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Daily Rant: Cruise Ship Industry – What The Hell?

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Back in the 1980s Kathie Lee Gifford was singing about all the fun that people could have on a cruise ship, who doesn’t remember this fun commercial that made taking a cruise seem like a grand adventure aboard a floating city.

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However, these days, the cruise ship industry seems less like a fun time at sea, and more like the RMS Titanic.  In 2012, the Costa Concordia slid along the rocky coast off of Italy, and the right number of lifeboats or not, the ship ended up on its side, which rendered over half the lifeboats useless. Though …

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Harry Potter, the Simpsons, Expanding at Universal

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Fans of Harry Potter and The Simpsons will be happy to hear the news coming out of Universal Studios Hollywood today.

Universal Studios, Hollywood, home of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and The Simpsons experience, have announced major expansions for both attractions that may see completion as early as 2016. The park’s two areas have been major draws since they opened, and now Universal has released plans and concept art for both areas of expansion.

Wizarding World Will be the Parks’ Second Harry Potter Attraction

The expansion for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal California was officially …

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Woman Joins Missing Persons Search–for Herself!

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If you’ve ever felt stupid about anything, chances are that you’ve never felt as dumb as this woman, who joined a missing persons search, only to discover that she was actually searching for herself.

The whole crazy thing began in Iceland, when a tour bus traveling to volcanic Eldgja Canyon stopped at the canyon’s scenic park so that its occupants could get out, take photos, and freshen up. One of the women on the bus went into the restrooms there to clean up and change her clothes. When she came back out and boarded the bus, her bus mates no

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Century-Old Message in a Bottle Discovered

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A message in a bottle that was sent on its way over a hundred years ago has finally reached its recipient.

The bottle, which was tossed into the sea over ten decades ago, was pulled from the Baltic Sea by a fisherman back in March. The simple beer bottle held a postcard with an address inside, and once discovered, the fisherman worked with researchers to get the message back to its owner, the sender’s granddaughter, who is now 62 years old.

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Researchers were finally able to track down the sender’s grandchild, Angela Erdmann, who currently lives in …

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How to Save Money on ATM Fees While Traveling

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Spring break and the long Easter weekend is upon us, and for many people, this means that it’s time to travel–and to spend.

However, there are a number of ways to save money when you’re traveling, especially when you go abroad, and one way is to avoid hefty ATM fees that come from withdrawing your funds via foreign services. Depending on your bank and where you withdraw the cash, some withdrawal fees can cost you anywhere from $5.00-$7.00 per transaction, plus anywhere from three to five percent of the amount you’ve taken out. Whether you didn’t feel comfortable traveling with …

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