Category: Travel

Miami Beach Police Enforce Curfew Against Spring Break Crowds

Black leaders react to South Beach spring break curfew, crackdown: ‘unnecessary force’

After weeks of uninhibited partying on South Beach by spring breakers, police turned away throngs of people — many of them Black — from world-famous Ocean Drive with a SWAT truck, pepper balls and sound cannons. The tactics were intended to enforce an 8 p.m. curfew announced only hours earlier on Saturday to rid the city of what police and […]

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State of the Art of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Ecosystems and Architectures—An Overview of, and a Definition, Ecosystem and System Architecture for Electric Mobility as a Service (eMaaS) (Image from Kivimäki et al.)

Mobility as a Service

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a joint digital service that enables users to plan, book, and pay for multiple types of transportation (mobility services). The service steers people away from personally-owned modes of transportation towards mobility provided as a service. This is enabled by combining transportation services from public and private transportation providers through a unified gateway that creates […]

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Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County, Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County, Taiwan

 The most beautiful lake in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is a lovely place to visit and unwind. (Viator Travel/YouTube) Sun Moon Lake is a beautiful alpine lake located in Taiwan’s Yuchi Township, Nantou County. Lalu Island in the middle of the lake separates the lake into a part shaped like a crescent moon and another part shaped like a […]

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Tangerang, Indonesia

Tangerang, Indonesia

Walking Around ~ Pasar Modern BSD City Tangerang Selatan Banten Indonesia (Walking Around/YouTube) Tangerang, the capital city of Indonesia is a bustling metropolis and an industrial and manufacturing hub on Java. Tangerang is famous for its colonial-era relics, beautiful mosques, plentiful shopping and family entertainment and is home to over 1,000 factories. Many international corporations have plants in the city. […]

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Guanacaste is a province of Costa Rica located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Alajuela Province to the east, and Puntarenas Province to the southeast. Being the most sparsely populated of all the provinces of Costa Rica make it a tourist delight. The province covers an area of 10,141 km2 (3,915 […]

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Dubai United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

There is no other place in the world like Dubai. If you have never been there before, now is the best time to plan your summer 2021 in Dubai. This futuristic dynamo of a city is all about superlatives– biggest, brightest, tallest and of course richest of everything. Dubai, United Arab Emirates ???????? – by drone [Video by Mustafa Syed/YouTube] Dubai, United […]

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A veterinary from Four Paws offers comfort to an elephant named 'Kaavan' during his examination at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image by AP)

‘My way’: Islamabad elephant serenaded during check-up

A singing vet who has worked in war zones to rescue animals is now in Pakistan to determine whether Kaavan is healthy enough to travel. The trick to calming an unhappy elephant? Sing him Frank Sinatra songs, according to one of the vets tasked with assessing whether Kaavan can be moved from poor conditions in a zoo in Pakistan’s capital […]

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Kenya Safari Holidays 2020

Coronavirus is crushing safari tourism and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife

A major migration has disappeared from the savanna: the horde of tourists driving a billion-dollar tourism industry that employs millions and is essential to wildlife conservation in many African countries. One has traversed it for millennia: Millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles follow billowing rain clouds in search of new grazing grounds. The other horde descends upon the first in […]

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Image by Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some research programmes, the pause offers opportunities to develop greater, more equitable collaboration […]

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Erupting Geyser in the Yellowstone National Park.(Photo By Istock:Riishede)

Virtual Tour of the Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park open its Montana entrances on Monday, June 1 at 10 a.m. The Montana entrances include West Entrance (near West Yellowstone), North Entrance (near Gardiner), and Northeast Entrance (near Cooke City). The opening of Montana’s entrances coincides with the Governor’s lifting of out-of-state travel restrictions and will provide visitor access to all five entrances of Yellowstone National Park […]

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