Vandals Stole Artifacts From a National Historical Park in Oregon — Here’s How You Can Help

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

In the latest edition of people behaving terribly in the country’s national parks, vandals have illegally excavated artifacts at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Oregon earlier this week. According to a statement from the National Park Service (NPS), unauthorized diggers tore up land at a known archeological site near the Netul Trail, which …

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Measles Lands an Israeli Flight Attendant in a Coma — How You Can Check Your Immunity Status

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

A 43-year-old El Al flight attendant has been in a coma for 10-days after contracting measles, CNN reported Wednesday. She’s thought to have contracted the virus in either Israel or New York, two places where measles cases have been appearing at a rapid rate in 2019. The hospitalization of the flight attendant is due to …

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Flygskam: Swedes Are Feeling Guilty About Carbon Emissions From Flights

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Sweden is undergoing a cultural sensation that’s having an impact on travel. It’s called flygskam, or “flight shame,” — a feeling of guilt from traveling via airplane that has spread nationwide. It’s not breaking news that air travel can be detrimental to the environment. In fact, this year, an airline made it into the top …

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Air France-KLM Joins the Recovery Effort to Help Rebuild Notre Dame

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

On Monday, President Emmanuel Macron of France promised in a press conference that “starting tomorrow” they would begin plans for reconstruction on Notre Dame following the devastating fire that ravaged through the iconic Parisian landmark. The fire, though eventually contained, claimed the church’s spire and severely damaged part of the roof. Details on how the …

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Sri Lanka Now Offering Free Visas to 30 Nationalities on Arrival

Sri Lanka will soon offer free visas to visitors from more than 30 nations, which can save the average tourist between $20 to $40 in visa fees. Travelers can obtain their free visa to the island nation upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) starting May 1, 2019. Lonely Planet reports that countries with the …

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First-Class Passengers Shamed for Playing Barefoot Footsie Midflight

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

A couple aboard an American Airlines flight doubled down on two major passenger etiquette sins earlier this month: going barefoot and participating in over-the-top PDA. A series of photos of the culprits playing barefoot footsie in first class was captured by fellow (disturbed) passenger Laura Lakey, who then posted the evidence on Instagram. It has …

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Deal Alert: Flights to Zürich From $363 Round-Trip

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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Here’s Your Chance to Design the Next Great Airport

Ever wonder what airports will look like 50 years from now? Well, here is an opportunity to put that imagination to work. Fentress Architects is hosting its annual international design competition, and entrants are being asked to produce the most innovative concept for an airport terminal in 2075. The winner will also score a sweet …

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A New Observation Deck in Denmark Gives Visitors Stunning Treetop Views

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Denmark’s Camp Forest Adventure Park in Gisselfield Castle Forest just opened a new observation deck to the public. Sitting at a hulking 135 feet tall, the tower has a striking, spiral-shaped appearance and is made up of weathered steel, locally sourced wooden slats and glass. According to Arup, this is to help the building “blend …

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Bob Dylan Will Open His Own Whiskey Distillery in Nashville Next Year

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Bob Dylan fans — you will soon be able to literally knock, knock, knock on Heaven’s Door. (And no, we don’t mean you’re going to die.) What we do mean is that Bob Dylan, the legendary musician that just-so-happens to dabble in the high-end liquor industry, is opening a whiskey distillery called “Heaven’s Door Distillery …

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