After a two-week break from blogging (for an amazing trip with Mrs. @travelblawg around Thailand), I’m happy to be home and get back to writing about the constant supply of travel and law related news to kick off 2014. Happy New Year and Travel Safely! ~ @travelblawg

Travel + Law News From Around The World:

  • (A Travelblawg Exclusive) Former Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe runner-up (1984) Carmen Lechin (now Houston, TX resident) was set for a federal court trial on January 27, 2013 after she was accused of causing a disturbance on a June 6 United flight from Houston to Bogota, ColombiaHowever, due to an “Uncontested Motion To Continue” filed Friday by an Asst. U.S. Attorney who only recently entered his appearance in the case, that trial date will be vacated and a new pretrial/trial date will be set. Additionally, it’s worth noting that a trial may not eventually occur because, as the AUSA’s Motion states, “for the reason that the undersigned has just entered the case and needs additional time in which to explore the potential of resolution of the case without trial.”
  • The 2014 Winter Olympic Games kick off on February 7 in Sochi (Krasnodar, Russia). Last week, the State Department released a travel alert for Americans heading to Russia for the Games, which included a specific warning for LGBT Americans about the obscure law that “makes it a crime to promote LGBT equality in public, but lacks concrete legal definitions for key terms.”
The travel world does get crazy at times. Try to stay calm.

The travel world does get crazy at times. Try to stay calm!

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