US Virgin Islands welcoming tourists again next week

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. U.S. Virgin Islands set to reopen   The U.S. Virgin …

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One family’s experience traveling during the age of coronavirus

Written by Joe Leader @ The Points Guy

Travel in the age of coronavirus Careful.  That one word best describes my first family air travel and vacation experience in a post COVID-19 world. As an airline industry CEO my passion for travel beckoned strongly, but I wanted to make certain to travel safely. My amazing wife, Dr. Jeanette Leader, works as a medical …

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What foreign travelers need to know about entering the US

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

These days, it’s safe to say that the last few months have been bewildering for travel, whether you’re crossing state lines or international borders, quarantining upon arrival or return home, in a mask or roaming free, holding a U.S. passport or a foreign one, breezing through JFK or factoring in an eight-hour health screening upon …

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When you gotta go: Your guide to public bathrooms during your summer road trip

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

As states continue to loosen shelter-in-place regulations, travelers are thinking about hitting the road or taking flight. But as you begin to make plans, you need to consider one frustrating truth: The state of public restrooms could wash all your vacation plans down the, ahem, toilet. Stay up to date on how the novel coronavirus …

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The 15 best things to do in San Diego

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish …

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More elbow room in the sky: How to buy a second seat for yourself on US airlines

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Although many U.S. airlines have been blocking middle seats on planes to provide social distancing as much as possible, that won’t last forever. Even now, not all airlines guarantee open middle seats when flights are full. So if you’d like to return to the sky, but want some guaranteed extra room, you can book a second …

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Why you should wait to change or cancel your flight if you want your money back

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

As some people begin booking future travel, airlines are continuing to provide unprecedented flexibility to modify upcoming reservations with change fee waivers. Those with existing reservations are also covered by these flexible policies. But just because the airlines are waiving change fees, doesn’t mean you’ll get a refund if you elect to postpone or cancel …

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What are ‘travel bubbles’ and what do they mean for my vacation plans?

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish deals, …

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This program lets you buy an airline ticket — and then watch it grow in value

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish …

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Future of travel? One country’s draconian new rules for visitors in the age of coronavirus

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish …

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As travel resumes, sticker shock and overwhelming demand follows for some destinations

Written by The Points Guy Travel Team @ The Points Guy

For at least the last 10 weeks, most Americans have stayed close to home. And in many parts of the country, we’re still far from anything remotely resembling normalcy. Spring break trips were scrapped with little fanfare. Now, summer vacations are in the coronavirus crosshairs. But not all would-be travelers plan to sit this year …

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Opening America: State-by-state guide to coronavirus reopening

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish …

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