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  • Revealed: The top travel 'hot spots' for 2019 - including a 'hidden gem' island [tr]

    11/09/2018 10:28:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Emilia Mazza
    The top 10 travel destinations to add to your bucket list in 2019 have been revealed - taking in some of the most stunning spots on the globe. The new 'hot spots' for the bold traveller are identified by the team at travel site Booking.com. They include the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum in Jordan and the unspoiled paradise of Bacalar in Mexico.
  • Nations that an American Man could Travel and Relocate to (if need be)

    11/08/2018 4:02:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 67 replies
    metallicman ^ | 9nov18 | editorial staff
    What happens when you are given a five minute notice before your company lays you off? Then they hand you a NDR, and expect you to sign it, or else they will prevent you from getting food stamps and support. What then? What options do you have? Another stab at getting yet another American job, and America boss in an American corporate environment? Is that what your options are? As an American man, just what are your options? The world is yours once you have lost everything. That includes nations, food, culture and girls. You can go anywhere and be...
  • 'Trump Slump' doesn’t exist, says head of US tourism

    10/10/2018 10:49:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 10, 2018 | Hugh Morris, Travel News Editor
    The controversial presidency of Donald Trump is not having a negative impact on the American tourism industry, the man in charge of marketing the US to the world has told Telegraph Travel. A number of sources earlier this year and last reported that the number of international visitors to America was down as much as 5 per cent, losing the US economy up to £140million a week, according to the Global Business Travel Association. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) said that arrivals fell by 4 per cent in the first six months of 2017, in the wake of...
  • Brightline Goes West, Plans LA-Las Vegas High Speed Rail

    09/22/2018 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Publius · 37 replies
    Railway Age ^ | 18 September 2018 | Stuart Chirls
    With its funding plans clearer, South Florida passenger start-up Brightline is looking west for its next venture into private high speed rail.Brightline on Tuesday said it had acquired XpressWest, a high-speed passenger rail project with rights to develop a federally approved corridor connecting Southern California and Las Vegas. he project would be only the second privately funded intercity passenger rail in the United States after Brightline. No terms were disclosed. “Brightline is changing transportation in our country by connecting heavily trafficked corridors that are too long to drive and too short to fly,” said Wes Edens, co-founder and co-chief executive...
  • April 2018: The World's 5 Most Dangerous Airlines

    09/22/2018 10:26:16 AM PDT · by rey · 39 replies
    Travel Awaits ^ | 19 Apri, 2018 | Anna Freyer
    Airline safety is measured by AirlineRatings.com, which uses a variety of metrics to award airlines as many as seven stars for safety and quality. The below airlines are the only ones in the world with only one star. 1. Air Koryo This may not be particularly surprising, but North Korea's national airline is rock bottom in the world rankings. Unlike most entries on this list, it is fatality-free and has an IOSA Certification, which is an internationally-recognized standard for the airline's operation and control systems. So, why the low star rating? For one, Air Koryo received an EU ban in...
  • Road Trip Redux: The Next Generation

    09/10/2018 1:05:29 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 2 replies
    My Bad Old Self | 9/10/18 | 60Gunner
    Greetings fellow freepers of all stripes and shades! It's been a long long time since I last posted anything that was not fraught with frustration towards our "representatives" in congress or outright rage towards unelected government officials who have hijacked our constitutional republic. Well, it's time to come up for air. I am taking my oldest son (now 28) on a road trip that we had planned way back in 2009 but couldn't afford to because OBAMA. We are going to be attending the Reno International Air Races from the 12th to the 16th. We'll be driving down tomorrow at...
  • Leaving for Camino de Santiago tomorrow

    09/10/2018 1:55:34 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/10/2018 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Tomorrow morning I board a flight from Malaga to Santiago de Compostela then, 2 buses later, I arrive in Sarria and immediately start walking 20km to Portomarin. Most people who walk from Sarria to Santiago do it in 5 stages but I will be doing it in 6 so I have more time to sightsee along the way, plus I will have 1 full day in Santiago after I arrive and before my flight back. Weather looks good in the 10 day forecast so it should be a good walk.
  • From The Freepers, Far Far Away

    09/09/2018 2:30:05 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 48 replies
    Curiosity | 9-9-18 | Eagles Field
    I find it fascinating, which I suppose points to my lack of sophistication ... when I read from a Freeper who’s living in Singapore or some other such place. A U.S. citizen born and raised that chose that. I’ve flirted with it, no further than fingers typing on a keyboard from time to time where the interest quickly fleets. Frankly, I would be scared. But if I could escape the constant drum beat of liberal psychosis it would seem a path worth consideration. From someone to turn 64 in a few months and the realization of days dwindling. My questions...
  • The Top Ten Misconceptions Chinese have about America

    09/07/2018 4:38:30 AM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 7SEP18 | Editorial staff
    When the Chinese come and visit the United States, they are often spellbound in shock and amazement. They find that they LOVE, absolutely L-O-V-E the United States. I have many friends who have told me this. Another thing that they have told me is that it was not what they expected. Here are some of the misconceptions that Chinese have of America… 1. Donald Trump is despised and is going to prison if not executed outright. Well, this is what you would expect if all you watched was CNN and MSNBC. In fact, most “Western media” that the Chinese see...
  • Happy Labor Day? Protesters to shut down O’Hare Airport

    09/03/2018 2:48:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    As usual, plenty of Americans planned long weekends and trips with their families over Labor Day. Of course, for most of you, that means that tomorrow is when you’ll need to be heading back to work so those travelers will be returning home today. But if you live in the Chicago area that may be harder than it sounds. Protesters have announced plans to completely shut down the Kennedy Expressway, the single major route of access to O’Hare Airport. Protest organizers have a lot to complain about, much of it quite valid, but this is a pretty extreme (not to...
  • CNN, MSNBC Fearmonger That Trump Denying Passports to Hispanics

    08/31/2018 6:46:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 31, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    Over the past couple of days, CNN and MSNBC have been freaking out over another Trump administration activity that was also done by Obama administration which the liberal media only just noticed because they've been so fixated on trying to find examples of President Donald Trump mistreating immigrants. Even though both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations sometimes denied passports to residents of southern Texas who were suspected of having fraudulent birth certificates that conceal they were actually born in Mexico, a number of liberal anchors have shown shock over questionable reports that such activity might have increased...
  • Vidanta, Latin America's Leading Luxury Resort Company, Is Hiring for Your Next Dream Job

    08/22/2018 11:48:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 22, 2018
    Vidanta announces 'World's Best Job' campaign with $120,000 salary to spend a year vacationing at Mexico's most beautiful beaches for a living MEXICO CITY, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vidanta, a collection of premier entertainment and destination resorts across Mexico, announced today the launch of the "World's Best Job" global campaign, where one lucky candidate will land the dream job of a lifetime. Boasting an impressive hotel portfolio located along some of the most coveted beaches in Mexico including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, and Puerto Vallarta, Vidanta's "World's Best Job" campaign seeks a brand ambassador...
  • Emirates is building a giant vertical farm to feed airline passengers

    08/20/2018 5:54:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Alex Gray, World Economic Forum
    The world’s largest vertical farm is coming to Dubai. The indoor farm is a $40 million joint venture between Crop One Holdings and Emirates Flight Catering, who say it’s a way of producing pesticide-free crops while using a fraction of the water that traditional farming does. The produce will feed passengers of Emirates and other airlines at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. The farm will be built near the airport, eliminating trucking costs and emissions. But is vertical farming really as green as it seems? HOW DOES IT WORK? To feed a growing global population, which could reach 9.1 billion...
  • Book about Filipino women taken offline in Korea

    08/20/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 20, 2018
    MANILA - A book about Filipino women written by a Korean man has been removed from online book retailers after complaints that it is "obscene and racist." According to The Korea Times, the e-book "How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines" received flak after a tweet about it spread earlier this month. Many expressed concern about the book's content, which talks about how to deal with Filipino women from a Korean man's perspective. The book's author, identified only as "Kevin Cho," urged his readers to "make the best use of Filipinas, who can give unforgettable memories." "Even if you...
  • Ford celebrates its 10 MILLIONTH Mustang with a parade of the iconic sports cars

    08/11/2018 7:22:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/09/18 | Nic White
    Ford marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations at its headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made. A parade of Mustangs from 1964 to the present day rolled into the parking lot at the Dearborn headquarters before making the 30-minute drive - complete with police escort - to the Flat Rock complex. There the 62 cars were parked to spell out '10,000,000' with the commas represented by the first Mustang produced and the 10 millionth - a 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible.
  • Airbnb to open a room on top of the Great Wall of China

    08/02/2018 8:04:22 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 3 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 2 AUGUST 2018 | Soo Kim
    Eight lucky travellers will be given a unique chance to spend the night on top of the Great Wall of China next month. Airbnb claims its temporary accommodation, perched atop a watchtower and with 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape, will represent the first time in thousands of years that ordinary visitors have been permitted to sleep on the ancient fortification. The pop-up room, part of a campaign to promote preservation efforts at the Great Wall, features a four-poster double bed, but is open to the elements – perfect for mountain views during the day and stargazing at night. The...
  • CNN will say goodbye to Anthony Bourdain with a final season this fall

    08/01/2018 10:02:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 1, 2018 | Stephen Battaglio
    Nearly eight weeks have passed since CNN broke the news on the morning of June 8 that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide in France while filming his hit series “Parts Unknown.” But his presence at the network hasn’t diminished. There are still pictures and posters of the dynamic, globe-trotting chef throughout the cable news network’s headquarters overlooking Columbus Circle in Manhattan. One has a heart scribbled on it, a testament to how Bourdain was a beloved figure in the company. Another looms large on the wall of the office of Amy Entelis, the executive vice president of talent and content at...
  • Why a American Man should Leave America (If just for a bit…)

    07/17/2018 12:51:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... I will have to be honest, it wasn’t until after I left America that I really began to appreciate it. As well as get really angry as to what it has become. Here's just a few of the things that I have come to miss... The first day of hunting season. A big garden full of tomato plants, peppers and onions. Football on lazy Sunday afternoons. The local sports section in the newspaper with photos of friends, relatives, and their kids. Fishing brook trout. A compound bow. A Ruben sandwich with real coleslaw. Rummaging around in a auto junkyard...
  • Vanity: Planning 2019 Summer Vacation to Trump-Friendly Country (ies)

    07/15/2018 4:53:11 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies
    Self ^ | 7/15/18 | Self
    I travel to Europe every other summer. My mother is Italian and she spends about 6 months out of the year in Southern Italy. She comes from a village nestled in the mountains in South-Central Italy, in the Puglia Province. In recent years, she has indicated that the mass migration of foreigners has changed the make-up of the province -- more crime, more drugs, more trash and more people wandering about, homeless. Crime in her little hamlet had increased by 70%! I told her that I would not be visiting any European countries who have been jerks to President Trump,...
  • Thousands of Americans Will Be Denied a Passport Because of Unpaid Taxes

    07/06/2018 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 July 2018 | Laura Saunders
    IRS officials provide new details on enforcement of law Congress passed in late 2015 At least 362,000 Americans with overdue tax debts will be denied new or renewed passports if they don’t settle these debts, the Internal Revenue Service says. Recently IRS officials have provided new details on the enforcement of a law Congress passed in late 2015. It requires the IRS and State Department to deny passports or revoke them for taxpayers who have more than $51,000 of overdue tax debt. Enforcement began in February. An IRS spokesman says the 362,000 people are current tax debtors who are affected...