Best Boat Tour Winners (2020)

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Travelers can choose from myriad iconic water-based experiences in this country, from whale watching excursions and sunset sails to scenic cruises

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Connecticut travel advisory adds one state, removes two; Rhode Island still on list

Connecticut on Tuesday updated the list of states from which travelers must take extra coronavirus precautions, adding Colorado and removing Arizona and Virginia.

Rhode Island, which was added to the list last week, remains on the most recent list.

There are now 34 states and territories on Connecticut’s travel advisory, down from 35 last week.

Connecticut’s travel advisory, which is crafted in conjunction with New Jersey and New York, requires

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A Sturdy Drama About WWII’s Overlooked Female Spies

As Nazi forces pushed ever closer to England in the summer of 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a wild idea: a new spy agency, the Special Operations Executive (known as the SOE), to gather intel, and spark sabotage, in and around France. That scheme might sound obvious on paper, but the SOE went decidedly outside the box when it came to not only its methodology, but also the people

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LOTTE Hotel Traverses the U.S. By Opening LOTTE Hotel Seattle

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LOTTE Hotel opened the chain’s 12th international hotel and third in the U.S. in Seattle on Sept. 24. Following the successful opening of LOTTE New York Palace, LOTTE Hotel Seattle has set out to become a top-echelon hotel in the U.S.

LOTTE Hotels & Resorts, whose global expansion marks its 10th year since the opening of LOTTE Hotel Moscow in September 2010

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Back home again after a long, fun family road trip | Community

We made a long drive during Labor Day week.

My cousin, Lilah Crowe in Grand Rapids, Minn., invited cousins to come for a weekend and celebrate her birthday. Other cousins from Alabama, Georgia and Missouri also attended.

Lilah has four brothers and they all attended. Rob, Jody and Ferrell live in Minnesota and Jonathan lives in Newport, Ore.

On Friday morning, the men had a fishing trip on Pokegama Lake.

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14 best uses of the Marriott 50,000-point certificates for family vacations

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Within the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can book hotels (or even Marriott home rentals) using your points, but you can also use award night certificates that typically come in two different denominations: 35,000 points or 50,000 points. A

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IATA: Air Industry ‘Largely Paralyzed’ But July Demand a Bit Better Than June

Global air travel demand in July plunged 79.8 percent year over year, according to the International Air Transport Association. That’s an improvement compared with June, when such demand dropped had an 86.6 percent year over year. In July, global capacity fell 70.1 percent and global load factor fell by 27.7 percentage points year over year to 57.9 percent, a record low for the month.

“The crisis in demand continued with

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How scientists around the world track the solar cycle

How scientists around the world track the solar cycle
Sunspot drawings from SILSO at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. Surveying sunspots with daily hand-drawn drawings is the most basic of ways we study how solar activity rises and falls over time, and it’s the basis of how we track the solar cycle. Credit: SILSO/Royal Observatory of Belgium

Every morning, astronomer Steve Padilla takes a short walk from his home to the base of a tower that soars 150 feet

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Airlines are selling in-flight meals for people who aren’t flying

  • Airlines are offering their leftover in-flight meals to customers who aren’t flying, The Guardian reported. 
  • Thai Airways, Indonesia’s Garuda, and Cathay Pacific have all offered meals for sale, presented just as you’d find them on the plane, the paper reported.
  • Airline suppliers have been left with masses of surplus stock because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Air-travel volumes are not expected to return to previous levels for years.
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World Series of Poker: US players travelling across states to be able to play | Focus

World Series of Poker: US players travelling across states to be able to play

The World Series of Poker event (WSOP) usually features a range of poker tournaments in Las Vegas every year. WSOP is the most significant and wealthiest gaming event across the globe. And the objective is for players to enter and compete in a selection of poker games in pursuit of a WSOP bracelet and a large cash prize.

WSOP Makes Moves Online
However, due to the pandemic, disrupting every corner

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Global Travel Insurance Market 2020 Trend and Opportunities, PESTEL Analysis, CAGR and Value Chain Study to 2025

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Sep 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
A wide-ranging analysis report titled Global Travel Insurance Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 provides a brief overview of the market covering the scope, size, disposition, and growth of the industry. The report presents an estimate of the current market scenario and data related

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Owasso Sales Tax Oversight Committee reviews $78M in expenditures for community projects | News

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The Old Central Building in Owasso, located at 109 N. Birch St., is where Owasso City Council meets to conduct its regular sessions. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter

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The Owasso Sales Tax Oversight Committee met on Monday, Sept. 28, to review the expenditures of the city’s Third-Penny Sales Tax and Vision for Owasso Sales Tax.

The Committee meets once every March and September to maintain citizen participation

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How 3 Caribbean Destinations Are Welcoming Visitors Back

This story is part of our New Standard series, examining where travel is headed. Read more about how we define the New Standard here.

Sandy strips, swaying palms, and a rum punch (or two). It’s hard to imagine a more appealing remedy for lockdown-induced low spirits than a Caribbean escape. Fortunately, rapid border closures and extensive contact tracing effectively limited the spread of the coronavirus in the region. By summer,

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What are the latest changes to the UK’s quarantine travel list?

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Turkey, Poland and three Caribbean islands have been removed from the list of safe countries people can travel to without going into quarantine when they return to the UK, following fears they could be experiencing a second wave of Covid-19.

The move, announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Thursday, means people travelling from the two countries or the islands of Bonaire, St

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Cruisers cry foul as Crystal Cruises refunds fail to arrive

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Dozens of cruisers have contacted TPG recently to let us know that they’ve been waiting indefinitely on refunds for cruises that were canceled or postponed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, thousands of travelers across all

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Deep Vellum will reissue ‘The Accommodation,’ a history of racial politics in Dallas, next fall

A 199-page book published in 1987 has again caught our eyes. The Accommodation: The Politics of Race in an American City, by journalist Jim Schutze, chronicles the history of race and racism in Dallas. Viewing the long-out-of-print text as vital reading to understand the city, some Dallas residents have shared the book among themselves digitally and in bootleg form for decades. Back in June, an unknown vigilante began tweeting it

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Luxury Institute: Top-Tier Luxury Experts’ Forecast for the Luxury Industry in 2021

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In September 2020, Luxury Institute reached out to its database of Global Luxury Expert Network (GLEN) members, and a select group of C-level and executive top-tier luxury and premium brand leaders, to gain a front-line pulse of the current luxury environment, as well as 2021 projections for the top luxury categories globally, plus key reasons why. This super-elite professional group included

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Review: Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola reunite in ‘On the Rocks’

The title of “On the Rocks,” Sofia Coppola’s sweet, undernourished but well-liquored new comedy, can be read two ways. At first it would seem to describe a happy Manhattan marriage that comes under threat when Laura (Rashida Jones), a writer, becomes concerned that her jet-setting entrepreneur husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans), is having an affair. His new company is taking off, and he’s been spending a lot of hours at the

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How Travel Specialists Can Help Plan a Stress-Free Trip Next Year

In this new world, where a border can close just as suddenly as it was reopened, a travel fixer’s nimble skill set is especially essential. In the early months of the pandemic, Alice Daunt of Daunt Travel leveraged a longstanding relationship with an Indian Ocean resort to hold—not book—rooms for clients of hers, a family that was wary of putting money down too far in advance of their Christmas vacation;

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Derek Mackay still claiming expenses for Edinburgh accommodation

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Mr Mackay had been widely tipped as a future first minister prior to his resignation

Derek Mackay has continued to claim expenses for accommodation in Edinburgh despite not having been seen at the Scottish Parliament since quitting as finance secretary in February.

Mr Mackay stepped down after admitting he “behaved foolishly” by messaging a 16-year-old boy on social media.

He is now an independent MSP

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