Week 03–1, July 2021

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” 〜John Gardner

By LuxPin Team

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1. Catch the Best Shooting Stars of 2021 Next Month — Here’s Where to Look

◆ Every year in August, the night sky grows even more wondrous when the Perseid meteor shower takes place. In fact, NASA considers the annual event “the best meteor shower of the year,” since the fast and vibrant space rocks often leave long streaks of light and color behind. The August Perseids that has earned the reputation as the best light show in the sky.


Week 03, July 2021

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” 〜Robert Frost

By LuxPin Team

CREDIT: COURTESY OF HOTEL RANGÁ

1. This Iceland Hotel Is Offering One Traveler a Month-long Stay If They Can Photograph the Northern Lights

◆ With peak northern lights season getting closer in Iceland (September through March), Hotel Rangá is looking to showcase its spectacular location for viewing the natural phenomenon. The hotel is searching for its first-ever official “lights catcher,” a photographer who will spend a month capturing photos and video of the…


Week 02–1, July 2021

“You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport.” 〜Pauline Frommer

By LuxPin Team

Divers experience Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest swimming pool in the world, reaching 60 meters, on Saturday. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images

1. The world’s deepest diving pool just opened in Dubai, and it’s complete with a sunken city. Take a look inside.

◆ Dubai is home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the biggest shopping mall, and the largest fountain. Now the “City of Superlatives” is adding another title to its list: The world’s deepest indoor diving pool. At nearly 200 feet deep, Deep Dive Dubai is the deepest pool for diving in the world. The pool is filled with 3.7 …


Week 02, July 2021

“Trips do not end when you return home — usually this is the time when in a sense they really begin.” Adele Franklin

By LuxPin Team

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1. This Unique Airbnb Is at the Crux of a Dormant Volcano in France — and It’s Only €1 Per Night

◆ Travelers can book the unique home on July 19 starting at 3 a.m. ET on a first-come, first-served basis for a one-night stay on Sept. 18th. …


Week 01–1, July 2021

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” Clifton Fadiman

By LuxPin Team

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1. Why You Should Always Order Ginger Ale on a Flight (Video)

◆ Ginger ale: the unsung hero of the sky. And some of us know that crisp, bubbly ginger ale is by far the best drink at 36,000 feet. If you haven’t tried a ginger ale on a flight yet, we highly suggest giving it a shot. You’ll never feel more refreshed.


Week 01, July 2021

“Experience, travel — these are as education in themselves.” Euripides

By LuxPin Team

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1. Get a ‘Backstage’ Peek at the Colosseum As Underground Levels Open to Tourists for the First Time

◆ Centuries ago, the underground areas of Rome’s Colosseum were not a place you’d want to find yourself in — it’s where they kept the gladiators and wild animals before they went to battle with each other. Thankfully, times have changed and the arena is now a place that attracts millions of visitors every year. …


Week 05–1, June 2021

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

By LuxPin Team

Prince William and Prince Harry looking at Princess Diana’s statue. Dominic Lipinski /Pool Photo via AP

1. See the first photos of Princess Diana’s statue that was just unveiled on what would have been her 60th birthday

◆ Prince Harry and Prince William commissioned the statue designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, known for his designs on British coins in 2017. Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on Thursday, which would have been her 60th birthday. …


Week 05, June 2021

“The journey not the arrival matters.” T.S. Eliot

By LuxPin Team

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1. A Mini Replica of the Statue of Liberty Is on Its Way From France to Washington D.C.

◆ More than 130 years after France gifted the U.S. the Statue of Liberty, a 10-foot bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty is making her way across the Atlantic. The statue is scheduled to arrive in New York on July 1. Before the statue arrives in the nation’s capital, it will make a pit stop in New York’s Ellis Island to celebrate the Fourth of…


Week 04–1, June 2021

“The key to life is not in what you attain, but the journey made in its attainment.”〜 Eleesha

By LuxPin Team

CREDIT: DAVID VILANOVA/COURTESY OF AIRBNB

1.Gaudí’s First Barcelona Home Will Open As an Airbnb for One Night Only This Fall

◆ It’s a rare stay indeed. Design fans are in for a treat thanks to Airbnb. This fall, the owners of Casa Vicens, the first home designed by the famed Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudí, will open the doors for a one-night stay in Barcelona via Airbnb.


Week 04, June 2021

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” 〜 Albert Einstein

By LuxPin Team

A woman walks by the Olympic Rings near the National Stadium in Tokyo, June 9, 2021. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

1. Tokyo cancels Olympic live-viewing events and will turn some venues into vaccination sites

◆ Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced Saturday that live in-person viewing events in the city scheduled for next month’s Olympic games were canceled. Some of the six venues, which included Yoyogi, Inokashira, and Hibiya parks in Tokyo, will instead be used as COVID-19 vaccination sites. The debate over whether to allow spectators to watch the games in person is ongoing.

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