Every Friday, we help you navigate the week’s most important and interesting travel news stories.

Amazing things that should happen more often

“Delhi belly” and its variants (Montezuma’s Revenge, anyone?) might become more preventable, or at least curable, soon. Researchers at the University of Cambridge are producing a vaccine that will be consumable in powder form and fights E coli and salmonella. [Daily Mail]

Taiwan, which first offered extensive, accessible wi-fi across the country for its citizens, is opening the connections to tourists. Travellers will now be able to hop on free wi-fi throughout the country. Perhaps this is not the destination to pick for an unplugged vacation. [Skift]

A Lego house construction project is in the works for Billund, Denmark, the birthplace of the universally entertaining toy bricks. The “experience centre” will be built to look as though it has been constructed from Lego and will house exhibitions, a cafe and a store. [Design Taxi]

In-flight entertainment
Photos and videos that went viral on the Web this week

A Delta Airlines captain snapped a picture of Manhattan’s One World Trade Center poking through a bed of clouds. It’s a serene, striking shot of the building, which recently reached full height with the addition of its spire.

Ready for takeoff
All set to go, but too soon to tell what’s ahead

More companies in the US, one of the stingiest of developed countries when it comes to holiday policies, are beginning to allow employees to buy and sell their vacation time. Those praising the trend say it gives employees more flexibility by allowing them to have more time off or make some extra cash, should they so choose. [AP]

This week in quirky travel news, a group of students challenged by Airbus came up with some innovative and (very) resourceful ways planes of the future could be powered. According to their projections, planes could be powered by cow flatulence with body heat from on-board passengers keeping electronics running. You heard it here first. [Telegraph]

Hold on folks, we’re in for a rocky ride

Wait times in US Customs lines have doubled at some major airports, forcing visitors and nationals alike to queue for hours. [WSJ]

Hotels.com released its second annual Club Sandwich Index (CSI) ranking the costliness of international cities based on the average price of a club sandwich at a hotel. This year, Geneva upended Paris as the most expensive city in the world, at least when it comes to club sandwiches. [Telegraph]

An Air China plane landed with a mysterious dent on its nose, though with no indication of a bird striking the plane officials are uncertain how it happened. [Today]

It’s a no-go

A frozen body was discovered in the wheel well of a plane in Moscow last week. The plane had made seven flights before the corpse was discovered. It’s suspected that the man, a Georgia national, was a stowaway and died from exposure to cold. [CNN]

It seems not even Chewbacca can be spared a thorough TSA review. Actor Peter Mayhew was tied up at US airport security last week over concerns about his cane, which in keeping with character resembles a light saber. He eventually was permitted to pass with the cane. [CNN]

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