Best Travel Stories This Week: Oldest footprints in North America found, abandoned snow-filled malls (photos) +more!

Anew Traveller’s round-up of the best travel stories, news, products, reviews and conversations from around the web this week, June 20 – June 26 2015


  1. Footprints uncovered off B.C. coast could be oldest in North America

  2. "The find adds to a growing body of evidence that the first people didn’t arrive in the Americas via an ice-free corridor east of the Rockies about 12,000 years ago, but rather followed a route down the Pacific Coast much earlier. 'It makes the hair on the back of your head stand up,' Dr. McLaren said of the moment the archeologists from the Hakai Institute and the University of Victoria made their discovery." - Mark Hume, Globe and Mail
  3. What Makes the Expat Lifestyle So Addictive?

  4. "According to critics, today’s expats are adventure-junkies who live like royalty outside their home countries. They’re hooked on domestic helpers and padded salaries. A heady cocktail of money, status and adrenaline is their drug. But is this really the nature of the expat “addiction”? Are expats a shallow group roaming the globe with fat wallets in search of the next challenge high? Or does the lifestyle offer people something more attractive: a quality of life that satisfies the desire to feel like a self-determined individual?" - Rashmi J. Dalai, Wall Street Journal
  5. VIDEO: Cat in face-off with mountain lion

  6. Brave Pet Cat Stands Up To Mountain Lion - Cute Cats VS Mountain Lion
  7. Surreal Photos Of Abandoned, Snow-Filled Malls Show The Death Of An Era In America

  8. "More eerie than nostalgic, the images show the passing of the age of the American shopping mall—and the broader upheaval that this represents." - Adele Peters, Fast Company
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