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A New Museum Explores 2,000 Years of Jewish Life in Italy

There are complete chambers, simulating the Jewish catacombs in Rome, their walls adorned with frescoes of menorahs, other religious symbols and Hebrew lettering. “The Jewish catacombs in Rome were a treasure trove for our knowledge of Jews in the Imperial Age, about 40,000 people,” said Ms. Della Seta. The display is thematic as

April 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Travel News|Tags: |Comments Off on A New Museum Explores 2,000 Years of Jewish Life in Italy

Taking Your Dog on a Plane Just Got Harder

When Alexander Lim was promoted to a new job that required a move from Beijing to Washington D.C., he was thrilled. The 40-year-old international bank employee started plans to move his entire family, including his English bulldog, Bua Loy.“Giving up the dog never crossed my mind,” he said. But he quickly realized that

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On Everest, a Trail of Old and Faulty Oxygen Equipment

In 2005, his father, David Matthews, brought manslaughter charges against members of the expedition’s organizer and the oxygen gear supplier. (In England, a citizen can bring a private criminal prosecution.) But the next year, a judge threw out the case, ruling that there was no evidence proving that Michael Matthews, whose body was

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United Airlines Employee Charged With Using Racial Slurs Toward Customer

A United Airlines employee accused of directing racial slurs at a customer has been charged in Texas with disorderly conduct, according to court documents. The charge, a misdemeanor, was filed in Municipal Court for Houston in March, a month after the Houston Police Department issued the employee, Carmella Davano, a citation for profane

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Traveling to Cuba May Get Harder for Americans

For Americans who want to visit Cuba, things got even murkier as the Trump administration last week said that it would further restrict nonfamily travel to the island. The new restrictions are part of a tougher policy toward Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba, said John Bolton, the president’s national security adviser, who called the

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More Benches, Special Goggles: Taking Steps to Assist Older Travelers

Samantha Flores was having a tough time getting through the airport. The signs were hard to see, the announcements were hard to hear and the people rushing by made her feel unsteady on her stiffened knees. Finally, with relief, she made her way to a bench to sit down, catch her breath and

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How to Protect Yourself from Air Pollution While Traveling

When Yondje Choi was told she would need a face mask for an upcoming trip to South Korea, Ms. Choi, a 31-year-old New Yorker, was shocked.“I knew air pollution is a major problem in Beijing, but I didn’t know it was this bad here,” she said last month in Seoul. While China takes

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How to Travel Without Leaving a Trace

Niagara Falls and its surrounding parks see millions of visitors a year, and all that foot traffic results in a lot of trash — 832 metric tons each year from the Canadian areas alone. Still, park sanitation workers were surprised to find a piano, broken into pieces, among the items left in the

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Overlooked No More: Aloha Wanderwell, Explorer and Filmmaker

“Mary Pickford was her idol — she was movie-crazy all her life,” said Fink-Jensen, who with Eustace-Walden wrote the biography “Aloha Wanderwell: The Border-Smashing, Record-Setting Life of The World’s Youngest Explorer” (2016).By 12, Idris had traveled unaccompanied by rail and oceanliner from her boarding school in Canada to England, to be with her

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Hotels and Resorts Ramp Up Sustainability Efforts

With rising sea levels, higher carbon dioxide levels and plastic bottles glutting landfills and oceans, the issue of sustainability has become a hot topic. Hotels and resorts have started to act by ramping up efforts to reduce or eliminate completely their resource and energy consumption.“If big hotels can make small changes, the ripple

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