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The U.S. Lifted Its Advisory Against Traveling Abroad. What Does That Mean?

The State Department lifted its blanket advisory warning American citizens against traveling abroad on Thursday, nearly five months after the department had issued the Level 4 “do not travel” warning — its highest advisory — against all international travel as the coronavirus spread. The advisory was lifted in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control […]

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For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due

Across the country, monuments honoring racist figures are being defaced and toppled. In New York’s Central Park, one statue is taking shape that aims to amend not only racial but also gender disparities in public art: A 14-foot-tall bronze monument of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, three of the more prominent […]

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Water, Sand and Plenty of Elbow Room on 8 Wild, Protected Coastlines

The grandmother of American conservation, Mardy Murie, once called the national parks our “best idea.” And this year, with foreign travel all but canceled, some of these celebrated domestic destinations have reached new heights of jam-packed popularity — and that, of course, presents challenges during a pandemic. Despite the breathing room offered by the Great […]

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See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

Move over, on-time performance. The new key standard for airlines and passengers is: “How clean is it?” The airlines are busily fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. To get a sense of what’s changed, I recently witnessed the disinfection and cleaning process performed from start to finish […]

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The Caribbean Dilemma – The New York Times

The tourist industry itself trained Americans to think of the Caribbean as “sun, sand and sea,” and to think of the diverse islands as interchangeable, Mr. Mignott said. Other than the sea they share, the islands are different, each with a unique geological and human history. The older islands to the west, including Cuba, are […]