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Italy Is Protecting Its Most Famous Tourist Attractions By Putting Concrete Barriers Around Them

In an effort to keep some of its densest population areas safe, Italy is expanding its protective measures for tourists and citizens alike by building concrete barriers around its most famed attractions. In light of recent terrorism-inspired attacks that have been carried out with motor vehicles, the country believes that surrounding these busy areas will protect a lot more people from suffering any unexpected threats. Officials have already lined the streets of Milan with the barriers, providing a protective route leading up to the iconic Duomo cathedral. More barriers have also been placed near the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which is the city’s historic shopping center. The decision comes in the wake of vehicular attacks in places like New York City, Barcelona, Spain back in Augu...

Four Seasons Punta Mita is Mexico’s Premier Luxury Beach Resort

The Four Seasons is known for their luxe branding and creating the ultimate vacation, wedding,  and business travel experience. With over 100 hotels operating worldwide, this one, in particular, is causing a bit of buzz. It’s all about location, location, location. Deliberately placed on one of Mexico’s stunning beaches in Riviera Nayarit, Four Season Punta Mita is making it impossible for other hotels and resorts to keep up. This ducked off oasis is ideal for those looking to feel worlds away from civilization. Source 1 Spread across 400 acres, this five-star resort is great for those looking to catch a wave. Soft sand and crashing waves are only steps away from living quarters. The suites offer more space than one could ever ask for along with a laundry list of accommodations. Plasma tel...

These Photos are Sure to Trigger Your Fear of the Sea

Photos Guaranteed to Make Your Chest Tighten Source 1 Does the idea of swimming in the open ocean strike you with excitement or leave you with a sinking feeling? If underwater stimulus triggers panic in your deepest of places you just may suffer from thalassophobia, the compulsive fear of the sea. That fear dives far beyond the surface, focusing on the mysterious secrets of why lie in the depths of the dark body of water. What’s the worst that could happen outside of a great white shark coming to meet you for dinner only for you to catch a leg cramp while swimming away? Can you survive these triggering photos? Comments

Take A Look At The Resort In Vietnam That Donald Trump Will Be Staying In

President Donald Trump is embarking on an 11-day trek across Asia. This will mark the president’s first formal visit to the continent and will be the longest stay of any president in Asia in the past 25 years. His stops will include Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. While en route, Trump plans to swing by and take part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The summit will be held at at the five-star InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort and will host the likes of world leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping. Source 1 The GM of InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Juan Losada, said, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for us to host such an important and signi...

Tips to Traveling Like a Pro

If you’re looking to kill the travel game, the key is to pack efficiently and minimize the time wasted en route your destination. The keys to moving like a professional travel bug dive deeper than mobile check-in and considering the time of year when choosing certain destinations — although that is definitely worth covering. Get ready to be schooled in the lesson of making moves with these tips that frequent fliers live by. Hire an airport greeterCut down on time by spending a few extra dollars on a meet-and-greet service. The concierge is much more than someone to handle your bags and escort you to check-in. They are great for sweeping you past security, immigration, and customs. Talk about making it to your terminal with time to spare. The help is especially good for those with connectin...

You Can Rent A Private Island in Belize for Only $500

If you’re in the mood for an island getaway with more beauty than your eyes can handle, but not in the mood to look at people this next bit of news might be up your alley. Whether you’re planning some personal you-time, the perfect bae-cation, or even the girls trip to cause major social media envy this beachside retreat is a steal. Bird Island is available on Airbnb for just $495 a night. That’s one way to live like a millionaire without breaking the bank! There’s no surprise that the island is booked solid up until July 2019, but there’s no reason to hold back on blocking some calendar time for yourself. The private paradise plans to be everything you need from a vacation. Source 1 The island is full of luxury and adventure as is offers the usual aquatic fun of swimming, snorkeling, and ...

Not Sure What to Pack for Your Trip? This App Will Tell You!

The biggest decisions when preparing to travel has to be packing. What outfits do you bring? Check the weather, pack appropriate clothing, remember you wanted to go hiking, remember the weather changes, pack more clothing, pay for your overweight baggage. TheVane is what happened when engineers got tired of playing guess and check with their packing. The free app helps determine what travelers will need for their next trip. “TheVane was built to give both practical recommendations, as well as inspiration for trips, allowing travelers to shop any items they like or are missing,” said co-founder Chubi Nwagbara. Source 1 When it comes to simplicity, this app is beyond user friendly. Signing up takes all your basic information and once you enter your destination location, it helps make packing...

The Strangest Things NASA Ever Sent Up Into Space

Lego Figures of Galileo, Juno, and Jupiter Source 1 In a joint effort between NASA and Lego, the Bricks in Space project was a way to get kids interested in educational space exploration. The little plastic people have been to the space station as well as Mars! Comments

Scuba Dive Surrounded by Prehistoric Fossils in Florida

Calling all adventure lovers and scuba enthusiasts! Florida’s Devil’s Den is a bucket list must visit. The underground spring within a cave got the name after early settlers saw steam rising from the ground. The spring is a hot spot for those looking to get wet while exploring ancient fossil beds. Whether you’re looking to dive down in scuba gear or skim the surface while snorkeling, the sights are worth experiencing. Source 1 Remains from the Pleistocene Age, dating back 33 million years, are anchored in the riverbed. After you’ve worked up an appetite from exploring the waters, head to the food truck and picnic tables to refuel. If checking the fossil sites sound like a good afternoon, but you’re swimming skills aren’t up to par then head over to the Florida Museum of Natural History at ...

A 450-pound Seal Delayed Flights in Alaska

It’s not uncommon to come across wild animals while in Alaska, even when you’re hanging at the airport, but when this 450-pound bearded seal wandered onto the runway to sunbathe no one was prepared. The seal was passing the time at the Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport in Utqiagvik when the Alaska Department of Transportation humorously warned the pilots of the airport’s low “sealings.” Utqiagvik underwent a series of storms on Monday and the seal was discovered by staff clearing the runways. Source 1 “Wildlife strikes to aircraft pose a significant safety hazard and cost the aviation industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Birds make up over 90 percent of strikes in the US, while mammal strikes are rare,” said Bailey. Eventually, the seal was removed from the runway with...

There’s A Hotel In Australia That Has A Dog As Its Concierge

When guests check into the Park Hyatt Melbourne, they are now greeted by the sweetest of pups. Mr. Walker is an 18-month-old former guide dog for Guide Dogs Victoria. The Park Hyatt Melbourne was made his new home back in July and guests couldn’t be happier about it. While we’re pretty sure he’s not that good at answering phones or scheduling clients, he has taken on a few responsibilities around the place. When needed, Mr. Walker greets guests on arrival, attends client meetings, and walks guests around the grounds, but only by request. Source 1 Source 1 But just because Mr. Walker has to work a lot, doesn’t mean he can’t kick back, relax, and enjoy some yoga by the pool. Before Mr. Walker, though, there was Parker the Pug over at the Park Hyatt Chicago. Parker has similar responsibilitie...

Apparently It’s Illegal To Take Photos Of The Eiffel Tower At Night

A must-do item on every first-timer’s visit to Paris is to see the iconic Eiffel Tower all lit up and sparkling against the night sky. As any tourist’s impulse would be, multiple photographs will want to be taken of the dazzling spectacle, but maybe don’t pull that camera out just yet. According to Snopes, “Distributing photographs of the night-lit Eiffel Tower is a violation of the artist’s copyright.” If you turn to the FAQ section of Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, which is the company that owns and operates the tower, it reads, “The views from the Eiffel Tower are rights-free. Permission and rights must be obtained from the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel for the publication of photographs of the illuminated Eiffel Tower.” Source 1 To recap, the Eiffel Tower itself i...