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Virgin Galactic is still aiming to send tourists to space, but the space tourism company is also looking at how to whiz people across our planet as quickly as possible. Virgin Galactic has premiered a new jet design for high speed air travel: a streamlined, Concorde-esque delta-wing aircraft with capacity for nine to 19 people cruising at an altitude of over 60,000…

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How about a Canada stay, eh?

Canada is renowned for its scenery — towering mountain peaks, emerald forests, and stunning stretches of coastline. It’s no surprise, then, that Canada’s best resort hotels capitalize on these natural wonders, immersing guests in the wilderness while offering elevated design, anticipatory service, inspired dining, and other luxe touches. Every year for its World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to…

Claim unclaimed baggage

When checked baggage gets lost and can’t be reunited with its owner – or someone just doesn’t pick up their luggage – airlines sell the bags after 90 days to the Unclaimed Baggage Center which has built a monopoly in the niche business of selling used items out of luggage. The store is in Scottsboro, Alabama. They buy bags sight…

Tiny Andorra

We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 6,079,214-week series, Wiki Wormhole. This week’s entry: Co-Princes of Andorra What it’s about: One two, princes kneel before you, that’s what I said now. Princes, princes who co-rule Andorra, just go ahead now. (And you thought we were kidding last week about trying to get that song stuck in your head.) The…

Can you bare it?

I stumbled upon Daphne on the rooftop of a dusky riad in Marrakech. This six-foot Canadienne with man-sized feet was the only other guest there, and she was naked. Or mostly naked, which is startling for me at the best of times, but particularly in Morocco – a conservative north-African Muslim country. “Oh, er, hello!” “Hi,” she said, blowing a…

Anguilla? Tranquilla!

There are many stunning islands in the Caribbean. St Kitts and Nevis, St Maarten, St Barts, and the British Virgin Islands all draw thousands of tourists every year in search of sun, sand, and tropical relaxation. Anguilla may not be on the top of your must-visit list, and that may be because many of its attractions are largely kept under…

How to change the past

What if you purchased something that’s non-refundable? With the current pandemic, many travel-related businesses are allowing their customers to get a full refund. Here’s our guide on How to Cancel Non-Refundable Organized Group Tours and Hotels. Read more courtesy of TwoMonkeysTravelGroup.com   Klook.com

“Make it simple, but significant.”

Quote courtesy of Don Draper. Early spring brings with it a variety of design-focused festivals and events around the world—from New England to Pakistan. In March 2020, Pakistan’s capital will host the first-ever Lahore Design Week, putting it on the map for design lovers. In the USA, Boston—a traditional city experiencing a jolt of new energy—will host Boston Design Week,…

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. Turks…

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…

Nevada

Nevada is an arid state of the USA, lying between California and Utah. Most of the state is within the Great Basin, but parts of the northeast drain into the Snake River and the the southern portion is within the Mojave desert and the Colorado River. Please note that while many outsiders pronounce the state’s name as “ne-VAH-duh”, the correct…

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