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Monday, November 25, 2013

Dream Job: How To Become A Luxury Travel Advisor - Forbes

Dream Job: How To Become A Luxury Travel Advisor - Forbes:

"Any job is a huge challenge at the beginning if it is going to be worth something. Here are some of the top tips I gathered. In the end, the #1 thing you are selling is yourself."

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Why couples who drink (or abstain) together, stay together: Those with one heavy drinker are more likely to divorce | Mail Online

Why couples who drink (or abstain) together, stay together: Those with one heavy drinker are more likely to divorce | Mail Online:

" ‘Our results indicate that it is the difference between the couple's drinking habits, rather than the drinking itself, that leads to marital dissatisfaction, separation and divorce,’ said Kenneth Leonard, PhD, RIA director and lead author of the study."

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Israeli Wine Cellar Predates the Bible : Discovery News

Israeli Wine Cellar Predates the Bible : Discovery News:

"One of the world’s oldest and largest wine cellars has just been unearthed in Israel, according to a presentation today at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore.

The cellar dates to approximately 1700 B.C., and was found at a site called Tel Kabri within the ruins of a northern Canaanite city. Its age predates both the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls by hundreds of years."

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Best And Worst Airlines For Holiday Travel - Forbes

The Best And Worst Airlines For Holiday Travel - Forbes:

"Airlines with operations based west of the Rockies boast the fewest flights that arrive late during the holidays, according to data compiled for Forbes.com by FlightAware.

Leading the pack of the best airlines for holiday travel is Hawaiian Airlines, followed by another Pacific Coast-focused carrier, Alaska Airlines. Conversely, the worst airline for holiday travel is New York-based JetBlue Airways, with ExpressJet, a regional carrier, coming in next to last, according to the FlightAware data."

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Best of Wine-Knows Harvest Trip to Champagne, Burgundy & the Rhone

Follow the link below to the list of superb French wines . . .

Wine-Knows: Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Journeys for the Discerning Traveler: Best of Wine-Knows Harvest Trip to Champagne, Burgundy & the Rhone:

"Here's a summary of la creme de la creme from our September trip. Superb quality/price wines have been so noted. ... "

The post above prompted me to upload some Halloween photos, costumes inspired by our 2 trips with the super duper folks at Wine-Knows Travel.  Too bad the resolution isn't better. I'm a bottle of Beychevelle, and Allan is a bottle of Beaucastel.


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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Florida On Pace For Record Year In Tourism - CBS Miami

Florida On Pace For Record Year In Tourism - CBS Miami:

"Of the latest quarterly numbers, the area of biggest increase was in overseas visitors, a 10.1 percent jump from the same time in 2012. Domestic visitors, of which there were an estimated 19.5 million between July 1 and Sept. 30, grew by 0.5 percent in the year-to-year comparison.

The more than half-million Canadians who visited the state during the third quarter marked a 2.9 percent increase from the prior year."

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Infographic: the world's 50 most popular tourist destinations - Virgin.com

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Infographic: the world's 50 most popular tourist destinations - Virgin.com:

"According to this infographic on our travelling habits the world's favourite spots are New York's Times Square and London's Trafalgar Square."

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

For holiday fliers, carry-on madness escalates - NBC News.com

In summary:
  • Look into early boarding options
  • Consider shipping your luggage
  • Don't feel entitled to a spot in a bin
  • Expect that you may have to check your bag
‘It is crazy’: For fliers, carry-on madness escalates during holidays - NBC News.com:

"Here are some tips from the pros to help ease the battle of the bags: . . ."

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Most Ridiculous (and Promising) Ideas in Golf

The Most Ridiculous (and Promising) Ideas in Golf:

". . . see what hopeful (or delusional) inventors think are going to be the next million-dollar golf businesses.

Your jaw will hit the floor.

But you may also raise an eyebrow."

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China's Cruise Industry is Growing Fast - Quartz

Image name: cruise ship.
Photographer: Jon Sullivan.
Quartz:

"The growth is due not only to China’s rapidly growing travel market, but to the country’s location near small, attractive islands. The cruise industry is poised to take advantage of the nearby landscape much as it has taken over the Caribbean islands near the United States.

"There’s good weather here, lots of islands to visit and a lot of experiences. ..."

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Richard Branson on Space Travel - WSJ.com

Richard Branson on Space Travel - WSJ.com:

"After nine years of fits and starts, Mr. Branson was in California showing off the spaceships that are now being built and tested. "This is the start of a new space era," he says. "This is not the endgame." But he admits there are skeptics of his grand plan to send tourists into space. "There are plenty of people who think I should be taken off by men in white jackets for saying it, but I really do actually believe it," he says."

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