Spring break travel in the wake of Coronavirus

Or how to travel safely despite looser travel restrictions It’s that time of year again. With so much pent-up demand and decreasing numbers of new Coronavirus infections, there’s bound to be an uptick in travel for traditional Easter/Passover and spring break holidays. And with local jurisdictions in states like Texas and Mississippi effectively pulling back all mask mandates and opening businesses 100%, there will surely be a run on trips to the beach, the pool,…

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Is it safe to travel yet?

This year will no doubt be an experiment in managing expectations for a return to “normalcy”, as fatigue, political divisiveness and downright apathy set in, keeping our safe return to offices, schools and houses of worship in question. Although more than 1 million travelers per day were screened by TSA this holiday season (despite warnings from top health officials), the reprise of leisure and business travel in 2021 will depend on a number of factors,…

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Top US spa resorts to chill out in this summer

If you’re traveling this summer, chances are you’ll need some relief from the heat wherever you go. Consider a destination chill-out at one of the top US spa resorts. Luckily some of the hottest (as in, most popular) destinations also offer travelers respite from the summer heat. Here I’ve highlighted a handful of award-winning Five Star spas in Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles that offer cool vibes and special summer deals. Forbes Travel Guide…

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Philly weekend: Aging rockers & founding fathers

Have you ever traveled to a nearby city for a quick getaway, without really putting much thought or planning into it? With a little cursory knowledge of a city, I tend to treat these types of escapes more like “stay-cations”, sometimes overlooking key sites or activities that deserve consideration. Spontaneity is important to me, but having an overall “plan” of attack can result in a perfectly “improvised” escape. That’s how I would summarize our recent…

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