“[Thomas Cook’s] first tour was a circuit of northern Europe ending with four days in Paris. The city proved a consistently popular destination, with thousands of tourists visiting annually by the end of the century, at an all-inclusive cost of around £11.”—The birth of tourism | Travel | guardian.co.uk
“Halcones: To guard strongholds, trafficking groups rely on a network of street-level informants — taxi drivers, fruit vendors, teen boys — known as halcones, or falcons. Halcones provide early warning of the arrival of federal police or soldiers that have been dispatched around Mexico as part of Calderon’s drug war.”—
“The Chandlers have spent much of the last four years sailing through the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean on their 38-foot yacht, the Lynn Rival, and blogging regularly about cruising through deep open waters and stopping at different ports of call. They wrote about watching sea turtles, touring tea factories and visiting lush tropical forests, but their last diary entry on Friday afternoon said only, “PLEASE RING SARAH.”—British Couple Held Off Somali Coast - NYTimes.com
Facebook message received this morning from the Midnight Sun Social’s organizer: “i’m messaging you because you’re in the ‘maybe’ attending. and as we all know, ‘maybe’ is the new ‘no.’ well, i hope, for your sake, i’ll see you at the social. otherwise … well, i won’t even go there. hee hee. hope to see you tonight!”
I willing to overlook the lack of capitalization because this is just another reason they call it Charm City.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the bleeding edge. Heck, I live on it. But let’s not forget the “boring” businesses, the ones solving a preexisting need or problem that start by addressing a larger audience of folks, many of whom aren’t as tech savvy and often don’t live on the coasts … [like] new approaches to long-standing vertical businesses, eg. Oyster.com in travel or Tracked.com in finance.
A few months ago I posted about crazy Baltimore Attorney Barry Glazer…well he’s back with new commercials! some have been banned in the city, so to see the full versions you can go to his website www.barryglazer.com
“But as seasoned frugal travelers between Philadelphia and New York know, you would not have to take Amtrak at all to get from stadium to stadium. A fan leaving Citizens Bank Park around 2 p.m. Monday could have gotten to Yankee Stadium for less than $25 in less than four hours.”—
“We are gonna get drunk and watch the Yankees," screamed Evan Willis, 23, throwing back a Bronx Bomba Bahama Mama after chugging a cup of Coors Light at Wicked Willy’s in the West Village. "I want the Yankees to win," Willis said.”—NYDN
“Recife, a historic town on Brazil’s northern coast, dubbed the Brazilian Venice for its many bridges and rivers, is one of the places expected to benefit from new flights, with routes from Atlanta and Miami.”—
“Two contracts awarded Monday by the Los Angeles Airport Commission to Walsh Austin Joint Venture, based here, and another already under way will create new security checkpoints, ticket counters, immigration and customs space. They will also add passenger lounges and a large central hall with restaurants and shops, adding a million square feet to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.”—