This short film by bikepacking enthusiast and bicycle branding pioneer Dwayne Burgess chronicles a five-day backpacking trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Burgess began chronicling his backpacking adventures on his website Manual Pedal after biking from New York to San Francisco.“There were’t too many specific plans that we put into place for this trip,” Burgess says in the film. “We just knew we’d spend five days on the Blue Ridge Parkway heading south. I think we both wanted to ride our bikes to explore and sequester ourselves in the mountains.”
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(WBNG) — The Broome County Executive’s Office reported a new coronavirus case regarding a local restaurant employee and a Greyhound bus from New York City to Syracuse that might have been exposed to the virus on Saturday. Broome County will continue to provide updated COVID-19 numbers on their website. The health department asks any individuals who were in the restaurant on April 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to quarantine and contact their health care provider if they develop symptoms. The Broome County Health Department reports that an employee of The Greek House Restaurant at 623 Main St. in Johnson City has tested positive for the coronavirus. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. They also say that Greyhound Lines have still agreed to not stop in Broome County during this pandemic as per Jason Garnar’s request. County officials advise any individuals from Broome County who rode that bus to contact the Broome County Health Department at (607) 778-2802. They also say the 14-day incubation period for the infected individual will be over on Friday, May 8. The health department says the individual has not worked since Friday, April 24 and was asymptomatic. The county health department says that passengers on a Greyhound bus that left Port Authority in New York City at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, and arrived in Syracuse at approximately 7:40 p.m. may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
Mastercard, in cooperation with GfK – Center for Market Research, conducted an online survey on a sample of 1.027 users, among cardholders aged 18-55 in Croatia, and according to which almost two thirds (62%) of Croats spend their summers on the Adriatic. During their stay on the domestic coast, 46% of respondents will stay in private accommodation, and 41% in their own or family property. Hotel accommodation will be chosen by 12% of Croats, and accommodation in the camp by only 6%. Those with monthly incomes above HRK 12.000 (84%), respondents from Zagreb and the surrounding area (79%) and northern Croatia (71%) plan to spend their summer holidays on the Adriatic in slightly larger numbers. However, a smaller number of respondents aged 50 to 55 have such plans (54%), then those from Istria, Primorje and Gorski Kotar (45%), from Dalmatia (42%), but also those without income (39%). On the other hand, only 22% of respondents do not plan a summer vacation on the Croatian coast.The main source of tourist information is the InternetAs the main source of information about the destinations they travel to, as many as 90% of respondents cite the Internet. This primarily applies to domestic online content and specialized applications and sites such as TripAdvisor.Other sources of information are friends and relatives, which is pointed out by 41% of respondents, followed by travel agencies (12%). Respondents in the age group of 50 to 55 use the Internet somewhat less as a source of information about travel (82%), so they are somewhat more informed by travel agencies (16%). During their stay on the domestic coast, 46% of respondents will stay in private accommodation, and 41% in their own or family property. Hotel accommodation will be chosen by 12% of Croats, and accommodation in the camp by only 6%.Cost is a major factor in choosing a destinationThe main factor in choosing a destination is the cost (77%), followed by the recommendation of friends and family (51%). Also, important factors are distance to destination (38%), online reviews (31%), destination security (26%) and local offer (26%). The most important characteristics of the destination are accommodation costs (61%), price-quality ratio (59%), climatic conditions (39%), transport costs (39%), good transport connections (37%), diverse cultural and gastronomic offer ( 36%), event offerings (24%), nightlife (19%) and shopping opportunities (17%). Accommodation reservation is most common onlineWhen it comes to booking accommodation, the most common way is to book online through specialized booking sites or travel agency sites (40%), followed by direct contact by phone or email (31%). Approximately a quarter of respondents (26%) book accommodation through the accommodation provider’s website, while 13% of respondents do not need a reservation at all. Only 10% of respondents book accommodation by phone or e-mail with a travel agent, while only 8% do so in the office of a travel agency. According to the survey, the fewest are those (4%) who first come to the destination and only then seek accommodation.Online reservations are more common among the highly educated (53%), those from Dalmatia (62%), Istria, Primorje and Gorski kotar (58%) and those with monthly incomes above HRK 9.000 (65%) and HRK 12.000 (45%).Respondents pay almost half of their holiday expenses with cards As many as 60% of respondents pay for accommodation in cash. Accommodation is paid by 14% of Croats by debit card, and by 13% by internet banking. A smaller number of respondents decide to pay in installments. In addition to paying for accommodation, cash is most often used to pay for entertainment and recreational activities such as sports or wellness (42%), then excursions (58%), services in restaurants, cafes, clubs (74%), concert tickets, museums, theaters and galleries (59%) and the purchase of souvenirs (75%).On the other hand, debit cards are the most common method of payment in supermarkets (46%), at gas stations (39%) and in clothing and footwear stores (35%). There are interesting differences in the choice of payment methods between different groups. Those without any income use cash above average (85%) and cards below average (13%). Cash is also used to a greater extent by young people and those from Lika, Kordun and Banovina. Respondents with incomes above HRK 9.000 more often use cards – primarily to pay for catering services (over 50%), but also to purchase daily necessities (more than a third). Women, young people aged 18 to 29 and those without income or a monthly income of up to HRK 5.500 use cash to pay for fuel above average. On average, respondents pay almost half of their holiday expenses with cards (48%). Thus, a significant 40% of respondents use cards for slightly less than 40% of vacation costs, while over 60% of vacation costs are paid by cards for almost a third (30%) of domestic tourists.
Read also: Bali’s Denpasar to impose COVID-19 restrictions that keep businesses runningAs soon as the COVID-19 test came back negative, Bagus said, the police conducted a preliminary investigation of the hotel room.“We found some alcoholic beverages in the hotel room,” Bagus said, adding that there were no signs of violence in the room.Police also checked the CCTV footage, which showed the front door of Trolley’s hotel room. “We investigated the CCTV [footage] and we found nothing suspicious. No one else, other than [Tolley], came in and out of the room,” said Bagus. An external examination by Sanglah Hospital also found no signs of violence on the body. Separately, on May 6, Kevin James Nunn from West Australia was found dead in his rented house in North Denpasar. He was 58. Read also: Police probe deaths of three foreigners in BaliPolice began an investigation into Nunn’s death, initially seeking to determine if he had been poisoned after consuming two cans of expired soft drink. However, Nunn’s family requested that police stop the investigation. “The family has denied [the authorities permission to] conduct an autopsy. They said they accepted his death,” said West Denpasar Police investigation unit head First Insp. Andi Muh Nurul Yaqin, adding that the COVID-19 swab test conducted on Nunn had come back negative.Topics : Bali Police have dropped their investigations into the deaths of two Australians found dead on the island earlier this month. The decision was made following requests from the respective families of the victims.On May 5, Australian Christopher Steven Tolley was found lifeless in his hotel room in Seminyak, a beach resort area in southern Bali. The 48-year-old was found dead on the bed of his hotel room on Tuesday afternoon after missing his check-out time. His body was taken to the Sanglah Hospital for further investigation. A swab test for COVID-19 came back negative.Kuta Police investigation unit head First Insp. Bagus Nagara Baranacita said the family of Tolley had been contacted through the Australian consulate in Bali. “The family has refused [a clearance for an] autopsy, saying they had already accepted [Tolley’s death]. They said the victim had a disease, which might have caused the death,” Bagus said.The family told the police that the victim had suffered a collapsed lung, or pneumothorax. Due to his health condition, Tolley was advised to stop drinking alcohol.
Everett is described as 6′7 with a short or bald cut and may be traveling in a 2012 silver Kia Sorento with Florida plates IH21AC.Everett is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information about his whereabouts you are asked to contact your local police station. The Orlando Police Department is currently searching for a former store manager who killed another manager after he was fired.The incident was reported on Monday just after 8:00 pm inside of the Under Armour store at the Orlando International Premium Outlets.Officials say 46-year-old Daniel Everett walked into the store and opened fire killing 37-year-old manager Eunice Vazquez as several customers watched.He then fled the scene.When authorities arrived, they pronounced Vazquez dead.During their investigation, authorities found that Everett also made a list of names he planned to target.Officials say they believe Everett planned to target the people on the list because he believed they made complaints about him and caused him to lose his job.As of Monday night, authorities say they have made contact with all of those on the list and marked them as safe, however, Everett is still on the run.ARMED and DANGEROUS: Daniel Everett is the suspect in the Under Armour homicide on 2/10/20. Please call 9-1-1 if you see him. pic.twitter.com/G4yqSGoNiF— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 11, 2020