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Hello! I cannot wait to share my pictures of Iceland with you. It’s an amazing country, with amazing people, delicious food, waterfalls, volcanic islands, plentiful puffins, and all of the weather you could ever want. I’ll be writing about a lot of this on the blog, as soon as I find some time to write on the blog, so stay tuned.
Programming note: There was a massive computer meltdown at Bite-sized Travel World Headquarters, so this week’s newsletter is both late and abbreviated. Next week, I’ll be visiting my parents for their 50th anniversary, but I hope to have another abbreviated newsletter for you. Then, it’s back to school and back at full strength. Have a great week!
Travel news you can use
- Air Canada disappointed a lobster festival when it failed to deliver the cargo load of live lobster meant to feed everyone, forcing organizers to change tack quickly and serve hotdogs.
- The complete overhaul of New York’s LaGuardia has begun, and it’s a total poo-show for travelers and their hapless friends and family trying to drop them off at the airport. Please fix this by January when I go to NYC for by birthday/Hamilton, please.
- You’re missing the point if you complain about the wifi at a National Park. Just don’t.
- Continuing coverage of TSA’s annus horribilis:
- It’s official, things *are* turning around for the TSA. The long lines of spring and early summer are now but a memory.
- How is Instagram changing travel? Point: it provides an unvarnished look at real life in a destination. Counterpoint: people’s carefully-curated and -filtered Instagram photos are, at best, not authentic. Hey, check out my Instagram for carefully-curated, but not filtered, pics from Iceland!
- Boarding passes carry a lot of personal information, don’t casually throw them away.
- Awkward! An EasyJet flight was delayed because the cabin crew couldn’t contain their hostility for one another. Guess who’s going to an HR seminar this week?
- Check out these old school New York bakeries the next time you visit.
- Travel sites are busting their brains to get you to spend more money. Remain vigilant.
- Travel for women, particularly solo, is just different, than it is for solo men, groups, and families. Every country requires us to navigate difference social expectations and experiences, so be prepared with these tips for safe and confident solo travel.
- Already done Iceland? Then go to the Faroe Islands.
- I’ll have more packing tips soon. Here’s my top tip for Iceland: take gear for every kind of weather from single-digit temperatures, sideways rain, and strong wind to (unexpected) 20C and sunny. That’s right, I experienced an Icelandic heat wave and was thoroughly unprepared for it.
Zipping the suitcase
How was your summer? Did you get to hold a baby puffin? I did! Iceland! Now, we are going this fall? Tell me what you think about the newsletter by sending a message directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about where I travel on http://bitesizedtravel.ca. See you next week!