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US Open, United States

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Where? United States

When? August 26th -September 9th

The US Open National Playoffs is a series of tournaments that gives any player 14 years of age or older who meets the eligibility requirements the opportunity to qualify for the 2013 US Open.
The winner of each Sectional Qualifying Tournament in each division (men's singles, women's singles, mixed doubles) will advance to the US Open National Playoffs Championships in their respective division taking place in New Haven, CT at Yale University during the New Haven Open at Yale, a WTA event, part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
The winner of each Singles Championship will receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2013 US Open Qualifying Tournament and the winner of the Mixed Doubles Championship (1 team) will receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2013 US Open Mixed Doubles Championship (commencing August 28) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Further information: http://www.usopen.org/

Palio di Siena, Siena, Italy

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Where? Siena, Italy

When? 16th of August

Although known the world over for its architecture, proud population, and vibrant party spirit, Siena is perhaps best recognized for its famous Palio di Siena horse race. Held twice each summer, “Il Palio” is a 90-second bareback dash around the enormous Piazza del Campo – a competition that has occurred every year (save for one during World War II) since the first stallions lined up in 1656. Prior to that, participants rode buffalos. Seriously.

Though the event appears festive and joyous to outsiders, the honor at stake is no laughing matter. Each of the ten horses in the race represents one of Siena’s contrade, or districts (there are seventeen in all; the seven that aren’t selected automatically race the next year), and the rider who brings his steed to victory also brings great esteem to his contrade.

Although no money is involved (at least not officially), a special hand-painted silk banner of the Virgin Mary created for each race goes to t…

The Top 3 current investments of our time

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We live in uncertain times and naturally even in the best of economic climates there is always an element of risk to making investments.
There are however some interesting options for Perpetual Travellers that refrain from putting their heads in the sand.

Here below are 3 top suggestions to investigate further on, but remember if you do invest the risk is all yours.

1. Shale Gas
This new form of energy has made a massive difference (as much as 50%) to reduce fuel costs in the US.

The process is called fracking and it involves deep drilling (10,000 feet) into the earth to reach a thin layer of rock called shale. A pump shoots literally millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals to generate small explosions. This in turns splits rock and releases gas. The gas is transported through a pipe to the surface.

China, India and the UK all have plans to exploit this form of energy. So Cuadrilla is the only company in the UK with the permission to drill. French firm Total are also getting …

Stunning View in your Dish

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When you visit a restaurant you want to enjoy a quality meal in a great environment.
Things become even better if you have a great view in front of you!

Take a look at the Top 10 restaurants with stunning view according to Tripadvisor!

1. Breeze at the Samaya, Bali, Indonesia
2.Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere,  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
3.Strofi Athens, Greece

4.The Rock, Zanzibar, Tanzania

5.Sierra Mar Big Sur, California, USA
6.Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
7.Eagle's Eye Restaurant, British Columbia, Canada
8.Le Jules Verne, Paris, France
9.Sirocco Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand
10. Skyline Restaurant, Queenstown, New Zealand


Best Reasons to Move to a Tropical Paradise!

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1. Sun and fresh air
Escape the torture of cold and dark winters, and enjoy lots of natural sunshine, get your dose of real vitamin D. Enjoy wearing minimal clothing, take walks whenever you feel like it, and never pick up a snow shovel again!

2. Good food
There’s a world of difference between a fruit that grows on a tree and is picked hours before you eat it, and a fruit that is picked too early, shipped over long distances and sold to you for more money.
In the tropical paradises you can eat delicious, cheap, quality, tree-ripened fruits and vegetables, and avoid genetically-engineered foods, irradiation, hot-water treated mangoes and tasteless, imported produce.

3. Less stress
You can reduce stress dramatically by relocating at least part of the year somewhere where the pace of living is slower, more relaxed and where people value real friendship and relaxation over the constant desire to work, work, work and consume, consume, consume.

4. Discover a new culture
You can find excitement…

Europe's Best Beaches!

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Can you feel the summer getting closer?
Do you already dream of crystal clear beaches?

Take a look at the pictures of the greatest beaches one may find in Europe and start planning your idyllic summer vacation as soon as possible. The sooner the better for every traveller who wants to have convenience and quality combined!
Prepare your swimming costume because summer will be here in the blink of an eye, metaphorically speaking obviously!

Worst Things that Could Happen on a Trip!

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Have you ever wondered what's the worst that could happen to you when travelling?
We travellers, in order to prevent this from happening, went beyond all the wondering and made a list with all the worst case scenarios one may live on a trip! Lose your flight or have a long delay or even have it cancelled; under this category you will find flight cancellations when you don't have a single penny to pay for another one. Imagine that happening when you need to return to your homeland after a long yet expensive trip. Have your luggage with all the important staff you are going to need lost (by the Airlines Company or not), forgotten somewhere or robbed! Get in a car accident in your rented car with all the possible collateral damage such as injuries, hospitals, police, lawyers, embassies etc.Arrive at "what seemed online to be an excellent hotel" and realise it's a hole with shared rooms or even shared bathrooms (It happens more than you think)!
Get drunk and wake up in …

Volcanoes Around the World

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Many years before, volcanic eruptions were thought to be the punishment of Gods. Nowadays, the reasons of a volcanic eruption are well known to the public. 
This, of course, doesn't make their explosive effects less devastating. 

Today, we are going to show you a list of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world!   

Best Holiday Locations for Families in USA

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Who said that single life is more fun?
Having fun is still possible and reachable even when you are a parent!

In case parents, kids, dogs, cats, birds and other family members are into travelling we offer information about the Best Families Hotels in USA for the current year according to the Travellers' Choice.





Source: www.tripadvisor.com

The Top most Annoying Passenger Behaviors

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A recent passenger survey by www.travelocity.com involving more than 1500 people has revealed some of the most annoying travellers habits.
While reading these behaviors, some of you will, no doubt, smile with guilt. On the other hand, some of you will nod along feeling the anger after being the "victim" of such disturbing attitudes. Strangely, some of you, including me, are going to experience both!
To the question "What do you consider is the most annoying thing while boarding?".  Out of the 1553 surveyed the following answers were recorded: 445 of them say carrying a larger than allowed luggage is extremely disturbing383 passengers consider blocking the aisle the most annoying thing322 of them are frustrated by those who crowd the boarding line230 travellers feel its annoying when a careless luggage storage habit is portrayed107 considered it irritating when other travellers use the overhead for small items To the question "What do you consider to the most a…

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

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One of the most useful things to bring with you on your trips may be a stove. This one was made with nothing but a beer can and a knife.

With help of this video, we're going to learn how to make it.

The stove runs on alcohol; the medical one and easy to find in the pharmacy of your corner.

Enjoy the video!


How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need from Tom Allen on Vimeo.

The surreal beauty of Iceland!

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It is the most distant European country but it looks like it doesn't belong to any continent. Iceland is known for its beautiful landscapes which seem to have been taken out from NASA's archives, since they somehow resemble a planet from outer space!
In his latest aerial mission, photographer Andrej Ermolaev managed to take photos of a surreal beauty, landscapes of various colour shades that could easily be part of an alien civilisation. The reason why these areas look like this way, is the volcanic ash that covers the soil.