What are the top US cities for summer vacation rentals?

What are the top US cities for summer vacation rentals?

From Travel Pulse The rise of short-term rental service Airbnb has undoubtedly boosted the accessibility and ultimately the popularity of vacation rentals among travelers. Travel search website Hipmunk revealed the results of its second annual analysis of summer hotel and vacation rental bookings Wednesday, highlighting the top U.S. cities for vacation rentals based on data […]

TRAVEL EUROPE: Passion plays along the Danube River

TRAVEL EUROPE: Passion plays along the Danube River

Vienna, Austria–In Germany and Austria river cruising is a religion. The spiritual lift one gets from cruising along iconic waterways and watching the old world go by, castle by castle, can only be described as other worldly. It’s a moment that can still be made, though, with a spurt of imagination and unparalleled comforts that […]

Record-breaking double bassist, 87, who played in the same orchestra for 71 years dies after collapsing during a lunchtime concert

Record-breaking double bassist, 87, who played in the same orchestra for 71 years dies after collapsing during a lunchtime concert

From The Daily Mail A woman who held the record for playing in the same professional orchestra for the longest amount of time, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), has died. Jane Little, who was 87 and a renowned double bassist, collapsed on stage during a Sunday lunchtime classical pop concert in Atlanta. She was taken […]

Eric Peters: 2016 GMC Canyon diesel new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 GMC Canyon diesel new car review

By Eric Peters The easiest way to make a sale is to have something to sell that people want but no one else is selling. Like a diesel pick-up truck, for instance. There are very few – and only one that isn’t at least a 1500. It’s the mid-sized GMC Canyon (and its Chevy-badged twin, […]

Aram Bakshian Jr: ‘Frederick the Great: King of Prussia’ book review

Aram Bakshian Jr: ‘Frederick the Great: King of Prussia’ book review

FREDERICK THE GREAT: KING OF PRUSSIA By Tim Blanning Random House, $35.00, 653 pages It is always a pleasure to review a well-written book on an important subject. Cambridge scholar Tim Blanning’s “Frederick the Great,” a lengthy but never lagging biography of one of history’s most enigmatic monarchs, is both. I must confess to being […]

‘Captain America’ fights off ‘Monster’ to top box office

‘Captain America’ fights off ‘Monster’ to top box office

Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” could not unseat “Captain America: Civil War” at the top of the box office over the weekend. The Marvel superhero sequel took the top spot for the second straight week. “Civil War,” the third film in the franchise that includes 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2014’s “Captain America: The […]

New study maps rate of New Orleans sinking

New study maps rate of New Orleans sinking

Fast Facts: › Highest-resolution study to date of ground sinking in and around New Orleans. › NASA airborne radar was able to detect sinking or deformation even in single structures › Results can help decision makers more effectively address and reverse the effects of sinking and improve public safety. New Orleans and surrounding areas continue […]

The opioid crisis is being felt in hospitals, too

The opioid crisis is being felt in hospitals, too

New research presented this week at the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis is making waves across the country’s intensive care units (ICU) every bit as much as it is inside people’s homes. The authors analyzed hospital admissions from 2011 to 2015 for adults over the age of 18 in […]

Make your own wine aboard Holland America

Make your own wine aboard Holland America

From Travel Pulse There is a cruise experience that now offers guests the chance to make their very own wine while learning insider tips from one of the nation’s leading wine makers. Talk about the ultimate dream trip for wine lovers! Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam—which recently made its maiden voyage—is home to Blend, […]

Eric Peters: Five months in…

Eric Peters: Five months in…

By Eric Peters It is almost halfway through 2016 and – still – no (new) diesels for you. Not from VW, at any rate. Uncle has still not given his permission for the sale of any 2016 model year TDI (diesel) powered VW cars. The entire inventory sits and waits. Perhaps forever. But another couple […]

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