It’s time to break out of our rooms — and travel (opinion)

But a couple of questions hover: Why do we actually want to go “abroad” in the first place? Will the experience be different if we do?

I’ve been lucky to live abroad for long periods, having spent seven years in college in Scotland in the late ’60s and early ’70s. That whetted my appetite for living a kind of transatlantic life. I’ve spent a good deal of time in Italy, the country of my grandparents, and it’s been the rare year when I haven’t sat in a café in Rome or Naples, walked in the Scottish countryside, or dined with … read more

In New Orleans, an Art Break Hotel

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about expanding the possibilities of your home.

Don’t call Travelers New Orleans a bed-and-breakfast.

For one thing, there’s no breakfast (for now, anyway). For another, the phrase “conjures images of lace curtains and doilies,” said Ann Williams, who, with her mate, Chuck Rutledge, and a few other partners opened the nine-room, frippery-free inn in the Lower Garden District in April.

Ms. Williams said she preferred to call Travelers New Orleans “an artist-run hospitality venture.” The lodging is overseen by resident artists, who live on the building’s third

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Schools split on holiday break travel rules

For school kids in Massachusetts, April break kicks off this weekend and some families are planning to go out of state for the first time in a long time.A few weeks ago, the state eased its travel policy from a requirement to a recommendation. But not all school districts are ready to do the same.Whether on snow-covered highways or aboard freshly de-iced planes, many Massachusetts families are eager to get away from New England and use next week’s school break to finally take a real vacation.At Logan Airport, New Englanders were setting their sights on Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, Miami … read more

Sacramento mom goes missing on spring break vacation in Miami

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – A Sacramento mother of two young children has gone missing while on a trip to Miami and her family is desperately searching for answers and hoping to bring her home safe. 

Angela Morrisey, 23, has been missing since March 28.

Family says they went from Sacramento to Miami for spring break. 

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MU student suffers near-drowning in Florida during spring break vacation | Local

MU senior Joseph Pedrotti survived a near-drowning Tuesday in Panama City Beach, Florida, during a spring break vacation.

According to the Panama City Beach police, the incident took place at 12:06 a.m. in the hotel pool at SpringHill Suites, a beachfront property owned by Marriott.

Witnesses told police that Pedrotti wanted to see how long he could hold his breath as he swam laps around the pool. Before getting into the pool, he bet his friends he could swim around the perimeter of the pool and had practiced holding his breath while in the hot tub.

Just over a minute

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COVID vaccinated rules: Can you travel for spring break?

Spring break is here for many people across the country. But there’s still some uncertainty about whether travel is allowed.

The state of play

The Transportation Security Administration said it screened more than 1.5 million people at the airports on Sunday, March 21. That’s the busiest day at an airport since March 13, 2020.

To see the true difference, the TSA said it screened about 548,000 people on March 21, 2020, though. Compare that to the 2.2 million who were screened in 2019, according to USA Today.

So right now, travel remains caught in the middle. Less people are

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