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Airport Leadership Begs the US Government to Regulate Mask Usage

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/23/2020, 10:00 AM

Much of the attention given to the issue of air travel safety in the time of Covid-19 has focused on the in-flight experience. But airports, too, are gathering places for crowds, and thus also potentially dangerous. That point was made last week by a man who would know: Kevin M. Burke, the North American President of the Airports Council International, the global, nonprofit trade group repre...

A Winning Strategy to Get Vegas Gamblers to Wear Face Masks

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/22/2020, 10:00 AM

The reopening of casinos in Las Vegas earlier this month was a gamble amid the pandemic.  Sadly, it now looks like that might have been a bad bet. In the nearly three weeks since Sin City casinos and other businesses throughout Nevada began welcoming guests again, the state has seen a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 infections. On June 20, Nevada recorded 445 new cases, breaking a r...

Frommer's Publishes New Series of Affordable E-Books For Travel in the United States

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/20/2020, 6:15 PM

The cheap new guide books are concise, but full of info—where to go, what to do, where to eat, where to stay—for trips close to home...

Amtrak Cuts Deep: Over 460 Stations Across the USA Will Lose Daily Service

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/17/2020, 12:00 PM

Reuters has obtained an internal Amtrak memo that says that as of October 1, the national railway is planning to cut roughly a third of its weekly service. It will do that by reducing all of its daily long-haul routes except for one (the Auto Train) to thrice-weekly service. In addition, daily departures along the Northeast Corridor, the busiest part of the railway’s network, will be significan...

Texas Hill Country Road Trips: Great Drives Near San Antonio

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/15/2020, 2:00 PM

There's lots to see, do, and enjoy in Texas Hill Country.

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Maine Announces New Ways Tourists Can Get Around Its 14-Day Quarantine

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/10/2020, 9:00 AM

Maine, more than most destinations, has been between a rock and a hard place. And I'm not describing the famously jagged coastline. Not only is Maine unusually reliant on tourism—it's the top industry—but because of the state's northerly location, it has a woefully short vacation season it needs to make the most of.  In this pandemic era, Maine has the bad luck of getting the lion's share of...

Pauline Frommer: You Can Help Restore Our National Parks and Create Thousands of Jobs

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/09/2020, 9:00 AM

At the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration. It accomplished two life-changing goals: Over the course of eight years, it created some 8.5 million desperately needed jobs, and it did it while shoring up America’s framework. Today, we still benefit from the bridges, schools, hospitals, roads, hiking trails, sewer lines, ...

Sri Lanka's Reopening Plan for Tourism Is the World's Strictest So Far

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/08/2020, 2:00 PM

As of this writing, Sri Lanka, a country of 21.5 million people, has confirmed only 11 deaths from Covid-19. Due to a rigorous testing, tracking, and quarantine program, the South Asian nation was ranked as having the ninth most effective response to the virus by the Global Response to Infectious Diseases (GRID) index. Sri Lanka tied with Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Taiwan. ...

Cancún Is the Latest Place to Defray Vacation Costs...We Think

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/05/2020, 1:00 PM

Updated June 10 This is becoming a strange trend. The Italian island of Sicily announced its intention to help pay for vacations once we're traveling again. So did Japan—but only sort of, since the country won't promise the deal will still be valid by the time the border fully reopens. Now fun-in-the-sun giant Cancún is following in their footsteps: The city's private sector is making overture...

[Updated 2020] 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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