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

Coast to Coast in a Classic Car

Bugeye Sprites and other small roadsters might not seem up to the task, but collectors with some time on their hands have eagerly made the trek.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #austin-healey, #jaguar-land-rover, #porsche-ag, #restoration-and-renovation, #road-trips, #saab-automobile-ab, #united-states

Camp Here for Style

A new breed of RV park brings travelers together by putting an emphasis on panache.

#airstream-division-of-thor-industries, #california, #camps-and-camping, #cape-cod-mass, #falmouth-mass, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

A Doctor’s Tour de France, One ‘Medical Desert’ at a Time

Newly graduated from medical school, Martial Jardel set off on a five-month road trip to help out in areas of France suffering from a shortage of physicians.

#brittany-france, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #france, #jardel-martial, #normandy-france, #road-trips, #rural-areas

The Travel Industry’s Reckoning With Race and Inclusion

Tourists, particularly Black travelers, are paying close attention to how destinations and travel service providers approach diversity and equity after a year of social justice protests.

#black-history-continued-2021, #black-people, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Across the Country in an Automobile Built for Two

A Times reporter leaving New Jersey for a new job in Texas asks his 2008 Smart car for one more easy-parking adventure.

#automobiles, #road-trips, #smart-division-of-daimler-ag, #southern-states-us, #texas

Three Musical Notes, 1,848 Miles and a Lifetime of Memories

Instead of walking down the aisle, the father of the bride escorted his daughter to her new husband in a road trip to Texas, forging a new, special bond.

#marriages, #parenting, #road-trips, #weddings-and-engagements

Driving an Electric Car on Colorado’s Scenic Byways

Will the battery hold out crossing a 10,666-foot pass? Where is the next charging station? Overcoming ‘range anxiety’ on Colorado’s highest mountains.

#colorado, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

Driving the States of Maine

Taking U.S. 1 the length of Maine reveals the shifting nature of the state’s character, from lobster shacks and antiques stores to vast forests and a lost French colony.

#maine, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #u-s-route-1

Welcome to Barn-Quilt Country

Take a road trip in the Midwest to see a homegrown art form that creatively combines aspects of Americana.

#agriculture-and-farming, #art, #barns, #bowling-green-ky, #iowa, #ohio, #quilts, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #wisconsin

Summertime … and the Sloganeering Is a Little Awkward

Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #chicago-ill, #cincinnati-ohio, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #de-niro-robert, #federer-roger, #greece, #hamilton-ohio, #hancock-michael-b, #hockney-david, #illinois, #khan-sadiq, #new-york-city, #road-trips, #slogans-and-mottoes, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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.

#american-automobile-assn, #american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #automobiles, #camps-and-camping, #cape-cod-mass, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mackinac-island-mich, #memorial-day, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #outer-banks-nc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #shortages, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

A Chinese ‘Auntie’ Went on a Solo Road Trip. Now, She’s a Feminist Icon.

Tired of housework and an unhappy marriage, a 56-year-old woman has been on a six-month jaunt across China that has challenged deep-rooted gender norms.

#china, #hainan-island-china, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls

Family Travel Gets Complicated Without a Covid Vaccine for Kids

Amid the chatter of travel’s long-awaited rebound one year into the pandemic, many families with children feel largely left out of the conversation.

#caribbean-area, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #families-and-family-life, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #parenting, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘We Will Literally Go Anywhere’

Rental cottages snapped up. Hotels booked solid on weekends. Travel-starved Americans are scrambling to book vacations for late summer and the industry is reacting. Christmas in July, anyone?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Traveling With a Purpose: For Some, It’s a 2021 Resolution

The crises of 2020, particularly the pandemic and violence against Black Americans, have caused many travelers to rethink how and where to travel.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

52 Places You Cherish

Instead of its traditional list of destinations, the Travel desk asked readers about locales with special meaning to them.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-times, #photography, #road-trips, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

In 2020, We Were There: The Year’s 13 Most Popular Dispatches

Even challenged by extraordinary travel restrictions, our correspondents explored the world’s most compelling places, in 49 countries, although their journeys often became more local, and personal.

#africa, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #latin-america, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips

Revisiting the Unseen Corners of the World

During a year with limited travel possibilities, our World Through a Lens series offered Times readers a weekly escape. Here are some of the highlights.

#ecuador, #forests-and-forestry, #georgia, #great-britain, #islands, #karbala-iraq, #maine, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nuns, #photography, #quebec-province-canada, #road-trips, #rural-areas, #safaris, #sea-lions, #travel-and-vacations

Scenes From a Pandemic Holiday Road Trip

Scenes from a holiday season that shone bright in dark times.

#arizona, #asheville-nc, #christmas, #hanukkah, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #maryland, #memphis-tenn, #nashville-tenn, #new-mexico, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #texas, #united-states, #utah

Rolling Homes That Make an R.V. Look Palatial

Two couples have spent years on the road with about 50 square feet or less to call home. It takes wanderlust — and a seriously concise kitchen plan.

#automobiles, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #vans, #yoga

Modern Love: Auditioning for the Role of Boyfriend

When you have been strung along and ghosted by guys who play it cool, how do you handle a man who is adoring and sincere?

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #mccarren-park-brooklyn-ny, #road-trips

Crisscrossing the Country on Highways Big and Small

In “The National Road,” Tom Zoellner set out to discover what connects us as Americans at a time when divisions run deep.

#books-and-literature, #road-trips, #the-national-road-dispatches-from-a-changing-america-book, #united-states, #zoellner-tom

‘Never Think That You’re Not Supposed to Be There’

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

#black-people, #classical-music, #discrimination, #disney-walt-concert-hall, #documentary-films-and-programs, #florida, #los-angeles-calif, #road-trips

A Photographer’s American Road Trip

An-My Lê has been surveying our country over the past four years, finding power in unexpected places.

#photography, #road-trips

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

I Traveled to 52 Places. Then I Discovered N.Y. on My Bike.

After a nonstop year zooming to far-flung destinations for The Times, a well-traveled writer learns to love the local attractions — and the spaces in between.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips

The Long Road to Fatherhood

I took my surrogate son on a cross-country road trip to open his mind. Along the way, he taught me about conflict, forgiveness and trust.

#families-and-family-life, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

A Pit Stop and a Pause to Reflect on a Summer That Wasn’t

After a summer marked by hot spots, lockdowns and travel restrictions, Labor Day was a last chance to get back on the open road.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-day, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

To Many Travelers, 2020 Was the Summer of 1965

Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.

#adirondack-mountains-ny, #american-automobile-assn, #boulud-daniel, #bureau-of-transportation-statistics, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #federal-highway-administration, #gere-richard, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #howard-johnsons, #mohonk-mountain-house, #recreational-vehicles, #relaischateaux-co, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Help! What Are the Best Precautions When Traveling by Car?

Our columnist answers your coronavirus-related questions about health and safety on road trips.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #restaurants, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

Greece … or Devon? Camping Outshines Continent for Britons This Summer

With many vacationers reluctant to go abroad because of the pandemic, “for the first time in the U.K., owning a caravan is kind of cool.”

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #devon-england, #europe, #great-britain, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

They’re Teens Biking Across a Turbulent Country. The Lessons Keep Coming.

The romance of the open road is well established: meeting strangers, self-enlightenment, getting lost and breaking down. Would these ideals hold up in the cruel summer of 2020?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #road-trips, #summer-season, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states

Time for a Literary Road Trip

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the quintessential summer vacation, pick up one of these books.

#anywhere-but-here-book, #assassination-vacation-book, #blue-highways-book, #books-and-literature, #chang-jade, #content-type-service, #green-john-1977, #heat-moon-william-least, #mandel-emily-st-john, #paper-towns-book, #perfect-vehicle-the-book, #pierson-melissa-holbrook, #road-trips, #simpson-mona, #station-eleven-book, #travel-and-vacations, #vowell-sarah

Road Trips are Great. Except for the Driving.

I wasn’t looking for an exotic vacation, just a temporary reprieve from compulsive news-watching and a dose of in-person fun with family and friends.

#automobiles, #back-human-body-part, #catskills-nys-area, #chicago-ill, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interstate-95, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #roads-and-traffic, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations

Vacation in the Summer of Covid-19

Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.

#acadia-national-park-me, #appalachian-region, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kentucky, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #penobscot-bay-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rivers, #road-trips, #santa-ynez-valley-calif, #searsport-me, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #wines

Road Tripping While Black: Readers Respond

Hitting the open road can be fraught for some black Americans, who share their anxieties of racist targeting. For others, getting behind the wheel is freedom.

#black-people, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

The Perfect Ending to Our Pandemic Honeymoon Road Trip

The original plan was a drive through the Rust Belt. It turns out that New York City without tourists is a lot like Indianapolis or Toledo. Maybe even better.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #honeymoons, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

How to Deal With Public Bathrooms During Coronavirus

When they’ve gotta go, they’ve gotta go. Here’s how parents can minimize the risk.

#automobiles, #bathrooms-and-toilets, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #parenting, #road-trips, #toilet-training

Life on the Road in Pandemic America

Truck stops instead of motels, hand sanitizer instead of candy and 16 tanks of fuel to buy an oddball van and drive it home.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #road-trips, #states-us, #vans

Worried About Social Distancing When Traveling? Join the Crowd and Rent an R.V.

Recreational vehicles were gaining in popularity before the pandemic. Now, with travel restrictions loosening, a surge of travelers is drawn to the relative solitude that R.V.s offer.

#abercrombiekent, #camps-and-camping, #cruise-america, #kampgrounds-of-america, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #vans

2020 Is the Summer of the Road Trip. Unless You’re Black.

The family road trip is making a comeback in the wake of the coronavirus, but for African-American motorists, it’s never been a source of unfettered freedom.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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.

#bernardsville-nj, #catskills-nys-area, #coronavirus-reopenings, #outer-banks-nc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #road-trips, #sothebys-international-realty, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-travel-assn

Is the Age of the Road Trip Over Forever?

Hitchhiking, “bumming” and cross-country drives used to be safe and make us feel cool.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hitchhiking, #road-trips, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Sheltering in Place in an R.V. Is Not as Fun as It Sounds

With parks shut down and utilities harder to come by, drivers of motor homes are finding themselves trapped in the vehicles meant to liberate them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips