The big travel news this week is the removal of six nations, including the United States, from the European Union’s safe travel list. This impacts non-essential travel to the Schengen Agreement member-nations including Italy, France, and Spain. It’s important to note that the restrictions recommended on Monday are not yet mandatory. Further, the European Council is leaving […]
Riding the Ups and Downs of Travel in a Pandemic
Since May, the numbers of travelers have been steadily rising, but then came the delta variant. The recent news about travel in a pandemic is starting to feel like déjà vu all over again. Now, instead of focusing on the numbers of Covid-19 cases, experts are talking about the rates of hospitalizations and deaths. There […]
Hurricane season is upon us. What does that do to your travel plans?
We’re about halfway through the 2021 hurricane season and the next couple of months could be a wild ride. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and covers the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The peak months are August through October. On August 4, the National Oceanic and […]
How can you travel safely with the Delta variant?
Not that long ago, we all optimistically thought we’d turned the corner. Many travelers reserved beach houses, booked flights, and got in line to renew their passports. Then came the very different Delta variant—a version of the COVID-19 virus that is extremely contagious and more serious than the first. Recent news about breakthrough infections in vaccinated people […]
What’s changed in the world of travel since COVID?
In May, those who are fully vaccinated were told they could leave their masks behind in most settings – even indoor settings. This week, however, that recommendation did an about face for two reasons: the first is to protect vaccinated people from breakthrough infections, and the second is to protect the unvaccinated (including children). It will take […]
How the COVID-19 Variants are Affecting Travel
The summer travel season can’t get much weirder. Along with the classic headaches like long security lines, weather delays, and gas prices, travelers have to fight for rental cars and navigate constant changes in airline schedules and rising prices. The headaches and chaos are not stopping people from traveling though. After a year and a half of no […]