How to navigate London amid transport strikes and airport disruptionsBritain's biggest rail strike in 30 years began on Tuesday, with an estimated 40,000 rail staff taking part in the protest. Industrial action — prompted by a long-running dispute over salary, job security and redundancies — is scheduled for another two days this week, leading London's transport authority to warn against travel in the capital on strike days.
I walked the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago. Here's what it was likeWhile the global pandemic halted travel, I dreamt of spending weeks walking the Camino de Santiago through Spain. In early June 2022, I finally made that dream a reality, following the Portuguese route from Porto to what is believed to be the resting place of St. James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela during one of the busiest years on record.
Yellowstone reveals new visitor access plan as parts of national park remain closedWhile the north loop of Yellowstone National Park will likely remain closed for the duration of summer, the park's south loop will reopen on Wednesday, June 22 with a new access system in place for visitors.
Airport chaos in Europe: how to manage delays, cancellations and strikes At the onset of summer travel, cancellations, delays and long lines have plagued airports in Europe. In Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Madrid, thousands of passsengers have missed flights in recent weeks due to long queues at security and check-in desks, with some passengers in line for hours just to get inside the terminal buildings. With strike action scheduled for the summer across the European aviation industry, it's unlikely the situation will improve anytime soon.
Japan is finally allowing tourists in - but its entry policy is super strictJapan has finally opened its borders to tourists — however the entry policy is anything but straightforward with international visitors required to be accompanied by a local guide for the duration of their stay.
Traveling to Dublin this summer? 8 questions to ask yourself before you goAs tourism rebounds, those arriving into Ireland will find that some things have changed, particularly in the capital where accommodation shortages, soaring car rental costs, and airport chaos have all made headlines in recent weeks.
All COVID-19 testing suspended for anyone entering the USIn what will be a major shake-up for travel, the US is set to suspend COVID-19 test requirements for all international arrivals starting midnight Sunday, June 12, according to CNN.
What's new in Oslo in 2022? 5 cultural openings to look forward toFollowing a huge investment in cultural capital, Oslo is a destination with a focus on creativity. Several new museums, exhibitions and attractions have opened in Norway’s capital, this year, just as tourists return.
A new hiking trail near Santa Barbara opens just in time for summerOutdoor adventurers will want to head to Ventura County this summer and hike the new Ropersmith Trail to enjoy panoramic views, diverse wildlife, and the rare coastal sage scrub.
Here's what to expect at the parks this summer 2022You're hearing it could get crowded? It will, but this guide will help with how to avoid the commotion.
Lines, exhaustion and a dream come true: America's youngest woman to summit Everest shares her experienceThis month, 18-year-old Lucy Westlake became the youngest American woman to summit Mt Everest – and that’s not even her first world record.
New Jersey's 2022 summer just got a major upgrade: free state parks - these are the bestSummer in New Jersey just got a whole lot better. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, all entrance fees to New Jersey State Parks have been waived for all visitors.
There’s a new way to explore the Grove of Titans in California’s redwoods A low-impact trail – complete with a brand-new 1300ft-long boardwalk – is now open in California’s Grove of Titans, welcoming visitors to wander through the towering redwoods once again for the first time in years.
Should you be concerned about monkeypox ahead of travel this summer? Just when you thought it was safer to get back on an airplane comes word that there is a potential outbreak of something called monkeypox. You’re not alone in wondering what this ominous-sounding virus is, how to hopefully avoid contracting it, and if this is going to change your summer travel plans.
A new US hiking trail completes the original vision of the Appalachian TrailWhen Jennifer Pharr Davis and Haley Blevins reached the Burnsville Town Square in North Carolina on May 8, they became the first people to complete the newly imagined Appalachian High Route.
A new Arctic water safari brings guests closer than ever to marine wildlifeA new hybrid-electric vessel set sail in Svalbard in May to take tourists on a walrus safari and Lonely Planet was onboard for its maiden voyage.
Do you have what it takes to cross the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge?Do you think you have what it takes to cross the world's longest footbridge?
Friday around the planet: A roundup of inspiration you may have missed this weekWelcome to Friday Around the Planet, a roundup of some of the travel-related news and inspiration you might have missed over the past week.
New high-speed train will connect Paris and Berlin in 7 hoursHigh-speed rail travel is continuing to flourish in Europe with a direct line between Paris and Berlin slated to launch next year.
Spain has loosened restrictions on UK and US travelersSpain has loosened restrictions on unvaccinated arrivals from the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and other non-EU nations, allowing them to enter for the first time in two years.