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Why do airplanes look like nightclubs now?

Why do airplanes look like nightclubs now?

Airlines have embraced blue lighting to upgrade the flying experience. The travel journalist Paula Froelich remembers walking onto her first Virgin America flight and thinking, “What is this, a club?” When the airline launched in the US in 2007, industrial designer Adam Wells decided to avoid the sickly “yellow-green fluorescent lighting” standard on planes in...

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Alabama Rated as 2016 2nd Unhappiest State

Alabama Rated as 2016 2nd Unhappiest State

Can money truly buy happiness? Most people might be inclined to say no, based on moral principles. But some researchers beg to differ, suggesting that money can indeed contribute to happiness — but only up to a certain dollar amount. According to their findings, life satisfaction, one of the two main components of happiness, increases...

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The Caribbean – Close and Convenient

The Caribbean – Close and Convenient

The Caribbean islands are a great vacation option for most Americans. Due to their proximity, vacations to these destinations are close, convenient and remarkably affordable. Many people think of the Caribbean as strictly beach, sun and fun. While all islands can provide this experience, there’s so much more available. While many islands may have some...

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International Threat Affects Travel Plans

International Threat Affects Travel Plans

When an International Threat Affects Travel Plans Unless you’ve unplugged from television or social media over the last couple of weeks, you’ve likely heard of the Zika virus spreading throughout South, Central, and North America. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Zika virus is a disease spread to people primarily through the...

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Passport Crisis Expected in 2016

Passport Crisis Expected in 2016

By Leslie Richardson, MCC, CTA | Vacation Concierge Heads up to anyone looking to travel internationally. If you need to apply for a new passport or are planning to renew your passport this year, you’ll need to do it ASAP, especially if you have international travel plans in your future. Almost 10 years ago, a valid passport...