30 May Travel Talk: The Deal on TSA & CBD, the best Father’s Day Gifts for Tourism Loving Dads & More
In this week’s travel talk segment, we’re breaking down whether TSA allows CBD (a legal drug derived from marijuana) on airplanes, the best gifts for travel-loving dads and more. Read them all below.
Tourism & CBD: TSA now allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana
This past Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated their “What Can I Bring” guidelines regarding medical marijuana. Their new cannabis policy allows passengers to travel with certain forms of CBD oil. In addition, passengers will be allowed to travel with a drug derived from marijuana called Epidiolex, which is approved by the FDA. Epidiolex treats epilepsy in children. CBD oil will be allowed through TSA “as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law”. Hemp-derived CBD has little to no THC, which is the chemical that produces the high from marijuana. THC products are not allowed through security or on airplanes. Read more from CNBC.
20 Father’s Day gifts for the dad who loves travel & tourism
This list of gift ideas is for all the travel-loving dads out there. From travel bags to versatile travel sneakers, you’re sure to find something on this list your dad will love this Father’s Day. Not only are these practical and useful, but they can be a reminder to him of his family back home while he is away. Our favorite picks from the list include the Trtl Pillow Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow, which can hold your dad’s neck in place during flights. In addition, we’re loving the Mobile Wifi Hot Spot. Is there anything worse than being stuck in an airport with no free Wi-Fi? Read the full list from Business Insider for more ideas.
Work is underway on Machu Picchu’s new airport, despite protests & fear of over tourism
Work has begun on a new international airport that will make the Machu Picchu ruins even more accessible. The project has sparked outrage from those worried about over-tourism. In addition, many are concerned about the impact this may have on the surrounding landscape, aka the Sacred Valley. The new airport location is in Chinchero. This is located at the mouth of the Sacred Valley between Machu Picchu and Cuzco. One Peruvian art historian even started an online petition against the construction of the airport. She worries that the project “endangers the conservation of one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the world.” And many agree with her. Read more about this ongoing project and the controversy surrounding it on CNN.
Summer Travel Guide: Must-have gadgets & accessories for jet-setters
Summer travel requires some unique additions to your carry-on bag. One product that I – and several bloggers and skincare gurus – swear by is the Summer Fridays “Jet Lag” Mask. It claims to cool, refresh, and restore your face after a flight and dare I say it really works! Another must have is new travel loungewear. This particular article from Fortune suggests looking into the Sleepwear startup Lunya. They offer a variety of travel-friendly products that are versatile enough for changing temperatures.
How Amsterdam is fighting back against mass tourism
Amsterdam is famously laid-back and welcoming, but their attitude towards tourism has started to change. The Dutch capital is now urging travelers to head elsewhere due to the frustration of locals. While a source acknowledges the positive aspects of tourism – the Dutch economy ranked in about 82 billion euros last year – it has become too much. Locals worry that the soaring number of tourists are destroying the soul of Amsterdam. In fact, the Netherlands tourist officials recently made the decision to stop advertising the country as a tourist destination. Read more about the measures Amsterdam locals and officials are taking to overcome the mass tourism epidemic on CNN.
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