‘Alto’s Odyssey’ is now available on iOS and it’s wonderful

 Alto’s Adventure could be my most-played game on iOS. I spent countless hours on flights getting lost in the serene landscape offered in the game. To me it’s a satisfying mix of adventure and mindless pleasure. The sequel is now available on iOS and it’s even better than the first. As Darrell explains here, the new game has the same magic as the original but this time Alto… Read More
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Crossing the most dangerous border

My first application for a Pakistani visa was scoffed at the embassy in Phnom Penh, where I had been working. I had prepared the documents to the exact specifications requested by the embassy, and I was assured over the phone that the process would be straightforward. After a long wait, the consulate official finally arrived. I greeted him with the traditional As-salam Alaikum I’d used since I was a child, hoping our shared Islamic heritage might smooth over the process. He replied warmly enou...
Tags: Travel, New York, India, US, Chicago, Pakistan, International Space Station, Muslim, Bangladesh, States, Kashmir, Pyongyang, Hyderabad, Economist, Embassy, Fedex

This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit ‘murder’

 Netflix’s original programming is some of the best content out there, but an upcoming reality special called The Push looks bizarre at best and disturbing at worst. The company just released a trailer detailing the premise of the show, which you can watch below. According to host Derren Brown, a mentalist and illusionist (who, in the words of his website, has become “synonymous… Read More
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Entertainment, Netflix, Derren Brown, The Push

Travel News: February 23, 2018

Airbnb introduces deluxe products, expanded listings and loyalty program Travel Weekly Ten years after it launched, Airbnb on Thursday announced new property categories, properties with higher vetting standards, a luxury vacation division and a loyalty program. During the past decade, the Airbnb platform has grown to have 4.5 million properties listed. With all that inventory, CEO Brian Chesky said that he believes Airbnb has “something for everyone. It’s just been really, really hard to find.”...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Paris, Airbnb, Airbus, Brian Chesky, Southwest, News And Deals, Qatar Airways, Ile de France, USA Today Airbus, USA Today Southwest Airlines, Reuters Tourists

Floating village of Cambodia

There’s more to see in Siem Reap than temples and ruins, but what? The floating villages of Cambodia, specifically Kampong Phluk, are definitely a less-traveled destination. Like Venice, Italy, this village isn’t actually floating but is built on 16’ tall wooden stilts driven into the bed of the seasonal lake, Tonle Sap (which literally translates to “large freshwater river”). The lake is filled by the Tonle Sap river that connects to the Mekong River — all of which form a massive central hydr...
Tags: Travel, Cambodia, Mekong River, Siem Reap, All, Cambodian, Venice Italy, Floating, Tonle Sap, Kompong Khleang, Kampong Phluk, Chong Khneas, Kompong Khleang Chong Khneas

J’s Gate Dining Lot 10: 18 Japanese Restaurants

J’s Gate Dining Lot 10: 18 Japanese Restaurants There is a new place for Japanese food lovers in Kuala Lumpur. Opened since late January, J’s Gate Dining is an authentic Japanese culinary experience located at Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur. There will be 18 of Japan’s best restaurants, offering customers an authentic Japanese cuisine and service. This is the only place in Kuala Lumpur that offers 18 Japanese restaurants. The built up size of J’s Gate Dining is 26,555 sq ft and i...
Tags: Travel, Food, Japan, Featured, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Headline, Malaysia - Food, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Vito, Fukuoka, Meng Taman Shamelin Char Siew, Shizuoka Japan, Teppanyaki, Yayoi, Shinanoji Soba Fuji

A Trip to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in the southern part of central Colorado. Covering an area of about 30 square miles, the Great Sand Dunes are both the tallest and most extensive sand dunes in North America. The park is open 24 hours a day, which means that night adventures are an option. And the sand dunes are an exceptional star-gazing spot. A number of backcountry camping permits are available on a regular basis, which means you can sleep right on the dunes if your heart desires....
Tags: Travel, Colorado, North America, Denver Colorado, Alamosa, San Luis Valley, Medano Creek, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Zapata Falls, Medano Creek Medano Creek, Great Sand Dune National Park, Medano Pass Road Horseback, Colorado Sand Dune Elevations, Kristi Mountain Sports, Great Sand Dune National Park Camping, Zapata Falls Recreation

How Travel Saved My Life

Let me first start off by saying that this is not a sob story. This is a story of how I found personal empowerment amidst extreme adversity... while traveling. There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe the pain that I was experiencing. The relationship had ended, and I was left standing in the centre of a hurricane of unresolved emotions. Grief and shock abounded, and I turned to my closest confidants for support. I will refrain from using the words manipulator or emotional abuse...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Featured, Boston, New York City, Toronto, Canada, Manchester, Brian, Dublin, Travelers, Evan, Evan Rudic, From Depressed To Happy, How To Get Over A Heartbreak

Rise and shine

One reason for the chilly weather we're getting, aside from the provenance of the cold air, is the fact that the skies are currently clear. That lack of an insulating cloud cover allows more ground heat to dissipate, resulting in cooler morning low temperatures. It also gives us a chance to see the sun. Clouds and fog typically form at sunrise after a clear, cold night. I haven't really been paying attention to the winter Olympics this time around. I hear reports and updates and "medal counts"...
Tags: Travel, Weather, WCS, Our Neighborhood, Gus Kenworthy Adam Rippon

Dirtiest Russian expressions

The result of a curious research of Language Sciences shows that the mastery of slurs and taboo words actually signifies the richness of vocabulary and mental flexibility. Thus, we can definitely call Russian thugs nearly the smartest people in the world as we have a look at these 20 dirtiest expressions in Russian. Be prudent enough not to use them in polite society! 1. Russians don’t just say “Damn!”… instead, they say “Let the horse fuck it!” (Ебать его конем!) [Yebat’ yego konem!]. 2. Russ...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Russian, All, Yob, Language Sciences, Russian expressions, Palka, Nado, learning Russian, Funny Russian, Khuy

countries for risk-taking travelers

Your mom would probably prefer that you didn’t wingsuit off the lip of a volcano into a bi-plane, but if you insist on being the wildest adventure traveler around, there are steps you can take to make her feel more at ease. RK&M did some research on the countries most likely to draw out risky behavior through tourist activities (e.g. discount bungee jumping), and compared that risk to data on safety standards, medical access, and the reliability of the court system. So, while Jamaica can prov...
Tags: Travel, Infographics, Australia, Accidents, Thailand, Jamaica, Adventure Travel, Destinations, Risk Taking, Rubens Kress Mulholland

Startups! Come to the TechCrunch Barcelona ‘Meet & Greet’ during MWC

 Come and “Meet and greet” with TechCrunch Editorial staff while they are in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress! The event will be on Mon 26 February 2018m 19:30 – 22:30, at Cloud Coworking. It is necessary to get a free ticket here. Senior journalists will be there to make contacts with you and your startup. Drinks will be sponsored by Aptoide. Venue kindly provided by… Read More
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Travel activities platform KKDay raises $10.5M led by Japanese travel firm H.I.S.

 KKDay, a startup from Taiwan that operates a platform that helps travelers find local activities, has raised $10.5 million. The funding round was led by Japanese travel operator H.I.S. with participation from existing backer MindWorks Ventures, the Hong Kong-based VC. KKDay is one of a number of services that cater to Asia’s burgeoning regional tourism market. The idea is to allow… Read More
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Tech, Taiwan, MindWorks Ventures, H.i.s, Mindworks, Kkday

NW Getaway Ideas on a Budget (New Deals Updated Weekly) – Tolovana Inn – Cannon Beach, OR starting at $79 per night and More!

Living in the Northwest we have so many wonderful options for budget friendly or cheap weekend getaways. Within driving distance we can see the mountains, wine country, beaches, and city getaways. We have access to family vacations, romantic escapes, outdoor vacations or urban site seeing. Plus, you can do many of these things on a budget too! Here are our favorite picks this week, for some great deals you can get on Pacific Northwest Getaways. Be sure to bookmark this page (or pin it to your t...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, Canada, Portland, Disneyland, Seattle, Costco, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Ashley, Bainbridge Island, Vancouver Island, Great Wolf Lodge, Strait of Georgia, Thrifty NW Mom Comments

A Venitian Bookstore

I am always on the lookout for interesting bookstores and found a quirky one, unexpected and decorated with humor called the Acqua Alta which means high water, something that occurs more and more in Venice. They mostly sell used bookd from what I could see and a few books in English but I didn’t find anything I wanted to read. Maurice found two though. The bookstore is said to be owned by a fun and flirtatious man but there were only a few young women working when we were there. The entrance fu...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Venice, Quirky, Bookshelves, Maurice, Bookstore, AltaAcqua, Acqua Alta

Travel News: February 22, 2018

Carnival to review security response to brawls on Australia-based ship USA TODAY Cruise giant Carnival is promising an investigation into its handling of a series of brawls that broke out last week on a ship based in Australia. Video of the incidents aboard the Carnival Legend posted online include a scene where Carnival security guards violently kick passengers who are down on the ground. “The actions seen on the video by our security team are not in line with our values and policies,” the Mia...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, Australia, Berlin, Disney, Miami, Usa Today, Lucasfilm, Carnival, News And Deals, Tokyo Disney Resort, ITB, Bob Chapek, Marvel Pixar, Disney Parks and Resorts

France, Paris

10h15 La conférence de presse sur le Grand Paris à Matignon Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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The best cheap hotels in Prague for 2018

It’s easy to become enchanted with Prague. With old-world charm and architectural masterpieces throughout the city, Prague feels mythical and romantic. Plus, you’ll find plenty of places to dine well or to dance the night away without spending a fortune. And while Prague is an affordable destination for Cheapos, you don’t want to stay at just any budget hotel. We’ve searched the city, and found the best budget hotels in Prague for this year. Related: A Budget travel guide to Prague The best c...
Tags: Travel, Prague, Dailycheapo, Mark, Prague Budget Tips, Prague Hotels, Mala Strana Doubles, U Lilie Pension U Lilie Pension Neighborhood, Stare Mesto Doubles, U Lilie Pension, U Lilie 's, Golden Star House The Golden Star House, Hradcany Doubles, Unitas Hotel, Unitas Hotel Neighborhood

Finding your Feet at Luna

The much anticipated feel good movie Finding your Feet which premiered at the 2017 Cunard British Film Festival is now showing at Luna Palace cinemas around Perth.   We are introduced to the main character Sandra, living a nice middle class wealthy existence, recently honoured with the title “Lady”, whose world is suddenly turned upside down when she discovers her husband’s infidelity. [Author: [email protected] (Nita Teoh)]
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4 Digital Security Tips for Travelers to Keep You Safe Everywhere

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Traveling is fun, exciting, educational, but it might also be dangerous. In order to avoid trouble when you are exploring the world, you’ll have to use a variety of security measures. You have to remember that nowadays keeping safe means to not only protect your possessions. Protecting your data is as important and using these digital security tips will allow you to do this. Note that some of these tricks...
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February 2018 Instagram Photos

It’s been a whirlwind of a weather month in Paris from snow to rain to cold to freezing. I took photos through it all, so enjoy. If you still haven’t followed me on Instagram yet, here are my tags.  
 @parisian_doors Sacre Coeur at night Le Bon Marche Bassin de L 'Arsenal Fondation Louis Vuitton Canal Saint Martin Croque monsieur at Vins des Pyrenees Azzedine Alaia R.I.P. new show of his greatest designs at his gallery ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Paris, Vincent, Vins, Sacre Coeur, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Azzedine Alaia, rue de la Verrerie 75004 rue de Passy White

Photo Series: Cruise Highlights From Around the World

Some may find it odd or unlikely that I enjoy cruises, but I really do. An ocean cruise was one of my first trips as a young adult and while my style of travel has changed since then, my love of the open water has not. In preparing this post though I shocked myself by just how many I’ve taken over the years including everything from large mega-ships to small expeditionary vessels and many river cruises thrown in for good measure. I thought that given the wide variety of experiences available on ...
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5 Outfits to Wear to the Disney Parks This Year (Including Outfits I've Actually Worn)

Your personal Disney stylist awaits you. I am a seasoned Disney vacationer. That’s not a lie, that’s not me trying to make myself sound more interesting. ­­It’s the truth. Over the years I have evolved my ‘Disney style’. I never pack my suitcase without remembering to bring something that has at least one Disney related character or slogan on it. Sometimes I'll wear a t-shirt with some type of Disney character on it. Other times, I'll go full on Disneybound. Most of these Disney outfits ideas a...
Tags: Travel, College, Inspiration, Disney, Vacation, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Belle, Asos, Minnie, Mickey, Hollywood Studios, Disney Parks, Mercyhurst, Danielle Nicole, Disney Outfits Ideas Look

Best beaches: TripAdvisor's top 25 in the USA and world

Florida beaches make a strong showing on the American rankings, with six of the top ten, compared to three for Hawaii.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Hawaii, Tripadvisor, Usa Today

Roku stock tanks 18% after sharing financials, outlook

 Despite surpassing analyst expectations for the quarter, Roku disappointed Wall Street when it shared its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The digital streaming business fell about 18% in after-hours trading, in the minutes following the news release. Roku posted$188.3 million revenue, when Yahoo! Finance estimates showed $182.5 million. It’s also up from $147.3… Read More
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Carless in San Francisco

Not every San Franciscan drives a Prius or a Tesla. Plenty go greener than that, foregoing cars altogether. And since SF is crammed onto a seven-mile-wide peninsula, there’s no room for urban sprawl, which makes it a great place to go carless. The only catch is those hills… there are so many of them! Here’s how best to navigate the city without a car: 1. Walking Photo: Steven M Dean San Francisco emerged as a city with the 1849 gold rush, decades before the automobile, unlike many other we...
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The Artist Behind that Famous Phallus - Marino Marini at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

The Angel of the City by Marino Marini (1948) - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) You know the statue. A rider with outstretched arms and an erect phallus astride a horse challenging the Grand Canal at the water entrance of Palazzo Venier dei Leone, also known as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And now, thanks to an excellent exhibition at the Guggenheim entitled Visual Passions, you can learn more about the artist, Marino Marini (1901-1980), in the first retrospective dedicated to him. ...
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Walking Along the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

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5 things I learned about travel in my 50s – and a feature in Woman Magazine

This week brought an extra thrill when I opened a copy of Woman Magazine, one of the UK’s leading weekly womens’ magazine and saw myself featured in an article called Generation Jetset! My mini-interview is part of a feature on three women who are proving that you can have fun and adventure in your 40s and 50s – it’s not something that’s the preserve of the 20-something backpacker. The magazine is in stores in the UK until Tuesday 27 February so don’t miss getting your copy!
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, UK, Featured, Greece, Activities, Spain, Blogging, Nature, Austria, Italy, Salzburg, Relax, Gardens, Active