Category: Travel Miscellany

'Clean & Safe' Switzerland

‘Clean & Safe’ Switzerland

The Swiss tourism industry has launced its ‘Clean & Safe’ campaign. The campaign, consisting of an information platform and a label, was initiated by Switzerland Tourism as part of its ‘Recovery Plan’. For some guests, the step into the new normality comes with doubts and uncertainty. In order to strengthen confidence in Switzerland as a […]

Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

As travellers anxiously wait for the starting gun to be fired on the international tourism kick-start, Aruba is introducing a stringent plan to ensure the safety of visitors. The tourism-dependent Dutch Caribbean island-nation has put into place the Aruba Health & Happiness Code, a strict cleaning and hygiene certification programme that will be mandatory for […]

The best wineries to visit when in Spain

The best wineries to visit when in Spain

After having planned many trips within spanish wine routes, we can really appreciate that wine tourism keeps increasing every year. One of the main wine routes in Spain is undoubtedly the Ribera del Duero Wine Route, whose more than 100 kilometers long extend through the provinces of Soria, Valladolid, Burgos and Segovia. There are many […]

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

With parks, shops, restaurants and terraces open again in Paris, Parisians are gradually starting to fill up again the streets and the city is slowly but surely coming back to life, a socially-distant one anyway. Moreover, with French borders opening up on June 22nd for European Union members, and July 1st for many other countries, […]

6 types of travel insurance: for greater certainty in uncertain times

6 types of travel insurance: for greater certainty in uncertain times

As the coronavirus has completely affected our lives, this pandemic has disrupted existing and future travel plans. Therefore, all of this has turned greater attention to travel insurance. Such protection provides a safety net so you can step out with confidence, covering big financial risks that you don’t want to bear alone. Travel insurance provides […]

Dreaming of vegan fine dining in Bangkok

Dreaming of vegan fine dining in Bangkok

Life has changed. Currently surrounded by uncertainty and anxiety, many of us are struggling to come to terms with this unprecedented pandemic. The health issues, economic impact, social distancing, lock downs and global travel restrictions have all become part of life as we know it. We can only hope that in the not too distant […]

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, has been present throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in keeping the country aware of how they should go about winding down lockdown measures. With 17 autonomous communities in Spain, all with differing populations and land sizes, the Spanish government’s plan to phase out measures has had to be adopted differently […]

Wilderness in waiting: 5 unmissable wildlife documentaries

Wilderness in waiting: 5 unmissable wildlife documentaries

‘Wilderness in waiting’ is a four-part weekly series, highlighting Africa’s proud wildlife heritage during the COVID pandemic. Many of Africa’s most critical pressing conservation victories have been won because either an individual or group of like-minded people have dedicated their lives to a critical cause. Many of these are first of their kind projects and thanks […]

What is the hotel experience like now and after COVID-19?

What is the hotel experience like now and after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially changed our lives for the past months. During the lockdown, we all drastically missed our freedom – and even more the freedom to travel. But easing around the globe is slowly beginning with the prospect of resuming, reasonable normality once again. The pandemic has affected the entire world, and every […]

Wildlife documentaries you must watch in lockdown

Wildlife documentaries you must watch in lockdown

With a lot of the world in a state of ‘lock-down’ in one form or another, there is no better time to be transported to Africa from the comfort of your own armchair. Exploring some of our favourite wildlife documentaries will give you hours of entertainment, but may also serve as some inspiration as to […]

Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

This is certainly an historic time we are living in; none of us have ever experienced anything like a pandemic before and we are all trying to get through this period of uncertainty the best we possibly can. Here in Canada we are completing week six of our state of emergency; it seems everywhere you […]

A brief history of travel

A brief history of travel

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone! A cliche, of course, but most cliches’ have more than a grain of truth to them. In this case the thing we’re all missing is travel. Who could have guessed that meandering around our beautiful blue dot would be off the menu? It was inconceivable that […]

Movies that will make you travel virtually during lockdown

Movies that will make you travel virtually during lockdown

Traveling has always been the perfect way out to break the routine, to escape difficult situations or, simply, to discover the world beyond our borders and connect with ourselves. However, today we have to be responsible and fulfill the #StayAtHome and #TakeCare for the good of all. Because only then will we be able to […]

The latest COVID-19 coronavirus and travel news from Provence

The latest COVID-19 coronavirus and travel news from Provence

It’s incredible to think that it’s been nearly two months at the time of writing that the whole of France was placed into a strict lockdown which prevented anyone leaving their homes. In common with the rest of the world, there were of course some exceptions such as being allowed to exercise or shop for […]

The top 5 ways to dress for outdoor protection

The top 5 ways to dress for outdoor protection

As summer approaches and the weather heats up, it is natural to dream up blissful days outdoors. No doubt, many are seeking the special kind of solace that comes from time spent in nature as we navigate our new lockdown-defined lives. From simple walks in the countryside to multi-day excursions brimming with adventure, everything is […]

Cancelled flights

Travel businesses have been hit hard, but spare a thought for Corona Holidays

These are certainly unprecedented times for the entire travel industry. Although businesses are incredibly good at dealing with all kinds of situations thrown at them, the world has absolutely changed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The last coronavirus to largely affect the travel industry was SARS in 2003. This mainly impacted the […]