One last road tripOur final trip with the 2007 Dartmouth Ski Team was a special one for the athletes, coaches, and administrators who have dedicated so much to the ski team in particular and Dartmouth Athletics in general. At the White House on June 18, President George W. Bush honored 27 of this year's NCAA Division-1 national championship teams-of which we were one-in an afternoon-long celebration that included a tour of the White House, a personal meeting........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 6/27/2007 5:54:08 PM)
On Deciding Not to Travel
From the window of the fourth
floor walk-up, the umbrella
slid past each other wit
black & blue mingling wit
the occasional red, yellow
lime-green. The street shon........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 7:56:54 PM)
Nine Beaches Get International Blue Flag CertificationNine beaches in Toronto got International Blue Flag Certification. Blue Flag Program is owned by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It has grown to 36 countries with more than 2,600 beaches. Environmental Defence makes sure that beaches in Canada are very clean and they get Blue Flag Certification. Beaches trying for Blue Flag must have good water, environmental management, environmental education and safety and services.
The........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/8/2007 5:29:41 PM)
Congos Rare Mountain Gorilla Under Terror ThreatThe political unrest in Congo has resulted in trouble for the wildlife themilitia has threatened to kill the rare mountain gorilla in the Virunga National Park
The Mai Mai militia killed a wildlife officer and injured three others when they attacked the park this weekend in Congos trouble-torn North Kivu province
The area they attacked is quite near to the isolated population of some 700 rare mountain gorillas, according to........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 5/23/2007 6:57:54 PM)
Gold Star DestinationsSpeaking of vacation planningyesterday, the January edition of Conde Nast Traveler has the GOLD List of World's Best 700 Hotels Resorts and Cruise Lines
It is a wonderful resource for planning your next vacation as it gives you the opportunity to select a region of the world to find their recommended best hotels/resorts.
Each location is then rated for food, rooms, service, location, amenities and a variety of other categories. I........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 3:36:09 PM)
Denali, the "High One"Denali, the "High One," is the name Athabascan native people gave the massive peak that crowns the 600-mile-long Alaska Range. Denali is also the name of an immense national park and preserve created from the former Mount McKinley National Park. In 1917 Mount McKinley National Park was established as a game refuge. The park and the massif including North America's highest peak were named for former senator - later President - William McKinley.........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 4/29/2007 4:06:35 PM)
Great Gable and the Great War Memorial TabletA glorious day for walking. Clear sky, cool and sunny. We decided to do Great Gable, not from Wasdale as illustrated above, but from the Slate Mine on Honister Pass. Sadly, although visibility was excellent, with the sun came haze and so it was not the greatest day for photographs.The path up from the slate mineThe purist will say tackling the Gables from this starting point is cheating, as you have won a thousand feet before you get out of........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 4/15/2007 11:42:58 AM)
HomePeople have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. More InformationWelcome to the new Acadia........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 4/12/2007 5:27:08 PM)
Tourism for fighting povertyThe World Tourism Organization is pushing tourism as one way to fighaccording to this press release. The U.N. body believes 2007 is a critical year for tourism to become a key tool in sustainable development. So book your travel to the developing and newly developed states. My vote would be for Sri Lanka, and Taiwan is a great spot, especially if you get to the south and interior. I was in both places last year and would highly recommend them.........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 3/21/2007 8:54:40 PM)
Rca Small Wonder Digital CamcorderOne of my favorite toys at CES this year is the RCA Small Wonder, a digital camcorder which is "EZ," to quote the packaging. With this "point-and-shoot" MPEG-4 digital camcorder, there are no tapes or discs to buy, and the device runs on standard AA batteries, meaning that you won't be trying to shoot a family milestone and realize you forgot to charge the battery. At 60 minutes of standard-quality recording time (30 minutes of high-quality........Go to the Travel-news (Added on 1/15/2007 9:00:00 PM)
365 Beaches For You In Puerto RicoI was in Puerto Rico this weekend. Puerto Rico is the land of beaches. It is said that Puerto Rico has 365 beaches. People who love sea and beaches can have a fabulous time in this island. If you are keen you can visit a different stunning string of sand every day of the year.
The climate is more or less uniform, with occasional unpredictable rain. So you can start from the New Year day on Jan 1st and visit a different beach each day till........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 12/31/2006 6:54:20 PM)
Drinking, drugs and drivingOne in three drivers suspected of driving while 'over the limit,' but subsequently found to be below maximum permissible levels of alcohol, nevertheless tested positive for a range of drugs, reveals research in Injury Prevention.
The findings prompt the authors to call for routine drugs testing in all drivers who are suspected of being over the limit for alcohol.
The researchers base their findings on 2000 blood and urine specimens taken........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 12/13/2006 7:47:07 PM)
Audio Telescope Heeds Call Of The Wild BirdsScientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Intelligent Automation, Inc. (Rockville, Md.) and the University of Missouri-Columbia have modified a NIST-designed microphone array to make an "audio telescope" that could help airports more efficiently avoid costly and hazardous bird-aircraft collisions by locating and identifying birds by their calls. The prototype system was described in a recent paper.*.
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Save Threatened TurtlesEcology and conservation experts from the University of Exeter today urge international governments to work together to protect threatened Caribbean sea turtle populations.
The Cayman Islands, a UK Overseas Territory, once supported one of the world's largest sea turtle rookeries, which comprised some 6.5 million adult green and loggerhead turtles. These populations were driven into decline from the mid-1600s onwards, when massive harvesting........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 10/31/2006 9:27:09 PM)
World's Most Intense ThunderstormsA summer thunderstorm often provides much-needed rainfall and heat wave relief, but others bring large hail, destructive winds, and tornadoes. Now with the help of NASA satellite data, researchers are gaining insight into the distribution of such storms around much of the world.
By using data from the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, scientists identified the regions on Earth that experience the most intense........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/26/2006 4:47:54 AM)
Seek adventureIs this water shallow or are we tall?
ORCAS - West Coast.
British Columbia, Canada.
MARVEL THE WILDLIFE!
EXPERIENCE YOUR PLANET!........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/11/2006 9:06:10 PM)
Compulsive Buying In Women And MenDo you think women are more prone to compulsory buying? Then you are wrong!
Contrary to popular opinion, nearly as many men as women experience compulsive buying disorder, a condition marked by binge buying and subsequent financial hardship, according to new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
"The widespread opinion that most compulsive buyers are women may be wrong," the researchers wrote in their paper, which........Go to the Travel-news (Added on 10/1/2006 8:21:05 PM)
Prince Edward IslandAND SO BEGINS Your Guide to Familiar Birds of Prince Edward Island, a pocket-sized, colour guide to some of the most sought out birds in the province. The book was compiled and written by legendary Island naturalist, the late Geoff Hogan, and published in 1991 by Ragweed Press, 222 Grafton St., Charlottetown.
In this handy, take-along paperback, Mr. Hogan has included 90 colour photos of everything from Eastern Kingbirds to Greater........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 9/25/2006 7:09:56 PM)
Business travel costs surgingBusiness travel costs are going higher and higher!
Business air travel costs have hit their highest levels in nearly five years as carriers regain pricing power, a survey showed on Tuesday.
American Express Business Travel said its survey of travel managers showed US domestic one-way airfares increased 13% from a year ago to an average of $247. This was the highest since late 2001.
The survey found higher costs in all........Go to the Travel-news (Added on 9/21/2006 4:33:24 AM)
Jetstar Rival May Get To Europe FirstJETSTAR is poised to become the first low-cost arilline to Europe from Australia.
JETSTAR could be pipped at the post in becoming the first long-haul low-cost airline to fly from Australia to Europe: the budget carrier Viva Macau is looking to enter the route as soon as late next year.
Viva Macau says it plans to launch four-weekly charter flights to Sydney in the first half of 2007 before moving to a scheduled daily service if the market........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/21/2006 4:26:04 AM)
Most Dangerous Place To Travel Over The Holiday?Just in time for the most dangerous days of the year to drive July 3 and 4 the national Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) at the University of Minnesota today released a list of the states where Americans are more likely to die in a traffic crash on a rural road.
For most people, riding in a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous things they ever do, and this is especially true when traveling on rural roads. While U.S.........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/28/2007 11:45:39 PM)
Last Day in OregonWe spent much of our last full day in OreKing Estate winery, south of Eugene in some rolling hills. We’re not drinkers by any definition though we sometimes will enjoy a bit of wine. (And beer — see below.) Our goal, however, was merely to have a nice lunch in a nice setting, and we achieved that
This winery is supposed to be the jewel of Oregon’s wine industry, and not having any experience of the other wineries in the........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 7:56:50 PM)
Buongiorno da Venezia! Artist Crafts Ferrari F50 GondolaAs magical a city as waterlogged Venice is, it must be troubling for Venetians not to be able to drive cars. Sure they've got powerboats and gondolas to get them to and fro, but there really isn't any substitute for the onroad, V12 power of, say, a Ferrari
Well, maybe there is
Italian sculptor Livio De Marchi has caused quite a stir by parading through the canals of Venice in a seaworthy wooden replica of the Ferrari F50 (the........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 5/23/2007 7:16:37 PM)
Meridian Hill ParkMeridian Hill Park is located in northwest Washington, D.C. and is bordered by 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Streets. It is a 12 acre site situated on an almost perfect north-south axis.Construction of the park was begun in 1914, but it was not until 1936 that Meridian Hill reached the full status of a formal park. In 1933 the grounds were transferred to the National Park Service.Meridian Hill Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 5/21/2007 10:09:51 AM)
Hands Free EMAILIt's officially 2nd quarter and that must mean that hands free email is soon to be available for purchase
LaIntelligent Mechnatronic Systems annoiLane would be providing the ability for users to use voice activation to check their email while traveling
Imagine. Those of us that have mastered bluetooth technology and can walk and talk at the same time (wish I could say that was me - I have the ear piece but just can't seem to get........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 3:36:11 PM)
A Room Service Tip for Inexperienced TravelersIn a former professional life, I traveled often. But I nevertheless was recently tripped up by some fine print when deciding to order room service at a hotel during a weekend getaway.
When I checked out of my hotel, I noticed that I had given a tremendously generous tip. Since I don't generally light my cigars with burning dollar bills, I asked the desk clerk how it might be that I tipped over seven dollars on a room service bill of........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:57:22 AM)
The Mountain Gorillas of UgandaWhen travelers palaver, one experience that gets everyone's rapt attention is an account of visiting mountain gorillas. It's a heart-piercing encounter you have doubtlessly heard good things about, and our Africa team has built this trip to give us the ?nest and most polite visit possible. We begin in Entebbe, then fly by charter to southern Queen Elizabeth National Park for two days before driving to the famous Gorilla Forest Camp. We'll spend........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 4/21/2007 7:05:30 AM)
Dental Tourists Flocking India for Cheaper Treatments
Did you know that outsourcing was taking place in the arena of clinical dentistry too? India has been witnessing a steady influx of medical tourists from countries such as U.S, U.K and Gulf who are clubbing their holidays along with dental treatment since the cost of the high end dental care is pretty low as compared to other Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia or Singapore.
This is expected to generate employment for around a........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 3/21/2007 8:57:08 PM)
Blackstone to Acquire Tussauds Museums for $1.9 Billion Private equity firm Blackstone Group has announced that it is buying the owner of Madame Tussauds waxworks museums for around 1 billion pounds ($1.92 billion) cash. The acquisition will also create the world’s second-biggest theme park group behind Walt Disney. Blackstone owned Merlin Entertainment has said that under the agreement it would pay Dubai International Capital 1.028 billion pounds in cash and a 20 percent stake in the........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 3/21/2007 8:57:07 PM)
Travelers need to know more about diarrheaMost people heading off to a sunny winter vacation in a foreign country know something about how to avoid a nasty case of travellers' diarrhea, but they don't know everything they should, as per a University of Alberta study.
A survey of 104 vacationers boarding flights for Mexico revealed that their general level of knowledge about the prevention of this condition was generally adequate; however, there were still some things they needed to........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/12/2007 4:51:40 AM)
Have you ever seen a Racisson Hotel?Have you ever seen a Racisson Hotel? This weekend I was in Puerto Rico and saw one. This is the new years eve and in the dark, the Racisson hotel stands out with unique sign.
Hmmm!........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 12/31/2006 6:32:03 PM)
MSI M677 - Laptop with CrystalsIf the Gold USB Hub got your attention, this laptop with crystals should probably have the same effect.
On the outside the MSI Crystal M677 has 120 pieces of Austrian crystal located on the laptop lid, while on the inside there is an AMD Turion 64 x2 processor that can handle 2GB of RAM memory. The whole package includes a built-in 1.3megapixel camera, a 15.4-inch screen, a DVD burner, a GeForce Go 7600 video card, and bluetooth + Wi-Fi on........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 11/27/2006 4:36:24 AM)
Sony K320i: Your Everyday BusinessK320i is a slim camera phone with everything you need to do business on the move.
Synchronize your PC contacts, calendar and tasks with your phone and have what you need wherever your are.
A Bluetooth- headset makes long calls comfortable and when you're on the road, it makes in-car calling safe.
As well as text and picture messaging, K320i has support for push email. Read and write email on the move and enjoy Internet access with RSS........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 11/6/2006 8:30:17 PM)
Which Is More Annoying, Spam Or Direct Mail?You open up your e-mail inbox and are inundated with spam that offers everything from inkjet cartridges to "investment opportunities" that are obviously too good to be true. You open up your mailbox at home to find more unsolicited ads, everything from pizza coupons to credit card offers.
Ever wonder which is more annoying?
According to a new study by a researcher in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 11/2/2006 9:09:52 PM)
The Space Tourism Industry Can Really Make MoneySo far, only one craft has flown in space, sending test pilots to the final frontier at an expense of $25 million-plus to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. Market right now doesn't show the prospects that were expected by the investors in the space tourism industry.
But this doesn't mean that people in the real world don't have any respect for this industry. Space Tourism is not aimed at "space geeks" only. This seems the way it is because........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/25/2006 5:04:35 AM)
2006 Gumpert ApolloIt seldom happens that you drive a performance based car which gives you a soothing experience. this is the kind of balance all super car manufacturers try to strike , which is a tough ask in it self. Apollo has done it with flawless precision by developing a super car that not only flies but soothes.
The 2006 Gumpert Apollo is the new Sports car from Apollo that produces 650 horsepower with a Topspeed of 360 km/h. This car does 0 to 100 km........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/22/2006 9:31:42 PM)
Ideas For Lauren's PoloLast semester, four MIT Sloan students found a way to bring some of Polo Ralph Lauren's a number of Internet shoppers back to the high-end designer's retail store: They devised an interactive kiosk that remembers consumers and addresses them personally.
"It is a new kind of customer experience," said Petra Gospodnetic, a Sloan student and one of four M.B.A. candidates who worked for Ralph Lauren during their spring semester as part of........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/26/2006 9:03:46 PM)
Islands Permitted Activities ChartThe following section gives you parameters based on allowed activities for visitors to the Galapagos Islands.
The Galapagos is one of the few sites in the world where tourism is orientated distinctly around the nature, constituting a educational activity.
Tourism in the Galapagos was started in 1969 with the arrival of the first tourist boat the "Lina A", and today it is the principal force of the economy of the region and........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/25/2006 6:34:53 PM)
Bahamas Sailing VacationsThe treasure of the Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas is the country of nearly 700 islands, a stunning combination of magnificent reefs, and man-made miracles. The Gulf Stream is responsible for an astonishing variety of marine life. The Bahamas enjoys an international reputation for sailing, regattas, and races. The best season for a Bahamas sailing vacation is from November to March, but the peak period is from the middle of December to the middle........Go to the Travel-articles (Added on 9/21/2006 4:37:26 AM)
Cancun MexicoPerched at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula along the Caribbean coast, Cancun is the ideal place for a Mexican getaway if your idea of the perfect vacation involves spending hours spread out on a gorgeous beach with the sun radiating above you. With its sparkling white sand and stunning blue waters, the beaches in Cancun can entertain and enthrall you with their sheer beauty and wondrous sights. Throw in the lively nightlife and abundant water........Go to the Travel-news (Added on 9/19/2006 10:22:44 PM)