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COVID-19 prompts families to reconsider trips

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Here are 6 tips to know before you book your flight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Like many families this year, the Rivers clan will throw out its normal holiday travel tradition to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t make an appearance at the Thanksgiving feast.

Gene Rivers of Tallahassee, Florida, says the normal routine of gathering the family at a ski resort northwest of Montreal for Thanksgiving and mid-December to mid-January won’t work because Canada and the United States shut the border on both sides to nonessential travel.

Plan B – trying to draw his three grown-up kids

South Dakota braces for ‘almost non-existent’ 2020 tourism season due to COVID-19 | Local News

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost completely shut down tourism in South Dakota, one of the state’s largest industries.

The loss of visitors now and potentially into the summer tourism season threatens to cut off a vital economic lifeline for businesses and their employees and eliminate a major source of sales tax revenues that fund operations of cities and state government.

Gov. Kristi Noem has said the pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, such as social distancing and foreign travel restrictions, would likely continue through May, when infections are expected to peak in South Dakota. The

What’s it like to visit after its bout with COVID-19?

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Museums and other indoor activities across New York are being allowed to reopen as coronavirus restrictions are cautiously eased. New York City is encouraging New Yorkers and people from the tri-state area to ‘staycation’ and help the city recover. (Aug. 24.)

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In June, an entire family could walk arm-in-arm through Times Square. In July, the Brooklyn Bridge was empty aside from passing bikers and joggers traveling between boroughs. In August, Bryant Park is quiet.

Thanks to the coronavirus and New York’s role as an early epicenter in the pandemic during the spring, the city’s hallmark tourist locations

Hawaii vacation? COVID-19 hassles abound amid tourist testing program

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Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers. (Oct. 7)

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Hawaii is going to start providing an alternative to its mandatory quarantine rule next week, but don’t pack your swimsuit without knowing the details.

Visiting the islands still won’t be as carefree as it has been in the past, and there are still elements in the plan to be worked out.

Starting Thursday, the state begins allowing tourists to forego a 14-day quarantine

Camping rises in popularity amid COVID-19 travel concerns

Gary Garth, Special to USA TODAY
Published 10:00 a.m. ET Sept. 6, 2020 | Updated 11:44 a.m. ET Sept. 7, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has canceled a lot of things, but your summer vacation doesn’t have to be one of them.

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As the summer of COVID-19 winds down, Shane Bertsch has seen something he would not have expected six months ago:

Packed campgrounds and crowded hiking trails.

“This has been the busiest camping season we’ve had in the nearly 20 years I’ve been here,” said Bertsch, district park supervisor at the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near