Good News from Venice: The Royal Gardens have Re-Opened!

Strolling under the pergola - Opening of the Giardini Royali in Venice - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) After surviving wars, occupations, revolutions and neglect, the Royal Gardens in Venice, the Giardini Reali, re-opened on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Thanks to five years of effort under the wise, loving and passionate guidance of Adele Re Rebaudengo, president of the Venice Gardens Foundation, the public once again has a place in Venice to pause and reflect, surrounded by greenery, f...
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Celebrating Chelsea’s 30th Birthday

            Martin arrives later today.                                           We are in Marrakesh for a few days to celebrate Chelsea's 30th birthday. More photos to follow.         [Author: French la Vie]
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Police pulled off Mauna Kea as access road to be opened, Maui mayor vetoes tax valuation bill, 500 food service workers strike at Honolulu airport, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ige and top state law enforcement officials hold Mauna Kea press conference ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii Governor Pulls Back Law Enforcement On Mauna Kea — For Now. Protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project are contemplating their next move in the face of a Dec. 26 deadline to either leave or risk arrest. Civil Beat.5 months after standoff with TMT protesters began, Ige pulls law enforcement from Mauna Kea. The governor announced Thursday he’s pulling state law enforcement from Mau...
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Peter Greenberg on CBS Evening News: Two Carnival Cruise Ships Collide In Mexico

Read the full article on at - Peter Greenberg on CBS Evening News: Two Carnival Cruise Ships Collide In Mexico Two Carnival cruise ships came into contact in Mexico, and six passengers were injured in the collision. Suddenly a 30 knot squall showed up at the most critical time in that maneuver, and there was no way for that captain to recover. If you look at the video, what you probably don’t see is the... The post Peter Greenberg on CBS Evening News: Two Carnival Cruise Ships...
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So much activity so little time

I may have to resort to bullet points today to cover all the activitieshighlights of the last couple of days Brooklyn Bridge originally set out with the ambitious target of walking across and then to the 911 memorial. But when its 8 with a win

Fun Family Getaways in America

Looking for the perfect family vacation destination? A place that lets you relax, unwind, reconnect with your loved ones, and make memories that last a lifetime? Well, our country has a wealth of locations that offer just the right combination of nightlife, attractions, accommodations, and activities for the perfect family vacation. Here are five: The Smoky Mountains Few destinations offer the mix of family activities, incredible scenery, and world-class lodgings as Gatlinburg, Tennessee and ne...
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Hours Left For Buy One Get One Discount Offer 2019 From Alaska Airlines

When you purchase a ticket at the regular fare for a seat in the economy class cabin aboard an airplane operated by Alaska Airlines, you only need to pay for taxes on the second ticket of a companion traveler for select nonstop flights between Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and Wednesday, February 12, 2020... ...but you must... The post Hours Left For Buy One Get One Discount Offer 2019 From Alaska Airlines appeared first on The Gate.
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Bill introduced to end draft registration

Yesterday, just before Congress recessed until the new year, U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.R. 5492, a bill "To repeal the Military Selective Service Act, and thereby terminate the registration requirements of such Act and eliminate ... the Selective Service System." This bill is the most comprehensive anti-draft proposal introduced in Congress since the reinstatement of Selective Service registration in 1980. H.R. 5492 (text of bill) would...
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Quintessential California: Why you have to visit Dana Point

In search of somewhere new and undiscovered to visit in the new year? Look no further than Dana Point, a quintessentially Californian beach town that’s close enough to the best sights but tucked away from the tourist trail. Here’s five reasons to visit Dana Point! 1. It’s the perfect place to slow down If you are a fan of slow travel then Dana Point is a perfect example of somewhere travellers can unwind and relax. Surfing culture is rife in the region and a contributing factor as to why it ...
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EasyJet adds 400,000 seats from London next summerEasyJet adds 400,000 seats from London next summer

Turkey and Canary Islands see the largest increases
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Will Southwest Airlines Fly To Europe?

It took nearly a decade for Southwest Airlines to inaugurate Hawaii service from the time they publicly advertised for someone to manage certification of their planes for long flights over water. When Southwest does something new, it seems to take awhile. However with Hawaii firmly under their belt, could Europe be next? Continue reading Will Southwest Airlines Fly To Europe?...
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McGregor Family Amusements Carnival in Brunswick Heads

McGregor Family Amusements Carnival will entertain you each evening (from 6.30pm) in Banner Park right in the centre of Brunswick Heads. For 6 weeks over Christmas and on into January (14 December 2019 – 24 January 2020). Now in it’s 64th year! The post appeared first on Byron Bay Blog.
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6 Ideas and Tips for an Active Holiday Vacations

Active Holiday vacations are the opposite of sitting in a car driving past sights or lying on the beach. They may involve hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing or some other activity, but the point is that you’re actively doing things. The challenge for many is finding a fun family activities that everyone in the party ... Read more The post 6 Ideas and Tips for an Active Holiday Vacations appeared first on As We Travel - The World - Travel, Traveling, Travel Videos
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As Low as 10,000 SkyMiles Round Trip Within the 48 United States: Delta Award Sale December 20 2019

Redeem as few as 10,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel seated in the economy class cabin on select routes within the continental United States… As Low as 10,000 SkyMiles Round Trip Within the 48 United States: Delta Award Sale December 20 2019 …but you must... The post As Low as 10,000 SkyMiles Round Trip Within the 48 United States: Delta Award Sale December 20 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
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Bar Bstardo, The Italian Izakaya Spaceship

With an eclectic music selection and a little bit of a Halloween atmosphere, the Bar Bstardo pop up at Jangling Jacks also serves up Italian Japanese cuisine. Chefs Enrico Tomelleri of 10WilliamSt and Gaspar Tse of Jangling Jacks collaborate in the second in a series of pop ups.
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Alcohol is the perfect travel gift

This is the Travel Take, where Matador’s writers and editors make the case for their favorite travel hacks, tips, and personal tics. In 2015, President Barack Obama received 15 bottles of liquor from the president of the Philippines and 12 bottles of Champagne from the president of Benin. Fourteen senators were gifted bottles of Chivas Scotch whisky from the Pakistan ambassador to the United States. The president of Moldova gave a senator six bottles of wine and some vintage Cognac, while for...
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Local Measure Extends its Customer Experience Platform with Acquisition of Loopon

Local Measure, the leading real-time customer experience platform, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Loopon, a customer engagement platform which operates in the hospitality and leisure industries. Loopon is an all-in-one tool for every stage of the customer journey, allowing businesses to communicate with their customers pre-visit, during-visit, and post-visit while driving upsells and personalized experiences.
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Oil prices down but log third weekly rise on trade hopes - Reuters

Oil prices down but log third weekly rise on trade hopes - Reuters:Oil prices fell on Friday, but both benchmarks logged a third straight weekly gain amid the easing of U.S.-Chinese trade tensions, which has boosted business confidence and the outlook for global economic growth.Brent LCOc1 crude futures settled at $66.14 a barrel, down 40 cents, or 0.6%, but marked a weekly rise of around 1.4%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 futures settled at $60.44 a barrel, falling 40 cents, or 1.21%...
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New Credit Card Coming With The Highest Annual Fee Yet

The American Express Centurion Card (a.k.a. "Black Card") has a $7500 'initiation fee' and just raised its annual fee to $5000. What if a card issuer, though, said "hold my beer - those fees are for pikers" and came out with a $10,000 fee card and an up front charge as high as $200,000? Continue reading New Credit Card Coming With The Highest Annual Fee Yet...
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15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway

Teeming with wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth, the remote Galapagos Islands are located almost 600 hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. For most travelers, it’s a destination we dream of experiencing in person, though we rarely imagine the reality of what a visit to this iconic location entails. So, before you […] The post 15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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How One Hotel Chain Plans To Be Carbon-Neutral by 2050

"Our 32,000 employees are impassioned advocates for the environment," declares Megan Morikawa, Iberostar Group's Director of Sustainability. The Stanford University-trained scientist has just returned from Madrid where she addressed delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), on Iberostar's commitment to the ocean.
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What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at the travel giant. Impatient investors aren’t quite as sure.
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Carnival ships collide in Mexico

One passenger is injured after the Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend collided on Friday morning in Cozumel, Mexico. According to video filmed by eyewitnesses, part of the Carnival Glory’s deck was crushed during the crash with Carnival Legend, which was docked at the time of the incident. Carnival is calling the crash an “allision” between the two cruise ships, which is a nautical term that describes the collision of a moving ship with a stationary object — or in this case, a docked boat. Th...
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See the World’s Beloved Destinations—After Climate Change

Advertisers have a way of turning most any product into a presentable pitch, but that'll soon prove challenging for those in the travel industry as worsening climate change turns the world's most beautiful destinations into scenes from the apocalypse. That's the pitch for the new social campaign created by FF Los Angeles for Fridays For...
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12 Best Things to do in Rotterdam

Defined in many ways by the waterways upon which it lies, Rotterdam in South Holland is located on both the New and Old Maas Rivers, just a stone’s throw away from the Netherlands’ North Sea coastline. Boasting the largest and busiest port in Europe, it is the second-most populous city in the country after Amsterdam
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Two Carnival Cruise Ships Collide at Port in Cozumel

Caught on camera – two Carnival cruise ships collide into each other during docking procedures in Cozumel at Puerto Maya pier early Friday morning. Carnival Glory was attempting to dock and about to pass Royal Caribbean’s just-refurbished Oasis of the Seas.  Carnival Glory’s stern suddenly Read More The post Two Carnival Cruise Ships Collide at Port in Cozumel appeared first on .
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Spoorweg train Museum Utrecht Nederland

I only had one month to explore the Southern Netherlands. Leaving Haarlem I took a morning train to Utrecht Centraal with only four days and nights in beautiful Utrecht then rode a taxi to my BB hotel. My hotel window had a great view of the Spoorweg
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