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Book encourages adventure travel


    The Renaissance New York Midtown hotel in Manhattan is outfitted with an interactive digital tapestry on the wall. The digital tapestry has 50 different displays that in- teract with human movement as people pass by, changing colors, designs and sounds.

Ever wish you could just walk away from your everyday life and go on a grand adventure?

That’s the spirit behind a new book, “Grand Adventures: Dream Big, Plan Quick, Go Explore,” by Alastair Humphreys.

Humphreys calls himself a professional adventurer, having bicycled around the world, walked across India and rowed the Atlantic. But he insists that he’s not especially “brave, strong or athletic.” Rather, he insists that “living adventurously … is nothing more than a choice.” His book, he says, is designed to help people over- come the mental obstacles that keep them from realizing their adventure dreams.

“Grand Adventures” offers strategies for dealing with obstacles like finding the money and time to travel, dealing with commitments and relationships while you’re away, planning and logistics.

It all boils down to Humphreys’ simple to-do list: Start saving and planning your finances, cut down on spending and discuss your plan with loved ones top the list.

The final step is simple: “Begin!”

Eichmann show extended to July

An exhibition at a Cleveland museum about the capture of one of World War II’s most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann, has been extended. “The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will run until July 24, keeping the show open through the Republican National Convention, which takes place July 18-21 in Cleveland.

Eichmann was responsible for the transport of millions of Jews to Nazi death camps. He fled when Germany was defeated. He was eventually captured in Argentina in 1960 and smuggled out of the country to Israel, where he was tried as an escaped war criminal and hanged.

The exhibition includes the bulletproof booth where Eichmann sat during his trial, along with interactive experiences that allow visitors to feel what it was like to sit in the courtroom as Holocaust survivors told their stories.

The museum was founded by Milton Maltz, who also founded Washington, D.C.’s International Spy Museum.


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