Travel Roundup 5.26.17

 

  1. Aloha, Southwest!

Southwest Airlines announced plans this week to expand flights to Hawaii from the West Coast. No specific dates yet but it’s amazing news as flights will get cheaper to the big island.

  1. Attention passengers: your pilot could be a king

It just came out that the Dutch King has been piloting commercial flights for the last 21 years. And no one knew. During that time, he flew for KLM and Martinair.

 

  1. Beware of falling rocks

A section of the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway is closed due to a massive landslide. They’ve had an unusual amount of rain recently and small landslides are common so this area was already closed. However, this landslide will take a long time to clear so TBA on when the road will reopen.

Views on the PCH from my road trip last year

 

  1. Disney trumps Trump

Disney’s Hall of Presidents might be making a change due to our current president. Despite many petitions, Bob Iger has confirmed that Trump’s bust will be included but it’s unclear whether he’ll have a speaking role, like Obama did. Instead, the attraction might be going back to the old format where only Abraham Lincoln speaks.

  1. The Bellagio Fountains might by drying up

Rumors are swirling that the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas will be turned into a shopping promenade. The Fountains are famous, drawing tourists to view the show, however it doesn’t exactly make the casino much money and takes up a lot of space. But don’t freak out yet, the rumors have not been confirmed.

Photo taken from Bellagio website

 

Travel Deal of the Week: Flights from the US to Europe are crazy cheap right now. Travel this summer from multiple US cities for $403 roundtrip.

 

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