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Help send a Vet to the National Welcome Home the Heroes Parade

All About Travel is working with Barbara Babcock (barbara58babcock@hotmail.com) of SAVE OUR VETERANS to send 100 of Oklahoma’s Iraq/Afghanistan Vets to the National Welcome Home the Heroes Parade which takes place in Chicago, December 15, 2012.  You can help send a Vet to the parade!!!

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Former firefighter Charlie Dowd went missing during a cross-country train trip on Sept. 12

The San Mateo Police announced Thursday it is joining Amtrak in the out-of-state search for missing San Mateo man Charles Dowd.

Charlie Dowd, a 69-year-old retired firefighter and resident of San Mateo, has been missing since boarding an Amtrak Train bound for Chicago on Sept. 12.

Updated information indicates that Dowd likely disappeared from the Amtrak Train on the route between Morgan, Colo. and McCook, Neb.

Amtrak Police are investigating the disappearance, and “continue to be the primary investigating entity in this case,” said the San Mateo Police Department in a news release. San Mateo Police Department has been in regular contact with both the Dowd Family in San Mateo and Amtrak during the course of this investigation.

“The San Mateo Police Department has dedicated two experienced detectives in a support capacity to assist in the ongoing investigation,” said SMPD public information officer, Sgt. David Norris.
Read more: http://sanmateo.patch.com/articles/san-mateo-police-assisting-amtrak-in-search-for-missing-san-mateo-man

Missing Person: Charlie Dowd – Please help us find him (FaceBook page)

Charlie Dowd search continues between Fort Morgan, Colorado and McCook, Nebraska

McCook, Nebraska and Ft. Morgan, Colorado in search of Charlie Dowd

Lincoln, Nebraska residents your help is needed

Missing Person: Charlie Dowd on a travel adventure

Charlie Dowd search continues between Fort Morgan, Colorado and McCook, Nebraska

Retired San Francisco firefighter, Charlie Dowd is still missing. Dowd was on a travel adventure from the SF Bay Area to Montreal to visit family. He did get off the train for smoke breaks and a fellow Amtrak passenger caught a image of Charlie (below).  He was wearing a Brown Princess Cruises Brisbane Australia t-shirt, grey camouflage cargo pants and white sneakers with Velcro straps, glasses and a grey bucket hat. This was the last known contact with Charlie.

Charlie may be disoriented as his medications, along with luggage and cell phone arrived in Chicago already on 9/14 without him. The medications he was suppose to be taking could cause him to be disoriented if not taken.

The family has been out looking for Charlie along the Amtrak route he would have taken. Their current focus is everywhere between Fort Morgan, Colorado and McCook, Nebraska.

Dowd was on the California Zephyr Train #6 from Emeryville, CA to Chicago. Pickups happened in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Nebraska. Below is the schedule of stops.

Update an hour ago (3:15 Central Time): The family is in Ft. Morgan, CO working with the Amtrak PD. The PD is coordinating search efforts in Eastern Colorado to Western Nebraska. The West Coast team is re-contacting hospitals and shelters in towns where the Zephyr stopped between Ft. Morgan and Naperville, IL. We appreciate the continued support from this extended community and ask that you continue to share this page to help us find Charlie. (missing person flyer and train route are in the photos)

Updated flyer:

Missing Person: Charlie Dowd – Please help us find him (FaceBook page)

McCook, Nebraska and Ft. Morgan, Colorado in search of Charlie Dowd

Lincoln, Nebraska residents your help is needed

Missing Person: Charlie Dowd on a travel adventure

McCook, Nebraska and Ft. Morgan, Colorado in search of Charlie Dowd

Still searching for Charlie Dowd, good friend’s and client’s of All About Travel are in search of a family friend. Dowd was on a travel adventure via Amtrak from the San Francisco Bay area to visit family.

From the FB page Missing Person: Charlie Dowd – Please help us find him: Sunday AM Update: Charlie’s last known contact was reported over 48 hours now. Our focus areas are the stops between Ft. Collins, CO and Chicago, IL. Please bombard the media outlets in the those areas to get the word out. We’ve been notifying them, have contacted local police, checking local hospitals, etc. We must be relentless in our search. We are seeing Charlie on local SF news now and hope to start hearing reports of it spreading. Keep sharing.

The Dowd family and local team are heading out to McCook, Nebraska and Ft. Morgan, CO on Wednesday morning (today). If you are able to help the Dowd family in their search, you can get updates regarding the status at FB on where they are Missing Person: Charlie Dowd – Please help us find him.

Update minutes ago (12:11p.m.): If anyone was on the Amtrak California Zephyr Train #6 from Emeryville, CA to Chicago, IL (with pick ups in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska) and you think you saw Charlie, can you please message us? Missing Person: Charlie Dowd – Please help us find him

Thanks to everyone that has helped spread the word and with efforts in finding Charlie.

Pat Dowd

Jen Dowd

Amtrak Schedule

Missing Person: Charlie Dowd on a travel adventure

Good friend’s and client’s of All About Travel are in search of a family friend. Charlie Dowd was making a trip via Amtrak from the SF Bay Area to Chicago. Please help us spread the word and find Charlie.

You can see updates and search parties are happening here: Missing Person: Charlie Dowd – Please help us find him on Facebook.

Missing Person: Charlie Dowd – Please help us find him

Travel Tidbits – All things Art Deco in Napier, New Zealand

Evita’s Buenos Aires    
Sixty years after her death, Eva Peron’s legacy continues to spread throughout this city… New York Times

 

 

 

 


A vendor sells tofu along a narrow street leading to Dong Xuan Market, one of Hanoi’s largest and busiest markets. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times / March 9, 2012)

Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies
In the quest for the best pho, bun cha and more in this culinary capital, look for the stands favored by elderly Vietnamese — they know quality when they taste it… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago, that tippling town    
The Second City’s history is linked with alcohol consumption, and its bars live up to the reputation… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

Walk Of The Month: Ashover, Derbyshire
The village of Ashover, in north Derbyshire, is a hop, skip and a jump from the Peak District National Park, and would fit the description of a tourist honeypot – if only it received lots of tourists… The Independent

 

 

Logging some time in Vancouver Island    
Remote reaches of this craggy place hold the history of the timber and maritime industries. Hop aboard a train or boat, or lace up your hiking boots… LA Times

 

 

 

 


The Dome, with its rooftop terrace, is in the T&G building, an iconic Art Deco structure dating to 1937 on the Marine Parade in Napier, New Zealand. (Dome / March 24, 2007)

All things Art Deco in Napier, New Zealand
After a deadly 1931 quake, the North Island town rebuilt itself in the then-modern style. Today, fans of the curvy, free-flowing style flock to the city to revel in all things Art Deco…. LA Times

 

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – 10 great places for stadium food

10 great places for stadium food
Gone are the days when dinner at the ballpark meant peanuts and Cracker Jack… USA Today

 

 

 

 

America’s Best Cities for Foodies
Readers pick the best cities for foodies, where that next great meal can come from a celebrity chef or the back of a truck… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 
Sushi on a cruise ship? One line shakes it up
Norwegian Cruise Line is revamping the sushi eateries that are a hallmark of its ships…. USA Today

 

 

 

 

Irish hotels for food lovers
Four of the best hotels in Ireland for gastronomes… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

An Open invitation to Eat in Copenhagen
A covered market with treats all around brings a square in the Danish capital to life… New York Times

 

 

 

 

Top 10 foodie destinations
TripAdvisor has compiled its inaugural foodie lists for around the world, so USA TODAY TRAVEL has compiled a photo gallery of the top-ranked hotels in each of the destinations… USA Today

 

 

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Top 10 Restaurants in the U.S.

 

According to Business Insider these are the 10 best restaurants…

 

 

  • Citronelle – Located at: 3000 M Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007

 

 

  • Jean Georges – Located at: 111 Prince Street, 2nd Floor New York, N.Y. 10012

 

 

  • Chez Panisse – Located at: 1517 Shattuck, Avenue Berkeley, California 94709

 

 

 

 

  • Alinea – Located at: 1723 North Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

 

 

  • Daniel – Located at: 60 East 65th Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

 

 

  • Le Bernardin– Located at: 155 West St., New York, NY 10019

 

 

  • Per Se – Located at: The Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle (@ 60th Street), 4th Floor, Manhattan, New York

 

 

 

 

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Eating Vegan (Plant-based) in Chicago

 

  • The Chicago Diner – Voted 2011 Veggie Awards Reader Poll Favorites in VegNews magazine. 3411 North Halsted Street – Tel: 773.935.6696

 

 

  • Cousin’s Organic Raw Vegan – Located at: 3038 W Irving Park Rd – Tel: 773.478.6868

 

 

 

 

  • Amitabul – Located at: 6207 N. Milwaukee Avenue – Tel: 773.774.0276

 

 

 

 

Best Raw Foods Restaurant in Chicago

 

 

Sprinkles Cupcakes

 

 

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Things to do in: Chicago, IL

 

 

  • Millennium Park

 

 

  • Museum of Science and Industry

 

 

 

  • Art Institute of Chicago

 

 

  • Navy Pier

 

 

 

Travel 101: Chicago Must See

 

 

Travel 101: Chicago Dining

 

 

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