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Federal judge strikes down challenge to Hawaii quarantine law, Category 3 Hurricane Douglas approaches islands, Hawaiian airlines flight attendant dies of COVID-19, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Federal courthouse in Honolulu ©2020 All Hawaii News U.S. District Court judge rules against visitor’s challenge to Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine. U.S. District Court Judge Jill Otake has ruled against a South Carolina visitor whose family is challenging Gov. David Ige’s 14-day travel quarantine. Star-Advertiser.South Carolina man’s legal challenge to Hawaii’s traveler quarantine is denied. For a second time, a federal judge has rejected arguments against the state’s mandatory traveler quara...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Boe, Miami, Kim, DOE, South Carolina, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Big Island Candies, Douglas, Maui, Honolulu, U S District Court

Return With Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Return With Regent Seven Seas Cruises Return with Regent Seven Seas Cruises to sail the seven seas. And when you do, experience the flexibility and confidence of Regent Reassurance now available on all voyages sailing through 2022. This program allows you the freedom to cancel for any reason up to 15 days* prior to departure and receive a 100% Future Cruise Certificate. Plus, enjoy the flexibility of 50% reduced deposits* when we help you plan your dream vacation. Further, enjoy a $1,000 shipbo...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Sydney, Miami, Caribbean, Caribbean Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Serene Spa Wellness

Heat's Meyers Leonard offers tour of NBA life at Disney hotel: Food OK, bed average, Wi-Fi shaky

He hasn't posted yet on TripAdvisor. But Meyers Leonard certainly will have ample free time amid the Miami Heat's quarantine life at Disney World. Required to remain in his room until recording two negative coronavirus tests after Wednesday's arrival, Leonard took to Instagram Live to offer an initial review of his home away from home for the foreseeable future, the Gran Destino Tower at ...
Tags: News, Disney, Sports, Nba, Miami, Tripadvisor, Leonard, Meyers Leonard, Gran Destino Tower, Disney World Required

FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. launch of new Spirits Education Program

FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management through its new Bacardi Center of Excellence, a unique educational program tailored for students who are interested in careers in the spirits industry, is offering its first learning opportunity, BacardiTeach.BacardiTeach is open to students, hospitality industry workers who were laid off or lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and others interested in learning about fine spirits and pathways to entrepreneurship. Hundre...
Tags: Travel, China, United States, Miami, Santiago De Cuba, Tianjin China, Bacardi, FIU, Florida International University, National Endowment for the Humanities, Chaplin School of Hospitality Tourism Management, Pete Carr, Bacardi Limited, Chaplin School of Hospitality amp, Chaplin School, Bacardi U S A Inc

Despite the best efforts of authorities, many still not afraid of the novel coronavirus....

We're over three months into the global pandemic with a constant stream of death and disease filling the public airwarves and digital news outlets.  Our world has been tossed upside down.  Millions of Canadians out of work, businesses closing never to re-open ever again, people dying because their life saving medical procedures were indefinitely delayed, children isolating at home with unemployed depressed parents with booze declared essential.   Horrific and devastating measures, but absolut...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Toronto, Miami, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Ontario, Sunshine State, Queen s Park, Tampa Orlando, Gordie Canuk, COVID, Trinity Bellwood, Asthama Obesity

CLEANtracker Technology Gives Hotel Guests Confidence with Certainty of Cleanliness via Dynamic Visual Proof in the Palm of Their Hands

A psychological point demonstrated in most horror films, is that fear exacerbates distrust in others. Although the hotel industry is striving to implement stringent hygiene initiatives to protect guests, it is the diminished trust caused by fear of an invisible virus that is the final challenge hotels face in cementing guest confidence. Guests want certainty that their room is being precisely cleaned and sanitized every single time. To aid hotels in this challenge of the post-pandemic era...
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Walls to protect Miami sea levels

Miami is hard at work trying to storm-proof its coastline. Under a proposed plan currently being developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, storm surge gates would be installed on three major waterways emptying into Biscayne Bay off the Miami coast. The plan calls for a $4.6 billion storm surge protection system to keep the 2.8 million people living in Miami-Dade County safe. The strength of hurricanes have increased due to climate change, along with the threat of storm surges. Miami was n...
Tags: Travel, Climate Change, Miami, All, Sea Levels, Miami Dade County, US Army Corps of Engineers, Biscayne Bay, Miami River, Rachel Silverstein, Miami Waterkeepers

Take a Virtual Drive through London, Tokyo, Los Angeles & 45 Other World Cities

When asked once about his beliefs, This American Life creator Ira Glass replied that he believes "the car is the best place to listen to the radio." That seems to be a culturally supported perception, or at least it has been in over the past half-century in America. But does it hold true in other countries? Does listening to the radio in the car feel as good in London, Buenos Aires, Mumbai, and Tokyo as it does in Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles? You can see and hea...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Utah, London, College, Berlin, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Radio, Paris, Tokyo, Miami, Npr

6 Trendy Vacation Ideas That Don’t Require Air Travel

In the wake of a worldwide pandemic shutdown, most of us have resigned to domestic travel for the remainder of this year rather than seeking out trendy vacation ideas.  But just because you don’t want the hassle of going through the airport doesn’t mean your vacation has to be boring. From colorful murals to hip eateries and trendy bars, there are so many perfect vacation destinations here in the United States that will make everyone on Instagram wish they were in your shoes. Best of al...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, America, United States, Idaho, Miami, Road, Seattle, Tacoma, Durham, Instagram Photos, Durham North Carolina, Don, Boise, South Beach, Wynwood

MDC’s Acclaimed Hospitality Institute to Provide COVID-19 Re-Opening Training to Area Hotels

Miami Dade College's (MDC) Hospitality Institute will provide online COVID-19 re-opening training to employees at hundreds of hotels in both the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association, as part of the county's ongoing initiative, The New Normal: A Guide for Residents and Commercial Establishments, issued by Miami-Dade County Mayor and MDC alumnus Carlos Gimenez to safely re-open businesses. The program prepares a "lead trainer" wh...
Tags: Travel, Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami Dade County, MDC, Carlos Gimenez, Acclaimed Hospitality Institute, MDC Hospitality Institute, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Beaches Hotel Association

Why we need sports more than ever

Sometimes, when I get a little cabin fever after too much time in my apartment, I think back to a fall night three years ago at Hard Rock Stadium. The University of Miami Hurricanes were, for a brief shining moment, a relevant football program again. We were welcoming the hated Notre Dame Fighting Irish to town for our biggest home game in over a decade. It was all that mattered in Miami. We throttled them 41-8, with 70,000 people jumping, cheering, and holding up our turnover chains like we ...
Tags: Travel, Sports, United States, Steelers, Miami, New England Patriots, Ivory Coast, Seattle, Cleveland, Seahawks, Pittsburgh, All, Cavaliers, Nagel, University of Miami Hurricanes, Scott Heaney Shutterstock

Pollution from face masks and gloves

Now that people are on board with wearing masks in public, a new issue has reared its ugly head: disposing of those masks safely and properly. With more and more local governments mandating mask-wearing, there are more face masks littering our communities than ever. Single-use masks and latex gloves are being discarded haphazardly, and finding their way to beaches, oceans, and public parks. Since masks are made using plastics like polypropylene, they aren’t biodegradable and can pose a sever...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Instagram, Scotland, United States, Pollution, Marine Life, Miami, Gloves, All, Marine Animals, Face Masks, Gary Stokes, Single Use, OceansAsia, OceansAsia Facebook

The most underrated American BBQ

No one style defines American barbecue. Ask anyone where to find the country’s definitive barbecue, though, and they’ll likely point you toward the South. Four destinations in the southern United States make up what’s known as the barbecue belt: There’s Texas with its brisket, Memphis with its pork ribs, Kansas City with Missouri’s best burnt ends, and the Carolinas with their competing takes on pulled pork and slathery sauce. Barbecue is a loose concept, however. It typically refers to mea...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, California, Molly, Kentucky, US, Alabama, America, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Hawaii, Tennessee

How expensive will air travel be after the COVID-19 crisis?

(CNN) — When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of COVID-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a new hotel in Cancun, Mexico.
Tags: Travel, Florida, Cnn, Miami, COVID, Nadia Bouzid

How Expensive Will Air Travel Be After The Covid-19 Crisis?

(CNN) — When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of Covid-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a new hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Putting down the paintbrush, she picked up her phone and began searching airfares to return home. “I watched a seat on the flight I wanted go from $200 to $70, to $350,” Bouzid tells CNN Travel. “I booked it and flew, but the ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Florida, London, News, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, New York City, US, Cnn, Canada, United States, Italy

Should I cruise after COVID-19?

During the last weekend of January, I went on a weekend cruise to Nassau. The final day of the trip was spent at a place called Perfect Day at Coco Cay, where we did flamingo beer bongs with strangers until they made us get back on the ship. In retrospect, that day of cheap drinks and carefree sunshine was indeed perfection. There was no work to do and no interviews to conduct, and when you write about going on vacation for a living that kind of day away from responsibility is amazingly rare. T...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Ubs, Miami, Cruising, Los Angeles Times, All, Nassau, Sizzler, Upton Sinclair, Coco Cay

Carnival CEO says cruise industry will be able to navigate through coronavirus crisis

Bummed out over canceling a vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic? Imagine the misery of scrapping tens of thousands. As president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, Arnold Donald has needed to make unpleasant and unprecedented decisions in these unpleasant and unprecedented times. Those decisions have had a major impact in Southern California, where two of the company’s brands — Carnival and Princess — accounted for 60 percent of all LA-area cruises las...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, La, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Alaska, San Diego, Long Beach, World Health Organization, Miami, Vancouver, West Coast

Air traffic increases

Still in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. New data from the Transport Security Administration (TSA) may be just that. No one expects flight sales to start booming any time soon, but recent TSA data shows that the number of passengers in airports is trending upward. To optimistic travelers, that suggests the light might be closer than we thought. According to TSA’s screening records, the week ending on May 3 saw the most p...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Flying, Frankfurt, Dallas, Tokyo, Miami, Tsa, State Department, Newark, Airlines, Dublin, Seattle, Madrid

The best international LGBTQ movies

Queer culture is often sold as a one-size-fits-all stereotype even when the stereotype clearly doesn’t fit. To assume every LGBTQ person worships at the throne of Cher and can be categorized as either a “Jack” or a “Will” makes an ass of “u” and “me.” Travel is an excellent antidote used to dispel these myths, but even the most experienced traveler can’t adequately capture the essence of LGBTQ life in all corners of the world. That’s where movies come in. On the silver screen, viewers visit...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Florida, UK, Movies, Molly, America, Georgia, United States, South Africa, Chile, Dubai, Belgium, Kenya, Miami

Carnival Cruise Lines to resume

Carnival Cruise Line , the world’s largest cruise line which once employed Shaquille O’Neal as its Chief Fun Officer, is poised to be the first big kid back on the cruise ship block. Carnival announced today that it would resume limited cruising on August 1. Eight Carnival ships will begin as-yet-unannounced itineraries from three ports later this summer, which Carnival is calling the first phase of its return to operations. Port Canaveral near Orlando will launch trips on the Breeze and Elat...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Australia, Spirit, Miami, Seattle, Carnival, Orlando, All, Nassau, West Palm Beach, Port Canaveral, Galveston Texas, Shaquille O'Neal, Carnival Cruise Lines, GRAND BAHAMA

The world’s best drag queens

RuPaul’s Drag Race has transformed drag culture from niche gay-bar entertainment to popular mainstream commodity since first airing on LogoTV in 2009. As a result, many of the queens who sashay down Ru’s runway find international fame and enjoy the kind of monetary stability their industry predecessors never dreamed of 10 years ago. But when it comes to noteworthy drag, these queens aren’t always the be all end all; Ru’s army of reality-tv mother-tuckers is only a fraction of the fabulously ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, UK, England, New York, London, NYC, La, Berlin, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Earth, United States

What to do in St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine , on the coast of northern Florida, is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. This town of about 15,000 has a rich and complicated history that’s reflected in its handsome architecture and dining options shaped by the city’s diverse cultures. St. Augustine also offers options for water sports, historic tours, ghost and pirate lore, and exotic animal encounters — all of which make this picturesque city just an hour south of Jacksonville the idea...
Tags: Travel, Florida, US, United States, Miami, Smith, Jacksonville, Columbia, Mediterranean, Orlando, Granada, All, Hilton Hotel, DoubleTree, Moore, New World

Inside the era of virtual classrooms

The coronavirus pandemic is teaching humans all kinds of new things. How to occupy our Saturday nights when the bars are closed, how to get creative with at-home gym workouts, mastering the art of a social-distancing happy hour. In addition to teaching us these new skills, the virus is also changing the way we teach each other. With most schools around the country closed through the end of the year, learning has gone virtual. That’s new and potentially terrifying territory for many teachers ...
Tags: Travel, Baron, Miami, Skype, Aurora Colorado, Online Learning, All, Matador Network, Online Classes, Meltzer, Virtual Classrooms, Matthew Meltzer, Online Teaching, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Virtual Learning

How Wikipedia in indic languages is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, a small group of editors under Project SWASTHA has been working to make sure that Wikipedia articles in Indian languages are updated with accurate and up-to-date information on the pandemic. Abhishek Suryawanshi, director of SWASTHA and Wikipedia Ambassador, spoke to us from Miami on how the team is facing […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Wikipedia, Miami, Indic Languages, Coronavirus, Project SWASTHA, Abhishek Suryawanshi, SWASTHA

International LGBTQ films and TV

Let’s go on a gaycation. We can fall in love in Italy or have a San Francisco affair. We can don our best drag for an Australian road trip, or visit small-town America to shake up the local scene. If lounging by a lake in Provence is more your style, we can do that, too, though Miami’s waters are far warmer this time of year. Better yet — let’s do it all. We don’t need a train, plane, or automobile to get there. As long as you’ve got a secure WiFi connection and a device that can stream cont...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, Australia, NYC, Washington, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Paris, Dolly Parton, Italy, Sydney, Oscar

Impact of virtual drinking trend

Life changed slowly in the beginning of 2020, and then all at once when the realities of COVID-19 set in. Restaurants and bars that were filled in February were shuttered until further notice by mid-March. Thousands of hospitality workers lost their jobs, and small-business owners had to make the tough decision to stay open for takeout, close for now, or close for good — decisions that will shape cities around the world for years to come. It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next, b...
Tags: Travel, California, Politico, Los Angeles, Miami, Happy Hour, Kingfisher, Facetime, Wall Street Journal, Irl, All, Sanders, Durham North Carolina, Newman, Georgetown University, Hansel

Americans Trapped in Peru Are Out of Meds, Money, and Time

When many think of Peru, Machu Picchu usually comes to mind, with its emerald slopes, stone walls, and astronomically aligned Temple of the Sun. It’s a place where travelers seek enlightenment and an escape from the chaos of life. When a pandemic like COVID-19 breaks out and borders close, however, lives are suddenly turned upside down. In conversation after conversation with The Daily Beast, Americans remaining in Peru tell stories of being stranded with no definite way home, struggling to find...
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Asian grocery stores during COVID-19

In the United States , we’re used to being able to get pretty much whatever we want, whenever we want it. Think about the last time your WiFi went out when you were trying to cue up Netflix, and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Which is why this past week, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, was especially unnerving for a lot of people, who went to the store to pick up a few items they can usually find on-demand and found literally none of what they were looking for. Not just toilet paper...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, US, Netflix, United States, Miami, Seattle, Everglades, All, South Florida, Publix, Little Havana, Laura Grier, Asian Markets, Laura Reilly, Coronavirus

Charities aiding hospitality workers

For many people around the country, this COVID-19 era is dark times. Restaurants and bars nationwide have laid off hourly employees. Hotels, airlines, buses, and other travel-related fields are surely not far behind. And only time will tell how far-reaching this month’s economic consequences may be. Organizations all over the nation are trying to help people who have lost their jobs or are otherwise struggling financially, and all are accepting donations. That means you, assuming you’re cash...
Tags: Travel, New York, Instagram, Groupon, New York City, Atlanta, Miami, All, Jameson, Parker Quinn, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus crisis, Coronavirus Layoffs, Hospitality Workers, Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Spring break idiocy.

“If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying”: Spring breakers are still flocking to Miami, despite coronavirus warnings.— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 18, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Travel, Law, Stupid, Miami, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

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