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Alternate Trails And An Overlooked Archaeological Site Could Soon Become Peru’s Hottest Tourist Spots

Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, and each year, nearly two million people visit the lost city. But while most visitors opt for the traditional multi-day trek along the Inca Trail to get there, many are overlooking more authentic, nature-filled hikes through the native villages. These also allow adventurous tourists to pay a visit to Choquequirao, the often forgotten neighbor of Machu Picchu that features even more views of the scenic valley. Rather than taking the standard route through the Andes, the trip to Choquequirao can be navigated in a variety of ways. Plus, once you get there, often times there are less than a few dozen people at the site. This is mainly because of how much longer it takes to get to versus Machu Picchu, because hiking through th...

HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

Last year HotelTonight launched HT Perks, their own twist on a hotel loyalty program. The program is level-based, meaning user “level up” as they meet certain tiers of lifetime spend in the app. It was generally well received but maybe a little under ambitious – it maxed out at level 4 – which granted a user as much as 20% off in extra savings after spending a lifetime total of $5,000 in the app. So today they are updating the program and expanding these four tiers to an infinite amount. In the new program users get a discount off of base rates once they hit level 2 at $250 in lifetime spend, and that discount doubles at level 3 for $1k lifetime spend, triples at level 4 for $2k lifetime spend. and quadruples at level 8 for $6k in lifetime spend. After hitting level 4 for $2k lifetime spen...

Delta Makes an Emergency Landing for a Bathroom Run

During what should have been a three-hour flight to Seattle from New York City, pilots on flight 453 had to make a surprise landing in Montana. The emergency at hand? Several passengers needed a bathroom, asap. “All toilets were full and passengers needed to ‘go really bad,’” the Delta report read. The plane took a sharp left and headed to Billings Logan International Airport because, of course, there are no rest stops in the sky. After landing at the airport, passengers discovered the only situation worse than a line at the bathroom is not being able to even get in the line. Source 1 There were no available gates which caused the plane to have to wait in the cargo area. After explaining that passengers needed to go —YES, it is an emergency— grounds crew rolled over a stairway and escorted...

Joining Priority Pass Will Give You Access To Thousands Of Airport Lounges Around The World

One of the most frustrating parts about traveling by plane are those moments in which you’re trapped in an uncomfortable scenario in the airport. It can be a continuous struggle to find seating, a good place to eat, or even some peace and quiet. That’s why many of those who are frequent travelers get themselves involved with rewards programs that offer lounge access. But a problem with gaining your everyday lounge access is that it’s only available once you’ve become loyal to a certain airline, on top of the fact that you usually have to remain a regular customer to maintain your status. Well, that all could change if you decide to sign up with Priority Pass. With Priority Pass, flyers will no longer need to be repeating customers on the same airline, nor will they have to book first-class...

Travel Destinations to Visit in 2018

Whether you’re looking to spend $500 or $50,000 on an adventure, get out and see a new part of the world in 2018. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for relaxing vacation in a state you haven’t seen or looking to explore a new country. Make a plan and make it happen. GrenadaThis Caribbean island is perfect for those looking for crowdless beaches, lush rainforests, and alluring culture and cuisine. This island is oddly not well known, making it perfect for adventure seekers looking to get an authentic experience rather than the tourist view of the island. Source 1 Greenville, South CarolinaWith an uprising of trendy and upscale restaurants, this is a great place if you’re in the mood to do a food tour. The town will soon have a food-based market called the Commons. From modern dinning at J...

Someone Named Their Airplane Wi-Fi Network “Bomb on Board” And The Flight Had To Be Diverted

A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted to Khartoum, Sudan, because a passenger thought it would be funny to name their Wi-fi network, “Bomb on Board.” The plane was immediately rerouted when the flight crew noticed the network, and all 100 passengers were required to exit the plane while it was inspected. “Experts said the Wi-Fi network in question was created on board,” Turkish Airlines said. “No irregularities were seen after security procedures were carried out, and passengers were brought back on the plane once boarding restarted.” Source 1 If they were able to determine which passenger created the network, the airline chose not to disclose it at the time. Unfortunately, this incident wasn’t the only one of its kind. After a passenger noticed a network called “...

Don’t be too desperate to travel abroad, Joshua Iginla begs Nigerian youths

The founder and the General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Bro Joshua Iginla, has joined his voice to the widespread condemnation greeting the alleged killings of migrants and human trafficking going on in the country, describing it as man’s wickedness against another. Joshua Iginla Speaking at his church service last Sunday in Abuja, the revered man of God also decried the desperation of Nigerian nationals and other Africans seeking greener pastures abroad, revealing that there was no machine out there that guaranteed instant prosperity once they land abroad. Recall, last month, the popular Cable News Network (CNN) brought into our living rooms a video clip of black migrants being sold in night markets in Libya. It showed migrants auctioned off fo...

South Carolina Inn Named Top Seaside Lodging In The US

There are some prime locations to take a vacation along both coasts of the United States, but one particular seaside inn has been named the top waterfront property by Coastal Living. The Anchorage 1770 in Beaufort, South Carolina is not only historic, but it’s extremely luxurious as well. The seaside inn is located in a 250-year-old Federalist manor which overlooks Beaufort’s Harbor River. Nicknamed the “Queen of the Bay,” the mansion was renovated in 2014 by a couple who decided to turn the elegant building into a all-inclusive 13-room inn. Inside, the inn features extremely modern and stylish rooms filled with a wide variety of interior design options for every guest. Not only is the decor contemporary, but the architecture inside is also quite modern in relation to the historic look of ...

This Couple Lived Out Of Their Van In Order To Travel To 59 National Parks

In an attempt to bring more attention to the National Park Foundation, EVOLVE partnered with Instagram travel bloggers, Renee and Matthew Hahnel. With over 500,000 followers between their two accounts, this husband and wife team specializes in traveling all over the world and documenting their experiences through exquisite photographs. When EVOLVE contacted them about this unique partnership, they knew immediately that it was something they wanted to be a part of. “As huge lovers of the National Parks system, we have always wanted to experience all 59 of these beautiful natural wonders for ourselves,” they shared. “The mission was simple. Connect as many people as possible to the parks and inspire the next generation of park stewards.” Source 1 Source 1 The Hahnels made their journey in a ...

Extraordinary All-Inclusive Resorts Sure Cause Wanderlust

All-inclusive is the new black. If pools overflowing with children and bland buffets when you think all-inclusive, you probably haven’t heard about the modernization of the all-encompassing resorts.A trip to the best hotels in Asia is only a couple flights away. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa— SeychellesMax and relax in style after an afternoon of scuba fun or meditative Qi Gong classes. Enjoy your villa complete with an outdoor gazebo and your very own infinity pool and butler. Source 1 Santani Wellness Resort & Spa— Kandy, Sri LankaAllow this Sri Lankan sanctuary to tailor your trip toward your goals. Whether you’re looking to detox, lose weight or improve your quality of sleep, this resort will customize your meals and activities to benefit you. Yes, meditation, pilates, thermal salt ...

Pay Attention or Pay Up! It’s Now Illegal to Text While Crossing the Street

Unless you’d like to get a ticket, save that text until you’ve safely crossed the street. The Distracted Walking Law was passed in Honolulu, making it the first major American city to do so. Pedestrians looking at their phone screens while stepping into intersections will now be punished under the law. The first fine will range between $15-35 while second-time offenders in the same year will be fined $35-75. That third time could cost up to $99. Source 1 The law was passed with the hopes of forcing pedestrians to pay more attention. Between 2000 and 2011 over 11,000 injuries occurred due to distraction by a phone while walking. “Sometimes I wish there were laws we did not have to pass, that perhaps common sense would prevail,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at the bill-signing ceremony....

Once You Travel To 100 Countries You Can Join This Exclusive Club

To travel to over 100 countries would mean that you would have visited more than half of the 195 sovereign nations in the world. And if you are able to do so, you can be admitted into one of the most coveted clubs there is — the Travelers’ Century Club. Founded back in 1954 in Los Angeles, the nonprofit travel organization has expanded from just a limited number of people to over 1,400 now, featuring members from all across the world. Once you are in, you’re able to share info about some of the least visited places on the map, and network with other travelers to inquire about what destinations you should visit, and why. The group also has regular meet-ups in which those who are not traveling, or are in the midst of traveling, can come together and discuss their recent adventures, all while...

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