Canada to Welcome Vaccinated Americans for Tourism Aug. 9: How It Will Work

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/19/2021, 2:30 PM

The wait is finally over for Americans: Canada has named the date when you're allowed back in. Following months of controversy and midway through a lost summer tourist season, Canada will begin admitting non-essential travelers from the United States on August 9, 2021—provided they have been fully vaccinated and can prove it. Americans will be the only international travelers permitted on that da...

A Zip Line for Bikes (Yikes) Opens in Hawaii

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/19/2021, 12:00 PM

The United States has its first bike-friendly zip line (boy, bike lanes really are popping up everywhere, huh?). A company called Kauai ATV already operates the Koloa Zipline course on its 22,000-acre property on the south shore of Kauai, the lush Hawaiian island known for its dramatic tropical scenery and abundant opportunities for adventure sports. Now the Koloa site, which also offers ATV tou...

Skip to the Naked Parts of the World’s Great Museums with “Classic Nudes” Tours

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/15/2021, 1:00 PM

To anyone who says art museums are boring, we feel it's important to point out that gallery walls are pretty much teeming with naked people. If you don't find yourself riveted by bowls of fruit or portraits of generously jawed Hapsburg royals wearing ruffs and doublets, you can always feast your eyes on plenty of subjects wearing nothing—all those unclothed gods and goddesses, nymphs and courtesan...

Virginia Has a New Park Dedicated to the Region's Native Americans

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/14/2021, 2:00 AM

A new park in Virginia is dedicated to honoring the region's past and present Native American inhabitants. Located on more than 600 acres of woods and marshland along the York River in southern Gloucester County north of the coastal Hampton Roads area, Machicomoco State Park takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning "special meeting place." State park officials developed Machicomoco with th...

Canada's Flair Airlines Discounts Fares to Sunny Cities for Fall and Winter Travel

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 07/08/2021, 1:00 PM

We know, we know. The border between the U.S.A. and Canada has yet to open. But one of Canada's top budget carriers, Flair Airlines, is betting the border will reopen by autumn, so the airline is offering wonderfully low prices to entice travelers to plan ahead. Discounted airfare starts at $79 one-way and caps off at a max of $109—an excellent rate for legs this long. And that's in Canadian dol...

Airport Express Lanes for Vaccinated Travelers Are Coming

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/07/2021, 11:00 AM

As the door to pandemic-era international travel slowly creaks open, border control agents are facing a new procedural problem: If their governments enact differing entry rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors, how can officials sort through incoming arrivals without gumming up the system with hours-long queues? Even on the best days before Covid-19, the immigration checkpoint at London's ...

Tennessee Will Help Pay Your Airfare If You Book a Hotel Stay

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/06/2021, 1:00 PM

Tennessee is giving away thousands of airfare discounts to travelers who book certain hotel packages in the state. Dubbed "Tennessee on Me," the offer applies to stays in four Tennessee cities: Nashville, Memphis (Beale Street is pictured above), Chattanooga, and Knoxville. The first 10,000 travelers who book at least a two-night stay at participating hotels in one of those four places will each...

WORLD MAP: Where Is a Cup of Coffee Most Expensive? And Who Drinks it More?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/02/2021, 12:00 PM

A personal finance site called Savings Spot has been staring at coffee grounds to get some answers about the cost of living in different nations around the world. The model is like The Economist's long-running Big Mac Index, but with the jitters: By knowing the cost of a cup of coffee in a country's capital, one can extrapolate the costs of other basics. Savings Spot picked five cafés in the capi...

United Airlines Will Add Seatback Screens to All of Its Planes

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/01/2021, 1:00 PM

Pretty soon, United Airlines will offer seatback entertainment at every seat on its planes. The Chicago-based carrier made the announcement while releasing the news of its order of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft—United's largest fleet expansion ever. When those planes start showing up on runways over the next five years, all of the seats will have screens stocked with hundreds of movies, TV...

Unvaccinated? Royal Caribbean Will Make You Buy Travel Insurance

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 06/30/2021, 10:00 AM

Royal Caribbean International has added another requirement for unvaccinated cruisers in Florida: They must have travel insurance. Starting August 1, guests who do not volunteer their vaccination status on the company's ships in that state will be assumed to be unvaccinated. As a consequence, extra measures must be taken to ensure the safe evacuation of those passengers in case they carry disease ...

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