coronavirus

By Alexander Lobrano As a Paris-based food and travel writer, traveling has been the axis of my life for the last thirty years. This year, though, I have not been in an airplane since I returned from a trip to Florida in January. Then I was quarantined in my apartment

By Everett Potter In this very challenging summer for travel, road trips have emerged as arguably the safest way to go. So it’s little wonder that New England, with its charming 18th and 19th century villages, as well as its dramatic seascapes, forests and mountains, remains a favorite destination. But

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 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 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 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

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

Fillmore Street & Coronavirus, a film by Jules & Effin Older       Jules Older is author and publisher of the ebooks, DEATH BY TARTAR SAUCE: A Travel Writer Encounters Gargantuan Gators, Irksome Offspring, Murderous Mayonnaise & True Love and SKIING THE EDGE: Humor, Humiliation, Holiness and Heart   Effin Older is

By Everett Potter It’s not just hotels, airlines, cruise lines that have been impacted by the stay-at-home bans to curb the coronavirus. The adventure travel industry, which is comprised of many small family-owned outfitters, has taken a devastating hit. I caught up with Shannon Stowell, the CEO of the Adventure

By Everett Potter As travelers canceled their travel arrangements with the onslaught of the coronavirus and sought to get refunds, travel insurance became a major part of the discussion. While having such a policy helped some travelers, others found that there were restrictions on what it could do. I asked