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How to Stay Warm When It’s Freezing Outside | Outside Online

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Eric Larsen has spent three years camping in Antarctica and on the frozen surface of the Artic Ocean. “Any time you’re colder than comfortable, it can quickly spiral downward,” he says. Layering up is the first and foremost thing he says to do in order to help prevent becoming cold in the first place. From shoulder shrugs to flash dancing, Larsen ... Read More »

‘Helping those who served together, heal together’ | Minot Daily News

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The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors, The F.E.W., is a nonprofit organization that uses adventure to promote healing by uniting exceptional warriors who served in the military at no cost to the veterans. Exceptional warriors include Special Operations Forces, Ex-Prisoners of War, Purple Heart recipients and any recognized for valor from every era and any conflict. The F.E.W. is open to ... Read More »

Italian Town Bans Google Maps After Bad Directions Lead to 144 Rescue Missions | Travel and Leisure

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The town of Baunei, known for its rugged seaside mountain landscapes, is located on the island of Sardinia. Unfortunately, when visitors follow Google Maps they could quickly find themselves driving their cars up narrow, pedestrian-only, hiking paths with no way of turning around. Signs are now posted that say, “Do not follow the directions of Google Maps.”  Baunei is not the only town where Google ... Read More »

This abandoned ‘Forbidden City’ was once the largest Soviet military base in East Germany | CNN

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Once home to around 40,000 Soviet soldiers, this Forbidden City is now abandoned and open to tours in Germany. The last Russian troops left the military complex in 1994. Zossen’s mayor at the time, Werner Lesse, remembers the soldiers “had to leave quickly”, leaving food on the tables and pets behind.  Murals of Communist heroes still line the walls and ... Read More »

Here’s when you can visit USS Constitution this fall | Navy Times

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“Old Ironsides”, the world’s oldest commissioned warship that still floats and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, will be open to the public for free visits every Wednesday through Thursday. Visitors can walk the ship and walk presentations by active duty Navy sailors who will be on board. Source: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/09/29/heres-when-you-can-visit-uss-constitution-this-fall/ Read More »

Future Planes Will Track Lots of Data on Passengers, Including How Long They Spend in the Bathroom | Travel and Leisure

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Airbus unveiled a new aircraft including technology that contains information about all the passengers. The Airspace Connected Experience comes with high-tech gadgets that analyze everything from how long passengers are in the bathroom to when they are and are not buckled in. Having sensors that take in information will help determine passenger needs more efficiently, and could save them money ... Read More »

New App Aims to Help the Visually Impaired at Airports | Travel Pulse

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Chieko Asakawa, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, developed an app to help the visually impaired navigate airports using audio instructions. Being blind herself, Asakawa was inspired to create NavCog to make the airport process easier for people who can’t see. Users can find their way to shops and restaurants with GPS-like technology that describes surroundings. NavCog is already available to ... Read More »

Ski.com Is Hiring 12 People to Travel the World and Hit the Slopes With This Incredible New Dream Job | Travel and Leisure

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Ski.com is looking for just 12 people to send around the world who will ski down some of the most renowned slopes. The 12 chosen people will be documented as they travel, and Ski.com will post footage on their social media. The site has already received 1200 video entries from skiers applying for the job. The sites will be Aspen ... Read More »

Millions of Americans Unprepared for Real ID | Travel Pulse

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REAL ID, an identification program that will begin October 1, 2020, will require that all passengers have an ID that is compliant with the program’s regulations before boarding. 72% of Americans either do not have this type of ID or are unsure if they do, and over half of the public was unaware that the change was coming. If travelers ... Read More »

This Company Will Pay You $2,200 a Month to Go Yachting and Skiing All Over the World | Travel and Leisure

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Ski Week and Yacht Week want to hire two creative people to travel the world for an entire year to attend exclusive events and capture content along the way, earning £1,800 ($2,200) a month, travel and accommodations covered. Stops for both events include Canada, Aspen, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, and the British Virgin Islands.  It also includes professional training and ... Read More »