Luxe Performance. Elevated Essentials

You know Matouring for travel, but did you know that we also offer clothing and other fun stuff?  It’s true.  And one of our partners is Banana Republic.  They’ve recently introduced a new line, called BR Standard.  BR Standard is a new line of men’s and women’s contemporary lifestyle essentials, purposefully designed to take you everywhere in style and comfort.…

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Hello? Are you there?

Travel might be temporarily off the table, but the world’s natural wonders, museum masterpieces, and attractions are still right at your fingertips. Visit Versailles, summit Everest, or browse the Met without leaving your couch, using virtual tours and VR technology to get even closer to the action. Push the boundaries of travel by walking through UNESCO sites, exploring the world’s…

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Roamin’ Holiday

Driving in Rome, you say?  Me, you say? Are you in the process of planning a trip to Italy? Wondering what’s the best time to visit Rome? There’s a lot that goes into perfecting the vacation of a lifetime, but don’t panic because our partner, Auto Europe is here to help. With over 60 years of experience helping travelers in…

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Don’t suffer for your art

If you can’t come to the arts, let the arts come to you with our selection of free virtual museum collections. With the promising news of a COVID vaccine, we need to take care of our mental health more than ever, especially if we want to prepare for our collective comeback to post-pandemic life.  Experts agree that keeping the mind…

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Napa mapper

The most famous wine region in North America, Napa Valley produces wines that rival those from the Old World’s most revered regions—but that’s not all it has going for it. This 30-mile stretch of Northern California has also proven to be one of the most beautiful to visit, with year-round sunshine and pleasing temps. Notoriety has shaped Napa Valley into…

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How to build a boat

At one time or another most of up wish for a languid, luxurious and romantic cruise.   We marvel at the sheer size, scale and magnificence of cruise ships. But did you ever wonder what goes into making these ships the dream vessels that they are?  Well wonder no more, as this short video tells the tale – by Adam Tihany,…

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Yes you cam!

Can’t go out anymore?  Itching to  travel?  Check in on life outside your front door with these livestreams from across the globe. Our social lives may have come to a screeching halt, but the world keeps on turning. Tune into one of these live video feeds: from African wildlife to one of America’s great national parks, they’re some of our…

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OK Tours!

Those in the know, know that Central Europe is still a hidden secret in many ways.  And one of the most beautiful and modern is Prague, in the Czech Republic.  If you have not explored this part of Europe, then you are missing a treat.  The Czech Republic is not a geographically large country, but it has a rich and…

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Abu Dhabi do!

You see it in films, and it is the stuff of legends – the sands of the Middle East.  Camel rides are one-of-a-kind, but if you need something with a bit more adrenalin, how about this? Abu Dhabi’s impressive desert dunes offer off-road driving enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience, but never go out into the desert alone.  A trip to…

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Too sexy – Milan

Milan is a historic city known for its spectacular cathedral, but this classic city in Northern Italy offers tourists enough charming ancient buildings to keep you exploring for weeks. A car rental in Milan, Italy is the ideal way to tour this historic locale – renowned for its fashion and thought of as a hub for risk-taking contemporary art. Experience…

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Dome alone

There are lots of reasons to visit Cleveland, Ohio – many of which are listed below. But, when you venture out into the suburbs and beyond, you will encounter more than you might expect from this quiet part of the USA.  And one completely unexpected experience is the ASM geodesic dome. It sits on the 45-acre campus known as Materials…

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Give the gift of relaxation

Doesn’t this look nice? It’s in the Somme-Leuze Ardennes, Namur, Durbuy-La Roche-Bastogne region of Belgium. And you can have it all to yourself. Our partner Belvilla has hundreds of accommodations for rent, of all styles and prices .And one of the best features is that you can have the whole place to yourself. With Covid-19 still a threat around the…

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Stay the night with Frank Lloyd Wright

For those looking to stay in a literal glass house, a Frank Lloyd Wright-created home is now available for weekend getaways in Willoughby Hills, near Cleveland, Ohio USA. Worth more than a million dollars, this completely restored 1,730-square-foot Louis Penfield house features all sorts of amazing design elements like a floating staircase, 12-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls, heated floors, locally-sourced kitchen counter tops…

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Want something new for your travel list? Czech!

The Czech Republic is an old and modern jewel just waiting to be discovered.  Its capital, Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Europe. It is a frontier of the modern West and the former Iron Curtain, hiding such beauty and elegance that you will be amazed. Prague has a bit of everything: historical monuments, admirable…

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Towering elegance

The Woolworth Building is an early American skyscraper designed by architect Cass Gilbert and located at 233 Broadway in Manhattan, New York City. It was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930, with a height of 792 feet (241 m). More than a century after its construction, it remains one of the 100 tallest buildings in the United States. The Woolworth Building is located in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, bounded by Broadway…

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Just . . needs . . one . . last . . finishing . . touch

Some people thought it would never happen but: the BER is finally complete. With a delay of almost 10 years, Berlin’s new airport has officially opened its gates to passengers. The BER was originally designed in 1998 by renowned architects GMP. But is their former vision of a modern airport still up to date? We’ll take you on a tour.…

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Blink!

Attention avid travelers and readers!  Matouring is pleased to announce our partnership with Blinkist. Blinkist, is a book-summarizing subscription service based in Berlin, Germany.  All about them:  “Almost none of us have the time to read everything we’d like to read. Yet we lose countless hours to activities that bring us little joy such as commuting, chores and staring at…

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What UV is what you get

In South Korea, the solar panels in the middle of the highway have a bicycle path underneath..cyclists are protected from the sun, isolated from traffic, and the country can produce clean energy. It is being trialed along a specific section of highway between Sejong and Daejeon/Gongju, but could act as the template for the future Read more courtesy of Reddit.com…

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A powerhouse of ingenuity

Architecture studio Powerhouse Company has created a reception building topped with a circular walking trail as part of a development in Chengdu, China. The structures beneath the walking trail will act as a sales pavilion and reception block for the new Unis Chip City development in Chengdu’s Tianfu New District, which is under construction in the southern part of the…

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Genesis of the Docklands

A floating church has moored in East London. The work of locally-based architecture studio Denizen Works, this innovative project brings together architecture and boat building, religious, community spaces and practice, and contemporary design. The project was spearheaded by the Diocese of London for the St Columba East London community, and has been created in close collaboration with Turks Shipyard and…

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