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How to Book a Cheap Cruise (and Know the Real Cost) – TheStreet

Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and MSC all have select cruises at very low prices. Here’s what you will really pay.

By Daniel Kline, Nov 19, 2022 8:00 AM EST

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Visit the Royal Caribbean (RCL) – Get Free Report website and you see some stunningly low prices. “Weekend getaways from $149, Alaska cruises from $249, and 7-night cruises from $401,” literally lead the page. And, while those prices are per person with double occupancy required or a solo traveler will pay twice that number, the deals are still pretty incredible.

These are very low prices compared to land-based vacations when you consider that a cruise on Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) – Get Free Report, or MSC Cruises includes not just a room, but food and entertainment. You might be able to get a cheaper room in a tourist city like Orlando or Las Vegas, but add in even budget meals and you’re almost certainly spending more money than taking a cruise while getting far less.

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Where to Eat During First Las Vegas Trip, According to Repeat Visitor | The Insider

  • As someone who’s been to Las Vegas over 50 times, I’ve eaten both on and off the Strip.
  • My favorite fine-dining restaurants are The Mayfair Supper Club and Toscana Ristorante & Bar.
  • I also stop at more casual spots, like Nellie’s Southern Kitchen and Famous Foods Street Eats.

By Wendy Lee, Nov 5, 2022, 7:12 AM

I enjoyed brunch at Spago, a popular Wolfgang Puck restaurant.
Wendy Lee

There are plenty of good reasons to visit Las Vegas, but the main reason I go is to eat. This city is loaded with really good restaurants.

Whether you’re looking to splurge at a white-tablecloth establishment run by a celebrity chef or you want something cheap and casual, Vegas always delivers.

Since I’ve been to Sin City over 50 times, friends often ask me for dining recommendations. These are the places I tell them to go.

Source: Where to Eat During First Las Vegas Trip, According to Repeat Visitor

Hemingway’s Paris still pulls at the heartstrings | Financial Times

A century on from the American writer’s ‘very poor and very happy’ days in the city, Stanley Stewart goes in search of his favourite haunts

By Stanley Stewart, October 19 2022

When good Americans die, wrote Oscar Wilde, they all go to Paris. Of course, Americans can be impatient people, and quite a few, hoping to beat the queues, don’t wait for death. Many good American writers, plus quite a few British and Irish writers, have made their way to Paris with the idea that in the City of Light they will be able to find their literary voice in a way that would not be possible in Des Moines or Darlington or Dublin. Or at least get a seat on the terrasse of Café de Flore.

A hundred years ago, Ernest Hemingway, arguably the most famous of the American literary expatriates, first climbed the stairs with his wife Hadley, past the shared toilets on each landing, to their cramped fourth floor flat in 74 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine. The apartment, Hemingway wrote to a friend back home in Chicago, “would not be uncomfortable to anyone used to a Michigan outhouse”. Hemingway was only 22, and hadn’t yet written anything of note. The couple were sustained by Hadley’s small trust fund and by news stories that Hemingway filed to the Toronto Star.

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/918b404f-9f71-4e55-a032-b82ee6233f02

The Feature That Makes Google Maps the Best Navigation App | Auto Evolution

While Google Maps has evolved to become a stand-alone platform that offers super-advanced capabilities, many people out there still use it solely for the navigation component.

Published 23 Oct 2022, 19:06 UTC, By Bogdan Popa

From article…

In other words, they still believe that Google Maps is, first and foremost, a piece of navigation software, and without a doubt, they aren’t wrong.

Google Maps offers an impressive feature lineup on this front, as it’s able to get you from point A to point B safer, faster, and more convenient. And with features like eco-friendly routing, Google Maps can also reduce the carbon footprint of each vehicle, therefore, contributing to fuel saving and more economical driving.

But on the other hand, what truly makes Google Maps the best navigation app is… the satellite mode.

While some people out there might think otherwise, satellite navigation makes the experience behind the wheel a lot more convenient. And it’s all because of the way it works.

Source: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/the-feature-that-makes-google-maps-the-best-navigation-app-201955.html

The Wall Street Journal: Trips to London, Tokyo and Europe Haven’t Been This Affordable in 25 Years

Tourists are taking advantage of the strong U.S. dollar as the pound, yen and euro fall to multidecade lows

By Allison Pohle, Updated Oct. 11, 2022 11:04 am ET

white and brown sailing ship
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The Wall Street Journal: Trips to London, Tokyo and Europe Haven’t Been This Affordable in 25 Years. Note: May be behind paywall…

Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/strong-dollar-pound-yen-euro-travel-11665429767?mod=flipboard

Amtrak Is Restarting One of Its Most Scenic Routes Just in Time for Fall Getaways | Condé Nast Traveler

The Amtrak Cascades, which winds through the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, has been paused since 2020.

By Jessica Puckett, August 31, 2022

View of the coastline outside Seattle Unsplash

For the first time in more than two years, Amtrak is resuming service on one of its most scenic routes: The Amtrak Cascades route, which runs from Oregon to Vancouver and weaves through some of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful natural formations along the way.

The Cascade route was first paused in spring 2020, as travel between the U.S. and Canadian borders shut down due to the pandemic. Now, tickets are on sale again for the route’s relaunch on September 26. When the route first resumes, Amtrak will operate one daily roundtrip between Seattle and Vancouver, stopping at five cities in Washington state along the way: Edmonds, Everett, Stanwood, Mount Vernon, and Bellingham. (Normally the full route runs from Eugene, Oregon, up to Vancouver.)

Source: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/amtrak-restarts-cascades-route-service