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North America Is Getting an All-Inclusive Ski Resort from Club Med

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/13/2021, 1:00 PM

The year was 1950. Belgian water polo champion Gérard Blitz got a hold of a bunch of army surplus tents left over from the recently concluded World War II and decided to start a business venture with them. He set up a camp on the Spanish island of Majorca with the aim of creating simple, affordable vacation opportunities for his fellow Europeans. Guests would live communally in the tents, cook ...

Unvaccinated Americans May No Longer Freely Enter France

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/12/2021, 12:00 PM

Global options for the unvaccinated continue to shrink. France has tightened restrictions for visitors from America who have not been fully vaccinated. Last Thursday, the country moved the United States to a list of nations it considers to be dangerous, and the reclassification forces unvaccinated tourists to quarantine for a week before they are permitted to travel freely. Unvaccinated v...

Each Fall, Glowworms Put on a Spectacular Light Show at This Alabama Canyon

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/11/2021, 9:00 AM

At Dismals Canyon in northwest Alabama, mossy boulders, a sunken forest, waterfalls, and labyrinthine caverns create a primeval scene on the verdant canyon floor. And for several weeks in spring and autumn, the visual wonders of the place continue after nightfall, when the rock walls of the canyon light up with a constellation of blue pinpoints emanating from hundreds of glowworms.  (Images:...

No Vaccine, No Kangaroos: Australia's Main Airline Will Only Serve the Jabbed

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/09/2021, 10:00 AM

In November 2020, as word of the upcoming Covid-19 vaccines hit the streets, the head of Australia's most important airline had already made a controversial decision. "For international travelers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told a national news program back then.  The general population was still months away from being abl...

Shuck Yeah! Plan a Bivalve-Based Road Trip Along the Maine Oyster Trail

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/04/2021, 11:00 AM

Just in time for autumn road trips in New England, a newly expanded, coastal Maine Oyster Trail has debuted, connecting 75 businesses devoted to the slurpable bivalve. Using the interactive trip planner at the trail's website, you can find oyster farm tours, raw bars (Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland is pictured above), boating excursions, and opportunities to buy directly from oyster cultivator...

Three More European Countries Move to Restrict American Travel

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/03/2021, 1:00 PM

Following the European Union's recommendation that the flow of travel from the United States should be curtailed again, more nations have joined Italy in placing new restrictions on visitors. On the same day that ABBA announced its first new album after nearly 40 years, the superband's home country blocked Americans from visiting. As of Monday, September 6, all nonessential travel to Sweden ...

Hawaii Nails Tourist For Saying She Took the "Maderna" Vaccine

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/01/2021, 4:00 PM

When we warned you that Hawaii isn't messing around with jokers who try to pass off fake Covid-19 vaccination cards, apparently not everyone heard us. Last weekend, Chloe Mrozak, a 24-year-old Illinois woman, was arrested and booked on charges related to suspicion of falsified vaccination documents. Hawaii authorities say Mrozak presented a forged vaccination record and fake hotel reservatio...

Vancouver's Stanley Park Now Closes Early Due to Coyote Attacks

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/01/2021, 3:00 PM

Well, fellow humans, we had a good run. From murder hornets to wild weather, nature is taking back the wheel. Vancouver's giant Stanley Park, one of the world's most splendid urban green spaces, has announced a new 7pm nightly closing time to keep people away from the park's true master: the coyote. The extreme measure was necessitated by a huge spike in attacks by the wild animals. Since la...

Amtrak's Latest Flash Sale Cuts Fares in Half

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 09/01/2021, 11:00 AM

A new month, a new Amtrak sale. Not that we're complaining, but the national rail service has been throwing so many sales in 2021 you feel a bit silly when you don't get a discount. Then again, most travelers aren't snagging the best fares because the sales have been of the "flash" variety—blink and you'll miss 'em. In the latest case, you have until September 8 to buy tickets for train j...

Italy Adds New Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Americans

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/31/2021, 9:00 PM

Yesterday the European Union removed the United States from the safe travel list, recommending that the bloc's 27 member states impose new restrictions on American travelers due to the high rates of coronavirus infection in the U.S. Now Italy has done just that, adding a testing requirement for vaccinated visitors and a quarantine period for unvaccinated ones.   According to the Italian Mini...

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