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Is astro-tourism the next big thing?

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Japan's new visa opens its door to nomad travelers—but only a crack. With a steep income requirement—considerably higher than European nations require—it raises the question: Is nomadism only a privilege the wealthy can afford?

Stacey Leasca for BBC


An airline’s plan to weigh passengers has sparked a flurry of online debate—would-be travelers are outraged, with some calling the move fat-shaming and vowing never to fly Finnair again. Is this a step toward safer flights or a privacy nightmare?

Scott Laird for Fodors

Gone are the days of stale sandwiches and stiff chairs—airport lounges are leveling up to offer Peloton bikes, nap pods, and even caviar service, turning layovers into luxury escapes. Soon arriving at a lounge near you...

Christine Chung for The New York Times

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In a spectacle described as "equivalent to having 50 Super Bowls simultaneously from Texas to Maine," the April 8th solar eclipse turned out to be this year's blockbuster travel event with over four million Americans traveling to see it. Is astro-tourism the next big thing?

Li Zhou for Vox


It's the Holy Grail for the ultra-organized and a fleeting dream for the rest of us, as we drown in a deluge of emails. Is inbox zero truly the be-all and end-all of email efficiency, or could our fixation with a pristine inbox be a productivity pitfall?

Cloey Callahan for WorkLife

Does inbox zero make you more or less productive?

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