Issue #41 - January 22-28, 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 this week on Mark Stachiew Travels. It includes the requisite COVID updates, but also links to some offbeat stories like the woman who travel with four sets of eyeglasses and the traveller who rode the canals of Venice on a garbage boat.

Flight turns back after passengers assigned themselves new seats and started a ‘riot’

Even if a flight is half empty, you can't self-upgrade to business class. Other passengers aren't going to be very happy. (Metro)

Woman reveals genius way to avoid paying for expensive tourist attraction

A gondola ride in Venice can be expensive, but not if you hitch a boat ride with the garbage collectors. (The Sun)

Why I always pack 4 pairs of glasses while travelling

Do you bring spare eyeglasses with you when you travel? This writer brings four pairs and explains why. (The Points Guy)

Canadians now have to be fully vaccinated to cross the U.S. land border

If you're driving across the border into the United States and are not an American citizen, you must now be fully vaccinated against COVID before you can enter. (CTV News)

These major destinations now have booster requirements

As expected, more tourist destinations are requiring COVID-19 boosters before you enter, including these seven examples. (The Points Guy)

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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