A 480-mile trekking route is now open on Vancouver Island

A 480-mile trekking route is now open on Vancouver Island

A new long-distance hiking trail spanning British Columbia’s Vancouver Island is nearly complete. The Vancouver Island Trail will run from Victoria in the southeast to Cape Scott on the island’s northwestern tip. The route has been under development since 2009 and will bring together nearly forgotten logging and mining access roads with sections of freshly … Read more A 480-mile trekking route is now open on Vancouver Island

US State Department lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for international travel

US State Department lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for international travel

On March 19, the US State Department issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory to American citizens, warning them not to travel abroad. Now the government is lifting this advisory amid international improvements in public health and progress fighting COVID-19. According to a note from the State Department, “with health and safety conditions improving … Read more US State Department lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for international travel

Lindsey Vonn’s new Amazon show is ‘The Amazing Race’ with dogs

Lindsey Vonn’s new Amazon show is ‘The Amazing Race’ with dogs

New TV shows are on hold right now due to COVID-19, but Amazon is gearing up to satisfy audiences’ thirst for travel content during the pandemic. Amazon Studios just ordered a new show resembling The Amazing Race, but where each contestant partners with their dog in pursuit of the $500,000 grand prize. That means the … Read more Lindsey Vonn’s new Amazon show is ‘The Amazing Race’ with dogs

Stunning national monuments by the best national parks in the American West

Stunning national monuments by the best national parks in the American West

Road trip season is likely to be extended this year, if for no other reason than there isn’t much else to do. Should a national parks trip across the western United States be on your radar, we urge you to reconsider. Or at least consider adding another stop to the itinerary. These national monuments are … Read more Stunning national monuments by the best national parks in the American West

Los Angeles mayor will shut off water and power to houses hosting large parties

Los Angeles mayor will shut off water and power to houses hosting large parties

COVID-19 public health orders are much more unenforceable than previously thought, and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is showing the way. On Wednesday, Garcetti announced that he will authorize the city to shut off water and power to properties that host large house parties in defiance of health officers’ orders regarding COVID-19. Large gatherings are … Read more Los Angeles mayor will shut off water and power to houses hosting large parties

The world’s smallest wild pigs are now under virus lockdown

The world’s smallest wild pigs are now under virus lockdown

Humans aren’t the only ones under a lockdown for health reasons. Pygmy hogs, the world’s smallest and rarest wild pigs, are also currently under lockdown, but it’s because of an outbreak of African swine fever in India. Much like the coronavirus, there is no cure or vaccine for the contagious disease, and it’s already killed … Read more The world’s smallest wild pigs are now under virus lockdown

Singapore will track travelers with electronic devices to make sure they’re quarantining

Singapore will track travelers with electronic devices to make sure they’re quarantining

Starting on August 10, Singapore will require all incoming travelers to quarantine at home for 14 days with electronic monitoring devices that use Bluetooth and GPS signals. The devices allow government agencies to track travelers’ movements to ensure they’re adhering to the quarantine. Those who decide to quarantine in dedicated facilities rather than at home … Read more Singapore will track travelers with electronic devices to make sure they’re quarantining

Walmart is having pop-up drive-in movies at 160 of its stores

Walmart is having pop-up drive-in movies at 160 of its stores

Walmart is hosting a free drive-in movie experience at 160 of its Supercenter locations nationwide, from August 14 to October 21. There will be a mix of retro family classics such as Space Jam, The Wizard of Oz, Ghostbusters, and E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, as well as contemporary blockbusters like Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into … Read more Walmart is having pop-up drive-in movies at 160 of its stores

Stunning scenery and fresh eats make Door County Wisconsin’s best weekend getaway

Stunning scenery and fresh eats make Door County Wisconsin’s best weekend getaway

In a 1969 issue of National Geographic, Door County, Wisconsin, hit the pages with the feature headline “A Kingdom So Delicious.” The sleepy Moravian villages and old-school supper clubs of this Wisconsin peninsula would never again be the same — Door County would soon become the “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” Fifty-plus years later, the … Read more Stunning scenery and fresh eats make Door County Wisconsin’s best weekend getaway

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