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U.S. restrictions on #Qatar Airways could lead to unraveling of aviation agreements: airlines | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

U.S. restrictions on Qatar Airways could lead to unraveling of aviation agreements: airlines | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO:The U.S. government should not restrict Qatar Airways or Air Italy from flying to the United States because it may lead to the unraveling of other aviation agreements around the world, three U.S. airlines said in a letter to officials on Wednesday.Washington is scrutinizing state-owned Qatar Airways' acquisition of 49 percent of Air Italy, which has been flying to U.S. destin...
Tags: Travel, Washington, United States, Gulf, State, Qatar Airways, FedEx Corp, Mike Pompeo, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Air Italy, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc, Transportation Elaine Chao JetBlue Airways Corp


Rare Chance to see Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" at Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci (1490) (Venice, Italy) One of the most famous drawings in the world, Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), whose home is the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, is rarely put on display because of its fragile nature. Now, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, the Accademia has mounted an exhibition entitled Leonard da Vinici. Model Man of the World, which features the delicate ink on paper drawing. Leonardo da Vinici. L...
Tags: Travel, Washington, France, Italy, Cambridge, Venice, Florence, Christ, Venice Italy, Leonardo, Leonard, Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Windsor Castle, National Gallery of Art, Fitzwilliam Museum


The 2019 Historic Hotels of America Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens Announced

WASHINGTON - Historic Hotels of America have some of the most magnificent and beautiful storybook gardens. Numerous life-long memories of special occasions celebrated in the gardens of historic hotels include romantic getaways, romantic proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, and family reunions. Multigenerational guests select a historic resort to explore, experience, and grow their own ever-blossoming memories in beautiful gardens located at historic hotels.
Tags: Travel, Washington, America, Historic Hotels of America Top


The biggest 4/20 parties in the US

April 20 is the unofficial-official cannabis consumer holiday. Even people who don’t partake know that 4/20 is a reference to marijuana, as seen by weed-friendly areas and hotels advertising as “4/20-friendly.” It’s a celebration, however, that’s usually enjoyed with a couple of friends or small group at home or in a semi-private section of a public park far, far away from children. Except, however, in a couple of notable cases. Ten states and Washington, DC, allow recreational cannabis, but ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Weed, California, Washington, Marijuana, US, San Francisco, Cannabis, Washington Dc, Amsterdam, Denver, All, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco California, Sacramento California


Shiji Group Opens New Office in Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area to Continue Expansion in the Americas

Shiji Group has recently expanded in the Americas by opening a new office in Bethesda, Maryland. With the first US office based in Atlanta, Georgia, the new office in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area will serve the growing number of US-based Shiji customers.
Tags: Travel, Washington, Americas, US, Atlanta Georgia, Bethesda Maryland, Shiji, Shiji Group, Shiji Group Opens New Office


#SaudiArabia says no change to policy of trading oil in dollars - Reuters

Saudi Arabia says no change to policy of trading oil in dollars - Reuters:Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday there was no change to the kingdom’s long-standing policy of trading oil in U.S. dollars.“Absolutely not. There is no change whatsoever to our long-standing policy,” Falih said when asked to comment on the possibility that Saudi Arabia could ditch the dollar.Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar if Washington passes a bill exposi...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Reuters, Khalid al Falih, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Falih, Saudiarabia


Oil prices rise 1.5 percent as strong U.S. economic data eases demand concerns - Reuters

Oil prices rise 1.5 percent as strong U.S. economic data eases demand concerns - Reuters:Oil prices gained 1.5 percent on Friday as strong U.S. employment data tempered fears about weakening global crude oil demand, and on expectations that an escalating conflict in Libya could tighten oil supplies.Optimism that Washington and Beijing are approaching a trade deal also boosted crude prices.Brent crude futures settled at $70.34 a barrel, up 94 cents, or 1.35 percent. The session high of $70.46 was...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Beijing, Libya, Brent, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Exclusive: #SaudiArabia threatens to ditch dollar oil trades to stop 'NOPEC' - sources - Reuters

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia threatens to ditch dollar oil trades to stop 'NOPEC' - sources - Reuters:Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar if Washington passes a bill exposing OPEC members to U.S. antitrust lawsuits, three sources familiar with Saudi energy policy said.They said the option had been discussed internally by senior Saudi energy officials in recent months. Two of the sources said the plan had been discussed with OPEC members and one source brief...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, NOPEC


#Saudi plans to invite bids for nuclear power project in 2020: sources | Reuters

Saudi plans to invite bids for nuclear power project in 2020: sources | Reuters:Saudi Arabia plans to issue a multi-billion-dollar tender in 2020 to construct its first two nuclear power reactors and is discussing the project with U.S. and other potential suppliers, three sources familiar with the plans said.The world’s top oil exporter wants to diversify its energy mix, adding nuclear power so it can free up more crude for export. But the plans are facing Washington’s scrutiny because of potent...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


AHLA Launches Campaign Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is launching a month-long campaign along with member companies and national partners to raise public awareness about sexual assault and reaffirm the hotel industry's commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all employees and guests. Today, AHLA's 2019 Board of Directors launched this campaign by uniting against sexual violence with an open letter ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, American Hotel and Lodging Association AHLA


How to see wolverines in Washington

When you tell folks that you’ve volunteered with a group that monitors wolverines in the North Cascades, their response is usually one of confusion. No, they don’t think you’re busy saving mutant X-men with retractable claws. They are amazed, though, that wolverines — stocky animals in the weasel family that look like small, bushy-tailed bears — even exist in Washington State. Those people are understandably stunned by the existence of these brown-and-black-hued carnivores because, like othe...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Canada, United States, Alaska, Washington State, British Columbia, Wolverine, All, Wolverines, North Cascades, Jesse Snyder, Karel Bartik Shutterstock, Washington State the North Cascades, Cascades Wolverine Project, Michal Ninger Shutterstock


United Airlines Offers X Gender Option for Non-Binary Passengers

Last year New York City (independently from the state) joined Oregon, California and Washington in offering a third gender option (X) on birth certificates. But many other official documents and forms (like passports, licenses, immigration visas) require people to choose male or female—making the process of representing oneself to governing bodies more stressful and less accurate. Now United has become the first airline to also …
Tags: Travel, Gender, Design, Washington, New York City, Culture, Lgbtq, Airlines, United, United Airlines, Linkaboutit, Transgender Rights, Oregon California, Transgender Community, LGBTQ Community, Non Binary


How writers monetize words: The marketplaces for writing in digital formats

The Internet is often depicted as a threat to traditional print publishing and traditional print publishers -- which it is. But the Internet has also created many new digital publishing and income opportunities for tech-savvy, innovative, and entrepreneurial writers, including ways to make money from business models and types of writing that would be difficult or impossible to exploit profitably in any print format. The National Writers Union is the most diverse organization of working writer...
Tags: Travel, Washington, US Patent And Trademark Office, Edward, NWU, Digital Marketplace, National Writers Union, USA Membership


Mantegna and Bellini – Berlin exhibition review

I may be at my happiest when I am looking at Venetian art. Bellini rates amongst my favourites alongside Giorgione and Lorenzo Lotto (an odd combination, but I have my reasons). Having missed the exhibit dedicated to Mantegna and Bellini in London last Fall, I took advantage of the opportunity to see its Berlin iteration on a recent business trip to the German city. Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini were almost the same age, and were brothers-in-law; the show is dedicated to their artistic re...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Washington, Berlin, Museum, Italy, Venice, Mars, National Gallery, Christ, Isabella, Art History, Exhibition Review, Mantua, Andrea


Best cities in the US for a cannabis

The number of states that allow recreational cannabis is rapidly growing. It’s inspiring a new class of travelers — the cannabis class — to get out of their homes to visit places where weed is warmly embraced. Even for the least experienced, the legal experience is a curiosity for people passing through on pleasure or business. Yet not all cities are created equal. Some cities in recreational states don’t allow sales while others lack the infrastructure to have a solid selection of shops or ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Washington, La, Marijuana, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cannabis, Las Vegas, Nevada, Napa, Santa Barbara County, Oakland


Best wildflower blooms in the world

It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere, as the recent super bloom in California has made loud and clear. But the Golden State’s golden poppies are just the beginning. This time of year, wildflowers carpet landscapes north of the equator across the globe, from the hills of Texas to the mountains of Bhutan. Then the whole thing starts up again in September when spring hits the Southern Hemisphere — it’s almost always wildflower season somewhere. Here are seven stunning blooms worth t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, England, Texas, London, Wales, California, Washington, India, US, Wildflowers, Unesco, Britain, Ireland, South Africa


The best restaurants in Denver

Just like the city itself , Denver’s restaurant landscape is quickly growing and improving. You can still find a cowboy-style meal that’s heavy on the beef (and plenty of Rocky Mountain oysters if you know where to look), but a young and diverse crop of chefs is keeping the options from getting stale. “With the population boom came more restaurants, which pushed every chef and concept to change, innovate, and create with passion to be the best and win over customers,” chef Joseph Lewis of Rhei...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Washington, Chicago, Broadway, Wisconsin, Vesta, Taylor, Sam, Denver, All, Duncan, Marco, Lewis, Benny, Holmes


Best dispensaries in Seattle

There are plenty of things Seattle is known for. The birth of grunge and Amazon, for example, and as the location for a bunch of scenes in 50 Shades of Grey. Also the unsettling connection to serial killers. Increasingly, however, it’s known for world-class cannabis shops. Whether you’re just passing through or you’re looking to make Seattle your home, Seattle is a city where cannabis lovers can be forever satisfied. These are the best recreational cannabis dispensaries in Seattle. 1. Have ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Washington, US, Cannabis, Seattle, Denver, All, Ike, Blanchard, Belltown, Eisenberg, Lake City Way, Ian Eisenberg, Martin Luther King Jr Way, Dispensaries


Best US vintage trailer rentals

Before there was #vanlife, there was trailer life. In the 1950s and ‘60s, hitting the great highways and meandering backroads of the US with the family and a nicely outfitted trailer was the best way to see the country, and tons of great models emerged from that time period, including the now-iconic and coveted silver Airstreams. Nowadays, you’re more likely to see sleek modern RVs and boxy fold-out campers at campsites, but these charming relics of the USA’s great road-trip era are still flo...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Netflix, Tennessee, Trailers, Royals, Airbnb, New Mexico, Kate, Oakland, North Carolina, Kate Pierson


D.C. Hotel Industry A Casualty Of Federal Government Shutdown

Like death and taxes, one thing is certain: a federal government shutdown is no good for hotels in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
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#Saudi signals OPEC may need to extend oil cuts until end-2019 | Reuters

Saudi signals OPEC may need to extend oil cuts until end-2019 | Reuters:Saudi Arabia said on Sunday OPEC’s job in rebalancing the oil market was far from done as global inventories were still rising despite harsh U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, signaling it may need to expand output cuts into the second half of 2019.Russia, which is cutting oil output in tandem with OPEC, also said production cuts would stay in place at least until June, when Washington’s next steps on reducing Iran’s and ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Iran, United States, Venezuela, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Historical lesbian destinations

Due to the vast majority of LGBTQ historical records and writings focusing on the relationships between gay men, there isn’t much about the history of lesbianism in the more distant past. However, just in the past three centuries, along with the emergence of feminism and women’s rights, came the need to bring the lesbian voice into the mainstream. The easiest way to pay homage to the lesbian culture that helped shape history as you know it? Simply pay a visit to one of the many destinations a...
Tags: Travel, Lorde, Washington, France, Lgbt, New York City, US, Washington Dc, Tennessee, House, Paris, Nashville, Philadelphia, Lgbtq, Staten Island, Virginia Woolf


1950s fire lookout tower in rural Idaho is converted into a dreamy Airbnb rental

We’ve already featured tiny house entrepreneur Kristie Wolfe‘s incredible projects, such as the Hobbit Hole in Washington and a Hawaiian treehouse, but the innovative builder has outdone herself with her latest project. Sitting high up in the tree canopy overlooking 13 acres of forested landscape in rural Idaho, Wolfe has converted a 1950s fire lookout tower into an incredibly unique Airbnb rental. Located in Fernwood, Idaho, the tower, built on a soaring 40-foot frame, was originally used as ...
Tags: Design, Washington, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Idaho, Airbnb, Hobbit Hole, Cabin, Wolfe, Cabin Designs, Washington Hobbit Hole, Unique Airbnb Stays, Kristie Wolfe, Crystal Peak Lookout, Airbnb North Idaho


Spring Training on Spring Break

I decided to wait until after our second game of MLB Spring Training before posting about both of them so I could compare them for my faithful readers. Our first game was on Saturday night in West Palm Beach the Washington Nationals' home stadium for Sp
Tags: Travel, Washington, Mlb, West Palm Beach


Best Olympic National Park trails

Set on Washington state’s massive Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park sprawls across more than a million acres, 95 percent of which has been designated as pristine wilderness. It has towering peaks, four different rainforests, over 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 73 miles of wilderness coast. With so much awe-inspiring territory, choosing from its 611 trails is a daunting task. Rest easy. These five off-the-beaten-path trails will help you beat the crowds and savor all that the Ol...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Hiking, United States, Washington State, National Park, Anderson, All, Moss, Valley, Highway 101, Arthur, Olympic National Park, Forest Service Road, Cedar Lake, Pacific Northwest Trail


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


Best spring break trips in the US

You don’t have to do five-story beer bongs off a beachfront balcony to have a great spring break. Though let’s be honest, it’s a better story if you do. The annual respite from school and work that runs from the beginning of March to mid-April is one of the great American traditions, where college kids create memories they won’t remember, and families finally have time for some peace and quiet. Even if you can’t afford a week of debauchery in Mexico or a family jaunt to Europe, each state has...
Tags: All, Spring Break, Spring Break Destinations, Spring Break Travel


The best places to kayak in the US

Kayaking is a sport that can be done for leisure, exercise, or passion. Regardless of the reason, it’s a great way to enjoy nature and get a different perspective on your surroundings. With so many diverse landscapes, the United States is packed with places to kayak. From Alaska to Florida — on wild rivers, quiet lakes, open ocean, and glacier-fed bays — this country is a perfect natural playground for kayakers of all abilities. Here are 10 unique kayaking destinations around the US. 1. Glac...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, California, Washington, US, United States, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona, New Zealand, Michigan, Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Pacific Ocean, Lake Superior


Homeland security chief cites ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ on Mexico border

WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, on Wednesday implored Congress to confront what she called a “humanitarian catastrophe” on the southern border by supporting President Donald Trump’s call for a border wall and changing laws to crack down on asylum-seekers and illegal border-crossers. In her first congressional appearance since Democrats took control of […]
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, World, Nation, Donald Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Kirstjen Nielsen


Travel News: March 7, 2019

Avalon Waterways Introduces ‘Your Way’ Cruising Travel Pulse In 2020, Avalon Waterways is inviting travelers to chart their own course, at their own pace, before or after their cruise with its NEW Your Way program. Utilizing sister companies–Monograms and Globus–Avalon Waterways is making it easier than ever before for cruisers to customize their European river cruise vacation, from start to finish.   Kenya airport strike strands hundreds of passengers BBC News Hundreds of passengers were stran...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, BBC News, Accor, Kenya, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Alaska Airlines, News And Deals, Nairobi, Everett, Kenya Airways, SBE, Globus, Everett Washington



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