Five Quirky Museums in Cologne You Don’t Want to Miss

Eau De Cologne, Chocolate, Roman Ruins And Pop Art As river cruises steadily gain more fans, so do certain itineraries.  One of my favorite river cruise itineraries… The post Five Quirky Museums in Cologne You Don’t Want to Miss appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Cologne, Places, Miss, Eau de Cologne

Beautiful under-the-radar beaches in Cornwall 

White sand, bright sun, emerald sea, and lush vegetation …what is it? The Caribbean? Seychelles? The Maldives? No, this is England. Cornwall County drastically differs from the rest of the United Kingdom. Forget the rains and the gloomy weather. The Cornish Riviera offers endless possibilities for a beach holiday that are on par with the...
Tags: Travel, UK, United Kingdom, Cornwall, Maldives, Caribbean, Seychelles, Travel Snobs, Cornish Riviera, England Cornwall County

In 1976, George Fernandes plotted to bomb the Vidhana Soudha to warn Indira Gandhi. Today, his friends would have called him ‘anti-national’ and put him in the ‘tukde-tukde’ gang.

Before he was crowned “giant-killer” at age 37 in Bombay, for defeating S.K. Patil…. Before he set up a highly profitable co-operative bank for taxi-drivers…. Before he moved on to Bihar and the Samata Party… Before the firebrand landed in the arms of the BJP, and got embroiled in “Coffin Gate”, George Fernandes was the original Kannadiga rebel star, with a stellar role during Indira Gandhi‘s Emergency. The daring plot included, among other things, blowing up the Vidhana Soudha—acts which in tod...
Tags: Travel, Germany, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, People, Emergency, Hitler, Bangalore, Bombay, Gujarat, George, Lawrence, Bihar, Indira Gandhi, Indira

Update January 2019: Winter Weather Impacts Eastern United States and Southeastern Canada — and Remembering When Atlanta Was Paralyzed Five Years Ago Today

Additional waivers have been announced by airlines for passengers who are traveling to, from or within the eastern half of the United States or southeastern Canada due to a major winter storm which is disrupting travel at a minimum of 100 airports in as many as 16 states and six provinces and has already resulted in hundreds of flights being delayed or canceled. Up to one foot of snow is expected to accumulate in such cities as... The post Update January 2019: Winter Weather Impacts Eastern Unit...
Tags: Travel, Atlanta, Canada, United States, Airlines, News And Weather, Southeastern Canada

Most Instagrammed places in the US

The more jaded travelers among us might say nobody travels anymore; they just go places to collect content for their Instagrams. Which, for a large segment of the population, is probably true. Such is travel in 2019, where the popularity of both people and places is largely gauged on the ‘gram. While we’re not going to pass judgment on any national park, sandy beach, or mouse-eared theme park based on the number of hashtags it got in 2018, Play Picks is happy to do so. The sports-betting tips...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Instagram, California, La, US, America, San Francisco, Broadway, Long Beach, Eiffel Tower, Venice, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Pacific Ocean

5 Bike-Friendly Cities for People Who Love Urban Cycling

As more cities around the globe adopt environment-friendly policies that lean toward a more sustainable world, many people are rediscovering the benefits of cycling. To the delight of cycling enthusiasts, some cities have established policies that transformed their post-industrial cities into world-renowned cycling havens. During the Industrial Revolution, as manufacturing launched rural societies into a new age of urbanization, the central question revolved around how to get more trucks on the...
Tags: Travel, France, Bicycle, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Travel Blog, Malmo, World Economic Forum, Amsterdam Netherlands, Copenhagen Denmark Denmark, Utretcht Netherlands, Utretcht, Strasbourg France Bicycle

My interview in NE Times: Assam: Swarn Bharat Party rejects socialist model of governance

This newsportal has provided good coverage of SBP’s ideology. See this.
Tags: Travel, Uncategorized, Assam, NE Times, Swarn Bharat Party

Hysterical Journey to Historic Places

April 6thA youngster named George Adolphus Scarborough squalled his way into the world on October 2 1859 in Natchitoches Parish LA. His folks made their way into Texas and when George came of age he became a cowboy. By 1885 he was appointed sh
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French Broad River breweries tour

In case you haven’t heard, Asheville is a special place. As Asheville’s star rises on the national stage, it’s gained a reputation for two things above all else: an elite craft brewery scene and access to some of the best mountain recreation east of the Mississippi. Any given weekend, you’re sure to find tourists flocking to downtown breweries and cramming the scenic highways by car. But there’s a way to sample some of the best beers Asheville has to offer, notch an epic adventure, and escape...
Tags: Travel, Mississippi, Colorado, United States, Tennessee, Belgium, North Carolina, British Columbia, Sierra Nevada, All, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Hogwarts, Bywater, Dale, Craft Breweries

Hiking in Alberta: 16 of the Must-Do Day Hikes

Hiking in Alberta is incredible. We’re spoiled here with an abundance of outstanding day hikes to choose from. These 16 hikes described below give you but a taste of what is out there. With three national parks and the Rocky Mountains you can expect plenty of world-class mountain views, gorgeous high alpine lakes and with a little luck some wildlife sightings. If you haven’t done a lot of hiking in bear country read my tips here before heading out and always take the 10 essentials for hiking. ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Time, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Rockies, Lake Louise, Saskatchewan, Icefields Parkway, Rocky Mountains, Canmore, Edith Cavell, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Kananaskis, Guinn

Ceramic Pro Nano Coating for my S240

I confess, I’m a guy with way too many hobbies, and perhaps uninterestingly, driving happens to be one of them. So just over a year ago, I sold my beloved Toyota MR2 after owning it for over a decade, bit the bullet and bought the car I’ve always wanted – a Lotus, then still owned by Proton. the Exige, finally shines like it should I’ve driven the car to Bentong, Genting, and Cameron Highlands. It’s a little car that loves hugging the corner. Light, nimble, and extremely unfriendly to older lad...
Tags: Travel, Cars, Lotus, Exige, Others, Proton, Cameron Highlands, Lotus Exige, Coating, KY drives, Ceramic Coating, Ceramicpro, S240, Bentong Genting, Magnus Pro Protection, Persiaran Kerjaya Temasya Industrial Park

40 Hyatt Hotels Expected to Open Throughout West Coast United States By 2021

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt expects 40 new hotels to open in California, Oregon and Washington by the end of 2021, fueling Hyatt's regional brand growth by nearly 45 percent. The new executed properties - under management and franchise agreements - will join 89 Hyatt-branded hotels that are currently open and operating in California, Oregon and Washington.
Tags: Travel, Washington, Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels Corporation NYSE, California Oregon, West Coast United States

Smells Like Change - Pendry Hotels Meets MiN New York

HN: What is your current outlook of luxury hotel amenities, and how do you operate in that space?With more than 20 years of experience in luxury consumer goods, I don't necessarily see myself as a newcomer to the hotel amenity business, but rather someone with a fresh perspective on how to revolutionize this specific area, and in turn, hospitality in general. Scent is a foundational element of brand identity, and a hotel concept has the opportunity move beyond visual and tactile and becom...
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Backcountry skiing in North America

A few years ago, Erik Blachford hiked to the top of an inbound peak while skiing at Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia, Canada. After the effort, he looked to his right and saw lines of ski tracks. To his left was a wide open valley with perfectly untouched powder. It looked inviting. Although a triathlete with intensive outdoor experience, Erik knew better than to take the bait of the pristine snow. He had no avalanche training, let alone equipment, and didn’t know his way around ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Canada, Everest, Ecuador, North America, Whistler, National Geographic, South Lake Tahoe, Erik Blachford, Aspen, All, Erik, Backcountry, Squaw Valley

Airline Downgraded John Kasich – But He Wouldn’t Leave First Class

Earlier in the month Alaska Airlines needed to bump a passenger from first class on a New York JFK to San Francisco flight for a pilot traveling to a duty assignment. The passenger they downgraded to economy was John Kasich, who just finished serving 8 years as Governor of Ohio and who sought the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Only Governor Kasich didn’t leave the first class cabin, he sat down in another passenger’s seat instead. Continue reading Airline Downgraded John Kasich – ...
Tags: Travel, Advice, San Francisco, Ohio, Alaska Airlines, John Kasich, Kasich, New York JFK

Perth part 2

Back to Perth to meet up with Steph and Martin but first a pic of us with Rob and Jacquie which I should have posted last time.Driving up from Margaret River we managed to find time to drop into another art gallery funny that and a winery firetail
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Viking Adds New Europe Itineraries, Pre- & Post- Options, River Ships

Viking just announced two new Europe river cruise itineraries planned for this year plus pre- and post-cruise options, beginning March 2019.  The timing is perfect.… The post Viking Adds New Europe Itineraries, Pre- & Post- Options, River Ships appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Rivers, Viking River, D-Day, Seine river cruises

South America Day 20 El Calafate

This morning we fly 350 miles north to El Calafate a town on the edge of the Patagonian ice field. We arrive at the airport in plenty of time which is good because it is now that we learn that Aerolineas Argentinas has a 15 kg luggage limit not
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INTERVIEW: #SaudiArabia open for business, says SAGIA governor Ibrahim Al-Omar

INTERVIEW: Saudi Arabia open for business, says SAGIA governor Ibrahim Al-Omar:Saudi Arabia is open for business, and wants the world to be involved in the multibillion-dollar transformation underway in the Kingdom as part of the Vision 2030 strategy.That was the message from Ibrahim Al-Omar, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), to leading decision-makers at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, last week.On the sidelines of th...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Davos Switzerland, World Economic Forum WEF, Arab News, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, SAGIA, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority SAGIA, Al Omar, Ibrahim Al Omar

Doha Bank reports QR830m full-year net profit for 2018 - The Peninsula Qatar

Doha Bank reports QR830m full-year net profit for 2018 - The Peninsula Qatar:Doha Bank, one of the leading conventional lenders in Qatar, reported a net profit of QR830m for the last financial year ended December 31, 2018, down by over 25 percent compared with QR1.11bn achieved for same period in 2017 after taking significant loan loss provision.Sheikh Fahad bin Mohammad bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doha Bank, announced that the Board of Directors (BoD) in its meetin...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Bank, General Assembly, Board, Doha Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Peninsula Qatar, Fahad bin Mohammad bin Jabor Al Thani, Board of Directors of Doha Bank

QCB’s forex reserves rise 2.2% to $48.4bn in November: QNB

QCB’s forex reserves rise 2.2% to $48.4bn in November: QNB:Qatar Central Bank’s foreign exchange reserves totalled $48.4bn in November, a 2.2% increase month-on-month, a new report by QNB has shown. This, QNB said, equates to 8.7 months of import cover.The country’s crude oil production marginally ticked down to 599,000 barrels per day (bpd) in November from 609,000bpd in October, QNB said in its latest ‘Qatar Monthly Monitor’. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Qatar, QNB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Central Bank, QCB

Doha Bank-sponsored QETF achieves return of 20% during 2018

Doha Bank-sponsored QETF achieves return of 20% during 2018:Doha Bank-sponsored exchange traded fund, QETF, has achieved a total return of 20% during 2018, outperforming most ETFs in the world.“This achievement is the culmination of untiring efforts of various parties who contributed to the QETF’s success in its first year of operations. This is a testament of the strength in the Qatari economy and market resilience, post the blockade,” Doha Bank Group chief executive Dr R Seetharaman said.The Q...
Tags: Travel, Gulf, Doha Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Stock Exchange, R Seetharaman, QETF, Doha Bank Group

Chocolate Sushi for Valentine’s Day and New First Class Bedding on Etihad

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 Chocolate Sushi for Valentine’s Day and New First Class Bedding on Etihad...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Etihad

Aramco Could Stagger Payments for Sabic Deal, Oil Minister Says - Bloomberg

Aramco Could Stagger Payments for Sabic Deal, Oil Minister Says - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco could stagger payments for the acquisition of chemical giant Sabic, offering flexibility in how to finance the largest deal in the kingdom’s history, energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said.Aramco is close to agreeing on the purchase of a 70 percent stake in Sabic from the Public Investment Fund for as much as $70 billion. The state-run oil company carries almost no debt, but plans an unprecedented internationa...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Riyadh, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Khalid al Falih, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Falih

Oil Dips Most in a Month as China Slowdown Signals Demand Drop - Bloomberg

Oil Dips Most in a Month as China Slowdown Signals Demand Drop - Bloomberg:Crude skidded to its worst loss in a month as disappointing corporate profit forecasts stoked concern about the economy, bruising a market already anxious about booming American oil supplies.Futures dropped 3.2 percent in New York on Monday, joining a slide in equities after microchip-maker Nvidia Corp. and heavy-equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. warned of slowing growth in China and elsewhere. Saudi Arabia’s pledge to pum...
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Best and Worst Things About Living in Queensland

Thinking of moving to or visiting Queensland? Want to know the good, the bad and the bits that Tourism Queensland won't The post Best and Worst Things About Living in Queensland appeared first on GET In the HOT Spot with Annabel Candy.
Tags: Travel, Queensland, Lifestyle Tips

Rio gets new UNESCO recognition

It’s tough to top the distinct honor of being the first South American city to host an Olympic Games, but now UNESCO is naming Rio de Janeiro the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. It will become the first city in the world to receive this new designation. The title is an initiative to create a setting for international conversations on topics related to culture, heritage, urban planning, and architecture. Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO’s assistant director-general for culture, said in a sta...
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PwC Hospitality Directions US - Updated Lodging Outlook

Fourth quarter lodging fundamentals came in just below expectations, with year-over-year RevPAR growth of 2.4 percent, driven by an average daily rate increase of 2.0 percent. Despite expectations otherwise, occupancy levels increased marginally (0.4 percent), surprising many with continued growth at this stage in the lodging cycle. Growth in occupancy levels was supported by strong demand increases in the contract segment, while transient and group demand declined modestly on a year-over...
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In Dubai, Avalanche of New Homes Extends Stubborn Property Slump - Bloomberg

In #Dubai, Avalanche of New Homes Extends Stubborn Property Slump - Bloomberg:Dubai’s homeowners will have to wait at least a couple more years for a long-running property slump to hit bottom as developers put a record number of new residences on the market this year.About 31,500 homes will probably be completed this year, more than twice the city’s average annual demand over the last five years, according to Craig Plumb, head of Middle East research at broker Jones Lang Lasalle. That compares w...
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Best breakfast in Asheville, NC

Asheville is a breakfast town. Whether fueling up for an adventure in the mountains or nursing a hangover from last night’s brewery hop, people in Asheville know the importance of the first meal of the day. Case in point: the insane number of breakfast options in the city, which can be daunting for locals and visitors alike. These are the eight best restaurants to eat breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as what to order at each place. 1. Biscuit Head Photo: /Facebook Establis...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Mexico, US, Breakfast, Billy Joel, North Carolina, Jason, All, Bloody Mary, Hunter, Berry, Asheville NC, Asheville, Broadway Street, Tex Mex

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