Dominican-do!

Like other locales hard-hit by the events of the past 18 months, the Dominican Republic is focusing on rebuilding and recovering. But that doesn’t mean travel has to slow down. In fact, destinations in the Caribbean are very attractive all year round due to their warm weather and turquoise blue beaches. Click here to learn more about why now is…

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Volando sobre las vegas

Volando sobre las vegas (flying over Las Vegas) We would expect that many of our readers have been to Las Vegas, and maybe more than once.  You  might think that you’ve seen pretty much everything there. Well, here’s a smooth video that might just prove you wrong.  Unless, of course, you’re able to fly with the birdies.  If that’s the…

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The reasons four the seasons

As the seasons pass, so does control of them.  In this case, we’re talking about The Four Seasons hotel chain. Bill Gates (you, um,  know him from Windows and stuff) will take control of the Four Seasons hotel chain after his investment firm agreed to acquire a stake from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding Co., in a bet…

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Let’s eat here

After the world has been decimated by Covid-19, now that the fog is clearing somewhat, it’s time to focus our thoughts on those businesses and their employees who have been so profoundly impacted.  In other words, when you can, buy local. Eating locally produced food on your travels may seem like small potatoes, but the benefits are far-reaching. Read more…

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Traveling while skint

Skint is a British word meaning broke:  not rich, no cash, empty bankbook, credit card maxed. Of course, we here at Matouring believe that our readers are smart and are equally as smart with their money.  But, there are times when things are a little tight, still you want – or perhaps even need –  to travel. Well, to the…

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Hotels Combined

One of the more fun activities we have managing this site is being able to present travel (and other) news and offers to you, our readers.  We spend a lot of time looking for content that we hope you will enjoy. As you might expect, there are costs in operating a site such as this.  One way that we are able…

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You couldn’t afford it

Concorde was the world’s most iconic airliner and one of the most technically ambitious projects in aviation history. Billions were spent on its development over a span of more than a decade. When the Concorde program was launched, it was to be the next giant leap forward in air travel. Many believed that mass supersonic commercial air travel would be…

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Luxury for cheapskates

Do you cry when you look at the price of flights, and are forced to take the 2:00am option?  Do you find yourself with a black cloud over your head when you are compelled to stay at a 2-star hotel?  And is sitting on a park bench eating out of a bag enough to make you give up? Well, here…

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Play us a sea shanty

If you like to cruise, you’ve probably been on a few over the years.  Cruise lines are always refreshing their fleets, or looking for new thrills – such as roller coasters – while you’re aboard. However, some lines opt for a more refined approach to being on-board.  One of which – Fred. Olsen lines (and an affiliate of ours) go…

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Well, PARDON, madame

English wait staff are tiresomely polite. The French are radically rude. They’re the two stereotypes, anyway. What tourists don’t understand about ‘rude’ French waiters… They’re not being ‘rude’ – they’re being real… Is that the case?  Or is it that some patrons are annoying?  Or all of the above.  How should one handle situations like this when travelling, especially in…

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I’ve suffered for my art. Now it’s your turn

Art is a most wonderful thing, but it also is very subjective.  Obviously, there are masters of all strains of art, and there are some are that simply strain. Have you ever seen performance art and just wondered, “Why is this art?!” You’re not alone, and deciphering performance art is not as difficult or mysterious as it can often seem.…

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Ne’er BnB

A major European destination just banished Airbnb. Will others follow suit? AirBnB has had a somewhat chequered past when it comes to the neighbours.  Most renters are polite and responsible.  But it doesn’t take too many incidents for the love to sour. A recent crackdown in Barcelona portends stronger laws against short-term rentals across the continent.  Read more here courtesy…

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Win or loos

Loo design has barely changed in 150 years – until now. Will people trade their privacy for the chance to find out exactly what is in their waste? For the past 10 years, Sonia Grego has been thinking about toilets – and more specifically what we deposit into them. “We are laser-focused on the analysis of stool,” Read more here…

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Sleeping around Europe

Germany’s green party has proposed an ambitious network of night trains across Europe, which could connect the UK with destinations including Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen and Stockholm. The proposed network would see some 40 sleeper services operating across the continent, with routes extending as far as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham as well as London. Read more here courtesy of Independent.co.uk Vincci Bit hotel. And…

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Cinque Terre choo choo

It will come as no surprise to anyone who frequents our site that we are HUGE proponents of rail travel, especially in countries where this mode of getting around is the norm.  Rail makes so much sense in so many ways. Climate change and the slow travel trend have rekindled people’s interest in train rides. The Europe by Train series…

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All together now

Yay!  Common sense prevails in this day and age! The respective loyalty programs of our affiliate friends, Expedia, Vrbo, Hotels.com and other brands under the Expedia Group umbrella are to be unified into one service. The company says all brands and products will be in the program, covering flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises and activities. No more fumbling…

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Two floors of party action!

So, British Airways are introducing a flight to Las Vegas on the newly-loved-again Airbus A380.  The Airbus A380 is a huge aircraft. 469 seats. That means two floors of non-stop party action.  To Las Vegas.  With alcohol.   What could possible go wrong?  🤣  Read more here courtesy of SimpleFlying.com You’ve got to give BA some credit for their chutzpah. Click above…

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Science!

During the Airlines Confidential podcast, former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza told an interesting story about trying to figure out whether a new route would be profitable. In normal times airlines have great data – required and reported by the federal government.  But, some looked at telephone data and remittance data to get a sense for ties between the U.S.…

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At €29 per flight, how does Ryanair even make any money?

If you’ve flown Ryanair, you’ll know that it can be a mixed bag.  On the plus side, the prices are almost unbelievable:  how can anyone operate a jet aircraft (and all of its associated costs) with a €29 fare? On the more questionable side, some passengers feel like cattle (with the same amount of “love” from the cabin crew.) But,…

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A live-in legend

If you frequent our site, you’ll know how much we love architecture:  it’s a part of life, especially when it is executed with creativity, originality and love.  We especially like the Bauhaus and modern movements from the start of the twentieth century. It is often almost impossible to visit, let alone stay in some of these masterpieces, but on occasion,…

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