Archive for 2021

  • Travel round up: USA to open borders, changes to the traffic light system and more

    There’s been a lot going on in the world of travel recently. Some good, and some bad. However, it’s mostly been great news as restrictions continue to relax around the world. Keep reading to get up to date with the latest news.

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  • Advice for parents going abroad with their families

    Travelling with your children can be a daunting experience for parents, especially inexperienced ones. Not only are you responsible for your own safety, but also the safety of others and the risk presented to them. That being said, travelling as a family can be an incredible way to create unique bonds and share in new experiences that you wouldn’t normally be able to do at home.

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  • What is VR and how can it be applied to travel safety?

    The Airport Experience is a virtual reality project brought to you by Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation in collaboration with XR Stories and York St John University. In it, you are a travellers arriving at the airport before your go off on your travels. The aim of the game is to successfully make it through the airport process, including check-in, security and boarding, whilst overcoming different challenges and interactions along the way.

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  • Staycation round up: is it still worth going on a staycation instead of going abroad?

    It’s been long enough now that many people have been on holiday since lockdown was lifted and travel opened up again back in May. Many people have been travelling since, and despite some foreign countries being safe enough to travel to, the majority of people have been sticking to staycations as they feel more comfortable staying in their home country.

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  • Cherry blossom flowers in Washington

    Our Washington Travel Guide

    Washington DC. Quite possibly one of the most important and famous cities in America, if not one of the most important and famous in the entire world, is an absolute marvel of a location, with enough history and landmarks to entice anyone to visit. From the Lincoln Memorial, to the Washington Monument and even 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the home of the most powerful man in the world. Any fan of American History, culture or even American Patriotism would get a massive kick out of this.

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    What to do if you get stuck on public transport

    Getting stuck somewhere far from home can be anxiety-inducing for even the bravest traveller. It’s a scary thought when you’re on a train halfway round the world and it’s mysteriously delayed or cancelled for hours with little or no explanation. It doesn’t happen very often, but public transport can be unpredictable at the best of times and issues can arise. If an issue does come up, just stay calm and you can get through it easily.

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  • Everything you need to know about the traffic light system

    On the 17th of May 2021, the international travel from the UK began to reopen, with a three-tiered ‘traffic light’ system being put in place to rate the safety of different countries. As you might be able to guess, the system rates countries based on a green, amber and red basis, with green being the most safe and accessible to visit, and red being the most heavily restricted.

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    Travel round-up: what’s it been like to travel since things opened up?

    On the 17th of May 2021, international travel to certain destinations became legal again and travellers across the country were allowed to go on holiday again – provided the country they chose to go to was on the green list (see here for more information). This was really exciting news – it was a chance at freedom after being locked up inside for so long. So what’s changed since you last went on holiday? The coronavirus hasn’t gone away, and we’ll talk you through everything you need to know before you board that plane.

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    Applying the Knowledge, Awareness and Response Framework to Your Mental Health

    Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation has been working to educate travellers on the importance of travel safety for nearly 20 years. We have been asked many times what the main areas you need to consider are when reducing your risk. In response to that, we have developed the K.A.R safety system.

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  • German village and castle overlooking a lake

    Germany: Being Safe and Having Fun As A Post-Corona Tourist

    With the global vaccination charge getting underway, it will, hopefully, be soon that we can ask ourselves where should we go on holiday? Which country will be the safest? Germany is currently an economic and political powerhouse of Europe, and as such is on track in vaccinating its people as efficiently as possible. Going into lockdown weeks before the UK did, the general understanding is that Germany has been, for the most part, on top of dealing with coronavirus.

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