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The Week in Travel (11/23/12)

The world of travel moves fast!   Let’s keep up–together.   On Fridays,  Traveling IQ curates the highlights from the past week:

San Francisco bans public nudity

*You can leave your heart in San Francisco, but keep your privates to yourself.  The city’s supervisors have voted to officially ban public nudity, marking the end of an era for the City by the Bay.   Exemptions, however, are being made for Folsom Street Fair and similar festivals.   (via Huffington Post)

*Uganda plans on passing anti-gay laws carrying life imprisonment for homosexuality… wait for it… as a “Christmas gift.”  (via BBC News)

*And then a glimmer of hope on the continent:  Malawi temporarily suspends laws against same-sex relationships and orders police not to arrest gays, pending a decision on whether to repeal the legislation.  (via Reuters)

*It’s easier than ever to stay on your diet while traveling, with healthier airline meals.  (via USA Today)

*Who wants to spend the night in the pooper?  Apparently a lot of people.  Japanese contemporary artist Tatzu Nishino has transformed a public restroom in Osaka’s Nakanoshima Park into a one-room hotel–already fully booked for the duration of the installation.  (via Huffington Post)

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The Week in Travel (5/25/12)

The world of travel moves fast!  Let’s keep up–together.  On Fridays, Traveling IQ curates the highlights from the past week:

The Water Discus Hotel in Dubai

*Dubai is diving deep.  Plans are underway for the Water Discus Hotel, a luxury underwater hotel in Dubai, with rooms deeper than 32 feet below the surface and surrounded by a coral reef.  (via Bloomberg)

*Americans live in the “No Vacation Nation.”  The United States lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to vacation days. Yet 57% of workers had unused vacation at the end of 2011. (via CNN Money)

*Japan towers!  Almost twice the height of the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Skytree opened in Japan as the world’s tallest tower, offering two observatories.  (via CNN)

*I’ll drink to that, America.  Esquire magazine finds, in their opinion, the best bars in the U.S.  (via Esquire)

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