Life During the Coronavirus

By Everett Potter If you’ve been daydreaming about a road trip in a RV this summer, you’re not alone. I recently tackled the subject in an article for Forbes article called Will 2020 Be The Year of RV Travel? The conclusion, I believe, is a resounding “yes.” RV’s offer a self-contained

  Story and photos by Julie Snyder  “Keep an eye out for Bigfoot,” said my husband, Joe, as Van Go rolled through the lush old-growth forest in Mount Rainier National Park. We spent three days exploring southwestern Washington’s Sasquatch Country, but the fabled large, hairy creature played hard to get.   At least the living version. Shortly after exiting Interstate 5 at Woodland in favor of

by Everett Potter This is not only the summer of domestic travel and the summer of the road trip. It’s also shaping up to be the summer to visit America’s national parks, according to Xanterra Travel Collection and Aramark, two companies that operate facilities in some of the parks Lodges,

By Ann Abel Remember when we used to talk about high-touch service at five-star hotels? That used to be a major selling point. Today I cringed just typing that phrase. Now the goal is contactless everything. It’s not that cleanliness is the new luxury—cleanliness should have been and generally was

  By Everett Potter We don’t know when we can travel again. But as lodging eventually opens up, high-end rental homes and villas will be on the top of many hotlists, thanks to their space, controlled environment, and the ease of social distancing from neighbors that they offer. Villa rental

  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