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Rick Steves’ “No-Travel Tips” and an Airline Bailout Update

On the Sunday, August 23rd edition of The Travel Guys…   In the Travel News, Delta says they will block the middle seats on their aircraft until the 1st of the year.  In addition, they will keep smaller, regional aircraft (which do not have middle seats) to 2/3 capacity.  Expect some others to follow.  Some resort destinations are considering “bubbles,” where you do not leave the resort during your entire stay.  Hawaii is on the list. Our Smarter...

Which masks are most effective and which ones will soon be banned by airports?

On the Sunday, August 16th edition of The Travel Guys: In the travel news, the national parks are going to get a much needed makeover as the president signs a bill to provide nearly $10 billion in needed repairs and updates.  And cruise lines push back their reopening plans once again.  Updates next in the news… Our Smarter Traveler segment talks about the new twist to the covered face situation.  Some coverings are not really...

Taking a Roadtrip during COVID and What’s Going On in Sacramento

On the Sunday, August 9th edition of The Travel Guys… In the Travel News, Disney is cutting the hours on its reopened parks in Florida, a Hyatt Hotel asks its guest for donations for keep the hotel afloat, and a survey shows how much flyers would pay to keep the middle seat open….just a warning to be careful what you wish for… In our Smarter Traveler segment, Mark recaps a week-long road trip and comments...

How does a tour company survive COVID? Mark shares his first-hand experience

On the Sunday, August 2nd edition of the Travel Guys… In the travel news, Hawaii is on the verge of creating a travel bubble….with Japan? It appears a significant number of people seeking refunds from the cruise lines for COVID-cancelled trips are having a hard time getting their money.  The spectacle in the Nevada desert known as Burning Man won’t be held this summer, but a report on last summer’s gathering gives the clean up crews...