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Whale Watching Season Starting in Húsavík Iceland – Scandinavian Travel Article

Whale Watching Season Starting in Húsavík Iceland The Whale Watching season in Húsavík, Iceland is about to start! How excited, on the scale from a Dolphin to a Blue Whale, are you? Welcome to Húsavík the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland The Whale Watching season last year was fantastic in Húsavík, the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland. Passengers from all over the world had a time of their life sailing calmly close to the whales on our beautifully restored wooden oak…

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Casterly Rock – Trujillo Castle – Spain Travel Article

Casterly Rock – Trujillo Castle Trujillo is a small town in the Caceres Province of South Spain, mid-way between Madrid and Seville. (2.5 hr drive from either city). The Trujillo Castle, better known to GOT fans as Casterly Rock, sits on a hilltop, the highest point of the town which makes the town look like a fortress from the highway. Whenever I traveled between Madrid and Sevilla (pretty often, like once a month mostly), I used to be drawn to…

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Japanese Words We Can’t Translate: Mottainai – A Lesson in Humility – Tokyo Travel Article

Japanese Words We Can’t Translate: Mottainai – A Lesson in Humility According to the Oxford Dictionary, there were an estimated 170,000 words in use in the English language 30 years ago. It’s said that the average anglophone knows 1/17th of them. Wondering how many words there are in Japanese? It’s hard to say. Being an agglutinative language that borrows words from English, German and French, among others, and with slang that’s created and forgotten in the blink of an eye,…

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Backpacking Vietnam – The Ultimate Adventure Guide! – Couples Travel Article

Backpacking Vietnam – The Ultimate Adventure Guide! Of all our adventures around the globe, our experiences backpacking around Vietnam are some of our most favourite memories.Whether it’s trekking in the stunning lush green highlands, cruising around the fascinating waterways of the Mekong Delta, or sailing through the limestone karsts of Halong bay, the opportunities for adventure are almost limitless. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to see, where to go and what to do in Vietnam, read on for our in-depth guide…

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Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Three – Retirement Travel Article

Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Three   Back in 2011, when we were in the midst of preparing for full-time travel and radically downsizing, our announcements of our plans to various friends and family got a lot of different responses. From dumbfounded gapes and guffaws to “You’ll never be able to do it.” “What a great idea. I wish I could but …” “But what about______? ”  Here you can…

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Art of Crabbing Review | Me Want Travel – USA Travel Article

Art of Crabbing Review | Me Want Travel Crabbing is something that people do, but to be honest, I never thought I would be one of them. That all changed when Sharon asked me if I wanted to go crabbing because it was something she wanted to cross off her bucket list (and it was on mine too!). I’m down to try anything once and so with a quick Google search, we found the Art of Crabbing on Airbnb hosted by Alex.…

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Flybe reveals new name following Virgin takeover | News – Business Travel Article

Flybe reveals new name following Virgin takeover | News Connect Airways chief executive, Mark Anderson, was today joined by over 200 Flybe leaders for the long-awaited unveiling of the airline’s new name. As it enters a new era, the carrier will now fly under the Virgin brand with the name, Virgin Connect. This marks the beginning of Flybe’s journey into the future as part of the extended Virgin family with an overall re-brand scheduled to be completed next year. Anderson…

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Jaw-dropping Experiences You Can’t Afford Missing out in Helsinki – Finland Travel Article

Jaw-dropping Experiences You Can’t Afford Missing out in Helsinki suomenlinna, Helsinki. Credit: PixabayIn 2017, 4.2 million people stayed in Helsinki overnight, according to Helsinki quarterly. The city has a lot to offer and amazing sites to see. The architectural uniqueness that ranges from a mixture of Scandinavian style and the modern styles is worth seeing. Helsinki appears in various colors depending on the season, ranging from summer greens, Baltic blues, and the crystalline white in winter.You can explore the city…

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Swedish Lapland, Finnish Lapland, Northern Norway – Scandinavian Travel Article

Swedish Lapland, Finnish Lapland, Northern Norway Swedish Lapland, Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway cooperate in an EU-funded project to promote travel to the arctic parts of Northern Europe. The project also aims to make it easier for visitors to combine activities in two or three countries of the region. For example, you should be able to go whale watching in Norway and then head on to the ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland. The wilderness of northern Sweden, Finland and Norway makes…

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Photos from FRD July Program in Santiago, Guantanamo and Baracoa – Cuba Travel Article

Photos from FRD July Program in Santiago, Guantanamo and Baracoa Carnival in Santiago Credit above photos to Ted Lieverman, below to John McAuliff Students at Cuba Emprende, Havana Bacuranao Beach near Havana, possible bullets lost in sea during Dynamite Johnny landing of armaments for mambisis Tarara Beach near Havana, Dynamite Johnny landing site at peninsula on right Camaguey Camaguey      Memorial to US soldiers who died at San Juan Hill Museum of the Cuban Spanish American War, Santia Museum of…

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How to do a day trip from Venice to Burano, Italy – Couples Travel Article

How to do a day trip from Venice to Burano, Italy Here’s how to do a gorgeous little day trip from Venice to Burano, Italy – the island that’s home to a famously rainbow-coloured fishing village. Burano island is unmissable if you’re visiting Venice. Seriously. I’ve never seen anywhere like it and I absolutely get why tourists flock to it. Originally, Burano’s fishing families painted their houses these bright colours so that they could find their way home on their…

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Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure – Retirement Travel Article

Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure Our camping experiences date to Girl Scouts and, for me, a few miserable outings in high school. That was quite awhile ago. But we thought trying again might be an antidote to my desire for a small RV. The two-night outing to Trap Pond State Park near Laurel, Delaware, was only about 25 miles from our house. We would not starve. We could try out some of the delights of camping, such as…

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Spoiler: I rode the Star Wars ride at Disneyland! – USA Travel Article

Spoiler: I rode the Star Wars ride at Disneyland! I just got back from two weeks in California and was lucky enough to be one of the first people in the world to ride the new, highly anticipated, Millennium Falcon at Disneyland’s new Star Wars themed land, Galaxy’s Edge.Scroll down for the video…This new “land”, because it is waaaay more than just a ride, was announced in 2015 and in May 2019 it opened on 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of…

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Welcomhotel Amritsar to open on November 1, 2019 – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Welcomhotel Amritsar to open on November 1, 2019 – Business Traveller Welcomhotel Amritsar, a member of ITC Hotel Group, is gearing up to open its doors to guests on November 1, 2019. Spread across eight acres of lush greens, this plush property is centred around the erstwhile Sandhanwalia Haveli that has now been revamped to suit the needs of a modern day traveller. Welcomhotel Amritsar is close to the city airport and is a short drive from Golden Temple “Darbar…

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Recommended by locals: Laukaa – Lakeland – Finland Travel Article

Recommended by locals: Laukaa – Lakeland Lakeland – Jyväskylä Region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in Finland. The municipalities, cities and towns in the region are a unique mix of nature, activities and people. In this post we introduce you to Laukaa. What are the recommendations to see or to do by locals? Please remember that you can find more suggestions about the area from the travel website. Laukaa harbour Come and enjoy the laid-back feeling in…

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Norway off the beaten track – Scandinavian Travel Article

Norway off the beaten track Birk Husky also has a bird feeder at one of their cottages and there also is a bird-watching tower at Bordinesset. These places are easier to try bird-watching than others. In the end, I did manage to see ducks, swans, flying geese, an osprey and some small birds (tits, jays & sparrows). Of course, don’t expect to see large brightly coloured tropical birds like parrots or peacocks here. These are mostly small birds of the…

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Beaches in Cuba – Bits of White, Sandy Paradise with Crystal Blue Waters – Cuba Travel Article

Beaches in Cuba – Bits of White, Sandy Paradise with Crystal Blue Waters Let me ask you a question…. What was the first thing that featured on your ‘Things to do in Cuba’ list when you were planning your trip? I’m pretty sure that mojito’s made an appearance, as well as driving around in vintage Cadillacs. You probably also jotted down ‘learning to salsa dance’ somewhere near the top of that list, too. However, I’m willing to bet that the…

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