Port Arthur

3rd Feb We took the bus from Hobart to Port Arthur. The journey was pretty uneventful although I did have to endure listening to the conversations of the other passengers. There was one older boke who was trying to set up an Airbnb account on his phone
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Maui Road Tripping

On today’s Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura will be talking about two spectacular scenic drives on Maui that are hugely popular with visitors: Haleakala Crater and the Road to Hana. We’ll offer tips on the places along those drives that are ideal for photos, stopping for a bite to eat, or […] The post Maui Road Tripping appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Travel News: January 18, 2019

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit Travel Weekly One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit would shake up the rest of the continent in ways that many Europeans haven’t even fathomed.   Norwegian Air closing Boeing 737 bases in US Northeast USA Today European budget giant N...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Indonesia, Washington, Southeast Asia, European Union, Beijing, Atlantic, Britain, Boeing, Bangkok, Bahamas, Brexit, Phuket, News And Deals, Yahoo Finance

Mexican Riviera Cruise Ports – Highlights and My Favorite Experiences

Sailing along the golden coast of Baja California has long been one of the most popular cruise itineraries – just watch reruns of “The Love Boat” if you don’t believe me. So when Crystal Cruises approached me about sailing with them in this near perfect part of the world, I very quickly accepted. Sailing from Puerto Vallarta to Los Angeles, most of the trip was along the shores of Baja California, an area that was completely new to me. Over the course of a week I enjoyed the many ports of call ...
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HOME the search for our new home in MArin County CA

We love Larkspur. It is the cutest little town. For our rental tour we visited 9 places and we loved all of them but there was one place that stood out from all the others. It was not on any of the house search websites because the owners were only just t
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Travel Alert January 2019: Major Winter Storms to Impact the Eastern United States and Canada

If the eastern half of the United States and Canada 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 two major winter storms, which is expected to affect at least 85 airports in as many as 34 states and five provinces. One winter weather system follows another; and when all is said and done, as much as 36 inches — yes...
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South America Day 9 Asuncin

Today we are travelling 200 miles west to the Paraguayan capital of Asuncin . By bus. This is the old mans route planning I am a little bemused why anyone would want to do either of these things.The bus departs from Ciudad del Este in Paraguay
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Arrived on a beautiful day and went straight to airbnb without drama from airport. Stayed in a gorgeous little studio apartment overlooking a valley with an excellent walk just outside the house. 'King Mountain' trail. Everyone was friendly and helpful. He
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San Francisco The manifestation of the Dream

Herve has had a dream of working in one of the Hightech companies in Silicon Valley. We both loved San Francisco when we travelled there in 2015 with the girls. The journey to get here has been a long and challenging one in many ways. The interview proces
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What makes Jakarta such a popular destination for travel enthusiasts?

So you are ready to embark on a new travel adventure, but are not certain what location to explore next. Because there are so many beautiful places just waiting to be discovered, in different regions across the world, you should do a bit of research before making a choice. Each destination has its own specific appeal, so whatever you choose will provide you with a memorable experience. However, if you wish to decide on a place that won’t fail to meet your expectations, one destination you shoul...
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50 Photos that tell our 2018 story

Year in Review: 50 Photos from our 2018 travels Every year we have good intentions to write our ‘Year in Review’ posts before the year is complete. And, every year, we fall short of this goal. This year was no different. We had a wonderful end to the year and have spent the past week catching up and getting our lives back on track. 2018 will go down as the milestone year. We celebrated 10 years of marriage with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach in Mexico. We celebrated Cameron’s 40th birt...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Photography, Mexico, Toronto, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Cameron, Miami, Vancouver, Victoria, Connor, Whistler, Quebec

Why you need to visit Valencia

In Valencia, wide plazas connect narrow streets, ultra-modern buildings stand alongside medieval monuments, and exquisite food is sold on the cheap. Add to that a mild Mediterranean climate and endless beaches, and you’ll wonder why Valencia is still overshadowed by Barcelona. Sure, Barcelona’s cultural attractions and nightlife are legendary, but so are the crowds. For a less touristy and more authentic experience on your Spanish getaway, look no further than Valencia. Here’s what to do. Va...
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Best things to do on Kauai

With so much that’s alluring about the Hawaiian Islands, it can be hard to choose which one island to visit. If it were up to us to decide your trip, though, we’d pick Kauai — the most underrated island in Hawaii and one of our favorite places to travel for 2019. It has a cool, low-key vibe and is an incredible places to surf. But maybe not everyone in your group surfs, or you aren’t sure what else there is to do. There’s in fact a lot to do in Kauai, and we’ve listed the 12 best options here...
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Toto's 'Africa' in the Namib Desert

If you think this song is overplayed now, try spending a few days in this Namibian desert. Toto’s “Africa” was released in 1982 and has since become a pop culture phenomenon, inspiring several covers and remixes. The song is a staple at many nightclubs and live music venues — not just those that specialize in ‘80s music. Now it’s a staple of a much more authentic, natural environment too. German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has created a sound installation called “Toto Forever” in the Namib...
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Transformational travel, and are those real followers, or just bots?

Social media cachet has become such a motivator for travel, it’s the number one trend cited in Virtuoso’s annual Luxe Report.
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OpenTable encourages diners to travel with its new loyalty play

U.S.-based members of OpenTable’s loyalty program can redeem their OpenTable Dining Points for discounted hotel stays on Kayak.
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Airline distribution in 2030: Gravitating towards airlines, intermediaries or tech giants?

Google and Amazon pose an existential threat for the existing industry players. Will they succeed in gobbling up the entire travel value chain in the next decade?
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CWT restructures EMEA

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has made six senior EMEA appointments while letting five people go as it eliminates the role of country director for eight countries.
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Airbnb says it made a profit again in 2018

Airbnb said it made money for a second straight year, based on a common measure that excludes some expenses
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Demand for high-quality localized content to grow massively

The biggest potential barrier to Internet adoption is not technical, but language, according to a new survey conducted by Booking Holdings.
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Are Airbnb and Google revolutionising hotel distribution? One year on

As we settle into 2019, it's time for an update to explore how Google's and Airbnb's ambitious initiatives - and those of other large global companies - are affecting hotels.
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Funny Blog about Trips each President Made

Funny to say which President Travels the Most. As of right now Donald Trump has been the least traveled presdietn of the United States.I was very shocked he only went to Panama St.Martin Unitetd Kingdom including Scotland Singapore Albania
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World’s loneliest frog found a mate

Dubbed the “world’s loneliest frog” because scientists thought he was the last of his kind in the world, this Bolivian frog named Romeo has finally found a mate. Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog, has spent the last 10 years in isolation at an aquarium in Bolivia, but now scientists have discovered five more Sehuencas water frogs in a remote Bolivian cloud forest. The frogs, three males and two females, including Juliet, were captured in a stream, and scientists intend to breed and reintroduce th...
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The modern guest experience & how hotels can achieve it in 2019

What hotels need to know in order to appeal to the modern guest is this: the digital experience is the experience.
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Backpacking Superstition Wilderness

Arizona is home to some serious scenery: the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon. While those are far from any major city, just an hour from Phoenix sits an untouched swath of pristine Sonoran Desert. The Superstition Wilderness, with its eerie red spires and lanky saguaro cacti, offers equally stunning vistas, is full of wildlife, and has miles of trails to explore. Follow these tips on how to backpack this stretch of desert. Why the Superstitions? Photo: meunierd/Shutterstock ...
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Hand in glove, Tokyo underground version

And if the people stare, then the people stare Oh, I really don’t know and I really don’t care
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Oil Rebound Fizzles as Treasury Denies U.S. Easing China Tariffs - Bloomberg

Oil Rebound Fizzles as Treasury Denies U.S. Easing China Tariffs - Bloomberg:Oil’s after-market rebound waned Thursday after the U.S. Treasury Department disputed a report that the Trump administration might ease trade tariffs against China.Futures in New York climbed as much as 0.5 percent, erasing what had been a losing session, before slipping again. The turnaround came after the Wall Street Journal said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is a proponent of rolling back the penalties, citing un...
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Off the Grid in Belize With Island Expeditions

What does the word "luxury" really mean when you're heading to Belize? This is, after all, a country where nature is the main draw and there are exactly zero international luxury hotel chains. (Just a lot of really nice independent ones.) There are places where you will get turndown service, a driver in a nice SUV, or a villa with a view, but you can get those things almost anywhere around the world. We think the best reasons to come to Belize are the experiences, especially the ones that brin...
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Russia Aims to Speed Up Oil Output Cuts as Saudis Criticize Pace - Bloomberg

Russia Aims to Speed Up Oil Output Cuts as Saudis Criticize Pace - Bloomberg:Russia is aiming to accelerate the pace of oil production cuts after its reductions drew criticism from Saudi Arabia.“Of course, we will try to make the cuts faster,” Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters in Belgrade, Serbia. “We have our limitations of a technological nature, yet we will aim to reach the levels we agreed on.”Novak’s comments come just days after Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said Russi...
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#Saudi Bonds to Join JPMorgan Index in $119 Billion Gulf Addition - Bloomberg

Saudi Bonds to Join JPMorgan Index in $119 Billion Gulf Addition - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf nations will join JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s emerging-market bond indexes this month, potentially paving the way for billions of dollars in inflows into the securities.The debt from the world’s biggest oil-exporting nation along with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait will represent about 11.8 percent of the EMBI Global Diversified Index and 12 percent of the EMBI Global beg...
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