More Posts On: Health and Environment

Not One, But TWO Huge Emotional Support Dogs In the Same Row in Business Class

Imagine that you have settled into your seat in the business class cabin after boarding the airplane. A member of the flight crew serves you your pre-departure beverage as you relax with plenty of leg room with which to stretch…

…until not one, but TWO huge dogs park into your row and consume much of that space.

That reportedly happened aboard an airplane operated by…

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The Top Kid-Friendly Tourist Attraction in Almost Every Country

Remember how the world looked like a different place when you are a kid?

Everything was bigger, with lots of mysterious adult things that seemed to be far too serious — and many children today likely have a similar point of view…

…but a plethora of places around the world which are packed with potential fun, adventure, and new friends await the arrival of curious and adventurous kids of all ages — if only you would get a chance to visit them. Although everything may appear to be so promising, choosing the best tourist attraction to visit when the holiday season arrives can be quite a difficult task for parents.

This is where the Internet comes in rather handy. Thanks to…

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Bare Feet Don’t Belong There. Or There. Or There…

If you travel frequently, you have likely seen one of these scenarios aboard an airplane: bare feet on the bulkhead wall. Bare feet on the armrests of the person seated in front. Bare feet on the back of the seat of the person seated in front. The toes of bare feet being used to control the touch screen of the in-flight entertainment system…

…but an image that shows a pair of filthy feet propped up on the top of the back of the seat of a woman — who appears dismayed and whose face is cropped from the nose up — aboard an airplane was posted in…

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation to Replace Smaller Plastic Amenities Packages and Water Bottles Worldwide

As part of its overall efforts to reduce plastic waste, Hyatt Hotels Corporation is the latest lodging company to have announced a series of initiatives in which the miniature bottles and tubes provided in bathrooms across greater than 875 hotel and resort properties worldwide will be replaced with what it calls “large-format bathroom amenities” — along with eventually virtually eliminating single-use bottles of drinking water — with completion of these initiatives expected by no later than…

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Recent Study Claims That Water Dispensed Aboard Airplanes is Not Safe to Drink

“A 2019 Airline Water Study released today by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center reveals that the quality of drinking water varies by airline, and many airlines have provided passengers with unhealthy water”, according to this article written by Charles Platkin — who is a nutrition, fitness and public health advocate — for DietDetective. “Unhealthy water violates the federal government’s Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR), which was implemented in 2011 and requires airlines to provide passengers and flight crew with safe drinking water.”

The findings of that study are then listed in detail…

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Ban of Single Use Plastic Toiletry Bottles at Hotels to Become Law in California

One of the 37 bills which Gavin Newsom signed into law as of Wednesday, October 9, 2019 was a bill to ban personal care products in the form of miniature plastic toiletry bottles — which contain fewer than 12 ounces of liquid product — from lodging establishments in California to become effective as of Sunday, January 1, 2023.

The current governor of California essentially removed the last hurdle of a bill which was…

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Earn Double World of Hyatt Points With Exhale 2019

One year has passed since the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program has partnered with Exhale — which offers a “unique blend of fitness and spa” and “is the total wellbeing experience you can escape to any time to center your body and mind”…

…and to celebrate the anniversary of that partnership, you can earn 20 World of Hyatt points for every eligible United States dollar spent — or double the points — through January 10, 2020 on the following select services at participating Exhale locations…

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Single Use Plastic Toiletry Bottles at Hotels to Become Illegal in New York?

If lawmakers in New York have their way, personal care products in the form of miniature plastic toiletry bottles — which are also defined as “single-use plastics — would be banned from lodging establishments throughout the entire state.

“Single-use plastics from hotel rooms in NYC alone send over 89 tons of waste to landfills. That is why I’ve intro’d a bill to eliminate plastic comestic (stet) bottles from hotels. Dispensers work just fine,” according to…

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