Five Things to Know if You’re Road-Tripping This Summer

Rising vaccination rates and pent-up demand are expected to speed up travel’s rebound this summer. Despite Europe’s reopening, lingering skittishness about flying, increasing worries about coronavirus variants and testing requirements for overseas travel practically guarantee that the majority of summer vacations by Americans, like last year, will be domestic, and many taken by car. In…

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My Sister, My Neighbor

Avidale Balanzat, who goes by Avi, quickly arranged a building tour, asking the leasing agent to show her a unit facing the inner courtyard, not so she could see the swimming pool, but so she could have an apartment where she could see her sisters. “I wanted to see everyone from the balcony,” she said.…

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Staying on Course Together

Katherine Clark Harris and Abhishek Gupta were driving back from the Napa Valley region of California — where they had spent their first Valentine’s Day together — to Mr. Gupta’s San Francisco home in 2018. Ms. Harris, 32, a native New Yorker then living in Washington, was navigating the hourlong return trip when they suddenly…

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The Never-Ending Date

Daniel Paul Shear stopped at a red light in North Hollywood, Calif., in 2017 long enough to snap a photo of the Idle Hour bar, a building in the shape of a whiskey barrel, to send to Nora Charlotte Tillmanns. “I’m a native Angelino and I love fun design,” said Ms. Tillmanns, 32, who got…

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