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Travel: How to do a ski trip to Mammoth Mountain during the pandemic

In late January, Mammoth Mountain was hit with more than 100 inches of snow just as Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the latest stay-at-home order. And, while the fresh powder beckoned cooped-up eager skiers and riders, it also was a pivotal lesson in how resort officials would navigate this year’s season amid tight COVID-19 restrictions while still providing a fun place to enjoy the outdoor winter wonderland in the High Sierra. The resort opened on Nov. 13, after the longest off-season in its history. ...
Tags: Travel, Cook, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alley, Gavin Newsom, Peter, Gold Hill, Mammoth Mountain, Fullerton, Dahl, St Moritz, Ikon, Canyon Lodge


How to take a restaurant road trip to New York, Chicago and beyond, without leaving the kitchen

“I miss the snow,” he says, looking out the window on a beautiful sunny day as we scroll through images of friends on Instagram playing in the snow in New York.   “Me, too,” I say. “But I’m not squeezing into an airplane filled with recirculated virus droplets just yet.”   My partner and I typically fly away somewhere this time of year. Travel is a shared passion and indulgence. It’s what keeps us sane. We ski almost every winter but sometimes we satisfy our need for cold weather somewhere els...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Nebraska, Omaha, Orange County, Brasserie, Harlem, West Village, Omaha Nebraska, East Village, Brad


Lake Tahoe ski resort sued for negligence after fatal avalanche

By SCOTT SONNER | The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — The widow and a friend of a man killed in an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort last year have filed separate lawsuits accusing the resort of negligently rushing to open the slopes in unsafe conditions for a holiday weekend that’s typically one of the busiest of the season. Cole Comstock, 34, of Blairsden, California, was killed and his close friend, Kaley Bloom, seriously injured when they were swept up in the avalanche at Alpine Meadows on ...
Tags: Travel, Business, National Weather Service, News, Accidents, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Associated Press, Lake Tahoe, CPR, Sierra, Reno, Raymond


Two California residents arrested for Hawaii quarantine violation

By KITV Web Staff Honolulu – On Thursday morning Special Agents from the AG’s Investigations Division arrested two Fresno, California residents for violating the Hawaii’s COVID-19 quarantine rules. 22-year-old Miriam Rosas and 34-year-old Abel Rosas were arrested after an alert had been sent out to Waikiki hotels. Agents say the pair attempted to check into one hotel on Tuesday without evidence of a COVID-19 test or exemption. After being told they needed to go into mandatory quarantine they re...
Tags: Travel, News, California, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Waikiki, Hawai, AG, Fresno California, KITV, Los Angeles Long Beach, National News, Cable News Network Inc


Here are the 7 top national parks, according to TripAdvisor

The United States’ National Parks offer such varied and vibrant treasures, why would anyone rank them? They’re all magnificent. But when TripAdvisor asked its users to choose their favorites, they were quick to comply, handing out Travelers Choice 2021 bragging honors to 10 National Parks from coast to coast. Here are the top seven. (Find all the Travelers Choice honorees, along with details, at tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.) 1 — Grand Teton National Park Wyoming’s spectacular, 310,000-acre...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, National Weather Service, Montana, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, National Parks, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Tripadvisor


Mardi Gras 2021 in New Orleans: Closed bars, no to-go drinks

By Tim Burnside and Marnie Hunter | CNN In a citywide crackdown, New Orleans announced on Friday that it will be ordering the closure of all indoor and outdoor bars and banning to-go drinks starting next Friday through Mardi Gras day on February 16. During a news conference, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called the large crowds seen on Bourbon Street last weekend “unacceptable.” Cantrell referred to the crowds as superspreader events, calling them dangerous and a risk to lives and the progre...
Tags: Travel, Politics, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Decatur, Central Business District, Bourbon Street, Cantrell, National News, LaToya Cantrell, Coronavirus, Tim Burnside


Canada’s stricter travel restrictions: Quarantine upon arrival, suspension of some flights

By Rob Gillies | Associated Press TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus — including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30. Trudeau said in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the governme...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, US, Toronto, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Associated Press, University of Toronto, Caribbean, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Blair


Florida led the world in shark attacks again in 2020

By Sydney N. Walton | CNN The US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida! Last year, the US reported 33 unprovoked shark attacks, accounting for about 58% of the total number of unprovoked shark attacks that occurred worldwide, according to the Yearly World Shark Attack Summary from the International Shark Attack File (ISAF). This is a decrease from 2019, when 64% of the global unprovoked bites occurred in the US. ISAF categorizes shark attacks by first deci...
Tags: Travel, Florida, News, Australia, Environment, US, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Maine, Spike, Volusia County, Hawaii California, ISAF, International Shark Attack File ISAF


Snow closes I-5 in both directions at Grapevine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Icy conditions in mountains north of Los Angeles shut Interstate 5 at Tejon Pass and Highway 58 at Tehachapi Pass early Tuesday as one storm exited and a major new system headed toward California. Caltrans said the closure of northbound and southbound I-5 between the communities of Castaic and Grapevine would be in effect until further notice. The pass is at 4,160 feet. There was also no estimate for reopening Highway 58. “Caltrans crews have been working overnight to clear bi...
Tags: Travel, National Weather Service, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, CalTrans, San Francisco Bay Area, Grapevine, Santa Cruz Monterey, Castaic, Tejon Pass


Traveling to Hawaii during COVID-19: Requirements and what to know before you go

One can’t blame Food and Beverage Director Robert Blackborough for getting misty-eyed when asked how thrilled he is now that Hawaii is sharing the aloha spirit with visitors again. After all, it was only the third evening since the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua’s signature restaurant he oversees was open after a monthslong shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “When I observed our staff welcoming back guests for the first time since March, I was filled with unexpected emotion,” he said at the beachf...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Roy, Pacific, Duke, Kaanapali Beach, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Ruth, Josh Green


3 Historical Places to Visit in Dallas

They say everything is bigger in Texas – hats, boots, land, and most importantly, pride in the hearts of its residents. Real Texans know the history that made them the great state they are today, and on your next visit to Texas, you’ll see that history in full display everywhere you go, especially in the […] The post 3 Historical Places to Visit in Dallas appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
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Board game night: 4 great new – or newish – board and card games

Board games have enjoyed a popular resurgence over the last decade, with thousands of new titles released each year. Industry watchers are forecasting that the board and card game industry will be a $21.6 billion proposition by 2023 — accounting for $12 billion in the U.S. alone — and that was before the pandemic shutdown turned us all into near-obsessive puzzle devotees and board game fans. Parcheesi may be peachy and pinochle fun, but with so many new games flooding the market, we set out to t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Holidays, Stephen King, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, Kyoto, Santorini, Anaheim, Aegean, Knott, Bay Area News Group, Berry Farm


Coronavirus: California, Oregon, Washington urge travelers to quarantine

In a move spurred by surging coronavirus cases that would surely upend many Thanksgiving plans, governors of California, Oregon and Washington urged Friday that travel be limited to essential needs and that returning residents and visitors from out-of-state self-quarantine for two weeks. The governors said travel should only be for necessary work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care and safety and security. The advisories...
Tags: Travel, Politics, News, California, Washington, Oregon, Disney, California News, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Fed


Travel: Ready to return to Vegas? Here’s what’s new

If what happens in Vegas really stays in Vegas, then there’d be no worry of bringing COVID-19 back home after your southern Nevada getaway. Alas, the famous slogan doesn’t apply to contagious diseases. That’s why the novel coronavirus pandemic is no joke even in a city crawling in comedy clubs, not that anyone can take in a show just yet. But after months of being uncharacteristically lifeless, the vast majority of casinos, hotels, restaurants and stores are back in business downtown and along t...
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The Best Things to do in Bermuda for 2020

Bermuda is open for business! Upon hearing that the Government of Bermuda introduced the Work from Bermuda Certificate for businesses and students to work and live in Bermuda for a year, we realized that we never wrote much about our time in Bermuda except for our experience at America’s Cup. But there are so many things to do in […] Read the original post The Best Things to do in Bermuda for 2020 on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, America, Things To Do, Caribbean, Islands, Bermuda, Soft Adventures


Travel: Escape to Utah on a road trip to cure coronavirus cabin fever

After five months binge-watching “The Wire,” “Tiger King,” “Breaking Bad,” “Dexter” and “Gardeners’ World,” and binge-eating about 50 pints of ice cream, I woke up one morning with an urge to get in my car and drive away. And not just to go to the grocery store. It actually happened after I opened my Facebook and saw pictures of friends in the wilderness. They looked happy. Carefree even. Why couldn’t I do a this? I had a mask. In fact I have about 15 masks and even more bottles of hand sanitize...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Utah, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Ruby, Perseid Meteor Shower, Zion, Dexter, Sedona, Zion National Park, Bryce, Springdale


Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Disneyland, Honolulu, Carson, Lancaster


9 sensory experiences in Santa Fe

W hen Georgia O’Keeffe first set eyes on the New Mexican landscape around Santa Fe, she wrote, “I’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted to me exactly. It’s something that’s in the air — it’s different. The sky is different, the wind is different. I shouldn’t say too much about it because other people may be interested and I don’t want them interested.” O’Keeffe was right about this place, and she was right about us: We’re interested. Now more than ever, we crave the fresh air, th...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, US, Georgia, Earth, Things To Do, New Mexico, Ansel Adams, Santa Fe, Forest Service, All, Rocky Mountains, Trip Planning, Sandia, Geoff, Rio Grande Valley


Travel: Mammoth Mountain opens up after the coronavirus shutdown

Finlay Torrance recalls riding his bike along empty pathways in the Village at Mammoth. “It was like a post-apocalyptic zombie movie, where you had music playing from the loudspeakers and you were the only person riding through there,” he said of the weeks when Mammoth Lakes, a popular mountain destination high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, was left a ghost town by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now, as stay-at-home orders lift, the Mammoth scene has changed dramatically. The town of Mammoth ...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Sport, Mountain, Things To Do, Soccer, Sierra, Sierra Nevada, Cage, Torrance, Ritter, Meadow, Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, Tom Cage, Mammoth


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


San Fernando Valley couple who survived coronavirus offers a message to America

Farah Toutounchian, diagnosed with coronavirus, refused to be escorted to an ambulance. Instead, she sat in protest, cross-legged on the floor just outside a gangway to the Diamond Princess cruise ship on which she was a passenger, quarantined at the Port of Yokohama. Surrounded by people in hazmat gear, she begged for one thing: to be taken to the same hospital that was already caring for her husband, who also had novel coronavirus. “I was getting ready to die and I wanted to be next to my husb...
Tags: Travel, Health, Japan, News, California, Kentucky, Southeast Asia, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Iran, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Tokyo


Valley couple who survived coronavirus offer a message to America

Farah Toutounchian, diagnosed with coronavirus, refused to be escorted to an ambulance. Instead, she sat in protest, cross-legged on the floor just outside a gangway to the Diamond Princess cruise ship on which she was a passenger, quarantined at the Port of Yokohama. Surrounded by people in hazmat gear, she begged for one thing: to be taken to the same hospital that was already caring for her husband, who also had novel coronavirus. “I was getting ready to die and I wanted to be next to my husb...
Tags: Travel, Health, Japan, News, California, Kentucky, Southeast Asia, America, Sport, Iran, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Tokyo, Local News


Green travel guide to New Brunswick

S ure, this is a “green” travel guide — and we’ll keep it green — but it’s New Brunswick’s actual colors we’ll talk most about: the warm red tones of the south coast’s rocky sea caves that reveal themselves only at low tide. The fierce blue-grey of the waters in the Bay of Fundy, a feeding ground for a dozen species of whale. The soft golds of the sands on the Acadian Coast, which has the warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia, and of the cardboard tray of toasty fried clams you got from ...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Virginia, US, Green, Itinerary, Unesco, Things To Do, Canada, New Brunswick, United States, Maine, North America, Road Trip, Chris, Saint John


How to see Newfoundland's Big 3

C anada’s easternmost province is one of the best places in the world to spend your days counting seabirds, whales, and icebergs — from land or sea. This is where puffins nest along rocky cliffs, where humpbacks visit annually to feed, and where icebergs float south along the shore every spring and summer. Seeing the “Big 3” in Newfoundland and Labrador is possible in just one trip — but you have to plan things right, in terms of both when you visit and where you go. Here’s how. Whales: May t...
Tags: Travel, Things To Do, Atlantic, Newfoundland, John, Whales, St Vincent, North Atlantic, Caribbean, All, Trip Planning, St John, Icebergs, St Anthony, Labrador, Greenland Ice Sheet


All you need is the Cook Islands

A vacation to the Cook Islands is guaranteed to be heavy on “pinch me” moments. Made up of 15 tiny islands and atolls dotting the South Pacific waters some 2,000 miles northeast of New Zealand, the Cooks has managed to escape crowds, chains, and skyscrapers, causing many to say it feels like Hawaii — 70 years ago. Yes, these islands showcase the kind of beauty that’s absolutely surreal. Yes, with a weekly nonstop flight from LAX you can fall asleep at 30,000 feet and wake up in paradise. Yes,...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Hiking, US, Snapchat, Things To Do, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, States, Tours, Cook Islands, Air New Zealand, All, Aitutaki, Maori


6 undiscovered spots in Nova Scotia

N o matter where you’re from or whether you’ve been to Atlantic Canada, you may have already heard about top Nova Scotia sights like the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove or the pretty UNESCO town of Lunenburg. These are no-brainers. No visitor should miss them. But how about adding something off-the-radar to your itinerary? For the freshest of fresh-caught lobster, for thousands of years of history, for the ocean at its grandest and most powerful, check out the six spots below. Barrington ...
Tags: Travel, Unesco, Things To Do, Canada, Nova Scotia, All, Places To Go, Trip Planning, Bay Of Fundy, Old Courthouse, Peggy, Annapolis, First Nation, Barrington, Yarmouth, Lunenburg


Newfoundland and Labrador guide

A visit to Newfoundland and Labrador is transportive. Rocky cliffs, icebergs, old-world fishing villages, and humpback whales — the largest population on Earth — take you out of this world. Only the busy nightlife in downtown St. John’s brings you back to reality. All of Atlantic Canada is a wild wonderland, but there are some things you can only do in the country’s easternmost province. From Labrador in the north to the southern coastline of the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador is...
Tags: Travel, Things To Do, Canada, Atlantic, Arctic, Newfoundland, Norway, John, Greenland, North America, North Atlantic, All, Trip Planning, Outdoor Adventures, Strait, Labrador


17 facts about the Cook Islands

T here are few tourism destinations out there that have managed to escape the scourge of high-rise condos, Quarter Pounders, and traffic lights. And if that destination happens to be our planet at its most beautiful? Forget about it. That’s why the Cook Islands is so unbelievable. Imagine a group of islands so Eden-esque, so pristine, so undeveloped it feels like stepping back in time. Few tourists, zero chains, and something incredible around every corner — that’s the Cooks. Will you get ther...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, Australia, US, Los Angeles, Things To Do, Hawaii, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, South Pacific, Sports Illustrated, Lonely Planet, Bishop, Eden, Cook Islands


The ultimate road trip in Dominica

I magine discovering a hidden swath of old-growth forest, a thriving, uncharted coral reef in the middle of the ocean, or — in this case — a lush, volcanic island rising jagged into the sky, warmed by the waters of the Caribbean. Would you tell those back home about your find? Or would you keep it to yourself? This is the inner debate you’ll wage when you visit Dominica. It feels like Earth has divulged to you a secret, and it’s your responsibility to hold that secret near and dear, to preserv...
Tags: Travel, Earth, Itinerary, Things To Do, Atlantic, Marvin, Portsmouth, David Attenborough, Indiana Jones, Caribbean, Road Trip, Mastercard, All, Places To Go, Trip Planning, Scott


Travel: Peel back the centuries in St. Augustine, America’s oldest city

My family finally took a long-awaited trip in December to St. Augustine, America’s oldest consistently populated city in the continental United States, established by Spain in 1565. This enchanting city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, oozing with old-world charm, did not disappoint. Our only mistake was not staying longer and seeing more of the city’s sights and beaches. St. Augustine has earned some well-deserved accolades in the travel industry. In 2018, Conde Nast Traveler included St. Augustine...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, America, Spain, Sport, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, United States, Miami, Las Vegas, Pebble Beach, Tampa, Columbia, Conde Nast Traveler



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