Epic Guide of Things to Do in Big Bend National Park, Texas

You wouldn’t believe it! This spectacular National Park in Texas has been on my bucket list ever since I first saw a picture of the Rio Grande river winding through spectacular mountainous desert cliffs. I HAVE to go here! Lower Burro Mesa Pour Off trail Finally, the time arrives. During week 6 of our one year USA road trip I arrive at Big Bend National Park and the President of the United States decides to have a Government shutdown that closes a few of the places within the park. Aw man! P...
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Carnival (Already?!) in Montevideo

“Are you getting ready for something?” “Yes, the desfile inaugural de Carnaval tomorrow at 8:20 p.m.” “Carnival? But, but it’s…” Oh, never mind. I’m not going to be this pesky, by-the-book foreigner who feels the need to remind locals that Carnaval doesn’t start on January 24. In fact, Carnival, the summer party that rocks Brazil and the South America as a whole, is very late this year—March 1 to March 9. But Montevideo has the world’s longest Carnival, starting in January through early March. S...
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A DOUBLE HEADER FROM HOWL & MOAN. FRI 1st & Sat 2nd Feb, Byron Bay Brewery, Free Entry

Howl & Moan Records and Bolt Records are joining forces to present the best independent and alternative local bands at the Byron Bay Brewery on Friday & Saturday Feb 1 & 2. Friday night from 8pm is Punk & Psych rock in the band room featuring Dicklord, The Lonesomes, Perve Endings, Cassowarys & Float Therapy. Saturday is the ‘Night of the She-Wolf’, from 6pm on the Garden stage where we will be celebrating female fronted bands & performers. Featuring local acts Nicole Brophy, Moreton, Demi Casha...
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United States Government Shutdown Ends — For Now: January 2019 Edition

The majority of members of the United States Senate voted on Friday, January 25, 2019 to end the partial shutdown of the federal government of the United States, which began 35 days ago and became the longest duration of the 21 times the federal government of the United States was shut down since Thursday, September 30, 1976… …but... The post United States Government Shutdown Ends — For Now: January 2019 Edition appeared first on The Gate.
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Feeling the Earth Move Under my Feet

    The moment the four of us gathered (Martin comes tomorrow and the baby in June) it was as if not a second had passed, everything seemed familiar, in place, natural and good. We talked way past breakfast and onto dinner. Later Yann and Sacha stayed by Chelsea's side to feel the baby move for the first time. Oh, the comfort of loving one another.              "I feel the earth move under my feet I feel the sky tumbling down I feel my heart start to trembling...
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A Farewell to Oz

I was twenty-one years old and a senior in college when I contemplated global trekking for the first time. Before that, I had been out of the country twice, once to Montreal and once on a month-long theatre training program at Oxford. But then my parents offered me the chance to take a summer trip, a gift in honor of my graduation. I am sure they expected me to sign on for a six-week whirlwind adventure in Europe. But I didn’t. I told them I wanted to go to Australia. I wanted to dive deeper in...
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Top Incredible things to do in Grindelwald

Switzerland has numerous picture perfect villages that are perfect for you to spend some time at. Among them, Grindelwald is easily the best one when it comes to natural beauty along with the adventure that you crave for. Grindelwald is a pretty Swiss town blessed with amazing surroundings and is regarded as the ideal base to enjoy Switzerland’s natural beauty and charm. Also, the whole town is surrounded by majestic mountains from every side. While there are quite a few activities that you can...
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Best golf tournaments in the US

I am not a golf person. Like most people, I can name Tiger Woods, but no way in hell I can tell you who won the Masters. What I am a fan of is a good party, and even though I can’t name 99 percent of the PGA Tour, I can with complete confidence tell you that good golf tournaments are the best spectator experience in sports. What’s that you say? How could a game that’s about as action-packed as lunch at the senior center be the best sport to attend? Easy. Because the PGA Tour knows it doesn’t ...
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The best things to do in Ecuador

Ecuador is not a large country. The nation, which sits on South America’s Pacific coast, is about the size of Nevada. But packed into that small land area are distinct regions that offer vastly different experiences for tourists. In a few hours, you can go from island to beach to snow-capped mountain to lush rainforest — thanks to Ecuador’s expansive bus system and reliable puddle jumpers. This geographic diversity, along with bustling cities and rich pre-colonial history, makes Ecuador a gre...
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Tacos, Tacos, Tacos in Loreto, Mexico

I’m in Loreto, Mexico. Right now. I’m tip-tapping this out on an iPhone with taco breath and cold fingers (from a frosty bottle of Mexican beer). As I stare out over the Sea of Cortez I can’t help but let my mind drift back to the very first Mexican taco I ever ate. It was […] The post Tacos, Tacos, Tacos in Loreto, Mexico appeared first on SippitySup.
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Hilton Testing Confirmed Suite Upgrade Benefit for Top Elites

Hilton has been talking for years about improving its elite benefits. Now they are running a test with confirmed suite upgrades for a small group of top elites, and using that test to model a potential new program benefit. Continue reading Hilton Testing Confirmed Suite Upgrade Benefit for Top Elites...
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Big Cities Toronto Thursday 2017 May 25

Today was oddly interesting although several times we were lost in Ontario lake country. We left about 1030 in heavy rain consoling ourselves that we were only on the 401 Highway anyway. As we drove north through light industrial commerce the rain ligh
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Reasons to visit Piraeus, Greece

On your visit to Greece, there’s a good chance you’ll pass through Piraeus. There’s an equally good chance you won’t slow down to check out this port city, using it instead as a throughway between Athens and the Greek Islands as do millions of tourists each year. But Piraeus has more to offer than its busy boat docks and traffic jams. It has picturesque neighborhoods, hilltop restaurants with amazing views, and some of the most incredible seafood the country has to offer. Here’s why Piraeus s...
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South America Day 17 Tierra del Fuego National Park

Ushuaia is a strange place a town tumbling the hillside between the Andes and the sea. It doesnt get dark until 10 pm prior to that is a dusk of eerie yellowish grey and its light again by 5 am.Today we are going to Tierra del Fuego National
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Vegan and vegetarian food in NYC

One of the best things to do in New York City is eat. Foods like bagels, deli sandwiches, pizza, and the like will forever be intrinsic to the city’s culinary history. But a lot of these can be heavy on meats and dairy products. Thankfully, a rapidly growing plant-forward scene is making such cuisines accessible to those who couldn’t eat them previously. NYC is actually the most vegan- and vegetarian-friendly city according to a 2018 study done by WalletHub, based on metrics such as affordabi...
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Officials plan for Mauna Kea telescope protests, Native Hawaiians decry OHA violence, judge rejects gut-and-replace lawsuit, $250M rail bonds floated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

2015 Thirty Meter Telescope protest PC:Occupy Hilo State and county law enforcement officials have started planning for how they aim to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea without protester interference. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii County is taking the lead on responding to anticipated protests of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea, lawmakers were told Thursday. Tribune-Herald.Lawmakers questioned state and University of Hawaii officials Thursday about plans to di...
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2019 Spring Break Vacation Ideas

It’s that time again! It’s time to start booking your spring break trip. We’ve got the best list for inspiration and deals if you're still looking for 2019 spring break vacation ideas. We have searched through a ton of spring break data and found the best destinations for your vacation this spring. 2019 Spring Break Vacation Ideas As always, there are a ton of fun destinations to get away to this spring break. We found the most popular destinations for exotic getaways, beach excursions,...
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Smithfield market in London

The Smithfield district of London is famed for its meat market, its architecture, and its rich history as a centerpiece for conflict — often surrounding religion but sometimes focused on football. It’s also one of the most underrated neighborhoods of London. For anyone interested in London’s macabre past, Smithfield delivers in droves. Apart from the bloody meat market, Smithfield offers everything from famous execution sites to haunted buildings, as well as some of the best preserved histori...
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4 Things To Know When Buying Climbing Shoes

If you are interested in rock climbing then that’s great, and honestly it’s a great sport, but on the other hand you do know the fact that one wrong move can make rock climbing very dangerous for you. Especially if you don’t have the proper rock climbing shoes then things can get pretty dangerous for you and the chances of slipping and falling increase too. The point is that yes, you do need to buy quality rock climbing gear but the most important thing that needs your attention is your shoes....
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4 Things You Should Know When Buying Climbing Shoes

If you are interested in rock climbing then that’s great, and honestly it’s a great sport, but on the other hand you do know the fact that one wrong move can make rock climbing very dangerous for you. Especially if you don’t have the proper rock climbing shoes then things can get pretty dangerous for you and the chances of slipping and falling increase too. The point is that yes, you do need to buy quality rock climbing gear but the most important thing that needs your attention is your shoes....
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As Low as 28,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Hawaii and Other Deals: Delta Weekly Award Sale January 25 2019

Redeem as few as 28,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii from Wednesday, May 1, 2019 through Friday, May 24, 2019, by when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 28,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Hawaii and Other Deals: Delta Weekly Award Sale January 25 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
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Oil Rises as U.S. Shutdown Ends While Venezuela Tensions Mount - Bloomberg

Oil Rises as U.S. Shutdown Ends While Venezuela Tensions Mount - Bloomberg:Oil closed higher for the third day in a row as a deal to reopen the U.S. government eased investor fears while political turmoil in Venezuela roiled one of the world’s biggest suppliers of heavy crude.Futures in New York rose 1.1 percent, gaining steam on reports President Donald Trump agreed to a three-week pause in the government shutdown to pursue border-security talks with Democrats. In Caracas, President Nicolas Mad...
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What’s new and happening in Chicago

Chicago welcomed over 57.6 million visitors in 2018, a growth of 4.3% over the previous year, resulting in a new tourism record. In 2019, Chicago will continue to wow visitors with its world-class theater, innovative culinary and mixology adventures, state-of-the-art hotels, premiere exhibits and more. This winter in Chicago, experience the Year of Chicago Theatre, […] The post What’s new and happening in Chicago appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Don’t Overlook Avianca’s Credit Card

Regular readers know that Avianca’s LifeMiles one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. It has access to awards across the Star Alliance. You can use their miles to redeem on airlines like United, Lufthansa, Thai, Asiana, Scandinavian, and Swiss. They’ve largely taken over the old US Airways role as the ‘official consolidator of Star Alliance premium class seats’. If there are excess seats on a Star Alliance airline, those airlines are — in effect — selling distressed inventory to LifeMiles m...
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France, Paris

La Bellevilloise, le palier de décompression… Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Russia's Novatek says sees LNG from U.S. as its chief threat- Ifx | Reuters

Russia's Novatek says sees LNG from U.S. as its chief threat- Ifx | Reuters:Leonid Mikhelson, the head of Russia’s Novatek said on Friday that liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States as its chief threat, Interfax news agency reported.He said, according to Interfax, that LNG production in the U.S. enjoys cheap financing, while LNG production in Russia has a competitive edge thanks to its low production costs.Qatar is the world’s biggest LNG producer. [Author: [email protected] (Ru...
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RPT-EU adds #SaudiArabia to draft terrorism financing list - sources | Reuters

RPT-EU adds Saudi Arabia to draft terrorism financing list - sources | Reuters:The European Commission has added Saudi Arabia to an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering, two sources told Reuters on Friday.The move comes amid heightened international pressure on Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2.The EU’s list currently consists...
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Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ ride to be long

If you feel like the lines for amusement park rides are always longer than the rides themselves, you won’t have to worry about that with Disneyland’s new Star Wars ride. Located inside Disney’s newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is a lengthy experience designed to fully immerse guests in the story of the Resistance and the First Order. On her podcast Theme Park Stop, Alicia Stella, writer for the Disney and More blog, reveals that the ri...
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Brunch At The Nine, Bondi Beach

The Nine Cafe in Bondi Beach focuses on organic food, healthy and regular breakfasts and is inspired by 9 Mediterranean cuisines. It's a pretty cafe on Glenyar Avenue where service is friendly and the food is unmistakeably Bondi. Take their commitment to fresh nut milk: it's made fresh daily from activated almond and macadamia milks. Well, it is Bondi after all!
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