Archive for June, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has attended the Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony yesterday morning at the Lavwa Lanasyon (the Voice of the Nation) monument in Victoria to mark the 35th anniversary of the independence of Seychelles. The event was attended by Former Seychelles President James Mancham, and dignitaries from the National Assembly, the judiciary, the [...]
By Luc Citrinot, eTN | June, 2011 BANGKOK/UBON RATCHATHANI (eTN) – On the way from Ubon Ratchathani (Eastern Isan province in Thailand) to the Laotian border, farmers and shop owners along the way do not wonder anymore at caravans of Western bikers passing along paddy fields, villages as well as the Mekong River. Riding from [...]
A help-wanted ad in the Mexican Pacific state of Guerrero is drawing rebuke from some women’s rights groups. In effect, the ad says: Wanted: Women ages 18-26, who are at least 5-foot-5 and whose weight is proportional to that height. Must have good physical and mental health. Knowledge of English is a plus.
by Levi Margolin – Montreal, Quebec In December 2010, Rabbi Levi and Mushkie Itkin arrived to Nunâ€™s Island in Verdun, QC, where Jewish religious infrastructure was non-existent. Otherwise known as ÃŽle des SÅ“urs, it is a small island at the foot of the Champlain Bridge, famous for its beautiful scenery and parks overlooking the Saint [...]
Come and Cool Off at One of Toronto’s Two New Beaches: Echo Beach and Lakeside Beach at Ontario Place
Spend a day in the sun then dance the night away at Echo Beach, Ontario Place’s new fully-licensed outdoor beach concert venue. It features a real sand beach and offers a spectacular view of the downtown Toronto skyline. Or visit the new Lakeside Beach that opens on Canada Day with a refreshing spa pool, licensed [...]
Kennedy Space Center, FL – Escape to the Sunshine State this fall for a weekend getaway that is out-of-this-world and discover the stellar seaside paradise known as Floridaâ€™s Space Coast â€“ the place where humankindâ€™s boldest adventures began. This November 5-6, its brilliant beaches, tropical temperatures and rocket launching legacy will draw more than 30 [...]
The Blue Star Museums program is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts with Blue Star Families, an organization that raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life- and more than 1,300 participating museums across America. The museums, nature center, historic and cultural sites provide free admission spouses and families [...]
Niagara Falls, ON â€“ The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of events for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Award-Winning Belizean Resorts Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn Reinforce Their Commitment to Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel
NAPA, Calif. (June, 2011) â€“ Francis Ford Coppolaâ€™s famed resorts in Belize, Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn, have formalized two strategic alliances that further the companyâ€™s commitment and dedication to fostering best practices in ecotourism and sustainable travel. Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn have joined the Sustainable Tourism Program led by the Rainforest Alliance, the [...]
Pioneer Valley Massachusetts is Open for Summer 2011 and Travelers are Invited to Experience All the Region has to Offer
BOSTON, June, 2011 — The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) are inviting travelers to explore the regionâ€™s summer attractions and events, which remain open for business despite tornado damage that impacted much of the region. The Pioneer Valley is a short 90-minute drive on the [...]