Day: February 6, 2021

Travel tip: Try the beach in winter

Plenty of people surf and fish in winter. I admire them for that, but I prefer to go to the beach with no expectations or agenda beyond watching the changes in ocean and clouds.

By winter beach, I do not mean Aruba or Key West during resortwear season. That’s too easy. I mean chilly, probably wet, mostly gray Mid-Atlantic beaches, like those along North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a thin 189-mile strip of barrier islands where my family spent two socially distanced weeks in December and January.

A winter beach around these parts is quiet. The rain and cold pretty much

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Britain’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy to start Feb. 15

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will place travellers arriving from COVID-19 hot spots in quarantine in hotels from Feb. 15, the government said, after criticism that it was not moving fast enough to bring in the measure.

The mandatory 10-day stay in government-provided accommodation, first announced last month, is designed to tighten borders against mutant strains of the coronavirus which could endanger Britain’s vaccination programme.

The quarantine will apply to states on a “red list” where COVID-19 variants are prevalent, including South Africa and countries in South America.

“This is adding to existing measures and we want to make sure that

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Grand Rapids Running Tours hosting free Black history guided tours in February

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – We’re so excited that World of Winter is back this year. It’s a celebration of winter fun organized by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. As a part of the celebrations, there are also opportunities to learn about Black history in Grand Rapids with a special guided walking tour.

Caroline from Grand Rapids Running Tours will guide the tours — highlighting remarkable people, events, places, issues, legends and facts about being Black in Grand Rapids. Tours will be offered on four different days AND they’re free!

>>>Take a look!

No registration is needed but tours are limited

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Emirates, Etihad suspend UAE-UK flights



a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: Covid travel ban: Emirates, Etihad suspend UAE-UK flights


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Covid travel ban: Emirates, Etihad suspend UAE-UK flights

Following the UK’s announcement of suspension of direct flights from the UAE, Emirates and Etihad have announced that they would be suspending passenger services between Dubai and all the UK points from Friday.

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Emirates, on its website, said flights to Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester will be suspended from Friday. Last flight to the UK will reach London Heathrow 3.12pm UAE time (11.12am UK time) on Friday,

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