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Confirmed: Avianca Refunds For Canceled Flight!

AviancaOver Spring Break 2020 we were supposed to head to Ecuador and the Galapagos.

This was a trip that took a lot of work to plan and one that Kim and I had dreamt of taking for many years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic had other plans. The trip wasn’t meant to be this time.

Before we had a chance to cancel, Avianca canceled our flights in Ecuador from Guayaquil to the Galapagos. Continue reading Confirmed: Avianca Refunds For Canceled Flight!

US Borders With Canada & Mexico CLOSED Until Late August

US Border
image: Twitter @DHS_Wolf

The Coronavirus Pandemic has made traveling tough throughout the world. Currently, the American passport isn’t of much use if you’d like to travel to a long list of destinations.

Many Americans are hitting the roads, taking road trips to fulfill their desire for wanderlust.

If you’d like to drive over the border into Canada or Mexico, you’ll now need to wait a bit longer. Continue reading US Borders With Canada & Mexico CLOSED Until Late August

A Maryland Bar Has A Great Way To Enforce Social Distancing!

social distancing
image: screenshot from Facebook

COVID-19 has caused us all to adapt to a new way of life (for the time being), following social distancing measures. This isn’t the easiest thing to do in busy cities and in businesses which typically draw a crowd.

Some states have slowly been opening back up for business. Measures still need to be in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading A Maryland Bar Has A Great Way To Enforce Social Distancing!

Beaches in New York City Will Not Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend
Not a NYC beach… (American Samoa)

Yesterday I wrote about how beaches in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware would be opening on Memorial Day Weekend.

This sounded like great news. However, in New York the openings applied to state beaches. The opening of local beaches were up to the local governments as long as they could follow the state’s rules. Continue reading Beaches in New York City Will Not Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

McDonald’s Giving Free Meals To First Responders & Healthcare Workers

McDonald'sWhile my kids love McDonald’s (more so for the toys than the food), I love visiting the Golden Arches while traveling to see what’s offered in international destinations.

To date, I’ve posted about McD’s in 25 countries. (Check the bottom of the post for links to my reviews.)

I don’t know a lot about the company’s charities, but I’d guess that we’ve all heard of the Ronald McDonald House. Continue reading McDonald’s Giving Free Meals To First Responders & Healthcare Workers

Nudists In Czech Republic Reminded By Police To Wear Face Masks

Czech Republic
image: Pixabay

Due to the spread of coronavirus, many people now wear face masks. It’s even mandatory in some places to wear them in public.

CNN Travel reports that “face masks aren’t mandatory everywhere, but strict rules on wearing them have been enforced in the Czech Republic — even for nudists.” Continue reading Nudists In Czech Republic Reminded By Police To Wear Face Masks

New England Patriots Plane Brings Over 1 Million N95 Masks To US From China

N95 Masks
image: Twitter @MassGovernor

The New England Patriots are one of America’s least favorite football teams. However, they just did something that should make us all give them a big round of applauds.

The state of Massachusetts was able to locate over one million N95 masks for purchase in China but had no way to get them back to the US. Continue reading New England Patriots Plane Brings Over 1 Million N95 Masks To US From China

Coronavirus Causes Delta To Cut Flight Capacity More Than For 9/11

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image: Aero Shots

Coronavirus continues to spread around the world.

The pandemic is causing disruptions to just about everything from businesses to school to shopping. (Good luck finding toilet paper in the store!)

The Coronavirus is also severely disrupting travel with cruises being stopped and countries even closing their borders to visitors. Continue reading Coronavirus Causes Delta To Cut Flight Capacity More Than For 9/11