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.
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$489+ R/T Germany Airfare Sale from Lufthansa
Lufthansa’s newest sale discounts travel to Germany through June 2017. Flights start as low as $489 round-trip.
Departures at the lowest prices are valid Mondays through Thursdays between October 30, 2016, and December 13; and
returns between November 6 and June 13, 2017. Book at least seven days in advance and by October 31.
On a warm July afternoon in 2013 following a 32-hour flight,
Thomas Lee, a prominent Southern California dentist, and his wife Lita,
first set foot in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, a landlocked country
in central-east Africa with a populace in great need. The couple were
beginning a passionate, heartfelt mission along with the Lees' 17-year-old
son Nathan, five medical doctors, a nurse, pharmacist, four support staff,
and the Lee's pastor and his wife.
Treasures of Ireland: A Donnybrook of a Feast (Dispatch
Sans bare-knuckle brawlers, The Palladian Traveler
puts on the Irish feedbag and savors some of the farm-to-fork dishes served
up at a family-friendly restaurant in Donnybrook, a suburb of south Dublin.
Washington DC: The Dupont Circle
Hotel's Package For You...and Your Party
Election Fever is permeating everything we do, say, think,
read. And with mere weeks to go until E-Day, political fervor (dare we
say apprehension, aggravation, acrimony, antipathy, and antagonism??)
has ramped up into frenzied high gear, particularly in the greater Washington,
DC area. For anyone seriously into election electricity, DC is one of
the most exciting places to be, where you can almost feel frissons of
the high-voltage anticipation (and anxiety) that blanket the city.
Flamenco in Seville Spain
What began with a rural Spanish singer making up songs
to express hope and longing and love, sung to the strumming of a guitar,
has morphed over 400 years into the national music of Spain. The singer
is still foremost, but shares most of the limelight now with the guitarist
and the dancers. The percussive guitar is augmented with the performer's
hands, the singers snapping their fingers and creating intricate rhythms
with their palmettos...
Crooked Eye Tommy: 'Butterflies and Snakes'
When you load the CD Butterflies and Snakes into your
sound system, you know from the onset Crooked Eye Tommy isn't your run-of-the-mill
blues band. The entire recording is based around multiple styles, assorted
genres and two lifetimes of influence. From the swamp-like vibe of the
opening track through the weeping steel guitar highlighting the finale
there's a brand new, old school familiarity that resonates throughout
each one of the 11 original songs.
Asia's Must See Destination Is Palawan By Carmela Kim Alvarez
For someone who loves to take a trip to different places,
I can attest that traveling gives an incomparable feeling of satisfaction.
The excitement of exploring a different place is simply unparalleled.
Sometimes, though, going through the usual turns in our travels can be
a bit of a burnout. There is no sense of excitement anymore when we get
what we expected to see and go through the customary course of the trip.
Waterfront Luxury at Hotel Maya in Long Beach
Hotel Maya is so close, yet feels so far away. Located
on the marina in Long Beach, the property reminds me of a hip, Miami Beach
location. I say this not just because the hotel was used as a backdrop
for the television show CSI Miami, but because it captures such a cool
and relaxing vibe.
Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD:
Splendor on the Screen
The 2016-17 season of "The Met: Live in HD"
began earlier this month, with the nearly five-hour marathon of the exquisite
Tristan und Isolde, which marked the Met series' 100th transmission
and kicked off the 11th year of the program (launched in 2006). And I
say, hip hip hooray to the Met; may there be countless more transmissions.
Once thought of as the domain of cultural elitists, opera has garnered
a wider audience because of these accessible broadcasts, available in
675 select US movie theaters...
Treasures of Ireland: Dublin and the Book of Kells
A dashboard tour through the city center of Dublin
and a walking tour around one of the top universities on the planet are
the first of many treasures that await The Palladian Traveler as he begins
filing his dispatches from the Emerald Isle.
Honoring American Pilot Billy Fiske of the RAF
When you first see the plaque you might wonder how
on earth Billy Fiske, an American Olympic champion, and the son of a wealthy
New York City banker, was flying British Hurricane fighters in 1940, during
World War 2, when America was still nearly a year and a half away from entering
that war. The British not only created the aforementioned special plaque
about him, but placed it in Britain's iconic St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Treasures of Ireland: Prologue (Dispatch
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.
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 bucolic 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...
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
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.
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
There is no distinctly native American
criminal class except Congress.
Tourism After Terror: What Happens Next? Courtesy Caroline Morse, SmarterTravel
Should you visit tourism destinations that have
been hurt by terrorism?
Beginning on November 1, Eye Glasses Will no
Longer be Allowed in Passport Photos
U.S. State Department notes that bad photos are
the number one reason that passport applications are rejected
or delayed. In 2015, they received more than 200,000 unacceptable
passport photos! Submitting a passport application with a bad
photo will delay processing your application and could interfere
with planned travel.
Sleep Anywhere With This 4-in-1 Travel Pillow
Photo courtesy of Cabeau, Inc.
If you have trouble getting comfortable or sleeping
on planes, this four-in-one travel pillow helps tremendously.
Depending on what you need, it can be a pillow, blanket, seat
cushion, or lumbar support.
Norway's Stunning Aurora Borealis
Photo courtesy of visitnorway.com
Experiencing the unbelievable colors moving across
the Arctic sky is on many travelers bucket list. Few places
on earth offer more ways to witness the aurora borealis than Norway.
Nonstop to Canada and One Stop to the World
Join Travel Weekly and Air Canada to learn about
the global hubs in Canada, and the network of opportunities and
destinations available to you when traveling on Air Canada. Attendees
will see the amazing ways Air Canada is connecting the world with
a seamless connection process that provides a convenient and efficient
travel experience for you Attendees will also learn about social
media contests unique to webinar attendees and exciting prize
potential for all attendees.
Top Ten in Travel Insurance
Travelers are always on the go, so travel insurance
websites should be as quick and easy to use as possible.
Take a Grand Tour of Switzerland
Welcome to TAW Travel Jobs, Your Source for
Finding the Top Jobs in the Travel Industry
Clothing That Repels Mosquitoes
Check out Nobitechs clothing line. It is
treated with bug repellent to prevent you from getting bitten.
Montreal in Two Minutes
The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico Courtesy Gwendolyn Shearman, U.S. News & World Report
Photo courtesy of msn.com
When traveling out of the country, it can be difficult
to determine which all-inclusive property is worth the splurge.
That's why U.S. News used the overall scores from its 2016 Best
Hotels in Mexico ranking and additional data to rank only properties
that offer all-inclusive packages.
Alaskan Adventures in Sitka
Photo courtesy of Sitka Convention
Sitka is considered the most beautiful seaside
town in Southeast Alaska!
10 Worst Airports for Thanksgiving Flights,
Ranked Courtesy SmarterTravel
Here are the busiest airports in the https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/09/27/10-worst-airports-for-thanksgiving-flights-ranked/U.S.
for Thanksgiving travel, and where to look instead if you want
to head off the possibility of a holiday flight delay.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Becomes the First Airport in the US to Contribute to the ACI-IATA
Smart Security Programme
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently
signed at the Airports Council International (ACI) North America/World
Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition by and between
ACI World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
and the City of Atlanta, the owner and operator of Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The MoU will see ATL as the
first airport in the United States to participate in the Smart
Watch a Video of Cruising to Copenhagen
Emirates Voted World's Best Airline
Courtesy of Skytrax
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.
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.
The link focuses on the vital importance of pursuing
ones Career Dream with an unbridled PASSION,
and how central and yes, even essential it is, to pursue to it
regardless of all else. In other words, how much do you want what
you say you do in life? Is the reality 40%, 60% or is it the vital
figure of 100%. As youll hear, if its 100% it makes
all the difference in the world.
Sonnets Xix: Devouring
Time, Blunt Thou The Lion's Paws by William Shakespeare
Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws,
And burn the long-liv'd Phoenix in her blood;
Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleets,
And do whate'er thou wilt, swift-footed Time,
To the wide world and all her fading sweets;
But I forbid thee one more heinous crime:
O, carve not with the hours my love's fair brow,
Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen!
Him in thy course untainted do allow
For beauty's pattern to succeeding men.
Yet do thy worst, old Time! Despite thy wrong
My love shall in my verse ever live young.
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
Pick your dates and choose what type of room you're
looking for below. It's as simple as that!
Travel Tips: Steps to Protect Your
Courtesy of petMD
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
Abortion and Other Things
Recently I watched the Vice Presidential debate
and abortion was discussed by the interviewer and both candidates
gave their opinions on the subject. Any time men discuss this
issue, I am amazed by their stance.
The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights
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Random Acts of Canine Kindness
Cedric the Dog takes a well-earned break after
organizing a protest at an Idaho puppy mill.
Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite
status, and working the system to earn free flights and other
Traveling Boy Recipe
The Lofoten Islands consist of stunning mountain peaks
that seem to come right out of the sea, and sheltered inlets populated
with little fishing villages. For centuries, fishing has been the very
foundation of life on the islands. While on the deck of a vessel outside
a fishing village, I overheard an American passenger ask a Norwegian what
those things were hanging on stilts. The Norwegian replied that it was
air-dried cod for making Lutefisk. The American exclaimed, "And the
birds don't eat it?" The Norwegian shrugged, 'No, they don't seem
to like it.'