Japan Kyoto and the Art islands

Off to Kyoto on the Shinkansen Bullet train passing Mount Fuji as we hurtle by strangely given this is the land of technology it was a surprise there was no WiFi on the train. First full day in Kyoto we spent in the company of Fumo and Mari Ono

EARL Opens in Kakaako

Earl Sandwich opened in Kaimuki in 2014, and somehow managed to build a loyal following despite being tucked away behind Big City Diner and underneath Himalayan Kitchen. Tomorrow, its second location in the heart of Kakaako has its grand opening, and my coworker Michelle (with a far more evolved palate) joined me for the preview lunch for friends, family, local media and social media people. As a non-townie, non-hipster, middle-aged dad, I...
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San Francisco Area Group College Tour Planning Tips

The hilly city of San Francisco in Northern California lures many students and corporate entities from all over the world by virtue of its rich history, amazing weather and stunning attractions. It is no surprise that the Bay area is quite expensive when it comes to tourism. However, successful college tours to San Francisco can be planned by following a few practical tips. After all, education is important. Charter a San Francisco tour bus rental to make your commute easier in the Bay area. Gr...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, San Francisco, Travel Blog, Bay, Northern California, San Francisco Area Group College, Admissions Council Many

Plan your summer getaway with these dream holiday destinations

You need a holiday, a break from cloudy skies, household chores and your daily nine to five. But with major airlines now flying to over 200 destinations across over 75 countries, picking where to book your next summer escape can be tough. Fortunately for you, we’ve teamed up with the guys from the online casino, to bring you details of four dream holiday destination which frequently pop up on travel bucket lists. Check them out below to see if you can picture yourself sipping cocktails i...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Infographic, Dubai, Las Vegas, Mauritius, Travel Blog, Travel Ideas

North to Lees Ferry

Before I get into our trip up to the Colorado River at Lees Ferry I'd like to post an updatereview of some of our camping and traveling systems.First our new Dometic fridge. After that over voltage problem caused by our old chargerconverter it h

Save Up to 35 Percent in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia 2019 With Marriott

You can save up to 35 percent off of retail room rates when you stay at your choice of 50 different hotel and resort properties in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia through Wednesday, July 31, 2019… …but you must... The post Save Up to 35 Percent in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia 2019 With Marriott appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Marriott, Cambodia, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Thailand Vietnam, Marriott Bonvoy

Ten Days To Go

Am on the countdown now. BirthdayBon Voyage Party Saturday. Last week at work next week All getting real now

Happy 12th Birthday to Perceptive Travel Blog

Really, where did a decade-plus go?! On this day in March 2007, we launched this group travel blog as part of the Perceptive Travel webzine, so that you could come here for something different in travel writing. Said editor Tim Leffel, “Perceptive Travel set out to be a different kind of webzine, one that ignored ‘the rules’ of online publishing and put out quality narrative...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories My Last Post Before BabyHarvard’s Semitic Museum: Exploring the A...
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Best ramen instant noodle flavors

American’s perception of ramen has come a long way since being viewed as the dietary staple of college students, artists, and everyone else who’s ever had to return Christmas presents to pay rent. Today, Asian noodle dishes from Chinese hot pots to Japanese ramen are foodie favorites. Late-night noodle shops are springing up all over the country and inspiring countless slurp shots on Instagram and gimmicks like glow-in-the-dark ramen from restaurants trying to attract said Instagrammers. Whil...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Japan, US, America, Costco, All, Phillies, Malone, Bryce Harper, Prima, Tom Yum, Nissin, UNIF, Instant Noodles

What’s in the American Airlines First Class Snack Baskets?

On April 10 American Airlines will launch a new domestic first class morning and a new afternoon/evening snack basket. Continue reading What’s in the American Airlines First Class Snack Baskets?...
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The Walk of Death: Langistígur in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland

On what turned out to be a rather warm and sunny day in Þingvellir National Park — which is part of the popular Golden Circle of Iceland — I wonder how such a naturally beautiful area could have once been the scene of something so gruesome that its nickname is either The Walk of Death or Execution Trail. The nickname of this path is either The Walk of Death or Execution Trail because... The post The Walk of Death: Langistígur in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland appeared first on The Gate.
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It's the biggest statue of a man on a horse you will ever see

R The next day was our trip out into the Mongolian countryside. The best way to do this is hire a 4x4 and guide so we did just that. First we headed out to the Genghis Khan statue which is about 55km out of town. Its a strange site really in the middle
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Best hikes near the Rocky Mountains

Spring is upon us. The Rocky Mountains and its sub-ranges are beginning to shed snow, colorful wildflowers are in bloom, and hiking trails that have been accessible only to cross-country skis and fat bikes for the past few months are opening up to eager hikers. Spring hiking focuses more on canyons than scrambles and meadows than summits, and these five towns are the place to base yourself for epic spring hikes throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Cortez, Colorado Photo: 2Kahns Photo Arts...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Hiking, US, America, United States, Wyoming, Moab, New Mexico, Jackson, Miguel, Kanye, New England, Yellowstone

Viking Expands European River Fleet With Seven New Ships

Viking Launches Seven New Ships Putting Their Fleet of Longships at 57 It has been great fun for Carol and me to watch our business grow over the past five years. And, as we’ve grown to become the #2 producing travel advisors for Viking in the world, it has also been very rewarding to ride the Viking wave as baby boomers flock to us to help them book passage on their ocean and river cruise ships. Just this week, Viking was celebrating the launch of seven new river ships in Basel, Switzerland. ...
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Is Amazon Itself the Biggest Problem with Fake Reviews?

Amazon refused to publish my negative review of the Netgear R6700 Nighthawk router they sold me. Why? The problem of fake reviews on TripAdvisor, Amazon, Yelp, and other similar websites featuring user reviews to provide an important part of helping people make decisions is well-known.  There are problems with both fake positive reviews (where establishments arrange for fake positive reviews) and fake negative reviews (presumably created by jealous competitors).A year ago a couple of people in L...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, London, Tech, UPS, Michelin, Tripadvisor, Alexa, Cellphones & Wireless, Netgear, Amazon Choice, TripAdvisor Amazon Yelp, Amazon Thank you Amazon

Use Your Priority Pass for $28 Off at Some Airport Restaurants

If you’ve used Priority Pass to access an airport lounge, you may be underwhelmed by the free food offerings, depending on where you are. But there’s a way to get higher quality food without shelling out any more money.Read more...
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Best hiking and camping in Hong Kong

Fewer than 200 years ago, what is now the mega-metropolis of Hong Kong was little more than a couple handfuls of fishing villages scattered around the base of mountainous islands. Today, the average tourist can be forgiven for focusing their attention on the Special Administrative Region’s sun-reflecting, monumental glass structures. Yet the intrepid traveler who can look beyond this mesmerizing, skyscraper-clad facade will be surprised to find that less than one-quarter of the SAR’s land ha...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Google Maps, Mong Kok, All, Sar, South China Sea, Hong Kongers, Celina, Sai Kung, Diamond Hill, Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Island, Hoi Ha Wan

Orchid industry in decline, Legislature rejects plastic ban, new allegations in Zuckerberg Kauai land dispute, Hirono pays up, HPD chief gets high marks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Orchid show in Hilo ©2019 All Hawaii News Orchid Industry in Decline. Statewide the production of flowers and other nursery products are worth more than $77 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Orchids make up almost 20 percent of that value. But the state’s orchid industry has been struggling in recent years. Hawaii Public Radio.Hawaii legislative committees reject plastics ban proposals. Two Hawaii legislative committees have rejected proposals that would have banne...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Navy, California, Hawaii, House, Micronesia, Department Of Transportation, Zuckerberg, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Southwest

NYC's pizza Godfather on pizza

You think you know New York pizza. You’ve seen it in movies, waited in lines for the trendiest pies, heard all of the cliches, and eaten too many dollar slices to count. But few people really know the city’s full connection — both past and present — with pizza. Brooklyn native Nino Coniglio wants to change that. Coniglio is like a relic from New York’s past, despite being in his 30s. An old-school Italian guy with a religious respect for the pizza trade, he’s more than just a pizza expert. He...
Tags: Travel, New York, Boston, New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Avengers, All, Williamsburg, Regina, Lower East Side, New York Pizza, Crown Heights, CONIGLIO, Scarr, Brooklyn Pizza

Explore Madrid a little like a local

In Spain we passed through a very quick and painless Customs process and were cleared to enter Spain A couple change over on the train later and we were downtown We made it to the Airbnb address 10 minutes early. Despite our attempt it appeared we woul
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Top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss

Ecuador is a small country, but with a lot to offer, from endemic wildlife and pristine beaches to historical and natural sites in the Andean region. Read on to find out the top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss, from the Andes to the coast. Quito and the Middle of the World In Ecuador’s […] The post Top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, South America, Ecuador, Regions, Going Out, Quito, Andes

Mexico 2018 part III Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Monarch butterflies en masse In 2009 I went to Mexico and visited the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. When my mother saw
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Monmouthshire 3 Caerphillyavoiding duck poo Rugby and a trip up the valleys Mr and Mrs Doncaster it's not the batteries

We got the phone call as you do when you have a house on the market. Mr and Mrs Doncaster are having a day out on Sunday. They have a few houses they want to see. Can they visit yours Not what we want when we are deep in the valleys. They can come next we
Tags: Travel, Monmouthshire, Mrs Doncaster much more than the Treasury

We arrived at Petra with apprehension that it would rain. The walk in from the entry gate took us past many Nabatean monuments built more than 2000 years ago. The Nabateans buried theIr dead in intricate tombs that were cut out of the mountainsides. Petra
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How to Build Highly Effective Content Marketing Strategies That Create Big Results for Hotels

Do your Hotel Owners ponder and keep asking what effective Content Marketing strategies is really all about? I bet you the first things that pops up in their mind is Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs. And I totally understand this mindset. Many marketers including I have plugged in the Social Media Marketing amplifier with our content. Over the years I did a lot of research, talked with Hotels and hoteliers and learned that content is the number one challenge when it com...
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Netflix releasing 'Street Food' show

When the first season of Chef’s Table debuted in 2015, it changed both food media and the way people consume food media. Director David Gelb’s slow-motion shots and lifting classical music simply took things to another level for fine-dining restaurants and chefs. Now, the same attention is coming to street food with a show called, in as straightforward a name as possible, Street Food. The show is produced by Gelb and his production company, Supper Club, and set to release on Netflix on April...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Netflix, Thailand, Michelin, Street Food, Bangkok, All, Supper Club, Gelb, David Gelb, Chef's Table, Brian McGinn, Food Shows, Jay Fai Fai

Y-Not Upgrades & Modifications: Two Year Update and Bayliner 4788 Tour

It is hard to believe we’ve been (mostly) living on Y-Not for over two years now – wow! In that time, we’ve tackled some pretty big upgrades and maintenance projects. Some long planned, others scheduled by serendipity. And in the course of the past two years, we have managed to transform Y-Not into an incredibly comfortable home we love. In July of 2017 we published a detailed blog post chronicling all the projects we had already tackled in our first four months of ownership, and looking ahead t...
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Hokkaido Skiing: The Fabulous Kiroro Resort Experience

Did you know that skiing in Japan is some of the best on the planet, especially on the island of Hokkaido? Try to picture what 21 metres or 69 feet of snow looks like. That’s the yearly average Kiroro Ski Resort receives! While I didn’t catch a powder day, I did get the next best thing – spring skiing weather in early March on great snow with hardly a soul in sight. On a Sunday. Click on my video to get an idea of what the skiing looks like along with some of the other highlights from my week ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Canada, Skiing, Tokyo, Alberta, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Leigh McAdam, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, Kiroro Resort, Otaru, Kiroro Ski Resort

This Contraption Holds Your Baby While You Pee  

Japan, how are you so smart? When I traveled to Tokyo last week with a few other members of the Lifehacker team, I went to use the restroom at a shopping center. Inside the stall was a contraption that, as the mother of an infant, almost made me cry (jet lag and hormones, man). It was a seat to hold your baby. Um, …Read more...
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