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Beyoncé, Jay Z and Blue Ivy’s Hawaiian Vacation Is All Love (and a Hint of Lemonade)

Beyonc , Jay Z and Blue Ivy’s Hawaiian Vacation Is All Love (and a Hint of Lemonade)

by Bruna Nessif1 |

Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Ivy's Hawaiian Vacation Is All Love (and A Hint Of Lemonade)

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Here’s your dose of vacation envy.

Beyonc 2, who is currently on a mini break before beginning the European leg of her Formation World Tour, shared some snapshots of a tropical getaway that she’s enjoying with hubby Jay Z3 and daughter Blue Ivy, and instantly, two thoughts come to mind 1. Why aren’t we there, too? and 2. There’s that yellow, again. Queen B definitely knows what she’s doing, so we couldn’t help but notice her Lemonade-yellow cover-up that she was strutting over her bright one-piece. Plus, she’s been rocking that bright yellow ever since her highly talked about project dropped. But, if that wasn’t enough, it looks like Bey is also wearing a lemon necklace.

We see you, girl. Despite all of the Lemonade connections, the numerous photos shared on Bey’s website show nothing but love during the famous family’s getaway. The trio seemed to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, snapping photos together on the sand by the water, and also sharing some sweet father-daughter moments between Hov and Blue.

There’s no question that Bey and Jay’s marriage has been in question after her album, which sparked speculation of infidelity, came out, but E! News has learned that the pair are doing well, especially with Jay and Blue joining the superstar on tour.

Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Ivy's Hawaiian Vacation Is All Love (and A Hint Of Lemonade)

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“Beyonc and Jay are really working on their marriage. Jay is making time for Beyonc and his family more overall,” a source told E! News exclusively. “Beyonc ‘s tour has brought Jay and Beyonc very close. Jay has been by Beyonc side during many of her shows so far.”

As fans also witnessed during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Bey and Jay are making time for date nights, as well.

“They also have been making time for date nights with each other to some of their favorite restaurants around New York City,” the insider continued. “They went on a romantic boat ride and got to laugh and enjoy the day together.

They are in such a happy place as a couple…Beyonc and Jay have found love again and it’s very obvious to all the people around them.”

Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Ivy's Hawaiian Vacation Is All Love (and A Hint Of Lemonade)

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Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Ivy's Hawaiian Vacation Is All Love (and A Hint Of Lemonade)

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Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Ivy's Hawaiian Vacation Is All Love (and A Hint Of Lemonade)

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References

  1. ^ Bruna Nessif (www.eonline.com)
  2. ^ Beyonc (www.eonline.com)
  3. ^ Jay Z (www.eonline.com)

Top 15 cycling videos of 2015

Here’s our pick of the top cycling videos of 2015

Top 15 Cycling Videos Of 2015

It s the end of another year, and there has been plenty going on in the world of two wheels. Thanks to user generated content and official race coverage we have been treated to plenty of amusing, entertaining and enthralling videos this year. To round out 2015 we ve gathered together our top cycling videos from the past 12 months.

Motorist takes a tumble

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This video made it in for a number of reasons: it s one of the most viewed cycling clips on YouTube, it proved popular when we first published it1 and it s pretty funny. Most people will probably have already seen this, but it s definitely worth another look.

Armitstead s Nationals winning attack

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Before she became World Champion2 at the end of the season, Lizzie Armitstead3 won the British National Championships in emphatic fashion. Relive the moment she put the other competitors to the sword and showed why she s a cut above.

Nibali s car holding antics

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Vincenzo Nibali4 has had something of an up and down season: failure to defend his Tour de France5 crown was followed by a tilt at the Vuelta a Espa a6. However, this attempt at the final Grand Tour of the year ended very quickly when he was disqualified from the race7 on stage two for taking the magic spanner to a whole new level.

Geraint Thomas blown off bike

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The conditions for this year s Ghent-Wevelgem were truly Flandrien. Riders had to contend with rain and very strong winds as they competed for the win.

Falling foul to a particularly violent gust, Geraint Thomas was blown off the road8, did a flip and nearly went in a ditch. He recovered to rejoin the group and came third in the race after Luca Paolini attacked to win solo9.

Wiggo s minute man

He may have been TT World Champion but Sir Bradley Wiggins10 still turned up for a British domestic 10 mile time trial. Setting out to beat Alex Dowsett11 s national record for the distance, Wiggo smashed past his minute man12 as can be seen in the above video.

The 2012 Tour de France13 champion won on the day but wasn t able to take the record.

Bike of the year

Our tech team headed to Cumbria to put some top machines through their paces. Here s CW s choice for bike of the year14.

Chris Boardman explains why we ride two abreast

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Olympic15 legend, Tour de France16 record setter and now cycling safety campaigner; Chris Boardman17 teamed up with a driving instructor to show why us cyclists ride two abreast. The informative video demonstrates the safety benefits for both the riders and the passing motorist.

Geraint Thomas s Tour de France crash

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Super-domestique Geraint Thomas18 makes the list again thanks to the lucky escape he had on stage 16 of this year s Tour. A wayward Warren Barguil bumped into the Welshman and sent him careering off the road19. Thomas banged into a telegraph pole but escaped uninjured, and kept his sense of humour intact20.

Jack Bauer s bike throw

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During the same race where Thomas was blown from his bike, Garmin rider Jack Bauer also suffered21 as a result of the wind. A discarded musette was blown into his rear wheel, and this video sums up just how he felt about it.

Peter Sagan s wheelie goes wrong

@petosagan op zijn poep @HLN_BE pic.twitter.com/JeDqblRZxy222324

Klaas VdSchueren (@KlaasVdSchueren) July 27, 201525

Peter Sagan s bike handling is usually second to none26, but when showing off to the crowd this time it didn t quite go to plan.

Geraint Thomas: fan favourite

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Here s Geraint again. This time he gets disqualified from a race but proves why he s so popular27 with fans.

Jesse Sergent taken out by neutral service

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Earlier this year it felt like there was a worrying trend developing where incidents of collisions between riders and race vehicles were becoming all too common. Jesse Sergent was wiped out by a Shimano service vehicle during the Tour of Flanders28, one of two crashes in that race alone. Things went quiet until Peter Sagan s Vuelta was ended by a moto collision29.

Sky car abused on Alpe d Huez

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Geraint Thomas (@GeraintThomas86) July 25, 201531

As well as having to beat his rivals and the parcours, Chris Froome32 s second Tour de France33 victory came in the face of some quite vitriolic behaviour from a minority of fans and some sections of the French press34. This video shows the reception the Team Sky35 car received on Alpe d Huez.

Sagan s descent from the Col de Manse

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Chasing an illusive Tour stage win, Sagan went all out to try and catch lone leader Ruben Plaza. Despite this rapid descent of the Col de Manse, the Slovak could not catch the Lampre-Merida36 rider and instead recorded yet another second place.

Confusion leads to carnage in Chinese race

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This final video takes us to the Far East. Confusion in the closing kilometres meant that two groups of sprinters headed for the same finish line, from opposite directions. This footage shows the moment they come into contact.

References

  1. ^ proved popular when we first published it (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ she became World Champion (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Lizzie Armitstead (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ Vincenzo Nibali (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ Tour de France (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ Vuelta a Espa a (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ he was disqualified from the race (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  8. ^ Geraint Thomas was blown off the road (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  9. ^ Luca Paolini attacked to win solo (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  10. ^ Sir Bradley Wiggins (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  11. ^ Alex Dowsett (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  12. ^ smashed past his minute man (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  13. ^ Tour de France (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  14. ^ bike of the year (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  15. ^ Olympic (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  16. ^ Tour de France (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  17. ^ Chris Boardman (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  18. ^ Geraint Thomas (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  19. ^ sent him careering off the road (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  20. ^ kept his sense of humour intact (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  21. ^ Garmin rider Jack Bauer also suffered (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  22. ^ @petosagan (twitter.com)
  23. ^ @HLN_BE (twitter.com)
  24. ^ pic.twitter.com/JeDqblRZxy (t.co)
  25. ^ July 27, 2015 (twitter.com)
  26. ^ bike handling is usually second to none (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  27. ^ disqualified from a race but proves why he s so popular (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  28. ^ Tour of Flanders (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  29. ^ Peter Sagan s Vuelta was ended by a moto collision (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  30. ^ pic.twitter.com/WVMuqFlgGU (t.co)
  31. ^ July 25, 2015 (twitter.com)
  32. ^ Chris Froome (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  33. ^ Tour de France (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  34. ^ sections of the French press (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  35. ^ Team Sky (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  36. ^ Lampre-Merida (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

Travel: Holiday firm Tauck extends family experiences

Discount Holidays © Holiday company Tauck, which this year is celebrating its 90th anniversary, is also marking 25 years travel in Europe in 2016, with a new Baltics itinerary and significant enhancements to its European portfolio.

Perhaps better known in the UK for its European River Cruises, the US-based company is enhancing its bridges trips in Europe, the Americas and Africa, with a range of exclusive and exhilarating activities, designed to bring families closer together through shared experiences. The 2016 Tauck Bridges brochure http://www.tauck.co.uk/family-travel.aspx is launched as the company sees strong growth across its 19 family excursions, with bookings up year-on-year and pre-season bookings for 2016 running well ahead of the same period last year. Among the enhancements for 2016 is a special winter Discount Holidays © holiday departure of Tauck s popular Alpine Adventure exploration of Switzerland, Austria and Germany, with the itinerary modified to take full advantage of one of the world s most sought-after winter sports destinations. The eight-day itinerary begins in Zurich on December 19 with a cable car ride to the top of nearby Mount Pilatus.

Over subsequent days, guests will have the opportunity to pursue fun winter activities including sledding and tobogganing, downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and even ice-climbing on the face of a frozen waterfall. Other special experiences include a rail journey aboard the Glacier Express train to St Moritz, a visit to an Olympic ski jumping site, a horse-drawn carriage ride to fairytale-like Hohenschwangau Castle, and a five-course gala Christmas dinner. The all-inclusive itinerary includes two nights at Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, two nights at the Hotel Schweizerhof St Moritz in Switzerland, two nights at the Aqua Dome Hotel in the heart of Austria s Otztal Valley, and a final night at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, where guests will enjoy a farewell dinner in 15th Century vaults once used to store salt.

Elsewhere in Europe, Tauck has added new small group departures to two popular eight-day Bridges itineraries, Italia Bella: Rome to Venice (June 20 and July 12) and Castles & Kings: London to Paris (June 24 and July 18). The four departures will average just 24 passengers each for a more intimate travel experience. Tauck has also added additional departures to two of its three Bridges European river cruises, Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure and Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure. Details on the entire portfolio of 2016 Tauck Bridges journeys are contained in a new full-colour 84-page brochure or see Tauck s website at http://www.tauck.co.uk/family-travel.aspx.

As the American presidential election gathers pace, Tauck and the filmmaker Ken Burns, often described as the David Attenborough of America, have crafted a new itinerary to examine the history and explore the meaning of freedom in the USA. In Freedom s Footsteps, an 11-day tour, begins in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American liberty where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed, and it ends with a three-night stay at the historic Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, where Martin Luther King put the finishing touches to his landmark I Have A Dream speech. The new itinerary includes visits to Amish country, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg and Richmond, as well as Thomas Jefferson s Monticello estate.

The realities of plantation life in the antebellum South will be brought to life during a private lecture by Dr. Leni Sorensen, a scholar and African American Research Historian for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. The itinerary also highlights early American life in Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia, and guests will visit Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington. While in Washington, Tauck guests will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city s landmark sites and, by special arrangement, will be able to avoid the crowds with exclusive early-admission to the National Archives. Here they will view America s founding documents, which assured personal freedoms for some, while denying them to others. A visit to the Newseum, a 250,000-square-foot news and journalism museum, will provide an opportunity for guests to contemplate another freedom freedom of the press as they tour its exhibits.

The freedom tour is included in Tauck s new 2016 USA and Canada brochure, featuring 38 itineraries, including exclusive trips to North America s national parks which, next year, celebrate their 100th anniversary.

2016 prices are from 3,090 for 11 Days, plus air travel.

To see the full itinerary, go to: http://www.tauck.co.uk/tours/usa-tours/southern-usa-travel/philadelphia-to-dc-tour-wb-2016.aspx or to find out more visit: www.tauck.co.uk

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