Tagged With "New Zealand"

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New Zealand ETA Visa for United States and United Kingdom citizens online

Jose Mabini ·
The New Zealand government has reported compelling October first, 2019 U.S. natives, British, Canadian, and Australian Permanent inhabitants alongside 56 different nationalities that can at present enter New Zealand under the NZ visa waiver program will require a New Zealand eTA visa for the two entries via Air and Cruiseship. Beginning in mid-July 2019 voyagers will have the option to apply for an NZeTA visa, it will wind up compulsory for movement to New Zealand from October first. The eTA...
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Nov. 17, 2019: Home Decorations, New Hope, PA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes advantage of afternoon light to photograph some garden statues.
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April 24, 2016: The Stunning Beaches of New Zealand

Grand Escapades ·
New Zealand is known for its green hills dotted with white sheep, its mountain ranges, its fjords… But you can find some stunning beaches all around both islands...
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Air New Zealand does it to Hollywood

PHeymont ·
Air New Zealand's mini-movies draw on Hollywood cliches to present the required safety info.
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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN WELLINGTON

Susan California ·
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand serves as one of the hottest spots to complete your dream vacation. In here we have listed the top 5 things to do and see in Wellington New Zealand and make the most out of your trip. Take a tour at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa is situated in Wellington and happens to be one of the most innovative and interactive museums which comes with the natural environment. The museum serves as a fun and...
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Another round of airline ratings: Air New Zealand on top

PHeymont ·
AirlineRatings.com releases a new year's worth of airline ratings, with a 4-time winner continuing at the top.
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American and United thinking New Zealand

PHeymont ·
Air New Zealand may soon have some competition on its routes between the western U.S. and its home base. Both United (San Francisco) and American (Los Angeles) are considering new routes, using...guess what...the Boeing 787. For American, which is...
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Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

PHeymont ·
New York's tourism industry played host to 54.3 million tourists this year, a record, and expects to break it next year with more than 55 million. Most NY visitors? Canada and UK with over a million each, followed by Brazil, France and Germany. MORE
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* Fireworks will Fill the Skies of Dubai *

Travel Rob ·
Dubai says it has over 400,000 fireworks this New Years Eve.Read more about the increbible plans.This will be something to see. http://travel.france24.com/con...rs-eve-firework-show UPDATE:  The show in Dubai is getting rave reviews:...
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Aug. 13, 2016: At the French Market, New Orleans

PHeymont ·
A small fountain celebrates New Orleans' musical heritage at the historic riverfront market.
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Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

RS Rajawat ·
Apart from serving some of the best street food in India, Mumbai also has a world of swanky dining options where you can indulge in the finest cuisines from across the globe. The city has a lot on its platter- from Chinese to Italian, Tex-Mex to Japanese, almost every cuisine is available here. Take a look: Arola A first of its kind in bar in Mumbai, Arola in JW Marriott is a haven for those who love Spanish food to the core. The dishes here are prepared by the Michelin chef, Sergi Arola and...
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Re: Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

Professorabe ·
Do you have any recommendations regarding good INDIAN food in Mumbai (- preferably not in an international hotel)? Or is street food the best option?
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

DrFumblefinger ·
Are you sure that number is correct? Paris does just over 20 million visitors a year.
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

PHeymont ·
We'd have to compare the methods used by the two cities in counting. Tourism figures are notoriously difficult (are business travelers disaggregated? Regional visitors? etc.) It's possible that if Paris used the NY methodology, it would have a much larger figure.
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: We'd have to compare the methods used by the two cities in counting. Tourism figures are notoriously difficult (are business travelers disaggregated? Regional visitors? etc.) It's possible that if Paris used the NY methodology, it would have a much larger figure. Gotcha. A bit of an apples and oranges comparison. Sort of whether to count all migratory birds or only the snowbirds.
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Grim reminder of a firefighter's danger

PHeymont ·
Grim reminder of a firefighter's danger
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Tiny retro diner on Route 96, Owego, New York

PHeymont ·
Tiny retro diner on Route 96, Owego, New York
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Genesee River

Jonathan L ·
Genesee River
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Genesee river 2

Jonathan L ·
Genesee river 2
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I-480 bridge

Jonathan L ·
I-480 bridge
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Rochester Skyline

Jonathan L ·
Rochester Skyline
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting piece, Paul. I believe that both are actually drawing more people than Paris (France) is as well. I don't see much of an overlap in the target populations these cities draw from. Orlando is very clearly family-oriented, with multiple theme parks. More of a budget destination, although with admissions at the parks being what they are, not that cheap anymore. New York City a big cosmopolitan attraction. Most folks would consider it too expensive for "family travel".
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
I think Orlando is a big pull for overseas travelers as well, which bodes well for them. Length of stay is an issue, especially, for New York; I think we get people on a shorter stay because of the cost. For overseas travelers, I think NY and Orlando are often both on the agenda, based on the questions I used to see on other boards!
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

PHeymont ·
I love the idea of better storage space, but I'm not ready to put my legs in the overhead! I'm sure this design would work well with 40" pitch, but not with 30-32" as we mostly get. But perhaps if they made the bins about half the depth shown in the design, there might be footroom and storage.
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

DrFumblefinger ·
As Paul says, without adequate pitch between the rows, this would be painful. Might be useful on planes that only fly one or two hours, but it would kill you on a long haul.
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

Travel Rob ·
People forget things on planes now. Imagine if their bags were truly out of sight.
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Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

Travel Rob ·
Airbus designs a new seat with added storage. but less legroom
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Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
New York City hit a record high of over 54 million visitors last year—but it wasn't enough to keep Mickey's hometown of Orlando from becoming the No. 1-visited U.S. city with 4 million more. New York has a lot of attractions, but lacks...
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New England Aquarium, Boston (Where Gumbo was #192)

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the destination of this past week's travel puzzle, Boston's New England aquarium.
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December 18, 2016: Central Park - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see an aspect he loves in Central Park: its water features, the ponds, streams and lakes that make it so memorable.
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52 Places for 52 Weeks

PHeymont ·
With a destination for each week of the New Year, the NY Times has laid out a banquet of places, some of them "of course" and some of them definitely "what the...?" Even the usual get a twist; the note on Paris talks of places beyond the...
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April 7, 2019: Yale University

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L had the chance to walk around Yale University this month.
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May 13, 2019: New Synagogue, Berlin

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the New Synagogue. Built in Berlin in the mid 19th century, it is of Moorish-inspired design and at its time was the largest synagogue in Europe.
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July 2, 2017: Lockport, NY

Jonathan L ·
Lockport NY was part of the original Erie Canal. The locks above are part of the new canal (built in 1908).
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Sir William Van Horne Billiards Room

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes us to the Billards Room on Minister's Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
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Re: New England Aquarium, Boston (Where Gumbo was #192)

GarryRF ·
Some amazing and colourful nature photos DrF. I had eight hours to see Boston between flights. Wonderful - walkable City.
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Re: 52 Places for 52 Weeks

DrFumblefinger ·
Seems the New York Times needs to take a lesson from TravelGumbo. We offer you a new destination or two every day -- not just one a week! Go Gumbo!
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Cuttlefish at dinner

PHeymont ·
Cuttlefish at dinner
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Lionfish

PHeymont ·
Lionfish
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Penguins grooming each other

PHeymont ·
Penguins grooming each other
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Santa Fe Sunset

Jonathan L ·
Santa Fe Sunset
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Taos Pueblo

Jonathan L ·
Taos Pueblo
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Re: Visiting My Backyard—Riverside Park

Travel Rob ·
Glad kids are still using the park. I also think I going to parks is an important part of growing up and in most cases very safe. A few years ago FBI statistics showed crime was at a 40 year low in a lot places in the US, but perception was crime was the highest its ever been. The rates might of gone higher a bit in the last few years but crime is still at historic lows.
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Re: Visiting My Backyard—Riverside Park

PHeymont ·
It was my backyard, too, for quite a while. We lived at 99th St and West End, a short walk away in the late 40s and early 50s, and my uncles used to take me for walks there. My father tried to teach me to ride a bike there (our family story is that I learned, but he didn't teach...go figure). Later, I went to Columbia for several years; aside from anything else, it's where I escaped from tiny apartments and roommates to spread the Sunday NY Times out on a bench. Glad to see it's alive and...
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Re: Visiting My Backyard—Riverside Park

GarryRF ·
It's always gives a "feel-good factor" to revisit the playgrounds of our childhood. I remember the field where I hit my first six runs in cricket. To do it today I would have to hit the ball through 16 windows. Time and bad City Planners can be so cruel.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, New Orleans

DrFumblefinger ·
Reminds a little of a Corvette, but it's been very modified that it's hard to be sure.
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Re: New Orleans—Museum Highlights Young Voices of Resilience

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a nice chapter in the grim story of New Orleans post Katrina. Thanks for sharing this with us; I hope the Children's Museum ends this exhibit with a flourish. The city and those who stayed are resilient. Kudos to them and to the many other Americans who gave of their time and resources to help the city recover and rebuild. There's no place anywhere like New Orleans and I need to get back there sometime soon.
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Re: New Orleans—Museum Highlights Young Voices of Resilience

PHeymont ·
Thanks for, in a way, welcoming me back. My last visit was a grim one, working as a volunteer preparing flooded houses for rebuilding (or demolition) a year after Katrina. In many ways, I've put off coming back, in part in anger at how little was done and how long it took, and in part a fear of finding something like New-Orleansland. While I know nothing can ever be the same...and many things shouldn't be...I see, both through the report and through the children, reason to return!
 
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