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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!

Make sure to plan your Europe trip on our site here:

Why You Shouldn’t Share Your Boarding Pass Online

Why You Shouldn’t Share Your Boarding Pass Online

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.

The Top 10 Museums to Visit in Europe

The Top 10 Museums to Visit in Europe

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.

State Hermitage Museum
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2) Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France
Musee d'Orsay 
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3) Prado National Museum in Madrid, Spain
Prado National Museum
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4) British Museum in London, UK
British Museum
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5) Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece
Acropolis Museum
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6) Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
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7) London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK
London's Victoria & Albert Museum
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8) Musee du Louvre, famous for its’ Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci
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9) Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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10) Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Van Gogh Museum
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Build Your Trip Itinerary to Europe with these Museums on our Site

Free Admission to US National Parks

Free Admission to US National Parks

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

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

The new design does look pretty slick, but it’s debatable whether it’s worth it for those that travel to New York often to deal with the traffic chaos for a few years…

The new design of  LaGuardia's terminal
The new design of LaGuardia’s terminal
Taking a Vacation Will Actually Make You Richer

Taking a Vacation Will Actually Make You Richer

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

Relationship between Vacation and Bonuses
Relationship between Vacation Days and Bonuses

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.

August Summer End Deals

August Summer End Deals

Been too lazy to plan a summer trip? Good thing because you can save a lot of money right now with the August summer end deals!

“Traveling later in the summer can save travelers hundreds of dollars a week off the cost of their vacation rental this summer,” said Laurel Greatrix, TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals spokesperson.

Here are the best places to visit and literally save hundreds of dollars according to TripAdvisor.

Destination July 2016 average weekly rental rate (two-bedroom) August 2016 average weekly rental rate (two-bedroom) Average weekly savings (stays in August vs July 2016)
Destin, Florida $2,171 $1,680 $492
Panama City Beach, Florida $1,753 $1,410 $343
Telluride, Colorado $2,651 $2,342 $309
Gulf Shores, Alabama $1,543 $1,275 $269
Hilton Head, South Carolina $1,660 $1,426 $235
Newport Beach, California $2,507 $2,304 $203
Outer Banks, North Carolina $1,488 $1,293 $195
Nashville, Tennessee $1,799 $1,606 $193
Ka’anapali, Hawaii $3,401 $3,217 $184
South Padre Island, Texas $1,628 $1,445 $183
Dangerous Heat Wave About to Hit the U.S

Dangerous Heat Wave About to Hit the U.S

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.

Checkout this Hello Kitty Cafe

Checkout this Hello Kitty Cafe

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!)

Hello Kitty Fans Dream Come True

They’ve got cold drinks and lattes covered

And all the desserts you crave

Even a cute photo-op for Instagram

A photo posted by Sabrina Gratz (@sabrinagratz) on

More goodies to buy

A photo posted by Diana / Die (@the_loveless) on

Who’s ready to book a trip to Cali now? See more activities to do on our site by clicking here

Travelling to The U.K Just Got Cheaper with Brexit

Travelling to The U.K Just Got Cheaper with Brexit

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.

Brexit Cheap Flights

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.

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