Upside down sandwich

Small towns and cities everywhere are always looking for ways to bring in tourists and the cash that they often have.  You’ll find lots of odd attractions, created just for you, and your wallet. But here’s an odd one for you… an old, stale sandwich locked away in a Washington state museum is drawing fresh attention to an aviation daredevil…

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Falling in Louvre again

It’s just around the corner, but soon we will see the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi.  A spectacular – and complex design –  makes this one of the most stunning designs in the world. Located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It runs under an agreement between the UAE and France, signed in March 2007, that allows…

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We’re going to be late!

Do you “take your time”?  Are you ultra-relaxed?  Do you have time-management problems?  Are you often “a day late and a dollar short”? Being on-time is rather important when it comes to flying.  Missing a flight and then discovering that the ticket was unrefundable is not one of life’s joys. Well, if this is you, we may have some respite…

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There’ll be blue skies

We love aircraft here at Matouring.  All kinds of aircraft, especially those that have been lovingly maintained or restored.  And we’re not alone.  You can too.  Visit the Royal International Air Show at Fairford, UK in the south Cotswolds (July 15-17, 2022), which next year will be celebrating the United States Air Force’s 75th anniversary in spectacular style and also,the…

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The future of Play-viation

Our affiliate friends easyJet is launching an initiative to inspire younger generations to get thinking about sustainable air travel by designing a zero-emission passenger plane The airline is partnering with world-leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, zero-emission technology start-up Wright Electric, and world-renowned designer Frank Stephenson, known for his recent innovative work on designs for electric flying taxis, to launch the Aircraft…

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Packing hacks for adventurous women travelers

Oooh . .  I totally need this blender.  And I can’t leave without my stuffed muskrat collection. Responsible and ready for anything: it can be done, with our pick of the best products that help make traveling lighter on the planet – and your backpack. Take the essential items that will make your trip safer, more enjoyable, and won’t weigh…

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Views, glorious views

In this time of uncertainty and – sometimes – guilt about traveling, you can never go wrong if your destination is Europe’s Nordic countries – in this case, Denmark and our new affiliate friends, Dancenter. The people of the north have a long history of taking care of their health, and – in this day and age – the enviroment.…

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Here’s looking at you, kid

Conspiracy theorists, look away now. Think about it for a minute: if you’re willing to hold a camera to your eye, why not have a camera attached to it that can snap away, by voice instruction, instead of finger on the shutter? That’s the premise of Facebook’s new $299 camera glasses that also play music and podcasts. And if you…

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SOM thing to behold

New York is, of course, a marvel.  Like so many other super-cities around the world, you never really run out of things to do, even if you live there.  And, as always, there is constant change. But, what is equally as interesting is the “hidden” places that can fascinate.  One such “hidden” place is actually contained in one of New…

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Red sky at night, traveler’s delight

China is set to enter the space tourism business. This should come as no surprise to anyone who is awake in this day and age.  We wonder why we haven’t seen this kind of offering sooner than this:  the Chinese know how to get things moving. ANU astrophysicist and cosmologist Dr Brad Tucker says it is “not surprising” China is…

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We can see your dreams

Even today, scientists don’t know why we dream. But now psychologists have found a way to communicate with lucid dreamers – people who can take control of their dreams – in the hope that they might help us explore what goes on with our brains at night. Read more here courtesy of BBC’s ScienceFocus.com  Sweet dreams – at Hilton Orrington/Evanston.…

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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 experience will be affordable, of…

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Warm and fuzzy?

Nuclear power – is there anything that is more confusing and even divisive than that?  On one hand, it has the promise to literally power our homes and factories, and with the possibility of doing it cleanly. But, on the other hand, despite decades of opposition by the people, the threat of nuclear arms still hangs over our heads. Well,…

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Steam pumped!

In the 1800s, Niagara Falls was considered the be-all and end-all of North America’s pure promise and unending resources. Being able to visit was considered the trip of a lifetime. The William Birch Rankine Power Station was Canada’s first major power station on the mighty river. Built in 1905 using horse-and-carriage labor, it pumped out electricity and molded the success…

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Don’t throw stones

Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but they should throw caution to the wind — especially in this shiny glass palace that you’ll find just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Known as the Invisible House, the elongated 22-story “horizontal skyscraper” is like a shiny, dreamy mirage in the sand. This once-in-a-lifetime stay is one of the most rented properties in…

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Driving through space

You’re in the clouds! China has never shied away from big projects, and this is just one.  Visit Shimian County and drive this amazing feat of engineering yourself. Ganhaizi Bridge is located in Shimian County, Ya’an, Sichuan on the Ya (An) Lu (Gu) Expressway. It has a total length of 1811 meters, a bridge width of 24.5 meters, and a…

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Red sea speed

Egypt’s High Speed Railway Project Takes-off As we often talk about here (until we’re blue in the face,) rail travel is the future.  In a world of diminishing resources and rising populations, the solutions that modern rail travel can bring for us all are too good to ignore.  That’s why we’re happy to see governments taking it seriously – in…

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Win or loos

Loo design has barely changed in 150 years – until now. Will people trade their privacy for the chance to find out exactly what is in their waste? For the past 10 years, Sonia Grego has been thinking about toilets – and more specifically what we deposit into them. “We are laser-focused on the analysis of stool,” Read more here…

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No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive

Here we are again:  we love James Bond and we love cars. So, it is with some excitement that we find that the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles is hosting the Bond in Motion exhibit. Be one of the first to experience the largest official James Bond exhibit in the United States. Produced in collaboration with EON Productions and the…

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Havana microwaves

If you can’t fix the problem, fix the blame . . .  Doctors, scientists, intelligence agents and government officials have all been trying to find out what causes “Havana syndrome” – a mysterious illness that has struck American diplomats and spies. Some call it an act of war, others wonder if it is some new and secret form of surveillance…

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