Portland, OR Weather Forecast, Radar & News, travel weather.#Travel #weather

Weather

Retrieving weather information.

Travel weather

  • 1 minute ago
  • Shane Dixon Kavanaugh | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • 23 hours ago
  • Allan Brettman | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • 2 days ago
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • 3 days ago
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • 4 days ago
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • 5 days ago
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • 6 days ago
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Nov 26
  • Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Nov 25
  • Allan Brettman | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Nov 24
  • The Associated Press
  • Nov 23
  • Tom Hallman Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Nov 22
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Nov 21
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Nov 20
  • Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Nov 19
  • Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/OregonLive

More in News

Travel weather

More in Portland

Travel weather

More in Road Report

Travel weather

Live Regional Radar

State Radar Loop

Interactive weather maps including local radar, satellite, severe, forecast maps, and more . More maps from AccuWeatherВ»

Most Read

Active Discussions

Travel weather

About Us

Subscribe Today

Already a Subscriber

OregonLive.com Sections

Your Regional News Pages

Mobile

More on OregonLive.com

Follow Us

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

2017 Oregon Live LLC. All rights reserved (About Us).

The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Oregon Live LLC.

Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.





07/04/2018

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: ,

Leave a Comment

UM-Weather: Home, weather travel.#Weather #travel

Weather travel

Weather travelFastForecast

Welcome to UM Weather, the Internet’s premier source of weather information since 1994. Providing access to thousands of forecasts, images, and the Net’s largest collection of weather links, UM Weather is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of weather data on the Web. UM Weather is brought to you by the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan

Weather travelWeather Sites

The list that made us famous. This page provides access to over 150 North American weather sites.

Weather travel Weather Cams

Live and daily pictures of weather conditions at over 700 locations around North America.

Weather travel USA Weather

City-by-city forecasts, conditions, warnings, and weather graphics for each of the fifty states.

Weather travel Radar and Satellite

Point-and-click access to the Internet’s best Nexrad and color satellite imagery.

Weather travel Ski Weather

Snow conditions and mountain-specific weather reports directly from the National Weather Service.

Weather travel Travel Cities Weather

Nexrad radar, color satellite photos, climate information, forecasts, and conditions for thirty popular destinations nationwide.

Weather travel Tropical Weather

The Net’s most comprehensive collection of tropical storm-related links, including National Hurricane Center reports and incredible graphics.

Weather travel Weather Maps

The Net’s best surface and upper air analyses, including temperature maps, regional weather plots, and jet stream maps.

Weather travel Weather Software

The Internet’s only weather software archive, providing access to over two dozen of the best weather applications for Macs and PCs.

Weather travel

UM Weather pages have been visited over 689209100 times. Last modified: June 30, 2004.

Weather travel

Copyright 1994 – 2008 University of Michigan Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences





07/04/2018

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: ,

Leave a Comment

MSN Weather, travel weather.#Travel #weather

travel weather

  • Travel weather

Arctic plunge to hold firm grip on Eastern U.S. into mid-month

  • Travel weather

    Midwest snowstorm to usher in the coldest air of the season

    One small Fla. city tries to adapt to climate change, mostly alone

    La Nina contributes to wildfire threat in mid-South, Plains

    Snowy owls blanket parts of Michigan

    S. California braces for Santa Ana winds, fire danger

  • Travel weather

    Charred Smokies town rebounds, doubts fires are ‘new normal’

    Going from deluge to drought in Texas

  • Travel weather

    Rumbling Bali volcano could mean warmer U.S. winters

    Week in Weather

    • Travel weather

    Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

    UN makes global bid to end ‘rampant’ pollution

    Major storm to usher in coldest air so far this season across central US next week

    Torrential rain, floods paralyze Albania; 1 dead

    Pictures of the year: Natural disasters

    U.S. cities where winter temps are warming up the most

    Keys residents burn hurricane flags to mark end of season

    Engineers still battling to reopen California Highway 1

    It’s official: this was California’s worst fire season ever

    Deadly, destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

    Scientists look to Bali volcano for clues to curb climate change

  • Travel weather

    Supermoon: Biggest, brightest moon to light up night sky on Sunday

    When will rain arrive to drought-plagued areas of the central US?

    p Building drought conditions will elevate the brush fire threat across the central and southern Plains through the weekend, but a pattern change may bring beneficial rain to parts of the region next week. /p

  • Travel weather

    Why air pollution in the US isn’t likely to reach India’s levels

    Bali flights resume, but volcanic ash still disrupts travel

    2017 hurricane season is finally ending

    Man dies of injuries, raising wildfires death toll to 44

    • Travel weather




    03/02/2018

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: ,

    Leave a Comment

  • South Florida Weather, Radar & Forecast – Sun Sentinel, weather travel.#Weather

    Weather

    • MON Monday Rain showers 78 72
    • TUE Tuesday Rain showers 79 74
    • WED Wednesday Rain showers 82 73
    • THU Thursday Rain showers 81 70
    • FRI Friday Rain showers 76 62
    • SAT Saturday Light rain 71 53
    • SUN Sunday Clear 71 53
    • MON Monday Clear 67 49
    • TUE Tuesday Partly cloudy 74 56
    • WED Wednesday Clear 70 60

    Heavy rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning soaked areas of South Florida. Some spots received up to six inches of rain.

    Heavy rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning soaked areas of South Florida. Some spots received up to six inches of rain.

    After drenching, our skies are expected to be clear through weekend

    After midweek rains left streets flooded in Lauderhill and soaked other cities in South Florida, the weather forecast for the weekend is for clear skies. “A cold front will move through Friday during the day, temperatures will only drop a few degrees and we’ll have highs at 80 and upper 60s for.

    Only 6 more months to next hurricane season — and it could be another doozy

    Weekend weather in a word: Fantastic
    • CURRENT WEATHER

    Weather Features

    Tropical depression could be brewing in the far Atlantic, forecasters say

    An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located far out in the Atlantic is being watched by hurricane forecasters who see a chance for future storm development. Late Sunday it was located about 650 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands off the coast of Africa. “This is an ordinary.

    Your weather snapshots

    Pictures: Lightning in Florida and around the world

    Pictures: Florida s worst natural disasters

    Photos: South Floridians clothes cope with the cold

    On a frigid day, you can always pick out the South Floridians from the tourists. The locals are warmly bundled up top, but wearing flip flops below.

    Weather Features

    Your hurricane photos

    Click here to upload your hurricane photos.

    Photos: Hurricane Jeanne

    Photos: Hurricane Frances

    Photos: Hurricane Ivan

    Pictures: Hurricane Katrina — a look back on the fifth anniversary

    Weather Features

    Pictures: Watch out! Florida is a dangerous place to live

    Florida has a reputation for being one of the craziest states in the country and it s not without good reason. We re hit by hurricanes and tornadoes almost every summer, we have the title of being the lightning strike capital of the country and we ve got a handful of crazy Florida men and women.

    South Florida Historical Hurricane Photos

    Pictures: Manatees at Blue Spring State Park

    Manatees frolic at Blue Spring State Park, near Orange City as the extended period of overnight freezes in Central Florida have forced hundreds to seek refuge in warm water spots.





    02/02/2018

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: ,

    Leave a Comment

    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It s Not

    #cheap car rental deals
    #

    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It’s “Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest” – ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It’s “Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest”

    Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 8:19 PM EST

    California Car Rental Company Gives Away a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2015

    In 2014, Super Cheap Car Rental announced their Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest to offer their customers a chance to win a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla. This month, they are thrilled to announce the winner. Congratulations to Sarah Jane Cass for winning the Not So New Car Giveaway!

    The Not So New Car Giveaway was held for loyal customers of Super Cheap Car Rental as a way to show their gratitude for the community that has collected around the company. Cass, who rents from Super Cheap with every visit to L.A. posted her selfie and won the prize by popular vote via Facebook. We spoke with Cass to get her thoughts on the big win and why she chooses to rent with Super Cheap.

    I had nightmares in the past with big car rental companies, explains Cass. She contrasts her experiences of renting from big corporations with the friendly, no surprise experience of Super Cheap rentals. It was what I expected. I had really lovely email conversations about pricing and what it would include before I booked. I just didn t have any surprises and having zero excess charges I think it s a really great plus, as well.

    Cass began renting from Super Cheap when she was staying with her friend in Los Angeles. She discovered that in the fast pace, expansive metropolis of LA, it was easier to drive than to take public transit for the month she was there. To avoid the exorbitant amounts of big corporate companies, her friend recommended that Cass take advantage of Super Cheap s affordable long-term rates. During that time, she learned that the benefits of Super Cheap are more than just affordability. She explained her first rental as a very lovely experience and described how they [Super Cheap agents] checked in two weeks later to see how the rental car was doing and if I had any problems. Cass has been renting from Super Cheap ever since.

    Enjoy the Corolla, Sarah!

    To find out more about Super Cheap Car Rental and how you can benefit from friendly service with great rates, visit their website at http://www.supercheapcar.com .





    30/11/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to

    #travel to ireland
    #

    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to the locals (PHOTOS)

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    1. Check the baggage restrictions on flights

    They can catch you out, especially if you’re flying within Europe with Ryanair and you get charged a gazillion euros for carry-on luggage. Don’t forget to Google beforehand and check out the weight and size restrictions.

    2. You’re going to need an adapter

    We’ve wonky looking plug sockets here in Ireland so if you’re making your way over you’d better stock up on the adapters. This is especially true for Americans.

    3. It’s going to rain

    It will. You might as well pack your wellies now if you’re planning to head over because in Ireland when it rains – it pours.

    There’s also a chance that the sun might actually make an appearance so don’t forget the sunglasses!

    5. We don’t all speak in Irish

    Thankfully it’s not necessary to be fluent in Irish before you arrive – English is our main language. Not many people regularly speak in Irish in Ireland unless you’re wandering around in the Gaeltacht areas.

    6. But we phrase things differently

    ‘What’s the story?,’ ‘do you want a lift?’ and ‘get the shift’ are phrases used on a regular basis here but may not mean what you think they might mean. Never fear though, we’ve a guide to Irish sayings and phrases to help you along!

    7. We complain a lot

    Usually about the weather, the banks or the government but don’t be afraid to join in – we love a good moan about the state of Ireland.

    8. We drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road

    And by wrong, I mean the left hand side. Just in case you were planning on renting a car!

    9. Look to your right when crossing

    Following on from that, don’t forget to look to your right when you’re crossing a road. Thankfully there are now handy signs on the ground if you need a few pointers.

    10. We were born to jaywalk

    Listen, we just can’t help it. If there’s even the smallest gap in traffic we’re going to go for it.

    11. Blasphemy is illegal

    Yep, it’s true and written in Irish law – whether people actually abide by it however is another story altogether.

    12. Don’t order a ‘black and tan’ or ‘Irish car bombs ‘ in the local

    Just don’t. The barman probably won’t have any idea what you’re ordering and others may find it a bit offensive – don’t bother to risk it, safer to order a pint.

    13. Tipping not compulsory

    We’re not big tippers here in Ireland except in restaurant situations where the 10% to the waiter is almost a given. But no need to tip taxi drivers unless they’ve shown good service.

    14. If you’re planning to rent a car, don’t forget to book an automatic!

    The majority of cars in Ireland use a manual gear stick so if you’re planning to rent when you’re here don’t forget to book an automatic in advance.

    15. Booking a taxi not always necessary

    No need to call up a taxi every time you want to head somewhere, there are plenty to go around during the day. You can flag one down by stretching out the hand or just head to a taxi rank. But if you’re heading on an early morning flight home, best order one just to be sure. Taxi too expensive? Save a bit of money and take the bus instead!

    16. Buses won’t stop unless you put your hand out

    If you are taking the bus this is vitally important. But be warned, some days even putting your hand out and waving it around won’t be enough to make them stop. So don’t be surprised if you see people at the bus stop jumping up and down in desperation when the bus is in view.

    17. Prepare to be late, the buses are never on time

    No point in looking up the timetable, sometimes they don’t even bother turning up. This is particularly true for Dublin Bus whose buses randomly disappear off the timetable. You’re almost better off relying on these transport parody Twitter accounts.

    18. We tend to curse a lot

    Mind your ears, we do it without realizing! But we don’t mean it to be offensive; it just sort of slips out.

    19. We almost take pride in the state of our potholes

    Ireland’s country roads are notorious for having the regular pothole. You might as well take a crash course in rally driving before you tackle our roads.

    20. Anything over 17 degrees is considered warm

    Degrees Celsius that is, room temperature, about 65 Fahrenheit. We’ll head out in t-shirts when it’s this warm.

    21. Off-licences close at 10pm

    If you’re planning to head out or want a good night in, don’t forget that Irish off-licences, err liquor stores, close at 10pm

    22. The perfect night out ends with a 4 in 1

    What’s a 4 in 1 I hear you say? Why it’s the most delicious thing to eat after a night on the town. Usually contains chips (fries), curry, rice and some form of chicken to nom on.

    23. If you don’t want to stick out as a tourist abandon your Aran jumper

    Seriously. We don’t really wear them very often and if we do it’s probably in the comfort of our homes where we can’t be seen.

    24. Never say no to a cup of tea

    You’d be mad to say ‘no!’ We’re known for our expert tea-making abilities so grab the opportunity to have a cuppa.





    28/11/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

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

    #flights for cheap
    #

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

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

    Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 2:51 AM EST Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 2:29 PM EST

    This article was originally distributed via SproutNews. SproutNews, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.

    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.

    Visit QueenBeeTickets.com to view the selection of authentic Rihanna tickets at fair prices while seats last!

    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.

    QueenBeeTickets.com has Tickets for Rihanna s tour stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver that Canadian music buffs will want to obtain due to reduced prices.

    Rihanna Concert Dates for the 2016 Anti World Tour:

    QueenBeeTickets.com is a reliable and convenient online marketplace serving the secondary market with discounted tickets for all major concerts, sports, and theatre events happening across North America and beyond. Customers are invited to compare prices against other providers offering similar tickets. For the lowest bottom line price, online shoppers can take advantage of Promo Code DISCOUNT while tickets last.

    Disclaimer: QueenBeeTickets.com is not associated with any of the artists, teams, venues, organizations, institutions, bands, or artists featured on their website in any way. Furthermore, any names or titles used in this press release are solely for descriptive purposes and do not imply, indicate, or suggest any type of affiliation, partnership, or endorsement.

    QueenBeeTickets.com

    Live Customer Support

    Order By Phone Toll Free

    7:00am-1:00am EST

    (855) 859-4033

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





    17/11/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean #volunteer

    #times travel
    #

    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean

    The southeastern region of the Caribbean has the fewest hurricanes and is relatively safe for travel during hurricane season. (Photo: NA/Photos.com/Getty Images )

    Related Articles

    The Caribbean includes more than 5,000 islands, reefs and cays. Among the most popular are Aruba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Barbados and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The average temperatures in this climate zone fluctuate, with lows in the low 70s Fahrenheit in winter and daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 80s in summer. The best time and weather to travel to the Caribbean largely depends on the traveler’s preference for weather and travel conditions.

    Holiday and High Season

    Winter is considered the high season for tourism to the Caribbean, largely because travelers want to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Tourism booms from mid-December through mid-April. The winter weather in the Caribbean features little rainfall and has average lows in the low 70s and average highs in the mid-80s. Northern Caribbean destinations’ lows are closer to the 60s, while southern islands’ lows are in the 70s. This is the perfect time to travel if you don’t mind large crowds and paying top dollar for accommodations, but reservations should be made months in advance because so many travelers prefer this time frame.





    10/11/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    The Academy of HVAC Engineering – Advanced Training #hvac #training #program,


    #

    New Course ‘Building Energy Retrofit Design’

    Updated: Feb, 2017

    The Academy’s team is pleased to offer a new training platform developed in response to the building industry’s demand in specialists skilled in developing investment-grade energy retrofit and renewal programs for commercial and institutional buildings. The platform was prepared based on the unique experience of the Academy’s leaders in designing energy retrofit programs in Canada.

    The course will provide the streamlined sequence of practical design procedures and methods, tools and resources used by large energy service companies to develop comprehensive energy retrofit projects. The course will teach you the energy conservation measure conceptual design, energy modeling, cost and benefit analysis, and rationale involved in the design process.

    You will develop your own project for an industry size building. The resources will include:

    • Design guide that will lead you through the development process.
    • A set of professional mechanical drawings for buildings of different category.
    • An industry accepted software tool, ‘Hourly Analysis Program’ (HAP) developed by Carrier Inc.
    • A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet coded with various project-related calculations.

    The course will be highly beneficial to engineers and graduates from university and college building science related programs as well as university and colleges seeking for an advanced course curriculum and training materials in energy management.

    Advanced HVAC Design Training Course and MS Excel HVAC Design software

    Updated: March, 2016

    All of our products are highly flexible and teach deep understanding of HVAC design methodology, built to the latest ASHRAE Standards.

    HVAC Design Software is developed by practicing professional engineers to provide for rapid, transparent and verifiable design.

    Software is compatible with any MS Excel – no additional software is required!


    03/09/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    New Jersey 101 #new #jersey #news, #news #new #jersey, #news #radio


    #

    Welcome back to New Jersey 101.5 – Proud to be New Jersey – New Jersey News Radio

    It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

    Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

    Welcome back to New Jersey 101.5 – Proud to be New Jersey – New Jersey News Radio

    It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it’s really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

    Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

    Registration New Jersey 101.5 – Proud to be New Jersey – New Jersey News Radio

    New Jersey 101.5 – Proud to be New Jersey – New Jersey News Radio

    27/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Climate Outlooks #outlook # #archive, # #bom #seasonal #outlook; #monthly #climate;


    #

    Information for screen reader users

    The following links include the outlook video, transcript and links to current and previous outlook text pages. The text pages include summaries and some static maps. The summaries identify key map characteristics and current climate influences. Outlook details for selected locations and periods will optimised for screenreaders in the next development iteration of the new interactive map page.

    The climate outlooks functionality consists of two panels: the Menu panel and the Content panel. Making a selection in the Menu panel changes the content in the Content panel.

    When the selected content is a map, a text based search function is located before the map. Submitting a location via this search will display the value (for example temperature or rainfall) for the location. Most maps are also preceded with a set of time period buttons. The default period is for 3 month outlooks.

    Both panels start with a level 2 heading, so you can jump between the two headings by pressing the 2 key for most screen readers.

    Outlooks


    17/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean #search

    #times travel
    #

    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean

    The southeastern region of the Caribbean has the fewest hurricanes and is relatively safe for travel during hurricane season. (Photo: NA/Photos.com/Getty Images )

    Related Articles

    The Caribbean includes more than 5,000 islands, reefs and cays. Among the most popular are Aruba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Barbados and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The average temperatures in this climate zone fluctuate, with lows in the low 70s Fahrenheit in winter and daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 80s in summer. The best time and weather to travel to the Caribbean largely depends on the traveler’s preference for weather and travel conditions.

    Holiday and High Season

    Winter is considered the high season for tourism to the Caribbean, largely because travelers want to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Tourism booms from mid-December through mid-April. The winter weather in the Caribbean features little rainfall and has average lows in the low 70s and average highs in the mid-80s. Northern Caribbean destinations’ lows are closer to the 60s, while southern islands’ lows are in the 70s. This is the perfect time to travel if you don’t mind large crowds and paying top dollar for accommodations, but reservations should be made months in advance because so many travelers prefer this time frame.





    09/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Stylish Guest House Accommodation in Oudtshoorn, South Africa #weather #oudtshoorn


    #

    KKNK Akkommodasie beskikbaar! / KKNK Accommodation available!

    Stylish, modern and clean guest house accommodation in Oudtshoorn, combined with reasonable rates and excellent, competent service!

    About Us

    Located along the Route 62, Karoo Sun Guesthouse is situated in the town of Oudtshoorn and offers an outdoor swimming pool, garden and a sun terrace. The Cango Caves is within a 30-minute drive.

    The stylish rooms are decorated in contemporary style and are fitted with a flat screen TV (with DSTV hotel package), desk and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Each air-conditioned room has an en suite bathroom. Free WiFi is available in all the rooms.

    Karoo Sun’s rates advertised on the internet are for room only. Breakfast is an optional extra and will be charged separately. For dinner guests can make use of the free shuttle service that some restaurants offer or order a meal from them, with free delivery.

    Karoo Sun is situated within walking distance of restaurants, hospitals and shops. Surrounding towns like George, Mossel Bay and Prince Albert are just a 45 minutes’ to 90 minutes’ drive away. This makes Karoo Sun the ideal location from where you can undertake your day trips. The George Airport is 50 minutes’ drive away and an airport shuttle can be arranged at a charge.

    Karoo Sun is owner-managed by Reynhardt Hermien Brittnell.

    Facilities

    We strive to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one. At Karoo Sun you will experience a 24/7 holiday feeling… even if you are visiting for work!

    • Swimming Pool
    • Free Wi Fi Internet
    • Air conditioning
    • Plenty of Parking
    • Licensed Bar
    • Braai facilities for large groups
    • DSTV Hotel Bouquet
    • Laundry services
    • Lounge with fireplace

    Testimonials

    Contemporary and clean paralled with excellent service.

    We were a large party and booked the whole house. What a pleasure it was to find that the accommodation is both contemporary and clean. Hermien, thank you for providing us with a great breakfast. Your professionalism and friendliness of all your family will always be remembered. Wishing you the best from Vancouver, Canada 🙂

    Lovely family stay

    We can NOT complain about anything that Karoo Sun had to offer. It is such a lovely place to stay. Karoo Sun has this warm loving and comfortable feeling to it. We got a very friendly greeting followed by a map of Oudtshoorn marked out with all the points of interest. This helped us a lot seeing as we arrived.

    We stayed 2 nights at this wonderfull place in Oudtshoorn. Rooms are very clean, modern, at standards of a real hotel. You can even use the dining place for your takeaways. They even have a self service bar with very friendly prices. Reinhardt and Hermien are great hosts.

    Reynhardt and Hermien made our stay something to remember. Preparing and completing a very long cycle race they couldn’t have gone more out of their way ensuring that we had what we needed. Accommodation is modern and clean. There are also some traditional SA artifacts The couple have collected.

    Notice to Travellers

    Karoo Sun is rezoned by our local Municipality to operate as a guest house. There are many accommodation establishments in and around Oudtshoorn who do not have municipal permission and operates illegally. We also have a valid liquor license. Please note that according to the Western Cape Liquor Act you are violating the law if you enter a premises that sells liquor illegally and you can be arrested for this.

    KKNK Akkommodasie beskikbaar! / KKNK Accommodation available!


    04/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: ,

    Leave a Comment

    Woip #des #moines #news, #des #moines #weather, #iowa #news, #iowa #weather,


    #

    Winefest returns to Des Moines this Saturday

    DES MOINES – Winefest returns Saturday with more food, wine and fun.


  • Happy National Donut Day!


  • Big political names attending Reynolds Inaugural Ball

    DES MOINES – Several top Republicans in Iowa will be attending Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Inaugural Ball


  • CEO Liz Lidgett featured in First Friday Series

    Liz Lidgett is the CEO of Adore Your Walls, an art consultation firm based here in Des Moines.


  • Roads will be closed for the 38th annual Dam to Dam event

    Here are the road closures you need to know about for this Saturday’s Dam to Dam Run:


  • Pedestrian bridge demolished to improve safety

    DES MOINES — A pedestrian bridge has been demolished because it is not safe anymore.


  • Waukee Coca-Cola distribution center to move to Des Moines

    WAUKEE – Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company is moving their current storage and distribution


  • Des Moines teen sentenced for murder of grandmother

    DES MOINES – Noah Laprie, 19, has been sentenced to 50 years for the death of Rachel pray, 79.

    Day Two of Boys State Soccer Heats Up On the Pitch

    Local 5 Sports has you covered for all of the action from the semifinals of the Boys State Soccer


  • Day One From Boys State Soccer 2017

    Day one from Boys State Soccer at Cownie Soccer Park didn’t disappoint. In Class 3A, Ames and Iowa


  • Introducing the Des Moi. Iowa Wolves: Iowa’s New D-League Team

    The Iowa Energy are no more, and the Iowa Wolves were introduced to Iowa and the rest of the


  • Local 5 Top 5 Plays of the Week (5/28)

    DES MOINES – The latest edition of the Local 5 Top Five Plays of the Week:


  • Boone High Girls Tennis’ Davi Patterson Eyes Run for State Title After

    Two years ago, Boone High School’s Athletic Director approached Girls Tennis Coach Tim Olson about


  • Lucas Scherf is Eyeing a Place in Grinnell Tigers Golf History

    The boys state golf tournament begins on Friday for Classes 1, 2 and 3A. Grinnell’s Lucas Scherf


  • Annika Sorenstam: The Captain and the Cook

    Tuesday, Annika Sorenstam wrapped up her final visit to DMGCC before the Solheim Cup in August. The


  • SEP Trio Turns Attention from Track to the Pitch After Successful Run at State

    Playing multiple sports is a common occurrence for almost every athlete in high school. Having to

    This Week In Iowa: 5-14-17

    On this week’s show, we sit down with Sen. Joni Ernst to talk about the health care bill being


  • TWII 5-7-17

    On this episode of “This Week in Iowa,” we explore the controversy surrounding Attorney General Tom


  • Nate Boulton running for Iowa governor

    DES MOINES – State Sen. Nate Boulton is running for Iowa governor.


  • TWII: 4-30-17


  • Former IDP chair running for governor

    DES MOINES – The former head of the Iowa Democratic Party is running for governor.

    Backyard BBQ with Full Forecast


  • Local 5 Backyard BBQ Season Debut


  • Small Business #WomenDSM

    Megan Milligan is the President and CEO of the Iowa Center for Economic Success.


  • Local 5 Backyard BBQ – First Week of Grilling


  • Kicking-off your Memorial Day weekend right!

    Are you looking for the best seasoning combination for your grilled meats?


  • The Brenton Arboretum is celebrating 20 years!

    DALLAS CENTER, Iowa – The Brenton Arboretum is celebrating their 20th Anniversary in a big way!


  • the top 5 5/23/17

    Des Moines proposes fireworks ordinance


  • the top 5 5/22/17

    Des Moines sees 15th homicide of 2017

    Principal Charity Classic Gives Away a Bike on CW Iowa Live


  • Live at the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Part 3


  • Live at the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Part 2


  • Live at the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards


  • Iowa Almanac – Bridges of Madison County Premiered


  • Kevin Farley Funny Bone Headliner Tonight!


  • Kevin Farley – Headliner at the Funny Bone


  • Kevin Farley Funny Bone Headliner


    31/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

  • Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts #misa #travel

    #travel flight tickets
    #

    Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

    Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.

    Other than a winter storm that is bringing freezing rain and snow to the central Plains Sunday night and into Monday, and flood warnings in northern Texas and Arkansas, weather across much of the country is seasonably mild, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan.

    “Enjoy it while it lasts,” he said.

    FILE – In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, people move about Grand Central Station in New York. According to AAA, 42 million traveled somewhere to celebrate Thanksgiving. Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday have cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Most airports across the country were running with delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday night, according to Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control system data. But a large volume of passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International in Washington, Newark International in New Jersey and LaGuardia in New York, led to slightly longer delays, the data show.

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Peter McGraw said six planes were diverted to other airports during the evening because of low visibility caused by fog. Arrivals and departures have since become normal.

    In Atlanta, officials are projecting 88,000 travelers to pass through the world’s busiest airport by the end of Sunday, making it their busiest day so far this year. A spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport says the previous record for the year was 80,000 people on Columbus Day.

    FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, travelers line up to board a bus in New York. AAA estimated that 42 million people traveled somewhere for Thanksgiving. Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday have cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Lobbying group Airlines for America estimated more than 25 million passengers would take to the sky on U.S. airlines during the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving.

    And the motoring group AAA estimated that nearly 47 million Americans were expected to travel at least 50 miles from home via car, plane or bus over the weekend — the highest number since 2007.

    At Pennsylvania Station in New York City, college junior Seth Greenspan said the normally chaotic transit hub appeared strangely calm as he awaited an Amtrak train back to the College of William & Mary in Virginia after spending Thanksgiving on Long Island.

    FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Amtrak passengers walk to their gates in New York’s Pennsylvania Station. According to AAA, 42 million travelled somewhere to celebrate Thanksgiving. Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday have cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    “Amtrak itself can be unreliable, whether or not it’s a holiday,” he said ahead of an eight-hour trip. “So far it seems OK.”

    Toni Baines and her husband, Marlon, who spent Thanksgiving in the Bronx and were head back to their home in Richmond, Virginia, said it appeared transit officials anticipated an influx of travelers and planned accordingly.

    “They’ve been running a lot of extra trains,” she said. “So far we haven’t had any problems.”

    FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, a traveler holds a dog as she checks in at American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Whether it’s by rail, bus or roadway, AAA estimates that 42 million people traveled somewhere for Thanksgiving. Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday have cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Highway patrols and state transit officials across the country advised drivers to budget extra time, particularly during the peak travel hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in anticipation of heavy volume of cars on the road.

    In New Jersey — home to the heavily traveled New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway — traffic was moving smoothly, though some congestion was reported.

    “Things seem to be going well so far,” state police Sgt. Jeff Flynn said.

    In California, transportation officials reported only some fender benders slowing traffic. Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said people may have chosen to return from Thanksgiving trips on Saturday — as she did — leaving Sunday as a free day before work. She also suggested people may have decided to stay home for what she called a “stay-turkey-cation.”

    In Virginia, a chartered bus carrying 51 people, most of them college students, overturned near Richmond on Sunday evening. One person was seriously injured and 34 others suffered minor injuries. The students later were picked up to be driven back to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Radford University.





    25/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean #direct

    #times travel
    #

    The Best Time and Weather to Travel to the Caribbean

    The southeastern region of the Caribbean has the fewest hurricanes and is relatively safe for travel during hurricane season. (Photo: NA/Photos.com/Getty Images )

    Related Articles

    The Caribbean includes more than 5,000 islands, reefs and cays. Among the most popular are Aruba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Barbados and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The average temperatures in this climate zone fluctuate, with lows in the low 70s Fahrenheit in winter and daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 80s in summer. The best time and weather to travel to the Caribbean largely depends on the traveler’s preference for weather and travel conditions.

    Holiday and High Season

    Winter is considered the high season for tourism to the Caribbean, largely because travelers want to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Tourism booms from mid-December through mid-April. The winter weather in the Caribbean features little rainfall and has average lows in the low 70s and average highs in the mid-80s. Northern Caribbean destinations’ lows are closer to the 60s, while southern islands’ lows are in the 70s. This is the perfect time to travel if you don’t mind large crowds and paying top dollar for accommodations, but reservations should be made months in advance because so many travelers prefer this time frame.





    05/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It s Not

    #cheap car rental deals
    #

    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It’s “Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest” – ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

    Super Cheap Car Rental Announces The Winner of It’s “Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest”

    Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 8:19 PM EST

    California Car Rental Company Gives Away a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2015

    In 2014, Super Cheap Car Rental announced their Not So New Car Giveaway Selfie Contest to offer their customers a chance to win a 2006 4-door 5-passenger Toyota Corolla. This month, they are thrilled to announce the winner. Congratulations to Sarah Jane Cass for winning the Not So New Car Giveaway!

    The Not So New Car Giveaway was held for loyal customers of Super Cheap Car Rental as a way to show their gratitude for the community that has collected around the company. Cass, who rents from Super Cheap with every visit to L.A. posted her selfie and won the prize by popular vote via Facebook. We spoke with Cass to get her thoughts on the big win and why she chooses to rent with Super Cheap.

    I had nightmares in the past with big car rental companies, explains Cass. She contrasts her experiences of renting from big corporations with the friendly, no surprise experience of Super Cheap rentals. It was what I expected. I had really lovely email conversations about pricing and what it would include before I booked. I just didn t have any surprises and having zero excess charges I think it s a really great plus, as well.

    Cass began renting from Super Cheap when she was staying with her friend in Los Angeles. She discovered that in the fast pace, expansive metropolis of LA, it was easier to drive than to take public transit for the month she was there. To avoid the exorbitant amounts of big corporate companies, her friend recommended that Cass take advantage of Super Cheap s affordable long-term rates. During that time, she learned that the benefits of Super Cheap are more than just affordability. She explained her first rental as a very lovely experience and described how they [Super Cheap agents] checked in two weeks later to see how the rental car was doing and if I had any problems. Cass has been renting from Super Cheap ever since.

    Enjoy the Corolla, Sarah!

    To find out more about Super Cheap Car Rental and how you can benefit from friendly service with great rates, visit their website at http://www.supercheapcar.com .





    25/05/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Travel, Weather, Transportation, Netherlands #switzerland #travel

    #amsterdam travel
    #

    Discover Amsterdam’s Tourism, Accommodations, and Culture

    by Amsterdam.com

    ​For American travelers headed to Europe, Amsterdam has always been an attractive destination. Amsterdam is a compact little city, hosting dozens of world-class museums, miles of beautiful canals, well-maintained parks, narrow cobblestone streets with lots of Old World charm, and hundreds of hotels, outdoor cafes and friendly bars. However, perhaps the most welcoming thing about Amsterdam is the fact that English is the second language and nearly everyone in the tiny lowland nation of the Netherlands speaks it fluently. Amsterdam has long been considered one of the best cities to visit in Europe. It is a beautiful, laid back town with lots to do, lots to see, great food from all over the world and friendly people everywhere you go. A visit to downtown Amsterdam is like taking a walk back in time, as the center of the city is filled with historic architecture dating back to the 17th century.

    Here at Amsterdam.com you’ll find vacation travel packages and other great travel deals that combine the cost of your flight and accommodations to offer the lowest package prices to savvy travelers. Amsterdam.com offers complete information for the best deals on Amsterdam vacation packages. Most visitors to Amsterdam arrive at the Schiphol airport that also serves duty as a train station and major shopping center too. Travelers can stay near the airport, or choose to stay at a hotel in the center of the city. There are a number of inexpensive hotels near the airport with inexpensive shuttles from Schiphol to the heart of the downtown area. If you choose to stay at a hotel in the outlying areas near the airport, you can always rent a car to see the rest of the Netherlands too.

    Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is Europe’s fourth largest and is located just a few miles from the center of the city center. There are plenty of inexpensive air flights from within Europe and direct flights from outside Europe are readily available too. Some visitors coming from the U.K. and Scandinavia may choose to travel to Amsterdam by ferry. Boat travel is a viable option for those looking for an inexpensive, alternative approach to the city. You can also take the train to Amsterdam, and all other destinations in the Netherlands are less than 3 hours from Amsterdam by rail. Amsterdam is less than 6 hours by rail from connections in Brussels, London, Paris, Hamburg, Berlin and Frankfurt. Discount rail passes are very popular and advance reservations are recommended if you prefer to travel by train. You can also travel to Amsterdam on a Eurolines bus, Eurolines is the largest and most extensive coach service with competitive prices and routes to and from every major city in Europe.

    With an abundance of world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is obviously one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world, however it may be best known as a city of tolerance and diversity. Amsterdam has all the amenities of a big city with nightlife, international restaurants and good transportation, but it also has quiet charm with very little road traffic. The great museums are the main tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Many people have heard of the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum, but the city also has over fifty other museums that attract millions of visitors each year. Amsterdam’s coffee shops that are famous for selling small amounts of cannabis and hashish that are strictly regulated and taxed, are another popular tourist draw. Whatever your Amsterdam travel needs may be, Amsterdam.com will guide you to the best services and most affordable packages available online 24 hours a day.





    20/05/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts – US News #cheap #air

    #airline travel tickets
    #

    Cooperative weather, flights aid so-far smooth post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

    ноя 30, 2015

    By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.

    Other than a winter storm that is bringing freezing rain and snow to the central Plains Sunday night and into Monday, and flood warnings in northern Texas and Arkansas, weather across much of the country is seasonably mild, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan.

    Enjoy it while it lasts, he said.

    Most airports across the country were running with delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday night, according to Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control system data. But a large volume of passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International in Washington, Newark International in New Jersey and LaGuardia in New York, led to slightly longer delays, the data show.

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Peter McGraw said six planes were diverted to other airports during the evening because of low visibility caused by fog. Arrivals and departures have since become normal.

    In Atlanta, officials are projecting 88,000 travelers to pass through the world’s busiest airport by the end of Sunday, making it their busiest day so far this year. A spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport says the previous record for the year was 80,000 people on Columbus Day.

    Lobbying group Airlines for America estimated more than 25 million passengers would take to the sky on U.S. airlines during the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving.

    And the motoring group AAA estimated that nearly 47 million Americans were expected to travel at least 50 miles from home via car, plane or bus over the weekend — the highest number since 2007.

    At Pennsylvania Station in New York City, college junior Seth Greenspan said the normally chaotic transit hub appeared strangely calm as he awaited an Amtrak train back to the College of William Mary in Virginia after spending Thanksgiving on Long Island.

    Amtrak itself can be unreliable, whether or not it’s a holiday, he said ahead of an eight-hour trip. So far it seems OK.

    Toni Baines and her husband, Marlon, who spent Thanksgiving in the Bronx and were head back to their home in Richmond, Virginia, said it appeared transit officials anticipated an influx of travelers and planned accordingly.

    They’ve been running a lot of extra trains, she said. So far we haven’t had any problems.

    Highway patrols and state transit officials across the country advised drivers to budget extra time, particularly during the peak travel hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in anticipation of heavy volume of cars on the road.

    In New Jersey — home to the heavily traveled New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway — traffic was moving smoothly, though some congestion was reported.

    Things seem to be going well so far, state police Sgt. Jeff Flynn said.

    In California, transportation officials reported only some fender benders slowing traffic. Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said people may have chosen to return from Thanksgiving trips on Saturday — as she did — leaving Sunday as a free day before work. She also suggested people may have decided to stay home for what she called a stay-turkey-cation.

    In Virginia, a chartered bus carrying 51 people, most of them college students, overturned near Richmond on Sunday evening. One person was seriously injured and 34 others suffered minor injuries. The students later were picked up to be driven back to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Radford University.

    Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.





    20/05/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to

    #travel to ireland
    #

    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to the locals (PHOTOS)

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    1. Check the baggage restrictions on flights

    They can catch you out, especially if you’re flying within Europe with Ryanair and you get charged a gazillion euros for carry-on luggage. Don’t forget to Google beforehand and check out the weight and size restrictions.

    2. You’re going to need an adapter

    We’ve wonky looking plug sockets here in Ireland so if you’re making your way over you’d better stock up on the adapters. This is especially true for Americans.

    3. It’s going to rain

    It will. You might as well pack your wellies now if you’re planning to head over because in Ireland when it rains – it pours.

    There’s also a chance that the sun might actually make an appearance so don’t forget the sunglasses!

    5. We don’t all speak in Irish

    Thankfully it’s not necessary to be fluent in Irish before you arrive – English is our main language. Not many people regularly speak in Irish in Ireland unless you’re wandering around in the Gaeltacht areas.

    6. But we phrase things differently

    ‘What’s the story?,’ ‘do you want a lift?’ and ‘get the shift’ are phrases used on a regular basis here but may not mean what you think they might mean. Never fear though, we’ve a guide to Irish sayings and phrases to help you along!

    7. We complain a lot

    Usually about the weather, the banks or the government but don’t be afraid to join in – we love a good moan about the state of Ireland.

    8. We drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road

    And by wrong, I mean the left hand side. Just in case you were planning on renting a car!

    9. Look to your right when crossing

    Following on from that, don’t forget to look to your right when you’re crossing a road. Thankfully there are now handy signs on the ground if you need a few pointers.

    10. We were born to jaywalk

    Listen, we just can’t help it. If there’s even the smallest gap in traffic we’re going to go for it.

    11. Blasphemy is illegal

    Yep, it’s true and written in Irish law – whether people actually abide by it however is another story altogether.

    12. Don’t order a ‘black and tan’ or ‘Irish car bombs ‘ in the local

    Just don’t. The barman probably won’t have any idea what you’re ordering and others may find it a bit offensive – don’t bother to risk it, safer to order a pint.

    13. Tipping not compulsory

    We’re not big tippers here in Ireland except in restaurant situations where the 10% to the waiter is almost a given. But no need to tip taxi drivers unless they’ve shown good service.

    14. If you’re planning to rent a car, don’t forget to book an automatic!

    The majority of cars in Ireland use a manual gear stick so if you’re planning to rent when you’re here don’t forget to book an automatic in advance.

    15. Booking a taxi not always necessary

    No need to call up a taxi every time you want to head somewhere, there are plenty to go around during the day. You can flag one down by stretching out the hand or just head to a taxi rank. But if you’re heading on an early morning flight home, best order one just to be sure. Taxi too expensive? Save a bit of money and take the bus instead!

    16. Buses won’t stop unless you put your hand out

    If you are taking the bus this is vitally important. But be warned, some days even putting your hand out and waving it around won’t be enough to make them stop. So don’t be surprised if you see people at the bus stop jumping up and down in desperation when the bus is in view.

    17. Prepare to be late, the buses are never on time

    No point in looking up the timetable, sometimes they don’t even bother turning up. This is particularly true for Dublin Bus whose buses randomly disappear off the timetable. You’re almost better off relying on these transport parody Twitter accounts.

    18. We tend to curse a lot

    Mind your ears, we do it without realizing! But we don’t mean it to be offensive; it just sort of slips out.

    19. We almost take pride in the state of our potholes

    Ireland’s country roads are notorious for having the regular pothole. You might as well take a crash course in rally driving before you tackle our roads.

    20. Anything over 17 degrees is considered warm

    Degrees Celsius that is, room temperature, about 65 Fahrenheit. We’ll head out in t-shirts when it’s this warm.

    21. Off-licences close at 10pm

    If you’re planning to head out or want a good night in, don’t forget that Irish off-licences, err liquor stores, close at 10pm

    22. The perfect night out ends with a 4 in 1

    What’s a 4 in 1 I hear you say? Why it’s the most delicious thing to eat after a night on the town. Usually contains chips (fries), curry, rice and some form of chicken to nom on.

    23. If you don’t want to stick out as a tourist abandon your Aran jumper

    Seriously. We don’t really wear them very often and if we do it’s probably in the comfort of our homes where we can’t be seen.

    24. Never say no to a cup of tea

    You’d be mad to say ‘no!’ We’re known for our expert tea-making abilities so grab the opportunity to have a cuppa.





    13/04/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts – US News #flight #tickets

    #airline travel tickets
    #

    Cooperative weather, flights aid so-far smooth post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

    ноя 30, 2015

    By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.

    Other than a winter storm that is bringing freezing rain and snow to the central Plains Sunday night and into Monday, and flood warnings in northern Texas and Arkansas, weather across much of the country is seasonably mild, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan.

    Enjoy it while it lasts, he said.

    Most airports across the country were running with delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday night, according to Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control system data. But a large volume of passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International in Washington, Newark International in New Jersey and LaGuardia in New York, led to slightly longer delays, the data show.

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Peter McGraw said six planes were diverted to other airports during the evening because of low visibility caused by fog. Arrivals and departures have since become normal.

    In Atlanta, officials are projecting 88,000 travelers to pass through the world’s busiest airport by the end of Sunday, making it their busiest day so far this year. A spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport says the previous record for the year was 80,000 people on Columbus Day.

    Lobbying group Airlines for America estimated more than 25 million passengers would take to the sky on U.S. airlines during the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving.

    And the motoring group AAA estimated that nearly 47 million Americans were expected to travel at least 50 miles from home via car, plane or bus over the weekend — the highest number since 2007.

    At Pennsylvania Station in New York City, college junior Seth Greenspan said the normally chaotic transit hub appeared strangely calm as he awaited an Amtrak train back to the College of William Mary in Virginia after spending Thanksgiving on Long Island.

    Amtrak itself can be unreliable, whether or not it’s a holiday, he said ahead of an eight-hour trip. So far it seems OK.

    Toni Baines and her husband, Marlon, who spent Thanksgiving in the Bronx and were head back to their home in Richmond, Virginia, said it appeared transit officials anticipated an influx of travelers and planned accordingly.

    They’ve been running a lot of extra trains, she said. So far we haven’t had any problems.

    Highway patrols and state transit officials across the country advised drivers to budget extra time, particularly during the peak travel hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in anticipation of heavy volume of cars on the road.

    In New Jersey — home to the heavily traveled New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway — traffic was moving smoothly, though some congestion was reported.

    Things seem to be going well so far, state police Sgt. Jeff Flynn said.

    In California, transportation officials reported only some fender benders slowing traffic. Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said people may have chosen to return from Thanksgiving trips on Saturday — as she did — leaving Sunday as a free day before work. She also suggested people may have decided to stay home for what she called a stay-turkey-cation.

    In Virginia, a chartered bus carrying 51 people, most of them college students, overturned near Richmond on Sunday evening. One person was seriously injured and 34 others suffered minor injuries. The students later were picked up to be driven back to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Radford University.

    Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.





    10/04/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment