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Best vacation rentals near national parks (Updated July 2020)

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, most international borders are still closed for tourism, but here is some good news for Americans: we live in an exceptionally beautiful country. From coast to coast (plus Hawaii and Alaska), the National Park Service protects over 50 million acres of land, all of which are open for public recreation. 

Among the parks, you can find exceptional wonders from the red rock mesas of Zion National Park in Utah to the snow-capped peaks of Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee. 

Anytime is a good time to pay a visit to a national park, but the pandemic is inspiring even more travelers to use this time to get acquainted with our national backyard, especially since being outdoors in wide-open spaces, as

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How to make a Walt Disney World park reservation for its July 2020 reopening

With Walt Disney World starting its phased reopening of Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 11 and Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, fans are wondering how to make a Walt Disney World reservation.

Before you visit a park, you must make a reservation on the new Disney Park Pass reservation system online tool. All guests with valid admission will be required to make a reservation in advance for entry. The number of Disney Park Pass reservation days you can hold at one time varies based on your plans.

MORE: Disney’s Splash Mountain to be re-themed to the ‘Princess and the Frog’

Who can make a reservation

– Disney Resort and other select hotel guests with valid theme park admission can make reservations for their length of stay.

– Annual passholders can make theme park reservations for up to three days at a time or for

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Foreign holidays ‘to restart on July 4’

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British holidaymakers could enjoy overseas breaks from July 4 under plans being drawn up by the government.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on June 29 that agreements have been made for so-called air bridges with a “small number” of countries with low levels of coronavirus.

This would allow families to take foreign holidays without having to self-isolate on their return to the UK. 

People could only travel with members of their household or ‘support bubble’, however, unless rules on social distancing are eased before July. 

They would also have to abide by the rules on social distancing in their destination, meaning that countries with similar restrictions to the UK are likely to be first in the queue.

Ministers want to set up air bridges to countries that are “most advantageous” to the UK economy, which are likely to include popular destinations such as France,

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Bahamas reverses itself, will require COVID-19 test for tourists after July 1.

The Bahamas has reversed itself on COVID-19 tests for tourists.

After announcing that foreign visitors and Bahamians returning home will not need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test when the country reopens on July 1 to international commercial flights, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar told Parliament Wednesday that a negative test will now be required.

Last week Dr. Duane Sands, the former health minister who resigned amid the pandemic after a public quarrel with the prime minister, warned fellow lawmakers the country was taking chances by not expanding testing for the disease caused by the coronavirus. The country has registered 104 positive cases, of whom 72 have recovered and 11 have died.

“There has been much concern expressed about the re-opening of the country to foreign visitors — allowing them and Bahamians returning home, after 1 July, to enter the country without, I repeat without, some form of testing

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Cedar Point Amusement Park Is Set To Reopen On July 9, But There Will Be New Policies In Place

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Photo credit: Natalia Fedosenko – Getty Images

From Delish

It goes without saying that summer 2020 looks different than the summers we’re used to. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, activities like eating out, going to the beach, and going to amusement parks have been put on hold for the safety of visitors and employees. As some states phase into their reopening of non-essential businesses, the latter are making plans to reopen safely.

For the most part, there are some precautions being taken across the board. Face masks are required at all of the parks, although the age requirement for kids to wear them may differ from place to place. Other policies, like more frequent cleaning of high traffic areas, social distancing, and reserving tickets in advance to control capacity are all pretty standard across the board for amusement parks so far. To reserve your tickets and to read up on

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