What Solo Travel Was Like Before Smartphones and Google Maps
by Condé Nast Traveler
Four women share their stories.

"The internet has brought a change in the very concept of travel as a process of taking one away from the familiar and into the unknown,” wrote trailblazing travel writer Dervla Murphy , who owns neither a computer nor cell phone. “Now the familiar is not left behind, and the unknown has become familiar before one leaves home.”

For many women over the age of 40, they remember fumbling with cameras and paper maps during their travels, and making trips to the local post office—wherever you happened to be that week—to receive letters or postcards from family back home. Here, a few women share their stories of grit, ecstasy, fear, and freedom in the decades before rideshare apps and Google maps.
Out to Lunch Webinar Series
With Tangerine Travel & The Brando
May 22, 2020 at 12 p.m. (PT)
Let your travel dreams run wild at The Brando Tetiaroa Private Island and other idyllic locations in the French Polynesia.

The complimentary webinar will run for approximately thirty minutes. Any questions received prior to and during the webinar will be answered after the presentation ends.
McCarran airport rolls out PPE vending machines
Las Vegas International Airport, McCarran International (LAS), has installed machines selling personal protective equipment on May 14 th .

The machines, located in the Terminal 1 ticketing area and near the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Terminal 3, feature various items that promote safety, such as: gloves, masks, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and more.
According to Christine Crews, the airport’s spokeswoman, “a lot has changed for all of us recently and we’re all trying to learn new behaviors, and that certainly applies in the airport environment and travel now… It’s not unthinkable that someone will show up at the airport and has left behind one of these items that’s almost essential now to air travel.”
Virtuoso Life
May 2020
50 Things We Love About Travel

"We’re travelers at heart – and if you’re reading this, chances are that you’re one too. We’re taking a pause from our regular format with this special digital edition of Virtuoso Life, dedicated to some of the many, many reasons we’re compelled to explore. We settled on 50, but we could go on for 50 more – and another 50 after that.

It’s our love letter to travel."
United Will Allow Travelers to Rebook Off Crowded Flights
Next week, United Airlines will begin allowing passengers on full or nearly full flights to rebook or claim a travel credit if they prefer not to sit on a crowded plane.
With current low load factors—about 85 percent of United's flights are running at less than 50 percent capacity—most passengers on flights currently are able to sit with no one in adjacent seats, and United has adjusted its seat selection systems to avoid seating customers next to one another when possible, according to the carrier.
However, as capacity reductions have left United flying only one flight per day to some destinations, a few flights are running closer to full capacity.

As such, United next week through June 30 will contact travelers booked on fuller flights about 24 hours prior to departure and give them the option to change their plans. Travelers also will be able to change plans at the gate so long as more than 70 percent of passengers have checked in.

United's move follows passenger photos widely shared on social media last weekend showing a full flight. The airline will add capacity on routes should they regularly run with higher load factors, according to the carrier.

United has also announced that is has begun providing sanitizing wipes onboard for travelers who want them. Additionally, it is piloting new touchless kiosks for baggage tag printing in Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando and Chicago O'Hare airports.
Putting a Face to the Name
Jodi (Jo) Villafranca
Tangerine Travel Advisor
1. What is something people may not know about you just by seeing your picture? (this is really hard for me to answer for some reason).. passion and dedication goes into everything I do both personally and professionally.

2. What is you niche?  Cruising anywhere and Australia, creating amazing experiences.

3. How long have you been a travel advisor? Over 17 years.
4. What services do you offer? The service that I provide begins with listening to my clients’ needs and the experiences they’re after whether that’s a car rental or a full scale vacation- every detail matters.

5. What is your superpower? My superpower is my never-ending patience in both my personal and my professional life

6. If you had to choose any other career other than a travel advisor, what would it be?  I would be helping youth in some way
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Enjoy a week of festive events designed to make this a once-in-a-lifetime winter adventure for those who want to escape the city for a stress-free and quintessential country Christmas at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch.

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