Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:
1. Hangovers, it seems, are pretty universal – but every country has it’s own greasy, spicy or just plain random antidote. Take a look at this list of the best hangover food from around the world. Personally, I think coconut juice (especially the kind you get fresh in tropical places) can’t be beat. What about you?
2. Wondering if it’s safe to return to Japan? There are some pretty good deals for travel there because of the drop in tourism following the quake and tsunami. This article will give you the lowdown.
3. I’ve talked before about how iphone apps can help you overcome the language barrier when you travel abroad. Here’s some info on an app that allows you to translate signs and text written in foreign languages as well.
4. I mentioned before that the TSA had been patting down young kids, but this photo of airport security officers at Kansas City International Airport patting down an 8-month-old baby is certainly provocative. The TSA posted a response on it’s blog saying, “We reviewed the screening of this family, and found that the child’s stroller alarmed during explosives screening. Our officers followed proper current screening procedures by screening the family after the alarm.” What’s your reaction? Is this airport security gone mad or an unfortunate necessity given the times we live in?
5. Still don’t have a vacation booked for Memorial Day weekend? Check out these last minute deals.
6. If you’ve got a road trip coming up soon, make sure you have a look at these tips on how to save on gas this summer.
7. Hotel mini-bars are set to receive a makeover – instead of stocking snickers bars and Bud Lite, more hotels are planning to offer local candies and brews. It seems like a great way of getting more people to nip into those expensive treats! What do you think? Would you be more tempted by the minibar if local food was offered?
8. I always love hearing about what other people pack when they travel – especially people that always look good. Read about what some top fashion designers say are their must-haves when jet setting around the world.