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Travel BlogAndre’s Travel blog highlights unique travel destinations, travel tips & current trends in the travel industry. Our world is changing rapidly & not necessarily always for the better. I enjoying using my travel blog as a platform to address the causes and challenges, which directly affect tourism. Not only does this blog inform travelers about what is happening in the world of travel, but it also gives me the opportunity to offer sage advice. I will help you navigate the changes & travel better.

Andre’ Leavitt

How Travelers Can Stay Eco-Minded in a Pandemic

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Face masks and disinfectants don't have to come at the expense of sustainability. If you’re sensitive to environmental causes, it might be hard to surrender to the new extra-cautious COVID-19 hygiene protocols, much less turn a blind eye to the tsunami of single-use plastic and undertow of bacteria-zapping cleaning products being used everywhere. But when faced with the magnitude of these times, green travelers shouldn't feel that they have to go against the tide in pursuit of positive change—thankfully, many hotels have adapted to our current needs, but with an eco-friendly spirit. And it’s...

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9 Ways to Avoid Germs on a Plane

Planes pose a unique risk for any disease contraction, including COVID-19.BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, it has incited pandemonium globally, specifically among travelers. Over the last several months, COVID-19 has led to thousands of canceled domestic and international trips. The U.S. State Department still has a Global Level 4 Health Advisory in place, cautioning against international travel. Different countries have their own policies regarding travel and COVID-19, and some places, like the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Mexico, have opened or are planning...

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Iceland is open!

Iceland is Open! UPDATE: Iceland plans opening for non-essential North American travelersNEW: Video - Safe Travel with IcelandairNEW: On Board Safety MeasuresREMINDER: Travel Policies for Peace of Mind bookings & reservation cancellations While today, June 15, 2020 marks the official re-opening of Iceland, travelers looking to visit from North America have just a bit longer to wait. Iceland is Open Non-essential travel to Iceland by US and Canadian passport holders will be welcomed soon. Currently, only travelers deemed essential are permitted to enter Iceland through the end of June,...

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If you can't go to Spain … try St. Augustine, Florida

Tucked on the northeast coast of Florida is America's oldest city, founded by the Spanish in 1565. You can feel St. Augustine's 450-year-old Spanish heritage as you stroll through the narrow stone and brick-paved streets of the historic downtown district. There are 144 blocks that are all chock-full of Spanish colonial-style buildings, some dating back several centuries, and now house boutiques, antique shops, galleries, and atmospheric sidewalk cafes. The city is also home to several magnificent 19th-century Spanish Renaissance Revival buildings that resemble Spanish palaces, including...

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If you can't go to Tuscany, Italy … try Napa Valley, California

Rolling acres of vineyards, charming rural towns, and tasting rooms pouring hearty red wines are among the many reasons you might want to visit Tuscany. They're also found in droves in the beautiful Napa Valle. Like its Italian counterpart, Napa is best known for its wineries and you'll find some 500 of them here, often built in a style reminiscent of those in the Italian countryside. Among them is Andretti Winery, founded by Italian racecar champ Mario Andretti, whose stone courtyard, fountains, and villa-like tasting room conjures Tuscany at its finest. And Calistoga's Castello Di Amorosa...

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