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

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 [...]

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

3 European hot spots to visit as the weather cools

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Off-limits: The secret spaces on airplanes

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 [...]

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

USA ends Covid-19 test requirement for international travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that all Covid-19 testing requirements for international travelers coming to the United States have ended.  Europe has largely lifted all travel requirements for some months, but the USA still required all incoming passengers to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken no earlier than one day before the flight. The CDC has said it will continue to monitor the pandemic and reassess [...]

2022-06-22T06:38:57+00:00June 22nd, 2022|

3 doctor-approved tips for managing travel anxiety

Around 18% of people in the United States have an anxiety disorder — and travel anxiety, which is a fear of visiting an unfamiliar place or anxiety around the travel itself is a common form. Covid-19 and global lockdowns have led to even greater uncertainty for many, leaving travellers stressed or uncomfortable with heading to the airport, remembering all the forms you need, boarding a plane and jetting off to parts unknown, [...]

2022-05-29T21:36:39+00:00May 29th, 2022|

Covid mask rules in the EU: where is it no longer required?

As much of the world continues to drop Covid-19 restrictions, European airlines have been some of the steadfast upholders of mask mandates. But this is now changing. Following changing Covid-19 guidance in many countries’ public transport systems, several EU countries now no longer require a mask on flights, including France. But there are certain countries that still require masks on flights, including Portugal, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands and [...]

2022-05-29T20:48:23+00:00May 20th, 2022|
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