Architecture tour boats return to the Chicago River after being sidelined by the virus
CHICAGO — It’s one of the signature images of summer in Chicago: Architectural tour boats plying the skyscraper canyons of the Chicago River, their guides spitting out facts to packed crowds as the low-slung craft slip beneath river bridges.The coronavirus pandemic erased such vibrant scenes, turning the docks along the river’s main branch into mini-ghost towns and costing tour operators thousands of dollars in lost revenue.Friday, however, a hint of normalcy returns to the river as some tour boat operators reopen for the first time since the pandemic forced them to shut down in mid-March.The ...
NTSB: Lives could have been saved in Mo. tour boat sinking if Coast Guard followed guidance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that lives could have been saved when a duck boat capsized in a thunderstorm on Table Rock Lake if the U.S. Coast Guard had followed safety recommendations from 18 years ago.NTSB investigators discussed with board members their nearly two-year investigation into a 2018 disaster near Branson when a Ride the Ducks tour vessel sank, killing 17 of the 31 people on board.The sightseeing tour started on Table Rock Lake just ahead of the arrival of a severe thunderstorm on July 19, 2018. The thunderstorm barre...
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Ways to Enjoy Kusatsu Onsen, a Popular Winter Resort for Sightseeing, Gourmet, and Skiing
Kusatsu Onsen is one of Japan’s three famous hot springs. With hiking and golf in the summer, as well as skiing and snowboarding in the winter, this is a terrific sightseeing location that’s popular with all generations. Read on to learn about Kusatsu Onsen's many highlights!About Kusatsu OnsenKusatsu Onsen, located in the northwest of Gunma Prefecture, is a popular onsen (hot spring) area that boasts the largest output of natural hot spring water in Japan. Bathing in the waters here is considered to be effective in treating a range of aches, pains, and ailments. Its fresh and pleasant climate...
Victoria Villarroel, Kylie Jenner’s Assistant, Goes Sightseeing In Montserrat
Victoria Villarroel may not be a household name, however, with the power of social media and an an A-List job, she is slowly becoming an influencer with a following. Five years before Victoria was officially on the payroll and working for make-up mogul Kylie Jenner, she was an intern for the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner […]
Sightseeing Around Kyoto by Taxi – Look for the Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Taxi!
Chartering a taxi is one of the most efficient ways to make the most of your trip to Kyoto. If you’re lucky enough you might manage to ride the Four-Leaf Clover Taxi, one of the city's rarest cab services that even locals can barely catch. Continue reading to learn more about the different sightseeing taxis you can charter to travel around the old Japanese capital.Sightseeing Taxis Are Highly Recommended in Kyoto! Lucky Ones Get the Four-Leaf Clover TaxiContrary to what people might think, Kyoto tends to be less convenient than other tourist destinations because it offers fewer railway lines a...
Saltybe Sea Salt Making Workshop
Sightseeing in the remote prefecture of Kochiis unforgettable. But to understand and appreciate the culture of this naturally diverse area, you’ve got to be ready to roll up those sleeves and get to work with some of the area’s most passionate producers.Looking out onto the rugged, rocky coastline of Kuroshio, on the southeastern corner of Kochi Prefecture just 15-minutes’ drive north of central Shimanto, is Saltybe, a salt-making workshop with incredible views, wonderful culinary experiences, and hosts that embody that warm Kochi hospitality.A family-run affair, Saltybe specializes in what th...