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WASHINGTON COUNTY — With the COVID-19 pandemic winding down, plenty of travelers are getting ready to go on a much-awaited vacation.

LOS ANGELES — The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop 1 billion of us from streaming into the country’s national parks in 2020. In fact, it increased our desire to take refuge in the outdoors, leading to complaints about overrun trails and picnic spots in some of California’s most popular places. … Read more

NEW YORK—New York will lift more COVID-19 rules once 70% of adults have at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, a target that Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes his state could reach in days. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — As the 2021 summer travel season kicks off, there is hope, optimism and even predictions of a big rebound for the tourism industry, clobbered by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Read more

MINNEAPOLIS — Images of the Minnesota State Capitol, Como Conservatory and the Landmark Center flash across the promotional clip as a woman's voice with a British accent describes the final stop on Viking's soon-to-debut Mississippi River cruise: a city "known for its great museums, iconic C… Read more

CHICAGO — They don’t call Chicago the Third Coast for nothing. We are on the water, on the river and our ever-popular boat tours are coming back for summer. From the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s river cruises to those little, bright green kayaks, tours and rentals are reopening, some th… Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic’s travel shutdown in 2020 impacted New York as much as any global city relative to tourism. Fortunately, the continuing distribution of coronavirus-fighting vaccines has dramatically improved the Big Apple’s opportunity to again welcome crowds of international visitors … Read more

ORLANDO, Fla. — Visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios-Orlando were allowed Saturday to remove their masks when outdoors, except when on attractions, in line or riding transportation. Read more

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MILWAUKEE — Southwest Airlines is expanding its offerings from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport to Florida with a new nonstop flight to Miami International Airport starting June 12 and continuing every Saturday through Sept. 4. Read more

Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother's Day holiday weekend.The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.7 million people were screened at airport checkpoints on Sunday, the highest number since March 2020, when t… Read more