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Your Guide to US State Travel Restrictions

It’s already the height of summer and, with kids readying to resume their studies soon, many Americans seek to reconnect with distant friends and family; or simply to escape the environs they’ve been stuck in since the start of the pandemic.



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Road trips are proving popular this summer as a way to vacation on one’s own terms, in relative isolation, and without facing the question of whether or not to get on an airplane.

But, given the swiftness with which the virus spreads and absent a uniform, federally-imposed containment approach, you could find yourself facing different regulations when you arrive at your destination than were present while you were planning.

Many states have mandated that inbound travelers adhere to quarantine rules upon arrival, while some have testing or pre-testing options, so you can skip the self-isolation period.

Several states have identified specific

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Guide to United Airlines Premier Elite Status

If you’ve experienced the perks of elite status (i.e., free upgrades, extra baggage allowance, lounge access), you’ll understand why it’s so valuable. United Airlines’ elite status program is called MileagePlus Premier, and it can be very rewarding not just for United flyers but also for those who travel on Star Alliance partner airlines.

Follow along as we discuss the perks that come with each elite tier, show you how to attain it and help you decide if it’s right for you — whether you’re a United Airlines loyalist or just a travel credit card novice. We will also cover the positive changes United announced to help elites due to the travel changes related to COVID-19.

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On April 5, 2020, United announced positive changes to help its loyalists, including:

  • Elite status for members extended by one year to Jan. 31, 2022.

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2021 Yamaha XT250 Buyer’s Guide: Specs, Price, and Photos

Last year was the 40th anniversary of

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Your ultimate guide to drinking in Disney World



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With Disney World now reopened in Florida, and me being a 22-year-old adult, I got to daydreaming about all the fun ways to (safely) drink around Disney. I haven’t been to the theme park complex in a hot minute (and I was only 18 the last time I was there). So, I decided to curate the best places to drink so that I could you could have the most magical time on the next trip. Just a fair warning: It’s not wise to get blasted before riding Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Buying Guide: Packing cubes will change the way you travel | Home & Garden



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Packing for a long trip or family visit can be stressful. If you’re always questioning whether you forgot an important outfit, are tired of showing up with wrinkly clothes, or need a better way to organize items from multiple family members in one suitcase, these packing cubes from Veken are about to change the way you travel.

Easy Organization

This set of six nylon packing cubes come in four sizes, small, medium, large, and extra-large, so you can easily sort large items like coats and sweaters and small items like socks and underwear. A laundry bag to keep dirty clothes separate and a shoe bag to keep mud off your clothes is also included in the set.

Durable and Waterproof

These packing cubes are perfect for camping

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The Ultimate Guide to Character Cavalcades and Reimagined Character Experiences at Walt Disney World

Part of the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort theme park visit is seeing beloved Disney characters. With traditional parades and character greetings on hiatus to promote physical distancing among guests, theme park character experiences have been reimagined in new and different ways. From cavalcades down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park to sailings down Discovery River at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and much more, characters from dozens of favorite Disney stories will surprise and delight guests across
all four theme parks.

These are just some of the reimagined experiences guests will discover as the theme parks begin their phased reopening.

Goofy will star in “A Goofy Cavalcade!” when Magic Kingdom Park reopens July 11, 2020, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. With traditional parades on temporary hiatus to support physical distancing during the park’s phased reopening, Disney characters will pop up in
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Wanting to travel? Virtual Reality headsets could help fill the void

VR headsets allow you to explore destinations around the country, or, around the world, in the comfort of your home.

If you planned a big vacation to see the world, you can still go. Well, virtually.

Virtual Reality headsets are starting to trend across social media. They allow you to explore destinations around the country, or, around the world, in the comfort of your home.

There are multiple options to choose from, like the B Next VR Headset, Destek, Hey Time Traveler and Merge, just to name a few. They averaged around $35, but some can go into the $100s or more, according to Amazon.

So, how does it work? We searched “Travel VR” on the app store. There are a ton to choose from, so it comes down to personal preference. After downloading the one you like, you can choose a location you want to visit. You then slip

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Your Guide for Where to Hike in the Milwaukee Area

YOU DON’T NEED TO TRAVEL far to get a full-on nature experience. Whether you’re looking for a family outing or a solo challenge, we’ve got the destination that will suit your needs, all within an hour’s drive from Downtown MKE.


FAMILY FRIENDLY

Pike Lake Unit

This stand-alone section of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just east of Hartford, has trails ranging from easy nature paths up to a combined 4.3-mile loop of the entire park. There’s a playground and boardwalk near the lake’s swimming area. Climb the observation tower for a sweeping view all the way to Holy Hill. Hike a short stretch of the Ice Age Trail or follow the Astronomy Trail, which gives perspective on the distances between planets.



SCENIC

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve

With gorgeous vistas of Lake Michigan, this oft-overlooked park near Grafton packs a lot of beauty into a small area. To hike the

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Disneyland Paris Releases Virtual Travel Guides to the Different Worlds of the Paris Resort

On the occasion of its reopening, Disneyland Paris has launched an online collection of free travel guides (in French only) to explore the four corners of the globe – while staying in Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park!

What’s Happening:

  • The USA, India, Australia and even a galaxy far, far away, who would have thought that you could soak up the typical ambience of all these destinations in just a weekend, and a few kilometers from Paris? For all globetrotters at heart, and on the occasion of its reopening, Disneyland Paris is publishing an online collection of 4 travel guides intended to offer its  guests a unique experience. Fun, educational and accessible to all, these thematic guides offer unique access to the most unknown details of the Disney Parks. Follow the guide!
  • Note: The themed guides are also meant to promote “staycations” to locals in the region, and again,
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Day By Day’ Is A Travel Guide For A Travel-Free Year

Is there a sadder time than Summer 2020 to be reviewing a Tokyo travel book? 

Tokyo: Day by Day: 365 Things to See and Do! was originally scheduled to be published at a time when millions of tourists were planning trips contingent on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. But then the pandemic happened. Now, with no Olympics, and (for Americans like me) not even the chance of a plane ticket, this guide is the closest most readers will get to visiting Japan’s vibrant capital city this year. Fortunately, this book of bite-sized travel tidbits is one way to take the edge off of your wanderlust until you’re able to visit the city for real.

See also: 10 Tips For Traveling To Japan From A First-Timer

Rather than a typical travel book format that categorizes city highlights by location or

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