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The complete guide to London’s parks and green spaces



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As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year.

Like New York, London is a huge city full of endless things to do and see. And with that comes lots and lots (and lots) of people.

The city can sometimes feel a little overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors with its fast-paced hustle and bustle. Also, like New York, it’s wonderful to “escape” the city by chilling out in a beautiful park or green space.

New York has its famous Central Park — an enormous oasis of calm and tranquillity. London, on the other hand, doesn’t have one single “green space” — it has 3,000.

Did you know that while your London hotel room may not be large enough to swing a cat in, a whopping 40% of London is well-maintained green space for you to enjoy?



a bridge over a body of water: St James Park in London during the daytime. (Photo by watcharit praihirun/Getty Images)


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St James Park in London during the daytime. (Photo by watcharit praihirun/Getty Images)

These range from those barely larger than a standard house block, through to vast Richmond Park, made up of almost 2,500 acres.

There’s no one official “best”

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State by State Guide to Traveling During the Pandemic

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Your Guide to Driving Down the Great River Road

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The mighty Mississippi River is the stuff that legends are made of. Some of the greatest songs and stories in our nation’s history were written about its beauty and mythology. There’s no greater way to appreciate its majesty and lore than on an epic Great River Road Trip, one of the 50 best road trips in America. It’s been federally designated as an official scenic byway, well-marked by a series of Pilot’s Wheel Road Signs which follow a series of roads crossing ten states crossing over both sides of the Mississippi River. There are over 70 interpretive centers along the way and other points of cultural and historical interest, viewing areas, and other highlights. Come hungry, the regional foods you’ll sample along the way are not to be missed.

Minnesota

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Buckle up and start your Great River Road trip in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, also known as the Twin Cities. If you’ve never been here before, you’ll want to take at least a day to explore these vibrant communities. Don’t miss the Missippi River Center in St. Paul which is full of films and interactive exhibits target at both adults and children dedicated to the culture and history of the Mississippi River. Also in St. Paul, Fort Snelling has a difficult history. It was built on the land where the Dakota Tribe made their home for thousands of years; they called the area Bdote. In 1820, the U.S. Army built the fort, and the military officers

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A country-by-country guide to reopening



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As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year.

At The Points Guy, we’re not recommending travel right now in light of the coronavirus, but we are encouraging folks to think about where they want to go once it’s safe to travel again.

We’ve been doing a lot of stories about our dream trips and when we can realistically book them. Africa is at the top of our wish list. And several countries in Africa have reopened to tourism.

This guide summarizes each country’s current status for international travel.

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Algeria



a rocky island in the middle of a body of water: Fort Santa Cruz in Oran, Algeria. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)


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Fort Santa Cruz in Oran, Algeria. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Algeria has begun to reopen internally and lift some of the restrictions that were present. International and domestic travel never ceased.

Some businesses have been able to open and public transportation is now allowed to resume operations.

A curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in 29 provinces. 

Algeria has had 26,259 cases and 1,136 deaths.

Angola

International flights have been canceled since March and the government of Angola has not

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New Randolph County travel guide available | News, Sports, Jobs

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The Elkins-Randolph County Tourism Convention and Visitors’ Bureau has produced a comprehensive Elkins-Randolph County, WV Travel Guide that is now available to the public. The brochures are being shipped to individuals, as well as state and county welcome centers, lodging facilities and prospective tour groups.