Travel Roundup 5.5.17

 Happy Cinco de Mayo! Have a marg (or three!), even better if you’re celebrating in Mexico!


  1. Hurry before you can’t get tickets to the next Hamilton!

Tony Award nominations were announced this week, which means this is your last chance to see great shows before you can’t get a ticket after June 11th – Spoiler alert: check out Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away. You’ll thank me next month.

Courtesy of show’s website
  1. Don’t mess with a komodo dragon and its food

A tourist got a little too close to a komodo dragon in Indonesia and ended up becoming the animal’s food (well, his leg). Turns out, these creatures DON’T like to be disturbed while they’re eating. Also to be noted: the tourist was NOT American, he was actually from Singapore.

Photo from National Geographic
  1. If you’re in Canada, stock up on gin!

Canada is launching a nationwide recall of bottles of Bombay Sapphire Gin after they discovered the bottles actually contain 77% alcohol rather than 40%. I call this a happy accident and encourage you to go out and stock up!


  1. Tall people may be avoiding American Airlines soon

AA announced this week that it will be adding more seats to planes, thereby reducing space between seats by two inches. At 29”, it will be just one inch more than Spirit Airlines is offering and a whopping four inches less than Southwest.


  1. West (Jumbo) Jet

Canada’s budget airliner WestJet just ordered 20 new Dreamliners, which will allow the airline to travel to further destinations. This move will help compete with Air Canada, Canada’s largest carrier, taking the airline to Asia, South America and Europe.


Deal of the Week: CheapTickets has a Cinco de Mayo sale now through May 7th. Save up to 70% on hotels in Mexico!





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