Memorial Day Travel Forecast: Crowds, Traffic and Where is Our Waitress?

As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.

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Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

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Water, Sand and Plenty of Elbow Room on 8 Wild, Protected Coastlines

From California to Cape Cod, these national seashores and lakeshores offer everything from bird-watching to boating to basking in the sun.

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Long-Term Summer Rentals is the Latest Trend

Like a barbershop newly opened from lockdown, vacation properties are experiencing a surge of bookings. But instead of a week or two on the beach, people are looking for a month or more.

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Resort Towns Ask: Will There Be Summer?

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, areas that rely on tourists say not reopening would be devastating economically, but fear the consequences of opening too soon.

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