Travelling: why climbing a 4000m Swiss mountain in my 40s was a turning point – The Irish News | Jfk Loans

ANYONE familiar with comedian Harry Enfield will remember his 1990s skit, Women: Know Your Limits, a bogus public service announcement from the 1950s that put brave ladies in their place. It’s deliberately perverse in my head as I tackle the Gorge Alpine via ferrata in Upper Valais. When I’m zooming through caves on a zip … Read more

New Orleans City Council seeks to eliminate mayor’s travel expense pay – WDSU New Orleans | Jfk Loans

The New Orleans City Council is trying to cut New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s salary over her recent travel expenses. New Orleans Council President Helena Moreno confirmed that the council believes it can dock Cantrell’s salary for reimbursement purposes. This comes after Cantrell said in a recent press conference that she would not reimburse travel … Read more

It’s time to start planning your Swiss ski vacation – Forbes | Jfk Loans

Zermatt lies at the foot of the towering Matterhorn. Not specified At some point, all skiers dream of a vacation in the Swiss Alps, where the pristine snow and majestic mountains are legendary, and where a unique transit system of trains, gondolas, and cable cars allows downhill enthusiasts to discover ski slopes that lead to … Read more

How a trek through Switzerland inspired JRR Tolkien to create a magical Middle-earth – Forbes | Jfk Loans

Staubbach waterfall, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland getty I set out to travel to Middle-earth to follow in the footsteps of young JRR Tolkien. “From Rivendell to the other side of the Misty Mountains,” he once wrote, “the journey…including the slide ride over the sliding stones into the pine forests…is based on my adventures in Switzerland in 1911.” … Read more

From Kate to MMA: Meet the Australian star who is changing sailing once and for all – Fox Sports | Jfk Loans

Tom Slingsby is the hottest name in world sailing. But he is no ordinary sailor. He’s a self-made millionaire from Gosford who climbed over rocks to find the best vantage point for the Sydney Olympics at Bradley’s Head, where he watched his idol Michael Blackburn win the bronze in the Lasers class. He could have … Read more