2019 Byron Bay Surf Festival, It’s a wrap!!

what a week that was!! Cyclone Oma delivered what only a cyclone can …pumping waves & wild conditions!! The 2019 Byron Bay Surf Festival was a festival to remember. Offering five epic days of world class waves thanks to Cyclone Oma, cranking live tunes, inspirational films, world class art exhibition, enviro chats and Q&A panels with a few of surfing’s most influential competitors & characters. Despite extreme weather we managed to run 14 of the planned 16 events and the dedicated and happy crow...
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The Road Runner

blog 030519 Road RunnerWatson has been such a wonderful patient and tolerant dog it was time for a treat for him. Before my 2nd cup of coffee I went out and set up his pen in the yard behind the camper. It's not as big because it doesn't have th
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Here There Yonder

Howdy Howdy Howdy Hope your days are going along smoothly. Ours have had a couple little bumps in them but nothing serious. Of course Ill share all the details with you. I can hear you licking your lips. Lulu would be rubbing her hands together....I
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€50 Daily Resort Credit and Complementary Upgrade in Europe 2019 With Marriott

You can enjoy a credit of 50 euros and a complimentary room upgrade when you stay at your choice of 47 participating resort properties in Europe with Marriott between Monday, April 1, 2019 and Sunday, June 30, 2019; and between Sunday, September 1, 2019 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019... ...but you must... The post €50 Daily Resort Credit and Complementary Upgrade in Europe 2019 With Marriott appeared first on The Gate.
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Best spring break trips in the US

You don’t have to do five-story beer bongs off a beachfront balcony to have a great spring break. Though let’s be honest, it’s a better story if you do. The annual respite from school and work that runs from the beginning of March to mid-April is one of the great American traditions, where college kids create memories they won’t remember, and families finally have time for some peace and quiet. Even if you can’t afford a week of debauchery in Mexico or a family jaunt to Europe, each state has...
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Train Friend

R We awoke to hammering on our compartment door. To prevent anyone getting in at night the door has a lock on the inside which can't be opened by anyone even the train staff. I must have been sleeping deeper than I thought as this shook me awake. Not su
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South America Day 59 Miraflores

Today we are having a quiet day just wandering round Miraflores. We walk along the Malecon for a couple of miles through the line of parks until we reach Larcomar a shopping mall built into the cliff side. On the way we find Paddington Bear who kn
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Barbie hotel room Mexico City

If Barbie were real , is there any question if she’d be an Instagram influencer? She absolutely would be. And though somehow Mattel hasn’t put out Influencer Barbie just yet, a new hotel suite in Mexico gets us pretty close. Starting this week and running through December, the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe is offering guests a chance to spend the night in its pink-tacular Barbie Glamping Experience, a customized suite that duplicates the great outdoors as only a woman made of plastic can. “Glamp...
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Travel: The Virgin Islands offer beautiful beaches and relaxed times

Months before hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean in fall 2017, I booked a trip to explore the Virgin Islands by yacht. I knew little about the islands, other than they must be relatively untouched as their name suggested. After Maria and Irma passed, damage to Puerto Rico dominated the headlines. I began to wonder, and worry, that the Virgin Islands just east may have been similarly destroyed. I didn’t plan to cancel my trip. It was canceled for me. Cow Wreck Beach in Anegada is a w...
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Flight Attendant Puts Coffee Grounds Above Passenger’s Head to Mask the Smell of Chick-fil-A

A reader brought a bag of Chick-fil-A on board with him ("12 grilled nuggets w/ buffalo sauce, 2 grilled chicken deluxe sandwiches no bun"). He admitted that it smelled quite a bit in the small first class cabin of an American Airlines Bombardier CRJ-700 regional jet operated by SkyWest. He finished eating, a flight attendant picked up his trash, and "moments later without making eye contact crushed up a bag of coffee grounds, opened the overhead bin, and placed the bag directly over my head in...
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Everything you need know to hike NZ

For the first time in 25 years, the New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has added a new trail to its list of Great Walks. Set on the west coast of the South Island, Paparoa Track, and its included shorter Pike 29 Memorial Track, stretch 34 miles in one direction across renowned New Zealand landscape. When it’s fully open in October 2019, this multi-day hike through lush rainforests and mountainsides will afford incredible views of the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps. Here’s what you nee...
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Hawaii infrastructure gets low marks, Kaneshiro takes paid leave amid federal probe, House passes pot decriminalization, entangled whale freed off Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Walking along Diamond Head Road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s infrastructure gets D+ in yearly report from engineers society. Most of the Aloha State’s infrastructure systems are in poor to fair condition. The report card recommends the state Legislature increase the state gas tax and support “innovative funding mechanisms” to pay for a backlog of repairs. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii's infrastructure received its first report card today and more than half of grades were below passing. The 201...
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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi is doing a show about Snapchat’s founding

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman today announced a slate of new series and projects heading to their forthcoming video streaming service, Quibi. The list includes an origin story to complement Telemundo’s hit show “El Señor de los Cielos;” a music competition show produced by Justin Bieber manager and entertainment exec Scooter Braun; a show from Jennifer Lopez’ company about the power of giving and paying it forward; as well something called “Frat Boy Genius,” which will focus on the rise of ...
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Le Matrimoine Parisien - Discover the City's Female Cultural Heritage

Le Matrimoine Parisien is a student project that lists women's cultural creations in the city of Paris on an interactive map. I thought this was such a great project that I wanted to be able to share it with all of the Secrets of Paris readers! As the background information, instructions on using the map, and information about the creators is just as important as the map itself, I have translated the entirely of the text into English here as a reference for those of you who can’t easily tra...
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Sacha Hits the Slopes

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Best Easter egg designs

Bunnies with baskets full of rainbow-colored creations, chocolate treats wrapped in shiny foil, hand-dyed eggs hidden in the backyard to be hunted; nothing says Easter like Easter eggs. While the only objective for dying eggs in the United States is for them to be as bright and colorful as possible, other Easter egg designs from around the world are rooted in religious beliefs and cultural traditions. Painted or dyed, wrapped in wire or plastered in paper, these eight classic designs are the ...
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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 Launches With Customer Complaints and $1250 Chase Bonus...
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Rotorua Thursday Friday 7th 8th March This is the centre of the geothermal area and after yesterday's trip to Orakei Korako today we went to WaiOTapu. There is a geyser Lady Knox geyser and a member of staff pours some soap into the geyser which
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15 the most beautiful places to visit in Panama

Gateway from Central to South America, Panama sits on a narrow isthmus sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is one of few places to sense harmony between scientific progress and wildlife. Here the huge metropolis of Panama City merges seamlessly into verdant tropical forests. With an unfussy, laid back vibe and...
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QSE index closes at 9,781.18 points - The Peninsula Qatar

QSE index closes at 9,781.18 points - The Peninsula Qatar:Qatar Stock Exchange’s (QSE) index lost 330.44 points, or 3.27 percent, last week when the bourse closed yesterday at 9,781.18 points.Trading value during last week decreased by 39.07 percent to reach QR961.79m compared to QR1.57bn.Trading volume decreased by 32.43 percent to reach 33.05 million shares, as against 48.92 million shares, while the number of transactions fell by 22.73 percent, to reach 23,348 transactions as compared to 30,2...
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Stockholm: When (and when not) to tip in Sweden

Traveling from the US to Europe, it’s easy to fall into the same tipping habits you use back home, like handing over 20 percent at a restaurant without even really thinking about it. The tipping culture throughout Europe varies quite a bit from Paris to Amsterdam, and Sweden is no different. And a trip to Stockholm can add up fast if you don’t watch your budget. There are plenty of free museums in Stockholm and some great budget hotels, but everything else, from restaurants to taxis, will be hig...
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St. Lucia free flights

Today is International Women’s Day , and Virgin Holidays is celebrating by giving away free flights to St. Lucia, the only country in the world to be named after a woman. The catch is — your name must be either Lucy or Lucia. The travel company is offering four pairs of round-trip Virgin Atlantic tickets from London’s Gatwick Airport to St. Lucia. To qualify, you just need to have the right name on your passport. Three Virgin Holidays consultants named Lucy went to St. Lucia in advance of the ...
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What happens if misspell your name

There are a lot of details to pay attention to when you’re filling out the information on your flight booking. Billing address, credit card number, departure dates, seat assignments, dietary restrictions, etc. Typing your own name might be the least of your concerns, but it’s one of the toughest and most expensive errors to correct. This Twitter user posted about an incident involving his friend, who misspelled his own name on a Ryanair booking and was then asked to pay $130 to fix it. Ma...
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France, Paris

16h Journée internationale des droits des femmes place de la République Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Pink Power: Dragon Fruit & Coconut Pops!

These dragon fruit pops are so pretty in pink! Simple to make they are a combination of red dragon fruit, coconut and honey and make a wonderfully refreshing, naturally coloured treat!
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Oslo signals a shift for investors in oil and gas | Financial Times

Oslo signals a shift for investors in oil and gas | Financial Times:The debate in Oslo over whether Norway’s oil fund should sell out of oil and gas stocks was always bound to be polluted by a mix of ethical, environmental and political considerations.Sure enough, the government’s recommendation to the fund is not a clean yes or no. In fact, it is nuanced to such a degree that it offers satisfaction neither to diehard advocates of divestment from fossil fuels, nor to those who would argue it is ...
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Oil Sputters as Economic Woes Outweigh U.S. Drilling Slowdown - Bloomberg

Oil Sputters as Economic Woes Outweigh U.S. Drilling Slowdown - Bloomberg:Oil lost ground Friday after unnerving economic reports from China and the U.S., although the decline was moderated by the latest report of declining activity in America’s oil patches.Futures in New York closed down 1 percent, after a monthly jobs report showed U.S. hiring was the weakest in more than a year and China said exports had tailed off in February. Still, prices recouped much of the losses after Baker Hughes said...
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Greater Victoria the Southern Gulf Islands and Metro Vancouver September 19October 3 2018

Heading out the door when the sky was still dark I was determined to photograph the exterior of the British Columbia Provincial Parliament when it was still lit. What I never expected was the current Johnson Street Bridge design would shine bright blue
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Metro Vancouver south shore of Vancouver Island and Galiano Island June 21July 5 2017

Returning to British Columbia within a year of visiting Victoria I got on a plane from Ottawa. Approaching Winnipeg the weather was so stormy the flight needed to circle the sky above the airport.On the first day covering the Metro Vancouver area I
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Vancouver Island Metro Vancouver and Salt Spring Island August 115 2016

Making a trip west I took bus 96 now 61 to Bayshore Station then took bus 97 to Ottawa International Airport. From there I took a flight to Toronto Pearson International Airport then got on a connecting flight to Victoria International Airport.Th
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