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‘I’ve spent 22 years searching for silver in a ghost town’ | BBC

Robert Louis Desmarais is the only inhabitant of a Californian ghost town, Cerro Gordo, where he has been searching for a lost vein of silver for 22 years. A 70-year-old former high school teacher, Desmarais used to visit the remote spot in the school holidays to search for ore. But he eventually moved there full-time, to live away from the ... Read More »

Fake Travel Agent Who Scammed People With Bogus Vacations Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison | Travel and Leisure

A Travel agent named Nakesia Washington from Harvey, Louisiana may be out of the vacation planning game for a few years. That’s because she’ll be spending nearly the next decade behind bars after swindling tourists out of $80,000 on bogus trips. According to Nola.com, Washington pleaded guilty to felony theft in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna after fraudulently selling ... Read More »

Amazon Launching Flight Bookings in India | Travel Pulse

Amazon is once again expanding its colossal footprint, launching a flight-booking service in India. The e-commerce giant has partnered with Mumbai-based online travel and leisure activities platform Cleartrip to offer domestic routes from Vistara UK, GoAir, SpiceJet and IndiGo, among other carriers. Source: Amazon Launching Flight Bookings in India | Travel Pulse Read More »

This Is the World’s First Floating Farm | Travel and Leisure

There’s a dairy farm with a herd of 32 cows floating off the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Oh, and robots are helping to work it. The futuristic project, simply called Floatingfarm, is a Dutch effort to make dairy production and distribution a more environmentally sustainable process. It is calling itself the first floating farm in the world. Source: ... Read More »

Airlines are cancelling thousands of flights as Boeing 737 Max delays stretch on | Business Insider

As the global grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max drags on, airlines are eyeing a new challenge on the horizon: a holiday travel season without a full fleet. When all variations of the 737 Max were grounded in March, following the second deadly crash in five months, Boeing and airlines that fly the plane were optimistic that it could be returned ... Read More »

Endangered travel destinations to visit in a rapidly changing world | MSN

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension: how much longer a destination or experience, as advertised, will be around for a tourist to enjoy. Many places are disappearing or transforming before our eyes: Pacific islands succumbing to sea-level rise; the Amazon rainforest withering ... Read More »

Know the risks: Travel advisories by country | USA Today

Planning a trip abroad? It’s important to stay safe. The U.S. Department of State issues travel advisories intended to help travelers understand the risks involved in visiting certain countries. The advisories are ranked on a scale of 1 to 4, with level 1 being “Exercise Normal Precautions” and level 4 advising “Do Not Travel.” Scroll through to find out all ... Read More »

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing | Travel and Leisure

You can’t fly to the moon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the July 1969 Moon landing, but Ohio has created a very cool alternative: an aviation and space-themed road trip through the home state of the Wright Brothers and astronaut Neil Armstrong. You can piece together your own path by consulting the “To the Moon and Back” website, which ... Read More »

Virgin Galactic Is Entering the Stock Exchange — and That’s Great News for Space Tourists | Travel and Leisure

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company headed by Sir Richard Branson, is set to become the first publicly-traded company with plans to send people to space. While that may not seem like the most exciting news, it means that Virgin Galactic is more likely than ever to continue on track with its space tourism plans. The company has agreed to ... Read More »

This Airport Has a Massive Slide That Will Take You to Your Gate | Travel and Leisure

Not a lot of people can say that airports are actually fun — but things are different at Changi Airport in Singapore. Often called one of the best airports in the world, this incredible, beautiful, and actually fun airport has one thing that many do not: a slide that gets you to your gate in the best way possible. According ... Read More »