Luxury in the sky, improvements at Las Vegas sign, Yellowstone supervolcano

Hotel in the sky: Four Seasons unveils luxury private jet Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has unveiled its hotel private jet with a promise to deliver the Four Seasons experience at 30,000 feet. With a decor it says is inspired by “caviar and champagne,” the plane features 52 flatbed seats in handcrafted leather, handwoven woolen […]

Is it time to bring wireless services to the US national parks?

The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.

Heavy fuel oil ban in Antarctica could have far reaching consequences

The International Maritime Organization has banned the use and ships’ tank storage of heavy fuel oils by ships in Antarctic waters to prevent oil spills from causing an ecological disaster at Antarctica. Ned Levi discusses the ban in terms of the balance between the environment, tourism, and economic issues.

The magic of Yellowstone National Park

elkThere was always something magical about Yellowstone. It could have to do with observing animals without glass or fencing in between. Maybe the thrill of the not-quite-predictable geyser shows. Recently, my wife and I returned again, this time with cameras, instead of children, in hand.