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Fast and Furious 8 Filming Locations

Fast and Furious 8 Filming Locations

Have you watched a pre-screening of The Fate of the Furious, the 8th movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise and were wondering about the filming locations? Here are the travel destinations to consider if you are a hardcore Fast and Furious fan and want to experience them in person!

1. Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland is where most of the action took place, disguising the downtown area as New York City. The cars falling out of the parking structure took place at Halle Bros Parking Garage, where CGI was used to alter the nearby roads.

Fate of the Furious Parking Garage

2. Havana, Cuba
Fate of the Furious Cuba
The race starts in the street nearby El Curita Park.

3. Lake Mývatn, Iceland
This lake is where the large submarine chase took place, it is also a known spot to see the Northern Lights during the winter!

4. Akranes, Iceland
The large explosions at the prison scene are seen in this harbour, located in Akranes, a town which is 30 miles away from Reykjavík.

5. New York City, New York
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Pier 40 is the location where cars can be seen flying out and exploding from a warehouse. This is located beside the Hudson River in New York City.

Times Square is also featured as the cars drive past Broadway and 5th Avenue

6. Perry, Georgia
The Berlin scene where the team is seen fleeing took place at the Guardian Centers, which is a natural disaster training site in Perry.

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Top 10 Destinations in the World

Top 10 Destinations in the World

TripAdvisor just announced the Top Destinations in the World, here are the Top 10 Destinations you must visit in 2017!

1. Bali, Indonesia
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2. London, United Kingdom
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3. Paris, France

4. Rome, Italy

5. New York City, New York

6. Crete, Greece

7. Barcelona, Spain

8. Siem Reap, Cambodia

9. Prague, Czech Republic

10. Phuket, Thailand

Make sure to plan your travel plans with our free travel planner here:

New U.S. Ban on Electronics on Select Airlines

New U.S. Ban on Electronics on Select Airlines

A new travel ban is currently in progress of being implemented, that would restrict large electronics on certain airlines. An inside source said the rule would be implemented on U.S. bound flights from certain countries, such as the Middle East and Africa.

Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national airline of Jordan confirmed in a tweet today that U.S. bound passengers would be banned from carrying most electronic devices in the main cabin starting Tuesday. However, this tweet was later deleted without any explanation.

The Department of Homeland Security said, “We have no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide any update as appropriate.”

Security measures from Homeland Security have been increasing, with the recent requirement for electronic devices to be powered up before passengers could board flights to the United States. This was implemented in the summer of 2014.

What are your thoughts on the increase of security measures? Do you feel more or less comfortable travelling? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 Cities in 2017 to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Top 10 Cities in 2017 to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th of March each year to mark the death of Saint Patrick. It has deep historical roots leading back to the 17th century, where it celebrated the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and is a public holiday in Ireland. Today, it is a widely-celebrated event with lots of entertainment, including parades, music festivals, and pub crawls across the nation. Here’s a list of the top 10 cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States.

1. Boston, MA

Boston is a city with the largest Irish population and is known to hold the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

2. Pittsburgh, PA


Pittsburgh also has a large Irish population, representing approximately 14% of the total population and has a well-known St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

3. Buffalo, NY


Most people are unaware that Buffalo hosts large city-wide celebrations, even showcasing two full St. Patrick’s Day parades compared to just one that other cities have.

4. Philadelphia, PA
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Make sure to check out Philly’s Erin Express, which is a free event with transportation to all of the best Irish bars.

5. Cleveland, OH


Cleveland hosts some of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parades and is celebrating the parade’s 175th anniversary this year!

6. Tampa, FL
Tampa has a large number of Irish pubs and restaurants that you can be sure will be participating in this year’s events! Tampa also dyes the Hillsborough River green, like Chicago for the extra spirit!

7. Chicago
Chicago has already dyed the Chicago River green ahead of the big celebration where thousands gather after seeing the parade.

8. Rochester, NY
You just missed the parade on Saturday but you can be sure that Rochester will have all it’s Irish pubs celebrating this weekend! Just bring a coat, it is pretty chilly this week.

9. St. Paul, MN
St. Paul is having a block party at LuckyPalooza with tent parties, outdoor food, and live music. Don’t miss the 51st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17 at noon!

10. Cincinnati, OH
The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Cincinnati takes place at the Fountain Square with Irish pubs, food and live music.

Make sure to plan your St Patrick’s Day trip with our free trip planner on our site here:

Iceland is the first to make employers prove equal pay

Iceland is the first to make employers prove equal pay

As part of International Women’s Day today, Iceland will be the first country to require employers to prove that they provide equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.

The government declared plans to introduce the new legislation to parliament this month and aims to level the gender wage gap by 2022. Iceland is a small country with a population of approximately 330,000 but has been on the forefront of pushing for wage equality for several years now. Iceland has already introduced a quota to have women represent minimum of 40% as board members to those employers with more than 50 employees. It is no surprise that the country has been ranked the best in the world for wage equality by the World Economic Forum for over 8 years.

Make sure to support this great country by visiting the wonderful sights in Iceland this summer!

U.S Tourists May Soon Have to Get Visas for Europe

U.S Tourists May Soon Have to Get Visas for Europe

U.S. tourists may soon require a visa if they want to visit Europe, including popular destinations such as London, Paris and Rome.

The European Parliament just voted on the decision to end the visa waiver program with the U.S., many speculating that this was a response to not dropping the visa requirements for a few E.U member states. In 2014, Australia and Canada agreed to to lift some of the visa requirements while the U.S still continued to require visas for five states: Croatia, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and Cyprus.

If you’re planning to visit Europe, it is a good idea to book a trip sooner than later to avoid all the hassles of getting a visa!

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Free Flights from Qatar Airways, Ends Today!

Free Flights from Qatar Airways, Ends Today!

Qatar Airways is currently offering free flights if you can find their golden tickets on their site! This promotion ends today so act quick! Get searching for your key 2017 travel dates and you could get a free flight there! You will only have to pay for the taxes, fees and any extra surcharges.

Here are some sample destinations of availability:

Dubai, UAE (DXB) – February, March & April 2017
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (RKT)– February & March 2017
Yerevan, Armenia (EVN)– February & April 2017
Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)– February & April 2017
Tbilisi, Georgia (TBS)– February 2017
Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) – March 2017

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Top 10 Cities to Visit for New Years Eve 2017

Top 10 Cities to Visit for New Years Eve 2017

Here’s a list of the Top 10 Cities to visit while in the US for New Years Eve celebrations

  1. Miami, Florida

  2. You may be surprised New York City isn’t first but Miami Beach is the most sought after and expensive city to visit for New Years Eve. Known as a party city, it’s going with a big bang in 2017 with Pitbull ringing in the new year at Bayfront Park. Justin Bieber will also be performing at the popular Fontainebleau hotel with Skrillex making an appearance at LIV nightclub.

  3. Orlando, Florida
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    Home to the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World in Orlando is a top spot to be surrounded by live music, amazing fireworks, and
    lots of other entertainment!

  5. New Orleans, Louisiana
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    The pre-party begins on Bourbon Street for live music and drinks before people head over to Jackson Square to watch a giant fleur de lis drop from the top of Jax Brewery at midnight, with a fireworks show over the Mississippi river to top it off!

  7. New York City, New York
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    New York City is always a top spot for ringing in the new year, just be prepared to wait hours to watch the ball drop from Times Square at midnight with thousands of other people! Hint: If you have a previous hotel room card from Marriott, you can bypass some of the lines and say you’re heading back to the hotel near Times Square 😉

  9. Las Vegas, Nevada
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    New Years Eve is one of the most popular times that people visit Vegas and the hotel prices reflect that! You won’t be disappointed with the Vegas strip being closed down for over 300,000 people to celebrate the new year with fireworks and performances. Lyft is actually offering free rides this year in Vegas, New Lyft users get $50 in ride credit between 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and 3 a.m. Jan 1 using the code “LVNYE.” The first 1,000 existing Lyft users get $5 off of one ride with promo code “EMXPLASWDNYE” when added between Dec. 26-31.

  11. San Francisco, California
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    Thousands of visitors come to San Francisco to ring in the new year with fireworks at the Ferry Building. You can also see the fireworks from the Bay Bridge for an amazing display.

  13. Chicago, Illinois
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    Watch the fireworks over the Michigan River from the Navy Pier along with lots of outdoor entertainment and activities with nearly 100,000 other people

  15. Austin, Texas
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    Austin is a more affordable and family friendly city with it’s free New Years Eve event hosted at the Vic Mathias Shores, full of live music, art, and fireworks

  17. Honolulu, Hawaii
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    Enjoy the fireworks over Waikiki Beach and the Aloha Tower Marketplace for a more family friendly way of ringing in the new year

  19. Nashville, Tennessee
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    Watch Nashville’s signature Music Note Drop at midnight from the Tennessee State Capitol building while listening to live music and another firework show at the Cumberland River.

Check out our travel planner on our site to help you organize your 2017 New Year Eve plans!

50% Off Wow Air Flights for 24 Hours Only!

50% Off Wow Air Flights for 24 Hours Only!

Wow Air is offering a limited time sale for 50% off round trip flights! This is amazing deal for flights to Reykjavik, Iceland but hurry this offer ends on December 23rd at 7PM EST. This offer is valid for round trip flights between Jan 14 – Apr 5 and is subject to limited availability. You must use promo code: WOWXMAS16 in order to get the discount.

Sample Flight Deals
Toronto YYZ – Reykjavik KEF on January 16-19 for $166 CAD
San Francisco SFO – Reykjavik KEF: January 17-25th for $211 USD
Los Angeles LAX to Reykjavik KEF round trip on January 26-30th for $226 USD

Don’t forget to check out all the top things to do in Iceland on our site here:

Top Christmas Gifts for Travellers

Top Christmas Gifts for Travellers

Finding Christmas gifts for travellers can be tricky, but here’s our list of the top 10 gift items that will make any traveller happy!

GoPro Hero 5 Black Edition
GoPro is known for making the best action cameras and the latest GoPro Hero 5 Black Edition will let travellers record their adventures in very high quality with 4K resolution. Plus it’s waterproof, has voice control, and has a touch display on the back.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Cancelling Headphones
These headphones are perfect for travellers that fly a lot, as they have the best noise cancellation technology that lets them hear their own tunes instead of the plane’s engine. The Bose QuietComfort line is very popular among frequent fliers.

iphone 7 Plus
The iphone 7 Plus is the best iphone yet for travellers, as it’s now water and dust resistant, has dual cameras with optimal zoom, and has a longer battery life than the previous iphone.

Apple Watch Series 2
The popular Apple Watch is now brighter, faster and waterproof with the new Series 2 line. It also includes a built-in GPS to record hikes, which outdoor travellers will love.

swell bottle
S’well water bottle
Made out of stainless steel, this bottle will keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. A must have for any active traveller.

iPad Pro
The iPad Pro is offers a huge 12.9” display and offers the power of a PC with portability of an iPad. This is perfect for travellers to stay connected and work remotely.

DJI Mavic Pro Drone
This is the best drone to capture amazing photos that an ordinarily camera can’t capture. It comes with a high definition 4K camera, a long distance range, and is very compact to carry around.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
This is the Rolls Royce for hair dryers and the $400 price tag comes with it. It’s also a highly rated hair dryer that prevents heat damage to hair and offers ultra fast drying for travellers with limited time.

This is the best travel pillow that multiple positions for long international flights. It was an instant success on Kickstarter and you’ll have to wait for more units to get in stock.

Trackr Bravo
This is a very slim Bluetooth tracker that lets you track and find your personal items, such as keys and luggage – which airlines seem to lose often.