Issue #27 - October 16-22, 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 this week on Mark Stachiew Travels. This week's stories are filled with fun travel trivia and factoids and look forward to what travel could be beyond the pandemic.

581 Days later, it's time to travel

If you're only going to read one essay about the impact the pandemic has had on the travel industry, what it's lost and what it's gained, then this piece by Skift founder Rafat Alai is it. (Skift)

This tour operator wants to remake the travel industry

Intrepid Travel is the first small group trip organizer to set verified climate targets—and it wants other brands to follow suit. (AdWeek)

Never do this when your flight is cancelled

Airline travel is fraught with cancellations and disruptions thanks to the ongoing pandemic so here's what not to do in case your flight is cancelled. (Yahoo!)

iPhone user shares 'mind-blowing' travel hack

iPhone users may not know this, but they can track flights directly in iMessage. Here's how to use this useful travel trick. (The Mirror)

The reason passengers always board planes on the left

Ever wonder why you always board airplanes on the left side of the aircraft? Here's the reason why. (The Sun)

Thanks for reading! If you like what you read, have suggestions of what you'd rather see or just want to drop me a line to tell me what you're up to, write me at [email protected]. And don't forget to forward this newsletter to anyone else that you think would find it interesting.


Have a great weekend!



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