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18 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip

Updated: 02/24/20 | February 24th, 2020 I remember when I started planning my first trip around the world. I had no idea what I was doing. When I decided to quit my job and travel the world, I walked into a bookstore and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on Shoestring. Buying that guidebook was my first step toward long-term travel. It made the trip seem more real, more tangilbe. It made it all seem possible. While helpful, the book didn’t exactly prepare me for planning a trip around the ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, UK, Travel Planning, Greece, Berlin, Southeast Asia, US, Colombia, Thailand, Travel Inspiration, Hawaii, Paris


Where to see rocket launches 2020

Rocket launches aren’t just for Florida anymore. Noting that the second-most-popular tourist attraction in Central Florida is the massive Kennedy Space Center, the rest of America — and the world – has begun developing tourism around the awe-inspiring experience of watching a rocket shoot into space. And many of them are in places worth visiting for more than just the launch. Though our American launch pads are easily the most accessible, if you were planning a trip to South America, Japan, o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Florida, California, China, Russia, US, America, Washington Dc, Paris, Sputnik, Moscow, Brazil, Tokyo, Rockets


Coronavirus outbreak in Italy effect

Italy has confirmed more than 200 cases of the novel coronavirus, making it the most-affected country in Europe and sparking travel advisories as far away as Ireland. Authorities in northern Italy, where the majority of the cases have been confirmed, are on a hunt to find the original source and to contain the outbreak from spreading further across the country. CNN reported five deaths from the coronavirus in Italy, where the majority of cases are in the northern region of Lombardy. The cit...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, France, Bloomberg, Cnn, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Venice, Venice Carnival, All, Lombardy, Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani, Lyons


What to Know for Visiting Argentina

The South American country of Argentina is a fascinating and diverse place with plenty of memorable experiences, whether you’re looking for arts and culture, nightlife or anything in between. If you’re considering a trip, take a look at these travel tips for travelling in Argentina and get some helpful advice to make the most of your visit. San Martin Square Plan your itinerary Argentina is a massive country. In fact, it’s roughly 60 percent of the size of Europe and contains everything from...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Don, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Perito Moreno Glacier, Australia Argentina, Where To Go When, San Martin Square, Old Palermo Ditch


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, Canada, Italy, North America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel, Health & Safety


5 museums you might not know in Athens

Every traveler who visits Athens usually has one main goal: to see the Acropolis. Climbing up this Athenian hill to view the majestic Parthenon in person is almost every visitor’s first stop, followed by a trip to the splendid Acropolis Museum. While the sprawling Acropolis Museum shares deep insights into the history and daily life […] The post 5 museums you might not know in Athens appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Attractions, Athens, Parthenon, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Acropolis Museum


As Low as 24,000 SkyMiles Round Trip to Europe: Delta Award Sale February 22 2020

Redeem as few as 24,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel seated in the economy class cabin on select routes to Europe from the continental United States… …but you must... The post As Low as 24,000 SkyMiles Round Trip to Europe: Delta Award Sale February 22 2020 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, United States, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs


Belgian carnival to go ahead despite row over 'hateful' antisemitism

Organisers in Aalst say they will defy calls from Israel’s government to cancel eventOrganisers of a Belgian carnival, removed from a Unesco heritage list last year following criticism of its antisemitic floats, have said they will defy calls from Israel’s government for Sunday’s event to be cancelled.Belgium’s prime minister, Sophie Wilmès, also described the parade as an “internal affair” after Israel’s foreign minister, Israel Katz, called for the authorities to “condemn and ban this hateful ...
Tags: Europe, Israel, World news, Unesco, Belgium, Antisemitism, Aalst, Israel Katz, Sophie Wilmès


Google’s FitBit acquisition could pose ‘high risk’ to privacy: European Data Protection Board

Raising privacy concerns around Google’s acquisition of  FitBit, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), on February 20, said that “the combination and accumulation of sensitive personal data regarding people in Europe by a major tech company could entail a high level of risk to privacy and data protection”. Following the 18th EDPB plenary session, the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Europe, News, Privacy, Fitbit, E-health, Electronic Health Records, European Data Protection Board EDPB, European Data Protection Board


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


Tier Mobility, the European e-scooter rentals startup, adds another ~$40M to its Series B

Tier, the European e-scooter rentals startup that operates in 55 cities across 11 countries, has topped up its funding for the second time in four months. The Berlin-based company has extended its Series B round to over $100 million, up from $60 million disclosed in October. The additional capital is a mix of equity and debt financing provided by Moscow’s RTP Global, London’s Novator, and an unnamed U.S. debt fund. Part one of the Series B was co-led by Mubadala Capital and Goodwater Capital. Ti...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Berlin, Moscow, Bird, U K, Europe Meanwhile, Mubadala Capital, Leuschner, Okai, Lawrence Leuschner, RTP Global London, Goodwater Capital Tier


European Commission proposes Data Act 2021 to increase data-sharing between businesses and govts

Among the proposals for the European Commission’s ‘A Europe for the Digital Age‘, the EU has proposed that data-sharing between governments and businesses — including that of non-personal data — be increased. In the European Data Strategy released yesterday, the Commission has proposed a possible Data Act 2021 which will “foster business-to-government data sharing for the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Personal Data, Non-personal Data, European Data Strategy


Discover Hotels in Hungary and other places of interest

Discover Hotels in Hungary and other places of interest Hotels in Hungary – Hungary, a small country in the heart of Europe, still retains the sparkle and small extravagances of the kings of another era. The capital Budapest is breathtaking for anyone setting foot in the city. Walking in the streets is admiring buildings with unique design and architecture. Also, the city has a large leisure offer: a spectacular nightlife, a large number of seaside centers at affordable prices, an opera house wi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Budapest, Hungary, Travel Blog, Hungary Hungary, Green Travel Green Travel


Breakfast Included Using Visa Card in Europe Spring 2020 With Marriott

Breakfast is included in the room rate for up to two guests when you pay for your reservation with a Visa credit card for each stay at your choice of participating hotel and resort properties within the Marriott brand portfolio in Europe through Sunday, April 19, 2020... …but you must... The post Breakfast Included Using Visa Card in Europe Spring 2020 With Marriott appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Marriott, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Marriott Bonvoy


Why Do You Need to Visit Kiev and Odessa for Vacation?

The new and beautiful travel destination is Ukraine but sometimes it is overlooked by several visitors. However, Ukraine is the best choice if you are looking for something naturally amazing, rich culture as well as lots of attractions for tourists. This country has a long history with a diverse range of places such as the cultural and business center of Kiev to the city of parks and beaches Odessa. These cities are waiting for you to explore these vacations. Here are some of the reasons why to ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, House, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Opera House, Kiev, Odessa, Unesco World Heritage, Shevchenko, Dnipro River, St Nicholas Cathedral, Vyshyvanka


Travel News: February 20, 2020

AAA Reveals 2020 Five Diamond Awards, Adds New Hotels and RestaurantsTravel Pulse AAA has unveiled its 2020 Five Diamond awards, and the annual list has added six hotels and five restaurants for this year. The exclusive group features just 119 hotels and 67 restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. That’s less than 1% of the 60,000+ plus AAA Diamond establishments. Lawmakers introduce bill to soften impact of Real ID’s October deadlineTravel Weekly Ci...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Norway, AAA, Department Of Transportation, News And Deals, United States Canada Mexico, Sagebiel, RestaurantsTravel Pulse AAA, AAA Diamond, Anne Sagebiel


April to September in Provence

The mere mention of Provence conjures idyllic images of lavender fields bathed in evocative inspiring light. Whether you imagine the enchanting countryside clasping precarious hillside villages, or consider the cooler climes of medieval caves, Provence will not fail to delight. Here we offer ideas on things to do and places to visit in Provence from […] The post April to September in Provence appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Attractions, Provence, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


Whitebridge EMEA Hotels Monitor - Issue 25

Last year, 2019, was a year of political suspense in Europe, continued break-neck development in the Middle East and persistent hesitation in Africa. The biggest news items of the last six months were probably Boris Johnson's landslide victory and him getting Brexit done (Phase 1 anyway), and the hushed birth of a new coronavirus.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Boris Johnson, Brexit


UNWTO Places Tourism In The European Parliament

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union's agenda. Europe is the world's most visited regions and home to international tourism leaders such as France, Spain or Italy, as well as leading outbound markets, like Germany.
Tags: Travel, Europe, European Union, Italy, European Parliament, France Spain, World Tourism Organization UNWTO


What Are eSIMs? Easy Mobile Internet For Travel

This post was sponsored by Airalo who wanted me to share with you the benefits of eSIMs using their service. [What is this?]  The latest version of mobile SIM cards make it easy to get data plans around the world through an app – and it may already be built into your phone. eSIMs are the next generation of subscriber identity modules that differ from plastic and gold physical SIMs by being software based. What this means for international travelers is getting mobile data from country to cou...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Tech, Canada, Apn, Airalo


10 of the best bars near Europe’s main railway stations

Weary, bleary, or just plain thirsty, travellers can rest easy at this cool and cosy collectionPlus enter our competition to win two first-class Interrail passesThe Amano Grand Central hotel’s Apartment Bar is by far the swishest in the area and just five minutes’ walk from Berlin Hauptbahnhof. On the sixth floor, it has a warm, seductive ambiance with dim lighting, teal velvet stools and sofas, and memorable nighttime views over the city and Spree River. There’s a top-notch offering of cocktail...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Bars, Pubs, Life and style, Rail Travel, Food And Drink, City Breaks, Top 10s, Europe Holidays, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Pubs And Clubs, Heidestrasse, dePaul Sullivan Continue


Notes on North Goa Beaches

Goa is the smallest state in India, with a coastline of approximately 160 kilometres facing the Arabian Sea. Despite its diminutive size its a bit of a pain to get around due to the roads and its geography. The state is comprised of two districts: North Goa, and South Goa. When people are planning a trip to Goa they are confronted with a decision of whether to stay in the north or south. I had this decision to make on my first trip to Goa. On that trip I was still undecided where to stay even ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Bali, Southeast Asia, India, North, Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Travel Blog, Kerala, Bombay, Karnataka, Northern Thailand, Pai


Luxury skiing in Switzerland – 5 reasons to visit (and invest in!) Saas Fee

If you have a serious passion for skiing, you may decide the odd holiday is not enough to quell your adrenaline urge.  Investing in any property is a huge emotional and often financial upheaval, however the returns can be tempting and if you’re happy to let your property it can in some cases even pay […] The post Luxury skiing in Switzerland – 5 reasons to visit (and invest in!) Saas Fee appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Switzerland, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


The World’s Top Destinations for Casino Holidays

Whether you’re a beach lover or a city explorer, why not pack some extra excitement into your next getaway, by heading to one of the world’s top destinations for casinos? Casino holidays are becoming increasingly popular with gamblers of all abilities. And though Las Vegas remains the go-to destination for many, it’s certainly not the only place to enjoy a mix of sun, sightseeing and casino thrills. Try your luck in Aruba, also known as the ‘Vegas of the Caribbean’, where you’ll find white-sand...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Infographic, Las Vegas, Macau, Caribbean, Aruba, Casino, Travel Blog, Monte Carlo


Hike Hungary’s National Blue Trail

Hungary impresses visitors with its vibrant and photogenic capital Budapest. Yet even that capital hints at what else there is to be enjoyed beyond its urban charms, as it’s made up not just of bustling Pest on one side of the Danube River but also the rolling hills of Buda on the other. In fact, those Buda Hills contain one stretch of a much longer hiking path that cuts across the country and was the first official long-distance hike in Europe. Established in 1938, the National Blue Trail, o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cyprus, Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Portugal, New Zealand, Slovakia, Keleti, All, Unesco World Heritage, Danube River, Buda, CamelBak, Pacific Crest Trail


Best plans for Paris in the Spring

Henry Miller wrote in his book Tropic of Cancer, “God knows, when Spring comes to Paris, the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise”. The American writer lived in Paris between 1930-1939, and we have to agree with Miller that Paris is paradise in the Springtime. Every year, as the cherry blossoms […] The post Best plans for Paris in the Spring appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Best, Paris, Miller, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe, Henry Miller


Tell us about spring wildflowers in Europe and the UK to win £200 towards a UK/Europe stay

Share a tip on wildflowers and colourful displays of spring blossoms and blooms in the countryside and nature parksYou may have wandered in Exmoor’s hidden valleys and come across carpets of snowdrops or hiked past vibrant crocus fields in the High Tatras. Wherever you have seen superb displays of spring wildflowers and blossom, please let us know.It’s OK if they are in arboretums, nature parks or public gardens. Please stick to Europe, including the UK, this time. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, UK Europe




The cheapest way from London to Paris: Planes, trains & buses from £10

 London and Paris are two of Europe’s biggest tourist destinations, just a few hours away from each other by road or rail; about an hour’s distance in the air. Barring car travel, there are three ways to make the journey from London to Paris: by air, by rail and by road. But what about the train-ferry combination, the one many may recall fondly from their childhoods? It is still feasible, but these days. it is not a streamlined option. You’ll need to purchase train and ferry tickets separately a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, France, Gare du Nord, Paris, Eurostar, Easyjet, Cheap Flights, British Airways, Megabus, London City Airport, London Gatwick, Budget Transportation, Dailycheapo


Top 5 après ski bars in Val d’Isère

Après ski is an opportunity to let your hair down and thoroughly enjoy yourself in the company of friends, loved ones and even complete strangers. It’s a time to unwind after all that physical and mental concentration on the slopes, to simply forget about everything else and experience the moment. Here are five venues in Val d’Isere […] The post Top 5 après ski bars in Val d’Isère appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Bars, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe



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