are some of the things or activities that the people of Hamburg
do for fun?
This installment of
THREE THINGS about HAMBURG is courtesy of Solveig Gode of Hamburg
Today in Traveling Boy Travel News You Might Have MissedGO TO ARCHIVES
$49+ O/W December Flights from Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines has discounted travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from December 8-29 when you book by Monday, November 23. The airfare promotion offers flights to mostly western U.S. destinations, plus Hawaii and Mexico, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake CIty, Honolulu, and Los Cabos. Fares start at $49 one-way ($98 round-trip) and must be booked at least 21 days in advance. For further information,
The Life and Times of an Irish Royal: Up
Close and Very Personal With the 7th Earl of Rosse, Part 2
In Part 1 Brendan Parsons, the 7th Earl of Rosse, talked
about his boyhood experiences during World War II, his return to Birr
Castle, the Parsons family ancestral home, his school experience, and
the path that led him to a post at the United Nations. In Part 2, he talks
about his service in the U.N., his return to Ireland and the responsibilities
that come with his royal heritage.
An Urban Paradise: Anantara's Riverside Bangkok
(Part 2) By Ruth J. Katz
If you want to leave the cooking to the pros and skip
cooking class, then Anantara Riverside has 11 (count 'em, 11!) restaurant
choices. There are outposts of the renowned Trader Vic's (I rue that New
York City lost its Trader Vic's probably 20 years ago) and Benihana. Both
produce fare that is as dependably satisfying and toothsome as any of their
counterparts around the globe and will, respectively, deliver top-notch
Pacific Rim cuisine and traditional Japanese Teppanyaki steakhouse fare,
including sushi and sashimi.
Iberian Adventure: The Age of Discovery began in
Belém (Dispatch #4)
The Palladian Traveler takes us to the anchors-aweigh
point of some of Portugal's greatest high-seas expeditions as he files
his fourth dispatch in the "Iberian Adventure" series from Belém.
An Urban Paradise: Anantara's Riverside Bangkok
(Part 1) By Ruth J. Katz
After a leisurely, but jam-packed and educational train
sojourn in Singapore and Thailand a vacation I had been looking forward
to I alighted in Bangkok and wanted nothing more than to settle down
by the sea and relax, indulge in a spa treatment or three, and enjoy some
of that legendary, mouth-watering Thai cuisine. What I needed was a decompression
fillip to my on-the-go vacation! The problem was, I didn't feel like undertaking
any additional travel to get to the sea or a tropical resort...
Biggest Losers Win Big at JW Marriott in Palm Desert
A good getaway is more than a great location, with first-class
amenities and gourmet food. It is also about people. And on my recent
visit to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, I met some very
inspiring souls while also basking in the sun and luxury of a four-star
hotel. I heard that the Marriott had partnered with The Biggest Loser
Resort, to become the new West Coast location for the weight loss and
Iberian Adventure: Walking the Decorative Cobble
of Lisbon (Dispatch #3)
The Palladian Traveler stretches his legs and files
his third dispatch along the decorative cobble of The City of Seven
The Life and Times of an Irish Royal: Up
Close and Very Personal With the 7th Earl of Rosse, Part 1
On a recent press trip to Ireland, I had the distinct
pleasure of spending a day with William Clere Leonard Brendan Parsons,
the 7th Earl of Rosse, who goes by the name of Brendan Parsons. He lives
in the historic Birr Castle and Demesne with his wife, Alison, the Countess
of Rosse. The eldest son of Laurence Michael Harvey Parsons, 6th Earl
of Rosse and Anne Messel, he was known as Baron Oxmantown from his birth
until he succeeded to the peerage in 1979.
Whitney Shay A Voice of Recognition
Whitney Shay, like so many of her musical peers in San
Diego, takes her craft very seriously. What sets Shay apart from her colleagues
is that she vents her talents across such a wide array of platforms. As
an actor and entertainer she has appeared in stage productions, experimental
and improvisational theater and films. As a musician, it's the voice.
Digby Pines: Where Eco-Friendly Rises to the Level
of High Tides
Digby is known for two things not usually found on
your standard travel itinerary. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in
the world, at times approximating a 52-foot drop between high and low tides,
the latter resembling literal mud flats at your feet. In Digby, the difference
measures a mere 20-20 feet of water, but that's impressive enough!
Stasi History: A Big Part of East Germany
The skies were dark and cloudy and the echoes of thunder
could be heard in the distance. It was a cold and somber date this November
day in 1990 as the Deutsche Bahn train in which I was traveling slowly edged
its way into the Leipzig, Germany Hauptbahnhof Central Railway Terminus.
Exactly a year before on November 9th 1989, the Berlin Wall had been breached...
Iberian Adventure: Bem-vindo a Lisboa! (Dispatch
In the second dispatch from his series filed under
Iberian Adventure, the Palladian Traveler lands in Lisbon and wastes
no time in legging it to a landmark eatery for some signature barbecued
chicken in piri-piri sauce.
Robin Henkel Been There and Gone!
Some of Robin Henkel's first musical memories center around
the Seattle coffee house scene his parents frequented during the folk
era of the early '60s. But one of his most lasting memories, and one that
would have a substantial impact on his direction in life came in 1962
when his father took young Robin to see a bluesman named Josh White perform
at Seattle's Convention Hall.
Soaking up San Diegos North Park and More
The year was 1946. The war had just ended, Hollywood was
in its Golden Age, and the Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club opened along
California Highway 80 in North San Diego. Built in a grand colonial style
with large, white welcoming pillars, pitched roof, brick façade
and shuttered windows, the historic hotel was an instant hit and soon
became a vacation retreat for celebrities such as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby,
Ava Gardner, and Johnny Weissmuller.
Iberian Adventure: Paella, Palaces and Plenty of
Port (Dispatch #1)
It's up, up and andale for the Palladian
Traveler as he leaves Bel Paese airspace and heads due west for
a six-day journey through the heart of Portugal and Spain as a guest travel
writer for Insight Vacations. Read the first of his dispatches filed under
Manoir Hovey A Charming Canadian Escape By Ruth J. Katz
If you've traveled along the River Road in Louisiana,
visiting restored plantations and learning about the Civil War from a Southerner's
point of view, then you've listened to the period-costumed guide-interpreters
more often than not refer to the Civil War as "that recent unpleasantness."
Here it is, 150 later, and Southerners still seem to be harboring a grudge.
Well, if that is fact, then you can just imagine how those who resided south
of the Mason-Dixon Line-way back when-felt after the war.
Story Telling with Blue Largo
It's been twelve years since the last Blue Largo album
and that's a reality not lost on guitarist Eric Lieberman and vocalist
Alicia Aragon. So when they released their new CD in September, the most
obvious question seemed to be, what took so long? Short answer back
in 2006 Lieberman was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition known
as Focal Dystonia...
Patricia Clarkson On Character Choices, Dating,
& Women of Today
You can be sure if Patricia Clarkson is in a film, you
will be treated to a performance that is sheer perfection. Her approach
to acting is both unique and compelling as she imbues her characters with
her own quirky, but organic interpretations. Once again, Clarkson delivers
a compelling performance in her latest film, 'Learning to Drive,' which
co-stars the iconic Sir Ben Kingsley.
37 Above 60, Part III By Adam Sholder
I awoke the next morning, Wednesday, August 2nd, to find
the campground socked in with fog. No matter, I thought, as I had quite
a day planned. I headed out to the office that would arrange to take me
about 130 kilometers further north, to the native fishing village of Tuktoyaktuk,
or Tuk, situated right on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
Thanksgiving Day, a function which
originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people
recognized that they really had something to be thankful for
annually, not oftener if they had succeeded in exterminating
their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead
of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians. Thanksgiving
Day became a habit, for the reason that in the course of time, as the
years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased
to be mutual and was all on the white man's side, consequently on the
Lord's side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend
the usual annual compliments.
We have designated 2015 as the year to give. Here
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Orbitz Announces Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving
An analysis by Orbitz shows that Los Angeles International
and Chicago O'Hare International will be the two busiest airports
in the country over the Thanksgiving holiday. "Travelers
looking to avoid the crowds should consider flying out on Thanksgiving
Day and coming back on Monday, Nov. 30, both the least busy of
the holiday weekend," said Jeanenne Tornatore, Orbitz.com
Outsourced to Avoid Regulations: The Disturbing
Truth About How US Airlines Maintain Their Planes Courtesy James B. Steele, Vanity Fair
Steele writes: "Airlines are shipping maintenance
work offshore for the reason you'd expect: to cut labor costs.
Mechanics in El Salvador, Mexico, China, and elsewhere earn a
fraction of what mechanics in the do."
Wroclaw Designated as the European Capital
of Culture in 2016
One of the greatest social and cultural events
in the recent history of Poland, Wroclaw is designated as the
European Capital of Culture in 2016.
On Thursday the 19th of November at 11:30 am a
press conference will take place at which we will unveil the programme
for the Opening Weekend of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw
2016. Live streaming will be available on www.wroclaw2016.pl.
The European Capital of Culture is one of the
most important programs of the E.U. and European Commission, which
promotes mutual understanding, approach and inter-cultural dialog
of the European People. Wroclaw is the first Polish town to be
honored with the title.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Joins Just Ahead Family of Smartphone Audio Guides
Ahead, synonymous with award-winning smartphone apps for road
tripping through national parks, now offers its GPS-guided smartphone
audio tour of Rocky Mountain National Park a narrated guide
to the most dramatic and unspoiled mountain landscape in the United
States. It is Just Aheads first guide in Colorado.
Engage with Your Loved Ones from Afar with
This Holiday season, Kindomas suite
of family-connecting Apps helps travelling parents, grandparents
or anyone not at the same dinner table, engage with their loved
ones from afar.
How? Easy! Kindomas
Storytime app lets you read story books to your children
on a shared screen and Drawtime
lets you play games, draw on a shared screen and send your works
of art to family through the in-App messaging service.
9 Airline Freebies You Never Knew Existed in
Flight attendants, pilots, and airline executives
reveal the small things you can still get for free.
Travel for Less With EURAIL: Off-Peak Promotions
Until the end of the year Eurail is offering customers
20 percent off the regular price of Eurail Global and Select Passes,
and one free extra travel day for travelers who purchase a Eurail
Regional or One Country Pass.
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
The One App You Need If You're Traveling to
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9 Things Every American Should Know Before
The World's Most Dangerous Airlines
If you're afraid of flying, don't fly these (potentially)
Don't Travel Alone In These Five International
Air France and KLM: The Largest European Airline
Since May 2004, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch
Airlines have become the largest European airline group: one Air
France-KLM group, two airlines, and three businesses. Each airline
has retained its individual identity, trade name and brand. The
three core businesses are Passenger Business, Cargo and Engineering
& Maintenance. Both airlines run their own operations from
their respective hubs Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
The BEST FRIENDS Blog
The Champions, a story of hope about the
dogs rescued from the property of Michael Vick, is helping more
and more people to see that every dog is an individual. Read more
about the award-winning film and watch the trailer.
Japan's Largest Hospitality Group Enters U.S.
Japan's Largest Hospitality Group, APA Hotel,
Enters U.S. Market, Launches New APA Hotel Franchise In Joint
Venture With U.S. Based Friendwell Group Of Companies New company
plans to open hotels throughout the U.S., starting with the 200-room
APA Hotel Woodbridge in Metropark, NJ.
Hot Deals From Tara Tours to Latin America
Photo courtesy Tara Tours
Africa Travel Videos from ADVENTURE LIFE
Warthogs, leopard turtles, & mongoose. What
else?... Will they find the black rhino?... A Serengeti Safari
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!
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.
Recently a friend of mine mentioned that his
friend had been laid off by an aerospace company after many years
of employment. He was concerned how this would affect his friends
future. My comment was, Hell just have to re-invent
JetBlue Schools Flyers on Boarding Etiquette Courtesy Tim Winship
The three worst airports for arrivals, with
delays exceeding 20 minutes, are Newark, LaGuardia, and O'Hare;
JFK is close at 19 minutes.
Fire Dreams from Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg
(Written to be read
aloud, if so be, Thanksgiving Day)
I remember here by the fire,
In the flickering reds and saffrons,
They came in a ramshackle tub,
Pilgrims in tall hats,
Pilgrims of iron jaws,
Drifting by weeks on beaten seas,
And the random chapters say
They were glad and sang to God.
Since the iron-jawed men sat down
And said, Thanks, O God,
For life and soup and a little less
Than a hobo handout to-day,
Since gray winds blew gray patterns of sleet on Plymouth
Since the iron-jawed men sang Thanks, O God,
You and I, O Child of the West,
Remember more than ever
November and the hunters moon,
November and the yellow-spotted hills.
In the name of the iron-jawed men
I will stand up and say yes till the finish is come and
God of all broken hearts, empty hands, sleeping soldiers,
God of all star-flung beaches of night sky,
I and my love-child stand up together to-day and sing:
Thanks, O God.
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
Traveling Boy Recipe
Recipe Circa 1621
Thanksgiving is an annual U.S. holiday, with regional
recipes and customs varying from geographic areas, plus with many meals
including personal family culinary traditions. Just for fun, research
shows the following dishes were served at the first harvest celebration
in Plymouth in 1621. Prepared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans,
the meal was a mix of what the English settlers knew and brought with
them, as well as what the Wampanoag contributed to the feast.