Issue #5 - May 8-14, 2021 View online
Mark Stachiew Travels Friday Five

Welcome to this week's edition of the Friday Five, a quick collection of the most interesting travel stories that I shared in the last week on Mark Stachiew Travels. Several of this week's stories look to the future of travel with electric vehicles and cutting unsustainable business trips. 

This dude drove an EV from the Netherlands to New Zealand — here are his 3 top road trip tips
If you have doubts about the viabilty of electric cars for roadtrips, this guy drove 100,450 km from the Netherlands to New Zealand and shares some of the lessons he learned along the way. (The Next Web)

Should have just stayed at home! Reviews from ridiculously entitled travellers
These ludicrous online complaints from travellers that the beach was too sandy, curry was served in India and a canoe had no toilet, can't be true. Can they? (The Daily Mail)

The price they pay for your perfect vacation photo
Scientists are concerned about unregulated feeding of ocean wildlife by tour operators. Don't be one of those people. (New York Times)

From giant spiders to the journey of a foetus, Qatar's Top 10 sculptures will blow your mind
Qatar has a long-standing commitment to making exceptional art accessible to all and is home to a diverse range of some of the world’s most impressive and thought-proviking public art. (Jet Set Generation)

The pandemic killed business travel. For the sake of the climate, it should stay dead
Despite its outsize carbon footprint, business travel has been seen as a socially acceptable form of pollution. The pandemic has forced a reckoning. (Fast Company)

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Have a great weekend!



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