Dauntless Jaunter Travel Site http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com Travel Blog, Destination Guides, Information, Advice, Stories from the Road, Etc. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:14:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 It’s Quite a Travel-Related Week for New York City http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/07/28/its-quite-a-travel-related-week-for-new-york-city/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/07/28/its-quite-a-travel-related-week-for-new-york-city/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:02:30 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=16061 LaGuardia Renderings 2015
LaGuardia Renderings, taken from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Flickr page.

LaGuardia Airport Redesign

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who once likened LaGuardia Airport as something akin to a third-world country, to unveil the plan for the redesign of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport.

The airport will be combined from its several terminals into a unified main terminal with increased public transportation access, increased taxiway space, and new passenger amenities. The first half of the project is expected to cost around $4 billion, and it should break ground next year. You can read more about this project on the official page from the Governor’s website HERE ->

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LaGuardia Renderings, taken from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Flickr page.

And here’s a video highlighting some of the key details:

JFK’s Eero Saarinen-designed Terminal to Become TWA Flight Center Hotel

TWA Flight Center
The TWA Flight Center or Trans World Flight Center, which MCR Development will transform into a 505-key hotel. Adapted and taken by Flickr user pheezy.

The TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen, was opened in 1962 as the original terminal for the famous TWA, or Trans World Airlines, at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. For the past 14 years, the terminal has sat vacant, as no one wanted to destroy the historical landmark, yet no one knew what to do with it.

Now, MCR Development has earned the right to convert the artistic masterpiece into The TWA Flight Center Hotel, a hotel with 505 rooms, 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, up to eight restaurants, and even an observation deck.

Below is the new rendering. For more on this story, visit the article about it at Curbed NY HERE ->

JFK TWA Hotel Rendering
Rendering of the new JFK TWA Hotel, by MCR Development.

Official Consider New Trans-Hudson Tunnels for Trains

Finally, the last bit of NYC transportation-related news involves the problematic train tunnels which run under the Hudson River from New Jersey into Manhattan in New York City.

Problems such as leaks and delays plague this short stretch of rail, one of the busiest in the world. One major reason why these issues are hard to address is that both states have a say in any proposals, meaning that sometimes politics trump solutions. However, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has called on the governors of both states to come to the table once again to help come up with a solution to what’s known as the Gateway Project.

Read more about this story at the NYTimes HERE ->

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5 Ways To Travel Without Being A Tourist http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/07/08/5-ways-to-travel-without-being-a-tourist/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/07/08/5-ways-to-travel-without-being-a-tourist/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:43:22 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=15998 Traveling is one of the most eye-opening, freedom-inducing and down right amazing things you can do, but not everyone wants to do it as a tourist. Sure, you might want to take photos of the local highlights, and check out some of the ‘hotspots’ but here we are showing you 5 ways to be more than a tourist on your travels.

Just Whistle While You Work (and Travel!)

Many people take advantage of working while they travel, and the benefits are endless. Not only do you get to travel to some incredible places, but you earn money to fund your nomadic lifestyle. Furthermore, you will get to know the place and the locals on a  much deeper level.  Whether you want to work in a coffee shop in Australia, teach English in Thailand or go fruit picking in the Caribbean, there are so many opportunities out there waiting for people just like you.

Volunteer + Tourism = Voluntourism

So you want to travel and see the sights but don’t want to be a full blown tourist? Try volunteering! There’s literally something for everything. If you’re an animal enthusiast you can help in elephant sanctuaries in India or with shark conservation in South Africa. Maybe you want to volunteer and help teach children in Brazil, or perhaps you fancy building a house or school in Sri Lanka. There’s never a shortage of places that need volunteers. You will get to help out and really feel a part of the global community we all live in, as well as having the chance to see somewhere new. The best part is is that there are opportunities that last anything from 1 day to a couple of years – so whatever time you have – you can volunteer.

Learn Some New Tricks

Ever wanted to learn how to surf? Maybe you want to brush up on a new language?   Want to cook up some tasty new dishes? Or maybe its snowboarding, martial arts or photography? If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn, you can guarantee that you can go learn it somewhere in another country. Where better to improve your Italian than in a language school in the heart of Rome? Or skiing on the Canadian slopes? Figure out what it is you want to learn…and go for it.

Go on a Secret Mission

You don’t have to literally go on a secret mission, but having a purpose or a goal can bring fresh life to your travels. You might decide you want to write poetry inspired by places around the world, become a new travel blogger or that you want to investigate cultural dress from every corner of the globe. Having a purpose to your trip makes it exciting and personalized without it being a simple tourist jaunt.

Live Like a Local

Eat where the locals eat. Make friends. Go on walks. Find out what the locals like to do. Rather than soak in all of the latest tourist hot spots, why not go off the beaten path and find out what the locals like to do. This leads to you getting a far better understanding of the place you’re going to than being a tourist ever will! Get engrossed in the culture and get exploring!

Bethan Newman is an English girl trundling through life and jaunting to places the world over.

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Ruse, Bulgaria: A Local’s Guide to the Inside http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/07/06/ruse-bulgaria-a-locals-guide-to-the-inside/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/07/06/ruse-bulgaria-a-locals-guide-to-the-inside/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:42:22 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=16031 Ruse, (sometimes Rousse or Russe) the fifth largest city in Bulgaria, is located on the right bank of the river Danube and is the most significant Bulgarian river port. The city has a very long history, dating back to the 3rd millennium BCE. Today, Ruse is well known for its beautiful Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, as well as its natural landmarks and rich culture.

Ruse Streets Bulgaria
Ruse Streets, Bulgaria. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Todor Bozhinov.

Often referred to as “The Little Vienna,” Ruse has a lot to offer. Here are the city’s main tourist attractions:

Baba Tonka Museum

The constant exhibition you’ll find at the Baba Tonka Museum will reveal before your eyes a picture of the Bulgarian Revival and Ruse’s role in the process. The museum was opened in 1958 in the house of Baba Tonka’s son, Nikola Obretenov. Except for him, Baba Tonka had 3 more sons that actively participated in the Bulgarian Renaissance, fighting for Bulgaria’s independent religion, education, and eventually, liberty. Here’s what she says about her bitter experience in this reference, “I’ve lost 4 sons: two of them are in the grave, the other two are half-dead. But, even if I had 4 more, I would still make them wear the Bulgarian flag with the golden lion.” In the Bulgarian history this brave woman resembles the image of the Bulgarian heroic mother, devoting her whole family’s lives to the fight for the Bulgarian freedom.

March musical days

The international music festival “March musical days” is among the oldest and most famous Bulgarian festivals. Traditionally the festival takes place every year in March, when Ruse becomes a stage for diverse artistic events including concerts, alternative projects, master classes and numerous exhibitions. More information about this annual event you can find here: www.marchmusicdays.eu.

Liberty Monument, Ruse, Bulgaria.
Liberty Monument, Ruse, Bulgaria. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Cameltrader.

The Monument to Freedom

Built in 1909, this monument was designed by the famous architect Arnoldo Dzoki. It was the donations of the local community that brought this architectural project to life. Located at the heart of the city, the Monument to Freedom is among the true symbols of Ruse.

The Pantheon of Revivalists

Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria, the pantheon is the national ossuary of 453 activists of the Bulgarian revival. Located near the old cemetery, the pantheon is the last home of revolutionaries, volunteer fighters, as well as different activists for the Bulgarian culture and education. The pantheon also homes a chapel and a museum exhibition.

Catholic Eparchy in Ruse, Bulgaria
Catholic Eparchy in Ruse, Bulgaria. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Cameltrader.

Religious temples

Ruse’s citizens are Orthodox Christians but the long and rich history of the city includes many different religions and cultures. This is exemplified by the different temples the city hides in its heart. There’s the Cathedral Church Sveta Troitsa (built in 1632), the St. Paul’s Catholic Church (built in 1890 and sheltering the only church organ in Bulgaria), the Armenian Church Sveta Bogoroditsa (founded in 1610), the Synanogue, the Evangelist Methodist Church, and the Mosque among others.

Urban Lifestyle Museum

The Urban Lifestyle Museum, also known as “Kalipa’s House”, became a reality in the 19th century (it was built in 1865). There you’ll find a rich collection of European porcelain, glass, silver, furniture, utensils, accessories, clothes and sample interiors of rich households from the late 19th century. There’s a local legend saying that there was a love affair between the Danube Province Governor and the beautiful young Kaliopa. Kaliopa’s house (according to the legend) was awarded to the young woman in a bow-shooting contest.

Roman castle Sexaginta Prista

Sexaginta Prisca Walls, Ruse, Bulgaria
Walls of the Roman fortress Sexaginta Prisca, Ruse, Bulgaria. Taken by Rossen Radev via Wikimedia Commons.

The Roman castle Sexaginta Prista is actually an open-air exhibition that’s situated on the banks of the Danube among the ruins of an ancient Roman Castle. The ruins reveal a fortification wall, a defense tower, plaques, temples, stone signs, a sarcophagus and many more ancient relics. The name of the castle, “Sexaginta Prista,” means “the port of 60 ships” – a name that was given to this location (and by which the Ruse city has also been known) during the 1st century. During the summer season the open-air exhibition turns into an open stage for different performances and art installations.

The Medieval Town of Cherven

A key town from the 14th century, Cherven used to be a center of different crafts and thriving trade. Today the remains of the medieval town will please you with traces of the outer (unfortified) town, fortification walls, a watch tower, as well as ruins of a castle, a church, and some houses.

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Jet.com & How It Can Reap Travel Benefits http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/23/jet-com-how-it-can-reap-travel-benefits/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/23/jet-com-how-it-can-reap-travel-benefits/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:18:25 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=16005 Meet the new Amazon(.com) killer: Jet.com. 

First thing’s first: what is Jet?

jet logoJet is a new members-only shopping club launching later this year (2015). They call themselves the “Amazon killer,” as they aim to offer their customers a much better value by only reaping profits on the membership fees they take in, rather than a multi-pronged profit system. They say that they will not profit from any products sold, which sounds quite intriguing, don’t you think?

Here’s some words straight from the source:

Jet is a members-only shopping club that gets you the best price on more than 10 million products, every time you shop. No gimmicks. No 29-minute flash sales. No fancy sample stations that suck you in, resulting in the purchase of a 30-pound jar of spicy pickles.

No funny business. Just a simply brilliant way to save money on everything* you buy.

*Yes, even those spicy pickles you’ve grown so fond of.

Membership is $49.99/year, but you’ll end up saving more than you give. And what you get is so much better than a free t-shirt or laminated ID card.

Free shipping over $35 and free returns.

Savings even when you shop other retailer sites.

We’re so sure you’ll save more than our $49.99 membership fee that we’ll refund you the difference between our fee and what you saved if you don’t.

How does Jet save people money?

Here’s a nice graphic that succinctly explains their goal:

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And to their members, they’ll even offer savings based on the payment method used:

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But now, let’s talk about TRAVEL BENEFITS!

Go to page 2 for how Jet.com can help us travelers save money ->

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Weekly Travel News Recap: June 14 – 20, 2015 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/20/weekly-travel-news-recap-june-14-20-2015/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/20/weekly-travel-news-recap-june-14-20-2015/#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:38:15 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=16000 United 737 Max 9
A United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

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Berlin’s Top Landmarks (Infographic) http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/15/berlins-top-landmarks-infographic/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/15/berlins-top-landmarks-infographic/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:18:21 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=15968 Berlin has a seemingly infinite range of attractions to explore and enjoy, making it difficult to know where to start. Here is a shortlist of some of Berlin’s top landmarks to visit during your stay. While the list is by no means exhaustive, it will offer insight into the history, culture, and need-to-know information for some of the city’s main attractions.”

This infographic on some of the top attractions and landmarks in Germany’s capital city comes from Wimdu.

Berlin Top Landmarks Infographic

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Weekly Travel News Recap: June 7 – 13, 2015 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/13/weekly-travel-news-recap-june-7-13-2015/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/13/weekly-travel-news-recap-june-7-13-2015/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 14:24:19 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=15976 787 First Flight Takeoff
787 First Flight Takeoff. From www.boeing.es/

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • NYC’s tallest observatory hits early milestone – New York City’s One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, opened just a couple of weeks ago, and has already passed the 100,000th visitor. (WT)
  • Boeing 787 has amazing air show – A rehearsal flight for the Paris International Air Show by a 787 Dreamliner became an internet phenomenon this week. (CNN)
  • ANA begins new route – The Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways started Friday flying between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and its Tokyo Narita hub. (USA Today)
  • Boeing to shrink restrooms again – In an effort to fit in even more seats, Boeing is going to update its popular 777-300ER wide-body airliners with smaller bathrooms. (BI)
  • EPA to start regulating emissions – The Environmental Protection Agency of the US said that “emissions from airplanes endanger human health because of their contribution to global warming.” The EPA will now take steps to start regulating airlines and flight emissions. (NYT)
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Enjoying The Trip When Money Gets Tight http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/12/enjoying-the-trip-when-money-gets-tight/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/12/enjoying-the-trip-when-money-gets-tight/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:20:05 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=15958 Traveling is one of the most wonderful things in the world; there’s nothing like that feeling when you explore new territory and feel like the only person in existence to know about it. But unfortunately, from time to time, we find ourselves in situations where we can’t afford to do all that a place offers, or we feel like we are in a bit of a financial pinch. However, that can often be the starting place of some of the biggest adventures and here we are going to share just five ideas for when the piggy bank begins to dry up!


A cross between orienteering and treasure hunting, Geocache is a smartphone-enabled adventure that costs little to nothing! Follow the handy phone app to search for, and find, caches all over the world; from the sunny beaches of Florida to Paris’ enchanting streets… you can find geocaches pretty much everywhere! They vary from being hidden in trees to hiding inside magnetic tubes on pedestrian signs. It’s addictive, fun, and costs you pretty much nothing to do.

Street Market, Stockholm
Why hit the restaurants all the time when there is great regional food to be had, and just like the locals would!

Don’t eat out – buy like a local!

Eating out is often one of the biggest costs attached to traveling, and so many times we hear that if you ‘eat like a local’ and eat where they eat that it’s far cheaper. It is, but there’s another option too. Buy like a local. What does that mean I hear you ask?

It means that you should check out the food markets and shops where the locals go and stock yourself up on food. Imagine sitting in a inner-city park in Paris eating traditional bread and cheeses or sitting on beach in California with your own BBQ. The options are endless .


Airbnb is an exciting way to stay in some pretty amazing places on your travels. Airbnb offers travelers places to stay, with something to suit everyone’s budget. Although a castle in Scotland might be out of the price range there are plenty of money friendly options. Many of the lower-end options are rooms in someone’s house or apartment, but don’t be put off by this as you often get to experience the culture of a place even more as your host cooks for you and fills you in on all the best local haunts!

Where’s free?

If you’re traveling in a city, or even a tourist area, you can pretty much guarantee there will be places to visit for free. Take a look online before you travel and see what you can find. All sorts of festivals and museums cost absolutely nothing, but it’s often all about just knowing what’s out there. Many attractions and museums have certain days or times when entry is free or discounted, so don’t forget to look that up too.

Set yourself a goal!

Set yourself traveling goals. It makes your trip personalised and gives you a burst of excitement. Perhaps you want to photograph the local culture and architecture, or maybe you want to make friends with at least 3 locals. You might want to stop and try your hand at drawing different buildings or hunting down collectables. Some people write songs, blogs, or poems whilst others complete quirky goals, like visiting every road on the Monopoly board or using dice to help them decide where to go. Be creative and set your own personal goal that costs nothing and will make your trip that much more exciting.

There are so many ways to still have an amazing trip when the money dries up, so don’t let it stop you…let it fuel you!

Bethan Newman is an English girl trundling through life and jaunting to places the world over.

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An Introduction to the Bulgarian Language http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/11/introduction-bulgarian-language/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/11/introduction-bulgarian-language/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:58:56 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=15962 Bulgarian flag
Taken by Flickr user anjči.

The Bulgarian language is an important member of the Slavic language family, spoken by about 12 million people from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Canada, USA, Australia, Germany and Spain.

It has a very long and rich history, dating back to the 860s. The Cyrillic alphabet (the one used by Bulgarians) is used in several other languages like Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Macedonian and some Central Asian Altaic languages.

The first Slavic language to be written, the Bulgarian language is closely related to Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Slovenian, making it relatively easy for these nationalities to communicate with little or no translating assistance.

It was in 886 AD when the Glagolitic alphabet was introduced to the Bulgarian Empire. It was the work of the Saints Cyril and Methodius. The purpose of the Bulgarian alphabet creation was to make it easier for Christianity preachers to preach in an understandable for the Bulgarians language. The two Solun brothers, Cyril and Methodius, were chosen to finish this task as they knew very well the spoken language of the local Slavo-Bulgarians. The alphabet they created was also the basis of all other Slavic literary languages, accounting for over 315 million people speaking them.

With a lot of words (about 30%) borrowed from Turkish, Latin, Greek, Russian, French, Italian, German and English, Bulgarian is a versatile language. As Bulgaria is part of the European Union, it also became one of the official languages of the European Union – it is the third official script after Latin and Greek.

Here are some of the most famous Bulgarian expressions borrowed from other languages:

  • Мерси (mersí) – Thank you (from French)
  • Чао (cháo) – Bye (from Italian)
  • Cупep (súper) – Super (from Latin)
  • Aло (álo) – Hello on the phone (from French)

If you are traveling to Bulgaria, you may find these phrases, expressions, and words useful:

English Phrases

Bulgarian Translation

English Greetings Bulgarian Greetings:
Hi! Zdrawei!
Good morning! Dobro utro!
Good evening! Dobar wecher!
Welcome! (to greet someone) Dobre doshal!
How are you? Kak si?
I’m fine, thanks! Dobre, mersi!
And you? A ti?
Thank you (very much)! Mnogo blagodaria!
Good night! Leka nosht!
See you later! Do po-kasno.
Good bye! Chao.
Asking for Help and Directions
I’m lost Zagubih se
Can I help you? Moje li da Vi pomogna?
Can you help me? Moje li da mi pomognete?
Where is the (bathroom/pharmacy)? Kade e (baniata/aptekata)?
Go straight! then turn left/right! Varvete napravo!Posle savivate na liavo/diasno!
One moment please! Edin moment, molia.
How much is this? Kolko struva tova?
Excuse me …! (to ask for something) Izvinete…
Do you speak (English/ Bulgarian)? Govorite li (angliiski/ balgarski)?
Just a little. Malko.
What’s your name? Kak se kaswate?
My name is … Az se kasvam…
Mr…/ Mrs.…/ Miss… Gospodin/ gospoja/ gospojitsa
Nice to meet you! Priatno mi e da se saposnaem!
Where are you from? Ot kade ste?
I’m from (the U.S/ Bulgaria). Az sam ot (Amerika/ Balgaria).
I’m (American) Az sam amerikanets.
Where do you live? Kade jiweete?
I live in (the U.S/ Balgaria) As jiweia w (Amerika/ Balgaria).
How old are you? Na kolko godini ste?
I’m (twenty, thirty…) years old. As sam na (dwadeset, trideset…) godini.
I have to go Triabva da tragwam.
I will be right back! Ste se warna.
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Uspeh!
Happy birthday! Chestit rojden den!
Happy new year! Chestita nova godina!
Merry Christmas! Vesela Koleda!
Congratulations! Pozdrawlenia!
Enjoy! (for meals…) Da vi e vkusno!
Bless you (when sneezing)! Nazdrave!
Good night and sweet dreams! Leka nosht i sladki sanishta.
Solving a Misunderstanding
I’m Sorry! (if you don’t hear something) Sa sajelenie ne vi chuh.
Sorry (for a mistake) Sajaliavam.
No Problem! Niama nikakav problem.
Can you say it again? Moje li da go povtorite.
Can you speak slowly? Moje li da govorite po-bavno.
I don’t understand! Nishto ne razbrah!
I don’t know! Ne znam!
I have no idea. Niamam nikakva predstava.
How do you say “Please” in Bulgarian? Kak e “please” na balgarski?
What is this? Kakvo e tova?
My Bulgarian is bad. Balgarskiiat mi e losh.
Don’t worry! Ne se trevoji.
Bulgarian Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Dobar/ losh/ taka i taka
Big/ Small Goliam/malak
Today/ Now Dnes/ sega
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Utre/ vchera
Yes/ No Da/ ne
Here you go! (when giving something) Zapoviadai.
Do you like it? Haresva li vi?
I really like it! Naistina mi haresva.
I’m hungry/ thirsty. Gladen sam./ Jaden sam.
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Sutrin/ Vecher/ Pres nochta.
Really! Naistina li?
Look! Vij!
Hurry up! Pobarzai.
What? Where? Kakvo? Kade?
What time is it? Kolko e chasat?
I love you! Obicham te.
I feel sick. Bolen sam.
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Weekly Travel News Recap: May 31 – June 6, 2015 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/06/weekly-travel-news-recap-may-31-june-6-2015/ http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2015/06/06/weekly-travel-news-recap-may-31-june-6-2015/#comments Sun, 07 Jun 2015 01:23:53 +0000 http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/?p=15975 Delta Airlines Cabin
Taken from blog.Delta.com.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • Orlando with yet another theme park – This time, a new water park, called Volcano Bay, will open in the destination city. (OS)
  • North Korea’s ambitious tourism hopes – The secretive nation has the backing of their feared and idolized leader to once again start promoting the country as a destination for travelers. (Skift)
  • Delta tries unique new time-saving measure – The Holy Grail for airlines seems to be how to manage getting passengers boarded and seated and baggage stowed overhead as quickly as possible; this week, Delta began “preloading” carry-on baggage for passengers, hoping that will decrease the traffic in the aisles. (TIME)
  • US adds 10 new airports to preclearance – The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding its Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) preclearance program, adding these 10 new international airports: Brussels Airport, Belgium; Punta Cana Airport, Dominican Republic; Narita International Airport, Japan; Amsterdam Airport Schipol, Netherlands; Oslo Airport, Norway; Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain; Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden; Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey; and London Heathrow Airport and Manchester Airport, United Kingdom. (Skift)
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