The Hotel Where Drinking Straws are Outlawed | TravelPulse

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa has become the first of its kind in Hawai‘i to entirely end the use of plastic straws on its property. Children’s drinks and blended tropical drinks are now served with eco-friendly paper straws, while other drinks are only served with paper straws on request at the hotel’s dining establishments, luau and other events.

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TSA Labor Day Travel Tips: 2017 | Transportation Security Administration

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As we mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations, we must not forget the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those in south Texas and Louisiana are just beginning to recover from an incredibly destructive storm, one that halted air and rail transportation in the region, devastated communities both large and small, and continues to threaten the safety of local residents, our colleagues and their families.

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How to Be Happier When You Travel

Joy Hvar

Step one: Stop checking Facebook.

A few years back on a solo trip to Europe, Jaime L. Kurtz found herself standing on the Croatian island of Hvar. The sun shone. Boats bobbed in the Adriatic Sea. But instead of feeling happy and free, she felt homesick and lonely.

“I realized that a lot of this was due to my own habits and personality, rather than to characteristics of the places themselves,” Kurtz, an associate professor of psychology at James Madison University and author of The Happy Traveler: Unpacking The Secrets of Better Vacations, tells Condé Nast Traveler.

More tips at Conde Nast Traveler

How Global Travel Helps You In The Corporate World

Take a trip anywhere in the world and you’ll return home with a refreshed spirit and energy. You will also develop some skills you may not even be aware of gaining while abroad. No matter what industry or role you’re in, these skills are valuable and can be leveraged in the corporate world instantaneously. Whether taking a vacation or going abroad for an extended period of time, you are guaranteed to learn any or all of the following skills. I know I’ve certainly picked these up along my journey!

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September is the best month to score super cheap theater tickets in NYC

Good thing for newcomers & travelers to NYC to know.  Don’t miss catching a Broadway show if you can swing it – these tips might help make that possible.

September is the best month to score super cheap theater tickets in NYC

The theater season kicks into gear a few weeks from now, with a rush of new productions on and off Broadway. But while you wait for the best fall shows to open, you can see some that are already running for much less money than usual, thanks to discount initiatives designed to boost sales during a traditionally soft time for theater box office. Broadway has Broadway Week, which actually last for two weeks (September 4–17) and provides two-for-one tickets to most shows on the Great White Way. Even cheaper seats are available to Off Broadway shows via the 20at20 program (September 5–24).

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How This Woman Went From Broke To Traveling Full-Time (And Making Lots Of Money)

Say it with me now… “Dream Life”!!  *sigh*

There are a lot of bloggers out there traveling around the world and filling your Instagram feed with gorgeous destination photos. But there are very few who have actually cracked the code and figured out how to make money. Alyssa Ramos is one of them. This 29-year-old is the definition of a digital nomad success story: A solo adventure traveler and entrepreneur, she travels full-time, runs the site My Life’s a Movie and has racked up over 125,000 followers on Instagram. Her favorite slogan?  “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”

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U.S. warns citizens about traveling to Mexico’s Cancun and Los Cabos as violence surges – LA Times

The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens about traveling to Cancun and Los Cabos, two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, after a surge in violence in those regions.

A travel advisory issued Tuesday upgraded the warnings for two states, Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur, saying turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime and shootings in which innocent bystanders have been killed.

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How to Travel When You’re Broke or You Don’t Have Extra Income | HuffPost

When most people hear the word ‘traveling’ or ‘vacation’ they think dollar signs. Either that person has the extra income to do it or they don’t.  And that’s a myth. You don’t need to be rich to travel. You don’t need thousands of dollars to spend on a vacation. There are plenty of ways you can travel with an average middle-income job.

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Top 10 Design Hotels in London

An insider’s guide to the Top Design Hotels in London, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms, and spectacular lobbies, in locations including Soho, Kensington, and Shoreditch perfect to stay and visit London Design Festival.

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