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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Greece is the word

Greece’s tourism minister says the country will welcome travelers from most of the world who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, present a negative test, or antibodies from prior infection. Greece is ready with a complete protocol for summer 2021,” he said. “Tourists will be welcome if before travel they are either vaccinated, or have antibodies, or test negative. All tourists…

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Live large in Italy

There’s a town in Italy shaped like a person It’s called Centuripe, and it looks like it’s had too much to drink Centuripe (Latin: Centuripae;[3] Sicilian: Centorbi) is a town and comune in the province of Enna (Sicily, southern Italy). The city is 61 kilometres (38 mi) from Enna in the hill country between the Rivers Dittaìno and Salso. Not too much more to say than this, but, now you know. Read…

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Emergin’ Virgin

Despite its 24-hour party people mantra, Las Vegas has not escaped the  wreckage that is Covid-19. When the pandemic arrived, the economic shutdown hit Las Vegas harder than any other major city in America — and the impact rippled far beyond the famous Strip. Economist Jeremy Aguero described the local job losses as staggering, with the highest unemployment rates ever reported by a…

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Eight days in the Kimberley

Australia – there is no place like it on earth.  The food…the wine. Everyone tends to think – naturally – of places like Sydney or Melbourne.  But look beyond and see what other joys await you.  Broome, for example. Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a unique multicultural mix of people. Kooljaman at Cape Leveque…

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Slim chance, mate

It may only be 1.6m (5ft 6in) wide at its narrowest point, but London’s thinnest house will still set you back 1.1m euros. Wedged between a doctor’s surgery and a hairdressing salon, the unusual five-floor property is in Shepherd’s Bush in the west of the city. According to the selling agent, it’s a little bit of London magic. Read more…

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Blizzard in the sun

Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks remain closed at this time. But, they currently plan to reopen Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park on March 7, 2021. “Like the other areas of Walt Disney World Resort, we will welcome back Guests and Cast Members to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in a responsible way, with a plan focused…

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Get smart!

Please welcome our latest partner, One Day University. One Day University is an education company that brings the best professors from across the nation to present entertaining, inspiring versions of their best lectures to lifelong learners. Their  entire library of 400 fascinating classes is available to members, with new talks streaming live every day. Every university has a few professors…

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Hail a jet

Some successful people are really grounded.  Others have their head in the clouds.  But some get the mix just right. Uber co-founder Garrett Camp is behind a new scheduled flight service  (Aero) from private airport terminals in the same vein as JSX, Aero. It will operate LA (Van Nuys) to Aspen February 4 through April 2021. Pricing is $990 each…

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We have a new pair of Sandals for you

Our partner, Sandals and Beaches Resorts have some big news. Sandals Resorts – Curacao Sandals Resorts is proud to announce an expansion to the brand-new destination – the beautiful dutch-inspried island of Curacao! This will mark the eighth island for the brand in the Caribbean region. World-famous for its vibrant culture, pristine beaches, and coves, Curaçao also boasts 65 spectacular…

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Historic defensive tower in the Peloponnese

Nestled in a stone, 19-century tower, Tainaron Blue Retreat in Mani, Greece, features an outdoor pool with hydrotherapy and offers rooms with unobstructed sea or mountain views. Free WiFi access is available. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a flat-screen, satellite TV, Nespresso coffee maker and a minibar. Cocomat mattresses, linens, bathrobes, slippers, pool and beach towels are…

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The distinctive tombstone of Kemmons Wilson

He founded Holiday Inns, and he made sure everyone knew that when they visited his gravesite. In 1996, Memphis businessman Kemmons Wilson published his autobiography, called Half Luck and Half Brains. But he was just being modest. It took an awful lot of brainpower to accomplish all that he did. He got his start in the world of business by delivering…

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Hyperloop!

Two people have become the first passengers on a Hyperloop, a technology considered to be the future of high-speed ground transport. The demonstration and test took place on a 500-metre track in the Nevada desert near Las Vegas in early November. Magnets inside the Hyperloop tube enabled ‘vacuum-like’ suction, with the passengers completing the track in just 15 seconds and…

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Remain in Spain

We often feature Spain here at Matouring, because it has so many things to offer. One of which is that it is an ideal place to retire:  sun, sea, mountains, excellent healthcare, incredible food and really good €3.00 bottles of red wine –  we are not joking. This article out lines how to gain your residency in Spain – and…

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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…

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