40 Crazy Travel Facts
Travel can be many things: scary, profound, educational, and sometimes, life-changing. It can also be quite surprising.
Accordingly, we scoured the internet and found 40 crazy travel facts. Enjoy!
4. The U.S. is the only developed country in the world without a single legally required paid vacation day or holiday. Yikes.
5. 99% of Libya is desert.
6. There are 61,000 people in the air over the U.S. at any given time on any given day. That’s a lot of SkyMiles!
7. One-third of the world’s airports are located in the U.S.
8. The shortest international commercial flight available for purchase is a 15 minute trip from Sint Maarten (Dutch Caribbean) to Anguilla (British Overseas Territory).
10. There’s a good chance you may see a lake or two when visiting Canada. In fact, it has over three million lakes. That’s 60% of the world’s total.
11. If traveling to Thailand, it’s important to know the official, full name of Bangkok is: (see image below)
16. During a normal flight, the temperature outside your plane is around -60ºF. That’s colder than almost anywhere on Earth at any given moment of the year.
19. The Eiffel Tower is a daily place of work for 600 Parisians.
20. Need some beach time? Australia has over 10,000 beaches. If inclined you could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years.
25. Presently, almost 50% of Americans research, book, and plan their trips to a new travel destination using only a mobile device.
28. The northern hemisphere is home to 90% of the world’s population.
29. Sloths get a bad rap for being lazy, but amazingly they can hold their breath underwater for up to 40 minutes.
30. Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall into all four hemispheres, straddling the equator and extending into the eastern and western hemispheres.
31. Unbeknownst to many, more than 30 million people in China live in underground caves.
32. All roads lead to Rome! Especially when there’s a city named Rome on every continent (aside from Antartica, of course!).
33. No matter where you travel, you’ll probably spot a cow. There’s a good chance you spot their buddy nearby too, as research has found that cows have best friends.
35. Efficiency is the name of the game. Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport has the least number of canceled flights in the world with a cancellation rate of just 0.07 percent.
39. You can lose more than 60 fluid ounces of water from your body during a ten-hour flight. Stay hydrated amigos.