Thursday, 9 Jul 2020


Flying long haul during Covid-19: air travel has never been stranger

When I booked my flight home after spending more than two-and-a-half months in Europe, I knew what my journey would entail. With no more direct flights between Paris and Hong Kong, I would have a brief layover in London. I knew that when I landed at the Hong Kong airport, I would be tested and […]

5 reasons to take a family safari after COVID-19 – A Luxury Travel Blog

All across the world, people have experienced fundamental changes in their lives due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We have been plunged into a new ‘normal’ that, for most of us, is very different from what we were used to. These shifts in our lifestyles have made us realize how much we may have taken things […]

Bourdain to Buena Vista Social Club – readers reveal their travel heroes

Anthony Bourdain’s food and life lessons Anthony Bourdain every time. He was not perfect, and some episodes of his TV shows are hard to watch given what we know now about his mental health struggles. But he showed the joys of travel: a drink and a chat with the table next door; eating street food […]

Flights to resume between Australia and UK despite bans

Emirates has announced it will be restarting flights between the UK and Australia from next week – despite restrictions still not letting visitors in, and a ban in place on Australians leaving the country still in place. Flights will connect in Dubai, another destination yet to allow travellers from the UK and other parts of […]

Ryanair to make passengers seek permission for toilet use

Ryanair passengers will need to ask permission to use the toilet when flights return on July 1. Europe’s biggest airline will also conduct temperature checks, require masks to be worn and prohibit queues to reduce the chances of spreading the coronavirus. Toilets will be made available on request, Ryanair said in a statement. The Irish […]

Etihad Airways to resume regular service between Australia and the UK

From May 15, Etihad Airways will operate a regular scheduled service from Melbourne to London Heathrow, it was announced today. The carrier will also introduce services from London Heathrow to Melbourne from May 21. Both flights will operate via Abu Dhabi and flights will feature Business and Economy cabins. The airline plans to maintain this […]

Stay away from Lake District despite easing of lockdown, police say

Police in the Lake District have urged people to “take a long hard look at your own conscience” and stay away from the national park – despite the prime minister telling people they can drive to beauty spots for exercise from Wednesday. Parts of Cumbria have the highest coronavirus infection rates in the UK, prompting […]

Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer Outlines Path to Reopening

Disney Parks is developing plans for a phased reopening as well as preparing to implement physical distancing and capacity measures and increase cleaning and disinfection amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel. In a message to guests published on the Disney Parks Blog on Tuesday, Hymel also confirmed that […]

10 Etsy Mother’s Day 2020 Gifts Under $50 That Are Fit For A Queen

The second Sunday of May is almost here, and you know what that means: Mother’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating your mom, your aunt, a maternal figure in your life, or anybody else who deserves extra love, this day is a chance to show that person just how much you appreciate them. If you’re looking to […]