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Copenhagen Rallies for An Unforgettable WorldPride 2021

Copenhagen Rallies for An Unforgettable WorldPride 2021

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Aug 31, 2021

Amid a global pandemic, WorldPride and Eurogames organizers united to present Copenhagen 2021. Rainbow flags flew high as LGBTQ+ representation radiated throughout the Scandinavian host city.

EU Takes US Off Safe Travel List; Backs Travel Restrictions

EU Takes US Off Safe Travel List; Backs Travel Restrictions

TRAVEL | By Samuel Petrequin | Aug 30, 2021

The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there, but member countries will keep the option of allowing fully vaccinated U.S. travelers in.

Universal Studios Sets Opening for First Theme Park in China

Universal Studios Sets Opening for First Theme Park in China

TRAVEL | Aug 30, 2021

Universal Studios announced Monday that its first theme park in China will open in the country's capital in September.

Croatia Thrilled at a Summer Season Success Despite COVID-19

Croatia Thrilled at a Summer Season Success Despite COVID-19

TRAVEL | By Darko Bandic | Aug 29, 2021

Summer tourism has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations in Croatia this year. Once fearful that the coronavirus pandemic would discourage people from traveling, Croatia's tourism industry was caught by surprise.

How 2 Lesbian Travel Content Creators Became the Face of Bushwick, Brooklyn

How 2 Lesbian Travel Content Creators Became the Face of Bushwick, Brooklyn

TRAVEL | By Merryn Johns | Aug 29, 2021

A new mural in Brooklyn is just the latest benchmark for Gabi Meit and Shanna Sciara — two lesbian travel influencers who are taking love to a whole new level.

Asian Tourism Sees Ups, Downs in 2nd Year of Pandemic

Asian Tourism Sees Ups, Downs in 2nd Year of Pandemic

TRAVEL | Aug 28, 2021

From the Great Wall to the picturesque Kashmir valley, Asia's tourist destinations are looking to domestic visitors to get them through the COVID-19 pandemic's second year.

Southwest Trims Schedule in Effort to Solve Flight Problems

Southwest Trims Schedule in Effort to Solve Flight Problems

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 27, 2021

Southwest Airlines will reduce flights for the rest of the year as it tries to restore an operation that stumbled over the summer and now faces lower demand because of the rise in coronavirus cases.

Watch: Mama Ru Dishes Advice for Anti-Maskers Disrupting Flights

Watch: Mama Ru Dishes Advice for Anti-Maskers Disrupting Flights

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 26, 2021

While guest hosting "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," RuPaul had a few words of advice on how to handle disruptive airline passengers who refuse to follow rules about wearing masks.

Cruise Lines Require Vaccinations, Tests, Amid Virus Surge

Cruise Lines Require Vaccinations, Tests, Amid Virus Surge

TRAVEL | By Adriana Gomez Licon, David Koenig | Aug 26, 2021

The CDC began advising travelers who are at a higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness to avoid cruises. It is also recommending that passengers show both a recent negative COVID test and proof they've been immunized.

Take it Outside: Our Favorite LGBTQ Murals in the US

Take it Outside: Our Favorite LGBTQ Murals in the US

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Aug 25, 2021

Mask up and hit the streets to see some of the country's best LGBTQ artists share their creativity in public spaces from coast to coast.

Governor: Now is Not a Good Time to Travel to Hawaii

Governor: Now is Not a Good Time to Travel to Hawaii

TRAVEL | Aug 24, 2021

Hawaii's governor asked Monday that visitors and residents reduce travel to the islands to essential business only while the state struggles to control COVID-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads in the community.

New Orleans Tourism Industry Worries as Coronavirus Rages

New Orleans Tourism Industry Worries as Coronavirus Rages

TRAVEL | By Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill | Aug 22, 2021

Louisiana has been a hot spot for this fourth COVID wave, with hospitalizations repeatedly hitting record highs and medical staff voicing concerns about hospitals being overrun.

Like February in August: Post-July 4th Weekend Finds Ptown Businesses Hit Hard

Like February in August: Post-July 4th Weekend Finds Ptown Businesses Hit Hard

TRAVEL | Aug 21, 2021

The fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak in Provincetown over the July 4 weekend has left businesses reeling.

Why Vermont Makes for the Most Romantic LGBTQ+ Getaway

Why Vermont Makes for the Most Romantic LGBTQ+ Getaway

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 21, 2021

From local innkeepers and artisans to master brewers and country store owners, Vermonters exude a welcoming ease and familiarity that LGBTQ+ couples appreciate. Here is a detailed guide to help you plan the ultimate romantic Vermont getaway.

In Unfriendly Skies, Unruly Passenger Fines Top $1 Million

In Unfriendly Skies, Unruly Passenger Fines Top $1 Million

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 20, 2021

Rowdy airline passengers have now racked up a record $1 million in potential fines this year, a toll of the tumult in the sky as travelers have returned after most were grounded by the pandemic in 2020.

Valencia Spain Campaigns for 2026 Gay Games

Valencia Spain Campaigns for 2026 Gay Games

TRAVEL | Aug 20, 2021

First there's Hong Kong in 2022, but Valencia already has its eye on the prize to host Gay Games 2026 — an international phenomenon expected to attracted nearly 100,000 visitors.

Start-up US Airlines Say Bookings Sag as COVID Cases Rise

Start-up US Airlines Say Bookings Sag as COVID Cases Rise

TRAVEL | Aug 19, 2021

The newest U.S. airlines are showing signs of growth while at the same time hoping that the surge in coronavirus infections is only a short-term obstacle.

Gulf Coast's Beloved 'Redneck Riviera' Now a Virus Hotspot

Gulf Coast's Beloved 'Redneck Riviera' Now a Virus Hotspot

TRAVEL | By Jay Reeves | Aug 19, 2021

On maps that show virus "hot spots" in red, this part of the U.S. coast is glowing like a bad sunburn. The spike is due to a combination of low vaccination rates, unabated tourism and a disregard for basic healthcare precautions.

How Washington, DC Became a Main Attraction for LGBTQ+ BIPOC Visitors

How Washington, DC Became a Main Attraction for LGBTQ+ BIPOC Visitors

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 18, 2021

With waterfront views, outdoor parks, dining districts, and cultural experiences, there is no shortage of opportunities for queer travelers. But to capture the magic of DC's LGBTQ+ pride is to tell the stories of the District's diverse communities.

TSA Extends Mask Rule for Passengers Into January

TSA Extends Mask Rule for Passengers Into January

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 18, 2021

Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks, a rule intended to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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