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4 dream trips in Northern Europe

4 dream trips in Northern Europe: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia By: Jacqueline Kehoe Iceland Norway Denmark Estonia Godafoss Waterfall in Iceland. Photo: Shutterstock/Kotenko Oleksandr #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/04/Godafoss-waterfall-Iceland-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/04/Godafoss-waterfall-Iceland-1200x900.jpg')...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Earth, Unesco, Denmark, Silicon Valley, Norway, Estonia, Iceland, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Skype, Vikings, Baltic Sea, Arctic Circle, Reykjavik


Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 April 2019

An impression of the interior of the new Istanbul Airport, just now opened and the largest in the world. Good morningAn unplanned, but interesting (I hope) attached article today, being a review of a third emergency car battery “jump-start” unit.  Unlike the two reviewed last week, this one works well and I can recommend it with only a very little bit of “maybe” appended to the recommendation.I’m so pleased to no longer have a nagging feeling in the back of my mind about the car’s battery life –...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, New York, Science, London, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Tech, Georgia


First photo of black hole viewable

Everyone has seen black holes represented on television, or in educational science specials, but their composition and appearance have largely remained a mystery to the general public. Now, however, the first direct visual evidence of the existence of black holes has just been released by researchers. A massive black hole, encircled by a ring of light, was photographed in a galaxy called Messier 87, about 55 million light-years from Earth. Sheperd Doeleman, director of the Event Horizon Teles...
Tags: Travel, Space, Earth, New York Times, Black Hole, University Of Arizona, Einstein, All, National Science Foundation, Messier, Event Horizon Telescope EHT, France Córdova, Daniel Marrone


10 Fun Things to do in Calgary

Calgary, still referred to by some as Cowtown is a fun, dynamic city with a young demographic. Even with the oil slowdown it’s got an energy to it that I love. There’s always lots going on in the city especially in the summer when  the Calgary Stampede and the Calgary Folk Music Festival come to town. I think these 10 fun things to do in Calgary are perfect for locals and visitors alike. Howdy Calgary The Calgary Tower You have to ride the elevators up to the observation deck on...
Tags: Travel, New York, Earth, Canada, Chromebook, New York Times, Elton John, North America, Alberta, Calgary, Don, Luke, Calgary Tower, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Neil Peart, LRT


Travel News: April 3, 2019

Disney’s Star Wars lands generating excitement but trepidation about crowds, too Travel Weekly The excitement around the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort is only mildly tempered by concerns of overcrowding in the first weeks after the themed lands open in Disneyland on May 31 and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Aug. 29. “We would say there’s unprecedented demand” for Galaxy’s Edge, said Claire Bilby, senior vice president of sales, services and...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, India, Disney, Earth, Broadway, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Tempo, Edge, Komodo Island, National Park Service, News And Deals, Oyo, Walt Disney World Resort, Komodo


Delta Introduces Comfort Basic Economy+

As travelers in the US finally get used to the idea of Basic Economy, Delta has decided to make things even more complex. The airline invented Basic Economy years ago, but it only accelerated the rollout through its short-haul network in recent months. With American, Alaska, and United adopting the barebones fare and Hawaiian and JetBlue preparing to join the party, Delta has now decided to take the next step. Say hello to Comfort Basic Economy+. I had the chance to talk with execs at the ai...
Tags: Travel, US, Earth, Middle East, Delta, Ed, Fares, United, Jetblue, Southwest, Glen, Ed Bastian, Glen Hauenstein, April Fools, Ranjan Goswami, Basic Economy Delta


Flat Earth Cruise will sail

As mind-boggling as it sounds, there are people out there who think the earth is flat. They are convinced that the planet is not a globe, but a disk, with an edge that is an ice wall. This ice wall is supposed to be Antarctica and what lies beyond it is apparently a great mystery that flat-earthers cannot wait to decipher. To prove this theory, the Flat Earth International Conference is organizing a Flat Earth Cruise to the “edge of the world,” i.e. the seventh continent, in 2020. Very few d...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Earth, Antarctica, Dallas, All, Flat Earth Society, FEIC


What it’s Really Like to Visit the Dead Sea in Jordan

SO, we cycled to the Dead Sea in Jordan the other day. Now doesn’t that sound casually epic, especially for people that live in Calgary, Alberta, nine times zones away from Jordan? We stopped in at Mount Nebo for a great overview of the rift valley and our salty destination. And then enjoyed a thrilling 1,400 metre (4,600 feet) descent on bikes to the lowest elevation on the earth’s surface. Not something we do every day! We have some fun ahead of us on a long, wiggly downhill to the Dead Sea...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Israel, Earth, West Bank, Jordan, Moses, Adventure Travel, Red Sea, River Jordan, Aqaba, Calgary Alberta, Dead Sea, Great Rift Valley, SEO Search Engine Optimization, Mount Nebo


Super Worm Moon last super moon 2019

It’s only mid-March , but 2019 has already been quite the year for Super Moon enthusiasts, with several crazily named celestial events like the Super Snow Moon and Super Blood Wolf Moon. Tonight, stargazers in the northern hemisphere will be treated to a sight that is, according to the scientists who name these things, truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. It’s called the Super Worm Moon, and before you ask, the answer is no — there won’t be hordes of giant, slithering annelids taking over our st...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Earth, The Guardian, North America, Luna, All, Super Moon, Spring Equinox, Super Moons, Super Worm Moon


The Best Atacama Desert Adventures in Chile

The long and skinny country of Chile has two major playgrounds for adventure travelers: the far south and the far north. The latter would be the Atacama Desert, where all kinds of adventures and excursions are available that could easily fill up a week's vacation on their own. Let's get one thing out of the way first though: Don't believe the guides and hack travel writers who tell you this Chilean desert is the "driest place on Earth" or the "driest desert in the world." Neither is true. The ...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Earth, Chile, South America, Iceland, ALMA Observatory, Atacama, Adventure Travel, Yellowstone, Death Valley, San Pedro, Atacama Desert, Travel Life, Adventure Tours, Don


Five Hawks Down: watch the tragic migration of six Californian raptors

Watch these six dots move across the map and be moved yourself: this is a story about coming of age, discovery, hardship, death and survival. Each dot is a tag attached to the talon of a Swainson's Hawk. We follow them on their very first migration, from northern California all the way down to Argentina. After one year, only one is still alive. Discovered: destination Argentina The Buteo swainsoni is a slim, graceful hawk that nests from the Great Plains all the way to northern California. I...
Tags: Travel, Video, California, Mexico, Data, Earth, Surveillance, Birds, Conservation, Innovation, Argentina, South America, Map, Costa Rica, Panama, Veracruz


10 Best Beaches in Ecuador

Home to the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains and the Galapagos Islands, it comes as no surprise to learn that Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth – and that’s without even having mentioned its mesmerizing Pacific coastline. All along the country’s idyllic coast, you’ll find scenic bays, glorious golden sands, and
Tags: Travel, Earth, Ecuador, Pacific, Galapagos Islands, Andes


Best parks in New York City

While New Yorkers are still cursing the cold winter temperatures and Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog for being wrong about an early spring, visitors can look ahead to the eventual warmer weather. As it comes off so urban and metropolitan, New York City probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of cities with vast amounts of green space. To the contrary, NYC does both, and it does both well. There are over 28,000 acres of park space all across the five boroughs, so you c...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, US, Earth, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Manhattan, Bronx, New York Mets, Citi Field, Central Park, All, Empire State Building, Prospect Park


How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling RTW

Tourism accounts for around 8% of the world’s yearly greenhouse gases, according to a study published by Natural Climate Change. With the travel industry continuing to grow some 5% per year, how we choose to travel could have a significant impact on the future of the planet in the years ahead. The good news is that there are ways to see the world without causing long-lasting damage to the environment. From skipping the hotel laundry service to traveling with friends, there are several ways for a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, UK, Cook, Featured, Australia, Earth, Atlantic, Trip Planning, Eco Travel, Laura, Mary II, National Geographic Green Guide That


Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 March 2019

A section of the brightly colored houses and shops facing out to the harbor in the lovely little town of Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull. We’ll spend two nights here on the Scotland’s Highland Highlights tour in September. Good morningAnother week with a disrupted review – the product I was testing abjectly failed at the thing it was primarily intended for.  To be fair, I have to give the manufacturer a chance to respond – maybe it is a bad unit, for example.However, there’s lot we do have this w...
Tags: Travel, Google, South Korea, Spacex, Elon Musk, Scotland, Russia, Miscellaneous, Cars, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, David


A Free Vacation by Becoming a Member and Having Trees Planted? Not Quite…

This is an interesting offer which I stumbled across: a free vacation is being offered to members of an organization called 8 Billion Trees, whose mission is to fight to overcome rampant deforestation, harmful greenhouse gases, global warming, and carbon dioxide emissions by helping Earth do what it does best — grow and sustain life — by planting ten trees for every single member, every single month. As of 2019, this message appeared on the application form for membership... The post A Free Vaca...
Tags: Travel, Earth, Health And Environment


Looking for a Memorable Experience in 2019? Take a Wildlife Vacation

It seems like yesterday that 2019 started. Everyone set their resolutions and the yearly race is on. Just like that, a month has already run past us. During this time, a few New Year’s resolutions have been fulfilled, some have been forgotten, while others are still waiting to be met. The people associated with the latter segment are still looking for ways to fulfill their plans. Doing it properly than doing it quickly seems to be a popular approach these days. Keeping this in mind, if yo...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Australia, Africa, Earth, Falkland Islands, South America, Travel Tips, Adventure Travel, Machu Picchu, Galapagos, Grey, Savannah, Steve Irwin, Shelly Beach


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


Places to travel to get over an ex

Sorry folks, Valentine’s Day is over, and half of the couples you saw flooding your Instagram feed with #bae #forever will be broken up by summer. Oh, you were one of the people that posted a gratuitous kissing selfie? Well, we sincerely wish you the best of luck in your romantic endeavors — but perusing airfares wouldn’t hurt, in case you have to make a quick escape. Whether you’ve just been dumped, plan on dropping a big bomb on your partner soon, or can’t imagine this relationship outlas...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, India, Earth, Service, Colombia, Canada, Nepal, Arctic, New Zealand, Peru, Miami, South America, Breakups, New Delhi


Air Italy’s Strangely Fickle Network Strategy

Since it’s a holiday here in the US, I thought I’d post something from abroad since I have a backlog of posts. And what market is more fun than the Italian market? So, let’s talk about Air Italy. When Qatar poured money into Meridiana, rebranded it as Air Italy, and decided to completely shake up the network, you would have thought it would have been striving for stability for awhile to help build its customer base. If so, then you thought wrong. Air Italy has been all over the map, adding...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Milan, India, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Qatar, Earth, Chicago, Italy, Miami, Mumbai, Bangkok, Naples, Catania


World's most sustainable restaurants

Farm-to-table dining is no longer a niche concept. Restaurants around the world are sourcing local produce, minimizing waste, and reducing energy use. Part of the drive to sustainability is because of flavor — fresh, local food simply tastes better than the same food out of a package — and part of the recent resurgence of sustainable practices in restaurants is because it’s what the people want. While there are locations where local and sustainable food has always been present, this new crop ...
Tags: Travel, France, Scotland, US, Jerusalem, Sustainability, Spain, Earth, World, Chicago, Paris, Sydney, Prince Charles, Tokyo, Michelin, Sustainable Food


Super Snow Moon coming to the US

The biggest supermoon of the year is coming next week. On Tuesday, February 19, the Super Snow Moon will be closer to earth than at any other time during the year. While it won’t be quite as dramatic as last month’s red Super Wolf Blood Moon total lunar eclipse (though that’s a pretty tough name to live up to), it does promise to be the biggest and brightest. Supermoons occur any time the moon looks larger than usual due to its closeness to Earth, but the best supermoons, like the one next we...
Tags: Travel, US, Earth, Canada, All, Super Moon, Spring Equinox, Celestial Event, Moon Watching, Super Snow Moon


Guide to the Best Time Ever at the Disneyland Halloween Party!

Are you ready for bags full of Halloween candy in the Happiest Place on Earth? Yep. Halloween in Disneyland  is a thing!  One of the most popular things do in Disneyland so be sure to get in early to grab your tickets for the Disneyland Halloween Party as they do sell out quite quickly. Word quickly spread around our party of 15 that  Mickey’s Halloween Party  was the best part of our 10 days in Disneyland. Yeah, you heard that correctly – 10 days in Disneyland! There’s just so much to do! We ...
Tags: Travel, Halloween, Usa, California, Tim Burton, Ray Bradbury, Disney, Earth, San Diego, New Orleans, Harley Quinn, North America, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Belle


Spectacular Group Getaway Near Los Angeles

The City of Angels offers so much to see and do, but as any local knows, sometimes you have to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles’ gridlock and smog. Of course, part of escaping the traffic is not having to fight it on the way out, which is why you need to find a way to avoid driving and focus on enjoying your time with the people you love sharing a laugh with. Booking a Los Angeles bus or minibus rental will let your group disconnect from their stresses and reconnect with...
Tags: Travel, La, Los Angeles, Earth, Harry Potter, North America, Disneyland, Hollywood California, Golden State, Temecula, Napa County, Ojai, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Spectacular Group Getaway Near Los Angeles, LA Brainstorming, Spectacular Group Getaway Near


Game Haven Lodge Heaven on Earth

Game Have Lodge was absolute proof that every cloud has a silver lining. Thanks to the boss Greg everything was sorted out with the car and he alleviated our stress by giving us a free upgrade from a really nice ro
Tags: Travel, Earth, Greg


A Few Reasons NOT to Avoid Disneyland at Christmas

I was certainly excited to visit the Disneyland Resort during the Christmas holiday season, but I was also nervous. I’m new to the world of Disney and even longtime park experts sometimes avoid the days leading up to Christmas. I couldn’t resist though, earlier in the year I visited Disneyland for the first time and fell in love. It was a magical experience, one that I desperately wanted to enjoy again. So, when I found myself in Southern California just a few days before Christmas, I planned a ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Disney, Los Angeles, Earth, Luigi, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Destinations, Southern California, Anaheim, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Jingle Jamboree, Disney California Adventure Today


The 2019 USA Travel Guide – Discover it’s Best Attractions

With its mix of big cities, stunning beaches, snow-covered peaks, and wide open spaces, the United States offers travelers a diverse holiday experience. From the bright lights of New York to snowy Beaver Creek in Colorado and onto the stunning Pacific Coast Highway, the US boasts a plethora of wonderful places to visit. Read on as we bring you the 2019 USA Travel Guide Take a musical tour of the States There are some American music venues that are so famous, so unique and iconic, that they’...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Utah, New York, Hollywood, Minnesota, Colorado, Washington, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Earth, United States, Michigan, Northern Lights


Cool street art in India

Residents of Panjim , in the state of Goa in southwest India don’t need to venture very far to get their daily dose of art and philosophy. A new art installation by DAKU, a street artist, is taking over a street in Panjim, and it’s forcing people to stop and contemplate the passage of time. The piece, entitled “Theory of Time,” features a net of letters suspended above the entire street that casts a shadow on the ground below, forming phrases about the concept of time, such as “Time works wond...
Tags: Travel, India, Earth, Street Art, Goa, All, Panjim, Art Installations, St art India Facebook


Unique Wisconsin expressions

Wisconsinites use as many strange phrases as they have craft breweries. If your non-Wisconsin friends never understand when you say you want to stop by the TYME machine or the bubbler, show them this guide to 14 of the funniest Wisconsin expressions. 1. “Stop-‘n-go lights” A Wisconsin road doesn’t have traffic or stop lights, it has “stop-‘n-go lights.” It’s only logical. You stop, and then you go, no need to make things more complicated than they are. 2. “Ope!” Wisconsinites don’t say “...
Tags: Travel, Earth, Wisconsin, Illinois, Lake Superior, All, Packers, Janet, Miller Lite, Tyme, Wisconsin expressions, Wisconsinites, Wisconsin culture


Experience Jordan: 6 Nights of Ancient History, Beautiful Scenery and Adventure!

“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.” A quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson, still holds true to this day and the days yet to come. We often limit ourselves to see the beauty of the world in accordance to what we know about it. Surprisingly enough, the many wonders of the world are no secret to those that realize that even places we may not have thought to visit are hosts to some of the most beautiful destinations,...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Earth, Middle East, Treasury, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Jordan, Artemis, Wadi Rum, Petra, Amman, Red Sea, Vic, Dead Sea



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