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[Updated 2021] Find a Hookup or Site for Your RV in Four Easy Steps

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/04/2020, 10:45 PM

Availability is far harder to come by this summer, but here are some resources for finding empty campsites for a road trip.

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Plan U.S. Travel With This New Interactive Map of Each State's Covid-19 Rules

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/02/2020, 1:00 PM

We need to give a big thank you to the National Governors Association. It just created an interactive map, the Covid-19 State and Territory Actions Tracker (pictured above in a screenshot). The free new tool makes summer road trips much easier. It shows, at a glance, the policies in any state you might be visiting. For example, those who might be driving into Maine, Rhode Island, Kansas, or ...

Will Hawaii Secede from the United States? Touristically, We Mean

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/01/2020, 12:00 PM

Imagine if Gov. Andrew Cuomo were to meet with the New York State Legislature to propose a special relationship that only applied to New York State and France. "Because the Empire State and the great country of France have a shared level of sophistication, a shared love of good food and wine, and similar political leanings, we are going to make it easier for French citizens to visit New York," ...

Dream Job Alert! Drink Beer and Hike Mountains All Day for $20,000

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/01/2020, 10:00 AM

Know anyone looking for a job? Or should I ask, "Do you live under a rock?" Of course you know someone who is unemployed right now. And if that's not you, be a mensch and tell your friends about this sweet opportunity to make money. The person who lands the position gets $20,000. The Devil's Backbone Brewing Company is looking for a "Chief Hiking Officer" for 2021. Whoever gets the gig wi...

Will Airline Service Cuts Turn Parts of USA Into No-Go Zones?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/01/2020, 10:00 AM

Like our nation's highway system, airlines play a vital role in knitting together the country, allowing for commerce as well as travel between the states. That's why the federal government's airline bailout was contingent on the carriers promising to maintain service to American airports big and small. But there was a loophole: Airlines were given the right to petition the government to drop...

There's More Room at the Inns of the National Parks This Summer. Here's Why

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/29/2020, 11:00 AM

Americans who visited a U.S. national park in recent years might have learned something surprising: Though the parks are America’s greatest treasures, it is foreign visitors who seem to treasure them most. At the Grand Canyon, Acadia, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, or one of the other top parks, you were as likely to overhear conversations in German, French, or Mandarin as in English. For obvious r...

Cyprus Takes a Humane and Ethical Approach to Reopening to Tourism

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/28/2020, 11:00 AM

If you've visited Cyprus, you know that it's the local custom for some Cypriots to greet everyone, whether they know them or not, with a friendly smile and a "Ya Su." Though that's usually translated as "hello," the real meaning is, "I wish you good health." So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Republic of Cyprus is trying to kick-start its tourism industry by promising to work for the h...

Is Renting an RV a Safe Bet for Summer Travel?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/22/2020, 6:00 PM

RVing is going to be huge this summer. We spoke with RV rental companies about what they're doing to make their vehicles hygienic. 

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A First-Timer's Guide to Renting an RV

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/22/2020, 12:00 AM

Interested in hitting the road in an RV? Here's what you need to know about finding rentals, selecting the right kind of vehicle, and more. 

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Portugal Reopens to Tourism June 6, but with an Odd Twist

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/19/2020, 2:00 PM

Update, June 30: Portugal has updated its policy to conform to recommendations by the European Union. Americans are no longer welcomed. For complete information, see our feature about the rules of entry for most European countries.  Like many countries in Europe, Portugal will reopen to nonessential travel (i.e., tourism) soon. But unlike its neighbors, Portugal is basing its decisions about w...

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