Vacation Housing Markets Trending Higher with Buyers Amid Pandemic

Based on new data from Zillow, impacts from the coronavirus pandemic have rippled out to traditional U.S. vacation destinations, which are seeing increased interest from homebuyers as shifting priorities and preferences transform where and how people want to live.

Page views on Zillow of for-sale listings are up nearly 50% from a year ago in metro areas typically considered vacation destinations, defined as metros with at least 65,000 people and five times more vacation homes than the U.S. as a whole. That’s compared to a 37% increase in page views nationally.  Vacation metros seeing an uptick in demand include places

Giro d’Italia 2020: Results & News

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MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO ITALY OCTOBER 21 Arrival Ben Oconnor of Australia and NTT Pro Cycling Team Celebration during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 17 a 203km stage from Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio 1514m girodiitalia Giro on October 21 2020 in Madonna di Campiglio Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Ben O’Connor (NTT Pro Cycling) wins stage 17 at the Giro d’Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PIANCAVALLO ITALY OCTOBER 18 Arrival Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Celebration during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 15 a 185km stage from Base Aerea Rivolto Frecce Tricolori to Piancavallo 1290m girodiitalia Giro on October 18 2020 in Piancavallo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Stage 15 a Grand Tour first for Tao Geoghegan Hart of Ineos Grenadiers (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Ineos rider Italys Filippo Ganna rides during the fourteenth stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 341kilometer individual time trial between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene on October 17 2020 Photo by Luca BETTINI AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Filippo Ganna wins stage 14 TT, his third stage victory of 2020 Giro d’Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) won stage 13, his second of the 2020 Giro d’Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CESENATICO ITALY OCTOBER 15 Podium Jhonnatan Narvaez Prado of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Celebration Mask Covid safety measures during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage Twelve a 204km stage from Cesenatico to Cesenatico girodiitalia Giro on October 15 2020 in Cesenatico Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Jhonatan Narváez (Ineos Grenadiers) won stage 12

7 Up-And-Coming Travel Destinations For 2020

As the travel year comes to a close, the travel community looks ahead to the coming months and all the travel opportunities that await. Where are you headed in 2020? If you’ve already set your sights on one of these seven up-and-coming travel destinations, then you’re not alone.

New destinations all over the world are receiving renewed attention for a variety of reasons. If you’ve yet to begin planning your 2020 travel, you might find that these destinations are well worth your consideration. 

Caravanning News – OCTOBER 2020 edition

Readership: Up
to 32,000 monthly

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OCT 21:
Police in South Australia are investigating the theft of a Jayco Swan camper trailer, rego S784TBF, from Tailem Bend.

OCT 21:
Victorian Government informs caravan dealers they can continue the “click and collect” method of contactless RV sales, but inspections and demonstrations not permitted.


* Tiaro rest area assault
victim airlifted to hospital

people reached.

* Warning on misleading compliance plates
… 28,383 people reached.

* Tough new laws for heavy-vehicle rest areas … 15,255
people reached.

* Cops hunt caravanner who lost

Yearning for a vacation? The destination: Nowhere

“I’ll definitely give it a try since I’m in desperate need of some refreshment from coronavirus restrictions and working overtime every day,” Ben Peng, a Beijing-based software developer, said of a “flycation” tour his friend from Hong Kong had bought a few days ago. 

Hong Kong Airlines announced late last week a special Embrace “Home” Kong flight that will take off, encircle the skies at a low altitude and then return to the same airport. The 90-minute voyage, set to depart on October 24, will offer travel-starved people a chance to enjoy the sunset in addition to a bird’s eye