Dreaming of Summer: More Warm Weather Travel Photos

It’s been a fairly tough winter here along the East Coast of the U.S. and it has had me dreaming of warmer temperatures and fun places to visit when it’s summertime. I thought I’d put those daydreams to good use and collect some of my favorite sunny travel photos for all us in the Northern Hemisphere to enjoy. Where’s your favorite sunny travel destination? Tahiti Florida Queensland, Australia Aruba Santorini, Greece Bangkok South Africa Nevada Curacao Bora Bora Lanai, Hawai...
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How to Have a Weekend of Winter Fun in Edmonton

Let’s face it. Winters are long in Canada. To survive them – and actually enjoy a winter I think you need lots of things to look forward to – like mini vacation breaks to the mountains and/or to cities you perhaps don’t know much about. Over a January winter weekend John and I immersed ourselves in activities in and around Edmonton. You’d be amazed at both the diversity of experiences and how much fun you can have in this city. Looking down the frozen North Saskatchewan River Where to stay ...
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Ladakhi Women

Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh. September 2017. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
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Affordable and romantic hotels in Paris for Valentine’s Day

Nicknamed the City of Lights, Paris is also commonly known as the center of all things romantic. Fortunately for budget travelers, starry-eyed couples visiting here don’t have to break the bank for dreamy views and an authentic Parisian experience. In Paris, romantic hotels are even within reach for budget-focused travelers. You could spend every last euro on a high-end boutique hotel with extra frills, or you could experience the city in a more local fashion by staying in a cheaper — and much m...
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New U.S. State Department Travel Advisory Program

The U.S. State Department Rolls Out New International Travel Advisory Program The U.S. State Department has been criticized over the years as international travelers never really understood the difference between a travel warning and a travel alert. Therefore, to make their travel advisories easier to understand, they have given every country in the world a color-coded advisory: No color – exercise normal precautions Yellow – exercise increased caution Orange – reconsider travel Red – do not t...
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Top 10 Reasons to Take a Career Break… and Travel

If you are thinking about splitting up your routine with an extended travel break, you are definitely not alone. Not only is this concept of a "gap year" for adults becoming more popular all the time, there are also more benefits and much more understanding out there than ever before. Here are ten reasons why this concept might be right for you. 1. Laid Off? Don’t Make it Life Defeating…Make it Life Defining With headlines reading “U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Jump to 26-Year High” it’s ...
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Weekend Tokyo Travel Guide: Exploring Kouzushima Island 神津島

If you are planning a trip to Tokyo and want to experience a completely different part of Tokyo apart from tax-free shopping and themed dining experiences, I strongly recommend checking out the Kouzushima (神津島)– one of the Izu Seven Tokyo Islands for an experience that brings you closer to nature and at the same time savouring some of the best seafood in Tokyo. Kouzushima (or Kōzushima or Kouzu Island – as shima means island) is known for clear blue waters (ideal for snorkelling and diving) and...
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Visit Kuang Si Falls in Laos

Kuang Si Falls is unlike most waterfalls which end in deep dark pools. This three-tiered waterfall in Laos has bright turquoise pools that rival the Caribbean sea. Tucked into a steep hillside, the shallow pools allow for the unusually bright color to shine through. Just 29 kilometers south of Luang Prabang, it’s a favorite day trip for both tourists and locals. Walk around this city in north-central Laos for just a bit and it’s guaranteed you’ll have tuk-tuk drivers offering to take you to th...
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Storm’s death toll in Germany rises to at least 8

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say the death toll from a storm that swept across the country has increased to at least eight. Police in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt said Friday that a 65-year-old man died trying to secure his roof and a 34-year-old man was killed by a falling tree. At least […]
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PHOTO: Egyptian Traditional Bread Oven in Luxor, Egypt

On my way to the ancient tombs and temples in Luxor, Egypt, this woman invited me into her home to see her Egyptian traditional bread oven. The delicious smell of fresh-baked bread stopped me in my tracks as I wandered past her house. Lined up in a row on a stone bench were a dozen or so loaves of the flatbread that is so popular in Egypt. She spoke no English and I spoke not a word of Arabic, but somehow we made a connection and before I... The post PHOTO: Egyptian Traditional Bread Oven i...
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Paris, France

12h Christophe Itier lance le French Impact Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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A Bridge

I wanted to get a sunset photo on the Alexander III bridge so walked there where many people had the same idea. There are often brides here being photographed as it is a particularly beautiful bridge but there were none this day. On the way I passed this statue of Thomas Jefferson. He spent time in Paris. Here’s the bridge from the side. I like the row of lights. One of the figures on the bridge with the Eiffel Tower in the background. The sun did indeed set, but it wasn’t very spectacular a...
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Chiang Mai’s Nimman: The Unapologetic Bubble

In the 10 years since I last visited Chiang Mai, it has become the Digital Nomad Centre of the Universe. 10 years ago, the term “digital nomad” hadn’t even been dreamt up, even though I was unwittingly embodying that moniker. Now, it’s a thing, and Chiang Mai is the capital. And the headquarters within this capital city of digital nomadism is the neighbourhood of Nimman (short for Nimmanhaemin, which is the main street in the area, better known as “Nimman road”). Although I’m sure it existed whe...
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Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

 Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of $75 million (€61 million), led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a $7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably made it easy to raise more money. If you have more than a bit of money in cryptocurrencies, chances are you’ve heard about Ledger wallets. The French startup has been designing some of the… Read More
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Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues

 In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google’s most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices’ Wi-Fi connectivity this week. Google has since acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a… Read More
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The Importance of Travel Insurance

The majority of people who travel don’t have any travel insurance whatsoever, and this is not a great state of affairs for these people. How many of them get caught out in a foreign country with no coverage whatsoever facing expensive medical bills for necessary treatment, or even worse, have that treatment denied?   What if I Have a Pre-existing Condition? A lot of people think that they are ineligible for travel insurance if they have a pre-existing condition. The fact is, if you ha...
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Top 5 Film Locations to Travel to for your Next Trip

Though there is a lot movie magic can give the audience, CG landscapes can only be so convincing. Most of the time, the most magnetic and astounding of movie landscapes are actually filmed on this beautiful planet of ours. Anytime you have felt the urge to travel when watching one of your favorite movies, be sure to take notes on the filming location, because it might become your next destination. But to get you started, here are the top 5 film locations to explore throughout the world. If you n...
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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

One of my favorite websites is Couchsurfing. This website allows you to connect with locals abroad and get a place to stay, a friend to show you around, and local information. I remember I used it when I was first traveling and stayed at this lovely home in Athens. I’ve grown to love it even more since they have a “who’s nearby” feature on their app, which I heavily used in France last year. Celinne, on the other hand, created – and used – her own personal social network. She traveled the world...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wooley Bully

Mahalo to John Irwin from Dunedin, Florida for sharing this cool honu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what John tells us about this photo: There’s a beach on the north shore of Oahu aptly named Turtle Beach. Stopped there once and a bit of a crowd had gathered around this one massive 250 lb Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. There was a volunteer there to keep people a few yards away. This little fellow was a regular beach visitor called Wooley Bully who like to bask in the sun most after...
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Oribe Sushi Vipod Residence Jalan Kia Peng

Oribe Sushi Vipod Residence Jalan Kia Peng Where is the best sushi restaurant in Kuala Lumpur? If you ask the Japanese community in Kuala Lumpur, Oribe Sushi is one of top places for sushi. The restaurant is located at the Ground Floor of Vipod Residence in Jalan Kia Peng. Oribe Sushi has been around for a couple of years and it built its reputation as one of the top omakase style sushi restaurants in Malaysia. All the seafood served is air-flown from Japan from four times a week. It is all abo...
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Save money on your trip to Colombo

Colombo might not be on anyone’s list of expensive cities to travel to, but the Sri Lankan commercial capital ranked as the most expensive South Asian city in 2017. Many budget travelers flock to the city’s backpacker hostels, and use Colombo as a pit spot before they head to other parts of the island. It’s difficult to travel Colombo cheaply when you only follow the guidebook suggestions. However, there are many inexpensive and fun things to do in the island’s bustling coastal city. 1. Watch...
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How Long Do I Have to Use My Airline Ticket? (Ask Cranky)

I realize the title of this sounds odd since, you know, you usually just use your ticket when you take the flights you booked. But tickets themselves have independent value, and if your plans change, you can usually cancel the flights you booked originally and save that ticket for future use. So it wasn’t a surprise to see a question come in from a Cranky Concierge client who had to postpone travel due to a major medical issue. The answer, however, surprised me a bit, so I thought it worthy o...
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A blue one...

This blue Wallace fountain, which I just discovered, has obviously been there since some three years… It adds to some other coloured versions on which I already reported. Of course, basically the Wallace fountains should be green, dark green. There are some 50 original ones (from 1872), donated by Richard Wallace, but the city has added many more… well I already reported on all this, e.g. here and here. The few which are in - more or less authorized - different colours can be found in the...
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Hotel Paris-Tokyo Consignment Shop

Stephane Verdino was a successful handbag and accessory designer for many years but sold his namesake brand in 2016. Switching gears, but still remaining in the fashion business, he recently opened a new high-end consignment/Depot- vente boutique in the northern Marais with his partner Thibaut Renaud. I visited the boutique last Saturday afternoon and it was chock full of shoppers scoping out a designer bargain. I perused the racks and found the clothes in excellent condition, neatly pres...
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South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, stare troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a wide swath […]
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4 Best Mountain/Trail Biking Places In Maryland

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Whether you are a novice cyclist or a professional biker, Maryland has the best road and mountain bike trails you can ride on. You do not need to remain indoors just because you do not know where to go. This list of 4 best mountain/trail biking places in Maryland will give you an insight on where and how to gain a unique biking experience in the state. Great Allegheny Passage In its course across mountain...
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Travel News: January 18, 2018

Frontier deal with sister airline Volaris could mean more cheap flights to Mexico, Central America The Denver Post Frontier Airlines could soon be touching down in more destinations in Mexico and Central America. The Denver-based, ultra-low-fare airline announced Tuesday it has signed a code-sharing deal with Mexican sister carrier Volaris Airlines. The arrangement, whereby the two carries will co-book and share flights in certain areas, will require regulatory approval in Mexico and the United...
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No longer N.J. governor, Chris Christie gets regular airport screening

TRENTON, N.J. — Chris Christie is learning life as an airline passenger is different when you’re no longer governor. When Christie and his New Jersey State Police security detail arrived at Newark Liberty Airport on Thursday, two days after he left office, they headed to a special access area used by dignitaries for security clearance. […]
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Tao Philippines sustainable tourism

In Episode 4 of People of Paradise, we look at the Tao Kalahi Foundation. By bringing together a diverse population of local islanders as business partners to Tao Philippines, it serves as a model for sustainable tourism. At every level, Tao looks for ways to integrate local families into their community through education and economic opportunities. For example, instead of simply ordering textiles — pillows, sheets, and other bedding — from Manila, Tao employs local people to sew the sheet...
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Mario Kart-style go-kart

If you’re like us , you spent countless hours in the 1990’s playing Mario Kart 64 in your parents’ basement. Day-long battle mode duels and 150cc championship circuits with your siblings and other neighborhood kids were so often the highlight of summer, winter, and after-school hangs that it’s never quite been the same since Sony and Microsoft took over the video game world. Here’s your chance to call a rematch — in real life. This is great news because so many of us gave away that Nintendo 64 ...
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