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Andre’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

Australia Virtual Vacation

The winds of change have been forced upon us.  Humanity is in the hot seat. There will be more pain before it's over.  But, please, do not lose the faith, as there is an inspiring bright spot to this chaos.  Our natural world & the environment as a whole are reaping the benefits of our mandatory pause in consumption. Nature heals when given the opportunity. People worldwide are taking note & sharing this uplifting information. We will travel again. We should not stop dreaming of travel adventures that change us for the better.  There is a beautiful world out there.  Let’s experience...

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Why Cruise Lines Should Be At The End Of The Bailout Line

Contributor: Irene S. Levine Americans loved the romance of cruising and its convenience: Pack and unpack only once. No need to arrange accommodations, restaurants or local transportation. Visit other countries and continents while floating from place to place. Cruise ships were especially appealing to older Americans with more time and resources to travel. It is estimated that about 1 in 7 cruise passengers were over the age of 70. And with ships constantly growing in size and types of amenities, their appeal began to broaden to younger people and families. But the glamour of cruising was...

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Looking For Safe, Outdoor Fun During Difficult Days? Try Birding

You may be an avid world traveler, and while staying safe and close to home, you may feel stuck as you hunker down. But you can get outside. Spending time in nature can also be a form of social distancing, if you’re careful, and plan ahead. In open spaces you can avoid close contact with others, yet be out and about. You can seek out empty spaces to walk, bike, scoot, run, jog, sit on a bench. And with spring migration coming, you might consider taking part in one of the most popular recreational activities in the world: birding. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that...

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Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps

(CNN) — Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion. At its heart is the world's longest railway tunnel -- the 35-mile-long (or 57-kilometer) Gotthard Base Tunnel. Everything about this $11.3 billion project is on a grand scale; at their deepest point, the GBT's twin tunnels are around 8,000 feet below the Alpine peaks. More than 2,500 people worked on its construction, carving and blasting their way through almost 30 million tonnes of granite before laying almost 250 miles of steel rails and installing thousands of miles of cables...

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A Sustainable Safari: Discover Africa’s 10 Top Eco-Friendly Lodges

Luxury and amazing wildlife adventures don’t have to come at the expense of sustainability. An increasing number of African lodges has started to prioritize earth-friendly practices as much as they do show-stopping safaris. Here are some of Africa’s best sustainable lodges. Phinda Private Game Reserve HOWARD CLELAND The epitome of luxurious sustainability, this reserve is located in the eastern area of South Africa in the rugged and breathtaking KwaZulu-Natal province. Where possible, Phinda limits energy waste with energy efficient air conditioners, LED lights and timers on pumps and water...

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