In the heart of the 60s and 70s, the 'Magic Bus' phenomenon embodied the essence of hippie culture, symbolizing not just a means of transportation, but a journey towards freedom, adventure, and spiritual discovery.
Departing for a vacation is one of those moments filled with excitement and anticipation, a wait that often accumulates a mix of emotions and frenzy within us. Amid this whirlwind of preparations, it's easy to forget something important. To avoid unpleasant surprises and to start off with peace of mind, it's better to rely on a checklist... Whether you're packing for a short getaway or a long journey, this list will ensure you have everything you need, allowing you to fully enjoy your adventure without stress and worries.
It's common to come across newspaper articles or blog posts that anxiously report on the ecological impact of airplanes. They cite figures, scientific research, and interviews with authoritative experts: the emerging theses, barely veiled in emphasis, relate to irresponsible use of this mode of transport, accused of polluting more than others or even being one of the main causes of anthropogenic climate change. Some articles even argue the need for social control through the so-called "shame of flight". But is this really the case? What do objective statistical sources say? Should we feel ashamed when boarding an airplane?
The first and biggest virtual museum about travel and tourism. The Museum of Travel and Tourism was established in 2016, somewhat serendipitously. It initially began its journey as a platform for digital mediation. Over the years, the portal has curated content presenting diverse perspectives on the tourism industry, and, much to our surprise, it has transformed into a frequently visited hub, amassing over 642'185 visits from 2015 to 2023.
As the world becomes increasingly accessible, the allure of exploring every corner of our planet grows stronger. However, not all destinations are advisable for travel. Various factors such as political instability, environmental concerns, health risks, and ethical issues can turn certain places into no-go zones for responsible travelers, also in the past. Below is a selection of aphorisms dedicated to this theme.
Travel is not just about seeing new places; it's also about tasting them. Every destination has its own unique flavors, dishes that tell stories of culture, tradition, and history. Embarking on a culinary odyssey allows travelers to explore the world through their taste buds, creating memories that are as flavorful as they are unforgettable. From the spicy street foods of Bangkok to the sophisticated pastries of Paris, each location offers a distinct culinary experience. Tasting traditional dishes is like taking a journey into the heart of a culture. It's about understanding the local way of life, the regional ingredients, and the ancestral cooking methods that have been passed down through generations. Below is a selection of aphorisms dedicated to this theme.
Travel has always been an essential part of human experience, connecting cultures, expanding horizons, and igniting curiosity. Across the globe, a unique category of museums captures this spirit: travel museums. These institutions are dedicated to showcasing the art, history, and science of travel, offering visitors an opportunity to embark on a journey through time and space without leaving the museum walls.
Fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (female)
In just 152 days, 1 hour, Juliana Buhring (DEU) cycled a total distance of 29’069 km (18’063 miles). The journey started and finished at Piazza Plebiscito in Naples, Italy, and lasted from 23 July until 22 December 2012.