Michael Mikenas

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40 Cheapest Countries to Visit (On $30 Per Day Or Less!)

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found …

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Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 2

I went to Iceland last month for a long weekend with my friend Stephanie. We flew WOW Air from Boston and I used Citi Thank You Points to get myself …

4 Freaky Plane Designs That Reimagine The Golden Age Of Air Travel

Powered by sonic booms and nuclear reactors, Tim Clark imagines aircraft from an alt-history of aviation without fossil fuels.<p>For all their convenience, airplanes are one of the dirtiest modes of transportation out there. A fully loaded A380’s CO2 output is equivalent to each passenger driving six …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

The 17 best smartphones in the world

Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy right now in the U.S. based on factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We've included the approximate unsubsidized cost for each.

Soviet space shuttle program ruins | CNN Travel

Forget being 'on the edge' — Earth is entering a sixth mass extinction

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.<p>This is the sixth mass extinction— a loss of life that could rival the die-out that caused the dinosaurs to disappear 65 millions years ago after an asteroid hit the planet.<p>This …

Three Days in Quebec City

Here's how to plan the perfect long weekend in this historic Canadian destination.<p>Winters in Canada can be strong, so Quebecers are among the first to hit the streets in the spring to dance in the sunshine at festivals and relax on café patios. Join them and it won’t be long before you too develop …

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