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Dominican Republic Tourism Minister Assails Reporting of Tourist Incidents | Travel Pulse

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The Dominican Republic minister of tourism reported sensationalized media about deaths and incidents involving US vacationers, leading to a sharp decline in travel to the Caribbean.  The country has suffered a 28 percent year-over-year decline in U.S.-based visitors between 2018 and 2017.  It is believed to be due to these sensationalized media stories.  The minister is ensuring his country will ... Read More »

Adventures With Navy Seals In Paradise Could Be Your Dream Vacation | Forbes

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Trident is a high-quality diving and guide company focused on water sports and unique adventures that is owned and operated by former U.S. Navy SEALs.  They offer a Navy SEAL for a Day package that includes tactical shooting, scuba diving, and helicopter skydiving, and  jumping. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2019/09/15/adventures-with-navy-seals-in-paradise-could-be-your-dream-vacation/#17f2323b195f Read More »

Man Caught Attempting to Smuggle Dozens of Tarantulas in Luggage | Travel and Leisure

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A polish man was in possession of nearly 100 spiders, including 38 adult spiders, some 50 adolescent spiders, and dozens of egg-filled cocoons in Paris. Believe it or not, incidents like this aren’t as rare as you think.  Read more below: Source: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/polish-man-smuggles-live-tarantulas-in-luggage-cayenne-felix-eboue-airport-french-guiana Read More »

No phones, no wi-fi: The Viennese cafés that force you to talk to strangers | Adventure.com

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Space and Place is a non-profit group that runs monthly conversation gatherings at Vienna coffeehouses, pairing people with complete strangers to chat for two hours.  No wifi, no phones – just people taking a risk and connecting. Source: https://adventure.com/vienna-viennese-cafes-conversation/ Read More »

Start-up Jobs Are Perfect for People Who Want to Travel the World | Travel and Leisure

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In this day and age, with advanced technology, more jobs can be done remotely.  63 percent of companies have remote workers and start-ups are on the forefront of this change. These young, up-and-coming companies have positions abroad, travel-heavy roles, and fully remote jobs — and they’re well-aware that travel flexibility is a major perk. If you’re ready to join the ... Read More »

The First Commercial Space Hotel Plans to Have a Low-gravity Basketball Court and Views of Earth From Bed | Travel and Leisure

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While visiting a space hotel may sound like a far-off fantasy that only exists in movies, it is becoming a reality with the Von Braun Rotating Space Station. Due to be complete in 2025, the space hotel will likely be the first of its kind. It will offer different modes of gravity for certain activities like basketball and rock climbing, ... Read More »

American Airlines sabotage saga | USA Today

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An American Airlines mechanic was arrested for allegedly sabotaging a plane at Miami International Airport an hour before take off in July spark.  Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani blocked a key computer system to force the delay or cancellation of the flight.  His motivation?  Stalled contract negotiations that were hurting him financially. Scary as a disabled computer system on a plane about ... Read More »

Berlin marks 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall | Lonely Planet

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This November, Berlin is transforming its city into a massive exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Over 100 events are being planned at the sites of the revolution which will incorporate 3D projections, animations, and sound effects to mimic the time period when it happened. On top of the visual effects, Berlin intends ... Read More »

Thousands of Flights Canceled as Hurricane Dorian Inches Toward US | Travel Pulse

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On the weekend when Airlines of America projected that over 17 million people would being flying as a last fling before summer ended, more than 1,000 flights have already been canceled. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and residents working to escape what is still a Category 5 hurricane with winds currently at 160 miles an hour. Mandatory evacuations have been ... Read More »

‘Immersive’ Dr. Seuss Experience Looks Like a Whimsical Dream — and It’s Touring Across North America | Travel and Leisure

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Don’t miss this sensory-filled and colorful journey through the lens of the iconic writer and poet. “The Dr. Seuss Experience” is scheduled to stop in four cities already (Toronto, Seattle, Boston and Houston), and Kilburn Live promises to announce more tour dates soon. The highlight of the highly Instagrammable experience? An inter-connected maze, filled with thousands of suspended balloons representing ... Read More »