Travelers, Prepare for Take-Off.
Stow your tray tables and return that seat to an upright and locked position—travel is back in full swing. And considering how long most of us have been grounded, we’re anticipating more than a few bouts of turbulence. From navigating increased flight delays to planning a trip with your pandemic puppy (AKA new best friend), there’s no question about it: Today’s travel landscape looks and feels pretty different than it used to.
After all, the world has changed, and so have we. But even in all its New Normal-era glory, our planet still beckons. That’s why we’re tackling all the ways we can make our collective return to the skies, rails, and sea as smooth and enticing as possible.
So go ahead and dig out that suitcase, dust off your passport, and don’t forget to put up your OOO notice.
From Pandemic Pet to Travel Buddy: How Hotels Are Wooing Furry Friends
It’s simple claws and effect.
I Turned My Passport Renewal into a Beach Vacation
Lemons to (tropical) lemonade in a few easy steps.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Embarking on My First Cruise
How a clueless land-lover learned to navigate the all-inclusive open seas.
How to Fly on the World’s Cheapest Airlines Without Getting Screwed Over
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
These Day Pass-Friendly Airport Lounges Make Flight Delays a Breeze
Layovers never felt so good.
The Most Useful Apps Every Traveler Should Download
Tech-savvy tips to make traveling a breeze.
I’m a Professional Travel Writer—and I’ve Sworn Off Flying
You don’t have to board a plane to see the world.
Most Jet Lag Cures Are Garbage—Here's What You Actually Need to Know
Three words: Skip the booze.
How to Get Over Travel Anxiety and Bliss Out on Your Next Flight
Because sometimes the friendly skies don’t feel so friendly.
The Best Way to Breeze Through Customs
Hint: It’s as fast as Global Entry but way cheaper (AKA free).
The Unexpected Perks of Traveling With Your Family
Turns out the Griswolds were onto something.
This Desert Town Has One of the Coolest Airports in America
Imagine, an airport that’s worth the price of a plane ticket.
Here’s Everything You’re Entitled to If Your Flight Gets Canceled
You could score up to $1,350. (Yes, actually.)
Project Leads: Danielle Hallock, Meredith Heil, Kori Perten, Vanita Salisbury
Editors: Danielle Hallock, Meredith Heil, Lane Nieset, Kori Perten, Vanita Salisbury
Writers: Opheli Garcia Lawler, Meredith Heil, Kori Perten, Vanita Salisbury
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