Chinese flight attendants advised to wear nappies to avoid COVID-19

Flight attendants at Chinese airline companies have been advised to wear disposable nappies to avoid catching the novel coronavirus. Cabin crews should not use the toilet barring ‘special circumstances’ during flights from countries and regions with high infection rates, according to the Chinese civil aviation authority. Crew members must also wear full personal protective equipment, including medical-standard masks, gloves, goggles, […]

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Lake Tahoe closed to tourists from Friday due to coronavirus

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the US will be closed to tourists from Friday due to coronavirus. Lake Tahoe, which straddles the states of California and Nevada, would normally be welcoming skiers at this time of year and would be particularly busy over the Christmas period. But California’s new Regional Stay Home Order has meant that almost […]

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10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Laura Barton’s playlist

Traveling Alone by Tift Merritt I am really never happier than when sitting alone in some midwestern grill bar, eavesdropping on strangers, and watching the evening unfold out of the corner of my eye. Travelling alone is something I always encourage people to do. I think it’s good for the soul. And, as a woman, I like the particular sense […]

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These Are My Ride-or-Die Travel Bags

© Courtesy of Wool and Oak These Are My Ride-or-Die Travel Bags Courtesy of Wool and Oak Wool and Oak’s Voyager Set is three bags in one and includes the “Pro” commuter backpack seen here. Welcome to AFAR Approved: a deep dive into the travel items that we’re totally obsessed with, never leave behind, and can’t stop telling our friends about.  […]

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Dreamworld under investigation for two new safety incidents

Queensland’s safety regulator again has Dreamworld in its sights after two more near-misses at the Gold Coast theme park. It comes just weeks after an eight-year-old girl suffered horrific internal injuries on the “Fully 6” water-slide at WhiteWater World, Dreamworld’s sister theme park. The Courier-Mail reports Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has launched an investigation into the two latest incidents. […]

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How to Make Meghan Markle’s Favorite Holiday Cocktail at Home

The Duchess of Sussex is all about getting into the holiday spirit — and she once shared her tips on hosting the perfect Christmas. Speaking to Grazia in 2015, Meghan Markle shared her go-to decorations, which included garlands placed around mirrors and all-white flowers in low vases. She also shared her favorite side dishes — including a recipe for maple glazed potato wedges — […]

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48 Hours in Gibraltar

Lands, seas and cultures converge to spectacular effect in this multi-dimensional place in the sun, at the gateway to the Mediterranean. Right now, the spotlight is on Gibraltar because it is one of the very few destinations that UK travellers can visit with no coronavirus-related restrictions in either direction. And access is getting easier with Wizz Air launching new flights […]

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I’m Obsessed with This Kaley Cuoco Thriller-Comedy…and I Don’t Really Like Thriller-Comedies

© HBO Max *Warning: Minor spoilers ahead* The Friday night pitch from my spouse: “Let’s watch The Flight Attendant. It’s a thriller that’s supposed to be funny about a woman who wakes up next to a dead guy and her life changes forever.” Meh. On a scale of one to violent, my tolerance level falls somewhere between The Crown (that Lord Mountbatten scene, OMG) and Barry (loved it, but […]

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