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After a Year in Space, Scott Kelly Returns to Earth

March 3, 2016 3:39 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3064
Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Tuesday morning after his year-long mission in space. Kelly landed in the Kazakhstan desert along with two Russian astronauts both NASA and Russian mission control confirmed to the media. All three astronauts were rushed to field testing shortly after their landing. The 340 day mission on the International Space… View Article

Turkey Defends Right to Airstrikes in Syria

February 22, 2016 12:42 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3054
News outlets are currently reporting that  Turkey has come under much criticism by the U.N., as well as Russia for its support of Syrian rebels and issuing airstrikes in the country as a manner of defense, something Russia is clearly against as they support the opposing side of the conflict. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan… View Article

British Explorer Dies After Abandoning Solo Trek Across Antarctica

January 25, 2016 5:14 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3744
According to Fox News, a former British officer turned adventurer has died Monday morning after attempting to cross the continent of Antarctica alone. Henry Worsley, 55, died from complete organ failure after contracting bacterial peritonitis which affects the interior lining of the abdomen. He was only 30 miles away from his 1,000 mile trek across… View Article

10 Places You Must Visit With Your Kids

August 3, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8321
With just eighteen summer holidays to look forward to as parents, it’s important to think very carefully about where you’re going to spend each one. It may be easy to spend your family vacation in your beach home or at the local amusement park, but it pays to think outside your comfort zone and think… View Article

Airlines And Travel Agencies Alike Hate The 24-Hour Rule

October 7, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5783
If there’s one regulation that airlines hate more than anything, it’s the 24-hour rule. Can you blame them? In 2012, the Transportation Department required air carriers to allow you to hold a reservation without payment or cancel a booking without penalty for 24 hours after your reservation, with some exceptions. That allowed passengers to fix… View Article

Riding the Tour de France through WW1 Battlefields

September 4, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6589
(CNN) — Our bikes rattle over the cobbles as we leave Grote Markt in central Ypres and nose our way toward the Menin Gate. On July 9, this stone arch memorial to the thousands killed in battles around this pretty Belgian market town between 1914 and 1918, will see the riders of the Tour de… View Article

The Story Behind Lisbon’s Beauty

September 1, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2181
The blue-and-white tiles that line the church of Lisbon’s Madre de Deus convent complex tell stories in engrossing detail: Moses and the Burning Bush, the life of Santa Clara, the works of St Francis of Assisi. The tiles, called azulejos, are not only compelling, they are also uniquely Portuguese – which is why, in 1971, the convent… View Article

Latest Travel Rage: Topless Travel Photos

July 24, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2416
Irreverent? Obscene? Glorious? While some parts of the world are instituting bikini bans and campaigning for travelers to cover up, elsewhere, travelers are encouraging others to take it off on social media for everyone to see. What began as a spontaneous idea and Instagram post has sparked a stream of travelers to send in fun, topless photos —… View Article

Ebola Virus Epidemic is Spreading in West Africa

July 10, 2014 6:20 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3742
Ebola outbreaks usually are confined to remote areas, making the disease easier to contain. But this outbreak is different; patients have been identified in 60 locations in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. “The epidemic is out of control,” says Dr. Bart Janssens, MSF director of operations. “With the appearance of new sites in Guinea, Sierra… View Article