Is there a surefire way to protect your next vacation? Travelers like Dean Kato want to know.
He’s optimistic about his 2021 vacation. Kato is planning a Danube river cruise through Germany, Austria and Hungary in August. But he’s also realistic — and thinking of new ways to protect a potentially risky adventure.
“I guess a river cruise will be safe by then,” says Kato, a business consultant from Kirkland, Wash., “as long as there’s a vaccine.”
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If you think navigating the travel quarantines in the United States is difficult, try Europe. That’s what Adam Cole had to do when his daughter started college in London recently.
“We traveled at the height of the pandemic,” says Cole, who runs an arts academy in Atlanta. “That meant she and I quarantined for two weeks before moving her into her dorm in London.”
But getting to England from the United States wasn’t easy.
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Your car knows more than you think. Like when you’re about to rear-end the vehicle in front of you. Or when you’re close to colliding with another car in the parking lot. Or when you’re too tired to drive.
Yes, too tired.
On a recent road trip, my Volvo XC-90 calmly informed me I was too fatigued to continue driving. It even suggested a hotel where I could stop for the night. How thoughtful.
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If you’ve gone anywhere during the outbreak, you’ve probably seen some strange pandemic travel restrictions.
Mysty Stewart has. At a casino hotel in Stateline, Nevada, she ordered a drink – and received a lecture instead.
“If you have a drink and are at your own table, you have to keep your mask on,” she remembers being told. “You take it off to drink, then put your mask back on, then take it off to drink.”
Strip, sip, strip, sip.
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What to do about travel fees? That’s what John Frigo wants to know. Chances are, so do you.
Frigo believed he’d found the ideal vacation rental in Tampa, Florida. Instead, he faced a collection of travel fees.
For just $350, he thought he could enjoy three nights in a spacious condo with stunning views of the bay. But when Frigo tried to book the rental, the price suddenly doubled to roughly $700.
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