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Finland Drone2m16s

Finland Drone

Take a look into Finland, a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Just Announced The Musical Performers At The Royal Wedding1m09s

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Just Announced The Musical Performers At The Royal Wedding

When it comes to organizing and throwing a wedding, you really have to think of every single detail. The color scheme, the flowers, the seating arrangements, even the music that will be playing the entire day and night. You think a DJ will be a better choice or a band? Maybe vice versa? Maybe both is the best? For Prince Harry and his soon-to-be-princess Meghan Markle, with just a few weeks away from their own wedding , this question is closed and we get to tell you how. On Tuesday, Meghan and Harry announced announced who will have the great honor to entertain the royal newlyweds and their guests at St George’s chapel. According to Kensington Palace, the couple has "taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their Service." It added that the music will include "a number of well-known hymns and choral works. The music will be under the direction of James Vivian, Director of Music, St. George's Chapel." The performers at the ceremony will include the 23-boy, 12-lay clerk choir of St George's Chapel, along with 19-year-old cello prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir. Additionally, an orchestra — comprised of members from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonia — will perform with Elin Manahan Thomas, a Welsh soprano. Meghan had her own wish for the teen cellist Kanneh-Mason, who won BBC Young Musician 2016. In a statement, he said: “I’m so excited and honored to perform at Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding. I was bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes! What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can’t wait!” And we can’t wait to watch it all from the comfort of our own living room.

This Common Vacation Mistake Could Be Costing You An Extra $689 On Average1m11s

This Common Vacation Mistake Could Be Costing You An Extra $689 On Average

Everybody out there can’t wait to go on vacation and experience that care-free feeling. But as it turns out, if you go overboard on the nonchalance, it might hit you extra on your wallet. Quite unnecessary, don’t you agree? In a research conducted by a U.K.-based financial protection scheme for vacationers called Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL), more than 1 in every 10 travelers don’t keep track of their spending habits while out on vacation. Almost two-thirds of them have had problems keeping track of how much them spend while away. According to them, travelers underestimate their expenses by $689 on average. They cite food and beverage as the largest causes for this occurrence. Some mistake their hotel arrangements to be more inclusive, when in fact they aren’t. Others simply fail to properly budget for their meals. The way to completely avoid this issue is as simple as they come. Be sure to call beforehand and clarify what your arrangement includes with your stay, so that you may have a grasp of what you can spend before you go out for dinner or drinks. Also, if you cannot be trusted with your spending account after a few cocktails, just don’t bring extra money with you. Doesn’t get simpler than that. Aside from this, it is a pretty good idea to have an allotted daily budget, so that you may know how much you can spend every day. Just calculate the amount you are comfortable with on a daily basis. Allot more money on the days when you have more expensive activities planned, while keeping it tight on the days you just want to sit back and relax. After this, you should have no problem getting that care-free vacation feeling.

Man Studied Google Maps, Apple Maps And Waze For An Entire Year To Determine Which Is The Best50s

Man Studied Google Maps, Apple Maps And Waze For An Entire Year To Determine Which Is The Best

Smartphones are becoming our best friends. They are here for us to help us with everything. Especially navigation. A lot of people have their preferred popular navigation applications, whether it’s Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Waze. But what application is truly the best at getting you to your destination? There are many ways to get from point A to point B, but which app truly gives you the best route? Well, this man had to find out himself what is the best navigation application so he spent a year measuring estimated driving times for each application, departure and arrival time, also traffic conditions, as well as some other factors. After 120 amazing trips, he found that the best app for navigation was Google Maps as this was the app that got him to his destinations the quickest. The name of this incredible man is Arthur Grabowski. Arthur wrote these findings on his blog . He also told that even Google Maps was the best, Apple Maps turned out to be very precise. That came as a surprise to a lot of people because when Apple Maps was first released was famously a bug-riddled affair. Waze also promised speedy travel times, about 3-percent faster than Google’s estimates — but didn't deliver when put to practical use. If the estimated trip times consistently predicted the actual driving time, Waze would be my preferred navigation app,” Grabowski wrote on his blog.

After Years Of Delays Queen Elizabeth 2 Is Finally Opening As A Floating Hotel1m00s

After Years Of Delays Queen Elizabeth 2 Is Finally Opening As A Floating Hotel

After 10 years of sitting in Dubai, the historic Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner is opening as a hotel. This ship has traveled the world for almost 40 years and more than 1,400 trips all around the globe. The Queen Elizabeth ship first set sail in 1969 as an emblem of Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth 2 has sailed all around the world 25 times, hosted 2.5 million passengers, and sailed more than 6 million nautical miles. The ship took its last voyage to the most-populous city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai in 2008. Dubai has spent over 100 million dollars on the amazing ship with the intent to transform it into a luxurious floating hotel. But the plan didn’t work out. Global recession stalled the plans and the Queen Elizabeth 2 sat in Dubai for the past 10 years. Now, after sitting in Dubai for 10 years the ship has finally opened with an amazing 224 rooms and suites, 13 restaurants, a movie theater and lot more places and details to see from the ship’s history. Visitors will be given an incredible chance to step on board the boat, docked permanently at Mina Rashid, just to sample the cuisine at a few of the restaurants. Amazing, right?For Mr. Hamza Mustafa, chief executive of PCFC Hotels and also his team is a dream come true to finally open Queen Elizabeth 2.