TripAdvisor(R) (www.tripadvisor.com), the world's largest travel community, today announced the results of a survey of more than 1,100 U.S. travelers about annoying and rude traveler behavior.

Report: San Francisco Pays Big Salaries To Excrement Experts PDF Print E-mail

There has been lots of negative publicity lately about the homeless situation in popular city tourist areas. One of the most offensive problems is human poop on the sidewalks. So, in your next visits to the City By The Bay, whether walking night or day, always watch your step!

Another bit of news about the dire situation there is that San Francisco has hired clean-up crews to swoop in daily to clean up the poop. And even more shocking, it’s reported that they are paid as much as $185,000 annually to do the dirty deeds! Of course, that info could just be a lot of crap.

If You’re Stranded In Dulles The Night Before Christmas… PDF Print E-mail

Or at any other time. The Washington DC airport now offers comfy beddy-bye roomlets to passengers who must spend time there during the holidays and beyond.  The Sleepbox area is available for booking from a one-hour nap to overnight sleep.

The Sleepbox site is between airport gates A6 and A14, containing 16 small, stand-alone sound-proofed rooms, with access to public bathrooms. They can be reserved by Sleepbox website or app. Hourly rates are from $25 and $35 per hour. All through the nights are from $120 and $150, depending on size and upscale features. Of course, there’s no charge for snoozing on an empty bench or quiet hallway in the airport waiting area. For reservations and more info, go to www.sleepbox.com

Would You Two-By-Two Ride The Ark From Holland To Israel? PDF Print E-mail

So far it’s just a thought, but after five years of building an exact replica of the Biblical vessel, plans are to set sail in an actual ocean voyage. Dutch architect Johan Huibers believes Israel is the proper historic destination for the new Ark.

Since Noah’s large family, as well as the all kinds of animal couples, lived aboard the original Ark, there should be plenty cubits available for passengers and other creatures on the new Ark. According to the Bible, after it rained 40 days and 40 nights, the voyage lasted a year. Would you sign up for the new sailing?

If so, consider these questions:
Will you book my cabin next to the smelly elephant cabin?
Will the ship’s pool be open to animal passengers to swim?
On it’s long voyage, will the Ark’s menu include beef and poultry dishes?
Since the Ark doesn’t have sails, will passengers have to row?
When the long voyage is over, how much do I tip the Noah and his crew?

Future Road Trip: Driverless Becomes Car/Hotel Suite Combo PDF Print E-mail

Imagine a future auto journey. You go from New York to Washington, or Los Angeles to San Francisco, in a private hotel suite on wheels. Instead of a tedious drive with your eyes always on heavy traffic, you’ll relax on a comfy bed, munch a sandwich and watch TV soap operas or the latest sports event.

The more luxurious versions of the driverless cars will have twin or double beds, kitchen, dining area with views, refrigerator, bath with shower and other upscale features. It may also have a transparent roof, inviting the romantic couple to enjoy the passing daytime scenery and nightly skies.

A drive can be an especially happy event for romantic couples. They’ll cuddle and smooch in their own private highway rolling love nest. For more info, go to www.cnn.com/travel/article/autonomous-travel-suites.

New Cruise Ship Powered By Dead Fish & Other Organic Waste PDF Print E-mail

Jonah rode a whale and there’s the naughty British naval expression of riding the dolphin. Now Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten reports it will soon sail the first passenger ship powered by LBG. It’s a liquid fuel made up of organic sources from the sea and other waste products.

We can only hope that when the cruise gets underway, and passengers line the rails to wave farewell to those on shore, they won’t have to hold their noses. Seriously, unlike fuel oil and coal, the LBG ships will sail via emissions-free economy.


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