Amanda Bullock / September 24,2022

Going to Hong Kong? Get ready for a barrage of Covid tests

Travelers headed to Hong Kong no longer need to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival.

But they will have to submit to a barrage of Covid tests.

They can go to work, take public transportation and go to supermarkets, but for the first three days, travelers can’t go into “high-risk premises” such as restaurants, bars and gyms.

Visitors who plan an eight-day trip must take 12 tests — four PCR and eight rapid antigen tests — which averages to 1.5 tests per day.

Moreover, those who test positive must isolate in a community facility for at least a week.

Still, the relaxed rules are welcome news to the city’s residents, who have endured hotel quarantine restrictions of up to three weeks at various points during the pandemic.

Amanda Bullock / August 17,2022

Volcano Watch…..HVO Responds to American Samoa Earthquake Reports

Volcano Watch…..HVO Responds to American Samoa Earthquake Reports

By Ta’u Island August 18, 2022

Earthquakes have been felt since late July in the Manuʻa Islands of American Samoa in the South Pacific. These earthquakes are likely associated with magmatic activity beneath the islands. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is working closely with federal partners, American Samoan officials, and local residents to better understand the and potential hazard implications.

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates. Subscriber here. 

Volcano Watch…..HVO Responds to American Samoa Earthquake Reports

Amanda Bullock / July 15,2022

Tourists advised to observe traffic rules in Murree to avoid congestion

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi City Traffic Officer (CTO) Naveed Irshad advised the tourists travelling to Murree and adjoining hill stations to observe traffic rules to avoid traffic congestion and road mishaps.
He urged the motorists to strictly follow the traffic rules and avoid wrong and double parking on the roads of Murree to avoid traffic congestion.
The CTO said the traffic wardens have been directed to take strict action in accordance with the law against the violators.
He informed that a control room had been set up at the Headquarters to monitor the situation while a helpline 1915 and 051-9269200 for Murree had also been set up.
All-out efforts were being made to control traffic in Murree, he said and informed there was a parking facility of only 3,500 vehicles in Murree while thousands of vehicles enter the hill station, particularly on weekends in the summer season.

Amanda Bullock / March 20,2022

Travel to Mexico during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

Editor’s note: Coronavirus cases remain high across the globe. Health officials caution that travel increases your chances of getting and spreading the virus, especially if you’re not fully vaccinated. Staying home is the best way to stem transmission. Below is information on what to know if you still plan to travel, last updated on March 18.

If you’re planning to travel to Mexico, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The latest

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently moved Mexico’s travel advisory rating down to Level 3 (“high” risk for Covid) from Level 4 (“very high” risk).

The basics

Mexico remains open to travelers. There is no need to provide a negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival, though most resorts ask guests to fill out health questionnaires. There are health screenings at airports.

Amanda Bullock / January 12,2022

Parking, COVID policies, MTS and more for Petco Park

San Diego — A considerable amount of soil has reworked Petco Park right into a high-flying £ 12,000 Monster Jam truck playground that can take over downtown San Diego this weekend.
Find out about attending occasions at San Diego MTS, discovering parking within the space, COVID-19 necessities for members, and you probably have different plans or should you dwell downtown, when to count on congestion Right here’s what it is advisable to do:
Monster jam returns to city and barks
With the coronavirus pandemic, Monster Jam, a motorsport with an outsized monster truck that races, stunts, and fires ramps, is again in San Diego for the primary time in two years. The occasion will happen over two days on the reconsidered Petco Park in East Village.

Amanda Bullock / December 21,2021

Revenge Travel Bubble: What it’s like to (safely) return to Boracay in the middle of a pandemic

Revenge Travel Bubble: What it’s like to (safely) return to Boracay in the middle of a pandemic

 What it’s like to (safely) return to Boracay in the middle of a pandemic
As restrictions begin to ease, more and more travelers are flying back to the island.
Five in the morning is quite an ungodly hour to be squeezing one’s self into a cab. Normally, I’d be scowling for the rest of the day and mumbling about losing sleep but not this time.
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I was pretty much wired even before having coffee as I was going to Boracay, a place I’ve been to one too many times in my 20s.

Amanda Bullock / March 27,2021

5 routes to uncover German history

5 routes to uncover German history

5 routes to uncover German history
In Germany, traveling “back in time” is practically a given. No corner of the country is devoid of history — modern, medieval, or ancient — periods and eras overlapping in one swift panorama.
Of course, certain regions lend themselves to certain stories: Do you want to unfurl the pages of the Roman era? Baroque? Or perhaps you want to go way back to the Stone Age? Take a look at the routes below, itineraries spanning some 7,000 years, and find the world you want to explore.
German Limes Route

Amanda Bullock / April 20,2020

6 Tips For Planning Your Next Photography Trip

6 Tips For Planning Your Next Photography Trip

Planning a photography trip can be an exciting thing to do, especially in these times where we’re not sure when we’ll be allowed to travel again and having something to look forward to will help.
There are many popular locations to get photos of: the Matterhorn mountain in the Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy; the impressive skyline of New York; the imposing pyramids of Giza. These are just some of the most amazing places to photograph in the world – we could go on and on!
It’s exciting to think about taking a trip. That said, being able to relax and get the best shot can only happen if you’re not worried about anything. Planning a trip can be incredibly stressful, so here are a few things we recommend that you plan before turning up:

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