One Of The World’s Most Exclusive Countries Will Be Even More Exclusive When It Reopens In September
The Kingdom of Bhutan reopens September 23, 2022 with a tripled sustainability fee and removal of the requirement to book an organized tour.
Slovak translation of my original English article, This Beach Keeps Winning World’s Best Beach Awards, for Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/johannaread/2022/04/18/this-beach-keeps-winning-worlds-best-beach-awards/?sh=409ca53e9894).
Turkish Airlines celebrated its brand new Seattle-Istanbul route with a June 15, 2022, ribbon cutting ceremony. This follows the June 2, 2022 decision of the United Nations to accept the request to change the name of the country from Turkey to Türkiye.
Ghost gear and ghost nets — abandoned and lost fishing gear — kill and injure marine animals, smother coral reefs, pollute shorelines and damage boats. But the Sandals Foundation has a new program to turn ghost nets into soccer nets, linked to its just opened 16th resort called Sandals Royal Curaçao.
Bawah Reserve, in the remote Anambas Islands in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, is reopening to guests September 1, 2022. During the 2.5-year closure for the pandemic, they’ve been busy expanding to a sixth island, renovating and adding new accommodation categories, and even installed a new floating solar farm.
Almost every restaurant will happily serve up drinks—alcoholic or booze-free—regardless of whether there’s a food order. But there are times when something extra special is necessary when it comes to what’s in the glass and the atmosphere. Raise a glass to these dozen Vancouver spots that all offer something standout in the drinks department, from the city’s most innovative cocktails to more casual haunts for game day.
Using interviews with Elders from three First Nations in BC, I wrote this piece about the importance of connection with nature.
Taking a long weekend from Seattle to get “oot” and “aboot” in Canada is as easy as pie. But why stick to the well-trodden paths of Vancouver and Victoria when you can give some Canadian small towns a try, eh?
Beginning May 1, 2022, just show your passport and vaccination certificate and you're ready to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands.