Jeff Goldblum’s Wife Emilie Planned a ‘Surprise’ Italy Vacation for the Actor’s 70th Birthday

Primbondh/ November 30, 2022/ Vacations

Emilie Goldblum /Instagram. Jeff Goldblum 70th B Day. https://www.instagram.com/p/CkBW8IIKKSN/

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Emilie Livingston is celebrating husband Jeff Goldblum’s birthday with a “surprise” vacation!

In honor of the actor’s 70th birthday on Saturday, the former Olympian, 39, planned a trip to Italy to commemorate the milestone occasion.

In a post shared on Instagram Friday, Livingston asked her husband, “Where do you think we’re going?” to which he playfully responded, “I think I misheard. I thought we were going to Staples.”

Photos and clips of the couple in Italy, set to music, completed the post, as Livingston wrote in her caption that she’d packed Goldblum’s suitcase and planned a train and car ride to their “surprise destination.”

“Now that we are here living this intoxicating dream it’s even more magical!” she added.

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Holiday airfare is rising: What to know if you haven’t booked yet

Primbondh/ November 29, 2022/ airfare

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As the leaves change and the temperatures drop, holiday airfare is about to start rising, and fast, experts say. In fact, if you haven’t yet started looking at your flight options for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s (and you should if you plan to travel over one of these holidays), you may be surprised at what you find.

Since late summer, the advice has been to book holiday airfare as soon as possible and no later than the middle of October. Well, as of this weekend, we are officially at the month’s midpoint, and also now within 40 days of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving domestic flights are currently averaging around $271 round-trip, according to data shared with TPG Saturday by booking site Hopper, which tracks airfare. That’s fairly consistent with both 2019 numbers and with what we’ve seen in recent weeks. But experts warn

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How much money do I need to travel the world?

Primbondh/ November 29, 2022/ travel

It’s a popular dream — quitting your day job to go travel the world. No responsibilities, no schedules.

But, of course, nothing in life is free. How much exactly would it cost to travel the world? 

Many factors affect the answer to this: how long you want to stay abroad; what countries you want to see; what types of accommodations you’re willing to stay in. 

Perhaps the easiest way to figure out your budget is to work backward and figure out how much will it cost per day. 

Several popular travel blogs, such as A Little Adrift, Never Ending Footsteps, and Earth Trekkers, all agree that a baseline of $20,000 per person for one year is doable. This averages out to just over $50 per day. 

Here’s how you can figure out your magic number. 

Budget per day

If you’ve ever been on a vacation before, the idea of spending

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Man falls and dies at Grandfather Mountain

Primbondh/ November 28, 2022/ mountain

The man was found at the base of a cliff after he was reported missing.

LINVILLE, N.C. — An accidental fall led to a man dying at Grandfather Mountain.

On Sunday around 10 a.m., reports were made about a person missing at the Grandfather Mountain park area. Authorities say he was last seen at one of the park’s overlooks.

Rescue crews located the missing man dead at the base of a cliff and recovered the body. A preliminary investigation shows that the man accidentally fell from the cliff.

The deceased man’s name has not been released at this time.

The Linville-Central Search and Rescue, Linville Volunteer Fire Department, Avery County Emergency Management, Watauga County Emergency Services, Avery County Sherriff’s Office, and Grandfather Mountain State Park and Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation staff were on scene searching for the man.

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Grandfather Mountain officials

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Malaysian airlines offer fare discounts for voters returning for general election

Primbondh/ November 26, 2022/ flight discount

PETALING JAYA – Malaysia Airlines will be offering 20 per cent discounted fares to facilitate voter movement for the 15th General Elections set for Nov 19.

In a statement on Thursday, the airline said it launched the Jom Balik Mengundi (Let’s go back to vote) campaign, which runs from Oct 20 to Nov 19 for travel from Nov 11 to 27.

The national carrier will also mount 26 additional flights and upgrade 16 domestic services to wide-body A330 aircraft to accommodate the surge in demand for several routes in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

The 20 per cent discount promotion is applicable on all fare categories and is available for booking via malaysiaairlines.com, the airlines said.

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) will monitor the pricing of flight tickets to ensure that airlines do not hike up prices arbitrarily in the light of the general election, said Transport Minister Wee Ka

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City leaders crack down on illegal vacation rentals on Oahu | News

Primbondh/ November 25, 2022/ Vacations

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Hawaii Vacation Rentals No Longer The “Cheap” Alternative

Primbondh/ November 24, 2022/ Vacations

Hawaii vacation rentals have long been considered the cheaper alternative to Hawaii hotels. So is that still true? We dug further into current rates by island, which we will share with you. The results are mixed and may be a surprise.

There are about two-thirds million Hawaii vacation rentals. In July, the average daily rental rate statewide was $301 before taxes and fees. But that doesn’t begin to tell the whole story, and here’s why.

A 7-night Hawaii vacation rental stay may, in total, cost the equivalent of 10-12 nights.

Vacation rentals have significant extra fees to be added, like highly variable cleaning and service charges. On a weekly rental, we found that additional cost, including all taxes, was equivalent to between 3 and 5 extra nights. So a $301 nightly rate may cost $3,612 for a one-week stay.

Are Hawaii Vacation Rentals still a good deal?

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Why Airfares Have Risen Five Times Faster Than The Overall Inflation Rate

Primbondh/ November 23, 2022/ airfare

Airfares rose 0.8% in September — twice as fast as the rate for all items — according to Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

On an annual basis, however, airfare inflation was up a massive 42.9%, the highest on record and more than five times higher than the overall inflation rate of 8.2%. Last month’s CPI report showed airfares rising 33% annually.

Airline ticket prices have climbed much faster than overall inflation during the pandemic recovery due to several factors. The industry ground to a virtual standstill in the earliest days of the pandemic and recovery was initially slow. Russia’s war in Ukraine has driven up fuel costs substantially and, in recent months, an extraordinarily strong rebound in travel demand has collided with massive challenges

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Airfares cool as peak summer travel season fades. Now what?

Primbondh/ November 23, 2022/ airfare

Passengers are seen at the Delta Air Lines check-in counters at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of the Fourth of July holiday in Atlanta, Georgia, July 1, 2022.

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Flights, believe it or not, are getting cheaper.

Airfares fell a seasonally-adjusted 1.8% from May to June, according to the latest U.S. inflation data, published last week. Fares were one of the few categories to decline at a time when consumer prices rose at the fastest clip in more than four decades.

The surge in spring and summer travel — even at sky-high prices — has been a boon to airlines, driving revenue above 2019 levels even as airlines fly less than they did before the pandemic, according to recent reports from major carriers like Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.

Now the question is: How resilient will demand be after the summer peak as carriers and

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The Anrabess Sweater Dress Is a Travel Must-have

Primbondh/ November 21, 2022/ travel

When traveling, the easier your outfit is to put together, the better — which is why many people stock their wardrobe with stylish dresses. To make the versatile closet staple more fall-friendly, shoppers have been setting their sights on cozy and fashionable sweater dresses for their autumnal trips. In fact, there’s one in particular that’s winning over Amazon customers with its comfortable fit, soft and warm fabric, and travel-approved design: the Anrabess Turtleneck Sweater Dress. 


Right now, you can score the popular sweater dress, which comes from the hugely popular Amazon brand behind shoppers’ favorite crewneck sweater, for 31 percent off. And, depending on the color you pick (there are 21 shades, by the way), there’s a special on-site coupon that helps you save an additional 30 percent off, bringing the price of the sweater dress to as little as $35. 


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To buy: amazon.com, $35 with on-site coupon (originally

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