Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kimmel chokes up on air over Cecil the lion -

Kimmel chokes up on air over Cecil the lion -

Protect African Lions by listing them as Endangered Species · Causes

Protect African Lions by listing them as Endangered Species · Causes

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The Restaurant Guide to Portland, Maine

25 Ultimate Things to Do in Rome | Fodor's Travel

25 Ultimate Things to Do in Rome | Fodor's Travel

Dublin Nightlife - Let's Go: The Leader in Student Travel

Dublin Nightlife - Let's Go: The Leader in Student Travel

All the Globe is a Stage for Sensory Overload - Let's Go: The Leader in Student Travel

All the Globe is a Stage for Sensory Overload - Let's Go: The Leader in Student Travel

Monday, July 27, 2015

Boomer couple quits it all for world-wide adventure

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A New Way to see Paris- The Paris Pass

The Paris Pass E-Voucher

The Paris Pass E-Voucher

60 of Paris’s top attractions including the Palace of Varsailles, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Delivered via E-mail
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eTickets are normally delivered within the hour to the email address you have entered.
When you purchase your Paris Pass, an e-voucher will be e-mailed to you normally within the hour. Please make sure that you double-check your e-mail address when you place your order. You must present your printed e-voucher to The Paris Pass Redemption center as your proof of purchase until you exchange it for your pass.

All you need for an unforgettable trip to the city of lights. For one low price The Paris Pass provides access to more than 60 top attractions including the Louvre, a 1 day hop on hop off bus tour, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles and many more. At select attractions you also benefit from fast track entry.

The Pass includes a travel card that allows unlimited access to the public transport network, including the metro, buses, RER and SNCF overground trains throughout zones 1-3. You also receive a guidebook, The Paris Pass really does help you see Paris for Less.

Paris Pass - Choose 2 or 6 Days:
  • Adult Ages: 18+
  • Teen Ages: 12-17
  • Child Ages: 4-11
  • The Paris Pass is for use on consecutive calendar days.
Top Attractions:
  • 1 Day Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
  • Ô Château Wine Tasting
  • Paris Opera House
  • Louvre Museum  (+ Fast Track Entrance)
  • Grevin Wax Museum  (+ Fast Track Entrance)
  • The Orsay Museum  (+ Fast Track Entrance)
  • Centre Pompidou  (+ Fast Track Entrance)
  • Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • For full list of attractions visit:
  • To view the guidebook visit:
How to Redeem:
  • Print and bring your Paris Pass E-Voucher to the redemption center to receive your pass
The Paris Pass Redemption Center Address:
Les Délices, Grand Rex Cinema
33 rue Poissonnière
75002 Paris

Redemption Desk Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 10:00 ‐ 16:00
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00 ‐ 12:30
Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Labour Day and Christmas Day

Customer Service:
From within the UK call
020 7293 0972
or from overseas call
+44 20 7293 0972
Or call the Skype Number
(+44) 20 7193 6255

Leisure Pass Terms & Conditions:
  • Recipient’s e-mail address MUST be supplied in e-mail field on Shipping Address page
  • The Paris Pass entitles the holder to admission without further payment to certain visitor Attractions listed in the Paris Pass product upon presentation of the Pass and Museum Pass.
  • All Attractions and services listed are contractually bound with LPG to accept admission without further payment, subject to their normal admission criteria.
  • While LPG will use all reasonable endeavours to arrange admission to Attractions by Paris Pass holders, LPG are not be liable for any loss if any Attraction, contrary to the terms of its contract with LPG, refuses admission.
  • Opening times will change from time to time; Paris Pass users are encouraged to check current opening hours with the Attraction concerned.
  • LPG have taken all reasonable care to ensure that only properly run and reputable Attractions are within The Paris Pass scheme.
  • Holders of The Paris Pass visit all Attractions voluntarily and entirely at their own risk.
  • LPG are not in any way responsible for any deficiencies or for the conditions of the attractions or for third party acts or omissions at any Attraction.
  • Any complaints or claims for redress must be made directly to the Attraction concerned.
  • While LPG have used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information contained on the Paris Pass Website and product pack is accurate, they are not liable for any loss caused by reliance upon such information and the user of the information does so at his own risk.
  • The holder of each Paris Pass must sign the back of the Pass on receipt.
  • It is non‐transferable and non‐refundable.
  • No replacements or refunds can be offered for lost or stolen cards.
  • The Paris Pass is only valid for one visit to each attraction listed and is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
  • Full list of terms & conditions:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Antarctic Express: Fly-Cruise

First time to Chicago?

Suggested 4-day itinerary:

Day 1- Fly into Midway
Train into the Loop
Check into Hotel

Chicago's First Lady Cruise

Rest- Free Time
Willette (Sears Tower)
Dinner- Bavette's

Day 2-
Breakfast at Yolk

Air:Southwest- Manchester, NH to Midway Airport
Hotel- Marriott Magnificent Mile

Breakfast: Yolk - Best in City
Lunch- Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Dinner- Steak at Bavettes Bar & Boeuf
Hot dogs- Portillo's (City-wide)
Chicago's First Lady- the Official Architecture Foundation River Cruise -

Each Chicago Architecture Foundation architecture river cruise is led by a highly trained, volunteer docent, aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. These architecture experts guide visitors along the Chicago River for an unparalleled view of Chicago's architecture.
Air Deck- Willis (Sears) Tower
Spa/Salon- Aveda Institute Chicago
Nightlife- The Second City Comedy Show

The Green Mill - Jazz

Film- Chicago International Film Festival

Museum of Science and Industry - a long bus ride, but the U-505 sub is worth it!

Art Institute of Chicago (
"I am the geographer of my dreams"- James Ensor, Belgian Artist

“Never been to Chicago? Put it on your bucket list now!”
I always had the Windy City on my bucket list- the architecture, the food, those friendly Mid-Western people, the neighborhoods, the Lake, the Loop…but never had the chance to go.
So I just did it- I booked the ticket and researched how to get there, where to stay, what to do, and most importantly- where to eat and spa and shop!

Travel to Chicago:
Fly into Midway Airport only- it’s the best way to avoid delays and congestion at other airports.
Take the long walk (or wheelchair if needed) to the Metro stop at Midway- it takes you right to the Loop and all the hotels downtown,etc.
Stay at a hotel- 4,4.5 or 5-star is my preference- I got the Marriott Magnificient Mile- top suite- great deal and prime location.
Eat at the world famous pizza place, hot dogs, and steak- here’s where I ate:
With so many tours/activites- how do I decide?  I did tons of research on social media/websites, and found my top picks for 3 days, allowing for some down time and people watching/ (just being, not just running around and ‘doing’)