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Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Risks of Holiday Travel

These are the powerful and entirely valid feelings that public-health guidance will run up against when Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas arrive. Many people will, unlike Segura, act on those feelings, and it could be dangerous when they do so during the same roughly monthlong stretch of time.

How many people will leave home is an important question. In a typical year, about 50 million Americans travel at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving, according to AAA. In this atypical year, it’s not yet clear how large that number will be. On one hand, a survey from Morning Consult in early September found that just under half of Americans are scrapping their usual plans for holiday gatherings. And Gary Leff, a blogger who follows the airline industry closely, told me that based on airport foot traffic this year, he expects the number of flyers during Thanksgiving and Christmas to be

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How To Travel Home Safely For The Holidays

The holidays are traditionally the busiest travel time of the year but, because of the pandemic, people are wary of making the trip to visit and stay with friends or family members who haven’t been part of their bubble for the past seven months.

How do you safely deal with kids coming home from college? With visiting elderly relatives? With flying, then joining another household?

To answer these questions and help you decide how to spend your holidays, I asked four health experts to weigh in:

·     Rashid A. Chotani, MD, MPH, FRCPH, Medical Director, IEM, Epidemiologist/Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Review Board, HealthCentral

·      Dr. Ramprasad Gopalan, MD, infectious disease medicine, owner of First Class Medicine

·      Dr. Georgine Nanos, board-certified physician and CEO of Kind Health Group, Encinitas, California

·      Carol Winner, MPH, MSE, Public

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Travel in Style With These Six Midcentury Hotels

Travel may be challenging these days, but it’s still possible to take a break and get away from it all, and to do so in style — midcentury modern style, that is. With its sleek, clean lines, use of modern materials, and gravity-defying shapes and forms, midcentury modern design took the United States by storm in the post-World War II era and coincided with an uptick in leisure time and travel, leading to the construction of hundreds of hotels, motels, motor inns, and resorts across the country. While many have been significantly altered, if not demolished over the years, there are still many hotels that await your stay whether you’re in search of the perfect stiff martini, a poolside lounge, or some great architecture. Take a look at some of these iconic buildings below!


The Statler | Dallas, TX

Originally opened in 1956 as one of Hilton’s first convention properties,

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Coronavirus and the travel and tourism industry, expert lays out changes

The pandemic has upended the travel industry and different parts of the ecosystem are feeling the pain.

First up, travel credit cards.

Credit card companies that offer travel rewards have had to rethink their offerings as flight and hotel bookings remain depressed due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. Hotels that drive bookings through marketing their co-branded credit cards have had to extend expiration on points and allow customers to use their points towards other services.

“Chase just, you know, normally they allow you to use your points for travel credit. They’re now allowing that for groceries and other expenses so take a look at what you’re spending money on and make sure you’re using a credit card that actually gives you bonus points for what you’re spending on, whether that’s groceries or dining,” Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of The Points Guy, a travel and credit-card-rewards website, told CNBC’s

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