Week 04–1, September 2021
“The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours.” 〜 Ayn Rand
By LuxPin Team
◆ As the sounds of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” came down the canals, Venetians turned and saw an unusual sight over the weekend: a gigantic 39-foot violin with a string quartet on board making its way down the Grand Canal. The boat, named “Noah’s Violin” in reference to Noah’s Ark, was created by a Venetian artist named Livio de Marchi to bring a message of hope as the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
◆ Amazon has announced it is bringing its biometric technology, Amazon One, to Red Rocks and several other performance venues throughout the country, thanks to a new partnership with AXS ticketing service. After purchasing a ticket, concertgoers will be able to enter simply by placing their hand over an Amazon One device at the gates.
◆ Your photos and videos are about to get a major upgrade. Ready to get out and snap some Instagram-worthy travel photos again? Then you may want to consider ordering the new iPhone. Here are all the details you need to know about the new iPhone cameras and more.
◆ The Inspiration4 crew splashed down off the coast of Florida on Saturday evening, three days after the team of civilians became the first to orbit Earth. The four-person crew of Inspiration4 has officially made history as the world’s first all-civilian crew to orbit the earth.
◆ Seattle-Tacoma Airport recently introduced “OrderSEA,” a mobile ordering service that links travelers with 16 of the airport’s restaurants to order pick up when they’re crunched for time. The service also includes gate delivery from the OrderSEA robot, named Gita.
◆ Tradewind Aviation is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a big way. The regional flight company will give away one round-trip private charter flight — worth $20,000 — to reunite a family separated during the pandemic.
◆ Now, travelers from California and Puerto Rico are no longer recommended to test for COVID-19 before or after travel to Chicago. The pair are the only U.S. destinations not considered “high risk” on the advisory list, which is in place to encourage unvaccinated travelers to test for COVID-19 before and after visiting.
◆ It’s time to “fall” back in love with travel, and these companies can help you do just that. Here are seven brand-new tours, companies, and hotels launching this fall and beyond that every traveler needs to know about.
◆ Samantha Patil is on a mission to change the way you see the world. Patil founded Well Traveled, an exclusive community of travelers, foodies, and adventure seekers all sharing their best tips, tricks, and hidden gems they’ve found on their own journeys.
◆ With 1,350 miles of beautiful coastline and sunny weather during most of the year, it should come as no surprise that Florida’s real estate market is among the top-performing in the country. If you are thinking about investing in a vacation home in Florida, here are the best Florida towns, cities, and destinations to target.