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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Act fast to Enjoy the Upcoming Disney+ (Disney Plus) Streaming and Download service at $69 per year!

Are you young at heart, or travel with the young at heart?  Maybe you want lots of video content to keep the kiddos happy on long car trips, or on a plane.  Or maybe you are just a fan of the HUGE catalog of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars or Marvel films.  Then you need to pay attention to the Disney Plus (also styled as Disney+) streaming service:  the big new competitor for traveler subscriptions! 


And not only will it be taking movies off of Netflix in 2020, it is offering deals for those who sign up soon!





Set to launch later this year, Disney+ looks to be one of the best streaming services, at least for families. Its primary weapon is the massive library of Disney films and TV shows, and the studio will be supporting those with new original programming based on its biggest properties, such as Star Wars and Marvel.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Got Wanderlust? Millennial Travel is the New Trend for Luxury Travel. Look Here for the Top 10 Trending Destinations!

Millennial International and Overseas Travel Trends for Vacation and Holidays influence where all of us will be going whether we realize it or not!


The Millennial - The largest generation is the new target for international travel. But what do Millennials want when they travel?



Millennial Jill Stevens says she "wants to see it all!"
(photo courtesy of Jill Stevens)

Adventure Travel is the overwhelming trend in Millennial Travel


Some of us may long for quiet time at a secluded resort with every whim taken care of, but the trends and desires of travelers is changing over time.  Adventure travel, as the name suggests, is not for luxury travelers who would plan only on the beach.  Adventure Tourism is one of the fastest-growing trends in the travel domain.  Defining exactly what it means is a little tricky. While for one group of travelers, adventure could mean leisurely biking and hiking tours, for the other group, it might entail base jumping into an underground cave in Mexico. So the main facets of adventure tourism usually include traveling to a distant location, interacting with different cultures and undertaking a physical activity of some kind.  According to Start The Adventure, adventure travel overwhelmingly appeals to millennials.  Mountain trekking was the number-one trip style sought by millennials, followed by sailing trips, island-hopping, music-related travel and foodie trips.

Completing the list of the top 10 travel choices are sustainable travel, spring-break, hop-on/hop-off tours, wildlife safaris, and active adventures.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Feds Announce New Guidelines for Service and Emotional Support Animals on Planes

With increasing numbers of service or emotional-support animals on flights — dogs, cats and even ducks — have come increasing numbers of problems and complaints.  The rise in emotional support animals has coincided with growing publicity on the mental health benefit of pets.


In one of our most popular posts, LTD discussed well-trained service animal meets a need for those individuals with a disability.




On Thursday afternoon, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final policy statement for service animals, emotional support animals (ESA) and psychiatric service animals (PSA). In this set of guidelines, the DOT is describing what types of policies it will and will not permit:

Expedia’s Let’s Go sale: Save 50% on airfare and find more deals!

Let’s Go! Expedia Celebrates the Dog Days of Summer with Big Travel Savings August 12 - 18


Expedia’s Let’s Go sale: Save 50% on airfare and find more deals!


Expedia.com® celebrates summer with its Let’s Go sale, kicking off on August 12th at 9am PT. The sale will give customers up to 30% off select hotels, plus a chance to save big on flights and packages.

Need a little destination inspiration? Let Expedia’s Dog Days of Summer mascots be your guide – five furry friends representing our top fall destinations: Las Vegas, New York, Honolulu, Orlando and Chicago.

From lakeside retreats to high-end hotels, Expedia sniffs out the best dog-friendly getaways based on its bank of traveler reviews.

Summer is in its final stretch, but that doesn’t mean vacation dreams have to be in the rear-view. Now’s your chance to spend a long Labor Day weekend at a beach resort or make plans to see the leaves change in a new city this fall, with Expedia’s Let’s Go sale. Travelers can save on hotels, packages and airfare and snag coupon codes by heading here between August 12 – 18th. Deals include:


  • Select hotels offering 30% off on stays occurring between August 12 and October 31, 2019, plus save an additional 10% with coupon
  • $100 off $200 airfares (mobile app coupon)
  • $50 off $200 airfares (mobile app + web coupon)
  • 50% off hotel (mobile app coupon)
  • $750 off $1,000 package (mobile app coupon)
  • Coupons available starting August 12 at 9am PT while supplies last.

Click Here to Get More Information from Expedia!

To read on your upcoming adventure, we recommend a hilarious book to inspire your traveling inner self!


Expedia travelers' favorite dog-friendly hotels in the US


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Hazard Ground with Mark Zinno and Matt Pascarella Interviews WWII Frogman Harry Lockhead on Their Podcast

What is Meaningful Travel?



The origins of Navy SEALs actually began with specially organized maritime commando units during World War II, where legacy capabilities were adopted and remain embodied in today’s SEAL Teams.




LTD likes to “Make Meaningful and Healthy Travel Happen”, but what is meaningful travel?  In this case, “Meaningful” is speaking with Harry Lockhead as we will chronicle some of his amazing life before, during and after WWII. In a series of interviews we spoke with him about being part of the “Greatest Generation” and how he and our country came together to save the world from the global aggression of WWII in both Europe and the Pacific. We had a rare chance to discuss that time, the recovery after WWII and our current state of affairs.  These individuals are “perishable national treasures” and are becoming rarer everyday.



Harry enlisted on March 1st, 1943 in New York and went to Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Michigan.  He boarded the USS Glansar (AK 111) in Pleasanton, California and proceeded to the American Somoan Islands, then the Mariana Islands and then to the Marshall Islands.  En route a concussion split the hull of the ship and a patch was placed until they could reach Pearl Harbor they hoped to have it permanently repaired.  On arrival, all the docks were full with ships under repair so their ship was run aground to prevent it from sinking.

Their crew was then shipped to Seattle, Washington and assigned to put the USS Lenawee (APA 195) into commission and then sailed to San Diego, California where they picked up a company of Marines.  They then sailed to Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands where one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific occurred.  Harry was part of one of the groups that delivered the Marines landing on Tarawa.  He wanted to do more after witnessing this carnage first hand and when the Navy asked for volunteers to become reconnaissance swimmers and Harry volunteered immediately.  They went to Naval Combat Demolition Base in Maui, Hawaii and would become some of the first Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) and what is now the famed “Naked Warriors”.

Recently Harry Lockhead spoke with The Hazard Ground Podcast, hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, and produced by Mark’s good friend and fellow Army veteran, Matt Pascarella.  Here's what they had to say about their time with Harry:

"It’s not too often we get the opportunity to speak with veterans of WWII. They’re a special breed, and Harry Lockhead is no exception. Joining the Navy when his country was at war, Lockhead went into the service as a cook. After the battle at Tarawa, the loss of Marines was so great, that the Navy asked for volunteers to learn how to perform reconnaissance and underwater demolition for future beach landings. Harry volunteered, and became one of the Navy’s first Underwater Demolition swimmers, or “Naked Warriors” as they were known. With no instruction manual, Harry and his team of other volunteers had to learn how to clear beach landings in combat, literally by trial and error. Lockhead would eventually become one of the original UDT20 Frogmen, and predecessors of the Navy SEALS. It’s an amazing feat, considering the conditions and timeline these men operated under. Hear a firsthand account of what it was like training and operating as a “Naked Warrior” on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!"

Click the Photo below to listen at The Hazard Ground! 



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Monday, August 5, 2019

Got Smelly Sweaty Stinky Feet? Causes, Home Remedies and Treatment Before and While You Travel

Do people hold their noses when you kick off your shoes?  Smelly feet aren't fun for anyone, especially on a plane or in a hotel room or car.  Don't worry! There are plenty of solutions to prevent and treat your feet from smelling foul, sweating and getting blisters.


Medically known as bromodosis, stinky feet are a common year-round problem.  The main cause is sweaty feet combined with wearing the same shoes every day.




What Causes Smelly Feet?



Anyone can have sweaty feet, regardless of the temperature or time of year. But teenagers and pregnant women are especially prone because hormonal changes make them sweat more.

Other causes of sweaty feet are:

  • Being on your feet all day
  • Being under a lot of stress
  • Fungal infections, such as athlete's foot
  • A medical condition called hyperhidrosis where you sweat more than usual


According to podiatrists, feet become smelly if sweat soaks into shoes and they don't dry before you wear them again.  Bacteria on the skin break down sweat as it comes from the pores and an odor is released as the sweat decomposes.

Your feet sweat into your shoes all day so they get damp and bacteria start to grow. The bacteria continue to breed once you've taken your shoes off, especially if you put them in a dark closet. Then later, even if you've just bathed, putting your feet into those still damp shoes creates the perfect conditions for bacteria to thrive: a warm, dark and moist environment.

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How to Treat Smelly Feet