Coronavirus Ends Dreams to Hike Entire 2,200-Mile Appalachian Trail

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Alexandra Eagle and Jonathan Hall will not be able to complete their goal of hiking the entire stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Sarah Blake Morgan / Associated Press Skift Take: Even the remote stretches of the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail aren’t enough to assuage concerns about the pandemic. The trail was closed last week, ending the […]

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What to expect on an East African Safari?

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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Contiki. All thoughts and opinions are mine. In January 2020 we got the opportunity to travel on Contiki’s East Africa Safari, a 12 day adventure through Kenya and Tanzania. Growing up with the Lion King as one my favourite childhood movies, I always dreamed of seeing these […]

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Why you need to know about Japanese Encephalitis

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As a seasoned traveller, there are a few things that I will absolutely no longer travel without. One of them includes getting appropriate vaccines for wherever I’m travelling to. Not only have I heard too many awful stories about travellers getting sick from preventable diseases, it’s even happened to several of my friends! To ever […]

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Paul Immigrations Reviews: The Singapore PR Application Experts

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Singapore is consistently ranked among the top places worldwide to live, work, or study. A recent study by HSBC, a global investment banking company, has found Singapore to be the best country for ex-pats worldwide in terms of career progression, work-life balance, healthcare and the ability to make new friends. About 47% of those who […]

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How to Bargain in Foreign Countries

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The other day I received an email from a reader asking me to confirm the proper way to bargain in foreign countries. The ‘proper way’ that was mentioned is something that I’ve heard from travelers all the time. It’s the 50% rule. And to me, the rule is wrong. Bargaining is indeed a part of […]

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Will Travel Advisors Be Last in Line for Bailouts?

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Ninety percent of travel agents in the U.S. are small businesses. grassrootsgroundswell / Flickr Skift Take: Airlines, cruise ships, and hotels rely on travel advisors to book a lot of their business. A lobbying effort is afoot to make sure that thousands of these small businesses don’t get left out of recovery measures. — Rosie […]

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Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

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In their role as travel intermediaries, travel agents are caught between a rock and a hard place as they assist their customers to seek refunds from suppliers like airlines, hotels and attractions. Mark Schiefelbein / Associated Press Skift Take: The coronavirus crisis accentuates the value of travel advisors as much as it highlights their plight […]

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