Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
- Gary from View From The Wing posted a link that reported Miami International Airport has been been granted the ability to place an 18% gratuity on meal checks. I can’t say that I’m surprised – restaurant owners are trying all sorts of ways to help their tipped staff, even going as far as asking customers to help pay for servers’ health insurance, without losing even more of their bottom line.
- A handful of people emailed to thank us for posting about the kick off of sales for Kids Week on London’s West End. A few others lamented the lack of Kids Week on Broadway, especially in light of the prices some shows can go for. So as a quick reminder, there are options for tickets on Broadway where you may not have to pay top dollar.
- Gilbert at God Save The Points pondered if travel bloggers tell too many secrets? Personally, I don’t think they do. Granted, some will give more information than others, but only a small amount will know the “big” trick and most don’t share those on a blog.
- We told you a while back about the town that turns into an immersive Harry Potter-like land every year. On a smaller scale, there’s also a bed & breakfast that looks amazingly like the bedroom chambers at Hogwarts. Well, to add to this, Michael from Inside The Magic reports that Harry Potter fans can now stay overnight in Hagrid’s Hut (and if your’e a fan of The Hobbit, they have overnight dwellings for you, too!).
- As Google Maps has aged and been improved, it can help travelers with lots of things – you can set it to give directions and avoid tolls, it can tell you where the nearest public toilets are, and you can even use it to show you where to take the best selfies with famous landmarks. So I appreciate that it can how (finally) let you know about the speed limit is and any speed traps on the road you’re on.
- Mark from Miles to Memories posted a link that reported about a class action suit against Universal Orlando. The plaintiff says visitors’ fingerprints were collected illegally. If they’re suing Universal for this, could Disney’s system for entry, which also uses a finger biometric (this is how it works), be far behind in terms of litigation?
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