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Sun, Sand and Shots: Caribbean Seeks Vaccines to Revive Economy

Sun, Sand and Shots: Caribbean Seeks Vaccines to Revive Economy

TRAVEL | By Dánica Coto | Mar 3, 2021

The Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world's most tourism-dependent regions.

Toilets, Noodles and Bonsai! Japan's 5 Most Unique Museums

Toilets, Noodles and Bonsai! Japan's 5 Most Unique Museums

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Mar 2, 2021

Japan's 5,700 museums prove there's plenty to see and celebrate, including noodles, toilets and other unusual finds among the country's 47 prefectures.

Albanian World Heritage Travel Site Struggles Without Tourists

Albanian World Heritage Travel Site Struggles Without Tourists

TRAVEL | By Llazar Semini | Mar 2, 2021

Gjirokastra, a city in southern Albania recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Ottoman-period architecture, has lost nearly all of tourism business in the past year.

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

TRAVEL | By Dan Allen | Mar 1, 2021

Soon-to-open Camp Boomerang RV Park and Campground announced it would open this spring and cater exclusively to gay men, setting off a controversy about transgender guests that's reverberating through the queer camping community.

England's Lake District: The Breakout Star of 'Supernova'

England's Lake District: The Breakout Star of 'Supernova'

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Mar 1, 2021

England's Lake District is the breakout star of "Supernova." The pristine beauty that inspired the Romantic poetry of William Wordsworth and the beloved children's stories of Beatrix Potter will be steering the movie's audiences toward northwest England.

Saddle Up For a Good Time in Plano, Texas

Saddle Up For a Good Time in Plano, Texas

SPONSORED CONTENT | Mar 1, 2021

Across the Lone Star State are pockets of early American history, untouched nature and trademark gastronomy. But few cities in Texas kick up so many of those enticing experiences in one compact destination as Plano.

Germany Limits Travel From French Region Over Virus Variant

Germany Limits Travel From French Region Over Virus Variant

TRAVEL | By Frank Jordans | Mar 1, 2021

Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France's northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant coronavirus cases there.

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27, 2021

Police arrested a same-sex couple for sharing a kiss on a public beach, declaring that the reason the men were being handcuffed was that the display of affection took place where "children are present."

Fort Lauderdale's Expanding Vision for LGBTQ Travel

Fort Lauderdale's Expanding Vision for LGBTQ Travel

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26, 2021

If you think you know Fort Lauderdale, think again. A new campaign rolls out an all-inclusive welcome mat for the LGBTQ community as Florida's holiday hot spot.

Qantas Expects to Start International Flights in October

Qantas Expects to Start International Flights in October

TRAVEL | Feb 25, 2021

Qantas Airways does not expect to resume international travel apart from New Zealand until late October after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday.

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

TRAVEL | By Jill Lawless | Feb 24, 2021

Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume.

Gun Provocation Reveals Tension in Michigan Tourist Haven

Gun Provocation Reveals Tension in Michigan Tourist Haven

TRAVEL | By John Flesher | Feb 23, 2021

Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven seconds that drew the kind of national attention no local government wants.

Texas's Other Deep Freeze: The Frozen Margarita

Texas's Other Deep Freeze: The Frozen Margarita

TRAVEL | Feb 22, 2021

Fifty years ago, in 1971, Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine, forever freezing in time the city's claim to America's favorite cocktail.

First Look: The French Quarter's First New Hotel in 50 Years

First Look: The French Quarter's First New Hotel in 50 Years

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 22, 2021

Nothing can keep New Orleans down, and a highly-anticipated hotel opening in the French Quarter is just one reason to toss some Mardi Gras beads.

Brewing Up LGBTQ Unity in Coastal Virginia

Brewing Up LGBTQ Unity in Coastal Virginia

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Feb 22, 2021

It may sound daring to open a business during a pandemic. But if you're going to, it may as well be a brewery and bar. Enter out entrepreneur Whitteney Guyton, who's tapping into the best that Coastal Virginia has to offer.

Boeing: 777s with Engine That Blew Apart Should Be Grounded

Boeing: 777s with Engine That Blew Apart Should Be Grounded

TRAVEL | Feb 22, 2021

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this weekend, and most carriers with the planes in their fleets said they would temporarily pull them from service.

MIckey's Flashy Dress, Glowing Castle Mark Disney World 50th

MIckey's Flashy Dress, Glowing Castle Mark Disney World 50th

TRAVEL | By Mike Schneider | Feb 22, 2021

Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as the Cinderella Castle and the golf-ball-like Spaceship Earth are getting new lighting.

Airlines Plan to Ask Passengers for Contact-Tracing Details

Airlines Plan to Ask Passengers for Contact-Tracing Details

TRAVEL | Feb 22, 2021

The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United States for information that public health officials could use for contact tracing during the pandemic.

With No Crowds, Louvre Gets Rare Chance to Refurbish

With No Crowds, Louvre Gets Rare Chance to Refurbish

TRAVEL | By Thomas Adamson, Alex Turnbull | Feb 22, 2021

The 518-year-old Mona Lisa has seen many things in her life on a wall, but rarely this: Almost four months with no Louvre visitors.

Soon-to-Open Gay Camping Site Excludes Trans Men, Then Backpedals

Soon-to-Open Gay Camping Site Excludes Trans Men, Then Backpedals

TRAVEL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 21, 2021

Soon-to-open Camp Boomerang is in hot water over having announced a ban on trans men from their male-only park, then back-pedaled in their private Facebook group.

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