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64% say Hawaii is moving in right direction on COVID-19, lawmakers seek stricter quarantine monitoring, Kauai reopening its beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Facebook Live screenshot Majority believes Hawaii is moving in right direction against COVID-19. 64% of Hawaii residents believe government is moving in the right direction in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a statewide survey has found. Star-Advertiser.=====Officials suggest COVID-19 testing of air passengers prior to their arrival as condition to restarting tourism. Hawaii’s lieutenant governor and a member of its congressional delegation on Wednesday float...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Aclu, Associated Press, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, American Civil Liberties Union


Post-lockdown life in Naples, FL

On Saturday , I took a vacation back to the real world. You remember that place, where we walked down crowded streets on a Saturday night, ate at crowded restaurants, and cruised in bumper-to-bumper traffic down the main drag? A place where we only wore masks if it was Halloween or Mardi Gras, and the only fear we had was the fear of missing out. It wasn’t some far-off fantasy I had while laying on my couch during day 62 of quarantine, nor did I jump in a souped-up Delorean and ride a hoverbo...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Fifth Avenue, Jacksonville, Naples, Delorean, All, Mardi Gras, South Florida, Sunshine State, Naples Florida, Naples FL, New Normal


Uber face mask requirement

If you’re planning to hail an Uber anytime soon, you’d better make sure you’ve got a face mask ready. Starting on May 18, Uber is rolling out new requirements for drivers and riders prompted by the coronavirus crisis. The changes are intended to reassure passengers that riding with Uber is safe, and conversely, to assure drivers that they aren’t taking a health risk by continuing to pick up passengers. The changes include a limitation on the number of passengers in vehicles, face mask require...
Tags: Travel, Uber, Ride Sharing, Uber Eats, All, Uber Drivers, Face Masks, Sachin Kansal, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Uber Riders


The tatters of Tokyo 2020

The tatters of Tokyo 2020, and Tokyo in 2020.
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Best train travel routes in the US

It’s time to mix up the classic US road trip or the flyover bypass blitz. Train travel is making a comeback. There’s the old school romance and allure of riding the rails. But there’s also ditching a driver, not having to pull over to use the bathroom, ample legroom, and no TSA. Train travel’s carbon footprint is minuscule compared to flying or driving, so there’s no green guilt. Best of all, the US rail routes hit craveable bucket-list destinations across the nation. So heed the whistle and ...
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#AbuDhabi Sheikh Is Said in Talks to Buy Stake in Amanat - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Sheikh Is Said in Talks to Buy Stake in Amanat - Bloomberg:A company backed by a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family is in talks to buy a stake in Amanat Holdings PJSC, an investment firm with interests in health and education, according to people with knowledge of the matter.One of the businesses led by Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is in early-stage discussions to invest in Amanat, which has a market value of about $524 million, the people said. It wasn’t immediately clear which ...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Amanat Holdings, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed al Nahyan, Amanat Bloomberg, Tahnoon


World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Dumps $3 Billion in Fossil Fuels - Bloomberg

World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Dumps $3 Billion in Fossil Fuels - Bloomberg:Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund is doubling down on its climate action by making deeper cuts to its fossil fuel exposure. The exclusions span some of the world’s biggest coal miners and make use of climate rules for the first time to exit oil-sands firms. Glencore Plc and Anglo American Plc, utility RWE AG and Canadian oil producer Suncor Energy Inc. are among those hit by withdrawals that amount to about $3.3 billion base...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Norway, Suncor Energy Inc, Glencore Plc, Anglo American Plc, RWE AG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Maybe it's time for Emirates and Etihad to consider a merger - Arabianbusiness

Maybe it's time for Emirates and Etihad to consider a merger - Arabianbusiness:Who would have thought that two of the Middle East’s largest airlines, who have denied rumours of a merger for years, would release a joint statement? Then again, who would have predicted that a virus would wipe out $314bn in ticket sales in 2020? In May, Emirates airline President Tim Clark and Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas warned that 85 percent of airlines globally face insolvency by the end of the year without g...
Tags: Travel, India, Middle East, Tim Clark, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Flydubai, Tony Douglas, Alitalia Air Berlin


Exclusive: Saudi Binladin seeks adviser for financial overhaul of Mecca complex - Reuters

Exclusive: Saudi Binladin seeks adviser for financial overhaul of Mecca complex - Reuters:Binladin International Holding Group, Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction company, is seeking an adviser to cut costs as well as restructure the debt of a Mecca skyscraper complex, sources familiar with the matter said and a document showed.The move is part of efforts to restructure the construction group, after the government took a 35% stake from Bin Laden family members that were swept up in an anti-graf...
Tags: Travel, Mecca, Bin Laden, Reuters, Riyadh, Grand Mosque, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Binladin, Saudi Binladin, Binladin International Holding Group Saudi Arabia, Abraj Al Beit


Ashmore shows interest in deal to run NMC hospitals: sources - Reuters

Ashmore shows interest in deal to run NMC hospitals: sources - Reuters:Ashmore Group (ASHM.L) has shown interest in a contract to operate troubled NMC Health’s chain of hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), two sources close to the matter told Reuters.The British investment manager’s approach excludes any acquisition of NMC Health, the London-listed holding company that was placed into administration last month after months of turmoil, one of the sources said.Ashmore, the private equity a...
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Pandemic leaves McLaren exploring funding options - Reuters

Pandemic leaves McLaren exploring funding options - Reuters:McLaren is looking into various funding options to help the sportscar maker and Formula One team owner negotiate the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman said on Thursday.Sky News reported that British-based McLaren was seeking to raise up to 275 million pounds ($335.61 million) by borrowing against its Woking headquarters and extensive collection of historic racing cars.It quoted sources as saying McLaren, advised by JP Morgan, could rais...
Tags: Travel, Jp Morgan, Mclaren, Reuters, Woking, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Pici- The EASIEST Homemade Fresh Pasta!

Want to learn to pasta from scratch but you don't have a pasta machine? This hand rolled pici pasta is a fabulous pasta that doesn't require a pasta machine or special equipment. Like a thicker version of spaghetti it is the perfect pasta to make for beginners!
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Giant lizards invading Georgia

We already have coronavirus and murder hornets, so it makes sense than 2020 is throwing some four-foot-long lizards into the mix. Apparently, Argentine black and white tegu lizards are spreading in Georgia and pose a significant threat to native wildlife. The lizards can grow up to four feet long, weigh over 10 pounds, and have a worryingly wide-ranging diet. While the lizards don’t pose a threat to people or household pets, they do eat fruit, vegetables, plants, pet food, bird and reptile ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Australia, Georgia, Argentina, Invasive Species, Lizards, All, Tegu, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, John Jensen, Tattnall, Tegu lizard, Toombs, Brazil Paraguay Uruguay, Giant Lizards


Winning BigPicture contest photos

Editor’s note: These images originally appeared on bioGraphic, an online magazine about science and sustainability and the official media sponsor for the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition. The BigPicture Natural World Competition has just revealed its 2020 winners, and they include some of the most stunning photographs you’ll ever see. The event is run by the California Academy of Sciences, and each year it encourages photographers from around t...
Tags: Travel, California, Scotland, Africa, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Canada, Britain, Wildlife, Antarctica, Rio Tinto, Kenya, Mozambique, Mars, California Academy of Sciences


Delta retiring Boeing 777s

As demand for air travel hits an all-time low due to the pandemic, airlines are scrambling to determine the future of unused planes, particularly larger ones used for overseas routes. Delta Air Lines just announced that it intends to retire its fleet of Boeing 777s, preparing for an extended downturn in international travel. Retiring the 777 fleet is a move designed to eliminate its daily cash burn and stem some of the financial losses incurred by the pandemic’s devastating effect on travel. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Delta, Boeing, Delta Air Lines, All, Boeing 777, Bastian, Ed Bastian, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Boeing 777s


Trespassing injury at Yellowstone

A woman who illegally entered Yellowstone National Park fell into a thermal feature on Tuesday and suffered burns, according to a report from CNN. The trespasser told park rangers that she was attempting to take photos of the Old Faithful Geyser when she lost balance and fell into the hot water. Yellowstone National Park has been closed to the public since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After exiting the feature, the woman entered her car and proceeded to drive through the park, where...
Tags: Travel, Cnn, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, All, National Park Service, Trespassing, Thermal Feature, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Authorities, Ranger Sarah Davis


Air Arabia first quarter profit sinks 45% on coronavirus - Reuters

Air Arabia first quarter profit sinks 45% on coronavirus - Reuters:Middle East budget carrier Air Arabia (AIRA.DU) reported a 45% fall in first quarter profit on Thursday, blaming the coronavirus pandemic that has crushed travel demand.The United Arab Emirates’ only listed airline made 71 million dirhams ($19.3 million) in the three months to March 31, compared to 128 million dirhams a year earlier, it said in a statement.Revenue fell 12% to 901 million dirhams and quarterly passenger traffic de...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Reuters, Air Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Air Arabia AIRA, Abdullah Bin Mohamed al Thani


Oil prices rise on dip in U.S. crude stockpiles and IEA data - Reuters

Oil prices rise on dip in U.S. crude stockpiles and IEA data - Reuters:Oil prices settled higher on Thursday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast lower global stockpiles in the second half of 2020, although worries remain that a second surge in coronavirus infections could occur in coming months.Crude prices have ticked up in the last two weeks as some countries relaxed coronavirus restrictions to allow factories and shops to reopen.Brent crude futures settled up $1.94, or 6.7 pe...
Tags: Travel, IEA, Reuters, International Energy Agency IEA, U S Federal Reserve, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Jerome Powell, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Out and About

On May 11th France started a slow deconfinement. Many people, mostly young, used it as an excuse to get out with friends and drink in public places so a rule was passed that there could be no public drinking. I don’t know if that will stop groups from gathering on streets and along the Seine. In my case, it was windy so I didn’t go out wuss that I am. I did go out the next day to pick up a free mask at our mairie. It was nice to see some shops open, especially florists. There weren’t a whole l...
Tags: Travel, Photos, France, China, View, Paris, Florist, Maurice, Bonsai, Deconfinment


Detroit-style pizza guide

Thankfully, the rest of the world has caught on to the cheesy wonder that is Detroit-style pizza, but when I was growing up in Michigan, that was the only kind of pizza I knew. I didn’t realize how special the crispy crusts were, with cheese caramelized right out to the edges. And as far as the shape went, which most people tend to fixate on, I grew up assuming square was the classic pizza shape. I caught on to the triangle style the rest of the country knows and loves after a while, but it w...
Tags: Travel, New York, Pizza, Rome, Chicago, Wisconsin, Michigan, Detroit, Buddy, All, Gus, Motor City, Dean, Conant, Buddy 's Pizza, US pizza


Greetings without shaking hands

“I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again,” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the US Coronavirus Task Force, said last month. Calling it a habit “we’ve got to break,” Fauci went on to call handshakes “one of the major ways that you can transmit a respiratory illness.” This is not the first time the handshake has been questioned. During the SARS outbreak several years ago, many places put a pause on handshakes. In many...
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Bumble and Airbnb virtual dates

Dating apps are a tricky business these days. We have more time than ever to sit around and mindlessly swipe left or right, but actually going on a date is a complicated prospect in the era of social distancing. Awkwardly FaceTiming with your match, or having a bizarre date where you stay six-feet apart the whole time, aren’t exactly the romantic beginnings you’ll want to tell your grandkids about. To make online dating easier, Bumble and Airbnb are partnering to offer virtual online experien...
Tags: Travel, US, Toronto, New Zealand, Airbnb, Bumble, Lisbon, All, Lockdown, Quarantine, Virtual Dating, Virtual Dates


American Queen Steamboat Relaunch for June

The American Queen Steamboat Company to Relaunch in June The American Queen Steamboat Company to relaunch in June with new safety protocols for a post-COVID-19 world. The Roaming Boomers team has been busy canceling and rebooking overseas ocean and river cruises. While we hear a great deal of disappointment from our clients, there still exists a desire to travel in 2020.  And many are voicing a passion for domestic travel. Therefore, to quench your wanderlust, let us recommend the American Quee...
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MGM Las Vegas casinos reopen

The impending reopening of Las Vegas casinos is bittersweet. On one hand, the re-illumination of the iconic Strip is a hopeful sign that things are getting back to normal. On the other, it inspires worry and skepticism over whether such openings can be done safely. MGM Resorts International, which has several hotels and casinos in Vegas, has just released its reopening plan designed to keep both guests and employees safe. The seven-phase plan includes temperature checks, health screenings, a...
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Desire to travel strong as ever

During the coronavirus pandemic, it would be easy to become overwhelmed by a sense of fear that would dampen our desire to venture out and explore foreign lands or even our own country. But luckily, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Matador Network conducted a survey of 2,179 individuals around the world to determine the current attitude toward travel, and the results reveal valuable insights on the future of the industry. When asked what aspect of travel people missed most, the answers wer...
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Alaska's roadkill lottery

Thousands of animals are killed on roads and highways in the United States every year. One of life’s great mysteries: What happens to them? Drivers are familiar with roadkill. Many have driven past a dead deer or skunk on the highway, thought, “Oh, the poor thing,” and then continued driving. Maybe the next day we drive the same road and find the carcass has disappeared. Most dead animals are dragged into the woods and devoured by other hungry animals, or scavenged by crows right there on th...
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Australia’s silo art

What used to be an illegal activity and a form of protest that was quickly washed out or painted over during most of the 20th century has become a highly distinguished art form, touted the world over, in the 21st. But while street art has evolved throughout the years to become loved and praised, it remains almost solely the pride of cities. Australia is having none of this urban exclusivity. For the past five years, Aussie street art has pushed beyond Melbourne’s Croft Alley and Sydney’s Bon...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, Street Art, Western Australia, All, Northam, Croft Alley, Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall, Northam Western Australia, Public Silo Trail, Thallon, Joel Fergie, Travis Vinson


Racist art covered by stickers

Art has always served as an outlet to express values and opinions. Some create a to promote peace, while others transform a historic plaza into a giant checkerboard to encourage safety and social distancing. However, freedom of expression can also cause offense. Racist graffiti on the streets of Manchester, England, has been humorously masked by a creative solution. An anonymous resident took matters into their own hands by covering offensive slurs with witty stickers of cats. Best stic...
Tags: Travel, Cats, Best, Manchester, Banksy, Street Art, Stickers, Graffiti, All, Metro, MANCHESTER England, Cat Stickers, Chris Kubecka, England The post Manchester


Brazil increases logging in Amazon

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has dramatically increased during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, the first four months of 2020 saw a 55 percent increase in the destruction of the rainforest compared to the same period last year. Satellite imagery from the European Space Agency analyzed by NBC News confirms the extensive tree loss. Environmentalists say President Jair Bolsonaro’s rhetoric and the reduced workforce at the...
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Hawaii COVID-19 travel restrictions continue on Kauai

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami announced on Wednesday, May 13, that a mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving Kauai air passengers is extended through June 30 due Hawaii COVID-19 concerns, furthering the current Garden Isle travel ban. The announcement comes as Kauai prepares to reopen , with a number of restrictions, as part of a 2-week pilot […] The post Hawaii COVID-19 travel restrictions continue on Kauai appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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