So what college kid wants to spend spring break and maybe a lot longer in Indianapolis? Ibiza, Ixtapa, Ipanema Beach? Sure. Google them and drool. But Indy? “Hopefully this vacation is a little longer than a week,” Iowa men’s basketball player Keegan Murray said. “Hopefully it’s three weeks, […]

In the year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Vermonters have noticed the arrival of new neighbors — who chose to leave larger cities for communities they perceived as safer and healthier.Now, a prominent university researcher is suggesting the influx presents an opportunity for economic development for the […]

Joanne Ketch, 54, of Houston, will celebrate three decades of sobriety in May. Her life is stable now, but she still recalls how lost she felt as a young woman trying to make her way in the world. By age 25, she was a high-functioning alcoholic with a series of […]

Ever since Canada closed its borders last March to help contain the coronavirus pandemic, many Canadians have had this message for American visitors: “We miss you, but please stay away!” Such is the alarm about American tourists crossing the border that some Canadians driving cars with U.S. license plates in […]

To kick off the spring semester, Campus Recreation has reopened many of its facilities for UNC students and staff. These facilities include a variety of indoor, outdoor and virtual options for students to participate in. Bill Goa, director of Campus Recreation, said the goal is to offer every student an […]

At the start of the pandemic last year, passenger rights advocate Adeline Noorderhaven found herself in the most far-reaching dilemma anyone in her field had ever faced: Airlines grounded almost every flight, and virtually every passenger expected a refund. “This was obviously not possible for airlines considering the scale of […]

Amazing escapes Staying in a beautifully restored historic home or a state-of-the-art penthouse used to be the preserve of the super-rich or well connected. But Airbnb, the peer-to-peer online vacation rental site, has unlocked the doors to some spectacular properties across America. Here’s our pick of the best Airbnbs in […]

South Carolina has already been one of the states hardest hit by COVID as infections and death tolls continue to mount across the United States. But it now has even more cause for alarm: The state on Thursday announced that it had found two cases caused by the more transmissible […]

HAMBURG, Germany — The research service of the Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, has taken issue with the foreign ministry after it hinted earlier this month that it will not make any moves against Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn with regard to his preference in recent years for residing in the southwestern […]

Bernadette Cieslak’s spring break trip is washed out by the pandemic. But her all-inclusive hotel won’t give her a refund, and her online travel agent is powerless to help. Is her $844 lost forever? Q: I booked a week at the Senses Riviera Maya by Artisan in Playa del Carmen, […]

Hiking during the winter in Maine can be a great way to experience the beauty of the season, with its crisp air, sparkling snow and whimsical ice formations. But if you’re more accustomed to warm-weather hiking, there are a few things you should consider before you drive to the trailhead. […]

One of a kind With around five million guestrooms in more than 54,000 hotels, you can’t complain about a lack of places to stay in the US and some of them are truly unbelievable. From former prisons and banks to hotels in museums, all of these places to stay […]

In a year when industries that require the physical presence of their customers are on the ropes — from airlines and theme parks to brick-and-mortar retailers — those that don’t require in-person participation are thriving. Exhibit A: Online gaming, which has been among the big winners of 2020. Exhibit B: […]

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Stephanie Bowens  |  StarNews Correspondent Regular physical activity benefits both the body and mind, and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of one’s physical and mental health is vital. However, as many spend more time at home and some gym-goers and people who frequent recreation centers are unable to […]

(CNN) — When Buddy the Elf said the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, he clearly hadn’t seen the holiday hotel room created in his honor. Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich., is offering a fully decked-out “Elf” suite for the holiday season. […]