Tagged With "U.S"

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Washington, DC's U Street - African American history vs Gentrification

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Washington DC's U street. Once the center of African-American cultural life, today it has changed greatly.
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Re: Back to the Future: Transit Ridership Keeps on Rising

Travel Rob ·
Besides traveling, I never really used public transport on a daily basis until last year.Gas prices in recent years I think have driven me and others to not use the car as much.I dont really miss using a car daily, but I do miss taking as many car roadtrips.I wonder if daytrips by car is down too?
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Re: Back to the Future: Transit Ridership Keeps on Rising

DrFumblefinger ·
When it makes sense to use public transit (financially, convenience, time savings), people do so. When it doesn't they don't. I'm all for free choice and believe most people have the sense to exercise their choices well.
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Back to the Future: Transit Ridership Keeps on Rising

PHeymont ·
For years, even in transit-rich NYC, the car seemed destined to decimate public transit in the U.S. That trend reversed a few years ago, and a number of cities have built new transit systems. One indicator of the trend: New York City just announced...
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U.S., Mexico agree to Open the Skies...

PHeymont ·
Under existing agreements, the U.S. and Mexico have limited the number of airlines allowed to serve any two U.S. and Mexico city pairs. Most have been limited to two U.S. and two Mexican airlines, some to one.   Now, under a new agreement to take...
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U.S. visitors to Cuba up 36% this year

PHeymont ·
The number of U.S. visitors without family ties in Cuba has jumped since the two countries started the process of warming up relations. Many of the visitors are flying to Cuba from other countries to avoid U.S. restrictions on just plain tourism; U.S....
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UK Citizens now eligible for U.S. Global Entry

PHeymont ·
Officials look on as traveler uses Global Entry kiosk, away from the lines.   Global Entry, the U.S. "trusted traveler network" that is designed to speed entry into the U.S. for registered members, is now being opened to U.K. citizens. The...
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Re: Germans saying 'Nein!' to vacation time

DrFumblefinger ·
I suppose then that it is no surprise that the German economy is the strongest in Europe, by far. I love my vacations and take them, but then again my job is fairly secure. But can understand this sentiment, especially the part about vacations being too expensive for poorer families to take.
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Re: Germans saying 'Nein!' to vacation time

PHeymont ·
Paying for the vacation is certainly a big issue; one that affected my family for years. It's interesting the way such issues can play out when employers either count on people not taking vacation, or actually paying them not to. Case in point: Norwegian Air has just had to hire more pilots, quickly, to avoid cancellation of many flights. The company had expected its pilots to be more willing to "sell back" their days off than they turned out to be. And speaking of Germany: One of the perks...
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Customs Pre-Clearance to add 12 cities; Stockholm is next

PHeymont ·
Stockholm is next city to allow travelers to go through U.S. border before boarding the plane, and 11 more are in talks to follow.
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What Millenials Want Most: Travel!

PHeymont ·
It's not always easy to tell who's a 'millenial,' but a new study says it's easy to tell what they want to do: Hit the road.
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In wake of U.S.-Cuba thaw, Cuba tourism jumps 17%

PHeymont ·
Sunset along Havana's Malecon           Photo: Antonio Milena / Wikimedia   In a year that has seen a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations and restoration of diplomatic relations, Cuban authorities report a 17% increase in...
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Delta, Aeromexico look to join operations

PHeymont ·
Delta and Aeromexico, already alliance partners, are asking the two governments for antitrust immunity to form a joint venture allowing them to coordinate schedules, fares and routes between the U.S. and Mexico.   It would be similar to the joint...
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Germans saying 'Nein!' to vacation time

PHeymont ·
Fear of losing jobs and opportunities and lack of cash lead German workers to skip vacations...so do Americans and Chinese.
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Re: Aviation Museums: Another good reason to fly

arion ·
The Aviation Museum in Bourget, outside of Paris, can be very easily reached, by the way, on Bus No. 350 from Gare de l'Est. This same bus also goes to CDG at a cost of 3 metro/bus tickets. Norma
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the pic Ottoman. I have traversed this bridge on 2 separate visits and and was fascinated by its size, architecture and grandeur.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great photo of a great bridge! And likely a rare day. Most of the times I've been in SF the fog and gloom preclude a nice photo of the Golden Gate.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

GarryRF ·
I would recommend renting a bicycle at Fishermans Wharf. Take your time crossing the Bridge Stop at Sausalito - Starbucks - Take in the beautiful surrounds. Watch the Fishing Boats. Take the Cycle track and head for the Ferry at Tiburon. Come back to SF on the Ferry and watch as the City rises from the fog. Great day !
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787 Dreamliner Changing the China-US Market

PHeymont ·
Hainan Airlines has just begin Boston to Beijing non-stop service, a nearly 6500-mile route made possible by the extended range and fuel economy of the 787. As the Dreamliner comes into service on more airlines, more of these very-long-distance...
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Aviation Museums: Another good reason to fly

PHeymont ·
CNN has compiled a list of 14 "best" aviation museums around the world, including in the U.S., China, Russia, France, Ukraine, Poland...You could almost build a round-the-world trip to explore them all. for the list and details, click  HERE
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Ottoman ·
   The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States.  It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil...
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Is your hotel's WiFi fast enough? Check here!

PHeymont ·
Hotel WiFi Test, a company that collects WiFi data and uses it to help travelers find a hotel where they won't scream in frustration at bad WiFi, has published a list of rankings for chains and hotels in the U.S. and internationally.   They...
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US-Int'l Air Traffic Sets New Records

PHeymont ·
International non-stop air traffic to/from the U.S. last hear hit 197.3 million comings and goings, up 7% over the year before. Of the total, about 56% was non-US citizens, and 44% citizens, with the tickets split almost evenly between U.S. airlines...
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U.S. picks airlines for Cuba flights; no Havana yet

PHeymont ·
U.S. parcels out the first commercial route approvals for flying to Cuba, but the big plum, Havana, won't come until later.
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Could new turboprops save small-city routes?

PHeymont ·
ATR is out to convince U.S. airlines that its advance turboprops can make money on small-town routes now abandoned because of cost.
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Seeing the World's Game at a Local Stadium - Palermo Football

Jonathan L ·
A longtime soccer fan, Jonathan L has an exciting afternoon sitting with the locals at an important game in Palermo.
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A Visit to the Al Ain Zoo, U.A.E

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely first-class zoo in the middle of the desert, near the oasis city of Al Ain.
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Berlin: Ooops again! This time it's a hotel, not the airport

PHeymont ·
Berlin hotel construction halted; it's crushing the subway tunnel beneath it.
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San Diego-Tijuana: Like a bridge over troubled borders...

PHeymont ·
At a time when border crossings are getting harder in many places, they just got easier at a pair of airports, right across the border and road from each other on the U.S.-Mexico border. By a happy accident, San Diego and Tijuana have twin airports facing each other, and now they have a bridge connecting them, allowing U.S. passengers to fly to many Mexican destinations by crossing the road; at the same time, Mexicans heading for U.S. cities can change planes to fly from San Diego. The key...
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U.S., Cuba agree on re-starting regular air service

PHeymont ·
After a year of change, with eased travel restrictions and re-opening of embassies, the U.S. and Cuba have come to agreement on arrangements for restoring regular airline service between the two countries, according to a Wednesday report from the Associated Press. The report has no details so far on when first flights might happen, but the outline indicates payment systems that would allow flights to be booked online and would streamline other aspects that have made travel to Cuba...
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More details on U.S.-Cuba airline agreement

PHeymont ·
The U.S. State Department has confirmed yesterday's press reports that the U.S. and Cuba have come to agreement on resuming regular commercial flights between the countries, with service starting in the first half of 2016. However, the U.S. restrictions on tourist travel to the island remain in place; travelers will still need to self-certify that they fall into one of the allowed categories of travel, which include cultural activities, journalism, academic pursuits, people-to-people...
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January 24, 2019: Driving the Cowboy Trail on a late January afternoon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos taken this week while driving the scenic Cowboy trail in western Alberta.
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Top 7 Wheelchair Accessible Cities in the U.S.

Samantha ·
For those who travel with four wheels, Samantha shares a list of several wheelchair friendly cities to visit.
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Re: Norwegian Air to finally get U.S. license

Travel Rob ·
This is great news! And this license should really have an impact on trans-Atlantic prices.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

Travel Rob ·
I've been through pre clearance in Canada and it does save time when entering the States.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

DrFumblefinger ·
Most every Canadian city has this pre-clearance, which really is formal immigration and customs inspection. Once through, you're in the USA, even though still in Canada. The lines move quickly and it certainly beats the zoo you find on arrival at immigration and customs at major US airports.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

GarryRF ·
Is driving from Canada into the US a problem for Brits ? Last time I was held up for some time having to go into the office and complete forms. I was in the US 48 hours earlier but they had do it all again.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

DrFumblefinger ·
Don't know if it's a problem for Brits, Garry. But it is not a problems for Canadians and Americans, some of whom cross the border every day. Perhaps it was your dry sense of British humor?!?......which I like, but which a border guard might not.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

GarryRF ·
Perhaps he didn't enjoy being reminded that our Queen Elizabeth II still owns Canada ! We had to complete another Visa Waiver Form. But they were extremely polite.
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Re: As scheduled Cuba service nears, charter operators face unknown future

Travel Rob ·
With a few exceptions, the charter prices for Americans were really expensive. So for those companies, the gravy train is over.
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Re: As scheduled Cuba service nears, charter operators face unknown future

GarryRF ·
On leaving Cuba last year our flight home to the UK was delayed. We had to wait on the plane for 4 hours. The airport had run out of Jet Fuel A1. So a fuel tanker was dispatched to fetch some. I do hope the US embargo stops before I go again. I'm not fighting American Airlines for the last drop of Jet Fuel !!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PortMoresby ·
Won't the beaches just move inland too?
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
What! and spoil my headline? Seriously, though, not necessarily. The deposit of sand and similar materials is a longer process than is being discussed here, and the new shorelines would be quite different, at least for a long time.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

DrFumblefinger ·
I am not smart enough to know what the correct temperature or ocean level of the earth should be.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PortMoresby ·
So many resorts truck in their "beaches", it may turn out to be more an excuse to build new fancier versions of themselves than the prospect of their disappearance. Where there's a will...and you know there is!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
When the Vikings first discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they wrote of a "Green and pleasant land with pastures, cows and animals". Now its a frozen wasteland ! In 1817 the wine producers of North Yorkshire (England) abolished their trade association as summers were becoming too cold to grow grapes. They've never grown grapes since ! This time last year we were digging the snow out. Today is 68f and sunny. Climate change doesn't go away. Ever.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
No, climate change doesn't go away...but until the last century, we lacked the ability to really push it in one direction or another. The issue these years is not the natural progression but the degree to which our emissions and more have upset the balance. On the one hand, I won't be around to see how it all comes out...but I'm concerned because my grandchildren will be!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
I do not believe that the burning of fossils fuels has any effect on the direction of the Jet Stream. Which in turn controls the weather around the world. I do believe that the Petro-Chemical Refineries from the New Jersey coast and further south releasing tons of nasty unwanted chemicals into the atmosphere does have a big effect on the de-forestation of Europe with acid rain. They release this gas when the wind is blowing east across the Atlantic. And when the wind suddenly changes the...
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
While I certainly agree with you about the refineries (remember how close to some of them I live) the jetstream is hardly the only factor involved in weather and climate. I'm not best equipped to explain more...that's the domain of my wife the science teacher...but it's clear there's a scary future ahead...
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
The Jet Stream is responsible for the California drought. The Polar Vortex you've been suffering from - and for the UK not having frosty weather since last November. English strawberries in Winter and de-icing salt being 15cents for a 10 kilo sack ! Its not yet April and I've cut the grass twice ! Blame it all on the Jet Stream.
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