United, Delta, Alaska Airlines cancel holiday flights as omicron spreads
Several airlines said Thursday that they have been forced to cancel hundreds of Christmas Eve flights as the <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/omicron-variant-accounts-73-percent-new-covid-cases-us-rcna9434">rapidly spreading omicron variant</a> of the coronavirus has affected employees and crew.
Taking shoes off at the airport is a pain for travelers, but help could be on the way
As millions of people prepare to travel and navigate security checkpoints at airports this week across the United States, one element that can be a nuisance is having to take one’s shoes off while going through a security line.
Houston ranks among top 10 best US cities for a quick vacation, survey finds
Houston is among the top 10 best cities in the nation for a quick vacation, <a href="https://www.tripsavvy.com/best-places-for-short-vacation-5205545" target="_blank">TripSavvy</a> reports according to a survey conducted by Hotwire.
Israel, Japan banning entry to foreigners as Fauci urges caution over new variant
<a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-sees-drop-pfizer-covid-vaccine-protection-still-strong-severe-n1273101">Israel</a> on Sunday became the first country to ban the entry of all foreigners as the world races to understand and contain the worrying new variant of <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/health/coronavirus">Covid-19</a> that was identified in southern <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/africa">Africa</a>. The government also promised to use controversial phone-tracking technology to track and find cases of the new <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/variants-omicron-develop-makes-variants-concern-rcna6798">omicron</a> variant of the coronavirus.
9 vital questions to ask before embarking on a volunteer vacation
Volunteer vacations are popular with gap-year students, retired seniors, and millions of people in between. Perhaps you’re just starting to travel again, for the first time in a long time, considering the pandemic, and you’re thinking about a volunteer vacation.
Holiday travel: Experts say plan now for busy Thanksgiving travel
Fort Worth-based American Airlines has canceled thousands of flights since Friday. And while the airline is getting back to normal for now, it’s the second time in the past few weeks that we’ve seen a major airline knocked offline by weather or other factors.
I stayed at a ‘haunted’ Airbnb for two nights and this is what happened
To some, staying in a haunted hotel or Airbnb is a bucket list experience, but when I found out my friends booked an Airbnb in a building that used to be a psychiatric hospital, all I could think was that some ghosts were going to visit me at night.
I took the high-speed ferry across Lake Michigan -- and it made for the coolest experience
Maybe you’re in Michigan, with family in Wisconsin (or vice versa). Or perhaps you’re planning some sort of trip across state lines, and you came across the idea of using a ferry to save some time around the Great Lakes.
Waiting for the snow to melt? Read up on the latest Chicago weather news, tips for shoveling and what to watch.
This year’s especially snowy winter is weighing on Chicagoans’ hearts, spirits and shoulders. But most of all, it’s weighing on their roofs. At least eight buildings in the area have given way under the foot-plus of snow that has accumulated in recent days. At home, look out for ice dams caused by melting snow that can lead to water leaks indoors.chicagotribune.com
Airbnb shares more than double in IPO—Four experts on what’s next for the company
The company's CEO and four market and venture capital experts discuss what the post-pandemic future could hold for the short-term-rental and travel company. Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, lays out what he sees as a bright future for the company and the travel industry. "I don't think there's any level that some of these buyers aren't willing to pay. Eric Paley, managing partner of Founder Collective, is looking beyond the IPO to how Airbnb can build upon its success. "I think what's special about this team, and the leadership that Airbnb has luckily had throughout, is they're building for long term.cnbc.com
Looking for a fun, but budget-friendly staycation? These are the 15 best places to go in Texas, according to a new study
PlanoRanked #1 nationwideRecreation rank: 18Rest and relaxation rank: 22. Grand PrairieRanked #8 nationwideRecreation rank: 57Rest and relaxation rank: 113. AustinRanked #9 nationwideRecreation rank: 8Rest and relaxation rank: 964. LubbockRanked #57 nationwideRecreation rank: 74Rest and relaxation rank: 6615. San AntonioRanked #78 nationwideRecreation rank: 69Rest and relaxation rank: 119Click here to view Wallethubs full list of 2020s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.
7 Texas road trips that are all about the journey
First stop, Gonzales, the South Texas town on the Guadalupe River where, in October 1835, the first shots of the Texas Revolution were fired. At Rochelles Canoe Rental in Graford, 19 miles west of Mineral Wells, you can rent canoes and kayaks for a 10-mile journey down the gentle Brazos River. The tour ends at historic San Pedro Springs in San Pedro Park, the oldest public park in Texas. The fort was originally built to protect West Texas settlers in the mid- to late-1800s. Its only another 15 miles south to Albany, where I take half a day to explore The Old Jail Art Center.
What you need to know before traveling this Memorial Day
HOUSTON For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast. This is because the numbers used for this forecast have been affected by COVID-19. The annual forecast estimates the number of people and according to AAA, those numbers are no longer accurate. Across Texas: the average is the same. Information for this story was obtained from a AAA survey document.
Heres where you can go to spot these wild animals of Texas
By then, I had developed a pretty good eye for spotting Texas wildlife and my newly acquired skills translated surprisingly well to the East African landscape. The Texas terrain was just as beautiful and mysterious as the Serengeti; only the animals had changed. The state offers many places to view wildlife, including state and national parks, state wildlife management areas, national wildlife refuges, and Nature Conservancy lands. The good news is theyre finally repopulating Texas waters.The green turtle is just one of five sea turtle species that regularly visit the states coastline. Prairie dog populations once spread across most of West Texas, including a 25,000-square-mile town with over 400 million prairie dogs.
Do you need a getaway? Moody Gardens is set to open Memorial Day Weekend
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. HOUSTON If youre looking for a much-needed Memorial Day weekend getaway, Moody Gardens is opening this weekend to get out and enjoy quality time with your family. Jerri Hamachek, marketing director with Moody Gardens, shares details on what you can expect there and how to make your experience safe and fun. For tickets, call 409-744-4673, or visit moodygardens.orgTo see Hamachecks complete interview, watch the video below.
The long-term effects of COVID-19 on timeshares
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Trump administration announces extension of border-restricted travel
Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced the southern and northern borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel until June 22. Commercial trade and travel, which is essential to the Texas economy, is again excluded from the updated order. The policy, generally referred to as Title 42 restrictions after the provision in the United States Code, was first announced in March and extended in April. The policy will be reviewed every 30 days and there is no specific end date prescribed, Redfield said. Instead, the president is hellbent on exploiting a public health crisis to achieve his long-held goal of ending asylum at the border.
12 classic Texas films to ease your wanderlust
Heres a collection of Texas movies to watch in the comfort of your own home. Also see: The Last Picture Show, The Tree of Life, RushmoreHorror / Action: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974Few horror movies are as iconic as the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Varsity Blues isnt as bad as The Room or Troll 2, but if theres any Texas movie worthy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000treatment, its this one. Also see: Holes, Glory RoadRomance: Days of Heaven , 1978Terrance Malick is the elder statesman of the essential, canonical Texas movie directors. Days of Heaven, his second feature, is a lyrical meditation on pastoral life in the Texas Panhandle in the early 1900s.
These 3 East Texas wineries are bringing a new flavor to Texas wines
At Kiepersol Vineyards & Winery, south of Tyler, a resident flock of guinea hens provides the soundtrack for an afternoon of wine tasting. East Texas has a reputation for being a region where people like sweet wines, Lee says. Texas grapes tend to taste of bright, juicy fruit, and thats the style I like myself.Winery and distillery hours: Tue-Sat 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. On any given year, more than 90 percent of the wines Perez makes come from Texas grapes. Thats the beauty and challenge of making wine.Los Pinos Ranch Winery - Pittsburg, TX.
Hyperloop marks milestone in supersonic-speed travel
Imagine traveling from one city to another at nearly the speed of sound. A milestone Wednesday in high-speed travel could make that closer to reality. Carter Evans reports on how the innovative mission called Hyperloop One could drastically cut down on travel time.cbsnews.com
Best cities to visit while vacationing solo
Travel magazine Afar says the new trend in traveling is going solo. Though it may seem intimidating at first, they say it’s easier and more rewarding than you may think. Afar deputy editor Jennifer Flowers joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share travel tips and discuss the best cities to visit while traveling alone.cbsnews.com
Investigators probe travel, communications of Chattanooga gunman
Investigators are looking into the past of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the suspected gunman in Thursday's attack on Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports on what authorities have discovered so far.cbsnews.com
What are the best International travel destinations in North America?
What are the best International travel destinations in North America? CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with some tips on how to get the foreign experience without traveling too far from home.cbsnews.com