Travel Talk Tuesday: The Internet Debate About Childless Adults at Disney World, How Travel Affects Your Brain & More

Travel Talk Tuesday: The Internet Debate About Childless Adults at Disney World, How Travel Affects Your Brain & More

In this week’s Travel Talk Tuesday segment, we’re sharing the debate between one mother’s rant about childless adults at Disney world, how travel can help your mental health and more. Read all of the top travel news stories from around the web this week below!

 

Walt Disney World attractions lifestyle shoot. April 2013. Photographer: Cynthia Perez

Mom’s Angry Rant About Childless Adults at Disney World Sparks Fiery Internet Debate

You may have seen the heated discussions which resulted from a Twitter user, @JenKatWrites in a Facebook post earlier this month. She was angry about Millennials making Disney World “extra frustrating” for her. The post used some very strong language and sparked a debate online with many people, childless or not. Most were running to the defense of these so-called “immature” Millennials without kids. The woman claimed they were sucking all of the fun out of Disney World for parents and kids. She wrote, “”They have NO idea the JOY and HAPPINESS it is to MOTHER WHO BUYS THEIR BABIES TREATS AND TOYS!!!! THEY WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE EXHAUSTION THAT IT IS TO CHASE A 3 YEAR OLD AROUND AND GETTING STARES AT ASSUMING IM A BAD MOTHER!!!!” Read more at the article below from Travel + Leisure.

Source: https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/disney-vacations/mom-facebook-rant-against-childless-millennials-visiting-disney-world-as-adults

 

This is Your Brain on Travel: How Vacations Can Strengthen Your Mental Health

This article from Forbes claims: “Taking a vacation is more than just a fun diversion from the day-to-day grind. There’s a growing body of scientific evidence that shows travel is very good for your mental health.” The old adage that money can’t buy happiness is referenced in this article. However, they refer to the “Easterlin paradox”, which claims that maoney can lead to happiness, but only up to a certain point, and then we adapt. Furthermore, “A 20-year study by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a Cornell University psychology professor, asked participants to self-report their happiness after making any major material and experiential purchases. At first, the participants ranked their happiness with both kinds of purchases about the same. But over time, their satisfaction with material things went down, and their satisfaction increased with experiences they had spent money on.” Read more at the link below.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2019/07/28/this-is-your-brain-on-travel/#144457be2be6

 

You’ll Soon Be Able to Watch Free Hulu Shows and Movies on Delta Flights

Delta Air Lines is well aware that there’s nothing better than a good movie or TV show to make a long flight more bearable. The airline recently announced that passengers can watch Hulu Original TV shows and movies on board beginning in August. This comes from a new partnership between Delta and the media streaming giant. Award-winning Hulu Original content includes favorites like “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “The Act”, and “The Mindy Project”. These will all be available next month. This is an addition to Delta’s current extensive entertainment options, which encompasses over 3,000 movies, TV shows, and music selections. Read more in this article from Travel + Leisure

Source: https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/delta/delta-hulu-partnership-free-tv-movies-in-flight

 

The World’s First Cross-Border Cable Car will Travel from Russia to China in Under 8 Minutes

The world’s first cross-border cable car is on it’s way! This will give passengers a unique perspective and a beautifully scenic ride between Russia and China. Specifically, the cable car runs between Heihe in northeast China and Blagoveshchensk in Russia. The cable car takes passengers over the Amur River with a view of each city on either side. The full journey takes about seven and a half minutes, but actual travel time is just three and a half minutes! The cabins carry up to 60 passengers and leave every 15 minutes. Read more in this article from CNN, below.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/russia-china-cable-car-scli/index.html

 

With an Eye Toward Lower Emissions, Clean Air Travel Gets Off the Ground

According to this article from NPR, “air travel currently accounts for only about 2% of global carbon emissions. But it’s expected to grow in the next century, and clean air travel is seen as a key part of slowing global warming.” Check out the link below to read the interview on this hot topic.

Source: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/29/746275123/with-an-eye-toward-lower-emissions-clean-air-travel-gets-off-the-ground

 

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