14 Travel Facts That Will Seriously Impress Your Mates

September 2, 2015

We recently published an article called 18 Cruise Facts That Will Seriously Impress Your Mates which you can read about here.

After realising you all enjoyed it so much we thought we’d follow it up with today’s post… 14 Travel Facts That Will Seriously Impress Your Mates… and will surely help you during that next pub quiz!

How many of these did you know?


We wouldn’t want to be that postman!

There's an underwater mailbox in Susami Bay, Japan, that's officially the deepest underwater mailbox in the world

Well that’s a bit sexist!

In the 1930's, female flight attendants had to weigh less than 115lbs

Makes sense to us…
On average, there is 61,000 people in the air over the USA at any one time... Probably because 1/3 of the world's airports are located in the USA!

Maybe it’s because it’s so cold?
Less than 1% of the world's population has been to Antarctica!

That’s it, we’re moving!

Citizens of Austria get the most vacation time. They get 22 paid holiday days and 13 bank holidays!

We better start saving
The most expensive hotel room in the world costs $83,300 per night and is the Royal Penthouse Suite in Geneva at Hotel President Wilson.

Oh! So that’s why…
The reasons food tastes different on an aeroplane is because when it takes off, the atmosphere inside the cabin dries out our sinuses and the change of the air pressure numbs our tastebuds.


 One olive!

American Airlines once tried to cut costs by removing exactly one olive from each of their salads

We wonder if they eat what the passengers do?

Pilots and co-pilots are required to eat different meals in case one of the meals causes food poisoning.

Better not ask for ketchup then!

Adding salt and pepper to your meals is considered highly offensive to chefs in Switzerland


Well it is in a desert!

Saudi Arabia is the only country with no rivers!


We bet there’s no in-flight meal

The shortest commercial flight is only two minutes long and operates between the Scottish Islands of Westray and Papa Westray.


We wouldn’t want to be in charge of cleaning that pool!

The San Alfoso del Mar Resort in Chile owns the world's largest swimming pool that can hold 66 millions of gallons of water.


Let’s hope they never form a union!

The Falkland Isles have more sheep than people! Sheep outnumber locals by 350 to 1!


If you have any more weird and wonderful travel facts, please let us know in the comments below and we’ll add them in for you!