Everybody, look at your hands

You can dance if you want to . . . In December Alaska Airlines introduced The Safety Dance, taking the Men Without Hats’ classic and applying it to air travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. To celebrate joining the global OneWorld alliance , Alaska Airlines has released a new version of their Safety Dance featuring cameos by employees and executives from…

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Go go Mongolia

With extreme temperatures and landscapes, extreme living, and some extremely wrong perceptions from outsiders, Mongolia is one of the most complex places—and Mongols one of the most misunderstood people—in the world. Conversations about the weather, the great expanse of the country, and the traditional nomadic lifestyle dominate talk of Mongolia, and it’s understandable. Temperature variations of +100°F are not uncommon…

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Pain is just a word for bread

This looks grueling. Put on your best pink tutu, peacock feathers or Viking hat and get ready to run – and drink! Held on 11 September in 2021– just in time for wine harvest – the annual Marathon du Médoc brings contestants to more than 30 vineyards in the wine region of Médoc in France, north of Bordeaux. They’ll stop…

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Sydney to London in 4 hours, 35 minutes, 5 seconds

Meet The New Concorde – Virgin Galactic Mach 3.0 Supersonic Jet. Richard Branson is always pushing the envelope and, in this case, that means literally.  He has already embarked on his edge of space efforts, his land-based Hyperloop  and his resorts and cruises are legend.  But, now he is heading into the next frontier with his new Supersonic Jet. The…

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Fly an Airbus 380? You might be too late-y

The long-accepted queen of the skies, the Airbus A380 is on its way to retirement.  And if you want to fly in one, you may want to book your tickets, soon.  The same goes for the Boeing 747 The A380 is a modern icon that has flown over 500,000 revenue flights carrying over 190 million passengers. This includes more than…

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Can you Caño?

If you really want to get away, then we have the place for you. Those in the know realise that Colombia is now shining in the sun, again.  Most of its troubles are in the past and it is fast becoming a top destination.  Lovely, friendly people, an endless array of activities throughout the country, and world-class food, wine and,…

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U need a UNESCO

Twenty-twenty will forever be remembered as the year of COVID. No matter your background, the stresses of the last year far outweighed its joys. Our physical and mental wellbeing were put to the test in ways we could never have imagined. While the pandemic is still raging, a new vaccine and the easing of some restrictions have made all of…

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Doesn’t ring a bell

If you’re an avid traveler, you’ve probably been to all of the top spots:  Venice, Paris, Buenos Aires, New York etc.  But you may have only scratched the scratch of what the world has to offer. This article highlights some of the world’s least travelled locations.   Some of them are big names – Monaco, for example, but some may be…

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Uruguay – here’s why

Montevideo – Uruguay’s capital welcomes visitors to its seaside city bounds. Explore Montevideo with us and start planning a trip here of your own. Uruguay is emerging as one of South America’s favorite destinations. Its capital Montevideo​ has a warm, temperate climate, pleasant sea breezes and miles of boulevards. Tour​ the city while on vacation​ here and #visit​ the towers,…

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Go back, in time

When you think about it – especially if you travel often – it feels like the process of boarding an airplane is rarely seamless and rarely enjoyable.  To be fair, it is a complex process when you consider the logistics that the airlines need to factor in.  And, of course, there is always the “performance variability” of we humans as…

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Highly caffeinated things to do at airports

There are few things worse than a four-hour layover at the airport while you’re salivating to get to your destination.  How many times can you walk past the magazine stand? In some countries, such as the UK, there are people known as “anoraks” who pace up and down the long – and usually crowded – aisles diligently taking notes of…

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Sick of your country? Well, read this.

It happens to all of us:  we just get sick and tired of it.  We see no escape.  We feel boxed in, with no hope.  And it feels like there are no options. Is all of the world like this?  Cities are all the same, are they not?  Dirty, gritty, chaotic and grim.  Maybe yes, maybe no. Are there no…

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Be Right Back!

Here’s an interesting new concept – London’s BeRightBack.travel Built to help you always have travel in your calendar. BRB is the world’s first travel subscription company. Focused on Europe, the execution is pretty straightforward: Choose your trip types Build your bucketlist Select your preferred airports Create your trips Unlike a gym, you can cancel at any time with no minimum…

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The time is now

Demand for last minute travel searches for same day and next day overnight hotel stays have increased compared to last year, according to our affiliate friends ,global digital travel platform Agoda.com, as it unveils its GoLocal Tonight product across Asia Pacific. Travelers looking for spontaneous last-minute travel, can benefit from even greater savings from Agoda’s GoLocal Tonight deals when they…

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Euro is go!

Most countries have had their ups and downs with the Covid-19 pandemic, much of based on the behaviour of its citizens.  Europe has more complex factors to consider, especially since it is comprised of 27 separate countries, with almost as many languages and – even more – 27 potential cultural ways of approaching critical situations like this. So it’s good…

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They go the extra mile

Digital platforms provide a variety of technology-enabled tools that enhance market transparency, such as real-time monitoring, ratings of buyers and sellers, and low-cost complaint channels. How do these innovations affect moral hazard and service quality? We investigate this problem by comparing driver routing choices and efficiency on a large digital platform, Uber, with traditional taxis. The results may surprise you.…

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RISONARE Nasu

Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Nasu is located in Nasu. Mt. Jeans Ski Resort is worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s popular attractions can visit Nasu Highland Park and Nasu Safari Park. Nasu Animal Kingdom and SL Land Museum are also worth visiting. Tokyo-based Klein Dytham Architecture has designed PokoPoko as…

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Asleep at the controls

Have you ever dreamt of being a pilot?  You’ll need a license, first. But, if your aspirations are more down to earth, why not control your dreams rather than the controls themselves? How about Sweden’s Jumbo Stay Hotel in Arlanda? A unique hotel in a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. An exclusive experience in the world with great sleeping comfort right…

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You can be sure . . .

Here’s a hypothetical conversation that should be discussed and considered, especially in the uncertain times of Covid-19 and the dizzying tumult in the travel industry.  It’s about insurance…. Traveler: I don’t think I need travel insurance. Travel agent: If an illness, accident, or sudden change in plans forces you to cancel or interrupt your trip, you face two major financial…

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Vienna agenda

You surely must know of Vienna, but what do you really know?  Its rich history in art, music and dynasties has been documented over many decades and in countless publications.  But – perhaps no surprise to some – it is also a buzzing, vibrant city of the 21st century. Read on to find out more about Vienna and why it…

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