May was a month of extremes in travel news. Big highs, big lows and some Canadian elbows. Okay that's a stretch but it does have to do with lady parts, which are also heavily featured in one of the chosen articles of the month. If that doesn't get you excited, then try to channel your inner Candace Payne. When was the last time that you were as excited about anything the way she is about her new Chewbacca mask? Okay, that is a pretty high bar to set. But I hope you can reach that level of joy while traveling or planning your next trip, because it’s pretty great, and getting giddy every now and then makes life worth living! If you don’t want to get excited about packing though, I forgive you. Packing is a task that was made by the devil. Let’s get angry about packing! Arghhhhhhhhh! The articles this month will dance between these extremes of exciting discovery and head-banging cuckooness. Enjoy!
How many times in your life have you wished you could speak another language? Whether it’s to get around Argentina with ease, understand what exactly you’re eating in a Japanese airport, or just to eavesdrop on what the chatty French couple in the restaurant are saying, we’ve all had a strong desire to expand our linguistic skills. Soon, imagination could become reality with the invention of the Pilot from Waverly Labs. A bluetooth speaker that connects to an app on your smartphone goes in your ear and translates to you as words are spoken. Of course, the implications of what this sort of technology could do are enormous and there is a lot of excitement around this crowdfunded campaign. Here’s more info from CNET.
Excerpt: “Despite the large number of women who make up the travel and tourism workforce, when you look at the boardrooms and C-suites at some of the largest global travel companies, the numbers range from as low as one woman on an executive team of 25 at Las Vegas Sands (4% representation), to as high as 33% at American Airlines, where there are three women on the nine-person management team.” Continue reading.
However, if you’re a young female student, you’re at least wanted somewhere - in an airplane seat next to a businessman so you can beguile him with your hilarious wit and charm. From the Telegraph, we get a reminder of just how much we women suck in the eyes of the world.
Excerpt: “Since 1991 all women between the ages of 10 and 50 (at an age when they could be menstruating) have been banned from worshipping at this Hindu shrine in Kerala.” Continue Reading.
Until next month Travelhers, keep your head up and travel on. xx