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CNN: What to know before you make summer vacation plans

Spring break, save for some determined spring breakers in Florida and tourists heading to Hawaii, was largely canceled, but what about summer vacation?

CNN: Is going to the beach OK? What about hiking?

Travel bans and closed borders have put wanderlust on hold, and as the United States and other countries grapple with a...

CNN: Italian hermit living alone on an island says self-isolation is the ultimate journey

For more than 30 years, Mauro Morandi has been the sole inhabitant of a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. For...

BBC: Why is the Palace of Westminster falling apart?

One of London’s most famous landmarks and the home of Big Ben suffers from leakage, decay and even rodent issues.

BBC: A tiny ‘country’ between France and Switzerland

It was 15:00, and Madame Georgette Bertin-Pourchet, president of the Republic of Le Saugeais, was serving tea in her sitting room in...

CNN: Travel advice for coronavirus: Everything you need to know

Travelers are increasingly on edge as the coronavirus pandemic grips the globe, prompting travel restrictions, cancellations and suspensions.

CNN: Need a coronavirus refund for your hotel or vacation rental? It’s complicated

Michael Moldofsky booked a seven-bedroom rental house in Austin, Texas, months in advance using the vacation rental site VRBO.

BBC: The culture that defines New York

From skyscraper art, to a small-town girl made good, and a transformational Harlem tale, there are certain masterpieces that tell us something...

CNN: Why the last man standing on the coronavirus cruise ship never gave up

His ship may have been to hell and back, becoming a floating coronavirus-infected prison for passengers quarantined at port in Japan, but...

NPR: Coronavirus Fears Lead To Canceled Flights And Concerns Within The Travel Industry

Across the country and around the world, flights are being canceled, trade shows are being called off and businesses are cutting back...

CNN: America’s most popular national park is …

Straddling the North Carolina-Tennessee border, the most popular national park in the United States covers 800 square miles in the Southern...

CNN: Air New Zealand unveils economy-class sleeping pods

There are people who can sleep anywhere, any time, in any position -- including upright in an economy-class airplane seat.

Anouncement

Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...