are some of the things or activities that the Dutch do for
This installment of
THREE THINGS is courtesy of Simone Sagi, Press & PR Manager UK &
Ireland for Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions.
Today in Traveling Boy Travel News You Might Have MissedGO TO ARCHIVES
$39+ O/W Thanksgiving Airfare Sale from Southwest Ends in Two-Days
Southwest’s new sale discounts travel to U.S. cities during Thanksgiving. Flights start as low as $39 each way (round-trip
is not required). On most routes, travel at the lowest prices is valid on Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays between November
18 and 29. Discounted flights are not available on November 22, 23, 26 through 28. Book by 11:59 p.m. on September 26 for the best
prices and availability.
The Palladian Traveler dusts off his math skills
as he prepares to keep a running tally of all of the six-digit welcomes
that he'll be receiving during his Insight Vacations' journey around Eire
in search of some of the country's iconic treasures.
Islands of Croatia Sanctuaries of Beauty, Grace
& Rejuvenation, Part II
Today we would be introduced to Wellness Hotel Aurora,
one of the famous Health Zones on the island of Loinj. As far back
as 1884, Professor Ambroz Haracic released his research demonstrating
the correlation between the climate and the island's indigenous plants
as impacting positively on health issues. Several years later, the Austro-Hungarian
government in Vienna acknowledged Mali and Veli Loinj as healing
Experience Loinjs 1,000 Croatian Islands
Beverly's slide show takes you through the people, places,
and events experienced on her press trip to the pristine island of Loinj,
one of the more than 1,000 Croatian islands dotting the eastern coast
of the pristine Adriatic Sea.
Walk Japan: Exploring the Head, the Heart and the
Soul of a Country
It is not often that a toilet and a tea ceremony form
perfect metaphors for the culture of a country, but so it is in Japan. The
toilet falls into the realm of delightful personal discoveries albeit
all of them in the hotel bathroom of the Kyoto Park Hotel. First, a warm
toilet seat with a variety of buttons that cleaned more areas with water
spray than I have nether region body parts, a portion of the large bathroom
mirror that remained perfectly clear even after an exceptionally steamy
shower which co-incidentally was the most invigorating I've ever had.
Harry Potter's "Hogwarts Express" Takes
YOU for a Magical Train Trip!
Harry Potter is back! Back in all his glory and using
every means of communication known to mankind to announce a Potter play
yes, a play, how about that! in London that audiences'
flocked to in the hundreds with the official opening on July 30th, 2016.
To get into the Harry Potter phenomen yourself, let me suggest YOU immerse
yourself in the marvelous magic of a ride aboard Harry Potter's Hogwarts
Express, as seen in the 1st HP movie.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Brings More Magic
to Universal Studios
Every magical kingdom needs a good castle, and with the
addition of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" attraction,
Universal Studios Hollywood now has one of the best I've seen this side
of Transylvania or even Hogwarts. Opened in April of this year, the attraction
is inspired by J.K. Rowling's world-famous stories and characters that
were brought to life in eight Warner Bros. films.
Therapeutic Glimpses of Canada
If lucky to enjoy more than your fair share of travel,
eventually youll be asked your favorite place. Its a tough
one, most places have their fascinations. One doesnt choose to go
somewhere without first determining it worth ones time. So top picks
usually include the latest experience. And folks in America, with its
embarrassment of travel riches, are already a bit spoiled if they get
around at all. But this traveler never feels hes giving a bum steer
answering to look northward.
Discovering Paradise: Spokane, Pullman and the Palouse
While everyone seemed to be relocating north to Seattle,
I bolted from my home town for the bright lights of Los Angeles. But I would
return to my ancestral home often. While visiting, I would frequently kick
myself for never exploring the amazing attractions outside of the western
part of the state. Sure, I knew Western Washington's Olympic and Cascade
mountain ranges, the islands of Puget Sound, the rain forests and the rugged
Washington coast well, but I never really gave the rich agricultural eastern
part of the state a chance. This spring I decided to do something about
Traveling in Northern Italy
Italy seems to enjoy American visitors more than it
does any other European country. Indeed it really, really welcomes them
maybe because Italy has sent us so many immigrants and we are now traveling
amongst their relatives. And American travelers love Italy. That may go
back to the early parts of the 20th century when, for sure, Rome and, probably,
Florence were a part of the Grand Tour. But with the exception of Venice
and maybe Pisa you seldom see folk from our country if you travel through
Alaska Marine Highway
Hey man, I know how it is. I really do. Sometimes you
just don't want to spend $1,500 a week on a cruise ship to see some spectacular
bidness. That's fine, it really is. If that's your story, and you really
want to get out of the house this summer and take a great vacation with
a budget in mind along the western coast of say, Canada and Alaska, for
example, conveniently located geographically just outside of the evil clutches
of the former Soviet empire, then an Alaska Marine Highway vacation is for
Memories of a Rock and Roller: Mick Taylor
It's not everyday you run into a man who was both a Bluesbreaker
with John Mayall and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist with the Rolling
Stones. But I did just that, turning around to face Mick Taylor a few
years ago, backstage at the Long Beach Blues Festival. When I was finally
able to wipe the idiotic 'big-fan' grin off my face, our conversation
started with the legendary Sonny Boy Williamson...
Eyes Wide Open in Fairbanks: A Trip
to Alaska’s Mighty Interior
I had just put my head on the hotel room pillow. The
day had been a fun but it was also long and taxing and a good
nights sleep was in order. Suddenly, the riveting sound of something
as bad as bulldozer challenged my senses. I looked at my hotel clock
it was 1 AM. I bolted out of bed, charged to the hotel window and pulled
open the curtain. Across the river, there was a man operating, well, a bulldozer.
Destination Dalmatian Riviera: Paradise on Earth
With the proverbial wind at his back and the sun
in his face, The Palladian Traveler climbs the ramparts of Old Town Dubrovnik
to file his final dispatch from his week long adventure through Bosnia
Up Close & Personal With Benjamin Bratt, Part
II (His Private Life)
In Part 1, Benjamin Bratt discussed his method for developing
the character of the Colombian drug lord Robert Alcaino in his latest
film, "The Infiltrator." Part 2, is a continuation of a recent
interview conducted by several select journalists and focuses more on
Bratt's role as a husband and father and other thoughts.
A 'Bridge Too Far' Connects Countries, History!
Does the recent "Brexit" vote in Great Britain
impact any aspect of future European travel articles I write for Traveling
Boy? Possibly, and I'll tell you why in a moment. Unless you've been living
in an Igloo in Antarctica, most people know that on June 23rd, 2016 Great
Britain decided to leave the EU the European Union.
An Expedition to the Norwegian Arctic
As recently as 1990 there was virtually no tourism
to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Located in the Arctic Ocean
between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole, Svalbard ("cold
edge") was believed to be discovered by the Vikings in the 12th century.
It became a base for many Arctic expeditions, then home to whalers and coal
La Paz, Baja California Sur
Photographer Deb Roskamp focuses her camera on La Paz,
Baja California Sur. The resort property is CostaBaja, and the boat tours,
which include snorkeling at the UNESCO protected site, Isla Espiritu Santo,
were conducted by Fun Baja. The photographs are intended to speak for
Destination Dalmatian Riviera: Dubrovnik or Bust (Dispatch
In his 13th dispatch filed along the cobble of Bosnia
and Croatia, the Palladian Traveler goes in search of more tasty Croatian
wines and spirits while cruising down the historic Napolean Road towards
A lie can travel halfway around the
world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
At the 2016 World Airline Awards, airline-rating
service Skytrax announced the results of its 2016 World Airline
Survey, rating more than 200 of the worlds airlines from
best to worst. The rankings were based on responses to 19.2 million
customer surveys. Sadly, no U.S. airlines made the list.
First-Ever Philistine Cemetery Discovered in
Archeologists revealed groundbreaking news with
the discovery of a 3,000-year-old Philistine cemetery in Ashkelon.
Until now, only a handful of Philistine burial
sights have been identified, providing minimal information of
this civilization beyond the Biblical accounts of Delilah and
Goliath. The site contains the remains of more than 200 people,
offering new evidence for researchers. "After decades of
studying what Philistines left behind, we have finally come face-to-face
with the people themselves," explains Daniel M. Master, one
of the leaders of the excavation.
Secret Locations Around the World
Courtesy of The Travel Channel
From dinosaur-track hunting in British Columbia
to following the Voodoo Trail in West Africa, explore these mysterious,
remote, off-the-tourist-track adventures.
"Traveling Boy's own John Clayton is now
one of the two co-hosts of a Podcast. Info is below, and we invite
YOU to take a listen."
Discover the Galapagos in Less than 60 Seconds
Courtesy of Smarter Travel
John Muir on Mt.
Ritter 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.
TSA, American Airlines Jointly Testing Innovative
Airport Security Technology
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
and American Airlines, through a joint initiative, will install
new screening technology, including automated security screening
lanes and computed tomography (CT) scanners, at select American
Airlines hubs nationwide this fall.
Choose Your Own Hotel Room
Courtesy of GLH Hotels Management
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looking for below. It's as simple as that!
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
10 Destinations That Are at Their Absolute
Best in Summer Courtesy Jamie Moore, Smarter Travel
Courtesy of Smarter Travel
From the High Arctic to the beaches of Santa Monica,
these destinations are places worth visiting this summer.
United and Delta Trim UK Flights for Winter
Delta Air Lines announced last week that they
plan to reduce winter capacity to the United Kingdom from Washington
Dulles and Newark. United will achieve the reductions both by
reducing the number of flights and by using smaller planes. The
trimming at both airlines followed the Brexit vote last month
for Britain to leave the European Union, which hurt that countrys
currency and reduced the demand for foreign travel. Delta and
United executives each said summer trans-Atlantic travel remains
strong, but that winter would suffer.
Top 10 JetBlue Getaways Deals
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Travel Insurance 101: How Travel Insurance
Is travel insurance right for you? Hundreds of
millions of travelers ask themselves this question each year.
And one in three jetsetters now opt in for travel insurance...
Travel Tips: Steps to Protect Your Pet
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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
Things to Consider
The aftermath of the latest shooting by a Policeman
who was trying to stop someone who was armed with a gun in Milwaukee
illustrates the importance of stopping when asked to stop.
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 an Alabama puppy mill.
Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite
status, and working the system to earn free flights and other
Traveling Boy Recipe
di Vittelo Milanese:
Veal Chops Milan-Style
My grandmother originally hailed from the hills in the
province of Genova. As an Italian-American family living in Seattle, Sunday
dinners at her house were blessed with a bounty of homemade regional dishes
such as pesto, ravioli, focaccia, stuffed zucchini, and so much more.
My step-grandfather was born in the region of Lombardia. To please him
(and us), she often times would serve local dishes from his region that
would include risotto, Osso Buco, and, above all, Costolette di Vittelo