Finally, a road trip! The fall colors in Wyoming spectacular | Guest Column

After six months of behaving ourselves, my wife Nancy and I finally broke away for a road trip to Worland, Buffalo, and Sheridan. And boy, was it liberating!

The COVID-19 plague has forced folks of a certain age to pretty much stay home over the last six months. Now, we weren’t totally house-bound. We traveled all over our Wind River Mountain backyard and even ventured away from Lander to Riverton

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Easter Islanders finally go home after being stranded for six months

Associated Press

Published 9:30 a.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020 | Updated 5:26 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there’s no “big surge” of COVID-19 cases in her country.


RUSSELL, New Zealand – About 25 residents from remote Easter Island who have been stranded far from their loved ones for more than six months because of the coronavirus will finally be able to

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Microsoft Finally Has a Budget Laptop

After producing a fine laptop and a great budget tablet, Microsoft is finally voltroning these concepts together to make the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go, a $US550 ($767) laptop with a real Intel 10th-gen i5 processor. This is what we’ve been asking for.

The problem with Microsoft’s budget lineup (until today) is that it felt pricey if you were just out for a good Windows device. The Surface Go 2 is

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The Australia-New Zealand travel bubble is finally here — but it’s only one-way for now

Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks — but there’s a catch.

a koala bear looking at the camera: Koalas recover from bushfires and heatwaves at The Australian National University's campus.

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Koalas recover from bushfires and heatwaves at The Australian National University’s campus.

Initially the quarantine-free travel will only be one-way, from New Zealand to Australia, and a limited number of destinations will be included in the deal,

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You’ve been patient. Is it OK to finally book that vacation?

The doctor tells you to quit smoking or drinking or eating dessert, but you don’t want to. And in the end, it’s your choice.

a palm tree: (Stephanie Singleton / For The Times)

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(Stephanie Singleton / For The Times)

Our travel situation in California is a bit like that — except that our decisions affect other people. As California struggles to cope with the nation’s largest number of COVID-19 cases — and our

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Hawaiian Airlines: Relief May Finally Be on the Way

While 2020 has been an awful year for every major airline, it has been especially bad for Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA). In late March, the Hawaii state government countered the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic by imposing a 14-day mandatory quarantine on everyone arriving in the state. Naturally, this obliterated tourist demand: Hawaiian Airlines’ main source of traffic.

Hawaii now plans to relax the quarantine in mid-October for travelers who

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