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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

29 August 2022

Which cities in the world are the most bicycle-friendly?

If the world cycled as much as the Dutch, CO2 emissions from cars would fall 20%. In the Netherlands, people cycle an average of 2.6 km […]
26 August 2022

Why you should never take a selfie with a sloth

Sloths may well be some of the most intriguing creatures roaming this planet. They’re most often seen hanging around the branch of a tree, sleeping as […]
26 August 2022

7 Types of dresses to wear this summer

Summer’s heating up, and this year’s exciting on-trend dress styles have it all! From cute and frilly to sexy and sophisticated, the options feel truly endless. […]
26 August 2022

TUI group priorizes ‘real emissions reductions’ rather than offsetting them

Focusing on the reduction of emissions rather than offsetting them, TUI Group is now having its own reduction targets scientifically verified. It has submitted its targets […]
25 August 2022

Travel now, pay later? Economic uncertainty does not reduce people’s wish to travel

Travel is viewed as the highest priority discretionary spend category for the coming 12 months, revealed a study by travel tech company Amadeus. In the ‘Consumer […]
25 August 2022
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What is a ‘Digital Slomad’?

Working in an office once used to be the norm, yet now, it seems like something from a faraway past. Working remotely has been up and […]
24 August 2022

Who invented the World Wide Web?

Over the past decades, the English Tim Berners-Lee has been acclaimed for inventing the World Wide Web (the Web). Much less credit has been given to […]
24 August 2022
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People and places are under pressure – and they are fighting back

Tourism is a polluting industry like most others. The shorthand is overtourism, defined as occurring in “destinations where hosts or guests, locals or visitors feel that […]
23 August 2022

‘Dopamine travel’ is the next travel trend you should know about

Being happy. That’s what life is all about, isn’t it? Or should be anyway. It’s why we try to find a job that pleases us, it’s […]
23 August 2022
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Are tourist taxes a good idea to fight overtourism?

Many popular destinations are imposing a tourist tax, which is believed to help manage overtourism. 1. Tourist taxes The concept of taxing tourists is gaining support […]
23 August 2022

Which hotel booking sites have the best deals?

A new study by InsureMyTrip reveals the hotel booking websites with the best travel offers.  With soaring costs of travel holidays, many vacationers are relying on […]
22 August 2022

Funniest Google Street Views around the world

With endless travel restrictions and regulations, ‘virtual’ has become the new way for everything. Virtual socialising, virtual work meetings, virtual cultural events, and even virtual travel. […]
19 August 2022

10 celebrities with the highest private jet carbon emissions

Celebrities frequently spark a lot of controversy online with their extravagant lifestyles. This summer Kyle Jenner received a lot of backlash for taking her private jet […]
18 August 2022

Over the past 60 years, the global forest area per capita has declined by 60%

Our planet is wonderful but it’s also rapidly changing. As a human species, we are responsible for a lot of those changes and certainly not always […]
18 August 2022

Users will soon be able to “silently” leave WhatsApp group chats

WhatsApp is rolling out new privacy updates, among which is the option of leaving a group chat without notifying the other members. This feature is particularly […]
18 August 2022

This Dutch town is using bubbles to trap plastic pollution from rivers before they reach the ocean

The Dutch town of Katwijk is using bubbles to trap plastic trash in rivers with creative and innovative technique. Air is pumped through a perforated tube […]
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