The opportunity hidden within uncertain times
2020-04-13

Age has its burdens and its privileges, and one of the privileges is perspective. So when something unexpected, unprecedented and unfortunate befalls us, it can help to recall outcomes that followed previous dark days. There is no apple-to-apples comparison to chart how recovery might occur after the Covid-19 crisis has ended, but there are past […]

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Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience Keeps Travelers Connected to the Wonderful World of Crystal
2020-04-01

Digital program brings entertainment, enrichment and discovery into travelers’ homes MIAMI, March 31, 2020 – As the world puts a collective pause on travel, Crystal is sharing its renowned Crystal Experience with an engaging new virtual program – Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience – created to satisfy the wanderlust of its guests while they remain […]

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Tales from the frontlines of World War C
2020-03-30

My inbox has become the funnel into which all news about suspensions of service, cancellation/refund policies and alarming statistics and projections swirl. I think it could be added to the list of legally classified depressants were it not balanced by an equal number of examples of inspiring and creative ways that people in the travel industry are responding to […]

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I Went On a Cruise During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is What Happened.
2020-03-30

Coronavirus concerns, itinerary changes and uncertainty lead to an unusual vacation. AS A TRAVEL EDITOR, it’s hard to turn down the opportunity to see the world. My husband and I – childless and in our late 20s – try to plan a few trips per year if time and money allow. So, when two of […]

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Social Distancing Outside: 8 Safe Places to Go and Things to Do
2020-03-24

Here are some creative ways to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus outbreak. IF YOU’RE PRACTICING social distancing (as both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization are advising), chances are you’re limiting trips outside your home to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. But fresh air […]

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The other vaccine we really need
2020-03-09

Every morning, I check the webpage titled “Updated World Health Organization [WHO] recommendations for international traffic in relation to Covid-19 outbreak.” It provides some specific recommendations and protocols for governments and individuals — wash your hands! — to contain the spread of the disease. And in its most recent update (Feb. 29 at the time […]

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The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2020 Part 3
2020-03-09

30. The Dewberry Charleston Charleston, South Carolina, is nothing if not charming, and The Dewberry Charleston perfectly embodies the quaint city. A comforting blend of old and new, this hotel offers modern amenities like a full-service spa and salon, a fitness center and high-tech meeting rooms in a historic building. Guests can also make use […]

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The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2020 Part 2
2020-03-02

40. The Inn at Little Washington Although it’s off the beaten path, travelers still come from far and wide to this 23-room inn in Washington, Virginia. The main draw of the state’s No. 1 hotel is its on-site, three Michelin-starred restaurant, which boasts three tasting menus by an award-winning chef, a 14,000-bottle wine cellar and […]

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The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2020 Part 1
2020-02-24

From tropical hideaways to sleek skyscrapers, these unique properties are the best in the country. Finding the perfect hotel for your trip usually means scouring the internet for hours, sifting through irrelevant photos and reading endless reviews. That’s why U.S. News did the work for you. Using a comprehensive methodology that factors in each hotel’s […]

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The most famous Cunard “Queens”
2020-02-23

Hello Again Everyone, Welcome to this month’s Captain’s Blog by yours truly, Captain Peter Philpott, recently retired Captain of Queen Mary 2 of Cunard Line, the latest in a succession of famous Cunard “Queens”. The current Queen Mary 2 was designed by a team of British naval architects led by Stephen Payne and at the […]

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