This week our travel news comes adorned with party poppers, balloons and streamers as we bring you the latest on Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary bonanza over in Vegas. We’ve also found some pretty interesting facts about America’s holidaying habits, plus a downright bizarre clip of a feathery friend pushing his luck a tad too far. Have a read and let us know if you’ve come across any wacky or wonderful stories this week.
Solar-powered plane jets across Atlantic
Heading from New York to Seville, Solar Impulse 2 took off on the 15th leg of its record-smashing journey around the world on Monday. Pilot Bertrand Piccard will navigate the plane powered purely by the sun across the Atlantic for a mere 90 hours before touching down in Spain, making Piccard the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic in a plane of this kind. No biggy!
Food comes first on holiday
In a survey of over a thousand Americans, Oregon-based food retailer Harry & David have found that a whopping 82% of those surveyed look most forward to tasting the local cuisine in a new destination. While 62-71% would recommend a holiday location based purely on its food offerings alone! Who needs a comfy bed when you’ve got a tasty lunch?
Malaysian motorists were double (maybe even triple) taking this week as an ostrich was seen sprinting full speed ahead down the motorway. Peekaboo appeared to be on quite the mission as she held up streams of traffic on her journey along the federal highway. Good news though as she is now safe and well at the Ostrich Wonderland Farm in Semenyih. Vote to rename her Roadrunner perhaps?
Happy Anniversary Caesars Palace
In the build-up to the 50th anniversary of Caesars Palace on August 5th, the resort commenced its 50-day countdown last week. Of course the not-so-subtle Vegas hotspot won’t be doing its celebrations by half, with free walking tours open to the public, and a speciality dining menu to be enjoyed, as well as a spectacular fireworks display and live music extravaganza on Independence Day weekend – fancy!