Week 23: One of Best Adventures in Utah yet in the Escalante Slot Canyons

I feel like I’m stuck in the Land of Eternal Winter. We’ve been teased by glimpses of the end of it for a month now. Sunny days that require only a t-shirt and shorts that have been followed by days of bitter cold where I’m digging deep into our Yakima SkyBox for my thick winter tracksuit pants I thought I had long packed away. I find camping in winter so draining and it makes me want to cry each time I return to the sweater. Noooooo. Please just give me warmth. I’ll take 100 degrees any day! ...
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Nudi Hunting in Romblon with Three P Resort

Cleaning my computer I found these gems. It feels that it happen so long ago but at the same time these images bring me right back in a flash like time has never gone by. I guess that is the magic of photography... you can freeze a moment.
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Riders Up .... And Theyre Off

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers reading this blog. I wish my mother in heaven could read it. I miss her so much.Up and at em at 700 AM today. Thats early for us. Dusted off and all composed again we were ready to head out from our winte
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Behind closed doors

I really enjoy having a look behind closed doors… sometimes you are lucky and can discretely visit a nice backyard like this one. Not much to add I believe?  I’m not giving the address as it’s not officially open to public. It’s somewhere in the 14tharrondissement, not far away from this wall decoration and a rather untypical metro entrance. [Author: PeterParis]
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The Power of a Passion for Italy

My little book on the Italian language had taken a beating. The couple who brought the tattered, battered copy of LA BELLA LINGUA: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language to the Italian Cultural and Community Center in Houstonexplained what had happened: They had trekked with it to every city, site, church, museum and restaurant mentioned in the book. They are planning to do the same with my new book, LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World—but that’s not all. They ar...
Tags: Travel, Milan, Atlanta, Italy, New Orleans, Nashville, Houston, Florence, Community Center, La Bella, Rita, Dianne Hales, Castiglion Fiorentino, San Filippino, La Passione, Rita Richardson

Is Constant Connection Ruining Travel?

In 2019, there’s no shortage of ways to stay connected while on the road. Undeniably, the ease of connection is one of the modern conveniences that now allows more people than ever to consider stepping out into the world for an extended period. Keeping in touch with mom is as easy as a Skype call. Encouraging others to try long-term travel on for size is as easy as sharing a photo and status update on social media. Heck, even making money as you go now requires little more than a laptop. There i...
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Amazing Footage: Regional Jet Landed This Morning Without Its Nose Gear, Everyone Safe

Myanmar National Airlines flight UB103 from Yangon to Mandalay arrived on time Sunday morning — but the nose gear on the Embraer ERJ-190 failed to extend. After a go-around and a failed attempt at an alternate gear extension plane entered a holding pattern to burn off fuel and then the crew executed a ‘nose up’ landing, where they keep the plane’s nose up as long as they can “bringing the aircraft to a halt on the runway on both main gear struts and the nose of the aircraft.” Continue reading Am...
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Drunk Tokyo bar bitch?

I’ve taken a photograph of this incredibly small bar before. Back then, both the proprietor and the sole customer were passed out. This time, presumably due to space restrictions, it was two sleeping drunks inside, and one relegated to the outside.
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How will #Dubai's potential three-year rent freeze affect the property sector? - The National

How will Dubai's potential three-year rent freeze affect the property sector? - The National:News that the UAE government has started to issue five-year residency visas to entrepreneurs this month is music to the ears of property developers. So too the pronouncement from the International Monetary Fund that the local economy may have turned the corner and be recovering from a five-year slowdown precipitated by a sudden fall in oil prices.Last month Abu Dhabi introduced freehold rather than lease...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, International Monetary Fund, Uae, Ramadan, Institute of International Finance, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Finablr struggling to find enough buyers for London IPO: sources

Finablr struggling to find enough buyers for London IPO: sources:Finablr, Abu Dhabi billionaire Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty’s financial-services firm, is struggling to find investors for its London initial public offering as the sale draws to a close, people familiar with the matter said.The holding company for businesses, including Travelex Holdings Ltd. and the UAE Exchange Centre LLC, could opt to restructure or delay the IPO, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details are priv...
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#SaudiArabia's non-oil sector set for boost as economic reforms take off

Saudi Arabia's non-oil sector set for boost as economic reforms take off:Saudi Arabia’s non-oil sector is set for a further boost as the Kingdom’s economic reforms pay dividends and work begins on a raft of mega-projects, a report published Sunday found.Under the ambitious Vision 2030 plan, the country is looking to reduce its reliance on the energy industry and boost private sector business.Such reforms are paying off, with growth in the Kingdom’s non-oil sector set for an additional “pick up” ...
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Feel-good factor suggests #Saudi economy has turned corner | Arab News

Feel-good factor suggests Saudi economy has turned corner | Arab News:Just how real is Saudi Arabia’s economic recovery? At the Financial Sector Conference in Riyadh a few weeks back, there was lots of optimism in the air, some positive news on the government budget, and some anecdotal evidence that a corner has been turned.The budget surplus in the first quarter this year was the first since 2014, and though it turned out that factored in a big dividend payment from Saudi Aramco, there was stil...
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S&P affirms #Qatar’s ratings with stable outlook - The Peninsula Qatar

S&P affirms Qatar’s ratings with stable outlook - The Peninsula Qatar:Noted rating agency S&P Global has affirmed Qatar’s sovereign ratings with a stable outlook, and said that government’s assets will likely remain a core rating strength of the economy.The rating agency, in its report released yesterday, projected that Qatar’s GDP is expected to grow by 2.8 percent and the current account surplus will be averaging 4.5 percent of GDP in 2019-2022, assuming lower hydrocarbon prices from 2021. Amo...
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Doha Bank focused on redefining asset allocation model: Seetharaman

Doha Bank focused on redefining asset allocation model: Seetharaman:Doha Bank is now focused on redefining its asset allocation model, derisking the bank, and improving asset quality ratios including provision coverage, CEO Dr R Seetharaman has said.“We have done a prudential approach, wherein 95% of my books have already been provided. And nearly 70% of the books for Kuwait has been provided in terms of loan-loss provisions. Nearly 95% of Doha Bank’s outstanding books is in Qatar. That’s part o...
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Si Morris-Green unveils new travel ventureSi Morris-Green unveils new travel venture

He promises 'incredibly exciting proposition' in the cruise secto
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ADNOC Distribution announces five-year expansion plan: Acting CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition

ADNOC Distribution announces five-year expansion plan: Acting CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, Distribution, is planning to expand its facilities and investment services around the UAE, especially in Dubai, which currently serves only four stations, announced Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting CEO of ADNOC Distribution.The company plans to increase the number of stations in Dubai over the next five years, by constructing a total of 75 new stations, equivalent to 1...
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#UAE's Utico submits binding offer to invest in Singapore's Hyflux: CEO - Reuters

UAE's Utico submits binding offer to invest in Singapore's Hyflux: CEO - Reuters:Utico FZC has submitted a binding offer to invest S$400 million ($294 million) in Singapore’s indebted water treatment firm Hyflux Ltd, the chief executive of the United Arab Emirates-based utility said on Sunday.Utico had submitted a non-binding letter of intent this month to invest in the Singaporean firm.Utico would provide working capital and any urgent interim funding to Hyflux as part of the offer, Richard Men...
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As #Saudi society liberalises, it reckons with hardline past - Reuters

As Saudi society liberalises, it reckons with hardline past - Reuters:The Islamist takeover of Mecca’s Grand Mosque in 1979 has been turned into a television drama, spotlighting a controversial narrative Saudi Arabia is using to support social changes once deemed un-Islamic.A trailer for “Al-Asouf”, meaning “winds of change” in Arabic, features explosions and firefights inside the holiest site in Islam, which Juhayman al-Otaybi and his radical followers occupied for two weeks.The insurrection se...
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From The Bruce to the Great Spirit Island Tobermory to Manitoulin

When I was at Thameside Primary School in Caversham in Berkshire I directed the childrens performance of The Song of Hiawatha so I know a lot of the poem by heart and ever since arriving on Manitoulin Island the words have been reverberating in
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The Jocotepec Malecon Comes to Life

Around Laguna Chapala the malecn mah le CONE is where life happens. A malecn is any boardwalk or cement walkway around a waterfront. When Frida the dog was still with us at this house I took her for a walk there one weekday. I could have shot a s
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Day 19 Flying home

We all met for breakfast at 0700 and Rusha met us. I thought she was going to sort out finances for our trip. We owed money for the bungee jumps but she owed us for the cheaper day tour and for the lunches and dinner at Pokhara. I aked her about it but sh
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Day 18 Day Tour on Kathmandu outskirts Bhaktapur and Patan

As usual woke early at 0600 we all met for breakfast at 0730 in The Beatles room as usual and got a call from our guide at 0830 but when we got down we couldnt see him but could see our van so we went out but no guide. We asked the driver who was
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Sacketts Harbor NY

My visiting family from Ohio stayed in a cottage in Henderson NY. While it was located right on the water there really was not all that much to do there. We played games one rainy afternoon and held cookouts on the deck. One of my cousins floated around
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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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Your Chance to Win as Fairfield by Marriott Celebrates 1,000 Hotels

Fairfield by Marriott has recently opened hotel property number 1,000 — and in celebration of that milestone, you could win a grand prize in the Fairfield Celebrating 1000 Hotels Sweepstakes 2019 worth an approximate retail value of $3,500.00, which includes... The post Your Chance to Win as Fairfield by Marriott Celebrates 1,000 Hotels appeared first on The Gate.
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The Feast of Being a Mother

  Next year my daughter Chelsea will be celebrating Mother's Day differently as her baby will be in her arms. I will be a grandmother, and my mother a great grandmother. The wonder of giving birth, bring life, loving another, helping and watching a baby become their own person, it is an utter miracle, a masterpiece, a workout, a rollercoaster ride of emotion, a full circle of everything, anything and beyond imagination. A child is a gift like no other. I was fortunate to have a mother who loved...
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One Year Later – Reflections On My Route 66 Adventure

I don’t normally recognize trip anniversaries, otherwise that’s all I’d be doing. Every now and then though a trip is so remarkable and so impactful that it becomes part of who I am. This is rare but, when it does happen, it is exceptional and driving the entirety of Route 66 was one such adventure. It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by; it seems just like yesterday when we got up early, left Chicago and nervously started to bump along the Mother Road. What ensued was a fun and e...
Tags: Travel, America, Chicago, Destinations, Southern California, Santa Monica, Marriott International, Santa Monica California, Town Centers

Russia love and hate

New laws recently inacted in Russia and highlighted in our paperwork before we disembarked. 1 NO waving of rainbow flags 2 NO Conspicious displays of same sex affection 3 NO Pride Parades Punishment includes jail and or expulsion from the
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sidste skoledag inden vi begynde p arbejde

fredag startede ligesom alle andre dage vi tog bussen og mdte op i skole. da vi kom skulle vi starte med at dele de forskellige parter til pergolaen F.eks side stolper taget gulvet og gulv konstruktionen. s skulle grupperne lave deltegninger til de
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Marriott Got Bonvoyed By Hilton and New British Airways First Class Review

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 Marriott Got Bonvoyed By Hilton and New British Airways First Class Review...
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