Socially Distant Airbnbs in Vermont

If you are dreaming about a safe, socially distanced vacation consider renting an Airbnb in Vermont. With roughly 620,000 people spread out over 9,250 square miles, you could say that Vermont is socially distanced by nature. Although renting a...

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Make Travel Safe Again

Insights from a mid-pandemic trip to Portugal If you follow my social media, you probably know that I was recently in Portugal. Specifically, I traveled to the Azores Islands and Lisbon. Before you start travel shaming me, you should know...

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Packing for Summer Road Trip

As travel slowly resumes, it looks like more and more Americans are thinking of sticking closer to home this summer. I hesitate to bring back the term stay-cation, so let's call it a near-cation. This means if you are...

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Staying in a Hotel During Coronavirus

I was pretty excited to pack my suitcase and spend the night in a hotel. Like most people, I have not been traveling during the coronavirus outbreak at all. I’ve been grounded for eight weeks, in a travel writer‘s...

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Coronavirus and Cruising: Statements, Policies, and Updates

When will everything go back to normal? Originally cruise lines voluntarily and temporarily suspended cruise ship operations from and to U.S. ports of call for 30 days. However, as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address...

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5 Packing Hacks Under $10 for Toiletries

What can I bring on the plane? By now you should be familiar with cramming a week's worth of liquids and lotions into one transparent quart-size travel bag. The TSA 3-1-1 rule has been in place since 2006. While...

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Expert Packing Tips for Your Next Cruise

Packing for a cruise requires thought and proper planning. You will need dressy clothes, casual options, bathing suits, shoes for multiple occasions and more. Your stateroom storage options might be limited so it is best not to over-pack. Use...

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My 3 Favorite Unplugged Vacations

While there are certainly times you need to be online and accessible, it shouldn’t be while you are on vacation. Everyone needs, and deserves, to unplug from the stresses of everyday life to recharge their human batteries. You will hardly be...

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Where to Eat Local in Vermont

No matter where you choose to eat in Vermont you will find most restaurants have a food philosophy that incorporates a myriad of local products into their menus. Farm-to-table isn't just a movement in Vermont, it is a way...

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5 Things I Always Keep Packed in My Suitcase

I travel a lot and am often asked what to pack or the best ways to pack. Hands down the best way to pack and stay organized are in packing cubes. What to pack really depends upon where you...

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