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US opens up to fully vaccinated travellers

The US is easing its coronavirus travel restrictions, re-opening to passengers from the UK, EU and other nations. From November, foreign travellers will be allowed to fly into the US if they are fully vaccinated, and undergo testing and contact tracing. The US has had tough restrictions on travel in …

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6 US Dark Sky Parks are right for you

There are few sights as awe-inspiring as the night sky, with the cloudy band of the Milky Way and the planets shining overhead. While most people travel for daytime sightseeing or adventure experiences, there are plenty of reasons to plan extra time into your vacation to enjoy stargazing in the …

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Florida: Paddling at Ten Thousand Islands

Most people hear “Everglades” and think “swamps and alligators,” but the western edge of the park is taken up by the Ten Thousand Islands, a fringe of coral cays and mangrove islands off of Florida’s southern Gulf Coast. In the quiet, so-laid-back-it’s-comatose town of Everglades City, find the Gulf Coast Visitor Center for Everglades National Park. Rangers …

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Florida: Windsurfing at Key Biscayne

Just offshore from Miami (and not to be confused with Biscayne National Park), Key Biscayne is an island with a small-town, residential feel just minutes from the frenetic pulse of south Florida. For all the tranquility to be had on Key Biscayne, the road that connects the island to the mainland, the …

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Makeup Museum in New York City, New York

The world’s first make-up museum opened its doors in New York City last fall with a debut exhibition dedicated to the history of make-up and its impact on society. Beauty gurus can explore the ways in which ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians enhanced their looks with unusual, and sometimes dangerous, …

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Top 10 most visited national parks in the US

With incredible diversity and a near-endless supply of things to see and do, US parks and national parks continue to pull in huge numbers of visitors. The latest figures show that there were 237 million visits to these stunning locations in 2020. This was 90 million down on the previous year when …

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