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7 maps that show how our understanding of the world changed dramatically

Google Maps is one of the most downloaded apps, and for good reason: It tells us where we're going.<p>But centuries before we had satellite imaging, high altitude photography, or smartphones, people were jumping into ships and measuring distances between land masses to draw maps.<p>Those measurements, of …

Maps

A Hotel That Offers All Guests A Portable Wi-Fi Device

Hello from Hong Kong, where I’m currently staying at The Mira Hotel, a member of Design Hotels (one of the latest Starwood partners, though this …

Missing passport? Arrested? What to do if you're in trouble overseas

You’re in a foreign country and the unthinkable happens. You’ve lost your passport and all your money. Or you’re injured. Or you have been arrested. Or you’ve run into visa problems. Trouble with a capital T, as Professor Harold Hill said in “The Music Man.” What do you do? A recent conversation …

Airplanes

Delta Air Lines Chairman Resigns Effective Immediately

Delta announced this evening that Richard Anderson, who stepped down as CEO in May but remained the airline’s Chairman, “has elected to retire as …

11 warm places you can travel to this winter without worrying about Zika

Zika has been found in mosquitoes in much of the American hemisphere south of Florida — and the entire Caribbean. That leaves few options for virus-free travels.<p>Though the Zika virus only seems to be especially dangerous to woman pregnant or about to become pregnant, there is still a chance of …

Zika Virus

Venice’s best restaurants: Where to eat with the locals

Venice is high on many a traveller’s must-visit list. Whether you visit in the height of summer or depths of winter, you certainly won’t be the only …

Wife makes instructional lanyard for husband to wear on trip to Las Vegas

One wife has gone to great lengths to ensure her husband keeps on the straight and narrow on a trip to Las Vegas.<p>As Jim Gip prepared to travel to the Sin City, his wife Kim handed him a bespoke lanyard detailing what to do should anyone find him “looking lost”.<p>“My name is Jim,” the instructions …

Las Vegas

The Tallinn experiment: what happens when a city makes public transport free?

Since Estonia’s capital started providing free public transport for residents in 2013, it claims to have turned a €20m a year profit each year. But has the scheme achieved its ambitions of reducing traffic and saving people money?<p>In London a monthly travel card for the whole city costs almost £200. …