Singapore to remove motorcycle tolls at Tuas Second Link in Jan 2019

Singapore to remove motorcycle tolls at Tuas Second Link in Jan 2019 ( = || []).push({}); Happy New Year everyone and time to start 2019 with the first story of the year. What is happening in 2019? The big good news is Singapore will remove motorcycle tolls at Tuas Second Link starting 21st January 2019. Malaysia will remove motorcycle tolls starting today, 1st January 2019 at Tuas Second Link and Singapore will follow the move on their side. This is good...
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more trip pics on flickr

More photos from our drive west are now on my Flickr page: here.I'll also be adding to the sets vancouver island and vancouver island north as we explore. [Author: laura k]
Tags: Travel, Travels, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Moving To Bc, Life In A Small Town

New Year's Eve

  The first day of the new year, what will it hold? Where will it take us, lead us? Where will our hearts be next year? As the day unfolds reflection finds me, asking me what, where, who, why, does it do the same to you?   New Year what will you ask of me? Where will my path take me? And a grandbaby! What are your hopes for this New Year?               [Author: French la Vie]
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Travel News: January 1, 2019

Venice Will Start Charging an Entrance Fee to Day-Trippers to Combat Overtourism Skift A measure in Italy’s 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city’s historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said late Sunday on Twitter that the new visitors’ tax would “allow us to manage the city better and to keep it clean...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Italy, Tokyo, Venice, Royal Caribbean, News And Deals, Nassau, Luigi Brugnaro, Aguilar, Stroopwafel, USA Today United, CruiseRadio, Royal Caribbean Issues Crime Warning, Nassau Bahamas Travel Pulse The Bahamas, Dionisio D Aguilar

Colorful Town of Todos Santos, Mexico

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00:00 in São Paulo – “Réveillon na Paulista” 2019

“How long do we have to wait?” “Ninety minutes.” “WHAT? I can’t do that!” “Well, I hope you can because we don’t really have the choice. First, it’s a bit of an old tradition that the new year starts at midnight, second we’re kind of stuck in a crowd of 1.7 million people.” “My tummy hurts. I really need food right now.” “How is that possible? You had one of these Tokyo bowls with rice and beef just two hours ago! Look, Mark, the other kids are waiting quie—” Never mind, I’ve just realized the f...
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Morelia Mexico

I am not sure what happened with the last blog . I published it but havent received a copy yet . Hope it finds you ...and meAs I said the bus ride here was long but not a problem. Leather seats leg rests seat belts separate men and ladies washro
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Happy New Year Returning to the Ranch

Happy New Year Everyone. May it be the best year ever for all of you.Everything here on the ranch is getting even better. Each day more and more of the Tropical Palms Family drive back through the old homestead fence. Home Home on the Range
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Top Jobs That Let You (or Make You) Travel

Traveling and seeing the world is a dream that many people share. Unfortunately, many people will find that they do not have the time or money to travel as much as they would like. For those that would like to be able to see the world or their country more, getting a job that gives them this opportunity would be a great option. There are several career paths in particular that will allow you to travel the world while also getting paid and building a career. Airline Employee One industry that ...
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Will 2019 Be a Happy New Year For You?

This is the bittersweet time of year in which members of frequent travel loyalty programs have mixed feelings: those who have achieved elite level status are thrilled or pleased that they have at least another year to enjoy that status; while others dread checking their membership accounts on January 1 to see that big “goose egg” which indicates that it is yet time again to start over in working to earn and achieve elite level status for yet another year. Those who face that dreaded zero in thei...
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Smallest wild cats in the world

Everybody knows about lions, tigers, and jaguars, but most of the wild felines out there are small cats. They may be little — often smaller than the domestic cat — but what the small wild cats may lack in stature they make up for with daring attitudes and good looks. Like their big cousins, the small cats are threatened with habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans and livestock. But because they don’t have high profiles in the media, the small cats receive less than one percent of th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, China, Animals, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Americas, South Africa, Chile, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Sabah

My 2018 Travel Summary

Each year I seem to travel a little less. Some is attributed to getting older. But I am convinced it is our little Labradoodle Lexi who keeps me home more. And we will try to travel road trips more with her as she is a good traveler and seems to
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Beauty in the Rocky Mountains

The mountains boasted crisp cold on this morning a few days after Christmas. Bold skiers and snowshoers from the Skrastin's Outdoor Club strapped on their gear for an active day at Lake Minnewanka. We the townies stayed on the bus for the short distance
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Where I’m At: January, 2019 – Pattaya edition

Greetings from Pattaya and happy new year! Hope you all have a great 2019. Where I’m At is my monthly summary of where I’ve been and other site news. I had a busy travel month, and the more I travel the less I write, so more in-depth articles will be posted later. Where I’ve Been Saigon View this post on Instagram An old beauty in District 5, Saigon. A post shared by James Clark (@nomadicnotes) on ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Thailand, Shire, Bangkok, Macau, Da Nang, Pai, Where I'm At, Chiang Mai, Anthony Bourdain, Pattaya, Saigon, Agoda, Nha Trang, JAMES CLARK

Brands that donate for conservation

Not to advocate consumerism, but you can actually do a bit of good with your dollar the next time you need to replace that tattered backpack or buy a new pair of skis. It takes a bit of research to find out who’s actually making a difference since “being green” is a trendy thing to do these days. These outdoors brands, though, really are eco-conscious, donating much-needed money to valuable environmental efforts. Here’s some of the good work they’re doing. Columbia Sportswear Photo: Columb...
Tags: Travel, Environment, United States, Chile, Brazil, Patagonia, North Face, Jackson Hole Wyoming, Doug, Edward Abbey, Thompkins, Kelty, Clif Bar, Yvon Chouinard, Conservation Efforts, The Conservation Alliance

New Years Special: $988 Cathay Pacific First Class Asia Back to North America

I just wrote about $675 roundtrip from Vietnam to the US in Cathay Pacific business class. Even if you just book a one way award ticket to Asia and use this for your flight back to the U.S. it's an amazing steal. However there are amazing (even better!) first class fares, too. Continue reading New Years Special: $988 Cathay Pacific First Class Asia Back to North America...
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Hurry: Cathay Pacific Business Class Back to Several US Cities From $675

Oh my goodness this is an amazing fare. You can fly from Southeast Asia to New York in Cathay Pacific business class from $675 roundtrip. Even if you book an award ticket to Asia and use this as a one way ticket to get back (and throw away the return) you come out way way ahead. You can fly from Vietnam - the cheapest fares originate in Da Nang, but other cities work as well - to Cathay Pacific's US gateways starting at $675. Continue reading Hurry: Cathay Pacific Business Class Back to Se...
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Luxury cruise to Antarctica

Colin O’Brady would’ve had a much better time if he’d ended each day eating popcorn in a hot tub. Not to say the man who recently completed the first unassisted trek of Antarctica didn’t enjoy himself. Just that his trip probably would have been better if he could have spent his downtime soaking in hot water and enjoying a hot buttery snack. Such is the life if you opt to see Antarctica aboard the most luxurious ship to ever hit the White Continent. The Silversea Silver Cloud erases all Shack...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Earth, Santiago, Chile, Antarctica, Argentina, Drake, Costco, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean, Silversea, Antarctica Cruise, All, Ushuaia, Luxury Cruise

Why you get dehydrated on planes

Picture your last airplane experience. The movie selection was terrible, the food was even worse, and a subpar offering of booze was most definitely present — though you probably imbibed anyway. And to top it all off, there’s a good chance you were dehydrated. You can’t do anything about the first three issues, but there’s a clear reason as to why you were more parched than Spongebob in Sandy’s Dome. “Very few situations dehydrate a person in the same way that a flight does, aside from being ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Dehydration, Boeing, Matador Network, Sandy, Sahara, Dome, Patrick Smith, Maple Holistics, Air Travel Effects, Dehydration During Flight, Effects Of Flying, Caleb Backe, The Aerospace Medical Association, RJ Oenbrink

Hawaii Supreme Court weighs in on Honolulu council race, complaint filed over GOP campaign finance, media weigh in on top 2018 stories, new laws for 2019, more top state and local government news from all the Hawaiian islands

Diamond Head aerial view ©2018 All Hawaii News No fishing at Waikiki to Diamond Head shoreline in 2019. Environmental advocates like the idea of a closure, but think the time frame needs to be longer for it to be effective. KITV.More than two years after Gov. David Ige’s administration unveiled a 10-year, $378 million plan to escalate the state’s fight against invasive species, much of it remains unfunded and the governor plans to ask the Legislature to provide only a fraction of what was...
Tags: Travel, Gop, Hawaii, House, Volcano, Republican Party, City Council, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii News Now, Maui News

Red Heat

It’s not one of Schwarzenegger’s better films, but it’s not bad either, and is decently directed by Walter Hill. It does the stereotypical “buddy cop” film things, partners at odd and all that, but Arnie does have some fun reactions as the Russian cop, and the cast is not bad either (hey, it’s got Gina Gershon). I don’t regret re-watching it.
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, Schwarzenegger, Arnie, Gina Gershon, Walter Hill, Debaser, Red Heat

Appointment with Death

I was a big fan of Peter Ustinov’s Poirot, and I’m a bit surprised that I didn’t really remember much about this movie — I’m assuming I saw it though. It’s about what you’d expect from these Agatha Christie adaptations, which is to say that they’re not terrific, but are still quite enjoyable to watch. The setting here is nice (Palestine), and it’s got quite the cast (including Carrie Fisher), but the one thing that marred the film for me is the awful soundtrack — it’s unfortunately very 80s, wh...
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, Carrie Fisher, Agatha Christie, Peter Ustinov, Poirot, Debaser, Appointment With Death

School Daze

I had very little memory of what happens in this movie, and so was quite looking forward to re-visiting it. It’s certainly an odd film, and all over the place, but there’s definitely some interesting sequences to take in, especially the musical numbers (I really like the frat face-offs with no music). And it’s pretty fun seeing a very young Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad‘s Gustavo Fring),
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Between this and Red Heat, this is definitely the better Schwarzenegger film of 1988. Silly and goofy, him and Devito do have some great chemistry on-screen, and the ridiculous premise ends up working lovingly. Sure, I wouldn’t describe it as being a great comedy, but it’s a movie you watch with a big ol’ smile on your face.
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, Twins, Schwarzenegger, DeVito, Debaser, Red Heat

looking back, looking ahead: the year that was 2018

Last year at this time, the wmtc i hate christmas tradition -- after being in decline for several years -- roared back in full swing.This year we enjoyed the two extra days off, and I found nothing to hate, or even dislike. About half the houses in our neighbourhood have holiday lights. People wish each other Merry Christmas, and when I say Happy Holidays, it appears unremarkable. And now it's New Year's Eve, one of the few holidays I really love. A time to look back and look forward, to take s...
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the view from here

This is the view around the corner from our place, maybe 100 metres down the main road into town -- when it's not raining. [Author: laura k]
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Hollande, Nieuwvliet-Bad

Le phare Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Moving to Australia for a New Life Down Under

Could this be your New Year’s resolution for 2019? In January 2006 my wife and I decided that we wanted to move to Australia, so that was our New Year’s resolution back then. By 14 November 2007 we had landed in Brisbane with our daughter, who was just three and a half years old at […]
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5 Died After Falling Off Cruises in 2 Months. Advocates Say Cruise Lines Can Do More to Protect Passengers

On Christmas Day, Arron Hough did not show up for his job as a dancer in the musical Grease onboard the Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise ship. After crew members reviewed security video to search for clues, they reportedly discovered footage of the 20-year-old U.K. citizen walking onto the ship’s fifth deck at…
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9 popular Matador Instagram photos

People usually do at least one of three things as a year comes to a close: reflect on how the past year has gone, think up resolutions for the coming year, and party it up. 2018 was a great year for travel, with economies bouncing back and welcoming more tourism than ever, and it was also a year that people thought about ways to travel sustainably, as well as the impact of social media on the places they visit. Instagram has its pros and cons, but no matter what side of the debate you fall on...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Instagram, Indonesia, France, Singapore, Faroe Islands, Travel Photography, Vietnam, Instagram Photos, Matador Network, Tianjin China, PST, Mont Saint Michel, Chiba Japan, Tyrol Austria