This COVID Winter's Best Skiing and Snowboarding Alternative Experiences

The winter of COVID-19 is coming. And while skiing and snowboarding will certainly look a bit different this season, with a little creativity this year could actually be the best one ever. Or at least the most unique. Embrace a new experience apart from resort crowds. One way to look at the opportunities ahead is by narrowing your options in […]

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The strangest books and manuscripts ever written

Revealed: The strangest books ever written, from tomes bound in human skin to a bible that conceals a pistol and a passage of ‘Martian writing’ channelled through a psychic These weird books are documented in The Madman’s Library by rare-book expert Edward Brooke-Hitching  It’s a cornucopia of curiosities that also includes pacts with the Devil and a giant tome that […]

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United Airlines shares plan to become ‘100% green’ by 2050

It’s impossible to operate a global airline in 2020 without negatively impacting the environment. But with United Airlines’ latest sustainability plan, that hopefully won’t be the case forever. Over the next three decades, United plans to go “100% green” — primarily through the use of a technique called “carbon capture and sequestration,” or CCS, which could prove to be far more […]

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Chinese flight attendants advised to wear nappies to avoid COVID-19

Flight attendants at Chinese airline companies have been advised to wear disposable nappies to avoid catching the novel coronavirus. Cabin crews should not use the toilet barring ‘special circumstances’ during flights from countries and regions with high infection rates, according to the Chinese civil aviation authority. Crew members must also wear full personal protective equipment, including medical-standard masks, gloves, goggles, […]

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Lake Tahoe closed to tourists from Friday due to coronavirus

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the US will be closed to tourists from Friday due to coronavirus. Lake Tahoe, which straddles the states of California and Nevada, would normally be welcoming skiers at this time of year and would be particularly busy over the Christmas period. But California’s new Regional Stay Home Order has meant that almost […]

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10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Laura Barton’s playlist

Traveling Alone by Tift Merritt I am really never happier than when sitting alone in some midwestern grill bar, eavesdropping on strangers, and watching the evening unfold out of the corner of my eye. Travelling alone is something I always encourage people to do. I think it’s good for the soul. And, as a woman, I like the particular sense […]

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These Are My Ride-or-Die Travel Bags

© Courtesy of Wool and Oak These Are My Ride-or-Die Travel Bags Courtesy of Wool and Oak Wool and Oak’s Voyager Set is three bags in one and includes the “Pro” commuter backpack seen here. Welcome to AFAR Approved: a deep dive into the travel items that we’re totally obsessed with, never leave behind, and can’t stop telling our friends about.  […]

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Dreamworld under investigation for two new safety incidents

Queensland’s safety regulator again has Dreamworld in its sights after two more near-misses at the Gold Coast theme park. It comes just weeks after an eight-year-old girl suffered horrific internal injuries on the “Fully 6” water-slide at WhiteWater World, Dreamworld’s sister theme park. The Courier-Mail reports Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has launched an investigation into the two latest incidents. […]

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