Money flowing in to Kauai as Legislature, Zuckerberg, Omidyar send relief funds, 'rescuers' in boats extort evacuees, sunscreen ban advances, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

House Finance Chairwoman Sylvia Luke and Senate Ways and Means Chairman Donovan Dela Cruz announce relief funds, courtesy photo House and Senate lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to set aside $100 million to help finance the Kauai flood recovery effort and $25 million to speed the Oahu recovery, money that can be made available quickly until federal relief funding is available. The appropriation could be signed into law by Gov. David Ige as early as this week. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii legislato...
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NW Getaway Ideas on a Budget (New Deals Updated Weekly) – Red Lion Hotel Bellevue – Bellevue, WA starting at $69 per night and More!

Living in the Northwest we have so many wonderful options for budget friendly or cheap weekend getaways. Within driving distance we can see the mountains, wine country, beaches, and city getaways. We have access to family vacations, romantic escapes, outdoor vacations or urban site seeing. Plus, you can do many of these things on a budget too! Here are our favorite picks this week, for some great deals you can get on Pacific Northwest Getaways. Be sure to bookmark this page (or pin it to your t...
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Weirdest roadside attractions Europe

The world is full of weird and wonderful attractions. Some are worth planning trips around; others are best enjoyed en route to someplace else. You might think America has a monopoly on , but there are a quite a few wacky landmarks in Europe as well. From unusual sculptures to bizarre architecture, here’s a list of curious sights to keep you entertained on your next European road trip. 1. The Fork of Vevey in Vevey, Switzerland A post shared by Filip Kaššák (@kassak91) on Nov 19,...
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Hahndorf Inn – 150-Year-Old German Restaurant & Bar In Adelaide Hills

Having been in business for more than 150 years, Historic Hahndorf Inn is an established restaurant serving up the most authentic German grub you can find in Adelaide Hills. The dining establishment is both a restaurant and bar that comes with their own open fire places that keeps the place warm during winter. The restaurant takes pride in serving food made from only quality ingredients that are sourced locally and also from suppliers in Bavaria and Austria. Till today, the family-owned busi...
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Travel News: April 20, 2018

Alibaba Partners With Thailand on Digital Trade, Smart Tourism Alizila Alibaba Group on Thursday signed an agreement with the government of Thailand to build a smart digital trading hub in the country, while also working to develop its capabilities in e-commerce, digital logistics, tourism and training. In the wide-ranging agreement, Alibaba said it would work with Thailand on everything from boosting efficiencies in trade to educating Thai entrepreneurs and SMEs in digital commerce. The partne...
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The new Sin City

The streets are lined with glamourous hotels boasting familiar names including MGM Grand and The Venetian. High-stakes roulette tables fly through the night, populated by disheveled businessmen on a mission to loosen their tie and try their chances. With a wad of cash in one hand and a cigar in the other, some find a fortune while most go home empty-handed. We’re not talking about Las Vegas here. There’s a new capital of gaming, and it’s located on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. Macau, C...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Gambling, Portugal, Las Vegas, Nevada, Macau, Reno, Sin City, Vegas, All, South China Sea, MGM Grand, Cotai Strip

Travel Souvenirs to Give Your Friends on Your Next Trip

Traveling is something that we want to share with our loved ones. Finding new ways to share our adventures and even new ways to give them great souvenirs from your travels is how you can include them. It can help you alleviate any home-sickness and stay in touch with those that you care about most. Postcards Postcards and letters alike are two of the best souvenirs that you can give, because they take time and effort to write on and then have to travel a long way to reach their destination. ...
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5 quirky places to visit in Romania

World First Travel Insurance Blog - For The Most Comprehensive Travel Insurance Around If you’re on the hunt for a holiday that’s a little different from your run-of-the-mill getaways, then Romania is a fantastic option. It’s a country that bursts with character whether you’re in the city, on the beach or out in the countryside.  Romania: in the towns and cities you’ll find Parisian-style boulevards and neoclassical buildings side-by-side with buildings from the communist era, while the stunni...
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Incredible Palace Hotels of India Photo Series

An important aspect of any trip for me are the hotels and resorts that are my temporary homes. A truly great property is so much more than a simple place to spend the night, they become integral aspects of the trip itself and, many times, even create some of those incredible memories we take home with us. Traveling with luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent, I know that the hotels will always be amazing, but in India even I was surprised at the incredible quality of hotels across the country....
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Blue reflecting blue

It's traditional to wear a thread of blue in our tzitzit (the fringes on our prayer shawls). Some say this is to remind us of when our ancestors "went up" to God and saw a sapphire floor that was "like" a floor beneath a throne that was "like" a throne. (I'm putting those words in quotes because an encounter with God is necessarily beyond all language.) Others say that the blue thread in our tzitzit is "just" the blue of sky -- no need for mystical visions of sapphire, the blue threads just re...
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Do summer right in Maine

Maine is dubbed Vacationland for a reason — namely, because of the sweet summer months of June, July, and August. The state comes alive as the weather warms up, and everyone hits the great outdoors for a wide variety of fun activities. You know you’re a Mainer when these items are high up on your summer to-do list. Eating fresh Maine Lobster Photo: StacieStauffSmith Photos/Shutterstock It doesn’t matter what form you eat it in, but it must be eaten. Lobster Risotto. Lobster Roll. Lobster O...
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Mob Museum in Vegas lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A museum in Las Vegas lets visitors pretend to be police officers to show the complexity of the decisions that law enforcement officers face when they encounter situations that may require use of deadly force. The new hands-on, use-of-force exhibit at the Mob Museum gives visitors a pistol that shoots plastic […]
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Travel bloggers lose touch

As travel bloggers , we do what it takes to stay on the road, and — like it or not — sometimes that means compromising our artistic integrity. I personally have sold links on my site, written fluff pieces for a quick buck, and would probably acquiesce to the offer of a sponsored IG picture if I cared to build my followers. What bothers me isn’t the money, but how some bloggers pretend these sponsored posts and links aren’t ultimately affecting their content. And doing so consistently can make t...
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France, Paris

Affiche déchirée dans le métro Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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3 Links I Love: Allegiant and the FAA Get Hammered, Rolls Royce Has Engine Problems Yet Again

This week’s TWO featured links: I decided to feature two links this week, because they shine light on two sides of the same coin… Allegiant Air: The Budget Airline Flying Under the Radar – 60 Minutes In case you missed it, 60 Minutes ran a scathing half-hour piece on Allegiant’s safety issues last Sunday. It makes the FAA look pretty bad too. Now the question is… how much is right? Had Allegiant bothered to actually comment on the story, maybe some of the inaccuracies could have been resolved...
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France, Chaumont

11h La campagne près de Chaumont Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Context Travel: Private Guides and Very Small Group Tours

Context Travel: Private Guides and Very Small Group Tours As expert travel advisors, one of our missions is to be constantly on the hunt for exceptional experiences for our clients and readers. And, as we send hundreds and hundreds of folks to Europe each year, a reputable tour guide service is an essential arrow in our quiver. That is why I was excited to see Context accepted into our Virtuoso Travel Network in January.  You see, Context has gone out of their way to have only the very best doc...
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80,000 Durians Sold to China in 60 Seconds in Alibaba

80,000 Durians Sold to China in 60 Seconds in Alibaba Gone in 60 seconds! 80,000 durians sold to China in 60 seconds on Alibaba’s trading platform T-Mall. This is the magic of e-commerce or more like magic of Jack Ma. He was in Thailand for a mega deal investment with Thailand and he showed what his online platform can deliver within one minute. The pre-orders were over 60,000 orders and the numbers rose to 80,000 within a minute. This is fresh durians from Thailand of the ‘Golden Pillow’ or Mo...
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The tulips I planted last fall were a big success, but now they're beginning to fade. The flowers are opening wide and the petals are drooping and beginning to fall. But coming behind them are the blue Rozanne geraniums. They're getting bigger, but it's too early for flowers right now. Some of the tulips, like this one, are still looking good. But not for long. I'm going to the market in Saint-Aignan this morning to see if the guy that sells his locally-grown asparagus this time of year has an...
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Norwegian Takes Delivery of Their Newest Ship

It was a big day in Bremerhaven, Germany when Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 168,028-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss from Meyer Werft shipyard. In attendance for the hand-over ceremony were, of course, Norwegian Cruise Line execs,… The post Norwegian Takes Delivery of Their Newest Ship appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Avocado museum

There are museums dedicated to just about anything: weiner dogs, mustard, penises, and now avocadoes. The green fruit that is millennials’ favorite new way to propose and the sole reason this entire generation cannot afford being home-owners will be honored in San Diego, California this summer. The CADO, a pop-up museum built out of 16 shipping containers fused together, will celebrate California’s favorite fruit starting in June 2018. The CADO’s website warns you to “get ready to see the Cali...
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Abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park

If you’ve dreamed of following the Yellow Brick Road through Oz, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that this June. A long-defunct Wizard of Oz theme park is opening its gates for a few days, offering guided tours. The event is aptly titled “Journey With Dorothy.” Dorothy herself leads the tours, stopping first at the Fountain of Youth before proceeding through Oz itself. Those with a touch for theatrics will love this tour as scenes from the movie are to be acted out at particular points ...
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Babe in the woods

Tasha's just over a year old now, but she still exhibits certain puppy behaviors. Some are cute, some are annoying. We don't do any rigorous training with the dog, but there are still things she needs to learn and we work on them using praise and correction. A good growl or bark from one us will stop Tasha and put her in a down-stay. Temporarily. Tasha on one of her favorite paths through the woods. She still likes to nip at my heels, especially in the morning. I have to be more aggressive a...
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The Saturday City: Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is located in the north of the country. Crowded (pop. 6,000,000+), a little polluted, and slightly run-down, it nonetheless is very quaint. Though I did not like Vietnam, I liked Hanoi. A lot. Time and poor rebuilding may have worn down the city. All over Hanoi, old French colonial homes lay crumbling as modern buildings spring up around them, slowly bringing the city into the modern age. The city’s old quarter, located right by Hoan Kiem Lake, is a fine example o...
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Kauai flooding cleanup continues after overnight rain

HONOLULU — A flash-flood warning has been lifted for Kauai after more rain added to flooding left behind by a weekend deluge. The National Weather Service says a flash-flood watch remains in effect Friday as a precaution because of existing flooding. Some roadways are closed because of rushing water and landslides. Hanalei resident Gayla Spencer […]
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The Saturday City: Bristol

One of the great things about running a travel website is that you get to meet other travelers. While in England this summer, I received an offer to explore the English city of Bristol with Heather. Around England, I’d explain my route through the country and people would universally go, “Bristol? There’s not much there.” Needless to say, I had low expectations. But I’m not sure what Bristol people were referring too because I found a hip college town with amazing eateries, great ethnic food, ...
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Philippines Couples Vacation

The Philippines is one of the least explored countries in Southeast Asia. While tourism has picked up over the last few years, it is still mostly a backpacker’s destination. That said, one recent trend has been the increase of couples, especially honeymooners, who come to the country in search of romantic, unspoiled beaches. While standard honeymoon vacation packages offer a visit to the country’s main tourist spots, Palawan and Boracay, there are so much more you can see if you dare go off the ...
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A Search for Flowers

Every year I make a trek out to the Eiffel Tower to get photos of flowering bushes or trees in front of the Eiffel Tower. I don’t know if I was too early or too late or if it’s just an off year but I found very little. I was leaving for the States the next day and wanted to find some beautiful flowers. (After arriving in the States I saw all sorts of photos of pink flowering trees in Paris so I guess I was too early.) I only found one magnolia or tulip tree and it was a bit puny. A bit of a fl...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, States, Flowers, Notre Dame, Clock, Life in Paris, Conciergerie

Thailand’s Best Mainland Beaches

As if straight from a postcard, Thailand’s beaches are synonymous with sugar-white sands, azure waters and swaying palms. Whether you want to relax among tropical scenery or party until the early hours, there’s certainly no shortage of glorious shorelines. While most tourists flock to the south islands, the mainland has just as much to offer for those seeking their fill of sun, sand and sea. Here’s a round-up of Thailand’s best mainland beaches. Pattaya Beach, Pattaya If you’re looking to exper...
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Cranky on the Web: Rethinking Window Seats After Southwest 1380

Window seat or aisle? After Southwest incident, some fliers think twice – CNN Money If you read the title of this post and rolled your eyes, then we’re in the same boat. When I got the call saying some people were suggesting that they would reconsider window seats because of the death that occurred on Southwest 1380, I started to rant. The odds of something like this happening in the same exact way are so incredibly tiny. You’re more likely to die by getting run over by a cart in the aisle, ...
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