Travel News: February 20, 2019

Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations USA Today Southwest Airlines has been under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration for a year, with the probe focused on its aircraft weight and balance calculations, a critical step before takeoff. The investigation, disclosed for the first time Monday by the Wall Street Journal, began in February 2018, FAA spokesman Gregory Martin confirmed to USA TODAY. There have been no fines nor enforcement ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Barcelona, Cnn, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Grand Canyon, Southwest Airlines, Parks, Federal Aviation Administration, Mandarin Oriental, News And Deals, Interior, Park Service, Stephenson, Grand Canyon National Park

BBC article mentions Yee Sang is created in Singapore

( = || []).push({}); We blogged about the origin of Yee Sang in 2013 and you can read it here. Yesterday, BBC posted an article ‘Singapore Salad That Makes You Rich’ and you can read it here. The article mentioned that four chefs in Singapore created Yee Sang in 1960s. You can read the article from BBC and then you can also read the recent article from Cilisos ‘CHINA DIDN’T INVENT CNY YEE SANG, THIS SEREMBAN MAN DID!’. It is clearly stated th...
Tags: Travel, Food, Singapore, Bbc, Malaysia, Headline, Others, Malaysia - Food, Klang, Singapore Food, Yee Sang, Seremban, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Origin Of Yee Sang, Yee Sang Malaysia, Yee Sang Singapore

How They Grow Up So Quickly

    Even back then she had a baby (doll) in tow. Soon this little one will have a little one of her own. It seems unreal and real all in one.           [Author: French la Vie]
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Clambering Over the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

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Updated: Indane says it ‘does not host Aadhaar and therefore no leak’ after 5.8M Aadhaar numbers exposed on site

Update on February 20: Indane denied the leak of any Aadhaar data, stating that its website did not host any Aadhaar numbers. The state-owned company pointed out that its software “captures only the Aadhaar number which is required for LPG subsidy transfer. No other details are captured by... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Government, Data Breach, Data Protection, Aadhaar, UIDAI, Aadhaar breach, Indane

Great Portugal for First Timers: Travel Guide

Great Portugal for First Timers: Travel Guide Travel Guide Portugal for First Timers – If you have never landed in Portugal, this is your turn now my buddy. This country is rich in beauty. 98% of the tourists who have explored this nation have attested that the country is fantastic, pretty, and super charming. Being familiar with the local customs, particularly in […] The post Great Portugal for First Timers: Travel Guide appeared first on As We Travel - The World - Travel, Traveling, Travel Vid...
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Netflix says new episodes of “Arrested Development” will debut on March 15

It’s time for another hit off the juice box. Netflix announced today that it will release the remaining eight episodes of “Arrested Development’s” fifth season on March 5, ten months after the first half premiered. In the intervening time, however, the show has dealt with several controversies revolving around accusations of abusive behavior from star Jeffrey Tambor, who plays family patriarch George Bluth. You can’t handle the Bluth. Arrested Development returns March 15
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Chandrabhaga Fair Where the Horses Dance

How do you describe the dust stirring drum beating excitement of horse dancing How do you convey the fear of near misses with horse hooves and the thrill of watching majestic beasts use their many muscles to contort into art forms How do
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The Importance of the Golden Mean in Travel

I recognize that utilizing Aristotelian philosophy in a travel blog post may be a bit too precious, but bear with me because I think this is important. It’s also a topic about which I’ve been writing since I first started LandLopers, nearly 9 years ago and yet I still feel the need to address it; to combat it really. That “it” is how people perceive the travel experience and the lofty expectations they place on themselves as a result. It was bad when I wrote about it in 2010 but, largely thanks...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Singapore, National Geographic, New England, Cairo, Top Travel Tips, Voltaire, Giza Plateau

Best cities for craft beer in Europe

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a summer of backpacking, no European trip is complete without a couple of cold ones along the way. You can find a pint anywhere, but having a decent experience at the pub or brewery isn’t always as easy as it sounds. The trick is to think beyond the big names of Munich, Dublin, and Pils. The best beer experiences happen in smaller cities around the continent where you’re free of the crowds of St. James Gate or Oktoberfest and can actually chat it up with loca...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Sweden, Eu, Munich, Ireland, Amsterdam, Croatia, Norway, Belfast, Bristol, The Netherlands, Baltic Sea, Anderson, Malmo

The Colourful Murals of Barrio Brasil

Santiago is getting seriously crowded. It’s not just the Canadian in me speaking—“Oh, my God, two or more people are walking in the street, must run away to a safe, empty place!”—, Chile’s capital has been experiencing a massive population boom in recent years. All around Latin America, the word got around that the economy is doing okay, no political coup can be foreseen, and the weather is nice. Old one- or two-storey buildings are being torn down, the new typical Santiago apartment is on the 2...
Tags: Travel, China, Santiago, Chile, Latin America, Plaza de Armas, Barrio Brasil, Haussman, South America 2018-2019, San Cristóbal Hill Providencia

Save Up to 30 Percent Off Room Rates: City Lights Sale 2019 With Kimpton

You can save up to 30 percent off of room rates when you stay a minimum of two consecutive nights at your choice of 62 participating Kimpton hotel and resort properties — mostly located in the United States — now through Tuesday, April 30, 2019... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 30 Percent Off Room Rates: City Lights Sale 2019 With Kimpton appeared first on The Gate.
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South America Day 42 Santiago

We awake to the inevitable sounds of rain and cockerels. Its been an uneventful night apart from the old man waking to find a cat on his chest. Today we are returning to civilisation which is an exciting prospect although I have developed a cough a
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Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul added to the Bluesfest 30th Anniversary Celebration this Easter

Bluesfest are proud to welcome Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul to Byron Bay this Easter!! With just over eight weeks to go until our 30th Anniversary Celebration here in Byron Bay, we are thrilled to announce that musician, songwriter, producer, actor, director, activist, radio DJ and one of the founding members of Bruce Springsteen’s iconic E Street Band: Steven Van Zandt is bringing his rousing Rock and Roll band; LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL. Plus more artists to be announc...
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The best king cakes in Louisiana

It’s not Carnival season in Louisiana without king cake. The sweet dessert is filled with a cinnamon-sugar dough, and the outside is layered with purple, green, and gold icing — the traditional colors of Mardi Gras. Inside every cake is a plastic baby, which is a symbol of luck and prosperity (although whoever gets the slice with the baby has to provide the cake for the next year). Today, you can find king cakes pretty much anywhere in the US from Epiphany in early January up to Mardi Gras in...
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Valley of The Big BattleThe Iao Valley

Just a reminder that you can enlarge photos by clicking on them and comments at the bottom are always appreciatedIt was another gorgeous day Sunday so we decided to drive over to the other side of the island near Wailuku to visit the Ioa Valley Monu
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Blue Ridge Parkway sights and stops

One of the most underrated road trips in all of the United States, the Blue Ridge Parkway passes some of the Southeast’s most stunning landscapes and intriguing historical sites in its winding, 469-mile journey from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Touching thousands of miles of hiking trails, passing through dozens of state parks and national forests, and connecting hundreds of scenic overlooks, America’s longest linear park is ne...
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Best First Nations activities in BC

There’s something special about Vancouver International Airport, the gateway to British Columbia’s biggest city. All throughout the hub are striking sculptures and carvings created by First Nations artists, reminders to those bustling in and out of the province that the area’s traditional landowners are integral to British Columbia’s history and culture. In fact, this particular province is one of the most diverse in Canada with around 200 different Indigenous groups and more than 30 language...
Tags: Travel, First Nations, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Columbia, Amos, All, Matador Network, Kelowna, Vancouver International Airport, Great Hall, Vancouver Island, Stanley Park, Okanagan Valley, Granite Falls

New Research: When It’s Cheapest to Book Airline Tickets

Advice on how to get the best airfare deals has remained largely the same, here are the 8 best ways to save money on airfare and I don't think it alters much based on new research from the Airline Reporting Corporation and Expedia. However there are significant findings you should know about. Continue reading New Research: When It’s Cheapest to Book Airline Tickets...
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A Japan photo essay: Looking for the lost

Tokyo’s train network is without a doubt a logistical marvel. Numerous trains, on numerous lines, run by numerous companies, that nonetheless all still shuttle countless millions of people around the metropolis with a hard won ease and efficiency that is quite rightly the envy of the world. Leave the city and head out into more rural Japan, however, and it’s a different story altogether. The system is still incredible, with long journeys involving multiple transfers made surprisingly easy, but t...
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The Cho La pass and into Gokyo

The room in Dzongla was the coldest we have had so far by quite a long way. Fortunately I was cosy in my sleeping bag liner sleeping bag and duvet. Annoyingly our water had completely frozen. There was no water to wash in all frozen my wet wipes were f
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Gokyo Ri

Today is a much needed rest day. I think its safe to say we are all very tired after 4 long days of walking. We had a relative lie in and ate breakfast around 730am. This lodge lights its fire in the morning so wasnt as chilly as some places.
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Gokyo lakes walk to the 4th 5th lakes

There are definite pros and cons to ending up in a little group. Obviously its much safer and route finding is easier with more eyes. Ive also found that I can dig deep and keep going as I dont want to let the team down in a way I dont necess
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The Renjo La pass to Lumde

Today was the end of our little team of walkers. We all ate breakfast together and then Robin and Miriam got ready to go back to Namche via Phortse and we prepared to go over the pass. Overnight the wind had been ferocious rattling the windows and m
Tags: Travel, Robin, Miriam, Lumde, Phortse

Lumde to Namche Bazaar

Lumde is in the bottom of a valley and so gets the sunlight later in the morning. No sunshine through the windows or fire during breakfast made it a very chilly start despite the fact it was warmer than it has been higher up.We started off around 8am and
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Namche rest day the Everest hotel

We spent last night in a room in the basement as the rest of the lodge was full. It was warmer than where we have been but being below the kitchen got noisy quite early. Whilst annoying to wake up earlier than planned we at least got to join Bart for bre
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Gorak Shep to Dzongla via Kala Patthar

I am currently sitting in the comfortable Mountain Home Lodge in Dzongla enjoying the fire after our dinner. It has been a long and exhausting day and Im looking forward to my bed. Even if it is a single that I cant push next to Stephens whos bo
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Namche to Luckla

Not being in any rush we had a leisurely breakfast before saying goodbye and heading on our way. The weather was glorious again which whilst very pleasant to walk in would have been more useful yesterday than today where most of the route is tree covere
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Going nowhere lack of planes back to Kathmandu

Today we are trying to get back to Kathmandu. We woke up to the sound of airplanes and beautiful sunny skies and so were optimistic about our chances.Arriving at the airport it was heaving people and bags everywhere like some sort of refugee camp. This
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Ooohs And Ahhhs...Whale Watching On Maui

All four of us enjoyed the whale watching we did in the past. If I haven't mentioned it before We went to Hawaii together in 2009. So this is the second time the four of us have been on Maui together. Jan and I said that any time we go to Maui we would d
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