Darek's Travel Notes

Travel Advice from the Guru

STATE OF TRAVEL: APRIL 2022

During this month I have visited Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy, Greece, UK, and Poland. I have started this month with wearing masks on American carriers and being mask-less on European flights. I...

STATE OF EUROPEAN TRAVEL: MARCH 2022

During this month I have visited Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Poland. Here are my observations and analysis. Pandemic (soon to be endemic) Most of Europe and the UK are in...

9 MONEY SAVING TRAVEL TIPS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

At Go Global we are working hard to make international travel affordable. Here are a few money saving travel tips to turn your dream into travel reality! 1. Travel in low Season Prices are always...

WHY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL IS SO IMPORTANT, NOW AND ALWAYS

I get lots of social media feeds with photos of beautiful American landscapes, often with captions that read something like this: Why travel internationally when we have this incredibly beautiful...

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST POST-COVID TRIP

Many of us are more than ready to travel again. Yet, planning a trip right now requires a lot of flexibility: when and where to go, how to get there, what can you do after the arrival and what must...

HOW TO DITCH CHECKING IN A BAG

Personal disclaimer: I have traveled to the far corners of the globe, often for extended periods of time, with nothing more than carry on baggage. In the ever evolving process of packing light, I...

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TRAVEL IN EUROPE RIGHT NOW?

In a word, travel to Europe right now is easy. In two words, easy and wonderful. The only thing better than Europe now is travel during the shoulder season (November-February). Travel in Europe is...

THE STATE OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: SEPTEMBER 2021

A major issue is testing before you travel.  With the number of tests taken in the US averaging over 1.5 million per week, it may take longer to get results back. I recommend scheduling 2-3 tests...

TRAVEL DIVIDED

Nowadays, our ability to travel internationally is controlled by two factors: the country of your departure and passenger’s immunization records.  The world is artificially divided into COVID-safe...

THE STATE OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: AUGUST 2021

During the last 2 weeks of July and the first week of August, we have travelled to 7 European countries. At the time of our trip, we all needed a recent negative COVID test and/or a CDC vaccination...