5 Last minute beach vacations you can take without leaving Michigan
It’s already August and for many families that means summer is winding down as we stare down the start of school in just four to five weeks. That may have you thinking about a last-minute vacation, but where should you go? There are plenty of places to explore in Michigan that you may have never been to. We spoke to Jill Halpin, the Founder of the My Michigan Beach website, to get her advice on where to go in Michigan.
Nebraska Republicans fire chairman at party convention
Nebraska Republicans fired their longtime party chairman at a tumultuous state convention that highlighted divisions within the party driven by activists who support former President Donald Trump and want to take the party further to the right.news.yahoo.com
5 convincing reasons why you should visit Colorado for your next trip
There seems to be a buzz in the air -- on social media and in person, more and more people are chatting about the places they’ll go, now that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available and the world of travel is reopening to the masses.
As Vice President Kamala Harris visits city’s COVID-19 vaccination facility for union workers, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago will meet President Joe Biden’s call to open vaccine eligibility to all
Vice President Kamala Harris, joined in Chicago by Illinois’ top Democrats, touted efforts to expand vaccination sites in underserved communities Tuesday as the White House announced all adults in the U.S. will be eligible for vaccines by April 19 rather than May 1. Lightfoot said later that the city would meet Biden’s April 19 date but called for more vaccines to be delivered to Chicago.chicagotribune.com
Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad to begin historic first Papal trip to Iraq
Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad to begin historic first Papal trip to Iraq Pope Francis has landed in Baghdad to begin a historic four-day Papal visit to Iraq. But as COVID-19 infection rates in Iraq spike, there are fears that the trip could become a super spreader event. Chris Livesay reportscbsnews.com
Travel agent takes research trip to Disney World amid coronavirus pandemic
Disney World has made major changes to make sure guests have a safe and enjoyable experience when they visit the parks. Nina Fabinksi, a travel agent with TMC Travel, books a lot of Disney vacations. I did not want to send someone in a situation that I didn’t 100% support and experience myself,” Fabinski said. Fabinski’s family traveled to Disney World in August and checked out all the parks during their stay: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom as well as Disney Springs. There is no parade, no fireworks and limited character breakfasts but Fabinski says Disney World is still delivering on the magic families expect.
Watch live: Trump holds news conference ahead of trip to Kenosha
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is holding a news conference at the White House on the eve of his scheduled trip to Kenosha, Wis. The mayor there has asked the president to stay away, fearing it will increase the unrest there, following two deaths that occurred during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The news conference begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Read more: Ailing Kenosha on edge as Trump visit looms amid tensionsLive Coverage
Airbnb sets age limit for bookings to prevent ‘unauthorized parties’ ahead of holiday weekend
Officials say individuals under 25 without the positive review requirement can book any type of listing outside of their local area. All guests of all ages are allowed to book private rooms and hotel rooms in any location through Airbnb, officials said. The age restriction is an effort to prevent “unauthorized parties” from occurring at Airbnb-listed homes, especially ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. In late 2019 a mass shooting occurred during a party at an Airbnb listing and the company has since announced steps to prevent a similar event from taking place. In East Lansing 138 COVID-19 cases have been tied to an outbreak at Harpers Restaurant and Brew Pub as of Wednesday.
TSA Coronavirus Changes: What to expect when traveling this summer
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced updated security procedures that will be implemented across the country this summer in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Traveling with foodTravelers are asked to place carry-on food items in a clear plastic bag and place in a bin for x-ray screening. Following TSA packing guidelines will reduce agents need to interact with travelers luggage and reduce the potential for cross-contamination. TSA will now allow travelers to pack hand sanitizer in their carry-on bags in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TSA officials advise travelers to arrive at the airport earlier than usual as staffing has been affected by the pandemic.
No matter what you’re into, you’re bound to love one of these 7 vacation ideas for spring break
Spring break is a great time to cut loose and celebrate the end of winter. There’s a reason why destinations such as Mexico and Fort Lauderdale are so popular for spring break. If you’re going to a popular spring break destination, make your travel arrangements now, as accommodations might sell out. If you're looking to do something really different for your spring break, why not escape spring altogether with a trip to the Southern Hemisphere? From lounging on the beach to skiing to volunteering, these seven spring break ideas offer fun for people of all ages.
Candidates for the Mars One mission prepare for a one-way trip
Candidates for the Mars One mission prepare for a one-way trip The Mars One program says it will send a colonizing team to the Red Planet in 2024. Kera Rennert talks with two astronaut hopefuls about the one-way trip they want to take.cbsnews.com