Travel Tour – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:41:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://corfulinastravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5-150x150.png Travel Tour – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ 32 32 Africa and our Travel Club Tour https://corfulinastravel.com/africa-and-our-travel-club-tour/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:41:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/africa-and-our-travel-club-tour/ I had put this spot aside to launch our Travel Club Tour in Africa in April 2023. Because I had had a rare opportunity to plot a unique and tailor-made itinerary, which would be hand-crafted by the Imagine Holidays team. And then we would be off, on the trip of a lifetime. I started by […]]]>

I had put this spot aside to launch our Travel Club Tour in Africa in April 2023.

Because I had had a rare opportunity to plot a unique and tailor-made itinerary, which would be hand-crafted by the Imagine Holidays team. And then we would be off, on the trip of a lifetime.

I started by writing a list of countries in Southern Africa that I felt confident taking a group of travelers to. Botswana and Zambia were at the top, and both have all the aspects of wildlife, landscape and culture that I appreciate, so I focused on those.

Planning a trip for readers (and me, of course) is like writing a story. I want the days to be gentle, well-paced, rich and rewarding. I want a beginning, a middle and an end. I want a sense of enlightenment and pleasure, of course.

Camera iconYoung male lion sleeping in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/western australia

This turned into a complex and rather surprising exercise. Alex Sirman, managing director of our partners Imagine Holidays, personally worked on it, and his team, both in Australia and Africa, had to reschedule and recalculate six times. Many lodges dramatically increased their prices overnight, usually to over $1,000 per person per night. The cost of domestic flights has skyrocketed. For example, the flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls was around $150 before Covid and now costs $700 per person.

Situations changed all the time, overnight.

It’s a unique idea and tour, but our travel partners at Imagine Holidays couldn’t keep the costs down to what we all hoped for and it ended up at $18,999 per person, room double. This includes all flights, five star lodges and accommodation, game drives, travel in between, and most lodges are full board and all inclusive.

Another reason we get involved in tour detail, rather than joining in all the “travel media familiarizations” that are offered to us as travel writers, is that in doing so we learn more about the inner workings of the travel industry. We’re “behind the scenes,” rather than just going on polished media trips where everything just happens perfectly, and writing about it. This is part of our commitment to our readers and our integrity.

Alex and I spoke on the phone, and I suggested that when the work was done, we just wrote to all the readers who had already expressed interest in the trip and explained the situation to them.

Because I had mentioned in these pages quite some time ago that we were planning to go to Africa, and asked for expressions of interest, and over 100 readers emailed us.

The long and short of that is that the trip sold out within days. It is now complete.

A group of Thornicroft giraffes during Stephen Scourfield's last visit to South Luangwa National Park.
Camera iconA group of Thornicroft giraffes during Stephen Scourfield’s last visit to South Luangwa National Park. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/western australia

So while I had put this page aside to kick off the journey, to my happy surprise, we have a full contingent for this handmade one-off not offered anywhere else. I have no doubt that for many of us this will be the trip of a lifetime.

And there are two purposes to this story. First, to let you know what engagement we have with our readers – the response we get when we mention something and ask for expressions of interest. When we do in the future, if you are even remotely interested, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we then carefully manage these responses in chronological order, so that everything is fair.

And second, to publicly thank and congratulate Alex and the Imagine Holidays team, and in particular Shannon Lees, who patiently and skillfully built (and rebuilt and rebuilt) a distinctive and individual trip. Shannon handled all bookings and is a long time friend, having accompanied us on a previous Travel Club tour in partnership with Imagine Holidays, at Abrolhos.

Imagine Holidays is the company, with offices in Perth and Brisbane, that places all those colorful full-page advertisements in our newspapers. But you should know that apart from packages, they offer specialized travel services.

I am so excited about the trip. A few fellow travelers and reading friends from previous trips arrive, and there are plenty of new friends.

I have khakis and long camera lenses handy. I can not wait.

+ Imagine Holidays also offers self-catering holidays in South Africa based on blue train travel. It’s from $9,999 per person, double, four-star everywhere, and plenty in hotels rather than lodges and in much easier-to-reach locations. There is time in and around Cape Town, the blue train journey from Cape Town to Pretoria, then time to Pilanesberg and then Victoria Falls. 1800 958 405 or 07 3558 9913

A saddle-billed stork with Crawshay's zebra, safari in South Luangwa National Park.
Camera iconA saddle-billed stork with Crawshay’s zebra, safari in South Luangwa National Park. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/western australia
Young male lion sleeping in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
Camera iconYoung male lion sleeping in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/western australia
Roadside stall in Lusaka, Zambia with walls made of empty bottles.
Camera iconRoadside stall in Lusaka, Zambia with walls made of empty bottles. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/western australia
Roadside stall in Zambia.
Camera iconRoadside stall in Zambia. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/western australia
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Our trip to Fargo, North Dakota https://corfulinastravel.com/our-trip-to-fargo-north-dakota/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 01:50:23 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/our-trip-to-fargo-north-dakota/ Lawrence Castro | September 18, 2022 I will never forget my first trip to the Midwest. Fargo, ND is located right next to the Red River and its sister city, Moorhead, MN is just a short drive across the bridge. The area is flat which makes for some great sunsets that I would come to […]]]>

Lawrence Castro | September 18, 2022

I will never forget my first trip to the Midwest.

Fargo, ND is located right next to the Red River and its sister city, Moorhead, MN is just a short drive across the bridge. The area is flat which makes for some great sunsets that I would come to see.

Looking at Fargo in his face, not much was happening. The sidewalks were barely used and there were no groups of people waiting to cross the street. However, once you get downtown, it’s a whole different story. My favorite parts of the trip were in the very unique little shops littered along Main Street. I’ve been to family shops and Scandinavian souvenir shops, but the coolest of all was O’Day Cache. I could have spent hours in the shop as there were so many little trinkets and specially made furniture, traditional Indian scarves and the coolest glassware I have ever seen.

The city center is popular on the city ​​adventure passport, too. Besides shopping, the Plains Art Museum is a local hotspot in the area. And if you think you’ve heard of Fargo before, you’re probably thinking of the show and the movie. Speaking of which, the infamous Woodchipper is on display at the visitor center which is also a stop on the pass. It’s not a hard building to miss as there is a rainbow painted bison sitting in front.

There was always a flurry of activity in Broadway Square, from live music to children spinning in what appeared to be giant spinning top toys. On Saturday, the plaza was packed with food trucks, fresh produce vendors and small business owners attending the Red River Market. Top Dog Hot Dog’s bomb dog was arguably the best meal of the entire trip. I wish I could tell you what was on it, but even the sign said trust the creator.

It was a party that everyone responded to, showed up and brought more than their most allotted.

The food

The food revolved around experimental pizzas and beefy burgers. At Cowboy Jack’s, their classic cheeseburger was on par with what you could find at the biggest burger stops in Texas. I was surprised, but it was exactly what I needed. Each bar was welcoming and not packed – something we don’t see often in Austin anymore. Every place has something different and unique to offer, whether it’s the atmosphere or the beers. The city offers a craft and draft passes which allows you to discover all the local breweries and redeem offers, as well as a prize at the end of your trip. I checked out a few of the stops on the list and found that I have become a brewery connoisseur.

#1 WILD TERRA CIDER COMPANY

I immediately knew this colorful brewery would be one of my favorites when I heard Remi Wolf’s Photo ID play as I rode up. With a very youthful atmosphere, Wild Terra had the best coffee and an alcoholic hangout vibe. Their upstairs seats were full of greenery and cool chairs (I’m a sucker for a good chair), not to mention they served “experimental” ciders. The tastes were light and lacked a punch, but they were refreshing and died down easily. Some of their flavors, like pear and sour cherry-lime, are ciders you won’t find anywhere else.

What’s Popular: Seasonal Caramel Apple Cider

#2 PIXELED BREWING COMPANY

This brewing company was located inside the historic Union and had a fairly limited selection of beers. However, they made up for it with the sheer amount of classic arcade games lining the walls. And for a bonus, you get 5 free games when you arrive with your crafting and drafts pass.

What the Locals Order: John Luck Pickerd

What I have: the mango cart

#3 JL BEERS

JL Beers has four locations you can visit, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t stop by for a sip. I went to the downtown bar and was greeted by the nicest bartender – something I really appreciate. When I arrived, the scene was quite interesting. Outside were two little old women chatting and drinking their beers with a side of a nice burger. I was kicking myself for eating before this stop. Once inside, the regulars sat at the only banquette and a young man read a book at the end of the counter.

A beer I would have liked to taste: Wilderness Tuxedo POG

#4 FRONT STREET BATHROOM

A little away from the downtown train tracks, you’ll find another main street that’s home to a couple of local iconic stops: Rhombus Guys and Front Street Taproom. The interior of the bar was dimly lit and cozy with bear-sized chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. It wasn’t crowded, but the rush started just as the clock struck 5pm. Some people came for a drink while others sat for a while with friends. I felt the history of Fargo in this bar and loved all the little details that helped make this place a great hangout. You can also order from the local pizzeria a few doors down and have it delivered to the bar for free.

What I’ve Heard Others Order: Mexican Honey Light and Dad’s Session IPA from Fargo

What I had: Raspberry Hibiscus Cider…was delicious

#5 JUNKYARD BREWING CO.

Junkyard was a nice break from the bar stuffiness that comes with spilling beers. The brewery was busy with families and young friends playing Yahtzee under a terrace full of colorful flowers. It was an oasis in an area that seemed almost deserted. There was art all over the walls and great music to accompany the happiness that emanates from this place. At this point, I realized that each brewery was like its own little world inside an even stranger world that is Fargo. The bar also allowed dogs, so I made a friend named Titus, who looked more like a horse than a dog.

What’s popular: the slaps! and Nutty Little Fella

#6 BREWING IN KEG SWING

I don’t like picking my favorites, but if I had to, it would be Swing Barrel. The bartenders the night I arrived were two women who made my last day a great end to the trip. Even after the Longhorns lost to Bama, my spirits remained high as Janika poured me a free drink for my sorrows. I had a few drinks at this bar but I promise you it didn’t contribute to my favorite ranking! I had two flavored seltzers and the way they make them is a criminal genius. With over 6 flavors to choose from, the syrups displayed by the beers are added to a seltzer base that can have mixed and matched flavors for a good time. I also tried their homemade popcorn using one of their popular brews, Sugarfoot Jr.. The vanilla oatmeal stout tastes very similar to a good cold brew and still has tastes best when coating popcorn.

In conclusion

I entered a new world when I set foot in Fargo. I learned a lot from the locals, especially the Lyft and Uber drivers. Lori shared the story of a Viking ship built by an artist from Minnesota (which you can see with the adventure pass at the Hjemkomst Center) that passed before he could fulfill his promise to put it on the ship. water. But don’t worry, his family has seen their ambitions come to fruition. Jean-Eddy encouraged me to spin a globe and poke your finger: that’s where you’ll go next. And Kenben told me that the best cure for a hangover was to drink a whole jar of pickle juice.

There is nothing like it, and I hope everyone can experience the weird charm at least once in their life.

Trolleys and passes

@texastasty

We had an amazing trip to #Fargo and loved the food, culture and things to do there. We had a great time checking out the stops in the adventure and the crafting and drafting passport 🍻 #northofnormal

♬ Indian Summer – HOAX

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Timber Cove Resort Serves Seaside Seafood Worth the Trip to Jenner https://corfulinastravel.com/timber-cove-resort-serves-seaside-seafood-worth-the-trip-to-jenner/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:09:18 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/timber-cove-resort-serves-seaside-seafood-worth-the-trip-to-jenner/ There are two main ways to get to Timber Cove Resort from the Santa Rosa area, and neither is particularly easy. You can take Highway 116 through Guerneville, west to Highway 1 along thin, winding asphalt, often along the very edge of coastal cliffs. Or you can take the Cazadero Highway for an even longer […]]]>

There are two main ways to get to Timber Cove Resort from the Santa Rosa area, and neither is particularly easy.

You can take Highway 116 through Guerneville, west to Highway 1 along thin, winding asphalt, often along the very edge of coastal cliffs. Or you can take the Cazadero Highway for an even longer stretch of skinny, very winding asphalt that occasionally turns to gravel, often along the very edge of the forested mountain.

Over the years, I’ve grown accustomed to the journey to the Jenner estate perched along a breathtaking coastal bluff, but I always pack saltines and ginger ale for my passengers. For me, the destination is worth any discomfort or white driving. Once there, I can relax in the stylish hostel that feels like its own private world.

This fall, the resort’s Coast Kitchen restaurant hired a new executive chef, which reminded me that it’s been way too long since I’ve been here. By the time I arrived last month, this chef had moved. But that’s life in this remote area, where the population is 120, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Staffing is a constant challenge, especially now, with restaurants everywhere struggling to attract workers.

Yet longtime chef and partner Seadon House takes things a step further – and satisfyingly – with his seafood-focused menu. Take a deep breath and you can smell the salty air from the patio with fire pit overlooking the ‘ocean. Or get cozy inside, amid the nautical decor of polished wood, blue throw pillows, and a stone wall that looks like part of the surrounding cliffs.

It’s worth the trip for the salmon wings alone. These rare finds are often overlooked (unfortunately, discarded) cuts available from fishmongers if you know to ask for the inexpensive and relatively boneless fin appendages. They look prehistoric, with their wavy fins sticking out of pieces of salmon belly. They are meaty and coated in succulent fat and a deep umami flavor.

At Coast, the kitchen staff rubs them in dry barbecue spices, grills them down to a lightly smoky char, then lays them on a wooden board with grilled lemon ($16). When I removed the moist meat from their frames, it reminded me of the joys of yellowtail collar or halibut cheeks.

You’ll also want to get the coast’s signature trout chowder. Clams usually play in chowder, but I’d say trout can be even better, as it doesn’t have that brackish chew that not everyone likes. Coast stocks its soup with lots of flaky fish, potato chunks, micro-celery, fennel, and what must be an insane amount of cream ($14). It’s really rich, but I devoured every drop.

Fresh coastal cod is another signature dish; the sweet fish is smoked and shaped into rillettes ($16). Spicy Fresno chili sauce and crunchy radishes cut through the fat, making this a nice bite on toasted ciabatta.

More trout await, with rainbow trout from the Columbia River flowing through British Columbia (local rainbow trout are increasingly threatened or endangered, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife). The fish ($32) is meaty and the sides are robust – roasted zucchini, Cipollini onions, citrus sauce and grilled Sardinian couscous.

You can also get earthy dishes here, like a New York strip loin with fingerling potatoes confit and black garlic butter ($58) or Mary’s smoked chicken with marbled potatoes, green beans, cauliflower and salsa verde ($28). The pork chop is a rounded monster cut with toasted grains, mustard greens, bacon and apple compote, and pepper-smoked carrot and ginger mash ($44). On the foggy, windy evenings that Jenner is known for, the hearty plates are pure comfort.

The cavatelli are good too. The chewy pasta is made with ricotta and tossed with sweet corn, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, a healthy touch of black pepper and parmesan breadcrumbs ($32).

Still, with the ocean just steps away, I still prefer the Corvina, with its hearty, thick flesh and luxurious mouthfeel. The chef dresses the South American fish in a vibrant, citrus-coconut broth and delicately spiced Espelette oil, then adds sides of crunchy peas and bok choy for the crunch ($32).

For more casual dining, Timber Cove has a large, comfortable room that shares space with the lobby and bar. Visitors gather in front of the huge stone fireplace to play retro board games, snack and sip wines showcasing Sonoma, Napa and Montecito counties.

Go for the deviled eggs, topped with duck confit, tangy pickled mustard seeds and fennel ($8), or a big sloppy burger, made simply with butter lettuce, tomato, onions and aioli smoked chipotle with steak fries ($16).

Then go up to your room and slip into your plush bed for a perfect night’s sleep. The return home can wait until tomorrow.

Carey Sweet is a food and restaurant writer based in Sevastopol. Read his restaurant reviews every two weeks in Sonoma Life. Contact her at carey@careysweet.com.

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Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents: Danger in booking through independents | Daily Express Online https://corfulinastravel.com/sabah-association-of-tour-and-travel-agents-danger-in-booking-through-independents-daily-express-online/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 03:48:53 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/sabah-association-of-tour-and-travel-agents-danger-in-booking-through-independents-daily-express-online/ Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Satta) said it has repeatedly advised tourists not to register their bookings with individual freelancers to avoid being scammed. ADVERTISING When it comes to monetary transactions, we should always be careful, especially when dealing with people claiming to be travel agents, its chairman Dato’ Seri […]]]>
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When it comes to monetary transactions, we should always be careful, especially when dealing with people claiming to be travel agents, its chairman Dato’ Seri Winston Liaw warned. Tourists must register with licensed travel agents and pay the deposit and the price of the trip to the agencies account, not to a person’s account.

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The Queen’s coffin on her last trip to London https://corfulinastravel.com/the-queens-coffin-on-her-last-trip-to-london/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:53:55 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/the-queens-coffin-on-her-last-trip-to-london/ A military transport plane carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin left her beloved Scotland on Tuesday for the last time to return to London, where she will rest in state. Her son, King Charles, returned to London from Northern Ireland, where his visit sparked a rare moment of unity among politicians in a region with contested British […]]]>

A military transport plane carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin left her beloved Scotland on Tuesday for the last time to return to London, where she will rest in state.

Her son, King Charles, returned to London from Northern Ireland, where his visit sparked a rare moment of unity among politicians in a region with contested British and Irish identities and deeply divided over the monarchy.

It is to meet the coffin at Buckingham Palace, where it will spend the night at the Queen’s home in London. He will be taken in a horse-drawn carriage to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday to lay in state for four days before Monday’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.

While a bagpiper played, the flag-draped oak coffin was carried from St. Giles Cathedral. Crowds lining the Royal Mile through the historic heart of Edinburgh cheered as the coffin, accompanied by the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne, was driven to Edinburgh Airport.

Over the past 24 hours, thousands have filed silently past the coffin after it arrived in Edinburgh from the Queen’s beloved Balmoral Estate, where she died aged 96 on Thursday, ending her 70-year reign .

Hundreds line street near Belfast

Earlier, hundreds of people lined the street leading to Hillsborough Castle near Belfast, the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland, in the latest outpouring of affection following the Queen’s death. The area in front of the castle gates was lined with hundreds of floral tributes.

Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort, got out of their car to wave to the crowds and occasionally used both hands to reach out to villagers, including schoolchildren in bright blue uniforms. Charles even petted a corgi – his late mother’s favorite breed of dog – being held by someone, and some chanted “God save the king!”

“Today means so much to me and my family, just to be in my home village with my children to witness the arrival of the new King is a truly historic moment for all of us,” said Robin Campbell, a Hillsborough resident, while waiting for Charles. , who traveled all four parts of the UK.

Members of the public gather outside Hillsborough Castle in Belfast ahead of King Charles’ visit to Northern Ireland on Tuesday. (Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images)

While there was a warm welcome in Hillsborough, the British monarchy evokes mixed emotions in Northern Ireland, where there are two main communities: predominantly Protestant Unionists who consider themselves British and largely Roman Catholic nationalists who see themselves as Irish.

This split fueled three decades of violence known as the “Troubles” involving paramilitary groups on both sides and British security forces, in which 3,600 people died. The Royal Family have been personally affected by the violence: Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Queen’s cousin and Charles’s much-loved mentor, was killed by an Irish Republican Army bomb in 1979.

A deep sectarian divide remains, a quarter of a century after the 1998 peace accord in Northern Ireland.

An oppressive foreign power for some

For some Irish nationalists, the British monarch represents an oppressive foreign power. But others recognize the queen’s role in establishing peace. During a visit to Northern Ireland in 2012, she shook hands with Sinn Fein deputy leader Martin McGuinness, a former IRA commander – a once unthinkable moment of reconciliation.

Alex Maskey, a Sinn Fein politician who is Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, said the Queen had “demonstrated how individual acts of positive leadership can help break down barriers and encourage reconciliation”.

In a sign of how far Northern Ireland has come on the road to peace, Sinn Fein representatives attended memorial events for the Queen on Tuesday and met the King.

WATCH | King Charles of Northern Ireland embarks on the path of reconciliation with the Queen:

King Charles of Northern Ireland sets out on the path to reconciliation with the Queen

King Charles, during a visit to Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, recalled the historic divisions in the region and vowed to “seek the welfare” of all its inhabitants.

Maskey expressed his condolences to the King at an event at Hillsborough Castle attended by leaders of all major political parties in Northern Ireland.

Charles replied that his mother “felt deeply, I know, the importance of the role she herself played in bringing together those whom history had separated and in reaching out to make possible the healing of long-lasting wounds. date”.

He said he would be inspired by his mother’s “shining example” and would “seek the welfare of all people in Northern Ireland”.

“He’s not our king”

Yet not everyone welcomed the new king.

On Falls Road in Belfast, a nationalist stronghold, several walls are decorated with murals of Bobby Sands, an IRA member who died during a prison hunger strike in 1981, and others killed in the Troubles.

“No, he’s not our king. Bobby Sands was our king here,” Bobby Jones, 52, said. “Queen never did anything for us. Never did. No royals do.”

Politicians from all divisions of Northern Ireland attended a memorial service for the Queen in Belfast. British Prime Minister Liz Truss, her Irish counterpart Micheal Martin and Irish President Michael D. Higgins were at St Anne’s Cathedral in central Belfast for the Anglican ‘reflective service’.

Clergy have praised the Queen’s role in helping to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell said she had “taken the hard road to reconciliation”.

Irish leaders were also present despite strained relations between Dublin and London over Brexit. Since Britain left the European Union in 2020, the UK and EU have been squabbling over trade rules for Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that shares a border with a member of the block.

Silent Vigil in Scotland

Charles and his siblings Anne, Andrew and Edward held a brief vigil around their mother’s flag-draped coffin in St. Giles Cathedral on Monday evening as members of the public filed past.

The next morning, a man in a suit adorned with medals stood silently, bowed his head, and walked away. A woman wiped her tears with a handkerchief. Another woman with two young children in school uniform walked slowly past the coffin.

WATCH | Scotland says goodbye to Queen Elizabeth:

Scotland says goodbye to Queen Elizabeth

In the line of mourners outside the cathedral in the historic heart of Edinburgh, Sheila McLeay called the Queen a “wonderful ambassador for our country”.

“She was such an example to all of us. She was dignified. She was righteous, she was beautiful inside and out. And I’ve known her all my life. And I miss her dearly.” , she added.

The Queen’s coffin is flown to RAF Northolt, an air force base in London, and then taken to Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster carrying the coffin was used to evacuate people from Afghanistan and to deliver humanitarian aid and weapons to Ukraine after the Russian invasion, the Chief Marshal of the British air Sir Mike Wigston.

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Field hockey ends California trip with 6-0 win at Stanford https://corfulinastravel.com/field-hockey-ends-california-trip-with-6-0-win-at-stanford/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:09:23 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/field-hockey-ends-california-trip-with-6-0-win-at-stanford/ Next game: in Louisville 09/16/2022 | 3 p.m. Sept. 16 (Friday) / 3 p.m. at Louisville STANFORD, Calif. — North Carolina’s field hockey team completed its trip to the West Coast on Sunday without giving up a goal, beating Stanford 6-0 to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Tar […]]]>

STANFORD, Calif. — North Carolina’s field hockey team completed its trip to the West Coast on Sunday without giving up a goal, beating Stanford 6-0 to improve to 6-0 on the season.

The Tar Heels began their first trip to California since 1989 with a 7-0 win at Cal on Friday. They now have three consecutive shutouts and have beaten their last three opponents 17-0.

“It’s been an amazing journey,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “I’m glad our Tar Heels got two shutouts and scored a lot of goals. Everyone had a chance to contribute and we had a great time visiting San Francisco.

“When you travel to new places, you don’t know what you’re up against, but our kids have played hard and played together. What I’m most happy about is that we’re improving with every game – we’re continuing to grow and this team is eager to learn.”

Next up for UNC No. 2 is the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play. Carolina travels Friday to face No. 5 Louisville in what will be a battle between the top five undefeated teams.

Sunday at Stanford’s Varsity Turf, the game went much like Friday’s game at Berkeley. Again, neither team scored in the first quarter, but the Tar Heels did it quickly in the second.

Just 58 seconds into the period, freshman Ryleigh Heck got UNC on the board with their fourth goal of the season, recovering a senior ball Erin Matson and send it to the top of the cage.

Two minutes later, senior Paityn Wirth picked up a stray ball in the middle of the circle with his back to goal and sent a no-look pass towards the post, where Katie Dixon dived to score his first goal of the season and a 2-0 lead.

UNC’s next goal came on the game’s first penalty corner. Stanford goaltender Daisy Ford saved Tar Heel’s first two shots, but in sophomore Kennedy Cligget got the rebound after the second and returned a quick shot for the score, his second of the season.

The Tar Heels added one more before halftime, on another penalty corner. After a fake from Matson, the ball went to rookie Sietske Brüning, who passed it down the right side. Wirth sent him back through the cage where the Stanford keeper played him before Ashley Sessa tapped it out for the score.

Five minutes into the third quarter, Carolina received a penalty stroke after Wirth was fouled in the circle. Second year Lisa Slinkert got the call on UNC’s first shot of the season and sent his shot into the left side of the cage for a 5-0 lead.

The Tar Heels’ last goal of the day came in the 42n/a minute of play. Dixon’s initial shot hit the post but Heck grabbed the rebound before Stanford keeper Kendall Dowd could reach and put it back for a 6-0 lead and his first multi-goal game in as Tar Heel.

UNC held a 17-2 shooting advantage with 12 of them on goal. The Tar Heels didn’t concede a corner while shooting four goals and scoring on two of them.

Carolina Guardians Kylie Walbert and Abigail Taylor continued to split time in goal, with Walbert playing the first 30 minutes, when the Cardinal failed to take a shot, and Taylor playing the second half, when she saved the Cardinal’s only shot on goal .

The trip was also a success on the field, with the Tar Heels visiting the Golden Gate Bridge and playing tourist in San Francisco on Saturday between games. Carolina also had the chance to compete in front of Bay Area alumni — including Harris Barton, who played football at UNC and went on to a Pro Bowl career with the San Francisco 49ers — and young players.

“It was great to see all the young kids who came out this weekend to watch us play and get autographs and talk with the team – it’s great for the growth of our game,” Shelton said. “This trip was overdue for us – we really wanted to get out there and support the California teams – and it won’t be that long before we’re back here.”

No. 2 UNC 6, Stanford 0
Rating: A C – Ryleigh Heck (Matson), 15:58; A C – Katie Dixon (Paityn Wirth), 6:04 p.m.; A C – Kennedy Cligget, 9:00 p.m.; A C – Ashley Sessa24:09: UNC- Lisa Slinkert (penalty stroke), 35:03; UNC – Heck, 41:42
Strokes: UNC 17 (3/9/5/0), Stanford 2 (0/0/2/0)
Penalty corners: UNC 4 (0/2/1/1), Stanford 0
The guardian saves: UNC 1 (Kylie Walbert30:00, 0 goals against, 0 saves; Abigail Taylor, 30:00, 0 goals against, 1 save); Stanford 5 (Daisy Ford, 30:00, 4 goals against, 4 saves; Kendall Dowd, 30:00, 2 goals against, 1 save)
Recordings: UNC 6-0, Stanford 2-3

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Football: Leavitt makes most of his trip to Portland, beats the Bulldogs https://corfulinastravel.com/football-leavitt-makes-most-of-his-trip-to-portland-beats-the-bulldogs/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 01:49:27 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/football-leavitt-makes-most-of-his-trip-to-portland-beats-the-bulldogs/ Leavitt’s football team feels they should have been at Fitzpatrick Stadium last November, but a loss to Cape Elizabeth in the last game of the Class C South final prevented that from happening. Instead, the Hornets capitalized on their appearance on the big stage Friday night against the Portland Bulldogs. Leavitt, riding the versatile brilliance […]]]>

Leavitt’s football team feels they should have been at Fitzpatrick Stadium last November, but a loss to Cape Elizabeth in the last game of the Class C South final prevented that from happening.

Instead, the Hornets capitalized on their appearance on the big stage Friday night against the Portland Bulldogs.

Leavitt, riding the versatile brilliance of junior quarterback Noah Carpenter, scored on his first practice, opened up a 28-0 halftime advantage and cruised to a 42-8 win to move to 2- 0 in the young season.

“We were all excited to come here and play in one of the best stadiums in Maine,” said Carpenter, who completed 9 of 13 passes for 93 yards and rushed nine times for 112 yards and three touchdowns. “Everyone showed up and it was just the best experience.”

The Hornets got possession to start the contest and rushed for 66 yards in nine plays to take the lead to stay on a 10-yard touchdown run by Will Keach.

Portland, which lost starting quarterback Sam Esposito to a broken collarbone in last week’s win over Kennebunk, held on for the rest of the first quarter, but Leavitt opened the scoring in the second.

First, Carpenter scored on a 10-yard run and Maddox Demers added the 2-point conversion.

Then, after a successful onside kick followed by a fake punt, Keach scored for the second time, this one from 10 yards out.

A 3-yard run from Carpenter and a 2-point run from Braxton Rowe made it 28-0 at halftime.

The Bulldogs rose from the deck in the third quarter, as sophomore quarterback Louis Thurston (5 of 8, 105 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions) found Remijo Wani for a 61-yard strike, but Carpenter replied by escaping for a 59-yard score to make it 36-8.

The Hornets then added a final touchdown in the fourth quarter, as Demers scored on a 3-yard flurry.

“The chance to play in Portland, in Portland, doesn’t come around often for teams like us,” Hornets coach Michael Hathaway said. “Congratulations to our guys for getting enough respect to get a game like this. It was great to come and play in an atmosphere like this.

Portland coach Jason McLeod says his team has done some positive things, but with Bonny Eagle and Oxford Hills looming on the horizon, the Bulldogs need to figure things out quickly.

“We just can’t make the mistakes we made in the first half,” he said. “We made mistakes in all three phases of the first half and they took advantage of that. In the second half we did things that we can build on.

“He’s the next man. We want a tough schedule and playing against the teams, but if we don’t improve it could be a long season. We just have to tighten things up and improve week by week.


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Why is Xi Jinping’s trip to Central Asia important? https://corfulinastravel.com/why-is-xi-jinpings-trip-to-central-asia-important/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 09:59:48 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/why-is-xi-jinpings-trip-to-central-asia-important/ BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is expected to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a visit to neighboring Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan this month, in what would be his first overseas visits since the COVID-19 outbreak began in late 2019. Xi, 69, has attended […]]]>

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is expected to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a visit to neighboring Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan this month, in what would be his first overseas visits since the COVID-19 outbreak began in late 2019.

Xi, 69, has attended global rallies via video link, but his physical absence and those of other top Chinese leaders have cast a shadow over Beijing’s global political and economic ambitions. Xi only left mainland China for a one-day visit to the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong on July 1 to speak at a ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of his transition from British rule to Chinese dominance. Xi has overseen a sweeping crackdown on civil rights in the city since pro-democracy protests in 2019, with opposition voices either jailed, forced into exile or bullied into silence.

According to Russian media, Xi will attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan where he will meet Putin. The pair last met in Beijing in January in Beijing, just weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine.

On this occasion, they released a joint statement declaring that their relationship had “no limits”. Beijing has since refused to criticize the Russian aggression or even describe it as an invasion, while condemning the sanctions against Moscow and accusing the United States and NATO of having provoked the conflict.

A brief overview of the issues surrounding Xi’s visit:

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FOR GOING ABROAD?

Xi is at a crucial inflection point in his political career as he seeks — and should fully obtain — a third five-year term as leader of the Communist Party. It is a break from precedent that limited members of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee to two terms in an effort to prevent the return of the one-man dictatorial rule of People’s Republic founder Mao Zedong.

The party, which tolerates no opposition, has complete control over politics, information and the media and Xi faces no overt threats. However, discontent has occasionally been raised over his consolidation of total power, a sharply slowing economy, a relentless anti-corruption campaign that has targeted political opponents, and sweeping “zero-COVID” measures imposing restrictions. strict lockdowns, quarantines, testing and masking that has wreaked havoc on the economy and society.

At the same time, relations with the United States, Australia and much of Europe have deteriorated due to China’s human rights record, often abrasive diplomacy, assertions of sovereignty in the South China Sea and threats to attack Taiwan. Along with travel issues related to COVID-19, all of these factors have contributed to Xi’s apparent reluctance to travel abroad for state visits and international gatherings.

WHAT IS THE SCO AND WHAT DOES XI HOPE TO WIN?

Along with Russia, China dominates the eight-member SCO, which also includes most of the former Soviet states in Central Asia, India and Pakistan. China has used the bloc to expand its influence in what used to be Moscow’s backyard, including taking part in multinational military exercises showcasing the capabilities of its rapidly modernizing armed forces. China also sees the grouping as a counterbalance to the NATO and US alliances in Asia-Pacific.

The dynamic in the region has changed in recent months, however, with the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Russian invasion of Ukraine drawing lukewarm support from most other SCO members at best. Xi may be hoping a meeting with Putin at the summit will bolster domestic perceptions of him as opposing Western opposition to the war in Ukraine and bolster his nationalist credentials at a time when relations with the United States become increasingly tense over trade, technology, Taiwan and other issues.

Ahead of the party congress, overseas visits would also show Xi is confident in his standing and support among the party’s 96 million members, his six Politburo Standing Committee colleagues and leaders of the powerful military wing. party, the People’s Liberation Army. . As always, the party remains shrouded in secrecy, and senior leaders’ travels are almost never announced until the last minute, or even until they return from travel.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT XI’S TRAVEL PLANS

Xi and Putin will meet in the Uzbek city of Samarkand on September 15-16, Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov was quoted by Russian state news agency Tass as saying.

Xi is also expected to attend a Group of 20 summit in Indonesia in mid-November, bolstering China’s position as the world’s second-largest economy and a key link in supply chains for products from cellphones to dishwashers. . Separately, China told Thailand that Xi would attend a meeting in Bangkok of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation forum soon after the G-20, “if he is not preoccupied with other responsibilities.”

Many leaders combine a trip to APEC and the G-20. China has not confirmed that Xi will attend either gathering.

Coincidentally, Xi’s visit to Kazakhstan on September 14, according to that country’s foreign ministry, will overlap with a trip to the national capital by Pope Francis, who will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

China expelled all foreign priests soon after the Communists took power amid civil war in 1949, and continues to have no formal relationship with the Vatican. As the party ended its ban on religion more than three decades ago, Xi has led a campaign to demand that Christian, Islamic and other leaders pledge loyalty to the party and follow its dictates in relations. with foreign groups.

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La Salle announces a non-conference program with a trip to Alaska https://corfulinastravel.com/la-salle-announces-a-non-conference-program-with-a-trip-to-alaska/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:42:16 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/la-salle-announces-a-non-conference-program-with-a-trip-to-alaska/ Women’s basketball | September 2, 2022 History links Non-conference schedule 2022-23 BUY SEASON TICKETS NOW! PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – La Salle women’s basketball team and fifth-year head coach MacGillivray Mountain will take on its toughest non-conference roster yet starting Nov. 7 at Howard, […]]]>

Women’s basketball | September 2, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – La Salle women’s basketball team and fifth-year head coach MacGillivray Mountain will take on its toughest non-conference roster yet starting Nov. 7 at Howard, the program announced Friday.

The 14-game schedule includes 10 road games for the Explorers, including two on the West Coast as part of the return of the Great Alaska Shootout.

After traveling to Washington, DC to start the 2022-23 season, the Explorers head north for a two-game streak against Sacred Heart on November 10 in Fairfield, Connecticut and Niagara on November 12 in Niagara, New York.

The Explorers will make their Tom Gola Arena debut for the season on Nov. 15 when they face Drexel in the home opener.

Another stretch of road will ensue for La Salle starting with a trip west for the Great Alaska Shootout where the Explorers face Pepperdine on November 18, followed by either UC Riverside or Alaska Anchorage on November 19. The Blue & Gold will wrap up Lafayette’s four-game stint in Easton, Pa. on Nov. 22.

La Salle will play four of its last seven games in 2022 at home starting with three straight home games against Penn (November 29), Lehigh (December 3) and Monmouth (December 7). The Explorers will make a short trip to Maryland on December 10 to take on UMES before heading further south to take on USF in Tampa, Fla. on December 17.

The Explorers round out the non-conference schedule with Big 5 opponents Villanova and Temple. The Explorers travel to the Wildcats on Dec. 21, then have a seven-day break before hosting the Owls on Dec. 29.

“From Niagara Falls to Alaska, to sunny Florida and back to the Big 5, our non-conference program provides us with fantastic experiences,” said MacGillivray. “This schedule will be demanding from a competitive and travel perspective, but it is designed to make us stronger and ready for conference play.”

Subscriptions for the 2022-23 campaign are on sale now! Visit goexplorers.com/tickets or call 215-951-1999 to purchase. To keep up to date with all things LaSalle women’s basketball, follow us on all of our social media channels – Facebook (@LaSalleWBB), Instagram (@LaSalle_WBB) and Twitter (@LaSalle_WBB).

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Family Activities in Alaska | trip to alaska https://corfulinastravel.com/family-activities-in-alaska-trip-to-alaska/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 17:01:18 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/family-activities-in-alaska-trip-to-alaska/ For your next family vacation, it’s time to think big. As the nation’s largest state, Alaska offers great family adventures. You’ll find activities statewide that appeal to people of all ages, from wildlife viewing and hiking to adventures like ziplining and kayaking. Check out our top 5 family activities in Alaska: 1. Wildlife viewing Alaska […]]]>

For your next family vacation, it’s time to think big. As the nation’s largest state, Alaska offers great family adventures. You’ll find activities statewide that appeal to people of all ages, from wildlife viewing and hiking to adventures like ziplining and kayaking. Check out our top 5 family activities in Alaska:

1. Wildlife viewing

Alaska is home to some of the most magnificent wildlife in the world, including brown and black bears, whales, moose, wolves, caribou and more. Kids and parents alike will be amazed to see Alaska’s diverse wildlife in their natural habitats on a wildlife viewing tour, and be sure to keep an eye out wherever you go, wherever you go. on a hike, cruise or coach, or simply on foot. having dinner.

For a guaranteed close-up view of Alaska’s wildlife, be sure to visit one (or more!) of the fantastic Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Centers located throughout the state. These centers care for and rehabilitate injured and orphaned animals and support important research to protect Alaska’s land and sea wildlife. From bears to birds to beluga whales, Alaska Conservation Centers are a fantastic way to experience Alaskan wildlife. Many centers offer behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters so you can learn even more about animals. Be sure to check the following:

If that wasn’t enough, you can also befriend reindeer at Running Reindeer Ranch in Fairbanks and Reindeer Farm in Palmer, and take a walk among musk oxen at Musk Ox Farm in Palmer.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Photo Credit: ATIA, Brian Adams

2. Hike

No visit to Alaska is complete without lacing up those hiking boots and exploring on your own. There are countless mountains to climb and miles to cover, and you’ll find a great selection of family hikes almost everywhere you go. Here are some of our favorite family hikes that lead to great views and wildlife-spotting opportunities without being too long or strenuous:

Want ideas for making your Alaskan hikes as fun as possible for the little ones? Bring binoculars so your kids can get an even better view of the wildlife and scenery. Organize a treasure hunt along the way. Look for walking sticks. Have the kids carry a light backpack with some of their favorite snacks. Depending on the age, don’t aim too high for the distance. Allow extra time for children to explore at their own pace and enjoy the little things. If you prefer to let the experts guide you, consider joining a guided hike or glacier hike.

A family hikes Flat Top in Anchorage, Alaska.
Photo credit: ATIA, Chris Arend

3. Winter activities

Winter or summer, Alaska offers fun for all ages. There are plenty of outdoor winter activities to keep you busy all day, then snuggle up with a hot chocolate and enjoy some quality family time in the evening. Get active with winter sports, including downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, fat biking and snowshoeing. And don’t forget Alaska’s official sport: dog sledding. The whole family will enjoy the thrill of riding behind a team of dogs as they ride through a snowy forest. Many kennels in Interior and Southcentral Alaska are open year-round and offer kennel tours and demonstrations before hitting the trail with the dogs for a dog sledding excursion.

Winter in Alaska is also the time to attend some of the best festivals and family events in the state, including Roundy furthe Ice Art World Championshipsand the Iditarod. If you’re ready to keep the kids up a little late, consider joining a Northern Lights viewing tour, where experienced guides will take you to the best places to view the Northern Lights, sometimes equipped with a heated cabin and hot beverages to keep everyone warm and cozy.

A mother and daughter go dog sledding in Fairbanks Alaska
Photo credit: ATIA, Chris McLennan

4. Museums and cultural centers

Alaska is home to world-class museums and cultural centers that will delight children and adults alike with their interactive exhibits and opportunities to learn about Alaska’s diverse wildlife, history and native culture. . Don’t miss the Anchorage Museum with its fun and interactive discovery center, full of hands-on exhibits and an impressive planetarium. Other most family-friendly museums and cultural centers in Alaska include:

A baby walks through Sitka National Historical Park
Sitka National Historical Park

5. Tours (from mountain bikes to zip lines)

There are enough tours and excursions in Alaska to fill a lifetime of travel, and you’ll find that most tours offer options the whole clan can enjoy. Here are some of our best family tours, from A to Z:

  • ATV tours that take you into the Alaskan backcountry to admire the scenery and wildlife. Especially popular in the Denali area, many operators offer multi-passenger ATVs so kids can ride for fun.
  • Day cruises from cities like Seward, Whittier, Juneau, Valdez, Gustavus, and many other Alaskan coastal communities to see whales, wildlife, and glaciers. Many cruise lines offer half-day excursions ideal for families, with educational programs for children and onboard activities.
  • Flightseeing to get a better perspective of the size of Alaska. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the bird’s-eye view and the excitement of flying in a small plane, with some tours landing in remote locations — even on glaciers — for more exploration.
  • Kayak among protected coves in coastal communities throughout Alaska. Choose a family-friendly half-day tour that features double kayaks for a fun way to get up-close views of wildlife and seascapes. For even more thrills on the water, book a rafting day trip.
  • Train travel on the Alaska Railroad or the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is a favorite with families. The Alaska Railroad connects Seward to Fairbanks, with several stops along the way for fantastic day trip options. Wildlife viewing, scenery, onboard snacks and meals, and entertaining narration are all part of the experience. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad departs from Skagway and explores the Klondike Gold Rush history, with hiking options.
  • Zip lines! Need we say more? Zoom through the trees on thrilling zipline rides in the Interior, South Central, and Inside Passage communities. You are sure to have family ties in this adrenaline-filled adventure.

No matter what you do, a family vacation in Alaska is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

A family on an aerial tour in Alaska.
Photo credit: @janellepage11

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