July 2019

Greta Thunberg Is Sailing Carbon-Free to the UN Climate Summit, But What About Youth Activists of Color?

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Greta Thunberg Is Sailing Carbon-Free to the UN Climate Summit, But What About Youth Activists of Color?

Youth activist Greta Thunberg is hopping on a carbon-free racing boat to make the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on September 23. The Swedish founder of Fridays for Future—a now-global effort where youth skip school on Fridays to protest in the nam…

Five reasons future space travel should explore asteroids

On the same day that the Earth survived an expected near-miss with asteroid 367943 Duende, Russian dashcams unexpectedly captured footage of a different asteroid as it slammed into the atmosphere, exploded, and injured more than 1,000 people. That day in Chel…

Boeing 737 Max Grounding Takes Toll On Airlines And Passengers

Airlines around the world are cutting flights because of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max. That’s created disruptions for passengers during the busy summer travel season and hit airlines financially.

United Airlines Is Expanding Its Creepy Biometric Screening Technology to More Airport Hubs

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United Airlines Is Expanding Its Creepy Biometric Screening Technology to More Airport Hubs

United Airlines announced this week that it’s investing in the growth of biometric screening technology in a bid to streamline passenger travel—even as big questions remain about how such technology impacts consumer privacy. Read more…

Several Guatemalan boys denied visas to play in soccer tournament in Florida

At least nine boys with the Guatemalan under-15 soccer team were denied travel visas to the United States, the country’s soccer federation said.

JetBlue Is Having a Sale on One-Way Flights Starting at $44

We’re a month into summer, which means it’s already time to start thinking about vacation-planning for the fall if you want to grab a good deal on a flight. Fortunately, JetBlue is having a major two-day sale on trips departing between August and November—wit…

Beware of This Souvenir-Shop Travel Scam

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Beware of This Souvenir-Shop Travel Scam

Before you travel overseas, always research common scams at your destination so you don’t fall victim to ploys directed at tourists (like bottled water or “skip the line” scams). And the next time you decide to visit a souvenir shop, be careful. On one recen…

Make Sure Your Flight Reservation Is Ticketed Before You Travel

Before you head to the airport, be sure to check your reservation for an actual ticket number—or you might end up paying for a $1,200 same-day flight. Read more…

How to Find Podcasts About Your Travel Destination

The History Podcasts Map is a world map with markers for podcasts (and podcast episodes) that discuss certain cities, states, countries, and regions. While it’s far from exhaustive, it’s a great starting point if you want to learn about a particular place. Re…

Travel company exposes you to the vast Canadian wilderness during helicopter tours

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Travel company exposes you to the vast Canadian wilderness during helicopter tours

Compass Heli Tours leads adventures deep into the Canadian wilderness. Longtime helicopter pilot Nick Drader flies adventurers out to remote British Columbia. During the tour, visitors get to choose between glacier melt kayaking, glacier lake paddleboarding, …

Scientists Think They Know Why So Many Meteorites Look Like Cones

You might think of meteors as flashes in the sky that result in lumpy-looking meteorites on the ground. But not all meteorites are lumps. A substantial population, like the leftovers from the 2013 Chelyabinsk airburst, are notably conical. One team of scienti…

Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws for Now

In imposing a temporary ban, the judge wrote that the state’s three new abortion restrictions may violate the Constitution.

I’ve stopped traveling with my laptop brick thanks to this travel charger

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I’ve stopped traveling with my laptop brick thanks to this travel charger

This has become the only charger I ever need to pack. Between traveling to Los Angeles for the NAMM Show, covering countless press events in New York and San Francisco, and even flying internationally for trade shows like MWC in Barcelona, I’ve spent a lot of…

British Airways’ pilots just voted to strike, which could mean major disruptions for summer travel

British Airways’ pilots’ union has voted to go on strike, and the airline lost a legal challenge to try and block it. The pilots are arguing for a higher raise than the airline offered as the airline reports strong profits. The union must give at least two we…

10 travel warnings other countries have issued about visiting the US

Some countries issue warnings or advisories for their citizens about traveling in the US. Many of them mention the ongoing threat of terrorism and mass shootings. Others touch on cultural differences such as laws around consuming alcohol in public or swimming…

Make Better Decisions by Questioning Your Assumptions

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Make Better Decisions by Questioning Your Assumptions

When you find yourself with two seemingly incompatible goals, needs, or desires, ask yourself what it would take to achieve both outcomes simultaneously. Read more…

Pilot crashes into sea trying to hoverboard from England to France

There are some things man was not meant to do. Flying across the English Channel on a hoverboard may be one of them. The inventor of the jet-powered Flyboard Air, Franky Zapata, attempted the feat today. He was trying to become the first person to cross the C…

DoorDash Is Proof of How Easy It Is to Exploit Workers When Their Boss Is an Algorithm

We’re getting quite used to our algorithmic overlords. We’ve ceded, for the most part, that complex and invisible rulesets determine who will see our missives, travel pics, and RT dunks. More substantially, millions of workers now toil, essentially, for algor…

Is the future of space travel just for super rich people?

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Is the future of space travel just for super rich people?

A space revolution is upon us — so says the new wave of tech entrepreneurs pledging to colonize the cosmos.

LightSail 2 Opens Its Sails in an Early Test of Tech That May Make Interstellar Travel Possible

A tiny spacecraft in Earth orbit has successfully deployed its solar sails. Called LightSail 2, the craft will now use the power of the Sun to lift its orbital height even further, in what’s considered an important test of this promising means of propulsion. …

Experience America’s race to the moon through travel – KSL.com

Experience America’s race to the moon through travel KSL.com 50th Anniversary of the historic moon landing ABC News The Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon 50 years ago! Here are 18 ads that best capture the Space Age. Business Insider Historic Apollo 11 …

Cannondale's electric mountain bikes offer more power for the trail

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Cannondale’s electric mountain bikes offer more power for the trail

Cannondale has electrified a significant chunk of its bicycle lineup, and now it’s determined to conquer the mountain biking world in earnest. The company has unveiled a redesigned Moterra e-bike (above) for the harsher climbs and a brand new Habit NEO (below…

Microsoft will pay $25 million to settle Hungary bribery charges

Microsoft is on the hook at home for alleged crimes abroad. The company has agreed to pay about $25 million in settlements with both the Justice Department and SEC over charges that its Hungary subsidiary violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The divisi…

Soundcore Life 2 gift set on sale for under £50 on Amazon

TL;DR: The limited edition Soundcore Life 2 gift set is on sale for just £49.99, saving you £56 on list price. Purchasing a new set of headphones is an exciting process. First you peruse the options, then pick your favourite model, and finally choose a design…

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?

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Should I offset my summer holiday flights?

As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?

Artist flies giant mirrored hot air balloon

Doug Aitken’s latest work, “New Horizon,” is a 100-ft-tall hot air balloon. The nomadic piece will travel over protected natural landscapes in New England.

On a growth tear, work trip SaaS TravelPerk adds $60M to its Series C

Business travel SaaS startup, TravelPerk, has announced it’s more than doubled the $44M Series C round we wrote about just nine months ago — taking in a further $60M from its existing investors, which brings the round to $104M, and the business’ total raised …

How much do you know about the moon? – Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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How much do you know about the moon? – Parksville Qualicum Beach News

How much do you know about the moon? Parksville Qualicum Beach News Video Games That Let You Travel To The Moon Kotaku View full coverage on Google News

Travel Scarf

A scarf that hides your passport or cash? Brilliant!

5 buys that have improved the quality of my photos when I travel solo

I’m a freelance writer and travel blogger, and I often travel by myself. I need to rely on gadgets to take good photos of myself, keep my gear safe, and edit images efficiently. Over the years, I’ve always come back to these five buys — a flexible tripod, pho…