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August 28, 2015

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What a week! As some of you know, I work at a university as my day job and this was the first week for students to be back at school. I am exhausted and so glad it is Friday! In case you didn’t know, Thursday is my Friday as Friday is the holy day here in Qatar. So in celebration of finishing the first week of school, here are some exciting travel stories for you to enjoy over your weekend, whatever days those may be.

First Class for your Pets?! – American Airlines has now announced that your pets can travel in first class with you on certain routes. When I did fly with my pet, I never flew first class, but I am sure my cat would have preferred it to being stuck under the seat. What do you think?

Exiled like Napoleon, maybe not anymore – CNN tells us that an airport is being built on the remote island of St. Helena. Right now you have to take a mail ship that only comes every three weeks. The island looks like a beautiful place to explore. Maybe now is the time to go before all the tourists arrive!

Empty Citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – This looks like a really unique place to visit if you are ever in Vietnam. The fact that this citadel was built in three months without mortar in the 15th century is enough to make me want to explore it.

Best Fall Trips 2015 – National Geographic brings us their suggestions for the best trips to go on this Fall. One of their suggestions is the Inagural World Indigenous Games in Brazil. What a neat idea! I am putting this on my list of things to see one day!

Cuba Photo Essay – Continuing with my obession to get to Cuba soon, here is a great photo essay from

Have you discovered any cool travel information this week? Share with us in the comments!

Weekly Post Wrap-Up

Venice as a Solo Traveler – Read about why I think you can enjoy Venice as a solo traveler

Locanda Casa Petrarca – Hotel Review – Why I think this hotel is a good choice for a mid-range hotel in Venice

Don’t forget you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bloglovin’. Stay tuned for next week’s Friday Favorites!

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    • Reply Tiffany August 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks for sharing Erica! Glad to hear this.

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  • Reply Brooke August 29, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    That’s all really interesting travel information. I haven’t heard about any of it. I want to go to Cuba, too 🙂

    • Reply Tiffany August 29, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      I’m glad you got something out of it. I so determined to get to Cuba. Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Reply Sharon @ Mehndificent Art August 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I had no clue that Pets weren’t permitted into first class until recently. Interesting to know!

    • Reply Tiffany August 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

      I didn’t either. Guess I didn’t think about it. Thanks for commenting.

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