Travel tips – Galerie Lachenaud http://galerie-lachenaud.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 10:25:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-52.png Travel tips – Galerie Lachenaud http://galerie-lachenaud.com/ 32 32 Segway-Ninebot shares safe travel tips for short-distance city trips as part of International Day of Families celebration https://galerie-lachenaud.com/segway-ninebot-shares-safe-travel-tips-for-short-distance-city-trips-as-part-of-international-day-of-families-celebration/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:04:00 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/segway-ninebot-shares-safe-travel-tips-for-short-distance-city-trips-as-part-of-international-day-of-families-celebration/ Safety tips and benefits shared by Segway-Ninebot when traveling in urban areas: Pay attention to the road ahead and don’t get distracted by phones or other devices; Also wear protective accessories such as a helmet and elbow pads when riding an electric scooter, KickScooter, motorcycle or bicycle; Put the mobile phone on the phone holder […]]]>

Safety tips and benefits shared by Segway-Ninebot when traveling in urban areas:

  • Pay attention to the road ahead and don’t get distracted by phones or other devices;
  • Also wear protective accessories such as a helmet and elbow pads when riding an electric scooter, KickScooter, motorcycle or bicycle;
  • Put the mobile phone on the phone holder to provide hands-free directional assistance to avoid accidents;
  • Also make effective use of anti-theft accessories for personal effects, such as using a password lock to secure travel solutions.

“Electric scooters are already an extremely popular mode of transportation in major urban centers across Europe and United States. At Segway-Ninebot, our core business has always been the production of electric self-balancing personal transporters and electric KickScooters, of which we have produced over 10 million. Additionally, our electric KickScooters are used by shared device service providers who rely on Segway-Ninebot as a cornerstone of their business,” Wang Ye, Segway-Ninebot CEO commented. “Meanwhile, in terms of corporate social responsibility, in recent years, short-haul transportation has replaced fuel with electricity. Ninebot Internet of Vehicles Data Center reports that by May 16and 2022, Segway-Ninebot traveled a cumulative total distance of 5,359,063,428 km worldwide, reducing carbon emissions by 258,306,857 kg compared to motorbike travel, which is equivalent to planting 14,430,551 trees. »

Segway-Ninebot D-Series and C-Series electric scooters – with different ranges, the highest with the D38E model being up to 38 km – are available for parents and children. All three models, D38E, D28E and D18E, have a reliable dual braking system, non-slip, comfortable and durable 10-inch pneumatic tires and can move on all types of terrain. The most powerful model can handle climb angles of up to 20%, and all three have a powerful LED headlight to ensure clear visibility in low light conditions. The newly designed Children’s Electric KickScooter, C15E, has three riding modes and solid rubber tires that provide better grip and non-slip performance allowing for more confident riding. Ambient lights have also been incorporated to lighten the mood of the ride.

Segway-Ninebot continues to provide a one-stop solution for all family travelers to explore undiscovered fun tours this summer. Segway-Ninebot is planning an exciting limited summer promotion for the KickScooters D and C15E series. For full promotion details, please visit shop.segway.com or local retailer.

About Segway-Ninebot

Segway-Ninebot is a global company in the fields of intelligent short-distance transport and service robots. In 1999 Segway was established in Bedford NH, in the United States, which is the world leader in commercial-grade electric self-balancing personal transportation. Ninebot is an intelligent short-haul transportation equipment operator integrating R&D, production, sales and service, established in beijing, 2012. As Segway and Ninebot completed a strategic combination in 2015, Segway-Ninebot came into existence. At present, the company’s business is spread all over the world and has subsidiaries in beijing, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, dallas, amsterdamKrefeld, Seoul, Paris, Barcelona, Shanghai, Changzhou, Shenzhen and Hangzhou, selling products in more than 225 countries and territories. With its world-renowned intellectual property, Segway-Ninebot will create more products that will lead users and the entire industry into the future.

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SOURCE Segway Ninebot

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How to find a visa to come to Europe https://galerie-lachenaud.com/how-to-find-a-visa-to-come-to-europe/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:10:57 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/how-to-find-a-visa-to-come-to-europe/ Placeholder while loading article actions How would American icons of the Lost Generation move to Europe if they were alive today? What kind of visas would be granted to a journalist like Ernest Hemingway, a bookseller like Sylvia Beach or a jazz legend like Louis Armstrong? I asked myself the question as I navigated the […]]]>
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How would American icons of the Lost Generation move to Europe if they were alive today? What kind of visas would be granted to a journalist like Ernest Hemingway, a bookseller like Sylvia Beach or a jazz legend like Louis Armstrong?

I asked myself the question as I navigated the challenges of planning a move overseas last year. For today’s creative and empowered people, the picture can be cloudy. Without a multinational sponsoring you or your wealthy parents to fund a “golden visa,” moving to Europe may be a far cry from the romanticized vision you may have read about.

But there are, in fact, many routes to Europe that don’t require generational wealth or the backing of a mega-corporation.

Over the past few years, I’ve researched the lesser known and less obvious ways to make the switch. I’ve spent hundreds of hours scouring social media and immigration websites in dozens of countries, and connected with freelancers and American entrepreneurs across the continent. Eventually, my obsession paid off; I moved to the UK on a self sponsored visa last summer.

If you’re “so bored of America,” as the Clash sings, I’ve got news: chances are you can make the move too. Here’s how to do it, according to experts.

Define your strategy, then give yourself time

Last July, I sold my possessions in Portland, Oregon, and purchased a one-way ticket to the UK. Fortunately, a friend had moved to London several years before, so she had answers to my many questions. And as an international student adviser who works with UK universities, Leah Alexandria Rogers is certainly used to being asked about moving across the pond.

Her general advice to those exploring their options: “Dream big,” she tells me, “but it’s not real until you start taking informed action.”

Start by sketching out a strategy. Define why you want to move and state what your career goals are. Documenting them will help you filter out opportunities. In my case, I kept a spreadsheet to track relevant visas in two dozen countries, then used my personal criteria to limit myself to a shortlist of visas in a few countries.

Next, you’ll want to budget a lot of time and money. It took me several years to put together a plan and my savings, but whichever route you take, you’ll need at least six months to sort it all out.

“I’m in some expats [Facebook] groups and there are so many messages with the air of ‘I want to move to country X on a whim. How?’ Unfortunately, many commentators react harshly due to the challenges they have faced,” says Rogers.

Undoubtedly, visas are the big hurdle. (That is, unless you are one of the lucky few to qualify for a German, Irish, Italian, or Polish passport by ancestry.) Fortunately, there are a few main DIY visa categories that share many traits. This makes it easier to compare options and determine which is best for you.

If you qualify, ‘talent visas’ are the golden ticket

A handful of the more popular European destinations offer lesser-known “talent visas,” which offer greater flexibility without large financial investments or employer sponsorship.

The French “talent passport”, for example, offers different courses depending on your discipline; this makes a move possible for accomplished technical and cultural professionals. Perhaps the most flexible but also the most selective visa program is the UK’s Global Talent Visa, which I did. It is aimed at professionals of “exceptional talent”, as well as early-career individuals who demonstrate “exceptional promise”, in academia and research, arts and culture or digital technology.

Computer programmer Noah Gibbs tapped into Global Talent after spending 2019 working in locations around the world with his family of five to figure out where they wanted to put down roots. They moved to the Scottish Highlands the following year.

Since these visas are usually self-sponsored, you’ll have an extra hoop to jump through: an initial application that proves you’re, well, talented.

To prepare, Gibbs researched which government-designated organization would judge his candidacy — Tech Nation in his case — and read the many tips available online.

“It’s kind of like an intensive job interview or presentation to get a promotion at a big company,” he recalled of the Tech Nation process. “But once you have it, you can stay for up to five years.” After that, you can apply for permanent residency.

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EU self-employed visas can be one of the most direct ways to move. Most European countries have some form of it, from the widely blogged German Freelancer Visa to more obscure options such as the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty Freelancer Visa. These visas are for everyone, from freelance writers and artists to digital marketers and pastry chefs.

Molly Wilkinson describes the liberal profession visa in France as something she only really hears about “in whispered conversations between expats”. The Texas native runs an online pastry school and teaches pastry classes in Versailles.

Despite initial concerns about collecting the right documentation, the visa gave her creative freedom. “Unlike a traditional work visa, I’m not tied to a company, so I’m not afraid that if I lose my job, my visa will also be lost,” she says. “I am able to function as a freelancer and create the company of my dreams in France.”

Of course, applying for one of these freelance programs comes with a set of challenges.

“The visa application process in Berlin can seem incredibly enigmatic,” said cultural journalist Michelle No, who lives in Germany on a freelance visa. “It’s crazy how much everyone depends on their fellow expats/immigrants to make their visa application a success.” Local Facebook groups are often the central node of these informal networks.

No advises finding a few relevant Facebook groups, which can help “cut through the chaos a bit.” Additionally, No says, “It also helps to empathize and rest easy knowing that everyone is going crazy over visa stress.”

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For entrepreneurs, look at start-up visas

If you’re interested in starting a business in Europe, then you’re the perfect candidate for the dozen or so start-up visas that countries like Estonia, France and Portugal have launched over the past decade. These programs “allow future entrepreneurs to relocate and start a business,” says Tegan Spinner, who moved from Silicon Valley to Copenhagen with start-up Denmark Visa.

Although far from easy, start-up visas usually come with helpful perks, he adds. Traditional business visas often require large monetary investments; most starter visas do not. Some even let founders apply at the idea stage.

“Applicants only need to have a business plan approved by a panel of experts,” says Spinner, who has launched several start-ups in Copenhagen and consults with entrepreneurs wishing to follow in his footsteps. “If successful, they can get a visa to live, work and start their entrepreneurial journey in Denmark.”

Once you’re in the country, Startup Denmark connects you with free business advice. This is something you will need; Spinner points out how starting a business overseas can add “an additional difficulty to an already difficult process”.

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What Americans wish they had known before taking the plunge

A better quality of life, easy international travel and, yes, health care are some of the reasons these Americans say they have no plans to return to the United States anytime soon. Despite the challenges they’ve faced along the way, they say it’s been worth it.

“We wanted to raise our children somewhere quieter, smaller and safer than the San Francisco Bay Area,” Gibbs says of what brought her family to Scotland more than two years ago. He is counting the days until he can, “hopefully”, get a permanent settlement.

“For me, it’s the easy access to mainland Europe from the UK,” says Rogers of London. “Also, in my opinion, the [National Health Service] is truly a dream come true as an American.

While everyone I spoke to stressed that it was worth it, they also agreed on one thing: “Moving to a new country in general is extremely stressful,” said No.

She cites the logistics of finding a new place to live, navigating bureaucracies and finding new friends in a foreign country as part of the experience. And as a woman of color in Berlin, she also points out how “experienced by some casual racism” in Germany was “shocking”.

What would No like to know before taking the step? Give yourself time to find your community (“Wherever you go, there will always be someone like you”). And save more money than you think you need or are required to have – some visas stipulate a certain amount of savings, while others do not. “It will help with your mental health as you get your money flying for the first few months,” she says.

“Moving overseas is a giant investment,” says No, “and you’ll find it easier to think of it as a long-term investment, not a short-term TikTok-ready vacation.”

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Tips for handling trip cancellations and changes if your Alaska Airlines experience proves to be “unstable” https://galerie-lachenaud.com/tips-for-handling-trip-cancellations-and-changes-if-your-alaska-airlines-experience-proves-to-be-unstable/ Sun, 15 May 2022 00:22:32 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/tips-for-handling-trip-cancellations-and-changes-if-your-alaska-airlines-experience-proves-to-be-unstable/ Do you plan to travel soon with Alaska Airlines? According to Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci, you might find yourself on a “choppy ride.” The problem is not the turbulence at 30,000 feet. Rather, it has to do with your chances of getting some air. Alaska canceled flights and cut routes throughout the spring due […]]]>

Do you plan to travel soon with Alaska Airlines?

According to Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci, you might find yourself on a “choppy ride.”

The problem is not the turbulence at 30,000 feet. Rather, it has to do with your chances of getting some air. Alaska canceled flights and cut routes throughout the spring due to a shortage of pilots.

In a video presentation Thursday to the airline’s frequent flyers, Minicucci acknowledged the cancellations. “We have canceled around 50 of the 1,200 daily flights,” he said. Minicucci said cancellations are expected to continue, although he hopes things will improve as the summer progresses.

Flights are canceled every day. But the corresponding bottleneck with Alaska Airlines customer service centers is compounding the problems for travelers. Travelers reported waiting 10 hours or more.

Recently my flight on Alaska Airlines was canceled just as we were preparing to board. Additionally, I spoke with many travellers, some industry representatives and travel agents to distill some key steps for travelers when faced with a canceled flight.

If you’re planning on flying with Alaska Airlines this summer, take a moment now and review your arrangements. Go online and double-check your flights, seat assignments, and any other arrangements you have made with the airline. Make sure none of your flights have been changed or cancelled.

In his recent video, Minicucci said Alaska Airlines has canceled about 4% of its flights. Previously, the airline had implemented a 2% reduction in its schedule. So that means more flights are being canceled in a bid to match available pilots and crew with planes to fly.

Don’t wait for Alaska Airlines to contact you if your flights have changed. However, if you receive an email telling you that your flight is cancelled, call the airline using the number not published in the email. This is different from the usual number of reservations. According to Alaska Airlines spokesman Tim Thompson, this “secret number” in the notification email will help put you in front of the line to speak to a customer service agent.

[Travelers can expect Alaska Airlines to keep canceling flights at high level for weeks]

If your flights are canceled and you need to call the airline, find the person in your party with the highest elite status. Typically, this is MVP Gold or higher. When an elite traveler calls, their calls are answered first.

A traveler was traveling to Palm Springs with her family when her flight was canceled at the gate. She called Alaska Airlines and was put on hold, then opted to be called back by reservations. After being driven home, she used her husband’s phone to call. This is a high level elite flyer. The reservations staff responded immediately and she was able to book everyone’s flight. Sitting in the lounge the next day before their new flight, she was eventually called back by Alaska Airlines. It had been over 24 hours.

In addition to calling your phone, you can text the airline to 82008. Keep your messages under 160 characters. I’ve never used the text feature, but I’ve had luck in the past sending a direct note via Twitter. Alaska has a dedicated social media team that monitors Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

When my flight was canceled two weeks ago, I walked over to the agent manning the counter. A woman named Grace helped me book for the next flight. I renamed it “Grace Under Fire” because 50 people quickly lined up behind me to be rebooked.

Sometimes it is easier to go to the airport and speak to a customer service agent than to reach the Alaska customer service office by phone.

I spoke with an Anchorage-based travel agent about Alaska’s woes. When asked for travel advice, the agent scoffed and said, “I don’t know. Maybe book Delta.

We laughed. The agent continued: ‘It’s a problem when you’re in a one-airline city. There aren’t many other options.

For most travelers in the state, Alaska Airlines is the airline of choice. For many, this is the only option. At least here in Anchorage, there are competitive options heading south to the Lower 48.

In his video address, Alaska CEO Minicucci acknowledges that it can be difficult to rebook during a busy period. An elite traveler was heading to St. Louis for a presentation when his flight from Seattle was canceled. At the last minute, he could have purchased a replacement ticket for $2,500. It was too much, so he canceled the presentation and Alaska refunded his ticket.

If you really need to get to your destination, call and buy another ticket. You have 24 hours to keep the ticket, during which time you can refund it without penalty. Save your receipts and pay later with Alaska Customer Service. It’s always a good idea to get the name of the customer service agent helping you, along with the time and date.

Consider travel insurance. I have travel insurance with Allianz, mainly for lost luggage and accidents. Some cancellations may be covered under the “travel delay” portion of the policy, including accommodation, meals and transportation. My credit card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, also has solid travel insurance. It includes travel delay insurance and the cost of lost or delayed baggage. There is also a category for replacement tickets, but the benefits are capped. There’s really no way to know exactly what’s covered without reading the fine print.

But since the COVID-19 pandemic, travel insurance has become more popular.

If Alaska Airlines rebooks you and other Alaskan flights are not operating, ask the agent to rebook you on another airline. Airlines do it every day, but sometimes you have to ask. Also, if your new flight requires a long layover, be sure to ask for assistance with accommodations and meals.

Many travelers fear that Alaska Airlines pilots are on strike, due to the information picket that took place last month. The pilots are not on strike. This month, the pilots’ union, the Air Line Pilots Association, or ALPA, is voting to authorize a strike. Although pilot negotiations are a separate and distinct issue from the current pilot shortage, there is still a connection. This is because some pilots leave Alaska Airlines to work for other airlines. The union has produced its own video to highlight this issue.

All airlines are looking to hire new pilots, so hiring is very competitive. Alaska Airlines is working hard to hire and train new pilots, reservation agents and flight attendants to handle increased travel this summer. Hopefully the airline will succeed in reducing the number of canceled flights and affected passengers. In the meantime, passengers should be prepared for a “choppy ride”.

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A dad’s tip for traveling with teens: high-speed internet is essential https://galerie-lachenaud.com/a-dads-tip-for-traveling-with-teens-high-speed-internet-is-essential/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:02:03 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/a-dads-tip-for-traveling-with-teens-high-speed-internet-is-essential/ Placeholder while loading article actions No one warned me about traveling with teenagers, but I wish they would. Someone should have informed me of the erratic sleep patterns that can thwart even the best-planned trip. Or the insatiable appetite for unlimited high-speed wireless. At least they could have said something about the food. Instead, I […]]]>
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No one warned me about traveling with teenagers, but I wish they would.

Someone should have informed me of the erratic sleep patterns that can thwart even the best-planned trip. Or the insatiable appetite for unlimited high-speed wireless. At least they could have said something about the food.

Instead, I learned everything I know about traveling with teenagers the hard way. I’ve been on the road with mine for almost five years. We are digital nomads – a single dad and three teenagers, ages 15, 17 and 19.

I love traveling with my children. They are curious, spontaneous and have a dry sense of humor which makes them ideal traveling companions. I discovered so much about traveling and about myself being on the road with them.

But now, with my eldest son just days out of his teens – he turns 20 this month – I am in a unique position to deliver this warning that I never received, and perhaps a few words of solidarity, to other parents of teenagers. My lessons learned about traveling with teenagers might even save your next vacation.

I wish I had known that making a schedule is useless when traveling with teenagers. They’ll probably just doze off during this walking tour of Rome. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says teens between the ages of 13 and 18 need eight to 10 hours of rest per night. Most don’t get it, but did you know that the holidays are a great time for teens to catch up on sleep? And they have a lot of catching up to do.

If you’re flying somewhere, that’s where it gets interesting. Jet lag disrupts your body’s clock, causing insomnia, fatigue, and mood swings. And if you think it’s bad for you, wait until you see what it does to your teenage years. My daughter’s favorite wake up time on my last trip to Hawaii was 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. local time, more or less. We lived in Aloha State for three months, and that never changed.

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Looking back, I wish I had known that you can’t really plan a trip for teenagers. It’s more like you’re suggesting a route but giving them veto power. For example, this cute Vrbo rental in Pringle Bay, South Africa would have been so relaxing in March. But not for my second child; he needed access to food markets and shopping at the V&A Waterfront so we chose to be closer to Cape Town. My children have given the green light to cities and even to entire countries. Go ahead, call me a breeze. But I like to think of myself as pragmatic. If your children are not happy, you will never hear the end of it.

What are your teens doing during waking hours while you travel? I wish someone had let me know that they wouldn’t necessarily be steeped in the culture and live like the locals. Instead, they sat in their hotel or vacation rental, connected to their devices, chatting with friends. My 17-year-old son plays a game called “Gorilla Tag” on his Oculus Rift VR headset, which requires a super-fast internet connection.

In fact, the first question my teenagers ask me about a hotel is not: is there a swimming pool? How is the beach? What are the catering options? No, it’s always the same: Does it have good WiFi? My children connect to the Internet immediately after putting down their suitcases. And lately they have started to be picky about the connection. Aren, my eldest, will log into his speed test program to check the connection. Anything less than 10 megabits per second download gives me dirty looks. When I tell them I was lucky when my hotel room had a phone, the response is eye rolls.

While we’re on the subject of electronics, here’s another thing I wish I had known: you can never have enough chargers. The most violent confrontations between my teenagers when we are on the road involve a loader. I’ve lost count of the fights I’ve had to mediate between two warring siblings.

“She took my magazine!” we shout.

“No, it’s my charger,” snaps the other.

Want to take it to the next level? Try international travel, where none of your chargers will work without an adapter. A 110 to 220 volt adapter is one of the easiest things to lose when you’re in a hotel. Honestly, I feel like an outlet vending machine every time we get somewhere. But on a recent trip to South Africa, he reached crisis level. The country uses a three-prong plug, and we only had one. Epic fight!

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Another thing people haven’t mentioned about traveling with teenagers: you have to feed them! Teenagers are the human equivalent of hummingbirds, normally consuming what seems to be about twice their weight in food. But as with sleep, travel has an unexplained multiplier effect on food intake. They eat extra meals, like second breakfasts or early dinners.

I’ve seen boxes of Jordanian Medjool dates disappear within minutes. Teenagers can slurp pizza off their plates with the speed and efficiency of a competitive eater. Teenagers are the natural enemy of all-you-can-eat buffets: when the kitchen staff sees them coming, they run for the hills. On our second day at an all-inclusive golf resort near Antalya, Turkey, the waiters gave my boys a nervous look when they saw them — and I received a knowing nod.

The consequences of missing a meal can be painful. The crew becomes belligerent. And when I suggest that they went to war on each other because they skipped breakfast, they often aim their rhetorical cannons at me: “No, dad, maybe the problem is you!”

Missing a meal is not an option when traveling with teenagers. I wish I had known.

You’re probably wondering how some guy traveled with three teenagers full time for as long as I did. And school? After we became digital nomads, the boys completed high school online with the help of a tutor and then got tested at a community college. They graduated from the University of Arizona last year and are pursuing master’s degrees. But the wandering lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Their sister bailed out, returning to live with her mother last summer. She has just finished her ninth year in a regular high school.

So, does my advice on traveling with teenagers only apply to boys? To find out, I called travel writer Doug Lansky, a Stockholm-based father of three teenage girls. He confirmed that all the things I wrote about also apply to girls, especially the part about WiFi. Her daughters ask the same question as my boys about wireless connections, even though they don’t do speed tests when they get to the hotel.

Lansky says one of the greatest gifts a parent can have is the absence of WiFi. The ship on her recent Galapagos Islands cruise didn’t have an internet connection, which allowed her to spend quality time with her daughters. The girls knew before their vacation that it would be without the internet, so they had time to prepare. It allowed the family to connect in a meaningful way, with long conversations over meals and during visits. Lansky says the cruise line won’t be installing hotspots anytime soon.

“For me,” he says, “having no WiFi is a selling point.”

The only difference between teenagers and girls, he adds, is preparation time. Lansky learned to add an extra hour each morning to the schedule to allow her daughters to prepare for the day. Teenagers need the same time, I assured him. Sure, my sons can shower and shave in five minutes like they’re in boot camp. But they’ll be spending the other 55 minutes sleeping, so everything will balance out.

If you’re thinking of taking your teenagers somewhere, my advice is: do it. Sure, traveling with young adults can test your patience, but it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do as a parent. The journeys you take with them as teenagers will influence them as adults, shaping them into curious and compassionate citizens of the world.

But I can’t take credit for all of this. I believe it is the gift of travel.

Elliott is the travel section Navigator journalist.

Prospective travelers should consider local and national public health guidelines regarding the pandemic before planning any travel. Information on travel health advisories can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s interactive map showing travel recommendations by destination and on the CDC’s travel health advisories webpage.

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Cosmic Rewind tips, the journey of the Marilyn Monroe dress – Orlando Sentinel https://galerie-lachenaud.com/cosmic-rewind-tips-the-journey-of-the-marilyn-monroe-dress-orlando-sentinel/ Wed, 11 May 2022 08:25:40 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/cosmic-rewind-tips-the-journey-of-the-marilyn-monroe-dress-orlando-sentinel/ On the theme park Rangers Radar this week, you’ll find tips from Epcot’s Xandar Pavilion and fashion news, including the location of Marilyn Monroe’s dress before and after Kim Kardashian. What role did Orlando play in the Met Gala gallops? Radar is a weekly roundup of theme park ratings, endings, and ideas. It publishes Wednesdays […]]]>

On the theme park Rangers Radar this week, you’ll find tips from Epcot’s Xandar Pavilion and fashion news, including the location of Marilyn Monroe’s dress before and after Kim Kardashian. What role did Orlando play in the Met Gala gallops?

Radar is a weekly roundup of theme park ratings, endings, and ideas. It publishes Wednesdays on OrlandoSentinel.com.

I’ve rounded up five tips to consider before embarking on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the roller coaster coming to Epcot this month. Not that my head is spinning yet.

Some Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members are getting a preview of the thrill ride, but its official launch date is May 27.

· I ate, but not much, before boarding. My first Rewind was on an empty stomach except for a cold brew coffee. This is not recommended.

· Another advice based on nausea: keep looking directly at the car. Transport vehicles do, in effect, swerve and spin (in a controlled fashion) along the rail, and it is tempting to look elsewhere. It’s hard not to wonder where you’re flying in the giant sky-blue building, but the story makes more sense if you look where the Imagineers wanted you to look, at least on maiden voyages.

· This is a coaster that allows bags to be loaded, wedged between the riders’ feet. This should be a reassuring sign for the nervous as it reaffirms that there will be no reversals. There is also a pocket suitable for cell phone storage, although to be on the safe side I put my phone in the bag.

· It’s roller coaster tradition that row 1 is reserved for the bravest of thrill seekers. But with Cosmic Rewind, also consider Row 9, which, not to be a spoiler, has similar effectiveness.

The ride’s onboard music selection doesn’t start until the ride is in progress, so you won’t know if you’re getting “Conga” or “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” or one of the other four pieces until it’s too late. It’s only one song per ride, and there’s no voting. “Love Rollercoaster” is not part of this mixtape.

Official Walt Disney World Ambassadors have a new way to accessorize. The official pin has been redesigned and team members around the world now wear it on duty.

“This brooch has morphed and changed into something different over the years,” said Raevon Redding, one of WDW’s two current ambassadors.

The gold pin, worn just above the name tag, incorporates the outline of Mickey Mouse’s head, a castle and a ribbon at the bottom with the word “Ambassador” engraved on it.

“We have a pin to signify who we are, what we do,” Redding said. “We are the official distribution representatives and spokespersons for our properties, and that just means who we are, very similar to our guest relations D-pins or tourist guide D-pins that you might see around. ”

But which theme park castle is it?

“The design of the castle is sort of a combination of all of our castles around the world, so it embodies all of that because every ambassador around the world will be wearing the same pin,” said Ali Manion, WDW’s other ambassador. “Our name tags may be different depending on our location, but we all have the Disney Ambassador pin.”

In other Disney Ambassador pin developments, former title holders began wearing a gold tag designed in November. It’s the same look for ex-ambassadors around the world, Manion said.

“It was designed after Walt Disney’s first name tag, that’s why we have the color gold,” she said. “You’ll see it has Mickey Mouse around the top, and so it’s similar to our [Disney] Legacy name tag,” the blue version that cast members earn for great service.

“Once we complete our tenure, we will receive a gold tag when we pass the pin on to the next team of ambassadors.”

Manion and Redding are set to serve as Disney World ambassadors through 2023.

If your company took you on a road trip with a $10 million dress, what would you do?

“He slept in my room with me one night,” said Amanda Joiner, vice president of licensing and publishing at Orlando-based Ripley Entertainment.

The company purchased the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore while singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy at an auction in 2016. The dress was on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not attraction on International Drive for a while, but didn’t. didn’t see much until its recent Met Gala outing while worn by Kim Kardashian.

In the meantime, it was in Ripley’s safe in Orlando.

“It’s stored in a dark place where we can control temperature and humidity and things along those lines,” Joiner said. “It has been stored so that we can ensure that the preservation and conservation of the dress has been maintained.”

The dress and company flew to New York for the event.

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“We had security with her, armed guards with us the whole time,” Joiner said the morning after the gala and after an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” And then, of course, there are two representatives of Ripley with the dress. We wear gloves at all times to ensure safety by keeping the dress in pristine condition.

And despite all the hype, Kardashian didn’t spend much time in the dress.

“We actually dressed Kim in a dressing room on the side, in a tent on the side of the red carpet. So she didn’t wear it in the car or anything like that,” he said. Joiner said “Then I met her at the top of the stairs and we changed the original dress for the replica dress.”

Borrowing the outfit was Kardashian’s idea, Joiner said. She contacted the auction house who sold it to Ripley and then agreed to all of the company’s stipulations regarding security and transportation. Ripley didn’t fully approve of it until a second fitting in Orlando two days before the gala.

Kardashian has publicly stated that she lost weight to fit into Monroe’s dress.

“I can 100% confirm that there were no alterations to the dress,” Joiner said.

What’s on your radar? Email me at dbevil@orlandosentinel.com

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Mom Hacks: Useful travel tips for a family road trip https://galerie-lachenaud.com/mom-hacks-useful-travel-tips-for-a-family-road-trip/ Mon, 09 May 2022 15:42:19 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/mom-hacks-useful-travel-tips-for-a-family-road-trip/ (WMBD) – Summer vacation will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning on hitting the road with your family for a getaway, it’s going to take a little planning! This week, Kyreon Lee sat down with mindful parenting coach and YouTube creator Nekole Amber Eaton, who offers some tips for making the […]]]>

(WMBD) – Summer vacation will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning on hitting the road with your family for a getaway, it’s going to take a little planning!

This week, Kyreon Lee sat down with mindful parenting coach and YouTube creator Nekole Amber Eaton, who offers some tips for making the most of your family vacation.

Eaton suggests the following tips and tricks for your family:

  • If you are traveling a long distance, consider making the round trip as spacious as possible. Our little ones may find it harder to regulate their bodies, so incorporating physical activities like the playground, or opportunities to run, jump, slide, swing or even swim between long stationary aspects of the trip can change the gives in terms of patience and adaptability.
  • For older children, keep in mind that they may want more alone time or independence to feel calm and open to group experiences. So be open to supporting their preferences in these areas, and consider items like noise-canceling headphones for music, books, or even fun guided meditations.
  • Aiming for new experiences/activities can not only create beautiful memories, but also open the door to growth, increased creativity, and getting to know ourselves and our loved ones better. Through these experiences, healing conversations and deeper connection become more readily available.
  • If possible, consider incorporating something meaningful for each person on the trip. This creates an opportunity to see the world through that person’s lens while creating an important memory for each individual. Eaton said she believes that ultimately this level of intentionality and awareness is what fosters a deeper level of connection with our family members and loved ones.
    • Examples: favorite meal, outdoor activity, scenic drive, etc.
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Travel worry-free in California with these 7 tips https://galerie-lachenaud.com/travel-worry-free-in-california-with-these-7-tips/ Sat, 07 May 2022 15:04:22 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/travel-worry-free-in-california-with-these-7-tips/ California is one of the most visited states in all of the United States. Not only does it have magnificent wildlife, natural parks and beaches, but it is also home to Los Angeles, one of the most iconic cities in the world. If you want to travel to California this year, you need to do […]]]>

California is one of the most visited states in all of the United States. Not only does it have magnificent wildlife, natural parks and beaches, but it is also home to Los Angeles, one of the most iconic cities in the world. If you want to travel to California this year, you need to do your research beforehand. If you don’t thoroughly research and plan your trip, you might not enjoy it (as much as you could have).

This article will tell you how you can have a worry-free trip to California this year and everything you need to sort out before you go:


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To eat

If you’re visiting California, you won’t run out of five-star luxury restaurants to visit. California’s food scene is amazing, so don’t miss it. One of the best places to visit to eat in California is Lake Tahoe, which happens to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. If you are planning to visit the area, look for Lake Tahoe’s Best Restaurants beforehand so that you find the one that suits you and your traveling companions. If you’re in Lake Tahoe, head to Vikingsholm, a 38-room Norse-style mansion that’s one of the most photographed spots in all of the United States.

Lodging

In addition to planning where you will eat, you also need to plan where you will be staying. Not surprisingly, California has some of the most popular and luxurious hotels in the United States. Alternatively, you can rent an Airbnb for a week or two. Airbnb rooms in California can be pricey but are definitely worth it for the privacy and comfort they provide. If you are traveling on a budget, you may want to consider staying in a hostel. Many hostels in the state are completely free and even provide meals for their guests. You can also stay in a commune for a short period. California is full of alternative living communities.

Transportation

How are you going to get around? If you’re staying in any of the cities in the state, you’ll have access to cutting-edge transportation technology, like scooters and e-bikes. You can also find a taxi on almost every street corner. If you are staying in more rural areas, although it is possible to take public transport or a taxi, it is usually best to hire a car. This is so you can move around freely without depending on anyone else. Alternatively, you can hike one of the state trails. Hiking is a very popular pastime in California, although you have to watch out for bears and mountain lions.

Shopping

Is there a place more luxurious and associated with shopping than Hollywood? Hollywood is not only the home of movies and music, but it also has hundreds of shops and stores to visit. The world’s wealthiest people regularly converge on fashion boutiques in Hollywood to buy clothes and spend their money. While you’re there, you might even meet some of them. There are also many other interesting shops in California outside of Hollywood. Whatever you want to buy, you can find it there.

destinations

Plan exactly where you will go before your visit. California is a big state. If you don’t plan in advance where you want to go, you may be too overwhelmed by the time you arrive to create a plan. Sit down and think about exactly where you want to go and what you want to do. Do you want to see the Hollywood sign, The Golden Gate Bridgeor the Sierra Nevada mountains?


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Activities

In addition to knowing where you want to go, you also need to think about the type of activities you want to do. Do you want to cruise the boulevards and shop of LA or do you want to hike the vast forests of California? Figure out exactly what activities you want to do ahead of time so you can have the best time possible. If you don’t plan activities ahead of time, you’ll miss out.

Assurance

Finally, make sure you are insured if you are traveling from abroad. Health care in the United States is not free as it is in the United Kingdom, for example. It can be very expensive, in fact. If you don’t have health insurance coverage, you may not be able to pay for health care if you need it.

If you’re visiting California, following the tips in this guide will help you have a worry-free trip. California is one of the most exciting states in the United States. If this is your first visit, you are guaranteed to have a great time.

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Travel anxiety – four tips to help ease travel anxiety https://galerie-lachenaud.com/travel-anxiety-four-tips-to-help-ease-travel-anxiety/ Fri, 06 May 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/travel-anxiety-four-tips-to-help-ease-travel-anxiety/ Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social well-being, and can have an unfathomable impact not only on your daily life, but also on your physical health. Poor mental health can be debilitating, as stress, anxiety, and countless other problems it can bring, can cause even what might be considered the smallest of things, the […]]]>

Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social well-being, and can have an unfathomable impact not only on your daily life, but also on your physical health. Poor mental health can be debilitating, as stress, anxiety, and countless other problems it can bring, can cause even what might be considered the smallest of things, the most daunting tasks.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing England Survey found that one in six people aged 16 and over have symptoms of common mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety.

Traveling with these anxieties can make the whole trip much more difficult than it usually would be. But after three lockdowns and endless restrictions compounded by Covid in Britain forcing the nation into reclusion, many are understandably feeling overwhelmed now that the restrictions have been lifted.

eDreams carried out a survey to research the travel habits of 4,000 Europeans earlier this year and found that more than a quarter of Britons (28%) had developed a fear of flying – despite not were not before.

As Mental Health Awareness Week kicks off on May 9, Express.co.uk spoke to experts to find great ways to help people with travel anxiety make traveling that much more bearable.

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Bring paper with you on your trips

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding and, besides the fun of exploring creative possibilities, it has been shown to promote relaxation and creative thinking.

Origami Party London told Express.co.uk: “The ancient practice helps calm the brain and facilitates a calmer emotional state. As with other mindfulness practices, doing origami encourages living in the moment, helping to lessen the effects of stress or anxiety.

“Origami is a fantastic ‘gateway’ to meditation as it puts you back in your body while engaging and challenging your hands and brain.”

A simple piece of paper can provide an accessible way to introduce a meditative practice into everyday life that you can truly enjoy.

Experts from Origami Party London said: “Travel can be a stressful time, so take a step back and let off steam by grabbing a piece of paper and practicing different folds.

From Amazon to Waterstones and Etsy, you can get origami kits from a number of places that come with good papers and instructions.

Knit your way along the journey

Knitting is a particularly effective activity for calming the mind and improving mental health, as it provides improved focus and mental focus, as well as a great sense of accomplishment.

Wool Winders told Express.co.uk: “[Knitting] improves your dexterity, coordination and motor skills and improves your problem solving skills.

“In fact, a study conducted by Love Knitting found that the health benefits of knitting include lower blood pressure, distraction from chronic pain, reduction in anxiety, and slowing the onset of pain. dementia.”

“Knitting is known to promote social connection, which helps overcome the recent crisis of loneliness.”

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on loneliness, as many have suffered greatly from it during the pandemic.

Wool Winders continued: “During the pandemic shutdowns, many have turned to crafts and got to know other knitters – we guarantee there are already some in your social circles.

“Knitting is something calm to do amid the stress of travel, but remember to keep it simple if you’re battling distractions.

“Take an easy project without too many details or pattern instructions for your trip. You can relax and focus even more on your task!

Consider disconnecting from social media and picking up a book

Social media can be a great method to connect with people, disconnect, and be entertained. However, prolonged time spent on these apps can be detrimental to mental health.

James Middleton, fitness and online mindset trainer, said: “Time spent on social media can lead to low mood, due to constant comparison with others and resulting self-judgment. .

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On his trip, Mr Middleton said: ‘Try to limit the time you spend on social media platforms and instead engage in mindful activities such as reading a book.’

Practice mindfulness and live “in the present”

Mindfulness is an incredibly powerful tool when used in the right way.

Mr Middleton said: “We spend a lot of our lives rushing, but also reliving what happened or thinking about the future.

“But if you can practice and focus on being as present as possible and living ‘in the present’, you’ll feel more in control of what you’re doing and your thoughts.

“Learning to always bring your attention back to the present moment can dramatically improve your mood and overall happiness.”

Mental health charity Mind provides some great mindfulness tips here to help you practice.

Take a trip on the LNER Wellness Train

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) found that two-thirds of Britons (66%) think it’s important to take time out when traveling to disconnect from ‘everyday noise’ and focus on their mental health, and more than half of these Britons (53%) cite rail as the most relaxing mode of transport.

If you’re hoping to resume travel, a long train journey might be a good prescription, and if you need one with motivating activities to keep going, the LNER Wellness Train might be a good option.

The LNER Wellness Train is a service dedicated to mindfulness and well-being and offers unique experiences to explore craftsmanship, mindfulness and well-being in each wagon of the train.

Mr Middleton told Express.co.uk: “The idea behind the LNER Wellness Train is exactly that.

“We all know that traveling can be a stressful time for everyone, whether by train, plane or car. Taking time to focus on something else like origami or knitting – time-tested painkillers – can help with a smoother and more relaxing journey.”

Kate McFerran, Director of Communications at LNER, said: “Our research shows that there is a well-established link between well-being and train travel.

“Our teams often share some of the creative activities they see our customers doing, whether it’s knitting a scarf, writing, playing games on board or mindfully colouring.

“Experience shows us that there is a lot of pleasure in enjoying a trip while traveling by train.

“It’s not just about arriving at your destination, but about making the most of a relaxing environment to indulge in activities that enhance your sense of well-being.

“We hope the Wellness Train will inspire train travelers by showing them some of the activities that can be easily and conveniently done on board.”

Customers can buy tickets here, with experiences starting at £50.

Mr Middleton said: “For anyone starting their own wellness journey, remember to enjoy the process.

“Don’t focus too much on the end goal and instead focus your efforts on being one percent better each day. Small goals within reach will motivate you to keep going.

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South Korean Movie ‘Alien’ Trailer Hints At Time Travel Chaos https://galerie-lachenaud.com/south-korean-movie-alien-trailer-hints-at-time-travel-chaos/ Wed, 04 May 2022 05:56:38 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/south-korean-movie-alien-trailer-hints-at-time-travel-chaos/ Time-traveling Turbulence is the highlight of the first trailer for the highly anticipated South Korean sci-fi film Extraterrestrialwhich fell on May 3. Directed by Choi Dong-hoon, the film’s star-studded cast includes some of Korea’s top acting talent. Among them are Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Woo-bin, and So Ji-sub. Extraterrestrial marks Choi’s return to filmmaking […]]]>

Time-traveling Turbulence is the highlight of the first trailer for the highly anticipated South Korean sci-fi film Extraterrestrialwhich fell on May 3.

Directed by Choi Dong-hoon, the film’s star-studded cast includes some of Korea’s top acting talent. Among them are Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Woo-bin, and So Ji-sub.

Extraterrestrial marks Choi’s return to filmmaking seven years after his smash-hit period masterpiece Assassination (2015).

The film will be released in two parts, but dates for both episodes have yet to be confirmed.

Here’s what we know about Choi Dong-hoon Extraterrestrial until now

Image Credit: Screenshot/CJ ENM Film/YouTube

Although the plot of Extraterrestrial is not yet clear, the reports, as well as the trailer, suggest that it is essentially an alien who is trapped in a human body in the year 2022 and the events that have unfolded since the Goryeo dynasty hundreds of years ago.

The events of the modern world are somehow connected with the search for a mysterious sword in the ancient period.

Kim Tae-ri plays Lee Ahn, who has mystical powers. Ryu Jun-yeol plays a Taoist named Moo Reuk. Kim Woo-bin and So Ji-sub play alien escorts named Guard and Detective Moon Do-seok, respectively.

What does the trailer reveal?

The trailer of Extraterrestrial only gives a brief overview of what to expect. Viewers can see a machine-like alien and action sequences, with scenes quickly swinging between the Goryeo dynasty and modern times.

It starts with flying machines in the Goryeo period and quickly descends into pure chaos. There are escape sequences and alien tentacles grabbing hold of one character while the others try to make sense of the surrounding devastation.

The trailer keeps the air of mystery intact, giving no indication of how the timelines are connected. There’s virtually no dialogue except for vague references from some characters that add nothing to the detail.

(Main and Featured Images: Screenshot/CJ ENM Movie/YouTube)

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Green Book-Inspired Travel Tips by Traveling Black in Seattle https://galerie-lachenaud.com/green-book-inspired-travel-tips-by-traveling-black-in-seattle/ Mon, 02 May 2022 13:09:37 +0000 https://galerie-lachenaud.com/green-book-inspired-travel-tips-by-traveling-black-in-seattle/ Marlie and Anthony Love launched their YouTube and TikTok channel over the past two years. Traveling Black in Seattle gives Black people considering relocating or just visiting the Pacific Northwest (PNW) an idea of ​​where they should (and maybe shouldn’t) visit. They do reviews on restaurants, activities, and attractions like museums and pop-ups. Both use […]]]>

Marlie and Anthony Love launched their YouTube and TikTok channel over the past two years. Traveling Black in Seattle gives Black people considering relocating or just visiting the Pacific Northwest (PNW) an idea of ​​where they should (and maybe shouldn’t) visit. They do reviews on restaurants, activities, and attractions like museums and pop-ups.

Both use a rating system to measure the ride quality, level of enjoyment, and “black comfort” at each location they visit. The overall score determines whether or not they recommend going. Of course, as the Loves say, that’s just their experience. They encourage black people to go visit the places they visit with an open mind. The two took the time to speak with Travel Noire about their experiences in different places in the PNW and how The Green Book inspired the direction of their channel, Traveling While Black In Seattle.

TN: How did you meet?

Anthony: It goes up. Like back, back. We are from the St. Louis area, St. Charles County. There was this annual picnic they had for all the blacks in the St. Charles County area because it’s a predominantly white county. Thus, black families reunited year after year. They’ve had it for maybe 40 years. That year, Marley and I crossed paths. We started dating and, in fact, our families knew each other before we knew each other. We dated in high school and college. Then we got married and moved to Seattle. And here we are.

TN: So how old were you when you first met?

Married : When we met, I was 16 and Ant was 17.

Anthony and Marlie love each other

TN: I heard that you two made the choice to move to Seattle while on vacation there. You were actually at the Space Needle when you decided. How did this conversation go?

Married : My work brought me here for a conference in 2015. Anthony flew with me and we thought it would be fun because I would have a few days off there. We love this so much. We definitely wanted to get out of the Missouri area.

It was our last day here and we thought, “We love this city so much. We were just like yeah, we’re definitely moving here. We had always wanted to get out of the St. Louis area but didn’t know where. But, we were like yeah, this is the city. So we just started making a plan at that time. Four years later, we moved.

Anthony: And now we’re about four days away from our third anniversary of moving to Seattle.

TN: What influence has the Green Book had on your travels?

Anthony: When we moved here, after about a month, we had visitors from home. Thus, throughout the summer, we went out and discovered these tourist places by showing them. When winter and fall came and winter started to roll in, we were wondering how can we stay responsible to get out and see things around Seattle. We had the idea of ​​doing a show on YouTube. Then the next question was what should we make a show about? We remembered the Green Book. We actually saw an original copy at Marley’s grandmother’s house years ago. She would tell us about it and tell us about it and how black people used it.

We thought, why not do something like this. We came to Seattle for Marley’s work and knew nothing about Seattle or the Pacific Northwest in general. So what resource can we provide to other people, especially black people, who move here? It is the same question the Green Book wanted to answer and the same concerns they wanted to assuage that we still see and feel today. It gave us some guidance and a sort of blueprint for what content to create that could be invaluable.

Married: Even when we were thinking of doing the show, I think we were taking a trip to British Columbia, I remember Googling, ‘Are there any black people there?’ We google this and there is nothing there to let us know. So you can go somewhere and be completely uncomfortable, or weird. So we were like we were doing this resource for other people?

Have you seen the movie The Green Book?

Anthony: No. (Laughs.) We haven’t seen it. We will probably watch it one day. I like authentic films.

Married : (Laughs.) I watch a lot of TV shows.

TN: What is your advice for couples traveling to PNW??

Married : First, watch the show. Our show is to encourage people to visit different places in PNW. Go exploring and experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Anthony: Our biggest recommendation is to come here with an open mind and try things you’ve never tried. For example, Marley and I would never do a YouTube or Tok-tok channel in Missouri. Come here with an open mind and be prepared for anything.

Where did you feel most welcome?

Marly: Seattle. Just in general. We haven’t been to eastern Washington yet. Bainbridge Island, Woodley Island, even suburbs like Bellevue. Almost the entire west side of Washington has been really welcoming.

Anthony: We are working on our 100th episode and in all episodes we really only had one bad experience. Everything else was pretty good.

Where did you feel the least comfortable?

Married : Forks, Washington. We’ve seen that people don’t need to go there any longer than Twilight. Check out our episode, or just Google, Forks, Washington.

Anthony: There are recent instances of blatant racism against black people and other people of color.

Married : In Portland, we felt quite comfortable. We are only here for one day. We got mixed reviews (from Portland.) so we decided to go with an open mind, our experiences will be our experiences.

It was strange. It is difficult to explain. There was no blatant racism.

Anthony: It’s hard to put into words. I’ve heard people describe it as a pretty passive/aggressive type of treatment. With the history of Oregon and the exclusion law and how they had eyelash laws as recent as the 1920s and things of that nature. It didn’t surprise us that there was that kind of feeling up there. This is a state with such a recent history that this type of behavior would die out. We (blacks) are excluded from travel. We have to go out and represent.

Traveling in black in Seattle
Anthony and Marlie love each other

Your favorite hotel in Seattle for visitors?

Downtown Hyatt Regency. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. They will give you recommendations for things to do and you are downtown but not too downtown.

Favorite Seattle-area restaurants?

Married : Number one. Everybody will agree with that, Communion. They belong to blacks. They won the award for the best new restaurant in the country in 2021. They are only open once a month. Sunday brunches are without reservation. So you can enter.

The Downtown Jerk Shop. This is another black owned restaurant. Caribbean food. So good!

Musang. Filipino/American fusion. It is a house transformed into a restaurant. A family-like experience.

Favorite things to do in Seattle?

Anthony: Go to the beach, to the water. Trying to get Marley to go hiking. Anything outside. Discovery Park is the place to go. Right there in Seattle. There will be an episode in about three weeks on Discovery Park, so stay tuned!

Spoiler alert! If you come in summer, you will fall in love!

Married : Yes! That’s what happened to us.

TN: How did TikTok come into play for you two?

Married : TikTok came second. After the YouTube channel. We did a TikTok during the pandemic. I was mostly a navigator. The more I researched, I thought wow, we really need to get on TikTok. I posted one to present what we do. It got over 200,000 views. So I thought oh wow, people want to see what we’re doing. 47,000 subscribers.

Anthony: Our 100th episode will debut on May 29. It will be a great episode. We plan to expand internationally!

TN: Were people as friendly in Canada as Americans think?

Married : We believe that people are nice in Canada. They were helpful and even helped us find cool places to go during our stay. However, we have only been to Vancouver Canada so not sure if they are like this everywhere. We will also say that when we were in Ubers in Vancouver, people asked if we were from Toronto, Canada.

Traveling in black in Seattle
Anthony and Marlie love each other

TN: How do you think your channel will influence black travel long term?

Anthony: We hope our show will encourage black travel, especially in the Pacific Northwest. We want black people to go see the beauty of the world, and we hope to eventually be a part of it.

TN: How do you think your channel influences black travelers today?

Married : We believe our channel first, raises awareness that black people feel uncomfortable in certain spaces. Second, we hope it gets people to experience things they didn’t think they were doing.

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