Belize in the Caribbean has over two hundred islands. You can head to some of the most visited cayes of Belize but venture a few hours south and you can visit some of the remote places in this beautiful corner of earth.
You have been looking through pictures, reading travel guides, and asking friends which of the islands in Belize should you go to on your holiday. We agree with you that it is not easy to pick from a list of paradise islands. Well, this post is not really going to make the decision process any easier:
This island has a very laid back atmosphere with more bikes passing by the sandy streets. Everyone is hypnotized by the lifestyle here that dictates things to be on slow-mo. If you plan to go backpacking, this caye is perfect for you. More affordable accommodations outnumber the luxury hotels. Definitely the Caribbean vibe oozes out of Caye Caulker.
A study in Britain reveals confessions of four in ten pilots that they fall asleep while flying a passenger plane. What is more shocking is that a third of these British pilots find their co-pilots also sleeping on the job. This triggered concerns with regard to the current safety regulations.
The European Cockpit Association run a survey that collected information from around 6,000 pilots. The results revealed that half of the pilots complained of tiredness as among the main reasons affecting their ability to control aircraft. Majority of the respondents also said that they are “often” tired. Around 80% of these tired pilots do not file a report to declared that they are not fit to fly.
The ECA was not surprised with the results saying that pilots struggle with disruptive schedules, night flights, and long hours of duty or standby.
The Thanksgiving Parade of Macy’s in New York will have a new route for this year. With early snowfall though and the recent hurricane, a lot of people have changed plans and that frees some nice hotel rooms along the parade route.
This is not a hotel bargain deal. Actually the rooms are a bit pricier for obvious reasons and some may require a minimum number of nights for your stay. If you feel like rushing to the scene to celebrate Thanksgiving, better call the hotels listed below and see if they can still accommodate you and your family.
The Thanksgiving package of this NY hotel is already sold out but you can still get a suite to catch a glimpse of the parade. A one-bedroom deal shows for $449 with two-night stay minimum.
Being delayed at a strange airport is no fun. Everyone around you is uncomfortable, cranky, and hate the thought of missing items on their schedules. Below are some items you might want to bring that can help you survive such long holiday travel delays:
You do not want to get hungry while waiting for the weather to be kinder or the airline to fix its system. Instead of having a soggy sandwich for a snack, bring pre-packaged goodies like granola bars, cookies, or dried fruits. If you will be stuck in an airport for two days because of snow, you can expect the food to be served not to be as fresh. This will also save your pocket money since items at the airport tend to be pricey.
Pen, paper, or tablet
Even with all the technology available to make travel as smoothly as possiible, we are still helpless when tech glitches occur. At the mercy of machines, travelers feel desperate because of flight delays and flight cancellations. So what do you do in case you are one of the hoards trying to get to your destination but cannot do anything because of a computer glitch. Here are some tips:
Rely on your smartphone or tablet
These gadgets are quite portable. Bring them anywhere you go and you can easily get in touch with everyone you need to contact via phone or email. You will also be able to access the internet and maybe find an alternative so you can get to where you need to go.
Go for non-stop flights
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it will be time for family gatherings, and well, a dose of travel nightmare for most of us. Orbitz recently released an index showing the busiest airports in the United States if you are planning to travel between 21 and 26 of November. We cannot really talk of statistics to explain this. It is simple, most of the travelers will be using these airports, and that may include you.
There will be 24 million people trying to go from point A to point B come Thanksgiving and these will be the busiest transport hubs:
Seattle Tacoma International
Newark Liberty International
New York JFK International
Atlanta Hartsfield International
San Francisco International
Los Angeles International
Chicago O’Hare International
Flights in some European states were disrupted as air traffic controllers conducted another wave of walk out strikes. The affected states include Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece. Protests are also being planned for France, Germany, and Belgium.
The walkout of the air traffic controllers was triggered by the austerity measures being implemented. They are calling that these measures be scrapped since they only hinder economic growth and cause more hardships among its members.
Another concern for the unions is the rising unemployment. In Spain, for example, about 25% of the workforce are unemployed.
As a result of the strike, airlines across Europe have been rescheduling and canceling flights. Portugal and Spain were hard hit with the airline companies asking travelers to check first before going to the airport.
In Italy, workers were set to join the strike but the airlines said that the services will not be disrupted.
The vibrant city of Seoul in South Korea has been getting a lot of publicity lately, thanks to the instant stardom of its rap artist Psy. Hilton recently announced that its Conrad luxury property brand will be opening its doors in Seoul. No Gangnam style packages have been announced yet.
The new property will be located at the International Financial Center in Yeouido, the financial hub of Seoul. The Conrad’s will have 434 guestrooms that start at forty-eight square meters. This makes its rooms the biggest in the city. The renderings reveal rooms following design lines that will suit business executives seeking luxury accommodations while closing a deal or two in Korea. The palette consists of creams, grays, and woods. The bathrooms follow the same color scheme plus some pale marble.