Travel News: March 8, 2019

U by Uniworld is now U River Cruises Travel Weekly The Travel Corporation’s experiment in a millennial-focused river cruise line has taken another unexpected turn — a name change. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection CEO Ellen Bettridge announced to 500 staff members gathering at its annual preseason Kickoff event aboard the S.S. Antionette that U by Uniworld has changed its name to U River Cruises.   Airports scramble to handle drone incidents CNN Drones have become an increasing nuisance...
Tags: Travel, California, Disney, Canada, Italy, Gatwick, Dubai, Orlando, News And Deals, Quebec City, Anaheim, DUBLIN Ireland, Newark New Jersey, The Walt Disney Company, Uniworld, Cinque Terre

Some Inspiration for the Cassis Home

  Here are some photos that I have in my mind's eye for the Cassis Home The light, also the type of molding for a bedhead...         A black iron-trimmed shower with a shelf and stool built in.               This will be the kitchen, in front of Rene will be the living space. The Serge Mouille light will go in the kitchen.       Inspiration... color palette   But with antique pieces too.         These Cotto Esagono 3D tiles for the wall in the WC.         This bathroom sink.       ...
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Hotel giant Accor accused of segregating Aboriginal guests into lower-quality rooms

Australian government to investigate claims French-owned Ibis Styles in Alice Springs reserved poorest accommodation for Indigenous visitorsThe international hotel giant Accor has launched an investigation into allegations that staff at one of its Australian hotels have been segregating Aboriginal guests in lower quality rooms.The French multinational company said on Friday it was “extremely saddened and disappointed” at the revelations, which were reported by the ABC’s Background Briefing progr...
Tags: Business, Abc, Hotels, Australia news, Accor, Indigenous Australians, Northern Territory, Alice Springs

Airbnb buys HotelTonight to accommodate last-minute travelers

If you've ever left it late to book a room on Airbnb and couldn't find anything, the company's acquisition of last-minute booking app HotelTonight looks like good news. Airbnb announced on Thursday it's agreed to buy the business. The post Airbnb buys HotelTonight to accommodate last-minute travelers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Airbnb, Smart Home, HotelTonight

Airbnb to take care of your last-minute rental needs with HotelTonight purchase

If you've ever left it late to book a room on Airbnb and couldn't find anything, the company's acquisition of last-minute booking app HotelTonight looks like good news. Airbnb announced on Thursday it's agreed to buy the business. The post Airbnb to take care of your last-minute rental needs with HotelTonight purchase appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Rock

24 Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat on that house but it did not fall because it had been founded
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World's first graffiti-busting laser helps Florence's 'Angels'

A beam of silver light erases scrawled black letters on Florence's historic Ponte Vecchio, as "Angels" wielding a revolutionary new laser wage war on graffiti in the UNESCO site. Now a team of volunteers in the Tuscan city dubbed the "Angels of Beauty" is determined to restore famous monuments to their former glory thanks to a latest-generation infrared wand, donated by Italian laser developer El.En. "The laser evaporates the graffiti, without damaging the stone underneath," Daniela Valentini,...
Tags: Science, Angels, Unesco, Florence, Afp, Ponte Vecchio, Daniela Valentini

Sandals Montego Bay & My Thoughts on Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts

I honestly had no idea what to expect when I left the plane and entered into Sangster International Airport. I was looking forward to spending some time in the sun, but this was also my first experience at a Sandals Resort and I was a little nervous. I’m not exactly what you would call an all-inclusive type of guy. Sure, I’ve been to them and they’ve been fine, but it’s not something I do often. I was intrigued though because, like many other people, I had seen their commercials promising a tru...
Tags: Travel, Jamaica, Caribbean, Resting Your Head, Diet Coke, Montego Bay, Sangster International Airport, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Korean BBQ, Martha Brae River, Island Routes

The best places to kayak in the US

Kayaking is a sport that can be done for leisure, exercise, or passion. Regardless of the reason, it’s a great way to enjoy nature and get a different perspective on your surroundings. With so many diverse landscapes, the United States is packed with places to kayak. From Alaska to Florida — on wild rivers, quiet lakes, open ocean, and glacier-fed bays — this country is a perfect natural playground for kayakers of all abilities. Here are 10 unique kayaking destinations around the US. 1. Glac...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, California, Washington, US, United States, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona, New Zealand, Michigan, Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Pacific Ocean, Lake Superior


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South America Day 58 Lima

Today we are going sightseeing in Lima. For the first time in days no early morning alarm or eating breakfast with one eye on the time. We have the luxury of a lie in minus the texts from daughter number 2 at 3 am.The old man wimps out of using pu
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Kazakhstan Almaty is the City of Texture

I have to admit it. I am in love. I mean IN LOVE. Smitten. Gaga. Head over heels. I am an absolute goner. I fell hard and I fell fast. I know I should be embarrassed with this adolescent sort of commitment to finding love so quickly and in such a d
Tags: Travel, Kazakhstan Almaty, Smitten Gaga Head

If I Want The Comforts of Home, I Will Stay at Home.

I often see articles pertaining to aspirational travel from other authors in the travel weblog space; and many of them profess about how you can travel in comfort for free — or for very little cost — often with the goal of hawking credit cards to readers. Unless you happen to be a travel nomad, home is the base — the foundation — of where you are located. You purchase furniture of your choosing to ensure that your home is as comfortable as possible — and let’s face it: when was the last time you...
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After a beautiful red sunset last night we had a 2 hour electrical storm with heavy rain overnight the first for the tour. Fortunately our riding finished yesterday as traffic conditions are now too chaotic. Mirissa was a lovely beach break to wander arou
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Queenstown considers tourist levy after claim crowds 'threaten wellbeing'

New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ proposes NZ$7.50 charge to fund infrastructure to help cope with large numbers of holidaymakersFed-up residents of New Zealand’s biggest tourist town are pushing ahead with a plan to charge international tourists for the privilege of visiting the area.Queenstown, situated in the picturesque Southern Alps region of New Zealand’s South Island, is buckling under its own popularity, with 34 international tourists for every resident. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Nz, Queenstown, South Island, Southern Alps

How Tamu Bakery empowers women

In 2012, I had my very own Eat, Pray, Love moment. Recovering from a rare type of cancer in my late twenties, I decided to change my life radically. All thanks to baking. During the anxious time of this medical drama, I found the simple and repetitive nature of kneading dough by hand utterly absorbing and very calming. I noticed that no matter how stressed I was, baking made me feel alive. While baking, your senses are stimulated. You touch, see, and smell, and this increases feel-good endor...
Tags: Travel, India, Turkey, Nepal, Serbia, Kenya, Baking, Victoria, Albania, Vietnam, Beirut, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Montenegro, Masai Mara, Rajasthan

Best things to do in Brighton, UK

Brighton is sometimes referred to as “Little London by the Sea.” Situated on the south coast of Sussex, Brighton is a mere 50 minutes from London by train, which means tourists usually just go for a day trip — if they bother going at all. But you should consider basing yourself in Brighton instead. You’ll have the best of both worlds — the myriad of attractions that Brighton has to offer and easy access to The Big Smoke — along with more affordable accommodation, a slower pace of life, and of...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, London, United Kingdom, Brighton, West End, Sussex, Rajasthan, All, Salisbury, Brighton Festival, Albert, Brighton Pavilion, Brighton UK, Prince Regent

Around The World And Back With Camille

A true nomad at heart, AirTreks Travel Planner, Camille Kaczmar, has been traveling the world from a very young age. She spent her early years on a small island located in the South Pacific called Pohnpei, and then her father’s job in the Air Force allowed her and her family to explore the world growing up. Early on, she learned that travel urges you to open your mind and engage with the world around you; to let go of the normal and embrace the extraordinary. Currently, Camille is digital n...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Bali, Germany, Barcelona, Thailand, Chile, South Pacific, Air Force, Travel Tips, Costa Rica, South East Asia, Travel Stories, Travel Philosophy, Camille

Best things to do with kids in Japan

Japan often brings to mind the teeming but ordered masses on Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest intersection, or Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, a must-see — if you can peer through the throngs of tourists. But there’s a lot more to this nation stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk to the South China Sea. The natural and cultural landscape is one of the most varied you’ll find in one island nation, and it’s a great place to discover with kids. The ancient rubs up against the modern almost e...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Africa, Tokyo, South America, Disneyland, Family Travel, Kyoto, Hiroshima, All, Shibuya Crossing, Family Trips, South China Sea, Kansai, Okinawa

New British Airways First Class Coming March 31 and Passengers Told Their Plane Would Explode

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 New British Airways First Class Coming March 31 and Passengers Told Their Plane Would Explode...
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Old Tokyo reflections

Reflecting on life, or perhaps just where all the fruit and vegetables went?
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An opportunity for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean | Financial Times

An opportunity for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean | Financial Times:The past few months have been busy for the eastern Mediterranean gas sector. After nearly a decade of speculation about the potential of the region’s resources, recent developments seem finally to have set it in the right direction.In January, energy ministers from Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Jordan and Israel, with representatives from Italy and the Palestinian Authority, met in Cairo to discuss regional co-operation in of...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Egypt, Italy, Financial Times, Mediterranean, Cairo, Palestinian Authority, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Cyprus Egypt Greece Jordan

Venice Biennale Art Exhibition 2019 "May You Live in Interesting Times" - The Press Conference

(Venice, Italy) At the press conference today, March 7, at Ca' Giustian, La Biennale's headquarters, Ralph Rugoff, the curator of the 58th International Art Exhibition said in the age of Twitter we are actually getting less information. People group up and follow like-minded people, and block those who have another point of view. Rugoff gave his presentation with a twinkle in his eye.The title of this year's exhibition is "May You Live in Interesting Times," which had been described as ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Wales, Hillary Clinton, Venice, Venice Biennale, Venice Italy, Campo, Santa Maria, Cannaregio, Biennale, Tana, Chiesa, Dorsoduro, Saloni, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog

France, Paris

10h L’agence Reuters en grève Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Barbados rum train

Barbados is considered to be the birthplace of modern rum. The first commercial sugarcane crop was planted in 1640, but before that, settlers grew sugarcane on a small scale to make kill-devil, a precursor to rum with a name that references its harsh alcoholic burn. Suffice to say, the category has come a long way. A new rum train excursion through the sugarcane fields of a farm-to-bottle distillery shows visitors just how far Barbados rum is from its kill-devil past. The train’s place in th...
Tags: Travel, UK, Trains, Atlantic, Anna, Rum, Caribbean, All, Barbados, Simon, Larry, Saint Peter, Seale, Great House, Richard Seale, St Nicholas Abbey

Oil Rises as Fuel Demand Outweighs Equity Slump, Dollar Gain - Bloomberg

Oil Rises as Fuel Demand Outweighs Equity Slump, Dollar Gain - Bloomberg:Oil posted the first gain in three days as a government report showing stronger U.S. fuel demand overshadowed a slump in equities.Futures closed 0.8 percent higher after rising as much as 1.4 percent earlier in the session. The day’s gains were limited by a strengthening greenback and faltering equities, while Wednesday’s inventory report showed growing demand and a substantial drop in fuel stockpiles that offset a large cr...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets fall, Egypt lifted by blue-chips | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets fall, Egypt lifted by blue-chips | Reuters:Most major Gulf markets slipped sharply on Thursday, with a possible increase to Islamic tax pulling down Saudi Arabia's banks and Qatar hitting a five-month low.Saudi Arabia's index was down 0.6 percent due to a sell-off in its bank stocks, with Al Rajhi Bank shedding 2 percent and the country's largest bank, National Commercial Bank, declining 2.1 percent.The kingdom is considering plans to increase an Islamic tax paid...
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Airbnb Acquires HotelTonight, What’s the Difference Between Homesharing and Hotels Anymore?

Major hotels chains have been in and out of experimenting with homesharing products, even as they engage in dirty tricks to get the practice banned in some jurisdictions. Online travel agency sites have expanded their product suite by offering access to homesharing, and not just traditional hotel rooms. And now Airbnb itself has acquired online hotel booking company HotelTonight. Airbnb said it plans to acquire HotelTonight, a service that offers last-minute hotel bookings, in a deal that will e...
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45 Hilarious Tweets About Traveling With Kids

"Probably the best time to travel with young children is never."
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