Lidia Ruiz

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Best Buy Drops the Price of iPhone 5c to $50

Just two weeks after hitting the market, Best Buy will begin offering a discount on Apple's iPhone 5c. From today, Oct. 3, to Monday, Oct. 7, the …

Obama 'exasperated' over government shutdown, warns we're 'in trouble'

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is “exasperated” by the government shutdown but won’t negotiate with the Republicans until they pass an extension of funding to reopen it.<p>“Am I exasperated?” Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNBC three hours before he was set to meet with …

McDonald's faces backlash in Tecoma, Australia

<b>A long-running feud has pitted protesters from a small town of 2,000 people in the shadows of Australia's temperate rainforest against one of the world's most recognisable brands.</b><p>Tranquil Tecoma, 35km (20 miles) east of central Melbourne, has become a battleground between McDonald's and "community" …

Bolivia 'drug dealers' throw $1m from plane

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1015000/1015579_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534426951_676fa413544eeb371145eb505c2f5792<p><b>Suspected members of a drug trafficking gang in Bolivia have thrown a bag containing more than $1m (£615,000) from a low-flying plane.</b><p>The cash was …

Africa's Richest Man To Build 1,000-Bed Hospital

Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote plans to construct a 1,000-bed hospital in Kano, which when completed will be the largest health facility in the northern state, Nigeria’s Channels Television has reported.<p>The cement tycoon and philanthropist made the announcement on …

FBI shuts down 'black market website Silk Road'

Silk Road, a website that sold illegal drugs worth millions of dollars, has been shut down after its alleged founder was arrested and accused of hiring an assassin to kill a customer who threatened to reveal the identities of other users.<p>The FBI announced that Ross Ulbricht, also known as Dread …

Why Breaking Rules Isn't Always Bad

Rules are meant to be broken, right? Well, you might be forgiven for thinking so if you're a regular reader of my work.<p>As a consumer advocate, I routinely help people bend rules when circumstances warrant it. Of course, that brings out the usual chorus of rule-lovers, trolls and haters, who accuse …

Revealing the 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards Winners

We are bursting at the seams with excitement—today is the day we reveal our carefully selected picks for our annual Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards! Chosen …

35 Percent of Brazilian Visitors in the U.S. Head Straight to Orlando, Florida

In 1941, Walt Disney traveled to Brazil with a team of illustrators on a propaganda mission for the United States, charged with sowing the values of …

UN World Tourism Organization Discusses Water Conservation

The United Nation World Tourism Organization is celebrating World Tourism Day with a timely discussion on water’s importance to the tourism …

This makes me wish highschool science class was a series of 6-second Vines

At 6 seconds a pop, these 40 science factoids in action remind me of every science class demonstration I’ve ever had — minus all the boring …

Qatar Airways Requiring Female Employees to Get Permission Before Marrying — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Taking a cue from a more traditional era, Qatar Airways has a set of strict standards for …

The TSA Is Definitely Not Wasting Money on Fancy Videos

The TSA’s critics are populous and they are loud. Whether it’s invasive searches, Pre-Check lines, ominous VIPR teams, belt removal, or wasting money …

7 Places Where You Can See Big Game Outside Of Africa

Fortunately, there are plenty of other places to see big game outside of Africa.<p>India has tigers, Brazil has jaguars, and the U.S. has bears, wolves, bison, and more.<p>Here are the best places to go on safari that are not in Africa.

Las Vegas' Iconic Tourism Slogan 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' Turns 10

Las Vegas’ “What Happens Here, Stays Here” slogan is one of the more famous tag lines in modern tourism marketing, and one of the most quoted, talked …

At Least 25 Percent of Yelp Reviews Are Fake, Never Get Published

One of the quiet plagues of online commerce has been the shadowy firms that some businesses pay to write glowing reviews on sites like Yelp, …

20 inspiring quotes on nature and our place within it

THIS PAST SUMMER I was out for a hike and came across a rocky ledge that jutted out over Kootenay Lake. It was just my partner and I with no one else …

Singing the Blues on Highway 61

Road trips, much like hot dogs and apple-pie, embody the American experience. I've often said that the open road sings to me. That was most definitely the case during my most recent road trip on Highway 61, The Blues Highway.<p>Road trips, much like hot dogs and apple-pie, embody the American …

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African Low-Cost Upstart Fastjet Postpones First International Flight

African low-cost airline Fastjet has been forced to postpone its inaugural international flight due to “unexpected administrative delays”.<p>Its service …

How to Really Skip ALL the Lines at Disney World

Have you ever visited Disney World and pushed your way through an impossibly enormous crowd only to discover that the standby line for Haunted …

Our favourite images of the week

We pick the most striking photos from the past seven days – capturing playful Antarctic penguins, Sydney’s majestic Opera House and the stunning Aurora Borealis in Iceland.

New Kiosks at New York JFK Airport May Reduce Wait Times by 40 Percent

New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will get an automated-passport system that may reduce waiting times to clear customs by as much as …

6 Billionaires See Space Tourism as Their Next Big Plaything

Billionaires Elon Musk (Tesla Motors), Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Paul Allen (Microsoft), Larry Paige (Google), Eric …

A Hut by the Lake

We arrived in the rain. As the taxi took us down a winding country road, the taxi driver said 'I'm from London, where you can be quite anonymous. But over here, everyone knows each other and is really friendly. When you see deer on the road, don't be alarmed, they are really sweet.'<p>Even in the …

Possible FAA In-Flight Electronics Use Change

"In preparation for landing, please do not worry about turning off your electronic devices."<p>An announcement like this may soon be coming to a plane …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

How to Be a Good Traveler

I just got back from almost two glorious weeks in Spain, and it made me realize even more that there are things we can do to be good travelers, which in turn gives us better travels.<p>I just got back from almost two glorious weeks in Spain, and it made me realize even more that there are things we …

Local Economies

A Private Visit to Stonehenge

The first time I saw Stonehenge was at night a dozen years ago; it was exactly midnight, in fact.<p>The first time I saw Stonehenge was at night a dozen years ago; it was exactly midnight, in fact. We had taken the train in from London that morning, and it was clear already that great travel karma was …

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