Grit Daily Travel

Bobby Laurie
on February 20, 2021

United Airlines Facing Pressure NOT to Locate Ted Cruz Leaker

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas drew criticism this week when he left the state with his family for a flight to Cancun to escape the unprecedented freezing cold weather that caused massive power outages and now a water shortage in the state. Twitter first spotted Cruz at the airport, then the internet investigation began. […]

cannabis tourism
Julia Sachs
on January 26, 2021

Cannabis Tourism Could Be Over In Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a city that became synonymous cannabis tourism during the global prohibition, is considering prohibiting tourists from entering its cannabis coffee shops once the pandemic subsides. In a letter to city councilors in early January, Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema urged the council to consider banning tourists from entering coffee shops in an effort to manage […]

reinstated covid-19 travel restrictions
Lexi Jones
on January 25, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About The Reinstated COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

White House officials announced that President Joe Biden will put reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions into effect as of today, January 25. Last week, Former President Donald Trump lifted some of the original travel restrictions before the end of his term. He signed an executive order, saying he was advised to lift them, and would’ve gone […]

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Lexi Jones
on January 25, 2021

Norwegian Airlines Exits Transatlantic Travel

Norwegian Airlines announced that it will no longer offer long-haul flights between the United States and Europe. Instead, the company plans to focus on short-haul and domestic flights within other European countries. Many know the airline for its low-cost flights, with some going for $100 or lower for a one-way trip; this made it accessible […]

Justin Shamlou
on December 28, 2020

Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants Say They’re Forced To Fly After COVID-19 Exposure

Jack*, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, was approaching the end of his work trip and was stopped at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) when he got a phone call from his employer. After working several back-to-back flights, a representative for Southwest Airlines was calling to let him know that he’d been exposed to COVID-19 […]

Julia Sachs
on December 10, 2020

Myanmar To Be Held In UN Court On Allegations Of Genocide

Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar—a position equivalent to Prime Minister—will testify in international court this week to deny allegations that the Burmese government committed atrocities of genocide against the Rohingya people. The case is being brought to the UN by The Gambia, a small African country situated between parts of Senegal […]

International Living
on December 1, 2020

Escape the Winter on These 3 Caribbean Islands

Maybe it was Treasure Island, or perhaps Robinson Crusoe, that put a picture of the tropical island into our collective imagination. Or more probable still, Hawaii 5-0. Whichever it was, there’s something about a tropical island that calls to the soul. Coconut palms, soft acoustic music, cold cocktails on the sand. The idea of a […]

Mount Saint Helens
Jack Giroux
on November 25, 2020

The Moronic Hiker’s Guide to Mount Saint Helens

Welcome, class, to How to Climb Mount Saint Helens 101 for dummies. The active volcano, which is located in Skamania County, Washington, is a popular hiking hotspot on the West Coast that attracts 175,000 visitors a year. The volcano hasn’t erupted in 12 years, but of course, it’s most famous for the 1980 eruption that […]

Virgin Hyperloop
Jack Giroux
on November 11, 2020

Virgin Hyperloop Completes it First Trip With Passengers

Sir Richard Branson beat Elon Musk to the punch on the hyperloop. Virgin made history today with the first completed Hyperloop passenger test. Company Co-Founder and CTO, Josh Giegel, and Director of Passenger Experience, Sara Luchian, were the first people to ride the Experimental Pod-2 (XP-2). The Virgin Hyperloop train goes as fast as 47 […]

Andrew Rossow
on October 10, 2020

Meet ‘Black Tie Moving,’ the Dallas Moving Company That Makes Moving Painless

Dallas, Texas— We have all moved from one location to another, whether forcibly or by choice. Yet, with every move, comes some sort of horror story, making hassle-filled days and weeks, turn into a never-ending nightmare of credit card swipes and broken property. For Black Tie Moving, a Nashville-based relocation company, they have grown towards becoming […]

Fat Bear Week
Yelena Mandenberg Yelena Mandenberg has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on October 9, 2020

Meet the 2020 Winner of Fat Bear Week

Fat Bear Week officially has a winner! This annual contest via Katmai National Park in Alaska has been stealing the hearts of wildlife lovers for a few years now, and this year’s winner is a steely fluffball who weighs in at well over 1,400lbs. Affectionally nicknamed Bear 747, after the jumbo jet, this male has […]

Jack Giroux
on October 7, 2020

Riding Amtrak During COVID-19 — What It’s Really Like

A train ride can feel much safer than an airplane during the pandemic. Amtrak is keeping guests at an acceptable distance apart and assigning seats to every passenger. On top of that, trains are much less crowded these days, which is why train tickets are a bit cheaper than usual. Taking a long-distance train ride […]

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