How to Travel Abroad to Work From Home

My partner and I both felt we could get away, safely. So we packed the large bottles of sanitizer, double-checked the Wi-Fi and off we went. By Claudio E. Cabrera When I decided to travel to Mexico in the middle of the pandemic for more than a month, I didn’t have many supporters among my friends and family, with fair […]

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Love in a time of pandemic

“I can’t believe we actually made it here,” I say, admiring the 9pm sunset in Belgrade. Earlier this month, my long-distance Swedish boyfriend David and I signed a one-month lease for an apartment in the Serbian capital. For the first time in my years of travel, I have packed regular-sized toiletries and cooking utensils. I have no idea how long […]

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Pandemic Travel, With Another Family or Maybe Three

If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel. By Sarah Firshein Seven months into the pandemic, the recommended rules for families are clear: Safety first means safety in low numbers. Learning pods are small. Social bubbles are guarded. The “quaranteam” […]

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Tourist at home: Be a Crazy Rich Asian for a day

SINGAPORE – I am seeing Singapore in a newer light, just because it is joyfully oddball to go on a Crazy Rich Asians tour of a city I have known all my life. More than that, it is a new experience to time-travel between a vanished Singapore and its glitzy 2020 facade in a vintage Vespa sidecar tootling to luxe […]

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No boarding pass required

Longing to travel but stuck in Singapore indefinitely? With the European Union countries reopening their borders selectively in time for summer on July 1, here are three continental destinations that have been glowingly depicted on the big screen. These summery films will entertain and transport globetrotters elsewhere, at a time when leisure travel for Singaporeans seems unlikely till next year. […]

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Around the world with classic cocktails

My grandfather passed away recently at the age of 98. He had a sweet tooth and loved a tall glass of beer, an indulgence I encouraged despite my relatives’ objections. We were halfway across the world from each other – I live in Europe and he in Australia. I wish we had the chance to enjoy a beer or hot […]

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Virtual tour: Flower hunting in Kyoto with Mori the forest dog

KYOTO – A globetrotter buddy pings me on WhatsApp one Sunday afternoon at 2.50pm. “Hey, my friend has a virtual Kyoto flower tour at 3pm,” she says. “Somebody pulled out last minute. You interested?” And so, 10 minutes later, a Zoom link on my iPad teleports me to the gardens of the Kyoto Imperial Palace on a sparkling late-spring day […]

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