Germany’s €9 Monthly Train Pass Has Proved Popular (and a Pleasant Surprise)

To help offset inflation, Germany’s government has subsidized cheap train passes this summer. While many feared chaos and overcrowding on an overburdened system, it has been a relatively smooth ride.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #germany, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #railroads, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Bohemia Beach Is Having Another Day in the Sun

Three recent books revisit the Outer Cape, long an inspiration for writers like Mary McCarthy, who lampooned the area as “the seacoast of Bohemia.”

#architecture, #books-and-literature, #cape-cod-modern-house-trust, #families-and-family-life, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #remodelista-llc, #summer-season, #wellfleet-mass, #writing-and-writers

Summer’s Down Elevator

Make the most of the last weeks of summer, whether you’re dreading the end of the season or dancing about it.

#internal-storyline-no, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #sunlight

The Joys of Swimming While Fat

An illustrator finds freedom in the water.

#art, #comic-books-and-strips, #discrimination, #exercise, #obesity, #summer-season, #swimming

Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

In the West, wildfires are stopping shows. Extreme heat has led to cancellations in the South. And changing weather patterns are hobbling performances in the Northeast.

#ashland-ore, #classical-music, #colorado, #culture-arts, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #oregon-shakespeare-festival, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #outdoor-performance, #santa-fe-opera, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #summer-season, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #theater, #weather, #wildfires, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

3 Days. 68 Kids. Snapshots of Summer on Coney Island.

The New York Times for Kids visited the quirky but classic destination.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #beaches, #children-and-childhood, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #fashion-and-apparel, #summer-season

Tell Us Your Summer Travel Horror Story

We may use it in an upcoming edition of the Coronavirus Briefing newsletter.

#internal-open-access, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

It’s Been a ‘Summer of Disasters,’ and It’s Only Half Over

Are we prepared for the climate-related calamities that come next?

#fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kentucky, #summer-season, #wildfires

Beat the Heat by Taking to the Water

From kayaking to ferries, enter the splash zone in New York’s waterways.

#beaches, #new-york-city, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

Another Major Heat Wave Sweeps Central and Northeast U.S.

After deaths in the Pacific Northwest, parts of the central United States will see record-breaking temperatures, with the Northeast broiling on Thursday.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #southwestern-states-us, #summer-season, #texas, #weather

The Wonderfully Mundane Joys of Summer

Kids getting to be kids again.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #road-trips, #roller-coasters, #summer-season

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

Scorchers like the one last week are still unusual, but global warming is making them more likely, and worse when they do strike.

#england, #europe, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #london-england, #met-office-united-kingdom, #summer-season, #surrey-england, #weather, #western-europe, #world-weather-attribution, #yorkshire-england

Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

#adams-eric-l, #asian-americans, #beaches, #black-people, #bronx-river-bronx-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #education-department-nyc, #education-department-nys, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hispanic-americans, #hochul-kathleen-c, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #oceans-and-seas, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #swimming-pools, #whites

Let Your Taste Buds Be Your Guide

In all five boroughs (plus Jersey City), options abound to explore neighborhoods through restaurants and tours. Here are one food lover’s suggestions.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #jersey-city-nj, #korean-food-cuisine, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pizza, #queens-nyc, #restaurants, #summer-season

Classical Music Has a Hazy Future in Lincoln Center’s Summers

A new festival moves away from a genre that has been central to the performing arts center’s identity for decades.

#classical-music, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #mostly-mozart-festival, #mostly-mozart-festival-orchestra, #summer-season, #summer-for-the-city, #thake-shanta, #timms-henry

Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns?

School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #legal-profession, #summer-season, #workplace-environment

20 Easy Salads for Every Summer Table

Using vibrant vegetables and fruits at peak freshness is a great way to eat well — and inexpensively — throughout the season.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #salad-dressings, #salads, #summer-season

What to See, Eat and Do in Toronto

It’s the city’s traditional high season and it is celebrating with newly opened hotels and restaurants and a revived live-performance scene.

#culture-arts, #food, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #summer-season, #theater, #toronto-ontario, #travel-and-vacations

Summer Travel, Made Easy

You need not travel far to experience the delights of summer.

#internal-storyline-no, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Pass the Chowder, and the Curry: Jamaican Chefs Add to Cape Cod’s Culinary Delights

Thanks to Jamaican seasonal workers, the taste of Cape Cod now extends beyond the known lineup of Yankee favorites, to golden patties, jerk-rubbed meats and turmeric-rich curries.

#affordable-housing, #cape-cod-mass, #chefs, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #jamaican-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #restaurants, #seafood, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #visas

A Guide to Fourth of July Weekend

Recommendations for a summer holiday — movies, podcasts, “Stranger Things” and cobbler.

#independence-day-us-july-4, #internal-storyline-no, #summer-season

N.Y. Lifeguards Now Watch for Sharks, Facing Dramatic Increase in Sightings

Amid an increase in shark sightings, lifeguards are increasing patrols and adopting new strategies, but marine experts say “the danger to people is infinitesimal.”

#beaches, #jones-beach-ny, #lifeguards, #long-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #point-lookout-ny, #robert-moses-state-park-babylon-ny, #sharks, #summer-season

What to Know About Flight Delays and Cancellations This Summer

Going into the Fourth of July weekend, with nearly 13 million people expected to fly on U.S. carriers, we look at the numbers behind the delays and cancellations and see what lessons can be learned.

#air-traffic-control, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #independence-day-us-july-4, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

A Trip to Shelter Island, Just Outside of New York City

But with recently refurbished hotels, is this the moment it gives in to glitz? A writer gets on his bike to explore.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restaurants, #shelter-island-ny, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

N.Y.C. Pools Open Amid a Swim Lesson Shortage, Raising Safety Fears

The city has canceled free swim lessons and private swim programs are feeling the squeeze from a lack of lifeguards. One expert said: “Some of those kids are going to drown.”

#black-people, #drownings, #garrido-henry, #hochul-kathleen-c, #lifeguards, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #shortages, #summer-season, #swimming, #usa-swimming, #young-mens-christian-assn-ymca

7 Tips for House Plant Care

If you are known to turn a lush house plant into a rotting carcass, here are a few expert tips for making greenery thrive.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #summer-season, #weeds

Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance for a Campsite

A booking system used by the National Park Service may be disadvantaging marginalized communities the service has worked hard to attract.

#camps-and-camping, #computers-and-the-internet, #kampgrounds-of-america, #minorities, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #summer-season, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Summer Begins

The season is almost here, finally, with all its sun-dappled splendor and glorious clichés.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #fathers-day, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #music, #summer-season, #united-states-open-golf

Copenhagen: What to Eat, Drink and Do This Summer

Add the Tour de France — starting in Denmark’s capital this year — to the roster of summer activities, which also includes music festivals, design exhibitions and indulging in buttery pastries.

#copenhagen-denmark, #summer-season, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race, #travel-and-vacations

How #Vanlifers Are Adjusting to Rising Gas Prices

Remaining in destinations longer, using gas apps and signing up for fuel cards allow nomadic travelers to stay on the road.

#american-automobile-assn, #budget-travel, #buses, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-vehicles, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #upstart2022, #vans

How Travelers to Europe Can Deal With the Summer’s Chaos

Hours in security lines. Canceled flights. Lost baggage. Here’s a look at how you could be affected by travel disruptions this summer and tips on how to prepare.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #europe, #lost-and-found-property, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

6 Ways to Sleep Better in the Summer

Though seasonal shifts can derail your sleep, there are things you can do to snooze more soundly when it’s hot out.

#audio-neutral-informative, #content-type-service, #daylight-saving-time, #insomnia, #seasons-and-months, #sleep, #summer-season

Gas Prices in U.S. Hit $5 a Gallon

The unrelenting march higher continues as the average price touches a new milestone, according to AAA.

#american-automobile-assn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gas-prices, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #production, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #summer-season, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Lifeguards Are Scarce This Beach Season

Lifeguards are in short supply around the country this year because of low unemployment and Covid’s effects on training. Pools have been left closed and beaches unguarded.

#beaches, #labor-and-jobs, #lifeguards, #milwaukee-wis, #summer-season, #swimming

The Start of Summer

We’ve got some recommendations.

#books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Rockaway Beach Is Partially Closed. That’s Not Stopping These Beachgoers

Access is restricted along a popular stretch of the beach until at least mid-July because of work to protect the shoreline from coastal flooding.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

Summer Reading

Today we look at this summer’s crop of new books.

#books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #internal-storyline-no, #summer-season

Gas Prices Hit New Highs as Summer Driving Season Starts

A gallon has jumped by about 50 cents over the last month as Russia’s war in Ukraine has continued to unsettle the global energy market.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fuel-efficiency, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #refineries, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

It’s Still Covid’s World. We’re Just Living In It.

The virus has receded from the headlines, but it may continue to cause major problems for some time to come.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #politics-and-government, #summer-season, #united-states-economy, #vaccination-and-immunization

Summer in the City Is Back (Again!)

And this year, we made a bucket list to get you started.

#ferries, #festivals, #food, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #movies, #new-york-city, #summer-season

7 Great Biking Cities (and Which Trails to Ride)

There’s no better way to zip through a new city than on two wheels. Here are some routes to try, from riverside jaunts to mountain climbs.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bogota-colombia, #budget-travel, #colombia, #copenhagen-denmark, #cycling-road, #denmark, #geneva-ny, #georgetown-washington-dc, #golden-gate-park-san-francisco, #manhattan-nyc, #manhattan-waterfront-greenway, #paris-france, #san-francisco-calif, #summer-season, #switzerland, #travel-and-vacations, #washington-dc

Summer Reading BSuggestions

A book for “White Lotus” fans, a coming-of-age story in the Canary Islands, Werner Herzog’s debut novel (yes, it’s grim) and more.

#books-and-literature, #herzog-werner, #ohara-frank, #pym-barbara, #rhys-jean, #schjeldahl-peter, #summer-season, #writing-and-writers

Helicopters vs. Homeowners: A Very Hamptons Fight

The East Hampton Airport is set to close on May 17, but frequent fliers, business owners and others have filed lawsuits to keep it open.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #beaches, #blade-inc, #dans-papers, #east-hampton-ny, #east-hampton-airport-long-island-ny, #hamptons-ny, #helicopters, #high-net-worth-individuals, #netjets, #noise, #private-aircraft, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #roads-and-traffic, #southampton-ny, #suffolk-county-ny, #summer-season

Vacationers Turned the Hamptons Into a Year-Round Home. Business Followed.

The operators and owners of businesses that have expanded or opened new locations in the summer resort towns talked about why they made the move.

#amagansett-ny, #bridgehampton-ny, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #east-hampton-ny, #hamptons-ny, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #long-island-ny, #montauk-ny, #new-york-university-langone-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #southampton-ny, #summer-season, #weill-cornell-medical-college, #westhampton-ny

A Broker With a Hometown Advantage Talks About ‘Selling the Hamptons’

JB Andreassi, a real estate agent on a reality TV show, said a lack of inventory has toughened the market for buyers and renters in the popular summer resort area on Long Island.

#east-hampton-ny, #hamptons-ny, #j-b-andreassi, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #reality-television, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #southampton-ny, #summer-season

Things to Do in Rome 2022: Restaurants, Attractions and More

The Eternal City continues to live up to its name, thanks to some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants and cultural spots all over town.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #colosseum-rome, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italian-food-cuisine, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #roman-civilization, #rome-italy, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Is the Dirty Shirley the Drink of the Summer?

Vodka-spiked Shirley Temples — nostalgic, colorful and unapologetically sweet — have found a way to upstage the vodka soda.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #summer-season, #temple-shirley, #vodka

High Electric Bills Get Ready for Another Energy Price Spike: High Electric Bills

Rates have jumped because of a surge in natural gas prices and could keep rising rapidly for years as utilities invest in electric grids.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #hydroelectric-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #massachusetts, #natural-gas, #new-england-states-us, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oregon, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #solar-energy, #summer-season, #wind-power

At Shadow Lake Lodge in Canada, Getting There is the Only Hard Part

No roads lead to Shadow Lake Lodge, in the backcountry near Banff, and reaching it requires an eight-mile hike. The payoff: solitude, adventure and ease.

#banff-alberta, #hikes-and-hiking, #mountains, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations