Travel

Feast or Famine? Food and Wine Festivals Grapple with COVID Cancelations

Feast or Famine? Food and Wine Festivals Grapple with COVID Cancelations

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 11, 2021

Mohegan Sun has canceled its Sun Wine & Food Fest, but those with an appetite (and a vaccine) can travel to Europe this summer for culinary events.

Not-So-Friendly Skies as Political Aggression Fuels American Airlines Flight

Not-So-Friendly Skies as Political Aggression Fuels American Airlines Flight

TRAVEL | Jan 8, 2021

A shouting match ensued between passengers on an American Airlines flight after an alleged death threat was made toward Trump supporters who had projected a "Trump 2020" logo in the cabin.

The Year of Reinvention: 5 LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Where You Can Work Remotely

The Year of Reinvention: 5 LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Where You Can Work Remotely

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jan 7, 2021

While the pandemic may have us holed up for a few more months as vaccines roll out, it may be time to consider a change of scenery that actually includes work.

Pandemic-Era Mardi Gras: No Big Crowds, But Plenty of Cake

Pandemic-Era Mardi Gras: No Big Crowds, But Plenty of Cake

TRAVEL | By Rebecca Santana | Jan 7, 2021

A subdued Carnival season began Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year.

American Airlines Grounds Emotional Support Animals

American Airlines Grounds Emotional Support Animals

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jan 6, 2021

American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them.

Puerto Rico to Reopen Beaches, Relax Coronavirus Curfew

Puerto Rico to Reopen Beaches, Relax Coronavirus Curfew

TRAVEL | Jan 6, 2021

Puerto Rico's new governor announced Tuesday that he will reopen beaches, marinas and pools, eliminate a Sunday lockdown and shorten a curfew that has been in place since the pandemic began to control the number of COVID-19 cases.

Pandemic Empties Blue-Hued Moroccan Tourist Town

Pandemic Empties Blue-Hued Moroccan Tourist Town

TRAVEL | By Mosa'ab Elshamy | Jan 5, 2021

As the North African nation cautiously reopens and tries to resuscitate its struggling economy, Chefchaouen stands subdued, deserted by the tourists that have long been its lifeblood.

Chengdu, China Maintains Foothold as LGBTQ Hub

Chengdu, China Maintains Foothold as LGBTQ Hub

TRAVEL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 5, 2021

Chengdu, long seen as a sanctuary for the LGBTQ community, is feeling pressure from a Communist Chinese government suppressing expressions of sexual freedom.

Chill Out: Why Finland May be the Happiest Place on Earth (And Makes Great Vodka, Too)

Chill Out: Why Finland May be the Happiest Place on Earth (And Makes Great Vodka, Too)

TRAVEL | By Ryan Leeds | Jan 4, 2021

Progressive LGBTQ rights, natural wonders and Tom of Finland vodka are just a few of the reasons why this cool Nordic country is on our hotlist for 2021.

After COVID We May Never Think About Hotels in the Same Way Again

After COVID We May Never Think About Hotels in the Same Way Again

TRAVEL | Jan 4, 2021

By becoming known as places where people are locked up in quarantine, at times cross-infected, and fed food ranging from "nice" to "atrocious", international hotels run the risk of destroying brands that took decades to build.

Watch: Rio Circuit Party Closed Down — 2,000 Partied Ignoring COVID Restrictions

Watch: Rio Circuit Party Closed Down — 2,000 Partied Ignoring COVID Restrictions

TRAVEL | Jan 2, 2021

A pre-New Year's Eve dance party in Rio De Janeiro was closed down by police on December 29 with 2,000 in attendance largely ignoring COVID restrictions

Will NYE in Puerto Vallarta Become a Gay Superspreader Event?

Will NYE in Puerto Vallarta Become a Gay Superspreader Event?

TRAVEL | By EDGE | Dec 30, 2020

Despite more than 1.3 million coronavirus cases throughout Mexico and upwards of 50,000 in the state of Jalisco some gay party promoters intend to kick off 2021 with a bang that could potentially become the super spreader event of the season.

Gay Travel Awards Announces 2020 Winners

Gay Travel Awards Announces 2020 Winners

TRAVEL | Dec 29, 2020

The awards aim "to recognize and promote select accommodations, destinations, and transportation companies around the globe" according to its website and parent company GayTravel.com

New App Will Cater to Black LGBTQ Travelers

New App Will Cater to Black LGBTQ Travelers

TRAVEL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 28, 2020

Paula Akpan, a Black British lesbian journalist and historian, is developing The Black Queer Travel Guide to assist Black queer travelers in enjoying the world safely.

Japan Tightens Ban on Foreign Visitors

Japan Tightens Ban on Foreign Visitors

TRAVEL | Dec 28, 2020

Japan's government will temporarily ban entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain.

Winter Storm in Dakotas, Minnesota Make Travel Frightful

Winter Storm in Dakotas, Minnesota Make Travel Frightful

TRAVEL | By David Kolpack | Dec 24, 2020

Numerous travel advisories urged motorists to stay off the road and several highways were shut down altogether

Historic Heart of LA on Life Support From COVID-19

Historic Heart of LA on Life Support From COVID-19

TRAVEL | By Brian Melley | Dec 24, 2020

The Mexican market, known as the birthplace of Los Angeles, has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with shops and restaurants closed and others barely hanging on.

'Mom's Worth It': US Holiday Travel Surges Despite Outbreak

'Mom's Worth It': US Holiday Travel Surges Despite Outbreak

TRAVEL | By Tamara Lush | Dec 23, 2020

Millions of Americans are traveling ahead of Christmas and New Year's, despite pleas from public health experts that they stay home to avoid fueling the raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 320,000 nationwide.

Pandemic Travel: Inside a Flight From Johannesburg to Paris

Pandemic Travel: Inside a Flight From Johannesburg to Paris

TRAVEL | Dec 23, 2020

A journalist documents his experience on an international flight just as news of a virus mutation spreads around the world.

9 Back-Saving Tips for Holiday Road Trips

9 Back-Saving Tips for Holiday Road Trips

TRAVEL | Dec 23, 2020

Many of us choosing to travel this holiday season are doing so by car, but long drives can result in back pain. We asked an orthopedic and spinal surgeon for the best ways to drive pain-free.

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