This Italian town has just two residents, but they still insist on wearing masks

They’re the sole inhabitants of Nortosce, but Giovanni Carilli and Giampiero Nobil aren’t taking any chances when it comes to upholding Italy’s strict Covid-19 rules. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL UPDATE: Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket … Read more…

Tackling Jock’s Road: a dramatic walking adventure in the Scottish Highlands

This challenging route over the Grampians passes through history, wilderness and glorious scenery Scotland is rich in wild histories. Ruins, relics and the stories behind them are found throughout its more isolated landscapes − forgotten, overlooked and often hidden by … Read more…

Climate campaigners condemn ‘joy flights’ for travellers who miss flying

Rise in scenic round-trips by air in Australia and Asia is ‘insanity,’ say environmentalists Environmental campaigners have condemned the rise of scenic “joy flights” aimed at passengers “missing the excitement of travel”. Tickets for a seven-hour round trip from Sydney … Read more…

10 amazing things we’ve learned about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

We’d heard about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator’s mega-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery. We knew the sim could recreate real-time weather conditions on the go, relayed from live climatic data feeds. Even real-world pilots say that the look … Read more…

‘It’s the fear factor.’ English pub owner installs electric fence to keep customers at a safe distance

Businesses have had to embrace social distancing during the pandemic, and perhaps none more so than an English pub which installed an electric fence to keep thirsty customers at bay. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL … Read more…

Travel industry fears Covid-19 crisis will cause more holiday companies to collapse

End of furlough scheme, government U-turns and ongoing slump in overseas bookings will see more tourism businesses fail Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The travel sector is bracing itself for the collapse of yet more holiday … Read more…

UK government flip-flopping over quarantine list devastates Portuguese tourist industry

Although Portugal remains on the safe list, for English tourists at least, rumours to the contrary spark panic and holiday cancellations Noel Josephides sounds weary. Two weeks ago when the UK government added Portugal to the travel corridor list, the … Read more…

We spend our summer holidays 20 minutes from home, in underrated east Norfolk | Patrick Barkham

While north Norfolk became gentrified, its east coast remained undervalued, except by marine life and our writer. But don’t dally … this is the ‘changing coast’ In the mid-1990s, thousands of tonnes of Norwegian granite were dumped in the shallow … Read more…

Birch, Hertfordshire – review: ‘It’s like the most chaotic Pinterest board made real’

Birch is the latest ‘concept’ hotel to chase the Instagram generation, but haphazard design and pricey wellness and creative activities leave little room for relaxation Arriving at Birch, you would be forgiven for thinking you were headed to a service … Read more…

Trail blazers: the Asian hiking group tackling Scotland’s treks – and diversity | Nazia Parveen

Boots and Beards is helping Glasgow’s Asian population to discover freedom, camaraderie and mental wellbeing in the Scottish mountains When a recent episode of the BBC’s Countryfile programme examined why BAME people feel the British countryside is a “white environment”, … Read more…