The deck at the Origins Luxury Lodge in Costa Rica.
Dispatch, Costa Rica: Reacquainting myself with the exotic
By Jeri Clausing|April 19, 2021
After more than a year with minimal travel, Origins Luxury Lodge offered the perfect reentry for exotic, authentic adventure.
Dispatch, Walt Disney World: Back in the parks
By Jamie Biesiada|April 18, 2021
There are some notable differences in visits to Disney's theme parks, but the experience is still fun and, most importantly,...
Mobile ordering is encouraged throughout Walt Disney World, such as at the Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian hotel.
Dispatch, Walt Disney World: First impressions after a year away
By Jamie Biesiada|April 17, 2021
Theme parks editor Jamie Biesiada is reporting on her visit to Walt Disney World. On mask use, markers and barriers at the...
Guests and crew were diligent about wearing masks in public spaces when not eating or drinking.
Dispatch, American Countess christening: Taking 2021's protocols in stride
By Jeri Clausing|March 22, 2021
The christening and launch of the American Countess went ahead under health and safety protocols that so far have had minimal...
The view of the Douro Valley from the rooftop of Coa Museum.
Exploring off-the-beaten-path places in Central and Northern Portugal
|October 14, 2020
My first Covid-era spa treatment and a private, late-night visit to view Paleolithic rock drawings were just two of the...
View of Evoramonte from The Place at Evoramonte.
Alone time in Portugal's Alentejo region
|October 13, 2020
The vast and sparsely populated region north of the Algarve seemed even more desolate during my recent visit.
The view of Martinhal Beach from the author's room.
The Algarve, and adjusting to travel's New Normal
|October 12, 2020
Disposable masks and hand sanitizer as a hotel welcome gift. Room service dinner in a paper bag. Yes, this is travel in the age...
Sheree M. Mitchell, right, with Immersa Global tour guides Cristina Paiva during a post-lockdown site visit in Sintra in early July.
From lockdown to the open road
|October 9, 2020
As an American travel geek living in Portugal during a pandemic, what's the first thing you do the moment your host country...
The view of the writer's (unused) hammock during a tropical storm in Holbox, Mexico.
Holed up in Holbox on the first trip since the pandemic began
By Jeri Clausing|October 6, 2020
After seven months of being grounded, reporter Jeri Clausing flew to Mexico -- and ran straight into a tropical storm.
In situ: The author, fortified with provisions and sun protection, as his day of sitting in the Mojave Desert enters its final few hours.
How to explain a day 'desert sitting': Social distancing as endurance sport
By Robert Silk|July 6, 2020
Travel Weekly's aviation editor, Robert Silk, saw in one of the longest days of the year an opportunity to focus on a very...
The beach at Isla Bella Resort.
An escape from the coronavirus craziness
By Johanna Jainchill|March 13, 2020
It seemed like not a guest was absent for sunset at the Beach Bar at Isla Bella Beach Resort in Marathon, Fla.
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