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Doorways, Ltd., has been renting vacation villas and apartments in Europe since 1994, when president and founder Kit Burns launched the company's Italian division from the living room of her Bryn Mawr home. Since that day, Doorways has expanded its services to include rentals in France, Spain and a few top villas in London and the Caribbean as well. Our staff, too, has grown — and we have moved to a more spacious office— just down the street from the original. But Doorways' most essential and definitive characteristic remains unchanged: our staff is still committed to offering a uniquely personal touch in helping you plan your ideal independent travel vacation. We are proud of this commitment to first-rate personal service and believe it sets us apart, among rental agents.
Doorways caters first and foremost to travelers who are thrilled by the prospect of "living as the locals do" in a delightful European locale — enjoying the novelties of a foreign climate and culture while making independent choices on a day-to-day basis about where to go and what to see or do. This is the essence of the "independent travel" tradition, also referred to as the "self-catering" vacation. (For travelers seeking full-service accommodations, including housekeeping and chef services, Doorways offers a number of very special serviced properties; please inform us of this preference when you first contact us.) Years of experience have shown us that the most precious service anyone can offer the independent traveler is information — information about every aspect of the travel and rental experience, including the minute details of what to expect at the villa, the train station, the museum, or car rental office. We also tell you what to look forward to: the breathtaking botanical garden, tucked away and overlooked behind a crumbling wall, or that amazing gelato shop just around the corner.
Jack and Robert are back, one week older and one point to the better. But we all know it should have been three points.
On this week's Holtecast, we break down Aston Villa's performances against Manchester United over the weekend and Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. One was expected, the other wasn't good enough. There are sure to be calls for heads to roll and things that we'll regret saying later, but what is a podcast for if not snap judgments?
Then we turn our focus to the future. Can Villa get anything out of a tough trip to White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur. Probably not! But we see if we can find something that might work for Tactics Tim.
Well this is unexpected. We're back for another week of podcasting and Aston Villa... won? They traveled to White Hart Lane and pulled off an unexpected victory. The Great Tim Sherwood Narrative™ was fulfilled and Villa managed to salvage a week that began with a disappointing result against QPR. And oh the things it did for their league standing.
Now, although relegation safety isn't assured, it seems more likely than ever that Villa will be a part of the Premier League next year. And that means that we can turn our eyes to this weekend's FA Cup semifinal against Liverpool at Wembley. Unfortunately, Villa go in looking like a MASH ward and what once looked like a tough but winnable match now looks like an immense uphill climb.
We dive into both matches as well as Jack's relegation poaching series, your questions from twitter, and more.
Jack and Robert return after taking their very own international break. And what a week to come back to. All was mostly quiet on the Aston Villa front, but in the next few days the club have three hugely important Premier League matches coming up.
And the first is this Saturday's trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. We dig into that match with a bit of a preview and also glimpse ahead at the QPR match on Tuesday.
We've also got injury news, Darren Bent rumours, your questions, and more!
We're BACK with another scintillating Holtecast. Coming fresh off of two wins over West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa will be looking to put even more distance between themselves and the relegation fight this weekend. The trip to Sunderland comes as seemingly the entire defense is injured or dying, but improved performances in the past few matches are giving us a little bit of hope.
Before we get to that, though, Jack and I look back at Saturday's glorious, amazing, wonderful, FA Cup quarter-final victory over the Baggies. Was this what we can expect going forward? Which goal was the best? How terrible and horrifying were the crowds rushing the field? What will happen when civilization falls thanks to those same mobs?
We answer all of those, your questions, and more.
Jack and Robert are back and we swear that we won't make any predictions. Three matches without a prediction, and three wins for Aston Villa. The latest was last weekend's 0-4 drubbing of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light that led to Gus Poyet getting fired. Nice to be on the other side of that for once.
We'll take a look at the relegation race as it stands after the weekend. With their win, Villa look much better, but Burnleytook a surprising 1-0 against Manchester City and made safety a bit harder to achieve. Jerks. We'll also be taking your questions from Twitter and Facebook.
And of course we'll glance ahead at this weekend's match against Swansea. The last before a two-week international break. Can Villa keep up their winning ways?
Did you know there are actual studies that show how beneficial a vacation is to your well being? Taking a break from everyday life is as essential to your health as eating right and exercise. If you want that promotion at work, want to be a better parent or partner, taking time out to unplug could be the answer.
Todays show we will talk about how the benefits of vacations, date nights, staycations, and taking time for self.
We are kicking off the 20th annivesary bash for Peeks Cruises & Tours, by giving away a door prize today to the 7th and 10th callers. More prizes being given away at the event on Thursday. Airline tickets included compliments of Funjet Vacations.
We'll discuss some of the promotions our partners are providing for the next week to celebrate our Travel Pfestival at the Hawaiian Falls Aloha Event Center. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Mayflower Tours, Globus Family of Brands, Silver Link, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Funjet Vacations Paul Gaugin Small Ship Cruising...
Yolanda will be eating local, Lindsey is living local, and Shellda is providing Pfun Pfacts.
Make sure you listen in and call in 646-716-9154.
So here's a novel idea: we're podcasting after an Aston Villa win. Yes, that's right. And what's more, it's a win in the Premier League. We haven't gotten to do a podcast like that in nearly three months, so you can imagine how excited we are.
We begin, of course, by recounting the thrilling win over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday. There is no shortage of gloating over the win, and especially the gut-punching manner in which it happened. After that we take on all sorts of Aston Villa news: the return of Stiliyan Petrov, the defensive injury crisis, and more.
And how can we leave you except by looking ahead to Saturday's FA Cup quarter final clash against the Baggies?
Jack and Robert return for another Holtecast. And we've got our third manager in three episode. First Paul Lambert, then the double-headed beast that was Scott/Andy Marshall, and finally we're onto Tim Sherwood. We take a look at whether or not Tactics Tim is a good fit at Villa Park.
And over the weekend something strange happened: Villa scored two goals and beat a Premier League opponent. Now, it wasn't in the league, but still. That's a win! And it sends the club to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, one win removed from Wembley.
We've also bumped our recording time from Wednesday mornings to Thursday mornings. If you're sitting on the edge of your seat eagerly awaiting the Holtecast every week (bless you), you'll find it on the feed sometime later on Thursday and here on the site on Friday.
We are back today for BDSIR Network Presents: No Foul Play. Lots of things have happened in the past two weeks in the world of football. We will discuss Jurgen Klopp's departure from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. Jurgen Klopp is a hot commodity especially his desire to manage in the Premier League, so where does he see fit? Manchester City? Liverpool? Arsenal? With Klopp's departure, how would it affect Borussia Dortmund for its future? We will relive Dortmund's win after Klopp's announcement, plus Bayern Munich again dominates, and Wolfsburg cools down. In Italy, we had the Milan derby with AC Milan taking on Inter Milan, and Juventus continue to dominate Serie A. We will look back at Major League Soccer, quick recap of the Argentina Primera Division, James Rodriguez dominating at Real Madrid, Barcelona stay a-top. However, the Barclays Premier League is it's conclusion. We will have all the post match reaction between the Chelsea vs. Manchester United encounter, plus Manchester City finally get a long awaited win. We will discuss the bottom half of the table as well. The FA Cup semifinals were decided, and Aston Villa will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on May the 30th. Finally, Champions League and Europa League reaction. We have so much to talk about, so don't forget to join us tonight at 6:00 PM EST/11:00 PM UK time. You can call us at 347-637-3859 if you're domestic in the U.S. or Canada, or you can tweet us @BDSIRNOFOULPLAY. If you're abroad, you can also click on the live Skype link when the show starts.
Scott (@scottdkessler) and CJ (@cj_zfg) host guests to talk about the Philadelphia Union's first win of the season, NYC soccer, soccer art, the passing of the great Eduardo Geleano and more.
Guest segments (all times in EDT), show airs 4:00-6:00 pm:
Michael Lahoud, Philadelphia Union midfielder @MikeLahoud, 4:05-4:20 pm
Elliott Turner, author of "Real Madrid & Barcelona: the Making of a Rivalry" and founder @Futfanatico, 5:00-5:30 pm
Daniel Nyari, NYC based soccer artist with @FutbolArtNet, 5:35-6:00 pm
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We are in the period of the year when our teenagers are celebraing proms, graduations,end of the school year, summer vacations and then off to college. Some of them.
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In South Carolina, fifty per cent of all traffic fatalities are alcohol related. South Carolina is second only to Texas. In America, if you are between the ages of 18-24 you are more likely to die from an alcohol related accident than any other cause.
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