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#INEEDSPACE

Space tourism is the new frontier, and the Florida-based company Space Perspective is getting ready to send tourists into the stratosphere. They recently acquired the MS Voyager, a ship they plan to use as a launch platform for their balloon-based spaceship. Spaceship Neptune is planned to be a passenger pod carried by a giant, high-altitude balloon. The balloon is expected to reach 100,000 feet into the atmosphere, and tickets are already being sold at $125,000 a pop.

Mother Church of St. Andrea.
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#BIGMOVES

The picturesque municipality of Presicce-Acquarica in southern Italy will give you up to 30,000 euros in transfer incentives if you’re willing to move there – that’s around $31,000. All you have to do is buy a Presicce-Acquarica property built before 1991 and pledge to fix it up. Similar incentives are being offered in small towns across Italy that have suffered population decline throughout the years. Presicce-Acquarica is comprised of two small towns: Presicce and Acquarica del Capo. Situated on the “heel” of Italy in the Puglia region, the towns feature fast access to beautiful beaches, baroque architecture and lush olive groves. It’s an Italian dream.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines vessel
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#HIGHSEAS

Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate World Cruise takes passengers to over 60 countries and 150 destinations in 275 nights. You can take the entire cruise around the world in one go, or choose one of its four segments: the Ultimate Americas Cruise, Ultimate Asia Pacific Cruise, Ultimate Middle East & Med Cruise and the Ultimate Europe & Beyond Cruise. Ready to undertake one of the most incredible cruising journeys of all time? The Ultimate World Cruise departs from Miami in December 2023, returning to the same port in September 2024.

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#GOINGGREEN

Sustainable travel is on the rise, but where do sustainability-focused tourists want to visit? Norway and Costa Rica were recently voted the most sustainable travel destinations in a recent World Travel Market London survey. It’s easy to see why. Norway, which came in first place, relies primarily on hydropower for its energy. It features a vast public transportation network and encourages locals and tourists alike to live sustainably. Costa Rica, which came in a very close second, features immense biodiversity, environmental conservation programs and is a pioneer in the field of ecotourism.

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