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HAPPY OCTOBER from the staff at TravelingBoy
We have designated 2015 as the year to give. Here
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Journeys International Helps Nepal by Announcing
Two New Trips for 2016
Journeys International, an Ann Arbor-based adventure
tour operator, is excited to announce the addition of two new
trips to Nepal: Hands On the Himalayas, and Nepal Family Adventure.
The two itineraries are very different, but both have the same
ultimate intention: support the rebuilding efforts in Nepal by
attracting tourists to the earthquake-ravaged nation where Journeys
got its start 37 years ago.
Take a Bite Out of Surprising Cuisine Finds
October is National Plan a Cruise Month and the
cruise industry is celebrating every aspect of cruising, especially
cruise cuisine. Today's cruise traveler knows one thing about
cruise cuisine expect the unexpected.
10 New World Heritage Sites That Should Be
On Your Bucket List
Courtesy Deb Hopewell of SmarterTravel
5 Questions to Ask before Traveling Abroad
on a Spring Gap Semester
Projects Abroad shares the biggest motivations
for students to participate in volunteer projects and internships
overseas during the spring college semester.
Newseum's Popular FBI Exhibit Will Reopen on
On Nov. 13, 2015, the Newseum will open "Inside
Today's FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror," a new
version of its popular FBI exhibit, featuring never-before-displayed
evidence and artifacts from some of the FBI's biggest cases. In
the post-9/11 era, the bureau's top priorities are terrorists,
spies and cybercriminals, stalked with powerful new surveillance
6 Countries That Rely on Tourism (and Why That's
Good for Your Wallet)
Courtesy Jamie Ditaranto of SmarterTravel
8 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography
Courtesy Lisa of LL World Tour
It seems so normal nowadays to be at a restaurant
while folks whip out their smart phones to snap pics of their
dish as its presented. I cant knock it as Im one of
these people. Check out these tips to enhance your food photography.
AAHOA Membership Count Reaches 14,000
ATLANTA The Asian American Hotel Owners
Association (AAHOA) reached a membership milestone recentlywhen
individual hotelier membership reached 14,000. AHOA members own
nearly 1 out of every 2 hotels in the United States. In addition
to hosting robust local, regional, and national events, AAHOA
offers free continuing professional education, discounted hotel-vendor
goods and services, and PAC-powered state and federal legislative
Flight Stats New and Improved On-Time Performance
Reports Are Here!
We have improved our monthly performance reports
by bringing back the Airport On-time Performance report. Now you're
able to generate specific reports for specific size, region, and
rankings for airline and airport performance data. The August
2015 On-Time Performance reports are available now!
View the Airline On-time Performance report:
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How Expats Impact Switzerland
Wheres the best place in the world for expats
to live? Switzerland! According to the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer
survey of expats in 34 countries, Switzerland was ranked 1st,
beating Singapore to the top spot. Many Switzerland-based expats
mentioned the better work / life balance, availability of outdoor
activities and the family-centric culture as the reasons why they
enjoy the Swiss lifestyle.
The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition
19-21 October 2015, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi
Visitors from over 40 countries have already registered
to attend The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition (WHTS15),
exclusively supported by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
and taking place in Abu Dhabi from the 19th to 21st of October
Register for your free of charge visitor ticket
Hop to It: New Species of Tree Frog Discovered
at Mashpi Lodge Near Quito, Ecuador
There is natural beauty everywhere at Mashpi
Lodge near Quito, Ecuador. But there is more much more
including scientific research and findings of interest
not only to guests but also to the scientific community. A recent
discovery at the 3,200-acre Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity
Reserve surrounding the Mashpi Lodge has everybody hopping.
It is a new species of treefrog: Mashpi Torrenteer (Hyloscirtus
Samoa Air Introduces 'XL Class' for Larger
Samoa Air, the world's first airline to charge
people according to their weight rather than by seat, is introducing
a special "XL class" to cater for larger passengers.
The Pacific national airline is creating a wider row on its aircrafts
for passengers who weigh more than 286 pounds. Samoa has one of
the world's highest rates of obesity. The XL row would be extended
by 12 to 14 inches.
American Airlines to Begin Offering Charter
Flights from L.A. to Havana
Courtesy Jenny Luna
American Airlines announced that it will offer
charter flights from Los Angeles to Havana starting in December.
It will be the first flight from the West Coast to Cuba since
Cuba and the United States restored diplomatic relations last
month. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration
is negotiating with Cuba to allow scheduled commercial flights
between the two countries by years end, despite a travel
ban imposed by Congress.
Experience the Magic of Myanmar
Join Legendary Adventurer Richard Bangs on an
Exclusive Itinerary to this Magical Land.
Winning Bid for Alaska Brings Adventure Travel
World Summit to North America in 2016
The ATTA is pleased to announce that next year's
Adventure Travel World Summit will be held in Anchorage, Alaska.
It's a big event that deserves to be hosted by a big destination.
List: Best Hubs for Layovers Worldwide
Singapore's Changi Airport, Amsterdam Airport
Schiphol, Hong Kong International Airport and South Korea's Incheon
International are among the world's best for layovers.
Dear Heather: I am a housewife and my husband
and I have been married for 25 years and both of us will be 50
soon. The last year or so I have noticed that both he and I do
not seem to be engaged like we were before. We dont talk
much or go out for dinner and there is almost no intimacy.
How to Travel to Cuba Legally from the U.S.
Banas, SmarterTravel Staff
As we all know, legal travel to Cuba is now possible.
However, you'll face its complexities before you ever land in
Havana. Here's the latest on what you need to know for planning
a trip (at least for the moment).
JetBlue Schools Flyers on Boarding Etiquette
Courtesy Tim Winship
to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Seven Unique Cuba Tours
Sarkis, SmarterTravel Staff
Despite loosened travel restrictions, there are
still so many rules about what American tour groups can and can't
do, it's no surprise most of the itineraries are pretty similar.
Want something a little different? Here are seven companies offering
just that, tours that provide a unique lens through which to see
Last-Minute Airfare Deals
Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights
departing from within the United States and Canada.
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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 an Utah puppy mill.
Together in Spirit The Best Friends Animal
At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream
that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.
The three worst airports for arrivals, with
delays exceeding 20 minutes, are Newark, LaGuardia, and O'Hare;
JFK is close at 19 minutes.
John Muir on Mt.
By Gary Snyder
After scanning its face again and again,
I began to scale it, picking my holds
With intense caution. About half-way
To the top, I was suddenly brought to
A dead stop, with arms outspread
Clinging close to the face of the rock
Unable to move hand or foot
Either up or down. My doom
Appeared fixed. I MUST fall.
There would be a moment of
Bewilderment, and then,
A lifeless rumble down the cliff
To the glacier below.
My mind seemed to fill with a
Stifling smoke. This terrible eclipse
Lasted only a moment, when life blazed
Forth again with preternatural clearness.
I seemed suddenly to become possessed
Of a new sense. My trembling muscles
Became firm again, every rift and flaw in
The rock was seen as through a microscope,
My limbs moved with a positiveness and precision
With which I seemed to have
Nothing at all to do.
Deb your favorite travel poems.
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.
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