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

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Do You Have a Love Story About Being Separated by National Borders?

The Modern Love podcast wants to hear from you.

#dating-and-relationships, #immigration-and-emigration, #love-emotion, #migrants-environmental, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

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New York Faces Lasting Economic Toll Even as Pandemic Passes

The city’s prosperity is heavily dependent on patterns of work and travel that may be irreversibly altered.

#commuting, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment

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The Sunday Read: ‘Finding My Father’

A father’s mysterious disappearance fuels one writer’s quest for identity.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #cuba, #madrid-spain, #parenting, #south-america, #travel-and-vacations

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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

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Touring Alaska in an R.V.

For a photographer based in Juneau, two Alaskan roads — the Glenn Highway and the Richardson Highway — formed the backbone of a stunning late-spring road trip.

#alaska, #automobiles, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mines-and-mining, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #recreational-vehicles, #travel-and-vacations

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Encounters With Ghosts on Georgia’s Golden Isles

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to outrun the ghosts of the South,” writes the author, whose African American grandparents were born in Georgia. A road trip reveals both the weight of the past and hope for the future.

#abrams-stacey-y, #black-people, #discrimination, #georgia, #slavery-historical, #st-simons-island-ga, #travel-and-vacations

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E.U. Recommends Opening to Americans to Rescue the Summer

The European Union recommended its 27 member nations lift a ban on nonessential travel from the United States, but each country will decide for itself.

#european-union, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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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

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Southwest Airlines Delays and Cancels Hundreds of Flights a Third Day

The headaches began with problems with a weather data supplier on Monday, then technical issues on Tuesday, all of which spilled over into Wednesday.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #computers-and-the-internet, #delays-transportation, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations

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CDC Travel Guidelines: What You Need to Know

In updated recommendations, the federal health agency said both domestic and international travel was low risk for fully vaccinated Americans. But travel remains far from simple.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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What Are The Roadblocks to a Covid Vaccine Passport?

Creating a digital certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus is one of the hottest debates right now. What’s keeping it from happening, and why are some people opposed?

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronic-health-records, #european-commission, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know

For now, the best way to show that you’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple white card. Here, your key questions are answered.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #mobile-applications, #passports, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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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

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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

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The Quiet Strength of an Old-Growth Forest

When you have survived for hundreds or even thousands of years, there’s a strong chance you have seen it all before.

#fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #land-use-policies, #travel-and-vacations, #wildfires

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Exploring Greece’s Unseen Corners

For several years, a photographer has documented local Greek customs and attire, turning his lens toward his country’s vibrant traditional culture.

#fashion-and-apparel, #greece, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

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Traveling to Hawaii? Be Prepared to Pay

Interest in visiting the islands is running high, but the price of paradise can be multiple Covid tests, expensive stints in quarantine, long waits in line and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hawaii, #kauai-hawaii, #oahu-hawaii, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What to Know About Testing and Vaccine Requirements for Travel

Do you need to be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test for your next trip? Check this guide before traveling domestically or abroad.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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

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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

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A Celebrity Cruise Sets Sail, the First Post-Pandemic

A reporter took the first cruise from a North American port since the pandemic began. Here’s what she learned about how Covid has changed cruising.

#caribbean-area, #celebrity-cruises-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #travel-and-vacations

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No Broadway Shows? No Problem. Walking Tours Fill a Void.

Tim Dolan of Broadway Up Close and his crew of tour guides are back on the sidewalks, catering to a growing number of visitors.

#broadway-up-close-walking-tours-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #dolan-tim-1985, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #walking

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Headliners and Headdresses Return to Las Vegas. Will Tourists Follow?

The first shows to reopen face a challenge: It is hard to draw audiences without tourists, but hard to draw tourists without shows.

#casinos, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jillette-penn, #las-vegas-nev, #shutdowns-institutional, #teller, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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A Tiny Spanish Island Where Pirates Once Roamed

There is no place to shop on Nueva Tabarca, scant cellphone reception and unreliable internet. To some, that is part of its appeal.

#nueva-tabarca-spain, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #travel-and-vacations

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6 U.S. Destinations for a Remote-Working Vacation

As workers prepare to return to the office in coming months, here are six towns and cities to consider squeezing in a working vacation or two.

#airbnb, #arizona, #auburn-ny, #brunswick-me, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diamond-head-oahu-hawaii, #finger-lakes-region-ny, #food, #hawaii, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #ithaca-ny, #kansas, #maine, #names-geographical, #petaluma-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #rivers, #shawnee-kan, #sonoma-county-calif, #sonoran-desert, #telecommuting, #topeka-kan, #travel-and-vacations, #tucson-ariz, #watkins-glen-ny, #wines

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Meet the People Who Make New York City’s Summer Hustle Happen

After a stalled season last year, the beach buskers, bait sellers and heladeros embody the spirit of a city scrambling back.

#central-park-boathouse, #delicioso-coco-helado, #entrepreneurship, #new-york-city, #nycco, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Can Travel Be Fun Again?

For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation, the author and psychologist argues.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Help! How to Support Local Communities in Your Travels

A reader asks for recommendations for domestic travel destinations, particularly places that rely on tourism — and encourage vaccinations.

#alclear-llc-clear, #charlottesville-va, #content-type-service, #lindblad-expeditions, #los-angeles-calif, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #nycco, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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United Airlines Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

The airline, which plans to buy planes from Boom Supersonic, a start-up, could become the first to offer ultrafast commercial flights since the Concorde stopped flying in 2003.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-company, #boom-supersonic, #japan-airlines, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines, #united-states

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Upended by the Pandemic, Haute Chefs Move Into Hotels

Hotels not necessarily known for fine dining are drawing award-winning chefs seeking opportunities for reinvention.

#austin-tex, #bailey-mashama-chef, #baja-california-mexico, #bloomfield-april, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crenn-dominique, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #izard-stephanie-chef, #kostow-christopher, #napa-calif, #ojai-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #relocation-of-business, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif, #san-jose-del-cabo-mexico, #silverton-nancy, #travel-and-vacations, #vongerichten-jean-georges, #washington-conn

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Dream Trips Without the Crowds? That’s the Hope, Anyway.

Tour companies are reporting a resurgence in interest for trips to bucket-list destinations, where travelers can still see the sites without being jostled.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #egypt, #kathmandu-nepal, #machu-picchu-peru, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pools, From Above

On Memorial Day, just in time for summer’s unofficial start, allow yourself a moment of relaxation with these soothing aerial photos of cool, enticing waters.

#photography, #swimming-pools, #travel-and-vacations

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Atlas Obscura, a Travel Site Focused on the Weird and Obscure, Digs Deeper

Atlas Obscura has reviewed how it tells its stories about curious places in light of last year’s shift in how Americans view their past.

#atlas-obscura, #content-type-service, #travel-and-leisure, #travel-and-vacations

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Caught Between Two Countries, a Minnesota Resort Area Still Feels Lockdown Blues

Covid may be waning. But businesses at the Northwest Angle, a tourist-dependent slice of Minnesota accessible by land only from Canada, still feel the pain.

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

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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

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‘Like a Dream’: Latin Americans Head to U.S. for Covid Shots

Frustrated with the lagging pace of vaccinations at home, well-off Latin Americans have been flying north for a shot — and feeling guilty about those left behind.

#asuncion-paraguay, #brazil, #buenos-aires-argentina, #colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #travel-agencies-and-agents, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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British Tourists Return to Portugal, Unleashed but (Mostly) Masked

Sorely in need of sun and a change of scene, British travelers returned to the newly “green-listed” country and were met by relief, exasperation — and hardly anyone.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #portugal, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

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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

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To Test Covid Protocols, Cruise Lines Turn to Volunteer Guinea Pigs

Hundreds of thousands of cruise lovers have signed up to take part in sailings designed to test new health and safety measures.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #florida, #royal-caribbean-cruises-ltd, #travel-and-vacations

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Space Station May Host Wave of TV Shows and Films

A Discovery reality TV competition, a Russian medical thriller and more productions could be heading to the orbital outpost in the next year.

#axiom-space-inc, #discovery-channel, #international-space-station, #maezawa-yusaku, #movies, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #reality-television, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #travel-and-vacations, #whitson-peggy

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Italian Cable Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

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Cable-Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

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6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer

Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.

#air-france, #airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #cellular-telephones, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #europe, #european-travel-commission, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #resy-network-inc, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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The Caribbean Conundrum: United by Tourists, Divided by Covid

The pandemic struck these islands unequally. What does this mean for tourism, a major economic driver for the entire region? The answer is unique, just like the islands.

#aruba, #barbados, #bermuda, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #travel-and-vacations, #virgin-islands-great-britain, #virgin-islands-us

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The Perilous Hunt for Coconut Crabs on a Remote Polynesian Island

On Makatea, an uplifted coral atoll marred by decades of mining, searching for crabs often requires gambling with the treacherous terrain.

#coconuts, #crabs, #french-polynesia-france, #hunting-and-trapping, #islands, #mines-and-mining, #travel-and-vacations

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Discover a Water Sport

This should be the summer you become a swimmer, a paddler or a sailor — it’s easier than you think.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #kayaks, #lakes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sailboats-and-sailing, #swimming, #travel-and-vacations, #water

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Inside the Long-Lost Brickyards That Built N.Y.C.

A century ago, brickmaking along the Hudson River was thriving. Then the industry vanished.

#brick-and-tile, #haverstraw-ny, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #landslides-and-mudslides, #museums, #new-york-city, #restoration-and-renovation, #rockland-county-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #ulster-county-ny

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Not Your Pre-Pandemic Las Vegas

Here is a place that your family can now leave feeling more (gasp!) enlightened than when they arrived — provided they keep their distance from the casinos.

#chinatown-las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #travel-and-vacations

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Italy’s Vaccine Drive Runs Up Against a Sacred Institution: Summer Vacation

The inoculation campaign in the country is speeding up, but it is heading smack into the holiday period, prompting fears among officials that some would rather get away than get a shot.

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

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