10 new hotels in Asia we can’t wait to stay in once it’s safe to travel again



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It’s been a strange and sometimes challenging year, but that hasn’t stopped a host of incredible new hotels from opening their doors across Asia.

From Tokyo to Bangkok to Bali and beyond, an impressive slate of new properties is ready to welcome travellers once travel restrictions have been lifted. We’re not quite there yet unfortunately, but there’s no harm in daydreaming about future holidays in

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Travel agents wait for the world to reopen from COVID shutdowns; here’s how they’re staying afloat with travelers wary of cruises and flights

NORTHAMPTON — The DRI-Voyage, as travel agent Martha S. Borawski describes it, is the travel option for people who normally like a cruise but are not getting on a plane — much less a cruise ship — anytime in the foreseeable future due to the risk of coronavirus.



a person standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley Travel, Inc. in Northampton.


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From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley

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Catch October’s harvest moon as you wait for the rare Halloween blue moon

Take a break from the world’s chaos Friday night and head out to see the almost-full moon. The nighttime spectacle is visible in all parts of the US, weather permitting, astronomy educator and former planetarium director Jeffrey Hunt says. This full moon is romantically called the “harvest moon,” as its the full moon closest to the start of fall.



A brilliant full moon rises at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2017. NASA/Kim Shiflett


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A brilliant full moon rises at NASA’s

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

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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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The adventure paradise I can’t wait to explore again

It’s Friday morning. My friends and I are out cruising on my speed boat. We skim across the water, flat like ice, through the waterways that weave around nearly 200 islands.



a tree in a forest: The Al Ain Oasis is a lush escape from sometimes harsh temperatures.


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The Al Ain Oasis is a lush escape from sometimes harsh temperatures.

One minute, the city skyline can be seen hugging the horizon, the next, we’re surrounded by mangroves. The stresses of the working

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