Why Americans Should Travel to Aruba

A U.S. passport doesn’t take citizens nearly as far as it did when 2020 began, but there are still a few destinations that welcome Americans. Consider Aruba. Located less than 20 miles off the coast of Venezuela, the tiny Caribbean island has a strict requirement for entry—visitors must show a negative test within 72 hours of arrival—but a low number of cases. Once there, the beaches are spacious enough to maintain social distancing. Here’s where to stay and what to do in Aruba.

The Dirtiest Places in Hotels

Even if the world weren’t battling a pandemic, hotels can be full of bacteria and other nasty surprises—and a recent study of hotels and common household items did not do anything to dispel that anxiety. On average, a hotel elevator has nearly 1,500 times the germs of the bathroom door handle in a home, while the average hotel door handle contains almost 1,000 times the germs of a household toilet seat. Here are some of the dirtiest spots in hotels.

Adventurous Travel Inspired by Popular Survival TV Shows

Feeling fearless about traveling in 2021? Even if you’re not ready to sign up for a TV series like Naked and Afraid, you can still take adventurous vacations inspired by popular survival shows. Just stay away from the grizzlies.

Travel Wise

In another sign that travel has been forever changed by Covid-19, United Airlines announced this week that it is permanently ending the extra charge that passengers complain about most. A day later American Airlines and Delta dropped the same fee.

Travel the World on the New Technogym Bike

It may be a small world, but you wouldn’t want to bike it. That is, of course, unless you’re on a stationary bicycle with scenic routes. Technogym bikes have a library of picturesque courses—from Yosemite to the French Alps—along with classes taught by instructors from all around the globe. All you have to do is pull up a seat.

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