How a secretive hippie hideaway in Thailand transformed into a world-renowned beach retreat

Michael Doyle started making regular trips to Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand in the mid-1980s, enjoying laid-back life in rustic beach bungalows around the island between stints as a psychiatric nurse in Australia. CNN.com – RSS Channel – … Read more…

Norway pioneered electric ferries. Now it’s making them self-driving

With medieval origins and a quaint, colorful port, the low-rise Norwegian city of Trondheim doesn’t look very futuristic. But the former Viking capital is making waves with a pioneering transport initiative: a zero-emissions, self-driving electric ferry. CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

New Zealand’s Chatham Islands might be the only place in the world experiencing overtourism right now

The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the travel industry, as hotels, restaurants and airlines in destinations around the world find themselves going broke or dramatically cutting back costs as they try to survive. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section … Read more…

Government adds eight countries to England’s travel corridor list

Latest announcement adds winter sun destinations but removes most of Greece Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Eight destinations have been added to England’s quarantine-free corridor list in the latest announcement by transport secretary Grant Shapps. But … Read more…

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…

Calls to speed up airport Covid tests as Cyprus and Lithuania drop off UK’s ‘green list’

Tour operators say removing the two countries is another nail in the travel coffin. Brits have till early Sunday to get home without quarantine Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Holidaymakers in Cyprus have until 4am on … Read more…

‘Nature has healing power’: Britain’s Covid heroes share their favourite outdoor spaces

From an 83-year-old coronavirus survivor to choir and food bank founders, six people who inspired us in lockdown tell us where they reconnect with nature The 83-year old author and explorer recently climbed the highest peak in Cornwall after surviving … 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…