Articles in the Travel Category

Google Street View Now includes the Amazon (the River)
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Posted in Travel on 25 March 2012
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Pretty cool – now traverse down the Amazon and check out the nearly 360 degree view from the comforts of your work chair. “… Our Brazil and U.S. Street View and Google Earth Outreach teams were invited to the Amazon Basin to collect ground-level images of the rivers, forest and communities in the Rio Negro […]

End of An Era: Jaws Closes Tomorrow – Orlando Universal Studios
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Posted in Travel on 1 January 2012
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The end of an era in Universal Studios, Orlando – Jaws the exhibit closes tomorrow 1/2/2012. From Universal’s Orlando Facebook. “We know you love Jaws, and we do, too, It has been an amazing attraction, and after terrorizing the waters of Amity here at Universal Orlando for 20 years, it’s a very important part of […]

How Do You Say-Imply “Selling Ice to Eskimos?” in German?
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Posted in Travel on 30 September 2011
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Taking coals to Newcastle/Selling ice to the Eskimos Russian: Yezdit’ b Tulu s svoim samovarom He’s going to Tula, taking his own samovar German: Eulen nach Athen tragen Taking owls to Athens Hungarian: Vizet hord a Dunába He’s taking water to the Danube Spanish: Es como llevar naranjas a Valencia It’s like taking oranges to Valencia […]

Wheel of Fortune – New Zealand … New Mexico?
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Posted in Travel, TV on 16 March 2011
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Yea, what’s our geography knowledge test scores rank again? I would hate to be an country who scored below us … No, you don’t get just one guess, you get FOUR as all three geniuses missed this AND it went back to the dude who then then bought a vowel … though he did buy […]

San Diego Comic Con: Hotel Reservations March 9, 2011
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Posted in Travel on 1 March 2011
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Starting at 9:00 AM PT on March 9, 2011, you will be able to access the SDCC Hotel reservation request form via this page or by calling 1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642) or 212-532-1660. Here’s a sneak peek at the hotels & rates as a SDCC attendee … keep in mind that nearly all the hotels within a […]

Jetsetter Super Bowl Packages … Only $23,500
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Posted in Sports, Travel on 25 January 2011
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Packer and Steeler fans will have to travel to the be-enemy city of Dallas (well, Arlington) to watch & root for your team to take home the Lombardi trophy … Sure, you can probably buy some tickets off Craigslist but if you want a full package, Jetsetter.com has ticket packages starting from $7,900 … Packages […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: CARS Shopping in the Magic Kingdom
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Internet, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, Travel, TV on 18 May 2009
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Lo and behold, they have CARS for sale at the DisneyWorld. MamaCollector sends us some nice pics … MamaCollector also notes: Mickey and Minnie mini were easy to find at the 4 parks for 26.95.  However, the duo can be purchased at the WDW mail order 407-363-6299 (sku #40012776198). Disney uses their own SKU which does […]

Canada: Happy 100th! Have Cake! Um, Ketchup Cake?
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Posted in Advertising, Food, Marketing, Retail, Travel on 29 April 2009
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It doesn’t come in a pouch but okay, I’ll try a slice … I don’t think it’s going to be in my top 50 favorite cake choices but okay … To thank Canadians for 100 years of support, Heinz has created The Great Canadian Heinz Ketchup Cake … Don’t thank us, thank Heinz! No, you […]

You Could Wake Up Canadian!
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Posted in Advertising, Internet, Marketing, Politics, Science, Travel on 17 April 2009
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You go to sleep all grumbly but voila! (as French is required), you could wake up Canadian! Thanks to a new law, Canada will bestow citizenship Friday on what its government believes could be hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting foreigners, most of them Americans. The April 17 amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act automatically restores Canadian […]

Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: The 1:5 Scale Trev the Diesel Train
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, Travel, TV on 11 February 2009
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From Jestrjef … “We had the grandparents come over today.  They took us and the kids to the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford, FL.  On the way into the parking lot we crossed over railroad tracks and thought nothing of it.  We parked, unloaded the Suburban and my daughter yells “TRAIN!!” I turn around and what […]