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Links We Love: 11/3/2018

by Team Popupla
Château Château Monte Christo. Photo courtesy of Messy Nessy Chic.

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JetBlue founder David Neeleman is launching a new U.S. low-cost carrier in 2021. Code-named Moxy, the airline will run hundreds of low-competition routes between smaller U.S. cities and international destinations and will operate primarily from an app. – Daniel,  editor

For those of you who have had the pleasure of visiting New York City's Elizabeth Street Garden, you know how magical the 200-year-old public green space feels after a day exploring the busy streets of Soho and Little Italy. Sadly, the garden is in danger of being closed by the city. Show your support by donating to the garden's legal fund, sending a letter to Habitat NYC, or signing this petition. – Berit, senior editor

Leave it to Messy Nessy Chic to unearth these five lesser-known chateaus worth a day trip from Paris. – Daniel

The Hot 8 Brass Band, who are reason enough to travel to New Orleans, are going on tour in Europe in January and February. Here are the dates, and below is a video for their high-energy cover of the somber new wave classic Love Will Tear Us Apart . -Pavia, CEO

Curious how to judge a camel beauty pageant? On the Arabian Peninsula, there's a four-point guide for ranking nearly 30,000 humpback babes. Competition for the $5.3 million prize is fierce. – Jeralyn, editorial director

Forever and always wishing that I was a skilled artist so I could record my travels like painter Emily Isabella did on a recent trip to Japan.– Berit

Our pals at My Tiny Atlas, the gorgeous photography publication and Instagram , are coming out with a transportive picture book next spring, but you can preorder on Amazon right now (which is always a big help to tiny companies). – Jeralyn

In Ajusco, the highest point in Mexico City and the site of an extinct volcano, there's a huge estate with a labyrinthine hedge maze that's an accurate replica of the one at Hever Castle in England. It's free to visit and offers great views over CDMX. – Cris, Spotted by Locals

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