Roundup: Kroger VGC Fraud, Instagram Risky Stunt, New Private Island, Airport Abandoned for 44 Years Etc.

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.
News Roundup


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Are There Fraud Issues With Kroger Visa Gift Cards? A Reader’s Story

The story goes like this. Someone purchased 6 $100 gift cards because of the 4X fuel promo at Kroger. He says that when he purchased them all of the packages appeared to be in order. When he got home he tried to use the cards and they were all declined.  He even tried to register them online but that did not work either. Read more here.

Couple defends ‘dangerous’ Instagram photo of sexy train stunt

Belgian couple Camille and Jean posted a photo of them kissing while dangling out of a moving train in Sri Lanka. They posted the dangerous-looking shot on May 2 on their account @BackpackDiariez. Another IG stunt that we’ve seen often lately. Read more here.

Amazon can already ship to 72% of US population within a day

Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and next-day delivery to 72% of the total U.S. population, including almost all of the households (95% or more) in 16 of the wealthiest and most populated states and Washington, D.C. Read more here.

CocoCay: Cruise line’s $250 million private island opens

Thanks to a $250 million transformation, Royal Caribbean’s once-sleepy private island retreat in the Bahamas is offering eye-opening travel amenities to its cruise passengers. Read more here.

Proposed Route for the Massive, Great American Rail Trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) unveiled in a statement its preferred route for the trail, which will connect more than 125 existing trails and 90 trail gaps over 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State. Read more here.

Nicosia International Airport: The Cypriot airport abandoned for 44 years

For the past 44 years, the once vibrant and state-of-the-art Nicosia International Airport has remained shut, a fading and painful travel relic of the turbulent history of Cyprus. The Mediterranean island country has effectively been divided since the summer of 1974. Read more here.

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