Stuff You Should Know About: April 2017

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Welcome to “Stuff You Should Know About” – a monthly collection of travel news, tips, photos, and other odds and ends that don’t really fit in anywhere else but that I still really want to share with you.

Random travel news

United's nightmare

By now we've all heard about the United Airlines debacle, when a paying passenger was brutally dragged off a plane to make room for United crew. In response, United has pledged to reduce overbooking and raised what it's willing to pay travelers who volunteer to take a later flight from $1350 to $10,000. (How can I get on one of those $10,000 flights?!?)

Take my reader survey!

Every couple of years, I like to survey you guys, my readers, in order to find out how you travel and how you use my site.

I would love for you to take my latest reader survey! It's only 15 questions long and should take only about 5 minutes of your time.

Take the survey!

AND, to add a little incentive, I'll be giving away some Amazon gift cards to survey participants. I'll give away one $50 gift card if I get 100 or less responses, and two $50 gift cards if more than 100 people help me out!

Take the survey here!

Top Instagram shots from the last month

Instagram is one of my favorite social networks. I mean, who doesn’t love pretty photos?? If you aren’t following already, follow me on Instagram @dangerousbiz!

Here are some of my most-liked photos from the last month or so:

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!

Featured bloggers of the month

Check out this month’s Featured Blogs:

My name is Angie Silver and my blog SilverSpoon London is a lifestyle, food and luxury travel blog following my adventures in my hometown of London and around the world. I aim to give the low-down on London’s hottest new restaurants as well as cool and inspiring destinations globally.
Olivia Rutt is a travel writer and photographer from Canada. She operates My Wandering Voyage, a travel website helping travel dreamers become travel doers while working full-time. She shares her favorite photos, travel stories and tips, and seeks to show people that exploring isn’t just about travel to (insert your dream destination here), it’s about being open to the places around you.

Interested in being a featured blog next month?
Go here to learn more!

You should pack this

Each month, I’ll feature one or two of my packing must-haves. This section usually contains affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase through my link(s), I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you!).

This month, I’m recommending:

Packing cubes!

You guys know that I love packing cubes; it's really no secret! But with the busy summer travel season quickly approaching, I thought I'd remind you this month just how much I love packing cubes.

I use these handy cubes on just about any trip, whether I'm packing a suitcase, a backpack, or a rolling carry-on bag. Packing cubes come in multiple sizes, and usually fit together, puzzle-like, in any size bag. I use anywhere from 2-4 when I pack: one for shirts, one for dresses, one for sweaters, etc.

If you love being organized like me, then you really should invest in a set of these.

>> Buy some on Amazon!

What I’m planning right now

Because my blog runs a little bit behind of what I’m currently doing, I figured I would use this monthly update to let you know what I’m up to, and what adventures are coming up next! (You can also find more detailed info in my monthly newsletter.)

May: Orlando – At the end of May, I'll be heading to Orlando for the grand opening of Universal's new water park, Volcano Bay. The media week is going to be jam-packed with cool behind-the-scenes opportunities, and I can't wait to hang out with some of my best blogger buds.

June: Oregon – Elliot and I are heading out to Oregon in early June to visit his sister, who lives in Bend. We’ll also road trip to some of the state’s other famous spots like Portland, Crater Lake, and the Painted Hills.

July: Scandinavia – Europe, here I come! I'll be spending all of July in Europe, with trips currently planned in Norway and the Faroe Islands. And while I’m over in that part of the world, I’m thinking I should probably finally visit Copenhagen, too!

July: Ireland – After Scandinavia, I'll be hopping over to Ireland to do a trip with Shamrocker Tours. I'll be doing their 5-day “Giant's Rocker” that mostly concentrates on the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland.

August: Road trip! – My sister and I are planning another road trip this summer in order to coincide with the solar eclipse on August 21. We’ve booked a hotel in Idaho for the eclipse, and plan to explore South Dakota and Wyoming on the way – I'll finally be visiting Yellowstone!

Are you on Snapchat? If so, make sure to follow me (dangerousbiz) to follow along on my travels in real-time!

That’s it for this month’s edition of “Stuff You Should Know About!” Which section was your favorite this month?

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