Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite is in stationary orbit over New Guinea where it captures some truly amazing imagery of the Earth. Every day the satellite captures imagery of the western Pacific, Australia, and parts of Asia, Antarctica & Alaska. Glittering Blue is a video of Himawari 8’s imagery from just one day. What makes Glittering Blue stand out is its sheer size, which really showcases the amazing quality of Himawari-8’s imagery.” Direct download (2,200 x 2,200 33 MB)
Astronomy Picture of the Day See a different image of the universe each day. Each image has an interesting blurb written by a professional astronomer.
Australian Government Travel Advice and Register – SMARTRAVELLER Smartraveller is provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
CENTERS for DISEASE CONTROL and PREVENTION CDC to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Ferries AFerry is the world’s largest online ferry ticket distribution network providing the ability to book more than 80 major European ferry operators, and over 1200 ferry routes throughout the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Holland, the Mediterranean and the rest of Europe, as well as locations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America.
Duolingo Learn a new language? Now you can for free, select which language you want to give a go and you’re ready to start.
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LUGGAGE TAGS Use your phone to find your luggage, whether it’s waiting at the carousel, stowed under the plane, or trapped in your closet. Or use your suitcase to find your phone—just press the Tile and it’ll ring. Between the two of them, you’ll keep it all together.
MD TRAVEL HEALTH – The MDtravelhealth channel is a source of travel health information for travellers, written by medical professionals.
MEDIC ALERT FOUNDATION – With MedicAlert, first responders and health professionals have access to your vital information in any time of need. MedicAlert is a non-profit, membership organization. Our mission is to save and protect lives by sharing information in our members’ moment of need.
Ocearch Sharks, dolphins, seals and turtles, you can see all manner of marine life travel logs in real time. Each animal has a name so you can see who’s swimming around out there.
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SAWDAY’S Finding special places to stay
SIM cards | Orange Holiday Europe: A Cheap 4G SIM for Your European Vacation Apart from using this article as an excuse to share a few vacation photos, I’m writing to tell you about a useful and economical way I found to get cellular data while traveling in Europe this summer: the Orange Holiday Europe SIM.
Sport – STILL STOKED Alexa Hohenberg – for women in action sports
TODAY TIX an international ticketing platform that sells best-priced tickets tickets to live, cultural events, for purchase a few months or a few hours before show time. Founded by two Broadway producers, TodayTix’s free mobile apps for iOS and Android provide access to theater shows in New York City, London’s West End, Toronto, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.
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Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower is lethal to your soul. And a selfie in front of the pyramids in Giza? Completely overrated.
“plans should be ephemeral, so be prepared to move away from them.” Even if it means losing a bit of money. Even if it means sacrificing that phenomenal Instagram I was picturing in my mind.
But that summed up everything Bourdain is about. Roll with the punches. Walk the less-traveled path. Budget strategically.
And above all, slow down. Your mind will thank you. And your wallet will thank you.
“You can’t take it in, driving by stuff. That’s not satisfying,” he says. “Don’t be afraid to just sit and watch.”
The way we see the world has changed thanks to a little thing we like to call technology. Travel is no exception; an array of websites and apps has made it easier and more convenient for all. So if you’re looking to get away, or just dreaming of your next vacation, here are 10 ways you can use the ‘net when planning and heading off on your next holiday.
Hostelling International (HI) is a charity that manages a federation of not-for-profit youth hostel associations. Our Youth Hostel Associations such as YHA, Stayokay and DJH combined provide a network of hostels in more than 80 countries. We believe that exploration and travel lead to a better understanding of other cultures, and in turn that creates a peaceful, smarter, and more tolerant world. This is and has been our mission for almost 100 years. We operate ‘for good and not-for-profit’ which means your stay should be cheaper while contributing to something amazing — any surplus of funds is reinvested in affordable hostelling and not shareholders.
- October 2015 – New Zealand
- December 2015 – Iceland, Australia: Victoria, The Grampians and The Twelve Apostles
- February 2016 – Croatia
- April 2016 – Austrlian: Darwin & Perth Australia, Travel Cards, New Zealand
- June 2016 – Iceland, Australia: Margaret River, New Zealand’s Winter, Canada Working Holidays, Australia: Skate Boarding NSW
- August 2016 – Australia: Sydney 48 hours, New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings, Wales, France’s Best Cycling Routes, Australia: Queensland’s Northern Stars
- October 2016 – Norway, Auckland, Australia: Canberra, California
- December 2016 – New Zealand: Queenstown, Australia: Townsville and Magnet Island, Australia: 48 hours in Melbourne, Bangkok
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- Ten travel quotes that will broaden your mind
Weaving the Bridge at Q’eswachaka