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The world speaks your language. It’s true!

Travel is one of the best things on earth. The more you travel, the more you realise that other countries and other people are pretty much the same. With the global economies, and global businesses that spit out global products (Coke, Disney, Marvel etc) it comes as no surprise when you are walking…

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What does the future hold in travel?

It is 2022, as of the creation of this article.  Humanity has had a rough ride in recent years, what with Covid-19, floods, earthquakes, volcanos and the social upheaval that we have - rightly - experienced all around the globe. Travel has also been impacted in a major way.  For example,  In 2020, international travelers spent…

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We speak your language

A quick little article here.... If you visit us regularly, you'll know that we love to travel the world and we do our best to share the love with you through our articles, images and travel services. We're happy to announce that we can now go one step further:  we've just added new translation languages…

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Belly up

What exactly happens when a company closes shop?  It's complex even in the simplest instances, but what about if it's an airline or a travel agency? Even in a good year, the finances of most airlines are precariously placed like a house of cards. A couple of bad business decisions can sometimes start a chain…

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Mind your own business

One of the most important things you can do after you buy an airline ticket is “gardening” your reservations, especially when you book travel far in advance. I take the term gardening from Nicholas Kralev, tending to the bookings — checking up on them, and doing minor maintenance. Read more here courtesy of ViewFromTheWIng.com CheapAir are always watching your money…

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It’s a dog’s life

If humans were to disappear from the face of the Earth, what might dogs become? And would they be better off without us? If you share your home with a dog, you may have found yourself rolling your eyes or clicking your tongue at your furry friend in response to some outrageously un-wild behaviour. Your dog might…

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I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid you can’t fly that

Pity the poor airlines.  During Covid, nobody wanted to fly.  Now everyone wants to fly . . everywhere . . .all at once.  And, in some cases, it almost feels like the airlines have forgotten how to run their business. But, as always - Covid or not - things go wrong and your flight is cancelled. …

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Tokyo space capsule

Time is tight, as well as short.   Money can be, too. Luckily, there are big thinkers who think small in big ways, if you know what we mean.  We're thankful for them. One example is the capsule hotels that are dotted around - mostly in Japan, but in other countries as well.   They're exactly what they say…

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Drones, hyperloops, hydrofoils, and air-rails

Do you ever wonder what the future will bring?  Most of us do, but you can be sure that our young people are, too.  Some are even going one step further. The Green Gateway—a zero-emission, highly sustainable multimodal hub—has been named the winner for the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC), an annual global student design competition…

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Here’s Yanni!

Yanni?  OK, do you want smooth jazz or a psychopath on your holiday? If it wasn’t for The Shining, imagine what an exceptionally (and conventionally) attractive holiday destination the Stanley Hotel would be. With its epic views over Rocky Mountain National Park, the Colorado hotel exudes effortless elegance with its incredibly lush grounds and enormous colonial…

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Don’t suffer for your art

MVRDV's Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the world’s first fully accessible art depot, is opening its doors to the public.  Located at Museumpark in the center of Rotterdam, the reflective structure features exhibition halls, a rooftop garden, and a restaurant, and offers a behind-the-scenes look into the world of museums, making art collections accessible to the public. Read…

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Duty now for the future

It's October, 2021 and we're still writing about Covid-19.  We won't weigh in on how some of our fellow humans are approaching the pandemic, but there is no shortage of information to prove that it's still here and it's still a threat. But, as humans, we must press on.  And, organisations are trying to help us…

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Emotion in motion

The first time I saw Pixar’s movie Inside Out (2015), I was too entranced by its craftsmanship to realise that there was something odd, almost eerie, about its human characters. I was charmed by little Riley, the protagonist, with the chattering critters prancing around in her head. Were it mere make-believe, I wouldn’t quibble with…

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Wouldn’t you like to ride?

It seems like everyone (except us) is getting into space.  Between, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, the pure and unadulterated great beyond will be host to all sorts of space cowboys. One company, World View is expanding its services to include the launch of the first-of-its-kind, edge-of-space experience. The World View space tourism…

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Go forth to the north

To most of us, North Korea is a mystery.  We sometimes get directives from governments about visiting or even understanding the country, but can we actually even trust our own administrations? So what is it all about? In this article, Hong Kong native Ted Lau’s new book tries to understand everyday life in the ‘dystopian utopia’ of…

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The Homecoming

It's been several years since the UK voted on and enacted Brexit, where they elected to leave the European Union.  The dust has still not settled.  See below... Goodness, there’s another row between the Daily Express and the EU. On this occasion, the Spanish – at the very least – have said that those Brits…

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