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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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…

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Driving Miss Basel

Basel, Switzerland, is home to over 30 museums, one of the more famous museums is the Kunstmuseum, which is the oldest museum in Switzerland and holds some of Europe’s most amazing collections of fine art. An interesting site in Basel is Kannenfeldpark, which is a park that was formerly used as a graveyard in the late 1800’s and now is…

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How to build a boat

At one time or another most of up wish for a languid, luxurious and romantic cruise.   We marvel at the sheer size, scale and magnificence of cruise ships. But did you ever wonder what goes into making these ships the dream vessels that they are?  Well wonder no more, as this short video tells the tale – by Adam Tihany,…

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Like a Virgin?

The crystal waters of the Caribbean are a treasure chest of emerald isles, adorned with unspoiled retreats that attract the world’s elite, year after year. Nestled between Puerto Rico and Anguilla are The British Virgin Islands, an archipelago home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in the Caribbean. With a private charter flight to The British Virgin Islands, you…

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Boxing Day Away

Christmas Day is a big day in many countries around the world.  But, in many the following day, known as Boxing Day, can be just as exciting. So, why not treat yourself and relax in a luxurious hotel Boxing Day savings with minimum 20% off! Schedule in a little self-care. These hotels provide the perfect setting for rest and relaxation…

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Avoya . .aaahhh

Matouring is very happy to welcome Avoya Travel to our family of partners. Here’s a little about them…. At Avoya, we believe the very best vacation experiences promise more than any online booking engine alone can deliver. Technology will take you part of the way, but there are limits only real human interaction can overcome. At Avoya Travel, we combine…

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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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Welcome, Titan!

Matouring.com is excited to announce our partnership with Titan Travel. Their award-winning collection of holidays covers all seven continents, with carefully planned itineraries ranging from rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travelers There are some great travel companies out there – so why Titan? Well, they’re one of the UK’s leading escorted holiday…

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Smile, you’re on hidden camera

Privacy is perceived differently across the world. For example, in Germany, very few offices have open doors, while in America, this is quite common. However, nobody would be okay with secretly being watched, especially during private activities. People might think you’re being paranoid, but you can’t help it. You’ve probably seen one too many movies about guests having to deal…

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Annie, Get Your Guide

Matouring is pleased to join up with travel experts GetYourGuide.  As the name implies, they specialise in finding ideal activities for you when travelling. Look for their offers and advertisements throughout the site. “We’re on a journey to transform ordinary trips into extraordinary ones. We are your guide, bringing you personal experiences. Wherever your travels take you, we’ll show you…

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Vroom for rent

Car-sharing services in Japan, apparently, are witnessing an increasingly common trend: Many of their customers return rental cars with zero miles driven. Mind you, the cars are used during the rental period—they just don’t go anywhere. “I rented a car to eat a boxed meal because I could not find anywhere else to eat lunch.” Read more courtesy of AutomobileMagazine.com Japan is…

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You’ll never talk alone

Now, this is good news! With a large touchscreen, noise-cancelling microphones and a text-to-translate camera, Pocketalk is able to create connections across 74 different languages. The sleek design is equipped with high-quality, noise-cancelling microphones and two powerful speakers so it’s easy to have full conversations, even in noisy environments. The camera instantly recognizes and translates text, the written word, and…

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Unencumbered Umbria

The gentler, less gilded neighbour of Tuscany, Umbria enjoys a lower profile and seems less troubled by tourism. The “green heart of Italy” doesn’t have an endless stream of visitors plying between their checklist of big-drawer Tuscan Renaissance cities, just miles of undulating hills carpeted in sunflowers, tobacco or untamed bosco (woodland). Read more courtesy of APlaceInTheSun.com

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Five passports for you

When you’re traveling, if you like what you see and want to remain abroad for a little longer than a couple of weeks, you typically only have a few months. Failure to leave when you’re supposed to could result in deportation or an indefinite ban from the country. However, there are a few ways around the limit — you could…

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Journeywomen

In 1984 when I first started traveling solo I had no one to mentor me. If there were other women around my age doing what I was doing I had no way of finding them. After all, we hadn’t yet gotten to a point in cyber history where most people had computers in their homes. The terms ‘blog’ and ‘bloggers’…

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Not the straight and narrow

At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. An introductory note reassures readers that the information contained within the volume is up-to-date, while classifications written in abbreviated parentheticals offer travelers additional details on specific establishments: An asterisk, for example, indicates a…

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No fixed address

Morton Jablin lives a simple life. He wakes early, showers, dresses, has breakfast and begins his day. He enjoys tea in the afternoon and fish for his evening meal. He’s not much different than you and me, with one exception: Morton Jablin lives on a cruise ship. Read more courtesy of GoNomad.com

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