‘I just didn’t see myself represented in the travel industry’: Ella Paradis of the Black Explorer | Travel

I was around seven or eight years old, sitting in my plane seat as a giddy, unaccompanied minor. My brother and I were on an eight-hour flight to Kingston, Jamaica. I didn’t cry when we waved goodbye to our mum at the departure gate and walked off with the airline staff.

All I could think about was six weeks of sea and sun with my grandma. This was the beginning of my love for travel – something I didn’t realise until speaking to Ella Paradis, founder and editor of a new magazine, the Black Explorer. Like many second- and third-generation kids in the UK who travel across the globe to see family, she had had a similar experience to mine.

With 80% of the UK’s journalists having attended private school and only 0.2% of journalists being Black, it’s easy to see how travel journalism isn’t always a reflection of people

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The best Black Friday deals on binoculars for travel, skywatching and nature

There’s nothing quite like getting up close to Earth’s incredible wildlife and this Black Friday we’ve scanned retailers to help you find the very best deal on your next binocular — whether you’re wanting to observe birds up close, scour the surface of the moon (or a bit of both!), you can get a great discount today.

Celestron Nature DX 8x42 Binocular

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Celestron Nature DX 8×42 Binocular

With unbeatable offers on Celestron’s Outland X 10×50 and Celestron’s range of SkyMaster Binocular — both of which offer a mix of stunning terrestrial views — we’ve rounded up the very best pieces of kit that exude performance and high quality. And for a fraction of the cost.

Some binoculars in our Black Friday deals come with accessories, including lens caps and a handy carry case to ensure that the optics are always protected during tours of land and sky. What’s more, all

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Even if you can’t travel yet, there are still Black Friday deals

Most travel adventures have been put on hold since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold — but studies show that thinking about and planning trips makes people happier. That happiness may get a boost from the travel deals offered during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Travel Tuesday this season.

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This year, “many hotel chains and airlines put consumer benefits at the forefront with the introduction of flexible cancellation policies, extra rewards, and deeper discounts,” said Ben Harrell, chief marketing officer at Priceline.Flexible cancellation policies mean you can take advantage of savings now, for future travel.”

Many companies are kicking off their sales early and widening the purchase window. Others are loosening restrictions on how and when deals can be used.

Experts still recommend joining frequent flier programs and signing up for email alerts for brands and destinations you are interested in. Many deals

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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry offers Black Friday deals on 2021 tickets

ST. IGNACE, MI – Star Line Ferry Mackinac Island Ferry is offering a couple different Black Friday deals to offer ticket savings to vacationers who want to start planning next summer’s adventures.

One of the ticket bundles includes rides on Star Line’s popular pirate boat, the Good Fortune.

For pricing and specific details, check the Star Line Black Friday deal page here.

The special pricing is available through Nov. 30.

Here’s how Star Line is describing the two Black Friday deals:

#1 Black Friday piratePASS Special, Buy One Get One Free

“Tickets are valid for Good Fortune departures leaving Mackinac Island mid-June through August OR for Good Fortune departures leaving Mackinaw City Sunday through Thursday after 2 p.m. Valid for the 2021 season. PiratePASS tickets include a one-way trip on the Good Fortune and a one-way trip on any Hydro-Jet Ferry from Mackinaw City. Tickets purchased during our Black Friday

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Black Friday 2020 Travel Sales, Deals on Expedia, Booking.com and More

Black Friday deals are an opportunity to save some money on a vacation, with travel agents, airlines, and hotel groups offering discounts. Use the shopping holiday to save on your future travel plans, both within the U.S. and abroad.

a plane flying in the air: An aircraft flies through London skies leaving a vapour trail on February 2, 2007, in London, England. Travel companies are offering deals and discounts this Black Friday.

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An aircraft flies through London skies leaving a vapour trail on February 2, 2007, in London, England. Travel companies are offering deals and discounts this Black Friday.

Although heading on vacation might not be a possibility anytime soon, due to restrictions amid the pandemic, plenty of deals listed below offer deals that can apply to trips taken in 2021, when traveling will hopefully be a lot easier and safer.

If you plan to travel in the near future, make sure you understand the policies around traveling both in your area and in the country or area you intend to travel to. You may need to present a negative

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How to get a Black Friday travel deal during the pandemic

You can plan your next great escape, even in turbulent travel times. 

Hotels and cruise lines are offering Black Friday deals after the travel industry took a major blow during coronavirus shutdowns earlier this year. 

More hotels and travel booking companies are offering deals up to 75% on Black Friday with free cancelllations during COVID-19. (iStock). 

More hotels and travel booking companies are offering deals up to 75% on Black Friday with free cancelllations during COVID-19. (iStock). 

A number of budget booking websites are slashing prices of hotels and resorts across the United States and in the Caribbean. And with flexible cancellation policies during the pandemic with the uncertainty of travel restrictions amid spiking cases, experts say there’s no financial risk to booking now, even if you have to back out later. 

“Make sure to prioritize flexibility alongside price this year. Look for airline and lodging deals that have waived change and cancellation fees, should plans change,” Kelly Soderlund, a travel trends expert with travel app TripIt, tells Fox.

“Many travel

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Sunwing unveils massive Black Friday savings with up to 50% off popular vacation packages

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This Black Friday, Sunwing is offering some of the best deals in the history of the company with up to 50% off vacation packages during their popular Orange Friday Sale. The sale is on now through Sunday, November 29, with savings on vacation packages for every travel style, whether Canadians are planning a romantic getaway, a solo escape or an extended stay. Sun-seekers will want to act fast to secure some of the best travel deals ever seen to the most popular destinations including Cancun, Punta Cana and Varadero.

“We’re helping Canadians book the getaway of their dreams at an incredible price this Black Friday,” said Samantha Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Sunwing Travel Group. “With winter right around the corner, plenty of Canadians are eager to head back to paradise safely and responsibly, and we’re helping them get there under our wing.

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Black Friday Gift Guide 2020

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that 2020 has been one hell of a year. Between the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and political turmoil, it’s had to believe that the holidays are finally upon us — if in an unexpected, unanticipated fashion given the current state of things.

Despite how strange this year has been, one thing is the same: Black Friday. As you’re carrying out your holiday shopping, we’ve selected a list of some of our favorite items for your gift-giving (or receiving!) pleasure, from survival axes and hunting knives to coffee makers and camping gear.

Check out our Task & Purpose guide to Black Friday below:

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife 


This Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade outdoor knife is defined by its versatile Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade, which is ideal for carving, food prep, and cutting tinder. The high-quality Swedish steel is razor-sharp

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The Best Black Friday Cruise Deals We’ve Seen

It’s a quietly known fact that cruise deals can be a bit elusive—few companies advertise sales, when they even have them. The main exception is “wave season,” an in-the-know period of time when deals on cruises are fairly widespread (yet again, cruise lines tend not to promote it). That’s why the spate of Black Friday deals coming in from the cruise front this year is especially exciting. From small, luxury operators to large ships, boutique vessels to modern new liners, you can snag serious savings on ships sailing from Europe to Antarctica, and everywhere in between. Here, the best Black Friday cruise deals we’ve found, good for sailings as far out as 2023.

All listings featured on Condé Nast Traveler are independently selected by our editors. However, when you book something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Norwegian Cruise Line

This family-friendly line operates ships that

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Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch “Choose Your Own Adventure” Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, a 2018 interactive film based around viewer choice, has been in a legal battle with Chooseco LLC since late 2019 over the use of the term “choose your own adventure”. The term is technically owned by Chooseco, and used as the title for their series of interactive novels; this lawsuit, and others like it, have sprung from the use of the term to describe a whole genre, and in this case the issue was with a specific line of dialog in the film that contained the phrase “choose your own adventure”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this case has now ended in a settlement, the exact terms of which have not been released. In February, Netflix attempted to have the case dismissed, which a judge refused. The streaming giant then attempted to have the trademark vacated; with the case now settled, this has not happened.


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