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Re: Spanish town gets tough on beach hogs

The Grey Traveller ·
This selfish attitude is what we travellers hate, it brings out the worst in people. Ban this behaviour I say!
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Tunis attack spurs both cancellations and support

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia, in which 20 tourists were killed, two trends have emerged.   MSC Cruises (most of the victims were passengers on the MSC Splendida) and Costa (a division of Carnival) have...
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Is Airport-Style Security Coming to Museums?

Travel Rob ·
The  terrorist attack that killed 20 foreign tourists in Tunis at the Bardo Museum  has already resulted in Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises cancelling Tunisa as a stop .   ABC  news has said extra police have already been assigned to...
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Spain's "ghost airport" will come to life with Ryanair

PHeymont ·
Spain's embarrassingly-empty Castellon-Costa Azahar airport, unused since it was opened with great ceremony nearly five years ago, will finally get passengers. Ryanair will announce a schedule of flights from U.K. and northern Europe today, according...
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Concordia Sinking: Captain's trial raises question of company's responsibility

PHeymont ·
When the Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Tuscany three years ago last month, blame quickly fell on the ship's captain who was accused of causing the disaster by recklessness and compounding it by abandoning the ship while others waited for...
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Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PortMoresby ·
Moments ago a newsletter landed in my inbox from  Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, announcing its 14th edition of the Biannale of Contemporary Photography, curated by Catalan artist/curator, Joan Fontcuberta, to be held in...
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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Agrigento, Sicily's Valley of the Temples is the world's largest archaeological site, and its mysteries are also immense. PHeymont visited and reports.
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Nov. 5, 2017, Concordia Temple, Agrigento, Sicily

Jonathan L ·
The Concordia Temple is one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world.
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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Guanacaste: Old cities, traditional pottery, great food

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour away from the resort in Tamarindo and on an exploration of the nearby towns where Costa Ricans live.
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January 29 2020, Sunset at Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares a beautiful sunset from Playa Tamarindo in Costa Rica
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Winter Heat and Beautiful Beaches

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a trip to Tamarindo, in Costa Rica, and enjoyed a wonderful beach vacation.
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'Security concerns:' Celebrity Cruises drops Istanbul overnights

PHeymont ·
  Cruise ship in port at Golden Horn in Istanbul   Celebrity Cruises has dropped overnight stays at Istanbul for the rest of the cruise season, affecting eight cruises. The line had already skipped overnights twice in recent weeks, citing...
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Carnival orders 9 new ships, including world's 4 largest

PHeymont ·
The world's-largest ship title just got a new winner. Carnival has just ordered nine new ships, and four of them, at 180,000 tons and 6,600 passengers, will be the world's largest. That beats Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class ships that hold up to 6,450....
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Visiting the Temples at Agrigento, Sicily

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, Sicily.
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Spanish town gets tough on beach hogs

PHeymont ·
A Spanish town makes good on threats to prosecute people who put their things out early to "reserve" beach space for later in the day.
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Disney to skip Greece and Turkey for 2016: security concerns

PHeymont ·
Disney Cruise Line has cancelled both Greece and Turkey from its 2016 itinerary for Disney Magic's 12-night cruise. A spokesperson said the change was a result of monitoring conditions and activities in the region. Earlier, Costa Cruises had dropped Turkey stopovers for the last half of the 2015 season, and last month Celebrity announced it wouldn't overnight in Istanbul in 2016. The Celebrity announcement said it was due to cruise port construction in Istanbul, but it seems likely that...
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Best Traveling Tips to Consider While Visiting Tamarindo Costa Rica

Earl Whitton ·
Travelling and holiday planning are one of those aspects which helps you take a break from your routine life. The relaxing atmosphere at the beachside hotel and all the amenities at your service isn’t any less of a tour to heaven. Most of the people look upon a calm and relaxed atmosphere to shred away the stress of life. Tamarindo Costa Rica is one of the exotic places to spend a relaxing yet adventures holiday with your family. The town speaks for an all-beach location, where you shall...
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Re: Is Airport-Style Security Coming to Museums?

Travel Rob ·
This attack really was horrible and I feel for the families. I don't know how we can totally avoid that very small risk of an attack at a public place .Some changes can be made, but I hope fear doesn't change museums into what we've made airports. At major museums, I can see them being able to handle some changes. What concerns me is some of the smaller museums that don't have the budgets for security, x-ray machines and storage lockers. Will they make rules for no bags at all? I know at...
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'Fallen Angel' is out of time

PHeymont ·
'Fallen Angel' is out of time
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Alfaro Castro Hermanos, Sarchi, Costa Rica (Where Gumbo was #378)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting a traditional ox cart factory. Ox carts were historically used to haul farm products and goods, and you can still spot some on rural roads to this day.
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A Visit to the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Doka Coffee Plantation, one of the oldest and largest in Costa Rica, where he learns all about everything it takes to make a great cup of coffee.
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Re: A Visit to the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, Costa Rica

Marilyn Jones ·
I enjoyed this article. It bought back memories of when I visited a coffee plantation in Guatemala. Your photos are excellent too!
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