Travel and holidays

  • 49 years of HM’s rule: Transforming Oman 20 Jul 2019 20:39 Muscat Daily spoke to a few senior citizens and residents to understand how Oman has transformed over the years and their views on the pace of the country’s development. Majid Said al Suleimany, 72, who has 40-year experience as HR manager, management …
  • The Caribou Trail’s colorful history reaches into Canada 20 Jul 2019 20:38 The Caribou Trail League (a north central Washington sports league) got its name from the Caribou Trail that goes from Walluke Gap through Quincy and ends in Barkerville, British Columbia (BC). We followed that trail on a road trip in June. Here is some …
  • A day in the life of J&K Police’s Mountain Rescue Team that helps Amarnath pilgrims 20 Jul 2019 19:56 There are two trekking routes to the Amarnath shrine — the traditional Pahalgam route and the shorter Baltal trek, which is 14 km from the base camp at Baltal in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District. At an altitude of 14,500 feet and under several inches …
  • A definitive safari guide to Africa covering Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe 20 Jul 2019 19:48 Lions have, since time immemorial, held people in their thrall.  They represent majesty, ferocity, beauty, bravery. They are embedded in our literary history. And yet, in real life, the African lion is being hounded towards extinction by the humans that …
  • Central Java embodies unity in diversity 20 Jul 2019 19:43 The view of the Sendangsono is majestic. THE communities from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds in Central Java have been living side by side since time immemorial. Life goes on in an atmosphere of peace and harmony in this Indonesian province. …
  • Acting Nepalese Ambassador urges to increase connectivity with Bangladesh 20 Jul 2019 19:33 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka: Dhan Bahadur Oli, Acting Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh announced the launch of Dhaka-Kathmandu direct flights on July 18 at the embassy. The acting ambassador highlighted the huge potential of Bangladesh-Nepal …
  • 10 epic river cruises the best we’ve seen 20 Jul 2019 18:35 You’re a river cruise convert; you’ve done Amsterdam to Budapest, and everything in between and keen to book in for another. So what’s next? What better way than to hear from the experts. They’ve plied the rivers of Europe and experienced the best there is …
  • ‘Palestine’ in the age of identity politics 20 Jul 2019 18:32 Sara Netanyahu, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman tour Pilgrimage Road . (photo credit: HAIM ZACH/GPO) Mark Lilla’s superb book, The Once and Future Liberal After Identity Politics, correctly describes the zeitgeist of identity politics in American …
  • Five myths about Chernobyl 20 Jul 2019 18:14 Kate Brown is a professor of history in MIT’s science, technology and society department. Her latest book is “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.” More than three decades ago,a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian …
  • My spouse and our 6-year-old child do not get along 20 Jul 2019 17:59 By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Published 10:17 am PDT, Saturday, July 20, 2019 Keep clicking or swiping for "Cuddle Therapy: Myth vs. Reality" Keep clicking or swiping for "Cuddle Therapy: Myth vs. Reality" Photo: Jacquie Boyd, …
  • Column: What’s next in space exploration? 20 Jul 2019 17:45 Amazing. Absolutely amazing. That’s the feat itself. The fact that it happened 50 years ago is remarkable in its own right. How could it be that 50 years passed by so quickly? Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the greatest achievement in mankind’s …
  • New Food & Wellness Vision Planned for Historic Mausert Block 20 Jul 2019 17:25 Stephen Stenson and Heather Cachat, left, give the board an update on the new plans for the Mausert Block.  ADAMS, Mass. — The owner of the Mausert Block is assuring the Selectmen that there's progress being made at the former Woolworth building across …
  • How HoloLens is helping advance the science of spaceflight - Engadget 20 Jul 2019 16:51 Microsoft and NASA's partnership began on June 28th, 2015 as part of Project Sidekick when a SpaceX supply rocket docked with the ISS and delivered the headsets to the waiting astronauts. "HoloLens and other virtual and mixed reality devices are …
  • Summer holiday rush as deals spark last-minute travel boom 20 Jul 2019 16:44 The great British holiday getaway is usually the most anticipated weekend of the year, a culmination of months of fretting and planning. But this is the year of the last-minute summer. Huge numbers of people have delayed making bookings thanks to a messy …
  • Alaphilippe proves lead over defending champ 20 Jul 2019 16:10 Julian Alapahilippe on Friday extended his overall lead at the Tour de France by winning the 27.2km individual time trial at Pau on Stage 13 to keep the yellow jersey and send his home fans wild. Geraint Thomas was second, the defending champion dropping …
  • The Ice Age gives birth to a wine and adventure age in Washington state 20 Jul 2019 15:23 You hear echoes, past and present, in the coulees of arid central Washington. At the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, you might hear an arena concert from Beck, Mumford & Sons or Dave Matthews. Just a few miles away in Frenchman Coulee, you might hear the …
  • Be our guest: LeClaire bustles with home-like accomodations 20 Jul 2019 15:14 LeCLAIRE – When folks in LeClaire say “Be our guest,” they mean it. You can tell by the number of guest houses and apartments that stay busy with visitors – and many Quad-City area residents, too -- who want to enjoy LeClaire and the Quad-Cities in general …
  • DAY TRIPPIN: Kitties and cappuccinos at Papa's Cat Cafe 20 Jul 2019 14:31 Imagine pulling out your laptop to bank online, or take an exam, while having 20 cats purr around your legs. Fuzzy felines jump, snuggle or play with you while you enjoy a fresh ground cappuccino. This is what you can find at Papa’s Cat Cafe, which opened …
  • TV DAILY PICKS MMAG, SUNDAY, JULY 21 20 Jul 2019 14:19 In this simple documentary, a group of stroke victims take part in an amateur theatre production, partly as a way to tell their own stories, and partly as a form of therapy. The project is a collaboration between a dramaturge and various medical boffins: …
  • Taliban ruling affects Wisconsin store’s rug sales, highlights greater issues 20 Jul 2019 14:16 The issue centered on felted rugs made by Afghan women, featuring animals such as ponies, tigers and deer, and sold by Cultural Cloth in Maiden Rock. “One design we called the spotted pony,” said Mary Anne Wise, co-owner of Cultural Cloth with Jody Slocum. …
  • Column: Where would you take a visitor to Los Angeles? 20 Jul 2019 13:03 Today, I’m offering you a job. The pay is no good, but the schedule is your own, and all you have to do is pretend you’re a tour guide. Friends or relatives are coming to Los Angeles for the first time. They want to see the Hollywood sign, check out the …
  • Waterfront development has potential to change Pensacola's trajectory | Guestview 20 Jul 2019 13:01 It’s vacation time and people across the country are on vacation or planning trips to cool places. It is safe to say most of those trips are somewhere near water. And often it is to a cool city, not just a beach destination. They go to cities like San …
  • Tourists told to leave Venice after they were caught making coffee on bridge steps 20 Jul 2019 12:54 Two German backpackers have fallen foul of authorities in Venice after making themselves a brew on the steps of the city's famous Rialto Bridge. The pair were slapped with fines of €950 (£856) and ordered to leave the city after they were seen making …
  • Is flying with Canada’s low-cost airlines worth the hassle? 20 Jul 2019 12:47 For years, consumers lamented the cost of air travel in Canada. But now that Canadian no-frill airlines are a thing, their takeoff is proving rougher than many expected. Carolina Ayala was one of the hundreds of Swoop passengers affected by the low-cost …
  • Weekly Travel Round-up: This Nova Scotia region has been making wine since the 1600s 20 Jul 2019 12:24 It’s time to stop turning your nose up at Canadian-made wine. Photo by Trevor Gerzen on Unsplash Plus, four other travel stories that were trending on Canada.com this week. Canada is a big place and so is the internet. You can’t be expected to read all of …
  • 14 people reacting 20 Jul 2019 12:13 The 360 is a feature designed to show you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories. Speed read What's happening: Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. On July 20,1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The …
  • Mountain golf is par for the course for Albertans 20 Jul 2019 12:07 Beyond the green — a tiny, bunker-guarded target perched on the hillside 180 yards away — the mountains explode into the baby blue sky. A smattering of boats and boards gleam on the navy blue water of Little Shuswap Lake, which sits in the valley far below …
  • Cocaine Cassie’s amazing transformation inside jail 20 Jul 2019 12:06 The 24-year-old Australian drug mule has turned herself around over the past year, overcoming sickness, losing weight and finding her calling as a teacher who is so valued by a local language school that they have offered her a job. Should that happen, Ms …
  • [OPINION] A love letter to Manila 20 Jul 2019 11:28 Drawing inspiration from young women silently reshaping the capital with their bare hands Published 6:51 PM, July 20, 2019 Updated 6:52 PM, July 20, 2019 CULTURAL HERITAGE. Paco Park is recognized as a national park and a national cultural treasure. Photo …
  • GoAir launches new Mumbai, Delhi flights to Abu Dhabi 20 Jul 2019 09:52 Low-cost Indian carrier GoAir has launched daily flights to Abu Dhabi International Airport from New Delhi and Mumbai, further connecting the UAE capital to the two major Indian cities.   Abu Dhabi Airports yesterday (July 19) welcomed the new flights, the …
  • UAA team developing biodegradable insulation 20 Jul 2019 09:36 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a University of Alaska Anchorage laboratory, researchers have been growing lightweight and fuzzy panels from mushroom tissue that they say could be used as insulation for shipping frozen fish. The panels are the latest example of …
  • A minute with Monica Panayi President of Accept LGBTI Cyprus 20 Jul 2019 09:28 Where do you live? I live in Nicosia. Best childhood memory? We used to travel a lot with my family so best memory is when we visited Maui and of course California during summer vacation. Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? What food …
  • North Carolina woman, Australian boyfriend murdered along remote Canadian highway - Fox News 20 Jul 2019 09:17 Fox News Flash top headlines for July 19 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Police in Canada are investigating the deaths of a 24-year-old North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend were found murdered along a remote stretch of …
  • How much do I tip? Handy hints on how much cash to leave when eating out on holiday 20 Jul 2019 09:16 Tipping can be a major source of embarrassment for holidaymakers abroad, with many feeling confused about how much cash to leave in restaurants. A new study of over 22,000 travellers has revealed that 47 per cent of tourists remained in the dark about …
  • Family begging to change TUI trip after terror attack told 'get to your hotel and relax' 20 Jul 2019 09:11 A family claims TUI told them to 'get to your resort and relax' when they pleaded with the travel giant to change their Tunisia holiday following a terror attack. They faced losing more than £4,500 after trying to change their holiday booking …
  • IRCTC Ganga Snan Special Yatra: Plan your religious trip with these exciting and affordable offers  20 Jul 2019 09:11 IRCTC Ganga Snan Special Yatra: Devotees take a holy dip in river Ganga in Haridwar. (Source: PTI Photo) IRCTC Ganga Snan Special Yatra: The Ganga river holds a lot of significance for Hindus, as taking a dip in the holy water is considered an act of …
  • GoAir launches new flights from Mumbai, Delhi to UAE capital 20 Jul 2019 09:01 Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of two new daily flights, the first between Mumbai International Airport and Abu Dhabi, and the second to Delhi International Airport, further connecting the UAE capital to the two major Indian cities. GoAir’s …
  • COLUMN: Staying home to get away 20 Jul 2019 08:51 During the Dragonfly Festival in Wabamun on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Josh Aldrich The art of a good vacation is not necessarily in the exotic destination, but in the recharging one is able to do while away. There is nothing worse than getting back from …
  • Why E-Scooters Are on the Rise, Along With Injuries 20 Jul 2019 08:31 By Joshua Brustein, Nate Lanxon and Simon Foy | Bloomberg July 20 at 4:01 AM It’s been less than two years since the first crop of stand-up electric scooters for rent were dumped on a city sidewalk, but they can now be found around the world. Startups …
  • 4th gator sighting in Pittsburgh 20 Jul 2019 08:07 PITTSBURGH — A baby alligator was found far from the tropics in the parking lot of a grocery store outside Pittsburgh on Friday morning, the fourth alligator discovered near the city since May. An employee found the 2-foot-long creature near a garbage can …
  • Indian airline launches more flights from UAE 20 Jul 2019 07:49 The airline offers approximately 1,600 weekly flights across domestic and international destinations. India's GoAir's has launched two new daily flights-one from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai and another from the UAE capital to New Delhi. "India …
  • Want to Relax in Luxury? Report Ranks Top 100 Hotels in the World 20 Jul 2019 07:47 Want to know where you can relax in luxury? A newly released report ranks the top 100 hotels in the world. The annual report by Travel + Leisure asked readers to rate hotels based on the grounds, location, service, food and overall value. Here are the top …
  • As the pound dips, how to get best deal for your holiday cash 20 Jul 2019 06:52 The timing couldn’t have been much worse. Ahead of yesterday’s school break-up and the big holiday getaway, the pound dipped this week to its lowest value against the euro since the start of the year. While it’s great news for tourists coming to the UK, …
  • Alakol Lake officials announce $78 million tourism infrastructure investment 20 Jul 2019 06:42 NUR-SULTAN – Thirty billion tenge (US$78.3 million) will be invested in the next four years in infrastructure projects at Alakol Lake, a popular beach vacation destination between the East Kazakhstan Region and Almaty. A working group was created to plan …
  • Tradition on the tracks: Edaville is a favorite destination for generations of families 20 Jul 2019 06:25 South Shore Bucket List: This series capturing things to do and places to go that most reflect the spirit of the South Shore will appear every Saturday until Labor Day. CARVER - Standing in line, 3-year-old Nate Cianflone of Norwell, can't hold back …
  • Travel: Let the kids take over Culzean Castle this summer 20 Jul 2019 06:23 It was built as a millionaire’s playground, a sprawling castle and country park packed with unusual and wonderful treasures. Today Culzean Castle stands as the ultimate children’s paradise. Culzean Castle dominates the coastline in South Ayrshire, a …
  • Family faced losing £4,600 on TUI holiday after terror attack 20 Jul 2019 05:41 A family faced losing more than £4,500 after trying to change their holiday following a suicide bomb attack. Richard and Debbie Smith wanted to pull out of the trip to Tunisia after a police officer was killed in one of two terror strikes in the capital, …
  • Costa Rica Receives 10 Awards at the Oscars of Tourism 20 Jul 2019 05:09 (MENAFN - The Costa Rica News) The award for 'Leading Destination of Central America and Mexico 2019' was taken by Costa Rica in the World Travel Awards, considered the "Oscars" of tourism. Along with the award, 9 national companies stood …
  • Carolyn Hax: Time to get a ref for this family shouting match 20 Jul 2019 04:55 Adapted from a recent online ­discussion. Hi, Carolyn: My spouse and our 6-year-old do not get along at all. Much of their time together turns into the 6-year-old screaming and spouse withdrawing because they can't stand being yelled at. I feel stuck …
  • The Seven Wonders of Ireland: The ultimate Irish bucket list revealed   20 Jul 2019 04:53 And boy, did you deliver. The ancient Seven Wonders of the World were the original travel guide, ranging from the Great Pyramid of Giza (the only one still standing) to the Colossus of Rhodes. In recent times, we've seen new Seven Wonders lists …
  • The best travel deals on offer around Ireland this week 20 Jul 2019 04:43 Shop and drop  Planning a trip to the capital for a little retail therapy this summer? At the Wilder Townhouse, guests can enjoy an overnight stay in one of 42 unique bedrooms at the boutique hotel, dinner for two in Roly’s Bistro, and breakfast in its …
  • 50 years ago: ‘One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ 20 Jul 2019 04:43 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in …
  • The Wildwoods, NJ – The Ideal Multi-Generational New Jersey Shore Vacation Destination 20 Jul 2019 04:35 During the past decade, multigenerational travel has become increasingly popular, with more Americans choosing to include children, parents, and grandparents in their vacation plans. For families sprawled across the country, or farther, time together can …
  • Caribbean destinations top choice for American travelers 20 Jul 2019 04:08 (MENAFN - Caribbean News Now) ST THOMAS, USVI –The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism will take advantage of trends which confirm the Territory as a top vacation destination for American travelers.  Speaking ahead of the Department of Tourism's …
  • A-Z: Everything you need to know about what a hard Brexit will mean for Ireland 20 Jul 2019 02:48 The issue: No sector of Irish society has more to lose from a no-deal Brexit than the farming community. It would place crippling tariffs on sales of beef, dairy and poultry, with one EU report suggesting that the full cost could be €5.5bn between now and …
  • Travel time shrinks as Pakistan opens airspace 20 Jul 2019 00:07 Passengers' rush at Islamabad International Airport in March after Pakistan closed its airspace following standoff with India. File photo Image Credit: Twitter Dubai: The reopening of Pakistan airspace for civilian traffic after six months has come a …
  • Interior designer Kelly Hoppen recalls her travel adventures  19 Jul 2019 23:20 Interior designer and former BBC Dragons' Den star Kelly Hoppen recalls her travel adventures Kelly Hoppen recalls her first holiday to Albufeira, in the Algarve She loves the Positano coast for 'the food, the sea, the people and the shopping' …
  • Kerry voted among the world's top 10 destinations to visit before you die 19 Jul 2019 22:50 KERRY HAS been named among the top 10 travel destinations you need to visit before you die. Maybe it’s the gorgeous coastline, picturesque scenery or wealth of heritage sites but Kerry has never been more popular. Further proof of that comes courtesy of …
  • Orlando is top summer travel destination for US 19 Jul 2019 22:17 Orlando, Florida tops flight destinations in the US this summer. — AFP pic NEW YORK, July 19 — This summer, air travel is up 7 per cent in the US, a trend travel experts attribute to the low-cost airfare boom and spike in seat capacity. That’s the synopsis …
  • LGA launches a pilot program to make travel less confusing 19 Jul 2019 20:11 Starting on July 20, LaGuardia Airport (LGA) will start a pilot program in partnership with Lyft to help make leaving the airport easier. The program is the first of its kind to launch on the East Coast.  Steve Taylor, the New York Area Regional Director …

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