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$166,000 Left in Plane’s Overhead Compartment, Returned To Owners

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Here’s some good advice. Please don’t place valuables likes money and passports in a planes overhead compartment!

A couple was flying from Chicago back to Munich last week when they forgot some very precious and valuable cargo onboard. The couple left a bag containing $166,000 in the planes overhead compartment! Continue reading $166,000 Left in Plane’s Overhead Compartment, Returned To Owners

Swimming Pigs in Bahamas Found Dead

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Kim and I have had many wonderful animal experiences during our travels over the years.

We loved seeing a wide variety of wildlife during our visits to Africa, were educated and got up close with elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, swam with turtles in Barbados and got to see turtles lay eggs in Oman. (Check out a post from 2012 which has My Top 5 Animal Encounters.)

Besides trekking to see mountain gorillas in Africa again or swimming with whale sharks, a top animal experience I’ve been hoping to do would be to revisit the Bahamas to see their swimming pigs. Continue reading Swimming Pigs in Bahamas Found Dead

Scam: Tourist Charged $310 for Photo with Times Square Mickey Mouse

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For those of you visiting a city like New York for the first time, there are lots of scams to look out for during your trip.

Last year I wrote about a tourist who paid $400 for a free trip on the Staten Island Ferry. In a new scam that I recently came across, a tourist was taken for lots of money by Mickey Mouse. Continue reading Scam: Tourist Charged $310 for Photo with Times Square Mickey Mouse

Awesome FREE Pop-Up Opened at Denver Airport

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Airports offer a variety of different amenities to help travelers pass the time and be more comfortable while flying.

At Las Vegas McCarran Airport you can stick with the city’s theme and do some gambling. A woman even won $1,000,000 there earlier in the year. JFK Airport has a pet relief area and an outdoor roof deck to relax at. Some airports offer free tours during long layovers.

There are many other airport amenities to be found and a fun, free new one opened earlier today at Denver Airport. Continue reading Awesome FREE Pop-Up Opened at Denver Airport

Get Knocked Up in One of These Hotels, Get A FREE Trip to Italy

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The Michael W Travels family has visited Italy a bunch of times and we’ve always had fun and enjoyed the country. Some visits have been quite short but there always seems to be something interesting to see.

One town in central Italy is giving you the chance to get a free trip there as long as you get knocked up in one of ten hotels… Continue reading Get Knocked Up in One of These Hotels, Get A FREE Trip to Italy

Virgin Australia Being Sued For Spilling Coffee on Teen’s Lap

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Virgin Australia is being sued by a 16 year old boy who was burned by hot coffee while flying from Los Angeles to Sydney in 2015.

When I first read the title of the T+L article, “Teen Sues Virgin Australia After Hot Coffee Caused Him ‘Worst Pain He’s Ever Felt’, I assumed that a flight attendant must’ve spilled coffee on him but that was not the case. Continue reading Virgin Australia Being Sued For Spilling Coffee on Teen’s Lap

Largest Airport In The World Is Bigger Than Singapore!

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One might expect the largest airport in the world to be located in one of the world’s most visited cities.

If the tourists are coming, then the city could probably use a really big airport! I’m thinking of cities like Bangkok, Paris and New York City, just to name a few.

Surprisingly, the world’s largest airport is located 45 minutes away from Saudi Arabia’s sixth largest city, Dammam. Continue reading Largest Airport In The World Is Bigger Than Singapore!

Bizarre Emotional Support Animal Loose on Flight

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These days just about anything goes when it comes to emotional support animals.

In Australia, a service kangaroo was kicked out of McDonald’s and a service pig was kicked off of a US Airways flight a couple of years back.

Recently, someone brought a monkey helper on a Frontier Airlines flight which caused some trouble, so to speak… Continue reading Bizarre Emotional Support Animal Loose on Flight