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The Motel from "Schitt's Creek" Is for Sale! (Wig Wall Not Included)

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/01/2021, 6:00 PM

The Ontario motel used for exterior shots on the TV comedy Schitt's Creek is up for sale.  Located on 6.7 wooded acres in the town of Mono about 55 miles north of Toronto, the Hockley Motel stood in for the Rosebud Motel on the beloved, eminently quotable Canadian series, which aired from 2015–20 and is available now for compulsive repeat viewings on Netflix.  On the show, the shabby motel b...

USVI’s First New Resort in Three Decades Is on a Lush Private Isle

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/31/2021, 7:00 PM

The U.S. Virgin Islands have their first built-from-the-ground-up new resort in more than 30 years, and the place has a pristine cay almost entirely to itself. Reached via a 10-minute ride on a private ferry from St. Thomas or St. John, Lovango Resort and Beach Club currently offers accommodations in a luxe hilltop villa, with cottages and glamping sites soon to follow. The oceanside beach c...

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...

How You Can See the Louvre's Entire Collection Online for Free

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/29/2021, 6:00 PM

All 480,000 or so objects in the collection of the Louvre in Paris have been cataloged online for the first time. For free, you can peruse every last priceless painting, armless statue, and any other work—from the Mona Lisa to some half-forgotten Etruscan oddity—at the museum's new collections website.   The database includes entries for everything that's currently on display, in storage, on lo...

Southwest Gives Up on Social Distancing During Boarding, Blaming Crowds

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/29/2021, 2:00 PM

This post, originally published March 24, has been updated below with news of another operational change at Southwest Airlines.  We were kind of hoping airlines would keep the streamlined, more sensible boarding procedures adopted at the height of the pandemic to minimize crowding at gates and in the aisles of planes. No such luck. Earlier this month, JetBlue decided to stop loading plane...

Find a Town That Will Pay You to Relocate There with This Online Directory

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/29/2021, 12:00 PM

As we learned in the last year, travel doesn't have to mean vacation only. Relocation can be a type of journeying, too, especially for those who can work remotely. During the pandemic, many destinations have tried to make up for drops in tourism by enticing gainfully employed digital nomads. In fact, a growing number of cities and towns are paying people to relocate.  When there's a trend...

Vail Resorts Cuts Price of Multiresort Ski Pass by 20% for 2021–22

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/26/2021, 6:00 PM

A season pass to ski at some of the top mountain resorts in North America will be significantly cheaper next winter. Vail Resorts, which operates dozens of properties, began selling its Epic Pass this week for the 2021–22 ski season—and the price is 20% lower than last year.  For $783, skiers and snowboarders get unlimited access at 37 resorts with the pass. Previously, the cost was $979. ...

Staples Will Laminate Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card for Free Until May 1

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 03/25/2021, 5:00 PM

Office supply giant Staples is laminating customers' Covid-19 vaccination record cards for free until May 1. Why would you want that? Because having proof of vaccination will soon be imperative for many types of travel—cruise lines and whole countries have already announced or suggested that they will only accept vaccinated visitors in the future.  Preserving the paper innoculation card, whi...

Cities With the Best Options for Vegetarian Travelers: A Global Ranking

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/25/2021, 5:00 PM

What are the world's best cities for vegetarians? Berlin-based housing site Nestpick set out to answer that question with a global ranking based on nine different criteria, including the affordability of fruits and vegetables, the number of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly restaurants, and the frequency of veg-oriented events and festivals in 75 cities across six continents. Though the Vegetar...

Royal Caribbean Adds Ship in Bermuda to Serve U.S. Vacationers This Summer

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/24/2021, 2:00 PM

Update, May 20, 2021: Citing the prospect of large cruise ships returning to the United States soon, Royal Caribbean canceled plans to cruise from Bermuda on Vision of the Seas.   The cruise industry continues to plan a summer comeback that will happen outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Royal Caribbean has announced that its ship Vision of the ...

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