Hail a jet

Some successful people are really grounded.  Others have their head in the clouds.  But some get the mix just right. Uber co-founder Garrett Camp is behind a new scheduled flight service  (Aero) from private airport terminals in the same vein as JSX, Aero. It will operate LA (Van Nuys) to Aspen February 4 through April 2021. Pricing is $990 each…

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Eat your way around the world

Our friends World Nomads know a thing or two about travelling all over the world.  Their main activity is travel insurance, and their products are very good indeed. But, here they show another side – 24 recipes from around the world to tempt your taste buds. With recipes from Morocco, Jamaica, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Italy, the Middle East and…

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The flight attendant who fell to earth

This is a story of legend…. Forty nine years ago Vesna Vulović fell out of the sky from 30,000 feet – and lived. Vesna Vulović was a flight attendant on JAT Yugoslav Airlines Flight 367 on January 26, 1972. The flight was scheduled to operate from Stockholm to Copenhagen to Zagreb and then on to Belgrade with a DC-9. Instead…

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Travel afar with Qatar

In an ongoing effort to better service American travelers, our partner Qatar Airways continues to rebuild and expand their network. With the addition of San Francisco in December of last year, and Seattle this January 29th, 2021, you can now connect from the USA to Doha and beyond, better than ever. The new services offer excellent connections to global destinations…

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Luxe Performance. Elevated Essentials

You know Matouring for travel, but did you know that we also offer clothing and other fun stuff?  It’s true.  And one of our partners is Banana Republic.  They’ve recently introduced a new line, called BR Standard.  BR Standard is a new line of men’s and women’s contemporary lifestyle essentials, purposefully designed to take you everywhere in style and comfort.…

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Take it easy Jet

One of the wonderful things about Europe is that it is so easy to get around.  Planes, trains and automobiles are all at your fingertips.  And you may be shocked at how inexpensive it can be. Having lived there, we rather like EasyJet.  Based on the UK, the airline flies to hundreds of locations, with some incredible deals. When you’re…

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VacciNATIONS

Our partner Scott’s Cheap Flights knows a lot about travel: they have been providing stellar deals since 2009.  So, they have as much at stake with Covid-19 as anyone.  “This post highlights some of their research on what to expect when it comes to vaccines, in particular.   Last week I wrote to you about what airfare will look like once…

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Bermuda saluda

History lesson.  Bermuda, a British Dependent Territory, consists of about 138 islands and islets, with all the major islands aligned on a hook-shaped, but roughly east-west, axis and connected together by road bridges. Despite this complexity, Bermudians usually refer to Bermuda as “the island”. The islands are composed of low hills separated by fertile depressions, and interspersed with a complex…

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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…

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How to travel in 2021 – it may surprise you.

2020 was a year like no other. The first whispers of the coronavirus were heard in the US in mid-January. By March, travel all but came to a halt. By March, travel all but came to a halt. While the pandemic is certainly not over, the development of several vaccines means that we could return to some version of pre-pandemic…

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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…

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Meet Misty Lochs

Welcome to the land where ancient castles guard misty lochs and wild deer roam heather-flecked hillsides. If you want to experience the Scotland of your dreams, it’s definitely here. Travel from the buzzing cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the off-the-beaten-track beauty of the Highlands and islands, untouched by time. You can stretch your legs hiking majestic mountain scapes, or…

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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…

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Divine wine

If you fancy yourself as a wine connoisseur, or even a wannabe, then it is probably worth considering jumping on a plane to see the oldest bottle of wine in the world, the Speyer wine. The Speyer wine bottle most likely holds wine, and was originally found in 1867, in what is now the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany near Speyer,…

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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…

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