Imagine All Good Things

    “Everything you can imagine is real.”―  Pablo Picasso          [Author: French la Vie]
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Hawaii unprepared to be coronavirus hub, Caldwell shelves $772M Blaisdell reno amid rising rail costs, Tupola running for City Council, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Photo by Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash Coronavirus likely to appear in Hawaii ‘sooner or later,’ state official says. The state has identified a quarantine site at a military base at Pearl Harbor for any travelers who have been to Hubei province within 14 days or are considered high-risk, whether or not they show symptoms of the deadly coronavirus. Star-Advertiser.Any Future Coronavirus Patients Will Be Quarantined At Pearl Harbor. Hawaii officials believe the likelihood of using the facility ...
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Visiting the Wachau Cultural Landscape, Austria

The Wachau Wachau Cultural Landscape is an Austrian World Heritage Site location along the Danube River approximately between the towns of Krems and Melk. It is one of the most popular world heritage sites in the country attracting thousands of riverboat passengers each year, as well as visitors from the nearby capitals of Vienna, Bratislava, ... Read more Visiting the Wachau Cultural Landscape, Austria The post Visiting the Wachau Cultural Landscape, Austria appeared first on Everything Every...
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Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA): A popular investment option for newcomers in Canada

Opening a TFSA may be a good option for newcomers who wish to invest shortly after moving to Canada. An RBC poll revealed that of newcomers who have been in Canada for five years or less, seventy-one percent of them own an investment product and among them forty percent had invested in TFSAs, making it the most popular option.  What is a TFSA? TFSA stands for a ‘tax-free savings account.’  It is an investment product designed to help you save and earn tax-free returns.  Eligibility criteri...
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Earn Up to Quadruple IHG Rewards Club Points Spring 2020

You can earn up to quadruple bonus IHG Rewards Club points at greater than 5,700 hotel and resort properties of InterContinental Hotels Group worldwide — starting with earning 1,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points on completion of your first qualifying stay — up to a maximum total of 301,000 bonus points through Friday, May 15, 2020... ...but you must... The post Earn Up to Quadruple IHG Rewards Club Points Spring 2020 appeared first on The Gate.
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Expedia Websites Won’t Even Sell Travel To China

As if China travel wasn't already burdened enough by coronavirus fears, a concomitant drop in demand, and airlines cancelling flights, a major online travel agency group won't even sell tickets in or out of China to passengers looking to buy them. Continue reading Expedia Websites Won’t Even Sell Travel To China...
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How to help in Australia on a luxury trip

As you know, Australia is suffering from catastrophic wildfires. In addition to the human toll, millions of wildlife have died. But you can still visit Australia safely, in fact you can even make a positive impact while you are there. And Australia needs you more than ever! Why? Looking at just the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection […] The post How to help in Australia on a luxury trip appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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The Breaking of the Fellowship Journey to Tafraute

Day 15. 3rdFeb MondayGot up late for a 9am breakfast at our Premier Inn. Buffet style but with fish omelet rather than boiled eggs. After shovelling that down I packed my bags left them in Mikes room then I checked out at reception
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Yakitori clutter, grime and a lovely big smile

The clutter and grime of this unique little yakitori shop were what initially caught my eye, but ultimately it was the owner’s lovely big smile that made both the moment, and my day.
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Alaska’s Extremely Lucrative Partner Bonus Mile Promotion

This doesn’t just give you a lot more miles than you’d normally earn on the cheapest fares, it serves as a reason to credit those fares to Alaska’s Mileage Plan program. Alaska is already super generous with earning on premium cabin fares on partners, offering big bonuses as part of the program. But this promotion focuses on delivering the most value to customers flying the least expensive tickets – a real departure in recent times for the industry. Continue reading Alaska’s Extremely Lucrative ...
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10 Amazing Places to Stay in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland captured my heart almost immediately when I first visited in 2009. With its breathtaking scenery, friendly locals always up for some ‘craic’ (fun!), and plenty to see and do, including exploring Game of Thrones filming sites, there will never be a dull moment on your trip! After a long day of craic you’ll want to rest easy and recharge. There are dozens of hotels across Northern Ireland; if it’s something amazing, unusual or even eccentric, you are bound to find one that wil...
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Pie-Rate! Spinach Halloumi & Feta Pie

This halloumi, feta and spinach pie is full of goodness and flavour. Packed with plenty of spinach, grated halloumi, crumbled feta and a hint of nutmeg it has a crisp wholemeal shortcrust base and a buttery puff pastry top! It also makes plenty for lunches or a quick dinner to have ready in the fridge. Just serve with a salad for a complete meal!
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Where to Stay in San Diego – Best Accommodation For all Budgets!

Not sure where to stay in San Diego? We’ve done the research for you! Down below we have hand picked the best places to stay in San Diego for all budgets, from 3 – 5 star hotels, so if you are planning to visit San Diego this post will save you time, and hopefully some money. Ocean Beach, San Diego These are the best hotels in San Diego you can find from budget to luxury in the most popular areas of the city. Where to Stay in San Diego Whether you need a low-price hotel or want to splurge ...
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Lewis and Clark-inspired road trip

When a plane touches down on a runway and you see a new place with fresh eyes, it’s easy to feel — even for just a moment — like an explorer venturing to a blank space on a map. The first travelers weren’t vacationers booking scuba tours but explorers intent on demystifying what was unknown to their own part of the world. While much of the world is pretty well mapped these days, it’s easier than ever to follow in the footsteps of those original pioneers with the help of our new series, Modern T...
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Large Crude Inventory Build Sends Prices Tumbling |

Large Crude Inventory Build Sends Prices Tumbling | American Petroleum Institute (API) estimated on Tuesday a larger than anticipated crude oil inventory build of 4.18 million barrels for the week ending January 31, compared to analyst expectations of a 2.8-million-barrel build in inventory. Last week saw a surprise draw in crude oil inventories of 4.27 million barrels, according to API data. The EIA’s estimates, however, were for a build of 3.5-million barrels for that week.Oil...
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Oil falls 1% as demand fears outweigh hopes for bigger OPEC+ cuts - Reuters

Oil falls 1% as demand fears outweigh hopes for bigger OPEC+ cuts - Reuters:Oil prices sank about 1% on Tuesday as fears that energy demand would take a long-term hit from the growing coronavirus outbreak outweighed hopes for more production cuts from OPEC and its allies.Brent crude settled at $53.96 a barrel, sliding 49 cents, or 0.9%, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled at $49.61 a barrel, losing 50 cents, or 1%. Both benchmarks were at their lowest since January 2019.“I thi...
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Serena Williams Launched Her Own Colorful Luggage Collab With Away

The limited-edition Away x Serena Williams collab includes red suitcases and packing cubes.
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Marriott Adds Capacity Controls To Limit Awards At Many Hotels

Marriott doesn't have blackout dates. Award redemption is permitted on all dates. However hotels are allowed to have significant capacity controls for a handful of dates each year. Marriott is increasing the number of hotels that are allowed to limit award redemption at their busiest times. Marriott made a change to its terms and conditions and it's no longer only Marriott brands that can declare high demand dates where award redemption is limited. These redemption controls are now available ...
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I haven’t been up to Montmartre in ages. It’s a little village in a way, high above Paris and has its own flavor. If you are outgoing and get out on the streets-and live there-it’s a neighbourhood where everyone knows everyone. I don’t live there of course but I think it would be a great place to do so. It’s full of shops and restaurants and very interesting to walk around in. The Larmarck metro stop, one of the most Instagrammed places there is. Isn’t this an inviting place to buy f...
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Digital Inspo: W Hotels and Rent the Runway

Coming up with fresh and creative marketing initiatives is never an easy task. Hotels all over the world face fierce competition regardless of their location. Utilizing creative ideas to attract guests can help hotels stand out in the crowd and help them gain new and repeat visitors. Our article series, "DigitalInspo: What Creative HotelsAre Doing Online," dives deep into recent original campaign ideas developed by hotel brands. This quarter, we look at W Hotels partnership with Rent the ...
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Flying, hotels, cruises in 2040

Someday you’ll be able to walk on a plane using nothing but your face. In that same era, you’ll be able to spend some time in your hotel room before you book it, immerse yourself in your destination while still on the plane, and jump in a tilt rotor drone for a business meeting 100 miles away. The year 2040 isn’t so far off, and all those things plus a slew of other cool stuff is waiting for us. Or at least, so says noted futurologist Ray Hammond, who, in addition to writing 14 books on the ...
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Experimenting with Podlove

I am experimenting with the open source Podcast Manager for wordpress called Podlove. It has many features that I love like chapters, transcripts etc. This specific page will keep changing as I experiment. But you should be able to listen to the Panchavadyam – Temple Orchestra, as part of this post. Enjoy while testing.
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Where to try kaiseki

In A Simple Art , Shizuo Tsuji’s treatise on Japanese cooking, the author writes, “Japanese cuisine is deceptively simple, its ingredients are but two: a rather delicate stock (dashi) made from konbu (giant kelp) and flakes of dried bonito, and shoyu, Japanese soy sauce.” In 2013, Japanese was designated as an intangible element of Japan’s cultural heritage by UNESCO. Today, Japanese cuisine inspires menus the world over, and restaurants serving Japanese food are some of the most highly regard...
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How to say ‘I love you’ in 68 countries

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if there is one thing you need to be prepared for on February 14, it is to say “I love you.” Whether your special someone does not speak the same language as you do, and you want to make sure you get your point across, or you simply want to impress your beloved on this romantic day by giving them a world tour of this beautiful sentiment, here is how to say “I love you” in 70 languages. Africa Ethiopia: In Ethiopia, you would say, ewedihale lehu (...
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When You Host the Super Bowl, Every Minute is a Commercial

It was the scene where Joe Namath, double scotch in hand, famously guaranteed a victory for the New York Jets' first and only Super Bowl Championship. It was where Peyton Manning and Drew Brees shed the monkeys off their backs and won their first rings. On Sunday, it was where Andy Reid cemented his legacy...
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Riding the Train thru Banana Plantations

After everyone boarded our floating city in Cristobal our mighty vessel sailed onward to our next port Limon Costa Rica. Here all of our group ventured off except for Sam to ride the rail into the banana plantations. Some of us took the early morning
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Passengers Being Sprayed Before 14 Day Quarantine After Leaving Wuhan

Batik Air flew passengers stranded in Wuhan, China to Batam, Indonesia on Sunday. All 243 people on board had been screened for coronavirus prior to boarding. Then once they made it to Indonesia they were flown on board military aircraft to Natuna Island for quarantine. Disembarking in Batam everyone was sprayed with an unknown substance, though individuals in hazmat suits had backpacks that read 'ALHOKOL'. Continue reading Passengers Being Sprayed Before 14 Day Quarantine After Leaving Wuhan....
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A Roman tour of Barcelona

Barcelona is a cultural hub, where modern art and ideas come together in a city that is rich in history and tradition. Consequently, Barcelona is now one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and the world; it has been a long time coming for the city to arrive in the successful and prosperous […] The post A Roman tour of Barcelona appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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#Saudi Fund Sold Almost All of Tesla Holding Last Quarter - Bloomberg

Saudi Fund Sold Almost All of Tesla Holding Last Quarter - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund sold almost all of its Tesla Inc. shares last quarter, nearly exiting what had been one of the largest holdings in the electric-car maker. The Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund held just 39,151 shares at the end of the year, according to a regulatory filing. The fund previously had more than 8.2 million shares and ranked among the five biggest owners, according to data compiled by Bloomber...
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DP World boss sees 'positive signs' despite trade challenges in 2019 - Arabianbusiness

DP World boss sees 'positive signs' despite trade challenges in 2019 - Arabianbusiness:Dubai-based port operator DP World handled 71.2 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in 2019, with gross container volumes up 1 percent on a like-for-like basis.Like-for-like gross volumes in the fourth quarter of 2019 accelerated by 2.1 percent with growth driven by Asia Pacific and Africa, the company said in a statement. It added that Jebel Ali in Dub...
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