What to Know About Carnival in Brazil
Jan25

What to Know About Carnival in Brazil

Before we start, let’s listen to some Ivete Sangalo to get in the Carnival mood Now that your ears have been blessed with one of Brazil’s greatest exports, let’s get down to business. Carnival is a six day event of absolute madness just one week prior to Lent, the six week period of time for abstaining from any vice that one wishes to take a break from indulging in. This period of time is usually very difficult for...

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Utah: The Hidden Gem You Never Knew You Wanted To Visit
Jan05

Utah: The Hidden Gem You Never Knew You Wanted To Visit

Let’s face it. Utah does not have a great reputation. When it comes to the arts and culture, education, and ways to keep yourself busy aside from twiddling your thumbs on your front porch in the middle of nowhere, people often look past Utah when planning a trip as if it were non-existent. However, these archaic stereotypes could not be more incorrect. Utah boasts some of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the country, with...

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The real reason airline food tastes bad

I had heard that high altitudes can dull the taste buds; airline kitchens make sure to add extra bursts of flavor to compensate. But what will they do about this discovery? A study by the University of Manchester says that white noise in the background can make food taste less appetizing and airline noise is the perfect combination to produce poor flavor. That explains a...

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Soar over Orlando on MAUIVA

Last week I had the chance to soar over Orlando as part of the MAUIVA sightseeing flight. “Sightseeing from the clouds” is a great marketing line, but my favorite part is how personal the experience is. In a way you get to see what it’s like to be a pilot. You are at an airport with no security at all – head to the hanger and then step onto a plane with the pilot. Put the headset one, hear the air traffic controllers and other pilots...

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DOT proposes higher compensation for bumped passengers

The Department of Transportation is thoroughly making over the rules airlines must comply with when it comes to safety and passenger comfort. They’ve already limited the amount of time an airplane can spend in the tarmac before penalties start to accrue, now they’re focusing on undisclosed fees and overbooking that leads to involuntary bumping of passengers. Currently, airlines must compensate passengers for involuntary...

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