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Theresa May (top left), Boris Johnson ( top right), Andy Murray ( bottom left) and Michelle Obama aimed to make a difference in 2016. Credit@Wikipedia.

2016 influencers

As 2016 is drawing to a close, the Jupital has reflected upon memorable events, which may have innovated or motivated 2016,    ... more

Islington. Credit@wikipedia.com

United progress

The political and social movements experienced by the UK in 2016 seemed to have motivated barrister Flora Page of South Islington    ... more

Nadia Soufi, founder of Paris for Her. Credit@Nadia Soufi

“A City for Her”

When it comes to entrepreneurial success, effective business networking may play a vital role in building bridges between individuals within the    ... more

Liviu Dragnea, PSD. Credit@wikipedia.com

#GenerationChange

On Sunday, December 11th, Romanians from all over the world had the chance to vote in the country’s parliamentary election and select    ... more

Hywind project. Credit@Commons Wikimedia

Teaming up with nature

When it comes to the energy market, proactive businesses seem to embrace a future-proofing approach by exploring innovative renewable energy sources.    ... more

Dakota Access Pipeline rally. Credit@flickr.com

Unearthing opportunities

On Sunday, December 4th, 2016, the US Army Corps of Engineers released a statement, through spokesperson Moira Kelley, announcing plans for    ... more

Family business. Credit@nevadasmallbusiness

Family ventures

The Institute for Family Business (IFB), an organisation supporting and promoting the UK family-owned business sector through events, networking, representation, leadership    ... more

Taking advantage of the sales events. Credit@flickr.com

Conscious purchases

Starting in November and carrying through December and January, purchasing around the world seems to be at its peak due to    ... more

Sääksjärvi School Choir from Lempäälä, Finland. Credit@flickr.com

Pursuing academic performance

Since the year 2000, when PISA evaluations have started, Finland has consistently ranked at the top of the international assessment test results.    ... more

Emmanuel Macron. Credit@flickr.com

En marche

On November 16th, 2016, Emmanuel Macron, France’s former Economy Minister, debuted his campaign for the country’s 2017 presidential election, calling for a    ... more

1000 rupee note. Credit@pixabay.com

Leaping into the fintech future

On November 8th, 2016, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of two high value denominations, all 500 and 1,000 currency    ... more

A favourable currency exchange rate may open the possibility of an increased number of foreign tourists visiting the UK. Credit@howardlakeviaflickr-com

The flip side

Since the Brexit vote on June 23rd this year, the sterling pound has shown a constant fluctuation, reaching a value of    ... more

Donald Trump. Credit@wikipedia

A country’s new journey

Following the historic US election which took place on November 8th, 2016, with high numbers of US citizens turning up to vote,    ... more

Golden Tours London bus. Credit@Wikimedia Commons

Hop on hop off

London’s tour industry seems to play an important part in the city’s economy, aiming to provide a safe and accessible way    ... more

House of Parliament. Credit@Public Domain Pictures

Parliamentary sovereignty

On November 3rd, 2016, the High Court in London ruled in the matter of R (Miller) vs Secretary of State for    ... more

Taj Mahal, India. Credit@Aninke van Antwerpen

Wanderlust

Venturing into the world and exploring new destinations, stepping off the airplane at a unique location, the desire to discover refreshing    ... more

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton. Credit@Wikimedia Commons

America’s choice

On October 19th, Las Vegas hosted the third and final TV debate ahead of the 2016 US presidential election scheduled on Tuesday,    ... more

Family fun at the beach. Credit@theSundancefamily.com

Citizens of the world

Katie, Ka and their 6 children (Jaro, Benny, Ronja, Joa, Luna and Sofia) are the Sundance family. Originally from Germany, they    ... more

Softbank phones. Credit@flickr.com

Drawing new roads

On October 14th, 2016, SoftBank Group Corporation (SBG) announced plans to form a private fund for making investments in the technology sector    ... more

Theresa May. Credit@flickr.com

Walking in new shoes

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference last week, Theresa May, Britain’s Prime Minister, announced plans to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon    ... more

Deutsche Bank. Credit@commons.wikimedia.org

A time for action

On September 29th, financial market reports placed Deutsche Bank’s shares at a buying value of €10.9, compared to the €27 value reported    ... more

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Chief Adventure Officer

While for some individuals a dream job may be to play in a rock band, orbit the Earth aboard the International    ... more

VegfestUK. Credit@http-//www.london.vegfest.co.uk

Mosaic of flavours

Every year on October 1st, World Vegetarian Day kicks off a month of parties, potlucks, presentations, food tasting displays and festivities. For    ... more

Clifton Beach, Cape Town. Credit@en.wikipedia.org

Striving for accessibility

Ever since its debut, World Tourism Day has been celebrated on September 27th to foster awareness among the international community of the    ... more

Colourful Squamish Marina, BC. Credit@flickr.com

A royal destination

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are presently in Canada, on their second official visit to the country, after accepting a formal    ... more

Oktoberfest festival. Credit@vimeo.com

Lederhosen and dirndls

Traditionally starting on the third Saturday of September and stretching until the first Sunday of October, Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer    ... more

Constitution Square, Bucharest. Credit@en.wikimedia.org

557 years of history

Over the weekend 16th – 18th of September, Bucharest City Hall organised a series of events celebrating 557 years since the    ... more

Entry Gate of Mecca. Credit@en.wikipedia.org

Following the pilgrims’ path

Every year Muslims around the world prepare to travel to the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina for the annual    ... more

Mimi shopping in Italy. Credit@Mimi Kirk

In the raw

Voted sexiest vegetarian over 50 by PETA, Mimi Kirk is the author of Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health    ... more

New York Fashion Week. Credit@vimeo.com

From New York to Milan

Every year New York, London, Milan, and Paris – the so called “Big 4” – prepare to welcome animated crowds of    ... more

The ANA Boeing 747-400 airplane painted with Pikachu and other Pokémon. Credit@en.wikipedia.org

More than a game

They come in ingenious shapes and colours and have names like Evoli, Dratini, Pikachu, Sewaddle, Bidoof, Pancham, Zigzagoon, Plusle, Eevee, etc,    ... more

World Flag Map. Credit@commons.wikimedia.org

One world

While some individuals may experience foreign destinations and cultures through vacations and weekend trips, others may move abroad to pursue life    ... more

Rescue efforts after earthquake in Italy. Credit@newsgram.com

Ephemeral treasures

The recent earthquake in central Italy has affected hundreds of cultural and historical sites. According to Italy's minister of culture, Dario Franceschini,    ... more

Kara Mulder Ft Lauderdale Florida. Credit@www.theflightattendantlife.com

Office in the sky

From early morning wake-up calls and unconventional work hours, to weekends and holidays working, the life of a flight attendant may seem    ... more

Bohijn, Slovenia. Credit@www.justapack.com

Sustainable travel

Randi and Michael  are two friends from New York city who decided to embark on a multi-year journey throughout Central America,    ... more

Farol de Santa Marta & Casa de Santa Maria. Credit@www.en.wikipedia.org

Cascais (kush-kaish)

The municipality of Cascais (pronounced kush-kaish) is a tourist destination within rich natural settings. Overlooking the Atlantic ocean, Cascais enjoys privileged climate,    ... more

Namaste greeting, India. Credit@en.wikipedia.org

Travel etiquette

When it comes to international travel, steeping in a foreign culture with customs and traditions different from the ones people are    ... more

Copacabana beach. Credit@flickr.com

Eyes for Rio

With days left before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro aims to prepare for what may be    ... more

Santa Monica beach, California. Credit@Alex Bucse via www.monkifoto.com

Exploring the world one photo at a time

Each holiday destination has its particular setting, character, and atmosphere. For travel photographs to be memorable, they may need to capture    ... more

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian. Credit@www.flickr.com

Trans-Siberian Express

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Trans-Siberian railway through Russia. The world’s longest railway, the Trans-Siberian runs across    ... more

Buenos Aires. Credit@flickr.com

It takes two

The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is the national centre of commerce, industry, politics, technology, and culture. State of the art    ... more

Edinburgh festival carniaval. Credit@geograph.org.uk

A brewing Caledonian itinerary

Hilly Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, has a medieval town and a modern Georgian new town, together listed as UNESCO World Heritage site.    ... more

Cuban dancers. Credit@www.miaminewtimes.com

Following the rhythm of salsa

In March 2016, Barack Obama made a historic trip to Cuba, being the first US president to visit the country since    ... more

Louvre museum. Credit@commons.wikimedia.org

A window of opportunity

July may be the start of the summer holiday for many Parisians and it also marks France’s national day. From Bastille    ... more

Ölüdeniz beach. Credit@Sevtap Ön via Wikipedia.org

Mediterranean delight

A nation with cultural connections to ancient empires, Turkey has been an associate member of the European Union since 1963 and    ... more

The Palace of Parliament. Credit@billigerluxus

The sterling lining

On Thursday June 23rd, UK voted to leave the European Union. The UK has been a member of the EU since 1973. The    ... more

Romanian traditional clothes. Credit@specialesportacsi.com

The royal factor

Britain’s Prince Charles visited Romania in early June this year. Captivated by the beauty of the landscape and charm of the    ... more

Blue Lagoon. credit@ruralhistory

The land of story

A Nordic island nation of 330,000 people, Iceland may be a country whose natural beauty, progress and culture draw increasing numbers    ... more