If you can’t live longer, live deeper

The planet has been through some difficult times recently. And, so it have its inhabitants. But, as is always the case, we will pull through and we will continue. Today may or may not be the time to plan ahead, but it never hurts. One thing you can think about of course is travel. We will be able to travel…

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If you can’t live longer, live deeper

The planet has been through some difficult times recently. And, so it have its inhabitants. But, as is always the case, we will pull through and we will continue. Today may or may not be the time to plan ahead, but it never hurts. One thing you can think about of course is travel. We will be able to travel…

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Chateau bravo!

With their lofty towers, glittering ballrooms, geometric gardens and all that gilded finery, no one does castles better than France. From the Dordogne’s renaissance piles flanked by dusty olive groves and pretty hilltop villages to the turret-studded landscape of the Loire Valley, French châteaux are a brilliant display of the country’s rich architectural and cultural heritage, often with wonderful stories…

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SpaceX Odyssey

SpaceX is planning to send three tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) next year. The trip is part of a partnership with the Houston-based start-up Axiom Space. Private citizens have flown to the ISS before, but they have all launched in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. This trip, which will use a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule,…

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So long, Frank Lloyd Wright

One man’s quest to photograph every Frank Lloyd Wright structure ever built. There are 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures standing in the world. Phoenix-based photographer Andrew Pielage is on a mission to shoot every one of them. The 39-year-old is the unofficial photographer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. So far, he has shot about 50 Wright structures. His quest to shoot…

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These floating cities will leave you feeling buoyant

The majesty of Venice’s grand canals is truly astonishing and it makes for a unique travel destination. Did you know there are other equally charming floating cities? Water is the center of these city destinations and they grant the same ethereal feeling as Venice does (or even better!) Check out these 7 floating cities to plan your next travel destination.…

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Day trips from Los Cabos

We wonder why you would even want to, but here are six top day trips from Los Cabos, Mexico. Los Cabos is a multi-faceted destination with beautiful beaches, fantastic dining, boisterous nightlife, and an abundance of shopping opportunities. But when you’re ready to explore the area beyond the two Cabos and the Tourist Corridor, you’ll find many fun and interesting…

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California

California is the largest state of the United States by population, and the third largest by area, located on its coast to the Pacific Ocean. California has natural attractions as well as theme-parks and bustling city life: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu that inspired the television show Baywatch, while…

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Germany

Germany, (officially: the Federal Republic of Germany; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the largest country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is a federation of 16 states, roughly…

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Poland is an overlooked European gem

Having lived in Europe for a number of years, some of us here at Matouring have been fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the pleasures not only visiting the large and well-known locations such as Rome and Paris, but also some of the so-called second-tier places such as Poland, Finland and Hungary. Of course, it is a disservice calling…

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Julia Child’s house in France is calling you for dinner

As the world gets ever smaller, and the choices become larger and more available, travel now takes on entirely new vistas of excitement and selection. With the Advent of companies such as Airbnb, you cannot only find the exact place that you want in the exact city that you want, but you may be able to even go several steps…

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Navarre. Not heard of it? You should….

When people think of Spain, they typically think of places like Barcelona and Madrid. Of course, those are excellent choices and should be revisited again and again. But one place you may have never heard of is Navarre. Situated not too far from Bilbao, this little-known area of Spain features a huge variety of interesting activities and sites. Originally a…

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Turks & Caicos

  The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory only 37 miles long and all together consist of 40 islands and cays, of which only 12 are inhabited. There are two main islands, Grand Turk (Turks Islands) and Providenciales (Caicos Islands). These islands are 575 miles south-east from Florida and 90 miles north of the island of Hispaniola.…

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Bonaire

Bonaire is a Caribbean island east of Central America and north of Venezuela. The island is part of the ABC Islands together with Aruba and Curaçao. It is a flat, riverless island renowned for its dive spots. Its tropical climate is moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The temperature is almost constant at about 27 degrees Celsius…

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North America – More

North America is one of two continents of the Americas, named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, with a surface area of 24,221,490km² (9,351,969 square miles). It’s in the northern hemisphere, between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Denali, which rises to 6,194m (20,320 ft) above sea…

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Ecuador

Ecuador is a country in Northwestern South America, with a Pacific Ocean coastline, lying on the Equator between Colombia, to the northeast, and Peru, to the south and east. Cotopaxi is the world’s highest active volcano. Many cities and sites in Ecuador are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Such cities and best known places are the Galapagos Islands, and…

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Senior train travel tips from the Man in Seat 61

For background, Mark Smith, the man behind seat61.com,  was an employee of British Rail.  Starting out in rural Kent on what was then BR’s Southern Region, he was the Station Manager for London’s Charing Cross, London Bridge & Cannon Street stations in the early to mid 1990s.  After a spell as the Customer Relations Manager for two large UK train…

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The new best way to see where airlines depart from

Minimise the frustration of planning flights with this new tool. FlightsFrom.com has an easy to use web interface and in addition to having all non-stop destinations from every airport on every airline, also has schedule information with about 90% coverage. So not only do they show what airlines fly between sets of airports, for many (most) routes they give schedule information,…

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