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Reuters:Can’t go to ski resort? South Koreans rush to buy sledges, enjoy sledding near home

With South Korea’s ski resorts closed in recent weeks to help combat COVID-19, heavy snowfalls have led to a surge in sales...

AP: Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

A subdued Carnival season began Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw...

AP: Puerto Rico to reopen beaches, relax coronavirus curfew

Puerto Rico’s new governor announced Tuesday that he will reopen beaches, marinas and pools, eliminate a Sunday lockdown and shorten a curfew...

CNN: Backpacking is a rite of passage for many travelers. Covid could end it forever

Backpacking trips have been something of a rite of passage for young people for almost 70 years. Whether you're...

AP: In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses...

AP: Virus, more than Brexit fallout, worry in and near Gibraltar

Fears of disruptions following Britain’s departure from the European Union were replaced by coronavirus-related restrictions on border traffic between Spain and Gibraltar...

CNN: Virtual vacation: Amazing travel photos from 2020

It's been a year like no other. As we began 2020, travelers had more freedom of movement than at any time in...

AP: Lava spatters, flows inside crater of Hawaii volcano

Lava spattered and flowed over the weekend inside the crater of a Hawaii volcano that began erupting in December

VOA: TSA: Nearly 1.3 Million Travel by Air Over Christmas, Pandemic Record

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Americans increasingly seem to be tuning out warnings against travel during what is traditionally one of the busiest...

CNN: The 11 days of drama at sea that changed cruising forever

As the calendar turned over to January 1, 2020, out on the world's oceans, it looked set to be another glorious year...

CNN: What happened when two virtual strangers booked an Airbnb together

The prospect of finding true love during a global pandemic seems almost impossible, especially if you're stuck in lockdown and hate dating...

CNN: Isaan road trip: Searching for normalcy in Thailand’s northeast

An overweight dog naps by an open-air som tam (papaya salad) shop. The scent of chicken grilling over charcoal fills the lane....

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[Urbana] Winter is Here – Fun Ways to Celebrate the Season With Your Dog

What do you do when there is snow outside and your dog needs exercise? Canine15.com offers some suggestions. There are lots of...

[Champaign] PSA: COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

Stay up-to-date with information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Champaign County. Visit the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to learn about how the vaccine...

[Champaign] Restaurant Week 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our local restaurants need your support more than ever. In order to safely support our restaurants this winter,...

[Illinois] KRANNERT CENTER PRESENTES SCOTT SILVEN’S THE JOURNEY

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