In Iraq, Drought and Abundance in the Mesopotamian Marshes

On my most recent visit to the Mesopotamian marshes, in March, I arrived at Sayeed Hitham’s for breakfast. The pandemic ...
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Summer Vacation With Unvaccinated Kids: Here’s What You Can Do

The health of your family members is also a big consideration.“We are very conservative as far as our risk level,” ...
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Yosemite National Park Will Limit Visitors This Summer

Reservations will be required for day visitors to Yosemite National Park beginning next month, the park said on Thursday, a ...
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Help! I Want to Go to Europe in August. Is This a Pipe Dream?

Dear Tripped Up,My husband and I are currently planning a trip to Ireland, Portugal and Italy for August and September ...
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House Hunting in Sweden: A Sauna-Topped Water Tower Near Stockholm

Four Bedrooms in a Converted Water Tower in Sweden$2.2 MILLION (19.7 MILLION SWEDISH KRONA)This four-bedroom home is a converted, 108-foot ...
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How About a Luxury Tour of Your Own Backyard?

Caroline Turenne, 17, of Seekonk, Mass., booked a July hiking trip in Utah with G Adventures, based on the company’s ...
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Imagining the Timeless Childhood of Beverly Cleary’s Portland

Fifteen months ago I traveled to Portland, Ore., to visit the childhood haunts and homes of Beverly Cleary, the beloved ...
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The CDC’s Guidelines on Vaccinated Americans Traveling: Q&A

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Friday, saying that traveling both ...
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Frontier Airlines I.P.O. Signals a Travel Industry Recovery

“We just believe we’ve got more embedded growth, we’ve also got lower costs, and we believe we’ve got a great ...
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United Airlines restarts pilot hiring as ticket sales rebound.

United Airlines said it will start hiring pilots again, the latest sign that the travel industry is recovering from the ...
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Deals Designed to Lure Travelers Off Their Couches

Resorts there are unfurling the welcome mat in the form of deals. Through April, Katikies, which has seven boutique hotels ...
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Air Travel Is Already Back to Normal in Some Places. Here’s Where.

In Florida, Key West International Airport is busier than normal, while Miami International has half as many passengers as it ...
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House Hunting in England: Nestled in a London Viaduct for $1.3 Million

A Two-Bedroom Marvel Built Into a London Viaduct$1.3 MILLION (975,000 BRITISH POUNDS)This arched two-bedroom, two-bath house is built below and ...
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Would the Pandemic Stop Paul Theroux From Traveling?

For five days, Paul Theroux, the famous American travel writer, dined on hard-boiled eggs, microwaved dal and wine.He had set ...
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Can U.S. Travelers Go To Europe? Here’s What to Know

With the number of people in the United States vaccinated against the coronavirus climbing, Americans are starting to explore their ...
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House Hunting in Uruguay: A Sprawling Former General Store for $975,000

A Five-Bedroom House With History Near Uruguay’s Coast$975,000 (43 MILLION URUGUAYAN PESOS)Built as a general store in the late 19th ...
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Some Tourists Find Luck in the Caribbean with Covid-19 Vaccine

This boom has been aided by the fact that since March 1, everyone over 16 has been eligible to get ...
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5 Things We Know About Flying This Summer

If the start of spring break is any indication — when an average of more than a million fliers a ...
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Glimpses of Sudan’s Forgotten Pyramids

The site was nearly deserted. A few locals were tidying up after recent restoration work, and young camel drivers were ...
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Creating Golf Homes in Morocco Both Traditional and Modern

Golf has soared in popularity in the Middle East and North Africa, from Algeria to Qatar. But one country in ...
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Traffic Cops Return to Rome’s Landmark Piazza

ROME — If, as it’s said, all roads lead to Rome, then they intersect at Piazza Venezia, the downtown hub ...
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‘Serial Stowaway’ Is Arrested at O’Hare (Again), 2 Days After TV Confessional

A woman notorious for evading airport security and sneaking aboard planes without a ticket was arrested this week in Chicago, ...
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Why U.S. Cruises Are Still in Port in 2021

In October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its “no sail” order on U.S. cruise ships and set ...
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Help! Will All My Travel Vouchers Expire Before I Can Use Them?

United and other airlines’ policies have evolved, and will continue to do so, with the pandemic. With 2021 well underway, ...
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House Hunting in Thailand: An Indoor-Outdoor Sanctuary for $1.6 Million

Five Airy Bedrooms Off the Coast of Thailand$1.62 MILLION (50 MILLION THAI BAHT)This contemporary five-bedroom house sits on two hilltop ...
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Breeze, Avelo: Two New U.S. Airlines Launching in 2021

A year after the pandemic’s arrival, U.S. passenger air travel remains at roughly half its pre-Covid levels and may not ...
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Make a Kite Out of Newspaper

Easy to build, simple to fly, the diamond kite — two sticks crossed and bound together, covered by a diamond-shaped ...
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Protecting Lions Aids the Whole Food Chain? Think Again

Tourists visit South Africa’s wildlife reserves to see lions and leopards, not civets and servals.Managers of these parks, responding to ...
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The Relief Bill Will Save Tens of Thousands of Airline and Airport Jobs

The pandemic relief bill that President Biden signed Thursday afternoon will protect tens of thousands of aviation jobs, providing a ...
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Despite Pandemic, 300,000 Expected at Daytona Beach Bike Week

About 300,000 people are expected to descend on Daytona Beach, Fla., this week for a large annual motorcycle rally called ...
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Mexico’s Unspoiled East Cape Is Nothing Like Cabo

The construction boom started after Hurricane Odile, which stuck and caused severe damage to Los Cabos in 2014, according to ...
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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

In 2020, governments across the world closed borders, airlines grounded flights, hotels shuttered and cruises were canceled or postponed.The measures ...
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For Planet Earth, No Tourism is a Curse and a Blessing

For the planet, the year without tourists was a curse and a blessing.With flights canceled, cruise ships mothballed and vacations ...
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The Louvre Recovers Armor Pieces Stolen Nearly 40 Years Ago

After sunset on May 31, 1983, and before dawn the next morning, a showcase at the Louvre was broken into ...
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In Hong Kong, Foreign Tourists Are Replaced by a Local Variety

HONG KONG — Of all the problems created by the pandemic, Sisi Wong did not expect that finding parking would ...
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To Stay or Go? Even With Vaccines, Travel Planning Remains Complicated

Vaccinated, but still uncertainIf the uncertainty of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the unlikelihood that any travel that happens ...
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House Hunting in Italy: A Tower North of Milan, South of $1 Million

A Six-Bedroom House With 18th-Century Style in Italy$905,000 (750,000 EUROS)This six-bedroom home is in Cavallirio, a small town in the ...
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A Florentine Villa Whose Story Is One of Family

IN 1974, LORETTA CAPONI found a house in the leafy San Niccolò neighborhood of Florence, Italy. She and her husband, ...
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How Has a Pandemic Year Changed Your Idea of ‘Home?’

As we approach the first anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have spent ...
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A New York Drugstore Nearly as Storied as the City Itself

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from ...
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Maldives Courts Influencers Amid Covid-19

In a season of lockdowns, Georgia Steel was jet setting.A digital influencer and reality television star, Ms. Steel left England ...
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‘All Creatures Great and Small’ and the Yorkshire Dales

“All Creatures Great and Small” charmed viewers with its pastoral setting in Britain’s Yorkshire Dales. Here, the show’s production designer ...
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What Kind of Plane Am I Flying On?

Passengers on board a United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu had several moments of terror on Feb. 20 when ...
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For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

Tomorrow’s Air, a new climate action group incubated by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, is taking a different tack, both ...
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House Hunting in the Dominican Republic: A Tropical Compound for $2.5 Million

A Sprawling Complex Outside Santo Domingo$2.5 MILLIONThis 12.5-acre property drapes over the peak of a sweeping mountain range in rural ...
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher and political iconoclast who inspired and nurtured generations of San Francisco artists and writers from ...
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On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai

Nine-year-old Dastan, the son of a Kazakh eagle hunter, rode his pony alongside mine, cantering effortlessly without a saddle and ...
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Avalanche Warnings Are Issued in Northwest

Two avalanche warnings have been issued for parts of Washington and Oregon as heavier-than-usual rainfall and snowfall is expected to ...
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United Flight Sheds Debris Over Broomfield, Colo., After Engine Failure

A United Airlines flight with 241 people on board experienced engine failure over Broomfield, Colo., on Saturday afternoon, shedding debris ...
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Airlines Still Don’t Know When Passengers Will Return

It was “a year of going through hell” for United Airlines. Delta Air Lines had “the toughest year” in its ...
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Getaway Planning Tips: How to Prepare for Your Next Escape

Even during a normal year, Jacqueline Kim, a stay-at-home mother of two in Encinitas, Calif., is pretty bullish about making ...
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House Hunting in Switzerland: A 17th-Century Farm With Bauhaus Updates

Three Historic Houses Outside Zurich$10.6 MILLION (9.5 MILLION SWISS FRANCS)This 17th-century viticultural farmstead, comprising three renovated timber-frame buildings with lake ...
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New River Gorge: Meet America’s 63rd National Park

As Americans continue to weather the pandemic, the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by the federal government ...
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Winter Storm Brings Icy Temperatures and Cuts Power Across U.S.

For Zoe Waldron, 30, the polar vortex and gray sky made her nostalgic for La Conner, Wash., her hometown. But ...
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House Hunting in Argentina: A Historic Flat in Central Buenos Aires

While transactions fell sharply in 2020, not every sector languished. While Buenos Aires’s lockdown, from March through November, curtailed property ...
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Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

Growing up in the frigid confines of Endwell, N.Y., I tried to escape the endless winters and year-round rain by ...
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4 Skiers Killed in Avalanche in Utah, Officials Say

Four backcountry skiers were killed on Saturday in an avalanche in Utah, the police said. It was the deadliest avalanche ...
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Its Borders Shut, New Zealand Prods Local Tourists to ‘Do Something New’

Nadine Toe Toe and her family run Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours in Murupara, a northeastern village of about 2,000 ...
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House Hunting on St. Croix: A Converted Sugar Mill With Sea Views

Market OverviewSt. Croix, with about 50,000 residents, is the largest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands, followed by St ...
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Help! I’m Vaccinated, But What Do I Need to Know to Protect Others?

Dear Tripped Up,I’ve had my first vaccination shot and plan to book a flight to California two weeks after my ...
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To Get on This SpaceX Flight, You Don’t Have to Be Rich, Just Lucky

A new era is opening in spaceflight, a future where anyone — at least anyone with tens of millions of ...
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House Hunting in Canada: Octagonal Riverfront Views Outside Ottawa

A Modern Four-Bedroom Home on the Riverbank$3.77 MILLION ($4.795 CANADIAN DOLLARS)Set on the banks of the Rideau River, this custom-built ...
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While You Weren’t Looking: Revised Airline Policies May Make Flying Better

Four years ago, David Dao, a 69-year-old Kentucky doctor, was forcibly dragged from his seat on a United Airlines flight ...
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Testing Requirement Is the Latest Curveball for the Travel Industry

Ms. Flynn showed her test results on her phone at the Turkish Airlines check-in counter at Istanbul Airport and kept ...
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Meet a Family Who Spent 9 Months Traveling the Globe, Pre-Plague

WE CAME, WE SAW, WE LEFTA Family Gap YearBy Charles WheelanI go through phases: Sometimes I feel as if I’m ...
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Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them?

When tourists come to Stora Karlso, a limestone-ledged nature reserve off the coast of Sweden, they keep a respectful distance ...
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Lizzie Borden’s Notoriety Is This Home’s Selling Point

The morning after Andrew Borden and his wife, Abby, were hacked to death in their home on Second Street in ...
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Locked Up in a Hotel for a Year, Then a Sudden Taste of Freedom

“I’m happy, but it’s a little bit scary,” Emad Moradi, 38, a Kurdish refugee who left Iran in 2013 by ...
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House Hunting in Gibraltar: A Corner Townhouse on Main Street for $1.9 Million

Five Bedrooms and Two Retail Spaces in Gibraltar$1.9 MILLION (1.4 MILLION BRITISH POUNDS)This three-story rowhouse sits on a bustling corner ...
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Student Who Was Jailed for Breaking Quarantine in Caymans Apologizes

Skylar Mack, the American college student who was released from a prison in the Cayman Islands last week for violating ...
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‘Black Box’ From Indonesia Plane Crash Is Recovered

Indonesian Navy divers have recovered the flight data recorder from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which crashed into the Java Sea ...
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Disneyland as a Vaccination Site? Airports as Test Centers? The Travel Industry Pitches In

Other parts of the travel industry are helping, tooMany corners of the travel industry are looking for a way to ...
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At Washington Airports and Hotels: Anxiety and Tightened Security

Before the riots, United Airlines moved its crews from downtown Washington hotels and increased staffing at area airports. The airline ...
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House Hunting in Estonia: A 19th-Century Manor With Modern Style

Liisa Linna, a partner at Liverte law office, who specializes in real estate, pointed to changes in the law enabling ...
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4 Ways to Do More With Your Smartphone Camera

Even if you don’t have the latest and greatest smartphone, the tools for your photography can go beyond the more ...
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An Inn or Bike Tour of Your Own: How to Make Buyouts More Affordable

Owners of a Mexican tile import company in Austin, Texas, Nick Barreiro and Canan Kaba have had to travel for ...
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Taiwan’s New Passport Shrinks ‘Republic of China’

Taiwan on Monday released a new passport that puts a diplomatic spin on the concept of social distancing amid the ...
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A Long, Lonesome Look at America

I was only a few days into a meandering trip across America, and already I was easing into something of ...
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How This Spot (in Mozambique) Got Its Leopard

They are also the most versatile and unpredictable of the Panthera crew, at once stealthy and brash, antisocial and plugged ...
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52 Places You Cherish

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.On ...
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Struggling to get a Refund From Vail Resorts

Dear Tripped Up,I live in Massachusetts and had hoped to ski at Okemo Mountain Resort as much as possible this ...
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A Very Different ‘52 Places’

At this time of year The Times’s Travel desk usually publishes its lavish “52 Places to Go” list, a compendium ...
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House Hunting in France: A Soaring Paris Loft With Gustave Eiffel Ceilings

A Sun-Drenched Two-Bedroom Loft in Paris$2.4 MILLION (1.98 MILLION EUROS)This renovated industrial loft, built in 1900 in the Charonne Quarter ...
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How to Pretend You’re in Cartagena Today

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World ...
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Playing the ‘Green Lottery’: Life Inside Colombia’s Emerald Mines

I was half a mile into the mine shaft, and my heart was racing. Hunched underneath the low ceiling and ...
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Fleeing lockdown, Americans are flock to Mexico City – where the coronavirus is surging

MEXICO CITY — At first, life in lockdown was OK, between working from home, exercising with his roommate, and devouring ...
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House Hunting in Costa Rica: A Slice of Oceanside Paradise for $1.1 Million

A Modern Three-Bedroom Villa on Costa Rica’s Coastline$1.15 MILLIONThis modern three-bedroom home sits on a hillside in Dominical, a beach ...
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One Way to Avoid Other Guests? Book the Entire Hotel

Larger hotels and resorts are also getting in the game. Groups who can fill a minimum of 70 suites can ...
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Boeing 737 Max to Resume Flying U.S. Passengers on Tuesday

Boeing’s troubled 737 Max plane is expected to carry paying passengers in skies over the United States for the first ...
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Revisiting the Unseen Corners of the World

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series to help ...
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‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — A trickle of skiers recently zigzagged down the slopes at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Couples ...
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Why Experts Think Travel Bans Won’t Stop Coronavirus Variant Spread

LONDON — As nation after nation rushed this week to close their borders with Britain, the moves brought back memories ...
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Want a Nice Dinner Out? Your Hotel Room Awaits

With New Year’s Eve approaching, similar partnerships have cropped up across the country. Here, some of what’s on offer:After restrictions ...
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Travel After the Coronavirus Pandemic Might Be Different

In early March, I was walking around the most magical place on earth — Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, ...
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The Hotels Reimagining Their Rooms as Stylish Work Spaces

For some people fortunate enough to be working from home during the pandemic, forgoing a commute and sending emails from ...
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House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000

Four Bedrooms and a Lap Pool in Hout Bay$760,000 (11.2 MILLION SOUTH AFRICAN RAND)This four-bedroom house sits at the foot ...
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The Department Store That Does Holiday Cheer Like No Other

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from ...
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9 Travel Questions and Answers for 2021: Vaccine, Cancellations, Cruises and More

When will I be traveling for business again? And what about my frequent-flier miles?This was the year business travel flatlined, ...
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Wintry Scenes From a Swedish Wonderland

I consistently give the same advice to aspiring photographers: Wherever home is, that’s where you should begin.It isn’t always easy ...
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Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

On a day trip from Washington, one can experience the region’s novelties: hiking along brisk ocean shores, watching migratory swans ...
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