Flying During COVID? Millions Take the Risk

December 31, 2020

This reporter was among the millions of Americans who flew during the Christmas holidays this year, despite the COVID pandemic. There were many surprises on the way to a two-week stay with my twin sister in Santa Barbara, California, our …

Get Away This Fall to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

November 19, 2020

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is providing an ideal staycation destination with its “Getaway Fall” promotion. The special offer provides 15% off room rates plus breakfast for two each day. It is available when booked between …

Downtowner DC: Holiday Market, Wilson High, Tidal Basin

November 16, 2020

Holiday Market Is Coming Back

The Downtown Holiday Market, centered on 8th and F Streets NW, will return for its 16th season, choosing not to let COVID get in its way. There will be new health and safety …

Travel Restrictions Tightened for D.C.

November 9, 2020

New travel restrictions on District visitors took effect just as airline fares and D.C. hotel room rates were reported to be spiking for out-of-towners wanting to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Effective Nov. 9,

Holiday Happenings on the Eastern Shore

November 5, 2020

Craving to untether from your safe space and get a dose of holiday magic? Bored with virtual experiences? Don’t fret. Charming historic towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are offering creative ways to cheer even the most pandemic-weary.

Nothing like a …

Nature Encounters at the Red Sea and in Egypt’s Eastern Desert

October 29, 2020

Dreaming of travel during the pandemic is a great way to get away in our minds, but now’s the time to start planning. Here is some inspiration …

Marsa Alam is a travel destination on the Red Sea in the …

Cocktail of the Month: The Maldivian Lady

October 8, 2020

Last summer was the most un-summer-like summer of our lifetime. The typical seasonal rites-of-passage — such as beach holidays, cocktails on the waterfront and barbecue parties — suddenly became a risky venture as America’s coronavirus count surged into the millions …

Resort Travel: What to Expect

May 21, 2020

As my home state of Florida is steadily reopening all of its counties, I fled our locked-down swamp to see what life is like on the other side of Phase One.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been among the most bullish …

Park Service: Cherry Blossoms to Peak March 27

March 4, 2020

D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms will experience peak bloom between Friday, March 27, and Monday, March 30, predicted the National Park Service on March 4.

The annual celebration of blooming cherry trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, centers around the …

Last Chance: Turner Watercolors in Mystic

January 30, 2020

Mystic Seaport, a Connecticut museum village interpreting 19th-century marine trades, is an unlikely cold-weather destination, but this winter is an exception. The seaport, about 135 miles east of New York City, near the Rhode Island border, is the …