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EU takes US off safe travel list; backs travel restrictions

August 30, 2021

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there, but member countries will keep the option of allowing fully vaccinated U.S. travelers in. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe…

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Smooth Traveler: Lynchburg, Virginia, where history speaks!

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photos: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon Travelers appear to be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and that —coupled with enhanced safety precautions, competitive pricing and flexible reservations — make this an opportune time to plan to ease back into the thrill of adventure. It is best to…

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Smooth Traveler: Virginia Beach: A destination for all seasons

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Virginia Delta Hotel view  (Photos: Renée S. Gordon) “The six and twentieth of Aprill, about foure a clocke in the morning, we descried the Land of Virginia: the same day wee entred into the Bay of Chesupioc” — Honorable Gentleman, Master George Percy On April 26, 1607, three English ships docked in Virginia’s…

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Smooth Traveler: Fairfax County, Virginia, George Washington walked here! (Part 2)

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Uhazy Enola Gay (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon One can trace the country’s military history through visiting sites and attractions throughout Fairfax County, Virginia, from the pre-American Revolution Era to modern contemporary times. The region has always been significant as the site of three Native American villages, a route between…

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Smooth Traveler: Fairfax County, Virginia: George Washington walked here!

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: George Washington house in Mount Vernon  (Photo: bodhichita / Shutterstock) By Renée S. Gordon When the first Europeans arrived in the region of Fairfax County, Virginia in 1608, the land had been inhabited for thousands of years by Native Americans. The Doeg, the largest tribe in the area, lived in three villages in…

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New reasons to say ‘yes’ to a Virginia Beach getaway in 2021

March 12, 2021

BPT The vibrant coastal city of Virginia Beach, where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, is where you’ll find warm, inviting waters and a cool, laid-back feel. Home to three distinct beaches, you’re bound to bump into your vibe at one of them. With a delectable seafood-centric culinary scene, rich history and a variety…

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Destination weddings: How to plan your dream celebration in uncertain times

March 5, 2021

BPT Something old, something new, masks for guests and hand sanitizer, too — weddings during COVID-19 look different than those in the past. However, love is leading the way as couples are making thoughtful adjustments to their ceremonies to reflect their personalities and commitment to each other while prioritizing health and safety. “Expect the unexpected…

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