This James Bond-inspired eco-friendly floating hotel is entirely solar-powered

This solar-powered floating hotel suite aims to reimagine tourism. 

Anthénea is unsinkable, moveable and autonomous enough to control from a smartphone. Inspired by the James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” French architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle designed it to look like the underwater Atlantis citadel in the film. 

“I was drawn to the story of this man who gives up everything to live under the sea and builds this octopus-shaped space that’s in contact with the flora and fauna of the ocean,” Ducancelle told the Hollywood Reporter.

The hotel suite looks like a sleek, white, floating saucer. Anthénea is

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Virginia Added To NJ, NY, CT Quarantine Travel Advisory Lists

VIRGINIA — Virginia is among the 10 additional states added to travel advisory lists in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on Tuesday due to the impact of the coronavirus. Anyone traveling from a U.S. state on the travel advisory lists is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The 31 states on the list have “significant community spread of COVID-19,” according to a news release from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s office. The criteria for all three lists is a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or

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As the pandemic surges, Americans see travel horizons narrowing

Washington (AFP) – After months of working from home, stir-crazy Americans have finally reached the long, hot days of summer only to watch their vacation horizons dim, with travel options shrinking as the country’s coronavirus cases soar.

“All I’ve been doing this year is canceling trips,” 61-year-old Keith Gibbons said with a sigh, a new reality that the government contractor called “very frustrating.”

Trips abroad are mostly out: The overwhelming majority of countries now bar American citizens amid a sharp US resurgence of COVID-19. The country’s caseload has climb to over 3.7 million — more than one-fourth the world’s total

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Is international travel allowed yet? See reopening dates for Canada, Mexico, Maldives and other spots

Americans with a bad case of wanderlust may have to wait until later this summer to vacation abroad – and while some countries have announced target dates to reopen, the pickings will be slim for a while.

Parts of the Caribbean have targeted dates in mid-June for reopening from coronavirus restrictions, but Europe will lag. It will open first to other citizens of European Union plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein before welcoming international visitors at a later date.

At least one EU member nation has announced a target window, however: Spain‘s prime minister announced that his country will

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