A collection of interesting and eclectic pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…
Tourists May Soon Get to Walk Across North And South Korean Border
Instagramming tourists may soon get the chance to reenact one of Asia’s most iconic moments in recent memory: April’s embrace between the leaders of the two Koreas.
Visitors to the Joint Security Area — where soldiers from the two sides have stood face to face for decades — will be able to freely cross the demarcation line “in the near future,” South Korea’s defense ministry said Wednesday, without specifying a date.
The 20 most visited cities around the world in 2018
Mastercard has released its annual Global Destination Cities Index, which measures the rise and fall of travel to and within 162 cities around the world.
The ranking measures visitor volume and spend to forecast the growth in visits to those cities in 2018.
Why the world’s flight paths are such a mess
If you think flying from A to B is a matter of plotting the most direct path between two places, think again. Security and political issues determine flight paths, and ticket prices far more than considerations about an airline’s carbon footprint.
Pilots cannot just fly wherever they want. Apart from technical and practical matters like waypoints and the Earth’s natural jet streams, there are also man-made constraints such as political, legal and financial restrictions on airspace and flight paths.
H/T to Travelbloggerbuzz for this one.
If You’re Going to New York You Can Rent This Van in Soho on Airbnb
If you’re visiting the Big Apple anytime soon and you’re: on a shoestring budget, about that van life, or just feeling adventurous—check out this Airbnb listing for a Vintage Custom Van in Soho.
This is what $69 USD a night (plus airbnb service fees) will get you…