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!
Thought it was harmless to post a photo of your boarding pass to let others know you’re all about that travel life? It turns out, your boarding pass contains a lot of sensitive information! Hackers can figure out your name, loyalty program, and possibly even alter your travel itinerary.
Each boarding pass has a loyalty number on the boarding pass which can be used to log into your personal profile. It also contains the Passenger Name Record (PNR) which can provide data such as the travel route, payment information, phone number, data of birth, and passport data – all very valuable to criminals and hackers. You can even take a photo of an old boarding pass and upload it on this site here to see what info can be pulled.
Better think twice before sharing a photo of your boarding pass, but if you still ignore our advice you should at least cover up the barcode and your loyalty number.
TripAdvisor just released the top museums to visit in Europe based on the popularity of visitors and the quality. Here’s the top 10 Museums to add to your plans when planning your next trip to Europe.
1) State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia has over 1 million art pieces, including art from famous artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Rembrandt.
2) Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France
3) Prado National Museum in Madrid, Spain
4) British Museum in London, UK
5) Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece
6) Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
7) London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK
8) Musee du Louvre, famous for its’ Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci
9) Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
10) Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Build Your Trip Itinerary to Europe with these Museums on our Site
If you didn’t hear, it was National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on Thursday August 25th! As a result, National Park Service sites that normally charge entrance fees will give free admission this weekend from August 25, 2016 – August 28, 2016!
If you didn’t have plans this weekend, it’s a good idea to visit some popular parks such as Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park.
Click here for a listing of all the parks that are providing free admission!
Don’t fly to LaGuardia Airport if You Don’t Want to Miss Your Flight
Travelling to or from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York? Well you might want to reconsider…since they just started a $4 Billion Renovation project at LaGuardia and traffic has been INSANE. Unless you want to waste your precious time stuck in traffic for 2 hours with other angry travellers, you should switch airports to either Newark Airport or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
The traffic is so bad, travellers are literally walking from their cabs/cars to the airport to make their flights on time (hopefully). If you must absolutely travel from LaGuardia, for some reason even after reading our warning and seeing the misery of other travellers, you should budget in at least 3-4 hours of additional travel time.
Here’s some tweets that show how crazy it is in LaGuardia New York Airport right now
Wondering whether or not you should use up all your vacation days? A research study by Project Time-Off shows that people whom have used over 11 vacation days, actually earned more through bonuses and promotions. How about that?
Vacation + More $$$ = The dream, but it’s actually true!
Take a look at this chart for proof
It makes sense because people who take vacations are generally more happier and relaxed, and thus can put this energy into their workplace with a pay off in the return of a bonus or promotion with a higher salary. This can be backed by another another research study conducted by Project Time-Off, which concluded that 80% of managers actually believed vacation time allowed for energy levels to remain high on their teams, and 67% said their employees were more productive as a result.
Weather forecasters are warning that one of the worst heatwaves are going to come to the central and southern parts of the U.S this week. The National Weather Service has warned that “This may be one of the worst heat waves in the last few decades.” Temperatures are expected to reach over 100 degrees with high levels of humidity!
Cities such as Dallas, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Des Moines are impacted the worst, being in the extreme heat zone. If you’re planning on being in the sun this week, be extra careful and try to not be in the sun for extended periods of time.
Are you a Hello Kitty fan but don’t want to travel to Hong Kong? No need, there’s a new Hello Kitty Pop-Up Shop in California!
It’s actually a container that’s located at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, California that offers cute Hello Kitty drinks and sweet desserts. Checkout the images below to (Warning don’t look if your hungry!)
Thinking of Planning a Trip to the U.K? You should plan your trip now while the prices are still low!
With the recent referendum for U.K to leave the European Union, this dropped the British Pound to the lowest levels seen in the past two years at $1.30. The British Pound is down almost 24% over the past two years, making it more attractive for Americans to visit due to the lower foreign currency rates.
European Airlines have also dropped the prices of flights from the U.S to Britain and Europe by as much as 15% since June 28, one of the lowest rates ever seen in the past 3 years as seen in this Hopper graph.
There’s currently a crazy sale for a round-trip flight to Europe for as low as $480! Check it out on Hopper
You should book your flights now before the prices increase as it’s unexpected what will happen in the next couple of months.