Well, it’s been fun blogging on NEWWorthy for 5 years. Readership hasn’t grown as I had hoped, though, so it’s time to shut down NEWWorthy.
Sometime in December 2017, this site will no longer be accessible. Feel free to explore all my blog entries before then. I may move the NEWWorthy Awards to my author site and author blog, and continue adding new awards annually. If you like NEWWorthy, you can still get a bit of NEWWorthy-ness on my Pinterest board called NEWWorthy.
When one thinks of logistics planning, one usually thinks of trucking and shipping of goods around the country or the world. However cruise ships have to consider providing their customers not only with the best itinerary, but also with a path and set of ports that provides the best experience. That often means figuring out the logistics in relation to the weather, and that’s why Royal Caribbean now has a chief meteorologist.
Okay, cabin may be an exaggeration. It’s really called a capsule or maybe a pod. Since it will travel at over 700 mph, presumably it will have to be austere to avoid safety hazards. Also, compared to subways, you have to wonder if people will be allowed to stand during 760 mph travel from point A to point B.
Not all rental car companies are advertising their spring 2017 one-way rental out of Florida deals — or at least I couldn’t find them all — but you can still check to see the rates. For example, go to Hertz.com and check out a reservation on a car from Tampa, FL (or some other airport in Florida) to Atlanta, GA (or some other airport up north of Florida). Try a 4 or 5 day period starting in mid-April. I found daily rates starting around $7.50 or so, though they still add on taxes and fees to bring it between $15-$20 per day. I didn’t check local Hertz car rental locations. If you can rent one way from those, you might be able to find a one-way in April without the airport fees.
Touted as an “underwater Yellowstone” and “a deep sea Serengeti”, this new marine national monument is the first in the Atlantic Ocean. Considering that there has been enough press about damaging hurricanes, oil spills, and garbage floating in Earth’s oceans, it’s refreshing and NEWWorthy to read about a new monument off Cape Cod.
With summer approaching and families preparing to travel, here at NEWWorthy we figured it was time to update our list of New Hotel and Grand Opening websites. Please note that this list is considered incomplete, as there are many other hoteliers and hotel listing sites not shown here.
Note that some motels and hotels may also list renovated properties as new. One possibly method for detecting a renovated versus a new property is to search out reviews on the property and see how far back in time they go.
ROOTMetrics evaluated mobile network performance at airports. Southwest Florida International in Fort Myers, Florida scored 100% in reliability. As the busiest airport in the country, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International continues to rank in the top 5.
According to The Science Explorer, Animal Kingdom at Disneyworld will have a Pandora-themed section of the park by 2017. James Cameron sounds particularly excited about the Flight of Passage ride, said to offer a strong sense of flying.