Fearless Wanderlust v.19 – October 2016

October 25, 2016

You can never get enough wanderlust inspiration. The monthly feature Fearless Wanderlust includes recent travel news, articles, and inspiration to encourage you to put more travel adventure in your life! Check out this month’s version.


TripAdvisor Bans Bookings for Endangered, Wild Animal Attractions
TripAdvisor has stopped selling tickets for attractions involving touching captive, wild, or endangered animals. This includes swimming with dolphins.

Tips for Booking the Best Hotel
This month I posted a “tell-all” about hotel bookings and stays. It includes tips on how to book your favorite hotel and how to have the most enjoyable stay. Check out the post here.

Smoking in the Philippines Could Land You in Prison for 4 Months
Smoking in public will be banned in the Philippines. Nearly a third of the adult population smokes in the country, so they are trying to improve health by creating laws around it.

Thailand in Mourning
Thailand’s king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch (70 years!), passed away on October 13, and the country is in mourning. Government officials and the Royal Family is in a year-long mourning period, while the country is in a 30-day mourning period. This means activity in the country is very subdued and tourists should be respectful of the traditions and requirements. This article gave a good look at what that means. I’ll be arriving in Thailand as the 30-day mourning period ends, so I’ll be playing it by ear.

Win a Trip
-Enter to win a ski vacation for two in Canada!
-Take me to Italy! 7-night trip for two.
-Win an 8-day tour of Northern Spain for two!

On This Day Last Year…
I was drinking wine in Sonoma! That trip to San Francisco, Muir Woods, and Sonoma was packed with adventure, and I can’t wait to visit again. Until then, I’ll look at my Sonoma Travel Guide and San Francisco posts and daydream.

Amazing, Secret Spot in Portugal
Have you heard of Covão dos Conchos in Portugal? This tunnel was built in 1955 and it looks like water is getting sucked into the middle of the earth. Check out these cool videos!

Best Value Destinations in 2017
This Lonely Planet 2017 travel list will make your wallet happy! These are the best bargains for next year. It has two destinations I’ve been eyeing – Portugal and Belize.

Speaking of 2017 Travel
Have you thought about travel plans for the next year? I’ve got a long list of places I’m considering! The list includes: Nashville, Fort Worth, Wimberley, Dominica, Portugal, and Belize. Do you have any recommendations?

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