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Inside Life on the Crew Decks on Coronavirus-Stricken Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Three times a day, Gie and her team push a convoy of dining carts through the corridors of the quarantined luxury cruise ship Diamond Princess. Wearing face masks and gloves, they stop at occupied rooms, greeting passengers and delivering meals before moving on to the next deck. The task runs like clockwork — crew members offload appetizers, the main course, drinks and utensils, largely in that order. (Sometimes, there’s dessert.) But lately, something often interrupts their flow: The thank...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, News, Australia, China, India, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Philippines, Cambodia, Portland Oregon, Carnival, U S U K, Overnight

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia

A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countr...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, Bali, Australia, China, Singapore, Uncategorized, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Phnom Penh, Guam, Holland America Line

Stone & Wood brews Resilience Beer for wildlife rescue after bushfires

Local independent brewery Stone & Wood has joined over 200 breweries in Australia and around the world in the Resilience Beer initiative, whereby participants brew the same beer and direct its proceeds to their local bushfire relief efforts. Managed by the Independent Brewers Association , The Resilience Beer project is a response to the recent Australian bushfire crisis that invites breweries to brew a 5% pale ale using the same recipe and sell this in their taps rooms or partnering venues...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Sierra Nevada, Byron Bay, NSW Queensland, Stone Wood, Independent Brewers Association, Byron Bay Tasting Room, Fixation Brewing and Granite Belt Cider Co, Victoria Currently, Byron Tasting Room

Ride the Waves at These Popular Surfing Spots Around the World

Surfing has been on the rising tide for the last few years as its popularity has been growing each year. It’s become so popular in fact that it will make its first Olympic debut in Tokyo, Japan’s summer Olympic games. Many people have become so addicted to the euphoria of the sport that they are constantly traveling, searching for the perfect place to surf the waves. Here are a few places from around the world that belong to a travel list of a surf maniac.  Before we jump into our locations f...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Australia, South Africa, Hawaii, Coast, Costa Rica, Family Travel, Gold Coast, Bay, JEFFREY, Tokyo Japan, Tahiti, Uluwatu, Jefferey, These Popular Surfing Spots Around the World

Coronavirus pushes wobbly LNG market to the edge

Coronavirus pushes wobbly LNG market to the edge It’s never good when companies start speaking in legalese. China National Offshore Oil Corporation, the country’s leading liquefied natural gas importer, has invoked the legal clause force majeure – which would allow it to suspend contracts because of the deadly coronavirus. China – the world’s second largest importer of LNG – has been responsible for much of the product’s demand growth, meaning the woefully oversupplied market could be in se...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, China, CNOOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, China National Offshore Oil Corporation

The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Trains, Russia, Singapore, Africa, Toronto, Thailand, Beijing, Malaysia, Moscow

Apostles on the road

When you visit Australia it is said that you must do the three R's the Reef the Road and the Rock Great Barrier Reef Great Ocean Road and Ayers Rock now known as Uluru. On this day we did the Road.The Great Ocean Road stretches along the sout
Tags: Travel, Australia, Uluru, Rock Great Barrier Reef Great Ocean Road, Road The Great Ocean Road

World’s only pink manta ray

There are rare animals, and then there are those that are completely one-of-a-kind. This pink manta ray belongs to the latter, distinguished group. Inspector Clouseau is the world’s only known pink manta ray, first spotted in 2015. Named for the inspector in the Pink Panther movies, sightings of Clouseau are incredibly rare. That’s what makes this most recent close-up photo, captured by photographer Kristian Laine off Australia’s Lady Elliot Island, so special. Laine told Australian Geograph...
Tags: Travel, Australia, All, Manta, Australian Geographic, Laine, Manta Rays, Elliot Island, Kristian Laine, Kristian @kristianlainephotography, Project Manta

Best places to travel in April 2020

Despite an old adage about April showers, the fourth month of the year is really when life starts to return to much of the planet. The long winter has defrosted and left with it cherry blossoms, baseball, and plenty of end-of-winter parties, combining to make this one of the most enticing months to get out and see the world. But the best places to travel in April aren’t always the most obvious, where festivals you may never have heard of offer better times than well-worn destinations. So read...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Virginia, US, Chicago, Thailand, New Jersey, James Bond, Island, Jamaica, Monaco, Melbourne, Norfolk, Christina Ricci, Aston Martin

Trivago Tests New Marketing Strategy and Products After ‘Rough’ Fourth Quarter

Growing competition from players such as Google, Airbnb, and Group, as well as reductions in marketing spend by large online travel agency advertisers and the potential materially adverse impact of a regulatory decision in Australia all led to a Trivago decline in net income for the fourth quarter.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Google Airbnb, Trip com Group

A devil of a good time

Although Melbourne is a wonderful city and more European than most places in Australia we did not actually spend much time there. Following our visit to Healesville the next day we went to the Mornington Peninsula more on that later and the the follow
Tags: Travel, Australia, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Healesville

Notes on Bengaluru (The Garden City) – Old city mayhem, transport apps, and fancy airports

Bengaluru is the third largest city in India, located in the middle of the Deccan Plateau in South India. I was in Bengaluru on the way to somewhere else. I visited Bengaluru in 2007 during my first trip to India, so I would have preferred to visit a new city. 13 years between visits is long enough to warrant a revisit, so instead of flying straight through I made a stopover here. With a population of over 10 million people Bengaluru qualifies as a megacity, and that qualifies me to have anoth...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Australia, Singapore, India, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Vietnam, Madrid, Lonely Planet, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Travel Blog, Kolkata

My Fashion Stores Hopping in Australia

So I was planning a tour in Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane and came while planning and looking for the tours I came across a tour organised by Urbane Manfor the men's fashion stores across the cities. I found it interest
Tags: Travel, Australia, Brisbane, Sydney Melbourne

Tips for Planning Your Uluru Tour

Located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the magnificent sandstone of Ayers Rock or Uluru stands tall at 1,142 feet above ground. The natural formation is widely known for being one of the most sacred places to the indigineous peoples in Australia. At the same time, it is also popular for attracting tourists from all over the world to the land down under. If you want to visit Uluru in order to pay tribute to this wonder of nature, then doing so through the right tour is in your best intere...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Adventure Travel, Uluru, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluṟu Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Rock Art Uluru

sbe And Accor Introduce Iconic Mondrian Hotel Brand To Asia And Expand Internationally To Europe

sbe, the leading international hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning brands, today announced the expansion of the Mondrian brand in Europe and first-ever location in Asia through the opening of new properties in Seoul, Bordeaux, and Cannes. Mondrian Bordeaux, Mondrian Cannes and Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, represent the continued strong expansion of the brand's international footprint and award-winning restaurants and lounges in collaboration with sbe partner Acc...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Mondrian, Seoul Bordeaux, Cannes Mondrian Bordeaux Mondrian Cannes, Mondrian Seoul, Dominican Republic Germany

Travel News: February 12, 2020

American Airlines Extends Suspension of Flights to China, Hong Kong Travel Pulse American Airlines has extended its suspension of flights between two of its U.S. hubs and mainland China and Hong Kong amid ongoing concerns due to the coronavirus outbreak. The carrier, which isn’t alone in temporarily halting Asia-bound flights this winter, cited a “reduction in demand” for the latest update, which grounds flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles and mainland China—including...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Beijing, Shanghai, Southwest Airlines, Destinations, Southwest, Dallas Fort Worth, Singapore Tourism Board, Keith Tan, Bloomberg Singapore

Latest Visa News Update: February 2020

The following content has been written by Simon Earles, a MARA registered migration agent with whom I have been working closely on this website since March 2014. Simon has already helped hundreds of my readers to move to Australia through our Visa Assessment Service. This is the fifth of his regular Australian Visas – News […]
Tags: Travel, Australia, Nz, Simon, New Zealanders, Mara, Australian Visas - News Updates, Simon Earles, Visa Assessment Service, Australia Visa, Getting A Visa, Skilled Immigration, Skilled Migration Visa, Special Category visa

The Discovery Artists Announcement for Bluesfest 2020

Australia’s most awarded music festival, Bluesfest Byron Bay today delivered yet another mighty lineup addition to this year’s bumper lineup adding “new discoveries”, local legends, Indigenous stars and a deep blue’s groove to move the soul. With this year already being touted as the year of the guitar it’s also going to be known as a year of discoveries – the talent on the bill this year if just outstanding! JUST ANNOUNCED: HARTS plays HENDRIX MICKI FREE HERE COME THE MUMMIES DAMI IM – MORGAN...
Tags: Travel, London, Featured, News, Australia, Montreal, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, Dave Matthews, Bluesfest, Gipsy Kings, Hicks, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Dami Im, Folk Alliance

Canswell Yikowabi Australia Abalone by O2Shop

Canswell Yikowabi Australia Abalone by O2Shop Chinese New Year 2020 will be ending tomorrow. Most Chinese will buy abalones for Chinese New Year or other celebrations such as birthdays or anniversaries. This year, we noticed that there are many abalones from China for the Chinese New Year season because their pricing is very affordable. However, we still purchase abalones from Australia as they are better in quality and taste. For Australia abalones, you should check out O2Shop and they offer...
Tags: Travel, Food, Hong Kong, Australia, China, South Africa, Malaysia, New Zealand, Headline, Malaysia - Food, Facebook Page, Meng Taman Shamelin Char Siew, Southern Australia, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Canswell Yikowabi Australia Abalone, Canswell Yikowabi

Best coastal road trip from Perth

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, a vast area of over 976,000 square miles facing the Indian Ocean to the west and north and the Southern Ocean along its southern border. The state’s population is about 2.6 million, with 92 percent living in the southwestern corner where the capital of Perth sits. North of Perth, the state is sparsely populated, isolated, and perfect for those with an adventurous spirit who are looking for an epic road trip. Here, you can swim with whale sh...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Usa, Australia, Sydney, Tokyo, Melbourne, Tasmania, Perth, Western Australia, Galapagos Islands, Koala, Road Trip, Indian Ocean, All

Rainfall puts out Australia fires

After months of untamable wildfires with seemingly no end in sight, a deluge of rain has finally extinguished two of Australia’s massive wildfires. Over the past four days in Sydney, 15.3 inches of rain have caused dangerous floods, but also put out over 30 fires, including the Gospers Mountain blaze northwest of Sydney, which has burned more than 1,265,179 acres since October. The similarly destructive Currowan fire, near the town of Shoalhaven, was also extinguished after 74 days. According...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Bbc, Fires, New South Wales, Sydney, Rain, Bushfires, All, Rainfall, Shoalhaven, Gospers Mountain

Courtship customs around the world

Though easier than ever, dating today can feel formulaic: Meet on a dating app, maybe in a bar. Exchange numbers. Exchange texts. Meet for drinks, maybe coffee. Then fade into each other’s contact lists, rinse, and repeat with the next match from said dating app. Even in the Tinder era, however, there’s more to courtship than swiping right. It just depends on where in the world you are. If you’re looking for some flirty inspiration this Valentine’s Day, keep these seven traditional courtship ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Texas, Romance, Wales, Australia, California, Mexico, US, United States, Sydney, Poland, Ohio, Melbourne, Customs

How to Make Money When You’re Travelling the Globe

There usually comes a point in every traveller’s life when they realise that their funds are getting low. And they now have the painful decision of deciding to head back home or figure out a way to earn money whilst still enjoying their travelling experience. Believe it or not, it’s quite easy to make money abroad to fund your travel exploits. However, whilst you’re in a foreign country, the idea of looking around and then applying for jobs can seem a little overwhelming. What sort of jobs can y...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Australia, Far East


This year the Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is bringing the noise!!! Quite literally in the form of 3 radical nights of music at Byron Bay Brewery! Each night BBSF and Byron Bay Brewery will host a wide range of musical acts. Sunday 16 February Our headliners Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are known for their riotous, energetic live shows which have you moshing, crowd diving and surfing your way in to a sweaty happy pile of love with your best mates!! Their presence described by The Music as “Th...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Australia, Culture, Byron, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Byron Bay Brewery, Didirri, Byron Bay Brewery Each, Didirri Tay Oskee Fiona Franklin Byron Bay

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Belgium's beautiful bike route, Australia's guerilla environmental group, Sweden's floating hotel and more from the web Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Returns to Earth Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch has returned to her home planet after an incredible 328 days in orbit—the second-longest single trip into space by an American astronaut. During those 11 months among the stars, Koch took part in the first three all-woman spacewalks, …
Tags: Travel, Art, Apps, Space, Science, Design, News, Sweden, Internet, Australia, Hotels, Environment, Advertising, History, Nasa, Bacteria

Best pop-up museums in the US

If the mere thought of visiting the Louvre and British Museum make you want to take a long nap, know that there are museums out there for those who are seeking a less traditional experience. Pop-up museums offer visitors highly curated experiences that are nothing like traditional museum settings — you can take photos and laugh out loud without putting anyone out. While the subject matter of pop-up museums runs the gamut from candy to optical illusions, the most attractive feature of pop-up m...
Tags: Travel, New York, Instagram, Australia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Museums, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Houston, Denver, Alice, Louvre, All

Accessible Travel In Australia

Read the full article on at - Accessible Travel In Australia For most of us, travel has become more accessible than ever.   However, for our fellow travelers with disabilities, many countries and popular tourist destinations are still not handicapped accessible.   One notable and refreshing exception is Australia. It has become one of the world’s most disability-friendly countries.   Melbourne offers accessible hot air balloon... The post Accessible Travel In Australia appeare...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Melbourne, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials, Accessible Travel

Travel News: February 7, 2020

Reservations for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Open Late 2020 Travel PulseThe official Disney Parks Blog has just revealed that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, scheduled to open at Walt Disney World in Florida in 2021, will start accepting reservations later this year. The details on specific dates and pricing have yet to emerge, but fans can register online to receive email updates as new details become available. South Africa Airways chops routes but keeps U.S. service Travel...
Tags: Travel, Florida, London, Australia, China, Singapore, Beijing, Amsterdam, Brussels, Walt Disney World, News And Deals, Accra Ghana, Disney Parks Blog, South Africa Airways, Travel Weekly South African Airways, Johannesburg New York

Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 February 2020

Glorious Chambord Castle in France’s Loire Valley. Come visit it with us in May. Good morning News came out on Thursday that because of New York state’s policies shielding the state records of illegal aliens from federal organizations, the Department of Homeland Security announced that no-one in New York state will now be eligible for any of their Trusted Traveler programs (the best known of which is Global Entry), and those currently enrolled will not be able to renew when their current membe...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, New York, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Berlin, Miscellaneous, US

Wunder Down Under

For some time we have been planning a protracted trip to Australia and New Zealand. Jennie and I came to Oz in 2003 but were unable to see some things with only two weeks to tour around one week of our trip was spent on a dive boat trip to the Coral Se
Tags: Travel, Australia, Wunder, New Zealand Jennie

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