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In the wake of the tragic crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, there are emerging stories of the heroism of the cabin crew, particularly cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye. Even after suffering a broken tailbone during the impact, Ms. Lee skillfully saved lives and minimized injuries: she evacuated the passengers, she put out fires in the cabin, she helped rescue co-workers who had been injured in the crash, and when it was all said and done, she was the last person to leave the burning plane.
My advice to anyone who travels: Give your cabin crew the respect they deserve. Flight attendants take a lot of abuse from rude, belligerent, and clueless travelers, but in the event of an emergency, they are the ones who are going to save your life. Keep that in mind the next time you grumble about not getting the entire can of soda, or they don’t offer you an extra bag of honey roasted peanuts, or you feel that their attitude is a little flippant. They are there for your safety, and they are very well trained in what they do.

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In the wake of the tragic crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, there are emerging stories of the heroism of the cabin crew, particularly cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye. Even after suffering a broken tailbone during the impact, Ms. Lee skillfully saved lives and minimized injuries: she evacuated the passengers, she put out fires in the cabin, she helped rescue co-workers who had been injured in the crash, and when it was all said and done, she was the last person to leave the burning plane.

My advice to anyone who travels: Give your cabin crew the respect they deserve. Flight attendants take a lot of abuse from rude, belligerent, and clueless travelers, but in the event of an emergency, they are the ones who are going to save your life. Keep that in mind the next time you grumble about not getting the entire can of soda, or they don’t offer you an extra bag of honey roasted peanuts, or you feel that their attitude is a little flippant. They are there for your safety, and they are very well trained in what they do.

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Church By The Sea, Medeira Beach, Florida
The design was unintentional, but the bird-face result is truly unique. 

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Church By The Sea, Medeira Beach, Florida

The design was unintentional, but the bird-face result is truly unique. 

1 year ago

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Asiana Airlines Flight 214, en route from Seoul, crashed at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). 2 people are confirmed dead, 181 people taken to the hospital. Lots more details to follow as they become available.

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Asiana Airlines Flight 214, en route from Seoul, crashed at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). 2 people are confirmed dead, 181 people taken to the hospital. Lots more details to follow as they become available.

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The Popocatepetl volcano on the outskirts of Mexico City erupted on May 8th with a high amplitude tremor that lasted for 3.5 hours. On July 4, 2013, due to several tremors spraying hot rock, steam and ash for at least 24 hours, more than 40 flights into and out of Mexico City and Toluca airports were cancelled, including several US flights, making a strong case for the importance of travel insurance when planning big trips.

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The Popocatepetl volcano on the outskirts of Mexico City erupted on May 8th with a high amplitude tremor that lasted for 3.5 hours. On July 4, 2013, due to several tremors spraying hot rock, steam and ash for at least 24 hours, more than 40 flights into and out of Mexico City and Toluca airports were cancelled, including several US flights, making a strong case for the importance of travel insurance when planning big trips.

1 year ago

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Travel and Leisure has released their newest rankings of the world’s best hotels, and the readers gave the Mombo Camp in Botswana the overall highest rating (96.6). Here is T&L’s write up about this unique hotel experience:
Mombo Camp’s nine tents blend flawlessly into the open plain of the Okavango Delta while retaining a luxurious feel. Private balconies make for prime bird watching, and each tent features mosquito netting on four-poster beds and both indoor and outdoor showers. Tent No. 1, the farthest from the dining area, is the most tranquil. Offering even more privacy are Little Mombo Camp’s three guest rooms, which are set apart and feature a private plunge pool. Raised walkways connect tents and allow rhinos, elephants, and other animals to wander freely through the camp. Relax with a post-game drive cocktail in Little Mombo’s treehouse-luxe library.

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Travel and Leisure has released their newest rankings of the world’s best hotels, and the readers gave the Mombo Camp in Botswana the overall highest rating (96.6). Here is T&L’s write up about this unique hotel experience:

Mombo Camp’s nine tents blend flawlessly into the open plain of the Okavango Delta while retaining a luxurious feel. Private balconies make for prime bird watching, and each tent features mosquito netting on four-poster beds and both indoor and outdoor showers. Tent No. 1, the farthest from the dining area, is the most tranquil. Offering even more privacy are Little Mombo Camp’s three guest rooms, which are set apart and feature a private plunge pool. Raised walkways connect tents and allow rhinos, elephants, and other animals to wander freely through the camp. Relax with a post-game drive cocktail in Little Mombo’s treehouse-luxe library.

1 year ago

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On Wednesday, a Spirit Airlines Airbus A319, flying from Detroit (DET) to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), went into a sudden 1,600 foot drive after a close call with a sky diving plane.
Per an FAA spokeswoman: “Air traffic controllers notified the Spirit pilot that a skydiving jump plane was climbing just south of the jetliner’s position. The Spirit pilot confirmed that he could see the smaller aircraft on his Terminal Collision Avoidance System. A minute later, the Spirit jet received an automated TCAS warning that required him to begin an immediate 1,600-foot descent to 12,800 feet from a previous altitude of 14,400 feet.”
At the closest, the two planes were 1.6 miles apart horizontally and 400 feet vertically. There were no reports of injuries amongst the 131 passengers and crew, though one ten-year old passenger said it felt as if “we were going to hit the ground and die.”

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On Wednesday, a Spirit Airlines Airbus A319, flying from Detroit (DET) to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), went into a sudden 1,600 foot drive after a close call with a sky diving plane.

Per an FAA spokeswoman: “Air traffic controllers notified the Spirit pilot that a skydiving jump plane was climbing just south of the jetliner’s position. The Spirit pilot confirmed that he could see the smaller aircraft on his Terminal Collision Avoidance System. A minute later, the Spirit jet received an automated TCAS warning that required him to begin an immediate 1,600-foot descent to 12,800 feet from a previous altitude of 14,400 feet.”

At the closest, the two planes were 1.6 miles apart horizontally and 400 feet vertically. There were no reports of injuries amongst the 131 passengers and crew, though one ten-year old passenger said it felt as if “we were going to hit the ground and die.”

1 year ago

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TIP: When packing your suitcase, roll your clothes instead of laying them flat. It decreases the amount of wrinkles and usually allows you to pack more

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TIP: When packing your suitcase, roll your clothes instead of laying them flat. It decreases the amount of wrinkles and usually allows you to pack more

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The Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain
Its almost that time again. Encierro, the running of the bulls, is a tradition that dates back to the 14th century. The events are held in many towns through Spain, though the most famous is In Pamplona, where the seven day festival known as sanfermines runs from July 6th through the 14th. The first bull running occurs on the 7th, followed every morning of the festival. The rules are quite simple: Participants must be at least 18 years old, they must run in the same direction as the bulls, they must not incite the bulls, and they must not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Every year, 200-300 poeple are injured during the running of the bulls, mostly with non-serious contusions. Since record keeping began in 1910, only 15 poeple have been killed, including one American.

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The Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

Its almost that time again. Encierro, the running of the bulls, is a tradition that dates back to the 14th century. The events are held in many towns through Spain, though the most famous is In Pamplona, where the seven day festival known as sanfermines runs from July 6th through the 14th. The first bull running occurs on the 7th, followed every morning of the festival. The rules are quite simple: Participants must be at least 18 years old, they must run in the same direction as the bulls, they must not incite the bulls, and they must not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

Every year, 200-300 poeple are injured during the running of the bulls, mostly with non-serious contusions. Since record keeping began in 1910, only 15 poeple have been killed, including one American.

1 year ago

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Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, South Dakota
This amazing monument to four of America’s most beloved presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln) was created by Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln. Construction began in 1927 and ended in 1941 - the original plan was to show each president from head to waist, but lack of funding forced the project to scale back to head and shoulders only. Today, Mount Rushmore is visited by over 3,000,000 tourists each year.

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Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, South Dakota

This amazing monument to four of America’s most beloved presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln) was created by Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln. Construction began in 1927 and ended in 1941 - the original plan was to show each president from head to waist, but lack of funding forced the project to scale back to head and shoulders only. Today, Mount Rushmore is visited by over 3,000,000 tourists each year.

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Musha Cay, Bahamas
Located 85 miles southeast of Nassau, the private island is owned by illusionist David Copperfield

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Musha Cay, Bahamas

Located 85 miles southeast of Nassau, the private island is owned by illusionist David Copperfield

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Washington Monument, Washington, DC, USA
Off color, but I give him points for creativity

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Washington Monument, Washington, DC, USA

Off color, but I give him points for creativity

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The Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden
Don’t bother trying to adjust the settings on your monitor, this is actually the way it looks. The third tallest residential building in Europe, and the tallest skyscraper in the Nordic countries, this unique building was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The tower is 623 feet high (190 meters), 54 stories, and features 147 apartments, a lounge/spa, a wine cellar and around-the-clock concierge service.

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The Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden

Don’t bother trying to adjust the settings on your monitor, this is actually the way it looks. The third tallest residential building in Europe, and the tallest skyscraper in the Nordic countries, this unique building was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The tower is 623 feet high (190 meters), 54 stories, and features 147 apartments, a lounge/spa, a wine cellar and around-the-clock concierge service.

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The Reichstag in Berlin, Germany is still there, right where its supposed to be, but for a brief time in the summer of 1995, the Reichstag virtually disappeared. Environmental artists Christo and Jean-Claude used nearly 100,000 square meters of polypropylene fabric to “wrap” the entire building. The eye-catching spectacle kept the building under wraps from June 24 until July 7 of that year.

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The Reichstag in Berlin, Germany is still there, right where its supposed to be, but for a brief time in the summer of 1995, the Reichstag virtually disappeared. Environmental artists Christo and Jean-Claude used nearly 100,000 square meters of polypropylene fabric to “wrap” the entire building. The eye-catching spectacle kept the building under wraps from June 24 until July 7 of that year.

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SMORREBORD
If you travel to Denmark, you’re likely to find a smorrebord on most any dinner menu. The traditional open faced sandwich normally consists of a piece of buttered rye bread, and then topped with pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads. Common toppings include pickled herrings, thinly-sliced cheese in many varieties, sliced cucumber, tomato and boiled eggs, various, thinly sliced cold cuts, smoked fish such as salmon, remoulade or other thick sauces often top the layered sandwich.

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SMORREBORD

If you travel to Denmark, you’re likely to find a smorrebord on most any dinner menu. The traditional open faced sandwich normally consists of a piece of buttered rye bread, and then topped with pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads. Common toppings include pickled herrings, thinly-sliced cheese in many varieties, sliced cucumber, tomato and boiled eggs, various, thinly sliced cold cuts, smoked fish such as salmon, remoulade or other thick sauces often top the layered sandwich.

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ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES