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Puerto Rico Just Made It Easier for Vaxxed Travelers to Visit

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/31/2022, 6:30 PM

Visiting Puerto Rico gets much easier for fully vaccinated domestic travelers this week. Starting Wednesday, February 2, those travelers no longer have to provide negative Covid-19 test results to enter the island. Previously, all passengers arriving on domestic flights were required to show negative test results obtained no more than 48 hours before arrival. As of Wednesday, only unvaccinated ...

New Nonstop Flights Put This Quiet Caribbean Paradise Within Easier Reach

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/31/2022, 12:45 PM

As the crow flies, Anguilla is only a few miles from the Dutch/French island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin. But the two isles couldn't be more different. While Sint Maarten is a major stop for cruise ships—with the crowds, shops, and congested roads to prove it—Anguilla prides itself on the serenity of its powdery white beaches. Mind you, there's lots to do there, including those remarkably empty ...

The U.K. Scraps All Entry Obstacles for Vaxxed Visitors

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/25/2022, 4:00 PM

The world has lived with Covid-19 travel restrictions for so long that the news seems too good to be true. Starting February 11, most tourists who enter the United Kingdom will need only their passports and vaccination cards. No testing before the flight. No testing after entry. No quarantine. No other virus-related restrictions or added expenses. No vaccination pass required to go to restaurants...

Make the World Your Own—This New Lego Globe Actually Spins

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/25/2022, 6:00 AM

A new Lego set is likely to entice world travelers—or, at any rate, keep them occupied while awaiting confirmation that it's reasonably safe to hit the road again. Available online and at Lego stores starting February 1, The Globe set contains 2,585 pieces designed to be assembled as a desktop replica of our home planet. Along with lots and lots of green and blue plastic tiles, the product comes...

Ireland Officially Ends Most Covid-19 Public Restrictions

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/24/2022, 6:00 PM

Are we finally near the end of the rainbow? This is good news we've been waiting nearly two years to hear. The Republic of Ireland has decided to end nearly all public Covid-19 restrictions. Tourists can now go where they want, see whom they want, get together in groups, and otherwise enjoy the Emerald Isle (such as by hiking the Kerry Way, pictured above). Pubs and nightclubs won't close early. ...

A Restored Irish Palace Where Guinness Was Born (Sort of) Is Now a Hotel

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/20/2022, 4:00 PM

Ireland's rolling pastures, rich history, and devotion to Guinness all come together at Cashel Palace in County Tipperary. Built in 1732, the Palladian manor that once served as an archbishop's country estate is just a rock's throw from the Rock of Cashel, a remarkable collection of medieval and Celtic ruins crowning a limestone outcrop in cow-dotted fields. (Rock of Cashel; credit: Thomas Bre...

Going to the Dogs: Which World Cities Are the Most Canine Crazy

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/20/2022, 1:00 PM

Thanks to the pet insurance site Protect My Paws, now dog lovers can tell where they'll find the most compatriots when they travel.Using governmental records and academic sources, researchers for the insurance agency looked at the number of registered dogs in major cities around the globe. Then they divided the number of pets by the size of the city in question and by human populations. Their analy...

Proof of Covid Booster Will Soon Be Required to Visit Hawaii

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/14/2022, 5:00 PM

After simplifying Covid-related entry requirements a few days ago, Hawaii has complicated things a bit once more. Governor David Ige has confirmed that in order for a visitor to be considered fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a booster shot will soon be expected. Under Hawaii's Safe Travels program, visitors who are not fully vaccinated must complete a five-day quarantine after getting to the i...

Arches National Park Adopts Timed Ticketing: Rules & Loopholes

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/11/2022, 4:00 PM

One of the many changes the pandemic brought to society was the widespread introduction of reservations for admission at nearly every kind of tourism spot, from museums to national parks. The practice reached its peak in 2020, when facilities needed to thin out the number of people onsite at any given time because, in those pre-vaccine days, social distancing was one of the only defenses we had ag...

WATCH: Orlando Opens Two Insanely Tall, Record-Breaking Thrill Rides

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/10/2022, 5:30 PM

Orlando is known for amusement rides, but until recently, very few of them could truly be called terrifying. The family-friendly market generated by Disney has inclined Orlando's ride designers to pull their punches, relying on theming more than screaming. Even Space Mountain, which is famous as one of Walt Disney World's most fearsome roller coasters, doesn't crack 29 mph. The calm has ended. A ...

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