Hurricane Harvey created a big need for shelter space for animals in the Houston area.
The Huffington Post reported that space was “needed for pets whose owners have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey“.
To create space in the shelters, a little help was provided by Southwest Airlines in partnership with the Helen Woodward Center. You’re probably wondering how an airline could help? Continue reading Southwest Airlines Flew Cabin Full of Shelter Animals From Houston
We don’t typically check in for our flights until we arrive at the airport. I’m not a fan of mobile boarding passes so I’d rather go to a kiosk or wait on a line to get my boarding pass.
An interesting new option just became available for those checking into United flights. Continue reading Check In For Your United Flight with Alexa
I love coming across fun and bizarre stories related to travel and Kim recently sent me a great one.
Some hotels will give you various amenities as a courtesy if you forget them at home. One hotel wants to help you out if you’re feeling lonely and need a friend… Continue reading Hotel Rents Out Fish To Guests Looking For Company
While waiting for a flight, it’s always nice to have access to an airport lounge.
During our 5 Weeks in the Pacific, the Michael W Travels family made many visits to the Fiji Airways Tabua Lounge in Nadi, Fiji. It was awesome to have free WiFi, drinks, decent food and a comfy place to relax. (Too bad we had to visit a temporary lounge while the new one is being built.) Continue reading You’ll Want To Bring Your Bathing Suit To This Airport Lounge
After reading this you might want to reevaluate the idea of using one of the amenities in your hotel room in the future.
Coffee is clearly a very popular beverage and a must-drink each day for many people. A cup of coffee can easily set you back $3-$4 a pop. Luckily, the majority of hotel rooms come with a hot water kettle so you can make a cup of coffee (or tea) in your room. Continue reading You Might Not Want To Use This In Your Hotel Room
You might want to be careful with the souvenirs that you try to bring home from Turkey.
A British man was arrested in Turkey recently for trying to bring home some souvenirs he found while snorkeling during a trip with his family. Continue reading Man Arrested In Turkey For Trying To Bring Home Snorkeling Souvenirs
Jason Mitchell, an actor who was in Straight Outta Compton and Kong: Skull Island (among other films) had some confusion about his seat assignment while boarding a flight recently.
The actor was supposed to fly on Delta Airlines and had booked a seat in first class. When he got to his seat, somebody else was sitting in it and Mitchell “threw a fit“, according to Fox News. Continue reading Actor Jason Mitchell Freaks Out On Plane, Flight Cancelled
Uber is a great way to hail a ride from your mobile device. Kim, Lucas and I have used the app in various countries (as long as we have a WiFi connection).
There’s one country where Uber doesn’t operate- Iran.
CNN writes that, with Uber locked out of the Iran for the foreseeable future due to U.S. sanctions, a startup called Snapp is looking to be a big player among ride-hailing apps. Continue reading Did You Know That There’s An Iranian Version of Uber?