Daily travel links for 2017-10-04: The airport bar, pod airplanes and the best tourism videos

Daily travel links for 2017-10-03: Cheap Canadian airlines, hotel noise and an apology to Iceland

Daily travel links for 2017-10-02: Free in-flight texting, private rail cars and coasteering

    • We used to call it jumping off a cliff, but now it’s called coasteering and it’s something you can pay to do… https://t.co/FDRBbloGqK

Daily travel links for 2017-09-26: Costa Rican eco-lodges, an airline for millennials and hotel fees

    • “Costa Rica: Welcome to the jungle” is a story I contributed to Ottawa Citizen’s Style Magazine.… https://t.co/UQkbvXos10

 

That Visa lets you international friends find visa-free destinations

Let’s say you are travelling on one passport and your friend is travelling on another, how do you find a visa-free destination that both of you could visit together? Do it using That Visa.

Simply enter the passports of the people travelling together, whether it be a couple or a group, and the website will spit out a list of countries you could go to without having to secure a pesky visa.

https://thatvisa.com

 

 

Costa Rica: Welcome to the Jungle

You could spend an entire vacation in Costa Rica soaking in the sun on a beautiful beach, but most come here to explore the vast areas of untouched wilderness that make this tiny Central American country one of the most biodiverse in the world.

Costa Rica has transformed itself into a premiere eco-destination by setting aside almost one-quarter of its land as nature reserve, allowing visitors to enjoy animals in their natural setting. And to make sure that these areas are available for future generations, Costa Rica has pioneered sustainable tourism practices that leave minimal impact on its ecosystems.

“We are a very green-oriented country and if we start compromising the goose that laid the golden egg, then we don’t have a lot to fall back on. Costa Rica, unlike Peru or Guatemala, doesn’t have a great history of Indian empires, but we do have a great history of democracy and sustainable practices,” says Jim Damalas, president and CEO of Greentique Hotels, a company that operates four Costa Rican eco-hotels. The hotels adhere to the country’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism program, which recognizes businesses that follow sustainable practices.

Read the rest of the story on The Ottawa Citizen Style Magazine’s website.

Daily travel links for 2017-09-25: A month at the airport, Nova Scotia’s Caribbean views and tipping confusion

    • Bruce Chatwin’s editor for “In Patagonia,” reflects on the author’s brief, brilliant career.… https://t.co/DyxO1Pgp1t

Daily travel links for 2017-09-22: Mexican tourism still open, airport currency exchange and a Shakira statue

 

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” -Paul Theroux

Daily travel links for 2017-09-21: Social media for emergencies, bad tourists and intentionally lost luggage

    • A mischievous Singapore baggage handler got caught swapping tags on bags to send them astray. That’s a new one.… https://t.co/OMPfix65dl
    • Feel your soul soar at the Taj Mahal. It truly one of the world’s most spectacular monuments.… https://t.co/tzF8gjAYxE