Issue #3 - April 24-30, 2021 View online
Mark Stachiew Travels Friday Five

Welcome to the latest edition of the Friday Five, a quick collection of the most interesting travel stories that I shared on Mark Stachiew Travels in the past week. There are more signs that travel is opening up, but lots of uncertainty remains. Some are debating the ethics of travelling now while others wonder if they can overcome more than a year of pandemic conditioning.

Help! If there’s a chance that I could endanger others, should I still travel?
With the news that vaccinated Americans may be able to travel to Europe this summer, the question of “We can, but should we?” is certain to be top of mind. And the decision fatigue is real, especially when you’re trying to weigh the public health and ethical elements of travelling.
How we can overcome our covid conditioning and start travelling again
After a year of trauma, shutdowns and treating most people like they’re made of fire, will we be able to travel again? This Washington Post columnist relates her own personal struggles with her coming post-pandemic life.
Rental car prices are so high in Hawaii, tourists are renting U-Haul trucks
With more Americans vaccinated, the expected surge in travel demand is here. As was predicted, prices for travel services are rising, especially for rental cars, but some enterprising visitors to Hawaii have discovered that U-Haul trucks are cheaper to rent there than cars. At least there's lots of room for your luggage.
I stayed on a kouseboat on a frozen lake during the coldest winter in 30 years
Living aboard a house bot on the glistening waters of Dal Lake in Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar, is an experience every visitor undertakes, but one hardy travel writer chose to stay during the winter. It certainly makes for a better story.
Louis Vuitton's weird plane-shape luggage costs more than a plane
With so many people not travelling over the past year, we've been saving money from not taking vacations. If you've got $55,220 to spare, you can splurge on this jet-shaped handbag created by designer Louis Vuitton. And yes, you can buy an actual airplane for less money.

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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