Small Group Land Journeys Booming for 2018

Travel tour operators have an overwhelmingly positive outlook for 2018 We’ve been sharing with you for months about how busy the ocean and river cruise industry is right now. In fact, I was talking with one of our cruise suppliers this morning, and she mentioned that they were already 80% sold-out before we even get into the busy first-quarter wave season. Travel Tip: book now or get shut out for 2018! Now, you should also know that this travel boom is not happening in just the ocean and river ...
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Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Southern California enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation. A powerful flare-up on the western edge of the largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames ripped […]
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8 art experiences in Santa Fe

S anta Fe has a long history of being an art destination known for its turquoise jewelry, Western paintings, and bronze sculptures, but The City Different has a surprise for you. We’re talking art parties lasting into the early hours of the morning and secret, invite-only gallery openings. Seriously — these brazenly nontraditional arts experiences deserve to be as synonymous with Santa Fe as the movie biz is with Hollywood. The city sits quietly ranked as one of the largest arts markets in the ...
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A ski vacation rental for every budget

TripAdvisor has found a budget-friendly option and an over-the-top splurge option in eight ski destinations across the country.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Earn up to 10x AirAsia BIG Points with eStore 12.12 BIG Sale

Earn up to 10x AirAsia BIG Points with eStore 12.12 BIG Sale Do you know AirAsia BIG recently launched their eStore? This means there are more ways to earn your AirAsia BIG Points. We travelled to so many places this year with AirAsia BIG Points to places like Tokyo, Macau and Siem Reap. With their AirAsia BIG Final Call and Final Call X Sale, you can travel to places with lesser AirAsia BIG Points.   Last week, AirAsia BIG Loyalty Program invited us for their eStore Launch in Bangsar. Th...
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Christmas Decorations at Mid Valley Megamall

Christmas Decorations at Mid Valley Megamall We are ending 2017 and time to celebrate the year end with a blast. With school holidays and Christmas around the corner, we brought our boys to visit Mid Valley Megamall to check out their Christmas decorations.   This year, the theme for the Christmas decoration is called ‘Home For Christmas’. The decoration revolves around the nostalgia of a traditional homecoming at Christmastime. The Christmas decoration is from 24th November 2017 to 1st January...
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Bangkok’s Dramatic Rama VIII Bridge

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Travel News: December 11, 2017

St. Maarten welcomes first cruise ship since Hurricane Irma Travel Weekly St. Maarten has reopened as a port of call for cruise ships, three months after Hurricane Irma left the Dutch-French island in shambles. The Viking Sea sailed into St. Maarten on Dec. 4, followed by the Marella Discovery on Dec. 5. Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas will call on Dec. 17.   No checked bag? SAS has a cheaper transatlantic fare Travel Weekly Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will begin offering its lower-cost ...
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Review: Shinola Canfield headphones are an overpriced mess

 The Shinola Canfield headphones cost $600 and does not ship with a 1/2-inch stereo adapter. That should tell you everything you need to know. But if not, keep reading and let me explain why these fashion headphones are not worth their price. Read More
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Why is the West Highland Way Such a Popular Walking Route?

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Spanning 96 miles, the West Highland Way is Scotland’s first long-distance walk. Running from Milngavie (just above Glasgow) to Fort William, it takes you through a number of different terrains, offering a variety of walking experiences and plenty of adventures. Here are just some of the reasons why the West Highland Way is so popular: 1. It’s So Varied Throughout the 96 miles of this route, you’ll exp...
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Travel News: December 12, 2017

Richard Branson’s private isle targets October reopening Travel Weekly Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, owned by Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson, will begin welcoming guests next October, following repairs from Hurricane Irma in September. The storm destroyed most of the buildings and vegetation as it hovered over the 74-acre private island for hours. Branson and his team took refuge in the wine cellar of the Great House during the storm.   Delta, WestJet announce plans for U....
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Dangerous winds persist as wildfires roar in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winds aren’t changing for Southern California’s wildfires yet. The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions. Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended […]
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Subway paleontology: LA construction unearths fossil trove

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a boulevard east […]
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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

“Have you heard of Scott’s Cheap Flights? Should I use them?” When friends and family far removed from the travel hacking/cheap flights space ask me about a website, I know its mainstream. While there are many good deal websites out there (The Flight Deal, Secret Flying, and Holiday Pirates are three of my favorites), Scott’s Cheap Flights seems to have broken through where others have not. Over 1 million people get his daily flight deals email. I’m a big fan of the website and their ability t...
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Ways to Pick the Perfect Travel Luggage – Travel Advice

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Imagine rushing to catch the morning 6’o clock train lugging a heavy suitcase or struggling to fit your carry-on bag on the overhead luggage bin! These are situations that went horribly wrong and some of us might have experienced these on our travels. Therefore, choosing the right luggage is extremely important to avoid the hassles and the inconveniences. Here’s how to choose the right piece of luggage de...
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5 Most Romantic Proposal Destinations In The World

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Congratulations! You have finally found the one person with whom you choose to share all those special moments in life, but now you have to figure out how and when to pop the question. The choice of venue for the big moment is paramount to the outcome of the memory. The whole point of a proposal is to make it an unforgettable moment for you and your future spouse. You want the whole scene to embody the si...
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HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

 Last year HotelTonight launched HT Perks, their own twist on a hotel loyalty program. The program is level-based, meaning user “level up” as they meet certain tiers of lifetime spend in the app. It was generally well received but maybe a little under ambitious – it maxed out at level 4 – which granted a user as much as 20% off in extra savings after spending a… Read More
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On a cold day with some rain and even a little snow, Maurice and I decided to visit the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum as neither of us have ever been. In fact, it’s in an area of Paris that I seldom visit near the Princess Diana memorial and not too far from the Eiffel Tower. Arts & Civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas are what you see here, archeology type things which I love. They also had an exhibit of items from Peru.   The architecture of the building was incredible....
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easyJet Makes Its Move on Berlin

When airberlin finally went under, there was a great deal of concern that Lufthansa would pick up all the pieces and leave Germany without any serious competition. Fear not, competition-lovers. The good people of easyJet have other plans. And they aren’t waiting around – new service starts in early January. After Lufthansa picked off what it wanted from airberlin (or what it thought the government would let it get away with), easyJet had to decide whether there was anything left worth taking....
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Visiting The Amalfi Coast – Yes, It Really Is That Special

Another bend in the road, another village and another set of seemingly unbelievable coastal views. The Amalfi Coast drive in Italy is one of the world’s most famous, and with good reason. Seemingly plucked out of a fairy tale, a day spent exploring the many towns and villages along this rugged coast is a highlight for most visitors to Southern Italy. I recently had the opportunity to revisit the Amalfi Coast, staying in Sorrento for a few days I took several day trips to explore more of the reg...
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I rode Amtrak's Coast Starlight the wrong direction. I still loved it.

"Toot toot!" I yelled, as my friends and I were delayed and waiting around at the San Francisco Bay Area's Emeryville Station, waiting for the Amtrak Coast Starlight train to arrive. I was being paid $1 every time I yelled "toot toot!" The train was probably my idea. I am not sure why I'm reluctant to take credit, but I've always wanted to ride Amtrak's Coast Starlight. Trip Advisor says the Coast Starlight is the 1050th most fun thing to do in California. Also, I like slow travel. I drive a ...
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The Best Places to Go with a Baby in 2018

Where are the best places to go with a baby? Not interested in finding out the best places to go with a baby or indeed anything to do with babies right now? Hop on over to the Best Destinations page for some non-baby travel inspiration. Where are the best places to go with a baby? On some days, let’s be honest, it feels as though the answer is “nowhere.” The tiredness, the packing lists, the changes of clothes and the thought of negotiating a packed airport in the middle of a mind-fra...
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Q&A: Can a museum sell its art to stay in business?

BOSTON (AP) — The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when — if ever — it’s appropriate to unload the collection. A look at the arguments for and against, and why the case against […]
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Algoriddim releases djay Pro 2 with AI-powered features

 DJ software maker Algoriddim is releasing djay Pro 2 for macOS today. It’s a major update to the company’s flagship app. It still features what made djay popular in the first place, such as Spotify integration and a native look-and-feel. But it also adds many small and big improvements that turn it into a powerful DJ app for your next house party. djay has been around for more than… Read More
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13 things only people who spend the winter in Alaska understand

Picture Alaskan winters and images of dog-sledding, polar bears, and blizzards likely come to mind. That isn’t entirely inaccurate — but it doesn’t paint a complete picture, either. Winter in Alaska has its joys; it’s also as much a harsh reality as it is a state of mind. Spending winter up north will teach you a few things about cold, isolation, and survival == and it may also surprise you. Here are 13 things only people who spend the winter in Alaska understand. 1. It isn’t bitterly cold e...
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du to charge 5 percent VAT from January 01, 2018

du has confirmed that it will add 5% to its products and services from January 1, 2018, as value added tax (VAT). As mandated by the UAE Federal Tax Authority, 5 percent VAT will be added to applicable telecommunications products and services effective from January 1, 2018.   For postpaid customers, 5% VAT will be [...] The post du to charge 5 percent VAT from January 01, 2018 appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Cheerful Weekend Morning in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

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Top 5 Feel-Good Restaurants In Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, home to the majestic temples of Angkor, has long been on the map as a must-visit destination for any traveler to Southeast Asia. The grandiosity of ancient Khmer civilization overwhelms the beholder as you walk through the unfathomable complexity of Angkor Wat, stare into the faces of Bayon and witness mother nature’s might in the tree-engulfed corridors of Ta Prohm. In recent years the city has also become a beacon for socially responsible tourism with numerous restaurants, organiza...
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32 Photos from Caribbean Pride

By Adam Groffman I’ve stayed in a number of gay hotels around the world, and truth be told, they’ve all been a bit sub-par. There’s a seemingly counter-intuitive understanding in the industry that because a gay hotel or resort simply needs to be gay to attract clients, it doesn’t need much else for the upkeep. For a long time, gay resorts were safe havens where visitors could be out, open, and comfortable. But today, in a lot of the world, those needs for safety aren’t nearly as important anymo...
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Know before traveling to Iceland

Iceland is a very trendy destination and because you don’t want to make the same mistakes as everyone else on your trip, we’ve compiled a short list of things you should know before heading that way. Here are 10 things you need to be aware of before visiting Iceland. 1. Skip the Blue Lagoon. Photo: Gordon Cheung It’s expensive (over $60 USD per person), you need to book in advance, it’s crowded, and there are so many more brilliant local pools that cost a fraction to enjoy. Check out Sundh...
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