By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
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By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Katie Rogers New York Times December 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — The partial government shutdown that began early Saturday will continue for the next several days, as Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, adjourned the Senate until Thursday and the White House indicated that President Trump was sticking to his demand for $5 billion for a border wall.In a call with reporters, administration officials indicated that the president would not relent on his signature campaign promise, saying that the only way out of the impasse was for Senate Democrats to do something they have promised never to do — grant him the $5 billion for border security.But even as the White House officials spoke, Vice President Mike Pence was at the Capitol presenting an offer to the top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, according to … [Read more...] about Senate adjourns, meaning shutdown could drag on for days
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. I recently enjoyed a relaxing long weekend in Dubai. You can read my trip reports here: Review: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER new Business Class Brussels to Dubai Review: Armani Hotel Dubai Review: Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman) Review: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER new First Class Dubai to Brussels (today) Today (December 19, 2018): Emirates Boeing 777-300ER new First Class Dubai to Brussels. On October 10th 2018, I flew in an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER featuring the carrier’s newest and game-changing First Class product from Dubai (DXB) to Brussels (BRU). With floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, virtual windows, beds with zero-gravity position, and sleek design features inspired by Mercedes-Benz, Emirates’ new B777 First Class suites take luxury and privacy to the next level. As of now Emirates’ new First Class is only available on newly delivered … [Read more...] about Review: Emirates Boeing 777 new First Class Dubai to Brussels
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (December 17,2018): Top 10 reasons why flying First Class with Emirates is an amazing experience. Emirates is a mammoth airline: it has more than 240 widebody planes in its fleet, carrying more than 40 million passengers to more than 100 destinations in the world per year. According to Wikipedia, Emirates is currently the fourth-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried, the world’s third largest airlines by scheduled passenger-kilometres flown, the seventh largest airline in the world in terms of revenue, and the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried. The Dubai based airliner is also famous around the world for its outrageous offerings to First Class passengers. I recently flew First Class onboard Emirates’ new game changing B777 First Class suites and will publish a trip report this … [Read more...] about Top 10 reasons why flying First Class with Emirates is an amazing experience