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What it's like on Virgin's adults-only cruise ship
After over a year's delay, Virgin Voyages (of Richard Branson fame) is ready to start officially sailing the Caribbean. Virgin executives hope their ship, the Scarlet Lady, can prove to the world there's a "new way to cruise."

The windowless cabin design that could be the future of air travel
Rosen Aviation's Maverick Project envisages a futuristic airplane cabin complete with touchless controls and virtual windows.

How to eat sushi: Tips for ordering and eating like a Tokyo local
In theory, sushi is a simple thing to be enjoyed in almost any way you like.

Hawaii's famous Haiku Stairs will likely be removed
Hawaii's famous Haiku Stairs, sometimes called the Stairway to Heaven, are likely to be removed next year following a Honolulu City Council meeting to discuss ongoing issues with the site.

Dizzying glass box observatory to open high above New York
Billed as the "world's most immersive observatory experience," New York's latest observation deck features an all-glass enclosed elevator that travels to over 1,200 feet, transparent glass boxes and a room covered entirely with mirrors.

The airplane cabin designs of the future
A touchless airplane bathroom concept and a next-generation economy seat have been named as winning designs in an annual contest highlighting airplane cabin innovations that could reshape the future of flying.

What it's like to sail on a 'cruise to nowhere'
The Dream Cruises voyage without a destination lets people in Hong Kong leave the city without facing quarantine

Chiang Mai, Thailand's gateway to the north, struggles in absence of international tourists
Prior to the pandemic, Chiang Mai received around four million international visitors a year, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) figures.

Popular Malaysian islands of Langkawi reopening to tourism
Businesses at Malaysia's prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis.

An astounding number of people flocked to Yellowstone in August -- enough to set a record
With health experts steering travelers toward outdoor destinations and activities during the pandemic, US national parks have been a natural magnet. More proof of that came in Tuesday.

Here are 5 countries that are opening up and living with Covid
More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, a number of countries have decided it's time to open up and adopt a "living with Covid" model.

Why more travelers are flying their pets by private jet
Private jet usage skyrocketed as a result of the travel chaos brought about by the pandemic, and numerous companies say more and more new customers want to bring their pets on board with them.

Fiji will be open to travel by the end of the year
Fiji is ready to welcome tourists again by the end of 2021.

'I felt like I was the only tourist in Kenya': How photographer Felix Rome got the wildlife pictures of a lifetime
Despite his surname, Felix Rome never wanted to settle in an urban area. The Salisbury, England native trained as a photographer and eventually landed his dream job -- staff shutterbug for a group of safari camps in East Africa.

A pair of California wildfires are now threatening some of the world's largest trees
A pair of wildfires burning in California's parched Sierra Nevada mountains have forced the closure of much of Sequoia National Park -- including its most treasured areas, home to some of the largest trees on Earth.

Olympic skiing venue Squaw Valley Resort changes its 'racist, sexist name'
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New York City now enforcing Covid-19 vaccine requirement for most indoor activities
New York City began enforcing its Covid-19 vaccine passport program, known as "Key to NYC," for most indoor activities Monday as part of the city's broad reopening.

How the world's largest observation wheel was built
In a city full of superlatives, the latest addition to Dubai's long list of "biggests" and "tallests" is about to take its place in the record books.

How Europe's doors are slamming shut for Americans
It was too good to last.

The hidden side of Spain's package holiday hotspot
When it comes to beach escapes, Spain's Costa del Sol has been Europe's go-to destination for decades, attracting both package vacationers and the jetset, But it has other treasures beyond the sun, sea and sand.

See the street art that makes this city a destination
Colombia's capital Bogotá has embraced street art and has been fostering urban artists like never before. Self-proclaimed neo-muralist, Ledania, delivers bright colors and stylized strokes that adorn high rise buildings, hotel lobbies and city blocks.

Australia to trial vaccine passports over coming days as post-Covid opening preparation begins
Australians have been told to "dust off (their) passports" after the federal government announced it would begin a trial of vaccine passports with some countries this week -- the latest step in Australia's reopening to the world.

How this 'mileage maniac' earned 40 million frequent flier miles
Whether it's signing up for a credit card they don't need, buying a random product, or filling out endless surveys, most travelers have attempted some type of hack to earn themselves extra air miles.

Pilot completes hair-raising world record tunnel flight
Pilot Dario Costa notched a Guinness World Record for the longest flight through a tunnel after preparing for the daring stunt for more than a year.

Dread at 30,000 ft: Inside the increasingly violent world of US flight attendants
Unruly passenger incidents are seemingly on the increase in the United States, leaving some flight attendants bracing themselves for violent encounters in the sky as they try to cope with Covid-19 risks and maintain safety.

How this designer's heritage inspires her vibrant work
From the haute couture runways of Bogotá to the vibrant Pacific coast of Colombia, designer Lia Samantha draws inspiration from her Afro-descendant heritage in every garment she creates.

Gander: This Canadian airport sheltered 7,000 people on 9/11
Craggy cliffs and verdant forestry, flat expanses of countryside that merge into choppy cobalt waters -- and you're as likely to spot a moose as you are another person.

The flight attendant using the pandemic to train as a pilot
When Jordan Milano Hazrati was offered a job as a flight attendant with Virgin Atlantic, it was a dream come true.

Famed Singaporean eatery Hawker Chan loses its Michelin star
A Singaporean hawker stall known for offering the world's least expensive Michelin-starred meal has just lost its designation.

Animals captured at their funniest in the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2021
Gophers goofing around, a laughing snake and racoons seemingly sharing their secrets are among the shortlisted images for the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards. - RSS Channel - App Tech Section

Apple iOS 15 is now available for download
iOS 15, which is packed with features to help people better focus, connect with others on FaceTime and keep track of medical records, including vaccine status and test results -- is now available for download.

SpaceX just brought the first all-tourist crew back from space. Here's what's next
Four people, all of whom just six months ago had no formal spaceflight training, strapped themselves into a SpaceX capsule atop a 200-foot-tall rocket and took a three-day spin around Earth. After splashing down off the coast of Florida on Saturday, the passengers emerged from their capsule, smiling and waving, if a little unsteady after spending nearly 72 hours in weightlessness. SpaceX says it's just the beginning.

Elon Musk takes shots at Joe Biden after SpaceX sends civilians to space
Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden over the weekend after Saturday's successful splashdown of SpaceX's Inspiration4 flight carried four tourists on a three-day orbital mission.

A startup says its software can spot racial bias within companies. Will this surveillance scare employees?
Employees at Telhio Credit Union are already used to having their internal communications monitored to ensure compliance with US financial rules. But Telhio, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, and has over 250 employees, recently began watching for something else, too: indications of unconscious and overt bias in emails, texts, and phone calls.

He pushed Uber out of China. Then he got too big for Beijing
Cheng Wei built a world-class ride-hailing app that not even Uber could keep up with in China.

The Chinese version of TikTok is limiting kids to 40 minutes a day
China's version of TikTok, Douyin, limits usage to 40 minutes per day for users under 14.

Here's when you can download iOS 15
Apple is releasing iOS 15, its eagerly anticipated operating system for iPhone and iPads, on September 20.

SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission
Four people returned to Earth from a three-day extraterrestrial excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on Saturday evening, marking the end of the first-ever flight to Earth's orbit flown entirely by tourists or otherwise non-astronauts.

Four people returned to Earth from a three-day extraterrestrial excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, marking the end of the first-ever flight to Earth's orbit flown entirely by tourists or otherwise non-astronauts.

Clive Sinclair, an inventor who helped popularize personal computers, dies at 81
Sinclair created affordable computers including the ZX Spectrum, which prompted a generations of coders to create computer games, as well as famous flops like the C5 electric vehicle.

Google and Apple said to have removed Navalny voting app as Russian elections begin
A voting app created by allies of prominent Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was removed from Google and Apple's online stores in Russia just as polls opened for parliamentary elections, according to a series of tweets from Navalny's team on Friday.

Microsoft will now let its users log in without passwords
Microsoft has a solution for the familiar problem of needing to remember too many passwords: doing away with them altogether.

This mobile app is helping Afghans navigate Kabul following the Taliban takeover
As the Taliban entered Kabul last month, the team behind the crowdsourced news alert app Ehtesab deserted their office in the city. But they continued their work of providing Afghans with critical information, such as which roads were congested and where outbreaks of violence had been reported.

SpaceX launches four people to orbit in company's first-ever tourism mission
A SpaceX rocket soared into orbit Wednesday evening, carrying four people — none of whom are professional astronauts — and kicking off the first-ever mission to Earth's orbit crewed entirely by tourists.

Former Theranos lab worker details concerns about company's ability to conduct blood tests
Erika Cheung, a former Theranos lab worker turned whistleblower, testified Wednesday during the trial of founder Elizabeth Holmes about how she grew increasingly uncomfortable about the startup's ability to accurately conduct blood tests on patients.

Apple's iPhone 13 secret weapon is, surprisingly, its price
Apple's new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro lineup features all of the predictable upgrades: faster performance, longer lasting battery life, better screen and new colors.

How to practice religion could be a big question for some space tourists
For centuries, a setting sun has signaled the end of fasting rituals on holidays such as Ramadan and Yom Kippur, a cue to tuck into a delicious meal after a full day of deprivation. But what if the sun's clockwork were to suddenly change, as it does for astronauts riding aboard the International Space Station, which whips around the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, giving passengers 16 sunrises and sunsets each day?

SpaceX will launch four space tourists on a three-day trip in space. Here's everything you need to know
On Wednesday, four people — none of whom are professional astronauts — will strap themselves into a capsule atop a 200-foot-tall SpaceX rocket that will blast them past the speed of sound and up to 17,500 miles per hour.

Here's when you can download iOS 15
Apple is releasing iOS 15, its eagerly anticipated operating system for iPhone and iPads, on September 20.

Former Theranos employee describes being starstruck by Elizabeth Holmes, quickly growing concerned over startup's capabilities
The criminal trial of Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes resumed Tuesday with the first full day of witness testimony. Two former employees, including Erika Cheung, who reported the company to regulators in 2015, took the stand.