Day: September 10, 2020

How to safely visit national parks this fall

As fall approaches and temperatures cool down, crowds descend on many national parks to witness the annual ritual of leaves turning shades of red, yellow and orange. But because of the pandemic, visiting autumn hot spots such as Acadia, Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains national parks is a bit more complicated.

There is social distancing, closures and other state regulations to consider this year, on top of the usual ethics and standards travelers should keep in mind when visiting natural wonders.

The first thing to know is that national parks are undergoing a phased reopening on a park-by-park basis. Check individual park websites to ensure attractions and facilities are open. Policies vary among parks, especially regarding mask use. For those traveling out of state, research state guidelines. A few states such as Maine

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Work-From-Home Advice For Owners Of Vacation Rentals

The term “work vacation” has taken on a whole new meaning over the past several months as people begin to look for safe, secluded getaways that can offer both the vacation experience along with suitable work options.

With many companies throughout the world extending the option for their employees to work remotely until summer 2021, vacation rental bookings are surging. Hosts must be equipped to meet the new demands of the “Work From Home” guest. The experts at VacationRenter say that renters are scouring listings to ensure that homes have ample desk space and sufficient lighting. The VacationRenter team has provided five main takeaways for hosts revamping their rentals to appeal to a WFH guest.

1.   Workspace

Those working from home want real space to spread out, not just the kitchen table. Carving out a

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