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New Cruise Certifications Set Standard for Travel Industry

A new certification program marks a turning point in the travel industry in hopes of making vacations enjoyable for all members of the family. Put in place by an organization called Autism on the Seas, cruise lines can now become certified as “autism-friendly”, indicating that the line will take specific measures to help ensure guests with autistic family members are able to make the most of their vacation.

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Meteor Lights Up Russian Sky

People in Russia were taken by surprise this morning when a large ball of fire streaked across the sky around 9:20 am (local time). Many startled onlookers weren’t sure what they were witnessing and feared that a war was breaking…

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Banned Booty | Whar be me Loot?

You’re late for your flight, and after snaking through the security checkpoint line, you breathlessly toss your shoes, belt, pocket contents and such into a plastic bin to be scanned by the TSA. Too bad you forgot to remove your Swiss Army knife from your keychain, and there’s no time for stepping out of line to try and save the oh-so-handy gadget now. Reluctantly, you surrender it to the TSA agent and sadly bid it farewell. Ever wonder what happens to your stuff after the TSA confiscates them?

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First Look: Breathalyzers in France

We wrote about this a few weeks ago, but for those not aware, there is a new driving law in France stating that every car must carry a breathalyzer. To answer this call, portable breathalyzer kits have been put in the safety kit of each rental car in France. We managed to get our hands on a couple of the portable kits so here’s a first look at what to expect should you ever need to use one.

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Croatia Votes to Join the EU

Last week, Croatia held a public referendum asking citizens if they wanted to join the European Union. By a nearly two-to-one margin, the answer was yes, with approximately 47% eligible voters turning out. While numbers like that wouldn’t seem out of the ordinary in America, it’s actually pretty low by European standards. Regardless of the low turn out, it could potentially pave the way for other countries in the Balkans who someday hope to join.

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