US to ban Americans from visiting North Korea, my Hanoi city guide updated, Orbitz/ Expedia 15%/12% off most hotels, Qantas A380 to Dallas returns to Sydney with engine issues

– the US is planning an announcement this week to ban citizens for travel to North Korea

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The rational behind is that the Trump administration predicts more conflict with North Korea in the near future and Americans in the country will just end up being imprisoned and used as leverage by the regime.

It is a harsh step but does anyone really consider going to North Korea these days? I dropped that plan of mine years ago and have found no reason to change that.

– I updated my city guide for Hanoi with my second visit to this bustling city of epic street food

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Orbitz used to always have a 15% off coupon – those were gone now for the last few weeks but you can use TRAVELTIME

Expedia joins in now too with a 12% off coupon (chain hotels are excluded naturally) use SAVE12

– a Qantas A380 flying to Dallas returned to Sydney after being out over the Pacific for 3.5 hours after an engine showed an oil leak