Journal

Since we launched Shearwater Travel at the beginning of 2020 opportunities for travel have been few and far between. As the world opens up in 2021 we hope to be able to bring you tales of our travels.  In the meantime I hope to wet your appetite for travel with stories from our previous trips and our hopes for future travel.  

Weekly travel bulletin 06/04/21

This week’s bulletin contains an outline of the Government’s traffic light system for international travel plus Malta & Gozo, a long weekend in Israel, island hopping in the Seychelles and a US road trip. The Government’s update yesterday on the work of … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 30/03/21

The Government has indicated that by this time next week it will have published its report into how international travel will open up to and from the UK from May. So this week’s bulletin is short and sweet, focussing on … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 23/03/21

Over the past few days the press, media and the twittersphere have been full of stories of scientists and politicians warning against opening up England to international travel from 17 May.  Most of this is speculation, with the government’s Global … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 16/03/21

Independent travel advice you can trust in Shearwater Travel’s weekly travel bulletin covering changes to UK travel restrictions, destinations opening up to UK travellers, how to book safely and inspiration for your next trip.     This week: Portugal and the Azores Israel Turkey … Read More

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Weekly Travel Bulletin 09/05/21

  Shearwater Travel provides independent travel advice you can trust.  Keep in touch with latest developments in international tourism with Shearwater Travel’s weekly travel bulletin covering changes to UK travel restrictions, destinations opening up to UK travellers, how to book safely and some … Read More

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Snorkelling at sunset

Snorkelling at sunset off our local beach in Alonissos.  No, you couldn’t see anything under the water but my seven-year old daughter was insistent we try.  It was serene and the sunset beautiful – made all the more special by … Read More

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Petals in the Azores

I have a thing about islands.  Always have.  And the more unusual and unvisited the better.  In 2004, I finally realised a dream to visit the tiny  specks you see on the map midway between Europe and the east coast … Read More

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Dunes as far as the eye can see

It only rains a couple of days a year in the desert we were told when we booked our trip to Oman.  So how come the rain clouds were gathering as we made our way to our desert camp, negotiating … Read More

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Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

Ibn Battuta
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