Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Deutschland Tour to re-launch as ASO sign 'groundbreaking' partnership with German federation

Deutschland Tour to re-launch as ASO sign 'groundbreaking' partnership with German federation
Deutschland Tour to re-launch as ASO sign 'groundbreaking' partnership with German federation
Tour de France organisers to play a part in resurgence of cycling in Germany. Nearly a decade on from its discontinuation, the Deutschland Tour is set to be re-launched in the next two years, with ASO and the German Cycling Federation (BRD) teaming up to revive the race as part of what they describe as a “groundbreaking" partnership to promote cycling in Germany.

What it’s like to live on a cruise ship for 8 years

What it’s like to live on a cruise ship for 8 years
What it’s like to live on a cruise ship for 8 years
Lee Wachtstetter shows off the cushioned wall hanging displaying her earrings that was a crew member’s gift. (Si Liberman)

I still remember his words. “Don’t stop cruising,” my husband told me the day before he died of cancer in 1997. Mason was a banker and real estate appraiser who introduced me to cruising. During our 50 years together, we had taken 89 cruises.

5 coolest travel products currently on Kickstarter

5 coolest travel products currently on Kickstarter
5 coolest travel products currently on Kickstarter
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when, if you were shopping for the newest travel gadgets you'd thumb through the latest Sharper Image catalog or see what kind of must-have tech was on display at Brookstone. But now, some of the best and most innovative travel products are found (and funded) on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or other crowdfunding sites. Bluesmart, a ridiculously intelligent suitcase that has built in GPS tracking, a digital lock and a phone charger raised $2.2 million through Indiegogo. Baubax, a feature-heavy travel jacket billed as "The World's Best" pulled in a jaw-dropping $9.2 million on Kickstarter.