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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

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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

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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Sweet Relief – Top 10 global spa trends for 2012

As a massage therapist for over 20 years I always love hearing the spa trends for the year. I am hopeful that more people will learn the health benefits of massage and not see it as a luxury item. All people from all walks of life benefit from massage.

Let’s explore some of the different spa trends for 2012:

1. Feet Focus – Reflexology – Foot Massage

On the rise are multi-treatments focused on the feet. Specific work on the foot due to high-heel pain.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers a Shanghai foot massage.

La Costa Spa now has a Reflexology Path at their Carlsbad Resort in San Diego.

2. Cold & Ice – Icy therapies & cold experiences are hot!

Great for inflammation and pain reduction.

QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas now has an “Arctic Ice Room”

Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Center offers a Cold Sauna (Cryotherapy) Treatment in Vernon, BC Canada

You might start getting facials and noticing that there are more icy masks and cold applications being used.

Austrian spa designer Thermarium is expected to launch a “snow shower” this year. You will be able to choose between a light snow, medium snowfall and a blizzard.

 

3. Wellness & Beauty Coaching – Helping people make long-term life changes

You may find that some spas will now have more “fitness coaches” available to work with you on your fitness and health.

Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa in Miami

Deerfield Spa with Dr. Brad as your life coach

 

4. Online Wellness Gaming – Gaming your way to health & wellness

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic’s “Games as Life-Changers”, Clarins “Spa Life” on Facebook and Deepak Chopra’s meditation game “Leela”

RealNetworks Data projects that Wellness gaming will generate $2 billion in revenue by 2015.

 

5. The Ultimate Connoisseur Experience -Pairing fine dining with spa experience. Healthy Hedonism.

Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo with chef Joel Robuchon, Yoga Retreat for Foodies with David Romanelli, and Ritz Carlton’s “Blokes & Beer” spa package in Toronto

 

6. Spas are picking up on “Good Vibrations” using Vibration, Sound, Music, Light and Color

QUA Baths & Spa offers Aura-Soma Color Reading

Acqualina by ESPA in Miami uses red and blue LED to repair/renew skin cells.

Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona offers the “Taiz Sensorium” with full -sensory immersion.

AlphaSphere Mind melting spa designed by Vienna artist sha

 

7. The Glam Factor – grooming and beauty – blow-dry bar

Guerlain Spa  – NYC

Hershesons – London Blow-dry bar

Blushington – Makeup and Beauty Lounge in West Hollywood

 

8. Spa Evidence – Scientific Proof of Wellness

Hospitals (e.g. UCLA Medical Center) are now offering Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.

Hospitals are starting to offer Eastern healing approaches which include massage, acupuncture, reiki, music and art therapies.

 

9. Spas are becoming a family affair – The Kinder-Spa Craze.

The Enchanted Lagoon Kids Spa in Gurnee, Illinois

Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel – Israel

Klafs – Germany

Aulani Disney family spa – Hawaii’s newest Disney Resort

10. Spas going for the “WOW”

‘The Nest’ at Coqoon Spa at the Indigo Pearl in Thailand

 

 

 

New York Spa Castle 

Bota Bota Spa-Sur-L’Eau in Montreal

Amusement Park Spas, Water Park Spas, Tropical Garden Spas and spas with a full range of Classical music  and Jazz concerts. Many of the spa-parks are geared towards children and their parents. These are some of the spa experiences trending for 2012.

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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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Top Ten Amusement Parks in the U.S.

The following Amusement Parks are the Top 10 from the USA Travel Guide – Tips From a Rambling American.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 9 Best Amusement Parks

 

 

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