One of the biggest problem facing people is getting to work, and this is a daily hassle for many people. But in this new age and era, innovation is taking the wheel to make commuting easier. The future of work commuting is changing, and we’re taking a look why this is the case.
The following is a list of commuting innovations that we hope they pick up all over the world:
1. Employers Commuting Their Employees To Work Using Shuttles
Some of the biggest companies in the world like Apple and Google shuttle their employees to work. The incentive of being picked up and taken to work is the best yet. No one has to worry about being late and getting into trouble. In addition, some of these shuttles have WiFi.
2. Riding A Bike Or Scooter
Traffic is only getting worse in cities. And for this reason companies and governments have partnered with startup bike and scooter companies. This makes the whole experience a bit easier and let us not forget being on a bike is still working out. Electric scooters are taking over, but we should not forget to park accordingly.
In San Francisco, there’s a crowdsourced shuttle service called Chariot, which uses customer reviews to decide on which route to take up. The shuttle will follow the route that has the most demand. Clients only have to book a seat by paying $4 and just waiting for a pickup.
4. Taking A Train Or Taxi And Paying With Uber
Finding a ride and paying for the trip to work in an app has never been this easier. Uber has taken the world by storm and it is one of the most trusted ride apps. However, train ticketing apps are a bit hard to secure since you have to use different apps to find, book and pay for a trip. But in the future, there will progress and everything will be available in one app.
5. Hitching A Ride To Work In A Self-Driving Car
The Chrysler Pacifica vans are already being tested on public roads. The residents of Phoenix have a chance to hitch a ride in these cars. However, it’s frustrating that it will take a long time before self-driving cars are fully tested and available globally. Some of us will even have retired. But when they do replace the traditional cars, it will help curb road accidents.
6. Flying Taxis
The whole idea of flying taxis is to avoid/reduce traffic, especially in the city. However, this has just been an idea which Uber and Airbus have refused to capitalize. However, Rolls-Royce is looking to take advantage. Recently the company started looking for partners to make this idea into a reality. If things go according to plan, we can look forward to a Jetsons-like future.
Traveling to work isn’t going to be the same anymore. With an increasing world population, we need to change the way we get around, and you can be sure that they are going to be many. Travel two decades down the line is going to be a whole lot different!
Pack Your Bags, Because WOW Air Has $99 Flights To Iceland Right Now!
If you’ve got some vacation time burning a hole in your pocket, but you can’t decide where to go, how about Iceland? “The Land of Fire and Ice” is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, along with some of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Due to it’s location just below the Arctic Circle, it makes for long summer days with near 24-hours of sunlight. So if there’s anytime to visit this majestic country, now would be the time.
Lucky for us, WOW Air has a crazy sale going on right now, with fares as low as $99 from most major airports (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, etc). We did a couple of quick searches and found round-trip flights for less than $220. That’s crazy cheap!
Of course, being a budget airline, WOW charges extra for luggage and such, so you’ll want to read the fine print before committing to the trip. Still, we think it’s a bargain, and these rates appear to extend through the end of the year.
Need some more incentive to visit Iceland? Then watch this video:
So what do you say, who’s ready for an unforgettable adventure travel experience, taking in active volcanoes, blue icebergs, roaring waterfalls, and the Northern Lights? Iceland has long been on my bucket list, so I might just have to take advantage of this deal myself..
Southwest Airlines Has Flights Starting At $47 For This Fall
If you are looking to get away for a long-weekend for some much-needed rest and relaxation, you’ve got to check out the huge sale that Southwest Airlines currently has going on, with some seriously discounted fares for the coming months.
We’re talking about one-way flights for as low as $47. And that even includes a checked bag, because that’s just how Southwest rolls! Of course, you’ve still got to get back home, and that might not be quite as cheap as your outgoing flight, but it’s still one heck of a deal.
As you can see on the official sale page, you’re not limited in where you can travel, though prices vary depending on where you’re headed. For example, you can fly from Las Vegas to Long Beach for $47, New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale for $87, or New York to Tampa for $103.
There are even some international options, like Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau, Bahamas for $74, Los Angeles to Los Cabos, Mexico for $118, or from Houston to Belize City, Belize for $128.
If you want to take advantage of this deal (which is good for travel between August 21th and December 19th), you had better hurry up, because the sale ends on July 20th.
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Who’s Ready To Set Sail On A 245-Day Luxury Cruise Around The World?
When MSC Cruises announced their 119 day “World Cruise” last year, we didn’t think it could get any better. After all, this amazing cruise boasted an itinerary of 49 destinations across 32 countries spanning six continents. Talk about a bucket list trip!
But no so fast, said Viking Cruises, who recently introduced their Ultimate World Cruise, an insane cruise around the world that spans 245 days, 6 continents, 59 countries and 113 ports, with 22 port overnights. As the name suggests, it’s the ultimate way to see the world, and Viking’s luxury accommodations ensure that you do it in style.
The eight-month voyage kicks off in London on August 31th, 2019 on Viking Sun, with guests visiting dozens of legendary cities, charming ports and idyllic islands along the way as they circumnavigation of the globe. And unlike other cruises where excursions cost extra, they are included in the fare, allowing you to take part in 113 guided tours of ports such as Reykjavik, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Bora Bora, Sydney, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Algiers and immerse themselves in the world’s cultures.
Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises – For more than 20 years, we have been offering guests the most culturally immersive journeys available in the industry and we are pleased to announce the most extensive itinerary in our history. Our World Cruises offer guests the rare opportunity to unpack once and explore dozens of the best destinations on earth — at a value that is unprecedented in the travel industry.
For those days when you’re not visiting a port, you can enjoy world-class amenities aboard the Viking Sun. The award-winning vessel offers spacious rooms, each with its own veranda, king-size bed, spacious bathroom, and flat-screen TV, as well as eight restaurants, multiple pools, spa, theater, and an Explorer’s Lounge serving craft beer and Scandinavian fare.
So how much will this once-in-a-lifetime cruise set you back? Tickets for the Ultimate World Cruise start at $92,990 per person. But keep in mind that that price includes Business Class international air, transfers to/from the ship, all gratuities and fees, three complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package, along with complimentary shore excursions in each port and free unlimited Wi-Fi.
If that’s too rich for your blood, Viking offers the option of two shorter segments – The Viking World Treasures ($47,995) is a 127-day sailing from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, while the Viking World Wonders ($45,995) is a 119-day journey from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports.
All in all, this is the ultimate cruise for someone that has a serious case of wanderlust and wants to check off a bunch of countries off of their bucket list.
So what do you say, who’s ready to set sail on Viking Cruises’ Ultimate World Cruise?
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