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TRAVEL BLOGS,
NORTH AMERICA

See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Agua Dulce, CA
Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Aleutians
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Aruba
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Banff
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Belize
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
Calgary
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Edmonton
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Hollywood
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Jacksonville, Oregon
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Long Beach
Maine
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico Images
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
North Dakota Blizzard
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oahu
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Museum
Palouse Scenic Byway
Panama
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Diego Resort
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle
Seattle Parade Photos
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos & Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Toronto
Utah
Vancouver
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Westlake Village, CA
Whistler, B.C.

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TRAVEL BLOGS,
EUROPE

Alcala, Spain
Amsterdam
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Athens
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Bavaria
Beira, Portugal
Belgium
Berlin
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Copenhagen
Cortona, Italy
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Duxford Aviation Museum
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
France
French Alps
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Great Britain Photos
Hamburg
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1; Iceland 2; Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1; Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Montenegro
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Munich
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Paris
Perugia, Italy
Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Poland
Port Meirion, North Wales
Portugal
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Pyrenees
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Rhone River, France
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Romania
Rome 1; Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Sarlat, SW France
Saxony, Germany
Schwyz, Switzerland
Scotland 1; Scotland 2
Senigallia, Central Italy
Slovenia
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
Switzerland
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Turkey
Tuscan Farm
Tuscany
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1; Vienna 2
Wales
Wimbledon
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England
Zurich

TravelingBoy's 3 things About Kaua'i
...we didn't know about
KAUA'I

What do visitors do for fun in KAUA'I?

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This installment of THREE THINGS is courtesy of Sue Kanoho, executive director, Kauai Visitors Bureau.

Hanalei Lookout (photo credit: Kauai Visitors Bureau/Kicka Witte)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says enhanced airport passenger screenings put in place over the summer were prompted by concerns that members of the Khorasan Group might try to smuggle explosives aboard an airplane en route to or within the U.S.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
Crystal Bridges and Arkansas in Bloom

outdoor exhibit at the 21C Miuseum boutique hotel, Bentonville
Arkansas has shed its undeserved Dogpatch reputation. Northwest Arkansas has become prosperous, with a wealth of places of interest for tourists, and offering some of America's most beautiful nature, along with cultural events, and many craft and antique fairs. The new Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport serves as the gateway to Ozark towns and villages, such as Bentonville, home of Walmart, and Eureka Springs, as well as Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Doing the Douro with Uniworld

buildings in Porto, Portugal
We've taken a handful of river cruises in Europe, one with Viking and half a dozen with Uniworld, over the last ten years. We've seen this international enthusiasm for visiting those medieval towns of Europe that lie along their legendary rivers swell until its very success threatens the whole experience. We tell our friends and our readers, "If you haven't done European river cruising before, do it now! It will be too crowded in ten years to be as much fun."

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Epilogue

country road in Italy

"Our Man in Italy" ties a nice bow around his 21-part Country Roads of Italy travel journal with a photographic look back on his amazing eight-day Insight Vacations journey.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
Art Ancient and Contemporary in Southwestern France

Cathedral Sainte Cecile, Albi, SW France
Ancient villages sit on hilltops overlooking fertile fields, rivers and lakes. Medieval castles dot the landscape. For a thousand years, pilgrims have crossed this southwestern French countryside, the Midi Pyrenees, en route to Santiago de Compostela, stopping for food and shelter wherever the scallop shell, symbol of St. James, is displayed.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Mary King's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland: 400 Years of History

actors as inhabitants of Mary King's Close
The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the Bubonic Plague has immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, claiming the lives of more than half the city's population. The area hardest hit: Mary King's Close on High Street, a busy thoroughfare and lively 17th century street of pubs, shops and residences. Cries of suffering have replaced the friendly chatter, and the stench of death, the pungent aroma of tea and scones. The place, the time, the horror have been resurrected as one of Edinburgh's most unusual attractions.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Venice Splashed by Aqua Alta

Venetians crossing a street during aqua alta

Staring down the Adriatic Sea, "Our Uomo in Italy" gets "man up" courage and joins the masses atop a passarella for an elbow-to-elbow walk on water around Venice's Centro Storico district.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Fabulous Fall Season in Big Bear Lake

biking at Big Bear Lake
Everybody knows that Big Bear Lake is a wonderland in winter, perfect for skiing, snowboarding, memorable Alpine vistas and more. But the mountain paradise is equally fantastic in fall, when leaves change colors, fish are biting, mountains trails beckon, and beer flows from large Oktoberfest mugs. A friend and I recently escaped to the 7,000-ft-high city for a day and night of adventure and discovery.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Gliding into the Venetian Sunset

distinctive ornamentation at the prow of a gondola

Mark Twain is called upon for inspiration as "Our Man in Italy" files his 21st and last Country Roads dispatch aboard a gondola as it carries him and his band of merry media down a narrow riello for the final arrivederci.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Escape to Giudecca

boat sailing through a canal in Venice

With the Adriatic Sea gurgling underfoot, "Our Man in Italy" races against a growing high tide to get out to a Venetian glass-blowing factory. He documents it all, while puddle jumping around the Lagoon, in his 19th Country Roads dispatch.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Summer Fun at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
It's called Fantasy Springs Resort for good reason. It sits in the middle of the Palm Springs desert like a giant oasis, welcoming travelers with flowing fountains and swaying palm trees, a sparkling pool, and a luxurious hotel surrounded by gourmet restaurants, an award-winning casino, a world-class entertainment center and more.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Paradise (and Culture) Found at the Ka'anapali Beach Resort

Ka'anapali Beach
Children frolic in the surf and sand. Parents and grandparents stretch out on lounge chairs around the pool, basking in the gentle Ka'anapali sun. I don't think I've ever seen so many multi-generational families in one place. I explore Sheraton Resort's pool that leads to a long circular canal, complete with cascading waterfalls, bridges and tropical vegetation that gracefully caresses the top of the pool's lava-enhanced walls.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Switzerland – A Country of Unsurpassed Beauty and Refinement

Bern's Old Town
Once in a while a trip comes along that is the quintessential luxurious experience and for me the tour of Swiss Deluxe Hotels gets the prize. Combining the ultimate in luxury with the kindness of strangers would best describe my most unforgettable adventure. I assure you that once you visit Switzerland you'll understand why it has earned the distinction of being a country of unsurpassed beauty and refinement.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
10 Fun Things to See and Do In London

Thames Clipper departing the Pier

Have YOU ever planned a trip to a big city overseas, and thought "I wish I knew someone who was born there, so I could ask them for offbeat things to see and do?" Whenever anyone who knows I was born and grew up in London, plans a trip to that city, I'm regularly asked that question. So, here's 10 "fast" ideas for your journey. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. And still do!

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Tank Pull Fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors Project
By Carlos Roco

Carlos Roco
Carlos Roco has been a Knight of Columbus since 2006. In 2009, he was the Grand Knight (local council 'president'), and in 2012, he became a District Deputy (in charge of 5 councils). As you can imagine, he is heavily involved with the council's activities. The tank pull is one of the many fundraisers they do annually. It also happens to be the largest and most successful of their fundraisers because it now involves all the Knights of Columbus councils in the entire state of New Jersey. Its mission: to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Post Cards from Maine While Driving "Down East"

the York Old Gaol, Maine
Travel writers tend to be opinionated ... so may we mention our thoughts on Maine? Our favorite villages in that state are the two Kennebunks and we think the prettiest fishing village in the Pine Tree State is Camden – and the most interesting city to visit by far is Portland. Maine (although we do concede Portland, Oregon gives it a run for its money).

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Tim Mattox's travel article
Nathan James: Southern California Roots Run Delta Deep

Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers
When you first meet Nathan James, you wouldn't think he was anything more than a fun-loving, skateboarding, guitar-playing Southern California boy who loves the outdoors and hanging with his friends. James was born and raised in the secluded California village of Fallbrook, nestled among the avocado groves in North San Diego County.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Vieques, Puerto Rico: From Travesty to Tourism

a beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico
Picture this: From 1948 to 1999, the U.S. Department of Navy bombed the hell out of its own country. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration – but here's what happened. From the early 1940's, the U.S. military used a good part of Vieques, Puerto Rico, a small island off the coast, as a training ground for ship-to-shore gunfire, air-to-ground bombing, and Marine amphibious landings. It was not until a Puerto Rican security guard was accidentally killed by an errant bomb in April 1999 that the opposition began in earnest.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country – A Relaxing Nearby Get-Away

balloon over the Temecula Valley
A lovely invitation arrived from the folks at Visit Temecula Valley inviting a select group of travel writers to cover their annual Balloon and Wine Festival, along with visits to some of their restaurants and award-winning wineries. In two delightfully packed days, we experienced a cross section of what this tiny gem of a bucolic vacation destination has to offer.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
The World in Miniature – So HUGE (And Extraordinary) You'll Not Believe It!

Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg

Do you like exploring countries overseas? When you get there, are you the adventurous type, seeking out unusual, offbeat things to see on your journeys? I wonder if, like me, you are fascinated by finding museums, or special attractions, that feature true-to-life designed toy models of ships, trains and planes – and just about everything in between?

 

 

 

 

 


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BONE BOOK is here!

Robert W. Bone, known as the author of four travel guidebooks, has now written a dramatic and entertaining account of his long career in journalism and world-wide travel reporting. Fire Bone! is available on Amazon.com.




TRAVEL ROUTE 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America
by Jim Hinckley

Long one of America's cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular tourist attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year.

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Pay What You Want at Hotels in Paris
Courtesy Caroline Costello, SmarterTravel

A Paris hotels group is running an unusual promotion, allowing guests to pay what they want for accommodations in the city this summer. According to a French-language online post on a site called "Payez ce que vous voulez" (that means "pay what you want"), five Parisian hotels are participating in a scheme that gives hotel guests the freedom to determine their own nightly rates.

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Beer Prices Around The World Compared: The Cheapest, Most Expensive And Most Popular Beer Brands

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Hotel Horror Story
By Simone Beaulieu

Grandiose-Pomp Hotels are known worldwide for superior hospitality. “Pleasing the best people in the best places with relish” is their slogan, proudly personified on lobby signage in locations from Caracas to the Congo.

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Airbus: Worst Airplane Seat Ever

Airbus filed a patent for what will be the least comfortable airplane seat in the sky. The new design features saddle-like seats that can fold up when not in use. Gone are cushions, padded armrests, tray tables and personal space: The new seating plan, of course, would allow airlines to cram more passengers into the limited space of the cabin.


Airlines with the Most Extra Fees
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The airlines call them ancillary revenues. Travelers call it nickel-and-diming. By whatever name, the dizzying array of fees that airlines now impose for everything from checked bags to carry-on bags to seat selection to ticket reissues is big business. And it's getting bigger…

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A New Rock Video from Bill Maroldo

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Seattle's Space Needle Unveils a Look to the Future with New Digital and Mobile Experiences

Built as a symbol of the future for the Age of Space 1962 World's Fair, Seattle's iconic Space Needle is once again embracing the promise of the future – this week, the curtain comes up on ground-breaking digital experiences that will inspire urban explorers and connect visitors to the sights and experiences of the Pacific Northwest in ways that, until now, could only be imagined.

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Airlines Are Making Big Bucks!

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Celebrity Cruise Deals from Joni Notagiacomo ACC – CruiseOne

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5 Things Travel Has Taught Me

The staff at Twenty-Something Travel write about 5 things they’ve learned from travel.

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airberlin Announces Business Class Sale for Summer Travel

airberlin has launched a business class sale for those travelers looking to fly in style and comfort. The sale includes fares starting from as low as $3,649.00 including all taxes and surcharges from New York (JFK) to Germany for example and also covers other premiere destinations such as Copenhagen, Milan, Vienna and Zurich at slightly higher rates.

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Travel Smarter with Brainscape!

In eight of the 13 cities listed as best vacation destinations by U.S. News this year, English isn’t the official language. Add vast cultural differences and unfamiliar terrain to the existing language barrier and suddenly a trip abroad can become a daunting proposition. Fortunately, Brainscape can help travelers learn how to talk the talk (quite literally) in no time before they venture off to a foreign destination.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Raises Automatic Gratuities

Carnival Cruise Lines is boosting the gratuity amount it suggests passengers give crew as tips. The line is raising the amount by 50 cents, from $11.50 to $12 per passenger, per day, effective Oct. 9. The gratuities are automatically added to passengers' shipboard accounts – though there is the option of increasing or decreasing the amount at the purser's desk. Carnival will also ban smoking on cabin balconies beginning this fall. Smoking already is prohibited in all staterooms. Passengers caught smoking on balconies after the new rule takes effect will be assessed a $250 "cleaning and refreshing" fee.


Cruise Lines Combining Ocean, River Voyages

A number of cruise lines are getting ships of the right size to operate combinations of river and ocean itineraries, allowing passengers to reach riverside destinations that larger vessels typically can't reach. For example, Silversea Cruises offers a cruise to Bridgetown, Barbados, that includes a voyage along the Amazon River; Seabourn combines an Amazon River cruise with Caribbean and South American coastal cruises; and Voyages to Antiquity features combination cruising in the Mediterranean.

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SoCal Airports fare well in Cheapflights.com's 5th Annual Airport Affordability Rankings

Back for its fifth consecutive year, Cheapflights.com has released its 2014 Airport Affordability Index ranking the 101 most popular US airports based on their airfare affordability. Airports in Southern California did well again this year, earning two spots in the top 10 most affordable airports. Long Beach earned the #2 position with an average airfare of $200 while Bob Hope Airport earned the 7th position with an average airfare $274. In contrast, LAX is #56 on the list with an average airfare of $403, John Wayne/Orange County takes 67th position and San Diego Intl-Lindbergh Field earns 78th spot.


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Does QANTAS Need a Really Good Plumber?

Just watched the news, and near the very end they had a brief story about a QANTAS A-380 that took off from LAX on its way to Melbourne. One hour out of LA, a water pipe in the ceiling broke. It splashed and soaked water over lots of passengers and, even more extraordinary, flooded the floor! With today's hi-tech devices in every person's pocket on the A-380, lots of those on board took photos, which is how the media got the story. I wonder what would have happened if this occurred say 30 or more years ago, before Iphones and Ipads... would QANTAS have hidden it? The A-380 did not have a plumber on board, so the aircraft turned around and flew back to LAX – where it landed safely. Who knew water pipes were in the ceiling!


An Inside Look At the Los Angeles International Airport Control Tower
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The Genesis of T-Boy’s Cartoons

Known for travel stories that immediately capture the interest of the reader with their colorful creativity, clever use of words and the talent to paint pictures with words about destinations all over the world, TravelingBoy is delighted to announce the riveting success of our hilarious travel cartoons that highlight the foibles and quirks of mankind.

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Operation Homefront

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.

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Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.

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Deb's poetry break


Hearthside
by Dorothy Parker

Half across the world from me
Lie the lands I'll never see-
I, whose longing lives and dies
Where a ship has sailed away;
I, that never close my eyes
But to look upon Cathay.

Things I may not know nor tell
Wait, where older waters swell;
Ways that flowered at Sappho's tread,
Winds that sighed in Homer's strings,
Vibrant with the singing dead,
Golden with the dust of wings.

Under deeper skies than mine,
Quiet valleys dip and shine.
Where their tender grasses heal
Ancient scars of trench and tomb
I shall never walk: nor kneel
Where the bones of poets bloom.

If I seek a lovelier part,
Where I travel goes my heart;
Where I stray my thought must go;
With me wanders my desire.
Best to sit and watch the snow,
Turn the lock, and poke the fire.

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.



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How to Protect Your Luggage From Being Pilfered

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International Phone Calls

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Last-Minute Airfare Deals

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The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights

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7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

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Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Sgroppino:
Venice Untied

Ever heard of a Sgroppino? Well, it's a lemon-flavored, creamy-smooth, frothy alcoholic beverage.

More a digestivo (digestive) or liquid dessert than an aperitivo (cocktail), the Sgroppino was created by the inventive and masterful Venetians back in the 16th century.

Sgropin, as it's called in the Venetian dialect, means to untie a little knot – the kind one finds in his/her stomach following a rather large meal...

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Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
John Mayall
Lowell George (Little Feat)
BB King
Johnny Winter
Joe Bonamassa
Preston Smith
Rory Block
Mick Taylor
SoulSauce
Dennis Jones
Zen Blues Quartet
Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
2011 San Diego Blues Festival
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Pendleton Warrior
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite 2
2013 San Diego Blues Festival
Phil Gates
Rod Piazza Birthday 2
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
Paraprosdokians
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Fairy Tale
Agricultural Inspector
News from Libya
Chinese Food
Baby Polar Bear
Spanish Delicacy
Truck
Mexican Jews
British Humor
A Chicken Walks Into a Bar
First Child
Hello?
Irish Babes
Italian Golfer
Sleeping With Bob
The Crows of Massachusetts
Snow Parking
Hamburg Visits Los Angeles CA
Airplane Water Landing
Team Effort
Freeloaders
Leviticus 20:13


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