Covid-free to Italy

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government of Italy. “Carefully designed COVID-19 testing protocols are the best path for resuming international travel safely and without quarantine until…

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Rise above Covid!

People Are Holding Events In The Sky To Circumvent Quarantines Rules that limit the size of gatherings are imposed at the city, state, or national level – and don’t apply to the sky. So if it’s illegal to gather with 20 or 40 of your closest friends because of the global pandemic, why not hold your get together in the…

Hello? Are you there?

Travel might be temporarily off the table, but the world’s natural wonders, museum masterpieces, and attractions are still right at your fingertips. Visit Versailles, summit Everest, or browse the Met without leaving your couch, using virtual tours and VR technology to get even closer to the action. Push the boundaries of travel by walking through UNESCO sites, exploring the world’s…

Roamin’ Holiday

Driving in Rome, you say?  Me, you say? Are you in the process of planning a trip to Italy? Wondering what’s the best time to visit Rome? There’s a lot that goes into perfecting the vacation of a lifetime, but don’t panic because our partner, Auto Europe is here to help. With over 60 years of experience helping travelers in…

Peace in the desert air

For time eternal, the world has always experienced disagreements and the resultant strife and sadness that often is the byproduct.  So it’s good to see when efforts are made to put the arguments aside and work together to make the world a better place. As we often proclaim here, travel is one way to rise above the discontent and build…

The Open Travel Index

Our partner OMIO has developed a new Open Travel Index, a handy way to determine if and when you can travel point-ot-point. You can stay updated on the latest travel regulations for your destination based on your current location including border status, quarantine restrictions and testing requirements, as well as find out what safety measures are in place from your…

Don’t suffer for your art

If you can’t come to the arts, let the arts come to you with our selection of free virtual museum collections. With the promising news of a COVID vaccine, we need to take care of our mental health more than ever, especially if we want to prepare for our collective comeback to post-pandemic life.  Experts agree that keeping the mind…

Man misses airports so much that he…..

Moving walkways are something we associate with airports, even though some – like Chicago O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth – have removed walkways so that passengers don’t bypass shops and make impulse purchases. TSA reported travel numbers remain low compared to last year. We’re all hopeful that vaccination, combined with the sheer number of people who have recently had Covid-19, will…

Club Med Nord

Well, all of you ski demons, it’s time to hit the slopes.  You can take in the sites and the fresh air (using the appropriate cautions) and leave your Covid worries behind for the time being. And may we suggest Canada as your next ski location –  specifically Mont-Tremblant & Le Massif?  Not only does Montreal have world-class skiing, but Canada has one…

Snow bunnies – save monies

Well, all of you ski demons, it’s time to hit the slopes.  You can take in the sites and the fresh air (using the appropriate cautions) and leave your Covid worries behind for the time being. And may we suggest Canada as your next ski location –  specifically Mont-Tremblant & Le Massif?  Not only does Montreal have world-class skiing, but…

Give the gift of relaxation

Doesn’t this look nice? It’s in the Somme-Leuze Ardennes, Namur, Durbuy-La Roche-Bastogne region of Belgium. And you can have it all to yourself. Our partner Belvilla has hundreds of accommodations for rent, of all styles and prices .And one of the best features is that you can have the whole place to yourself. With Covid-19 still a threat around the…

Plan ahead

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a rough year.  Covid-19, unsettled cities and countries, the environment showing its anger. With hope on the horizon from the Covid-19 vaccines, perhaps now we can think ahead to finding our way out of the gloom. Anticipating that, many travel companies are thinking outside the box to enable us to dream and,…

Why we should book now and travel later

Wildlife travel provides crucial funding for conservation and wildlife protection programs, even if your departure date is uncertain. As COVID-19 brought tourism to a screeching halt, conservation programs to protect some of the globe’s most delicate ecosystems began to face a funding crisis. From the open plains of the Maasai Mara in Kenya to the grassy riverbanks of Chitwan in…

Vaccine better days

The World Health Organization (WHO) says this about relief from COVID-19. “We don’t yet know exactly when a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will be ready for distribution, but we estimate that it could be in early to mid-2021.”   Already at least two companies have created viable vaccines – there is hope.  And where there is hope, there is travel! …

20 for 2021

Expedia.com reveals the top travel trends and tips for U.S. travelers in 2021 Whether it was by necessity or design, it’s clear Americans spent 2020 exploring small towns, scenic drives, nearby lakes and beaches, or in some cases, their own backyards. Today, Expedia.com® released its 2021 Travel Trends Report, analyzing traveler data to uncover the biggest takeaways from an unprecedented…

Remain in Spain

We often feature Spain here at Matouring, because it has so many things to offer. One of which is that it is an ideal place to retire:  sun, sea, mountains, excellent healthcare, incredible food and really good €3.00 bottles of red wine –  we are not joking. This article out lines how to gain your residency in Spain – and…

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