Category: Travel

Coronavirus: Disney is closed, but you can still experience your favorite rides virtually

The coronavirus pandemic may have caused Disney to close its magical gates indefinitely, but a YouTube channel, though unaffiliated with the Walt Disney Co., may be able to help lift the spirits of Disney-lovers everywhere. Since 2016, the YouTube channel “Virtual Disney World” has been offering virtual reality rides through 360-degree videos. They are compatible with a virtual reality headset or […]

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Coronavirus: Days before closing, Caesars Entertainment said 3,200 workers would lose jobs

LAS VEGAS – Four days before closing nine hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Strip to slow the spread of COVID-19, Caesars Entertainment notified state officials that 3,200 workers would lose their jobs, according to documents obtained by the Reno-Gazette Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network.  In a March 14 letter to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the […]

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This TSA officer has coronavirus symptoms. He can’t get tested

Brian Shoup is a 62-year-old Transportation Security Administration officer in Knoxville, Tennessee. For the past four weeks, he’s exhibited many of the symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, breathing difficulties and headaches. His wife is also a TSA officer. Yet neither of them has been able to get a test. Shoup’s case illustrates the difficulties of the […]

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Disney World, Disneyland to stay closed indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

Citing an “increasingly complex crisis,” Disneyland and Disney World are going to stay closed “until further notice” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Walt Disney Company said Friday. The company’s decision dashes hopes that the fabled theme parks would reopen by next month, as had been previously announced.  Earlier this week, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood announced they were […]

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NYC Subway Operator Killed In Suspicious Fire Remembered As ‘A Real Hero’

Source: TWU Local 100 A community is mourning the death of a 36-year-old train operator after a suspicious fire broke out in New York City. According to The New York Post, the MTA subway operator, Garrett Goble, was killed after a fire erupted early Friday morning in a subway train in Harlem. Sarah Feinberg, the interim […]

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180+ tourists stranded on Nepal’s high-altitude trails due to coronavirus lockdown

When Nepal’s nation-wide lockdown went into effect early Wednesday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, hundreds of tourists were stranded, including some on high altitude trekking trails. By Friday, 137 tourists had been rescued from different parts of the country, according to a statement posted to the Nepal Tourism Board’s website, but there were still more than 180 tourists […]

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As FAA workers test positive for coronavirus, are further airport disruptions expected?

Air traffic controllers and other workers at 10 airports and control facilities across the country have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Coronavirus cases at Chicago Midway and Las Vegas’ McCarran airports last week led control towers there to be closed and disinfected, forcing the delay or cancellation of hundreds of flights. The […]

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20 of the best travel films

REAL-LIFE ADVENTURES Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this uplifting film starring Reese Witherspoon as the inexperienced hiker who turns her life around. Director Jean-Marc Vallée was adamant that the movie be shot entirely on location: the journey starts in […]

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Airbnb wants to provide free, subsidized lodging for 100,000 personnel fighting COVID-19

As many as 100,000 medical workers, first responders and relief workers worldwide who are combatting the coronavirus crisis could have free places to stay from online rental service Airbnb. Airbnb hosts who typically make homes and apartments available to vacationers want to contribute to help those treating COVID-19 patients and fighting the virus’ spread. “We’ve […]

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Airlines owe you a refund when they cancel a flight. So why is United balking during coronavirus crisis?

The text from United Airlines popped up on Joe Bushee’s iPhone just before dinner on Sunday. “Your flight UA366 from Hartford to Denver is canceled due to the unprecedented circumstances currently affecting travel,” it said. Bushee, 27, a television producer, had already decided not to go on the trip with his college buddies due to coronavirus concerns but hadn’t […]

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