300 miles north of Vancouver lies the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s a huge, rugged, chunk of land with ample diversity of scenery, and the best part is that it is very, very sparsely populated. Think Yellowstone minus the tourists. In a nutshell, you want to go to there.
A recent report from CNN discusses a new flying boat concept that could transport up to 2,000 people across the Atlantic Ocean while reducing airport congestion and noise. This could be an amazing aircraft, unlike anything that’s ever flown before, but don’t be fooled into thinking the idea is commercially viable.
Soviet engineering is often derided as effective but crude and simplistic, but that's a bum rap. The USSR produced a number of technologies that were as visually arresting as they were effective. Just look at the sleek, humongous, flying hammerhead named Ekranoplan.