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Wave of boat buyers seek recreation, safety during pandemic

YARMOUTH, Maine – Brandon Mitchell had big plans to visit family in Michigan and take his wife and three kids to Disney World. The pandemic put those plans on ice. So they bought ...

Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web...

European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

BERLIN – Europe’s tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with rising infections in Spain and other nations causing increasing concern a...

A definitive ranking of the 16 best road trip snacks of all time

Chew on this list and see if these are to your taste

United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United Airlines executives said Wednesday that travel will rise when the number of new coronavirus cases drops but the airline’s revenue will stall around 50% of pre-pandemic levels until th...

Epic travel disasters to take the edge off your wanderlust

“The only aspect of our travels that is guaranteed to hold an audience is disaster,” writes journalist Martha Gellhorn in the 1978 memoir “Travels with Myself and Another.” She p...

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Ma...

United warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

Airline losing about $40 million a day

In Russia and Ukraine, no social distance on crowded beaches

SOCHI, Russia – Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little heed to public health measures despite the numbers of reported co...

The future of travel, according to guidebook writer Rick Steves

Author, TV show host says virus can put dreams on hold, but it can’t crush them

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

BRUSSELS – The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at l...

Summer vacationers weigh testing, quarantine or staying home

PORTLAND, Maine Homebound travelers desperate to venture out for the first time since the pandemic are confronting a vacation landscape this summer that may require coronavirus te...
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