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Gordon Ramsay Is Looking For People To Travel The World And Eat Food For New TV Series

If you love Gordon Ramsay’s food shows, and better still, would love the opportunity to be on one, then listen up.

The TV chef has announced casting for a brand new food show and he’s after “16-21 year olds who are ready to go on an adventure to an international destination”.

Gordon made the casting call on behalf of his production company Studio Ramsay, who have also made The F Word, 24 Hours to Hell & Back and Gordon, Gino and Fred, on Twitter last month.

“We’re looking for 16-21 year old for a brand

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Disney World resort creates ‘schoolcation’ option for families, offers supervised class sessions

Back to school is looking pretty different for Americans across the country. But as students, teachers and parents navigate the murky waters of online learning, a Florida hotel is here to help lighten the load.

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort is letting parents and their children keep up the vacation vibes, even while school is back in session, through its “schoolcation” initiative, which is providing quiet learning spaces for children to use while they attend classes remotely.

Parents can enroll their children in the supervised sessions, where kids can attend classes and do their homework before experiencing the “ultimate recess” at the hotel’s water park, and outdoor recreation areas, a press release from the hotel shares. 

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“This new offering exclusively for our Resort guests will be both helpful

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The Four Seasons at Disney World is offering a ‘schoolcation’ package

Hotels and resorts across the country are pulling out all the stops to make up for lost business during the pandemic. They are offering work-from-home amenities. They are housing college students. They were even offering luxury quarantine packages.

With millions of children going to school remotely this fall because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort (and other hotels) is now trying to corner the very stressed-out parent market by tempting them with “schoolcation” promotions.

It’s school, at a luxury resort, with Disney World in your backyard (if you can afford it). Can real school ever feel special again?

“This new offering exclusively for our Resort guests will be both helpful to parents, as well as something really fun for kids to experience,” said Thomas Steinhauer, the resort’s general manager, in a press release.

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As Weddings Evolve Around the World, Over The Moon Relaunches to Guide Brides Along the Way

The site’s initial products include white cotton pajamas embroidered with the word “Love” and a tiny heart, created in collaboration with Charmajesty and handmade in the UK by Jermyn Street shirtmakers. (Someday we will travel to London again!) Or, for cozy WFH glamour, consider Over The Moon’s special edition Lingua Franca cashmere pullovers that can be personalized with your original last name, a new surname, or a hyphenated moniker. There are fine jewelry bird-in-cage earrings from the cult jeweler Of Rare Origin (before taking a plunge in the pool, Over The Moon suggests you stash these baubles in La Plage’s Just Married straw tote).

Macon says her emphasis is on “forever” pieces—items meant to be kept and cherished, not tossed out before you reach your paper anniversary. And perhaps forever itself has a different meaning these days. It is true that circumstances have made so many things we once took

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2 New Hotels Near UNESCO World Heritage Sites and More Now Open for Mice Planners

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found around the world.

Turkey

Radisson Hotel Group expands its Radisson brand to Istanbul in Turkey with the opening of two new hotels: the Radisson Hotel Istanbul Sultanahmet and the Radisson Hotel President Beyazit Istanbul. Situated near the Grand Bazaar, St. Sophia and Topkapı Palace, these two new hotels combine modern and historical Turkish culture.

The Radisson Hotel Istanbul Sultanahmet overlooks the Sea of Marmara and is situated within the historical walls of Istanbul. With 28 rooms, guests can dine at the Anatolian-style Şömine Restaurant or Marmara Cafe & Bar, which offers sea views and a scenic fountain. Meetings and events facilities include a 19th-century Ottoman-French meeting room and historical ballroom.

The Radisson Hotel President Beyazit Istanbul is located in the heart of old Istanbul, home to some of the most historic sites to explore including

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to host Fall Food and Drink Event Series: Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will debut a special series of weekly food and drink themed events this fall starting Sept. 19 called “Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience.”

What’s Happening:

  • Every Saturday evening 5:30pm – 7:30pm through Oct. 24, a different culinary experience will take place exclusively for guests staying on the new Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays overnight package. These limited-capacity, themed events created by the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team are inspired by elements of the popular Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and will include a Champagne lounge, barbecue and Oktoberfest.
  • Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays offer guests a new way to enjoy and celebrate different food and drink experiences each weekend and replaces the traditional Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic. Each event will feature an intimate atmosphere and
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50 Ways To Travel The World Without Leaving Home

Many of us are in a travel limbo of sorts, waiting for the day when we can freely roam the globe again without worry. We want to rebook our canceled trips to Europe or the Caribbean, begin planning our nomadic gap year across Asia, or celebrate a big anniversary or retirement with an African safari or wine romp in Australia.

While a few countries are slowly opening up their borders, many travelers are staying put for the foreseeable future to protect themselves and others, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Now is the time to research different destinations, learn about interesting cultures and languages, and map out your future plans. Remind yourself why you love traveling in the first place. Is it the food, the art, the different weather, the sense of adventure, or the unknown? The good news: there are many

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The Latest: California Bill Would Ban Evictions Until Feb. | World News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders have reached an agreement on a bill to temporarily protect people from evictions.

The bill would ban evictions for tenants who haven’t paid their rent between the months of March and August because of the coronavirus. Tenants need to sign a document saying they have a financial hardship because of the virus.

The protections would continue beyond August if tenants can pay at least 25% of their cumulatively owed rent between Sept. 1 and Jan. 31. Evictions could resume on Feb. 1.

The bill would not forgive the missed payments. Tenants would still owe the money. Landlords could sue them to get the money back, and a judge could order them to pay it. But tenants could not be evicted.

The California court system has halted most eviction and foreclosure proceedings since April 6 because of the pandemic. But

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‘The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot’

In 1989 a tattered copy of Newsweek ended up in a tiny village on the edge of the Kalahari Desert and fell into the hands of a homesick English teacher. It contained the obituary of a writer named Bruce Chatwin, who, after years of far-flung travels, had reportedly died at 48 of a rare disease picked up on one of his adventures. The article recounted the legendary story of how Chatwin had quit his job in London by sending his boss a telegram that simply read: “Gone to Patagonia,” which set him onto an illustrious career as a travel writer and novelist.




© Photograph courtesy Music Box Films

Werner Herzog on location for his new documentary Nomad: In the Footsteps of

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Find Out How This Couple Left The Corporate World Behind For Adventure Onboard A Sailboat

Three years ago, just three months after they got married, Alejandro Zuluaga and Andrea Palacio decided to make a monumental and life changing decision. The couple, both originally from Colombia had lived in the United States since childhood and had become disenchanted with living life in a consumerism led society.

Packing up their bags and giving notice at their corporate jobs they rented out the two empty rooms in their house and sold their cars. Within a few months they moved with their dogs Ozzy and Echo, to Dominican Republic to learn how to kite surf, and now they all live on their sailboat, Hakuna.  

We asked them all about their exciting and nonconventional lifestyle.

Did you have a background in boating or sailing?

Alejandro: No, when we bought our sailboat, we had no

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