Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:
1. Here’s a post that’ll send you on a trip down memory-lane: 14 lost travel traditions I wish they’d bring back is a list of travel experiences that have gone the way of cassette tapes and rotary phones. Getting dressed up for flights and handwritten letters are two items on the list that struck a chord with me. What travel traditions do you miss?
2. If you’re tired of the long wait at baggage claim, this might come as good news – American Airlines has begun offering passengers the ability to have their luggage delivered right to their home or office. The service – which you can purchase at the time of booking – will set you back around $30-50 depending on how many bags you have.
3. Imagine never being able to experience the world’s greatest art or historic treasures because you were blind. It’s a fact of life for the world’s visually impaired travelers, but one museum in Greece is aiming to change all that. The Tactual Museum in Athens is filled with replicas of important Greek artworks that blind people are encouraged to touch and explore with their hands. The museum is also open to regular visitors who can tour the works with an eye mask – and learn to see things in a new light.
4. With so many people from all over the world milling through airports, it’s not hard to see how they can be prime environments for spreading or catching an illness. Researchers have come up with the top 10 airports for spreading disease and their findings may surprise you – it turns out the germiest airports are not necessarily the biggest or busiest.