09 Jul Travel Talk Tuesday: Renew Your Passport in 24 Hours with Fedex, The 6 Zodiac Signs that Should Travel During Mercury Retrograde & More
This week’s edition of Travel Talk Tuesday includes how to renew your passport in just 24 hours with Fedex, a look at Equinox’s new hotel in New York City, 6 zodiac signs that should travel during mercury retrograde this year and more. Read on for all of the best travel news stories from around the web this week!
You can renew your passport within 24 hours with FedEx
I’m sure many of you have heard horror stories of travelers getting to the airport with everything they need, only to find that their passport expired a month ago. Don’t be that person! Now, FedEx offers a service that will deliver you a new passport in only 24 hours. FedEx joined forces with the service RushMyPassport to offer the fastest solution to the dreaded expired passport. Just stop into one of 2,000 FedEx locations or visit their website to register for a new document.
“Routine passport processing can take weeks, which can mean the difference between enjoying that dream vacation you’ve spent months planning or canceling it,” Mosie Miller, CEO of RushMyPassport, said in a statement. “You also have to factor in the possibility of issues with documents you finally receive in the mail, causing further delays and even more headaches. The combined service offering of RushMyPassport and FedEx Office helps travelers overcome these issues, giving a smooth and secure way to handle passport needs.”
For more details, read the full article from Travel + Leisure.
6 Zodiac signs that should travel during mercury retrograde Summer 2019
For those of you who are not aware – Mercury retrograde is notoriously bad timing for travel plans. We are currently in Mercury’s retrograde right now. It started July 7th and goes through July 31st. Since July is prime vacation time, these 6 zodiac signs will be happy to hear that they actually should travel now! These signs include Taurus, Gemini, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces. Lucky for me because I’m a Scorpio and my bachelorette party is set for July 18th! This helpful and interesting article from Bustle will give each of these lucky signs guidance on traveling during July this year. If you’re not one of these 6 signs, it’s best to stay home. Just kidding – you can still travel, but the stars may make it a bit more difficult.
Equinox’s new hotel in New York City combines fitness and luxury
Equinox is a leader in the “fitness as a lifestyle” movement. Now, they’re opening their first hotel in New York’s Hudson Yards later this month. The hotel will have 212 rooms and a 60,000-square foot Equinox Fitness Club – the largest ever built. Hotel guests will also have access to person trainers, group classes, Pilates, a 25-yard indoor pool, and more.
“Don’t think of us as a hotel with a gym attached to it or a hotel with a great fitness club,” Christopher Norton, CEO of Equinox Hotels, told Travel + Leisure. “This isn’t two brands running parallel to each other, this is a brand integration and experience that includes the larger experience of staying in a hotel that offers exceptional health and wellness for guests.”
The best shows to watch on The Travel Channel
No passport required for this story! The Travel Channel can act as a band-aid for your wanderlust if you can’t get away soon. This list has something for everyone, including spooky options like Paranormal Caught on Camera and Ghost Adventures. For a more classic travel show, turn to Expedition Unknown, which is described as a “television-version of Indian Jones”. And of course they didn’t forget about the foodies! Check out The Zimmern List to explore some of the best foods in the United States.
2019 Innovators in hospitality and travel: Summer edition
This article recognizes some of the year’s best innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel. The article is written by Colin Nagy, who is head of strategy at Fred & Farid Group (an international advertising firm). Nagy believes that ” cross-pollination is key for everyone to get better. People in the industry need to experiment, visit, meet, and collide as much as possible and break out of silos.” Head to Skift for the full article.
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