It's against the law to remove sand from the beaches of Sardinia. Tourists who either ignored the law or didn't know about it are paying the price. Customs police recently issued fines to 41 people who tried to leave the Mediterranean island with a "total of 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of sand, seashells and beach rocks" in their baggage according to AP. That's an average of five pounds per person, which is a lot to be taking home. Each smuggler was fined up to 3,000 euros ($3,600). The confiscated materials were returned to the beaches.
Karl Rock is a New Zealander YouTuber who now lives in Delhi, India. He recently went to Pakistan and got his shoes shined by two different people. One guy charged him 20 cents (the going rate for locals) and the other guy charged him $2 (the going rate for a tourist who wants to haggle… READ THE REST
With more people flying, there's also been a noticeable increase of in-flight fights. Inspired by news of a physical altercation resulting from armrest conflict, Jason Torchinsky reminds us of the sane rules for armrest allotment that travelers with even a modicum of experience or common sense have been abiding by for quite some time. In… READ THE REST
Wolters World is a fun YouTube channel for people looking for (or fantasizing about) their next vacation, and "the don'ts" when visiting cities, states, and countries is one of their common video topics. Their latest video lists the 10 don'ts when traveling to beautiful West Virginia. In Cliffs Notes style, the list includes: 1) Don't… READ THE REST
No one wants to talk about it, but as the U.S. and the rest of the world are turning the corner on a worldwide pandemic, another ballooning healthcare crisis has taken shape. After an entire year of physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual upheaval, the effects of the COVID pandemic have exacted a heavy toll on… READ THE REST
Is there such a thing as too much information? In the world of stocks and investing, you might be surprised to find that sometimes, the answer is yes. Traders and the regular rank-and-file investors have so many indicators and other market signposts to monitor that it can turn into information overload, a sort of white… READ THE REST
With a world full of travel options starting to reopen as we speak, is it still really worth it to tote around a big, bulky suitcase or carry-on bag for getting all of your important stuff from Point A to Point B? Especially if there's an option that might just serve you better? Of course,… READ THE REST