Day: September 1, 2020

Spooky! Haunted Taft Tours start back up under a full moon

Tuesday night marks the start of the Haunted Taft Tours in Lincoln City

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s a little early for most of us to start thinking about Halloween — but at the Oregon coast, Tuesday night marks the start of the Haunted Taft Tours in Lincoln City.

This is the third year of the Haunted Taft Tours. It is an easy walk, family-friendly and is a way for people to get out on a full moon tour and learn about the folklore of one of Oregon’s oldest beach communities. 

“People really enjoy the stories, they enjoy the atmosphere,” Susan Wahlke of Haunted Taft Tours said. “You can really catch a really nice sunset down there — it’s timed so that it gets dark during the tour.”

Snug Harbor,

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Corporate Travel: Business Travelers and Hotels Worldwide Gain Momentum via HRS’ Clean & Safe Protocol

Two Months after Launch, the “Clean and Safe Protocol” from HRS and SGS Generates Positive Sentiment for 40,000+ Participating Hotels | Hotels with a “Clean and Safe” label are 35 percent more likely to get booked by business travelers

The “Clean and Safe Protocol” introduced by the leading corporate lodging platform HRS and Société Générale de Surveillance SA (SGS) in June is quickly becoming an important factor for corporate travel programs and their travelers. With business travel beginning to return, HRS sees that hotels with a “Clean and Safe” label are 35 percent more likely to get booked by business travelers. This result ties neatly to a wider HRS survey of global corporations in May, when 86 percent of respondents said they would prefer hotels that had implemented or revised specific COVID-19 hygiene measures.

HRS works with leading hotel buyers from more than a third of the global Fortune 500.

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DEAR ANNIE: No stress-free vacation? |

Dear Annie: I have been struggling with an issue for a while and need some perspective. My son married a truly wonderful woman, and they now have two sons under the age of 6, whom my husband and I adore. They live in another state, about a 12-hour drive or an one-hour flight from us, and we try to see them every two months or so.

Every summer, they come to our beloved family vacation home at the beach where my kids and their cousins spent their summers. It makes us so happy that our son and daughter-in-law love this special place, as do their kids. That just fills our hearts.

The difficult part for my husband and me is that our son has

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Luxury UK hotel and resort Giraffe Hall opens its waiting list for 2021

a group of people sitting at a table with a cake: Luxury UK hotel and resort Giraffe Hall at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve opens its waiting list for 2021

© Giraffe Hall at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Luxury UK hotel and resort Giraffe Hall at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve opens its waiting list for 2021

As many of us are choosing to take our summer breaks in the UK, with so many unspoiled beauty spots to explore and enjoy, Giraffe Hall at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve could be your next staycation for 2021.

The Grade 2 listed Wealdan Hall House, which dates back to the 15th and 16 century, is being transformed into a luxury 10-bedroomed hotel to officially open next year, with 5 additional luxury cabins, all of which will offer views of Kent’s largest wild animal park.

The sprawling 600-acre site is home to more than 900 animals including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, monkeys, tigers, lions, leopards and more.

Giraffe Hall is closest to the giraffe

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Travel Insurance startup Rene, led by Atilio Spaccarotella raising second round of funding – Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 1, 2020 / The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated traveling abroad. Nearly 56% of travelers planning to journey abroad do not know if their current health insurance policy will cover a health emergency or hospitalization in another country. In fact, many domestic policies do not extend coverage overseas. If you intend to travel abroad, personal health risks must be considered prior. Issues such as trip and fall accidents, the coronavirus, food poisoning, and other problems will not only affect your trip; they may cost thousands of dollars in surprise medical fees.

Rene is a startup that is currently raising its second round of funding to expand its successful travel insurance platform in the U.S. Rene’s founder and CEO, Atilio Spaccarotella began this venture to help protect the safety and health of travelers on their journeys. The platform provides travelers with tailored travel insurance complemented

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California Supreme Court rules in lengthy legal battle over casino resort near Madera

The California State Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of North Fork Rancheria’s plans to build a casino and hotel off Highway 99 near Madera.

The court issued a 73-page decision settling the question of whether Gov. Gavin Newsom has the authority to concur with a decision by the Secretary of the Interior to take off-reservation land in trust and build tribal gaming without legislative approval.

The tribe has a 61-acre rancheria near North Fork, a few miles east of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, but North Fork tribal members say the site is too small and too remote for a casino.

North Fork Rancheria’s plans were delayed by a nearly decade-long legal challenge led by the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria. The case made its way to the California Supreme Court in 2016.

Writing the majority opinion, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar said: “Our decision is supported

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Popular Travel Influencers from India

A growing trend is the rise of travel influencers who show off their experiences to provide an insight into their lifestyle or to inspire others to create their own travel stories.

Many of these people were once in mundane jobs but a calling for exploration persuaded them to leave their stable lives in preference for something more exhilarating.

Whether they cover their destination and travel exploits in a glamourous manner or in a matter-of-fact style, their followers are the first to see.

That is because travel influencers tend to showcase their adventures, whether it be on social media or as part of a blog.

Videos, pictures and descriptions articulately present their travel stories to their audience.

In recent years, a spurt of travel influences have risen to prominence and that includes those from India.

Here is a selection of some of the most popular Indian travel influencers.

Shivya Nath

Popular Travel Influencers from India - shivya


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Wasteland 3: Endings and epilogues guide

All journeys must come to an end eventually. Here’s our endings guide that shows you various epilogues I’ve obtained during my Wasteland 3 playthrough.

Note: Please be reminded that this guide will have major spoilers.

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Wasteland 3: Endings and epilogues

For the sake of clarity, I consider an “ending” to be the overall arc or major conclusion to Wasteland 3‘s storyline. “Epilogues,” meanwhile, are snippets of information about certain characters or factions that follow certain endings.

Note: The outcomes might be different given your choices throughout Wasteland 3‘s campaign.

“Oops” ending

How to obtain: When you meet Morningstar in Union Station, keep trying to “fix” it.

Result: Morningstar explodes and your Wasteland 3 adventure abruptly ends.

Wsl Endep Morningstar

Chaos ending

How to obtain: Before taking out Liberty Buchanan, visit the Patriarch’s Palace and defeat Colorado’s head honcho there.

Result: Without the Patriarch to lead Colorado Springs, Liberty’s gangs overrun

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A Vacation May Be What You Need to Cope with Pandemic Fatigue

These are unprecedented times, sure. But that doesn’t mean a getaway is off the table.

It had been a tough year: first my soon-to-be husband had been laid off — twice — in the 3 months leading up to our wedding. Then, shortly after our wedding, I was given, then subsequently laid off from, my dream job after a merger.

We were supposed to be beginning our lives together in newlywed bliss — not worrying about how we were going to be paying the rent.

I felt ashamed and scared for the future. I had no idea what the future held and even getting out of bed, let alone job searching, felt just too difficult to manage.

So I did something that many (including my parents) thought was irresponsible: I wrangled my husband and my rescue beagle into the car and drove to Shenandoah National Park with only a tent

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Southern Nevada, a true tourism hot spot: Travel Weekly

The temperature in California’s Death Valley, about a two-hour drive northwest of Las Vegas, reached a scorching 130 degrees on Aug. 16, reportedly the hottest the planet has been in in 89 years and the third-warmest temperature ever recorded.

Some travelers may be attracted to the furnace-like conditions out of morbid curiosity; many more look to the Southwest desert to escape winter conditions where they live.

While it may be too hot for some right now to be outdoors in southern Nevada, it’s not too soon to plan a getaway from the neon to nature in the cooler months. After all, social distancing will likely still be a useful tool in the fight against Covid-19 in the fall, and recreational opportunities abound within driving distance of the Las Vegas Strip.

“Outdoor recreation is really important to the way we promote the state,” said Chris Moran of the Nevada Division of

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