Seville city guide: what to do and see in one of Spain’s best cities

Seville city guide

Madrid and Barcelona may be the two topmost visited cities in Spain, but there are other places that are charming and just as wonderful to spend a few days in. One of our favorites is Seville, located in the southeastern part of Spain, famous for flamenco dance, amazing architecture, phenomenal culture and art.

The city was first occupied by the Tartessians in the 8th century before the Romans took over around 200 BC, Muslims in the 12th century, and then boomed in the 16th century when it became a very important trade city with Spain. It wasn’t until the plague hit in the 17th century that the city suffered deeply (as did the rest of Europe). Fast forward to today and pieces from various time periods throughout history remain, which are seen and explored by tourists and locals on a daily basis. If Seville is on your list of go-to cities, here are a few spots to add to your list.

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This is what an Airbus Hermès Private Jet looks like

Airbus Hermes Private Jet

First class doesn’t always mean flying commercial.

After three long years, the Hermès-designed private jet is now complete. The Airbus Hermès Private Jet ACJ319neo is owned by EVA Airways and can fly for an average of 15 hours—a distance of 7,767 miles. Although the aircraft can officially accommodate nineteen travelers, this jet has been created to only accommodate eight in order to allow for extreme comfort and luxury. Let’s take a closer look inside to see what it’s all about.

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Welcome aboard Hainan Airlines new business class cabin

Hainan Airlines business class B787

A few years ago, Hainan Airlines revealed a new business class seat for the Boeing 787, and now, there will be a new business class called “Dream Feather” for the same aircraft. The next ten Boeing 787-9s that Hainan Airlines will be fitted with this elegant, chic and high-end business class seat.

This five-star airline joined forces with Priestman Goode, a transportation interior designer, to give the B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seats in a reverse herringbone a new facelift. The Boeing 787 will install a total of 26 seats, four less than the current Boeing 787-9s which have 30 seats. As a result, passengers can enjoy even more space.

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Stay healthy while traveling: tips to keep your gut happy

healthy travel tip

Staying healthy while traveling through airports and while flying can sometimes be a little challenging, especially when we have to move from high and low altitudes and from hot and cold temperatures very quickly. Moreover, if you’re traveling long distances, our bodies are forced to adapt to the change in time zones—some more drastically than others.

As a result, our stomachs might not always agree to the quick changes, leaving us tired, bloated, upset or uneasy. In order to help prevent an uncomfortable travel experience while getting to your destination, here are some tips to keep your gut healthy no matter how far you’re going.

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Nice city guide: a beautiful seaside escape in France

Nice city guide

Paris is the most popular destination in France, but it’s very touristy and can get overcrowded, which is why Nice, France’s coastal city should be the place to go.

Traces of humans living there can be traced back 400,000 years, but the city was officially discovered in 350 BC by the Greeks. For many centuries, Nice was under control between two great Empires, the French and the Italians until 1861 when it finally became part of France for good. During the times of imperial rule, Nice was popular amongst aristocrats, who went there to get away from the craziness of the palace and city and enjoy time by the sea. Even now, Nice is still the go-to for the wealthy, but you don’t have to own a yacht to have a brilliant time. With that said, here are some hidden gems to add to your sites to see.

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Ultraflex concept: the future of long-haul flights

Ultraflex concept

AIM Altitude, a designer and developer of airplane interiors just released a new concept called Utraflex, created for extremely long flights (the current longest flight is 19 hours on Singapore Airlines).

The concept incorporates a lot of social interaction, allowing passengers to get up from their seat and engage their body and mind in various zones. These zones can include a bar, workout or meditation space, communal and semi-private seating areas, self-service food station and work desks. Let’s take a look at these zones a bit more closely.

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All eyes on the new Virgin Atlantic A350 upper class

New Virgin Atlantic A350 upper class

Last year, Virgin Atlantic announced a new upper class cabin for the A330, but it just revealed an even more phenomenal upper class for the A350. Set to debut on the London-New York route this August, the new seats are configured in a 1-2-1 layout with every seat having a window to themselves.

Virgin Atlantic A350 upper class seat has been specifically designed for the airline, which resulted in a uniquely semi-suite that’s luxurious and comfortable. The new A350 upper class seat has a herringbone design with all seats facing forward, and although there are no doors, the two seats in the middle do have a privacy window that completely separates the two seats.

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2019 Skytrax Awards: best airports in North America

Best airports in North America 2019

Singapore Changi was named the Best Airport in the World for 2019, making it the seventh consecutive year the airport has retained its spot at number one. Aside from the best airports in the world list, there are other Skytrax award categories such as Best Regional Airports, which goes even further into a list of the top ten airports in each region. For North America, Denver International Airport (DIA) has made it to the number one spot for 2019, a small jump from number two in 2018. Last year, Vancouver International Airport was voted number one, whereas this year, Vancouver completely fell off the list.

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Moscow hidden gems: where to go and what to see

Moscow hidden gems

Moscow, one of the most beautiful cities in Russia, which also happens to be the country’s capital, is a destination that you should visit at least once in your life. From churches, museums, and significant landmarks to a deep history and a culture that can take years to understand, Moscow is a remarkable city that will leave a wonderful impression on you for years to come.

If you’re heading to Moscow and want to see a few hidden gems, here are sites to add to your list of to-dos.

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An unexpected first class seat on Asiana Airlines

Asiana first class seat

In 2015, Asiana Airlines decided to remove almost all their first class seats on their fleet, except on their A380s and four Boeing planes including the 747-400’s and 777-200ER’s. Although first class isn’t as available as it used to be, if you do find yourself in an Asiana first class suite, you’ll have an unexpectedly pleasant experience.

There are a total of 12 Asiana first class suites situated in a 1-2-1 layout and are completely enclosed with a sliding door. For those sitting in the middle, the panel can be adjusted to enjoy your fellow traveler’s company or family member/ significant other during the entire flight. If you’re flying solo and are in one of the middle seats, you can still get just as much privacy as the solo suites on either side of the plane. (more…)