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Although still in its infancy, 2013 is already proving to be an interesting year for the travel industry.  Here are a few predictions for trends and events to watch for in the coming months. 10. Airlines will start charging a fee to pilots for “what is clearly the best seat on the plane.” 9. Car Rental Agencies will offer customers the option to buy cars for a daily rate and then return them when they don’t… Read More

orca, killer whales, alaska, ocean

The first one went off like a shot.  In the distance, a burst of vapor rose high above the water’s surface.  It was quickly wiped away by the wind and followed almost immediately by another nearby burst, and then another.  There were six blows in total, orcas, killer whales, rising to the surface to breathe before diving in unison, reemerging always closer to us than the time before.

Are you afraid that the end of days will cut into your ‘me’ time? Don’t want the extermination of mankind to kill your travel bug too? Listen, while no one knows what will happen when the Mayan calendar ends this month, one thing is for sure; when the dust settles, you’re going to need a vacation.

The following story appeared in the Huffington Post on August 15, 2012. There is a passage in Jules Verne’s aquatic masterpiece, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, in which Captain Nemo is asked if he likes the sea. “Yes! I love the sea!” he says. “It is an immense desert where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides… The sea is nothing but love and emotion.” Although my companions… Read More