Hundreds of prehistoric burial grounds are scattered in and around Amesbury, and Stonehenge, just two miles away, sits in the middle of them. Archaeological evidence suggests that Amesbury’s first inhabitants—who settled in England’s River Avon valley at the site of what has historically been an important river crossing—predate even Stonehenge. Amesbury, the home of Stonehenge, is also linked with the legend of King Arthur. As the story goes, Guinevere came to the convent here after leaving Arthur, and she is buried on the grounds of the former abbey. … [Read more...] about 10 Timeless Cities Where the Past Comes to Life
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The first fact you need to know is that, in recent years, airlines have adopted a policy of making widespread, preemptive cancellations in advance of an actual storm. They rely on weather reports in order to manage their planes and flight personnel more efficiently, to make sure planes and crews are in a position to re-start operations most readily, and to avoid the huge fines they have to pay if they strand you on the tarmac for more than three hours. While this approach occasionally means cancelling flights that could really have operated, for the most part, preemptive cancellations seem to work better. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
3) The History Oxford is filled with history from across the ages, but one particularly interesting period to check out is the discovery of King Tut’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. If you are fortunate enough to visit the UK as part of a pre-excursion with Viking Cruises be sure to take part in the Oxford University visit to take a behind the scenes look into the King Tut excavation. It was one of the most important archeological finds in history. And it almost didn’t happen! … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons To Visit Oxford
One is that Hunter Biden, who has had a troubled adulthood, certainly seems to have been slip-streaming his father’s high-powered career, landing opportunities he wouldn’t otherwise have had. Americans instinctively dislike that kind of name-exploiting privilege. (That said, Trump supporters don’t seem to have any objections about similar concerns that swirl around First Daughter Ivanka Trump or husband Jared Kushner.) … [Read more...] about Turbulence hits the Democrats’ top tier
Yet the Bruins survived a couple of scary moments along the way. Matt Grzelcyk skated to the locker room after blocking a shot in the knee in the first period, but returned for the second, while Tuukka Rask appears to be fine despite needing assistance off the ice after the final buzzer at T-Mobile Arena. … [Read more...] about 3 takeaways from the Bruins’ 4-3 win over Vegas