Over the past decade or two, bedbugs have become a significant issue at every level of hotel stays, from fleabag hotels to Airbnbs to Disney hotels to hostels to the Waldorf=Astoria. These tiny, brown bugs get their name from their habit of feeding on humans while they sleep in their beds, causing welts or even rashes on the skin of their victims. Unfortunately, they move quickly and are excellent hitchhikers, so it’s easy for them to wind up in your clothes and luggage, putting you at risk for bringing them with you on your continued travels, and even to your home.
Obviously, some hotels manage to keep their bedbug problem quiet. Others, especially ones with well-known brand names, make it to national news.
There are a few ways to find out if your hotel has had reports of bed bugs. Like these…
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Imagine visiting a foreign country and when you’re ready to come home, you’re refused entry onto your plane and thrown into jail because officials think you were in the country illegally. That’s exactly what happened to two Americans last week.
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Area 51 is a U.S. Air Force military installation located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada. Acquired by the U.S. in 1955, the installation has been the focus of numerous conspiracies involving extraterrestrial life, although its only confirmed use is as a flight testing facility.
There are all sorts of mysteries surrounding Area 51, since regular people aren’t allowed to visit it. The conspiracy theorists have also had a field day about the area for nearly 65 years.
Anyway, Facebook, being Facebook, has the capability to make things go viral, so when Matty Roberts, a Bakersfield, CA college student, made a Facebook event to “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All,” people took notice and, as of this writing, nearly 2 million people are signed up and another million and a half are “interested.”
If you’re one of those 2,000,000 who are planning on attending the event, you may want to have some extra plans that you might not use for regular travel. For instance…
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It’s been well reported that at least a dozen Americans have died in the Dominican Republic over the past several months and, understandably, tourism to the Caribbean island has plummeted.
Unfortunately, that’s not the only place where touring Americans may be in danger…
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We’ve written in the past to be aware of these when you’re looking for a way to power up your phone at an airport. Looks like we should all be wary about something else too – and this one is potentially much more malicious.
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