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American Airlines Expects to Add New South Pacific Routes This Year

Based on internal conversations American Airlines believes that they have too many widebodies today but as soon as their joint venture with Qantas is approved they'll be able to grow into them -- taking a couple of planes that fly to Europe in the summer and using them on South Pacific routes in the winter starting in late 2019. Continue reading American Airlines Expects to Add New South Pacific Routes This Year...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Advice, Qantas, South Pacific, American Airlines


Antonio Banderas elevates the fine arts credentials of his native Malaga

For more than two decades now, the Andalusian city of Malaga has invested heavily in visual and fine arts development, beautification projects and a general effort to elevate the cultural attractiveness of the popular Mediterranean port city. It has paid off. The city now has more than 30 distinct and respected museums, its very own […] The post Antonio Banderas elevates the fine arts credentials of his native Malaga appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Celebrities, Spain, Antonio Banderas, Mediterranean, Málaga, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany


10 great European art anniversaries in 2019

From 100 years of Bauhaus to 500 years since Leonardo’s death, a host of landmark art events and exhibitions open around Europe this yearIt is 350 years since the death of Rembrandt van Rijn. There is a year-long programme of events in nine Dutch cities, focusing on Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age (listings at holland.com). In Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum (15 Feb-10 June) will display all of its 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 engravings – the biggest Rembrandt collection ever seen in a singl...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, UK, Germany, Art and design, Museums, Amsterdam, City Breaks, Rembrandt, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Short breaks, Europe Holidays, Leiden, Rembrandt Van Rijn


5 Places You Must Visit If You Ever Go To United Kingdom

If you are visiting the United Kingdom for the first time in your life, and you don’t know what to do. Don’t worry; you have come to the right place. Following we are going to mention a few awe-inspiring places you better visit if you ever set foot on English Soil. These are literally the best tourist attractions in the UK. The Stonehenge It is 10 miles North of Salisbury on the Salisbury Plan. This is perhaps Europe’s most treasured prehistoric monument. There are around 250 objects that sho...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, London, Egypt, United Kingdom, Athens, Yorkshire, Parthenon, William, Elgin Marbles, Adventure Travel, Durham, National Railway Museum, Cairo


Travel News: January 18, 2019

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit Travel Weekly One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit would shake up the rest of the continent in ways that many Europeans haven’t even fathomed.   Norwegian Air closing Boeing 737 bases in US Northeast USA Today European budget giant N...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Indonesia, Washington, Southeast Asia, European Union, Beijing, Atlantic, Britain, Boeing, Bangkok, Bahamas, Brexit, Phuket, News And Deals, Yahoo Finance


Why you need to visit Valencia

In Valencia, wide plazas connect narrow streets, ultra-modern buildings stand alongside medieval monuments, and exquisite food is sold on the cheap. Add to that a mild Mediterranean climate and endless beaches, and you’ll wonder why Valencia is still overshadowed by Barcelona. Sure, Barcelona’s cultural attractions and nightlife are legendary, but so are the crowds. For a less touristy and more authentic experience on your Spanish getaway, look no further than Valencia. Here’s what to do. Va...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Unesco, Venice, Valencia, Mediterranean, All, Spain Travel, Las Fallas, City of Arts and Sciences, Agua de Valencia, Mediterranean Sea, Central Market, Jonathan Swift


50 Photos that tell our 2018 story

Year in Review: 50 Photos from our 2018 travels Every year we have good intentions to write our ‘Year in Review’ posts before the year is complete. And, every year, we fall short of this goal. This year was no different. We had a wonderful end to the year and have spent the past week catching up and getting our lives back on track. 2018 will go down as the milestone year. We celebrated 10 years of marriage with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach in Mexico. We celebrated Cameron’s 40th birt...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Photography, Mexico, Toronto, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Cameron, Miami, Vancouver, Victoria, Connor, Whistler, Quebec


Reasons to visit the Dinaric Alps

When someone mentions the Alps, you probably picture yourself skiing down the Matterhorn in Switzerland or lounging by Lake Como with the Clooneys, sipping Aperol spritzes in the shadows of tall Italian peaks. You probably don’t imagine mountains looming over Albania, Kosovo, or Montenegro. Enter the Dinaric Alps, or Dinarides, Eastern Europe’s answer to Western Europe’s iconic range. Here’s why you need to visit what might be the continent’s most unspoiled wilderness. They start where the E...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Travel Planning, Green, Italy, Macedonia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Alps, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Eastern Europe, Camino De Santiago, Balkans


Amtrak giving away free train trips

They call it a “social media residency program,” but really, it’s a free trip across the country on incredibly scenic train routes. Amtrak is looking to give a few travelers round-trip train tickets on long-distance routes for free, as well as $1,000 of pocket cash, as part of its #AmtrakTakeMeThere social media residency program. Applicants need solid writing, photo, video, and social media skills to document and share their journeys with their online communities, but Amtrak is clear: They ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Pacific, Train Travel, Sierra Nevada, Amtrak, Rockies, Train Trips, Travel News, Tim Griffin, Amtrak Giveaway


A local’s guide to Palermo, Sicily: 10 top tips

It may still be basking in the glow of being Italian Capital of Culture 2018 but the city has been a cultural melting pot since antiquityThe Sicilian capital, called the “Kingdom of the sun” by invading Normans in the 12th century, has been a cultural melting pot since Phoenicians and Greeks fought over it in the 5th and 6th centuries BC. Sitting close to where Europe ends and Africa begins, Palermo bears the scars – and echoes the glories – of centuries of domination. Once Roman, Byzantine, Ara...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Italy, Food And Drink, City Breaks, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Europe Holidays, Italy Holidays, Palermo Sicily, Sicily holidays


Unmissable events taking place in Athens

Athens is a European capital that warm-heartedly invites and welcomes people from all over the world to be a part of its cultural scene. As many events take place in this vibrant city, it is worth mentioning a few that stand out for various reasons and possibly appealing to different crowds. That is also the […] The post Unmissable events taking place in Athens appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Athens, Regions, Western Europe


Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds

A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users did not know the social networking behemoth maintains a list of their interests and traits to target them with ads, only discovering this when researchers directed them to view their Facebook ad preferences page. A majority (51%) of Facebook users also told Pew they were uncomfortable...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Congress, US, Kremlin, Pew Research Center, Zuckerberg, University College London, GfK, Cambridge Analytica, U S Facebook, Lee Rainie, Michael Veale


10 Beautiful Cruise Destinations That Should Be At The Top of Your Bucket List

There is no better way to see a variety of exciting destinations than to take a cruise. In one trip, you can experience several different destinations while having all the travel arrangements, among other essential needs, taken care of. Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or looking to make your first cruise a memorable and unique experience, check out this list to see the top ten best cruise destinations. After combing through the many cruise ports, this list has selected some of the favouri...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Alaska, Croatia, South Pacific, Bahamas, Sea Travel, Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg, Top 10, Travel Guides, Stockholm, Mediterranean, Dubrovnik, Nassau, Atlantic Ocean


One Two Free: How To Maximize Rental Car Rewards with National Car Rental for Your Next Vacation

The following post is sponsored by National Car Rental but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. Travel has always been an obsession of mine, even when I wasn’t a full-time blogger. Working a traditional job, I thought every day about how to maximize both my precious vacation days as well as points and miles to use on those personal trips. I travel a lot for work as a full-time blogger, so over time I have gradually built up enough points and miles to use for one big person...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, Top Travel Tips, Emerald Club, National Car Rental, National Car Rental 's Emerald Club, Qualifying Rental


What to Pack for a Springtime Europe River Cruise

You’ve planned your river cruise, but you’re not sure of how and what to pack for a spring Europe river cruse. Maybe you’re curious about springtime weather or formal nights… The post What to Pack for a Springtime Europe River Cruise appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Travel Tips, Rivers, Viking River Cruise, Europe river cruise, Pack For A River Cruise


Seen on a Walk

Walking around Paris, there are always new things to see along with the traditional. In the holiday season panettone bread is seen for sale. This particular one is limoncello flavor and I saw some with Amaretto flavor too. Graffiti-kind of cute. A charming little side street with only pedestrian traffic. I like to step into the lobbies of small boutique hotels, especially when they are as nice as this one. This is the season of King Cakes, or galette de roi king...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Paris


Changes to Eurail in 2019

Long before WOW and Norwegian Air had $99 airfares luring young people across the pond, there was Eurail, the post-World-War-II, trans-European train network that offered dirt cheap, all-you-can-ride passes for intrepid Americans looking to explore a region just recovering from the most destructive war in history. What resulted was the first iteration of the Euro-trip, a rite-of-passage trip for young adults in the summers between college spent riding the rails in a place that, at the time, c...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, London, Greece, Global, Marseille, Paris, Italy, Lithuania, Great Britain, All, Baby Boomer, Piraeus, Ekaterina Pokrovsky Shutterstock


U.S.- #Qatar Energy Partnership Has Russia On Edge | OilPrice.com

U.S.-Qatar Energy Partnership Has Russia On Edge | OilPrice.com:It’s been well noted on my OilPrice.com posts over the past year that President Donald Trump isn’t happy with where and even how much of Europe procures its natural gas. It’s still been less than a year when Trump shocked media both at home and abroad with his tongue lashing of EU members and more poignantly Germany over its continued reliance on geopolitically charged Russian natural gas.As a refresher, in early July Trump lashed o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Eu, Nato, Moscow, Brussels, Donald Trump, Trump, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nordstream, U S Qatar Energy Partnership


Commercial Demand Aids Profit Growth For European Hotels In November

Demand from the commercial segment accounted for more than 40 percent of accommodated roomnights in November and helped fuel a 5.2-percent year-on-year increase in profit per room for hotels across Europe, according to the latest data tracking full-service hotels from HotStats.
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Talks Underway to Build Gas Pipeline to Egypt, Israel Says - Bloomberg

Talks Underway to Build Gas Pipeline to Egypt, Israel Says - Bloomberg:Talks are in progress to build an underwater natural gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt, part of efforts to transform the eastern Mediterranean into an energy export hub on Europe’s doorstep, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said. Israeli gas stocks rose.Construction could begin as early as next year on the pipe to transport gas from Israel’s offshore Leviathan and Tamar fields to Egypt’s existing liquefied natural g...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Israel, Bloomberg, Egypt, Leviathan, Mediterranean, Tamar, Yuval Steinitz, Steinitz, Egypt Israel, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Total lunar eclipse coming

The name of the unique celestial phenomenon might sound a bit dramatic, but then again, so is the phenomenon itself. On January 21, at around 12:12 AM EST, a total lunar eclipse called “super blood wolf moon” will be visible in the night sky. The name describes a total lunar eclipse that makes the moon appear larger and red to people on Earth. Total lunar eclipses only happen when the sun, Earth, and moon reach perfect alignment, causing the Earth’s shadow to hide the moon from view. By contr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, US, Earth, Moon, South America, North, All, Eclipse, Eclipses, Lunar Eclipse


A new take on the January blues

We’ve got a new take on the January blues… here we highlight some of the most beautiful blue places around the world to visit, from exploring the brightly-coloured alleyways of Chefchaouen in Morocco to sailing around the turquoise waters and tropical islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia on a traditional phinisi yacht. Chefchaouen, Morocco Chefchaouen […] The post A new take on the January blues appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Greece, Indonesia, India, Africa, Morocco, Maldives, Regions, Western Europe, Raja Ampat, Chefchaouen, Chefchaouen Morocco Chefchaouen


WOW Air Sale $49 to Europe January 2019 — But Should You Take Advantage of It?

WOW Air is offering flights from Boston, Detroit, Newark and Baltimore to Iceland — or you can travel onwards to Dublin, Brussels, Frankfurt and London — starting at $49.00 one way from Monday, January 21, 2019 through Monday, March 11, 2019... ...but you must... The post WOW Air Sale $49 to Europe January 2019 — But Should You Take Advantage of It? appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, London, Airlines, Iceland, Baltimore, Promotions, Discounts And Coupons, Boston Detroit Newark, Dublin Brussels Frankfurt


Despite challenges, OTA bookings continue to climb in Europe

Online travel agencies (OTAs) operating in the European travel market find themselves in an interesting position in 2018. On the one hand, these intermediaries have been instrumental in the maturation of the region's online travel marketplace, and the key players in the category are household names among European travelers. But increasingly, the landscape has shrunk to the point where, in the battle for OTA bookings, just one or two players compete, making it extremely challenging for sma...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Ota


Our Offbeat Travel List: 11 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2019” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Unesco, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Miami, South America


Wow Air launches $49 fares, their cheapest flights ever to Europe

Attention Cheapos! 2019 is getting off to a good start with the latest fare announcement from Wow Air. Starting today, you can book a flight to Europe for only $49. If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on a trip to Iceland, Ireland, London, Germany, or Belgium, now is the time to go. These flights are sure to sell out fast, so we’ve put together the details on how to get this amazing deal before they’re gone. How to score a $49 flight To find this rock bottom fare, you need to book from cert...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Boston, US, Belgium, Airlines, Dublin, Iceland, Reykjavik, Wow Air, Budget Flights, Dailycheapo, Rek, Flash Travel Deals, Iceland Ireland London Germany


Surprise! I’m Moving to Paris

Posted: 1/14/19 | January 14th, 2019 Ever since I first set eyes upon it, I’ve wanted to move to Paris. It was everything I’ve imagined it to be. A city that oozed sophistication and history from its cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, cafes, restaurants, and Parisians strolling down the street. I loved the lights, the food, the music, the people, that special je ne sais quoi. I know I idealize Paris. I know living somewhere is a lot different than dropping in for a few weeks at a time. But...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, New York City, Colombia, Paris, Stockholm, Ducks Hostel, TravelCon, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Depth Budget Guide, Eiffel Tower Les Piaules Fantastic


Have CBD, Will Travel: A Brief Guide To Traveling With CBD Oil For Newbies

Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states, while recreational cannabis is legal in 10. Michigan’s the latest addition to those 10 where you can use recreational marijuana. Soon, Utahns and Missourians may also get legal access to medical cannabis. With more states legalizing this 500 BC-old plant, it’s easy to see why many wonder if traveling with CBD is fine. If getting across state borders with cannabidiol products in their bags isn’t a crime. Especially now that hemp has become legal in the...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, US, Idaho, Nebraska, Michigan, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Don, Thc, CBD Oil For Newbies


Turkey Billionaire Said in Talks to Sell Hotels to #Dubai - Bloomberg

Turkey Billionaire Said in Talks to Sell Hotels to Dubai - Bloomberg:Turkish billionaire Ferit Sahenk is in talks to sell some of Europe’s most famous luxury hotels to the investment firm owned by Dubai’s ruler as part of a debt restructuring, people with knowledge of the matter said.The discussions involve properties including the historic Capri Palace in Italy, the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese in Rome and Istanbul’s Grand Hyatt, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are p...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Rome, Italy, Dubai, Istanbul, Jumeirah Group, Dubai Holding, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Bloomberg, Capri Palace, Ferit Sahenk, Turkey Billionaire Said, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, Aldrovandi


U.S. wants #Qatar to challenge Russian gas in Europe -U.S. official | Reuters

U.S. wants Qatar to challenge Russian gas in Europe -U.S. official | Reuters:The United States wants Qatar, the world’s top liquefied natural gas supplier, to challenge Russia’s gas dominance in Europe, a U.S. administration official said on Monday.Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told Reuters that the United States is talking with Doha about supplying Europe with LNG as it wants Germany and other countries to import Qatari and U.S. gas rather than from Russia, which now accounts for...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Russia, Qatar, United States, Baltic Sea, Doha, Reuters, U S Energy, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nord Stream, Dan Brouillette



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