In 2015, millions of people watched a disturbing 8-minute video (Warning – it’s very painful to watch) of a sea turtle with a straw stuck in his nose, and the two researchers who successfully removed it during their study in Costa Rica. It got a significant amount of media coverage but the topic eventually fizzled out as other shiny things got peoples’ attention.
Fast forward to 2018 and, with the 2015 footage back in the news, the “ban plastic straws” movement began. This time, with the all mighty media push, more people were on board, complete with a plethora of alternate options available for purchase. Reusable or recyclable straws made from paper, bamboo, metal or silicon are showing up everywhere.
Unfortunately, it was one of those metal straws that lead to a tragedy…
Continue reading “Yes, I Know About The Turtles. But THIS Is Why We All Need To Have Plastic Straws When We Travel”
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.
Continue reading “Unexpected Upgrade, Traveling Naked People, Petition To Save Travel Icon, & More!”
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…
Continue reading “Uh-Oh. Is Dominican Republic No Longer The Only Place Where Travelers Have To Worry About Dying?”
An Australian woman has been traveling the world with a life sized cardboard cutout of her husband since 2017 and it’s not a weird as you would initially think.
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In the past 7+ years, over 250 people around the world have died while taking a selfie. In fact, 127 of those deaths occurred between March 2014 and September 2016 alone.
In trying to get the perfect pose to Tweet or put on Instagram, people have misstepped (or ran out of land) and fell into water, off a cliff, you name it. So a handful of countries are trying to combat the problem.
Continue reading “Some People Are Dying To Take Selfies. Literally. Here’s What Different Places Are Doing About That”