The 9 coziest Airbnbs in upstate New York

The 9 coziest Airbnbs in upstate New York

2020 would be much better if we all just retreated to the woods, hunkered down in a cabin, and lost ourselves in a book until someone told us it’s safe to come out again. You probably can’t afford to disappear for several months, but a cozy weekend getaway is still very much on the table. … Read more

We’ll have a blue moon this Halloween for the first time in decades

We’ll have a blue moon this Halloween for the first time in decades

You might not be able to celebrate Halloween in a traditional fashion this year. Trick-or-treating may not be possible, massive Halloween blowouts will almost certainly be canceled or scaled down dramatically, and haunted houses will require zombies to maintain a six-foot distance while scaring patrons. Whatever happens this October, at least one thing is for … Read more

Understanding the benefits of train travel in 2020

Understanding the benefits of train travel in 2020

Let’s be honest: We were all hoping that despite the craziness of 2020, we’d still be able to check off a location or two on our travel bucket lists, take pics for the ‘gram, and make lasting memories with friends across borders. While current events may have humbled many of those goals, they don’t necessarily … Read more

The most beautiful and emptiest state parks in New England

The most beautiful and emptiest state parks in New England

New England has only one national park, Acadia National Park. While beautiful and well worth a visit, Acadia is certainly not the only option if you want to get away for an afternoon or a weekend. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont are each filled with diverse and beautiful state parks where … Read more

The Eurovision Song Contest is finally coming to the US

The Eurovision Song Contest is finally coming to the US

Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. The European singing competition has been a phenomenon since the 1950s, and now it’s finally coming to the US. “The American Song Contest” is scheduled to take place during the 2021 holiday season, but rather than pitting nations against each other, it will be representatives from … Read more

Study claims odds of catching COVID-19 on a plane are very small

Study claims odds of catching COVID-19 on a plane are very small

Given the tight quarters, it might seem like airplanes would be prime locations for COVID-19 to rapidly spread. But when you look into the factors involved, and the probability of actually coming into contact with the virus given airlines’ safety measures, the odds of becoming infected are much lower than you may have thought. Arnold … Read more