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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Man misses airports so much that he…..

Moving walkways are something we associate with airports, even though some – like Chicago O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth – have removed walkways so that passengers don’t bypass shops and make impulse purchases. TSA reported travel numbers remain low compared to last year. We’re all hopeful that vaccination, combined with the sheer number of people who have recently had Covid-19, will…

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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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Repo man

A Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 has been repossessed while on the ground in Kuala Lumpur after arriving from Islamab, waiting to return to Pakistan. Passengers were already on board. Crewmembers, since they’d arrived from outside the country and could no longer depart immediately, were all sent to quarantine. The operator of Kuala Lumpur airport was ordered by a court to ensure the…

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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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Fly abroad? Why not buy abroad!

2020 has been rough, in so many ways, and it looks like we will need to ease our way – very carefully – into 2021.  But, word has it that travel experts are targeting July 2021 for when we may be able to travel and get back to our lives again. One effect of 2020 is that situations have changed…

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Air travel bubble

Travel experts are looking to July 2021 as the time where travel will be likely to happen, again.  We here at Matouring can’t wait. But there are positive signals that this may happen.  From our partner Agoda, read this: After months of travel restrictions, Agoda reveals a massive surge in hotel searches as Singapore and Hong Kong travelers take advantage…

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Cuba is on fire!

Cienfuegos means one hundred fires.  And that will surely be the number of flames that light your heart and your soul when you visit this most exquisite city in Cuba. Cienfuegos was founded in 1819, when French colonists settled in around the most spectacular and natural bay in Cuba. Bringing their elegant, classical architecture, wide, airy streets giving it a…

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Too much, the magic bus

Here’s a “cruise” that can literally take you everywhere. With the exciting splash into the Elbe, the HafenCity RiverBus becomes a ship and continues its journey up the Elbe.   The unique amphibious city cruises through Hamburg’s historic warehouse district, the sophisticated HafenCity and the authentic Rothenburgsort district. The “home port” is located at Brooktorkai 16 in the Speicherstadt, a UNESCO…

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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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Living with the locals

Throwing yourself into a new culture can be one of the most daunting yet rewarding parts of travel. Here are some things to consider if you’re about to check-in to a homestay and check out a place with a community-run operator. When traveling, it’s easy to just see the veneer of culture without really getting to the heart of a…

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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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Is Bitcoin still a hit coin?

Do you know that you can use Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies to book flights, hotel rooms, and even pay for tours? The travel industry has notably been at the forefront when it comes to embracing cryptocurrency as a method of payment. Many travel agencies, online flight, and car rentals booking platforms have opened their doors to crypto-enthusiasts, enabling them to…

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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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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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Erbil, you will

Erbil, also spelled Arbil, locally called Hewlêr by the Kurds, is the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan and the most populated city in the Kurdish inhabited areas of Iraq. It is located approximately in the center of the Iraqi Kurdistan region and north of Iraq. The Erbil Citadel, also known as Hawler Castle, is an artificial mound and the historical…

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Sleeping pilots!

Have you ever wondered where the cabin crew goes when they need some shut-eye?  See the secret crew rest space where pilots and flight attendants sleep during long international flights. Content courtesy of Reddit. Secret crew rest space where pilots and flight attendants sleep during long international flights from r/Damnthatsinteresting https://www.reddit.com/user/aloofloofah/

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Rise above Covid!

People Are Holding Events In The Sky To Circumvent Quarantines Rules that limit the size of gatherings are imposed at the city, state, or national level – and don’t apply to the sky. So if it’s illegal to gather with 20 or 40 of your closest friends because of the global pandemic, why not hold your get together in the…

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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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