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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Time for a Literary Road Trip

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#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

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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

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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

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