Australia’s first bubble tent glamping hotel opens

Australia’s just landed its very first pop-up bubble tent glamping hotel, Bubbletent, a collection of transparent, inflatable accomodation options located on a 1000+ acre working farm between Lithgow and Mudgee, about 200 kilometres from Sydney.

Overlooking the Capertee Valley, the set up allows visitors to go off-grid without worrying about insects, rain, wind or any other pesky natural element of actually going off-grid. Hardcore camping isn’t for everyone.

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Man forgets 5-foot pet snake in hotel room – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

Being in a family that’s been associated with the hotel industry for 30+ years, you’d think I’ve seen it all. Normally I would agree with you, but every now and then comes a story that even is new to me!!

The poor room attendant – how frightening!

A hotel employee found a 5-foot boa constrictor in a bed after the snake’s owner says he forgot his pet in the room.

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Ten Tips for Traveling Alone

Some really good tips in this article…

Here are ten tips for traveling alone.

You might dread your next solo trip. Don’t. It could really be one of the most enjoyable experiences you ever have. Sure, it’s fun to make memories with your friends and family, but, solo travelers have plenty of fun too. You just need to have a positive attitude. And, it doesn’t hurt that technology has made the world a lot smaller than ever before.

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Hurricane Irma: Some hotels closed in Miami Beach, occupancy drops | Miami Herald

In the days before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Miami-Dade’s hotels emptied out and profits plummeted, signaling the first of a sting of hurricane-induced challenges for the region’s tourism industry.

Now, a week after the hurricane, some properties have shuttered their doors until October as they repair damage caused by Irma’s strong winds.

Full Story: Hurricane Irma: Some hotels closed in Miami Beach, occupancy drops | Miami Herald

As Hurricane Irma neared, Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida opened doors for nearly 1,000 dogs | Miami Herald

This is awesome! Show them you appreciate their effort & pay them a visit 🙂
 

Over 800 dogs became temporary guests at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last weekend as Irma, then a Category 5 storm with viciously fast wind speeds, barreled toward the state, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Full Story: As Hurricane Irma neared, Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida opened doors for nearly 1,000 dogs | Miami Herald

Planet Abled: Meet the woman making travel accessible for disabled people in India | The Independent

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“Most of the time, a person with a disability remains in their own group of other people with the same disability, or with their family and friends,” she says. There was no travel service – at least in India – where a deaf person could travel with a blind person, or a wheelchair user with a traveller without a disability. Arora was determined to change that. Then came the customisation for each client – special needs, special interests, solo travel, group travel, honeymoon, wellness, adventure.

Full Story: Planet Abled: Meet the woman making travel accessible for disabled people in India | The Independent

Idaho hopes to bring stargazers to first US dark sky reserve – News-Sentinel.com

A new “Dark Sky” are may soon be here. These are really cool for astrophotographers and tourists in general who really want to see a true “night sky”.

Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.

The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state’s sparsely populated region that contains night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way.

“We know the night sky has inspired people for many thousands of years,” said John Barentine, program manager at the Tucson, Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association. “When they are in a space where they can see it, it’s often a very profound experience.”

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Berlin emerges as the number one city in the world to work while you travel

A new report by PeoplePerHour has revealed the capital city of Germany as the top spot for ‘digital nomads’ to earn a living while travelling. The study takes into account things like the number of co-working spaces, monthly salaries, the overall cost of living, visa requisites and crime rates.

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