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The travel scam you’re gonna fall for

And is Pad Thai fascist?

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Between favorable tax policies, tons of natural beauty, and that all-important Lord of the Rings connection, New Zealand seems well-placed to become a nomad hub in the years ahead. But will the government need to make financial concessions to attract nomads?

Tom Pullar-Strecker for The Post

Lured by high quality of life and low living costs, digital nomads are flocking to the Indian coastal region of Goa. Konkan culture and the laid-back beach vibes are giving way to the hustle of startup culture. With rents rising as much as 65%, are Goans at risk of being priced out of their own home?

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Climate change is making air travel bumpier, and researchers have turned to birds for answers. Could studying how birds navigate through rough skies improve turbulence prediction and aircraft design?

Katherine Latham for BBC


Navigating the maze of online travel deals can be as risky as it is rewarding. One woman's pursuit of a good deal left her missing thousands of dollars. A simple user error? Or is there a murky world of phony third-party bookers taking advantage of unsuspecting travelers?

Emily Stewart for Vox

Spain has ditched its "golden visa" program, highlighting tensions between foreign real estate investments and an escalating urban housing crisis. As debates intensify, could this move signal a larger European pivot?



There’s no dish more symbolic of Thailand’s food culture than Pad Thai. From fascism to WWII and anti-Chinese sentiment, the dish has a surprisingly murky origin story...

Alex Mayyasi for Atlas Obscura


What nomad visas are you most excited about?

🟨🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️ Visas for European countries (34%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Visas for Asian countries (45%)

🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️ Visas for African countries (21%)

And is Pad Thai fascist?