If Your Passport Says Valentine, WOW Air Wants to Give You a Free Flight

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WOW Air, the budget airline known for its cheap flights to Iceland and other destinations in Europe, is offering a deal for Valentine's Day that's hard to beat. As Thrillist reports, customers named Valentine are eligible for free a flight for their traveling partner if they're taking a trip around the holiday this year.

If the name of the patron saint of love is listed on your passport, WOW Air will refund airfare for a flight booked between January 24 and February 14 for trips taken between February 10 and February 19. The special offer is limited to flights to Reykjavik, Iceland leaving from either Boston, Detroit, New York, or Washington, D.C., and only the return flight will be paid back. Your trip doesn't need to be a romantic getaway, but WOW will only refund your ticket if the booking is for two or more passengers. (As they say, you're giving "the gift of a memorable trip to your loved one this Valentine’s Day!") Airport taxes and checked baggage fees for one bag are also covered in the free flight promotion.

The offer is open to anyone with the name Valentine, first or last (sadly, middle names don't count). Valentin (French), Valentina (Danish and German), and Valentijn (Dutch) are also acceptable forms of the name.

Valentines can make their namesake holiday memorable this year by booking a vacation and emailing a refund request to valentines@wow.is. Emails must include the booking confirmation and a picture of the passenger's passport to be approved. For travelers with any other name who don't qualify for a free flight to Reykjavik, a cheap flight is your next best option. Just make sure you book at the right time.

[h/t Thrillist]

Airbnb Shares Its Best Literary Getaways to Celebrate World Book Day

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April 23 is a special date for book lovers: It marks World Book Day, a holiday dedicated to authors, illustrators, and readers. To celebrate the event, Airbnb is offering deals on homes that look like they were ripped from the pages of a classic novel.

Throughout Tuesday, April 23, Airbnb's 10 literary-themed getaways are available for $17 per night on select dates in May, June, and July. Many of the homes are already booked up for their discounted dates, but just looking through the list can give you inspiration for your next reading retreat.

In Long Island, New York, there's a 6200 square-foot estate fit for the Great Gatsby himself, complete with a salt water swimming pool. Travelers looking for something more modest can stay in a playful house in Småland, Sweden, the province that inspired the setting of Pippi Longstocking. You'll also find a Charlotte's Web-esque barn house in Maine, and a charming home in Chawton, England, the home village of Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen.

Some vacation homes in this collection, like The Great Gatsby house, go for around $1000 a night, but others, like the Charlotte's Web and Pippi Longstocking listings, can be booked for less than $100 a night no matter the date. If you can't find a place to satisfy your literary tastes on Airbnb, check out these amazing hotels for book lovers.

South Dakota’s Flintstones Theme Park Has Been Demolished

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Tbennert, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)

Fans of The Flintstones have said their final goodbyes to Bamm-Bamm, Fred, Pebbles, and other longtime residents of South Dakota's Bedrock City. As the local NewsCenter1 station reports, the quirky roadside attraction in the city of Custer—which closed down in 2015—has now been bulldozed.

Located about 40 miles from Rapid City in South Dakota's Black Hills, the attraction was the first Flintstones-themed park to open, in 1966. It featured a "Mt. Rockmore" structure, a 20-foot Dino statue, Fred's Flintmobile car, and other replicas of the houses and characters made famous by the cartoon. Now, all that remains are the memories shared by the many families who visited the roadside attraction over the years.

There's some good news, though. Visitors will have one last chance to visit Bedrock City's sister location in Arizona, located along Route 64 near the Grand Canyon. "We have been making needed repairs and will open the campground soon," a representative of Raptor Ranch, a new attraction slated to take over the Bedrock City site, tells Mental Floss. "We are closed now, but will open soon. This will likely be the last year to see the Bedrock buildings before the remodel."

The Arizona Bedrock City shut down in January after 47 years of operations. The new owner, Troy Morris, announced plans to convert the property into a park where visitors can learn about birds of prey and watch flight demonstrations. The upcoming attraction's Facebook page shared photos of the progress, while also attempting to find future homes for the Flintstones crew.

The date of the Bedrock City campground's reopening is yet to be announced, but keep checking the Raptor Ranch Facebook page for updates.

[h/t NewsCenter1]

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