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The Safest Places to Spend Thanksgiving

by Mary Melnick

Nov 19, 2020

Thanksgiving. Photo: Melanie Harrington | Dreamstime.com

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, families plan safe, “new normal” celebrations. With different rules and regulations throughout the United States, Thanksgiving will look a little different this year.

Travel may not be the option for some people, but for those visiting family, check out this new survey on Thanksgiving travel.

Wallethub, the personal finance website, released a report on the Safest States to Spend Thanksgiving. For this report, Wallethub compared all 50 states across 10 key metrics to see which provide the safest conditions. The report examined how states are handling the pandemic, positive tests and other general safety concerns, including crime and DUI rates in November.

According to the study, Vermont came in first as the safest state, with the lowest COVID-19 hospitalizations and one of the fewest positive COVID-19 results. Maine followed in second place, and New Hampshire in third.

On the opposite end of the scale, South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana came in the bottom three as the least-safe states to spend the holiday.

Some interesting data: Hawai’i has the lowest number of positive COVID-19 tests in the past week per capita, and North Dakota has the highest number of positive tests. Massachusetts has the lowest property crime rate per 1,000 residents, and Louisiana has the highest.

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North American Vacation Destinations Inspire a Return to Travel

As more travelers hit the road again, they tend to travel shorter distances. That includes LGBTQ+ globetrotters, who find a variety of great vacation options without leaving the continent. These five top destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers in North America offer lots of reasons to reignite wanderlust.

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Embark on Alaskan Adventure Tours from Anchorage

As our four-passenger plane prepared to land on a gravely shoreline in Lake Clark National Park, one of the most remote national parks in the United States, accessible only by plane or boat, my excitement grew. Though the flight was scenic and provided a terrific perspective of the vast expanse of this part of Southcentral Alaska, my fellow passengers and I had one thing on our mind — bears!

eFlyer Reviews
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Review: Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City

I was staying in New York City with my daughter. We arrived at Penn Station, right across the street from Hotel Pennsylvania, at 9:30 a.m. — way too early to check in. But we had some luggage we didn’t want to carry around with us, so we stopped at the hotel to leave it.

Five Things You Need to Know About Punta Cana’s New Finest Resort

Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.

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Nov 24, 2020

Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District Opens in Abu Dhabi

Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District opened in Abu Dhabi in early November, offering a wide array of food and beverage outlets, facilities for sports and other entertainment offerings. In accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions, visitors must pre-book the experiences available.

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Nov 24, 2020

American Cruise Line Launches Fourth Modern Riverboat

American Cruise Line successfully launched its American Melody riverboat last week at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The new boat is the fourth in American’s Modern Series and will set off on its inaugural Mississippi River cruise season in summer 2021.

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Mingle with the Locals in Colorado Springs’ Revitalized Ivywild.

On a summer stroll around my friend’s Colorado Springs Ivywild neighborhood, a school building was bustling. Odd, at first sight, as it was summer, and school was clearly not in session. But upon further inquiry, I learned the former Ivywild Elementary School, closed in 2009, had been completely reimagined as part of a Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority project.