A reindeer-drawn sleigh in Norway might seem like a more romantic setting to view the aurora borealis, but that shouldn’t detract from the view in North Dakota. While many people count the visual phenomena as a big draw for traveling to Scandinavia, it is possible to view the northern lights without leaving North America, even in the summer.
After months of banning its citizens from international travel, the UK will allow its citizens to travel to a number of countries on holiday from 17 May.
“Today marks the first step in our return to prudent international travel, with measures designed to protect public health and ensure we don’t waste our hard-earned profits this year,” said UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
However, the UK has only included 12 countries and territories on the green list, including Portugal, Israel, New Zealand, Australia and the Faroe Islands. Meanwhile, the four favorite destinations of British citizens for vacation such as Spain, France, Italy and the United States have not been included in the list of countries that may be visited. All four countries fall into the amber category, which requires self-isolation for those returning to the UK.
As for Turkey, another major holiday destination is on the red list
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“Just watching it dance across the sky is mesmerizing,” said Chris Ratzlaff, 49, who lives just north of Calgary, Alberta.
Aurora chasers use a combination of planning, luck and patience to see the naturally occurring light show, even in places that aren’t often associated with the dancing waves of light. Because some of these spots are near tourist destinations, there’s plenty to do, regardless of whether the night skies offer a show.
The basic science of the aurora is the same everywhere in the world. The solar
Travel disruptions remain top-of-mind for many travelers, especially those with families. Booking that long-deferred vacation only to have it fall apart is a real concern. So insuring a trip against inevitable uncertainties can save families from travel losses — if done right.
International travel is roaring back. Per the International Trade Administration, the number of US citizens leaving for international destinations in April 2022 was nearly 2.5 times higher than the year before. Yet traveling abroad still carries the risk of travel disruption.
According to an August 2021 AAA survey, 31% of US travelers say they are more likely to purchase travel insurance for trips through the end of 2022 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
But what are the best ways to buy travel insurance for a family? And, for starters, what is travel insurance, exactly?
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On a recent trip to England, Andrew Dodson, 35, and his wife, Erin, 32, who live in Traverse City, Mich., had an unexpected problem: No matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t spend the 700 British pounds they’d brought along.
“We traveled all around the country, including many small towns in the Lake District and the Cotswolds, and even the tiniest of pubs took cards,” said Mr. Dodson, a content marketing manager for TentCraft, a manufacturer of customized tents and accessories. “Many wouldn’t even accept cash. As we approached the end of our trip, we went to a nice dinner at this Indian restaurant where we hoped to spend off some of the cash we converted, only to be told they don’t accept cash anymore.”
Finally, their London hotel let them pay their balance with cash so they wouldn’t have to bring the pounds home and reconvert them to dollars.
(CNN) — Life is a journey, not a destination, as the saying goes — and this summer that’s truer than ever, as flight delays and cancellations continue.
But focusing on what awaits at journey’s end may be the key to pushing your way through the mayhem.
While there are currently plenty of hiccups on the transport side, destinations around the world are back open for business after a long couple of years.
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