First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World’s Most-Remote Islands

Find the place that was so far away from everything, Bonaparte was impassioned there. The South Atlantic isle of St Helena, with its rugged landscapes, beautiful shores and abundant marine life may be prove to an escape for you. Why the newness of such a destination for your travel itinerary, with its rich history dating back to its discovery by Portuguese merchants...

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Delta Doesn’t Want Anyone to Buy Basic Economy and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

It’s not really news that Delta would prefer passengers to upgrade from a Basic Economy class fare or skip it all together and purchase a higher priced ticket with more amenities. The airline has also done away with flight check-in via their iPhone app. Many will be happy to hear that Southwest will finally be flying to Hawaii possibly as early as next year....

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Architects in India Use Natural Cooling to Take the Edge off Factory Emissions

Architects in the country of India are using a natural cooling to take the edge off of factory emissions. Many thousands of years before air conditioners were brought into existence, architects in very hot climates were well versed in making the most of natural materials and weather patterns to keep people cool. Key Takeaways:Before the invention of cooling...

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Power Station in New York, New York

There is a recording station that is located in Manhattan and it is one of the last full scale recording studios that is located in Manhattan. The name of this studio is the Power Station and it quickly became a success after it was built. The person who built it was considered an acoustical genius. Key Takeaways:The Power Station is a legendary 33,000-square-foot...

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Boeing and Airbus Still Expect to Sell Hundreds of Planes to Iran’s Airlines

Iranian airlines are in desperate need of new airplanes to beef up their aging fleets, which is good news for Airbus and Boeing. Recently, the two companies have announced preliminary deals with Iranian airlines that could equal up to 300 planes worth approximately 40 billion dollars. Even without these deals, Boeing’s business is booming with orders to be...

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Bitcoin Payments for Citizenship Used by Vanuatu Tourism to Woo Paradise Seekers

Vanuatu, a group of about 80 islands in the South Pacific, has recently announced that they will allow outsiders to use bitcoin currency as a way to apply for what they call investment citizenship. For about $280,000, a family of four can get passports from Vanuatu. Officials see this as a way to lure foreign tourists to its beautiful beaches and quaint towns....

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Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

In light of the recent massacre that took place during a country music festival in Las Vegas, it is certain that the city will implement new security procedures, at least until their very loose gun laws remain. In response to the shootings, experts claim that Las Vegas will experience a short-term decrease in the number of visitors to the city. Casinos, in particular,...

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Belgrade’s Modernist Masterpieces, Mapped

This blog speaks of a new map series released in Belgrade, Serbia called “Modernist Belgrade”. This map series highlights the city’s architectural heritage post-WWII specifically as it relates to the modernist movement. Various architectural sites of interest are depicted to include the Western City Gate, the Museum of Aviation, and the “Toblerone”...

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The Cairo in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. has a pleasing combination of short buildings and thirty foot wide streets. This makes for a walkable city with good sight lines. It is all because of the Cairo, a 12 story apartment building opened in 1894. Though the height of fashion, the Cairo was highly criticized and led to a citywide 90 foot height limit for apartment buildings passed...

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