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
No more laptops on certain flights
Earlier this month, the US and the UK enacted a ban on laptops, iPads, cameras, and other electronic devices in carry-on bags on inbound flights. The ban only affects flights on certain airlines from airports in several Muslim-majority countries (including flights coming direct from cities like Istanbul and Dubai). You can read full details here.
Cool travel thing of the month
I get a lot of emails every week — sometimes every day — about new travel apps, websites, courses, products, and more. I don’t write about these things often (only the ones I really, really love), but some of them are still worth mentioning!
This month, check out: