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Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

3 October 2023

What does a US government shutdown mean for travel and tourism?

Not for the first time, the US faced a partial government shutdown at the start of this month as Congress debated over passing funding legislation for […]
27 September 2023

Vermont town closes road to outsiders to tackle influencer influx

The USA is known as the land of the free, but one road in Vermont will not be quite so freely accessible to everyone this autumn […]
26 September 2023

Safety concerns mount against Elon Musk’s brain chip ahead of human trials

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s company developing brain chips, has started recruiting for human trials, after being granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in […]
26 September 2023

Biggest US hot air balloon to soar up to nearly 11,000 meters

The biggest hot air balloon ever designed and built is set to soar to altitudes of 10,668 meters or more in support of the US veteran […]
22 September 2023

SpaceX must make 63 corrections to Starship before being allowed to launch again

Following SpaceX’s Starship first test flight on 20 April, which had to be ended with a manually triggered explosion, the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) launched […]
18 September 2023

Californians might soon be able to enjoy cannabis the Amsterdam-way

Cannabis has been legal in California for a while now, though some might argue that the circumstances in which one can enjoy the relaxing herb might […]
14 September 2023

NASA’s huge moon rocket is “unaffordable”, official audit reveals

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket is deemed “unaffordable” for sustained exploration of the Moon, according to a new audit conducted by the US Government […]
14 September 2023

New York’s rat problem becomes an unlikely tourist attraction

“New York is an ugly city,” according to John Steinbeck. “Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, […]
12 September 2023

Private investors to develop a sustainable mega city in California

A sustainable mega city is being developed by private investors in Solano County California. Residents from the region will have a say in the design and […]
5 September 2023

US airlines asked to replace engines on Boeing 777 jets due to manufacturing defects

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) regarding a possible defect in General Electric’s GE90 turbofan engines, which Boeing 777 jets […]
31 August 2023

NASA moves a step closer to commercial supersonic aviation

Ever since the Concorde took its last flight in November 2003, the idea of flying commercially at supersonic speeds has been forgotten by passengers, but NASA […]
28 August 2023

World’s first independently developed supersonic jet preparing for takeoff

Aviation company Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, Overture, is building the world’s first independently developed supersonic jet, XB-1, the company’s technology demonstrator […]
28 August 2023

United Airlines pay $30 million to family of man left in vegetative state

United Airlines has settled a reputation-shattering court case for $30 million after a complaint of catastrophic failings in their care for a passenger who required special […]
24 August 2023

What role will tourism play in Maui’s future?

Questions are growing on the island of Maui, Hawaii, about how soon is too soon to talk about healing and getting ‘back to normal’ and what […]
23 August 2023

United Airlines pilot arrested at Denver Airport after bizarre axe attack caught on video

A United Airlines pilot, identified as 63-year-old Kenneth Henderson Jones, has been arrested for wielding an axe and causing significant damage to a parking barrier at […]
18 August 2023

Wildfires trigger frustration among locals over tourists’ conduct after tragedy

In the wake of the severe wildfires that devastated large areas of the Hawaiian island of Maui, authorities on the island asked travelers to cancel or […]