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WEST BEND — The Department of State issued a Global Level 4 health advisory on March 31, which advises citizens to avoid all international travel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of countries have widespread ongoing transmission of COVID-19. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — Visitors spent $13.7 billion in Wisconsin last year, up 2.6% from 2018 and marking ten straight years of spending growth in the tourism sector, according to a report the state Department of Tourism released Monday.The report defines visitors as Wisconsin residents who visit o… Read more

COVID-19 is a global issue. The disease is in every country and nearly every city. That’s why health experts do not recommend any nonessential travel at this time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase chances of gettin… Read more

Should you book summer travel right now? If you’re planning to visit the Pacific Northwest, you can fly round-trip to Seattle from Los Angeles for $117 in basic economy on legacy carriers. Deal site Travelzoo is offering the Handlery Hotel in San Diego for as little as $99 a night in June an… Read more

Industry leaders are presaging that the face of the travel industry, as well as the ways in which people choose to travel, will be forever changed once we’ve reached the other side of the COVID-19 health crisis. Read more

ORLANDO, Fla. — The internet is chockful of theme park experiences via videos, storytelling, quizzes and discussion groups. Here are five ways we had a taste of the Orlando attractions recently even though they are shut down as a safety and health precaution during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

STURGEON BAY – At the time, it seemed almost absurd. During an emergency meeting of the Sister Bay Village Board on March 16, trustee Rob Zoschke leaned back in his chair and asked bluntly: “Should we be telling resorts to close down and not accept reservations and cancel existing ones?” Read more

Spring has arrived in California’s idyllic Napa Valley. The buds emerging from dormant vines signal the beginning of a new vintage. The scene looks normal, except that vineyard workers are careful to stay 6 feet apart. Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, there will still be grapes for t… Read more

Viking plans to launch an all-inclusive, 386-passenger river ship on the Mississippi River in August 2022. The first vessel, Viking Mississippi, will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, between New Orleans and St. Paul, Minn. Read more

As a tourism-based organization, the Ozaukee County Tourism Council is dedicated to providing information about the wonderful attractions, trails, parks, dining, shopping, events and more throughout Ozaukee County. However, during this challenging time when all of us are responsibly reacting… Read more

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s economy will be harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic in areas where there is more tourism, a study by the Wisconsin Policy Forum released on Tuesday said. Read more

With Washington, D.C.’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival canceled this year amid escalating COVID-19 “shelter in place” orders around the country, it would be a shame to miss out on the glorious sight of the National Mall bursting into delicate, pastel pink efflorescence just because … Read more

Many American national parks are remaining open amid the coronavirus outbreak to serve as a refuge for those who feel stuck at home. Though there are many restrictions, national parks can still be enjoyed by those who want to get some fresh air and exercise. Read more

As the COVID-19 virus causes people around the world to stay at home and self-quarantine, popular tourist attractions are being forced to temporarily shut down. However, several zoos and aquariums across the United States are encouraging people to welcome their beloved exotic animals into th… Read more

For food lovers, one of the hardest choices to make when traveling to a new city is what restaurants to hit while there. A way to sidestep having to make those tough decisions is to plan your trip around a food and wine festival. Read more

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Along the mighty Mississippi lies a 200-mile diamond-shaped swath of fertile farmland and floodplain known as the Mississippi Delta. It’s a region rich with blues music, civil rights sites and agribusiness (especially cotton). It’s also the spiritual home of a beloved sna… Read more

That Hernando de Soto. He sure got around. The intrepid Spaniard commenced to explore and trade in the West Indies and Central America before trundling down to Peru to conquer it over the Incans. After a quick return to Spain, he set out for North America, stopping first in Cuba before landi… Read more

TUPELO, Miss. — If seeing “G.I. Blues” 14 times makes one an Elvis fan, then Connie Tullos definitely qualifies. Her love for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll didn’t end once she was past the swooning stage. The septuagenarian is just as enamored of his sensuous lips and swiveling hips as she ever was. Read more

Nothing says “America” like excess, and nothing says “excess” like Las Vegas, and nothing says “Las Vegas” like the all-you-can-eat buffet. By the transitive property, that makes the AYCE buffet the most American thing imaginable. We sifted through a heap of them to help you decide where to … Read more

NORFOLK, Va. — The expression on my face must have shown my sheer frustration. I had been waiting half an hour for Fred — make that F.R.E.D. (Free Ride Every Day.) This eco-friendly taxi comes equipped with battery power and solar roof and is available on request for those in need of a ride … Read more

WASHINGTON — Much attention has been focused on Washington in recent weeks as the impeachment hearings have played out. The president may have been impeached, but there is one unimpeachable fact regarding our nation’s capital. It has developed quite the reputation for world-class cuisine. Fr… Read more

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL PARK, N.M. — I didn’t expect to be hugged today, let alone three times. And by strangers. But that’s what happened after I snagged one of the 10 coveted campsites at White Sands National Monument last October, then offered to share it with some people who just missed the cut. Read more

By now you have probably overdosed on all those Hallmark Christmas movies that begin before Halloween and continue up to New Year’s Day. You know — the ones that are always set in impossibly picturesque small towns where the entire population turns out to light up the tree and help the hero … Read more

The recently opened Fergusons Downtown offers something in short supply in Las Vegas: authenticity. Fergusons departs from the usual over-the-top Vegas spectacles by creating a block-long space filled with locally inspired restaurants, shops and pop-up events; tiny homes and Airstream traile… Read more

BEAUFORT, S.C. — The “Great Skedaddle” proved the salvation of Beaufort, the jewel in the crown of South Carolina’s Low Country. Following the 1861 firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston, which precipitated the Civil War, the entire state was under siege. Beaufort, just 70 miles south of Charle… Read more