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Feb 18, 2019
Millions of tourists visit the most romantic city in the world every year, and many Parisians benefit greatly from renting their properties to tourists on Airbnb. However, the city's government passed a law at the end of last year to regulate illegal listings on this website. According to the law, property owners cannot rent their place for more than 120 days per year, and if they don't abide by this rule, Airbnb could be sued for every illegal posting on its website. Airbnb already confirmed no bookings would be canceled and renters that have already spent the 120 days won't be allowed to book their place until next year.
Feb 18, 2019
Many travelers fear the germs can be found in a hotel bed, so experts have built a robot to clean beds at hotels. The robot is called CleanseBot, and more than one million dollars were invested in its development, but it only costs $99. It uses a special light to remove germs and bacteria around the sheets, and its design makes it effortless to bring it on every trip the person takes. Every guest will be able to enjoy their hotel stay and not worry about germs anymore.
Feb 18, 2019
Political unrest has taken over the streets of Haiti, making it difficult for those who wish to visit the country. Many citizens are protesting because the country has been experiencing high inflation rates and more crime under the president's Jovenel Moise government despite his several promises. Haitians have grown tired of unkept promises and are now taking the streets with unexpected blockages, setting tires on fire and going on marches nationwide. For the time being, travel warnings are being issued by the US and Canadian governments, advising their citizens to avoid visiting the country while the unrest continues.
Feb 18, 2019
On December of 2018, a group of scientists and researchers went on the venture to find what lies below the surface of the largest sinkhole that has ever existed. Lead by millionaire Richard Branson and the grandson of who discovered the hole, Fabian Cousteau and using two vessels, the group of professionals embarked on this adventure. They have returned with a lot of breakthrough material after using a high-resolution sonar to make a 3D map of the area. The most exciting discovery from the dive was a new form of stalactites.
Feb 18, 2019
Tough experiences can become great opportunities, and this is what entrepreneur Matthieu Jost did. When he traveled to Barcelona and booked his stay through Airbnb, he was disappointed after being turned down for being gay. Afterward, he decided to create an online rental platform where people could offer gay-friendly stays for travelers. Jost already owned a site offering traveling advice for gay people called Mister10. Since 2013, the platform has significantly grown, and they're currently offering bookings in over 130 countries. They have recently rebranded and shifted the platform to target lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people too, providing a safe place to stay for everybody in the LGBTQ+ community.
Feb 18, 2019
When traveling, people always tend to pack everything they would need and exceed the maximum luggage weight. However, this particular trend is against overpacking and more focused on minimalistic packing. This practice is something that may not be for everybody, but the ones willing to give it a try seem to love it. Forget about checking in a suitcase or even taking multiple carry-on bags because packing only the essentials in just one rucksack is in style, promising a stress-free and cero worries trip.
Feb 18, 2019
Just because some people are celebrities, it doesn't mean they always get special treatment. Unfortunately, this actress was denied access to the flight she had to board, and it didn't matter she was a lead character on the hit tv series The Big Bang Theory. After experiencing a small delay in her connecting flight, Mayim Malik made it just in time to catch her next flight. However, a United Airlines worker wouldn't let her board the plane because her carry-on was too big and there wasn't any more space for it. Later, Malik tweeted about what had happened, and the aircraft services issued an apology saying they would look into the incident.
Feb 18, 2019
When traveling, it's incredibly essential to own quality luggage options. Nowadays, with a competitive market, how can people know which is the bag for them? To solve this issue, here's a list of bags that fit everybody's needs. To keep all electronics secure, the Anti Theft Backpack from Pacsafe is the best option. For backpackers looking a reliable option, there's the Scouts 3400 Internal Frame rucksack by Teton Sport. However, if travelers are looking simpler options, the AmazonBasics Slim Carry On and the Zomake Ultra Lightweight backpacks are the ones that could fit their needs perfectly.
Feb 18, 2019
One of the oldest cities in Spain is Malaga, making it the perfect option for a cultural trip. Staying at the Gran Hotel Miramar guarantees guests the most striking design and comfortable stay. Moreover, sightseeing options are many; one of them is to head to the Cathedral to appreciate some Renaissance architecture or the Museo Picasso where tourists can admire lots of painting. To finish the day in the perfect note, go to the Playa de la Malagueta to watch the sunset and to Pedragalejo a restaurant to enjoy some seafood while looking at the waves.
Feb 18, 2019
Castilblanco in Spain is set to become a touristic destination soon. The company Cora Alpha plans to build an entertainment city for locals and tourists. The project will be executed in two parts, and the first part consists of a five-star hotel with a casino, a golf course, a theme park, and water park. This first phase is planned to be ready by the year 2023. Moreover, the fun won't end there, as a second phase is scheduled to be finished in the next decade, featuring more hotels and a formula one track. Cora Alpha was the company that used to run the Disney Parks, and now they welcome this new venture.
Feb 14, 2019
Provided that travelers have a trip to Russia in mind, before going, they should be informed about how to drink vodka there. One of the things Russians do all the time is smelling bread before drinking a shot of vodka. This practice may seem strange, but there's a logic behind it: by sniffing a piece of bread, Russians neutralize the strong scent of the alcoholic drink. Another trick is to mix it with pickles and salt before drinking it. Russians consider themselves expert drinkers, and their motto is that if people drink vodka, they should be responsible enough to know when to stop.
Feb 14, 2019
Sometimes, people don't have enough savings to take someone out for Valentine's Day, and that's okay. There are some places people can go to and get some free treats just because it's the day to celebrate love. At Auntie Anne's customers can get a free pretzel if they buy a heart-shaped one, while at Firehouse Subs, they can get dessert with the purchase of a sandwich from their menu. Chocolate company Godiva isn't staying behind as they will offer free sweets at their stores too. And lastly, at Potbelly Sandwich Shop, people will get cookies for eating a meal there.
Feb 14, 2019
Every year on February 14th, the world is divided into the ones that celebrate Valentine's Day and the ones that don't. Luckily, for the ones who hate this day, there is a bar where they can celebrate with others how much they all hate this day. Californians in Los Angeles can go to the Break Up Bar to sulk and drink to protest against the holiday. The menu features salty and savory treats, and as for the entertainment, there's a big screen displaying classic breakup films and a wall where people can write their heartbreaks. So, grab a friend who hates this day too and celebrates it your way.
Feb 14, 2019
One of the most visited places in Verona, Italy is Juliet's Balcony, but is this the best spot? There are other entertainment options like the Veronetta where anyone can find cheap food and go to nightclubs. Another place is the Biblioteca Capitolare since it is the oldest library in Europe, and anyone can visit it by paying 10 euros per person. For theater lovers, the Teatro Filarmonico is a great place to visit during vacation time, as visitors are able to enjoy orchestras and choruses. With many options for every kind of traveler, Verona is a must place to visit when heading to Italy.
Feb 14, 2019
Some airlines offer incredible discounts, but when people are going to pay for them, the price they're paying for excludes many things like the chance to take a carry on bag.
This practice has become standard, and now travelers fear that Southwest Airlines could do the same. After CEO, Gary Kelly said the airline was thinking about more ways to produce income; many people are worried that they would start charging for carry on bags, extra leg space, and more. However, Kelly disclosed it had nothing to do with these practices, and that travelers will know soon about where this additional revenue will be coming from.
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