How I Experienced the Best of Chicago in a Day

Driving the entirety of Route 66 was the culmination of years of planning and it all started in downtown Chicago. Before tackling the Mother Road though, I arrived early in order to experience the touristy side to the city. Since it was my first time playing tourist in Chicago, I had a list of key sights I wanted to visit. Arriving into town, I first checked into the newly opened Marriott Marquis Chicago, a beautiful hotel that has some of the best design and style elements I’ve ever seen. It’s...
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Travel News: February 25, 2019

Crystal River Cruises Unveils Four New Spring 2019 Voyages Travel Pulse Inviting travelers to indulge in springtime luxury escapes along the Danube River, Crystal River Cruises unveiled four “Crystal River Getaways” departing in March and April. The four- and six-day voyages are shortened segments of existing 10-day itineraries, suited perfectly for guests with busy schedules.   Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns The Verge Cameras pointed at passengers have ...
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Week 12 of our RV Road Trip: Learning to Love Los Angeles

Sometimes you have to visit a place a second or third time before you can appreciate it. I think it’s because we change so much. Through those changes we see the world through eyes that have different values and interests. My opinion of Los Angeles has always been that it’s overrated. If I HAVE to pass through here, I head straight for the South Bay Beaches of Manhattan Beach and Hemosa Beach as I have had a liking for the local feel down there. But the rest of LA, no thanks! Manhattan Beach, ...
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Exploring George Town

The next few days in George Town were much less hectic as we paced ourselves in the heat. The gorgeous Peranakan Mansion was first on the sightseeing list. I saw it last trip but as a couple we visited the Blue Mansion then but I felt that this was much mo
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Hot Springs

We had a short and easy run after our loud night in that I40 rest area. West past Little Rock and onto a nice new four lane US70 into Hot Springs. We got a great site in the National Park campground 15n with power and water half off regular price by v
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Enjoy the Day

  What are you doing today?           [Author: French la Vie]
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Birds need to make a pause...

... so do I. A bit too much to do lately and I have no real post awaiting to be published. Sorry! I hope to be back next Thursday. [Author: PeterParis]
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My Favourite Places in Tamil Nadu

Enchanting Tamil Nadu in southern India is popular for its rich culture, traditions, art, and music. The state has a plethora of places to explore for both, the traveller and the tourist. Once ruled by dynasties such as Cholas and Pandyas, the state is known for its innumerable temples with spectacular sculptures and carvings.  It also boasts of a beautiful coastline, lined with several less-explored beaches. The Niligiris biosphere has ensured that Tamil Nadu is also home to ...
Tags: Travel, India, Belgium, Thomas Cook, Tamil Nadu, Shiva, South India, Pondicherry, Cholas, R Niranjan Das, Tranquebar, Niranjan Das, Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi, Valparai, Annamalaiyar

Einmal Karangahake mountain und zurck

Aber warum Trbsal blasen wenn das ganze goldene Land vor einem liegt und alle mglichen ungeahnten Ereignisse auf einen warten einen berraschen und glcklich machen wollen weil man lebt und sie erleben kann.Jack Kerouac Heya
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My Africa Diary Part 1

Pictures are worth of thousand words....we all know that. So I fancied to share my epic journey in Africa through my lens slideshow. I will be posting seven short video clips covering my fairy tale journey in this continent that I have slowly fallen in l
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West to Arkansas

We got back on the road after our service visit at Camping World. It was our intention to head into Arkansas next to visit Hot Springs. The fastest and most direct route would be to head down through Nashville and Memphis then out I40 towards Little Rock
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The Mosquito Net

It is 0651 and I am at a Starbucks outlet - the only one that opens 24x7, close to the airport. I am here because I could not sleep last night. And why is that? Because there were way too many mosquitoes at home and I did not have a repellant. While I dream of becoming an assassin that can survive the jungles and all that, I cant sleep in a room that has like 10 mosquitoes. Talk of a guarded life and all that. Salute to the ones that can tolerate the menace of the blood-sucking monsters. Literal...
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Costs More to Live in Hawaii

It really does cost more to live in the land of beaches and sunshine. Households in Honolulu spent 66100 for housing in 20162017 about 11 more than our national average. Food was the next highest expenditure with 15.4 of household budgets compared
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Four States In One Day

blog 022419 Four States TodayI got all prepared to leave at night so you'd think that leaving on time would be easy not. I was confused by the time change because FL is in eastern time and Alabama is in central time and my phone must have been ping
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Things one needs to know about Spain before paying a visit there

Spain is a European country. It is not known only by football lovers. Real Madrid or Barcelona, are not the only things which are related to Spain, it has more to offer. It is widely known as a great tourist spot. Tourism contributes a lot to Spain’s economy. So, it is a serious business for them. Madrid is its capital as well as the largest city in Spain. It is not a small country and has so many beautiful places to visit. Before going on a trip or vacation doing a little assessment of the tou...
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State and Local Governments Cannot Raise Revenue With Civil Asset Forfeiture Fines: Supreme Court Ruling

Civil asset forfeiture is a legal process in which law enforcement officers may — without permission or advance notice — seize assets from anyone who is suspected of being involved with a crime or illegal activity; and the owners of the property which is taken are not necessarily required to be charged with — or even suspected of — any wrongdoing. Property owners who are affected by civil asset forfeiture have no recourse other than... The post State and Local Governments Cannot Raise Revenue Wi...
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No Frills Airline? Try BYOB! and It’s Illegal for Airlines to Offer Combs for Common Use Inflight

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 No Frills Airline? Try BYOB! and It’s Illegal for Airlines to Offer Combs for Common Use Inflight...
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A Japanese man in his Sunday best miniskirt

Or considering his rather bedraggled state, it could well have been a Saturday night outfit that dragged on into Sunday.
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10 different reasons to try Japan for your next trip

Skyscrapers, ski fields and temples. Yes, Japan is home to some of the world’s most technologically advanced cities, the best ski fields and beautiful historic districts, but there is so much more on offer. It’s never been easier for Australians to see Japan in all its glory – that means getting away from the tourist hot spots and into regions that are still free from crowds but are full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Where to start? Hokkaido Prefecture and the Kansai region are two ve...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Scotland, Sydney, Tokyo, Melbourne, Kyoto, Skytrax, Osaka, Sapporo, Suntory, Kansai, Hakodate, Odori Park, Sea of Japan, JAL

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Sovereign borrowing in MENA to soar to $136bn in 2019: S&P

Sovereign borrowing in MENA to soar to $136bn in 2019: S&P:Sovereign borrowing by 13 states in the Middle East and North Africa is set to rise by 20 percent this year, as states look to refinance long-term debt and cover fiscal deficits, a report by S&P Global Ratings found.The countries’ long-term borrowing is estimated to hit about $136 billion in 2019 compared with $109 billion in 2018, when issuances fell by 38 percent, the ratings agency said.Countries covered by the report include Saudi Ar...
Tags: Travel, Morocco, Middle East, Mena, North Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabia Egypt Lebanon Kuwait

Why #SaudiArabia is tilting East | Arab News

Why Saudi Arabia is tilting East | Arab News:The ineluctable process of what a wise man called “easternization” continued with the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to three of Asia’s biggest economies. But it would be a mistake to see it as a reaction to any perceived hiccup in relations between the Kingdom and the West.In truth, the tilt of the global economy toward the fast-growing economies of Asia has been an unstoppable force in the world since Deng Xiaoping, the former presi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Saudi Arabia, China, Kingdom, Mohammed bin Salman, Deng Xiaoping, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Libor scandal lessons unleash volatility in #UAE’s bank rate

Libor scandal lessons unleash volatility in UAE’s bank rate:The UAE wanted to inoculate its banking benchmark against manipulation after Europe’s rate-rigging scandal.The result: a lending reference rate so volatile it’s a challenge to derivatives traders. Under the new method implemented last year, the Gulf state’s central bank gives priority to data from actual executed transactions between lenders and large companies. Previously it relied largely on estimates to determine the rates they would...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Opec, Bloomberg, Libor, Uae, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emirates Interbank

Rise of Shale Oil and OPEC Cuts Leave Supertankers Empty - Bloomberg

Rise of Shale Oil and OPEC Cuts Leave Supertankers Empty - Bloomberg:Supertankers hauling seawater across the Atlantic? That's just one of the odder results of the U.S. shale boom.Crude oil has always flowed backwards and forwards across the world’s oceans. A typical voyage by one of the global fleet of around 750 of the giant ships currently in service might see it haul Middle Eastern exports across the Atlantic to a refinery on the U.S. Gulf coast, then pick up a cargo from Venezuela for deliv...
Tags: Travel, China, India, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Atlantic, Venezuela, U S Gulf Coast, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Persian Gulf Vessels

#Dubai Stocks Cross Resistance Level Held For a Year: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Dubai Stocks Cross Resistance Level Held For a Year: Inside EM - Bloomberg:Dubai’s main stock index ended Sunday’s session above a resistance level that it had held for over a year, boosted by continued gains for the biggest listed real-estate developer.The DFM General Index advanced for an eighth straight session, extending its longest winning streak in over a year. It has crossed above its 100-day moving average for the first time since Jan. 18, 2018.The stock contributing the most to the gaug...
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#Saudi Prince Shows Grip on Power, Names First Female U.S. Envoy - Bloomberg

Saudi Prince Shows Grip on Power, Names First Female U.S. Envoy - Bloomberg:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman solidified his immediate family’s sway by promoting his full brother and tried to turn the page on relations with the U.S. by appointing the kingdom’s first female ambassador to America.Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan will replace Prince Khalid bin Salman, who was named vice defense minister. The decision to pick the daughter of a longtime Saudi envoy in Washington suggests th...
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INTERVIEW: #Saudi grocery retailer BinDawood Group expanding aggressively - CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition

INTERVIEW: Saudi grocery retailer BinDawood Group expanding aggressively - CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia’s BinDawood Group, the owner of the Danube & BinDawood supermarket brands, is gearing up for an aggressive online and offline expansion within the kingdom, and is also looking at opportunities to grow physical stores beyond the Saudi borders, the group’s chief executive has told Zawya.Despite the fact that many physical retail companies are struggling worldwide, BinDawood Group’s CEO ...
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#Dubai tourism grows marginally in 2018, China tourists up 12 percent: data | Reuters

Dubai tourism grows marginally in 2018, China tourists up 12 percent: data | Reuters:Gulf tourism hub Dubai had 15.92 million overnight tourist visitors in 2018, up 0.8 percent from 2017, official data showed on Sunday, with tourist numbers from China rose 12 percent.The number of visitors from Nigeria soared 36 percent. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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REFILE-MIDEAST STOCKS- #Dubai hits 2-month high, #Saudi hurt by financials | Reuters

REFILE-MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai hits 2-month high, Saudi hurt by financials | Reuters:Dubai stocks rose to a more than 2-month high on Sunday after falling in the previous session, helped by strong gains in property stocks, while financials weighed on both the Saudi and Qatari markets.Dubai's index was up 1.3 percent, supported by Emaar Properties, which gained 3.2 percent, DAMAC Properties surged 8.4 percent and Emaar Malls rose 5.1 percent.Emirates NBD Bank fell 5.3 percent after the bank last wee...
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