This Week in Travel (Issue No. 35)

I don’t know about you but I could benefit from some relaxation at the moment. Thankfully, a new study from Zipjet has come out with the least stressful cities in the world. All of the cities are in Europe except for Sydney and four of the cities are in Germany– what is Germany doing right?! Check out the beautiful photo gallery from Lonely Planet.


Good news for American travelers Travel Daily News, reports that starting March 25, 2018, Airfrance will have nonstop flights from Seattle to Paris. So pack your bags and say Bonjour to the City of Lights and hello the Emerald City. Along with this Delta is adding a ton of new flights to Europe from the States in 2018 and they’re all nonstop! Cheers to no more exhausting layovers…

Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Kylie McCarthy


There is a new book out that aims to offer a fresh perspective on our planet. ‘New Views’ uses maps and data to show our world in a new way. Our hope is that books like this can help bring connection, unity and understanding about places and cultures that are different from ourselves.


In other news for all you ocean and animal lovers, Sea Turtles are making a comeback. Through the efforts of many from around the globe there seems in be an upward trend in numbers. This is exciting news that shows conservation efforts lead to positive progress.

Photo from Kosan archives


Another reason to love Amsterdam. In early 2018 a prison will be transformed into an eco-friendly neighborhood with 1350 residential units. The goal is to have a largely car free environment with large open and lush green spaces. This exciting regeneration project will help ease the pressure on the housing market while creating energy neutrality.


Have you been to Rome? If so, it’s time to go again. For the first time in 40 years the third tier of the Colosseum will be open to the public starting November first. For an extra 9 euros you can have spectacular views over the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy. Photo courtesy of Kylie McCarthy


China’s newest see through bridge cracks under your feet. A travel guide recently experienced the cracking under his feet and captured it on video. Turns out he didn’t need to be afraid. The bridge was designed with the special feature.


Travel quote of the week


“Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.”- Tom Freston

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