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.”

#alpine-skiing, #autumn-season, #california, #calistoga-calif, #conservation-of-resources, #cross-country-skiing, #disasters-and-emergencies, #disneyland-anaheim-calif, #eco-tourism, #global-warming, #napa-calif, #palisades-tahoe, #palm-springs-calif, #skiing, #sonoma-county-calif, #south-lake-tahoe-calif, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #university-of-california-davis, #university-of-california-riverside, #university-of-nevada-reno, #university-of-waterloo, #utah-state-university, #weather, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Readers Share Stories of Summer Travel Mishaps

This roller coaster of a summer did not care about your travel plans. These tales of chaos from the road, from to fishy explosions to surprise quarantines, could have only happened in 2021.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #delays-transportation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

How Car Rentals Explain the 2021 Economy

Prices have fallen recently but not to previous levels. The industry reflects the American economy’s long, strange trip.

#automobile-renting-and-leasing, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

Dancing Through New York in a Summer of Joy and Grief

During the brief moment when the pandemic was receding and we could be together again, all we wanted to do was move our bodies.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #dancing, #music, #new-york-city, #salsa-dancing, #summer-season

The Signs of a Changing Climate in my Own Backyard

The ecosystem in my own yard brings is showing signs of both trouble and hope. 

#animal-migration, #birds, #insects, #nashville-tenn, #summer-season

We’ll Give You a Week Off. Please Don’t Quit.

“Operation Chillax”: Companies are trying to combat burnout from working remotely by offering more time off and other perks.

#advertising-and-marketing, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #paid-time-off, #summer-season, #work-life-balance

I Was Euphoric in June. Look Where We Are Now.

Farewell to the heartbreaking summer of 2021.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Even the Worst Summer Can Be the Best Summer

Sometimes, what’s most important becomes clear only with the passage of time. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memory, #seafood, #summer-season

A Fast-Moving Coronavirus Means ‘Slow Dating’

Looking for love demands a little more discernment in the age of Covid.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #online-dating, #single-persons, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization

Summer Menu: Corn Soup, Chicken and Peach Melba

A creamy corn soup, chicken with a peppery stew and a fresh take on peach Melba round out David Tanis’s late-season menu.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #corn, #peaches, #poultry, #summer-season

How the Delta Variant Upended New York’s Hot Restaurant Summer

Restaurants steeled themselves for a post-pandemic summer of debauchery. In June and July, they got it, but it ended quickly.

#886-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #bandits-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #desserts, #francie-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #gagetollner-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #kokomo-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #summer-season, #tokyo-record-bar-manhattan-ny-bar, #vaccination-and-immunization

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #autumn-season, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Why an East Harlem Street Is 31 Degrees Hotter Than Central Park West

If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.

#air-conditioning, #black-people, #bronx-nyc, #discrimination, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #heat-and-heat-waves, #income-inequality, #minorities, #new-york-city, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #summer-season, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather

The Eternal Charm of Nathan’s Famous Hot-Dog Stand

For over 150 years, Coney Island has been a beloved summer refuge for New Yorkers looking to escape the heat — and eat the season’s best snacks.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #brooklyn-nyc, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #dreamland-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #nathans-famous-inc, #restaurants, #roller-coasters, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

How to Grow Better Bulbs

Bulbs can be the ‘easiest of all plants’ — if you choose well and treat them right. (Hint: Start with chicken wire.)

#content-type-service, #deer, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #old-house-gardens, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #summer-season

In Freedom, Wyoming, Freedom Is a Day in the Creek

In a town called Freedom, it only feels like summer will last forever.

#freedom-wyo, #summer-season

Saratoga Opens to Fans Hungry for a Racing Tradition

A day at the track begins with a race to the picnic tables.

#horse-racing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saratoga-springs-ny, #summer-season

This Fast Dinner Celebrates Peak Summer Flavors

A quick weeknight sauté of ripe corn, tomatoes and seared halloumi is exactly what we love about summer.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #corn, #summer-season, #tomatoes

Are the Kids All Right? Ask the Camp Directors.

Summer camp in the middle of a pandemic has been a tech-free, joyous balm for some. For others, though, it’s a pit of anxiety.

#american-camp-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #camps-and-camping, #education-k-12, #maine, #new-hampshire, #parenting, #summer-season

How About Renting My Pool for an Hour or Two?

As people look for ways to spend time with friends outdoors, some homeowners are sharing their private outdoor spaces — for a price.

#mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #summer-season, #swimming

What to Do This Summer: Chapel Hill, N.C.

This progressive college enclave, along with neighboring Carrboro, offers everything from astronomy shows and fine art to sweet-potato biscuits and miso-glazed catfish.

#carrboro-nc, #chapel-hill-nc, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Wildfires Ravage Italy’s Sardinia Region in ‘a Disaster Without Precedent’

A 25-mile swath of vegetation, farms and villages is hit by one of the largest wildfires in decades, devastating the Italian tourist destination.

#fires-and-firefighters, #sardinia-italy, #summer-season, #wildfires

Easy Pie Crust Recipes for Summer Desserts

The perfect pies for lazy days combine buttery press-in crumb shells with no-bake fillings and piles of fresh fruit.

#content-type-service, #cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #crackers, #fruit, #pies, #summer-season

Summer Camps Reopen But Struggle to Find Counselors

Summer camps have reopened into a tight labor market without the international seasonal workers they often depend on.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #wages-and-salaries

Songs to Accompany a Dreamy Summer Dinner Party

John Cale, Sharon Van Etten, Donavon Smallwood and other creative types make suggestions for an eclectic playlist sure to help set a festive mood.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #cale-john, #church-of-betty, #content-type-service, #dalida, #dylan-bob, #kelis, #killah-ghostface, #krall-diana, #lamar-kendrick, #music, #parties-social, #summer-season, #van-etten-sharon, #velvet-underground-music-group

How to Style a Table for a Laid-Back Summer Meal

A trio of consummate hosts — a curator, a chef and a florist — share their tips about lighting, dinnerware, decoration and more.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #ceramics-and-pottery, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #design, #flowers-and-plants, #parties-social, #summer-season, #tables, #tableware, #utensils-and-cutlery

Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever

As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colds, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #immune-system, #influenza, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #respiratory-diseases, #summer-season, #viruses

What I Saw in Yosemite Was Devastating

What does it mean if we can’t protect even our protected land from climate change?

#california, #drought, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #national-park-service, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps

Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.

#arctic-regions, #canada, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #nature-climate-change-journal, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #summer-season, #united-states, #weather, #wildfires

How to Host a Relaxed Breton-Style Summer Lunch

Benoît Rauzy and Anthony Watson, the founders of the design studio Atelier Vime, celebrated a long-awaited reunion with friends at their home in the French countryside.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #brittany-france, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #france, #gardens-and-gardening, #parties-social, #rauzy-benoit, #summer-season, #tableware, #watson-anthony-designer

The Taste of Summer, Now in Canned Form

A new wave of independent beverage brands, some promising health benefits and others a good old-fashioned buzz, are remaking the way we unwind.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #soft-drinks, #summer-season, #tequila, #wines

Even the Tuning Up Gets an Ovation as Tanglewood Reopens

The mood was festive as the Boston Symphony returned to its summer home for its first in-person performances since March 2020.

#ax-emanuel, #beethoven-ludwig-van, #boston-symphony-orchestra, #classical-music, #nelsons-andris, #skride-baiba-1981, #summer-season, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #volpe-mark

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Campers to Beat the Heat

Burn bans, flashlight campfires, extreme heat and stronger rainstorms: Today’s campers are experiencing their summer fun against the backdrop of climate change.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #global-warming, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

Stress and Burnout Still Plague Front-Line Health Care Workers as Pandemic Eases

Doctors and nurses are reeling from new Covid cases, staff burnout and the prolonged stress of dealing with the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #independence-day-us-july-4, #nursing-and-nurses, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

There Are Jobs in the Hamptons. If Only Workers Could Afford The Rent.

Unable to staff shifts, some restaurants and shops, already reeling from lockdown closures, are suspending service during the lucrative summer season.

#affordable-housing, #almond-bridgehampton-ny-restaurant, #bobby-vans, #bridgehampton-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #hamptons-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #long-island-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #summer-season

Air-Conditioning Was Once Taboo in Seattle. Not Anymore.

An intense heat wave is set to torment the Pacific Northwest. Many who have always done without air-conditioners are scrambling to get them now.

#air-conditioning, #national-weather-service, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

A Brooklyn Ice Cream Shop and the Make-or-Break Summer Ahead

Crème and Cocoa Creamery survived the pandemic. But like many small businesses in New York, its future is hardly secure.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #creme-and-cocoa, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #summer-season

Celebrating Pride Around the City

After a more subdued 2020, we’re closing out a revived Pride Month with parties, demonstrations and family celebrations.

#art, #black-people, #central-park-summerstage, #dancing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #museums, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #summer-season, #transgender-and-transsexuals

20 Summer Potluck Ideas

Don’t be stumped by what to take to the picnic: Here are the recipes the staff of the Food section and NYT Cooking turn to again and again.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recipes, #summer-season

Against Expectations, Southwestern Summers Are Getting Even Drier

The finding by researchers runs counter to a basic tenet of climate change — that warming increases humidity because hotter air holds more moisture. It’s also bad news for fire seasons.

#drought, #global-warming, #nature-journal, #research, #southwestern-states-us, #summer-season, #weather, #wildfires

It’s Summer in the Ski Towns, 2.0

Last year, mountain resorts were overrun by travelers in search of space and fresh air. The visitors are expected back, but now the towns have expanded activities and plans in place to deal with the crowds.

#california, #colorado, #hikes-and-hiking, #idaho, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

Let Yourself Enjoy This Miracle Summer

Rarely does the news stop to focus on the good, because there’s always another looming crisis that demands our attention.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season

Summer Solstice Brings a Day of the Sun Working Overtime

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical beginning of summer brought more hours of daylight than during any other day of the year.

#anchorage-alaska, #el-paso-tex, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #sunlight

Delta Variant: What to Know For Summer Travel

It’s the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here’s what you need to know before traveling.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Washington Will Open Up for July 4 Fireworks. So Will Biden’s White House.

The White House will host a 1,000-person celebration on the South Lawn, even though President Biden is not on track to meet his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fireworks, #independence-day-us-july-4, #summer-season, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc, #white-house-building-washington-dc

Summer of Love, 2021, in New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young.

#love-emotion, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #summer-season, #youth

Europe’s Summer of Recovery Is More Fragile Than It Looks

An anticipated surge of tourism in Portugal is suddenly not at all certain — a symbol of the global economy’s continued struggle with pandemic uncertainty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #eurozone, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wages-and-salaries

Fireworks Are Back in N.Y.C. Are We in for Another Loud Summer?

It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year. 

#de-blasio-bill, #east-river-nyc, #fireworks, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #independence-day-us-july-4, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #summer-season

Consider the $34 Lobster Roll

The pandemic has exacerbated a price spike in the iconic New England summer sandwich.

#bangor-daily-news, #fishing-commercial, #lobsters, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reds-eats, #restaurants, #seafood, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wiscasset-me

Things to Do in New York: A Times Newsletter on Tips Returns

The Summer in the City newsletter has returned to guide you on making the most of New York again, whether you’re looking to get out in a crowd or escape from one.

#content-type-service, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #newsletters, #summer-season