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  • Akko: The crusaders' last stand
    Akko: The crusaders' last stand
    Memo to visitors to Israel: If you get a chance, don't miss the crusader fort at Akko, a ride of about and hour and a half from Jerusalem. You'll spot it on the map (it's sometimes shown as Acre) a little north of Haifa on the...
  • Ford S-Max
    Want to avoid a speeding ticket in Europe? Drive the new Ford S-Max
    Those in Europe will have an easier time avoiding a speeding ticket as long as they buy the new Ford S-Max. According to a report by MSN on March 25, the new Ford S-Max car will have a new technology installed in it called the Intelligent Speed...
  • 5 Reasons why you should visit Quebec City
    5 Reasons why you should visit Quebec City
    Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec, Canada. Within a 2 hour train or bus ride from Montreal, a visit to Old Quebec makes an excellent day trip (or weekend getaway). It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site that cannot be...
  • Total solar eclipse - power disruption of solar energy for Europe and Britain
    Total solar eclipse - power disruption of solar energy for Europe and Britain
    An article published on March 10 is warning that the coming total solar eclipse will cause a solar energy power disruption in Europe and Britain. The Huffington Post is following suit by stating that the total solar eclipse may do more than darken...
  • Captain Courteous
    See France and take your hotel room with you
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsFrance has gotten a bad rap over the years with the story that its residents are not only unfriendly, but downright hostile...
  • Eurail luxury
    Travel by rail, the Europeans got it right
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsAmericans still have a lot to learn from the Europeans. As much as we have made tremendous strides in virtually every area,...
  • ISIS attack on Rome can lead to invasion of Europe?
    ISIS attack on Rome could lead to invasion of Europe?
    After beheading 21 Christians in Libya, members of the Islamic State Iraq Syria (ISIS) warned they would attack Italy and fly their flag over the Vatican, according to an article in the Daily Beast. Leaders of the Islamic State have been...
  • Viking Longship in Budapest
    Travel & Adventure Show founder identifies top travel trends for 2015
    Awaiting the 13th annual Travel & Adventure Show, which comes to the Santa Clara Convention Center this weekend, I spoke to the show’s founder, travel expert John Golicz. His company, Connecticut-based Unicomm, has influenced over $2.6...
  • War causes hunger and displacement in the Ukraine
    Ukraine war: shelling and hunger killing civilians
    They were civilians standing in line at the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Centre in Donetsk, Ukraine. This was aid they needed because of the war between the government and pro-Russian separatists.But the savagery of the conflict knows no boundaries...
  • One-man performance of 'Catalpa' mesmerizes audience at Donegal’s An Grianan
    One-man performance of 'Catalpa' mesmerizes audience at Donegal’s An Grianan
    With a hanging white sheet the only stage prop but with immense versatility of expression, body movement and voice, Donal O’Kelly mesmerized his audience at An Grianan theater in Letterkenny Wednesday evening as he enacted ‘Catalpa,...
  • Food needed desperately needed in Ukraine
    Urgent food needs in war-torn Ukraine
    As fighting escalates in the Ukraine, so too is hunger. The war between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels is spiraling the country into a food emergency.The United Nations reports food needs are great in Severodonetsk and other areas...
  • X-Ray Lungs
    Lung cancer rates predicted to surpass breast cancer among European women
    Estimates of cancer mortality statistics for the current year, extrapolated from available data from a few years earlier, have long been available for the United States, and have been recently published for the European Union, based on the World...
  • 'Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack' being offered by Club Nintendo Europe
    'Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack' being offered by Club Nintendo Europe
    With the recent announcement of Club Nintendo's closure, all we have to redeem our points on are left-over items and some digital downloadable games. The physical items that are still available are the Mario and Luigi and Nintendogs Greeting...
  • Children suffering from the Ukraine conflict
    Ukraine fighting escalates, food needs grow
    Fighting has intensified in the Eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian rebels. The country is also plunging deeper into a hunger crisis. The results will be devastating, particularly for children.Nearly one million have been...
  • Contrasting atmospheres: a hallmark of downtown Dublin restaurants
    Contrasting atmospheres: a hallmark of downtown Dublin restaurants
    Dublin is awash in fine-dining choices and the cosmopolitan nature of the city is reflected in the ranging ethnicity of hosts and servers, as well as the variety of international dishes. Here are six of the best –Friendly and centralAlex...