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Wanderlust; it’s a term found on the glossy pages of travel magazines and heard amongst friends at the pub. It’s a word that defines the deep love we all share for exploring the world. But have you ever wondered why some always seem to be planning their next big adventure, while others prefer home comforts and familiar surroundings? Apparently, it’s all down to science. Researchers have found the desire to travel linked with a certain gene nicknamed the “wanderlust gene,” but known amongst Geneticists as DRD4-7R. The gene is a dopamine receptor, which means it helps to control the amount of dopamine that floods our brain, the chemical that makes our heart skip a beat and lifts our mood when you fall in love, eat some chocolate, exercise, or jet off on holiday. But, DRD4-7R is slightly different as this dopamine receptor increases people’s desire to take risks.
Dubai is synonymous with glamour and riches, air-conditioned shopping centres, and luxury, modern buildings litter the city and when the sun goes down Dubai transforms itself into a neon utopia with a lively nightlife. It’s no wonder that holidaymakers flock here to enjoy a cosmopolitan break. However, Dubai’s tourism board recently announced that it will look towards diversifying the tourism industry, by developing the mid-price family market and setting up areas for people to explore the intricate traditions that make up Dubai.
A few months ago, people mourned the loss of the famous Maltese landmark; The Azure Window, after it collapsed one night because of a heavy storm. The devastating news hit headlines across the world in March. But the saying every cloud has a silver lining has never been more accurate, as divers are heading to Gozo, to scuba dive amongst the wreckage of the famous landmark.
Disney Orlando is steeped in nostalgic memories, every year around 53,000 people flock to the magical kingdom every day to meet their childhood heroes and create new memories with families. But if you’re a fan of Star Wars, then Disney World could soon be added to your bucket list, as plans for a new immersive Star Wars-themed land has been unveiled by Disney. Fans of the franchise are eagerly awaiting the new film; Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released in cinemas in December. Now there is another reason to grab your Jedi robes and lightsaber and head to Disneyland, where visitors can expect to find immersive lands named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. They will have the opportunity to wander around a remote trading port on the edge of wild space and feel as though they are part of the Star Wars story.