Readers offer their best travel tips – Lifestyle – Times Record

Planning to hit the road for some fun family times this fall? Travel has been severely curtailed over the past months, but as things open up now and in the future, make sure you pack these tips to help save time, money and maybe even a few frazzled nerves.

Photocopies Just In Case

Before you leave, make two photocopies of everything in your wallet, both front and back (credit card,

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The Wristwatch at 100 – The New York Times

Oh, how times have changed!

When wristwatches — or “wristlets” as they were then known — came into vogue in the second half of the 19th century, they were delicate, bejeweled and wildly inaccurate status symbols for well-to-do women who rarely needed to know the time. The only masculine choice was a pocket watch.

Beginning around 1920, however, soldiers returning from World War I popularized the style of wearing a

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Trump turned his hotels, resorts into ‘Beltway’s new back rooms’: New York Times

The New York Times has released a report, the fourth in its series, based on President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, illustrating how the paper says the president turned “his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign.”

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump walks to the White House residence after exiting Marine One on the South Lawn on June 25, 2020, in Washington.

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President Donald Trump walks to the White House residence after exiting Marine One on the

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Travel Gone 2020 – Daily Times

If somebody would’ve have told us last year to invest in Zoom shares and stock up at home on pasta, tons of litres of Dettol and toilet paper, I would’ve laughed it off as a joke. I think many memes were floating similarly on the internet about this. Unfortunately, now, it feels like the joke was on us. (No disrespect to any of the things listed).We didn’t have a time

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Trump turned his hotels, resorts into ‘Beltway’s new back rooms,’ New York Times reports

Trump attended 34 political fundraisers at his hotels and resorts that brought in $3 million in revenue, the Times reported.

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People travelling from regional Victoria to Canberra may not have to quarantine: CHO | The Canberra Times

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People travelling to Canberra from most parts of regional Victoria may not have to quarantine when they arrive in the territory. However any Victorians entering the territory from the state must still be granted an exemption from the ACT government The territory’s chief health officer Kerryn Coleman says she is closely examining the situation in Victoria, with any

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luxury properties 5 times bigger than London, for the same price? Chinese investment in UAE hits an all-time high thanks to Belt and Road Initiative

a row of blue water: Emaar Beachfront Dubai is a new high-end area with its own mall and marina in the emirate of Dubai, UAE. Photo:

Emaar Beachfront Dubai is a new high-end area with its own mall and marina in the emirate of Dubai, UAE. Photo:

Traditionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was not a likely destination for Chinese property investment – until it emerged as a regional hub for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

According to a report by Savills, China spent US$71.1 billion in the Middle East between 2014 and 2017

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Budget 2020: A startling lack of vision from a government desperate to keep demand afloat | The Canberra Times

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The big questions this week are: what do governments do, and why do they do it? This week’s federal budget was an abdication of the fundamental reason for government: to do the things that must be done collectively, that cannot be done by individuals acting alone, so as to nurture and protect people and society. Essentially, the government chucked unaccountable billions of dollars in tax cuts

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Arkansas destination dining – Arkansas Times

The Arkansas Times’ annual Road Trip issue this year follows its nose: That is, rather than relegating our guide’s dining options to a side note, we’re taking a different route. These are destinations determined by dining. Would you go to Fayetteville just to eat Texas-style barbecued brisket? Absolutely. Venture down a two-lane deep into the Ozarkian woods of Johnson County for a hamburger? Many have, to get to the Oark

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Fact-Checking the Vice-Presidential Debate – The New York Times

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Through its expedited vaccine development program, Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration is already funding the manufacturing of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines, and has contracts with five drugmakers that have vaccine candidates in late-stage trials.

But just one of the five — Pfizer — has said that it could have initial results this month, and the Food and Drug Administration this week

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UK now five times above its ‘high risk’ threshold for travel

The UK’s new coronavirus infection rate is now over five times above the “high-risk” threshold used by the government to decide the no-go list for British travellers.

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The Independent has analysed the figures produced on Monday morning by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The many thousands of “missing” positive test results have now been added to the UK’s cumulative figures.


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‘Treasurer of hope’: Big-spending budget banking on vaccine | The Canberra Times

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Josh Frydenberg has been dubbed the “Treasurer of hope” as he prepares to unveil the most significant budget in 70 years. However there are fears the path to economic recovery could crumble away if a coronavirus vaccine is not found next year. Tuesday’s budget is expected to include a big deficit but also big spending measures to address the economic

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Hilton Times Square closure may be ‘tip of the iceberg’ for New York hotels

This week’s announcement of the permanent closure of the iconic 44-story Hilton Times Square hotel in the heart of New York City was a wake-up call for the embattled hospitality industry, especially in urban markets suffering from a coronavirus-driven tourism drought.

The move follows a decision earlier this week by Ashford Hospitality to hand over the keys to its recently purchased Embassy Suites in Midtown West to its lender after

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Grim times for Hong Kong’s travel agencies as 71 companies fold, with more likely to go by year-end

a person standing in front of a bridge: Tourist numbers in Hong Kong have been all but wiped out by the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Sam Tsang

Tourist numbers in Hong Kong have been all but wiped out by the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has halted international trips, took its toll on 71 Hong Kong travel agents this year, but the industry regulator has warned that the worst is yet to come.

“The outlook is most gloomy for travel agents,” said Alice Chan Cheung Lok-yee, executive director of the Travel

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An architect’s render of the new Hotel Sky, located in the heart of Sandton and set to redefine corporate travel.

In an unprecedented time for business and business travellers globally, a brave team of developers are opening a new hotel in the heart of Sandton, with a key focus on offering the ideal corporate travel option as the economy opens up again.

Spearheaded by veteran hotelier, Paul Kelley, Hotel Sky

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The future of museums amid unsettling times

Global lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic severely diminished the tourism sector. The arts and culture industry, a cornerstone for tourism, and well-rounded communities now face an existential crisis. Museums make up a 13 billion dollar industry in the US alone, where 14 million Americans attend each year. The risk of losing museums will affect the intricate system of artists, tourists, residents, and families. Today, museums across the board

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Border wait times surge as CBP cracks down on ‘non-essential’ travel


Gilbert Perez talks about the donations received by the Alliance of Border Collaboratives on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 2524 Montana Ave. in El Paso.

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JUÁREZ — After three hours waiting to cross the international bridge to El Paso on Sunday — with a quarter mile covered and a mile still to go — Jessica Varela knew she was in for the long haul. 

As economies

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Travelling through time drives films including An American Pickle | The Canberra Times

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An American Pickle is the latest example of the Rip Van Winkle-type story on film. The title character of Washington Irving’s 1819 story is shorthand for any character who time travels and is probably the best known example, if only because of the title character’s distinctive name. The idea, however, is found in many cultures and goes back thousands of years.

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13 tips to know before you go I Times Expert Traveller

Japanese etiquette can be bewildering – but with a little know-how, you’ll soon scratch the surface of this incredible country

Mind-boggling moments are endless in Japan. And those moments are unforgettable, too – you’ll always remember first seeing a kimono-clad geisha, eating a multi-course kaiseki meal, or belting out karaoke in a booth, Lost in Translation-style. But for all the big hitters, it’s the unexpected that truly astounds: the

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Unpacking domestic travel insurance during Covid-19 times

By Clinton Moodley Time of article publishedSep 2, 2020

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Domestic travel insurance. Three words I would have never associated with pre-Covid-19.

Why would someone want to spend money on travel insurance when they are exploring their country? Well, the world of travel has changed significantly, and securing domestic travel insurance is one thing you should be adding to your bucket list.

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