What’s new in Branson? More than enough for a week’s vacation. | Travel

By Jim Winnerman Special to the Post-Dispatch Like tourist destinations throughout the world, Branson suffered during the pandemic when potential visitors stayed home. Most venues were shuttered for a time. However, the absence of paying customers did not stop the entertainment destination from adding new attractions, many of which opened just before or soon after … Read more

Here is how you can ace backpacking

Here is how you can ace backpacking Written by Varnika Sharma Dec 02, 2021, 06:34 pm 3 min read Backpacking provides you the opportunity to travel and witness the world on a budget We all can agree that backpacking is not for everyone. There are those who prepare a clear itinerary, need to know in … Read more

How backpacking around the world in his 80s helped Dean Springbett overcome Cyclone Debbie trauma

In gusts of howling wind and rain, it took his boat and established gardens—but Cyclone Debbie did not touch Dean Springbett’s free spirit. Five years on from the disaster that rocked Queensland, the 85-year-old said it was enough to make him want to up and leave on an adventure. “It comes in a big roar, … Read more

The older backpackers rewriting the travel rulebook

(CNN) — For Kristy Burns, her partner Annette Demel and close friend Lynn Edminston, hitting their 50s and 60s marked a beginning, not an end. Around six years ago, the trio reached retirement age and sold their homes — first, heading out on the road in RVs, and then beginning several hiking odysseys across the … Read more

Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Bihar That Are A Must Visit

bihar: Culturally diverse and historically affluent, replete with religions and home to many forest reserves, Bihar is one of the off-beat destinations in the country that truly deserves our attention. It has remained an underrated tourist destination in India for many years now. Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Vihara’, which implies religious community, Bihar has … Read more

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world’s largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. Sunrise wasn’t spectacular on that recent summer day. But even an ordinary dawn at Borobudur Temple — nine stone … Read more

The Latest: 2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists, including seven from Manila, came on the first day of the reopening of … Read more

Five Tourist Attractions In Chicago Worth Visiting

Views of the sun rising to illuminate the Chicago skyline from the Adler Planetarium on March 2, … [+] 2018. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images In 2019, Chicago hosted more tourists than ever before–nearly 120 million visitors. With so many tourists, it’s no wonder the city is full of … Read more

Disney Has More New Attractions Coming to its Florida Theme Parks

Universal Studios has a new theme park coming. The Comcast-owned (CMCSA) – Get Comcast Corporation Class A Report company may not open until 2025 but it’s a potential gamechanger that could tip the balance between Universal Studios and Walt Disney’s (DIS) – Get Walt Disney Company Report DisneyWorld. Currently, Universal’s Florida theme parks consist of … Read more

Students allowed despite Covid policies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announced Australia will refund visa fees for vaccinated backpackers who arrive within the next three months. The country — whose tight, pandemic border policies locked out its citizens, and more recently, one of tennis’s biggest stars — is encouraging backpackers to visit. And it’s doing so because it wants … Read more