The first drive-in theater opened in Las Cruxes, New Mexico, in 1915. Reaching the peak in the 1960s, drive-in theaters saw a big decline as technological advances to home entertainment and multiplexes presented other options. Suddenly, social distancing brought drive-ins back to the forefront.
Last week I began the story of the rather traumatic end of our trip to Spain as we learned that my husband's passport and wallet had been stolen. Resigned to the fact that we wouldn't be flying home the next morning, we cancelled our flights and prepared to visit the U.S. Embassy instead to acquire a replacement. We rose early and took an Uber from our airport-area hotel, arriving at the embassy shortly after it opened at 8 a.m.
A new travel trend no one saw coming — though Travelocity predicts many will jump at the chance to explore again — is the safecation, or a mini getaway to “safe” destinations cleared for travel. Many states are slowly but surely beginning to reopen, leaving anxious travelers with questions.
My wife and I rented an SUV on Friday and drove 1,700 miles from Phoenix to Chicago to take our daughter’s belongings to her as she starts life in a new apartment there. We flew home last night.
With temperatures soaring into the 80s and Chicago still on lockdown, my friends and I headed north to Milwaukee.
"Where do you see yourself five years from now?" The age-old question, but does anyone ever truly know? Five years ago I graduated from Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas. First, wow!, time flies, but second, why is that question so pivotal near graduations or times of celebration? I can tell you this, not one person in my graduating class of 2015 would have predicted a pandemic across our early careers five years later. I would be quite shocked if anyone would have thought this is where we would be globally on midnight of Dec. 31, as the new year started just a few months ago. But, here we are, living through history.
Summer is on its way, and I am ready for it. With summer coming, it gives us something to look forward to, a change in this new life we have. We are going to be able to spend more time outside, go on walks and engage in summer fun, just maybe not to the extent we are used to. The weather is starting to get nice and the days are longer, allowing for more time outside. I’m hoping my family, friends and I are able to do some of our normal summer activities.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Join us over the next several weeks as we entice you with photos from some of the places we’re most excited to visit. Take a visual journey through some of the Florida Keys’ most breathtaking sights with us, just in time for the June 1 reopening.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”
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The cruise industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
Star Clippers offers two complimentary hotel nights in Barbados or St. Maarten for Caribbean sailings December 2020–March 2022. For use before or after the cruise, the hotel deal also includes one breakfast and a ship transfer.
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Two Florida hotels boast reopening offers as Florida begins its phased reopening.