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  • China’s economy is moving past COVID: Almost half a billion Chinese nationals are taking a vacation during the Golden Week holiday

    10/06/2020 9:48:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    DBS ^ | 10/06/2020
    MAINLAND CHINA & HONG KONG Hotel prices shot up, ride-hailing apps crashed, tickets to the Great Wall sold out: after more than nine long, housebound months, almost half a billion Chinese people are taking a vacation. With the COVID-19 pandemic largely under control in China, the Golden Week holiday is putting on display the country’s confidence in its economic rebound and its public health measures. Through the first four days of the week-long holiday that started 1 October, some 425m people travelled domestically, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, nearly 80% of last year’s throngs. The surge of...
  • Two people are shot during a Daytona Beach celebration while hundreds gather for a 'Zero Ducks Given' pool party at Lake of the Ozarks as the US sees wild Memorial weekend blowouts after lockdown was eased

    05/25/2020 3:44:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Leah Simpson
    Six people have been hurt in a Daytona, Florida shooting as thousands of people across the country defied social distancing rules, including revelers at a wild Memorial Day pool party in Missouri named 'Zero Ducks Given'. Two people were shot and four were hit by shrapnel in the Florida incident around 7.30pm Saturday on South Ocean Avenue near Breakers Oceanfront Park. Gunfire erupted along the beachside road where more than 200 people were seen partying and dancing as lockdowns eased up. Several people were wounded and taken to the hospital but the injuries are not life-threatening, authorities said. Police said...
  • Summer Vacation Planning ...Let's Help Each Other...

    04/17/2020 6:00:41 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 33 replies
    4-17-20 | Self
    I need some help and I can't think of a better place to get it then my very intelligent and informed and wise Free Republic community. I have a vacation scheduled for June 5th through the 13th flying from Cincinnati to Las Vegas renting a car from Hertz and going to Zion National Park and the north rim of the Grand Canyon and then Canyonlands and Arches. I would be staying in 3 Inns. Tomorrow on the 18th I plan to call Delta and the three ends and hurts and see if any of this is actually possible to happen....
  • As city-dwellers panic-flee to their vacation homes, locals wish they would go away

    03/24/2020 12:50:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 24, 2020 | John Sexton
    Places like Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are usually packed with tourists and wealthy people who own second homes in the summer. But the coronavirus has made summer arrive early for many of these small towns as people from large cities flee to their second homes hoping to avoid infection. The locals in many of these places are not pleased at having these summer people show up, potentially bringing the virus with them, to a place where medical services are extremely limited. The company that owns the hospitals in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket has been asking people to stay away:
  • Maybe Mitt Romney Needs to be Investigated

    10/04/2019 11:39:43 PM PDT · by rintintin · 36 replies
    WSAU ^ | Oct 4 2019 | Ben Armstrong
    Here is a Headline from The Hill about Mitt Romney going after Trump again and Defending Washington Corruption. Romney: Trump requesting Biden investigation from China, Ukraine 'wrong and appalling' Well Mitt , seems to me that you are protesting a little too much. I think Mitt is taking this personally because he is just like Hunter Biden. Mitt's Daddy was Governor in Michigan and worked in the Nixon administration. Mitt's daddy had lots of connections to help his son out in investing. (That's how Mitt became Extremely wealthy) Mitt Romney got everything handed to him because of who his daddy...
  • Travelling to Florida's Atlantic Coast - Need Advice

    09/19/2019 7:54:37 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 76 replies
    OK, the wife and I are planning a week long vacation in early October. We're flying into Orlando, spending a few days there and then heading eastward and then north along the Atlantic Coast. I don't think we'll go much further than Saint Augustine. Yeah, there's the obvious places to go - like Kennedy Space Center. Saint Augustine looks very interesting too. There's a few national parks I wanna check out along the way too. I'd even settle more good recommendations that are even a bit inland from the coast. I'm up for anything in the way of recommendations -...
  • My Pocket Demon

    09/16/2019 5:01:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-16-19 | MOTUS
    I’m convinced we all have a little pocket dragon.Not a demon exactly, more like a wizard who’s sometimes quiet and subdued but always there watching, smoldering – capable of igniting at any provocation. Mine’s name is Tempus Fugit and lately he’s been quite active. I feel him breathing down my neck even when at rest.As a temporary appeasement Raj and I are going an a vacation “up north” this week so posts will be short. But when we return he will require some form of ongoing accommodation so expect something along the lines of more “open threads” and fewer post-posts....
  • A Future Without Long-Haul Vacations

    09/03/2019 6:15:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2, 2019 | Henry Wismayer
    The sun was still beating down when, one late afternoon earlier this year, I arrived at a dust bowl of baked earth where there should have been water. Lake Abbe, a soda lake on the border between Ethiopia and Djibouti, wasn’t where it was supposed to be. The local Afar people told me that an Ethiopian dam had stanched its inflow to irrigate a sugarcane plantation, and now the shore had receded to the horizon. Lake Abbe is the endpoint of the Awash River, a vital source of water in an ecosystem that is growing drier as local temperatures rise...
  • Beach bums! Laid-back Bill and Hillary Clinton get away from questions over whether he went to Jef

    08/21/2019 10:42:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies ^ | 8/21/2019 | CHEYANNE ROUNDTREE
    Bill and Hillary Clinton were spotted taking a casual stroll on the beach in the Hamptons on Tuesday, exclusive DailyMailTV photos show Hillary, 71, looked worlds away from her normally polished look, dressing down in beige trousers, a short-sleeve gray hoodie, a white hat, shades and Under Armor sneakers The former president, 73, looked sporty in a black athletic polo shirt, black shorts and neon pink Nike shoes The two have often vacationed in the swanky getaway destination during the summer, in past years bringing along their two dogs for a leisurely walk The couple seemed to be in good...
  • House Judiciary to end their vacation to work on gun control while McConnell does nothing

    08/14/2019 3:10:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 13/8/19 | Dan Desal Martin
    House Judiciary Committee members will cut their August break short to get to work on gun violence, in an effort to increase pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to act, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Some members want to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired 15 years ago, while others want to focus on legislation that is more likely to attract bipartisan support. But all House Democrats agree that something needs to be done. They already passed two major pieces of gun safety legislation in February: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act. However,...
  • Going To Austin Texas next week - Need Travel Advice (Vanity Post)

    07/03/2019 9:01:51 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 83 replies
    Next weekend the wife and I are gonna be in Austin Texas for a long weekend. I've looked at Austin's tourism website and have gotten a few ideas - but I also like to know what Freepers like to do or see when they're in the area. We're looking at a trip to Berdoll Pecan in Bastrop, maybe a trip to the LBJ National Historic Park, maybe visit the Texas State Cemetery. I'm not a huge fan of live music. I don't mind it. It's just not a priority for me. The wife and I love BBQ and would take...
  • Denver dad in critical condition on Dominican Republic vacation

    06/27/2019 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2019 | 11:03am | By Jackie Salo
    A Denver dad was so sick that he was booted off his return flight from the Dominican Republic, and has spent the past three days there in critical condition — vomiting, alone and screaming in pain in a hospital bed, his relatives said. Khalid Adkins became so ill on the trip with his daughter that he wasn’t allowed to fly home Sunday — and has been forced to stay on the embattled Caribbean island, news station KDVR reported. “He said, ‘They pulled me off the plane and made me go to the hospital,'” his sister-in-law, Marla Strick, told the news...
  • Vanity - Visiting Glacier N.P. - seeking FR advice .

    06/16/2019 1:00:45 PM PDT · by urtax$@work · 28 replies
    Original , no sources | June 16, 2019 | myself
    We are visiting Glacier NP, MT. for a couple of days. Any advice from G. NP veterans ?
  • Attention-hungry people are faking vacations on Instagram

    04/19/2019 9:33:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 19, 2019 | Zachary Kussin
    Looking to live the glamorous, well-traveled life — and stir envy among your Instagram followers — but can’t afford it? Well, now you can have a photo of yourself digitally altered to make it seem like you can. A Nebraska-based photo-editing service named Fake A Vacation lets users send in snapshots to have them superimposed onto fake backgrounds. Options include a sandy beach in Maui, the rushing waters of Niagara Falls, even the Grand Canyon at sunset. It may seem like a joke service, but lying about travel is a far more common practice than you may think. According to...
  • DC Spring Break (Vanity)

    04/16/2019 6:41:26 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 56 replies
    Notch | 04/16/19 | Notch
    I am in DC right now with the family. Not my choice of vacations as I detest the federal government. Personally I’d rather be drinking near the ocean instead of walking miles standing in lines and dodging thousands of tourists. Anyways, we went to the air and space museum and the holocaust museum. The nazi exhibit were the security guards that scanned you. What else is a good experience? We are here just two more days. I would never live here, prices are high, woman are ugly and evidently it is a bastion for gay men.
  • This Australian company gives employees 12 weeks of “life leave” every year

    03/27/2019 7:41:21 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Matador Network ^ | 18MAR19 | Eben Diskin
    While Americans are struggling to cram all their vacation dreams into their two weeks of PTO each year, Australians — at least, those who work for this company — are planning epic three month-long trips. Ernst & Young, an accounting firm with locations all around the world, gives its Australian employees to take six to 12 weeks of “life leave” each year to travel, work part-time, or simply to do nothing.
  • A word for The True Overcomers[charismatic caucus]

    02/12/2019 11:12:19 AM PST · by Jedediah
    You are My "T"rue Loyalist (Overcomer) for you have surrendered ALL of you for ALL of Me reguardless of the cost and in this one statement resides your greatest REWARD and BLESSING for you have ARRIVED(ZION). NOW THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED YOUR self with ME "Come" ~ "PARTAKE" of The Coals of My Living "T" estimony and Spread these Coals of Living Tongues of FIRE among the lost and forsaken for I AM blowing My Shofar of Delight through you, My Voice in dry places and be assured My Glod and Silver are already yours My Beloved . . ....
  • Going to Texas soon for vacation...

    02/28/2019 4:33:37 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 74 replies
    28 Feb 2019 | US Navy Vet
    ...Galveston OR Corpus Christi(which one has better beaches/attractions)?
  • Democrat Lawmakers Continue To Party In PR WIth Lobbyists Ignoring Americans

    01/14/2019 9:48:37 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | January 14, 2019 | Jack Davis
    “I’d rather see the Democrats come back from their vacation and act,” Trump told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro. “They’re not acting, and they’re the ones that are holding it up. It would take me 15 minutes to get a deal done, and everybody could go back to work...But I’d like to see them act responsibly, and they’re not acting responsibly, and that’s it. We could be — I’m in the White House, and most of them are in different locations. They’re watching a certain musical in a very nice location and frankly, it’s ridiculous. The whole thing is...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...