Travel & Leisure

COVID-19 travel restrictions keeping some seasonal residents away

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Travel restrictions are keeping seasonal residents away from SWFL and impacting the local economy.

Much like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford did, Muriel Sasia visits Southwest Florida a few times a year.

“I love the beach, specifically sunsets on the beach,” Sasia said.

Sasia is a French resident living in Nice. She owns a home in Fort Myers. 

“In June I booked a ticket thinking well by September you know this thing will be done now, we’ve got tests,” Sasia said.

That thing she’s talking about is the global pandemic, which has led to federal governments 

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Hawaii offering free hotel stays if visitors volunteer

Say “aloha” to a free night in Hawaii – for a good cause.

Travelers can lend a helping hand and volunteer in the Aloha State to receive a free, extra night at various hotels through a new program, the state tourism board has announced.

Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii. (iStock).

Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii. (iStock).

The program, called Mālama Hawai‘i, encourages visitors to “take a trip that gives back.” Tourists can volunteer for projects ranging from tree planting and reforestation to beach cleanups, ocean reef preservation and even making Hawaiian quilts for the elderly.

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS DEFEND HAWAIIAN TRIP AS CRITICISM MOUNTS

In exchange, tourists

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What to focus on when preparing family trips

What to focus on when preparing family trips

You can enjoy great times with your family by traveling. Family trips make it possible for everyone to be in the same place which may not be ordinarily and as such, know one another better and get closer. You would be amazed by how little you know of your parents or siblings by the time you get closer to them. Here is what to do when planning family trips:

Get everyone involved in the trip

Since everyone is going, it is only right that everyone is involved in the process. Having a fulfilling trip starts with planning. You have to … Read More

The 19 Best Hotels in Los Angeles at Every Price Point

Editor’s note: In light of COVID-19, please review federal, state and local traveler guidance. Please also check with hotels before booking to confirm they are open and operating with safety precautions.

For us? A trip to Los Angeles means finding your ideal swimming pool. Duh. Most hotels in the California city have one—phew—so picking a hotel is really all about deciding which neighborhood and vibe you want to be part of for your stay. Whether you’ve got a huge budget or you’re traveling on pennies, there’s something for everyone in L.A. From Hollywood glamour at Hotel Bel-Air to downtown cool

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