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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today: Travel Edition!


Welcome to "13 Things I Found on the Internet Today: Travel Edition!" I'm sharing the internet compilation I've uncovered on various fascinating travel-related topics. From awe-inspiring destinations and worldwide travel updates to inspirational topics about saving the planet. This curated compilation offers a captivating glimpse into the ever-evolving landscape of global exploration. So, fasten your seatbelts, grab your virtual passports, and join me in navigating through these 13 intriguing travel finds that will leave you motivated to travel and confident while traveling.


1. This country is 99% water. But the 1% is paradise - …Crossroads, Maldives, is the country's first integrated, multi-island resort complex. It features two resorts, more than a dozen restaurants, a beach club for day use, and a marina…


2 Travel Troubleshooter: My brother died. Can I get a refund for my airline tickets? - Although you booked your ticket on Booking.com, it was made by a third party…


3. International African-American Museum opens at site of busiest American slave port - The opening ceremony was on June 22; completing this important cultural space took 20 years — due in part to funding issues, the pandemic, and structural problems.


4. L.A. Opens Its New Light-Rail Link - The new link, the Regional Connector, includes three new underground stations and links three light-rail lines, reducing travel times…


5. CDC warns travelers of 'high risk' of polio if visiting these 30 countries - CDC identified 30 countries where travelers are at risk for the disease in a recently updated advisory with a Level 2 notice advising travelers to "practice enhanced precautions…

6. The days of 'fun flying' are long gone: How U.S. air travel became a nightmare - After a year of constant disruptions, including canceled and delayed flights, lost luggage, and worse, passengers could expect more of that in 2023…


7. Pay for entry: US travelers will soon have to pay a fee to enter the United Kingdom - The travel fee is meant to secure the U.K.'s borders. The move is part of the U.K.'s plan to digitize its borders fully by 2025.


8. World's Largest Cruise Ship Starts Sea Trials - The Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas is the most environmentally friendly, will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), and utilize fuel cell technology. Icon of the Seas will sail from Miami starting in January 2024, offering Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.


9. This Texas Nature Park Now Has 10 Elevated Bungalows — Each With a Private Deck, Kitchen, and Stunning Water Views - The ten new Matagorda Bay Nature Park’s bungalows come equipped with a full kitchen, gas grill and a spacious, private deck. Bookings will start in July 2023.




11. Here’s Some Good News About the Planet for a Change - African forest elephants go through the rainforests and forage for food, they thin out young trees competing for space, water, and light—by stepping on some and consuming others. The trees left behind, unbroken and unconsumed, have a considerable advantage over other trees in the forest.


12. Parrots Are Taking Over the World - At least 60 of the world's 380 or so parrot species have a breeding population in a country outside their natural geographical range…


13. Tourist taxes: All of the countries you will have to pay to enter in 2023 - Venice will introduce a tourist fee in 2023 or 2024, Olhão, Portugal, will introduce a tourist tax in 2023, Valencia will impose a tourist tax in 2023, and Barcelona is increasing its tourist tax in 2023…


Did you discover something new, was there anything that blew your mind, if so, leave me a comment, and if not, leave me a comment.


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