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SLEEP AMONG ELEPHANTS IN THE ‘JUNGLE BUBBLE’ SUITES OF THAILAND

While most travelers won’t be ready to take long international flights anytime soon, one enterprising jungle resort in Northern Thailand is hoping to lure guests with a truly unique wildlife experience. The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort now offers two “Jungle Bubble” suites designed for up-close elephant sightings. Continue reading SLEEP AMONG ELEPHANTS IN THE ‘JUNGLE BUBBLE’ SUITES OF THAILAND

Boeing poised to start crucial 737 Max flight safety tests tomorrow

Boeing’s troubled 737 Max is reportedly close to a key round of test flights. Reuters and BBC News sources understand Boeing and the FAA are due to start a three-day set of flight safety tests for the airliner on June 29th. The aircraft crew will run a string of “methodically scripted” scenarios meant to push the (hopefully fixed) MCAS anti-stall technology to its limits, according to Reuters. Continue reading Boeing poised to start crucial 737 Max flight safety tests tomorrow

The Timely Return of the Drive-In Restaurant

For a city that’s still on substantial lockdown, including the suspension of dine-in eating due to COVID-19, San Francisco’s Mel’s Drive-in—at least, its parking lot along Geary Boulevard—is buzzing. Cars occupy many of the restaurant’s parking spaces, each one filled with customers awaiting orders of the burgers, milkshakes and french fries that have made this 1950s-style eatery famous. But there’s something else that has brought them here: the revival of Mel’s carhop service, a once prominent part of its offerings when Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs opened the California restaurant chain’s original location back in 1947. At that time, it was the allure of car-oriented leisure offerings that inspired drive-in restaurants. Today it’s a pandemic. Continue reading The Timely Return of the Drive-In Restaurant

In Bid to Make Passengers Feel Safer, TSA Prepares to Screen Temperatures at Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing to possibly add a new element to its pre-boarding screening procedures in the U.S. airports: checking temperatures. If approved, the new measure could be rolled out at about a dozen airports as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal reported. Continue reading In Bid to Make Passengers Feel Safer, TSA Prepares to Screen Temperatures at Airports

GOOGLE NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL TOURS OF OVER 1,200 ICONIC MUSEUMS

The coronavirus crisis has forced many of the world’s most popular museums to temporarily shut down. Fortunately, Google Arts and Culture’s partnership with world-class art institutions, which was first launched over a decade ago, offers virtual tours of more than 1,200 museums. Continue reading GOOGLE NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL TOURS OF OVER 1,200 ICONIC MUSEUMS

New Exhibition in Oakland Traces the History of Hip-Hop

On August 11, 1973, Clive Campbell (aka DJ Kool Herc) set up two turntables inside the rec room of an apartment complex in the West Bronx for his sister’s birthday party. As he volleyed between the drum breaks on each record, creating a new sound that had never been heard before, little did he realize that his DJ set would mark the birthplace of hip-hop.

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