Travelers should notice more Wi-Fi access soon
Getting delayed at an airport may be less of a headache in the future if you are traveling with a smartphone, laptop or tablet computer. The Federal Communications Commission said it is increasing by 35 percent the availability of high-speed wireless Internet at airports, convention centers and conference hubs. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the effort at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Famed Gettysburg building to be razed
The National Park Service announced that it will demolish the old Cyclorama building in Gettysburg, Pa., that once served as a visitor center and home to the famous Cyclorama painting of the battle. The building, which has been closed to the public since 2005, placed visitors in the center of the battlefield, which they could see through extensive windows. Despite efforts to save it, the building clashed with the effort to return the battlefield to the way it appeared in July 1863. Demolition could begin this winter.
Website can guide you to ‘voluntourism’ trip
While the concept of “voluntourism” has been around for a long time, it has become more popular in the wake of recent natural disasters. On Idealist.org, you can find alternative spring break programs available in Haiti, as well as volunteer opportunities for a month in Kenya, India and Ghana, among other locations.
Fewer snowboarders are hitting the slopes
If you’ve hit the slopes recently, you may have noticed something. After exploding onto the scene about two decades ago, snowboarding is now falling off in the United States, according to a recent study by RRC Associates, which tracks trends that affect the winter-resort industry.
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