The LG Travel News Roundup: Artist Completes World Map Made of Computer Parts

Weekly Travel News — By on November 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Computer Parts World MapWorld Map Made of Computer Parts
UK-based eco-friendly artist Susan Stockwell has created an giant world made made of computer parts. Materials include motherboards, electrical wiring, fans, and many other recycled computer parts. Stockwell began working on this piece in 2010 for the University of Bedfordshire. Source: Gadling
Americans Don’t Vacation Enough
Americans have earned the title of workaholics a long time ago, but JetBlue Airways has managed to prove it. According to a recent survey, the airline found that 57 percent of working Americans will have leftover vacation days at the end of the year. The average number of days left? 11! What’s the cause? 39% quote nerves over asking their employer for time off. Source: Market Watch

Walk A Coaster
If you’ve ever wanted to walk a roller coaster, your moment has come…sort of. A sculpture in Duisburg, Germany (built on top of a mining waste tip at the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Height in the Angerpark) is shaped like a roller coaster and allows visitors to walk through it. Named ‘Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain,” the zinc and steel sculpture stands 85 meters above sea level and is 249 steps (220 meters) in length. Source: Daily Mail

The Swiss Ban Naked Hiking
The Swiss government recently ruled that naked hiking can be a fine-able offense. According to Swiss law, public nudity is not outlawed; however, public indecency is. Nude hiking is an increasingly popular past time in Switzerland, though it can offend residents of religious and conservative areas popular with hikers. Source: BBC News

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Travel News Bits

Winner of Travel Guard’s World’s Unluckiest Traveler Announced

Thanks to her heroics, Rebecca Fischer, of Dallas, Texas, has been awarded a $10,000 “Hero’s Vacation” in Travel Guard North America’s “World’s Unluckiest Traveler 2: The Rescue” contest. Her level head and quick action when her husband’s appendix burst overseas led to a dramatic tale that made her the winner. Source: Travel Guard

Thumnail courtesy of Gadling
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