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portland street art

Our pics of murals, other street art, and food carts in Portland's Alberta Arts District are now online. The photos themselves are nothing special, but the murals are very cool: here on Flickr.I also added a link in the post about our day in Portland. [Author: laura k]
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Two Months to Go

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Smith Dorrien Trail – Highway 40 Road Trip

From Canmore, it’s easy to access the Smith Dorrien Trail – Highway 40 loop, a spectacular road trip in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains that can be done on your own or in luxury with Canadian Rockies Experience. The road trip can be done in either direction, but if you’re driving in summer consider returning via the Smith Dorrien Trail so you catch the sunset. There are numerous scenic spots along the route along with access to plenty of hikes, of all lengths and difficulties. I have done the road t...
Tags: Travel, Alberta, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Canadian Rockies, Canmore, Laura, Rocky Mountain, Cirque, Trans Canada Highway, Laura Dowling, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Mount Engadine Lodge, Troll Falls, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Smith Dorrien Trail


what i'm reading: you could look it up: the reference shelf from ancient babylon to wikipedia

This must be the book-nerd-iest post ever, and unless books are your profession, possibly the biggest book geek-out you'll ever read. And I'm proud to bring it to you.You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, by Jack Lynch, is a joy to read, endlessly fascinating, and for aficionados of books or history, extremely entertaining. YCLIU is organized in short chapters, each highlighting two related, contrasted, works of reference. Between the small chapters are e...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, India, Merck, History, Catholic Church, Johnson, Shakespeare, James, Allan, Aristotle, Adam Smith, Murray, Rutgers University, Lynch, Samuel Johnson


And Finally

I got some great photos in California. It is such a beautiful place but so fragile with the drought. There were ashes on my car most mornings from the fires going on up north and I didn’t see any blue skies the last couple of days. I headed back to Texas for a couple of days and then I will return to Paris. A lovely house in Carmel. I met a friend at a very pleasant place for dinner called The Pocket. She got this good looking hamburger. Dessert. I sure do take a lot ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Texas, California, Paris, Eating, Beach, Trace, Carmel, DFW


INCREDIBLE Pani Popo Samoan Coconut Buns

Pani Popo are INCREDIBLE Samoan coconut buns. They're puffy, light as air and drenched in the most delicious creamy coconut before being baked. They come with a little warning-when fresh you'll eat one in about 10 seconds and have no regrets at all! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Oil Market News and Prices: Brent Oil Steady at Open After Longest Losing Streak Since 2018 - Bloomberg

Oil Market News and Prices: Brent Futures in London Steady - Bloomberg PRICES Brent for October settlement rose 0.2% to $65.31 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange at 6:46 a.m. in Singapore after slumping 7.7% last week, the most since October.West Texas Intermediate for October delivery added 0.2% to $62.25 on the New York Mercantile Exchange after losing 2.1% on Friday. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Singapore, Bloomberg, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Review: The Club At MSY New Orleans Airport Priority Pass Lounge

The Club at MSY airport lounge in the New Orleans airport is the Priority Pass option there. Many haven't seen it since the airport opened a brand new terminal, abandoning the existing one, shortly before the pandemic. Continue reading Review: The Club At MSY New Orleans Airport Priority Pass Lounge...
Tags: Travel, New Orleans, Priority Pass, Lounges, MSY New Orleans Airport Priority Pass Lounge


Singapore adds Hong Kong, Macau for quarantine-free travelSingapore adds Hong Kong, Macau for quarantine-free travel

It recently announced access for Germany and Brunei
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Does Staying In A Luxury Villa Make You A Target For Sleeping Gas Robbery?

A new lawsuit may shed light into risks staying in high end villas in Italy, with travelers guests and their belongings stolen - after having reportedly been advised by the villa company to "bring a good deal of cash." Continue reading Does Staying In A Luxury Villa Make You A Target For Sleeping Gas Robbery?...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Italy, Villas, Inspirato


United Keeping Channel 9, How To Win Timeshare Presentations [Roundup]

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 ...
Tags: Travel, General, United Keeping Channel


MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi extends losses on weak oil, other major Gulf bourses up | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi extends losses on weak oil, other major Gulf bourses up | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Sunday, while falling oil prices continued to pressure the Saudi index, which extended losses for a second session.In Abu Dhabi, the index (.ADI) rose 0.8%, with the country's largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD) rising 1.1% and Emirates Telecommunications Group (ETISALAT.AD) climbing 1.3%.Among other gainers, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Commercial Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Emirates Telecommunications Group Etisalat, Arabian Centres


MSCI upgrades #AbuDhabi Commercial Bank's ESG rating

MSCI upgrades Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank's ESG rating Global index provider MSCI has upgraded Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank's environmental, social and governance rating by a notch, pushing the UAE’s third-largest lender among the global ESG corporate leaders.ADCB’s MSCI ESG rating is upgraded to “AA” from “A”, which moves it among the top 29 per cent corporations included in the MSCI ACWI Global Equity Index for companies that are managing their ESG risks and opportunities, ADCB said in a statemen...
Tags: Travel, ESG, Uae, MSCI, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ADCB, AbuDhabi Commercial Bank, Alaa Eraiqat


Kingdom Holding turns to profitability in H1-21 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Kingdom Holding turns to profitability in H1-21 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Kingdom Holding Company has achieved net profits after zakat and tax of SAR 503.307 million during the first half (H1) of 2021, against net losses of SAR 1.176 billion in the same period of 2020.Turning to profitability is driven by a higher share of results from equity-accounted investees and dividend income and lower impairment of equity-accounted investees, hotels and other operating costs, financial charges, and gene...
Tags: Travel, Sar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ZAWYA MENA Edition Kingdom Holding Company


How Much Do Passengers Value Extra Space On A Plane During The Pandemic?

Two professors from Northwestern University attempt to determine “the value of space during a pandemic” by looking at the revenue premium earned by Delta Air Lines for blocked middle seats. They put it at $23. Continue reading How Much Do Passengers Value Extra Space On A Plane During The Pandemic?...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwestern University, Middle Seat


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg UAE Kuwait Israel


Palau has its first ever Covid casesPalau has its first ever Covid cases

It loses Covid-free status after two travellers test positive
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Should You Donate Frequent Flyer Miles To Charity?

It's been several years since I've shared thoughts on effective philanthropy and donating miles. It certainly seems like we have more crises, more often, and more needs top of mind for help than ever before. I suspect that might not be correct in absolute terms, but the breadth of speed of information flow brings needs to the forefront constantly. And for many people, especially readers of this blog, miles may be an underexploited resource to help. Continue reading Should You Donate Frequent Fl...
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I was worried about massive crowds and delays on my first trip to a national park, but here's why I already want to go back to Yosemite

Sarah Jackson/Insider I recently went to a national park for the first time on a short day trip. I expected there'd be long lines and huge crowds, as many national parks have seen this summer. I was pleasantly surprised by how my experience actually turned out, and I can't wait to go back. See more stories on Insider's business page. National parks have seen some huge spikes in visitation this summer as many Americans are itching to get outside after a year spent mostly indoor...
Tags: Travel, Yosemite, Trends, Features, National Parks, National Park Service, Adams, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Sarah Jackson, Gilbert Stanley Underwood, Experiential, Business Visual Features, Yosemite Sarah Jackson, Yosemite Falls Sarah Jackson Insider Visitors, Mariposa County Library Overall


The top 20 airports in the world for 2021 according to expert reviewers

The Lamp Bear at Doha's Hamad International Airport REUTERS UK-based aviation ranking company Skytrax revealed its top 20 best airports for 2021. Asian and European airports dominated the list with Doha Hamad taking the number one spot. The highest-ranking airports in North America were Vancouver International Airport and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport but both failed to make the top 20 list. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skytrax has revealed its ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, Sweden, Airports, Australia, France, China, Germany, Singapore, Americas, US, Trends


Libyan Central Banker Pins Revival Hopes on Higher Oil Output - Bloomberg

Libyan Central Banker Pins Revival Hopes on Higher Oil Output - Bloomberg Libya needs to boost oil output by almost 40% of its current level in order to cover its spending needs and begin revamping an economy battered by a decade of war, the OPEC nation’s central bank governor said.With oil as Libya’s nearly sole source of income, “it is of course imperative that production rates in 2022 have to go higher,” Sadiq Al-Kabir said in an interview in the capital, Tripoli. The nation, which sits ato...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Opec, Libya, Tripoli, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Moammar Qaddafi, Bloomberg Libya, Libyan Central Banker Pins Revival Hopes, Sadiq Al Kabir, Al Kabir


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg UAE Kuwait Israel


Weekly Top Posts: 2021-08-22

My Cousin Julie Thoughts About Living with Sadness Poolside The Artist www.papillesetpupilles.fr/2015/09/la-buche-de-noel-de-la-reserve-paris-hotel-and-spa.html
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rebound; #Saudi falls again | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rebound; Saudi falls again | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf mostly rebounded on Sunday, after declining in the previous session, but falling oil prices continued to weigh on Saudi Arabia where the benchmark index extended losses.In Abu Dhabi, the index (.ADI) gained 0.6%, with the country's largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD) rising 0.8% and telecoms firm Etisalat (ETISALAT.AD) advancing 0.9%.Among other gainers, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Adi, Reuters Major, Commercial Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Emaar Properties EMAR, Dubai Islamic Bank DISB DU


Excommunicated Spanish ‘witch’ village turns curse into tourist cash

Embracing its strange past is a blessing for Trasmoz as thousands flock to its witchcraft attractionsTucked into the foothills of northern Spain, the village of Trasmoz attracts thousands of tourists each year. For many, the allure is not its half-ruined castle nor stunning mountain backdrop but rather a curious quirk of history: Trasmoz is Spain’s only excommunicated and cursed village.“So far, being excommunicated and cursed hasn’t been bad for us,” said Lola Ruiz Diaz, one of the 47 or so peo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Religion, Spain, World news, Catholicism, Festivals, Vatican, Magic, Zaragoza, Trasmoz, Lola Ruiz Diaz


#UAE's ADNOC Distribution will be included in FTSE Emerging Markets Index | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's ADNOC Distribution will be included in FTSE Emerging Markets Index | ZAWYA MENA Edition Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC Distribution will be included in the FTSE Emerging Markets (EM) Index, from 16 Sept. 2021, after final confirmation by FTSE on 6 Sept.The inclusion is expected to increase the attractiveness of ADNOC Distribution’s shares to potential international investors and further diversify its overall investor base and attract foreign inflows, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) listed company...
Tags: Travel, ADNOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Morgan Stanley Capital International MSCI, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange ADX, Adnoc Distribution, MENA Edition Abu Dhabi


Too soon?

The "early turners," as I call them, are doing their thing. Each year some of the grape vines get a head start on their fall colors. The grapes are just beginning to ripen, but certain vines think it's fall. It's not because of the weather. This happens every year. It's a little preview of what will happen in the coming months. Fall is on its way. Some days, it feels like it's been here all along. The new stove was delivered as promised and the delivery guys installed it and took the old one a...
Tags: Travel, Our House, Ken, WCS, The Vineyard



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