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Thursday, April 28, 2011

SILLY AIRLINE RULES EXPLAINED

Pilots speak up


1. "We don't make you stow your laptop because we're worried about electronic interference. I don't know about you, but I don't want to get hit in the head by a Mac Book going 200 miles per hour"






2. "People don't understand why they can't use their cell phones. Well, what can happen is 12 people will decide to call someone just before landing, and I can get a false reading on my instruments saying that we are higher than we really are."






3. "We're not trying to ruin your fun by making you take off your headphones. We just want you to be able to hear us if there's an emergency."






4. "We ask you to put up the window shade so the flight attendants can see outside in an emergency, to assess if one side is better for an evacuation. It also lets light into the cabin if it goes dark and helps passengers get oriented if the plane flips or rolls over."

 

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Monday, April 18, 2011

10 NATURAL WONDERS TO SEE BEFORE THEY DISAPPEAR

Going once, going twice....some of the world's most enchanting places might not make it through this century.  Here are 10 places you may not have realized are threatened  - and how to experience them responsibly....  This article was written by Laurel Delp

1 - BELIZE BARRIER REEF
One of the most diverse reef ecosystems in the world is home to whale sharks, rays and manatees, as well as sturgeon, conch and spiny lobsters. 



2 - THE CONGO BASIN
Gabon, to the west of the Congo, is considered safe for travel within this wildlife preserve you can view elephants, chimpanzees and gorrillas in the wilds with a guide.

3 - THE DEAD SEA
The Rift Valley on Jordan's side of the Dead Sea is a contrast of sand, red rocks and canyons.  This is the lowest spot on early 1,312 feet below sea level and has 10 times more saline than seawater and is believed to contain therapeutic minerals.

4 - THE EVERGLADES
This 2.5 million - acre wetland encompasses cypress swamps, mangroves, sawgrass and pine savannahs.  It's the only place in the world where crocodiles and alligators share territory.

5 - MADAGASCAR
More than 80 percent of Madagascar's flora and fauna are found nowhere else on Earth, thanks to millions of years of isolation in the Indian Ocean off of Africa.


6 - THE MALDIVES
The nation is rich in coral reefs and endangered fish - like the giant Napolean wrasse, leopard shark and some 250 manta rays some with a wingspan of 10 feet!




Only 200 of the islands of the Maldives are inhabited, and none rise higher than eight feet above sea level. Few scientists hold out much hope for the country if global warming continues to melt the ice caps and raise sea levels. Shown here: Baa Atoll.
7 - THE POLES
The natural phenomena here are unique and inspiring:  towering icebergs, Aurora Borealis and majestic animals like the polar bear, penguins and whales

8 - RAJASTHAN, RANTHAMBORE (India)
One of the best places in the world to see tigers. 


9 - TAHUAMANU' RAINFOREST (Peru)

Parrots and macaws feed off fo the world's largest salt lick.  They share this pristine wonderland with endangered creatures like giant armadillos, ocelots, jaguars and giant otters.



10 - THE YANGTZE RIVER BASIN
Exotic creatures like giant pandas, dwarf blue sheep, Yangtze finless porpoises and Siberian cranes call this region home.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PUNTA CANA - BARCELO BAVARO PALACE

THANK YOU UNIQUE TRAVEL FOR AN AMAZING VACATION IN PUNTA CANA.
AFTER CHECK-IN THIS RESORT WAS 5 STARS IN OUR BOOK!

A UNIQUE CONCEPT ALL OF THE 10 A LA CARTE RESTAURANTS
ARE IN ONE BUILDING.....
WE LOVED THE ITALIAN AND JAPANESE THE BEST
OF COURSE THE ADULT ONLY BUFFET WAS GREAT TOO....


THE PRISTINE BEACH WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS
WERE EXACTLY THE RELAXING GET A WAY THAT
WE ASKED FOR.....

EVERY WHERE WE LOOKED THERE WERE WELL
MAINTAINED POOLS ADULT ONLY, KID POOLS AND
EVEN THE POOL BAR.... THE PINA COLADAS WERE AWESOME


OUR ROOM WAS MOST AMAZING... 
THE VIEW FROM OUR JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW WAS
EXACTLY WHAT WE EXPECTED AND MORE....

IT WAS WONDERFUL AT NIGHT TO HEAR THE BREEZE
THROUGH THE PALMS AND THE WAVES AGAINST THE BEACH

HERE IS THE SNORKELING BOAT
THAT WILL TAKE YOU OUT TO THE REEF