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Travel: These 3 new restaurants make Las Vegas a winner for the budget conscious

Name a top-end dining trend this century and odds are it has found its way to a Las Vegas casino, served in a frou-frou designed room with $$$$ menus. That’s all well and good for high-rolling foodies, but for the rest of us, a different and welcome wrinkle has arrived: Vegas is becoming a beachhead for outposts of regional eateries that have blown up nationally by selling high-quality comfort food at low-to-moderate price points. While Las Vegas has had high-end restaurants for years, it ha...
Tags: Travel, Mississippi, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tennessee, New Orleans, Nashville, Las Vegas, MGM, South, Kogi, Southern California, Roy Choi, Tiffany


US modern Indian food movement

The shiny orange layer of slime sitting on top of the chicken thighs looked suspicious. The sign said “butter chicken,” but it looked more like what was left in the sink when I was done washing dishes. As an apprehensive 10-year-old, pretty much everything under the yellowing lights of the $8.95, all-you-can-eat buffet looked suspect. The walls were covered in pictures of the Taj Mahal, old Bollywood movies played on TV, and the entire place smelled like a New York City bodega took the conten...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, India, New York City, US, America, Atlanta, Miami, Ncaa, Michelin, North Carolina, Orange County, Duke, Mathur, South


20 Fun and Interesting Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

LA is the second biggest city in the USA, and as a visitor it seems like there are endless things to do in Los Angeles with kids! Over the years we’ve been able to visit Los Angeles several times. Firstly solo, then as a couple, and now with our two daughters, Kalyra and Savannah. To be honest we weren’t initially big fans, and it’s taken a while for LA to grow on us. Sometimes you have to visit a place a second or third or even forth time before you can appreciate it. I think it’s because we c...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Beyonce, California, Jay Z, La, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Katy Perry, House, Connecticut, San Diego


US no longer needs visa for Brazil

For a few years now , Brazil has been experimenting with its visa program when it comes to travelers from the US. In 2016, the country temporarily waived visa requirements to attract US citizens for the Summer Olympics, and in 2018, it launched an e-visa program to make visa acquisition easier for US travelers. Now, the country is eliminating the visa requirement altogether, making it easier than ever for Americans to travel to Brazil. Starting on June 17, American, Canadian, Australian, and J...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, US, Brazil, North, South, Sao Paulo, All, Midwest, Brazil Visa, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil travel, Marcelo Alvaro Antonio, Brazil Tourism, Brazil Tourist Visa, US Citizen Visas


American Travel Experiences Everyone Should Try

In recent years I’ve spent a lot more time traveling around my own country and, for the most part, it’s been wonderful. The experiences I’ve enjoyed most times truly surprised me and I’ve learned how to better appreciate the full width and breadth of the U.S. In an effort to encourage other people, American or not, to experience more of what makes the country so much fun to explore, today I want to share some of my own personal experiences that I think best portray what the nation is all about....
Tags: Travel, New York, Yosemite, US, America, Chicago, National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, St Louis, Detroit, Pacific, South, Yellowstone


La Moneda – A Rare Glimpse Inside Chile’s Presidential Palace

Santiago is pretty generous with residents and tourists. Admission is free to many great museums—including the Museo Historico Nacional, the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, the Museo de Artes Visuales (MAVI), the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos—and parks are open to the public until late at night. Few places are off limits in the capital, except, quite understandably, the Palacio de la Moneda, the seat of the President of the Republic of Chil...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Santiago, Chile, South, Presidential Palace, Pinochet, Salvador Allende, Palacio de la Moneda, Derechos Humanos, Allende, Republic of Chile, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, South America 2018-2019, Museo de la Memoria, Museo Historico Nacional


Why You Shouldn’t Overlook the American South

Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 I love the South. Before I went traveling, I always had this perception that the southern states in the US were backward. They were filled with racists, yokels, and obese, gun-loving, Jesus freaks. It was a perception born out of a quarter-century of living in New England and consuming mass media and stereotypes about a people and place I really didn’t know anything about. Then, at the start of my grand trip in 2006, I drove across the United States. As ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Mississippi, Interviews, Australia, Kentucky, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Syria, United States


4-season guide to Leavenworth, WA

The ultimate four-season guide to Leavenworth, WA Spring Summer Fall Winter #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/02/Festivals-Leavenworth-Chamber-of-Commerce-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/02/Festivals-Leavenworth-Chamber-of-Commerce-1200x900.jpg') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs....
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Texas, Winter, Washington, Germany, US, Summer, Munich, Farmers, Food And Drink, Santa, Bavaria, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, South


Quick Guide to Things to Do in Miami – Florida Travel

There is no doubt that Miami is one of the hottest cities in the Southern part of Florida. The place has tons of amazing hotels, restaurants, and beaches for you to enjoy. I would dare to say that this is os one of the most popular destinations around the globe. Most people, when they think about Miami, they immediately think of themselves lounging around on one of the gorgeous beachfront hotels. The place is heaven looking for those searching for luxury and relaxation, as well as partying. Howe...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Florida, Miami, South, Miami Beach, St Roch Market, Wynwood, Jungle Island, Florida Travel, Vizcaya Museum Gardens, Wynwood Brewing Company This, Wynwood Brewing, La Rubia, Miami Design District Has, Wynwood Wynwood


Minnesota, from North to the South

Highlights of Minnesota, from Minneapolis St. Paul to the Minnesota River Valley in the South, a guide to the many sites in this big US state.
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, United States, North, South, Destinations, St Paul, Minneapolis St Paul, Minnesota River Valley


Where to eat and drink ATL airport

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the busiest airport in the world. Thankfully, the airport planners had restaurants, food, and drinks in mind when designing the terminals. There are places for classic southern staples like chicken and beer, as well as restaurants you likely already know, like P.F. Chang’s and Shake Shack. Not to mention fine dining like One Flew South, which sets the bar for the best airport food. Frankly, Atlanta is one of the best airports in the world if you’re look...
Tags: Travel, US, Atlanta, Bobby Flay, Jay, South, All, Bobby, Chang, Jim Beam, Luda, Atlanta Airport, Chris Bridges, Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Paschal, Airport Food


12 Most Charming Small Towns in Georgia

Beginning life as the last of the British colonies to be established in 1733, Georgia is a southeastern state that packs a punch when it comes to history. Towns here epitomize the South with their white-washed, clapboard churches, mansions, and plantations – wealth from farming and mining reflected in almost every one. With a whole
Tags: Travel, Usa, Georgia, South, The-south, Georgia-state


Best Picture noms filming locations

Every year between November and February, all of Hollywood glams up for the red carpet, and the rest of us kick back on a couch with the television on to watch it all unfold and judge. The Academy Awards is one of the most prestigious awards anyone in the film industry can receive, and as the oldest entertainment awards ceremony, all similar ceremonies, such as the Emmy and Grammy awards, are made in its image. Of all the Oscars a film can receive, Best Picture is typically the race everyone ...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, New York, Hollywood, London, California, La, White House, New York City, US, Kodak, Los Angeles, Uganda, Afghanistan, Brooklyn


Unlikely Food Destinations I Love to Visit

The other day I saw an article declaring how strange it was for a certain destination I love to actually have incredible food. I’d visited there several times and already knew how amazing the food scene is, but I was surprised that they were surprised. The fact is, that some cities, regions and even entire countries have terrible reputations when it comes to the culinary scene. Usually, although I admit not always, these reputations aren’t fair, especially in 2019. In the last 15 years or so, n...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, England, Germany, India, US, Colombia, Unesco, Munich, Atlantic, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Manchester, Northern Ireland


Best LGBTQ bars and clubs in the US

Since the opening of Seattle’s The Double Header in 1933, American gay bars have propelled the country’s LGBTQIA community into the mainstream, nearly singlehandedly removing the stigma and replacing it with a feeling of pride and joy. As opposed to your typical run-of-the-mill bar or club, gay nightlife institutions have long been celebrated for their open-minded approach to fun, welcoming anyone over the age of 21 and encouraging them to express themselves in whatever ways they wish. Not on...
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, California, Boston, Lgbt, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Portland, New Orleans, Manhattan, Miami


Nicaragua

Nicaragua officially the republic is the largest country in the central Americas isthmus bordered by Honduras to the NW the Caribbean to the east costa Rica to the South and the pacific ocean to the SW. Managua is the capitol and the 3rd largest city i
Tags: Travel, Honduras, Nicaragua, Caribbean, South, Managua, Rica


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington

Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want to, for the most p...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want t...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


Travel: No ship of fools for these cruise performers

Garry Carson has heard it thousands of times from cruise passengers before showtime: “I don’t like magic, but let’s see if the guy is any good.” Some entertainers would have bruised egos overhearing such comments, especially on a crowded elevator ride to the deck of the theater. But after 500-plus cruises over 22 years, the seafaring magician knows the life of taking an act on the road where there are no roads. “These people aren’t there because they love or even like magic,” said Carson, pointi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Florida, New York, Texas, Australia, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Brian Wilson, Long Beach, New Orleans, Miami


Spain Day Thirteen

Final day here as we're heading South tomorrow into the unplanned part of our trip.It's been great to spend time with our various relatives on this coast but they'll have had enough of us by nowGood news is HMRC popped a significant tax rebate in
Tags: Travel, Hmrc, Spain, South


29 Things to do in Nova Scotia – Road Trip Travel Guide

Looking for the very best things to do in Nova Scotia? After extensively travelling the entire province from North to South, we've had many grand adventures. This Nova Scotia travel guide will help you make the most of your East Coast Road Trip and offer unique ideas of what to see and do. Things to do […] Read the original post 29 Things to do in Nova Scotia – Road Trip Travel Guide on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Nova Scotia, North, South, How To Plan Your Next Trip, East Coast Road Trip, Nova Scotia Road


Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South has millions of people in its path, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and possible power outages. Governors and local officials in several states declared emergencies ahead of the storm crossing several Southern […]
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, South, Charlotte North Carolina, Nation & World


Kaikoura

SC writes Yesterday was our first proper scenic drive in our hire car Nelson in the North of South to Kaikoura on the Eastern Pacific Coast.This was an lovely drive with some stunning scenery bonkers little twisty roads and most interstingly clea
Tags: Travel, South, Nelson, Sc, Kaikoura, Eastern Pacific Coast


Storm: 2 dead, several hurt as bus overturns near Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A tour bus overturned on an icy highway ramp south of Memphis on Wednesday, leaving two people dead and several others injured as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South with an early shot of sleet, light snow and freezing temperatures. DeSoto County sheriff’s deputy Alex Coker said the bus […]
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Memphis, South, Tenn AP, DeSoto County, Nation & World, Alex Coker


Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Ananth Kumar was, at best, one of the builders of BJP in Karnataka; a power broker like Pramod Mahajan

Ananth Kumar (left) with L.K. Advani and ‘Vishwa Vani’ editor-in-chief Vishveshwar Bhat, who served as his office on special duty. (courtesy: Vishveshwar Bhat) Union minister and Bangalore South MP Ananth Kumar’s premature demise at the age of 59 will hog the news headlines, at least in Karnataka, for the next few hours. Adjectives will pour forth in a torrent from his colleagues, compatriots, commentators and constituents as they try to make sense of the brutality of the grim reaper. That is ...
Tags: Travel, London, Media, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, United States, Union, Airbus, Parliament, Delhi, Boeing, South, Bangalore, Air India, Karnataka


Deepavali vs Diwali: A short, stupidly chauvinistic rant (in four graphs) on the mind gap between the South and the North

“North vs South” is an evergreen story in Indian journalism. And maha fun too. Newspapers, magazines, and pop-columnists have for decades banked on the all-too-real differences between the people, food, movies, music, habits, efficiency between the two geographical halves of India to rescue them out of many a deadline crisis. End of akhand story. Yesterday was Deepavali below the Vindhyas, which, of course, has been shortened to Diwali above it so that it is easier on the tongues of the langua...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, India, South, Diwali, South South, Deepavali, Supreme Court of India, APPA, Churumuri, Sans Serif, Kannada & Karnataka, Issues and Ideas, Life Etcetera


Should You Add “Unsafe” Destinations to Your RTW Trip?

Fear is individually unique. One person’s definition of a safe destination can equal another’s worst nightmare. However, regardless of whether you sport a high fear factor or quiver at the sight of your own shadow (I idle somewhere in between), there are certain destinations around the globe that sit at the upper end of the spectrum of dangerous.   The reasons that turn a spot into a danger zone are wide ranging, from war, to natural disasters, to terrorism, to violent civil unrest.   Whether yo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, England, New York, London, Featured, Safety, Mexico, France, Rome, Colombia, Egypt, Paris, Middle East, Manchester


Flying (a Biofuel-Free) Virgin Atlantic 787-9 in Upper Class

After covering Virgin Atlantic’s flight powered by recaptured carbon biofuel, Geoff Fischer had to get back home to Seattle.  He was lucky enough to be flown home in Upper Class (aka Business Class), and here’s his report. Disclosure: Virgin Atlantic paid for Geoff’s travel. Having flown British Airways a number of times, I was looking forward to this return flight to finally try the competition and see if Virgin Atlantic lives up to its hype. Virgin was one of the pioneers of a premium ca...
Tags: Travel, London, Guest Posts, Frankfurt, Trip Reports, Atlantic, Heathrow, New Zealand, Virgin, Richard Branson, Vancouver, Greenland, Seattle, Mercedes, Boeing, Lucy


Crazy Jug Point Fredonia Arizona

I came from Fredonia Arizona on US 89A and quickly turned South on the paved road that was BLM on FS 22. After about 20 miles of the BLM paved road the North Kaibab FS 22 turned into a scenic dirt road with small canyons with trees.Forest Service 22 i
Tags: Travel, US, BLM, Forest Service, South, Fredonia Arizona


7 parasites to avoid while traveling

Seasoned travelers know to get their travel vaccines up to date before departure and are aware that certain medications need to make it into their first-aid kits for a safe and healthy trip. But there might be one thing missing from their standard healthcare checklist: parasite protection. If you don’t take the time to research what parasites are festering in the local area you are traveling to, you might be setting yourself up for a traveler’s most unwanted souvenir. So, to make sure your tr...
Tags: Travel, Health, Cdc, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, United States, Crypto, South America, Parasites, Caribbean, South, Travel Health, Travelers, Central and South America



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