Amnesty issues travel warning for US over ‘rampant gun violence’

A prominent human rights group has issued a travel warning for the United States following two mass shootings that killed 31 people in the states of Ohio and Texas. Travellers to the US should be “extra vigilant at all times and be wary of the ubiquity of firearms among the population,” Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday. “Avoid places where large numbers of people gather, especially cultural events, places of worship, schools and shopping malls,” said the group, which advocates for tighter gun control measures in the US. It added: “Exercise increased caution when visiting local…

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Mumbai rains: Amid heavy showers, police ask people to travel only if necessary

With the weather department expecting intense rainfall in Mumbai for the next four to six hours, the city’s police department has cautioned citizens. As several roads were waterlogged by rainfall throughout the night, Mumbai police department has issued a notification, requesting citizens to not venture out unless absolutely necessary. “As per weather forecast, Intense spells of rain likely to continue in the next 4 hrs and heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hrs. We request Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of…

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Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Back Yard

You can’t open a magazine this summer without seeing stories about swarms of tourists crowding once-serene locales. During an age when everything is relentlessly mediated on social media, NPR’s Life Kit wanted to step back for a moment and ask, What is traveling away from home really for? How can it be more meaningful? In a long-ranging conversation, artist Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing, reminds us why we wander — for perspective and surprise — and how the travel mindset can be practiced without leaving home at all.…

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Get paid to travel this summer, but there’s one unique catch

One travel company is offering six people the adventure of a lifetime; to travel across a continent on an all-expenses-paid trip worth £8000 (€9316) this summer. The days will be spent having unique new experiences and capturing content. There’s only one catch; Instagram’s audience gets to dictate their next move. The experiment will see Instagram users casting votes on what the travellers should do next. Image by d3sign Launched by travel company Busabout, The Great Travel Experiment will see successful candidates capturing videos and images while travelling. Every day holiday decisions will…

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No, Americans will not need a visa to travel to Europe

Although not quite as powerful as some European passports, an American passport is pretty convenient to travel on. US citizens can enter a large number of countries visa-free, which makes crossing borders both easier and cheaper. But news circulating yesterday (March 8) warned Americans the good times might be about to end, as US citizens would need a visa to visit the 26 European countries that compose the Schengen Area, starting in 2021. They currently can travel through them for 90 days with just their passport. But though major new outlets…

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Marrakech To The Maldives: My Year In Travel Part II

There’s no grander place to see Edinburgh than from the old railway hotel that is the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian. Dating back to 1903, it is found at the heart of the city in Princes Street and its design captures the property’s standout period details – such as the central marble staircase and the buzzy Peacock Alley, a huge lobby-lounge carved out of what was once the old station ticket office (Caledonian Railway was formerly ran underneath the hotel) complete with the original Victorian station clock. The hotel’s grand central staircase.(CREDIT: ANGELINA VILLA-CLARKE) Tartan-trousered…

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What To Do If You & Your Partner Don’t Travel Well Together, According To Experts

I love to travel. There’s practically no place on the planet I’m not curious to see. But even an enthusiastic and laid-back traveler like me still has their quirks. For example, when I’m on vacation, I want to relax. Yes, I also want to see some sights, but I prefer a loose schedule. What that means for me is that I don’t vacation well with folks who prefer to wake up super early and follow a carefully crafted itinerary to the letter. Easy answer. However, it gets more complicated when you…

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4 great travel games to play on road trips

Need to keep the kids busy on a trip? Here are 4 travel games for under $20 that can probably make your life a lot easier. 1. This card pack combines so many games it’ll make driving that bus full of children seem easy. Rubberneckers – A card game for cars Purchase here on Amazon – $12.99 2. Includes 12 classic board games easy to play in the car, you know, because of the magnets. Gamie magnetic board game set Purchase here on Amazon – $17.97 3. You know Mad…

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7 Things to Know About the American Forces Travel Booking Site

At NerdWallet, we adhere to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. Here’s how we make money. Service members, veterans and their families now have a one-stop shop for finding and booking travel with military discounts. The Department of Defense has teamed up with Priceline to create a travel booking site exclusively for U.S. military members. It only takes a quick eligibility check on the American Forces Travel booking site to begin accessing savings that claim to include up to 60%…

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Expedia Group: The World’s Travel Platform. Really?

Since Expedia changed its name from Expedia Inc. to Expedia Group in March, it has been touting itself as “The World’s Travel Platform.” At the company’s partner conference in December, executives took the stage in Las Vegas and variously described the company as already being “The World’s Travel Platform” or aspiring to reach that status. They even made plenty of comparisons to Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Join the 250,000 travel executives that already read our daily newsletter. The boast might come as a shock to millions of people from China to India,…

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