When we head back out into the world, we’ll carry what we learned during the pandemic with us.
It can feel crass to search for silver linings during a tragedy. There are, however, lessons to be learned in how the pandemic changed the world and us. As we think about “the new normal” and scope out future travel plans, let’s take a look at 13 travel lessons from COVID.
Discover the 46th President’s favorite home state places.
In the small state of Delaware, population 975,000, the saying goes that “everyone knows Joe.” And part of the reason, locals have shared, is because he takes the time to get to know you. He loves being out in the neighborhoods, chomping on a burger at a local BBQ joint, or cooling off with ice cream at the beach, and he is always mingling, asking questions, and listening to stories. His visits will become a little more complex, of course, when he takes on the presidential mantle, but one thing is sure—when he’s back in town, he’ll figure out a way to stop by his favorite places and greet his fellow Delawareans. Here’s where you might run into him.
Rental car insurance doesn’t have to be the mysterious threat we make it out to be.
If you’ve ever rented a car, you know that inevitable moment when the rental car associate begins to pressure you to sign up for all the different kinds of insurance. Should you sign it? Rental car insurance used to feel like a lose-lose situation. It was that expensive add-on that made me feel duped when I signed up for it and anxious when I didn’t. Having had my fair share of disastrous rental car experiences, I am now one of those people who reads all the terms and conditions before signing waivers. If you’re wondering whether or not you should buy the car insurance from the rental car company, let these 10 points be your guide (but not your legal advice).
Explore the continued legacy of the programs that helped lift America out of the Great Depression.
When the United States was reeling from the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt put forth a series of federally funded programs, reforms, and policies tasked with putting the country on the road to recovery. Some of the most visible legacies are the places and works of art that wouldn’t have existed without funding from agencies that were created to provide skilled workers and artisans with employment. These projects not only helped mitigate the Great Depression, but they continue to be important parts of the country’s communities and infrastructure almost 100 years later.