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Solar Impulse 2 RTW : Second Test Flight AbuDhabi

Could solar powered planes be the future for air travel?

Two Swiss pilots completed the first ever round-the-world flight using only the power of the sun to power their airplane, the Solar Impulse 2.
mobile roaming charges

Say adios to astronomical roaming charges

From 30 April 2016, EU regulations will demand networks to lower their roaming charges and from June 2017, all EU roaming charges across the networks will be scrapped altogether.
happiness

If you are searching for happiness you will find it in Denmark

According to the World Happiness Report, Denmark is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Switzerland and Iceland.
Swastika on a building in Seoul

Why we shouldn’t ban the swastika

Japanese authorities have mooted a plan to update their maps and replace the swastika with an inoffensive three-tiered pagoda.
Women only carriages in Japan

Are we on track for women-only train carriages in the UK?

Jeremy Corbyn wants to keep British female travellers safe on the train, but some say this is the slippery slope of gender segregation.
Piggy Bank

Six tips to enjoy luxury travel on a budget

Just because you have a limited budget does not mean you can't travel in style. Here are six top tips for the aspirational budget traveller.
Dash robot concierge at the Crown Plaza

Can robots really run our hotels?

Robots are slowly taking over hotels and cruises, but are they actually doing a better job than humans?
Airport car park

When good travel plans go bad at the airport

Murphy's law states that if something can go wrong, it will. My airport travel check-list was complete. But then all went wrong. Here's what happened.
Yucatan jay birds on the balcony of Fairmont Mayacoba

Mexico: Fairmont Mayakoba

Mayakoba is an incredible creation. Before you get up in arms about man changing the face of nature, I can report that what they have done is sensational.

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