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7 German Words, Austria, Space Hotel and More

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Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after organizing a protest at an altright Neo-Nazi rally in Oklahoma.

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Beatle Beat Trivia

The First Wives Club

Match the Beatle with his first wife:

a. John
b. Paul
c. George
d. Ringo

1. Maureen Cox
2. Cynthia Powell
3. Yoko Ono
4. Mimi Smith
5. Linda Eastman
6. Barbara Bach
7. Pattie Boyd

Answers Below

100 Best Things to Do in Austria

Courtesy: J Miller

panoramic view of Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg’s stunning panorama. ©Tourismus Salzburg, Foto: Breitegger Günter

Hidden in the heart of Europe lies the land of emperors, waltz and schnitzel. A paradise for skiers, hikers and city lovers all in one. From the steep hills of the Alps to the magnificent palaces of Vienna, every tourist can find something just to their taste.


The World’s First Floating Space Hotel is Launching in 2021

diagram of Space Hotel
Photo courtesy of Bigelow Aerospace

Are you always looking for something a little different when it comes to travelling? Well, booking a “room” in a hotel that floats in space would probably be right up your street.

Robert Bigelow, a billionaire hotel mogul, has announced plans to launch just that.

The 72-year-old says a ‘B330’ line of space stations, advertised as ‘fully autonomous standalone space.


The Travel Guys

Hands down, this Canadian gem is our pick for the most hilarious, madcap travel show on the cybersphere.

Here’s a look back as the Travel Guys take on Santa Rosa.


Beatle Beat Trivia Answers

The First Wives Club

Match the Beatle with his first wife:

John Lennon and Cynthia Powella. John: 2. Cynthia Powell

Paul and Linda McCartneyb. Paul: 5. Linda Eastman

George Harrison and Pattie Boydc. George: 7. Pattie Boyd

Ringo Starr and Maureen Coxd. Ringo: 1. Maureen Cox (aka Mary Cox)

Deb's Poetry Break

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

By William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
in such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.

7 German Words that Perfectly Capture the Feeling of Living in Trump’s America

There is a word for how you’re feeling — it’s just not an English one

Courtesy, Liz PosnerAlternet

the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Quadriga auf dem Brandenburger Tor Berlin, Photo Courtesy visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

When I set out to research the German words that capture what it feels like to be an American living during the era of the Trump administration, I didn’t expect there to be so damn many. Like many of my fellow citizens who have flocked to therapists’ offices over the past year, eager to sort through their trauma at being governed by a narcissistic megalomaniac, I was already aware that the current political era was doing something strange to my psyche. But it can be hard to pin down exactly what these emotions are, if words for them even exist.


10 of the World’s Craziest Landings

Courtesy Ashley Rossi

These 10 airports have some of the craziest landings in the world. Fretful flyers, you’ve been warned.

landing plane

Flying can be a nerve-racking experience for fretful travelers; however, landings at these 10 airports are sure to frighten even the most frequent flyers. From an airport at the edge of a cliff to sandy beach landings, here are the world’s craziest runways — consider yourself warned.


Time Capsule Cinema

Z movie poster

– A Look Back

By Walt Mundkowsky

Costa-Gavras’ Z predisposes one to admire it, as the first film to indict the brutal military regime in Greece; in fact, the music by the long-imprisoned Mikis Theodorakis had to be smuggled out of the country.


Countries Difficult for Americans to Visit

In spite of broad generalizations that Americans have no interest in leaving their own borders, US citizens are traveling abroad in record numbers. According to the US National Tourism Office, nearly 67 million Americans chose to take an international trip in 2016. The world may be our oyster, but some countries impose harsh visa requirements that may hinder American tourism.

Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan doesn’t allow independent travelers. To gain access, interested visitors must hire a travel agent, who will require upfront payment of the entire trip.

Shaq Fits the Fun Ship Brand

Shaquille O'Neal as Carnival's newly-named Chief Fun Officer.
Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

Former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal is now Carnival’s newly-named Chief Fun Officer. Yes, Shaquille O’Neal. Of course it makes sense for he embodies the kind of people Carnival wants on its ships: social, happy and a tad goofy around the edges.

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