One amazing feat about technology nowadays is the ability for us to see and connect to places that we thought were unreachable. But outside of the virtual destinations we are seeing so much of today, we are now able to take it even further and stand on the surface of another planet. We the Curious teamed up with astrophysicists to create a scientifically accurate, VR tour of 6 exoplanets. You can even take it to the next level and find out what it might be like to explore these worlds by watching this video.
Strap on a VR headset, surf the giant waves of Kepler-62e, and gaze across the lava fields of 55 Cancri e.
Traveling in business class is an incredible experience when traveling long-haul. From the food and service to the spacious seat that converts into a flat-bed and large entertainment screen, business class is the preferred way to fly. Although business class seats and the entire experience can vary from one airline to another, the benefits and perks that come with business class are similar. If you find yourself with a premium ticket in the future, here’s how you can take advantage of your business class experience.
ANA All Nippon Airways opened up a new premium lounge at Tokyo Haneda (HND) dubbed the ANA Suite Lounge, accessible to ANA business class and first class passengers departing Tokyo. To accommodate the ever-growing number of passengers, ANA has opened up a second lounge, one of the largest of its kind with seating for up to 900 travelers.
Delhi, India is a fascinating destination with a rich culture and long-standing history, unfortunately, there is not a lot of written history that references the area until the 12th century. Considered to be one of the most ancient cities in the world inhabited, Delhi has been the epicenter of large and powerful empires and has undergone many destructions throughout its history.
Before it became an independent nation and separated from the British Empire in 1947, it was ruled by the Mughal Empire for 300 years. During this time, many historical buildings were erected including The Qutub Minar (victory tower), Tughlaq Tombs (where nobles were buried), Jahaz Mahal (retreat for the emperors), the famous Red Fort, Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India) and Safdarjung’s Tomb—most of these sites can still be visited today. During British rule, the Empire created a city within a city to house the British people, essentially closing themselves off from the Old City. Thus, ‘New Delhi’ was born. Today, New Delhi is a fascinating destination to explore, and if you’re bound for India’s capital in the future, here are some sites and places to check off your to-do list.
Skytrax is a world-renown company specializing in research and providing quality advice to the air travel industry. Their annual world’s best awards are the most prestigious awards in the industry, sought after large and small airlines from all over the world. Skytrax is also involved in airline ratings and certification, which began in 1999, and is based on an international rating system categorizing carriers by the quality of their products and employee service both on the ground and in the air. The ratings, officially known as the “Certified Airline Star Ratings”, are accepted as a global standard, created “through many years of professional experience and Skytrax specialist knowledge of the world airline industry”.
The highest rating an airline can receive is 5 stars, but it does not require every aspect of the product or service to be 5-stars in order to get the highest score. Certain categories must be fulfilled and consistency across the carrier’s products and service onboard and on the ground is key. Out of about 5,000 airlines in the world, these are the only 10 that are certified 5-star in alphabetical order.
Virtual tours have become the new normal, and while we can’t quite travel the world just yet (but soon!), we can enjoy the beautiful sites right from our homes. Thanks to travelers, photographers, videographers and technology, the world can connect people to places in split seconds. From France and England to the Netherlands, here are some of the palaces and castles in Europe you can tour without leaving your couch.
All Nippon Airways business class and first class passengers departing Tokyo can access the newest Suite Lounge at Haneda International Airport in Terminal 2.
Unlike ANA’s recent lounge in Narita Airport, this Suite Lounge is a bit more luxurious and exclusive feeling. The ANA Suite Lounge features minimal yet beautiful wooden decor, ambient lighting, dark grey marble floors, stone grove and wooden orchard, offering passengers a relaxing escape while waiting for their flight. The true essence of Japan’s modernity and traditionalism is elegantly represented inside this new lounge, thanks to Kengo Kuma, a world-renowned Japanese architect who designed this lounge as well as a few other ANA lounges. (more…)
Virtual travel has become increasingly popular over the past few weeks, and more and more companies in the travel industry are giving us a chance to see destinations we dream about but can’t currently be in. It’s not permanent, but we will be able to see these gorgeous places in the near future.
Although there are thousands of videos to watch, we’ve chosen the top three from each continent for you to enjoy from home.
Podcasts are a great way to discover more about the world, learn from past experiences and be inspired to do and see things we may not have thought of at first. While we hunker down for the time being and read an interesting book, go outdoors for fresh air and watch some phenomenal virtual world experiences, we can also turn to podcasts to help keep our spirits high.
If you’re in the mood to grab your headphones and listen to inspiring stories, here are some of our favorite travel podcasts we are tuning into right now.
Although we cannot travel the world at the moment, we can still be inspired by everything it has to offer regardless of where we are right now. Thanks to social platforms such as Instagram, we can marvel at beautiful destinations without having to leave the couch or bed. So for those who love to travel but can’t do so for the time being (don’t worry, we’ll get to soon), here are some of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow right now.