are some of the things or activities that people on OAHU
do for fun?
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Today in Traveling Boy Travel News You Might Have Missed
$39+ O/W Airfare Sale on JetBlue for 48 Hours Only!
Valid only today and tomorrow, JetBlue's limited-time promotion discounts flights to U.S., Caribbean, and Latin American cities. Flights must take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 6 through June 25, and be booked by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 23. Travel between May 22 and 27 are excluded.
YOU Been to Intriguing Iceland?
OK, so when I tell you I'm going to Iceland, what do you
think of? Lots of ice perhaps? Snow? Well me too, so it was a huge surprise
when I got there that this is NOT how it looks. At first. To get that
view of this incredible island in the North Atlantic Ocean sort
of half way between Scandinavia and Greenland and North America
you sometimes have to go inland.
For a bluesman, Albert Collins was
different. Some attribute it to his jazz influenced, Texas upbringing while
others simply credit his 'legendary' family members. Then, there are those
who seem to think it was his unique guitar-tuning or that dynamic style
of finger-picking that set him apart. Most blues fans, including yours truly
would probably check the box; all of the above. My only caveat would be
to add Albert's tremendous sense of humor then attach a guitar chord long
enough to stretch through a crowded club, out to the street...
Roads: Picking out a Virgin in the Olive Groves
Our "Man in Italy,"an imbedded journalist
on an Insight Vacations premium-escorted itinerary, goes in search
of the "virgin" in extra-virgin olive oil as he files his eighth
Country Roads dispatch from a family-owned mill in the heart of the
Umbria in central Italy.
to Stay Warm? How About Alaska?
They are the gentle giants you most likely have never
seen before... they live in the United States again.... even though years
ago they were hunted to extinction in Alaska.... One man is determined to
bring them back.... and help bring jobs back to rural Alaska..... It's all
about passion and determination...
Crete: Working Off the Farmers Tan
For what seemed like an epoch, the author was scared
to take his shirt off in public due to a noticeable farmers tan. He
developed a paranoid fear that everyone would point at him behind his back.
Since he walks quite a bit on the city streets of his hometown in Northern
California, often with a short-sleeved shirt in the blazing sun, the farmers
tan naturally developed. Even though a plethora of hi-tech tanning salons
populate his local landscape, he secretly longed for a real tan instead.
Time Travel Oligarchy
Some argue that the United States is a failed empire
that is descending into a doomed corporatist oligarchy. Ask visitors from
other countries, and travel to Europe, where political cynicism has always
been more rampant than in the USA. Look at failing economies and bankrupt
states across the globe.
Love Is Better the Second Time Around (Lake Como)
As our wedding plans came together in the summer of
2007 my fiancée Dorothy and I began to focus on the honeymoon. Hawaii?
New York? London? Paris? Rome? Both of us had travelled to these iconic
places in the past, but in our conversations we quickly realized that neither
one of us had ever had a truly romantic visit to any of these wonderful
destinations. Dot and I had both been in long-term, "complicated"
marriages, where romance had not been on the plate for many, many years.
It's Cracked Up To Be
For years my wife and I had dreamed of sinking our teeth
into some really plump, juicy, fresh, flavorful and unfrozen King Crab.
This month, the dream became reality. We heard something out of the ordinary
was going on crab-wise in Pismo Beach, so we drove up to check it out.
It was a WOW experience.
and Delicious Del Mar
The mere mention of some places can inspire images
of vacation and relaxation. Del Mar is such a place. Located on the beautiful
north coast of San Diego, this sea-side village is a California paradise,
replete with ocean cliffs towering above sun-drenched beaches, a world-famous
horse racing track, top-notch restaurants, a charming village and luxurious
boutique resorts such as Hotel Indigo Del Mar, where a friend and I recently
snuck away for a memorable mid-week getaway.
Route 66 California- Style
Tagged The Road of Dreams, The Main
Street of America, and The Mother Road, as portrayed in
John Steinbecks novel Grapes of Wrath, the currently
dubbed Historic Route 66 offers astounding possibilities for folks with
a sense of discovery and those willing to relinquish freeway clutter and
the monotony of Interstate Highways. The great pathway, a long silk ribbon
leading to a gleaming pot of gold in the far distance, was established in
1926 extending from Chicago to California, a whopping 2,448 challenging
miles of sweeping scenery.
Kaleidoscope: Viktor Yanukovych, We Hardly Knew Ye! But We Knew Enough,
Good Riddance (Courtesy of Natural
By Skip Kaltenheuser
A couple years ago I was on an assignment that had
me a couple weeks in Kyiv to explore Ukraine's economic potentials, for
reports of possible interest to investors. We hear "economic basket
case" from pundits ten times a day now, but that's a reflection of
the kleptocracy that ran the country. It's not indicative of the people
who were stuck beneath the kleptocratic thumb.
Unlike Most Travel Promotions, the Garden Isle's Hype Actually Deserves
a Truth-in-Advertising Award
Remember when Maui was considered the undeveloped island
of Hawaii, in the days before hordes of tourists and the commercialism
that inevitably follows invaded its pristine coastline? Well quick
before the same thing happens to Kauai, visit the Garden Isle, the
lushest and prettiest of the Hawaiian Islands. Go before it loses its virginity
to the ravaging developers already hovering about its shores.
Roads: Saintly Assisi
Our "Man in Italy" rolls on with Insight
Vacations on its "Country Roads of Italy" journey through Umbria
and Tuscany. In his seventh dispatch, he details his visit to a town noted
to have more saints-per-kilometer than anywhere else in the world: ahs-SEE-zee.
a Harry Potter Train In the Spectacular Scottish Highlands
For an extraordinary "Side Trip" on your European
vacation, consider Harry Potter. Yeah, THAT one. Ever since I was a kid
growing up in London, I've always been tantalized by trains especially
steam trains, and on one of many trips to Scotland, part of my journey
took me through the Highlands. Because I'm a travel journalist, the Scottish
Tourist Board and knowing of my love for "Treasured Trains"
was kind enough to provide me with a remarkably well informed guide...
Our Irish Dream Vacation
My wife and I woke up to the smell of rich morning
coffee. It was to be part of our breakfast on our first day in Ireland,
always a dream in itself. It has been said that all Irish homes become a
bed and breakfast during the summer, and this Donegal County cottage with
one spare room was no exception.
Bateman Scores a Hit Directing His First Feature Film
We all know that Jason Bateman is a wonderfully versatile
actor with a special comedic gift that he brings full throttle to his first
directorial effort in "Bad Words." With a tightly written original
script by Andrew Dodge, Bateman plays Guy Trilby, a potty-mouth 40-year-old
man who, through a fluke in the rules, enters himself into a National Spelling
Bee where he would compete with boys and girls up to the age of around 12.
Spain, Portugal, Morocco with Insight Vacations: Postcards
from the Edge of the Continent
Three countries the easy way: you don't have to drive,
you don't have to schlepp your suitcase around, you get picked up
at your hotel each morning and you get as many days as you'd ever want in
Morocco and you don't have to spend a lifetime learning to speak
Do Your Homework: Don't Get Trapped in a Tourist Hotel
Business hotels are efficient and sometimes luxurious,
but they tend to treat their customers impersonally. The Ritz-Carlton in
New York's Battery Park is a good example. Fine furnishings. Everything
you need. But there are so many concierges that you rarely see the same
one twice. So, of course, they never remember your name.
In the Footsteps of the Dukes of Burgundy
The first Valois duke of Burgundy recognized a good
deal when he saw one. His bride, Margaret of Flanders, was reputed to have
the ugliest face in all of Europe, but she was the richest heiress in Europe.
When he married Margaret in 1369, Philip the Bold, the youngest son of the
King of France, acquired Flanders, todays Low Countries, making him
both rich and powerful.
"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it
is. And when you've got it, you want oh, you don't quite know what
it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want
Congratulations from the T-Boy staff and our
Transcript: Noticias Telemundo Interview to
the Salvadoran Castaway José Salvador Avarenga
Interviewer: Angie Sandoval
Interviewed: José Salvador Avarenga
Date: February 18, 2014
Noticias Telemundo obtained the first exclusive
in-depth interview with José Salvador Alvarenga (JSA),
the Salvadoran castaway who claims to have survived more than
a year lost at sea. This is the first time Alvarenga speaks at
length with the media about his remarkable odyssey.
Rick Steves: The Intensity of Hebron, in Palestine
This is the last article in a four-part series
on Rick Steves' trip to the Holy Land.
Walking through the Hebron market, I dodged the
head of a camel dangling from a chain. I love traveling through
Palestine. It's filled with vivid memories and startling moments.
I had no idea the people of Hebron had a taste for camel. But
I was told that people here appreciate a nice fresh camel steak
because of their Bedouin heritage. And the butcher shops seem
to follow that Bedouin tradition: They butcher whatever they have
to sell and it hangs on their front porch until it's all gone.
Nominations for Society of Professional Journalists
This spring, the Society of Professional Journalists
will accept nominations for several honors which recognize service
to journalism, dedication to press freedoms and exceptional ethical
Check out some of the most exotic destinations
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Top 5 Bargain Destinations for Spring 2014 Courtesy Smarter Travel
Whether you've got your sights set on Europe,
Asia, or somewhere a bit closer to home, SmarterTravel has found
a destination to suit your whimsy and your wallet this spring.
Airplane Water Might Not Be Safe To Drink
Tests conducted by the EPA discovered that 14
percent of tank water in planes tested did not meet federal safety
standards and contained bacteria like E. coli. Some airlines use
tank water for more than just the airplane bathrooms they
use it to make coffee and tea, to fill the large bottles of water
on the beverage trolley, and to make ice. Thankfully, not all
airlines follow these practices. But do you really want to chance
Europe with Just a Carry-on Bag and No Purse Courtesy Smarter Travel
Two weeks, two cities, varied weather, and many
connecting flights: How do you pack for such a trip without having
to check a bag and lug a massive purse around all day? Caroline
Morse just did it on a long trip to Berlin and London. Here's
The FlightStats monthly On-time Performance
report displays the on-time performance of scheduled passenger
flights operated by the top airlines throughout various regions
Expert Travel Booking Savings Secrets for Spring
Weve endured a long hard winter through
many parts of the country, so a lot of us are beginning to think
about a beach and drinks with umbrellas. For those looking to
cash in that tax return on a vacation but dont want to spend
too much, the consumer savings experts at www.PromotionalCodes.com
are sharing their favorite secrets for maximizing travel booking
DirectBuy Launches New Discount Travel Program DirectBuy Travel Inspires Consumers with Incredible Values
on Travel and Lifestyle Experiences
DirectBuy is proud to announce DirectBuy Travel
the latest in offerings intended to raise the quality of
life for consumers throughout the United States and Canada. DirectBuy
Travel is an evolution of the companys products that will
allow new members to add excitement, adventure and travel to their
lives through access to savings on everything from cruises and
resorts, to hotel and city stays, spa and golf packages and much
Las Vegas Monorail Launches New User-Friendly
The Las Vegas Monorail has launched an
exciting new website which offers a new interactive map, Monorail
station guides and a comprehensive blog on all things Las Vegas.
Created with user experience in mind, the new site greets customers
with pictures of the Monorail from various locations on the Strip,
showcasing the numerous possibilities of where the Monorail can
take them. The redesign of the website also speaks to the convenience
of the monorail and the ease of traveling the Las Vegas Strip.
Sneak Away to Sip Away in Sonoma County Special Packages and Deals Available in Wine Country ths Spring
This spring Sonoma County is offering travelers
value-driven packages that incorporate some of the regions
greatest attractions, including zip lining through the redwoods,
tranquil spa treatments, exclusive wine tastings and more. Below
is a sampling of the destinations seasonal deals.
New Calls in Spain, British Isles and North
Cape Add Romance and Depth to Crystal Summer Europe Voyages
From Ibiza to Skagen, Crystal Cruises is expanding
its repertoire of ultra-luxury
European cruises with nine maiden calls. The worlds
most northern city and Irelands most Gaelic town join a
collection of favorite romantic destinations...
Houston Gets Automated Passport Machines
Kiosks that will make the international travel
process faster have been installed at George Bush Intercontinental
Airport in Houston. The self-serve kiosks replace handwritten
cards for U.S. and Canadian citizens arriving from abroad.
The Sound of Silence
Two surveys found that some passengers would be
willing to pay more to sit in a zone without cellphones on flights.A
survey by Airfarewatchdog. com found 53% of respondents would
pay more for a quiet zone, while a survey by Expedia. com found
49% of respondents would pay extra for the sound of silence. Airlines
including Delta, JetBlue and Southwest have said they will not
allow calls on flights regardless of a lifted ban on phone use.
Travel Tips from T-Boy's Jim Friend
There are many websites that will book multiple
legged flights for you. You've undoubtedly seen many of their
commercials on TV. If you're going to Istanbul, for example, you
might expect a Chicago-Zurich-Istanbul itinerary.
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 toursit attraction
and travel route for thousands of travelers every
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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' work is the dream
that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.
To An Isle In The Water by William Butler Yeats
SHY one, Shy one,
Shy one of my heart,
She moves in the firelight
She carries in the dishes,
And lays them in a row.
To an isle in the water
With her would I go.
With catries in the candles,
And lights the curtained room,
Shy in the doorway
And shy in the gloom;
And shy as a rabbit,
Helpful and shy.
To an isle in the water
With her would I fly.
Should airlines or the TSA be accountable for
the items that are stolen from checked bags? Plus, try these clever
tactics to keep your valuables safe in checked luggage.
International Phone Calls
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7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning
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in a wood,
and I ---
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), The Road Not Taken
Traveling Boy Recipe
Feijoada Completa is the undisputed national dish of Brazil.
It is a bean stew with rice and pork meat. Different ingredients are used
in different parts of Brazil, but usually include farofa (mandioca,
a root from the rainforest), mixed with maize flour and oil.
The origin of the feijoada runs back to the sixteenth
century with the introduction of African slaves in Brazil. Others argue
that the black bean stew is instead a Brazilian variation of European
fare like the French "cassoulet"and the Portuguese "caldeirada."
Whatever its origin, feijoada stands as an important symbol of Brazilian