The rustic, no-frills vacation you should book now

Photo: DENIS LOVROVIC/AFP (Getty Images) I gave birth to my first goat in 2019. Technically it was two goats, twin girls, who both needed to be heated with a hair dryer while the goat herder cared for their stoic mother. Without socks and in pajamas, I was called in at around 6:30 a.m. to help … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Do I have to participate alone in a group visit?

Everyone told me not to travel alone during a pandemic. Especially not to learn snowboarding, a sport that not all travel insurance covers. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country whose language I don’t speak. Administrative matters – such as Covid tests, vaccination certificates and health declarations – would be burdensome for … Read more

Kevin Costner explains his road trip app HearHere

Kevin Costner knows a good story when he hears one. That’s why he said he was intrigued when he heard about an app designed to alert travelers to notable, but often unnoticed, places of interest along their journey. “I’m the guy who drives in America… when you see these bronze markers along the way, I … Read more