A variety of elements may help spur pandemic-fatigued people to take long-delayed vacations, like the coronavirus vaccine rollout, a proposed federal stimulus plan and widespread adoption of new health protocols. Recent consumer surveys and market research indicate that Americans are sitting on caches of unused vacation days and anticipate planning bucket-list trips later this year, while also buying motor homes and visiting parks in record numbers. According to a recent report from the U.S. Travel Association, about half of Americans are feeling optimistic about planning a trip in the next 12 months. … [Read more...] about California travel will look different this year. Here’s what to expect
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“I would be very thankful if the new administration listens to the voice of those people and help giving them freedom so there can be more free college students like myself,” said Jo, who escaped North Korea in October 2006 and entered the U.S. two years later in March 2008. … [Read more...] about North Korean Defectors Want Biden to Be Forceful with Kim Jong Un
This anti-government government has been a particularly problematic way to run a country during a pandemic when Americans desperately need the government to roll out the vaccine and get a plan together to put said vaccine in people’s arms. Luckily, the guy America just elected to replace Trump is his exact opposite. … [Read more...] about What Beats a Bungling Government? We’re About to Find Out.
At the beginning of his revolt, Guaidó’s popularity hovered over 70 percent. He had the backing of 60 countries around the world—including the U.S. and much of Europe—which recognized him as Venezuela's rightful president. But as the opposition fizzled, the Venezuelan public has lost faith. “The opposition leading figures have only around a 25 percent approval rating, including Guaidó and [Leopoldo] López,” says Luis Vicente León, a sociologist and a director of Datanálisis, a major polling firm based in Caracas. … [Read more...] about Maduro Is More Powerful Than Ever as Venezuela Collapses
The fascinating thing will be to see if Fury’s supporters will mobilize behind him in the SPOTY vote, and how strongly and actively the world of sport and sports fans—never traditionally homo-friendly—interrogate and even condemn the boxer for his views. … [Read more...] about Will Boxer Tyson Fury Pay the Price for His Knockout Homophobia?