Month: August 2019

(CNN) — Could an android priest re-energize interest in Buddhism? It may seem like an out there move, but a 400-year-old Japanese temple has brought in a robot named Mindar to preach sermons. The adult-sized android, modeled after Kannon Bodhisattva, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, was introduced to the Kodaiji temple in Kyoto earlier this
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Andy and Sarah Chabot at the Around the Table launch event Galdones Photography Andy Chabot, director of food and beverage at Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain, joins the Alzheimer’s Association’s Around the Table initiative to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. The platform uses the universal connection of food to start conversations about a disease that
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Vienna, Austria (CNN) — You may think you are entering an extremely charming old-fashioned café when you step into Vollpension in Vienna. The furniture is worn but inviting. The walls are covered by framed portraits and other art. Lace doilies, tiny vases and cute animal figurines evoke a room with warm family memories. This could
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As the trade war with China is poised to escalate this Sunday, September 1 as tariffs increase again, one industry has been feeling the effects for a long time: tourism. Across the United States, the decline in Chinese tourists has been palpable for the past year. Chinese tourism to the US plummets amidst the countries trade
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Salina, Sicily (CNN) — As the hydrofoil approaches Salina, the second-largest island of Sicily’s Aeolian archipelago, it’s not hard to understand why Michael Redford and Massimo Troisi chose it to shoot many scenes of “Il Postino” (The Postman). The 1994 film won an Academy Award for its tale about falling in love with poetry, and,
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About Amber Gibson Amber Gibson spends 350 nights a year in hotels searching for the latest and greatest in the travel industry. Her writing and photographs have appeared in print, online, and on the radio for outlets including Forbes, National Geographic Traveler, Departures, Four Seasons Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, NPR, Saveur, Departures, Rhapsody, Hemispheres, American Way, Private Air, and Serious
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