The rustic, no-frills vacation you should book now

Photo: DENIS LOVROVIC/AFP (Getty Images) I gave birth to my first goat in 2019. Technically it was two goats, twin girls, who both needed to be heated with a hair dryer while the goat herder cared for their stoic mother. Without socks and in pajamas, I was called in at around 6:30 a.m. to help … Read more

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Screenshot: Emilie Long Happy to go on vacation, but not happy to prepare your travel plans? The very idea of ​​dozens of browser tabs and hours of work to find flights, hotels, restaurants and things to do and then make all those reservations and keeping everything organized – is (almost) enough for one person to … Read more

Avoid Small Towns on Sundays and Other Ways to Have a Better Road Trip

Photo: Olesya Kuznetsova (Shutterstock) If you’ve been watching summer vacation flights lately, you might agree with my sentiment that 2022 will be the year of the road trip. It turns out that high fuel costs, labor shortages and rising inflation are not a great recipe for affordable air travel. When done right, road trips can … Read more

Tricks for finding summer travel bargains

The majority of Americans — 7 out of 10 — plan to travel in the next 12 months for leisure, according to a February Nerd Wallet survey. Many Americans are looking to travel this summer, and most hope to find a good deal. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. The number of flyers … Read more

The best free online tools to map your own cycling routes

Photo: Oleg Troino (Shutterstock) Whether you’re in an unfamiliar place or expanding your horizons in your hometown, there are plenty of tools online to customize different walking, running, and biking routes wherever you are. The online tools we’ll highlight here aren’t all created equal, so let’s take a look at the best free options depending … Read more

The best free online tools to map your own cycling routes

Photo: Oleg Troino (Shutterstock) Whether you’re in an unfamiliar place or expanding your horizons in your hometown, there are plenty of tools online to customize different walking, running, and biking routes wherever you are. The online tools we’ll highlight here aren’t all created equal, so let’s take a look at the best free options depending … Read more

Amazon, Citigroup, Yelp, to help pay for travel expenses for abortion workers

After several states, including Texas and Oklahoma, passed restrictive abortion laws, some companies, including Amazon, Citigroup and Yelp, told their employees they would cover their travel costs to access the internet. ‘abortion. In fact, “can you travel to another state for an abortion?” was a breakout Google search the day after the Roe v. Wade, … Read more

Jorts the Cat vs. Scabby the Rat: Rising Labor Movement Needs New Mascots

Preparing to support some workers going on strike last month, Courtney John, a parks and recreation worker in the Minneapolis area, designed her picket line closet. On it was an image of a chunky, ginger-haired fellow who has become one of organized labor’s biggest cheerleaders. He isn’t a member of any union himself. Technically, he … Read more

New York’s hospitality and tourism have a long road to recovery: study

New York’s world fame hotel and tourism sector has a strong ascent to bounce back to its pre-pandemic glory days – with hotel business travel revenue expected to be 55% lower in the Big Apple market this year compared to 2019, new analysis from the sobering industry. The American Hotel & Lodging Association and Kalibri … Read more

“It put everyone in a weird position”: Our waitress said a 20% service charge was added to cover benefits and health insurance, but it wasn’t a tip. Is this normal?

I went to brunch last weekend and when the waitress handed us the bill she said a 20% service charge had been added to cover her benefits and health insurance but that wasn’t was not a tip. I am absolutely in favor of paying restaurants and servers a living wage and they deserve to have … Read more