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Beautiful astronomy photos of 2020

The annual Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, organized by the Royal Museums Greenwich, invites astrophotographers to submit their best photos of the wonders of the universe. Thousands of astrophotographers from around the world submitted their best pictures this year, and the winners of each category have just been announced. From almost-unbelievable northern […]

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Contest to redesign Taiwan passport

Passport covers aren’t always creative, but Taiwan’s New Power Party is trying to change that. The political party held a “We are Taiwan” Passport Cover Design Competition to rethink the country passport and the results are in. The competition was a response to a recent resolution passed by the island’s parliament calling for a passport […]

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What are traditional Inuit tattoos

Editor’s note: The term “Inuit” is broadly used to refer to Native peoples from the circumpolar Arctic in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. Though “Iñupiaq” and “Yupik” are the comparable terms for Native Alaskans, the use of “Inuit tattoo” in this article reflects the language commonly used by Native tattoo artists throughout the Arctic region. Holly […]

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Best public lands in the eastern US

Western states get the buzz for outdoor recreation, but for the upcoming Public Lands Day, we’re calling on those of you east of the Mississippi to prove it doesn’t have to be that way. This holiday — happening on Saturday, September 26 — commemorates our right to roam and should be celebrated with at least […]

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Lufthansa Hikes Its Third-Party Booking Fee Despite the Crisis

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200 at Frankfurt Airport. From October 1, tickets bought via third-parties tech for flights on Lufthansa Group airlines will be hit with a $21 in the U.S. (€19 in Europe) surcharge. Oliver Roesler / Lufthansa Skift Take: If you think all airlines will lower their fees to encourage more bookings during the […]

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Subscription Travel Models Offer Encouraging Pandemic Resilience to Inspirato and BeRightBack

The Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah, which is one of the places Inspirato offers to members of some of its membership-based travel programs. Amangiri Skift Take: Skift cited the subscription model as one of the megatrends to watch in travel this year. So we were intrigued to see that Inspirato and BeRightBack, two pure-play […]

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Colombia reopening flights

Colombia is planning to slowly resume international flights starting on September 21. Like many countries around the world, Colombia closed its borders to international tourism back in March. Also like many countries, the country is eager to find a safe way to reopen and take advantage of tourism demand. According to Minister of Transport Angela […]

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2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography

Usually, we think photography is all about capturing the weight of a serious moment. The fateful second a cheetah springs toward its prey or the shivering arctic fox curling up to stay alive. Well, sometimes we just need photography that makes us laugh. That’s where the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards come in. Founded by professional […]

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Nomadness Black travel survey

Travel lifestyle brand NOMADNESS Travel Tribe has launched a survey for travelers of color to help get their voices heard on a huge scale. The NOMADNESS Diversity in Travel Consensus seeks to compile input from diverse travelers across the diaspora to influence the industry and prove their spending power through hard data. The survey is […]

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United map of where you can travel

Figuring out where you can and can’t travel these days is a bit like trying to solve a puzzle that grows new pieces every three seconds. Until the pandemic fully subsides, knowing where you can go and what the restrictions are is going to be difficult, but United Airlines is trying to make it easier […]