Issue #39 - January 8-14, 2022 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 in the past seven days on Mark Stachiew Travels. This week's stories look at basing your travel choices on your star sign, a new hotel sustainability fee and the closing of the Gateway to Hell!

$40k GoFundMe campaign purports to help Sunwing influencer get home

A GoFundMe campaign from a Sunwing influencer looking to raise $40K to get home is either tone-deaf or a brilliant troll job (Daily Hive)

Marriott hotel adds “sustainability fee”

If you hate when hotels add resort fees to your bill, wait until you see Marriott's new "Sustainability Fee." You don't want to pay? What, are you against the environment or something? (One Mile at a Time)

Where to travel in 2022 based on your Zodiac sign

If you base your travel decisions on your Zodiac sign (and who doesn't?) then, as a Virgo, I should be heading to Mexico's Riviera Nayarit this year (MSN)

Why are hotels still using bar soap?

Hotels may be looking at ways to eliminate single-use toiletries to cut down on waste, but those little soaps aren't going anywhere (Travel+Leisure)

Turkmenistan plans to close its 'Gateway to Hell'

If Turkmenistan's 'Gateway to Hell' was on your bucket list, you better hurry because the country plans on extinguishing it. (BBC News)

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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