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21 11, 2022

The busiest travel day since Covid is fast-approaching — here’s how to survive it

2022-11-21T12:29:27+00:00November 21st, 2022|

Thanksgiving is often cited as one of the busiest travel days of the year — but the fast-approaching holiday is the first since Covid-19 rules and guidelines have fully eased. This means we’ll see the usually-busy travel volumes ratchet up even more. So how can you survive the Thanksgiving travel season? Here are our tips. First, try to avoid the busiest travel days as much as possible — that would be yesterday (Sunday, [...]

6 11, 2022

Flights to London for less than $300? Thanks to this new airline, it’s a go

2022-11-06T20:42:49+00:00November 6th, 2022|

Have you heard of Norse Atlantic Airways? Founded in 2021, the Norwegian budget airline is relatively new, and has launched a load of new low-cost options between the UK and USA.  This means flights from London to major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and more for less than $300. These new cheaper flights are due to a recent change in US government regulations, which would [...]

15 10, 2022

From the Cotswolds to Manchester: 5 UK destinations to visit this autumn

2022-10-15T11:27:38+00:00October 15th, 2022|

Travel between America and the UK is back in full swing. And there's no better time than in autumn — picture foliage to rival New England’s and cozy pubs full of frosty pints. But if you're not keen on London, there's a lot more to the British Isles by way of beautiful nature and charming cities and villages. Here are five of our very favorite. 1. Lake District Northern England is [...]

13 09, 2022

New COVID boosters and flu season: Your guide to staying healthy this winter

2022-09-13T07:45:19+00:00September 13th, 2022|

Positive coronavirus cases are, thankfully, at a low, especially when compared to last winter. But as the cold weather fast approaches, there are a few steps you can take now to make sure you’re staying healthy, leaving you free to spend the holidays with loved ones. Experts are warning of a bad flu season in Massachusetts after a worse-than-usual flu season has hit the southern hemisphere. There are also concerns of [...]

7 09, 2022

3 European hot spots to visit as the weather cools

2022-09-07T13:47:05+00:00September 7th, 2022|

Summer is, sadly, coming to a close. Europe is home to some iconic holiday destinations — think St. Tropez, Ibiza and Barcelona. But as Europe is being hit with increasingly unbearable heat waves, an autumn trip might be just what the doctor ordered.  Here’s a quick list of where we’re setting our sights on this fall: Edinburgh, Scotland — Scotland is hardly known for its amazing weather, so visiting during the summer versus [...]

31 08, 2022

Huge new music venues and a floating oyster bar: 4 places to visit in Boston now

2022-08-31T11:56:30+00:00August 31st, 2022|

The weather may be getting colder, but Boston’s nightlife is only heating up. And as hotel occupancy is quickly moving back to pre-Covid levels, the city is humming with new restaurants, concert venues, and more. Here are three of our top spots to head to this fall. For the music fanatics, as of March Boston has become home to Roadrunner, an industrial music hall in Brighton. The 3,500-person venue houses six [...]

18 08, 2022

A ferry connecting the U.S. and Canada has resumed after 13 years

2022-08-18T15:49:58+00:00August 18th, 2022|

Have you ever wanted to see Maine’s Acadia National Park by day and Nova Scotia by night — all within the same journey? As of July, The Cat — the ferry that transports people between Maine and Canada — has resumed after a 13-year hiatus. The ferry service has an updated, sleek vessel and docking location, and the route is now even faster — the full journey is about 3.5 hours, which is less [...]

26 07, 2022

The 5 places in the world that still have the toughest lockdowns

2022-07-26T14:30:34+00:00July 26th, 2022|

The USA has recently dropped all Covid-19 travel restrictions, meaning life has virtually resumed to normal. But in many places around the world, curfews, testing and masks remain a daily reality, especially in the wake of a summer surge of the virus. The Covid-19 government response stringency index creates a composite score comparing the strictness of countries’ policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic, developed by researchers at Oxford University. According to [...]

18 07, 2022

Lost bags, cheap currency and long lines: Your Europe summer travel guide

2022-07-18T15:11:00+00:00July 18th, 2022|

For the first time in 20 years, the dollar and the euro have reached parity. That’s good news for American travelers headed to Europe this summer, where their dollars will get them much further. But those heading to the airport will have a lot more to complain about. For the last two weeks, lines at airport security checkpoints across the country have reached record lengths — with many missing flights after hours [...]

30 06, 2022

Off-limits: The secret spaces on airplanes

2022-06-30T08:00:14+00:00June 30th, 2022|

Ever wondered about those curtained-off zones that airline hosts and hostesses walk in and out of on wide-bodied airplanes? Recently, CNN dived into the hidden spaces on planes that passengers never see — Crew Rest Compartments. These compartments are, as in the title, areas where crew can take breaks throughout the flight. On newer airplanes like Boeing 787s or Airbus A350s, these compartments are above the main cabin, but in older aircrafts [...]

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