Monthly Archives: December 2012

Frost flowers: beauty in the far north | Field Notes | The Seattle Times

Jeff Bowman had never heard of frost flowers when he decided to study them to earn his PhD in oceanography at the University of Washington. But, as it turned out, they are a ubiquitous, spectacular marvel at both poles, forming … Continue reading

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Top 10 beach flight deals from Toronto Pearson Airport – Toronto International Travel | Examiner.com

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but for the rest of us who would rather spend it on a beach, it’s a great time to snag some flight deals. Please note that some airports have a departure tax, and all … Continue reading

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Let’s Fly Cheaper’s toilet humor aimed at airline industry’s fees – chicagotribune.com

Brand-new “flushable potty economy seats” on planes mean you’ll never again have to crawl over others to use the bathroom. Talk about convenient! And airlines make money on the deal by adding seats where toilets once were. “It’s a win … Continue reading

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Travel vacation to Helsinki – chicagotribune.com

A woman walks past Helsinki cathedral (Yves Herman, Reuters) via chicagotribune.com Now there’s a familiar sight, the Helsinki Cathedral. Although usually there are loads of people sitting on the steps in the summer, instead of piles of snow. For those … Continue reading

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Fighting Motion Sickness – the Taming of the Stomach – NYTimes.com

The Getaway The Taming of the Stomach Sergio Ruzzier By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Published: December 18, 2012 75 Comments via travel.nytimes.com I remember one of the first road trips I took as a kid was from Ontario to New York. … Continue reading

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10 weird laws from around the world

Canada Illegal: Penny overuse Poor Canadian piggy banks, straining under the weight of all those unusable pennies. Across the provinces, it’s illegal to use more than 25 pennies in a transaction—something to remember next time you’re trying to use up … Continue reading

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Maya end of world brings in tourists

Maya end of world brings in tourists David Agren, Special for USA TODAY6:09a.m. EST December 21, 2012 0 CommentsShare via usatoday.com Well now that the Maya doomsday did not happen, what else will the media overhype? Y2K, Snowmaggedon…. The one … Continue reading

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From oil boom to bust: Norway’s economic divide – thestar.com

Norway’s economy risks becoming flooded by oil more than four decades after it was discovered off the country’s southwestern coast in 1969. Average manufacturing labour costs are about $57.50 an hour, 31 per cent more than in Germany and 65 … Continue reading

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Early risers catch the tuna auction in Tokyo | Travel | The Seattle Times

Associated Press Whole tuna are inspected at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. The biggest fish market in the world, it draws many tourists. Related If you go Tsukiji Fish Market For visitors it’s first come, first served, daily, with … Continue reading

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