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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Can cruising go from Covid scapegoat to pandemic hero?
2020-07-20

In terms of economic and reputational damage, travel was the first industrial sector to fall victim to the coronavirus and is expected to be the last to recover. And among travel products, none has taken a harder reputational hit than cruising. But recently, a path to reputation restoration has opened, and with it the possibility […]

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OMG Dream Trip #1
2020-07-15

Think about the most beautiful, inspiring, OMG place you’ve ever been to? What-do-you-got? I’ve a place where the water is a prism of multiple shades of blue kissing ancient cliffside villages looking as they did hundreds of years ago. Narrow cobblestone streets lined by cafes, villas and authentic local restaurants. Churches older than most countries. […]

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The World’s 30 Best Places to Visit in 2020-21 Part 1
2020-07-06

Using reader input and expert analysis, U.S. News identified the latest can’t-miss vacations. Let exploration, relaxation or a mix of the two guide you toward your next getaway. Planning a vacation may sound simple, but when the world is filled with so many breathtaking destinations, organizing a trip can become a challenging task. Using a […]

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An uphill marathon, an offer of help
2020-07-06

I’ve run in several marathons around the world, crossing the bridges and boroughs of New York City, climbing the historic hills of Jerusalem and even joining a race up Aspen Mountain. Prior to the pandemic, I had plans to go to Paris this April to run a 26.2-mile route there. For many of us in […]

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