Can California Tourism Survive Climate Change?

The most popular state for tourism in the U.S. endured record wildfires, drought and flooding just this year. “The rate of change has been so dramatic,” says one local scientist. “If I was the California tourism industry, I’d be really worried.”

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Take a Walk in the Garden, Before It’s Too Late

Go out and look around. Your garden has things to tell you in the fall.

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On a Fall Road Trip in Alaska, Prepare for the Unexpected

A five-day drive around the Kenai Peninsula reveals few crowds, affordable lodging and autumn colors. But your ability to be flexible will almost certainly be tested.

#autumn-season, #budget-travel, #kenai-peninsula-alaska, #travel-and-vacations

What is a Szn? And Why Does October Have So Many?

This year, there are more seasons than ever to celebrate.

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Setting Sail on the Winding Waterways of California’s Delta

The sprawling 1,250-square-mile system of water and farmland in Northern California is a four-season destination for watersport fans and home to many riverbank communities.

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Discovering the Irish Loop in Newfoundland, Canada

Discovering fields of green and Celtic culture on a coastal drive along Newfoundland’s Irish Loop.

#autumn-season, #canada, #music, #newfoundland-canada, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

8 Places to Visit Along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

With an autumnal ombré and cooler temperatures, fall is prime time for journeying along this Appalachian Mountain roadway.

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Joyce Maynard’s Guide to Fall in New Hampshire

A novelist looks back on her past as she reveals her favorite autumn spots — and finds some new ones — in her home state.

#autumn-season, #maynard-joyce, #new-hampshire, #travel-and-vacations

8 Things to Do in the Southwest U.S.A. for Fall

Hot-air balloons, sandhill cranes, haunted towns and Hatch chiles are just a few signs of fall in New Mexico and Arizona. Here’s where to look.

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Broadway and Beyond: Plays and Musicals to See This Season

Timely plays tackle tough subjects, while musicals get the royal treatment, thanks to a princess (“Diana”), queens (“Six”) and the King of Pop (“MJ”).

#autumn-season, #theater

New Fall Movies 2021: Here Are More Than 125 Coming Soon

Look for would-be blockbusters (“Dune,” “No Time to Die”), art-house hopefuls (“Spencer,” “Flee”) and everything in between (“The Many Saints of Newark”).

#autumn-season, #movies

Fall TV 2021: The 31 Shows to Watch

Television returns in earnest after last year’s pandemic wipeout, bringing new high-minded adaptations, new seasons of beloved shows and new versions of things you’ve seen many times before.

#autumn-season, #television

26 Fall Recipes

It’s time for soul-warming food. Here’s what the New York Times Food staff hopes to be cooking.

#autumn-season, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #recipes

What is ‘Trip Stacking?” Here Are Some Fall Travel Trends

Uncertainty remains the new normal in travel this autumn driven by the rise in cases and ever-changing travel restrictions, but here are eight things you can expect.

#autumn-season, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

Fall Travel Trends: Have You Heard of ‘Trip Stacking?’ (You Will.)

Uncertainty remains the new normal in travel this autumn driven by the rise in cases and ever-changing travel restrictions, but here are eight things you can expect.

#autumn-season, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

Why You Should Do Your Spring Planting in the Fall

Conventional wisdom says you should do the same tasks in the same order every year. The director of horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park has a better idea.

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Why Your Next Trip Might Be More Expensive Than Your Last

The cost of travel climbed this summer, but the Delta variant is weighing on demand. We looked into travel’s murky crystal ball to find out how prices will fare in the future.

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Kimchi Making at Home Was Going Out of Style. Rural Towns to the Rescue.

Families that have grown weary of eating commercial kimchi in big cities have started making pilgrimages to the countryside where they can learn how to prepare it on their own.

#agriculture-and-farming, #autumn-season, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #korean-food-cuisine, #rural-areas, #south-korea

What to Wear For Outdoor Dining? Try a ‘Shacket’

The new outdoor entertaining requires a different kind of wardrobe, and fashion lovers are reveling in the shopportunity.

#autumn-season, #fashion-and-apparel, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Forget Long Weekends: During the Pandemic It’s All About Short Weeks

Trips that might have been two or three nights last year now feel too brief — not worth all the hoops, not quite enough time away.

#airdna, #autumn-season, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

The Double Whammy of Seasonal Affective Disorder in a Season of Covid

This winter the pandemic is expected to intensify the depression experienced by many people with the syndrome known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

#autumn-season, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #seasons-and-months, #sunlight, #winter-season

Take Comfort in Pumpkin This Season

You can roast, purée and bake with them. (And don’t forget the seeds.)

#autumn-season, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #pies, #recipes

In My Mountain Town, We’re Preparing for Dark Times

As the contagion spreads, we look ahead to winter and wonder whom we can safely pull close.

#autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #washington-state

Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

New for This Pandemic French Open: Fall Weather and Lights

The postponement of the Grand Slam tournament from May created some significant shifts for the players and the event’s atmosphere.

#autumn-season, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #tennis

This One-Pan Pasta Still Feels Like Summer

A perfect transition into fall, this cozy dish is full of greens, and walks the line between rich and light.

#autumn-season, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #pasta, #spinach

Our Days Have Always Been Running Out

I greet autumn with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

At Summer’s End

I greet this gorgeous season with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

A September Wine Romance

The end of summer has a particular feel to it as the bountiful fresh produce ebbs. These 12 wines can make the seasonal transition.

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What’s Next for the Coronavirus?

The virus isn’t going away, but a vaccine is coming and so is an election.

#autumn-season, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns

Breezy, Colorful Pieces to Make Summer Feel Longer

A roundup of early fall essentials, from airy dresses to cozy crocheted knits, that will ease the seasonal transition.

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Fall’s Almost Here. Can We Still Go Apple Picking?

Wandering through corn mazes, picking pumpkins and visits to wineries and haunted houses are still on the calendar, but social distancing and face masks are part of the plan.

#agriculture-and-farming, #apples, #autumn-season, #halloween, #labyrinths-and-mazes, #pumpkins, #travel-and-vacations, #wines

What Month Is It? Pandemic Scrambles the Travel Calendar

With more families working and studying remotely, resorts are dangling attractive rates, enhanced Wi-Fi and the charms of autumn as reasons to forget summer is ending.

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New York Will Test the Dead More Often for Coronavirus and Flu

New regulations require a ramp-up in testing for patients with symptoms, as well as people who weren’t tested before they died.

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With Summer Nearly Over, It’s Time to Think About Houseplants

Here’s our best advice on what to buy and how to care for it during the hunker-down season ahead. (Hint: Ignore social media.)

#autumn-season, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #new-york-botanical-garden, #orchids, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Dress Like You’re Ready for Anything

This season, sharp shoulders, oversize tailoring and protective padding confer strength.

#autumn-season, #couture-fashion, #fashion-and-apparel

A Resurgence of the Virus, and Lockdowns, Threatens Economic Recovery

Hopes for a rebound are endangered by prolonged closures of schools, renewed state restrictions on business and fears of a difficult autumn and winter.

#autumn-season, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fall Is Now Jam-Packed for Book Publishers. That Could Be a Problem.

Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention in the midst of a presidential election and an ongoing crisis.

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College in the Coronavirus Pandemic: No Fall Break and Home by Thanksgiving

As universities announce plans to bring back students, a pattern is emerging: shorter semesters to avoid late-fall infections.

#autumn-season, #chapman-university, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #creighton-university, #e-learning, #rice-university, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-south-carolina

How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts

Some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change.

#autumn-season, #exercise, #meditation, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #winter-season, #your-feed-selfcare