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23/11/2017

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World – s cheapest cities for budget travelers in 2015 –

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130 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2015

We have all heard that some parts of the world are cheap to visit while others are expensive but most people have a hard time quantifying any more precisely. That s why Price of Travel launched our Backpacker Index numbers for cities all over the world in late 2010. Now totally updated in its 5th year, below you ll find all major destinations around the world ranked by price for backpackers.

More specific information can be found by clicking on the regional articles just below, or by clicking on the individual city names in the main list.

There were some major changes on the list this year, mainly due to large swings in currency in much of the world. Compared to the US Dollar, all European currencies weakened, as did the Canadian Dollar, while most Asian currencies hovered around the same level all year. Once again, Asia dominates the cheap part of the list with the first 7 spots, while Europe dominates the expensive part at the bottom.

Detailed information available by region

What the prices below mean

There is a longer explanation of the Backpacker Index on each of the regional pages, but the short version is that we found the price for a group of things for each destination, and then translated that into US dollars in late January 2015. While this data is meant for backpackers and budget travelers, the proportions will be nearly identical, so the list should also be useful to those with more money to spend.

For each city this daily total includes:

  • A dorm bed at a good and cheap hostel
  • 3 budget meals
  • 2 public transportation rides
  • 1 paid cultural attraction
  • 3 cheap beers (as an entertainment fund )

Backpacker Index: 130 global destinations for 2015





23/11/2017

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World s Best Cities #newmont #travel

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World’s Best Cities

Sep 21, 2011 | Updated Nov 20, 2011

Travel and Leisure asked readers to vote in its 16th annual World’s Best survey, rating worldwide cities in categories such as attractions, arts and culture, food, shopping, and value. The result is a global guide to the cities not to miss this year.

Despite the challenging economy, travel is up, with more than 270 million travelers hitting the road this year, according to the Airports Council International. More travel means more insights into what makes a city great — whether it’s efficient transportation, affordable dining, or youthful energy — and how cities compare on a global basis. After all, the thrill of a country is most often reflected in its city life. “Cities absolutely dominate over countryside experiences for travelers,” says Travel and Leisure A-List super agent Priscilla Alexander of Protravel International. “You won’t have someone going to France and not going to Paris.”

But increased tourism doesn’t necessarily equate to bigger crowds or higher prices. Carriers such as United Airlines and Delta Airways are adding more flights to cities like Buenos Aires (No. 11) to accommodate the growing demand. Nor do you have to leave the US to experience a world-class city. Charleston (up to No. 13 from a No. 18 ranking in 2010) is on the radar of a growing number of travelers — and Southwest’s new service makes it easier to visit than ever.

Then there are the iconic cities that inspire you to visit, no matter how complicated the journey. Take Siem Reap (No. 7): While it’s famous as the gateway to the 12th-century ruins of Angkor Wat, the city itself offers a lot to discover — it’s a full-fledged destination with luxurious boutique hotels and an artisans’ collective that’s revitalizing Khmer traditions.

Marguerite A. Suozzi





23/11/2017

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Arthur Frommer – s ten best travel websites for 2012 #amigo

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From hotel deals to vacation rentals and more, how to surf the web for top holiday bargains

How many websites attempt to help you make the right choice among travel products? The answer is: tens of thousands. But as I prepare for my own vacation trips, or respond to inquiries from friends, relatives or readers, I find myself returning again and again to just 10 of that mammoth array. They are set forth below:

I have deliberately excluded websites prepared by me or with which I am associated – like Frommers.com, my own daily blog or my daughter’s daily blog. My favourites include:

1 For finding hotel rooms in the U.S. Getaroom.com. Though only a fraction of the size of its larger rivals (it accesses hotels in more than 200 cities, but concentrates on bargains in the 57 most heavily visited ones), GetARoom claims to supply unique room rates, and actually encourages you to phone them for even better unpublished rates.

2 For finding hotel rooms in Europe: Venere.com. From its headquarters in Rome, Venere accesses more than 50,000 hotels all over the world, but does best – and offers special bargain rates – in European cities, for which you should primarily use it.

3 For finding low-cost overnights in private homes worldwide: Airbnb.com. After only three years in existence, this San Francisco outfit is handling tens of thousands of bookings in private apartments and homes all over the world. Usually, the owner remains in residence while you occupy a guest bed or room.

4 For snaring a free overnight in the home or apartment of gracious, generous people worldwide: Couchsurfing.org. It reveals an awesome number of people who will put you up as a free guest. A runner-up in this field: GlobalFreeLoaders.com.

5 For vacation homes or rental apartments: VRBO.com. Its initials standing for “vacation rental by owner,” it eliminates the middleman, puts you in direct touch with the landlord, but therefore requires that you carefully check references. If you do, you’ll often obtain remarkable values for your next vacation stay.

6 For unbeatable airfares both here and overseas: Momondo.com. This Danish-based “aggregator” of flights, operated by a handful of people aided by what apparently is a remarkable computer program, has frequently provided me with airfare bargains that no other website revealed.

7 For sharp discounts on your next cruise: Vacationstogo.com. Though more than a dozen cruise brokers compete for your business (CruisesOnly.com, iCruise.com, OnlineVacationCenter.com, CruiseCompete.com, TravelThemesAndDreams.com and many more), this one presents its offerings in such clear, understandable fashion as to win my vote.

8 For discounted prices on your next auto rental: Autoslash.com. In addition to revealing low rates, it also draws your attention to special coupon offers that can reduce your costs even more. It’s in heavy competition with the longer-established BreezeNet.com, which also should be consulted.

9 For lower-cost shore excursions on your next cruise: Shoretrips.com. In addition to offering lower rates in nearly every major port at which the big cruise ships stop, it also places you in

12-passenger vans instead of the 45-passenger motorcoaches used by the cruise lines themselves.





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Cheap Rihanna Tickets: Trims Prices on Tickets for Rihanna s Canadian

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Cheap Rihanna Tickets: QueenBeeTickets.com Trims Prices on Tickets for Rihanna’s Canadian Tour Stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver

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Trusted provider QueenBeeTickets.com has trimmed its prices and is now offering cheap Rihanna tickets for the singer s 2016 Anti World Tour. The popular online provider has a wide selection of tickets for Rihanna s tour stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and more. Many Canadian fans are opting to secure their seats to see Rihanna live before the mad rush on December 3 when the public offering takes place.

Rihanna s Anti World Tour will be a massive event that includes a North American leg as well as a European leg. North American shows begin in San Diego on February 26, and the popular singer who hails from Barbados will visit numerous locations in the U.S. and Canada until May 7. Canadian fans can obtain Tickets for Rihanna s tour stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver beginning December 3, and presales will take place on November 30.

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International shows are planned for many cities beginning June 11 and concluding on August 12. The singing star plans to make her Anti World Tour a massive event that will provide many opportunities for her faithful followers to obtain cheap Rihanna tickets so that they can attend a live performance.

Riri has earned an impressive number of awards that include 8 Grammys and 23 Billboard Music Awards. She sells out concerts wherever she performs, and her fans are always on the lookout for new albums and concert tours to promote them. Cheap Rihanna tickets will be available beginning December 3, and upcoming performances will attract fans from around the world who have been following her career since its inception.

Opening acts during the Anti World Tour will feature Travis Scott for North American shows and The Weekend and Big Sean for European performances. Tickets for Rihanna s tour stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver will be quick sellers among Canadian fans who are eagerly waiting for the star to come to their towns to promote her latest album.

The singing star s vocal talent and charismatic personality have won her numerous enthusiastic fans that stretch around the globe. The Anti World Tour will be quite popular and will consist of sold-out performances in entertainment venues far and wide. Concertgoers interested in obtaining seats for a 2016 show will be wise to do so as quickly as possible when presales and public onsales begin.

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17/11/2017

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6 Best Budget Bus Companies in the U. S. #travel #itinerary

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6 Best Budget Bus Companies in the U.S.

Midwest Northeast

Cities Served: 50+

Everything about Megabus is mega. The British brand’s blue double-decker fleet (each emblazoned with a smiling cartoon of a driver) now serves over 50 cities in the United States and Canada, making it the biggest player on the block.

Northeast

Cities Served: 8

BoltBus is operated jointly by old-school Greyhound and Peter Pan, but it’s much hipper than its parents. For example, send a complaint via Twitter, and the issue will often be addressed by the techie team before you step off the bus.

L.A. San Diego Vegas

Cities Served: 4

Sure, Lux Bus offers door-to-door service between Southern California hotels. But the line’s bread and butter is its cushy L.A.–Vegas route: leather seats, free snacks, and free beer and wine so you can start the sin before you hit Sin City.

Northeast

Cities Served: 4

With service between New York and the D.C. metro area, Vamoose has options for any capital commuter. Senators can choose the $50-each-way Gold Bus (which has added legroom), while interns can pay with campus cash from local colleges.

Northeast

Cities Served: 3

Tripper Bus, which runs between New York and the D.C. area, values loyalty: after buying 8 one-way trips, you’ll pick up a one-way for free. In addition, each ride includes one $1, one $5, and one $10 ticket—a steal for frequent buyers.





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World s Best Hotels 2013 #direct #travel #insurance

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World s Best Hotels 2013

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Which hotels deliver the most extraordinary experiences? Check the results of Travel + Leisure ’s annual survey to find out.

Picture a cypress-lined road in Tuscany. Now picture yourself arriving at a 10th-century former castle on more than 4,000 acres of rolling hills. Welcome to Castello di Casole, a new 41-suite hotel that already ranks as No. 2 in the world.

We asked our readers to vote in the 18th annual World’s Best Awards for properties like Castello di Casole that have won them over—weighing in on categories such as rooms, location, service, food, and value. The resulting list is not only a go-to hotel resource for planning your next trip, but also reveals the destinations that are important now.

One of the most exciting trends is the desire to get off the grid. For the first time this year, Four Seasons Resort Bora-Bora and the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand (tied at No. 5) debuted among the top 10 hotels overall for their respective regions. And T+L readers crowned a new No. 1 hotel: Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp in Botswana.

Luckily, there are plenty of amazing places to stay closer to home. U.S. properties represent nearly 20 percent of the top 50 list, from Triple Creek Ranch (No. 13), with 23 intimate cabins with wood-burning fireplaces in western Montana to Elizabeth Pointe Lodge (No. 25) on Amelia Island, FL, with its turn-of-the-century-inspired décor and enormous marble soaking tubs.

Whether you’re ready for a nature retreat or eager to pound the pavement of Hong Kong, Berlin, or Beverly Hills, there’s a property for you among the World’s Best Hotel winners. Read on, and let the daydreaming begin.

—Jennifer Flowers





15/11/2017

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U. S. Train Travel #travel #market

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U.S. Train Travel

If you are not in a rush to get to your destination, and would like to see some of America’s countryside, take a train!

Inter-city train travel in the United States is provided by Amtrak, which has routes all over the United States. You can check all of the schedules and fares at Amtrak.com, or call (800) USA-RAIL. And don’t forget to check our Train Deals section before booking to see if there’s a special to your destination.

Amtrak’s fastest service is on its Acela Express trains in the Northeast corridor, which travel up to 150 miles per hour.

Top 10 Reasons to Travel by Train

Popular Routes and Trains

  • The Auto Train links Washington D.C. with Orlando and is a great way to get to Florida with your car! You travel in a typical Amtrak passenger car, while your car or motorcycle rides in an enclosed car carrier at the end of the train.

  • The Ethan Allen Express, which runs from New York City to Rutland, Vermont, is a perfect choice to see the fall foliage of New England — as is the Adirondack, which travels between New York and Montreal .

    U.S./Canada Rail Passes

  • The Crescent takes you from New York to New Orleans (via Atlanta ) and operates on a daily basis.

  • Amtrak’s Silver Service and Palmetto trains whisk you from New York to Miami and everywhere in between.

  • The California Zephyr links Chicago to the West, winding its way through the Rocky Mountains for one of the most scenic train rides in the country.

  • The Coast Starlight travels between Los Angeles and Seattle and is another very popular and scenic train trip — it features floor-to-ceiling windows in its Sightseer Lounge.

  • The Southwest Chief links Los Angeles and Chicago, taking passengers through the stunning landscapes of Arizona and New Mexico.

    If you’re looking for a shorter ride, Amtrak is hardly the only game in town. Check out TrainWeb’s list of local railways throughout North America.

    The World’s Most Spectacular Train Trips

    Travel Tips

    Read your ticket for information regarding reservations, services and bonuses.

    As with air travel, be prepared to deal with cancellations and delays.

    If you are traveling overnight and need rest, plan on getting a sleeper car.

    If you need a sleeper car, be sure to make your reservations well in advance.

    Dress comfortably. Also, bring an extra sweater and comfortable shoes.

    Find out the hours of the dining car and schedule your meals accordingly.

    Avoid close connections.

    Don’t leave luggage unguarded on the train or in the station.

    On night trains, secure baggage to the rack with a small bicycle lock.

    Keep your valuables in a concealed money belt when sleeping on trains.

    Purchase earplugs at any pharmacy to help you get a good night’s sleep.

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    14/11/2017

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  • Travel Cheap by Train – Amtrak – s Rail Pass #imaginative

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    Travel Cheap by Rail Amtrak s Rail Pass

    California Zephyr pulling into the station at Granby Colorado

    Amtrak has a U.S. Rail pass for as little as $439.  That will get an adult 8 segments (stops) in 15 days.  It s an affordable way to see the country with enjoy riding a train as part of the travel experience.  My husband and I traveled from Baltimore to Truckee, CA using this U.S. Rail Pass. It was easy, inexpensive and much less stressful than driving or flying.  Our eight segments were Baltimore Washington, Chicago (the Amtrak hub), Granby CO, Grand Junction CO, Truckee CA, Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore.  We did it in under two weeks and spent nine nights in three fantastic western towns.

    Coach on Amtrak is Way Better than an Airplane or Bus

    The rail pass gets you a coach seat.  On one of the sightseeing trains, a coach seat has electrical outlets, private reading lights, drop-down trays, and chair that reclines like a Lazy-Boy recliner rather than just a mere tip backward like a bus or train.  If you can sleep in a Lazy-Boy, you can sleep on a train.  Your bags are only a short walk away, and there s no drama with security.  You just get up, walk downstairs, find your bag and get what you need.  Also, you can bring a ginormous bag and not worry about the airlines fining you for oversize luggage.  The bathroom and your luggage are in your railroad car.

    We didn t stay in our coach seats except for when we wanted to nap, sleep or read.  On these cross-country trains there s a big sightseeing car next to the dining car.  It s wall-to-wall windows with swivel chairs and booth-type diner seating.  It s very comfortable and allows you to see on both sides of the car.  It s a great place to meet new people.

    Sight Seeing Car on Amtrak s California Zephyr

    What are Segments How to Craft Your Rail Trip

    The cheapest adult rail pass is $439 and allows up to 8 segments to be taken in 15 days.  A segment is a stop, and reservations must be made for each stop because the trains don t stop at stations when there s nobody set to be dropped off or picked up.  I went to Amtrak website and viewed the online train routes and schedules to chose our segments.  All trains meet in Chicago, so we headed there to pick up the California Zephyr.  Then I chose Granby Colorado as our first stop on the Zephyr because it was the stop closest to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The next segment I chose was Grand Junction, Colorado because we wanted to see the Colorado National Monument and tour Colorado s wine country.  Our final stop was Truckee, California because we wanted to see the Sierra Nevadas, Donner Lake, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River.    We stayed three nights in each place.  Count in the total of four days to travel and we came in just under our fifteen day allotment.

    Understand that once you purchase the rail pass, you must reserve the segments with an Amtrak agent.  This can be done by phone.  DO NOT TRY TO DO THIS ONLINE.  The online system doesn t play well with Amtrak.  I first did mine online and it was a fiasco.  The process went perfectly when I called the reservations line and made the reservations.

    Eating on the Train

    Lots of people bring their own food and eat at their seats, and there s a snack bar for drinks and vending machine style snacks.  But the dining car, while pricey ($20 per person w/ tip for dinners) is a worthwhile experience at least a few times on the trip.  The food we had was good and we were seated with other couples.  We met so many interesting people.

    Here s the menu for the California Zephyr the train that goes from Chicago to San Francisco and known as the most scenic rail ride in the North America.

    Rail Passes Can Be Upgraded

    Truth be told I hate sleeping in a recliner.  So I inquired about upgrading to a sleeper (roomette) once we were on board.  We were able to get a sleeper for $210 for the one night from Chicago to Granby.  The roomette is only as big as two rail seats facing each other with one foot of space between the door and the seat.  Both seats fold down to become a bed, a top bunk folds down for a second bed and curtains are drawn for privacy.  The price of the roomette also includes your meals, a porter (who will bring you your meals if you d rather skip the dining car), coffee, newspaper, bottled water and access to the shower.

    Prices for sleeping accommodations on a train are sold similarly to the way airlines sell tickets.  Book far in advance and you re likely to get the best deal.  Book 3 days before departure and you ll pay the highest price.  But, book while you re on board and you may get a great deal because the rooms are empty.  That s what happened for us.  So if you re willing to take a chance and NOT get a good deal, ask for the upgrade once you re on board.

    It s perfectly marvelous sleeping on a train.  Even the top bunk (which I swear is the size of a wide ironing board) is a comfortable experience.

    The Wise Men Ruby Canyon in Colorado as seen from the California Zephyr

    Why Take the Train?

    Take the train for the added travel experience.  There s almost nothing good about flying these days except speed.  Car travel can be exhausting, stressful and expensive.  And traveling long distances in the US by car often puts the driver on Interstate Highways and Turnpikes where the majority of scenery is comprised of concrete, asphalt and steel highway signs.

    But trains snake through the American landscape, sometimes going places where there are no roads.  On the route from Denver to Truckee there are parts of the mountains and desserts that almost no one sees unless they re traveling by train or paddling down the Colorado River.  A train ride is relaxing.  It s a mode of transportation that becomes part of the travel experience instead of penance leading up to the travel experience.

    Two Things I Wish I d Known Before I Booked My First Rail Trip

    RESERVE A CAR

    We reserved a car in Granby because we knew we wanted to drive through Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas.  But we didn t rent a car in Grand Junction and Truckee because we were staying right in town and figured we d spend lots of time in the town and use the public transportation system.  This was dumb.  Renting a car for a few days is cheap, especially considering the flexibility it gives you.  Car rental companies will often meet you at the station with your rental car even in very small towns.  Having the car hired and the hotel booked in advance makes a perfectly smooth transition.

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    My husband and I loved our rail vacation and hope to ride the Adirondack, Coastal Starlight and the Sunset Limited in the near future.





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    The Women s Travel Group, Luxury Tours for Women #travel #to

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    www.thewomenstravelgroup.com

    “A Welcome Travel Alternative for Women” says Arthur Frommer

    The Women’s Travel Group is an award winning tour operator for women. Phyllis Stoller,who founded The Women’s Travel Club, has received many honors in women’s travel, including Top in Women’s Travel from and One of the Most Influential Women in Group Travel. The Women’s Travel Group collaborates on some tours with SITA World Tours who contribute financial guarantees, and excellent service. We are accredited by IATAN , with high industry standards. We offer special discounts for singles as on Gameparks of South Africa cruise and others. We help and hand hold with your first trip solo. We do not sell into others’ tours but customize our own.





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    Gulliver s Travels #hotels #and #flights

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    Swift, Jonathan

    • Date of entry: авг-15-2006
    • Last revised: ноя-28-2006

    Gulliver’s Travels consists of four voyages, each of which involves Gulliver ending up on a distant shore where he encounters its strange and wonderful inhabitants. The first voyage finds Gulliver stranded on Lilliput after a shipwreck. Here, he is neatly captured by the famous Lilliputians, human Creature[s] not six inches high (5). Gulliver is a source of fear and awe to them, and participates somewhat helpfully in the Lilliputian war against Blefuscu, a lengthy conflict that has arisen between the big-enders and little-enders (depending upon which side of a boiled egg one must crack in order to eat it). Court intrigue and resentments, including the accusation of adultery with a Lilliputian, soon require of him that he escape an assassination attempt.

    He returns to England, only to set off again on another voyage. A storm, a longboat journey to fetch water, and abandonment by a terrified crew, leaves him in Brobdingnag where he is captured by giants as Tall as an ordinary Spire-steeple. (65). Gulliver becomes something of a pet, amusing and entertaining the Brobdingnagians with his exploits and size, competing with the royal dwarf and endearing himself to these massive people. While in transit to the Frontiers, a giant eagle captures him in his travel-box (imagine a carrier with holes punctured in the top to transport a small pet) and drops him into the ocean, where he is rescued by more familiarly-sized humans.

    The third voyage finds Gulliver captaining a ship until conquered by pirates, who set him off on a longboat, where he makes his way to Laputa, Balnibari, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg and Japan. He encounters the flying island of Laputa, the never-dying Struldbrugs (who nevertheless age and become decrepit), and the Academy of Lagado, with its – to use modern vernacular – fringe scientists . After returning to England by way of Japan, and somehow still restless, he commences a fourth voyage, again as a captain but this time a mutinous crew abandons him in the Land of the Houyhnhnms, populated by the rational race of horses and the putrid yahoos.

    Commentary

    This great adventure story, fable and satire has entertained and confounded readers for the better part of three centuries. It is at once a parodic treatment of travel writing and a satirical exploration of politics, colonialism, human characteristics and human ideals. Of interest to the medical reader, Lemuel Gulliver is a ship’s surgeon, although readers seeking detailed medical descriptions of scurvy and amputations might be disappointed.

    Those readers who enjoy lavish and bawdy descriptions of bodies will not, however, be disappointed: urination, defecation, aging bodies, sick bodies as well as detailed depictions of the human form on a variety of scales all earn Gulliver’s careful scrutiny. By the end, Gulliver no more identifies himself as a surgeon than he does as a Yahoo: I am not in the least provoked at the Sight of a Lawyer, a Pick-Pocket, a Whoremunger [sic], a Physician, an Evidence, a Suborner, an Attorney, a Traytor [sic], or the like. (260)

    The third voyage is in many ways the least memorable. The tiny, proud Lilliputians, the gentle giants of the Brobdingnag, and the dignified but constricted rationality of the Houyhnhnms, have popped up in popular culture more than the wild-eyed Laputians, the decaying Struldbrugs, or the professors of Lagado. The satire of science has, if anything, dated less than the specific political satires of Swift’s era. It may be a matter of style.

    The first two books, with their absurd rearrangement of scale, and the fourth book, with its clear comparison between the Houyhnhnms and Yahoos, fit Gulliver’s modest and gullible style better, allowing Swift to capture both a wide-eyed appreciation for these fantastical worlds and a comic tension between what is said by Gulliver and what the reader understands. Even Gulliver, though, is not much impressed by the caricatures he meets in Book III. Still, Book III contains amusing parodies of science, engineering and intellectual idealism, which historians of science and medicine should enjoy.





    08/11/2017

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    Simpson s Coaches #super #travel

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    M ay we extend a warm welcome to our 2015 brochure, in which we hope you will find a holiday suitable for your

    requirements. As in the past we have strived to ensure that you get the best value for money possible, a contributing

    factor in our popularity.

    We pride ourselves on being your local company, providing a high standard of service along with that personal touch

    while still confident we have the experience and expertise to provide you with that perfect holiday. We provide coach holidays with a wide range of destinations both continental and UK along with local pick ups – this year we have

    included more short breaks and new destinations along with old favourites.

    We are also specialists in providing quality coach hire at competitive prices and in addition to our regular tours of Europe and the UK we carry out trips to weddings, sports fixtures, school trips and local day trips.

    Our professional, friendly and experienced drivers are selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm and customer care, and we can confidently say make excellent ambassadors for our company.

    Whatever your needs phone our office and talk to one of our friendly and helpful staff for advice, a no obligation quote or simply to obtain our holiday brochure. We can provide quotations for private charters of all types tailored to your requirements from day trips to extended holiday tours.

    Our vehicles range from 24, 29 and 70 seat standard, to 49 and 51 seat executive coaches.

    All our tours are operated with our own modern executive coaches which have:





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    Denver DUI Attorney #colorado #dui #attorney, #denver #s #premier #dui #lawyers


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    What to do After a DUI Arrest

    Hire DUI Attorney ASAP – Timing is crucial

    Being charged with driving while under the influence is no laughing matter. A person who is convicted of drink driving and/or DUI marijuana or drugs will spend time in jail and have his or her license revoked for anywhere from three months to a year. What is more, such an individual will have a criminal record that will follow him or her for life, making it difficult to get into a good college or university and/or find a good job.

    While Colorado DUI DWAI laws are quite strict (New BAC law is .05), a person who has been charged with drunk driving (Alcohol or drugs) can have the charges dropped or significantly reduced with the assistance of a competent, experienced attorney. A good Denver DUI attorney can help a person get out of jail, obtain a temporary license and either negotiate a plea deal or get all charges dropped.

    There are various strategies that good DUI lawyers use in order to get the state to drop all charges. First of all, a good lawyer will find out why a client was stopped in the first place. The police officer that made the arrest must have a valid reason for stopping a driver; without a valid reason, the DUI evidence will be suppressed and all charges will be dropped.

    A lawyer will also find out more about the officer that made the arrest. If the officer’s actions were questionable and/or he or she has a questionable record, this can also be grounds for having charges dropped. A good lawyer will also find out about the BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) testing equipment used at the scene, as evidence gathered using old or faulty equipment can also be declared invalid.

    If all else fails, then the DUI defense attorney will work out a favorable plea bargain agreement. Such an agreement can enable a person to get his or her driving license back sooner than would have otherwise been possible. It can also reduce or even eliminate the amount of time that a person has to spend in jail.

    What to do After a DUI Arrest

    Being arrested for driving while under the influence can be scary. Unfortunately, many people do not know what to do and so often do or say things that make their situation worse. Following is a list of five things that a person should always do after being arrested for drunk driving or DUI marijuana or drugs.

    First of all, a person should avoid speaking with the police, relatives or friends about the case. Anything that a defendant says can be used against him or her in court. Additionally, a defendant will also want to avoid saying anything about the case on his or her social media account. The Internet is far from being private and it is all too easy for a comment to be misused against the person who made it.

    Next, a person should hire a competent, experienced Denver DUI attorney as soon as possible. This does not mean that a person should hire the first attorney he or she can find. It is important to do some research beforehand and make sure the attorney in question is competent, experienced and has the time and capabilities to take on the case. This is particularly important for those who have already been convicted of Colorado DUI charges in the past and/or are facing charges related to the DUI case, i.e. destruction of property, hit and run charges, manslaughter, etc.)

    A person who has had his or her license taken away when arrested should apply for a temporary driving license as soon as possible. Furthermore, one should request a hearing at the Motor Vehicle Department within seven days of being arrested. Failure to request such as hearing will result in a person losing his or her ability to drive for an extended period of time.

    It is imperative for a person to request that the officer that made the DUI arrest be present for the motor vehicle hearing. Having the officer present enables the defendant and his or her attorney to learn more about the case and find grounds for having it dismissed. Furthermore, if the officer was requested to come and fails to appear, then the charges are dismissed and a person can automatically get his or her driving license back.

    One final thing that a person should do is have patience. Because the effects of a DUI charge or conviction are serious, many people take a prosecuting attorney’s first plea bargain offer. Generally speaking, this offer is not favorable to the defendant and can result in a person losing the opportunity to have the case thrown out on constitutional grounds. Instead of taking up a D.A.’s first plea bargain offer, a person should let his or her defense attorney look over the case in depth. A good attorney can either get all charges dismissed or, if need be, help a person get a favorable plea bargain deal.

    What NOT to Do After a DUI Arrest

    There are some things that a person should never do after being charged with DUI. To start with, a person pulled over for DUI should never refuse a BAC test. A person who refuses such a test will automatically have his or her license suspended.

    Next, a person should obey the law, no matter how unfair or inconvenient it may seem. Driving with a suspended license will result in additional jail time. Furthermore, a person could lose his or her license for an extended period of time.

    A DUI arrest is not a light matter; however, it does not have to automatically result in a guilty verdict, severe sentence and a lifelong criminal record. A person who is charged with breaking Colorado’s DUI DWAI laws can hire a competent attorney and refute charges at a Motor Vehicle Department hearing and in court. While getting good legal help does cost money, it is more than worth it, as it enables a person to get his or her life back and be free from the negative effects of a DUI guilty verdict.

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    12/10/2017

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    Bachelor of Science in Accounting

    AACSB–accredited Bachelor of Science in Accounting

    Earn a credentialed degree that sets you apart from the competition. Penn State’s online Bachelor of Science in Accounting, offered through World Campus in partnership with Penn State Harrisburg, is one of only a few AACSB–accredited programs available online, an honor reserved for the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or to pursue another certification, including:

    • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

    This program can start you on the path to graduate school or help you pursue an accounting career in public accounting, industry, government, or the not-for-profit sector.

    The Penn State Difference

    U.S. News World Report recently ranked Penn State No. 1 in the United States for its online bachelor’s degree programs. As an expert in adult learning online, the World Campus provides you with exceptional flexibility and support to study when and where it suits you. From online tutoring to career advising, you will receive the tools and skills you need to secure a better job for yourself. You will also acquire the relevant work-related skills to become an accounting generalist while pursing electives that support your specific career goals.

    The B.S. in Accounting from Penn State World Campus, renowned for excellence and its vast alumni network, can help open doors for you in the highly competitive business world.

    Your Online Accounting Courses

    The B.S. in Accounting curriculum is both comprehensive and diverse, giving you an appreciation of how the discipline of accounting intersects with other areas of business. You will complete business-focused course work on topics like finance, business strategy, business law, marketing, and supply chain management. In later semesters, you will refine your studies by taking accounting courses specific to your career aspirations.

    Upon graduation, you should be able to:

    • demonstrate competence across a variety of accounting disciplines, including the preparation of financial accounting information, cost accounting, tax accounting, and auditing
    • effectively evaluate the impact and implications of relevant business functions and develop an integrative, interdisciplinary appreciation of business situations, problems, and solutions
    • think critically, communicate effectively, and conduct business in an ethically and socially responsible manner

    Preparing for the CPA Exam

    There are multiple paths to achieving the requirements to sit for the CPA exam and become certified. These requirements vary somewhat from state to state. Please consult your state’s licensing requirements and consult a World Campus adviser to select a path that is right for you. Learn more about CPA regulations by state .

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    11/10/2017

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    Compare Business Structures – LLC vs #business #structure, #business #structures, #business


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    What business type is right for you?

    When you re starting a new business, you want to determine the business structure that s right for you. What s the difference between a limited liability company (LLC) and a corporation (Inc.)? And how is a C corporation different from an S corporation? Use these charts to help decide what business type is best for your needs.

    LLC vs. Corporation

    Limited Liability Company (LLC)

    Shields personal assets from business liability

    Requires separation of business and personal finances

    Allowable in all 50 states and the District of Columbia

    Highly flexible management structure

    Flexible tax reporting options

    Preferred by outside investors

    Preferred for IPO

    Recognized outside of the United States

    Corporation (Inc)

    Shields personal assets from business liability

    Requires separation of business and personal finances

    Allowable in all 50 states and the District of Columbia

    Highly flexible management structure

    Flexible tax reporting options

    Preferred by outside investors

    Preferred for IPO

    Recognized outside of the United States

    Start my Corporation

    What is an S corporation?

    After you create a corporation or LLC. you also have the opportunity to decide how you d like your business to be taxed.

    Single owner LLCs can be taxed either as a sole proprietorship or a corporation. LLCs with more than one owner can be taxed either as a partnership or a corporation. Income from LLCs treated as sole proprietorships or partnerships is reported directly on the owner s individual tax returns.

    New corporations, as well as LLCs considering corporate taxation can choose between filing taxes as a C corporation ( C corp ) or an S corporation ( S corp ). An S corp is considered a pass-through entity, which means the business itself isn t taxed. Instead, income is reported on the owners personal tax returns. Businesses taxed as C corporations are not pass through entities. Income is taxed at the corporate level, and, if dividends are distributed, at the individual level as well.

    We can help you understand your options so you choose what s best for your business. Talk to one of our network of attorneys today.

    C-corp or S-corp

    Here s a comparison of some key characteristics of businesses that choose to be treated as C corps and S corps.

    C Designation

    Owners pay personal income tax on profits

    Business must pay corporate income tax

    All business income/loss is passed through to owners each year.

    No more than 100 shareholders

    Shareholders must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens

    S Designation

    Owners pay personal income tax on profits

    Business must pay corporate income tax

    All business income/loss is passed through to owners each year.

    No more than 100 shareholders

    Shareholders must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens

    You don t have to decide about S corp status right away. You have 75 days after the formation of your business to file with the IRS. If you re still not sure what to do, you may want to consult with one of our attorneys or tax specialists .

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    09/10/2017

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    Tesla Model S is Canada s best-selling plug-in for Q1 #tesla


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    Tesla Model S is Canada’s best-selling plug-in for Q1

    Danny King

    Blame Canada . blared the song from South Park: Bigger, Longer Uncut. but you probably won’t find Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk singing the same tune. Three-hundred-twenty-five Canadians celebrated the impending spring by buying a Model S electric sedan in March, according to Green Car Reports. That made the Model S Canada’s biggest selling plug-in vehicle that month. The Model S outsold the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in that month, 325 to 246. For the first quarter, the Model S outpaced the Volt by a margin of 487 to 442.

    March was a pretty good month for plug-ins all the way around North of the Border. With 955 units, plug-ins accounted for 0.55 percent of new-vehicle sales. Compared to the US, that may not sound that great, but it marks an uptick from the 0.35 percent and 0.33 percent market share for plug-ins in Canada for the first two months of the year, respectively.

    For the quarter, Canadians bought 1,723 plug-in vehicles. With US first-quarter plug-in sales totaling more than 23,000 units and with Canada’s population about one-ninth of the US’s, those Canadian numbers don’t sound great, but at least they were on the upswing. As for specific models, the Nissan Leaf moved 221 units for the first quarter, while the Kia Soul EV had sales of 129 cars. The BMW i3 and Audi A3 E-Tron sales came in at 85 units and 83 units, respectively.

    As for the Volt, that model, which was recently updated, has performed well in the States this year. Through April, the Volt doubled its sales from a year earlier to almost 6,000 units. And while the Volt’s Canadian sales are nothing to write back across the boarder about, at least they’re better than monthly Canadian sales of Ford’s plug-in models the C-Max and Fusion Energi. which averaged in the single-digits.

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    What – s the Difference Between Accredited – Non-Accredited Degree Programs?


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    What’s the Difference Between Accredited & Non-Accredited Degree Programs?

    Bob’s College of Engineer Knowledge may lure you in with promises of chips and salsa in the study lounge, but will it get you a job at NASA? Probably not. NASA wants people who have graduated from an accredited engineering program because these programs had to prove their worth. Keep reading to learn the difference between accredited and non-accredited degree programs.

    What Is Program Accreditation?

    To become accredited, a program has to prove that it meets or exceeds the industry standard. For most fields, there are one or several organizations of seasoned professionals who create these quality measurements. For example, if you did want to study engineering, you’d want a program that was accredited by ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). This board examines not only the program curriculum, but also the quality of learning you’ll receive in your course of study.

    Important Facts About Accredited Degree Programs

    Associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees available

    Varies, depending upon intended institution of enrollment; associate and bachelor degree programs typically require a high school diploma, or equivalent

    Types of Accreditation

    Regional (traditional universities) and national (usually career and technical schools)

    Management analyst, teacher, web developer, art director, engineer, surveyor, database administrator, technical writer, compliance officer

    Downfalls of Non-Accredited Programs

    Non-accredited programs might not help you meet your advanced education or career goals. Some graduate programs won’t allow you to apply unless you have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited program, so if you choose a non-accredited program for undergraduate studies, you’ll have to start all over. Depending on your career choice and geographic area, you might need to prove that you graduated from an accredited program to apply for a license to work in your profession. The same is true for some certification programs.

    How to Find Accredited Programs

    You have a couple options when looking for program accreditation. You can find a school that interests you and search their website for accreditation info, but this may require patience. Some schools place all of their accreditation on a general page, while others list them under individual departments.

    Another route is to locate the professional organizations that accredit programs you’re interested in and see which schools have programs accredited by them. Many of these organizations also list programs that have applied and are being considered for accreditation, as well as those that have had their accreditation revoked or suspended. If you need to attend an accredited program, make sure the program you’re interested in is accredited, not just the institution – although you may wish to check whether the institution is accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized agency as well.

    When Non-accredited Programs Can Help

    If you are determined to get your bachelor’s degree in an esoteric field like architectural gingerbread appreciation, you probably won’t find a professional standards organization to accredit a program. Schools generally can’t apply for program accreditation until at least one student has acquired a degree, so if you want to attend a school that’s otherwise reputable and is beginning a new program, you can actually help them with the process. If you already have a career or don’t need the degree for immediate career purposes, a non-accredited program can still be a personal educational experience.


    01/10/2017

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    Kudremukh Trek – KoTrEsH s TrEk LoG #cdc #travel

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    Location on google map:
    Kudremukh trek starting point :

    Trek starting point is “Mullodi”, Mullodi is very small village consisting of aprox 40 houses. This village is 6 kms from main road. This villages is not connected with any public Transport. But there are couple of home stays in this village which is ideal place for base camp for kudremukh trek.

    How to reach Kudremukh trek starting point ie Mullodi :

    If you are starting from Bangalore then there are few KSRTC buses and few Private Buses. Please note that No direct bus to trek starting point. You can reserve ticket in Private(Sugama Tourist) bus till Kudremukh but any way you need to get down in Kalasa and you will get connecting bus to Kudremukh. Not required to travel all the way to Kudremukh, You required to get down at “Balegal”. Balegal is 10.5 Kms from Kalasa.

    If you prefer KSRTC then catch any buses which goes to “HORANADU” and get down at Kalasa. From Kalasa you get bus towords Kudremukh. Dont take ticket  to Kudremukh. Take ticket to Balegal which is small village between Kalasa and Kudremukh

    To reach Mullodi from Balegal you have two options 1) Hire privite jeep from Balegal bus stop which cost you Rs 500-700 for 8 people. 2) Start your trek from Balegal itself. But first one is recommended because trek length becomes (18+6) 24KMS which is difficult task for one day.

    BANGALORE  to  Kudremukh Bus details: 

    Note: No direct buses to Kudremukh:  Privite bus: Sugama Travels – You will get reservation till Kudremukh but it is connecting bus

    KSRTC Bus: Till Kalasa you will get bus, from there you required to catch private vehicle. Timings: AIRAVAT (VOLVO AC) :22.46,    KARNATAKA SARIGE:21:33, 22.02 RAJAHAMSA EXECUTIVE:22.26

    Kudremukh trek difficulty:

    Trek difficulty level from “Mullodi” to Lobo’s house trek is easy. From Lobo’s house to “Ontimara” difficulty level is Moderate. There are couple of small stretch in which trail becomes steep. From Ontimara till end of Zig-Zag route trek is bit difficult. From “Zig-Zag trail” end till peak it is again moderate  in difficulty level. Overall difficulty level is moderate

    Kudremukh trek distance:

    Mullodi – 4.5KMS – loboshouse – 2.5KMS – Zig-zag starting point – 1 KMS – Zig-zag end point – 1.5KMS – Peak. Total Distance is Aprox 9 to 9.5 KMS one side from Mullodi

    Time to trek Kudremukh. Mullodi – 1-1.5 hrs – loboshouse – 1-1.5hrs Zig-zag starting point – 30Min-45 Min – Zig-zag end  1hrs – 1.5hours – peak. Total time required to trek from Mullodi to peak is 3.5 hrs- 5hrs

    Kudremukh trek Camping sites:

    camping is not allowed

    Best time will be November and December where you will see complete green grass land. From Jan on words grass will turn into brownish color till march you can trek but you will not get green carpet look. But still there will be chances of getting clouds at peak. In this time you will get to see Kudremukh landscape.In summer it will be hard to trek as distance of total trek is 18KMS hence covering total distance under hot sun will be difficult. Try to avoid heavy rainy season. It will be very difficult in rains because you will land in to leaches land.





    30/09/2017

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    Health Information for Travelers to Puerto Rico (U. S. ) –

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
    • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
    • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Puerto Rico
    • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.




    23/09/2017

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    Gulliver s Travels

    I am still on the classics kick as you can see! After the mammoth Bleak House, I thought the relatively slim Gulliver s Travels would be a cakewalk. Not true at all! In some ways, this was a more challenging read.

    Anyway, on to the synopsis

    Gulliver s Travels really is a compilation of 4 different journeys:

    • Journey to Liiliput
    • Journey to Brobdingnag
    • Journey to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Gluggdubdrib and Japan
    • Journey to the land of the Houyhnhnms

    Lilliput: This is the most popular story, and one that I read (an abridged version) in childhood. Of course at that time, the satire went completely over my head. This time, things were a lot more understandable. In this story, Gulliver gets shipwrecked onto an island occupied by miniature people. These people are very similar to our own with the same vices we have. And Swift uses these people as a mirror to highlight our own follies (focusing primarily on politics and kings).

    Brobdingnag: In this second voyage, Gulliver is shipwrecked onto an island occupied by giants. At first, he is contemptuous of them, thinking them an ugly race, but as he spends more time, he begins to appreciate the king and his government. The king and Gulliver have long discourses together comparing their ways of living and Gulliver comes away feeling embarrassed about England and it s government.

    Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Gluggdubdrib and Japan: I found this book the weakest among all the books. It was all too fantastical for me a floating island, a race of immortal people, servants of ghouls there was just a bit too much squeezed into this section for my taste. In addition, Swift uses this journey to satirize scientists who are always working on impractical discoveries. Somehow, this section was not really convincing. I mean, if scientists did not spend time and money trying to invent new things, then how would the human race have actually grown so much so fast?

    Houyhnhnms: This is probably the most savage and the most pessimistic of his journeys. In this journey, Gulliver finds to his amazement that men have degenerated into savages (called Yahoos) and are now being ruled by an intelligent and benevolent race called the Houyhnhnms (who are horses that have evolved into intelligent beings). Gulliver is devastated to find out this degeneration and after several discourses with his master Houyhnhnm, he decides he wants to continue living with them. Unfortunately for him, he is not one of them, and is soon asked to leave. He returns home and struggles to re-adjust himself to mankind s treacherous, lying ways.

    My thoughts on the book

    First up, I want to say that I found Swift s language and grammar rather difficult to adjust to. He had an unfortunate habit of inappropriately (at least in today s English usage) capitalizing words right in the middle of sentences. An example is the opening sentence of this book:

    I hope you will be ready to own publicly, whenever you shall be called to it, that by your great and frequent Urgency you prevailed on me to publish a very loose and uncorrect Account of my Travels; with Direction to hire some young Gentlemen of either University to put them in Order, and correct the Style, as my Cousin Dampier did by my Advice, in his Book called, A Voyage round the World.

    Oh, and did I mention he was verbose? It took some time to get used to such a style, but was able to ignore it once the story starts to get going.

    Another thing that bothered me was his use of satire. I generally prefer humor to be more subtle. In many places, it felt that Swift was using a hammer to convey his point when a sharp prod of a knitting needle would have been more effective. In places, his jokes are vulgar and gross too.

    I was also expecting some kind of adventures in the book, and although he does have adventures, the focus is really on the dialogues and there are pages and pages of extremely pessimistic dialogues :(. Reading this book made me feel that Swift must really be quite a misanthrope, and that does not really suit me.

    But in spite of it all, I think this is a book that people should read. It s not easy reading, but he does make some good points that I can appreciate, and I can understand why this book is termed a Classic . In spite of my negative points on this book, I am glad I read it

    Btw, it s so cool that two words which are commonly used today probably originate from this book:

    • Lilliputian is now a word that is used to refer to something that is small.
    • Yahoo is now slang used to refer to uncouth people living in remote places.

    Isn t that so cool?





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    Greyhound s new low-cost buses, with Wi-Fi #bermuda #travel

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    Greyhound’s new low-cost buses, with Wi-Fi

    Local and Public Transportation

    Attention, fellow cheapskates. Greyhound has launched a low-fare spin-off service, BoltBus, on the popular route between D.C. and N.Y.C. On March 27. BoltBus starts traveling eight times a day. One-way tickets start at $1, plus a 50 cent fee. Round-trips start at $3. As the seats fill up, the prices rise to about $30 to $40 each way, in line with Greyhound’s standard prices on the route.

    Fares are non-refundable and have to booked online at BoltBus.com up to two hours in advance.

    Unlike Greyhound’s vehicles, BoltBus coaches offer free Wi-Fi and seats with 110-volt plugs.

    Locations are limited so far. In Washington, D.C. near the Metro Center Station at 11th Street and G Street. In New York City, near Penn Station at 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue and in south Manhattan at 6th Avenue and Canal Street. There’s a one-bag limit for passengers. As noted, eight trips are offered daily.

    Passengers use printed boarding passes to board. Each passenger gets a boarding group assignment when they buy their ticket, and each one is boarded roughly in the order in which he or she purchased tickets. Frequent travelers also get seating priority.

    I’ll try the service on launch day, March 27, and let you know how it goes.

    BoltBus hopes to compete with alternative cheap services, which include: DC2NY (which also offers free Wi-Fi and similar schedules), Washington Deluxe . Vamoose . among others.

    Thanks to Paul Brady at Jaunted for the tip.

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    Frommer – s – Best Places to Go in 2015 #travel

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    In June 2014, UNESCO World Heritage put the Selous Game Reserve on the list of World Heritage sites that are most endangered. Why would a reserve ever be considered at risk? Because at more than 19,000 square miles, the area is impossible to seal against poachers. Elephant and rhinoceros populations have plummeted 90 percent—90 percent! —since 1982. A third of Selous’ elephants, or 25,000 animals, were killed between 2009 and 2013 alone.

    The slaughter has been so unsustainable, it is now predicted that elephants will be close to extinction in Sub-Saharan Africa within 10 years, and by 2018, rhino deaths will surpass rhino births, making extinction a mathematical certainty. This qualifies Selous as the most depressing “get there now” Top Destinations designee we’ve ever named.

    Photo by Murky1/Flickr

    “Send him to Belize “. That was the euphemistic advice given to lead character Walter White in the final season of TV’s Breaking Bad by his lawyer Saul, who felt that Walt should bump off his cop brother-in-law. Immediately after the episode aired, the Belize Tourism Board issued an invitation to the cast for all-expense paid vacations.

    Since Belize has far more Mayan sites, its a better choice for the traveler who wants to mix culture and history in with their green time. Over the course of a week, you might find yourself scaling ancient Mayan pyramids or swimming into caves once used by the Mayans for ceremonies. In the Actun Tunichil Muknal  cave in the Cayo region, centruies-old pots and the skulls of victims of ritual sacrifices have been calcified to the floor. (So it turns out an ancient Walter White actually did send someone to Belize.) Prime dving and snorkeling spots also give his tiny country a thriving beach culture—the opening image for this year’s slideshow was taken in Belize.

    For the adventure traveler, there are few countries as satisfying or as suprisingly beautiful as Belize, so visit it before the rest of the world realizes what it’s missing.

    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, U.S.A.

    It’s no secret that Yellowstone is one of the most awe-inspiring places to visit in the United States. But in 2015 and 2016, vacationing here will be a more comfortable, contemporary experience. That’s because the Park’s hospitality facilities are undergoing a major overhaul to the tune of $134 million in renovations and new builds. The historic Lake Yellowstone Hotel (designed by Robert Reamer, the man behind the Old Faithful Inn) has been restored to its Colonial Revival grandeur. Meanswhile, ecologically sound, Western-chic lodges are being erected where the dingy, 1960’s era Canyon Lodges and cabins used to be. The modular units are being fabricated in Boise and trucked in by summer, so construction noise and disruption should be minimal.

    And finally, now there’s a new reason to go in winter, too. Revised regulations allow one group per day to snowmobile into the park without hiring a guide, which lowers touring costs dramatically.





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    What Can I Do with an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education?

    Completing an associate’s degree program in elementary education may prepare graduates for a job as an elementary school aide, or it may just be a precursor to earning more education in the field. Read on to find out what options are available to graduates of an associate’s degree program in elementary education. Schools offering Elementary Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

    What is an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education?

    Most elementary school teachers are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree, as a 4-year degree is needed to gain teacher certification in most states. For this reason, an associate’s degree in elementary education alone cannot provide individuals with the academic credentials necessary to work as educators in public and private schools. However, many community colleges still offer 2-year, associate’s degree programs in elementary education. While these programs alone cannot prepare students to become teachers, they can prepare them for other opportunities.

    While enrolled in an associate’s degree in elementary education, students should learn the basics of primary education. They may examine a variety of topics, including educational techniques and classroom technology. Graduates of such a degree program may enter the educational workforce as teaching aides or assistants or pursue higher education in a related field. Below are a couple of employment and educational options available to those with an associate’s degree in elementary education.

    Important Facts About Teacher Assistants

    Median Salary (2014)

    Job Outlook (2014-2024)

    Communication skills, patience, and resourcefulness

    Career and technical education teachers, childcare workers, library assistants

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Become an Elementary School Aide

    Elementary school aides, sometimes referred to as teacher aides or assistants, are responsible for assisting teachers with a wide range of classroom tasks. These tasks allow teachers to focus their energy on planning and implementing lessons. Aides may help move students between school locations, supervise students and prepare materials for classroom lessons. In some cases, aides may assist in the grading of projects and homework. Although many aides only hold high school diplomas, some states require aides to hold degrees from accredited 2-year college programs.

    Earn Further Education in the Field

    Many graduates of associate’s degree programs in elementary education can choose to continue their studies at a 4-year university. Credits earned in such a program may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree program in the field. Bachelor’s degree programs build upon the knowledge gained in associate’s degree programs and help prepare students to pass a teaching certification exam. Teachers may continue their education by earning a master’s degree in elementary education or in a more specific field. In general, a higher education level translates into higher pay.

    To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:


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    Online Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health

    A master’s degree in occupational safety and health might prepare you for a specialized career in construction or manufacturing. Keep reading to find out what you will learn in an online master’s program and what kinds of careers might be ready when you graduate. Schools offering Healthcare Management & Public Safety Leadership degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

    What Will I Learn in a Master’s Degree Program in Occupational Safety and Health?

    Those employed in occupational safety and health are concerned with increasing the safety of workers and the general public. In an occupational safety and health master’s degree program, you will learn how to assess, decrease and eliminate hazards in the workplace. You may learn how to design and manage safety systems and utilize ergonomics to ensure disease control. By expanding your communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, you will be better equipped to identify and solve occupational safety issues that may arise in the workplace.

    Hazard elimination, safety system management, communication, critical thinking, problem solving

    Possible training on campus and internships

    Toxicology, ethics, workers compensation, emergency management, accident prevention

    Government, manufacturing, construction, transportation, health care

    What Are Online Programs Like?

    The curriculum and assignments are generally the same as for a traditional, campus-based program. Some schools may require some on-campus time to complete your degree program, such as intensive training sessions. You may also be required to complete an internship in an occupational setting.

    What Will My Classes Be Like?

    Your coursework will teach you to analyze safety and health issues and implement problem solving strategies and prevention techniques. Some specific classes you may take include:

    • Industrial hygiene
    • Toxicology
    • Accident prevention
    • Ethics
    • Emergency management
    • Workers compensation

    What Kinds of Jobs Could I Pursue?

    Upon completion of your degree program, you should be able to gain employment in industries such as construction, health care, transportation, government and manufacturing. You could pursue a job as a risk manager, safety director or safety compliance officer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that additional job titles in this field include loss prevention specialist, environmental protection officer and industrial hygienist. Employment for occupational health and safety specialists was expected to grow at a slower-than-average rate, with a 4% increase expected from 2014-2024 (www.bls.gov ). The median salary of occupational health and safety specialists was $69,210 in May of 2014.

    To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:


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    Las Vegas hotels, JetBlue flights under $50, and the week s

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    By Paula Kerrigan. Dealnews.com August 5, 2014

    Sick of hearing about your work colleague’s exciting travel plans? Time to make them all jealous and book an exotic vacation of your own with one of this week’s best travel deals. You can book a flight on JetBlue for as little as $46.10, spend three nights in New Orleans ‘ French Quarter for $117, or even set off on a 6-night Far East vacation for two from $2,405.05. If you can’t decide where to start, we even found free travel eBooks to help you plan your dream getaway.

    Vendor:  JetBlue via DealBase

    Price:  From $46.10

    Lowest By:  $83

    Expires:  August 22

    Is It Worth It?:  Planning a trip in September or October? You won’t find cheaper flights than these 1-way fares from JetBlue. The best prices can be found on routes departing from Long Beach. Take a well-deserved break in San Francisco from $52.10 or visit our nation’s capital from $56.10.

    This price is valid on flights departing from Long Beach, CA (LGB) with arrival in Las Vegas, NV (LAS) on September 1; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. A 14-day advance purchase may be required and blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by August 22 for travel September 16 through October 22.

    Vendor:  BookIt via ShermansTravel

    Price:  From $247

    Lowest By:  $33

    Expires:  August 5

    Is It Worth It?:  Stay on the Las Vegas Strip at the 43-story luxury Mandalay Bay Resort Casino for $82 per night. This deal includes $100 Restaurant.com credit so you can flit from buffet to buffet without ever putting your hand in your pocket. Plus you’ll get a Laughlin Nevada Tour, which passes through the Eldorado Valley on the way to Laughlin, where you’ll have six hours to explore the city and receive a free meal.

    This hotel has a TripAdvisor rating of 75% based on 6,919 reviews. Book this travel deal by August 5 for stays through December 31. To get this deal, click on “Check Rates” and select “Try Our Lowest Price Calendar”, then enter coupon code “MGM30” at final checkout. Select the Restaurant.com voucher under “BookIt.com Featured Activities Services”

    Vendor:  Trip Masters via Travelzoo

    Price:  From $2,405.05

    Lowest By:  $10,115

    Expires:  August 8

    Is It Worth It?:  Dreaming of taking a trip to Asia. Book this trip departing in October and save a massive $10,115 compared to booking it separately. Arrive in Tokyo, Japan. and spend three nights exploring the futuristic capital of the Land of the Rising Sun. Then head to the Chinese capital of Beijing to visit world wonders like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.

    This price is based on departure from Chicago, IL, (ORD) with arrival in Tokyo, Japan, (NRT) on October 1; other departure cities are available for an additional cost. Some dates may be excluded and additional fees may apply. This travel deal ends August 8.

    Vendor:  BookIt via ShermansTravel

    Price:  From $117

    Lowest By:  $180

    Expires:  August 5

    Is It Worth It?:  This Editor’s Choice deal for a 3-night stay at this historic French Quarter hotel comes bundled with a $100 Restaurant.com credit and also includes daily breakfast. For just $39 per night, this is the best price we’ve seen for any New Orleans stay and currently the lowest price we could find by $180.

    Book this travel deal by August 5 for stays through September 30. To get this deal, scroll down to find this deal and click on “Check Rates”, thenselect “Try Our Lowest Price Calendar”. Enter coupon code “RMN15” at final checkout.

    Travel Kindle eBooks

    Vendor:  Amazon

    Price:  Free

    Lowest By:  At least $1

    Is It Worth It?:  Amazon has a selection of travel-related eBooks for sale at the moment, including The Lonely Planet Pocket Edinburgh   Kindle eBook  and Lynnette Hartwig’s Flying for First Timers   Kindle eBook. With savings of between $1 and $10, this is a great time to update your travel eBook collection.

    A Kindle, or Kindle-enabled device, is required to read these.

    Paula Kerrigan is the associate travel editor for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared:  http://dealnews.com/features/best-travel-deals/

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    Babies knowingly put in harm s way?

    After learning of faulty equipment that could endanger babies, clinical trial leaders continued experiment, apparently didn’t alert key officials.


  • Lobbyist waivers show ethics are an inconvenience for Trump

    The White House has released waivers showing that Trump is permitting an oil and gas lobbyist to help devise energy policy, insurance lobbyists to work on a range of retirement and financial regulatory matters, and corporate lawyers to engage with their former colleagues.


  • Trump s rejection of Paris Accord is an epic blunder

    President Donald Trump will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, a major departure from our international partners and weakens efforts to curb global warming.


  • Halfway there: Nevada is 19th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

    With Nevada becoming the 19th state to support a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, the effort to rid politics of the corrupting influence of money has reached a milestone. The movement has support from half of the 38 states needed to enact such an amendment after it is approved by two-thirds of both chambers of Congress.


  • Will NAFTA Renegotiation Produce TPP 2.0 and Intensify Damage?

    As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to make NAFTA “much better” for working people. But Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation plan described just what the corporate lobby is demanding: using NAFTA talks to revive parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership like expanded investor incentives to offshore jobs that could make NAFTA even worse for working people.


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    A College Student’s Financial Success key

    Financial success may come in different forms. Financial success does not only mean that you are financially independent, or you have been able to make thousands of dollars off the stock market. To be financially successful, may mean making sure by the time you graduate from college, you are not in debt or worse off than you started.

    As essential as it is to secure a part-time job to support your personal wants, you must be aware of the hidden regressors that come uninvited. Your first check in the mail, brings you to some degree, some feeling of accomplishment. Your adult life is just beginning, where you see the value of getting paid for work done. It goes without say that it s at that time where you start to take on additional responsibilities. The importance of communication and being able to be reached wherever and whenever, prompts you to procure a wireless. The apparent need of getting to and from your job incurs the cost of driving insurance, gas and all other related transportation expenses. Indubitably, acquiring a job doesn t always mean money inflow; it creates a path for money outflow. One needs to be prepared for the unexpected and the ability to be financially successful.

    Credit cards: a friend or a foe? When the due date for bills draw nigh, and the checks are not coming in as often as you would have expected, many students feel pressured to use credit cards as a means of a short-term loan. This method where you plan on immediate repayment is not harmful; however, many students misconstrue that credit cards are an invention to make college life luxurious and comfortable. Wrong!

    Saving is sometimes barely doable for some students, since they end up owing money to all these credit card companies. Our system is designed so that without good credit, one is limited from doing a lot of things. It is thus sagacious if we use our credit cards wisely. Use credit cards for things you know will definitely bring you a return. For example, use your credit cards to buy gas to take you to work. When you decide to use your credit cards to buy all the possible clothes on sale; and the purchase is backed by the conviction of repayment after you graduate, put the credit card back in your book bag.

    Credit cards can either make you or unmake you; this is because if you use them wisely, once you graduate, it will be easier to get a loan for a new car or a lower security deposit on that new apartment. For the college students that work, there is always a possibility of saving your money, even if you can t save a lot; you can still save a little. Try to research online, for banks that offer high interest rates on their savings account. The proliferation of online savings accounts has undeniably increased the interest rates, and thus the potential to earn more on your savings.

    To be financially successful means to be free from debt, in the college perspective it is to try to avoid a post-graduation debt. The broke college student has the ability to be financially successful, if means are taking to save more and use credit wisely.





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    A College Student’s Financial Success key

    Financial success may come in different forms. Financial success does not only mean that you are financially independent, or you have been able to make thousands of dollars off the stock market. To be financially successful, may mean making sure by the time you graduate from college, you are not in debt or worse off than you started.

    As essential as it is to secure a part-time job to support your personal wants, you must be aware of the hidden regressors that come uninvited. Your first check in the mail, brings you to some degree, some feeling of accomplishment. Your adult life is just beginning, where you see the value of getting paid for work done. It goes without say that it s at that time where you start to take on additional responsibilities. The importance of communication and being able to be reached wherever and whenever, prompts you to procure a wireless. The apparent need of getting to and from your job incurs the cost of driving insurance, gas and all other related transportation expenses. Indubitably, acquiring a job doesn t always mean money inflow; it creates a path for money outflow. One needs to be prepared for the unexpected and the ability to be financially successful.

    Credit cards: a friend or a foe? When the due date for bills draw nigh, and the checks are not coming in as often as you would have expected, many students feel pressured to use credit cards as a means of a short-term loan. This method where you plan on immediate repayment is not harmful; however, many students misconstrue that credit cards are an invention to make college life luxurious and comfortable. Wrong!

    Saving is sometimes barely doable for some students, since they end up owing money to all these credit card companies. Our system is designed so that without good credit, one is limited from doing a lot of things. It is thus sagacious if we use our credit cards wisely. Use credit cards for things you know will definitely bring you a return. For example, use your credit cards to buy gas to take you to work. When you decide to use your credit cards to buy all the possible clothes on sale; and the purchase is backed by the conviction of repayment after you graduate, put the credit card back in your book bag.

    Credit cards can either make you or unmake you; this is because if you use them wisely, once you graduate, it will be easier to get a loan for a new car or a lower security deposit on that new apartment. For the college students that work, there is always a possibility of saving your money, even if you can t save a lot; you can still save a little. Try to research online, for banks that offer high interest rates on their savings account. The proliferation of online savings accounts has undeniably increased the interest rates, and thus the potential to earn more on your savings.

    To be financially successful means to be free from debt, in the college perspective it is to try to avoid a post-graduation debt. The broke college student has the ability to be financially successful, if means are taking to save more and use credit wisely.





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    A College Student’s Financial Success key

    Financial success may come in different forms. Financial success does not only mean that you are financially independent, or you have been able to make thousands of dollars off the stock market. To be financially successful, may mean making sure by the time you graduate from college, you are not in debt or worse off than you started.

    As essential as it is to secure a part-time job to support your personal wants, you must be aware of the hidden regressors that come uninvited. Your first check in the mail, brings you to some degree, some feeling of accomplishment. Your adult life is just beginning, where you see the value of getting paid for work done. It goes without say that it s at that time where you start to take on additional responsibilities. The importance of communication and being able to be reached wherever and whenever, prompts you to procure a wireless. The apparent need of getting to and from your job incurs the cost of driving insurance, gas and all other related transportation expenses. Indubitably, acquiring a job doesn t always mean money inflow; it creates a path for money outflow. One needs to be prepared for the unexpected and the ability to be financially successful.

    Credit cards: a friend or a foe? When the due date for bills draw nigh, and the checks are not coming in as often as you would have expected, many students feel pressured to use credit cards as a means of a short-term loan. This method where you plan on immediate repayment is not harmful; however, many students misconstrue that credit cards are an invention to make college life luxurious and comfortable. Wrong!

    Saving is sometimes barely doable for some students, since they end up owing money to all these credit card companies. Our system is designed so that without good credit, one is limited from doing a lot of things. It is thus sagacious if we use our credit cards wisely. Use credit cards for things you know will definitely bring you a return. For example, use your credit cards to buy gas to take you to work. When you decide to use your credit cards to buy all the possible clothes on sale; and the purchase is backed by the conviction of repayment after you graduate, put the credit card back in your book bag.

    Credit cards can either make you or unmake you; this is because if you use them wisely, once you graduate, it will be easier to get a loan for a new car or a lower security deposit on that new apartment. For the college students that work, there is always a possibility of saving your money, even if you can t save a lot; you can still save a little. Try to research online, for banks that offer high interest rates on their savings account. The proliferation of online savings accounts has undeniably increased the interest rates, and thus the potential to earn more on your savings.

    To be financially successful means to be free from debt, in the college perspective it is to try to avoid a post-graduation debt. The broke college student has the ability to be financially successful, if means are taking to save more and use credit wisely.





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    A College Student’s Financial Success key

    Financial success may come in different forms. Financial success does not only mean that you are financially independent, or you have been able to make thousands of dollars off the stock market. To be financially successful, may mean making sure by the time you graduate from college, you are not in debt or worse off than you started.

    As essential as it is to secure a part-time job to support your personal wants, you must be aware of the hidden regressors that come uninvited. Your first check in the mail, brings you to some degree, some feeling of accomplishment. Your adult life is just beginning, where you see the value of getting paid for work done. It goes without say that it s at that time where you start to take on additional responsibilities. The importance of communication and being able to be reached wherever and whenever, prompts you to procure a wireless. The apparent need of getting to and from your job incurs the cost of driving insurance, gas and all other related transportation expenses. Indubitably, acquiring a job doesn t always mean money inflow; it creates a path for money outflow. One needs to be prepared for the unexpected and the ability to be financially successful.

    Credit cards: a friend or a foe? When the due date for bills draw nigh, and the checks are not coming in as often as you would have expected, many students feel pressured to use credit cards as a means of a short-term loan. This method where you plan on immediate repayment is not harmful; however, many students misconstrue that credit cards are an invention to make college life luxurious and comfortable. Wrong!

    Saving is sometimes barely doable for some students, since they end up owing money to all these credit card companies. Our system is designed so that without good credit, one is limited from doing a lot of things. It is thus sagacious if we use our credit cards wisely. Use credit cards for things you know will definitely bring you a return. For example, use your credit cards to buy gas to take you to work. When you decide to use your credit cards to buy all the possible clothes on sale; and the purchase is backed by the conviction of repayment after you graduate, put the credit card back in your book bag.

    Credit cards can either make you or unmake you; this is because if you use them wisely, once you graduate, it will be easier to get a loan for a new car or a lower security deposit on that new apartment. For the college students that work, there is always a possibility of saving your money, even if you can t save a lot; you can still save a little. Try to research online, for banks that offer high interest rates on their savings account. The proliferation of online savings accounts has undeniably increased the interest rates, and thus the potential to earn more on your savings.

    To be financially successful means to be free from debt, in the college perspective it is to try to avoid a post-graduation debt. The broke college student has the ability to be financially successful, if means are taking to save more and use credit wisely.





    07/09/2017

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    06/09/2017

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    Master s Degree in Public Relations #public #relations #master #degree, #master


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    Master s Degree in Public Relations: Program Overviews

    Essential Information

    Many master’s programs in public relations include internship experiences during which students work with local businesses or agencies to hone their skills. Some programs allow students to focus their studies in areas such as ethics and law, crisis management or new media.

    Most master’s programs in public relations can be completed in about two years of full-time study, and some programs are offered online. Voluntary certifications are also available. In order to get accepted to a master’s degree program in public relations, students will require a bachelor’s degree and completion of a Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Advertising
    • Health Communication
    • Organizational Communication
    • Political Communication
    • Public Relations

    Master’s Degree in Public Relations

    Courses in a public relations master’s degree program cover a variety of areas essential to a professional public relations specialist’s training. Common courses include the following:

    • Principles of public relations
    • Media relations
    • Public relations writing
    • Advertising and promotions
    • Ethical standards in public relations
    • Corporate public relations management

    Career Outlook and Salary Information

    Specialists in public relations held over 240,000 jobs in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov ). This included those working in advertising, political and business institutions. Employment opportunities were expected to grow 6% between 2014 and 2024. As of May 2015, public relations specialists earned a median annual wage of $56,770.

    Continuing Education Information

    After earning five years of work experience and passing an exam, public relations specialists can voluntarily pursue accreditation through the Universal Accreditation Board. Some public relations specialists pursue designation as an Accredited Business Communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators, which is focused on global standards in organizational communication. This accreditation requires at least five years of experience, along with passing oral and written examinations. Students seeking additional education may pursue a Ph.D. in public relations or communications.

    A master’s degree in public relations, along with an internship, prepares students for a career working in many different kinds of positions. Earning a doctoral degree or securing a professional designation could allow for advancement in the field.

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    There are several master’s degree options for students who are interested in advertising and public relations. Find out what.

    Get information about online master’s degree programs in public relations. Read on to learn about program requirements, course.

    Master of Science degree programs in public relations teach students to meet client needs through effective communications.

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    05/09/2017

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    Cheapo Vegas – Casino Boy s Las Vegas Hotel Deals #travel

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    All the Classy Lassies in Vegas stay in these hotels. Usually we just get to walk around to watch the rich folks gamble.

    Las Vegas hotels can get quite expensive, but some of them top the charts when it comes to guest satisfaction. From the high quality service to the luxury suites and all the fancy amenities in between. These Vegas hotels house the elite, and somehow not even the snootiest find a way to complain. Check out Las Vegas coupons for a great value on rooms at these luxury Vegas hotels.

    • Wynn Las Vegas . This is one of the Las Vegas hotels that will never disappoint, unless you’re broke, then you probably won’t even have a reason to be there. If you have the cash, the rooms, the casino, the restaurants and the nightclubs are some of Vegas’ favorites. Who knows, if you hang out here long enough people might even assume you’re rich and someone might talk to you!
    • Caesars Palace Las Vegas . One of the most iconic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip (No, Ceasar didn’t actually live there), guests of the Caesars Palace Las Vegas are given the royal treatment at fairly reasonable prices. With so much to do at Caesars Palace, you may never leave the hotel. Between the hilarious show Absinthe . the Colosseum and the beer garden on the Spanish Steps, guests are sure to have a great time.

    Get to The Palms Hotel and Casino Las Vegas for a good night’s gamble, a good night’s party or a good night’s

    Off-Strip Hotels in Vegas

    There’s just as big of a fuss about staying a bit off the Strip as there is on. Like maybe you can even get some sleep.

    Staying off the Vegas Strip has it’s advantages. You probably get more bang for your buck and experiance the original Las Vegas. Plus, you can easily go to the Strip and ruin someone else’s sleep, but not too many people will be doing the same to you.

    • Hard Rock Hotel Casino . Like any other hard rock music-centered joint in America, this place attracts a younger party crowd. Yeah, you’d think most of the 21 year olds stay on the Strip, but this is one of the Vegas hotels that attracts young people looking to meet other young people. They know all about this joint’s reputation and the good times always roll at Hard Rock.
    • Rio All Suite Hotel Casino . The Rio isn’t too far from the Vegas Strip . you could even walk there if you wanted, but there’s a shuttle for us lazy bones that don’t care for all the extra walking after pigging out at the buffet all afternoon. The rooms are spacious and there’s a ton of them. If you don’t like the Las Vegas view you get from your room, ask for another room with one of the other 50 billion views they have.




    04/09/2017

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    Should you get a second bachelor’s degree or go for a master’s degree?

    The question plagues more students than you might think.

    Whether you want to change fields, be a more well-rounded job candidate or just learn something new, deciding between a second bachelor s degree and a master s degree is not always easy. While there doesn t seem to be one overarching correct answer binding everyone who considers the question, that doesn t mean an answer doesn t exist at all.

    Here are a few things to consider when deciding between a second bachelor s degree or a master s degree .

    Second bachelor s degree

    If you can t get into your desired master s degree without a bachelor s degree in the subject, then you may want to do what Michael Au plans to do: Get a second bachelor s degree.

    Au, who earned a bachelor s degree in biology from Southwestern University, plans on going to the University of Texas at Austin for his second degree a bachelor s in nursing .

    I think that a master s in biology was not quite the direction I wanted to go in, Au said. I love biology but I don t think I would be happy with a master s in this field. I found myself more drawn to healthcare.

    Be careful, though: Not every school allows someone to get a second bachelor s degree. Stanford University, for example, doesn t allow two degrees in the same area. Meaning, you can t get two Bachelor of Arts degree or two Bachelor of Science degrees, but can do one of each, with permission.

    On the other hand, some schools have a fast track for students pursuing a second bachelor s, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill s nursing program (nursing.unc.edu), which offers an accelerated four-term Bachelor of Science in Nursing option, granted you have the prerequisites completed.

    Also, don t expect the same kind of financial aid options as you d have with a master s degree. According to a U.S. News World Report article, there are fewer financial aid options for those pursuing a second bachelor s.

    Scholarship or private loan eligibility are not affected significantly, nor is eligibility for PLUS loans and work-study, according to the article, but federal loans may be at stake.

    Federal Stafford student loans are available for second bachelor s degrees, but the lifetime limit is based on your total time as an undergraduate, reads the article, which also states the limit is $57,500 for undergraduates. A master s degree student would start over with federal Stafford student loan lifetime limits.

    And according to Fastweb.com, students with a prior bachelor s degree are ineligible for the Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant).

    So you may be spending more money than you would have if you just got your first degree in your now-desired subject. But with two degrees, you may be more diverse, as Au realized.

    I think that a liberal arts education is so valuable but also a very practical degree is valuable, Au said. Now I m getting both!

    Master s degree

    If you want to change career paths or study something new, then a master s degree may make sense.

    For Polly Thurston, who earned a bachelor s degree in art from Austin College, she decided her senior year of undergrad that she wanted to work in graphic design. Her school didn t have the degree so she had a decision to make: second bachelor s or master s. She chose a master s, eventually graduating with a master s in communication design from Pratt Institute.

    I wanted to be challenged…and I hoped that the advanced degree would open more doors for me in the career world, said Thurston, who assumed a second bachelor s degree would be difficult for her with some of the basic courses and younger students. I think the master s degree gave me more confidence in my search and a more advanced set of tools.

    In many cases, you have to have an undergraduate degree in the subject to be accepted into a master s or Ph.D. program. That s not always the case though, as Thurston found out. Also, you can sometimes take a few classes as a non-degree student to fulfill that requirement.

    There are less scholarship opportunities for grad students (Scholarships.com has a separate page for grad students), though you may qualify for private students loans. And according to the U.S. Department of Education s Federal Student Aid page, grad students are eligible for:

    • The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program
    • Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program
    • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
    • Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program
    • Federal Pell Grant

    There s no objectively right or wrong answer to the question of second bachelor s vs. master s. Just make sure you decide what s right for you.

    Jon Fortenbury is an Austin-based freelance writer who specializes in higher education. He s been published all over the place, ranging from the Huffington Post to Yahoo Finance, and is a featured contributor to Schools.com. Follow him on Twitter .

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    03/09/2017

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    Best U. S. Cities for Affordable Getaways #travel #cuba

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    Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways

    By Katrina Brown Hunt April 1, 2015

    When David Bakke visits Savannah, he loves dining at the upscale Olde Pink House. But Bakke, a writer for personal finance site MoneyCrashers. has figured out how to avoid the high price tag—he sits in the restaurant’s basement section, the Planters Tavern. “By taking the trip downstairs,” he says, “you get extraordinary ambiance and affordable food.”

    It’s a good example of why the quaint, accessible Georgian city made the top 10 for affordable getaways, according to Travel + Leisure readers. In this year’s America’s Favorite Cities survey, readers ranked 35 metropolitan areas in qualities such as fine dining and cultural offerings. which become especially enticing when offered in a lower price range.

    Even as the economy shows some signs of improvement, plenty of travelers still want to maximize value. According to the Traveler Sentiment Index, from marketing firm MMGY Global, 57 percent of Americans are planning a vacation sometime within the next six months—but high gas prices worry 51 percent of them. Hotel rates have also ticked up about 7 percent since summer 2012, according to Kayak.com .

    Daunting gas prices may be another reason that pedestrian-friendly cities such as Savannah and Portland, OR, won over T+L readers for their affordability. Another influential factor: free-admission museums and historical attractions. such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park in Atlanta, or Baltimore’s Museum of Art, which has the largest Matisse collection in the world.

    But freebies aren’t enough: Washington, D.C. won the survey’s free attractions category, yet ranked as one of the least affordable cities overall, perhaps due to high hotel and restaurant prices. For cheap eats, look to Kansas City (rated No. 1 most affordable getaway), as well as Nashville and Providence, which delivered some of voters’ favorite barbecue. burgers. and pizza .

    Low-impact bar prices don’t hurt, either. “Maybe it’s our Yankee frugality, but well drinks start at $3.50 in some places,” says Portland, ME, local Kelsey Goldsmith. “My friends who come in from out of town laugh when they get their bar tabs.”

    They’re laughing all the way to the bank, that is. Bakke says his Savannah foodie trick is just another valuable lesson from the recession: “I’ve learned how to fly for cheaper, and I’ve found ways to enjoy entertainment activities while on vacation at a cheaper price.”

    Read on for the most affordable U.S. city getaways.





    31/08/2017

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    Gulliver – s Travels in Brobdingnag: Details, Pictures – Chapter Summary

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    Gulliver’s Travels in Brobdingnag 20 June 1702 3 June 1706

    The farmer treats him as a curiosity and exhibits him for money throughout the kingdom. The word gets out and the Queen of Brobdingnag wants to see the show. She loves Gulliver and he is then bought by her and kept as a favourite at court. The farmer’s daughter, Glumdalclitch, becomes a member of the Queen’s court as Gulliver’s nurse.

    The King and Queen of Brobdingnag love Gulliver. but the Queen’s dwarf is very jealous because the queen is now more fond of Gulliver. Since Gulliver is too small to use their huge chairs, beds, knives and forks, the queen commissions a small house to be built for Gulliver so that he can be carried around in it. This box is referred to as his travelling box.

    Gulliver has many accidents during his stay there. The Queen’s dwarf drops barrel-sized apples on him, hailstones as big as tennis balls batter and bruise him, a dog picks him up in his mouth and carries him to the royal gardener and a bird of prey nearly grabs him. The queen has a toy boat made for him that Gulliver uses. One day a frog jumps on his boat and Gulliver has to deal with it. The greatest danger comes from a monkey that snatches Gulliver and carries him to the roof of the Palace where he is rescued.





    29/08/2017

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    Southwest Airlines flights for $46, plus the week s best travel

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    By Paula Kerrigan. DealNews February 23, 2015

    With just two weeks to go before the hour “springs” forward and the winter is officially over, it’s a great time to book a spring vacation. Book a getaway with our best travel deals  of the week!

    Vendor:  Southwest Vacations

    Vendor:  DealBase

    Price:  From $45.60

    Lowest By:  $75

    Expires:  February 26

    Is It Worth It?:  If you’re planning on booking a domestic flight, make sure you check out our Editor’s Choice deal from Southwest. With flights on 100 routes nationwide, this sale has all-time low fares from just $46 1-way. Book flights to Nashville, New Orleans, Sacramento, and more.

    This price is valid on flights departing from Ontario, CA, (ONT) with arrival in Sacramento, CA, (SMF) on March 14. Book this travel deal by February 26 for travel from March 3 through June 3.

    Price:  From $238

    Lowest By:  $112

    Expires:  March 2

    Is It Worth It?:  Get away from it all with this Blue Mountain retreat in the slightly over-named Posh Boutique Hotel. This hotel is right next to the 250-room chateau-style Biltmore Estate, which is the largest privately owned house in the U.S. with 178,926 square feet. The adjacent Biltmore Village is filled with high-end art galleries and boutiques.

    Book this travel deal by April 10 for stays Sunday through Wednesday through July 31.

    Discount:  Up to $300 credit with extras

    Expires:  February 28

    Is It Worth It?:  Norwegian Cruise Line is offering an array of bonuses on cruises when you book by February 28. Bag $25 to $300 onboard credit on a cruise for two. Plus, get between 50% and 100% off third and fourth guest bookings. If you’re willing to splurge on an Oceanview Room or higher category, you can choose between an Unlimited Dining Package or a Unlimited Drinks Package for free. And if you’re really going all-out, book a Haven or Suite Room and receive all four of the bonus extras mentioned above.

    Book this travel deal by February 28.

    Vendor:  DestinationCoupons

    Lowest By:  $40

    Expires:  December 31

    Is It Worth It?:  Turn your vacations into a memorable experience with this tour of one of the top U.S. tourist attractions. This 14-hour tour begins with hotel pickup in a luxury mini coach. The tour has ample photo opportunities, including stops at the Hoover Dam, the Route 66 Train Museum, Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and Bright Angel Point. Plus you’ll get lunch and as much water as you need (it can get up to 100 degrees F in the summer, so you’ll need to hydrate!)

    Select “Click here for coupons” to see the coupon. Reservations are required; the coupon must be printed and presented at the start of your tour.

    Paula Kerrigan is a travel editor for DealNews. where this article first appeared. 

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    29/08/2017

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    What – s New in Travel Websites and Search Engines #africa

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    What s New in Travel Websites and Search Engines

    A handful of new travel search engines and other interesting travel resources have popped up recently, aiming to fill the gaps that the bigger companies leave in their wake, clamoring for your business, your travel preferences, and your loyalty (one can hope). We’ve looked at a few of the more promising ones that have emerged.

    By Carrie Havranek

    Even Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity had to start somewhere. A handful of new travel search engines and other interesting travel resources have popped up recently, aiming to fill the gaps that the bigger companies leave in their wake, clamoring for your business, your travel preferences, and your loyalty (one can hope). We’ve looked at a few of the more promising ones that have emerged.

    The Latest Entrant in the War of the Fare Search Engines

    So, how does it do it? Their patent-pending dynamic pricing engine searches and searches hundreds of sites. (Literally. You have to click a STOP button to cease the search application.) The technology “allows cFares to bring below-market point of sale prices to our members,” explains Vajid Jafri, chairman and CEO of cFares. While the company does not offer a lowest worldwide price guarantee — it’s nearly impossible, they claim — they have devised a name-your-price service called cAgent, which allows members to specify the price they would be willing to pay, and then searches the full airfare inventory, looking for a price below the target.

    “Based on our 20 years in the business, we also think we’ve built a Priceline killer by eliminating the blind buying that consumers hate. Members can see the full itinerary, ticket price and carrier before they buy,” Jafri says. Once it’s been found, a hold is placed on the reservation and members have 24 hours to book, defer or decline the purchase. You can also search hotels and cars as well. The caveat? It’s only available for international travel, and cAgent is still in the beta phase.

    A quick and completely unscientific search comparing cFares and meta searcher Mobissimo (www.mobissimo.com ) revealed each did similar jobs finding a fare for a flight from Newark to Dublin in early April, departing and returning on a weekday. cFares’ cheapest ticket was $459.91 round-trip available via Onetravel.com for a JFK to London to Dublin route, while Mobissimo spat out a $566 fare leaving from first-choice Newark via Frankfurt to Dublin. The first result that included Newark as found on cFares came in under Mobissimo’s find at $479.50 — but, it involved an unnecessarily circuitous route: Newark to Washington, D.C. to London to Dublin, adding an extra leg onto the flight.

    Comparison searches for a flight from New York area airports to Rome in late May found cFares returning it’s lowest fare at $694 for a direct flight. Mobissimo returned a lower fare of $616.42, also on a direct flight. “Platinum” fares on each search of cFares came in at $50 less than the regular result. Our verdict? Add it to your arsenal of search tools, but as always, compare between multiple search engines and individual carriers’ sites.

    The company says it gets its information from wholesalers and consolidators that most travel websites don’t; sites like Expedia and Travelocity both use the Global Distribution Systems, which is accessed by all travel search sites and agencies. Because of time constraints, at press time, my request for a $320 flight round-trip from Newark to Dublin had not been met once I clicked on cAgent, so unfortunately the unscientific research is at best inconclusive.

    A Site to Find the Shortest Route

    Indeed, you can find the fastest route, the latest price and links to airlines and travel agents from the site. In December, the site brought together the capability to search low-cost and traditional airlines, and offer flight combinations if necessary. And just last month, they launched over 6,000 pages of information on cities, airlines, airports, and countries. You don’t book directly through the site; instead, it gives you links to other web sites for airlines, etc. DoHop also enables you to search current travel deals, and sort your results, and prices include what they term “all known booking fees.” You can filter by either departure or destination country or state, and look for deals that way: U.S. Mexico, Europe, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii, the United Kingdom and “worldwide” are possible terms. A typical search allows you to filter your results by time, stops, airlines, airports, and even aircraft type. Right now, you can’t filter your results by price because the company has only received that information from half of the airlines. “As more airlines get connected, we will be able to sort results by price,” says Sigurjonsson.

    Because most of the users right now are from Europe, the bulk of the carriers are small, low-cost and from Europe. This is potentially a boon for U.S. travelers interested in saving money but who most likely wouldn’t know where or how to search for such deals beyond using the most common, popular travel search engines available here.

    Sidekicks for Hire

    Pivots and Wings (tel. 646/290-6911 ; www.pivotsandwings.com ), named for socially-conscious women and men who have great people skills, was inspired by the film Hitch and the now-infamous book The Game. The company name stems from a situation in which one guy commonly employs another male friend as a wingman in a social situation (such as a bar) to start the conversation going with a woman of interest. Pivots, then, are wing-women who are used in social settings to increase the status of a guy who’s interested in picking up a woman. With the slogan “amplify your social experience” the site launched in February to get people connected and expand their social circles — pivots and wings act kind of like professional ice breakers. You can request a pivot or wing, essentially hiring them for three to five hours (at $75/hour) for myriad situations: click on “dating advice” “going out” “style advice” and then answer a bunch of questions that will help the company determine what sort of pivot or wing to set you up with to help you become more at ease in social situations, improve your sense of style, or kick up your dating game. After all, their website says “pivots and wings: Play the game!”

    Of potential interest to travelers, however, is the company’s catering to tourists. Visitors can get connected to a local pivot (or wing) who likes to share local knowledge of the scene. You can hire what basically amounts to your own personal, quirky tour guide to take you around either New York or Boston. According to Daniel Katzman, company founder, other cities are under consideration for inclusion within the year but they’re not ready to announce the expansion plan yet. If you’re traveling to a city where you know not a soul, solo or not, and you’re looking for a good time, Pivots and Wings seems like an interesting, though not exactly inexpensive, investment.

    Kayak’s Evolution

    Kayak (tel. 203/899-3100 ; www.kayak.com ) was created by co-founders of Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity and launched in February 2005 as a comprehensive site that allows you to comparison shop during travel planning. Their tagline is “search with us, book with them;” the meta-search engine trolls for travel deals offered by over 100 sites. Recently, Kayak became the first site to combine user content with fare availability searches with a function called “Trip Ideas,” the first part of what CMO Dean Harris calls “Kayak Alive,” visitors to the site can create and share trip ideas — an idea that’s not too dissimilar from sharing your Amazon purchase history or your Netflix list with fellow cinephiles — and then search for related content. You’ll fill out a form with a trip idea name, category, and a list of three or more destinations. Click on the “fare buzz” tab and search by categories — fishing, beach, arts/culture, skiing, hiking — and lists of aggregated trip ideas appear. Kayak also includes a collection of articles from a number of other travel websites, as well as user suggestions. If you get inspired, at the top of the page there’s a place to search for airfare of the destination you’re examining.

    Also new in the world of Kayak is the capacity to book one-way rental cars. And although it’s not an entirely intuitive process — it takes a little futzing and clicking — you can now also register your itinerary for a fare alert, once you’ve signed up and created a user account (which is free). To do so, once you’ve done your search, look under “also on kayak” and click on “fare buzz.” Then, click on “track fares for this trip ideas.”

    Talk with fellow Frommer’s readers on our Message Boards today.





    26/08/2017

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    25/08/2017

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    What It s Like To Vacation in Cuba – American Travel

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    The complete guide to making vacationing in Cuba a reality.

    Do I Have to Go on an Educational Tour?

    Technically, yes. “American travelers to Cuba need to be on some kind of tour, which can consist of as few as two people,” says Diane Mullahy, a Cuba specialist with Travel Leaders. “But a program can be customized geared to their desires, whether they are foodies, history buffs, art lovers, photographers, etc.”

    Will my vacation be on a coach bus with 25 other people?

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    Can I fly there from the US?

    Yes. It is now possible to fly to Cuba from the United States. That said, these are still charter flights that cannot just be booked online like a regular vacation. “You have to book these through a travel service provider or through someone who sells Cuba,” says Lee. “Also, these flights are not leaving dailyfrom all locations yet,except Miami which has multiple daily flights. That is changing fast as more routes are added from more US cities.” In addition to flights from Miami, JFK has opened up charter flights and Atlanta and Chicago are looking to come onboard, as well.





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    The World s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Travel #travel

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    The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Travel

    These companies are changing the industry as we know it.

    For making the most of its hosts. By this summer, Airbnb will usurp the InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton Worldwide as the world’s largest hotel chain—without owning a single hotel. The startup, which allows users to rent out their spare rooms or vacant homes to strangers, surpassed 10 million stays on its platform last year, doubled its listings to 550,000 (in 192 countries), and, according to a source familiar with the company’s business, tripled revenue to an estimated $250 million. Befitting its growing might, last fall CEO Brian Chesky poached boutique-hotel pioneer Chip Conley to be its head of global hospitality. Already, Conley has created a baseline nine standards of care for Airbnb hosts to follow as part of a bigger revamp of its mobile tools. Up next, the company is doing a massive rethink on every aspect of the trip experience. “Our goal,” Chesky says, “is to teach a million people hospitality.” Read more

    For obliterating the major barrier to wider adoption of electric vehicles. Sure, Tesla has carved out an undisputed lead in the electric-car industry with its revolutionary Model S. But the unveiling of the company’s charging stations were equally noteworthy and less heralded. Billed as “the fastest charging station on the planet”—because it is—the Tesla Supercharger can fuel up a Model S in as little as 40 minutes, removing the so-called range anxiety that has been the biggest bugaboo of EV doubters. But in January, Tesla took another leap: It expanded its rapid-charging station route to more than 70 locations, letting Model S owners drive coast-to-coast for the first time. Read more

    For solidifying its place as the world’s travel agent. It’s only a testament to Google’s unmatched ambition that it dominates so many other fields—search, mobile, consumer electronics—and still manages to be the quintessential travel company. The Google Maps mobile app, which it revamped last year, is currently (and unsurprisingly) the most-used app in the world. After the upgrade, each user’s map is personalized with venue suggestions from his search history, and thanks to Google’s $1 billion acquisition of travel startup Waze, users also get real-time traffic and accident updates, which the app will help them navigate via automatic rerouting. Even Google Now, the company’s intelligent predictive assistant, is somewhat of a travel agent, suggesting flights, rental cars, and hotel reservations based on the busy traveler’s time and location. When paired with Google Glass, it becomes the ultimate tool for users to explore the world around them. Read more

    For pedal-powering urban transportation networks. The private Portland, Oregon–based company designs and operates bike-sharing systems, which are helping cities of all sizes ease traffic, improve commuting options, and promote convenient exercise. Bike sharing seems self-governing, but behind the scenes, Alta uses vans to shuttle bikes among stations to ensure availability. Using this and other clever techniques, it manages systems in New York, Boston, and Chicago, as well as in Columbus, Ohio, and Chattanooga, Tennessee—two of its newest installations. Plans for 2014 include adding four new programs and expanding the two largest, in New York and Chicago. Read more

    For taking China’s surging middle class on luxe travel tours. When Mei Zhang started Wild China 13 years ago, she introduced international jet-setters to China—but the idea was always to serve Chinese clients traveling abroad. Now that China’s emerging middle class is booming—from 4% of the population in 2000 to 66% in 2012—they’re her fastest-growing clientele group. Zhang, who has lived in China and the United States, can offer a sensibility other traditional tour groups cannot, from journeys through the Tibetan Kingdom of Bhutan to canoeing and halibut fishing in Alaska. “We can educate,” Zhang says. “The essence of travel is to understand and live the life of the destination area.” Read more

    For going the extra mile for its constituents. With its quirky, pink-mustachioed community of drivers—there is one with a Ghostbusters-themed car and another who holds cookie-baking contests—Lyft has managed to avoid much of the public criticism that its rival Uber has allowed itself to become mired in. Lyft’s services let ordinary people become drivers and then matches them with passengers who request rides through its mobile app. The company has surpassed 1 million rides (it averages 30,000 per week), expanded to a total of 19 cities, and secured $60 million in funding from renowned venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. The resources will be put to good use: Lyft recently announced a $1 million personal insurance policy for drivers, only one example of Lyft’s determination to keep its community—and regulators—happy.

    For riding out the storms with its users. There are thousands of weather apps—maybe even 100 good ones—but WeatherSphere puts them all to shame when it comes to travel. The company, founded by ex-eBayer Raghav Gupta, already had a suite of weather apps (including the No. 1 paid weather app, NOAA Hi-Def Radar) when it added to the mix TurnCast, a navigation app that uses a combination of satellite radar and mathematical algorithms to allow users to navigate around inclement weather. Like other up-and-coming weather products, WeatherSphere’s apps also employ “nowcasting,” a feature that informs users the exact time a storm will hit and how long it will last. While TurnCast only hit app stores several months ago, WeatherSphere has amassed 1.7 million paid users, which is a feat in such a crowded field.

    For putting a tour guide in customers’ phones. Ruzwana Bashir’s travel-experience site is often described as “beautiful” and “magazinelike” for the way it uses photography and big-name testimonials to help curate trips and events for vacationers. But Peek, which takes a 15% to 30% commission from the event tickets it sells—Disneyland passes, wine-blending lessons in Napa—also stands out among the travel-startup crowd because of its growth. The company has been around for a little more than a year and has already expanded to 19 cities, including London and Paris. In December, Peek made a play for travelers’ pockets with a mobile app that curates local activities for instant purchase.

    For introducing us to the virtual flight-assistant future. Over the past couple of years, strange new airline employees have been popping up in airports—they’re polite, knowledgeable, and actually helpful. Perhaps it’s because they’re actually holograms, made by the New York-based developer of airport tech, Tensator. Lauded by some as the employee of the future—and not just at airports—Tensator’s holograms are projected in HD, speak in multiple languages, and answer passengers’ questions about security, flight and gate locations, and airport navigation. The holograms, which sport such cute names as Carla and Paige, are currently located at Dubai International, Washington Dulles, and Boston’s Logan International airports.

    For checking in with users to fuel its international expansion. The app that lets users find cheap hotel rooms at the last minute is now available at 250 destinations in 17 countries, expanding its service further into Europe with the additions of Germany and Switzerland last year. The company also added a couple of innovative features: Users can now “gift” a room to someone else, and “Snap Your Stay” encourages users to snap, edit, and upload shots of their hotel rooms to receive credits ranging from $5 to $10. It’s a smart move on HotelTonight’s part. Instead of hiring professional photographers to get in on the visual shift (like Airbnb does), it crowdsources photos from social media addict customers. The company recently reached another milestone by signing agreements with major hotel brands—including Hyatt and Best Western—to make it easier to negotiate lower reservation rates for guests.

    Correction: Tensator is based in New York, not Florida. The entry has been updated and we regret the error.





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    The world s best travel blogs #travel #alerts

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    The world’s best travel blogs

    Candid, up-to-date and on the spot – travel blogs are an excellent way to research a holiday. Suzy Bennett picks 25 of the best.

    Researching a holiday used to be an uncertain experience. Prospective travellers were generally confined to three resources: brochures, travel agents and guidebooks. The pitfalls of relying on the former two are obvious there’s a vested interest in signing you up while guidebooks are often out of date. Outside the Telegraph travel sections, the chances of getting balanced, up-to-date information about a holiday were pretty limited.

    The digital revolution has changed all that. Thanks to the wealth of blogs “web logs”, or diaries, on the internet we can access thousands of travel reviews and commentaries from travellers who provide candid, up-to-the-moment and on-the-spot reports. They are a great place to unearth local gems, get news updates and read about specialist topics.

    Armchair travellers, meanwhile, can pick and choose whose adventure they want to follow, be it one person’s account of a year abroad, a circumnavigation of the globe or an expedition. And the ultimate antidote to saccharine tourist-office films and advertisements are video blogs vlogs anonymously filmed by paying customers and then published on travel websites.

    Peter Ward, co-founder of wayn.com (Where Are You Now), one of the biggest travel blogging sites, says that much of the appeal of blogs lies in their openness: they allow the readers to join in the conversation. “You can communicate with the person who has written the blog. You can send a message to the person who has written it and ask them for more details. It brings an additional dimension to things.”





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    Travel Weekly: The Travel Industry s Trusted Voice: Travel Weekly #space

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    Today’s News

    Inaugural voyages will be exclusively available to members of Crystal Society, the line’s loyalty. READ MORE

    A video, taken by a passenger on Nov. 24 at Mineta San Jose International Airport, shows baggage. READ MORE

    Norwegian Cruise Line said the restaurant has been “extremely popular” and attributed the decision to. READ MORE

    Travelport said it aims to further provide mobile and digital services for corporate travelers. READ MORE

    Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ portfolio of brands includes Cottages.com, Novasol, Wyndham Vacation Rentals. READ MORE

    In both the U.S. and Europe, the recent events in Paris have spurred discussion about how and whether. READ MORE

    At issue in upcoming negotiations will be the same question of state subsidies for the Persian Gulf. READ MORE

    More News

    Agencies on the cruise-only model: That ship has sailed

    With other sources of revenue growing faster than cruise, the cruise-only networks are emphasizing land as never before. READ MORE

    The changes include enhanced tracking of past travel to countries considered terrorist safe havens, offering VWP countries assistance with vetting and screening travelers, and identifying new programs to collect fingerprints and photographs. READ MORE





    17/08/2017

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    World s Best Cities #travel #affiliate #programs

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    World’s Best Cities

    Sep 21, 2011 | Updated Nov 20, 2011

    Travel and Leisure asked readers to vote in its 16th annual World’s Best survey, rating worldwide cities in categories such as attractions, arts and culture, food, shopping, and value. The result is a global guide to the cities not to miss this year.

    Despite the challenging economy, travel is up, with more than 270 million travelers hitting the road this year, according to the Airports Council International. More travel means more insights into what makes a city great — whether it’s efficient transportation, affordable dining, or youthful energy — and how cities compare on a global basis. After all, the thrill of a country is most often reflected in its city life. “Cities absolutely dominate over countryside experiences for travelers,” says Travel and Leisure A-List super agent Priscilla Alexander of Protravel International. “You won’t have someone going to France and not going to Paris.”

    But increased tourism doesn’t necessarily equate to bigger crowds or higher prices. Carriers such as United Airlines and Delta Airways are adding more flights to cities like Buenos Aires (No. 11) to accommodate the growing demand. Nor do you have to leave the US to experience a world-class city. Charleston (up to No. 13 from a No. 18 ranking in 2010) is on the radar of a growing number of travelers — and Southwest’s new service makes it easier to visit than ever.

    Then there are the iconic cities that inspire you to visit, no matter how complicated the journey. Take Siem Reap (No. 7): While it’s famous as the gateway to the 12th-century ruins of Angkor Wat, the city itself offers a lot to discover — it’s a full-fledged destination with luxurious boutique hotels and an artisans’ collective that’s revitalizing Khmer traditions.

    Marguerite A. Suozzi





    16/08/2017

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    World – s cheapest cities for budget travelers in 2015 –

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    130 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2015

    We have all heard that some parts of the world are cheap to visit while others are expensive but most people have a hard time quantifying any more precisely. That s why Price of Travel launched our Backpacker Index numbers for cities all over the world in late 2010. Now totally updated in its 5th year, below you ll find all major destinations around the world ranked by price for backpackers.

    More specific information can be found by clicking on the regional articles just below, or by clicking on the individual city names in the main list.

    There were some major changes on the list this year, mainly due to large swings in currency in much of the world. Compared to the US Dollar, all European currencies weakened, as did the Canadian Dollar, while most Asian currencies hovered around the same level all year. Once again, Asia dominates the cheap part of the list with the first 7 spots, while Europe dominates the expensive part at the bottom.

    Detailed information available by region

    What the prices below mean

    There is a longer explanation of the Backpacker Index on each of the regional pages, but the short version is that we found the price for a group of things for each destination, and then translated that into US dollars in late January 2015. While this data is meant for backpackers and budget travelers, the proportions will be nearly identical, so the list should also be useful to those with more money to spend.

    For each city this daily total includes:

    • A dorm bed at a good and cheap hostel
    • 3 budget meals
    • 2 public transportation rides
    • 1 paid cultural attraction
    • 3 cheap beers (as an entertainment fund )

    Backpacker Index: 130 global destinations for 2015





    16/08/2017

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    World – s 15 largest travel companies of 2013 – Skift

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    The real 15 largest travel companies of 2013

    Suppliers, namely airlines, hotels, a cruise line and a car rental company, clearly dominate the top 15. Priceline and Amadeus are the only middlemen represented.

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    Editor s Note. On June 26 we published a list of the world s 15 largest publicly traded travel companies by market cap and we screwed some up. Several companies were erroneously included when we failed to take into account that their market cap was listed in local dollar currencies, not USD. We apologize for those errors, and the following story makes things right, but if you think you know of a company that should have been included below, please let us know in comments below.

    Who s king of the hill when it comes to the world s largest publicly traded travel companies?

    Skift compiled a list of the globe s 15 biggest publicly traded travel companies by market cap, and in a cliff-hanger, hotel-casino Las Vegas Sands Corp. ($42.72B), which operates  The Venetian Las Vegas, The Palazzo, a convention center on the Strip, and properties in Macao and Singapore, edged out hotel-booking behemoth Priceline /Booking.com ($42.32B) as the largest publicly traded travel company.

    Although Priceline and Expedia often are mentioned in the same breath, Expedia Inc.. and its slightly larger offspring TripAdvisor. didn t make the top 15, although they were close.

    Skift relied on real-time market cap data from Google Finance and Bloomberg taken July 3 so it s possible that leaders Las Vegas Sands and Priceline could intermittently change positions in the next moments or weeks as their stock prices fluctuate.

    Hotels and hotel-casinos, including Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts ($12.74B), Marriott ($12.28B), and Starwood ($12.25B) made a good accounting of themselves in the list, taking four out of the 15 perches.

    Along with these hotels, media company Walt Disney ($34.99B) gets nearly a third of its business from hotels, as well as its iconic theme parks, and place No. 3 on the ranking. (Disney s total market cap was actually $114.56B, and we attributed $34.99B of its market cap to travel because in fiscal year 2012 its Parks and Resorts division generated 30.55% of Disney s total revenue.)

    It s interesting to point out that InterContinental Hotels Group. with its nine brands and 4,600 hotels, and sometimes considered the largest hotel company in the world, didn t make the top 15 when considering market cap.

    As a sector, airlines were the heavy-hitters in Skift s top 15 largest travel companies.

    Of the six airlines in the top 15 largest travel companies, including Delta Air Lines ($15.77B), Ryanair ($15.35B), United Continental ($10.43B), Southwest Airlines ($9.28), Singapore Airlines ($9.21B) and Lufthansa ($9.11B),  three are headquartered in the U.S. two in Europe, and one in Asia.

    And, among airlines, it wasnt all about network carriers. Budget airline Ryanair and domestic-service only Southwest Airlines proved their market clout, taking the sixth and 13th positions, respectively.

    The new American Airlines, the US Airways-American Airlines hoped-for combo, wouldn t make the the top 15 when combined at this point due to the stock-wallop that occurred in connection with AMR Corp. s bankruptcy.

    One airline-dependent company, Amadeus IT Holding. which is listed in Madrid and does a ton of airline IT work, in addition to its global distribution system business for airlines and travel agencies, took the seventh spot in the rankings with a market cap of $14.19B.

    Amadeus chief rivals in the GDS business, Travelport and Sabre, are private companies so it s unknown how their business dimensions hold up against Amadeus and other global travel companies.

    While Priceline was the sole online travel agency to make the top 15, Carnival Corp. ($27.01B) was the solitary cruise line, as the fourth largest publicly traded travel company, and Hertz ($10.05B,) in 12th place was the only car rental company.

    Skift’s Top 15 Publicly Traded Travel Companies





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    Arthur Frommer – s ten best travel websites for 2012 #norway

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    From hotel deals to vacation rentals and more, how to surf the web for top holiday bargains

    How many websites attempt to help you make the right choice among travel products? The answer is: tens of thousands. But as I prepare for my own vacation trips, or respond to inquiries from friends, relatives or readers, I find myself returning again and again to just 10 of that mammoth array. They are set forth below:

    I have deliberately excluded websites prepared by me or with which I am associated – like Frommers.com, my own daily blog or my daughter’s daily blog. My favourites include:

    1 For finding hotel rooms in the U.S. Getaroom.com. Though only a fraction of the size of its larger rivals (it accesses hotels in more than 200 cities, but concentrates on bargains in the 57 most heavily visited ones), GetARoom claims to supply unique room rates, and actually encourages you to phone them for even better unpublished rates.

    2 For finding hotel rooms in Europe: Venere.com. From its headquarters in Rome, Venere accesses more than 50,000 hotels all over the world, but does best – and offers special bargain rates – in European cities, for which you should primarily use it.

    3 For finding low-cost overnights in private homes worldwide: Airbnb.com. After only three years in existence, this San Francisco outfit is handling tens of thousands of bookings in private apartments and homes all over the world. Usually, the owner remains in residence while you occupy a guest bed or room.

    4 For snaring a free overnight in the home or apartment of gracious, generous people worldwide: Couchsurfing.org. It reveals an awesome number of people who will put you up as a free guest. A runner-up in this field: GlobalFreeLoaders.com.

    5 For vacation homes or rental apartments: VRBO.com. Its initials standing for “vacation rental by owner,” it eliminates the middleman, puts you in direct touch with the landlord, but therefore requires that you carefully check references. If you do, you’ll often obtain remarkable values for your next vacation stay.

    6 For unbeatable airfares both here and overseas: Momondo.com. This Danish-based “aggregator” of flights, operated by a handful of people aided by what apparently is a remarkable computer program, has frequently provided me with airfare bargains that no other website revealed.

    7 For sharp discounts on your next cruise: Vacationstogo.com. Though more than a dozen cruise brokers compete for your business (CruisesOnly.com, iCruise.com, OnlineVacationCenter.com, CruiseCompete.com, TravelThemesAndDreams.com and many more), this one presents its offerings in such clear, understandable fashion as to win my vote.

    8 For discounted prices on your next auto rental: Autoslash.com. In addition to revealing low rates, it also draws your attention to special coupon offers that can reduce your costs even more. It’s in heavy competition with the longer-established BreezeNet.com, which also should be consulted.

    9 For lower-cost shore excursions on your next cruise: Shoretrips.com. In addition to offering lower rates in nearly every major port at which the big cruise ships stop, it also places you in

    12-passenger vans instead of the 45-passenger motorcoaches used by the cruise lines themselves.





    15/08/2017

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    Bachelor of Science in Business

    Your Business Degree Online — Built Your Way

    Employers are looking for versatile business professionals to evaluate and respond to their organization’s challenges. As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Business program, offered online through Penn State World Campus, you will gain broad exposure to the most important disciplines of business, including accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Then, you will tailor your program by electing an 18-credit specialized option based on your unique career aspirations and areas of strength.

    This online business degree, offered in partnership with the business schools from 17 of Penn State’s campuses, integrates a theory-to-practice approach that strengthens your problem-solving skills while delivering an experience that is contemporary and relevant. You can learn to:

    • maximize marketing strategies
    • think, speak, and write about organizational issues
    • analyze business data to make inferences and solve business problems
    • understand capital risk and reward metrics
    • use finance and accounting measures to drive business decisions
    • execute contract agreements
    • prepare your business for the cultural implications of a global marketplace

    Customize Your Studies with Options

    Specialize in a particular business discipline with one of these 18-credit options:

    Accounting Option: Gain a deeper understanding of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, taxation, and auditing

    Entrepreneurship Option: Explore topics like idea generation, opportunity analysis, new product creation, and business plan development

    Financial Services Option. Build skills highly valued by employers, in wealth management, risk management, estate planning, portfolio analysis, and personal financial and retirement planning

    Health Services Option. Pursue careers in the health services sector with emphasis on the financial and administrative aspects of health care enterprises

    Management and Marketing Option: Develop advanced management and marketing techniques related to sales, global marketing, small business marketing, and more

    Individualized Option: Create a business-focused plan of study drawing upon course work in different disciplines, and developed in conjunction with your adviser and approved by the program coordinator

    Bachelor of Science in Business Video

    Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Business online degree in this video:


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