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Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over the U.S. Adding 116 Countries to the "Do Not Travel" List

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/22/2021, 5:00 PM

Early this week, the U.S. State Department, as it often does, updated its list of travel advisories—and the resulting headlines sparked some consternation. On the surface, headlines like "U.S. State Department says it will boost ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories to 80% of the world" might throw your heart into your throat. At first glance, it seems as if the entire planet is shutting back down before ...

Which Galapagos Islands Are Best to Visit? Finding The Animals

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/20/2021, 3:00 PM

Plan your Galápagos vacation with our easy guide to the major flora and fauna of each island.

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Hawaii Set to Make Entry Easy for Vaccinated Visitors This Summer

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/12/2021, 4:00 PM

As tortured and as controversial as Covid-19 safety measures have been across some parts of the United States, the rules for Hawaii have been even more intense—by necessity.  From the very start of the pandemic, the stakes for Hawaii were higher than for other parts of the U.S. With no ability to transport patients easily across state lines to other hospitals, officials in Hawaii knew that in o...

Men in Kilts: Find The Locations of Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish's Scotland Series

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/11/2021, 6:00 PM

Where do Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish go on their Starz travel series "Men in Kilts"? We're keeping track and listing the stops right here.

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Airlines Bring Back Fees, But Not for Every Passenger

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/07/2021, 5:00 PM

Strange as it may feel to find anything about 2020 that could possibly qualify as the Good Old Days, the global crisis did yield a few positives. When demand for commercial flights plummeted and customers needed to reschedule their plans, all the major carriers obliged—in some cases, after public coercion—by eliminating their change fees so travelers could cancel or delay their flights without ...

Norwegian's Fully Vaccinated Return to Cruising Sets Up Tough Choices for Families

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/06/2021, 6:00 PM

This summer, the cruise line that vacationers pick will say a lot about their vaccination status. We've already heard announcements of impending summer returns by Royal Caribbean (to Israel, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom), Crystal (to the Bahamas and Greece), and Celebrity (to St. Maarten in the Caribbean). In all of those cases, everyone over the age of 18 will be required to show proof o...

Vaccinated People May Travel, Says the CDC

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/02/2021, 10:00 AM

It's the news Americans have been waiting to hear for more than a year. Fully vaccinated people are cleared to travel domestically, according to updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's official definition of "fully vaccinated" is two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series such as those made by Pfizer and Moderna, or two weeks aft...

How Soon After Receiving the Vaccine Can You Travel?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/02/2021, 10:00 AM

Can you start traveling as soon as you're vaccinated for the coronavirus? The answer is complicated, balancing personal risk and the safety of others. 

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When It Comes to Getting You Across Borders, Not All Vaccines Are Equal

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/31/2021, 12:00 PM

The world's pharmaceutical companies answered the call for a Covid-19 vaccine, and their efforts are now paying dividends. According to biotech news outlet BioPharma Dive, there are now a half dozen formulations hailing from various nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, and Russia. The success has been so remarkable that by mid-April, some 90% of Americans ar...

Celebrity's Newest Ship Will Avoid America by Sailing to Greece and Israel

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/30/2021, 3:00 PM

Yet another major cruise ship has been added to the growing lineup of vessels eager to serve American vacationers—but not in the United States. With the U.S. government's Conditional Sailing Order still hampering the full return of cruising to Yankee shores, Celebrity has elected to send the new Celebrity Apex to Greece. Starting June 19, the long-delayed ship will debut with 7-night trips o...

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