Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

Travel

Rail to Refuge provides free travel for those fleeing abusive homes

After viewing a Dispatches documentary that followed the stories of women who were fleeing violent partners, Darren O’Brien, a station manager for Southeaster, was inspired to help. He decided to propose the idea of free train travel for people fleeing abusive situations at work, and within a Read More...

This company plants a tree for every train ticket they sell

Rail travel is making a comeback as a greener way to travel and now, the UK train ticketing service Trainhugger is making rail travel more eco-friendly by pledging to plant a tree in the UK for every trip booked through their website or app. For the passenger, there is no difference in cost when Read More...

Raise your kids to be spatially aware by letting them roam far and free

Children have a lot less freedom to roam and play unsupervised than they did 50 years ago. A lot of this has to do with parents’ concern over safety, especially in urban areas. Now, the Covid-19 pandemic has further restricted children’s freedoms, which may have a detrimental impact on their Read More...

Indiana to test roads that charge your EV while you drive

Imagine being able to charge your electric vehicle while you drive. Magment, a German company, is working in collaboration with the Indiana state government and Purdue University to make this a reality. Together, they will test out new streets that have been developed to automatically charge the Read More...

A new digitization project preserves LGBTQ history across the USA

Eric Gonzaba, a trained historian and professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), is on a mission to uncover and digitally preserve the hidden stories of queer history throughout the nation. The project, which is co-led by Amanda Regan, a lecturer in the Read More...

7 Reasons why your next vacation should be a road trip

In these uncertain times, your dream vacation to a tropical island or to a bustling foreign city may have been put on hold—but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great holiday. Perhaps all you need to do is re-conceptualize what your holiday will look like. The key to your next fantastic Read More...

7 Road trip exercises to stay fit and limber on the go

Summertime is the season for road trips and as Covid-19 continues to be a travel safety concern, more families than ever are opting to drive to their destinations, rather than fly. While road trips have many benefits like beautiful scenery and the freedom to stop whenever you like, they also have Read More...

How and when to see the Perseid Meteor Shower

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you might want to plan a late-night campout in the coming weeks as the Perseid Meteor Shower is coming to our skies! The star show began on July 14 and will run through August 24, reaching peak intensity from August 11 to August 13. A viewing will be best Read More...

How to share an appreciation of hiking with your kids

Hiking in nature is good for the mind, body, and soul. Most of the time it’s free, plus it encourages conversation, builds memories, strengthens your connection with nature, and during this pandemic era, is one of the safer activities you can do with other people. All of these factors make Read More...

These are the 20 best cities world-wide for mental wellbeing

Thanks to modern technology, the world, though still so vast, has for many become smaller. Thanks to these advances, you can wake up in Greece and have lunch in France. You can be backpacking in Thailand but have a videoconference with your parents in Boston. However, for these past 20 or so Read More...