Behold! The ancient land of Cahokia

The United States of America is a place of many contrasts.  But, do you think it as of an ancient civilization that – 1000 years ago – had that parties that went on for days?  Likely not.  Thats Mexico, isn’t it? Cohokia, was home to the largest pre-columbian city north of Mexico. The city was occupied for seven centuries as…

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Women, go lightly

There is a new option for women travelers who want to feel worry-free when they travel. Golightly is a private travel club for women providing a safer space to list and book vacation rentals and home-shares within a vetted community. All properties are only listed and booked by a verified member, but she can travel with whomever she chooses. There’s…

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Border hopping

The modern-day relationship between Canada and the United States has always been a good one.  Nearly always peaceful, the two countries share many similarities:  language, laws, trade and more. Cross-border travel is another.  The width of Canada and the USA are immense, 7069 kilometres from the west to the east, to be exact.  Getting around can take some time. Both…

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Elon Musk is loopy

Well, that Elon Musk is always doing something.  Whether it’s the reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica at nine years old, selling his first company for $307 million, founding PayPal and creating Tesla automobiles and starting SpaceX to send humanity to infinity and beyond. One of his passions is transportation, and his Hyperloop system is well underway.  This ambitious program looks…

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Check, mate?

Like so many worthy things, the game of chess continuously phases in and out of our collective consciousness.  It certainly has its allure, and once you’re couched in the skills that you need, it is always there for you.  And, in many ways, it’s an international language. But did you know that there is a chess hall of fame?  It’s…

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Bed down with a clown

There’s something about being in the western United States that brings out the crazy in people.  Between Area 51, Las Vegas, Nevada you will never fail to be amazed at what some business models look like.  And yet, they prevail.  And now, may we introduce The Clown Motel.  It all started in 1985 when Leona and Leroy David built this motel…

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Vintage Virgins

If you’re a regular reader of our site, you’ll notice that we feature content about Richard Branson and his Virgin empire.  He never sits still – his latest venture is a Mach 3 airliner.  And he always tries to instill a feeling of fun in all that he does. With that in mind, did you know that in the 1990’s,…

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Sydney to London in 4 hours, 35 minutes, 5 seconds

Meet The New Concorde – Virgin Galactic Mach 3.0 Supersonic Jet. Richard Branson is always pushing the envelope and, in this case, that means literally.  He has already embarked on his edge of space efforts, his land-based Hyperloop  and his resorts and cruises are legend.  But, now he is heading into the next frontier with his new Supersonic Jet. The…

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Hey, groovy cats. Dig this!

This is worth taking a special trip, especially if you love retro mid-century-modern design like we do.   MCR and MORSE Development have reignited the magic of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, restoring and reimagining it as a first-class hotel. At the center of the hotel is Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center, where restaurants, bars and retail outlets have taken flight.…

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You can’t get there from here

Ask a few Texans, and chances are you won’t find a strict consensus about what counts as the region of West Texas. Some draw a line from Wichita Falls down to Abilene and then Del Rio to mark the west-east boundary of the state. Others go by a map of where oak tree growth stops to find where West Texas…

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Starfish and coffee

Prince Rogers Nelson (Prince) was a pretty popular guy when he was still in the land of the living.  He passed away in April 2016 and still leaves quite a considerable legacy. So much so that his home, Paisley Park, an extraordinary estate and production complex in Chanhassen, MN is offering tours. Fans have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand…

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Hey, hepcats!

Our town, Vancouver, has many things:  many shops, many sights, many people and  . . . many restaurants, some of which come and go. But, one mainstay – and for good reason – is The Templeton.  Situated on Vancouver‘s slightly crazy Granville Street, The Templeton diner has been here for decades, serving absolutely delicious diner meals at all sorts of…

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Quick, come SE

Now, this is something! A new concept widebody aircraft has been unveiled by an Alabama startup. SE Aeronautics (the SE standing for Super Efficient) have reworked the entire concept of an airliner, and revealed an innovative tri-wing aircraft that they say will have an 80% lower carbon footprint than similar traditional planes.  This Super-Efficient subsonic jet can carry 264+ passengers…

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On the road again

This post is targeted toward our US readers, but the message can be used by anyone who want to start travelling again, as it looks like Covid-19 is starting to turn the corner in many countries. The gist of the message is how to stay safe and clean as we rent cars, hotels, guest houses and more.  The information comes…

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When Josie comes home

Spring, winter, summer or fall, British Columbia, Canada, is always a relaxing and sometimes awe-inspiring destination.  From the mountains to the oceans to the cities, BC will keep you busy with things to do.  While you’re there, try the Josie Hotel in Rossland. Located slopeside at RED Mountain Resort, The Josie Hotel unearths Rossland ’s most precious adventures while providing…

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Isle de Granville

Granville Island is a de rigueur activity when you visit Vancouver.  There are dozens of boutique shops, selling things like bespoke art, vodka and … brooms. The main draw – and in many ways you will draw deep breaths – is the Market.  There are dozens of food stalls, but the main attraction is the gob-smacking fresh fruit and vegetable…

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Viva Lost Vegas

The term “Mole People” conjures up a lot of urban legend style ideas — but it shouldn’t! Underneath the brightly lit Las Vegas Strip, there’s a not so secret society that’s existed for decades. And according to journalist Matthew O’Brien, who researched the area for 12 years, the tunnels “can be quiet and almost boring for 90 percent of the…

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Those were different times

Photographer updates postcards of 1960s resorts into their abandoned ruins Won’t you tell me – where have all the good times gone? I found the old matchbook lying on a desk, writes Pablo Maurer. It was buried under some papers, beside a thick, water-logged book frozen solid in the January chill. I ran my fingers down its spine and read…

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Epic Universe

Do you dream of roller coasters and death-defying rides?  Are you longing for volcanos and super heroes?  Well, we have good news for you. Work is resuming on Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe, the widely anticipated theme park that will create an entirely new level of theme park entertainment. Work on Epic Universe paused in July 2020, as the company…

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Ohio, the prehistoric effigy

Ohio, in the United States, is one of those places that can surprise you.  Primarily focused on agricultural endeavors, it does feature three large metropolitan areas:  Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland.  But, it’s mostly farmland.  So, it’s not surprising that Ohio can hold some . . surprises.  One such feature is the Great Serpent Mound…. The Great Serpent Mound is a…

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