Soak up stunning views, booze, and brats on the Bavarian Gourmet Trail

Soak up stunning views, booze, and brats on the Bavarian Gourmet Trail

Crystal clear lakes, dense pine forests, storybook villages, and weißwurst sizzling on the grill — welcome to Bavaria’s Gourmet Trail. As the name suggests, this route is largely devoted to local eats inspired by southern Germany’s long-standing tradition of hospitality and indulgent cuisine. The beauty of Bavaria is that it has plenty to offer year-round. … Read more Soak up stunning views, booze, and brats on the Bavarian Gourmet Trail

15 Galapagos tortoises finally return home after saving their entire species

15 Galapagos tortoises finally return home after saving their entire species

Fifty-five years ago, the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative gathered all the Española tortoises from Española island in the Galapagos — 12 female and two males — as well as one male kept in the San Diego Zoo, with the hopes that these individuals, the last of their species, would breed and help bring back the … Read more 15 Galapagos tortoises finally return home after saving their entire species

This California hotel has a robot deliver wine to your room to avoid human contact

This California hotel has a robot deliver wine to your room to avoid human contact

The hospitality industry is getting a major overhaul in the COVID-19 era, and that even includes room service. To limit touchpoints and interaction between guests and staff, one hotel uses a room service robot called Rosé, whose sole job is to deliver goodies to your room. Hotel Trio in Healdsburg, CA, is enlisting the services … Read more This California hotel has a robot deliver wine to your room to avoid human contact

LAX’s Global Entry Enrollment Center is reopening today

LAX’s Global Entry Enrollment Center is reopening today

Eagerness to speed through airport security lines and customs might be at an all-time high right now, as demand for travel is picking up, but flyers also want to remain safe. For the conditionally approved Global Entry applicants eagerly awaiting their interview to complete their enrollment into the program, there’s some good news. After all … Read more LAX’s Global Entry Enrollment Center is reopening today

Ambitious 2050 goals could help the US see massive environmental progress

Ambitious 2050 goals could help the US see massive environmental progress

This week’s Climate Win dives into the often elusive practice of cross-sector unity. Public, private, and non-profit sectors seem very distant in both goals and action when it comes to climate initiatives. But signs are emerging that this is changing, largely due to increased demand from the public. The Environment and Energy Study Institute released … Read more Ambitious 2050 goals could help the US see massive environmental progress

This epic new film ‘Breathtaking’ follows climbers on the world’s most dangerous mountain: K2

This epic new film ‘Breathtaking’ follows climbers on the world’s most dangerous mountain: K2

K2 is known as the “savage mountain.” At 28,251 feet, this Karakoram peak is the world’s second tallest, behind only Mt. Everest, but it is the world’s toughest mountain to climb. The new film Breathtaking: K2 – The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain stars renowned Eddie Bauer alpine climbing guides Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez, along … Read more This epic new film ‘Breathtaking’ follows climbers on the world’s most dangerous mountain: K2

Swedish prime minister orders inquiry of anti-lockdown response to COVID-19

Swedish prime minister orders inquiry of anti-lockdown response to COVID-19

As countries around the world went into lockdown to flatten the COVID-19 curve back in March, Sweden took a more relaxed approach: Citizens were asked to stay home and avoid others who might be high-risk, while schools, businesses, and gatherings were largely unaffected. Sweden now has almost 10 times as many COVID-19 cases as neighboring … Read more Swedish prime minister orders inquiry of anti-lockdown response to COVID-19

Japan’s newest bullet train is sleek, earthquake-safe, and the fastest yet

Japan’s newest bullet train is sleek, earthquake-safe, and the fastest yet

Japan’s bullet trains were some of the finest examples of rail technology in the world even before they were built to withstand earthquakes. Operational since July 1, the newest bullet train connecting Tokyo and Osaka on the Tokaido Shinkansen line of the Central Japan Railway was designed with both safety and comfort in mind. The … Read more Japan’s newest bullet train is sleek, earthquake-safe, and the fastest yet

When the Louvre reopens, visitors will get private audiences with the Mona Lisa

When the Louvre reopens, visitors will get private audiences with the Mona Lisa

The Louvre is finally opening again after temporarily closing due to the coronavirus pandemic back in March. On July 6, France’s most famous museum will reopen with new social distancing measures in place, including reserving specific time slots for viewing exhibitions, and mask-wearing. While this might be inconvenient for many visitors, who are used to … Read more When the Louvre reopens, visitors will get private audiences with the Mona Lisa