I hope everyone had an excellent Memorial Day weekend. Feel free to share what your plans from the long weekend. I am still in Panama and I spent my Memorial Day Weekend in Panama City attending a Travel Expo.
I couldn’t do Thursday Flakes last week due to being in a beautiful place with not so great Internet connection. It’s the start of rainy season in Panama which means it’s not nearly as busy compared to when I was here during dry season two years ago.
This time around I tried to hike in as many new places as I could while returning to a few favorites. For most of the new places that I visited, I was probably the only gringo in the area for a week. I have been somewhat lucky with the weather so far. I have only been drenched once at the end of my hike yesterday. You are welcome to check out all my travel updates and stories on my Instagram account. I’ve always been posting stories but I just recently started to post pictures on Instagram again.
Last weekend I also went to Travel Expo in Panama City. There were plenty of stands offering coffee, chocolate, food, tours, travel information and more. There was also a separate area which featured a variety of entertaining cultural dancing and performances as well. Of course, I was also there for business reasons. Since I am planning to start my own business in the travel industry, it was a great way for me to meet, mingle and network with other entrepreneurs that make travel in Panama so awesome! Hopefully they will lead to a lot of great partnerships in the future.
Stay tuned for more adventures! I fly to a new country next week. Fingers crossed for decent Internet. Anyways onto Flakes...
Frosted Flakes & More
Isaiah Roby will enter the NBA Draft which will be held on June 20th. He had until today to decide whether or not he would return to the University of Nebraska and play one final season for the Cornhuskers.
The Nebraska outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, who in January was diagnosed with a form of throat cancer, said on the “Sports Nightly” radio program that a recent CAT scan revealed “there’s no cancer left in my body.”
“It was exactly 8 years ago to the date that Jack had his first brain tumor surgery. We pinch ourselves every day. This is the third round of treatment that Jack has been on.”
The first documents released by Football Leaks related to a controversial investment model known as third-party ownership. One of the ways that clubs make money is by buying and selling players. T.P.O., which originated in Latin America, allows external parties to buy a stake in promising young players, in the hope of profiting from a huge transfer deal one day.
The wires, magnets, and keys used in the initial demonstration have given way to smartphones’ on-screen keyboards, but Morse code has remained fundamentally the same, and is still—perhaps surprisingly—relevant in the 21st century.
Sex Trafficking in America tells the unimaginable stories of young women coerced into prostitution – and follows one police unit that’s committed to rooting out sexual exploitation.
Most of you should be to guess Nebraska’s dish correctly. What are some other of your other favorite dishes from your home state or other states?
This is America, after all: home of chicken fried steak, toothache-inducing desserts, and so, so much butter. Each state is different from the next. Scroll through to see what we’ve picked for yours.
I am not much of a beach guy myself so I will leave you guys to judge this list and tell me what is your favorite beach in America?
Coastal scientist and Florida International University professor Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman has been ranking the best beaches across the country under the alias for almost 30 years, using 50 different factors to determine the top spots. Factors range from water cleanliness and temperature to sand softness, views and vistas offered, and safety.
Good tip for those frequent travelers about something I never thought about in the past.
Those oh-so-handy USB power charging stations in the airport may come with a cost you can’t see. Cybercriminals can modify those USB connections to install malware on your phone or download data without your knowledge.
Rare and endangered animals have thrived in the Chernobyl disaster zone since it was evacuated in 1986, as a new wildlife tour in southern Belarus shows.
With the summer travel season here, lots of good articles have been coming out in regards to overtourism and the impact Instagram has on travel.
In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too crowded, contributing to the highest death toll in years. In cities and destinations around the world, from Barcelona to Bali, “overtourism” has become a year-round problem.
With over one billion active monthly users, it’s clear that Instagram has the power to shape how we travel. According to a survey by Expedia, 30 percent of Americans are influenced or inspired by social media when booking a trip, and a destination’s photo potential is an important consideration.
Instagram has given regular people the ability to become role models with powerful access to skewing the way others view the world. Some welcome this opportunity with responsibility and grace, while others spread misguided perspectives. The growing trend of irresponsible travel influencers posting deeply offensive content on Instagram without consequence is jarring.