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Covid Travel Update Podcast brings you timely information and updates on the latest travel bans, airline updates, and theme park openings. Learn the latest travel news during the COVID pandemic to know what you and your family can do for your next travel adventure!

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Covid Travel Update Podcast brings you timely information and updates on the latest travel bans, airline updates, and theme park openings. Learn the latest travel news during the COVID pandemic to know what you and your family can do for your next travel adventure!

    COVID Vaccine Travel Requirements

    COVID Vaccine Travel Requirements

    COVID Travel Update Podcast
    Episode 025
    COVID Vaccine Travel Requirements
     
    Welcome world travelers to COVID Travel Update podcast! I created this podcast for those who lead a travel-centered lifestyle. Whether you are a domestic or world traveler, you’ll find current information on the latest openings, closures, what you can and can’t do during the COVID pandemic when it comes to travel. Get the latest COVID travel information and find out where you can safely travel to each week by tuning into the COVID travel update podcast!
     
    In this episode, I’ll give you info on what countries will require COVID vaccination, why cruise lines will require the vaccine and if you’ll need to get a vaccine for traveling inside the United States. 
     
    When Should You get a COVID Travel Vaccine?
    Based on the CDC website, "You should make an appointment with a travel medicine specialist or your health care provider ideally at least a month before your trip to get needed vaccines and medicines. Even if you're a last-minute traveler, there may be options for getting the vaccines and medicines you need."
    "If you need a yellow fever vaccine, keep in mind that it is currently available only at a limited number of clinics in theUnited States.The nearest yellow fever vaccination clinic may be some distance away from where you live, and appointments may be limited. Find the nearest clinic and contact it ahead of time to make sure it has the vaccine."
    CDC does not recommend getting travel vaccines in another country because:
     
    Most vaccines need to be administered ahead of time to give you complete protection against disease. Vaccines available in other countries may differ from those used in the United States and may be less effective. If you're concerned about the cost of travel vaccines and medicines, check to see if your city or county health department has a travel medicine clinic. It may cost less to visit a doctor there than to go to a private doctor.  
    Wearing a Mask Even if You’re Vaccinated
     
    Even though I’m vaccinated, it’s not 100% reliable, and there are now three to four different strains of COVID floating about. Since I want to be healthy and safe to travel, I still always wear my mask at home and when traveling to err on the side of caution.
     
    “Vaccinated people will need to follow mask-wearing and safe social-distancing recommendations in public, at least until we reach the herd immunity magic number, which is around 196 million individuals in the U.S.,” says WorkCare’s Harris. The CDC has loosened restrictions for vaccinated individuals in some social settings, mainly outdoors without a large crowd.
     
    Another reason we’ll want everyone to keep wearing masks and take other precautions for the near future, adds Harris: “We don’t want a subsegment of the population walking around without masks in a setting that requires masks to be worn. That’s just such an awkward precedent for the remainder of individuals who don’t have access to vaccinations at this point in time.”
     
    COVID-19 Travel Passport Apps
     
    There’s been talk about mandating a COVID passport, which would note whether an individual has a negative COVID test and if they are vaccinated. While people were rejecting this idea at first, now it’s catching on, and many of the airlines and cruise lines support using a system where people can keep their COVID records electronically and be able to pull them up for proof of verification while traveling. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that “Anything is on the table. Anything is possible, of course.”
     
    The International Air Transport Association is developing a health app. The IATA Travel Pass will allow travelers to store test and vaccination results on their mobile devices. More than a dozen international airlines are testing this new app for use this summer.
     
    CLEAR is collaborating with the c

    • 15 min
    National Park Adventures with Rob Roy from The Adventure Bound Podcast

    National Park Adventures with Rob Roy from The Adventure Bound Podcast

    COVID Travel Update Podcast
    Episode 024
    National Park Adventures with Rob Roy from The Adventure Bound Podcast
     
    Welcome world travelers to COVID Travel Update podcast! I created this podcast for those who lead a travel-centered lifestyle. Whether you are a domestic or world traveler, you’ll find current information on the latest openings, closures, what you can and can’t do during the COVID pandemic when it comes to travel. Get the latest COVID travel information and find out where you can safely travel to each week by tuning into the COVID travel update podcast!
     
    In this episode, I've got Rob Roy from Adventure Bound Podcast. Rob is an active-duty Navy Pilot who recently discovered a passion for the outdoors. Rob and his wife made it a goal to take their firstborn son to 12 National Parks before he turned 12 months old. We chat about National Parks, what they are, how we discovered National Parks, and why you want to visit them!
     
    Zion National Park is a favorite of Rob as this was the first park where he discovered the National Parks. "When we went to Zion I didn't know what it was." Rob visited Zion for a friend's wedding, which helped him understand the National Park System. He loved the greens, trees, and the terrain that results from the mix of desert and precipitation forming the trees against the stunning red rock. 
     
    Before he moved to Seattle, he and his wife took west to Washington State to see the Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and the North Cascades. Out of all the National Parks he's visited, Rob says the wow factor is the best at The North Cascades National Park. "When you're talking about unspoiled, rugged beauty, there's no place like it." Since their original trip, they now live closer, although they would have to make a weekend trip with the three-hour drive to get there.
     
    Listen in to find out why Rob loves National Parks, upcoming travels he has planned, and the one dozen National Parks he and his family went to in the year following his son's birth. Find out Rob's tips for visiting National Parks and why he uses the Outbound App when traveling.



    The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free
    Are you anxious about traveling with Celiacs Disease? Does the thought of getting sick on vacation worry you to no end? Unsure of what travel options are safe and how to choose a safe restaurant away from home for you and your children?
    The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through the process of planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Take the guesswork out of how to travel, where to go, and how to eat safely when you follow the information in my guide. Whether you are celiacs or gluten intolerant, my guide will give you handy information to delight in your next vacation experience!
    Learn how to take a trip safely, what questions to ask when you are at a restaurant and which online tools and apps to utilize to find safe, dedicated gluten-free restaurants and food options. Find out what stores to shop at to purchase gluten-free food, determine if a restaurant is gluten-free or celiac friendly, and when you should walk out of a restaurant. 
    Connect with Rob Roy of Adventure Bound Podcast
    Visit Rob Roy on the web
    Follow Rob on Instagram
    Tweet with Rob Roy on Twitter
    Join his group on Facebook
    Check out Adventure Bound on YouTube
     
    Links and Resources 
     
    COVID Travel Update on the web
    Check out my latest videos on my YouTube Channel
    Grab the Guide to Traveling Gluten Free
    Get the BEST all-natural gluten-free travel cosmetics at Lemongrass Spa!
    Visit my Travel Deals page on my website
    Support Travel Gluten Free on Patreon



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    Traveling to Disney During COVID

    Traveling to Disney During COVID

    COVID Travel Update Podcast
    Episode 023
    Traveling to Disney During COVID
     
    Welcome world travelers to COVID Travel Update podcast! I created this podcast for those who lead a travel-centered lifestyle. Whether you are a domestic or world traveler, you’ll find current information on the latest openings, closures, what you can and can’t do during the COVID pandemic when it comes to travel. Get the latest COVID travel information and find out where you can safely travel to each week by tuning into the COVID travel update podcast!
     
    In this episode, I’m giving you the 411 on how to travel to Disney during COVID. The rules have changed, and Disney is only allowing a certain allotment of people in to the parks. Learn what you have to do when buying tickets and making reservations for parks, restaurants and hotels. Find out how you can enjoy DisneyWorld and accommodations Disney has available if you're traveling with a disability.
     
    Creating a Disney Account Online
     
    If you're planning on going to Disney, you'll first want to open a Disney account for yourself online https://disneyworld.disney.go.com Next, create an account for each person in your party, then link people who are traveling with you. If someone in your travel group already has an account, do not create another account for them. Simply email them an invitation to join your group! 
     
    Create all your plans on your Disney account and make plans for the people in your party! Reserve Fastpass up to 30 days ahead of time. Now, you can create dinner reservations, reserve FastPasses, buy merchandise, and book your Disney stay all from one place! Get FastPasses for your entire group, or make dinner reservations for each individual person. If you want to divide your group into two - no problem! You can put only individuals that want to go on a ride or to a restaurant on that reservation. Additionally, you can change your reservation online 24 hours ahead of time on the app or on your desktop.
    Of course, Disney makes it super easy to separate you from your money, it's what they are good at. 
     
    Disney COVID Vacation Specials
     
    Right now, because of COVID, Disney is offering great deals on their hotel rooms. You can find rooms for under $150 a night at DisneyWorld. There are several advantages to booking and staying at a Disney hotel. From the free shuttles to Disney restaurants where you can get safe food if you are gluten-free and consistently excellent quality of service and rooms, Disney is tough to beat when you are looking for a stress-free place to stay and have fun, especially if you have a disability.
     
    Disney Know Before You Go COVID Travel Update
     
    First, you must reserve your time at any one of the four Disney theme parks that are currently open through the Disney Park Pass Reservation System. “To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages three and up (limit one park per day Disney is controlling the number of people in the park to maintain social distancing).”
     
    FastPass+ service is suspended as they are using additional queue space to control capacity and maintain physical distancing. We will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ selections and share any future updates on the service at a later date.
     
    There are selected resorts Disney has opened to guests. Disney Springs shopping opened in June. Remember that COVID is changing Disney’s offerings, so make sure to check their website for more information.
     
    Make sure to view Disney’s new COVID precautions page before you make reservations to the park. Here is a summary of precautions Disney is taking to keep everyone safe:
     
    Mandatory use of face masks Sanitizing rides Seating guests six feet apart Hand washing stations located throughout the park Physical and social distancing Modified experiences Temperature screenings are mandated at areas throughout the

    • 26 min
    Delta Removes Middle Seat Block and Brings Back Hot Food Service

    Delta Removes Middle Seat Block and Brings Back Hot Food Service

    COVID Travel Update Podcast
    Episode 022
    Delta Removes Middle Seat Block and Brings Back Hot Food Service
     
    Welcome world travelers to COVID Travel Update podcast! I created this podcast for those who lead a travel-centered lifestyle. Whether you are a domestic or world traveler, you’ll find current information on the latest openings, closures, what you can and can’t do during the COVID pandemic when it comes to travel. Get the latest COVID travel information and find out where you can safely travel to each week by tuning into the COVID travel update podcast!
     
    In this episode, I’m giving you the 411 on what’s new with Delta travel including staff shortages, more seats to destinations and when hot food is coming back online. In addition, Delta is now offering new travel digital resources for trip planning, including an interactive travel map to help you plan your next vacation.
     
    Delta Opening Up Middle Row Seat for Passengers
     
    “While Delta’s decision to block middle seats has given many customers a reason to choose Delta over the past year, the signature hospitality of our employees and the experiences they deliver to customers every day have also deepened their trust in our airline,” said Bastian. “The relationships we’ve built, together with the knowledge that nearly 65 percent of those who flew Delta in 2019 anticipate having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, are what’s giving us the assurance to offer customers the ability to choose any seat on our aircraft, while also introducing new services, products and rewards to support the journey. We take great pride in the trust we’ve built with customers by listening and delivering on what they said was most important, and that is the approach you can continue to expect.” 
     
    New Delta Digital Resources for Trip Planning
    Delta is launching new digital resources to make travel planning easier, including an interactive map that is searchable by price and destination type; offering SkyMiles Members the ability to earn up to 75 percent more toward Medallion Status on most ticket types, including Award Travel, in a first for the industry; reintroducing onboard snacks and beverages; and extending the validity of all tickets expiring in 2021 – as well as all new tickets purchased this year – through the end of 2022.  
    “Our customers have always been the voices that guide us at Delta, and that was amplified during the pandemic,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “During the past year, we transformed our service to ensure their health, safety, convenience and comfort during their travels. Now, with vaccinations becoming more widespread and confidence in travel rising, we’re ready to help customers reclaim their lives.”  



    The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free
    Are you anxious about traveling with Celiacs Disease? Does the thought of getting sick on vacation worry you to no end? Unsure of what travel options are safe and how to choose a safe restaurant away from home for you and your children?
    The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through the process of planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Take the guesswork out of how to travel, where to go, and how to eat safely when you follow the information in my guide. Whether you are celiacs or gluten intolerant, my guide will give you handy information to delight in your next vacation experience!
    Learn how to take a trip safely, what questions to ask when you are at a restaurant and which online tools and apps to utilize to find safe, dedicated gluten-free restaurants and food options. Find out what stores to shop at to purchase gluten-free food, determine if a restaurant is gluten-free or celiac friendly, and when you should walk out of a restaurant. 
     
    Links and Resources 
     
    COVID Travel Update on the web
    Check out my latest videos on my YouTube Channel
    Grab the Guide to Traveling Gluten Free
    Get the BEST all-natural glu

    • 10 min
    Kanab Utah is Open for COVID Travel

    Kanab Utah is Open for COVID Travel

    COVID Travel Update Podcast
    Episode 021
    Fun Things to Do in Kanab, UT
     
    Welcome world travelers to COVID Travel Update podcast! I created this podcast for those who lead a travel-centered lifestyle. Whether you are a domestic or world traveler, you’ll find current information on the latest openings, closures, what you can and can’t do during the COVID pandemic when it comes to travel. Get the latest COVID travel information and find out where you can safely travel to each week by tuning into the COVID travel update podcast!
     
    In this episode, I’m giving you the 411 on fun things to do in Kanab, Utah! You may not have heard about Kanab, but if you are an outdoor enthusiast, Kanab is a best-kept secret for outdoor fun! With so many slot canyons, hiking trails, and beautiful landscapes, Kanab is a great place to go if you love the outdoors minus lots of crowds.
     
    Balloons and Tunes Roundup Hot Air Balloon Festival in Kanab
     
    For a fun and exciting event, check out Balloons and Tunes Roundup! Held the third weekend in February, Balloons and Tunes Roundup features an outdoor market, festival, and, of course, hot air balloons. Get amazing pictures of these beautiful aviators flying through the Utah blue sky against the red rock of southern Utah, talk to balloon owners and enjoy the excitement of watching hot air balloons travel in the sky.
     
    Outdoor Activity Hiking in Kanab Utah
     
    Dinosaur Tracks hike is 2.9 miles north on 89, hike out through the trail up to the plateau and see real ancient dinosaur tracks of dinosaurs who once roamed across this land millions of years ago! See images of these on my Instagram.
     
    The Wave is one of the most famous photographed hikes with gorgeous strips of red rock hills everywhere! To take this amazing hike, you’ll need to attend the lottery to get a permit to hike The Wave. Definitely obtain a permit as rangers are there to patrol, and the fine is $100,000 for illegal hiking as this is an environmentally sensitive area. The drawing for The Wave permit occurs at 9 a.m. (arrive by 8:30 to fill out an application). If a permit is won, it will be for the following day. In the winter months, the Grand Staircase Office draws for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday’s permits on Friday.
     
    If you miss the Wave permit, check out White Pocket slot canyons. While you’ll need an ATV to get into hike White Pocket is a great alternative that doesn’t require a permit. With either location, we recommend hiring a local guide. You can get there on highway 89 mile marker 01.




    Another amazing slot canyon to hike in Kanab is Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon. Head north 8.1 miles on 89. Make a right (road not labeled) onto the turnoff for the Peek-a-boo trailhead. Three miles of dry wash after paved highway. We hired a guide and went canyoneering, which was a blast! 
     
    The Toadstools is an easy 1.5-mile hike each way with scenery that looks like you've landed on another planet! Take highway 89 east to milepost 20. Slow down to look for the trailhead as it's right off the road but can be easily missed when traveling at highway speed.
     
    Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a great family-friendly Utah state park where you can get beautiful photographs of Utah sand dunes. Avoid going there in the summer heat!
     
    Squaw Trailhead is a local Kanab hike that is located behind Jacob Hamlin Park. Nice view of the city and red rock from the top of the trail.
     
    Gluten Free Restaurants in Kanab, Utah
     
    There are four restaurants that I would highly recommend visiting when you are in Kanab! First, Vermillion 45 is the only French restaurant in downtown Kanab but is the best French restaurant I’ve been to in the US and has all their gluten-free offerings labeled. Wild Thyme Cafe has excellent American fare and many gluten-free offerings. They have several vegetarian and vegan dishes as well! Rocking V Cafe offers sandwiches and a good selection of gluten-free offerings for the entire family.

    • 19 min
    EU COVID Travel Resources

    EU COVID Travel Resources

    COVID Travel Update Podcast
    Episode 020
    EU COVID Travel Resources
     
    Welcome world travelers to COVID Travel Update podcast! I created this podcast for those who lead a travel-centered lifestyle. Whether you are a domestic or world traveler, you’ll find current information on the latest openings, closures, what you can and can’t do during the COVID pandemic when it comes to travel. Get the latest COVID travel information and find out where you can safely travel to each week by tuning into the COVID travel update podcast!
     
    In this episode, learn what resources are available for traveling in the EU. Find out which countries are safe to travel to, which EU countries are spiking in COVID rates and where you can go without a test. Check out the official EU Travel Site for the most current COVID travel information.
     
    Listen in to previous episodes of COVID Travel Update to find out the most up-to-date information on state-by-state travel restrictions and learn where you can get a COVID test before traveling. Find out considerations you may not have thought of in advance of your trip, why you want to consider travel insurance, what you want to verify before your COVID travel experience when you want to get a COVID test, and why you want to have back-up activities when you travel.



    The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free
    Are you anxious about traveling with Celiacs Disease? Does the thought of getting sick on vacation worry you to no end? Unsure of what travel options are safe and how to choose a safe restaurant away from home for you and your children?
    The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through the process of planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Take the guesswork out of how to travel, where to go, and how to eat safely when you follow the information in my guide. Whether you are celiacs or gluten intolerant, my guide will give you handy information to delight in your next vacation experience!
    Learn how to take a trip safely, what questions to ask when you are at a restaurant and which online tools and apps to utilize to find safe, dedicated gluten-free restaurants and food options. Find out what stores to shop at to purchase gluten-free food, determine if a restaurant is gluten-free or celiac friendly, and when you should walk out of a restaurant. 
     
    Links and Resources 
     
    COVID Travel Update on the web
    Check out my latest videos on my YouTube Channel
    Grab the Guide to Traveling Gluten Free
    Get the BEST all-natural gluten-free travel cosmetics at Lemongrass Spa!
    Visit my Travel Deals page on my website
    Support Travel Gluten Free on Patreon



    Journey with COVID Travel Update via Travel Gluten Free on Social Media
    YouTube  Twitter   Facebook   Pinterest    Instagram    On the Web
     
    Share the most up-to-date COVID travel information and share this episode with a friend!
     
    ***Disclaimer: All content found on the Travel Gluten Free Website, COVID Travel Update website and podcast, including text, images, audio, or other formats were created for informational purposes only. Content contained on Travel Gluten Free and COVID Travel Update website, podcast and social media postings are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always create plans with a licensed travel planner for your vacation.

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