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  • The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills

    08/25/2014 9:42:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 25, 2014 | Brandon Presser
    Phones on desks, linens on beds, catalog cards spilling out of the filing cabinets—all covered with a fine patina of dust. Neglected for years, and abandoned in seconds, it’s like a modern-day Pompeii in which the earth suddenly reclaimed its souls as they went about their daily business. But this isn’t fodder for the next Dean Koontz thriller; it’s real, and its 100 miles north of New York City. Sullivan County once boasted 538 hotels and over 50,000 bungalows, but today practically nothing remains of this illustrious, vacationing era, save crumbling towers and abandoned estates. Walking through the haunting wreckage—thirsty...
  • Outrage over Indian islands 'human zoo' video

    Rights campaigners and politicians Wednesday condemned a video showing women from a protected and primitive tribe dancing for tourists reportedly in exchange for food on India's Andaman Islands. British newspaper The Observer released the undated video showing Jarawa tribal women -- some of them naked -- being lured to dance and sing after a bribe was allegedly paid to a policeman to produce them. Under Indian laws designed to protect ancient tribal groups susceptible to outside influence and disease, photographing or coming into contact with the Jarawa and some of the Andaman aborigines is banned. The tribe, thought to have...
  • Anxious Greeks Emptying Their Bank Accounts

    Many Greeks are draining their savings accounts because they are out of work, face rising taxes or are afraid the country will be forced to leave the euro zone. By withdrawing money, they are forcing banks to scale back their lending -- and are inadvertently making the recession even worse. Georgios Provopoulos, the governor of the central bank of Greece, is a man of statistics, and they speak a clear language. "In September and October, savings and time deposits fell by a further 13 to 14 billion euros. In the first 10 days of November the decline continued on a...
  • Resort trips [for Philly HS students] got federal money

    08/04/2011 9:25:01 AM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies
    Phila Inquirer ^ | 08/04/11 | Joseph Tanfani and Mark Fazlollah
    A nonprofit backed by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) spent more than $2 million in federal funds to provide environmental education to Philadelphia high school students - including trips to a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For three years, the Caribbean-American Mission for Research, Education, and Action ran an exchange program for students at Overbrook High School and two island high schools. The Philadelphia students and their adult chaperones stayed at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef beachfront resort, on what the hotel website calls a "luminous white sand beach framed with the majestic turquoise waters of the Caribbean." Fattah's...
  • Vintage Asheville, North Carolina

    03/21/2010 9:31:37 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 21 replies · 522+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | March 21, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    The premiere city of Southern Appalachia is without doubt Asheville, North Carolina. It has to be -- it's the one with the palace, Biltmore House. Since the late 19th century, Asheville has been a travel and resort destination without peer in the region. [Vintage pictures]
  • RESORT/CRUISE 2010 TOP 5 COLLECTIONS (Hottest Fashions)

    06/10/2009 7:16:37 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 9 replies · 577+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jun 9th, 2009 | ALEXANDRA
    The resort collections have previously been regarded as a luxurious collection created for those who spend Christmas in Buenos Aires or the French Riviera. More and more, the resort and pre-fall collections have become increasingly more important. They act as a bridge for collections from fall to spring, and these collections tend to be less expensive (gasp!) and often more wearable! With the future of runway uncertain in these tough economic times the spotlight is on resort. Below are the top 5 resort/cruise collections. CHANELThe Kaiser Karl always knows how to make an impact and this collection was no exception....
  • Don't stray from Mexico resorts, says US senator (and you should be safe.. John Cornyn)

    03/09/2009 2:22:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,890+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Americans visiting violence-wracked Mexico this month for annual "spring break" vacations should be safe as long as they don't stray from tourist resorts, a Republican lawmaker from Texas said Monday. Mexico's escalating drug feuds and mounting murders have worried some American students considering spending the customary spring exodus south of the border. "Many places in Mexico are basically self-contained resort areas, where, frankly, you are not going to have a lot of interaction with people from the outside," Senator John Cornyn told Fox News. "My guess is, (the resorts) are probably a safer bet than some of...
  • US Man Accused Of Plot To Bomb Resorts

    04/12/2007 8:30:10 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 979+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-12-2007 | Matt Leingang
    U.S. man accused of plot to bomb resorts By MATT LEINGANG, Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal grand jury indicted a U.S. citizen on charges of joining al-Qaida and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas. Christopher Paul, 43, of Columbus, trained with al-Qaida in the early 1990s, the indictment issued Wednesday says. The indictment says he told al-Qaida members in Pakistan and Afghanistan that he was dedicated to committing violent jihad. Paul is charged with providing material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide support to terrorists and conspiracy to use...
  • Anybody been to the Domincan Republic?

    11/29/2004 2:55:57 PM PST · by Trust but Verify · 43 replies · 1,710+ views
    11/29/04 | Trust but Verify
    We are planning a vacation in the Caribbean this January or February. Prices in Mexico for the all-inclusives are so expensive, we started looking at Punta Cana or Puerto Plata in the DR.If you have been there, which one? What we enjoy most is laying around a pool or beach and snorkeling, sailing, etc. The place needs to be clean and the food safe, good quality and variety. We do not want to go to a fancy place. A couple of the places we are looking at are the Gran Ventana Resort and the Riu Bachata, both in PP. Any...
  • Disabled Iraqi Freedom Vets to Hit the Slopes

    03/03/2004 11:14:31 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 264+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 3, 2004 | By Donna Miles
    Seven soldiers who lost legs during incidents in Iraq will get the chance this weekend to schuss down the slopes of Vail, Colo. Vail Ski Association, with support from a broad range of local and national donors, is providing the soldiers, their wives or girlfriends and their children an all-expense-paid visit to one of the world's premier ski resorts. The Vail community and corporate sponsors will roll out the red carpet with free lodging, meals, lift tickets, ski equipment and lessons. Cheryl Jensen from the Vail Ski Association said the weekend will allow soldiers to enjoy the exhilaration of skiing...
  • Casino commandment: Thou shalt not have Bibles

    04/30/2003 8:17:32 AM PDT · by microgood · 30 replies · 1,497+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Apr 30,2003 | WorldNetDaily
    "Thou shalt not place Bibles in our casino hotel rooms." Such is the commandment from the flashy, new Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, home of the Borgata Babe cocktail waitress and shower-stall-for-two. Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The Press of Atlantic City reports the $1.1 billion resort opening this summer is breaking ranks with all other casinos, and is refusing to allow the Gideons to place a Bible in any of its 2,002 hotel rooms. "What we've found is there's such a diversity of gaming customers that visit Atlantic City, by putting one generic publication in there you're not...
  • Resort's Attempt To Ship Homeless Upstate Is Foiled (Key West)

    01/16/2003 3:44:43 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 319+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-17-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Resort's attempt to ship homeless upstate is foiled By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 17 January 2003 This is high tourist season in Key West, the Florida town celebrated for its connections to Ernest Hemingway and Key lime pie, which explains why the authorities are keen to get rid of the biggest eyesore in the place: its burgeoning homeless population. Fed up with the sight of down-and-outs sleeping under bridges and urinating on the beach, the town authorities have come up with a novel solution. They are offering to ship the homeless population upstate to Miami and pay shelters and...