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The Airline Laptop Ban: What You Need to Know Right Now2 min read

Laptop Ban on Airline Flights

Air travel to the United States soon could become much more inconvenient if an expected expansion of the ban on laptop computers goes into effect. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security are meeting to discuss banning all laptop computers and larger electronic devices from carry-on baggage for any flight departing from Europe to the United States.

Here’s what you need to know right now about the ban.

Terrorism Created the Need for a Laptop Ban

ISIS, al Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations are growing more sophisticated in the weapons they use. U.S. officials now believe that terrorists have figured out ways to plant explosives in laptop computers and other larger electronic devices that could be carried on to an airplane.

According to the FBI, these terrorist organizations have obtained airport security equipment that allows them to test their concealment methods. The FBI also believes that some of these explosives are able to make their way through commonly used airport security screeners.

Detonating these devices is more difficult to do remotely, so forcing travelers to store laptops and electronic devices in checked luggage instead of carry-on bags may help to reduce risks.

A Laptop Ban is Already in Effect in Some Places

There is already a similar ban in effect in 10 airports across eight countries. The proposed expansion would extend this ban to all of Europe.

Currently, travelers departing from the following airports to the United States must check laptops and electronic devices:

  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

The ban is also in effect for travelers flying non-stop to the United States on any of the following airlines: EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines), and Turkish Airlines.

The Expansion of the Ban is Likely

It seems likely that the ban will expand and potentially continue expanding as new threats are uncovered. In a statement given to The Daily Beast, the Department of Homeland Security said:

“No final decisions have been made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins; however, it is under consideration. DHS continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe.”

Last month, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a congressional committee that the threat behind the ban is “real and getting realer,” and added, “we may take measures in the not-too-distant future to expand the number of airports.”

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - May 11, 2017 at 21:23

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Healthy Travel Pinspiration: 6 Pinterest Boards You Should Follow Right Now

Pinterest Places to Visit Before You Die

They say that two heads are better than one when you’re thinking of new ideas. If that’s the case, then 150 million heads sharing creative insights and flashes of brilliance should be pretty powerful – and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Pinterest. Maybe you’ve used Pinterest to catalog home improvement ideas, your favorite new fashion trends or a killer new recipe you want to try. But have you used it for inspiration for your next healthy vacation? If not, stop what you’re doing now and check out the following Pinterest users and boards.

The Travel Tester

Want to get active on your next trip? Eat healthy while traveling? Learn something new at a faraway destination? There’s a board and a pin for that, and Nienke Krook has probably catalogued it at The Travel Tester. Nienke, along with her partner Nick Vullings, is on a mission to help people find happiness and purpose in life through travel. Follow The Travel Tester. 

Wanderlust

Jennifer Chong is a photographer from California who captures the places she’s been – and wants to go – in beautiful high definition. Just looking are her shots makes you feel like you’ve been there with her. You haven’t though, so generate some wanderlust of your own and choose your own destination from the hundreds she’s posted. Follow Wanderlust.

Vegan Recipes Around the World

If you’re a vegan traveler, you’ll love this board since it’s stocked with international recipes you can try at home. The best part? They’re full of flavor and none of them include meat, fish, dairy, honey or eggs. You may just be inspired to visit the homelands of these tasty dishes to try them in person on your next vacation. Follow Vegan Recipes Around the World.

Pinterest Vegan Recipes

Polkadot Passport

With “a camera glued to her hands and adventure glued to her feet,” 22-year-old Nicola Easterby invites you to join her at Polkadot Passport to follow her global travels. You’ll find travel tips and gear guides, and ideas for what to wear and how to plan your own adventure. Follow Polkadot Passport.

100 Places to Visit Before You Die

With so many possibilities, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to travel. This board, which includes ideas from a variety of different pinners, gives you a starting point (or hundred starting points). You’ll find pins about destinations near and far – from the best songs to play on your next U.S. road trip to the most popular street foods in South Korea. Follow 100 Places to Visit Before You Die.

Everyone’s Creative Travel Spot

This group board sources travel ideas and tips from travel enthusiasts around Pinterest. Pinners are encouraged to share inspiration from their personal favorite village, city, region or country or “wherever you have been in the Universe.” You’ll find a good mix of personal and professional photos to get your travel juices flowing. Follow Everyone’s Creative Travel Spot.

So before your next vacation, be sure to visit Pinterest, follow these pinners, and do a few searches of your own for some valuable “pinspiration.”

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - March 21, 2017 at 02:24

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Healthy Travel Pinspiration: 6 Pinterest Boards You Should Follow Right Now

Pinterest Places to Visit Before You Die

They say that two heads are better than one when you’re thinking of new ideas. If that’s the case, then 150 million heads sharing creative insights and flashes of brilliance should be pretty powerful – and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Pinterest. Maybe you’ve used Pinterest to catalog home improvement ideas, your favorite new fashion trends or a killer new recipe you want to try. But have you used it for inspiration for your next healthy vacation? If not, stop what you’re doing now and check out the following Pinterest users and boards.

The Travel Tester

Want to get active on your next trip? Eat healthy while traveling? Learn something new at a faraway destination? There’s a board and a pin for that, and Nienke Krook has probably catalogued it at The Travel Tester. Nienke, along with her partner Nick Vullings, is on a mission to help people find happiness and purpose in life through travel. Follow The Travel Tester. 

Wanderlust

Jennifer Chong is a photographer from California who captures the places she’s been – and wants to go – in beautiful high definition. Just looking are her shots makes you feel like you’ve been there with her. You haven’t though, so generate some wanderlust of your own and choose your own destination from the hundreds she’s posted. Follow Wanderlust.

Vegan Recipes Around the World

If you’re a vegan traveler, you’ll love this board since it’s stocked with international recipes you can try at home. The best part? They’re full of flavor and none of them include meat, fish, dairy, honey or eggs. You may just be inspired to visit the homelands of these tasty dishes to try them in person on your next vacation. Follow Vegan Recipes Around the World.

Pinterest Vegan Recipes

Polkadot Passport

With “a camera glued to her hands and adventure glued to her feet,” 22-year-old Nicola Easterby invites you to join her at Polkadot Passport to follow her global travels. You’ll find travel tips and gear guides, and ideas for what to wear and how to plan your own adventure. Follow Polkadot Passport.

100 Places to Visit Before You Die

With so many possibilities, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to travel. This board, which includes ideas from a variety of different pinners, gives you a starting point (or hundred starting points). You’ll find pins about destinations near and far – from the best songs to play on your next U.S. road trip to the most popular street foods in South Korea. Follow 100 Places to Visit Before You Die.

Everyone’s Creative Travel Spot

This group board sources travel ideas and tips from travel enthusiasts around Pinterest. Pinners are encouraged to share inspiration from their personal favorite village, city, region or country or “wherever you have been in the Universe.” You’ll find a good mix of personal and professional photos to get your travel juices flowing. Follow Everyone’s Creative Travel Spot.

So before your next vacation, be sure to visit Pinterest, follow these pinners, and do a few searches of your own for some valuable “pinspiration.”

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - March 3, 2017 at 17:31

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Top 5 Travel Vloggers to Follow on YouTube Right Now

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Sometimes half the fun of going on vacation is planning your trip. Video bloggers, or “vloggers,” on YouTube and other video channels can help with your plan by sparking your imagination and providing tips on what to see and where to go on your next holiday. With video camera in hand, they give you more than just a snapshot of some pretty scenery. They invite you into their lives to experience the sights and sounds of their trip right along with them. They may even inspire you to take a bucket-list adventure of your own – video camera optional.

Here are five vloggers you should follow on YouTube right now.

Sailing La Vagabonde

Riley and Elayna are an Australian couple documenting their sailing trip around the world. They’ve been filming their adventures since 2014, documenting the Panama Canal crossing, storms on the high seas and run-ins with pirates. They also provide practical tips on how to sail, navigate and spearfish. Starting in February 2017, they’ll be turning in the humble boat they started with, La Vagabonde, for a new tricked-out, million-dollar catamaran. Even if you’re not planning to start a new life at sea, their videos are chock-full of vacation inspiration.

Devin Super Tramp

No list of travel and adventure vlogs would be complete without Devin Super Tramp, the brainchild of 33-year-old Devin Graham. He captures travel videos and extreme sports in high-def 4K video. You’ll go with him and his team on adventures in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, an epic road trip through New Zealand, an up-close-and-personal fireworks show via drone, and much more.

FunForLouis

British vlogger Louis John Cole launched FunForLouis in 2012, originally including videos of him eating strange meals. He’s since changed the direction of the blog to focus on travel and social activism. As a philanthropist, he’s started several programs such as the Boombus project to help homeless youth and the Solvey Project, a talent search via YouTube to identify solutions to global poverty and social injustice.

Mr. Ben Brown

Ben Brown brings you inside his head in this vlog travel series – shooting videos from his perspective with a near stream-of-consciousness storytelling approach. He posts almost daily about his travels to different parts of the world for skiing, hiking and exploring. He even recently filmed his own car crash in Berlin – fortunately no one was hurt.

Hey Nadine

Over the past five years, travel vlogger Nadine Sykora has documented her trips to 48 countries. She shares practical advice, how-to travel guides, safety recommendations and hotel reviews – all mixed together with her unique sense of comedy and an eye for fashion. Don’t miss what happens when she takes a cheetah for a walk with a drone in South Africa.

 

Image courtesy of Sailing La Vagabonde. Videos courtesy of respective video bloggers via YouTube.

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - January 5, 2017 at 15:58

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If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right (Luther Ingram)

A few nice funny images I found:

If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right (Luther Ingram)
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Image by kevin dooley
If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right, Luther Ingram

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”
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Image by papalars
The birds are famous in Plaça Cataluña.

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Image by I Go Splat
"This sure beats flossing!"
She is about 7 weeks old here. (Thanks to Greg from Title Me! for the caption)

Posted by Lustige Bilder - November 9, 2012 at 01:27

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