Week 02, May 2021
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”〜 Saint Augustine
By LuxPin Team
◆ European countries could accept fully vaccinated US travelers this summer. Americans would need to prove they’ve had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards.
◆ Disney Cruise Line unveiled details about its newest ship, including the first-ever Disney attraction at sea, Frozen- and Marvel-themed dining experiences, and an adults-only Star Wars lounge. Setting sail in summer 2022, the Disney Wish is going to be Disney Cruise Line’s most magical ship yet.
◆ Make your next Disney theme park vacation even more magical by avoiding these nine common travel mistakes.
1. Forgetting About Reservations
2. Under or Overplanning
3. Getting Overheated or Dehydrated
4. Not Taking a Break
5. Choosing Fashion Over Comfort
6. Forgetting the Essentials
7. Not Checking the Schedule for Refurbishments and Special Events
8. Not Taking Advantage of the Free Activities
9. Spending Too Much on Souvenirs
◆ The Trailer Pond is located on grounds of the Alta Colina Vineyard in Paso Robles, California. The on-site trailers were renovated to reflect their original interior from the 1950s and 1960s. Each camper sleeps two, but guests can rent out all five trailers for special events. Guests must be 21 or older to stay on the site and each of them receives a complimentary wine tasting.
◆ A new attraction is coming to the Las Vegas Strip that will have you soaring above the clouds. hospitality company Pursuit announced its plans to launch FlyOver, an immersive flight ride that will take people high above the Strip and beyond.
◆ Airlines including Delta, JetBlue, and United temporarily switched to back-to-front plane boarding during the pandemic to cut down on unnecessary close contact between passengers. But a new study says this method — filling aisles one-by-one from the back — could actually double your chance of being exposed to COVID-19 compared to random boarding. The scientists said airlines could have had a roughly 50% lower risk of infection if they stuck to their pre-COVID-19 boarding process, where they typically let the business class boards first, followed by the economy class, with passengers sorted into various zones.
◆ The Empire State Building is turning 90 years old on May 1st and its 90th birthday celebrations will last all year long. Guests who purchase select visitation packages will receive a free celebratory 90th-anniversary tote bag while visitors in the entire month of May will be able to get 90-cent Starbucks coffee at the location inside the observatory.
◆ Thinking of taking a vacation again but want to ensure you don’t see another human for literal miles around? Selah Springs Ranch, located in the middle of the Texas Hill Country is the place for you. The stunning rental includes the entire land area of the home, meaning guests who rent the spot will get the 1,000-acre ranch all to themselves during their stay.
◆ Arizona or Aruba? There’s glamping, and then there’s sleeping in a fully restored Airstream with its own private pool overlooking the crystalline waters of Aruba. Airbnb host Katrin is offering stays inside the “beautifully appointed and eco-friendly 30-foot Flying Cloud Airstream” located along the North Coast of Aruba, just 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the High and Low rise area.
◆ This year, we’ve already experienced the “wolf moon,” the “snow moon” and even the “pink moon,” but the next moon may be the tastiest one yet. Taco Bell recently announced its plans to take over the night sky on May 4 during the crescent moon phase with its very own “taco moon.”