The Fable of Finnair’s Final Friday the 13th Flight

It’s Friday the 13th, y’all! Hey, did you ever hear of the ULTIMATE Friday the 13th event that an airline pulled? It’s really creative and well-done :-). Check this out…

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Are These Tourist Sites On Your List For 2020? Heads Up: They Might Not Want You There

Tourism has exploded in the past two decades. Places that used to be relatively comfortable to visit are now chock full of people just like you, traveling thousands of miles to see whatever famous site it is.

Unfortunately, all those extra people visiting is wreaking havoc on some of these special places. Besides the overcrowding, there’s the garbage that careless travelers leave behind (which is always a problem, but now it’s “X” times as much because they have “X” times more tourists), plus the carbon footprint from the trains, planes and automobiles to get them there.

That’s on top of the other problems touristy areas encounter.

To try to combat this, Fodor’s releases an annual “No Go” list that has popular places that need a break from tourists. This year’s list includes 13 locations that fall into 8 categories:

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How NOT To Videotape Your Vacation (Take Two)

Several months back, we wrote about an older gentleman from England, Howard Newman, who borrowed his son’s GoPro and wound up videotaping his entire vacation with the camera facing the wrong direction. So what he thought would be memories of his trip to the Netherlands turned out to be hours of video of his face (click here for a Reader’s Digest condensed version of the footage).

If it’s any solace whatsoever, Mr. Newman doesn’t have to have the claim to fame of being the only one to ever do such a thing.

Mr. Newman, meet Mr. Griffin…

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Why Are There Spirals Painted On Planes’ Jet Engines?

If you’ve ever traveled on a plane and gotten the chance to look at any of the jet engines, you may have noticed a white spiral painted in the center. I had an idea of why it might be there, but I wasn’t sure, so I did some research. Here’s what I found out…

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