Monthly Archives: January 2012

Things to do in: Flagstaff, AZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Attractions, Flagstaff (Arizona) – Travel Guide

 

 

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Top Cities for best street food

Probably the best way to decide which street vendors to approach for food are the ones with the long lines.

In San Francisco the Tamale Lady is known for coming into bars with her wonderful Tamale’s.  I’ve had my fill of those amazing tamales. To top it off Virginia (Tamale Lady) is always a pleasure to visit with and she remembers people too. So if visiting San Francisco and at a bar don’t hesitate trying the Tamale Lady’s food. She’s an icon in the Bay area.

 

Some of the World’s Best Street Food Locations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. ~James Beard

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Kentucky Derby on the American Queen steamboat

Following the debut of the American Queen steamboat the Great American Steamboat Company is offering a 4-night Kentucky Derby voyage.

Departing on May 4, 2012 from Cincinnati, OH – the 4-night voyage will steamboat it’s way to Louisville/Churchill Downs then to Madison, IN before returning to Cincinnati.

Special Benefits:

  • Pre-voyage luxury stay at the historic and grand Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati
  • All-Day Kentucky Derby Party at the Historic Seelbach Hotel complete with sumptuous meals and snacks, free-flowing Mint Juleps, premium open-bar, festive games and Derby Hat competition for the ladies and a live feed of the “Run for the Roses”
  • General Admission tickets to Churchill Downs where you may view the horses in the Paddock area
  • Commemorative Keepsake Gift
  • Learn the insider secrets to professional training and handicapping from renowned experts such as the famed Dr. Elmo Shropshire
  • Special on-board events and entertainment

 

 

“The Kentucky Derby is on of the world’s most exciting sports events and International’s decision to strengthen its corporate partnership with Churchill Downs reflects the company’s appreciation of the Derby’s value and importance. International has been a presence at the Derby for several years and we welcome and appreciate the company’s decision to increase it’s participation” ~Jim Gates

 

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Where to go Whale watching

The Cetacea hold an important lesson for us. The lesson is not about whales and dolphins, but about ourselves. There is at least moderately convincing evidence that there is another class of intelligent beings on Earth beside ourselves. They have behaved benignly and in many cases affectionately towards us. We have systematically slaughtered them. Little reverence for life is evident in the whaling industry – underscoring a deep human failing…In warfare, man against man, it is common for each side to dehumanize the other so that there will be none of the natural misgivings that a human being has at slaughtering another…” ~Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection, New York: Doubleday, 1973 (quoted in “Whale Nation” by Heathcote Williams, Jonathan Cape ltd,1988)

Although there are many amazing places to go whale watching, such as Hawaii, New Zealand, and Spain, I have just listed a few below.

  • Alaska

 

  • Azores – Portugal

 

  • California

 

  • Iceland

 

  • Massachusetts

 

  • Mexico

 

 

  • Norway

 

  • Scotland

 

  • South Africa

 

  • Vancouver Island

 

“The brain size of whales is much larger than that of humans. Their cerebral cortexes are as convoluted. They are at least as social as humans. Anthropologists believe that the development of human intelligence has been critically dependent upon these three factors: brain volume, brain convolutions, and social interactions among individuals. Here we find a class of animals where the three conditions leading to human intelligence may be exceeded, and in some cases greatly exceeded. ~Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection, New York: Doubleday, 1973 (quoted in “Whale Nation” by Heathcote Williams, Jonathan Cape ltd,1988)

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Blue Whale

 

Amazing Blue Whale – the biggest animal on Earth!

Most scenic cruises

“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.”~Margaret Mead

 

  • Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands

 

 

  • Galapagos Islands

 

 

 

  • Baja California/Sea of Cortez

 

 

  • Alaska

 

 

  • The Kimberley

 

 

  • Borneo

 

 

  • French Polynesia

 

 

  • Hebridean Islands

 

 

  • The Arctic/Spitsbergen

 

 

  • Madagascar

 

 

  • Egypt

 

 

  • New England

 

 

  • Norwegian Fjords

 

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Airlines using biofuels to cut down on carbon emissions

Nearly 3 billion passengers carried by the world’s airlines will generate approximately 650 million tons of carbon emissions according to Bettina Wassener of the NY Times.

Just in November of last year we had many airlines using biofuels as an alternative for the first time. Some of the fuels are being derived from cooking oil, algae, and vegetable oil.

Solazyme Inc., which started in a garage in Palo Alto is a provider of biofuels made of microalgae. United announced on November 7th, 2011 that they signed a letter of intent with Solazyme to purchase 20 million gallons of the biofuel annually. This will take place in 2014.

SkyNRG another biofuel company in the Netherlands is providing biofuels for airlines such as KLM, Asia Pacific and others.

 

Some of the Airlines that are using biofuels are:

US Airlines/Alaska Airlines started using biofuels on 75 of their flights on Nov. 9th, 2011

 

Lufthansa

 

KLM

 

Virgin Airlines

 

Continental/United Airlines

“You don’t have any difference at all in terms of performance of the airplane or operations by the pilot,” said Capt. Jackson Seltzer, a 25-year Continental veteran

 

There is a great deal of controversy around the use of biofuels. The use of factory farmed animal waste and fats used by Tyson Foods-Syntroleum joint venture with Dynmaic Fuels has it’s downfalls.

 

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Flea Market junky world travel

“At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first ~ Ethel Merman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Food Festivals around the world

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good” ~Alice May Brock

 

 

 

 

  • Salon Du Chocolat in Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, New York, Bologne, Le Caire, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top romantic destinations for Valentines

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Venice, Italy

 

  • Paris, France

 

  • The Greek Islands

 

  • California Wine Country

 

  • Cruises

 

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~Henry Miller

 

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Things to do in: Ft. Walton Beach, Destin, Florida (Emerald Coast)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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