Tina D. Thompson

The best credit cards with no foreign transaction fees of 2020

If you're traveling out of the country, these credit cards can help take the hassle out of your trip.
If you’re traveling out of the country, these credit cards can help take the hassle out of your trip.

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Global travel is becoming more and more accessible with great airfare sales, low-cost carriers, and the ability to earn and use frequent flyer miles for international tickets. It’s

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Lake Forest’s Deer Path Inn is No. 1 among Travel + Leisure’s top 10 Midwest resorts

Remember how life was pre-COVID-19? So does Travel + Leisure Magazine. The publication known for its annual travel awards wrapped up its World’s Best Awards survey March 2, just before states started instituting stay-at-home orders.

The 25th edition polled readers from Nov. 4, 2019, to March 2, 2020, on things like rooms, facilities, food, treatments, service and overall value. The Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest came in at No. 1 on the list of best resort hotels in the Midwest.

The destination and its Tudor facade, rich wood paneling, and stag motifs also contributed to its ranking as the

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Is It Safe to Stay in a Hotel During COVID-19? Here’s What the Experts Have to Say

Summer is usually the perfect time to satisfy your wanderlust by jetting off on near and far vacations, but during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people are asking themselves just how safe traveling is right now. While stay-at-home orders have mostly been lifted, many travel bans and restrictions are still in place. But if you do decide to get on a plane or even drive somewhere for a getaway, how safe is it to stay in a hotel? In short, not very, experts say.

“As with any public place, there are transmission risks in hotels,” Andria

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Choice Hotels Won June on U.S. TV Among All Travel Advertisers

Choice Hotels, leveraging a reinvigorated drive market during the Covid-19 crisis, was the most-seen travel brand, and had the highest estimated spend, $3.2 million, on U.S. TV in June.

And Choice, with its “book direct” message, didn’t start advertising on U.S. TV until June 18.

Visit Las Vegas and the Montana Office of Tourism were there to be counted, as well, contributing 75 percent of all U.S. TV spend in the cities/destinations category, which led the pack of travel sectors as most of the industry returned to TV in June. Except for airlines and cruise lines, which each spent less

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