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Travel Green at Logan Airport

Travel Green at Logan Airport
Flying inherently is not an earth-friendly activity. But if you need to fly, know that Boston’s Logan International Airport is a model for environmentally-friendly airport practices. Over the years, Logan has introduced a large number of innovative projects to reduce its energy use at its facilities. Logan’s HOV (high occupancy vehicle) rate is 30%. Boston’s excellent public transportation system and Logan’s proximity-just 4 miles- from the city encourages visitors and workers...
May 13th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, News, Travel Tips - General Information

Not Affected, says Beaches of South Walton and Panama City Beach, Florida

Not Affected, says Beaches of South Walton and Panama City Beach, Florida
... you can contact Beaches of South Walton CVB or Panama City Beach CVB. Both places has a fun-filled summer planned for visitors. Perhaps the biggest News in the area is the opening of Northwest Florida International Airport on May 23, with Southwest air service. While at Beaches of South Walton, dip your paddle in Western Lake as you go YOLO boarding. Don’t miss Le Grande Cirque performances at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin (May 25 – August 15), Digital Alys (June 12), and performances at Seaside ...
May 12th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Florida beaches, Florida Panhandle, Gulf, News, oil spill update

Sail Off Into the Sunset

Sail Off Into the Sunset
During the warm weather months, Boston’s waterways from the Charles River to Boston Harbor are busy with all types of pleasure craft. If you like the feel of the wind at your back, check out Community Boating (21 David Mugar Way) (Map), America’s oldest and largest public summer sailing program. If you are an experienced sailor, you can take advantage of a one-day sail pass that includes a small sailboat rental for just $75. If you are feeling ambitious, you and your crew can learn to...
May 6th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: News, Outdoors & Recreation

The Latest News on Nashville, Tenn.

The Latest News on Nashville, Tenn.
... an eye on the oil spill in the Gulf, travelers are also paying attention to what’s happening in Nashville, Tenn. If you’ve been watching the News (and weather) this past week, you know the famed Music City has experienced record-level flooding. Now that the skies have cleared and the sun is out, the city is surveying the damage. Many travelers and those who have close ties to Nashville are wondering about the city’s many sites and how they were affected. To keep up with the latest News, be...
May 6th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: News, Tennessee

Vancouver’s Pot Culture

Vancouver’s Pot Culture
A couple of weeks ago thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery for the annual 420 stoner celebration.  The 420 celebration originated in 1970 in San Rafael, California when a group of high school students gathered at 4.20 pm every day to smoke marijuana.  April 20 has now become a social, political and cultural event. This weekend there was another rally at the VAG, part of a cross-country and world demonstration to legalize marijuana.  As the pungent...
May 2nd, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: culture, Events, featuredarticle, News

Lions, Tigers, and Bears in St Andrews Square

Lions, Tigers, and Bears in St Andrews Square
If you’ve been to Edinburgh’s St Andrews Square recently, you might be surprised to see it’s a busy place – in fact, it’s looking like the animals from Edinburgh Zoo have escaped and have setup camp! Welcome, The Lion of Scotland Chilling out just north of the statue in the middle of the square is a large granite lion.  Visitors might assume this is a new Edinburgh attraction, but this is actually one of the lions from Holyrood Park that’s been moved (original...
May 1st, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, News

Stay Current with the Latest News on the Oil Spill

Stay Current with the Latest News on the Oil Spill
... you have travel plans all ready in place for the area or a vested interest in the Gulf Coast, you’re probably looking for the most up-to-date News and information about the oil spill. Many of the CVBs in the Gulf Coast region are providing updates, as well as News sources. In Louisiana, log onto New Orleans’ News source, Nola.com, that includes current photos, articles and videos. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is providing updates for their area. You can also find out more at the News site, Gulflive.com...
April 30th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Alabama, featuredarticle, florida, Gulf Coast, Louisiana, Mississippi, News

Wilderness Scotland Shortlisted for Wanderlust Award

Wilderness Scotland Shortlisted for Wanderlust Award
Looking for a suggestion on a tour operator to head up to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland?  Well we’d like to share a recommendation as well as extend a warm congratulations to Wilderness Scotland.  Why?  Well, they’ve been shortlisted for a Wanderlust World Guide Award, which is awarded to tour operators worldwide who are providing stellar service. A Scottish nomination for the awards is impressive, considering there are thousands of nominations and only eight make it to the...
April 29th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: News, Tours

Edinburgh Airport Springs into Summer

Edinburgh Airport Springs into Summer
...  But that could all change between the time this was written and when you’re reading it! Regardless, I though I’d share some great News about new Edinburgh airport routes being serviced by several carriers.  This means that there are now more easy ways to get into Edinburgh – and of course, more direct places for locals to stretch their legs.  The airport is also in full swing on terminal improvements, and from what I’ve seen so far it’s shaping up very nicely.  Lots...
April 15th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, News

Small Luxuries: Breaking News in Bed

Small Luxuries: Breaking News in Bed
... of these fine publications with your room service, but make sure to keep your laptop open to PlanetEye Traveler. Houston Chronicle The largest daily Newspaper in the state of Texas, I prefer the Chronicle’s hefty Sunday Edition to the daily paper. Favorite Feature: Their online gardening section, Houston Grows – the photographs are excellent.  It’s an urban girl’s way of living vicariously through people with access to plants, and land in which to place them. Houston Press The...
April 12th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, News, Travel Tips - General Information

Expect Gridlock During the DC Nuclear Summit

Expect Gridlock During the DC Nuclear Summit
... speech or to toss out the first ball at the Washington National’s home opener, traffic for blocks, if not miles, comes to a standstill.  The good News, however, is that the summit wasn’t scheduled during the peak cherry blossom viewing week. In addition to street traffic security, Coast Guard Station Washington DC will be increasing patrols on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. Images – DC traffic from Flickr ...
April 9th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, News, traffic

Worst Rains in 40 Years hit Rio

Worst Rains in 40 Years hit Rio
Downtown Rio de Janeiro has been brought to a virtual standstill as the heaviest rains in 30 years have brought death and destruction on a horrific scale. Some 80-plus people are thought to have died as a result of the torrential downpours, which began during Tuesday afternoon´s rush hour and did not let up until Wednesday afternoon. I was in downtown Rio when the heavens opened, and within an hour the city center streets were ankle deep in filthy water. A lack of efficient drainage meant that the...
April 6th, 2010 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, News, Rio Olympics, Rio World Cup 2014

Massive Cherry Blossoms Crowds Set Metro Records

Massive Cherry Blossoms Crowds Set Metro Records
This past week, the Washington DC Metro rail system recorded the second and third highest ridership days in its 34-year rail history, surpassing all previous records for passengers carried, except for the on the day President Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Ridership for the period during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival was boosted by several sporting events, and weekday commuters. Metro’s Total Daily Ridership Thursday – 877,890 – Metro’s 3rd highest rail ridership...
April 6th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cherry blossoms, Events, featuredarticle, News

Blasts in Moscow, St. Petersburg Is Calm

Blasts in Moscow, St. Petersburg Is Calm
I think you have heard this bad News about terrorism blasts on two Moscow subway stations. Though St. Petersburg has not been affected this time, additional security measures have been taken to enhance safety level. The police was ordered to pay more attention to passengers, to check all suspicious people and things. The same instructions were given to those guarding airport Pulkovo and railway stations. Staff of transport companies and public services were instructed what to do in emergency. But,...
March 29th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, News

Lisbon is Chosen as the Best European Destination

Lisbon is Chosen as the Best European Destination
What better way to start this year than being nominated and winning Travel Awards. Lisbon has just won another award for Europes top  destination by European Consumers Choice. This non-profit organization rewards each year 25 product ranges chosen by a jury and European consumers. For the first edition of Best Destination, Lisbon was selected by European consumers as their favourite and most beautiful for a city vacation. Here’s to Lisbon… ...
March 29th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, News

New Hands-Free Law for Washington State

New Hands-Free Law for Washington State
The State of Washington has had hands-free cell phone laws in place for awhile now, but recently enacted legislation will make enforcement of those regulations a little easier. Senate Bill 6345, which goes into law on June 11th, 2010, will boost the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving from a secondary offense (requiring another traffic violation to be cited) to a primary offense.  This means that the police can pull you over if they see you using a hand-held device – and for no other...
March 28th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: driving laws, featuredarticle, News

Lisbon Goes Lightless Tomorrow Evening

As part of a global action, the Earth Hour, tomorrow (26th of March 2010) at 8h30pm Lisbon will turn off the lights. Hopefully the results will be bigger than last years. This is the second year that Lisbon takes part on this action that sends a clear message of the urge to change our ways of thinking and doing. Putting off the lights for one hour is “not only contributing for the preservation of our Planet” but it’s also a way for the common citizens to express his concern about the climate...
March 26th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Events, News, planet

Lisbon nominated for the World Travel Awards

Lisbon nominated for the World Travel Awards
It seems that Lisbon is finally coming out of the shade and assuming its deserved place. After winning 2009 World Travel Awards for Europe’s Leading City Break Destination, Europe´s Leading Cruise Destination and Europe’s Leading Destination, Lisbon is once again nominated for the 2010 World Travel Awards for the following categories: Europe’s Leading City Break Destination, Europe´s Leading Cruise Destination, Europe’s Leading Cruise Port and Europe’s Leading Destination.   To those...
March 22nd, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, awards, News

Charming: Boston’s Public Garden

Charming: Boston’s Public Garden
If you hit it right-  with no snow or gale winds-the vision of lush weeping willows, blooming tulips, and charming Swan Boats in Boston’s Public Garden will take your breath away. The Public Garden was the setting for Robert McCloskey’s 1942 Caldecott-award winning children’s picture book, “Make Way for Ducklings” and the scene not much has changed since.  Generations of New Englanders and visitors consider a ride on the Swan Boats the quintessential Boston travel...
March 21st, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Events, featuredarticle, News

Lisbon celebrates Spring

Lisbon celebrates Spring
Despite the bad weather, Spring will come, according to the calendar, next 21st of March. The sun may not be shinning, the flowers may not be blooming and the bee may not be as happy as last year, but we are celebrating Spring. 1-      Limpar Portugal (Cleaning Portugal) is an ambitious project that aims cleaning Portugal forests in one day. They are counting with the volunteer help of thousands of people. To take part, you should log in to www.limparportugal.org. 2-      Sunday is Forest...
March 19th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, News, Outdoors & Recreation, spring