Vaccinated Travelers Face Chaos and Confusion

Governments, tourism boards, airlines, hotel companies, travel agencies and cruise operators, along with tour bus drivers, housekeepers, local guides, pilots, restaurateurs, museum operators, bed-and-breakfast hosts, entertainers, caterers, fishermen, shopkeepers and bar owners — in short, all the people standing to profit from tourism dollars — are facing extreme economic pressure not to lose out on another tourism season. The past year without travel, when international arrivals dropped from 1.5 billion to 381 million, was devastating. For many, another similar year would be unthinkable.

And so an already stressed system has been forced to confront an existential quandary: Do countries

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Emerging Gear: Accordion Backpack, Modular Cast Iron, Ibex Return, and More | 2021-05-06




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Allbirds Dasher Relay Slip-On Runner

On the heels (ha!) of its first purpose-built running shoe, Allbirds updates the knit Dasher by stripping the laces. That’s right, according to the brand, “from running errands to running a 5k, the style is easy to slip on

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Some HomePod users report issues accessing Apple Music

Some HomePod users are reporting issues accessing Apple Music after last week’s 14.5 software update. When using “Hey Siri” to play a song or artists, the personal assistant seems to be unable to find a song on Apple Music.

9to5Mac received a few emails about this situation and found many other complaints on Twitter. “I thought you guys would like to know that some HomePods are refusing to play from Apple Music. The issue seems to have started yesterday,” one 9to5Mac reader wrote.

This new issue comes a week after Apple released HomePod 14.5 with “bug fixes.” This Monday, the

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Watch TCM Classic Film Festival on HBO Max

Last year, shortly after the pandemic hit the U.S., WarnerMedia’s TCM — with about three weeks notice — shifted its annual in-person TCM Classic Film Festival to a hybrid online/network experience.

When the TCM team determined they were not going to be able to hold the fest in person again in 2021, they made an even bigger pivot to provide two virtual venues for this year’s Classic Film Festival — on both the TV network and with corporate sibling HBO Max.

For the first time ever, the TCM Classic Film Festival will be hosted on both the network’s channel and

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Hiking reservations begin at a popular Adirondack trailhead

Adirondack Mountain Reserve General Manager John Schuler, left, and state Department of Environmental Conservation Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources Katie Petronis stand in the St. Huberts Parking Area Saturday. (Photo — Aaron Cerbone, Adirondack Daily Enterprise)

Hikers looking to summit mountains from the St. Huberts parking lot, owned by the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, must now get a reservation.

Saturday was the first day of the parking reservation pilot program. State Department of Environmental Conservation Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources Katie Petronis was at the popular trailhead along with AMR General Manager John Schuler, asking hikers about

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Emily Ford Hiked 1,200 Miles in the Dead of Winter

Just before Emily Ford became a teenager, she announced her plans for her debut long-distance hike to her mother, Paula: come Saturday morning, she was going to wake up well before dawn and trek the railroad tracks through their Minnesota neighborhood for as long as she could stand. Her mother sighed, then consented.

Around 3 A.M., Ford stirred from bed and gathered her supplies: a tub of peanut butter, a few saltines, a pack of gum, a little water bottle from Walmart. She hit her de facto route through Brooklyn Park, a large northern suburb of Minneapolis, around 5 A.M.

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Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in May 2021 | Personal Finance

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All of these will depend on what level of card you qualify for as well as how much you’re willing to pay in annual fees, so consider what the perks are worth to you personally.

Best No Annual Fee Credit Card

Although it is important to look at annual fees, when it comes to choosing among travel rewards cards, the annual fee generally should not be a deciding factor. Oftentimes, an annual fee is offset by other benefits, such as travel vouchers or lounge access.

However, if you don’t want to pay

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Meow Wolf Denver to open fall 2021 with music venue, cafe

Meow Wolf’s yet-unnamed Denver location rises at the intersection of I-25 and West Colfax Avenue. (Provided by Meow Wolf)

The long-awaited Denver location of Meow Wolf will open this fall with a 450-person music venue, cafe and retail space in addition to its hundreds of handmade sculptures and environments.

Based in Santa Fe, Meow Wolf has expanded rapidly in recent years with outside investments and new, planned locations in Denver and Las Vegas. The latter’s Omega Mart opened in February and hopes to become one of that city’s main tourist attractions — having sold out every day since it opened,

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‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’ Review

Michael B. Jordan stars as a Navy SEAL caught up in a U.S.-Russian conspiracy while avenging the murder of his wife and unborn child in Stefano Sollima’s visceral action thriller, streaming on Amazon.

If you’re going to build a new character-driven action franchise — and hang tight for a coda sequence midway through the end credits to see how that would take shape — then you need a charismatic lead to lay the foundations. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse certainly has that in Michael B. Jordan. He brings charged physicality and emotional intensity to John Clark in this origin story of

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