Best weed dispensaries in the US

Recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states, and a number of states like New York and New Jersey are in the process of legalizing. And it’s not just for the locals — cannabis tourism has shifted from something you did once while in Amsterdam to something you can do without leaving the US. For people new to the idea of legal weed, the novelty of being able to stroll into a business and walk out with a bag of marijuana will be cool the first couple of times you do it no matter which shop you go...
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Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Nigeria

If visiting a country in Africa is on your bucket list, then Nigeria is one such country which you just cannot miss out as this will probably become one of the most fascinating travel you have ever experienced. Before going further, let us first grab some knowledge of the Nigerian economy; Nigeria is Africa’s second-largest economy which is expanding its manufacturing, communication, entertainment, and financial sectors to such an extent that it is ranked as the 27th- largest economy in the wor...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Nigeria, Africa, Lagos, Public Transport, Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Wikipedia Nigeria, London Rio, Delhi Roads

Virgin Voyages open for bookings

Virgin Voyages is about to set sail for the first time, and reservations are officially open. The luxury, adults-only cruise line is slated to make its first trip on April 1, 2020, from Miami to the Caribbean. The cruise line’s trips are all-inclusive, meaning you won’t be hit with extra fees. Guests can enjoy any of the ship’s 20 restaurants, group fitness classes, unlimited WiFi, and non-alcoholic drinks (like soda, teas, and drip coffee, as well as still and sparkling water) for free; alc...
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Shaking Up Your Marketing Strategy: How Millennials Are Shaping the Way Hotels Operate | By Lauren Hall

As a hotelier, the process of (effectively) marketing to millennials might have initially presented itself as a rather daunting task. Just how much buying power and influence do millennials have? And how does that impact the hospitality industry? What are their travel behaviors and preferences? How can hotels readily appeal to the millennial generation without compromising their relationship with travelers of previous generations? Who and what should be the priority? More specifically, wh...
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Travel News: February 20, 2019

Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations USA Today Southwest Airlines has been under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration for a year, with the probe focused on its aircraft weight and balance calculations, a critical step before takeoff. The investigation, disclosed for the first time Monday by the Wall Street Journal, began in February 2018, FAA spokesman Gregory Martin confirmed to USA TODAY. There have been no fines nor enforcement ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Barcelona, Cnn, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Grand Canyon, Southwest Airlines, Parks, Federal Aviation Administration, Mandarin Oriental, News And Deals, Interior, Park Service, Stephenson, Grand Canyon National Park

Bulgari to Fund Torre Argentina Restoration in Rome

The Torre Argentina archeological area lies at the heart of Rome, both historically and geographically, but it has always been off-limits to visitors. Until now. Rome-based luxury brand Bulgari, which recently paid for the restoration of the Spanish Steps, announced that it will provide one million euro for the restoration of the ruins where Julius Caesar is said to have been assassinated on the Ides of March in 44 B.C. Mayor Virginia Raggi called Bulgari’s offer to fund the proje...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Argentina, Archeology, Roma, Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, La Repubblica, Bulgari, Ancient History, Italy News, Torre Argentina, Virginia Raggi, Fund Torre Argentina Restoration, Bulgari Repubblica

American Website Listed Singapore as part of Malaysia

We just blogged about BBC article mentions Yee Sang belongs to Singapore and there is an American website listed Singapore as part of Malaysia. This is According to the website, The Zoe Report is a trusted destination made for and by women who live and breathe personal style. It is founded by Rachel Zoe in 2009. ( = || []).push({}); The website runs a story of ‘The Most Expensive Cities In The World To Live In, According T...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bbc, Rachel Zoe, Malaysia, Headline, Economist, Chinatown, Universal Studios, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, City Hall, Buddha, Yee Sang

Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 million units shipped. tl;dr: high end handset buyers decided not to bother upgrading their shiny slabs of touch-sensitive glass. Gartner says Apple ...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, Europe, China, Samsung, Barcelona, Smartphone, Smartphones, Asia Pacific, Middle East

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Launches New Jet Lag Guru Concierge Service in the Middle East

Following the recent launch of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts' new Live Unforgettable concierge offerings, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is bringing the campaign to life in the Middle East with the introduction of a Jet Lag Guru. Unique to this property, the complimentary service will provide guests with advice on how to combat jet lag and help arrange tailored experiences including a relaxing Neom Tranquillity Bath on arrival and a special Jet Lag Menu at Vietnamese restaurant LA...
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Mammoth Lakes, CA, off the mountain

M ammoth Lakes is more than a place for pow shots (although if you’re lucky you’ll get some). More than a place to see Woolly, the world’s only skiing pachyderm, ripping mid-mountain (although that’s fun too). Mammoth is the place to bring your family if you want to truly experience winter in all different ways. You get the high Sierra terrain. You get the festive vibe of a rad little mountain town. And you get unbelievable access to all kinds of unexpected geologic sites, huge wilderness area...
Tags: Travel, Mountains, California, US, Snow, Starbucks, Mica, Sierra, Family Travel, Travel With Kids, All, JEFFREY, Campo, Margherita, High Sierra, Layla

MGM Resorts Executive Included In Black Enterprise’s 2019 Most Powerful Women In Corporate Diversity

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) magazine named MGM Resorts International's (NYSE: MGM) Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer, as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity." Ms. James leads the company's Corporate Diversity and Philanthropy Departments and is responsible for managing MGM Resorts' policy, business strategy and initiatives focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which includes the Company's diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and ...
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Blue Ridge Parkway sights and stops

One of the most underrated road trips in all of the United States, the Blue Ridge Parkway passes some of the Southeast’s most stunning landscapes and intriguing historical sites in its winding, 469-mile journey from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Touching thousands of miles of hiking trails, passing through dozens of state parks and national forests, and connecting hundreds of scenic overlooks, America’s longest linear park is ne...
Tags: Travel, Mississippi, Virginia, America, Earth, United States, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Mitchell, Great Smoky Mountains, All, National Parks Service, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Loeb, Parkway

Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel: Light as symbolic element

A new lighting system revealed yesterday in Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel (or New Sacristy) at San Lorenzo is much more than news; it’s an opportunity to reflect on the role of light in Michelangelo’s prodigious project. Many art historians have observed that light plays a symbolic role in this space, famous for its sculptural representations of Night and Day, Dusk and Dawn, but it is indeed hard to notice this when you look  at the space with the artificial lighting system installed 30 years ago...
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Loving Lyon: France’s culinary capital is off the tourist path

Lyon has been among France’s leading cities since Roman times. Just two hours from Paris by train, it’s relaxed, welcoming and surprisingly untouristy.
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6 Ways to Keep Your Guests Happy through Preventative PTAC Maintenance

By Jenna Anderson, Customer Experience Representative for has been selling energy-efficient new and refurbished PTACs for more than 15 years. A June 2017 TripAdvisor hotel review had this matter-of-fact title: “Bad Timing to Do Maintenance on AC: End of June.” It’s true. Midsummer really is a poor time for PTAC units to fail. And if your maintenance is disturbing your guests so much that they’re leaving negative reviews, that’s a problem. That’s why it’s always bet...
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Pandan desserts from Southeast Asia

Some of the tastiest , most eye-catching desserts in Southeast Asia are bright green. While most neon desserts can typically credit their hue to artificial dyes, the verdant color is all thanks to a single natural ingredient: pandan, a plant that tastes of vanilla, tropical fruits, and flowers all wrapped in one. From silky, sweet custards to sticky rice cakes, the spiky leaves of the tropical pandan plant give desserts a distinctive grassy sweetness and a playful green hue. Also known as scr...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, All, Pandan, Harold McGee, Kim David Shutterstock, Pandan Desserts, Southeast Asian Desserts

Star Wars-like Irish island for sale

If your dream is to pull a Luke Skywalker and live a hermit’s life on a private island inside a beehive hut, Ardoileán Island is the home you’ve been looking for. Also known as High Island, the 80-acre deserted island is located about 2.1 miles off the northwest coast of County Galway in Ireland and is on the market for $1.4 million. Photo: Google Maps Rising as high as 208 feet above sea level, the island offers incredible views of the North Atlantic. It’s also the site of a seventh-centu...
Tags: Travel, Google, Eu, Ireland, North Atlantic, Skellig Michael, Luke Skywalker, All, Richard Murphy, County Galway, Ireland island, Irish island, Island Sale, Star Wars island, Ardoileán Island

The Importance of the Golden Mean in Travel

I recognize that utilizing Aristotelian philosophy in a travel blog post may be a bit too precious, but bear with me because I think this is important. It’s also a topic about which I’ve been writing since I first started LandLopers, nearly 9 years ago and yet I still feel the need to address it; to combat it really. That “it” is how people perceive the travel experience and the lofty expectations they place on themselves as a result. It was bad when I wrote about it in 2010 but, largely thanks...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Singapore, National Geographic, New England, Cairo, Top Travel Tips, Voltaire, Giza Plateau

5 Secrets for Learning Italian from Manu

Italy and Italian Made Easy Lately I’ve been spending time with a man other than my husband -- everywhere from the kitchen when I’m cooking to the car when I’m driving. His name is Manu (Emanuele) Venditti, a native Italian who lives in Australia and teaches Italian, mainly on his youtube channel Italy Made Easy and podcasts. Like tens of thousands of Italian lovers around the world, I am addicted. The reason: Manu’s passion for both learning and teaching languages. As a 13-year-old spending a...
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Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditure

Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent” manage household expenditure. The Cardiff, Wales-based company’s core offering is an accommodation marketplace primarily targeting students and other renters aged 18-30. Previously trading under the brand name of University Cribs, Resooma was founded in 2014 by Jack Jenkins, Dan Jefferys and Christian Samuel as a solution aimed specifica...
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Hotelhero – the online platform for hotel software is expanding its offer

Berlin - The enhanced Hotelhero online platform provides hoteliers with free tools to centralize the search for new hotel software. As of now, hotel software providers can offer their solutions on this platform without being charged any commission. Within the next three months, the number of software systems for hotels is expected to increase by more than 500. Hotelhero also assists hotels with the optimization of the existing systems and the evaluation of new technologies.
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Best cities for craft beer in Europe

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a summer of backpacking, no European trip is complete without a couple of cold ones along the way. You can find a pint anywhere, but having a decent experience at the pub or brewery isn’t always as easy as it sounds. The trick is to think beyond the big names of Munich, Dublin, and Pils. The best beer experiences happen in smaller cities around the continent where you’re free of the crowds of St. James Gate or Oktoberfest and can actually chat it up with loca...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Sweden, Eu, Munich, Ireland, Amsterdam, Croatia, Norway, Belfast, Bristol, The Netherlands, Baltic Sea, Anderson, Malmo

Year of the Pig

This is the year of the pig for the Chinese New Year. I am a Rat according to the year I was born. Those born in the Year of the Pig are said to have good personalities. This Sunday was a parade in the Chinese district of Paris, the 13th, so I went as I do every year I am in Paris. I should have gone thirty minutes earlier than I did because there were so many people that it was hard to get photos. Still, it was fun and it was a beautiful day to be out. Yep, the Year of the Pig. Wait...
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Topas ecolodge aims to be a model of sustainability

From conception, the goal of the Topas Ecolodge in Vietnam has been to encapsulate sustainable practices at every turn. They also carry a heavy burden of social responsibility by focusing on providing local jobs and sourcing materials from the surrounding areas whenever possible. Nestled into a mountainous region in North Vietnam, they aim to assist the five local hill-tribes that remain largely untouched by the modern world. The vast majority of the 100 employees live in surrounding villages o...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Design, Village, Recycling, Vietnam, Sustainable, Bolivia, Eco-friendly, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Eco-travel, Destination, Rustic, Eco Tourism, North Vietnam

Measuring And Making The Most Of Consumer Data

Virtually every consumer-facing travel brand is capturing critical data constantly from their site visitors but many are struggling to maximise its value says EyeforTravel and Datumize's new Understanding Customer Behaviour Through Demand-Based Analytics white paper. This is because of the reams of information that are being constantly created across multiple channels and the need to be always on and live. These factors often prevent travel companies from getting down to the key metrics t...
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Egencia Launches Breakthrough Platform Updates That Unlock Previously Untapped Business Travel Value

Egencia®, business travel from Expedia Group™, announces at the Business Travel Show the addition of three groundbreaking, customer-centric features on its global business travel platform, designed to enhance customer experiences, business value and employee care.
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What’s Left To Grab? | By Benoit Gateau-Cumin

With the recent acquisitions of Belmond by LVMH and of Six Senses by IHG (InterContinental Hotel Group), what is left to "grab" in the ultra-luxury hospitality market?
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Libya's ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists

The deserted souvenir shops and cafes on the mountainous road leading to the 2,600-year-old site are the only reminder that this used to be a major tourist destination. Looting has hit Libya's archaeological sites since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, when the country descended into turmoil with rival administrations competing for control. Cyrene is one of five of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in the North African country listed for their outstanding value.
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Element Philadelphia Selects Wireless Room Controls Provider, Evolve Controls

Element Hotel, a new 460-room extended stay hotel in Philadelphia, PA, announced today, plans to install Evolve Controls' wireless room controls system into all 460 rooms of the property, currently undergoing construction.
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Clambering Over the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

The post Clambering Over the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland appeared first on LandLopers.
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