Auckland Named World’s Most Liveable City The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked 140 cities for The Global Liveability Index 2021. The five cities below were at the top of the list, scoring highly in health care, education, stability, infrastructure, culture and environment during the survey period from 22ndFebruary to 21st March 2021. The Liveability Index 2021 ranking also considered how cities managed the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a significant impact on the results. 1. Auckland Read More
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Dubai Builds World’s Highest Outdoor Infinity Pool An outdoor infinity pool in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has broken the Guinness World Record for being the highest in the world. But you might be afraid to swim in it! At nearly 294 metres above the ground, the pool is on the 77th floor of the Address Beach Resort, one of Dubai’s newest skyscrapers. Swimmers get some amazing views of famous buildings like Read More
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08June

New Big 5

Shoot with a Camera, Not a Gun: Photography’s ‘New Big 5’ Lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo are known as Africa’s “Big Five.” Trophy hunters gave the group this name in the 19th century because they were the most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot. But British photographer Graeme Green thinks it’s time to give the Big Five a new meaning. One that celebrates the life of some of the world’s most beautiful Read More
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The Mongol Rally: Small Cars on a Big Adventure If you love travelling, adventure, and lots and lots of driving, you might be interested in joining the Mongol Rally. The 2021 and 2022 rallies are already booked, but 2023 could be your year! The Mongol Rally has been called the greatest driving adventure on the planet. It starts in Europe in July and crosses more than 10,000 kilometres of mountains, desert and Mongolian steppe before Read More
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Which Hawaiian Island Is Best for Your Next Holiday? When you think about a Hawaiian holiday, you probably think about relaxing on the beach with a drink in your hand and the sun on your skin. But while Hawaii is definitely the perfect place for a lazy holiday, there is much more to it than just heat and beaches. The six large islands of Hawaii The six large islands of Hawaii that are open to Read More
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Must-See Places to Add to Your Morocco Itinerary When planning a trip to Morocco, be sure to add these three sights to your itinerary. Chefchaouen: Morocco’s Blue City The beautiful city of Chefchaouen, also known as “the blue pearl,” sits high in Morocco’s green Rif Mountains. Nobody is really sure why many buildings in the city are painted blue. Some say it keeps mosquitoes away, others that it keeps tourists coming. The blue is said to represent Read More
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Facial Recognition Coming to Tokyo Airports in July Two of Japan’s main international airports will start using a new facial recognition system called “Face Express”. Therefore international passengers no longer have to show their tickets or passports when boarding. Narita and Haneda airports, which are both used by travellers flying into Tokyo, plan to have the system ready before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games in July 2021. The new system means that airport Read More
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Why Airlines Make Flights Longer On Purpose Flights are much longer than they were a few decades ago. For example, in 1973, a flight from New York City to Houston, Texas, was only two and a half hours long. However, the same flight takes almost four hours today. Why does it take longer to fly the same distance? The simple answer is fuel efficiency. Fuel is very expensive and airlines can save millions of dollars a year by Read More
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World’s Tallest Swing Ride Opens in Dubai Theme Park The world’s tallest swing ride has opened at Bollywood Parks Dubai. The ride, called the Bollywood Skyflyer, is over 140 metres tall, which is about the same size as the Great Pyramid of Giza. It has space for 24 people who sit in swings that hang from a tower. The swings are then lifted high into the air and spun in a circle. The Bollywood Skyflyer is 3 Read More
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Skiplagging: Cheap Flights that Airlines Hate Did you know that you can sometimes save money by buying more airfares than you actually need? This is called skiplagging. For example. Let’s say you want to fly from New York to San Francisco. A direct flight might be $400, but a flight from New York to Seattle with a stop in San Francisco might be $250. So you could save $150 by buying the Seattle flight and getting off Read More
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