay period that ended last Friday
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Vegan Mini Market

The Rainbow Vegan Mini Market is a lively monthly event at the Rainbow Centre. There will be a fun festive vibe with the day packed full of exciting Vegan stalls featuring a variety of local and ethical products, services offering delicious treats, complimentary sampling, elixirs & kombucha, beauty & fashion, plus live music and face painting for the kids. The Rainbow Centre is tucked away in the Hinterland of Byron Bay, in a peaceful town Mullumbimby. The Rainbow Centre is a space for you to ...
Tags: Travel, Food, News, Culture, Byron Bay, Rainbow Centre There, Rainbow Centre, Mullumbimby The Rainbow Centre

The Road to Singapore Walking the Civic district and ending up with a 'Sling'

The Civic DistrictWe arrived at the MRT station Raffles Place south of the Singapore River located in the Downtown Core of Singapores central area where we met Adeline. She led us along the riverside for a few minutes before entering what
Tags: Travel, Singapore River, Singapore Walking the Civic, MRT station Raffles Place, Downtown Core of Singapores, Adeline She

3 Reasons to Rent a Private Function Room in Brisbane

The tourism industry generates billions in annual revenue for Brisbane, Australia. Local residents, as well as visitors from around the country may want to consider this popular destination for personal and professional events alike. Whether you’re planning a business function or a family gathering, you have many reasons to consider renting a private function room in the area to accommodate your group. The perfect setting There are many different types of private functions, and renting riverfro...
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State lays blame for deadly Ride the Ducks crash on maker, Seattle operator of tour vehicle

The operator failed to act on a critical warning about a defect in the axle, said a senior counsel with the state Attorney General’s Office.
Tags: Travel, News, Seattle, Local News, Ducks, Northwest, Local Business

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