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12
Jul
A340 sunset take off

The World’s Best Airline Logos

There are a lot of great airline logos out there, but however stylish one may look when fully integrated into an airline’s color scheme, is another story. The question is, how does it look as a stand-alone symbol?

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12
Jun
28 Barbary Lane - aka Macondray Lane

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin – My self guided tour of San Francisco

“This is a must read!” a friend exclaimed, as he explained the collection of fascinating characters I’d get to know, in this now classic series of books.

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11
Jun
Entrance to Chapultepec Park with the castle on the hill

Mexico City and a Milestone Birthday

Mexico City – it’s like no other city in the world – certainly unlike any other north of the Rio Grande.

It’s what every capital should be – vibrant, cultured, inspiring, and above all, a reflection of the country it represents. This Mexican looking glass is at once modern, and mysterious. Ancient Aztec ruins stand proudly alongside colonial era cathedrals. A short drive outside the capital, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon stand like desert ornaments, reminding us of the great pre-Columbian civilization of Teotihuacan.

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29
May
WTC memorial museum sign

9/11 World Trade Center Memorial & Museum Review – New York City

Often a day in history is remembered for many reasons. It may be a wedding, birthday or a significant milestone that was achieved. Other times we remember where we were on days of tragedy. There are certain world events that etch themselves into one’s mind and history books forever and September 11, 2001, was no exception. Many lives were affected by the horrific events that day in New York. In just a few short hours thousands of people lost their lives and millions of people from around the world were affected when one of the world’s great tragedies unfolded before our eyes.
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21
May

An Avgeek Story – Herman the Duck, North Central and Republic Airlines

July 1, 2019, will mark the 40th anniversary of the formation of Republic Airlines. Told from a ‘hometown’ perspective, this is a story of that airline and its famous duck logo named Herman.

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18
Oct
Honky Tonk Central - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville’s Honky Tonk & Country Music Bars

Known as the country music capital of the world, Nashville is famed for producing many of the world’s best known, and loved, country and rock music stars. And there is no escaping music from this charming southern city.

Even arriving at Nashville’s International Airport, you are often greeted by local singers and songwriters most hours of the day. Nashville’s most famed honky-tonk bar, Tootsie’s, has two locations within the airport alone with live music and cold beer all day long.

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16
Oct

British Airways 787 Premium Economy review – Nashville to London

In the last several years, British Airways (BA) has embarked on a North American expansion, made possible, in part, because of their fleet of economical 787 Dreamliners.

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15
Dec
Virgin Australia Extra Leg Room seating options.

How To Choose The Best Economy Seat On The Plane

Window? Aisle? First row or exit row? Every flier has a preference when it comes to seat selection, especially on a long flight.

Often times, it’s more than just a simple ‘window or aisle’ question, and as most frequent flyers will tell you, there’s a list of criteria that goes into selecting their most favoured seat on a plane.

Yet like anything, a person’s seat preference is a subjective concept. For a variety of reasons, we like the seat that we like based on key personal criteria.

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24
Feb
Reflections from the still sea water of an Antarctic inlet.

Antarctica By Air Flight Review – Images of the ice continent

I’ve always had a fascination with Antarctica. Maybe it’s the remoteness and inaccessibility of the icy pole that lures the explorer from within. Or maybe it’s the sheer size of the Earth’s largest continent with its mountainous terrain and harsh atmosphere where 98% of the landscape is covered in snow and ice.

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22
Oct
Batman Rollercoaster - Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio, Texas

Batman The Ride – Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio, Texas

Premiering in 2015, adrenaline seekers will twist and turn their way through a series of gut-wrenching high-speed manoeuvres in search of the ultimate thrill. Although this is not your average theme park ride, this latest incarnation from Six Flags is sure to take the rollercoaster experience to new heights. Could this be the scariest rollercoaster in the world?

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25
Aug
Delta 777-200LR

Top 10 Longest Flights from the United States

If you’re an ‘avgeek’ (a fan of all things aviation) then there are always must-dos on your fly list – especially the ones that will secure certain bragging rights. It may be flying the latest aircraft from Boeing or Airbus such as the A380, B787 or A350. It could be the elusive First Class, seat 1A on your favourite airline of choice, while for others it may be to fly the world’s longest route. Whichever category strikes your fancy and gets your jet fuel juices flowing the most, the longest flight is one which avgeeks like to discuss as it’s often hotly contested based on how it’s measured.

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5
Aug
Voodoo Zipline - Las Vegas (photo courtesy of VooDoo Zipline)

Las Vegas’ Hottest New Thrill Ride – VooDoo Zipline

Thrill seekers in Vegas are flocking to the latest thrill ride. Located just off the Vegas strip at the Rio Hotel and Casino, the VooDoo Zipline is a terrifying ride that flies 497 feet above ground, whisking riders between the two hotel towers at over 30 miles per hour (50km). And the most terrifying part? There is no arm rest, harness or safety bar to be found! This is not one for the faint hearted.

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9
Jun
Foggy Bottom kayaks along the Harpeth River.

A Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak Adventure on the Harpeth River

A lot can be said for a name, whether it’s the title for the latest work of fiction or a Hollywood blockbuster. Sometimes we’re drawn to something by name alone. Like looking through a book store with its endless array of novels and stories, there are bound to be fascinating titles that jump out at you, compelling you to reach for that next great read.
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5
May
Blue Ribbon Bags Carousel

Blue Ribbon Bags – Interview with CEO Gabriel Menkin on Baggage Insurance

Many of us have endured the inconvenience of lost bags when travelling. Having to go out and repurchase clothing and personal necessities can be a costly exercise, an unforeseen hassle that no one wants to endure on a holiday or business trip. Until now we only had luck on our side when it comes to recouping these costs through convoluted travel insurance policies and disinterested airlines. If only there was a straight forward, easy to understand alternative out there.

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28
Apr
Union Square at Dusk

Union Square , San Francisco – A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Union Square, with its towering memorial statue and air of California sophistication is perfectly placed in the pulsating heart of downtown San Francisco. An inviting city plaza surrounded by swaying palms, upscale retailers and historic hotels, the clanging of passing cable cars only heightens this already charming urban scene.

The commercial centre of the city, Union Square features some of the best shopping in the country. Interspersed with lovely restaurants and inviting cafes, Union Square is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco coffee or meal while watching the world go by.

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