‘A stroke of luck’ to be on global cruise during pandemic

BARCELONA, Spain – For Spanish traveler Carlos Payá, being on an around-the-globe luxury cruise while the rest of the world scurried into their homes for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic was beyond...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Look left, turn right – jump! Islands offer remote tourism

LONDON – Wish you could travel to a faraway island during the lockdown? The Faroe Islands are offering remote tourism, where web users can control a real life tour guide to trek around the remote...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Major airlines line up to split $25 billion in payroll aid

The nation’s biggest airlines have tentatively agreed to terms for $25 billion in government aid to pay workers and avoid massive layoffs in an industry that has been slammed by the coronavirus...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Confusing coronavirus refund policies frustrate travelers

If you’re trying to get a refund for a canceled trip, prepare for an unpleasant surprise. Although some airlines, cruise lines and hotels have offered customers their money back amid a wave of...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

5 classes you can take at home to be a better traveler in the future

In case you need a reminder, you should not be traveling now or anytime soon. But if you’re privileged to have some time on your hands during the coronavirus outbreak and need a new passion...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Most people on Antarctica cruise ship have the coronavirus

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Nearly 60% of 217 people – many from Australia, Europe and the United States – on board a cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay have tested positive for the new coronavirus,...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to talk to others about not traveling during the coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus spreads, people around the world are being told by health and government officials to stay at home to curb the problem. But not everyone is following that advice. You may see the...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to tell if your travel company is going out of business

Remember Amoma. And Thomas Cook. And WOW Air. As travelers cautiously look ahead to their next trip, worried about the financial future of their chosen airline, cruise line or hotel, they’re smart...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Durango man’s trip from Ecuador highlights slow COVID-19 response in U.S.

Durango resident Ray Pierotti appreciates much about America: its people, its safety, its freedoms. But a recent trip to Ecuador gave him a different perspective on American society. The Ecuadorian...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stuck at home? Let these travel board games help take you away

Earlier this month, the coronavirus and a snowstorm trapped my husband and me inside our one-bedroom home above Lake Tahoe in Nevada. We canceled our travel plans through summer and celebrated my...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to get a refund if you won’t rebook the trip

So you want to cancel your vacation? In the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak, you probably can do it – and get all your money back. I have a few coronavirus refund tips that will help. But...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Coronavirus delivers ‘body blow’ to Colorado’s ski industry

DENVER – Ski resorts across the West that were shut down amid coronavirus fears are grappling with an economic “body blow” at a time when they normally would be welcoming hordes of spring break...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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