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Nautilus Art Prints Announces Martha’s Vineyard Welcomes You Print By Laurent Durieux

Nautilus Art Prints is very proud to announce its newest release : Martha’s Vineyard Welcomes You designed by Laurent Durieux. The artist does a gentle nod to the classic film Jaws in the poster.

Martha’s Vineyard Welcomes You Regular Print
By Laurent Durieux
Measures 24×36 inches
11 colors
Edition Size – 575
Signed and hand numbered by the artist
€65

Martha’s Vineyard Welcomes You Variant Print
By Laurent Durieux
Measures 24×36 inches
11 colors
Edition Size – 225
Signed and hand numbered by the artist
€85

Martha’s Vineyard Welcomes You Regular Version
Screenprinted on wood
By Laurent Durieux
Format: 26,38×38,58 inches
6 mm thick
11 colors
Edition Size – 10
Signed and hand numbered by the artist
€250

Martha’s Vineyard Welcomes You Variant Version
Screenprinted on wood
By Laurent Durieux
Format: 26,38×38,58 inches
6 mm thick
11 colors
Edition Size – 10
Signed and hand numbered by the artist
€250

On sale on Nautilus Art Prints store this Friday December, 11 at 7 PM Brussels Time – 10 AM (PT)

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Check Out What The Cabins Will Look Like On The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Opening At Walt Disney World Resort In 2021

In a galaxy far, far away, progress continues at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, where guests will live aboard a starship for a 2-day, 2-night experience. 

Unlike any typical cruise, though, you can become the heroes of your own Star Wars story in a new type of immersive experience that only Disney could create.

Guests will cruise the galaxy in style aboard the Halcyon, known for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. Onboard, you’ll stay in well-appointed cabins, experience onboard dining, make a planet-side excursion to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu and much more.

Here are some images of what the cabins will look like.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is coming to Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.

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First Passengers Travel Safely On A Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop made history last week as the first people successfully traveled in a hyperloop pod.

The testing campaign, from the beginning stages all the way through to the successful demonstration, was overseen by the industry-recognized Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) Certifer. Having undergone a rigorous and exhaustive safety process, the newly-unveiled XP-2 vehicle demonstrates many of the safety-critical systems that will be found on a commercial hyperloop system and is equipped with a state-of-the-art control system that can detect off-nominal states and rapidly trigger appropriate emergency responses.

Josh Giegel, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Sara Luchian, Director of Passenger Experience, were the first people in the world to ride on this new form of transportation. The test took place at Virgin Hyperloop’s 500 meter DevLoop test site in Las Vegas, Nevada where the company has previously run over 400 un-occupied tests.

The occupants made their maiden voyage on the newly-unveiled XP-2 vehicle, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, which was custom-built with occupant safety and comfort in mind. While the production vehicle will be larger and seat up to 28 passengers, this 2-seater XP-2 vehicle was built to demonstrate that passengers can in fact safely travel in a hyperloop vehicle.

“Hyperloop is about so much more than the technology. It’s about what it enables – the trips you’d be able to take from Paris to Berlin, Lisbon to Madrid, or Warsaw to Prague,” said Sara Luchian, Director of Passenger Experience for Virgin Hyperloop. “To me, the passenger experience ties it all together. And what better way to design the future than to actually experience it first-hand?”

By combining an ultra-efficient electric motor, magnetic levitation, and a low-drag environment, hyperloop systems can carry more people than a subway, at airline speeds, and with zero direct emissions. With the goal to be safety certified by 2025 and begin commercial operations by 2030, the 100% electric Virgin Hyperloop system could play a key role in helping achieve the European Green Deal’s climate-neutrality objective.

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Austin City Limits Salutes Stevie Ray Vaughan In Epic Hour Airing On October 17

Austin City Limits celebrates an icon with Stevie Ray Vaughan 30 Years On, an epic hour featuring the guitar giant’s two classic appearances on the ACL stage, on the 30th Anniversary of his tragic death. Widely hailed as one of the premier blues-rock guitarists, the Grammy-winning Vaughan made magic in his ACL outings and the broadcast captures his magnetic performances. The installment premieres October 17 at 9pm ET/8pm CT as part of the live music beacon’s Season 46. With live music still on pause, ACL continues to provide viewers a front-row seat to the best in live performance. The series airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at pbs.org/austincitylimits immediately following the initial broadcast. 

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s two iconic appearances on the ACL stage in 1983 and 1989 rank among the most highly-requested episodes in the program’s archives. Stevie Ray Vaughan 30 Years On, an hourlong special, showcases the pair of performances in a rare broadcast, bookends of an incredible career cut short by the guitar hero’s tragic death in a helicopter crash at age 35 on August 27, 1990. The Texas bluesman’s towering command of the Fender Stratocaster was unparalleled, and Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock ‘n’ roll with an excitement that hadn’t been witnessed since Jimi Hendrix’s reign, sparking a rebirth of the blues, and inspiring a new generation of music fans. Three decades later, his lasting influence continues to resonate as countless musicians credit Vaughan’s ACL appearances as their inspiration to pick up the guitar. Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted into the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in 2014 and the hometown legend is forever memorialized with a bronze statue in Austin. 

The thrilling hour opens with Vaughan’s December 1983 ACL debut, with the iconic riff of his signature “Pride and Joy,” as the virtuoso captivates with his passion-fueled guitar music and blistering Stratocaster solos. Performing alongside Double Trouble, featuring Chris Layton on drums and Tommy Shannon on bass, the guitar-slinger soars on a pair of inspired covers: the title track to his 1983 debut album Texas Flood, with a slowburn reading of the Lone Star classic, dazzling with his ability to play the guitar behind his back, and an epic interpretation of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” that is pure rock ‘n’ roll swagger.

Vaughan made his final ACL appearance on October 10, 1989, less than a year prior to his untimely death, newly sober and at the height of his powers, in a performance for the ages. Delivering back to back highlights from his acclaimed 1989 final album In Step, including “Tightrope,” “Cold Shot” and “Leave My Girl Alone,” Vaughan’s performance is extraordinary, displaying a combination of raw power, deep emotion and technical brilliance with note perfect solos. Augmented by the addition of keyboardist Reese Wynans, Double Trouble and Vaughan sizzle with an exhilarating performance of their 1989 smash “Crossfire,” punctuated by the guitar icon’s scorching runs. “This one goes out to anyone who’s still suffering in any way,” says the all-time great as he launches into the shimmering instrumental “Riviera Paradise,” pushing the guitar to new heights and continuing to explore new boundaries.

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Budget Hotel Davao – Top Benefits For Travelers

Budget hotels are usually quite affordable. Over 70 percent of travelers research an affordable place to stay. Lodging can be a sizable expense for travelers. If you save money on your hotel stay, then you’ll have extra funds to enjoy your vacation.

Smart people investigate inexpensive hotels before traveling. Therefore if you are searching for the best place to stay, then you should focus on affordable hotels.

– If your hotel accommodation is inexpensive then you can use that money for other purposes when traveling.
– You may not have to worry about expensive tax or tips.
– You can still enjoy the luxury of staying in a hotel.

Make sure to utilize the internet where you can look for cheap hotels in Davao. Top-rated star hotels and affordable ones, advertise their services online. There are unlimited benefits to booking your stay with cheap hotels. Here are some important benefits.

Decent Location

One main benefit is that the hotel might be located in a very decent location. Just because the taxes are cheap doesn’t mean that the location is compromised. Cheap hotels offer less or restricted services. This helps save big money on service charges.

These hotels offer a lower price to the customers for their stay. You can investigate and book a room in a decent spot.

Friendly Neighbors

If you stay in a cheap hotel, then you might be surrounded by more friendly people. People who are snobby may not prefer to stay in a cheap hotel. So you don’t have to worry about being surrounded by these people. Most individuals staying in affordable hotels are friendly with their fellow guests.

Longer Stays

If the accommodation is cheaper then you can also enjoy staying additional days. This is one way to get more out of your vacation. If you travel with your kids, they will be thrilled with a longer vacation stay. Because the rooms are cheaper travelers will not have to spend more money. The funds you save can be used for entertainment, food or extended stays.

Safety Features

While the hotel accommodation is affordable, security is still very important. Even affordable hotels offer the best security for your belongings and safety. If you stay in an affordable hotel, the staff will be willing to help you out.

Wide Variety of Food 

Cheap hotels usually offer all types of food. You’ll get a chance to enjoy the best local spicy and tasty street food when staying in a cheap hotel. Star rated expensive hotels focus more on their serving quality rather than taste.

While star-rated hotels are comfortable and offer additional amenities, inexpensive hotel services also look into providing the best level of comfort to their customers. You just need to book your stay with a reputable hotel.

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Neptune Space Balloon 

Travel startup Space Perspective plans to send passengers to the stratosphere on their space balloon Neptune. 

Before sun rise, eight Explorers and a Pilot climb aboard the Neptune Capsule, recline in the plush seats and lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center into the predawn sky. Neptune ascends for two hours to over three times higher than a commercial airliner flies while the sky is still dark, and stars are visible like you’ve never before seen them. As Neptune glides along the edge of space, the sun slowly rises over the curved limb of Earth, scattering rainbow colors of light across the planet and illuminating the thin, bright blue line of our atmosphere. And the sky remains black, completely inky black. 

This view of Earth in the void of space has transfixed astronauts since the dawn of the space age. Reluctantly, the Explorers and Pilot prepare to leave space to return to Earth. Neptune gently descends under the balloon, and two hours later splashes down, where a ship retrieves the capsule, balloon and Explorers.

Rides are expected to begin in 2021 and according to Business Insider the cost will be roughly $125,000 per ticket.

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Statues Celebrating A Century of Cinema Unveiled In Leicester Square

Statues of significant moments and characters from cinema have been unveiled in Leicester Square as a celebration of London’s film industry. Bronze depictions of Paddington Bear, Mr Bean, Mary Poppins, Laurel and Hardy and Bugs Bunny have all gone on display.

Each of the statues is a nod to a different decade in cinema, with almost all decades from the 1920s until now represented in the square.

Wonder Woman, Batman and Gene Kelly in Singin’ In The Rain are among the other statues.

Leicester Square was first home to a cinema in 1930, with the first premiere taking place there in 1937. The square has subsequently cemented its place in British cinema history and regularly plays host to some of the most high-profile events in the country’s film calendar.

   

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Funko Announces Pop! Around The World Collection

Come on a fun travel adventure with Freddy Funko! Explore the world, learn fun facts about each country, and make some new friends along the way with Funko’s Pop! Around the World collection.

POP! fans exist all over the world, and now Funko is bringing the world to its fans! Freddy Funko has been traveling to some amazing places around the world and making lots of new friends and can’t wait to introduce them to his Funko Family.

Each month, Freddy will introduce a new Pop! friend available for purchase on Funko Shop and select retailers around the world. Each Pop! comes with its own unique, collectible pin in the box from their country of origin.

Coming soon!

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World Travel: An Irreverent Guide By Anthony Bourdain & Laurie Woolever

A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter―and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places―in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes sly, witty illustrations by cartoonist Tony Millionaire.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.

Pre-order the 432 page hardcover book HERE. It will be released on October 13, 2020.

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6 Las Vegas Trip Essentials 

Heading to Las Vegas soon? Here are some of the most important things you’ll need to take with you on your trip. 

Chargers

You never want a dead battery on your phone when you’re in Las Vegas. Not only do you need your phone to keep in contact with those you’re traveling with, you also may need it to book an Uber or Lyft, locate friends late night, and of course to take plenty of selfies. Make sure to pack your portable cell phone charger.

Clothing

Las Vegas sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Vegas will be very hot in the summer, warm in the spring and fall and chilly in the winter months. Check the forecast before you leave so you can pack appropriately. 

Although rain isn’t likely in the desert, considering packing a small umbrella in case you’re walking outdoors. Comfortable clothes are perfect by day, but remember dresses or slacks for nice dinners out or when you head to world-class Vegas shows. 

Shoes

Comfortable shoes are essential – the strip is 4.2 miles long and there are countless places you can hike in and around Las Vegas. It’s vital to pack shoes that support your feet. It’s good to have some sandals for the pool and some fancy heels for dancing too. A travel packing list can help make sure you don’t forget anything you may need while you’re in Vegas.

Apps

Apps can do nearly everything today, so make sure you download apps that will aid you as you travel in Vegas before you go. Surprisingly, a lot of people who travel to Vegas aren’t interested in sitting at a poker table for eight hours at a time. Rather they want to see the sights and amazing shows that play daily in the city. You can still get in some games like Texas Hold’em and Omaha high-low while seeing the sights. With online poker apps like 888Poker you can play while commuting to and from those amazing sights. 

If you want to save money on your trip, there are apps that allow you to earn loyalty points to save on Vegas vacation purchases. Search online and find the best apps for you and download them before you arrive in Vegas.

Recovery items

If you decide to have a few drinks while at the nightclub or gambling, you may feel it the next day. Don’t let your nighttime fun stop you from having daytime fun. Bring along some bottled water and aspirin so you can nip that headache in the bud and enjoy all the city has to offer.

It’s a good idea to bring a first aid kit with band-aids and grab some after-sun lotion too. 

Not only does Las Vegas offer lovely weather and breathtaking views, it offers countless day and nighttime activities you can enjoy. Make sure you pack all of the essentials for Sin City so you can make the very most of your vacation.  

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