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Edmonton Oilers recall Iiro Pakarinen, put Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve

Edmonton Oilers recall Iiro Pakarinen, put Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve

by David Staples, Edmonton Journal @ Edmonton Journal

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Iiro Pakarinen from Bakersfield of the AHL and placed centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve. My take No news yet on the extent of RNH’s injury. He took a stiff blow in the Vegas game, but Oilers coach Todd McLellan had indicated then he expected RNH to be back […]

Cheap Flights: Houston to Aspen, Colorado or Santa Ana, California $146 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Aspen, Colorado (ASE) or Santa Ana, California (SNA) for $146 with a connection. Flights are mostly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from January to February. Expect prices to fluctuate by +/- $20.

David Patrikarakos’s WAR IN 140 CHARACTERS reviewed in Newsweek

by Connie Capone @ Hachette Book Group

“Thoughtful and immensely enjoyable...A timely reminder that journalism...is a small—and vital—part of the solution.”

Cheap Flights: Houston to Dublin $527-$590 r/t – United / Air Canada

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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United and Air Canada have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Dublin (DUB) for $527-$590 with a connection. Flights from February to March. 7-day minimum stay required.

A trip back in time to saigon

A trip back in time to saigon


San Antonio Express-News

At dusk, as I looked around from a plaza in front of the white building of the Saigon Opera House — into which crowds of people were streaming — I found the name plate of a long-established hotel that opened in 1880. During World War II, he served as a key spy in Africa for a British intelligence agency. The story, which revolves around the two men, who are also rivals for the affections of a Vietnamese woman called Phuong, has a heavy political tone, reflecting the author’s anti-U.S. stance. In the novel, bars in the Hotel Continental Saigon, where he stayed, and the Hotel Majestic on the same street appear as places where Pyle and Fowler gather information. During the war, hotels and cafes around the Opera House were spaces foreign correspondents and diplomats stationed in Saigon gathered and exchanged information. Tran Trong Thuc, 70, a former news agency reporter, recalled those days, saying: Almost every evening, reporters and politicians gathered and exchanged information about the war situation and the peace negotiations.

Author Q&A with Gay Gaddis

by Helen Chu @ Hachette Book Group

Advertising CEO Gay Gaddis is the author of the upcoming book, COWGIRL POWER (releasing 1/23/18). Here she shares insights into the process of writing your own book, what it’s like to own your own company, and why, more than ever, women need to develop personal power on all fronts. Question: Your company, T3, is a […]

The New York Times: Donald Trump Did It

by Alyson Forbes @ Hachette Book Group

Yes, President Donald Trump has sexually harassed women. This concludes my ethics investigation. I hate to bore you with technical jargon, but I suppose it’s important, in the interest of nonpartisan professional transparency, to offer some insight into my methodology. First of all, as a very good sexual harassment investigator, I know that one of the sexual harasser’s classic tells is a history of repeatedly sexually harassing women, or talking about sexually harassing women, in public, either on the internet or on video or on the record with reporters, perhaps as recently as today. . .

Pick Your Parade: How to Do Mardi Gras in New Orleans

by Margaret Littman @ Moon Travel Guides

Mardi Gras is New Orleans at its peak: colorful, over-the-top, and full of vibrant history and tradition. The festivities range from colorful street masks and costumes to balls: masquerade parties that occur at the end of a parade where the Mardi Gras royalty present themselves and party with their friends and the paying public.

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Cheap Flights: Houston to/from Portland, Oregon $156 / San Jose, California $136 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Portland, Oregon (PDX) for $156 or San Jose, California (SJC) for $136 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

Banh Xeo An La Ghien

Banh Xeo An La Ghien


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United – $582: Portland / Austin / San Antonio – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

United – $582: Portland / Austin / San Antonio – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Roundtrip, including all Taxes


The Flight Deal

A good sale to Vietnam. Sample Travel Date: Sample from Portland September 26th - October 3rd Fare Availability: Valid for travel on the ou

USA Rail Journey with Amtrak

by Will Henson @ World This Weekend

In 2013 we journeyed all around the US on the Amtrak rail network (read about that here) and having talked…

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Victor Davis Hanson’s THE SECOND WORLD WARS reviewed in the American Spectator

by Connie Capone @ Hachette Book Group

“As I struggle in my office to capture Hanson’s analytical tour de force in review, I can see the shelf full of books on World War II that I’ve read over the decades. After reading Wars, I believe I have a firmer grasp of the big picture — very big picture indeed — of how this conflict began, the various tortuous paths it took, and how it resolved the way it did than after digesting all of these other volumes. Reviewers are sometimes over-quick to label a book essential. For readers who wish to fully understand World War II, this book is.”

The New York Times: Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

by Alyson Forbes @ Hachette Book Group

In 1975, 42 years before the comedian Aziz Ansari reportedly brought a date home to his apartment and repeatedly tried to initiate sex with her after she told him “next time” and “I don’t want to feel forced,” Susan Brownmiller published “Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape.” “All rape is an exercise in power,” Brownmiller wrote in 1975, “but some rapists have an edge that is more than physical. . . ."

FEAR FACTOR author Abigail Marsh interviewed in the Washington Post

by Connie Capone @ Hachette Book Group

Two life-defining moments propelled Abigail Marsh toward her current career. Now a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Georgetown University, Marsh experienced an extraordinary act of heroism at age 19 when a stranger intervened after a car accident. A few years later, at a New Year’s Eve party, a very different kind of stranger attacked her and broke her nose when she resisted his groping.

Sausage Roll Recipe – How to Make Delicious Homemade Sausage Rolls

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This sausage roll recipe couldn’t be more easy. These sausage rolls are a breeze to make, you know what’s going in them, and while this sausage roll recipe makes delicious homemade sausage rolls, you can easily tweak it each time to your taste. For Aussies,...

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Caravelle Hotel in Vietnam: where ghosts linger near the Jacuzzi

Caravelle Hotel in Vietnam: where ghosts linger near the Jacuzzi


TravelGolf.com

If human memories are what keep the ghosts lingering, the Caravelle Hotel in Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, may be one of the most haunted buildings in the world. That's certainly the case for Americans who lived during the Vietnam War and particularly for those journalists who were there covering the war.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Berlin / Dusseldorf $568 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/21/2017 @ 5:05 PM] Fare gone for now. This deal has been on-and-off for the past month, so it will probably be back again soon. We'll put up a separate post when that happens.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Berlin or Dusseldorf (TXL/DUS) for $568 with a connection. Flights from January to March. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

Wide sidewalks, more pedestrian spaces planned for Jasper Avenue

Wide sidewalks, more pedestrian spaces planned for Jasper Avenue

by Hina Alam @ Edmonton Journal

Shawn Wells read the posters closely and traced the maps with his fingers. “I’m not happy,” he said Thursday. Wells, who works a lot downtown, was one of the visitors at Jasper Avenue’s New Vision open house, hosted at CKUA Radio, 9808 Jasper Ave. He said he did not like the idea of narrowing streets […]

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review

by Will Henson @ World This Weekend

Having had the E-M10 for almost a year now, we thought it was high time for a review. The…

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Good news: Alberta's economy growing, deficit isn't such a worry, economist says

Good news: Alberta's economy growing, deficit isn't such a worry, economist says

by Gordon Kent @ Edmonton Journal

Increased exports and strong job creation mean the economy should grow faster in Alberta than in almost any other province this year, RBC chief economist Craig Wright said.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Las Vegas $100 r/t – Southwest

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

Southwest has round-trip flights from Houston (HOU) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $100, NONSTOP. $50 each-way. Flights January to April, midweek. Origin/Destination reversible. This was -$20 cheaper a month ago.

8-Day Falkland Islands Travel Itinerary

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

For visitors to southernmost Patagonia, the Falklands make an intriguing detour, but an inflexible one. The islands offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities. Colonies of Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Penguins and other sea birds are a must-see for travelers.

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Free Biholomorphic Classification of Noncommutative Domains

by Samantha Reveles @ UTSA Math

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Butterflied Roast Turkey with Stuffing Recipe by Chef Neil Perry and Christmas Tips

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This butterflied roast turkey with stuffing recipe comes from another of Australia’s best chefs Neil Perry, who helms the Rockpool group of restaurants, which have long been some of our favourites. Here Neil shares his recipe for Butterflied Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Herb and Bread...

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Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $445 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $445-$500 with a connection. Flights scattered from February to June. 7-day minimum stay required. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

Note: Be sure to search "IAH" and NOT "HOU" for availability.

David Patrikarakos’s WAR IN 140 CHARACTERS reviewed in the Washington Post

by Connie Capone @ Hachette Book Group

“Important and accessible…A relatable, even enjoyable, introduction to the way the battlefield has moved onto our phones and laptops, and from there directly into our brains. War in 140 Characters is a necessary read for everyone affected by this baffling state of affairs.”

6 Books to Help You Achieve Balance

by Helen Chu @ Hachette Book Group

Finding balance is hard — how are you supposed to have a healthy diet, a thriving love life, and a calm spirit on top of everything else you have going on? These six books will help succeed in various aspects of your life to make you the most well-rounded version of yourself!   THE SPICE […]

Cheap Flights: Houston to Hong Kong $494 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $494 with a connection. Flights January to February.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $510 / Paris $619 r/t – KLM / Air France

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/02/2018 @ 4:13 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list. If it comes back in the next day we’ll update this post with the details.

KLM and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $510 or Paris (CDG) for $619, NONSTOP. Flights from April to May. Flight may operate as a Delta code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for -$38 less. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

An Editor’s Past and Present

by Helen Chu @ Hachette Book Group

The first book I picked up when I started working at Hachette was Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness. It wasn’t my normal genre but I expected to enjoy it. It had all the hallmarks of a fun mystery: an exotic locale, an interesting murder, and a charming amateur detective. However, what surprised me […]

7 Essential Long-Haul Flight Tips

by Lucy Smith @ World This Weekend

The thought of flying long-haul can fill a lot of us with dread but it actually doesn’t have to…

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the money-saving airfare search tools

the money-saving airfare search tools


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FareCompare provides robust airfare shopping tools that give you the power to save some serious cash on your next flight. Discover the FareCompare difference today!

Cheap Flights: Houston to Madrid $413-$480 r/t – AA + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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AA and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Madrid (MAD) for $413-$480 with a connection. Flights February to mid-August. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required. Flights are cheapest in February and March.

New TV show retells story of Filipino American serial killer who shot Gianni Versace | Coconuts Manila

New TV show retells story of Filipino American serial killer who shot Gianni Versace | Coconuts Manila


Coconuts

For those of you who just have too much time on their hands, here’s a new TV show to obsess over. The second season of anthology series American Crime Story that premiered yesterday is about the assassination of fashion designer Gianni Versace but according to initial reviews, it looks like the story focuses more on his attacker, Filipino ...

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $436 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/15/2017 @ 3:42 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $436 with a connection. Flights February to April. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

8 Questions with Senlin Ascends Author, Josiah Bancroft

by Helen Chu @ Hachette Book Group

1. What are you working on now? I’ve been working on The Books of Babel for about six years. I’m just finishing the draft of the third book. The series will conclude with the fourth installment, which will be a bittersweet moment for me. Senlin Ascends, the first book in the series, focuses on the unexpected adventures […]

David Staples: Dark day as Citadel Theatre snubs controversial author

David Staples: Dark day as Citadel Theatre snubs controversial author

by David Staples, Edmonton Journal @ Edmonton Journal

We should welcome home controversial professor Jordan Peterson, not snub him as the Citadel Theatre has done. While many take issues with Peterson’s ideas, there’s no denying he’s a highly learned, articulate and deep thinker who has earned a huge international audience for his promotion and protection of conservative and classical liberal values. Peterson, 55, […]

Cheap Flights: Houston to Frankfurt / Munich / Hamburg $482-$517 r/t – KLM / Air France / Delta

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/20/2017 @ 3:56 PM CT] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Air France and KLM have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Frankfurt, Munich, or Hamburg (FRA/MUC/HAM) starting at $482 with a connection. Flights from January to November. Flight may operate as a Delta codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Oslo / Copenhagen / Brussels / Zurich / Helsinki $476-$611 r/t – SkyTeam

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/02/2018 @ 4:13 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list. If it comes back in the next day we'll update this post with the details.

Delta, KLM, and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels, Zurich, or Helsinki (OSL/CPH/BRU/ZRH/HEL) for $476-$611 with a connection. Flights from April to May, but the cheapest flights are only in May. Flight may operate as a SkyTeam code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for a little less. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Note: Avoid any Air France "JOON" fares by booking on KLM.

How I Became an Editor

by Helen Chu @ Hachette Book Group

I’ve been an avid reader since childhood, but like most people, I had no awareness of the publishing industry or an editor’s role in bringing a book to the world. The best reading experience is total immersion; who cares who brought the book to market? In college, I pursued an English major with a minor […]

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from San Francisco $136 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/05/2018 @ 4:45 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) for $136 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

The New York Times: Trump’s First Year in One Word

by Alyson Forbes @ Hachette Book Group

It’s weird to think that one year ago today Barack Obama was still the president. Michelle Obama was decorating the White House with happy snowmen and gingerbread dogs instead of transforming the East Colonnade into a hell-bound gullet of witch fingers, apparently our new tradition, and the president of the United States somehow made it through the entire week without insulting a single 90-year-old Native American war hero.

Q&A: KAREN ELLIS AND ALISON GAYLIN

by Pamela Brown @ Hachette Book Group

Gaylin: Elsa is such a fascinating and complicated character. How did you first come up with the idea for her?

Ellis: My mother had just died rather unexpectedly, and writing about someone grappling with unresolved issues with a dead parent felt like an imperative at the time. It was just so overwhelming and I had to write it out, so I gave it to Elsa. Poor Elsa—because as the drafts piled up her own conflicts became worlds more dire than mine ever were, in every way.

Gaylin: There are actually two powerful mysteries playing out within A Map of the Dark—that of the girls who go missing and that of Elsa’s dark past, yet neither one overshadows the other. Was it difficult to achieve this balance, and either way, how did you do it?

Ellis: It was something that evolved as I set out to write the book. I began to realize that there were distinct storylines that needed to resonate against each other as the novel developed: the plight of the missing girls and Special Agent Elsa Myers’s search for them in collaboration with Detective Lex Cole, and Elsa’s personal story in which her father’s terminal illness triggers devastating childhood memories that begin to inform the ongoing case. It was a tricky balancing act, and I ended up writing the storylines individually and then weaving them together. I’d never approached a novel that way before and wasn’t sure if it would work, but I found that it allowed me to fully inhabit each distinctive voice before moving on to the next one.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Auckland $994 r/t – Air New Zealand

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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[01/12/2018 @ 5:14 PM] Old post clean-up. Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Air New Zealand has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Auckland (AKL) for $994 NONSTOP. Flights from January to March.

Classic Negroni with Spices – Our Recipe for a Warming Christmas Negroni

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas. This is the first in a series of...

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Saigon Travel Guide — the Grantourismo Travel Guide to Saigon

Saigon Travel Guide — the Grantourismo Travel Guide to Saigon


Grantourismo Travels

Saigon travel guide — how to travel slowly, sustainably, experientially, and like a local in Saigon: where to stay, eat, explore, shop, drink, and more.

A Day In Ho Chi Minh City - World This Weekend

A Day In Ho Chi Minh City - World This Weekend


World This Weekend

Destination guide for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Top tips and tricks for a visit to the famous city of Saigon including itineraries and what to eat.

A Talk with Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD Author of Infidelity: Why Men and Women Cheat

by Lissa Warren @ Hachette Book Group

Why did you write this book? For nearly twenty years, people have shown up at my consultation room for treatment for compulsive sexual behavior. My patients are generally men and some women with seemingly great marriages, great families, great careers. But they had this secret of a self-destructive quest for sex. Being a specialist on […]

The Greek Getaway Guide To Mykonos

by Lucy Smith @ World This Weekend

The Greek Cyclades is the perfect destination for a quick getaway and one of my favourite islands has to…

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Cheap Flights: Houston to/from San Francisco $106 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/12/2018 @ 4:47 PM] Deal is back on. Was $136 now $106.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) for $106 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

GRASS ROOTS author Emily Dufton interviewed on CNN’s Smerconish

by Connie Capone @ Hachette Book Group

With California the latest to legalize, will the rest of America follow? Not so fast, says the author of a history of the battles over marijuana.

Planning Your Time in Ho Chi Minh City - Moon Travel Guides

Planning Your Time in Ho Chi Minh City - Moon Travel Guides


Moon Travel Guides

Ho Chi Minh City is a sensory overload. Step into the chaos with optimism, these tips on planning your time, and experience life in Vietnam’s largest city.

Common People Highlights

by Lucy Smith @ World This Weekend

Festival season has well and truly begun! Long days, warm nights and awesome live music…what’s not to love!? A…

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Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our Cambodian num pang recipe is a recipe for what I have called num pang barang – ‘barang’ means ‘foreigner’ in Khmer. Cambodia’s banh mi is similar to Vietnamese banh mi — a Vietnamese sandwich or technically a baguette packed with pork, pate and salad....

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Where to Travel in 2018: Horoscope Edition

by Clare Haugh @ Moon Travel Guides

Not sure where to travel in 2018? Find out what the stars have in store for you…

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Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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Grilled Pipis, Garlic and Karkalla Recipe by Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This grilled pipis, garlic and karkalla recipe comes courtesy of Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor restaurant in Sydney, Australia, from his wonderful cooking with fire cookbook, Finding Fire – along with some sides of Christmas tips and grilling advice. Every festive season we share Christmas tips...

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10 Tips for Planning a Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

by Margaret Littman @ Moon Travel Guides

Let the good times roll. This motto is at the heart of Mardi Gras, where for a few blissful weeks people live life to the fullest. But your trip could flop without careful planning: luckily, here are 10 ways to make sure you have the perfect Mardi Gras.

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Jamaican Roots & Culture: 10-Day Itinerary

by Oliver Hill @ Moon Travel Guides

Delve into the pulsating cultural milieu that shapes and defines Jamaican society. The roots of Jamaican popular music will become vivid with this tour, designed to immerse visitors in the island’s singular musical gold mine.

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An Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe from Old Havana – With a Cambodian Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the mojitos we sipped in Old Havana on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties. It’s a refreshing drink that is a perfect sip for a sultry day in the tropics. As we live in Siem...

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Leslie Peirce’s EMPRESS OF THE EAST reviewed in the New York Times Book Review

by Connie Capone @ Hachette Book Group

“The fascinating story of one remarkable harem slave, who broke through [the] rocky ceiling, claiming unprecedented authority for women and forever changing the nature of the Ottoman government…This lively book resurrects Roxelana.”

Grand Silverland Hotel & SPA - UPDATED 2018  Reviews & Price Comparison (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) - TripAdvisor

Grand Silverland Hotel & SPA - UPDATED 2018 Reviews & Price Comparison (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) - TripAdvisor


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Grand Silverland Hotel & SPA, Ho Chi Minh City: See 1,439 traveller reviews, 1,075 photos, and cheap rates for Grand Silverland Hotel & SPA, ranked #28 of 475 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and rated 4.5 of 5 at TripAdvisor.

Dr. Changfeng Gui Organizing Banff Workshops

by Baraoon Gallegos @ UTSA Math

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Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run testifies he thought he hit a curb

Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run testifies he thought he hit a curb

by Paige Parsons @ Edmonton Journal

A man facing hit and run charges in connection to a fatal crash with a motorcycle testified he thought he hit a curb or a pothole when he felt a 'bump' before driving away.

7 Ultimate Weekend Destinations

by Lucy Smith @ World This Weekend

A weekend trip is one of my all time favourite things to do, especially if it’s spontaneous. With so…

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Cheap Flights: Houston to Sydney $825 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD) for $825 with a connection. Flights February to June. Holiday blackouts apply. An Australian ETA (a visa) is required.

Note: Be sure to pay attention to the time/date change during travel.

GRASS ROOTS author Emily Dufton interviewed on CBS News

by Connie Capone @ Hachette Book Group

Dozens of retailers in California have been licensed to begin selling recreational marijuana on New Year's Day. Emily Dufton, author of "Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America," joined CBSN to discuss whether we'll see other states follow suit.

A Festive Guide To Berlin Christmas Markets

by Lucy Smith @ World This Weekend

Nothing gets more festive than a German market in Germany at Christmas. The smell of mulled wine, cinnamon and…

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Cheap Flights: Houston to Frankfurt / Munich $482-$559 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Frankfurt or Munich (FRA/MUC) for $482-$559 with a connection. Flights from February to June. 7-day minimum stay required. 

10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 – from Winter Comfort Food to Asian Specialities

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 on Grantourismo are an interesting mix of winter comfort food and Southeast Asian specialities – from a hearty Rabo de Toro and aromatic Cote de Boeuf to a refined Five-Spice Crispy Pork Belly and rich Cambodian Fish Amok. As 2017...

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GoPro Hero4 Silver Review

by Will Henson @ World This Weekend

With the arrival of the HERO5 range, we wondered if it was time to retire its predecessor, the HERO4,…

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White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This White Peach Bellini recipe is courtesy of one of Australia’s best chefs, Peter Gilmore, who helms the kitchens of Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, arguably two of the city’s and Australia’s finest restaurants. Here he shares his recipe for his go-to Christmas Day drink...

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25 Photos To Inspire A Visit To Mykonos

by Lucy Smith @ World This Weekend

Tiny streets with whitewashed walls and vibrant pops of blue, Mykonos couldn’t be any more Greek if it tried.…

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Best Fujifilm Cameras and Lenses for Travel and Food Photography

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Best Fujifilm cameras and lenses for travel and food photography? It’s a question I get asked almost weekly – mainly by travellers coming to do our travel and food writing and photography retreats and culinary tours. Here’s advice from the perspective of a pro travel and...

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Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips


VacationIdea

November to April is the best times to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Patagonia Vacation Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Nature

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

Patagonia offers an astonishing diversity of natural environments for travelers to explore on a 2-week vacation. The coastline abounds in wildlife, including elephant seals, penguins, and sea lions.

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Ushuaia Attractions

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

Beneath the Martial range’s serrated spires, on the Beagle Channel’s north shore, the city of Ushuaia is both an end (the virtual terminus of the world’s southernmost highway) and a beginning (the gateway to Antarctica).

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Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe with a Tropical (Dragon) Fruit Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic Champagne cocktail recipe with a tropical fruit twist is a recipe for fun. Serve this exuberant champagne cocktail at the beginning of a meal or social gathering over the holiday season and I guarantee you’ll kick-start the revelry. Champagne is a drink for...

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Moon Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Moon Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


HachetteBookGroup.com

Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your WayWith its mix of modern architecture, deep history, and dynamic culture, Ho Chi Minh City is the future of Vietnam. In...

Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Chicago / Atlanta $80-$86 r/t – Southwest

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

Southwest has round-trip flights from Houston (HOU) to Chicago (MDW) or Atlanta (ATL) starting at $80, NONSTOP. $40-$43 each-way. Chicago flights January to April. Atlanta flights January to February. Weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $558 r/t – KLM

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/22/2017 @ 6:46 AM] Deal has been replaced by a better deal. Post updated in a newer post (linked).

KLM has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $558 with a connection. Flights from late-March to April. Flight may operate as a Delta/Air France codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Note: We've seen cheaper deals to Amsterdam recently, but this is a very good price for NONSTOP flights which normally cost about $1100.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam $548 r/t – JAL / AA

Cheap Flights: Houston to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam $548 r/t – JAL / AA


Escape Houston

JAL and American Airlines have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam (SGN) for $548, with two connections.

Top 5 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 5 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City


Travel Channel

Check out the must-see sites of this compact and energetic city.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $434-$484 r/t – United

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/22/2017 @ 1:49 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $434-$484, NONSTOP. Flights from mid-January to March, midweek. Flight may operate as a Lufthansa codeshare.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo have this for $434. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam / Paris / Milan $479-$544 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/22/2017 @ 2:07 PM CT] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam, Paris, or Milan (AMS/CDG/MXP) for $479-$544 with a connection. Flights from January to March. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

10 Recipes from SKINNY LIVER

by Mike Giarratano @ Hachette Book Group

  CRUSTLESS QUICHE CUPS Eggs have gotten a bad rap in recent years, but they are full of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Whip them up with some veggies for this traditional breakfast favorite. Serves 6 Nonstick cooking spray 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped kale, or 2 cups chopped fresh 2 large eggs, plus […]

15 Best Foods Around the World

by Lucy Smith @ World This Weekend

Feeling hungry? Always! Get ready to sink your teeth in to a tasty post. If you read my blog…

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Cheap Flights from San Antonio to Ho Chi Minh City - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from San Antonio to Ho Chi Minh City - KAYAK


KAYAK

Fly from San Antonio to Ho Chi Minh City on Qatar Airways from $1350... Search and find deals on flights to Ho Chi Minh City.

Plan a 7-Day Cultural Tour of Belize

by Lebawit Lily Girma @ Moon Travel Guides

Belize is a cultural melting pot, where descendants of ancient civilizations and unique ethnic groups peacefully coexist. Immerse yourself through a cultural tour of Belize's food, music, museums, and activities with this 7-day itinerary.

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 Cheap hotels near RMIT University Vietnam - Saigon South Campus from $0

Cheap hotels near RMIT University Vietnam - Saigon South Campus from $0


Hipmunk

Traveling near RMIT University Vietnam - Saigon South Campus? Use Hipmunk's travel guide to find interesting places to visit, things to do, and the best Hotels near RMIT University Vietnam - Saigon South Campus.

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from Aspen $96 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/17/2018 @ 12:43 PM] Fare expired shortly after posting. If it goes back online, we'll send out another post.

American Airlines has "basic economy" round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Aspen, Colorado (ASE) for $96 with a connection. Flights January to June on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Note: “Basic Economy” fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a personal item (like a small-backpack) is free. Checked bags cost +$25 each-way. Seats are randomly assigned prior to boarding. If you have an AAdvantage credit-card you can avoid bag fees.

Note: This was available on a "Regular Economy" fare last week for $140.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Rome $410-$442 r/t – Delta / KLM / Air France

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/02/2018 @ 7:24 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Delta, KLM, and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Rome (FCO) for $427-$442 with a connection. Flights in April. Flight may operate as a SkyTeam code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for $410. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Note: This seems to be an "Air France JOON" fare. Which charges a +$60 fee for checked bags. Carry-on is still free. A "regular" fare with checked bags is about $510-$530.

ABC textile

ABC textile


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How To Be a Better Traveller – 18 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2018

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

How to be a better traveller is something I constantly ponder, particularly after a year in travel that saw a rise in anti-tourism sentiment across Europe, the emergence of beg-packing in Asia, and an explosion of naked tourism and public pooping. No wonder locals have...

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An Insider’s Look at Sled Dog Racing in Alaska

by Lisa Maloney @ Moon Travel Guides

Alaska really heats up in February and March, as some of the biggest sled dog races in the world kick off: the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest, and the fast-and-furious sprints of the Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship.

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Winners Announced for 2017 EMA Scholarship!

by Baraoon Gallegos @ UTSA Math

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Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh to Ha Long Bay | Adventure Travel Tour

Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh to Ha Long Bay | Adventure Travel Tour


Austin Adventures

Join us on a Vietnam adventure to explore, learn and discover culture and beauty from the leader in adventure vacations and active travel.

Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo – How to Use Xmas Leftovers

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This turkey avocado club sandwich with Sriracha mayonnaise is a twist on the classic Club Sandwich. Over the festive season it’s an excellent way to use those Christmas turkey leftovers you have in the fridge but the rest of the year you can use chicken....

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by Jeff Shay @ Hachette Book Group

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A&EM Corner Saigon Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) - Reviews, Photos & Price Comparison - TripAdvisor

A&EM Corner Saigon Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) - Reviews, Photos & Price Comparison - TripAdvisor


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Now £67 (Was £̶9̶4̶) on TripAdvisor: A&EM Corner Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City. See 121 traveller reviews, 116 candid photos, and great deals for A&EM Corner Saigon Hotel, ranked #124 of 475 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and rated 4 of 5 at TripAdvisor. Prices are calculated as of 08/01/2018 based on a check-in date of 21/01/2018.

6 Lesser-Known Nashville Live Music Venues

by Clare Haugh @ Moon Travel Guides

They call it “Music City” for a reason: Nashville’s music scene is legendary. From live venues to indie studios, rowdy honky-tonks to intimate folk shows, this is where America goes to make music.

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The Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo – From Siem Reap to the Isaan

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo included the Southeast Asian destinations we love and frequently cover – Cambodia’s main cities and towns, Thailand’s capital and most off the beaten track region, Vietnam’s key destinations, and lovely Luang Prabang in Laos. As 2017...

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The 50 Best Hotels in the World

The 50 Best Hotels in the World


Condé Nast Traveler

More than 300,000 of our trusted Travelers voted in this year’s [Readers’ Choice Awards,](http://www.cntraveler.com/travel-awards/readers-choice-awards), sharing tales—and tips—from their vacations in Santorini, or weekends spent at Italian palazzos in Ho Chi Minh City. Get ready: These are the 50 best hotels in the world, say our readers, where service, style, good eats, and sublime views make for a memorable stay.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Brussels or Geneva $431-$472 r/t – KLM / Air France / Delta

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/20/2017 @ 3:56 PM CT] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Air France and KLM have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Brussels (BRU) or Geneva (GVA) starting at $431 with a connection. Flights from January to November. Flight may operate as a Delta codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Note: Be sure to check both "IAH" and "HOU" for availability.

Essential Books for Cocktail Enthusiasts – From Spirited Histories to Recipe Books

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These essential books for cocktail enthusiasts make fab gifts for the concoctors of cocktails and drinks mixers in your life if you’re still stuck for last minute gift ideas. Most of these recommendations have come from professional mixologists and bar owners we’ve meet and are...

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Cheap Flights: Houston to Paris / Frankfurt / Munich $526-$539 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/15/2017 @ 3:42 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Paris, Frankfurt, or Munich (CDG/FRA/MUC) for $526-$539 with a connection. 7-day minimum stay required. Frankfurt flights from February to April. Paris and Munich flights are mostly in April.

What’s Wrong with Millennials?

by Helen Chu @ Hachette Book Group

Everyone knows “what’s wrong with Millennials.” Glenn Beck says we’ve been ruined by “participation trophies.” Simon Sinek says we have low self-esteem. An Australian millionaire says Millennials could all afford homes if we’d just give up avocado toast. Thanks, millionaire. This Millennial is here to prove them all wrong. Kids These Days: Introduction What is […]

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