Thursday, July 20, 2017

Laptop Ban on Planes Is Lifted, U.S. Officials Confirm

The Homeland Security Department said the prohibition, imposed in March, was no longer needed because airlines had complied with new security rules.

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Danny Meyer’s Empire Goes Roman With an Indoor Piazza

The restaurateur will open a Rome-style coffee bar and a wine bar alongside Marta, his pizzeria in a NoMad hotel.

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Test Run: How to Plan a Trip With the New TripAdvisor

I tested the new TripAdvisor before and during a recent trip and was impressed with its intuitive layout and improved search capability.

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Next Stop: Where the Wallowa Mountains Begin

In the tiny, remote town of Joseph, Ore., you can find award-winning local whiskey, fair-trade chocolates and gorgeous scenery.

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360 Travel Postcard: 8,150 Feet Above Oregon

Soar to dizzying heights in Wallowa County, Oregon, a remote county even by the standards of the rural Northwest.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Travel: Learn as you click at Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Photographer Yuwaraj Gurjar (left) will guide the participants on technique and the use of natural light in the dark
Photographer Yuwaraj Gurjar (left) will guide the participants on technique and the use of natural light in the dark

If you are fond of forest walks and colourful flora and fauna that show up when the heavens open, this is your chance to capture them. Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), which is spread over an area of 104 sq km, is hosting an overnight macro photography workshop for enthusiasts this weekend.

"We have been organising this workshop for three years. But for the first time, we decided to spread it over two days, so participants can spend enough time with the experts. One-day events don't allow sufficient time for interaction," informs Poonam Katkar, Education and
Extension Officer (SGNP).

"The workshop will be monitored by well-known wildlife photographer Yuwaraj Gurjar. He will be teaching techniques of macro photography on field along with lighting techniques," she adds.

There will also be a nature trail. "We haven't made an official announcement but we have plans to take participants through the forest, where they can click reptiles and amphibians, who can be spotted in the monsoon. There will be enough flora and fauna to photograph," she reveals.

The charges are inclusive of food, dormitory stay and internal transport (from the camp to the forest trail and back).

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5 Flight Safety Videos Worth Watching

A new British Airways video featuring some of the country’s best-known actors and comedians is the latest in a long line of entertaining flight safety films.

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