Month: June 2016

How “Brexit” Vote May Affect Travel

How “Brexit” Vote May Affect Travel

The British public has voted to eventually end its participation in the European Union, a process that could take a very long time to complete.

#15 - Parilament Buildings and "Big Ben" (Dick Jordan Photo)

But how might this historic decision affect travel, especially travel to the U.K. and Europe by Americans, especially in the immediate future?

Here’s what some news publications are reporting.

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Visiting U.S. National Parks in 2016

Visiting U.S. National Parks in 2016

I haven’t got a national park “life list” where I’ve ticked off every one of the country’s national parks, monuments and seashores I’ve visited, although if I did, I’d soon be adding one more to it: Acadia National Park in coastal Maine.

(Kim Carpenter Flickr Photo)
(Kim Carpenter Flickr Photo)

2016 is the centennial of the U.S. National Park service, so interest in visiting America’s national parks this summer and fall is undoubtedly running even higher than its already high level.

So I decided to put together a recap of past and recent stories that I’ve written about “America’s Best Idea.”

Here it is.

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Visualizing Cuba, Three Ways

Visualizing Cuba, Three Ways

On December 17, 2014, President Obama of the United States and President Raul Castro of Cuba simultaneously announced easing of restrictions on travel between the two countries.

That set out a landslide of articles in the general and travel news media touting Cuba as “the” place for Americans to head on vacation.

And President Obama himself visited Cuba earlier this year.

(White House Photo)
(White House Photo)

Cuba, a glamorous tropical magnet for tourists from the U.S. in the days before the Castro-led revolution of the late 1950s installed a Communist government friendly to the Soviet Union, but hostile to America, is beginning to reprise that role.

What did Cuba look like “back in the day,” what does it look like now, and how might it look in the future to Americans, Cubans, and Cuban-Americans?

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