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Happy summer from the staff at TravelingBoy
We have designated this summer as the season to
give. Here are some of our favorite charities.
5 Things You Need to Know About Traveling to
the U.K. Post-Brexit
Courtesy Chris Morris
It's tempting to pop across the Atlantic, but
there are a few factors to consider. As investors and political
leaders struggle to determine the impact of the U.K.s decision
to withdraw from the European Union, some U.S. travelers are weighing
a change to their summer travel plans. The British pound has plunged
against the dollar, making it more tempting to pop across the
DID YOU KNOW?
The shaka hand gesture is palm forward,
with the back of your hand facing you.
DID YOU KNOW?
American Indian tribes prefer
to be referred to by their tribal name, but collectively as American
Indian, not Native American.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Panama Hat is not from Panama.
DID YOU KNOW?
Marie Antoinette introduced the croissant
to the French.
DID YOU KNOW?
The birthplace of the hamburger is Hamburg,
75th Commemoration of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
"Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future"
The theme of Pearl Harbor's 75th Commemoration
underscores the significance of the events of December 7, 1941.
More than 40 events and activities throughout the commemoration,
December 1 - 11, 2016, will inspire all who attend. Plan to visit
now, during the commemoration dates or anytime this year to experience
the shared inspiration for a future enriched by friendship and
Congratulations to Traveling Boys Richard
He just received his eighth writing award from
of American Travel Writers, Western Chapter, Bronze.
The Night I Almost Peed on Henry Kissinger
Tapped for the Order of the Traveling Boitanos,
Skip Kaltenheuser also writes to scratch the occasional political
itch. Following the White Houses Distinguished Public Service
Award to Henry Kissinger, Skip thought the rest of us could do
no less. Heres his remembrance of the great man, a sort
of premature appreciation, which appears in Ozy. Think of it as
Henry the K is back. Not hanging with Jill St.
John, but holding hands with Hillary. A mentor. My guilt by association
resurfaces, decades after I hung out with him. Its 1980
and here I am at F. Scotts, a hip, upper-crust bar in Georgetown
with an art deco motif. Looks like Reagan will win the White House.
Winds of change are coming...
Discovering The Culinary & Wellness-Based
Wonders of New Zealand
Bringing you the best New Zealand has to offer
for a healthier lifestyle.
The 10 Worst Airports for Summer Travel
Courtesy Laura McMullen
An estimated 231 million people will fly in the
U.S. this summer. This summer is estimated to be the busiest flying
season ever, according to the trade group Airlines for America,
which anticipates 4% more passengers will fly than last summer.
Thailandís Intriguing Luk Thep Doll
Courtesy Kenneth Bachor
"They believe if they take care of the luk
thep doll, luck will come to them"
The phenomenon of Thailands luk thep dolls reached
viral status in January 2016, when Thai Smile Airways started
to allow passengers to purchase seats and meals for their realistic
dolls. Luk thep, which translates to child angel,
resemble American Girl, or Reborn dolls, and have become an intriguing
part of Thai culture to the outside world.
Lot's of Halibut and Kings Have Arrived!
We are in the midst of a great season with everyone
limiting on all intended species: Halibut, Lingcod, King Salmon
& Rockfish. Check out Mike's blog reports if you have not
already. It is also being written for Fish Alaska Magazine as
well as for all of you.
Berlin Summers Culinary and Artistic
Theres always something going on in Berlin
each and every day, new and old, loud and quiet, indoors and out.
And summer has even more of it. Heres a small selection:
- Gelato Festival Berlin, 7-10 July
- Berlin, Beats & Boats, 9 July
- PopUpArtFestival, 16 July
Poetry is a Perfect Form to Challenge Human
The former director of Liberty explains why she
feels poets are able to give such powerful voice to defend against
How the 1% Pays to Skip TSA Security Lines
Courtesy Ian Salisbury
As security lines get longer, the wealthy are
looking for more ways to skip the queue.
Summertime in Québec City is Heating
Up with These Cool Events
Sure, Québec City has history and charm
in spades, but this Canadian locale is also a happening hotspot,
with oodles of amazing events all season long. Here are the three
cant-miss events in Québec City this summer, plus
a few key phrases en français to practice during
Stories of a Lifetime
Sixty-Word SZEN Story by Gary Szenderski
After 50 attempts to start listening to the grind
of eeeeeeeea it was decided to look under the hood.
We tried again with all of us looking at the cold dark engine
that refused to turn over and silently wishing we were still in
bed, protected from the 15° temperature. Then Dad tried jiggling
the wires, muttered something, and vrooooom.
Be One of the First to Experience Waikiki's
Newest Luxury Resort
Be one of the first guests to experience The Ritz-Carlton
Residences, Waikiki Beach in 2016. As one of the first guests
of Waikiki's newest luxury resort, you will get to enjoy stylishly-appointed
accommodations, dining credit at BLT Market, complimentary third
night as well as an array of resort-style amenities and services.
The Ambiguous Role of Photography in Presenting
Innocence and Guilt
Courtesy Fred Ritchin
"Neither a person nor a photograph should
be taken at face value; it is more complicated than that."
This Months Featured Destination: Philadelphia
The City of Brotherly Love, and one-time temporary
nation's capital, is full of historical artifacts and features
more public art than any other city in the nation. Go Philly!
Airports Council International Welcomes Hybrid
Till System in India as a Significant Step Toward Meeting Future
Demand for Air Travel
Airports Council International (ACI) today welcomed
the Indias National Civil Aviation Policy as a significant
step forward in assuring that the country takes its rightful place
in aviation as a driver of economic and social development.
How to Save Money on an International Car Rental
Courtesy Mark Kahler
Don't approach an international car rental with
the same assumptions you make at the domestic counters. Take a
look at some tips for renting a car in another country.
This Genius Stargazing App Will Change How
You See the Night Sky
Courtesy Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
Looking forward to stargazing with your kids while
you're traveling this summer? The free SkyView app turns your
smartphone or tablet into a brilliant guide to the night sky.
It's like a telescope in your pocket, only better.
Richard Bang's Dispatches The Quest
Sharing the best in adventure travel from video,
trips, giveaways, tips, news and content you won't find anywhere
How to Get a Cheap Upgrade on Your Next Flight
Bidding for upgrades decreases the value of elite
status for frequent flyers, but it also presents opportunities
for non-elites to snag an upgrade on the cheap.
Last-Minute Airfare Deals
Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights
departing from within the United States and Canada.
Worldwide Vacation Rankings
U.S. News Travel's Best Vacations rankings identify
the top destinations by region and vacation type.
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads
more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide
emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service
members and wounded warriors.
Together in Spirit The Best Friends Animal
At the core of Best Friends Animal Society'swork
is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in
The Elevator Ride
I have met many wonderful people while stopping
at various floors in an elevator and if I had more time this week
I would have told my fellow rider the following facts.
The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights
Compare prices on 400+ airlines and travel sites.
Random Acts of Canine Kindness
Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after
organizing a protest at a Louisiana puppy mill.
7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning
Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite
status, and working the system to earn free flights and other
Find Out if Fasting is Right for You and Experiment
If you go more than a few hours without food,
your body will think youre starving and start holding on
to as much fat as possible!
Except, that's not true. No studies support it.
In fact, there might be some benefits to taking the occasional