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Re: EU Parliament Ends Cell Phone Roaming Charges in 2017

PHeymont ·
Yes, it will apply to prepaid plans, which many Europeans as well as visitors use, but it's not as happily absolute as some of the celebrators make it sound. The final June 2017 step depends on a reform of the European wholesale roaming market in which carriers pay each other for roaming use, and is also subject to limits for those who roam "too much." Here's a quote from one of the Parliament members who was a leading proponent of the law (which also originally included provisions for net...
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Re: Post-Merger AA Route Changes at DCA, LGA

Jonathan L ·
Virign America will bee getting some of AA's slots at LGA - That is a net plus in my book!
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Re: Yesterday & Today in France.

PHeymont ·
Thanks for those links! truly fascinating. My two favorites are the second, from 1907, which clearly shows a place with almost no change (as opposed to the next where the buildings have remained but so much has not, and the 1911 road scene which at first glance shows little change; a closer look at the combination shows significant re-grading of the road level in the meantime!
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Re: Package deliveries snarl Belgian traffic

DrFumblefinger ·
I've always found this a two edged sword. While there may be more vans delivering packages, there are also thousands less traveling around in their cars going shopping. I'm not sure if you've ever watched delivery vans, but they're very efficient. A UPS driver can drop of hundreds of packages in a city environment in a day. My gut reaction is that online shopping leads to a net reduction in traffic.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

FlashFlyer ·
Funny you should mention old Volvos. Some of my friends would drive nothing else in the 70s, and one of them had a hard time giving up his mid-50s P444. I remember that car well...at one time both doors were bent stuck and we had to go through a window to get in. Before winter, he bent one back into shape...I just saw one on the net...look how simple the dashboard was... http://bringatrailer.com/2013/...ner-1958-volvo-v444/
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Re: More Life at the Edge: What’s in a Name?

PHeymont ·
I admit to a long fascination with the names people choose; clearly whether screen names on websites or as names chosen for daily living, they tell some story of self-reflection, just as PortMoresby's does. What, I always wondered, made someone choose to be J. Edgar rather than just Edgar (or even just John?) That sort is more puzzling to me than the screen names that shout aggression (Warrior, Conan) or whisper softly (Miss Maisie, Teatime) or are ironically self-referential (my favorite...
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The Loire River Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
    Many find a visit to the  Loire Valley  to be the highlight of their visit to France, as did we.   When we were planning our journey I discussed our itinerary with my friend, Wayne.  Wayne and his wife had...
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October 4, 2017: Fishermen on Kerala Beach

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares snapshots and a first-hand account of a traditional fishing method in Kerala, India
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May 24, 2017: Seattle Central Library, Washington

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to Seattle's architectural and cultural gem.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Budapest to Kiev

Wilbur's Travels ·
Do you love unusual train journeys as much as Wilbur does? Check out this fascinating adventure through eastern Europe.
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July 31, 2017: Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi

Professorabe ·
In today's Pic of the Day, Professor Abe shares photos of an unusual fishing contraption used in Kerala, India.
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City Library, Pristina, Kosovo (Where Gumbo was #242)

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor shares some of the interesting architectural features of the library in the new nation's capital.
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Southwest Airlines continues its No-Fee Baggage policy

DrFumblefinger ·
    Good news for travelers in the USA!  Southwest Airlines continues its "outlier" policy of not charging for a checked bag.  While every other major carrier in the United States charges for a checked bag -- generally in the $15 -...
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And then there were none: AAdvantage shifts to points-per-dollar

PHeymont ·
American Airlines' AAdvantage program, the last major U.S. holdout of the once-traditional one-point-per-mile-flown loyalty system has announced that starting midyear next year it will be shifting to a model that rewards those who spend the most, not...
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April 18, 2018: View from Atop Mt. Snowdon

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Dr Jon shares the breath-taking view of Miner's and PYG tracks from the summit of Mt. Snowdon, Wales.
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Tuktoyaktuk: A village on the Arctic Coast of Canada

My Thatched Hut ·
  Tuktoyaktuk is a village on the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Canada. It has a population of about 950. About 80% of the population are Inuvialuit (formerly known as Eskimos but they have reverted to their original name instead of the one that...
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Bayfront Stadium, Pensacola: As Good as it Gets

Travel Rob ·
I t's easy for me to get jaded sometimes, comparing my local sights to more famous places, expecting them to compete.  It's always great, though, when I find local places that not only stack up, but outshine the more famous ones.   That's...
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Denmark: Catch a trout, save the environment

PHeymont ·
Denmark's dealing with a unique problem: too many rainbow trout. 80,000 of them escaped from a fish farm and are threatening local fish life.
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Kies met zorg je villa of vakantiewoning om echt te genieten op vakantie

Paul Thomas ·
Mensen kiezenmeestal één vakantiewoning en verblijven er gans het vakantieverloop. Verhuizen van de ene naar de andere met bagage is meestal duur en je verliest er kostbare vakantietijd aan. Daarom is het belangrijk om de juiste vakantiewoning met zwembad te selecteren. Na uren van zoeken naar de juiste villa en het napluizen wat ze aan te bieden hebben, verfijn je de lijst met hetgene dat voor u het belangrijkste is. Iedereen heeft andere verlangens wanneer ze op zoek zijn naar de juiste...
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EU blocks Germany's toll plan for foreigners

PHeymont ·
Germany's controversial plan to charge a national toll for highway use and rebate it to German drivers is blocked by EU courts.
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New budget airline, People Over Profits, using crowdfunding to start up

Travel Rob ·
A new budget airline in it's crowdfunding stage is looking to donate a majority of its profits to charity
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Immerse yourself in Australia's Unique Cultural Experiences

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Alexander Hunkin invites you to discover Australia's culture, and suggests ways to experience it.
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November 1, 2019: London Colors

George G. ·
George G shares some of the colorful sights he spotted around London, noting how they added some cheer to the gray and dreary weather.
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Yesterday & Today in France.

PortMoresby ·
Jeff Steiner, an American living in France, has a monthly newsletter in which, from time to time, he has a photo feature called Yesterday & Today in which old photos are merged with new ones of the same place and vantage point to create what to me feels a bit like time travel. I don't find one link to them so I'll give you the individual links. I especially like the first one with a group coming up a hill. They seem to be emerging from the past and looking directly at...
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Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Centro Cultural de Santo Domingo

PortMoresby ·
Saving some of the best for near the end of her trip, PortMoresby visits the huge former monastery that is now the Cultural Center and its treasures.
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My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

Janey Mae finds George Town an unexpected favorite, and a great place to get lost, and be found in. Read on to share her adventure...
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Britain: Spray all flights from Zika-affected areas

Travel Rob ·
Britain asks all airlines flying from Zika-affected areas back to the U.K. to spray planes with insecticide.
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Airlines expected to post record profits for 2015

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like 2015 may prove to be an all time record profitable year for the airlines.
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CDC asks pregnant women to consider delaying trips to some destinations

Travel Rob ·
CDC asks women to consider delaying trips to some destinations.
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Purple-crowned Fairywrens of Western Australia

Kirsten Hines ·
Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Australia, part 3 We finish our celebration of Australia’s nature with a species of bird that’s name and coloration evoke images of dainty fairies, but that should not be underestimated in its territorial defense.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#324)

DrFumblefinger ·
Here are your net puzzle clues...
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Base Tendriling Travel Expenses

Shamail Tariq ·
As business travel costs nose upward, organizations are understanding that better cost-administration strategies can have any kind of effect The US. corporate travel costs soared to more than $143 billion of every 1994, as per American Express's latest study on business travel the executives. Private-area bosses spend an expected $2,484 per representative on travel and diversion, a 17 percent expansion in the course of recent years.Visit Sklite.co.uk . Corporate T&E costs, presently the...
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