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.  

Visiting the Cape Verde islands

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I spent time last month visiting some of the gorgeous Cape Verde islands – an archipelago of 10 islands over 300 miles off the west coast of Africa. For a few years now, … Read More

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Bulletin – Where to See Giant Tortoises and Turtles

As a seasoned tortoise owner I was interested to read in the papers at the weekend that the world’s oldest land animal, Jonathan, a giant tortoise resident in St Helena, turns 190 this year.  Tortoises (not to be confused with their … Read More

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Bulletin – Inspiration for Winter Sun Travels

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2022 full of travel and adventures.  As 2021 went by, overseas holidays became more of a possibility and those who made it abroad reported a sense of freedom and happiness at having finally got away. My … Read More

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Bulletin – Jordan in depth plus United States Travel Update

Yesterday morning at 08.30 BA flight 001 and Virgin Airlines VS3 took off from Heathrow destined for New York.  They were the first flights taking travellers to the US for over 18 months.  Fantastic news for family and friends who have been … Read More

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Bulletin – Sri Lanka plus Travel Red List Update

For the first time in long while it is now simpler to list the countries where UK travellers cannot go than to list where the UK government allows them to travel. The Travel Red List has been reduced to just seven … Read More

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Bulletin – Magical Oman plus Travel List Reform

What a difference a week makes!  This time last week the UK had a complicated traffic travel light system with differing levels of quarantine and tests depending on your vaccination status and destination.  Now we know that from Monday 4 October that system … Read More

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Bulletin – Autumn Sun in Italy plus Travel Update

After a summer break, Shearwater Travel’s bulletin is back.  Since my last bulletin there have been a number of changes to the traffic light travel lists but unfortunately not enough for travel overseas to be stress and test-free just yet. … Read More

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Bulletin – Croatia plus Best Bets for Europe this Summer

Since my last bulletin there have been changes to the requirements for fully vaccinated travellers returning to the UK from Amber List countries and movement in both directions between the Green and Amber Lists.  Great news for fully vaccinated travellers … Read More

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Bulletin – Penguins plus Steps for Returning from Amber List Countries

It was a huge disappointment for many last week to learn that not only were no new countries to be added to the Green Travel List but that Portugal was to be removed without warning.  The Government failed to implement its promised … Read More

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Bulletin – Azores plus Travel Update

Last week Government ministers gave conflicting messages over whether we can go on holiday to countries on the Amber Travel List. Whilst the Government would rather we stayed at home enduring this autumnal May weather, it is not in fact … Read More

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