The New York Times' 1920 Editorial Mocking Space Travel Remains a Classic

The New York Times' 1920 Editorial Mocking Space Travel Remains a Classic
As for traveling beyond that stratosphere, the Times was dismissive. The idea that a rocket might travel through the vacuum of space would, "deny a fundamental law of dynamics, and only Dr. Einstein and his chosen dozen, so few and fit, are licensed to …
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Crocodile on beach 'a fake planted by tourism rival' says Goa travel chief
Concern about the alleged sighting at Morjim beach prompted Francisco Braganza, the president of Goa's tourism association, to deny that the beach is unsafe and declare the crocodile a hoax. Braganza, of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG …

Booking a bargain: Travel websites don't always pay off
You may think that the best hotel prices would be on special travel websites, but the ABC7 I-Team found that nine out of 10 Chicago hotels were cheaper directly though the hotel itself. Most people immediately compare prices for hotels on popular sites …
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Natchez officials travel to Washington for meetings | Local News – WAPT Home
Natchez officials travel to Washington for meetings. Trio works to secure events for city's tri-centennial celebration. UPDATED 1:30 PM CDT Jul 20, 2015. NEXT STORY. US, Cuban embassies to focus on diplomacy. Text Size: ASmall Text; AMedium Text …
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Uber Overtakes Taxis in Business Travel For the First Time | TIME

Uber Overtakes Taxis in Business Travel For the First Time | TIME
A new report Thursday confirms what corporate travel departments have known for some time: business travelers love Uber. In its second quarter report, the expense management system provider Certify found that Uber made up 55% of ground transportation …
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Travel trivia for July 19 – The Spectrum
Travel trivia for July 19. 4:11 p.m. MDT July 18, 2015. Travel Trivia photo 1. Take our weekly quiz and test your travel knowledge. And don't forget your passport! Jud Burkett / The Spectrum (Photo: Jud Burkett / The Spectrum). CONNECT 1 …
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Calvin A. Ramsey on How Black Travel Has Changed Since Jim Crow
Around 1936 he started “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” and later a travel agency, as African-American travelers became more affluent. A Jewish friend gave him the idea after showing him guides for avoiding “Restricted,” gentile-only places. With Green …
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Counselor Shannon to Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and Spain

Counselor Shannon to Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and Spain
On July 19, Counselor of the Department of State Thomas Shannon will travel to Rome, Italy, and Vatican City for a series of bilateral consultations with Italian and Vatican government officials. The Counselor will then travel to Madrid, Spain, for …
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Are You Prepared to Deal With the Top Consequences of Travel?
Mark Twain is often quoted as saying, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one …
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Policy Planning Director McKean Travel to Haiti – US Department of State
Director of Policy Planning David McKean will travel to Haiti from July 20-21 to meet with senior members of the Haitian government, United Nations officials, and representatives of the private sector to discuss upcoming elections, cooperation on …
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Monday's Travel News: A Broadway Tour; Caribbean Hotel Deals

Monday's Travel News: A Broadway Tour; Caribbean Hotel Deals
Our weekday morning digest that includes consumer news, deals, tips and anything else that travelers may want to know. BEHIND THE SCENES ON BROADWAY. Beginning Saturday, July 18, Walks of New York will introduce a walking tour itinerary that …
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Ten Great Travel Destinations if You're a Vegetarian – Lifehacker
When you're traveling, part of the experience is taking in the local cuisine. If you're a vegetarian, this can be challenging, because some cultures' diets are primarily focused on meat. If you're an herbivore, here are ten great destinations where you …
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Tips for Traveling to Greece During Its Financial Crisis
As Sue Scanlon prepares to visit northern Greece this summer, she is keeping a close eye on the crippling financial crisis that has enveloped the historic Mediterranean nation. “We have completely rethought our spending options,” said Scanlon, who …
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China: End Two-Tier Travel System for Tibetans, Others | Human Rights Watch

China: End Two-Tier Travel System for Tibetans, Others | Human Rights Watch
The 53 page report, “One Passport, Two Systems: China's Restrictions on Foreign Travel by Tibetans and Others,” shows the evolution of a discriminatory two-track system for passports applications: a fast-track system is available in areas that are …
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Travel Planners confab to focus on millennials, specialization
Understanding how the millennial generation buys travel will increasingly become important to home-based travel agents wanting to ensure their services remain valuable in the years ahead. That's why Ken Gagliano, president of Travel Planners …
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What's at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List?
Summer is prime time for travel and you'll find lots of travel destination suggestions for your ultimate trip. But we'd like to ask you: If you could go anywhere, where would it be? If you want to see the world, an around-the-world months-long trip …
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British Travel Awards: Vote in the UK's holiday 'Oscars' and you could bag a
The Daily Mirror has teamed up with the prestigious 2015 British Travel Awards – the benchmark for excellence for the firms that make your time off extra special – and public voting is now open until September 30. It is your chance to say who is the …

Charleston, SC, as second best city in the world? Travel + Leisure says yes
Travel + Leisure magazine readers selected Charleston, S.C., as the second-best city in the world to visit in 2015. The reader survey was conducted before a mass shooting June 17 that killed nine at a historic black church. Dylann Roof, a suspected …
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Newton travel company folds, leaves customers stranded

Newton travel company folds, leaves customers stranded
Nonantum-based travel operator Tom Harper River Journeys abruptly shut down last month and filed for bankruptcy, leaving hundreds of travelers out of thousands of dollars and no vacation to show for it. More than 115 people have filed complaints with …
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Israel slaps travel ban on Palestinian former mayor
Suleiman Eghbaria, former mayor of Umm al-Fahim and high-ranking official in the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, received his first travel ban in July 2014. Citing “national security,” Israel's interior ministry has since renewed the …
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How Hillary Clinton can defeat Marco Rubio with time travel
Last November, Gizmodo's Adam Clark Estes detailed the latest understanding of the possible boundaries of time travel. Time passes more slowly for a moving clock than a stationary one, Estes writes, and increased gravity can heighten the effect of …
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5 Ways to Save Money When Traveling Abroad
Most experts agree that July and August are the most popular time for Americans to travel to Europe. I might suggest June is too. My family and I just returned from a week in Spain, and we met many Americans while there—along with Germans, British …
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Travel Top 10: Active volcanos to explore
If seeing Kilauea on a trip to Hawaii's Big Island served to whet your appetite for more volcano-themed travel, check out this list of recommendations from The Guardian in the U.K. Even the least active ones on the list offer lava formations from …
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Twitter Tuesday: Looking for foodies who travel? Check these accounts
His Twitter feed, @TheFoodLab, is a flow that mixes his travel experiences (he's now in Colombia) with a steady stream of inspiring recipes (cantaloupe cocktail, anyone?) and restaurants, and links to other great food and drink ideas. To see Lopez-Alt …
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Forest River RV recalls nearly 1500 travel trailers over studs used to attach
Studs used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs on the company's Cherokee Grey Wolf, Evo, R-Pod, Salem, Sandstorm, Shockwave, Stealth, Surveyor, Vibe, Wildcat Maxx and Wildwood travel trailers may break, according to the National Highway Traffic …
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Travel Tuesday: Renting an RV for summer family fun
If you plan to take a road trip with the kids this summer, Daybreak family fun expert Erin Kirkland of says you may want to consider trading in the car and hotel rooms for a rental RV. “What people need to remember, if they rent an RV …
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Tech and tourism: 11 people changing the way we travel

Tech and tourism: 11 people changing the way we travel
(CNN) There's never been a better time to be a tourist. Whether it's a cool new app helping find the best flight deal or a website to help book an authentic meal in a stranger's home in a foreign city, travel tech has made it easier than ever to make …
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By 2030, we'll be strangers traveling in a weird world
We cannot predict the future. But it doesn't stop people from trying. In 2030, according to a new report, travel will become more personalized while millions more of us take to the skies. Instantaneous language translators will make language barriers …
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To the Point: Support groups, world travel by elected officials
World travel by elected officials. Regarding "Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success" (June 22): When I was growing up, young men were encouraged to sign up for U.S. Navy service and see the world. In this century, you have to be …
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