You can’t travel better if you don’t know what’s going on in the world around you. That’s why each week, ESSENCE will bring you the latest in trending travel news to keep you informed, discover new adventures, and provide you with useful tips that will help you journey deeper and cheaper.
This week, we’re getting into the holiday spirit in Europe, feeling the need for speed at sea and planning to soak up classic vibes on the streets of Havana, Cuba. Check out our weekly round-up of what’s trending in travel right now.
- This Company Will Pay You to Visit Christmas Markets Around Europe
A European tour company will soon be selecting a candidate for the special task of soaking up the holiday spirit this season at various Christmas markets across Europe.
- Expectant mother gives birth on American Airlines jetway
Nereida Araujo gave birth to a healthy baby girl on the jetway of Flight 868, after the plane landed in Charlotte, North Carolina. The uncommon birthplace inspired the newborn’s name: Lizyana Sky Taylor.
- The longest go-kart track at sea is so incredible even grown-ups will love it
The Norwegian Encore Speedway go-kart track is nearly 200 feet longer than earlier tracks, spreading over a significant portion of two decks and features an observation area where family and friends can cheer you on to victory.
- Uber Loses License in London Due to Passenger Safety Concerns
London has not renewed Uber’s license to operate in the city, citing passenger safety concerns over the app’s reported surge of unauthorized drivers.
- FLIGHT DEAL: Non-stop from Los Angeles to Hong Kong for only $379 roundtrip
- FLIGHT DEAL: Scandinavian Airlines: Newark – Athens, Greece. $453 (Regular Economy) / $398 (Basic Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
- FLIGHT DEAL: Atlanta to Havana, Cuba for only $289 roundtrip
- FLIGHT DEAL: Washington DC to the Canary Islands for only $368 roundtrip