Issue #19 - August 14-20, 2021 View online
Mark Stachiew Travels Friday Five

Welcome to this week's installment of the Friday Five, a quick collection of the most interesting travel stories that I shared recently on Mark Stachiew Travels. This week's stories look about travelling in comfort, feeling guilty about the climate and travel's biggest disappointments.

The fierce legal battle over reclining airline seats
We've all battled over reclining airline seats, but who owns that territory behind the seat? Is it the person reclining or the one who's getting his or her knees squashed? It's a more complicated legal question than you could imagine. (Slate)

Disappointed travellers reveal the worst tourist traps
Not all of us enjoy those uber-popular tourist attractions that everyone flocks to. Here are some hilarious negative reviews. Which do you agree with? (Buzzfeed)

Japan’s ultra-classy overnight bus gives you your own sleeping pod
Never mind the lay-flat beds in business class that airlines are offering, these Japanese overnight buses can give them a run for their money! (Sora News 24)

Will I ever be able to fly without feeling guilty again?
Some people are giving up flying because of climate change while others argue it only accounts for 2% of global emissions. Maybe that's because 80% of the world never flies at all. (BBC News)

Travellers say Toronto's Pearson is chaotic AF
To be fair, Toronto's Pearson Airport did warn travellers to expect long delays once the restrictions on vaccinated American visitors to Canada were lifted, but it's been more chaotic than expected. (Narcity)

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