advertisement

Immunity Passports Could Be Just Around the Corner

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/30/2020, 12:00 PM

Since the onset of the pandemic, rumors of new forms of health identification or "immunity passports" have emerged periodically. But now it looks like a multinational trade organization and at least one major world government are on the verge of making what once sounded like science fiction a reality. Let's start with the multinational attempt first. Last week the International Air Transport As...

Grand Canyon Rafting Trips Are Already Filling Up for 2022

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/25/2020, 8:00 PM

Imagine owning a business that, year after year, mostly sells out its products just minutes after they're released to the public. And this is for something that won't be used until two-plus years after the date of sale. That business is Western River Expeditions and it has the good fortune of being a well-respected purveyor of a true "bucket list" experience: rafting trips through the Grand Can...

When Is the Best Day of the Week to Buy Airfare and Fly in 2021? A New Study Reveals All

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/24/2020, 8:00 PM

This year, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a measly single block long, Christmas markets around the world are largely canceled, and far fewer people will gather at grandma's house. But one of this travel writer's favorite holiday traditions is proceeding without interruption, much to my delight and astonishment. I'm talking about the annual Travel Trends Report by the Airline Reportin...

Relocation Is the New Way to Travel, but Where Do People Want to Move?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/24/2020, 3:00 PM

Given that the coronavirus is raging in most parts of the world, a weeklong vacation isn’t socially responsible right now. But with so many working remotely, inveterate wanderers are satisfying their wanderlust by relocating for six months to a year. That way, you can allow for two weeks of quarantine at the start of your stay and still get to experience new places and people. According to a...

Latest Dining Trend? Rapid Covid-19 Tests at Restaurants

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/19/2020, 11:00 AM

What pairs best with a nasal swab—prosecco or champagne? The City Winery restaurant chain is about to ask that question. City Winery locations, dedicated to wine appreciation and live music (in normal times), are currently open in Atlanta, Chicago, New York State's Hudson Valley, Nashville, and New York City. Outposts in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., are temporarily closed due ...

What Road Trips Are Really Like Right Now: Staying Safe, Saving Money

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/18/2020, 11:00 AM

Life goes on. Although it may be wiser to wait until there’s a vaccine before hitting the road (a prospect that, knock wood, seems right around the corner), many of us want, or even need, to travel sooner than that. There are ways to take road trips safely and economically, but some advance planning is a necessity. Too much is closed or limited right now for travelers to simply trust in chan...

Open a New Window: See Video Views from Homes Around the World

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/18/2020, 10:00 AM

It may not be the most dramatic part of a trip, but there is one moment when it really hits me that I’ve left my normal life behind. After the whirlwind of flying or driving to my destination, I get settled in my hotel or vacation home, take a breath, and look out the window. And with that glance, I feel it: My reality has shifted. That intake of breath, that realization, that first look, ha...

Holiday Travel in 2020: Safer Places to Go, Places to Stay, Road Trips

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/13/2020, 7:00 PM

It sometimes feels like Covid-19 stripped us of the most precious parts of our humanity. Thanks to the virus, theater, dance, and music performances are too dangerous to attend, as are dinner parties in homes. Even the act of a grandparent cradling a new grandchild carries risks right now. For this reason, scientists and government officials have been begging the public not to visit extended fa...

Iconic Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore in Paris Fights for Survival

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/12/2020, 10:00 AM

The bookstore beloved by the Lost Generation is now in danger of being lost itself. Shakespeare and Company was founded in Paris by Sylvia Beach just after World War I. Specializing in literature in English, the shop and lending library became a gathering place for American literary superstars living in Paris between the two world wars. Poets such as T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound as well as nove...

Holiday Air Travel in 2020: Safety, Finding Cheap Fares, and More

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/11/2020, 3:00 PM

If you plan to fly over the holiday season, let’s start with the good news: Your airplane ride may be the safest part of your trip. To be frank, I'm not convinced that holiday travel is an altogether good idea in 2020; click here to read my article that gathers the current warnings against leaving home this year.   Still, if you're going to be in the air, studies have shown that—because of HEPA...

Displaying entries 1 - 10 of 570 in total