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Amsterdam bans tours of red-light

For many travelers to Amsterdam, walking through the city’s famed red-light district is on their list of must-dos. But the locals have officially had it with the hordes of travelers in the oldest neighborhood in the city. As travel to the Dutch capital continues to rise, Amsterdam’s residents and city council are concerned about tourists behaving inappropriately in the district. “It is no longer acceptable in this age to see sex workers as a tourist attraction,” city councilor Udo Kock said i...
Tags: Travel, New York Times, Amsterdam, All, Red light District, visiting Amsterdam, Udo Kock, Amsterdam tourist industry


HSMAI Region Europe Breakfast Meeting in Amsterdam

Sustainability and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) are two terms frequently appearing in principal speeches. Today most customers expect action rather than words. If you don't live up to expectations your company may find itself in peril. Thanks to new technology your reputation spreads at the speed of light. HSMAI Region Europe is happy to invite you to a breakfast meeting on these subjects.
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, HSMAI Region Europe, CSR Corporate Social Responsibility


Best places to stand-up paddle board

Stand-up paddle boarding , or SUPing as it’s colloquially known, has taken the world by storm since it was first made popular by the surfing gods of Hawaii. It seems like everyone who spends time near the water, be that on a river, lake, or ocean, is heading out with a heavy board under their arm and a long paddle in hand. SUPing vacations are now very on-trend. However, for a little more than just paddling on that upcoming SUP holiday — like savoring snow-capped mountain vistas, sampling exce...
Tags: Travel, California, Spain, Thailand, Unesco, Hawaii, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Portugal, Norway, North America, Lake Tahoe, Porto, Mauritius, Caribbean, Sup


Flight Review: El Al Business Class (787-9) From New York to Tel Aviv

I have long been fascinated by El Al. Since they became a Qantas codeshare partner in 2017, I have wanted to experience the Israeli national airline. Long had I heard that El Al’s long-haul staples – the trusty Boeing 777-200ER – were not as fresh and comfortable as rivals flying on similar routes. But when El Al took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2017, I was set determined to experience their long-haul product. It only took me two-years! (NB: This photo taken of similar p...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Usa, New York, Instagram, Scotland, New York City, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Flying, New Jersey


HSMAI Region Europe breakfast meeting in Amsterdam

Sustainability and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) are two terms frequently appearing in principal speeches. Today most customers expect action rather than words. If you don't live up to expectations your company may find itself in peril. Thanks to new technology your reputation spreads at the speed of light. HSMAI Region Europe is happy to invite you to a breakfast meeting on these subjects.
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, HSMAI Region Europe, CSR Corporate Social Responsibility


Travel News: March 14, 2019

Winter Storm Ulmer Causing Thousands of Flight Cancellations, Delays Travel Pulse As travelers see glimpses of spring weather, the Rockies, Plains and Midwest regions of the United States are being hit by Winter Storm Ulmer, causing thousands of flights to be canceled and delayed. According to Weather.com, the storm system is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy snow and blizzard conditions through Thursday, with Denver likely the city most impacted by Ulmer as 12 inches of snow is forecaste...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, United States, Ireland, Paris, Amsterdam, Finland, Harry Potter, Denver, Cabinet, Auckland, News And Deals, Sky Tower, Midwest, Sydney Opera House, Rockies Plains


Government Wants to Ban Flights Between Amsterdam and Brussels

There's a move afoot to end flights between Brussels and Amsterdam, because members of the Dutch government believe the flight is too short. KLM currently runs 5 flights a day between the two cities. Amsterdam and Brussels airports are about 125 miles apart if you're driving, 98 miles by air. Continue reading Government Wants to Ban Flights Between Amsterdam and Brussels...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Amsterdam, Brussels, KLM


Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto


Best flower fields in the US

The snow is melting, the terrible, frigid weather is retreating, and soon fields of colorful flowers will begin to pop up all over the US. At these 11 spots, you’ll find yourself lost among blooms in every color, shape, size, and texture; from fragrant lavender to bright orange California poppies to pastel tulips straight out of a Dutch storybook. Just remember the cardinal rule of floral tourism: no picking the flowers. Appreciate their beauty, but leave it for the next person to enjoy. 1. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Florida, Texas, Colorado, California, Washington, US, Amsterdam, Flowers, All, Texas Hill Country, San Juan Islands, Meadows, Olympic Mountains, Antelope Valley


Stockholm: When (and when not) to tip in Sweden

Traveling from the US to Europe, it’s easy to fall into the same tipping habits you use back home, like handing over 20 percent at a restaurant without even really thinking about it. The tipping culture throughout Europe varies quite a bit from Paris to Amsterdam, and Sweden is no different. And a trip to Stockholm can add up fast if you don’t watch your budget. There are plenty of free museums in Stockholm and some great budget hotels, but everything else, from restaurants to taxis, will be hig...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Europe, Money Matters, Budget, Money, Sweden, Etiquette, Restaurants, Bars, US, Paris, Amsterdam, Tips, Taxi, Stockholm


Tunnels found beneath Alcatraz

Tunnels were just discovered under the infamous high-security penitentiary of Alcatraz, but, surprisingly, they aren’t relics of prisoners’ attempts to escape. Archaeologists have long suspected that the prison was built over a Civil War-era military fortification, and these findings confirm it. Experts used ground-penetrating radar and terrestrial laser scans (to avoid disturbing the land while digging), as well as historical maps and photographs to find a series of tunnels, fully buried str...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Pbs, San Francisco Bay, All, Alcatraz Island, Alcatraz, Timothy de Smet


Saudis Weigh $4 Billion Deal for OCI Methanol Assets - Bloomberg

Saudis Weigh $4 Billion Deal for OCI Methanol Assets - Bloomberg:Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the Middle East’s biggest petrochemicals maker, is exploring an acquisition of OCI NV’s methanol assets that would solidify its status as one of the world’s biggest producers of the chemical, people familiar with the matter said.The Saudi Arabian company has made an initial approach that valued OCI’s assets, which include plants in Texas and the Netherlands, at as much as $4 billion, the people said, a...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Middle East, Netherlands, Amsterdam, SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, OCI, OCI NV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OCI Methanol Assets Bloomberg


Dorm-room-inspired hotels

If your college years were the best of your life and you’d love to relive those fond memories, there’s a way to do that without having to sign up for another four years of school — some hotel lines are mimicking the uber-cool feel of college dorm rooms for your nostalgic pleasure. But these are no hostels or college-kid bunking situations, and there’s no cafeteria food, inconsiderate roommates, or communal showers — they are luxurious and cool. If you’re ready to bring back your glory days in...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, New York City, US, Accommodation, Amsterdam, Ada, Columbia, Stockholm, Accommodations, All, Fika, Times Square, Berkeley California, Richmond Virginia


Discover the KattenKabinet: Amsterdam’s Museum Devoted to Works of Art Featuring Cats

Image by T_Marjorie, via Flickr Commons There’s been quite a bit of barking in the media lately to herald the reopening of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, relocating from St. Louis to New York City’s Park Avenue. What’s a cat person to do? Perhaps decompress within Amsterdam’s KattenKabinet… In contrast to the Museum of the Dog’s glitzy, glass-fronted HQ, the Cat Cabinet maintains a fairly low profile inside a 17th-century canal house. (Several visitors have noted in their Trip Advi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, College, New York City, America, Bbc, Nature, Malaysia, Amsterdam, Rembrandt, St Louis, Morgan, Edward Gorey, Ken, Minsk


2018 Bucharest to Amsterdam

72218 Sunday Budapest day 2. The boat was docked very near the Hungarian Parliament Building so Simon and I walked over for the guided tour we'd booked. It is NeoGothic very grand long hallways with arched ceilings lined with arched stained glass w
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, Simon, Bucharest


How to visit the Red Light District

Amsterdam’s Red Light District consists of just two canal streets and a few side alleys. This compact area, also known as De Wallen, is densely packed with some of Amsterdam’s best-known features. There’s cannabis memorabilia, bars, coffee shops, and Barbie-like vixens beckoning from behind red-curtained windows just about everywhere you look. But the Red Light District is also fascinating for its mix of art venues and unusual museums that can be enjoyed by everyone. Here are seven do’s and d...
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, Barbie, All, Buddha, Buddhist, Attic, Netherlands While, Red light District, De Wallen, Amsterdam Travel, Amsterdam culture, RDL, Red Light District Dos And Don'ts, RLD, Onze Lieve Heer


Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 February 2019

Enjoy the good life in the beautiful towns and villages of France’s Loire Valley this September. See details below. Good morningThere’s more craziness this week than I can remember for a long while, and much of it gleefully commented on in the last couple of items below.I prepared a review of a fun little gadget that I’d got prior to Christmas, and was going to present it to you this morning.  But I checked and could no longer find the gadget on Amazon, or on the official supplier website either...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, England, London, California, France, Scotland, Trains, Miscellaneous, US, Samsung, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newsletter


What to Expect at Security When Flying El Al

The national carrier of Israel, El Al, and other Israeli carriers are known for its stringent security. Having had experienced it a few weeks earlier on my flight from New York to Tel Aviv, I was fairly confident I knew what was coming. I thought that perhaps security was so strict because of the flight route: New York’s JFK to Tel Aviv, but I soon came to learn it was the same at every airport that El Al, or any other Israeli carrier, flies. This is my personal experience and may not match your...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Indonesia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Flying, Prague, Egypt, Malaysia, Middle East, Palestine, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Jordan


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


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...
Tags: Travel, Apple, New York, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, La, Massachusetts, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Best, Alaska, Iowa


32 Random Facts About Me

Updated: 02/13/2019 | February 13th, 2019 A few weeks ago I mentioned that this year I wanted to make the website more personal. Back in 2011, I wrote this post featuring some personal facts about my life. It was a window into non-travel me. Well, that was a loooooong time ago. Life changes. People change. So I thought one way to make this website more personal was to resurrect this long forgotten post and share a window into the current non-travel me. So let’s kick off 2011 2019 with some r...
Tags: Random Musings, Backpacking, New York, Nomadic Matt


Anne Frank House, Amsterdam: A Moving Tribute to an Extraordinary Girl

For an authentic, subdued experience at once historical and eye-opening, head to The Anne Frank House in central Amsterdam. A Visit to Anne Frank House Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who went into hiding during World War II to escape the Nazis, spent two long years in a secret annex on the top floor of […] Read the original post Anne Frank House, Amsterdam: A Moving Tribute to an Extraordinary Girl on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Nazis, Guest Posts, Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Anne Frank House, Anne Frank House Amsterdam, Anne Frank House Anne Frank


American Airlines Appears to Be Entering a Death Spiral at New York JFK

American today could have been a real player in New York. Instead the world's largest airline doesn't seem to know what to do - or if they should do anything at all - with the nation's most important air city. They don't serve New York JFK - Zurich. They don't serve Frankfurt. Or Munich. Or Amsterdam. Or Tel Aviv. Or.. Denver. And they keep cutting markets. Continue reading American Airlines Appears to Be Entering a Death Spiral at New York JFK...
Tags: Travel, New York, Advice, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Denver, American Airlines, New York JFK, New York JFK Zurich


5 unique luxury hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a cultural and business gateway, it is only natural there are many unique, luxury hotels across the city. In most cases, hotels are unique blends of old and new that transcend the usual definitions of hotels. They are neighborhood and historical combinations that give the traveler a unique lodging experience that combines luxury […] The post 5 unique luxury hotels in Amsterdam appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Accommodation, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Regions, Western Europe


Amsterdam: How to dress and act like a local

Maybe it’s because I’m American, but I can spot our style from a mile away. I see it all over Amsterdam: The baseball cap, the oh-so-handy cargo pants, and a sporty, all-weather and near-fluorescent windbreaker. We stick out like sore thumbs in Euroland. Of course, standing out is not necessarily a bad thing, and it’s certainly a practical way of dressing. We are all for Cheapos embracing the style that makes them feel the most comfortable. But it’s also nice to blend in with the locals and not ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Fashion, Advice, Clothing, Nike, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Madrid, Florence, Dailycheapo, Don, Bruce, Julien, Puma Adidas, Planning for Amsterdam


Airline Review: Polish Airlines LOT – A Whole LOT of Value!

Truth be told I hadn’t heard a whole lot about Polish Airlines LOT (pun unintended). I’ve had some friends who have had incredible experiences onboard and others who have had quite the opposite. But I was prepared to do almost anything if it saved me a 6 am wake up call to fly direct from Amsterdam to Prague; and with a saving of over €100 if I overnighted in Warsaw… well, I was sold. The Route I flew from Amsterdam to Prague in two segments: Amsterdam to Warsaw Chopin; Warsaw Chopin to Prague...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Economy, Czech Republic, Prague, Amsterdam, Poland, Qantas, Airlines, Travel Tips, Warsaw, Destinations, Lufthansa, Getting There, Warsaw Poland


The most romantic hotels

Nothing against overwater bungalows or lounging beachside, but now and then a bit of urban pampering is in order, especially when it’s time to woo your special someone on a romantic occasion. For when you can’t make it to a private Indonesian island for the weekend, these hotels will treat you just as good as the honeymoon resorts. Whether you’re planning a last-minute getaway for Valentine’s Day or a celebratory trip for an anniversary (or you just really like surprising your partner) these ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, New York City, US, Prague, Brooklyn, Paris, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Beethoven, Tokyo, Eiffel Tower, Venice, George Clooney


Ireckonu Looks to Inspire Innovation at HTNG and SAIA Events, Partnering with Industry Leaders Okura and QO Amsterdam

This Thursday, February 5th, Ireckonu will be attending and speaking at this year's HTNG Hospitality Tech Summit, located at Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Industry expert and Ireckonu's VP of Sales, Kees van Donk, will be representing Ireckonu as they align themselves with Hotel Okura and discuss the start of their joint journey, focusing on the boundless enhancements Ireckonu can bring to an already exceptional hotel. Ireckonu's ability to communicate with all the on-premises and above property...
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, Okura, HTNG, SAIA Events Partnering, Ireckonu, Hotel Okura Amsterdam Industry, Kees van Donk, Michiel Roelfsema


HRS Expands Business Travel Leadership Role in Europe with New Offices in Amsterdam and Paris

HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions provider, is expanding its presence in two vibrant European city centers. Building upon a successful 2018 that featured several major multi-national client signings, HRS is adding staff on multiple continents to serve its growing client roster. New offices supporting corporations in Benelux and France are timely in 2019, as companies with significant hotel expenditures navigate increasing rates (S&P Global projects hotel rate increases in the "high ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Paris, Amsterdam, Benelux, Global Hotel Solutions, New Offices


Keukenhof: Como visitar o parque das flores na Holanda (atualizado 2019)

Todas as dicas para você visitar o parque das flores com campos de tulipa na Holanda saindo de Amsterdam. Um guia completo e aproveitar Keukenhof ao máximo! O artigo Keukenhof: Como visitar o parque das flores na Holanda (atualizado 2019) foi retirado de Ducs Amsterdam.
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, O Que Fazer Em Amsterdam, Holanda, Keukenhof, Primavera, Passeios fora de Amsterdam, As quatro estações, Bate e volta de Amsterdam, Campos De Tulipa, parque das flores na Holanda, tulipas na Holanda



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