Life During the Coronavirus

  By Larry Olmsted The travel industry is slowly starting to show signs of life and is reopening, piece by piece all around the world, including America’s beloved National Parks, which will be this summer’s hottest road trip destinations. But when I saw that the Florida Keys were reopening, it

By Everett Potter As the travel world slowly emerges from quarantine, adventure travel companies are getting creative as they lure travelers back.  Getting outdoors and staying outdoors is what these companies are focusing on for the sake of social distancing. The focus is on trips based in North America. With

By Ann Abel The siren call of a private beach has always been all but irresistible, but this year it’s stronger than ever. While it’s still too soon to jet off to paradise right away, many travelers are already planning their autumn and winter vacations. It’s no surprise that secluded

By Everett Potter Tourism is the lifeblood of the Caribbean but the coronavirus pandemic has sealed off the region and it remains off-limits to travelers. The good news is that lockdown in the islands has resulted in relatively few cases of COVID-19. “The Caribbean islands reacted early and swiftly to

By Larry Olmsted Forget about crowds or spring breakers. Even when travel returns to “normal” after the current pandemic, there will be an emphasis on low-density destinations, the great outdoors, and close-knit time with friends and family, and this kind of trip addresses all of those. “This is the Caribbean

By Ann Abel The discussion of a“Portuguese miracle” may have been too much, but now that Europe is tentatively emerging from the first wave of the coronavirus, it’s clear that the country performed well. Although Portugal hit pause during the same week as much of the world, it was early

Deborah Loeb Bohren took these shots of Miami Beach’s iconic lifeguard stations. They will still be there — and occupied — when better days come along.                 Deborah Loeb Bohren is a fine art and travel photographer. Photography has been Deb’s passion since her

By Everett Potter When we start to travel again, it seems reasonable to expect that more people will consider a glamping vacation. Glamping refers to a permanent or semi-permanent structure located in distinctly beautiful and desirable locations in nature – think forest, desert, seaside, and other remote locations. Some glamping

By Everett Potter When travel resumes, there are many observers who think that venturing into the great outdoors will have wide appeal. After all, hiking and backpacking are ready-made for social distancing. Even now, before restrictions have been lifted, people are heading off into the woods and mountains for some

Sunset at Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park. @ XANTERRA By Everett Potter Nothing says “summer vacation” like a visit to one of America’s National Parks. But as summer approaches and the coronavirus stay-at-home mandates continue, when will they reopen? The fact is, while Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone are