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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How My Packing List Has Changed In 15 Years

I was just digging around in the darker corners of my hard drive and found copies of my packing lists from 2003 and 2005. I use a version of this list to help me pack for trips even today, but it’s been updated significantly in the last 14-16 years.

I thought it would be enlightening to look back and see what items we felt were “travel necessities” back in the early 2000s. All that I ask is that you don’t judge me too harshly on this list (Note from Sharon…TOO LATE! I’m judging the fact that you travel a minimum of 6 times per year and STILL USE A FLIPPIN’ PACKING LIST….)

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United Scam, Mistake Fare, Wyndham Rewards Changes, Disney Imagineers Design Airport Restaurant, & More!

Happy Sunday 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.

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Use Airbnb? Watch Out For Hidden Cameras

If you’ve ever used or considered using Airbnb, these are not the headlines you want to see:

Couple Uncovers Hidden Cameras In Nightmare Airbnb: Police (Huffington Post, 10/11/17)
People Keep Finding Hidden Cameras In Their Airbnbs (NY Post, 12/4/17)
Couple Visiting Toronto Says They Found A Hidden Camera In Their Airbnb Rental (CBC, 9/11/18)
Spy Cameras Are Popping Up In Airbnb Rentals (ABC Action News, 11/15/18)
Airbnb Refunds Guest Who Found Indoor Cameras During His Family’s Stay
(Washington Post, 1/17/19)

So what’s up with that???

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