Corruption in Australia

This is a placeholder post. This is becoming a bigger issue that I had earlier thought. There are clearly lessons to be learnt from how Australia addresses its corruption. QUEENSLAND Review of Games of Mates. WESTERN AUSTRALIA ‘Cats licking the cream’ atop WA’s public service, as chaos reigns below VICTORIA The Casey council corruption probe […]
Tags: Travel, Australia, Queensland, Victoria, WA, Public Policy

Getting the Help I Didn’t Know I Needed in Paris With Monograms

When I was 17 years old, I boarded an Air France flight for my first trip outside of the US. It was also only the 3rd time I’d been on a plane and I couldn’t wait for my summer as an exchange student in Paris to get started. Although I did indeed suffer from some fairly intense homesickness, by the end of my time in Paris I was smitten. I had fallen in love not only with the city but with traveling in general; it truly was a trip that influenced the rest of my life. Although I’ve been to ne...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Disney, US, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Notre Dame, Destinations, Disneyland Paris, Seine, Air France, Europe/middle East, Pullman, Main Street USA


While in Lourmarin we ate at a place new to us. Only a few restaurants were open this being December, but this one turned out to be very good. It was called Cafe de l’Ormeau and it had a plain exterior so I was surprised by its interior, elegant and refined with white cloth table cloths and napkins. Isn’t this nice? I liked this light too. A huge beautiful mirror graced one wall. Our lunch was very good. Maurice finished his with a Ile Flottante.
Tags: Travel, France, Lunch, Decoration, Provence, Interior, Maurice, Lourmarin, Cafe de l’Ormeau

Top 5 Christmas luxury holiday destinations for 2019

There’s nothing quite as magical as the holiday season. The snow all around, beautiful shopping districts, friends and family coming together and celebrating love, hope, and peace. It’s almost like a scene out of a movie. And with December right around the corner, now is the time to book your ideal ‘White Christmas’ destination and […] The post Top 5 Christmas luxury holiday destinations for 2019 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, France, Hotels, Germany, Accommodation, Canada, United Kingdom, Tennessee, North America, Regions, Western Europe

Travel Bug: Companies That Will Pay You to Travel Around the World

New places, new cultures, new faces, new foods, it’s all an exciting adventure. That is until you look at your bank account. How much did that dinner cost? It was probably those drinks. What if you traveled with someone willing to pick up the tab. What if they were willing to pay you on top? That’s the dream, right? Travel and pay for none of it? If you’re not tied down to your location, you could experience so much of the world. And there are companies willing to pay you to do so. Here are a fe...
Tags: Travel, Business, Jobs, Customer Engagement, Job Market, Other, Business Travel

Stone & Wood Encourages Community to Vote for Independent Beer in National GABS Hottest 100.

From Wednesday 11 December, local independent brewery Stone & Wood is calling for beer-lovers in the Northern Rivers to vote online for the Original Pacific Ale in the annual GABS Hottest 100 beer poll, a national people’s choice campaign for Australian craft beers. Besides gauging the country’s most popular craft beers of 2019, the GABS Hottest 100 announces the top 100 best-voted beers in a countdown broadcasted on Saturday 25 January via live podcasts and GABS social media, with officia...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Australia, Culture, Pacific, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, Gabs, Stone Wood Brewery, Independent Brews Association

Three days in the Hudson River Valley

Travel blog by Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) – Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) - Since moving to New York state last year, I’ve made a lot of effort to become a part of my local community. Whenever you move to a new place, there’s a whole checklist of things to do—everything from registering to vote to getting the proper identification cards, finding an apartment, making friends, and getting to know your neighborhood. But as a serial expat and frequent re-locator, I think it’s also importan...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Brooklyn, Lexus, Beacon, Road Trip Travel Stories, Poughkeepsie, Hudson River, Vassar College, Hudson River Valley, Hyatt House, Schatzi, Dutchess County, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Brooklyn Manhattan

Jet2 growth boosts Manchester Airport Group earningsJet2 growth boosts Manchester Airport Group earnings

Company working to mitigate impact of Thomas Cook collapse
Tags: Travel, Thomas Cook, Manchester Airport Group

CAA apologises to Thomas Cook customers still waiting for refundsCAA apologises to Thomas Cook customers still waiting for refunds

It says it's having to sift through many fraudulent and incomplete claims
Tags: Travel, Caa, Thomas Cook

Neil Armorgie to leave AdvantageNeil Armorgie to leave Advantage

He is joining one of its commercial partners
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Two Britons among victims of New Zealand volcano eruptionTwo Britons among victims of New Zealand volcano eruption

Many of those caught in disaster were Royal Caribbean cruise passengers
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From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

Face-to-face wildlife encounters are always a memorable highlight of a luxury holiday or safari adventure, and there are numerous ways wildlife fans can indulge their love of animals all over the globe – in destinations that also offer beautiful landscapes, unique experiences and exceptional hotels to stay in along the way. Here we round up […] The post From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, India, Uganda, Colombia, Canada, Malaysia, South America, Ecuador, North America, Polar regions, Costa Rica, Central America, Adventure Travel, Botswana

Your Economy Class Flight May Have Some New Perks

Read the full article on at - Your Economy Class Flight May Have Some New Perks The seats are getting more narrow, the legroom is almost non-existent, but some airlines are actually adding a few perks to economy class.   United has put back snacks in the back of the bus. Delta is actually improving the economy class meal service on long-haul international flights as well as installing free seat back... The post Your Economy Class Flight May Have Some New Perks appeared first o...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, United, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials

Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Event & Dining Guides

Hawaii is all set for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays! It’s a magical time to be in Hawaii with festive decorations, special events and dazzling fireworks displays. ( = || []).push({}); We’ve been hard at work preparing our annual Hawaii holiday guides. We’re happy to announce that the guides are ready for use and they’re bigger and better than ever! Follow the links to view the individual island guides. Christmas in Hawaii Waikiki/Honolulu ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kauai, Aloha, Hawaiian Islands, Oahu Events, Maui Events, Big Island Events, Kauai Events, Hawaii Waikiki Honolulu

How to Spend a Weekend in Singapore

The tropical island city-state of Singapore is a fascinating destination with much to see and do. Even if you only have a weekend in Singapore, you’ll be able to see the top landmarks and attractions for a memorable experience. Here are some itinerary ideas for spending 2 or 3 days in Singapore and how to make the most of your visit. Friday Evening Friday evening is the start of your 72 hours in Singapore. For a farm-to-table experience, visit Open Farm Community for dinner in a unique restaur...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, New Zealand, Michelin, Gardens, Weekend, Expedia, Universal Studios, Bay, Clarke Quay, Jurong Bird Park, Corner House, Kimura, Peranakan, Keng Eng Kee, Singapore Start

The luxury of space

I read an article in National Geographic once, about the innate reflex of personal space, how clever it is that our minds can imagine where objects are in our vicinity without them even being in sight. It talked about how our environment affects our stress levels, making us more or less effective at work or […] The post The luxury of space appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Accommodation, Travel Miscellany

New Zealand volcano explosion leaves American couple with severe burns, death toll rises to 6

The New Zealand police said in a press release late Tuesday that a person who was being treated at the Middlemore Hospital after the White Island eruption has died, bringing the official death toll to six.
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, White Island, Middlemore Hospital

24 Amazing Things to do in Athens, Greece

The capital of Greece is the perfect place to get your dose of ancient history while taking in the vibrant Greek culture. Explore the city with our complete breakdown of the best things to do in Athens. In order to bring you the most comprehensive information on what you should see in Athens, we partnered […] Read the original post 24 Amazing Things to do in Athens, Greece on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Greece, Athens, ATHENS Greece

American Begins to Look Beyond Its Rigid Hub Strategy With New Austin Service

( = || []).push({}); Ever since the US Airways days, the current American management team has been completely and totally focused on building service in hubs and only in hubs. That has frustrated many, especially those in logical spokes that could benefit from more service. This is finally starting to change, if ever-so-slightly. Today, … ( = || []).push({});
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Visiting Peru? What to Consider and Things to Do

Famed for its historic Inca civilizations, Peru has some fascinating history to delve into once you visit. This part of central America has several tricks up its sleeve, and it’s well worth planning a vacation to see as much of it as possible. If you’re planning with younger children or teenagers, there are still plenty of options to consider, to help keep them occupied throughout your travels. Things to do When Visiting Peru Machu Pichu Let’s face it: if you visit Peru and miss out on Mach...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, America, Colombia, Peru, Lima, Inca Trail, Inca, Machu Pichu, Peru Machu Pichu Let, Bolivia Ecuador Brazil Chile, Punta Sal Peru, Punta Sal

While On International Travel, Always Transact In Local Currency

While I’m currently traveling in Spain, every time I buy something, I’m asked whether I’d like to transact in Euros or U.S. dollars. This happens when I buy tickets to attractions online, on the credit card terminals at supermarkets, and on ATMs when I withdraw cash. Every. Single. Time. Here’s an example when I was buying tickets to an attraction: They are trying to catch people who don’t know what the going exchange rate is. The going exchange rate is 1 Euro = 1.11 U.S. dollars,...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, Marketing, US, International, Spain, Credit Card, Mastercard, Banking and Credit Cards

Adelaide to Melbourne: A Spectacular Wine Drive

Adelaide to Melbourne, an Australia Wine Drive. Exploring the many wineries and attractions along the southern coast of the country.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Adelaide, South Pacific, Melbourne, Food And Wine

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