are some of the things or activities that people in Nova Scotia
do for fun?
This installment of
THREE THINGS is courtesy of Pamela Wamback - Media Relations, Nova
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Southwestern Virginia: Land of Music, Crafts and Nature
Virginia is for lovers of bluegrass music, crafts,
gorgeous scenery. and friendly, hospitable people. Southwest Virginia offers
all of the above to a visitor, along with some tasty traditional food. Music
serves as the glue in the region. Everywhere, be it the local diner, the
craft center, a theatre, or just the street, a group will be strumming and
singing, a jam session will be taking place.
Glimpses of Canada By Skip Kaltenheuser
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
Doctor's Orders: Balbido The Painted Village
In between two-a-day therapeutic soakings, "Our
Man in Italy" has been going off the beaten path to document little
known gems around the Trentino of northern Italy. In this, his sixth dispatch,
he takes the lens cap off to frame an unusual open-air art gallery.
Virginia: Mr. Jefferson's Country
To many people, Monticello and Charlottesville, Virginia
are synonymous. Indeed, even more than his famous home, the presence of
Thomas Jefferson the Man can be felt throughout the quiet college town,
about a three-hour drive from Washington, D.C. For any history buff, a tour
of Monticello is heaven, but even those less historically inclined will
be enthralled by fascinating displays of Jefferson the Creative Homeowner.
44's Locked & Loaded!!!
Anytime you see the 44's listed on
a concert bill or festival poster, you know there's going to be a party.
This particular occasion just happened to be Rod Piazza's Annual Birthday
celebration at Fairmount Park in Riverside. The 44's along with the Mighty
Mojo Prophets, the MoFo Party Band and Piazza's own Mighty Flyers had all
come together for a day of revelry and some good-natured, blow your face
off blues harp and string-stinging guitar boogie.
Meloni on Acting and Balancing Career With Family Life
Christopher Meloni cut his teeth on episodic television
beginning with his breakout role on NYPD Blue. Following that
series, he had a recurring role on HBOs Oz after which
he co-starred with Mariska Hargitay in Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit where he played Detective Elliot Stabler for twelve seasons,
leaving the show in 2011. Moving seamless from television to film,
Meloni has racked up a number of credits including Man of Steel,
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys,
and Runaway Bride."
Doctor's Orders: Fiavè Life on Stilts
"Our Man in Italy," sent packing by his
physician, goes back in time WAY, WAY back to 6,000 BC as he and his
camera document an archeological dig around the high plains of the Brenta
Dolomites in the Trentino Alto Adige region of northern Italy.
Earhart: NOT About Her Airplane But the Home Where She Grew
If you disappeared, how much do you think the government
would spend trying to find you? $100? $750? Could you imagine half a million?
What if you were Amelia Earhart? She was the first woman to fly
solo across the Atlantic, in her 15 hour flight from Newfoundland
to Ireland, and Eleanor Roosevelt the president's wife was
her friend, and wanted Amelia to teach her how to fly...
Doctor's Orders: Rango One Nutty Village
Sent packing by his physician to the Trentino region
of northern Italy for wellness R&R, "Our Man in Italy" files
his fourth dispatch, in between two-a-day thermal baths, from a tiny hamlet
tucked away in the Giudicarie Valley of the Brenta Dolomites where Father
Time hasn't moved a muscle for centuries.
A Remarkable Paradise Carved Out of the Desert
Usually when I'm invited on a press trip, my family
and friends are very excited for me. When my trip to Israel materialized,
I eagerly shared with everyone what for me what was great news. Their smiles
suddenly faded and were replaced with looks of deep concern. "Be careful."
"Be careful." "Be careful." I heard that over and over
again, with one email from a friend reading: Don't leave the group. Don't
eat in any outdoor cafes. Don't use the buses. Don't use any underground
A Magical Journey Back in Time, Part Two
We arrived at the Ben Gurion Airport at 4:55 am and
were promptly met by a friendly representative from the Israel Ministry
of Tourism, who brought the other journalist and myself over to the check-in
desk. A phone call was made and our driver immediately appeared, whisking
us away to the Mount Zion Hotel located in Jerusalem, the capital of the
State of Israel.
A Magical Journey Back in Time, Part Three
After a restful night's sleep, at the Leonardo Plaza
Hotel we were up bright and early and walked across the courtyard to the
building that housed an incredible breakfast buffet that literally was spread
out over several rooms. With our plates filled with an assortment of delights,
we seated ourselves on the deck overlooking the Sea of Galilee. One could
not help flashing back to biblical times during which this famous sea is
mentioned so often...
and Heine Andersen: Putting Rhythm Back in the Blues
Missy and Heine Andersen are literally
and figuratively, on the same sheet of music. Their new album, 'In the
Moment' was released in late summer and is currently climbing multiple
music charts. They have a break-neck performance and non-stop touring schedule
well into next year that would kill most normal people...
Royal and Tasty Time Aboard the Queen Mary
I came for the legendary Sunday brunch and ended up
staying for breakfast. I didn't originally plan it that way, but after filling
my gullet on an incredible assortment of seafood, salad, meat dishes and
some serious desserts, I needed a nap. And what better place to rest than
on a ship, gently rocking with the tides. And if the vessel you are relaxing
on happens to be one of the most famous in the history of ocean travel,
then it's icing on the cake.
Doctor's Orders: Fiume Sarca
In between two-a-day thermal baths, "Our Man
in Italy" dries off just long enough to file his fifth Under Doctor's
Orders dispatch along the banks of a river that runs alongside his temporary
digs up in the Trentino.
Blues from Big Jon Atkinson
Big Jon Atkinson is a bad man. Not
in the demented, hockey mask and chainsaw kind-of-way. No, Mr. Atkinson
is bad in a seriously mean old, low-down and nasty, bottle-neck slide guitar
blues... type of way. Oh sure, he appears innocent enough, with his harp
rack and fistful of capos. But when he sits down to play, you better keep
your hands up and your elbows in because he's taking you with him when he
Finding Peace in La Paz The World's Aquarium
on Mexico's Sea of Cortez
There was not a hint of litter on the street. Mexican
children frolicked on the beach. Los Pacenos (La Paz natives) offered gentle
smiles as they jogged past me along the Malecón La Pazs
bay-front boardwalk that stretches along the historic downtown. It was hard
to take it all in with the sun setting on the glimmering Sea of Cortez,
which Jacques Cousteau christened the worlds aquarium,
with one of the planets most abundant ecosystems.
31st Celebration Of The Old West
Way out in the misty west, rag-tag spirits of the past,
grasping at timeless threads of memory, swirl about Elko's sturdy and uncompromising
red brick buildings, touching the town's sparkling casino lights that passionately
blink out a silent refrain to those with Lady Luck riding on their shoulders.
These crusty old spirits, the rock-hard backbone of Elko, are the heartbeat
of Western Americana.
Dia delos Muertos: The Day of the Dead
The world we know, lets go of October with a celebration
of the spirit gone into another realm. In many western worlds, they call
it Halloween. But in the Philippines, there is the tradition of All
Saints Day which is a way of remembering dead loved ones by prayers,
bringing flowers, and lighting candles at their grave. This custom of going
to where loved ones are laid to rest, is a hold-over from the Philippine
history of being under Spanish rule hundreds of years ago.
New Year's Day Now is the accepted time
to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin
paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last
cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a
pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast
our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings
considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon
how we did the same old thing last year about this time. However, go
in, community. New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular
use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly
calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness
suited to the greatness of the occasion.
Travel Must-Haves for Fitness Trips
Not everyones ideal vacation consists of
laying on the beach and sipping Mai Tais more active people
are turning toward fitness-centric getaways. With hotels and resorts
stepping up their fitness offerings worldwide, planning an active
trip has never been easier. From trips that are specifically designed
to keep you moving, to health and wellness-based
resorts, combining fitness, travel, and relaxation has never
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Wine Enthusiast Reveals 10 Best Wine Travel
Destinations of 2015
Wine Enthusiast magazine has crowned the 10
Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2015 in their annual
February Travel Issue, and three US cities have topped the
coveted list Orlando, FL; Finger Lakes, NY; and Mendocino,
The top 10 list includes where to dine, where
to stay, activities, when to go, and of course, where to taste.
Without further adieu here is the top 10 Best Wine Travel
Destinations of 2015.
Finger Lakes, NY - USA!
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Rhône Valley, France
Orlando, FL - USA!
Loire Valley, France
Mendocino, CA - USA!
Consumer & Authoritative Research Reveals
Eight (8) Significant Trends Cruise Travelers May Expect in 2015
As we approach 2015 and beyond, cruise enthusiasts-
and the cruise lines themselves - know that cruising has never
been more popular. In fact, there are 35 new ocean ships and 21
new river ships scheduled to debut by 2018.
CruiseCompetes consumers are constantly
telling us what they are experiencing and what they would like
to see from the cruise industry. With this information, and their
expert knowledge of the industry, the cruise specialists at CruiseCompete,
(who provide on average a million quotes a year,) are able provide
insight on ocean and river cruising trends you might experience
What do you think about Royal Caribbean's changes
to their dining venues?
Royal Caribbean International is postponing the
scheduled introduction of Dynamic Dining on its two mega-ships,
Oasis and Allure of the Seas.
The alternative-dining concept had been scheduled to debut on
Oasis in March, but has now been put off until later in
the year according to the lines web page for Oasis.
Dynamic Dining, introduced on Quantum of the Seas in November,
eliminates the main dining room in favor of four themed restaurants
that serve about 450 diners each.
What do people think about it?
Greek Islands Student Holidays 2015
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From EURO: 99.00 net per person sharing triple/Quadruple in Naxos!!!!!
Auld Lang Syne By Robert Burns
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!
Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
And surely ye'll be your pint stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o'kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.
We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.
We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.
And there's a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.
Deb your favorite travel poems.
Natural Habitat Adventures Announces Exclusive
For Close Encounters with Alaskas Giant Brown Bears
The worlds premier nature travel company,
Adventures, announces the exclusive charter of a legendary
vessel it has rechristened the M/V Natural Habitat Ursus,
to take guests as close as possible in safety to the largest coastal
grizzlies in the world.
Is Why a River Cruise Is Better Than an Ocean One
Have you ever taken a cruise? I'd
predict you'll answer YES. But what if I said have
you ever experienced a RIVER cruise? One of the
most "IN Things" in travel today, IS a
There are myriad books about ocean
cruises around the world, but with Europe having
one of the biggest markets for river cruises, how
does a potential passenger find out in an
unbiased way things like how many river cruise
lines are there in Europe? What do they offer? What
are their ships like, and how does one differ from
It's Official: Richard Branson Is Launching
a Cruise Line
Since May of this year, rumors that billionaire
Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, wants to expand his oeuvre
into the cruise business. Early reports indicated that a Virgin
cruise line would likely launch around 2019 in the Caribbean and
Mediterranean, but we haven't heard any specifics in a while.
The Society of Professional Journalists is
Accepting Submissions for Its 2014 Sigma Delta Chi Awards, Which
Recognize the Best in Professional Journalism
Submissions must be received by Friday, Feb.
6, 2015, and works must have been published, aired or broadcast
in 2014 to be considered. The contest is open to any U.S.
media outlet or international SPJ members, and you may enter online
Airbus: Worst Airplane Seat Ever
Airbus filed a patent for what will be the least
comfortable airplane seat in the sky. The new design features
saddle-like seats that can fold up when not in use. Gone are cushions,
padded armrests, tray tables and personal space: The new seating
plan, of course, would allow airlines to cram more passengers
into the limited space of the cabin.
Airlines with the Most Extra Fees Courtesy SmarterTravel
The airlines call them ancillary revenues. Travelers
call it nickel-and-diming. By whatever name, the dizzying array
of fees that airlines now impose for everything from checked bags
to carry-on bags to seat selection to ticket reissues is big business.
And it's getting bigger.
A new study by industry consulting firm IdeaWorks found that
the airlines' ancillary fees had increased by almost 1,200 percent
between 2007 and 2013, from $2.45 billion to $31.5 billion.
Airlines Are Making Big Bucks!
5 Things Travel Has Taught Me
The staff at Twenty-Something Travel write about
5 things theyve learned from travel.
Travel Smarter with Brainscape!
In eight of the 13 cities listed as best
vacation destinations by U.S. News this year, English isnt
the official language. Add vast cultural differences and unfamiliar
terrain to the existing language barrier and suddenly a trip abroad
can become a daunting proposition. Fortunately, Brainscape can help travelers learn how to talk the
talk (quite literally) in no time before they venture off to a
An Inside Look At the Los Angeles International
Airport Control Tower By John Clayton
The Genesis of T-Boys Cartoons
Known for travel stories that immediately capture
the interest of the reader with their colorful creativity, clever
use of words and the talent to paint pictures with words about
destinations all over the world, TravelingBoy
is delighted to announce the riveting success of our hilarious
travel cartoons that highlight the foibles and quirks of mankind.
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.
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7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning
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status, and working the system to earn free flights and other
perks. Learn from expert travelers who know how to maximize their
Traveling Boy Recipe
Susanne Servin of Herzerl Tours shares her Apfelstrudel
family recipe. Says Susanne: It may seem overwhelming but believe
me, it's not. In a two hour session I taught a group of my German students
how to make it.
This classic recipe is usually made with freshly homemade
strudel dough, but frozen phyllo dough works well too and is much quicker.
You'll need: 1 pkg. frozen phyllo dough take out of freezer and
defrost for 2 hrs. one roll of dough will give you approx eight