It’s 11:00 PM. Do you know where your pandemic flight credits are?

When the pandemic hit, Vanessa Mumford-Minshull of Campbell, CA scrambled to cancel a multi-leg, multi-airline European trip for four people. She asked for refunds. Airlines automatically issued vouchers. “I sent email saying, ‘I don’t want this,’ but got no answer,” says Mumford-Minshull, who spent days calling, writing, and documenting her efforts before finally getting refund help thanks to her credit…

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Bend over backwards for China

This is a Covid-19 topical article . . . . Several weeks ago China deployed an ‘anal swab‘ test to detect Covid-19, believing it to be more accurate than other testing methods. Passengers in several Chinese airports are now being subjected to these tests, where authorities “insert[..] a cotton-tipped stick three to five centimeters (one to two inches) into the…

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Lots of cheap flights, but why, oh why, now?

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a lot of changes to the air travel industry. Some of the better changes—like the removal of most change fees—are ones we hope will stick around after the pandemic. One change we expect to be more temporary, however, is the increased availability of cheap last-minute flights. Before the pandemic, airlines reliably jacked up the…

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Samsara on sale? Yes!

If you appreciate quality and innovative design, then you will recognise the Samara name.  Their products push the boundaries for travellers. Samsara holds a deep belief in creating a world where the inconvenient part of traveling becomes an effortless experience. Samsara Luggage is dedicated to combine and utilize cutting edge technology and design within its products. Samsara means continuous movement, providing…

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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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Can I have it? Yes, you can’t.

The U.S. government is clear that airlines must refund passengers whose flights are cancelled. The European Union is clear on this too but airlines have ignored their rules. In fact, European airlines have offered refunds to Americans (or where itineraries touch the U.S.) but not for Europeans (travel that doesn’t touch the U.S.). Canada had been clear that airlines do…

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Another plus from Airbus

We’ll make no bones about it – here at Matouring, we rather like Airbus planes.  Always innovative and practical, they’re a massive presence in aviation – number 2 in the world. So we were excited to see this:  a new variation of the Airbus A330neo. With a maximum 251 tonne take-off weight, recently had its first flight from the Airbus…

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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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Home is where you lay your laptop

Keep your job and work remotely while living in different cities around the world. Remote Year creates work and travel programs for inspired groups of professionals who want to travel, live, and work remotely in different cities around the world. Find out if a work and travel program is right for you. And may we suggest you try our partners…

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SpaceX Odyssey

SpaceX is planning to send three tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) next year. The trip is part of a partnership with the Houston-based start-up Axiom Space. Private citizens have flown to the ISS before, but they have all launched in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. This trip, which will use a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule,…

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Google Flights taking off

A decade ago, ITA Software sold to Google and then evolved into Google Flights. ITA’s Matrix took detailed ticketing data from airlines and travel agencies. Its homepage advertised that there were more than three million ways to get from Boston to LA, meaning that while most engines look solely at cheapest, fastest routes. But for those who prefer a connection in Miami…

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Mozamb”eco”

With its grand colonial architecture and opulent rooms, how Polana Serena in Mozambique embraces sustainability. Sustainability is – thankfully – becoming better understood by many travellers who are, in turn, demanding better responsible practices from the hotels they visit. As a result, hotels are placing more importance on sustainability and working hard to improve their eco-credentials. For new properties with…

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The best places to “say cheese”

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some breathtaking and awe-inspiring bucket list destinations where you can capture the most stunning travel photography. Read more courtesy of Ecophiles.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZxgBQA7cuY Please rotate on mobile devices

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California

California is the largest state of the United States by population, and the third largest by area, located on its coast to the Pacific Ocean. California has natural attractions as well as theme-parks and bustling city life: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu that inspired the television show Baywatch, while…

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Little-known EU passenger rights can mean big cash for Canadians on delayed flights

If you travel a fair amount, you have probably had an even mix of good and bad experiences. Sometimes the bad experiences will make you want to pull your hair out and never travel again – or at the very least never use that airline again.  But sometimes the airlines pull out all stops to accommodate you and leave you…

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Germany

Germany, (officially: the Federal Republic of Germany; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the largest country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is a federation of 16 states, roughly…

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Poland is an overlooked European gem

Having lived in Europe for a number of years, some of us here at Matouring have been fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the pleasures not only visiting the large and well-known locations such as Rome and Paris, but also some of the so-called second-tier places such as Poland, Finland and Hungary. Of course, it is a disservice calling…

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