The pandemic’s Book of Genesis
2020-09-14

Toward the end of June, I received an email inquiring whether I wanted a review copy of a book titled “Covid-19 & Travel: Impacts, Responses and Outcomes,” by Simon Hudson (2020, Goodfellow Publishers). This was just three-and-a-half months after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, and while I was curious to see it, it seemed inconceivable […]

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Don’t Bully NYC
2020-09-04

New York, New York, the city so great it’s named twice. Sure, it’s easy to kick someone when they’re down…the whole world is down right now…why not pick on Peoria? (Sorry Peoria, but, you know…) Bullies bully to make themselves feel better about themselves…taking shots at others because of their own shortcomings (eg. POTUS). Sure, […]

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The pandemic doldrums
2020-08-31

A widely-shared experience during this pandemic is the feeling that our lives are not so much on “pause” as stuck on “repeat.” Without the things that enliven and give variety to our lives, we can feel trapped in a loop of similitude. Last week, it got to me. I hit the doldrums. In nautical terms, […]

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What is Glamping? 15 Top Glamping Resorts in the U.S.
2020-08-18

These incredible glamping resorts will turn you off from camping forever. Treat yourself to a glamping vacation by staying at one of these 15 amazing resorts. If you’re enticed by the idea of camping but don’t want to deal with the inevitable grunt work that comes with it, glamping (or glamorous camping) may be the […]

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Repairing a world broken in two by pandemic
2020-08-18

The writer Willa Cather points to 1922 as the period when “the world broke in two.” What happened in 1922? It was well after both World War I and the 1918-1919 pandemic and well before the stock market crash. For Cather, it was personal. She was referring to literature and the year when the type […]

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The World’s 30 Best Places to Visit in 2020-21 Part 3
2020-08-03

Using reader input and expert analysis, U.S. News identified the latest can’t-miss vacations. 10. Phuket With plunging waterfalls, outstanding (and cheap) street food and nearly 30 beaches to choose from, Phuket welcomes millions of visitors every year. An outdoor enthusiast’s playground by day and a party animal’s paradise by night, this mountainous island has it […]

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What comes after the pandemic
2020-08-03

The metaphor of fire has been used frequently to describe the pandemic. Debates about whether or not an area could be described as “glowing embers” or a full-out conflagration have even entered our polarized national political discourse. But when it comes to the economy, it doesn’t really matter where you live. Whether located in a […]

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Collette’s President provides insightful update as to luxury travel
2020-07-23

Tour operator leader Collette’s President provides insightful update as to luxury travel, today. Facebook Comments

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Cunard; Twenty-first Century Royalty.
2020-07-22

If Jay “The Great” Gatsby had built a ship, it would be The Queen Mary 2. Think old school classic charm meets contemporary elegance; that’s the world you’re entering on The QM2. Once onboard The Queen Mary 2, The Great Gatsby would never want to disembark back into the real world. Opulent, glamorous, and always […]

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The World’s 30 Best Places to Visit in 2020-21 Part 2
2020-07-20

Using reader input and expert analysis, U.S. News identified the latest can’t-miss vacations. 20. Yosemite For travelers who love to hike, rock climb, horseback ride and raft along scenic routes filled with wildlife, Yosemite has just what you’re looking for. Yosemite Valley features some of the world’s most impressive waterfalls, including Bridalveil Fall, Sentinel Fall […]

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