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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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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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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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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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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Air travel bubble

Travel experts are looking to July 2021 as the time where travel will be likely to happen, again.  We here at Matouring can’t wait. But there are positive signals that this may happen.  From our partner Agoda, read this: After months of travel restrictions, Agoda reveals a massive surge in hotel searches as Singapore and Hong Kong travelers take advantage…

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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…

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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…

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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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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! …

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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…

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G Adventures!

Matouring is very happy to partner with G Adventures.  Not only are they a well-established adventure travel company, but they also happen to be in our backyard here in Vancouver, Canada. A little about them…. “We’ve been the leaders in small group adventure travel for 30 years. How’d we get here? By redefining the way travellers see the world. Check…

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Winter is coming. Are you ready to hygge?

Winter is coming. Some of you (me too) may have missed out on hygge, the Danish phenomenon that links coziness at home to a serene and balanced life. That’s a lot to unpack in such a small word. But even with the promise of living a contented life, I never felt the urge to embrace hygge and hunker down inside.…

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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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Breathwork

Few fitness and wellness trends have taken over my feeds as comprehensively as breathwork has in the last few months—it’s all guys calmly sitting cross-legged or plunging into ice baths while talking about the Wim Hof Method as far as the eye can see. Now, if you don’t know Wim Hof from Wim Wenders, I’ll refrain from criticizing your under-rock lifestyle. Created…

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