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The holidays are a hard time of year for lots of people. We have some tips and resources to help you through this rough year. It’s tough to know exactly how the holidays will impact the spread and effects of COVID-19, but we can certainly agree the season is unfolding differently this 2020. There’s a
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©Sean Pavone/Shutterstock Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today unveiled a radical reimagining of its much-awaited Best in Travel picks for 2021, reflecting an unprecedented year of disruption in the travel industry. For the first time, this year’s list spotlights not only places but also people and communities who are transforming the travel industry. In 2021,
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Escaping from the hustle and bustle of New York City doesn’t have to mean a long vacation. With a full tank of gas or by using the city’s public transportation, it’s easier than ever to get out of town for an unbelievable day trip. Within two hours of the city, you can find a complete
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Lower Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park US military veterans and Gold Star families will be granted free access to America’s public lands. In honor of Veteran’s Day in 2020, the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs has announced that US Military veterans and Gold Star families will be granted free access to America’s National Parks, wildlife
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The State Department recently lifted its five-month long “do not travel” advisory for all international destinations and returned to country-specific restrictions. While several nations, including much of Europe, remain closed to US travelers, a growing number of countries are reopening their borders to them. Editor’s Note: This list was updated on October 20, 2020. Please
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Communities around the country have been forced to get creative and figure out fun ways to keep the spirit of Halloween alive this year. Let’s face it, Halloween is going to be different this year. Because of the pandemic, the CDC recommends skipping trick-or-treating and in-person parties in favor of lower-risk activities like carving and
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©Sean Pavone/Getty Images The White House The White House is one of the USA’s most iconic buildings. Imagine how much its walls have seen since it opened in 1800. The spirits of countless scandals, wars, assassinations, and other political skullduggery are commonplace.  But what if other spirits haunt the walls of The White House?  As it
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(Old) Pickens County Courthouse, Carrollton, Alabama. Photo by Jimmy Emerson (Flickr). This courthouse in western Alabama is haunted by a lynched man. In Carrollton, Alabama, west of Tuscaloosa, almost to the Mississippi line, sits the Pickens County Courthouse. This courthouse was built in 1877, after it was destroyed several different times during the unrest of
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The appropriately named Troublesome Fire has crossed the Continental Divide. Strong winds in Colorado this morning sent the East Troublesome fire exploding across 1000s of acres on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. RMNP announced its closure due to fire.  The fire has jumped across the Continental Divide, prompting closures and evacuations of Grand Lake. An
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​Ever since Native Americans blazed the first trails through the wilderness, Californians have been hikers. Oceanside rambles, desert palm oases, skyscraping peaks and silent forests await. Here are 10 of California’s best hiking trails. Editor’s note: Please check the latest travel restrictions due to COVID-19 or the California wildfires before planning any trip and always follow government advice. 
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