This week, we’re reading about volunteer travel to Oklahoma. Find out how you can help, and get the scoop on other travel news and blogs in our regular roundup.
How to Volunteer in Moore, Oklahoma
Travelers interested in helping the residents in Moore and other parts of Oklahoma that were affected by the devastating tornado should consider a volunteer vacation. There’s plenty of work to be done, and almost anyone can help. According to a report from Jaunted, a handful of charitable organizations are putting together volunteer groups to help the affected communities. Among them: The American Red Cross, which needs volunteers for debris clean up and other tasks.
A Frequent Flyer Reviews Delta
On “Flights & Frustration,” blogger “The Guy,” who says he flies six to eight times a month, reviews Delta. This is a good look at the legacy carrier’s business-class service, including full color photos of everything from seats to meals. And The Guy pulls no punches. He writes, “The cabin crew of Delta for me fall into three categories. From my experience of over a decade I would say around 30 percent are sincere, considerate and helpful … there are then around 25 percent who are truly annoying.” Read the post here.
We Wish We Lived Here
The Culture-ist alerts us to/makes us jealous of the large number of developed countries that require employees to take vacation days with this colorful infographic. The U.S. lags behind with zero vacation days mandated by law, of course, with countries like Austria, France, and the U.K. leading the pack.
The World’s Best Hiking Trails
Anyone in need of summer-vacation ideas should see this story from Conde Nast Traveler: a roundup of 13 of the world’s best hiking trails. While it’s unlikely that these trails are, in all honesty, really the best on the planet, the list includes some choice trails to read about in destinations from Israel to Italy.
Your turn: What’s your favorite hiking trail?
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