are some of the things or activities that residents of LA
PAZ do for fun?
This installment of
THREE THINGS is courtesy of Kelsey Magnusen - Media Relations, Paolucci
Communication Arts for La Paz Tourism Board (www.GoLaPaz.com).
Today in Traveling Boy Travel News You Might Have Missed
POLL: FLIERS WILL PAY EXTRA FOR MORE LEGROOM: A Harris Interactive poll found that 33% of people would pay for extra legroom on a flight under two hours, while 58% say they would pony up more money for extra space on a flight over three hours. The poll reported that 13% of people said they would pay more than $25 for the extra space. * HAWAIIAN AIRLINES SETS NEW BAGGAGE FEE RECORD IN 2012: Hawaiian Airlines charged passengers $67.8 million in baggage fees last year, an increase of more than $11 million from the year prior and a new 12-month record for the carrier. Hawaiian finished 11th among U.S. carriers, according to a May 14 ranking released by the Department of Transportation. Delta earned the top spot with $865.8 million in luggage fees, while United charged travelers $705.5 million. Hawaiian was 10th on the DOT's ranking of reservation and change fee charges, collecting $18.2 million, while Delta again earned the top spot with $778.3 million.
Mountain Gorillas in Uganda: An "Experience of a Lifetime" in
More Ways Than One
The eight of us huddled together, warned repeatedly
to stay close and keep quiet. A soft cough escaped from one of our party
and the guide looked immediately askance. Coughing and sneezing were very
much frowned upon. If you're scraped by a stinging nettle, don't even think
about screaming a usually fitting response.
Boy Bloggers on the Move: Cherry Pickin' at Sawgrass
Like the island green at the 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass,
I felt as if I was staring down Tiger Woods in the produce section of my
corner grocery store.
Liotta Talks About "The Iceman" and Demystifies the Art of Acting
While his performance in "Something Wild,"
earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination, Ray Liotta actually shot to
fame as a result of his role as real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's
classic film "Goodfellas." Since then he has had roles in 60 feature
films. One of Liotta's latest films is "The Iceman" in which he
plays ruthless mob boss Roy Demeo.
California's Central Coast: Cambria & Paso Robles By Mary McGrath
Itchy to get out of town, it was time to plan another
excursion. I'd heard some great things about Paso Robles, and thought we'd
partner with a stop in Cambria to round out the adventure. It was a great
strategy. Paso Robles is a mere 40 minutes from Cambria, requiring
an easy drive over pristine rolling terrain...
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Cruising the Low Countries With Uniworld
We had felt we were running out of European rivers
with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. We'd sailed the Danube and
the Rhine with them and the Rhone and the Seine and some other rivers whose
names we'd forgotten but now we were sailing over a land that was one third
below sea level on waterways that were more canal and lakes than rivers,
amongst people that were more farmers than sailors...
"Iceman" Killeth With Michael Shannon
A soft-spoken southern gentleman, Michael Shannon brings
to the big and small screens the intensity and skilled acting that grew
out of his years as a stage-trained actor, where he first performed at the
Illinois Theatre Center. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting
Actor for his performance in "Revolutionary Road," Shannon is
currently starring in Ariel Vromen's film "The Iceman" in which
he plays contract hit man Richard Kuklinski.
Desert Oasis At Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
Since opening in 2004, the luxurious hotel at Morongo
Casino Resort & Spa has become an icon in the desert. Standing 27 stories
tall, the giant sweeping structure is an oasis of relaxation, casino fun,
and fine dining. I recently snuck away to Morongo for a memorable day and
night of spa indulgence, poolside lounging, shrimp fajitas, blackjack and
Boy Bloggers on the Move: In Chrome Veritas
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hills of Italy, automotive designers of vintage cars did their part, too,
in influencing the culture of fashion-crazed Bella Italia from a bygone
Islands in My Life Part 4
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Palm trees sway in the breeze. Gentle waves cover the golden sand. Please
forgive this stilted attempt to be descriptive but its time for
my forth annual Islands in My Life.
An Idea on the Most Interesting Way to Enjoy Norway
Do you ever think about smells when youre
on vacation? No, I dont mean any of those truly dreadful smells
were all familiar with, Im talking about ones that, when you
get even whiff of it someplace, it brings back instantly
wonderful memories of a unique vacation.
I go to Jacksonville almost every day. I don't need
anything there, but at some point during my waking moments, I almost invariably
hop into my '79 Scout, crank up the Lost Dogs, and drive the three miles
or so from my house and drive through its charming streets, just because
the place is awesome. Prachtig. Séduisant. Spellbound.
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his delightful presence and charm. Having won every conceivable award for
his riveting performance as King George VI in "The King's Speech,"
one wondered could he shake off that strong association.
Siren Song By Skip Kaltenheuser
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that paralyze us. New Years resolutions disappear in the first head
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Freeloaders An original anecdote
from Chuck of Whittier, CA
My Folks really enjoyed having family and friends
over for a meal. My Mom was a wonderful cook and really enjoyed sharing
a meal with guests. We had some relatives that knew our Sunday routine
every Sunday after church when my Mom always made a tasty meal.
Ahoy: In Search of a Brother in Arms
The endangered white rhino. The elusive silverback
mountain gorilla. The rare tree-climbing lion. Hippos, elephants, crocodiles.
These are just a few of the multitude of wildlife we cavorted with during
our ElderTreks's safari and trekking journey to southwestern Uganda. But
the visit to the Kibale Chimpanzee National Forest to see the ever-playful
chimps in the wild was one of the more delightful surprises.
Safari: Among the Best No Matter How Much They Try to Talk You Out of It!
The animals here are still suffering from decades of
poaching, we were told repeatedly. So many endangered species are still
being replenished. Our wildlife are still fearful of humans and tend to
hide more than in Tanzania and Kenya, it was further explained.
"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."
Question: This for all our Traveling Boy foodies.
Do you like potatoes? There is one country that has (are you ready
for this?) over one hundred varieties of potatoes in common, in
daily use. What is that country?
Winner will receive a 3-disc set of the anniversary
issue of The Sound of Music DVD.
Question: In what nation is it illegal to sell
Answer: Republic of Singapore
Winner: Geoff Boggs will receive a Swiss Travel
Airport Sleep By the Hour Concept Expands
No more trying to get comfortable on a chair outside
your airport gate when you're traveling through Abu Dhabi. The
airport announced this week the arrival of GoSleep pods, claiming
to be the world's first airport to debut the chairs that converts
to a private, lie-flat beds. The cost of using the sleep pods
is about $12 per hour. Abu Dhabi might be the first airport to
install GoSleep pods, but other airports have before been creative
about giving travelers a place to sleep.
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Cancun the #1 International Destination for
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by Orbitz. Orbitz Summer Travel Insider Index analyzed air and
hotel booking data from Orbitz.com and picked the 10 most popular
summer destinations. Cancun was ranked number three behind Orlando
and Las Vegas and was the only international destination named.
Orbitz Summer Travel Insider Indexs top
ten destinations were ranked based on all air bookings made on
Orbitz.com for travel between June 1 and August 31, 2013. Orbitz.com
is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search
for and book an array of travel products and services, including
flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages.
According to STR, Cancuns hotel occupancy
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January March period going back to 2007, the destinations
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new surroundings, vacation giddiness, and a lack of caution can
leave even savvy travelers vulnerable to opportunistic thieves.
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Journey Of The Magi by TS Eliot
'A cold coming we
had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.'
And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory,
Lying down in the melting snow.
There were times we regretted
The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces,
And the silken girls bringing sherbet.
Then the camel men cursing and grumbling
And running away, and wanting their liquor and women,
And the night-fires going out, and the lack of shelters,
And the cities hostile and the towns unfriendly
And the villages dirty and charging high prices:
A hard time we had of it.
At the end we preferred to travel all night,
Sleeping in snatches,
With the voices singing in our ears, saying
That this was all folly.
Then at dawn we came down to a temperate
Wet, below the snow line, smelling of vegetation;
With a running stream and a water-mill beating the darkness,
And three trees on the low sky,
And an old white horse galloped in away in the meadow.
Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel,
Six hands at an open door dicing for pieces of silver,
And feet kicking the empty wine-skins.
But there was no imformation, and so we continued
And arrived at evening, not a moment too soon
Finding the place; it was (you may say) satisfactory.
All this was a long time ago, I remember,
And I would do it again, but set down
This set down
This: were we led all that way for
Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly,
We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different; this Birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like
Death, our death.
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
With an alien people clutching their gods.
I should be glad of another death.
Deb your favorite travel poems.
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Traveling Boy Recipe
Person's Raviolini in Butter and Sage
What do you say we head into the kitchen, grab an apron
and create a quick-'n'-easy pasta dish worthy of an Italian Maestro
and "The First American"?