Camp? Summer school? Visiting family?
Trips that might have been two or three nights last year now feel too brief — not worth all the hoops, not quite enough time away.
From Ford to Microsoft, white-collar companies are increasingly extending working from home through next summer.
I greet autumn with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.
I greet this gorgeous season with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.
A roundup of early fall essentials, from airy dresses to cozy crocheted knits, that will ease the seasonal transition.
Farmers’ market produce is at its peak, and David Tanis thinks you should simply let it shine on its own in this dinner.
Neither house sitters nor jetting off for the weekend are possibilities for most dog owners who want to travel right now. So these furry friends are increasingly curled up in the back (or front) seat, enjoying the ride.
Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter storm on Tuesday.
Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.
“I wasn’t doing this for video games,” said one participant in the Summer Youth Employment Program, whose budget was slashed because of the pandemic. For those who didn’t get a slot, it was yet another letdown in an uncertain year.
Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.
Since 1905, four generations of Quinns have delivered letters, packages and passengers to the islands of Penobscot Bay. A lost summer could sink the tradition.
Food vendors and their devoted fans are going to great lengths, from drive-throughs to phone apps, to keep the corn dogs and chickens-on-a-stick flowing.
Organizers of cultural events in the United States and around the world showed ingenuity to keep cultural celebrations going while taking precautions against the coronavirus. Take a visual tour.
There are more options for handling mosquitoes than simply drenching yourself in a smelly DEET-based repellent. Here’s what the experts recommend.
A fishing trip is a reminder of the impulses that stop us from protecting ourselves.
Where the Bruce is loud, and the Rolling Rocks are cold.
Determined to proceed with parties and events this summer, hosts are adding screenings at the door. But such measures are hardly a guarantee of safety, medical experts warn.
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?
Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.
A lobster salad doesn’t have to be relegated to special occasions, David Tanis argues.
This is our chance to beat back coronavirus before winter comes. Let’s not waste it.
It’s hot, Donald Trump is still president, the pandemic is still raging, and did I mention that it’s hot?
While life is not quite back to normal, we found city dwellers making the most of strolling the High Line, outings to Governors Island and exploring a new section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Reopenings around the country have varied, but one thing is consistent: Summer crowds are not allowed.
They’re refreshing and ridiculously easy to make, and come with just enough bitterness to help you get through this miserable year.
Reinforcing summer safety with some of the special twists and dangers of this dangerous and twisty time.
The coronavirus had entrenched itself in communities from Pensacola to Key West, killing more than 7,000 Floridians. Then came Tropical Storm Isaias.
Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.
In this gay haven known for its nightlife, the crowds are smaller this summer. And the nightclubs are closed. But by the pool, the show goes on.
Their campaigns have moved from focusing on cleanliness to appeals to people who want “to get out of the house.”
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
Families who stayed put in cities during the pandemic are rediscovering new ways to appreciate their neighborhoods and even their homes.
Holidays in Algeria are a cornerstone of the cross-cultural identity of many French people with roots there. This year, they are stuck at home, and the pain is acute: “It’s sacred for us to leave.”
At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.
The diabetes camp that gave us hope had an unlikely connection to my father, a former priest who would have delighted in being our guardian angel.
Olmsted, like many of its New York City peers, is trying to make the most of a strange season by serving up fun and games along with the distancing.
They buzz. They hover. Sometimes they sting. But how much do you really know about these insects that can menace our summers?
As myriad activities are restricted this summer, there’s no shame in the game when it comes to creatively keeping up morale.
Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor venues are shut. But for performers and directors, open-air memories are as sharp as the bite of a mosquito.
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.
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.
With the music venues of the Jersey Shore shut because of the coronavirus, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes staged a drive-in concert.
David Tanis set out to create an exceptional black bean burger, and a whole summer menu to go with it.
Most New Yorkers who own a second-home hit the road as soon as the virus hit, but a few stayed behind.
It’s the leader who initially values capitalism over saving lives.
Over the weekend, 64 people were shot, with 10 dead. A surge of gun violence has shaken a city that was already on edge.
As the region reopens, it faces hurricane season, pandemic-related restrictions and the absence of cruise ships.
A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.