From passport fees to the cost of redeeming rewards miles, these extra charges can really add up.
Travel must truly be wonderful. Why else would globetrotters tolerate the devious fees that follow? The culprits in question span the industry, from airlines, airports and hotels to telecom, rental car and credit card companies, even federal governments. No one is immune — backpackers, honeymooners and road warriors alike must grin and bear these injustices, which, in most cases, cannot be avoided...unless you never take a trip. And where’s the fun in that? Consider this list the dark lining on a silver cloud.
The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribat... More The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribati recently declared a 12-nautical-mile fishing exclusion zone around each of the five islands, thanks in part to the efforts of National Geographic's Pristine Seas initiative and Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who led a research expedition there in 2009. "Diving at the southern Line Islands reveals what the seas once were, in all their richness and wonder," says Sala. "Coming here has reset our entire understanding of what's natural, and has given us a new baseline against which to measure healthy and unhealthy reefs everywhere." Read more about the southern Line Islands online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/southern-line-islands/warne-text
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