A Farewell to Knut: Famed Berlin Polar Bear Dies in His Enclosure Knut, the cuddly, white polar bear who rose to photographic fame after being hand-raised by his keepers, has died. Zoo officials do not know what killed the four-year-old bear, who died in front of several hundred zoo guests while swimming in the moat […]
This post offers preventative education about cell phone data use while at sea. I’m sure many of you are aware of the expensive perils of data roaming, but this tale involves a $2400.00 phone bill *while covered* by an international data plan. A few months prior to a recent cruise on Holland America’s Oosterdam, I […]
COMMENTARY | On February 24th, Google tweaked its search algorithm in an effort to improve search results. Often called “Panda,” the update was supposed to increase the quality of search results by reducing the visibility of sites containing thin or shallow content, link farms, scraped or duplicate content and ‘farmed’ articles. Regardless of whether Panda […]
Tokyo Disneyland Resort and DisneySea closed for inspection Tokyo Disneyland Resort is closed for inspections of attractions and infrastructure following Friday’s massive 9.0 quake. Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are expected to remain closed through Saturday at a minimum, possibly longer. Tokyo Disney officials report no deaths and only a few minor injuries. Guests spend cold […]
Price of oil wallops cruise costs Surging oil prices have cruisers and travel agents up in arms over the rising cost of cruise vacations. In 2007, cruise lines from Azamara to Windstar provoked passenger ire by charging fuel supplements of up to $10 per person, per day. Adding insult to injury, several lines attempted to […]
Somewhere around the age of two, a toddler gains the ability to get out of bed in the morning without waking you up. Trust me, you will not encounter more nerve-wracking days as a parent until the child obtains a drivers license. I never knew how quickly I could go from asleep in bed to […]
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