From Seattle, Go to Bellingham for Active Days and Appetizing Nights

The Pacific Northwest’s lesser-known jewel, Bellingham, Wash., offers world-class scenery, sculpture and seafood within easy reach of Seattle.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #bellingham-wash, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #restaurants, #seafood, #smithsonian-american-art-museum, #travel-and-vacations

Gas Prices Force Many to Rethink Driving, and Spending

As summer trips beckon, some are traveling less, at least by car. And those candy bars at the convenience store may find fewer takers.

#consumer-behavior, #inflation-economics, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shopping-and-retail, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

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

Post-Roe, Her Facebook Group Went Viral

Veronica Risinger made a little online spot for neighbors to share information on abortion. Then 30,000 people joined.

#abortion, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations

Looking for a Getaway Near Los Angeles? Try Ojai.

This small, verdant city, nestled in the mountains of California’s Ventura County, has a famous attraction that’s not to be missed. But plenty of other things about Ojai will leave you wanting more.

#los-angeles-calif, #ojai-calif, #pink-moment, #travel-and-vacations

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

Documenting India’s Distinctive Birdhouses

For seven years, a photographer based in Delhi has collected images of ornamental structures known as chabutras. Here are some of his favorites.

#birds, #gujarat-state-india, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #india, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

What to See, Eat and Do in New Orleans

Immersive art, bespoke hotels and restaurants that range from Creole to a ‘tropical roadhouse’ are only a few of the offerings awaiting visitors.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #new-orleans-la, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Finding Traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of “the ultimate outdoors woman.”

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #content-type-personal-profile, #maryland, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #slavery-historical, #travel-and-vacations, #tubman-harriet, #underground-railroad-19th-century

A Herd in Exile: Riding Horses on Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago

A photographer spent a few weeks helping run a horseback riding program on the white-sand beaches of Benguerra Island. Here’s what she saw.

#animals, #beaches, #family-business, #horses, #islands, #mozambique, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

Thankful for Mike Pence’s Courage on Jan. 6

A reader praises the former vice president; another reluctantly suggests pardoning Donald Trump. Also: Ukraine what ifs; Covid mandates; paid internships.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #internships, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #travel-and-vacations, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

Capturing the Joyful Spirit of a Montana General Store

The state’s oldest continually open general store serves customers in Fishtail from all walks of life, from ranchers and miners to doctors and C.E.O.s.

#cowboys-and-cowgirls, #mines-and-mining, #montana, #travel-and-vacations

The Dream of the Open Road Collides With the Reality of $5-a-Gallon Gas

Inflation at the diner. Sky-high prices at the pump. The view of the country from a 5,000-mile car journey is clear: It’s expensive out there.

#atlanta-ga, #budget-travel, #great-smoky-mountains-national-park, #new-orleans-la, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #roads-and-traffic, #tennessee, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

Stuckey’s Pins Revival on the Return of the Great American Road Trip

The pandemic reinvigorated car travel and, with it, the market for snacks and Americana. Will it last?

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #pecans, #road-trips, #stephanie-stuckey, #stuckeys, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Things to Do in Chicago: Food, Museums and More

Theater, art and music are flourishing, and on the culinary scene, a 13-course Filipino tasting menu and a sleek Black-owned winery in Bronzeville are just a few of the city’s new offerings.

#chicago-ill, #culture-arts, #restaurants, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

Hiking Down to Phantom Ranch, the Grand Canyon’s ‘Destination Hotel’

The entire point of the unique place is the experience involved in getting there.

#grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations

Behold the Lionfish, as Transfixing as It Is Destructive

Lionfish, while spectacularly beautiful, are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef habitats.

#bonaire, #caribbean-area, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #hunting-and-trapping, #marine-biology, #photography, #reefs, #travel-and-vacations

Summer Vacation Movies

They offer a double dose of escape.

#comedy-and-humor, #girls-trip-movie, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

Scottsdale Has Become the Bachelorette Party Destination of the West

Local hot-air balloon and desert Jeep tour outfitters are crawling with groups of women belting out Katy Perry songs and only occasionally throwing up.

#arizona, #scottsdale-ariz, #travel-and-vacations, #weddings-and-engagements

A Road Trip Explores Pennsylvania’s Rye Whiskey

Old Monongahela rye is having a comeback. A distillery road trip tells the story of its fall and rise, with Alexander Hamilton playing the villain.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #pennsylvania, #travel-and-vacations, #whiskey, #wigle-whiskey

Driving Iceland’s Overlooked North

For those seeking an alternative to the popular Golden Circle, the Diamond Circle winds through volcanic landscapes featuring powerful waterfalls, misty vistas and sulfurous pools.

#geology, #iceland, #travel-and-vacations

Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

#ando-tadao, #architecture, #arnault-bernard, #art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourse-de-commerce-paris-france, #chirac-jacques, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #ducasse-alain, #fischer-urs, #flavin-dan, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #louvre-museum, #mcgurr-lenny, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #nouvel-jean, #paris-france, #pigalle-paris-france-retail-store, #ray-man, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Midtown Manhattan Has a Pulse Again

Tourists, office workers and New Yorkers from other neighborhoods are returning to — and enjoying — the heart of the city.

#bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #garment-district-manhattan-ny, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #rockefeller-center-manhattan-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations

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

Circling Sicily on Its Regional Trains

A Dutch photographer, documenting the culture of regional train travel, managed to get around the Italian island for less than $100. Here’s what she saw.

#buses, #europe, #italy, #railroads, #sicily-italy, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

How Some People Travel to the U.S. After Positive Covid Tests

Entering the United States by air requires a negative coronavirus test. Some people who can’t provide one are using a workaround: flying to Canada or Mexico, then entering via a land border.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-society-of-tropical-medicine-and-hygiene, #canada-border-services-agency, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

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

8 of the Best Bike Trails in the U.S.

Tens of thousands of miles of abandoned railroad tracks have been developed into recreational paths since the 1960s. Here are scenic pathways through deserts, valleys, mountain passages and more.

#arizona, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #california, #cheshire-conn, #cheyenne-wyo, #children-and-childhood, #coeur-dalene-idaho, #colorado, #cumberland-md, #cycling-mountain-bike, #downieville-calif, #farmington-conn, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #laramie-wyo, #minnesota, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #railroads, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #travel-and-vacations, #washington-county-md

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

A Family Measures Milestones on an Alaskan Cycling Trip

In the shadow of the iconic Denali peak in Alaska, a family bikes over the next rise and into the great unknown.

#alaska, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #denali-national-park-alaska, #parenting, #travel-and-vacations

Vacation Reading, Unpacked

What do we want from the books we take with us when we travel? They can be a destination, a guide — or the tether that restores us to ourselves.

#books-and-literature, #travel-and-vacations

Testing Requirements for Travel to the U.S.? Here’s What to Know

The requirement to test for Covid before flying to the United States is hated by many travelers and the U.S. travel industry. But the government shows no sign of getting rid of it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #americans-abroad, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations

In Romania’s Transylvanian Alps, See Bison on Safari

In Europe, “rewilding” is aiding the reintroduction of key animal species, including bison, which visitors can track in the forests and meadows of western Romania.

#biodiversity, #bison, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #rewilding-europe, #romania, #safaris, #transylvania-romania, #travel-and-vacations

An Intimate Look at Mexico’s Indigenous Seri People

The identity of the Seri is integrally tied to their natural environment, which in recent years has been susceptible to an increasing number of existential threats.

#gulf-of-california-mexico, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy, #sonoran-desert, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls

Returning to Istanbul, a Place of Competing Identities

When Aatish Taseer first traveled to the Turkish city, he was closeted and just beginning his writing career. This time, he explores revolutions personal and political.

#baldwin-james-1924-87, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #istanbul-turkey, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022, #turkey, #writing-and-writers

A Writer Returns to the Grand Canyon, This Time With His Mother’s Ashes

Thomas Page McBee first visited the national park as a child on a family vacation. Thirty-three years later — and 11 after starting testosterone — he finally reckons with his parent’s death.

#arizona, #discrimination, #grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022, #writing-and-writers

On Switzerland’s Mount Pilatus, a Writer Remembers

Maaza Mengiste’s childhood trip to the mountain didn’t go well. Upon returning decades later, she gains a new understanding of her mother’s life — and her own.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lucerne-switzerland, #switzerland, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022

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

A Woman Alone in Oman: Three Weeks Along the Arabian Coast

In December, a photographer set off on a 2,600-mile road trip, traveling from the Yemeni border to the Strait of Hormuz. Here’s what she saw.

#beaches, #camps-and-camping, #dunes, #foreign-workers, #oman, #photography, #politics-and-government, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls

3 Americans Die in Mysterious Circumstances at Bahamas Resort

It was unclear what happened but officials said they did not suspect foul play and there were no signs of trauma. Another guest was hospitalized in stable condition.

#birmingham-ala, #deaths-fatalities, #grand-exuma-island-bahamas, #sandals-resorts-international-ltd, #travel-and-vacations

A Psychedelic Trip to Timothy Leary’s Catalina Resort in Mexico

Most travelers descending on Zihuatanejo are unaware of the resort city’s storied past with the apostle of psychedelic drugs, and his experiments in consciousness expansion.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #ecstasy-drug, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #leary-timothy, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #ram-dass-1931, #travel-and-vacations, #zihuatanejo-mexico

Testing Positive for the Coronavirus Overseas: What You Need to Know

Extending your vacation as you wait for negative test results — it’s a luxurious thought. But the reality can be expensive and stressful. Here’s what you need to know.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #telemedicine, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

What to Eat, See and Do in Manhattan 

Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.

#art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #meatpacking-district-manhattan-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Chasing a Mighty Relic of Yesteryear: Union Pacific 4014

A train enthusiast reflects on the grandeur of the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, recently returned to service.

#college-station-tex, #engines, #fort-worth-tex, #photography, #railroads, #restoration-and-renovation, #southern-states-us, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #steel-and-iron, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #union-pacific-corporation, #united-states

What to Do in London: Platinum Jubilee, ‘Bridgerton’ Events and More

Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.

#art, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hyde-park-london-england, #kensington-brooklyn-ny, #kings-cross-london-england, #london-england, #mayfair-london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #river-thames-england, #shoreditch-london-england, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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

Who Helped End the Travel Mask Mandate?

The mask rule on planes and public transportation has been targeted by the travel industry and Republican lawmakers. In the end, it was brought down by a little-known nonprofit, a conservative judge and chance.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #florida, #health-freedom-defense-fund, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transportation, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization