Best Lightweight Mobility Scooters Of 2021 – Forbes Health


Lightweight mobility scooters are a great solution for seniors with limited mobility and people who are recovering from a medical procedure, says Lenny Tim, owner of LAMobilityscooterrentals.com, which delivers rental scooters to customers in Los Angeles. Designed to be portable, these scooters can be taken apart quickly and easily and placed in a car.

“They are designed to go places,” adds Dave Tuchler of Step Ahead Mobility in Raleigh, North Carolina. In fact, many people want a mobility scooter to take on longer trips, such as a cruise or a destination requiring air travel, so they can get around comfortably while on vacation, he says.

With that said, there are some tradeoffs with portable mobility scooters. “You may give up range, cargo capacity or size,” says Tuchler. Scooters with small batteries (which weigh less) travel a shorter distance before needing to be recharged compared to scooters with larger batteries. But a short travel range may not be an issue for you—like if you reside in an assisted living facility and primarily use the scooter to drive to the dining room for meals, says Tuchler. Similarly, if you just need the scooter to get from a car to an airport gate, this range limitation probably won’t be a problem.

Here are important features to consider when shopping for a lightweight mobility scooter.

Comfort

Everyone wants comfort in a mobility scooter, “especially if you’re planning to be using it all day,” says Tim. But lightweight mobility scooters are not typically made with heavy padding. “Sometimes the smaller mobility scooters that are easy to transport are not that comfortable,” he adds. .

In terms of comfort, look for:

  • Leg room. If you’re on the tall side, look for a scooter with plenty of space for your legs and feet.
  • An adjustable tiller. An adjustable tiller, or steering column, that can accomodate your body size makes driving the scooter easier and more comfortable.
  • Adjustable armrests. Armrests that can be adjusted to various heights makes the scooter more comfortable, and flip-up armrests make getting on and off the scooter easier.
  • The size and padding of the seat. The wider and more padded the seat, the more comfortable it is—but that extra material might also make the scooter heavier overall.

Safety

Portable mobility scooters are typically streamlined without a lot of extras. For instance, “they generally do not come with seatbelts,” says Tim. “But they’re slow and pretty easy to control.” Average top speeds for lightweight mobility scooters are 4 to 5 miles per hour—“a fast walking speed,” he says.

Additional safety features include:

  • Headlights. Though some have headlights, many lightweight mobility scooters do not, so check the spec details carefully if additional visibility while driving is a priority for you.
  • Anti-tip wheels. Some scooters come with two additional small wheels that sit at the back of the vehicle to provide extra stability.

Portability

If transportability is high on your list, consider:

  • The total weight. Some manufacturers list the weight of the base unit, battery and seat separately. Add these numbers together to determine a scooter’s total weight.
  • The disassembly process. Some scooters simply fold for transporting while others are designed to separate into multiple pieces. Make sure you can safely lift the heaviest piece of the scooter once disassembled.

Usability

Many aspects go into a mobility scooter’s overall usability. Consider the following elements when shopping for your new ride:

  • Scooter dimensions. The length and width of the scooter must fit in the hallways and doorways of your home. Meanwhile, most airlines allow a lightweight scooter to be stored with cargo under the plane. “Some of them are really compact and do fold down to the size of a carry-on suitcase,” says Tim. “But generally, you transport the scooter like a big piece of luggage.”
  • Turning radius. This term indicates the diameter of the smallest turn the scooter can make. The smaller the turning radius, the sharper turn a scooter can make. It also indicates easier maneuverability. Generally, 3-wheel scooters turn more easily than 4-wheel scooters, but they are less stable, says Tim.
  • Top speed. Most lightweight mobility scooters are slow, traveling at a maximum speed of 4 to 5 miles per hour.
  • Travel range. The distance a scooter can travel on a single charge is important to consider if you’re planning for all-day use. Some travel up to 6 miles per charge while others can go as far as 18 miles per charge. You can increase the range of some scooters by using larger batteries.
  • Maximum weight capacity. Most scooters can safely carry drivers of up to 250 to 350 pounds. The heavier the driver, the shorter the distance the scooter can travel before needing to be recharged.
  • Battery life. Batteries can last two to three years, says Tuchler, depending on how often the scooter is used, among other factors.



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Coronavirus, Coronavirus Travel, Coronavirus Travel News, Coronavirus Travel Curbs: Covid Pandemic To Cost Global Tourism $2 Trillion In 2021: UN Body


Covid Pandemic To Cost Global Tourism $2 Trillion In 2021: UN Body

Coronavirus: A total of 46 destinations currently have their borders completely closed. (File)

Madrid:

The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector $2.0 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN’s tourism body said Monday, calling the sector’s recovery “fragile” and “slow”.

The forecast from the Madrid-based World Tourism Organization comes as Europe is grappling with a surge in infections and as a new heavily mutated Covid-19 variant, dubbed Omicron, spreads across the globe.

International tourist arrivals will this year remain 70-75 percent below the 1.5 billion arrivals recorded in 2019 before the pandemic hit, a similar decline as in 2020, according to the body.

The global tourism sector already lost $2.0 trillion (1.78 trillion euros) in revenues last year due to the pandemic, according to the UNWTO, making it one of sectors hit hardest by the health crisis.

While the UN body charged with promoting tourism does not have an estimate for how the sector will perform next year, its medium-term outlook is not encouraging.

“Despite the recent improvements, uneven vaccination rates around the world and new Covid-19 strains” such as the Delta variant and Omicron “could impact the already slow and fragile recovery,” it said in a statement.

The introduction of fresh virus restrictions and lockdowns in several nations in recent weeks shows how “it’s a very unpredictable situation,” UNWTO head Zurab Pololikashvili told AFP.

“It’s a historical crisis in the tourism industry but again tourism has the power to recover quite fast,” he added ahead of the start of the WTO’s annual general assembly in Madrid on Tuesday.

“I really hope that 2022 will be much better than 2021.”

– ‘Confused’ –

While international tourism has taken a hit from the outbreak of disease in the past, the coronavirus is unprecedented in its geographical spread.

In addition to virus-related travel restrictions, the sector is also grappling with the economic strain caused by the pandemic, the spike in oils prices and the disruption of supply chains, the UNWTO said.

Pololikashvili urged nations to harmonise their virus protocols and restrictions because tourists “are confused and they don’t know how to travel”.

International tourist arrivals “rebounded” during the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere thanks to increased travel confidence, rapid vaccination and the easing of entry restrictions in many nations, the UNWTO said.

“Despite the improvement in the third quarter, the pace of recovery remains uneven across world regions due to varying degrees of mobility restrictions, vaccination rates and traveller confidence,” it added.

Arrivals in some islands in the Caribbean and South Asia, and well as some destinations in southern Europe, came close to, or sometimes exceeded pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter.

Other countries however hardly saw any tourists at all, particularly in Asia and the Pacific, where arrivals were down 95 percent compared to 2019 as many destinations remained closed to non-essential travel.

Closed borders

A total of 46 destinations — 21 percent of all destinations worldwide — currently have their borders completely closed to tourists, according to the UNWTO.

A further 55 have their borders partially closed to foreign visitors, while just four nations have lifted all virus-related restrictions — Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

The future of the travel sector will be in focus at the WTO annual general assembly, which will run until Friday.

The event — which brings together representatives from 159 members states of the UN body — was original scheduled to be held in Marrakesh.

But Morocco in late October decided not to host the event due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in many countries.

Before the pandemic, the tourism sector accounted for about 10 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and jobs.

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15 Best Cyber Monday Sex Toy Deals (2021): Our Fave Vibrators, Lubes, and More


The holiday season can be super stressful, which is why investing in self-care is essential. With a lot of our favorite sex tech brands joining the Cyber Monday fray with deals, there’s no excuse not to treat yourself and your partner with a new sex toy, vibrator, lube, or all three. After all, masturbation is not only healthy but it’s also one of the best ways to care for yourself.

Our picks for the best Cyber Monday sex toy deals were researched and tested by our Gear team for our Best Sex Toys for Every Body guide.

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Dame Pom.

Photograph: Dame

This little vibrator is one of our all-time faves. It’s been a top pick in our Sex Tech Guide since day one, in part because it’s adorable, but mostly because it’s a powerful, comfy-to-use, good-for-all-genitals vibrator and is approachable both in its low price and its simple, straightforward design. We even wrote a whole review about it.

Suction toys are a game-changer for people with vulvas. The toys use pulses of air to simulate the sucking sensation of skillful oral sex, stimulating the small erogenous areas like the clitoris or glans of a neo or natal penis. It’s kind of amazing, and they’re usually pretty expensive so finding a good one under $100 can be tough. It’s best for gentle to moderate intensity suction, and it’s not quite as powerful as other suction toys in our experience, but it’s still a good pick.

Everyone should use lube. No matter your genitals, gender identity, sexuality, or kinks, if you’re spending time with genitals you should have lube on hand. It’ll make everything so much better. For real. Water-based lubes are your best bet for everyday use. They’re water-soluble, so they won’t stain your sheets or clothes, and they’re usually made of body-safe aloe. Great for solo or partnered use! This is one of our favorites.

Dame Arc G-Spot Vibe.

Photograph: Dame

Dame’s sex toys all sport a similar sleek and approachable design, and you can see that here in the Arc vibrator. Gently curved with a soft bulbous end, it’s designed to provide rumbly, diffuse stimulation to the G-spot (but with a careful partner you could use it for the P-spot as well). It might be a bit big for some people, so make sure you take a look at the dimensions and compare it to an internal toy you already have and use.

Crave’s Vesper necklace is an adorable little bullet vibrator disguised as a pendant. It’s gorgeous and well-made, but it doesn’t quite pass as just a pendant if you look too close. Definitely more discreet than any of the other toys on this list though, perfect for travel and surprisingly powerful given its size.  

Sex tech maker Maude is offering a blanket 20 percent off on all orders over $75 from Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28. Maude makes a couple of our favorite toys that we’ve featured on our best sex tech roundup, but it also stocks a number of other goodies we’ve tested and highly recommend. The Shine water-based lube, for instance, is my personal favorite lube, and there are also a number of intimate but not overtly sexy items as well like bath salts, massage oil—even a fragrance-free hand sanitizer spray that works great for cleaning your toys.

One of the original suction toys, the Womanizer Premium has been around a while. The name is unfortunately very gendered, but if that doesn’t bother you, it’s a solid pick for powerful suction. If the name is a sticking point, I’d recommend the Dame Aer instead.

MysteryVibe Poco and Crescendo.

Photograph: MysteryVibe

The Poco is an adorable little vibrator with two powerful motors and a flexible body. It’s easy to bend into just the right position to hit your G-spot, or for external use in interesting positions. It’s small, discreet, and pairs with the MysteryVibe app so you can set up your own vibration patterns or give someone else control of it.

The Crescendo is the bigger sibling of the Poco. It features a similar but more flexible body and has a whopping six internal motors. Those motors can all be adjusted with the included app, giving you very granular control over your vibration intensity and rhythm. Mostly I ended up using the built-in vibration patterns because there are quite a few, and they’re all pretty good. Those motors give the Crescendo a very unique vibration profile too, it doesn’t just feel like it’s one powerful motor vibrating the whole toy but rather several smaller ones vibrating throughout the toy. This is one of our favorites and for good reason. It’s fully waterproof, so it’s a great pick for bath time.

The We-Vibe Touch is a modern take on the classic bullet vibrator. It’s soft, squishy, and has a contoured body that makes it easier to hold and maneuver. The tip is shaped to fit over just about any erogenous zone. It’s also waterproof and surprisingly quiet.

This one is another suction or air-pulse stimulator designed to simulate the sucking sensation of oral sex. The Melt is a small, discreet, and cute little toy. It’s contoured and fits well in your hand no matter the angle you’re using it from, and the open end is large enough to encircle the clitoris without touching it directly—a great choice if you or your partner are particularly sensitive. It also supports We-Vibe’s app, so you can control it remotely for some long-distance partner play.

Fun Factory Laya II

Photograph: Fun Factory

This is a vibrator designed specifically for those of you who like rumbly, diffuse stimulation while lying on top of a vibrator. The Laya II is contoured and designed for this orientation, so it won’t poke you anywhere sensitive the way a standard vibrator might if you lie on top of it. It’s also on our best-of list.

We haven’t tried it ourselves yet, but this looks like a fun little kit for couples. It’s a boxed set of sex toys that includes a vibrator specifically designed for the penis and another vibrator designed to go around the penis but also stimulate a clitoris or neo penis. It also includes a few spicy bedroom games, a massage candle, and a cute little hair scrunchie.

This little toy is fun to use all on its own or as an accompaniment to any harness or strap. It fits right in the O-ring, and it’s great for anyone who isn’t looking for size. Small and approachable, great for all kinds of internal play.

Pulsators are another relatively new kind of toy. Shaped like traditional vibrators, they actually pulsate back and forth to simulate thrusting. It’s a new experience for many, but if you’re a fan, it’s hard to go back to standard internal vibrators. This one has a flared head to mimic the shape of a penis and features medium-to-high intensity levels.


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NFL playoff picture 2021 – Standings, bracket after Thanksgiving games, plus Week 12 outlook


Welcome to a special Thanksgiving Day edition of our NFL playoff picture. If you kept only one eye on the games, or even if you watched them closely, we have a lot to discuss. The outcomes of two matchups shook up the playoff standings in both conferences. Among the takeaways:

  • The Buffalo Bills regained supremacy in the AFC East, at least temporarily. The Bills, of course, could be back among the wild-card contenders if the New England Patriots beat the Tennessee Titans this weekend.

  • The Bills’ win over the New Orleans Saints elevated the San Francisco 49ers into the NFC wild-card race. They’re currently No. 7 in the NFC standings, while the Saints’ fourth consecutive loss has them looking up at the NFC field.

  • The Las Vegas Raiders‘ win over the Dallas Cowboys stopped a mid-season slide and put them back in contention to move into the AFC wild-card race should a current contender falter.

  • The Cowboys’ lead in the NFC East isn’t yet threatened, but the surging Philadelphia Eagles can no longer be discounted in the division race.

We’ve updated those situations and more below. Look for another update after Sunday’s games as Week 12 continues.

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AFC

No team has exemplified this unpredictable season better than the Titans, who won seven of their first nine games despite facing the NFL’s most difficult schedule over that stretch. They then embarked on a much easier schedule, only to suffer a stunning home loss in Week 11 to the Texans. The defeat allowed the Colts to continue closing the gap in the AFC South, shrinking the Titans’ lead to two games with six to play. (Tennessee won both head-to-head matchups with Indianapolis.) Regardless of whether the Colts can catch them, it’s difficult to view the Titans as the clear-cut AFC favorite when two of their losses have come to the Texans and Jets — who have a combined record of 4-16. And now the Patriots, arguably the hottest team in the league, await them on Sunday.

Next up: at Patriots


Even without quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 11, the Ravens managed to maintain their hold on first place in the AFC North. They haven’t been pretty for a while, having lost to the Bengals and Dolphins and eking out an overtime win over the Vikings over the past month. But maybe that’s just how it’s going to be for them.

Next up: vs. Browns


Will a convincing win Thursday in the Superdome be enough to pull the Bills out of a midseason spiral? They entered Week 12 having lost two of their past three games, including an inexplicable defeat to the Jaguars and a 26-point loss to the Colts. The Bills better hope they’ve figured things out, because they’re about to head into a brutal stretch of their schedule. They will play the red-hot Patriots twice in four weeks, with a game at the Buccaneers mixed in there, as well. But for a few days, at least, they’ve returned to the top of the AFC East.

Next up: vs Patriots (Week 13)

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Josh Allen finds Dawson Knox for his second touchdown of the game versus New Orleans.


The Chiefs are rolling off their fourth consecutive victory, a streak that has brought them from below .500 to atop the AFC West. There doesn’t seem to be much doubt that the Chiefs will be among the seven teams representing the AFC in the playoffs, and more likely than not, they will be the AFC West champion.

Next up: vs. Broncos (Week 13)


It took the Patriots less than two months to recover from their 1-3 start and even briefly supplant the Bills atop the AFC East. The Bills reclaimed first place with a Thanksgiving win over the Saints, but the Patriots will retake the position if they beat the Titans in Week 12. Five consecutive wins — and six in their past seven games — have not only given them a division advantage but also put them within reasonable range of the top seed in the AFC. It’s all in front of them now. The Patriots have a fortuitous home game against the AFC-leading Titans this week then play the Bills twice in a three-game stretch next month. If you’re judging postseason seedings by how teams are playing at the moment, it’s difficult to look past the Patriots as the best-situated team in the AFC (right now, of course).

Next up: vs. Titans


There was a time when lots of people were worried about Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow‘s health in returning from last season’s knee injury. Through 10 games, we can say that the concern was mostly unfounded. Just making it through 10 games didn’t seem a certainty when the season began, but he has the Bengals’ offense humming, most recently with a 32-point outburst in Week 11’s victory over the Raiders. ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) is giving the Bengals roughly a 50-50 chance of making the playoffs, but in a wide-open AFC, they have absolutely put themselves in position to be in the December conversation.

Next up: vs. Steelers


The Chargers did everything they could to fall out of the AFC’s top seven in Week 11, but in the biggest sign yet that they are turning a corner under coach Brandon Staley and quarterback Justin Herbert, the Chargers stopped doing Chargers things long enough to retake the lead. There is still a lot to question about the Chargers, most notably their special teams, but they showed they are to be taken seriously in the AFC playoff race.

Next up: at Broncos


In the AFC hunt

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4-1)

The Steelers are winless in their past two games and are now out of the AFC’s top seven. It won’t get any easier when they travel to Cincinnati this weekend.

Indianapolis Colts (6-5)

The Colts have won three consecutive games and five of their past six, but prior to Week 11, the quality of the teams they beat wasn’t too impressive. That changed with a blowout victory at Buffalo. The Colts are trending in all the right directions, and the Buccaneers are their next test.

Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

We can do nothing but tip our cap to the Raiders, whose post-Jon Gruden slide seemed well underway during a three-game losing streak entering Thursday’s game at the Cowboys. They went into AT&T Stadium and won a war of attrition, and now have 10 days to prepare for a winnable home game against Washington in Week 13.

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Anthony Brown is whistled for a pass interference penalty, which sets the Raiders up for Daniel Carlson’s winning field goal in overtime.

Cleveland Browns (6-5)

It’s incredible that the Browns have won six games given the obvious impact quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s left shoulder injury is having on his performance. Oh, and don’t forget the messy presence and departure of wideout Odell Beckham Jr. If you’re picking one team to fall out of the wild-card race due to exhaustion, it’s the Browns. They have a road trip to Baltimore on deck.

Denver Broncos (5-5)

The Broncos will return from a bye with a .500 record, but consecutive games against the Chargers and Chiefs will likely knock them further from the AFC wild-card race.

NFC

Let’s tip our cap to the Cardinals, who have traveled quite a journey since their last-minute loss in Week 8 to the Packers. Playing without quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, they have gone 2-1 with wins at division rivals San Francisco and Seattle. The Cardinals have become the fourth team in NFL history to start a season 6-0 in road games and will get their MVP-caliber quarterback back sooner than later. FPI is calling them a virtual lock to make the playoffs and giving them a better than 90% chance to win the NFC West.

Next up: at Bears (Week 13)


In most scenarios, the Packers with Aaron Rodgers are a legitimate Super Bowl contender. But what should we say about a Packers team that is losing key players to injury on a weekly basis? They are still in really good shape in the NFC North, leading the Vikings by 2½ games, with a Week 17 matchup against Minnesota at Lambeau Field looming. But at the very least, the Packers’ depth is going to be tested during December football.

Next up: vs. Rams


The defending Super Bowl champions broke a mildly alarming two-game losing streak on Monday night with a convincing win over the Giants, a team that entered the game ranked No. 23 in the NFL with an average of 18.9 offensive points per game. The lane is there for a high seed in the NFC bracket, as their remaining schedule includes only two teams with winning records (the Colts and Bills).

Next up: vs. Colts


Uh-oh. The Cowboys were expected to take off once they got quarterback Dak Prescott back from injury. Instead, they have lost three of their past four games. Their lead in the NFC East is not yet threatened; the Eagles would still be two games behind in the loss column even if they beat the Giants on Sunday. But it remains an open question whether the Cowboys will head into the playoffs as a genuine contender or will be in the postseason simply because they’re the least-flawed team in a weak division.

Next up: at Saints (Week 13)

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A referee takes a fall as Tony Pollard takes the kick return 100 yards to the house.


It has been a quick tumble for the “all-in” Rams, who have fallen from the top spot in the NFC to the wild-card picture with two consecutive losses. Regardless, the Rams’ Week 11 bye came at a good time. They had two weeks to get newcomers Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr. more acclimated to their program, in addition to figuring out why quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown four interceptions during the two-game skid. They better hope they get it figured out, because their upcoming schedule includes not only the Packers but the Cardinals, Vikings, Ravens and 49ers. That will be a tough run.

Next up: at Packers


When you seem to play close games every week, the math says you should at least win some of them. The Vikings’ Week 11 victory over the Packers boosted their division and conference records. Both are key categories for tiebreakers, and their 4-2 NFC record is the reason they are ahead of the Saints and 49ers (whom they play next week) in the NFC playoff standings. Overall, the Vikings have played in seven consecutive games that have been decided by seven or fewer points, a stretch that either has hardened them for a playoff run or will ultimately cost them entrance into the postseason altogether.

Next up: at 49ers


The 49ers have won three of their past four, and they were able to leapfrog the Saints in the wild-card race following Thursday’s action. No one can say with certainty whether the 49ers are truly a playoff team, but sometimes these matters get decided in the postseason. Their remaining strength of schedule ranks No. 25 in the league. One caveat to keep in mind is that the Eagles, another NFC wild-card competitor, have the NFL’s easiest remaining schedule.

Next up: vs. Vikings


In the NFC hunt

Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)

The Eagles also have won three of their past four, all of which by more than 10 points. And when you see two games apiece against Washington and the Giants remaining, as well as a matchup against the Jets, you see a pretty favorable schedule for staying in the wild-card race. Philly has a road game against the Giants this week.

Carolina Panthers (5-6)

Can the Panthers really be a playoff contender with a quarterback they signed out of free agency and inserted into the starting lineup within two weeks? Cam Newton might be Superman, but he isn’t a magician. Carolina will travel to play the Dolphins on Sunday.

New Orleans Saints (5-6)

That’s now four consecutive losses for the Saints since starting quarterback Jameis Winston suffered a season-ending knee injury. Their offense had zero punch Thursday night against the Bills, and they’re now looking up at the NFC playoff field. They’ll play the Cowboys in Week 13, but the one bright spot is that four of their final six opponents have losing records.



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Numerous Delays, Accidents: CT Thanksgiving 2021 Travel Update


CONNECTICUT — As some Connecticut residents are getting a jump on their holiday travel plans Wednesday afternoon and evening, the roads looks to be a nightmare already with numerous delays and accidents on the state’s major interstates.

Patch will continue with live updates through the evening hours on the traffic trouble spots. Check back for updates.


Here are the 5 p.m. details via the CT DOT:

DANBURY – Delays. I-84 Eastbound is congested vicinity of Exit 7 (7.3 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 11:34 am.

W. HARTFORD – Delays. I-84 Eastbound is congested between Exits 43 and 51 (4.2 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 11:52 am.

WATERBURY – Delays. I-84 Westbound is congested between Exits 23 and 20 (2.0 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 1:13 pm.

MIDDLEBURY – Delays. I-84 Eastbound is congested between Exits 16 and 18 (3.3 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 1:18 pm.

HARTFORD – Delays. I-84 Westbound is congested between Exits 48 and 40 (5.2 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 1:32 pm.

DANBURY – Delays. I-84 Eastbound is congested between Exits 8 and 13 (10.7 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 1:34 pm.

NEWTOWN – I-84 Westbound is congested between Exits 10 and 7 (3.6 miles) because of Crash (2 Vehicle) between Exits 8 and 7. The left and center lanes are closed. Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 3:47 pm.

MIDDLETOWN – Delays. I-91 Southbound is congested between Exits 20 and 17 (3.2 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 10:50 am.

WINDSOR – Delays. I-91 Southbound is congested between Exits 34 and 32 (2.4 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 11:46 am.

CROMWELL – Delays. I-91 Northbound is congested between Exits 22 and 24 (3.9 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 3:14 pm.

HARTFORD – Crash (Truck) on I-91 Southbound between Exits 28 and 26. The left lane is closed. Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 4:56 pm.

GREENWICH – Delays. I-95 Northbound is congested between Exits 3 and 27 (26.4 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 9:48 am.

NEW HAVEN – Delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 47 and 38 (10.5 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 12:38 pm.

STAMFORD – Delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 7 and 5 (2.5 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 2:37 pm.

BRANFORD – Delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 56 and 54 (3.3 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 3:38 pm.

SHARON – Route 41 CLOSED between at Williams Road because of a Crash (Overturned Motor Vehicle). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 2:08 pm.

REDDING – RT 107 Is CLOSED at RT 53, because of Crash (Car VS Pole). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 2:12 pm.

E. HARTFORD – Delays. RT15 Southbound is congested between Exits 90 and 86 (1.3 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 11:13 am.

GREENWICH – Delays. RT15 Northbound is congested between Exits 27 and 51 (33.5 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 11:38 am.

NORTH HAVEN – Delays. RT15 Southbound is congested between Exits 63 and 48 (22.7 miles). Reported Wednesday, November 24 at 1:56 pm.


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Tips to having the easiest holiday travel in 2021


WACO, Texas (KWKT) — It’s no secret that many are excited to travel and see family this year after the COVID-19 filled holiday season of 2020. But that still comes with a need for planning and time management.

“Develop your own internal checklist and write it down on paper,” Jarrod Provost said, the Operations Manager for the Killeen Fort Hood Regional Airport. “Make sure you write down all the things you need for your trip, your id, your wallet, your car keys, your cell phone, your battery charger.”

Holidays are happy times for many but when travel is involved, it can create a large amount of stress for passengers from getting stuck at security to a flight being delayed.

Provost explains that the airport is prepared to help those in difficult situations.

“When it starts to get to an escalation, our folks will call our operation center and they will actually end up being myself, and I’ll go down there to talk with the individuals to help de-escalate whether it’s an issue that they’re having with the airlines for a delay, or it’s an issue with a rental car agencies,” he said. “A third party like myself, coming in and being a mediator and trying to understand the situation from both perspectives. Usually calms that situation down 99 times out of 100.”

If you have decided to skip flying this year and are hitting the road for the food filled holiday, Texas Department of Transportation is also warning travelers to stay safe by having a full tank of gas and an emergency plan.

“Ensuring your vehicle is up to date and and on time, on tire conditions, on windshield wipers and and all the things that you use for your vehicle ensuring those are in tip top shape,” TxDot Waco PIO Jake Smith said. “Preparedness is always the way to go.”

Smith also warned that with the holiday celebrations, make you get a sober ride home if you are going to drink. Whether through a friend, a cab, or a ride share app.

Provost also wanted to remind those traveling by air that it is still a federal mandate to wear a face covering while in an airport and an aircraft.



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Men’s College Basketball TV and Streaming Guide: Sunday, November 21, 2021


For a more complete listing of today’s games, visit the daily schedule at Matt Sarz’s Sports, adjustable by time zone.

All times are Eastern.

Championship: Villanova (Big East, 3-1, 8 KenPom) vs. Purdue (Big Ten, 4-0, 4 KP), 1 p.m. (ABC)
Consolation: Tennessee (SEC, 2-1, 19 KP) vs. North Carolina (ACC, 3-1, 48 KP), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

In Saturday’s semifinal doubleheader, Nova had no trouble with the Vols, rolling to a 71-53 victory, while the Boilermakers used a red-hot shooting performance—one that produced three 20-plus-point scorers—to take down the Tar Heels, 93-84. Villanova-Purdue should be a pre-Thanksgiving Elite Eight/Final Four type contest, but the loser of Tennessee-UNC will be unfortunate to leave the Mohegan Sun with consecutive losses.

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Championship: Utah State (MW, 3-1, 75 KP) vs. Oklahoma (Big 12, 4-0, 40 KP), approx. 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
3rd/4th Place: New Mexico State (WAC, 3-1, 111 KP) vs. Indiana State (MVC, 3-2, 157 KP), approx. 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
5th/6th Place: Davidson (A 10, 2-2, 86 KP) vs. East Carolina (American, 4-1, 152 KP), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
7th/8th Place: Penn (Ivy, 2-4, 214 KP) vs. Old Dominion (C-USA, 2-3, 171 KP), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN News)

On Friday, Porter Moser’s Sooners had no trouble with the Sycamores in an impromptu Valley reunion in the second semifinal of the day, while Utah State routed New Mexico State in the reunion of WAC Aggies. Oklahoma is a clear favorite in the championship game, but Ryan Odom’s Aggies can claim an important win for a Mountain West that’s hungry for multiple NCAA bids.

Spare a thought for Penn in the 7th place game, particularly since Utah State needed two OTs to defeat the Quakers on Thursday.

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Championship: St. Bonaventure (A 10, 4-0, 30 KP) vs. Marquette (Big East, 5-0, 71 KP), approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
3rd/4th Place: Clemson (ACC, 4-1, 45 KP) vs. West Virginia (Big 12, 3-1, 50 KP), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
5th/6th Place: Boise State (MW, 2-2, 66 KP) vs. Ole Miss (SEC, 3-1, 57 KP), approx. 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
7th/8th Place: Temple (American, 1-3, 136 KP) vs. Elon (CAA, 2-3, 218 KP, 10:30 a.m. (ESPNU)

Tonight’s final (and third-place game for that matter) should be intense, as the Bonnies have had the habit of starting slowly so far this season and the Golden Eagles are going out of their way to exceed expectations. In Friday’s semis, St. Bonaventure had to rally late to defeat Clemson, 68-65, while Marquette moved to 5-0 by dominating West Virginia in the second half to claim an 82-71 victory. Unfortunately for the Tigers and Mountaineers, only one of them will be able to recover from their loss with a getaway win.

FloHoops ($) will stream all four games.

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Championship: Utah (Pac-12, 4-0, 77 KP) vs. Tulsa (American, 3-1, 131 KP), approx. 7:30 p.m.
Consolation: Boston College (ACC, 3-2, 130 KP) vs. Rhode Island (A 10, 3-1, KP 98), 5 p.m.

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Championship: Bethune-Cookman (SWAC, 1-3, 355 KP) vs. Air Force (MW, 3-1, 272 KP), approx. 2:30 p.m.
Consolation: Bryant (NEC, 1-3, 248 KP) vs. Holy Cross (Patriot, 1-3, 337 KP). 12 p.m.

In Saturday’s semifinals in Daytona Beach, the Utes picked up a 68-61 victory over the Eagles, while the Golden Hurricane took down the Rams, 77-71. That sets up a third-place game that’s an instant rematch of the regularly-scheduled BC-Rhody game from Wednesday, one won by the Rams, 57-49. In the final, Craig Smith’s new team can claim a championship mere hours after his former team, Utah State, will do the same.

Championship: Arizona (Pac-12, 4-0, 28 KP) vs. Michigan (Big Ten, 3-1, 3 KP), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Consolation: Wichita State (American, 3-1, 67 KP) vs. UNLV (MW, 3-1, 127 KP), approx. 12 a.m. 11/22 (ESPN2)

On Friday night, the Wildcats needed overtime to defeat the Shockers, 82-78. In the nightcap, the Wolverines used a big second half to knock off a Runnin’ Rebels squad that was playing a virtual home game to immediately rebound from Tuesday’s loss at Seton Hall. Tonight’s championship game provides a Pac-12 team not named “UCLA” with a great opportunity to boost its tournament bona fides, though Michigan will want to continue its recovery from its first loss of the season.

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CBSSN will air both games.

Loyola Marymount (WCC, 2-1, 80 KP) vs. Florida State (ACC, 2-1, 32 KP), 5:30 p.m.
Missouri (SEC, 2-1, 113 KP) vs. SMU (American, 3-1, 60 KP) approx. 8 p.m.

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Pass The Ball ($) will stream both games.

Boston University (Patriot, 2-2, 184 KP) vs. Northern Illinois (MAC, 1-2, 315 KP), 12 p.m.
Little Rock (Sun Belt, 3-1, 291 KP) vs. Sam Houston State (WAC, 1-2, 212 KP), approx. 2:30 p.m.

This is a new event that will take place at North Florida’s on-campus arena, not JU’s or the much larger Veterans Memorial Arena downtown. Florida State is a heavy favorite to win this event, particularly with Missouri struggling early and SMU losing to their best opponent so far (Oregon) by 23.

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ESPN3 will stream both games.

Colorado State (MW, 4-0, 61 KP) vs. Creighton (Big East, 4-0, 56 KP), 7:45 p.m.
Northeastern (CAA, 2-2, 165 KP) vs. Southern Illinois (MVC, 2-1, 121 KP), approx. 10 p.m.

With the Salukis knocking off Colorado in Friday’s quarters, the winner of tonight’s first quarterfinal will be expected to claim the trophy on Monday night on St. Thomas.

Green Bay (Horizon, 0-4, 309 KP) vs. Weber State (Big Sky, 4-0, 105 KP), 12 p.m. (Pluto.tv)
Ball State (MAC, 1-3, 281 KP) vs. UMass (A 10, 3-2, 112 KP), approx. 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
UNCG (SoCon, 4-1, 176 KP) vs. FIU (C-USA, 3-1, 295 KP), approx. 5 p.m. (Pluto.tv)

On Friday, UMass handed UNCG its first loss of the season (after OT), while FIU kept Green Bay winless and Weber State remained perfect by handling Ball State. The Wildcats will end up winning this event if they defeat the Phoenix early this afternoon.

Princeton (3-1, 150 KP) at Oregon State (1-3, 94 KP), 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
The Beavers will host the Tigers looking to end a three-game losing streak before traveling to Florida for the Emerald Coast Classic late next week. Princeton has lost just once this season, to Minnesota in the Asheville Championship final one week ago, and the Golden Gophers needed two OTs to do that.

Navy (2-2, 168 KP) at Furman (3-1, 101 KP) (Furman MTE), 3 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Both the Midshipmen and Paladins took care of Radford in the first two games of this MTE. Navy took down the Highlanders by a 47-33 score on Saturday, while Furman won by an 81-64 count on Friday night.

Morehead State (2-2, 169 KP) at Mississippi State (3-0, 46 KP), 3 p.m. (SECN+/ESPN+ ($))
Last season’s OVC champs travel to Starkville riding a two-game win streak but still looking for their first victory over a D1 opponent.

Texas Southern (0-4, 235 KP) at NC State (3-1, 62 KP), 6 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
Last time out, the Wolfpack dropped their Hall of Fame Showcase showdown with Oklahoma State, 74-68. The Tigers, meanwhile, are in the midst of a 13-game road trip to start the season. Texas Southern has only been defeated by double figures once so far though, at Oregon on Opening Night.

Louisiana (3-0, 161 KP) at Indiana (3-0, 36 KP) (Indiana Classic), 7:30 p.m. (B1G Network)
This event will see the Ragin’ Cajuns—who have only defeated a single D1 opponent, Southern Miss—visit Indiana and Marshall in a 48-hour span before returning home to face Jackson State next Saturday. The Hoosiers, meanwhile, will next host the Tigers on Tuesday and the Thundering Herd on Saturday.



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Where and How to Book Last-Minute Travel for Summer 2021


As Americans get vaccinated and start traveling again, some destinations, types of trips, and rentals are booking up this summer. Here are some tips on how to outsmart the crowds and travel options that are still in play.

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After more than a year of being cooped up, Americans are ready to get back out into the world and travel again. So ready, in fact, that travel bookings are skyrocketing for some places and experiences to the degree it’s actually getting hard to book them at all. (If you haven’t heard of the great rental car shortage of 2021, you’re living under a rock, and trying for a weekend vacation rental in some popular coastal towns is downright laughable at this point.)

This has several implications for travelers who have yet to book some or all of their summer getaways as we head into Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer travel season—availability could be hard to come by and prices may be higher than you expected. But fear not, dear procrastinators, we’re here to fill you in on which destinations could give you some booking trouble, alternative options you may want to look into instead, and ways to still get good deals on summer 2021 travel.

Of course, we’re still in a pandemic and many international destinations remain off-limits to travelers this summer, either because of government travel restrictions, because they are experiencing COVID-19 case surges and/or vaccine rollout issues, or because travelers just aren’t ready to take trips further afield yet and are still opting to stay closer to home. 

That is probably why many of the destinations we’re seeing that are reaching capacity are domestic vacation getaways, places like Hawai‘i, Montana, and Florida that don’t present the same pandemic challenges as international locales.  

The other problem is that capacity was also drastically reduced when demand bottomed out last year—airline routes were cut, hotels and vacation rentals were taken offline, and rental cars were sold off as travel companies strived to say afloat. Bringing all that inventory back online isn’t going to happen overnight.

So travelers are going to have to maybe get a little creative this summer. It’s been a long 14 months—we all need and deserve to get away. For those who are ready to travel safely, don’t be deterred by the booking surge.

Potential trouble spots for summer 2021 travel—and how to outsmart the crowds

These are the destinations and travel services that are starting to reach max capacity. But just because destinations are listed here, travelers shouldn’t give up on these places or products if they have their heart set on them. Being flexible with when you travel (midweek is always better than weekends), and looking into dates further out, including into late summer and early fall, means you don’t necessarily have to give up on your 2021 travel dreams. And if you do run into dead ends, we’ll offer some alternative options as well.

Hawai‘i

If Oʻahu, Maui or the Big Island are causing booking problems, maybe look to the quieter island of Kaua‘i.

“One big place causing problems is Hawai‘i,” said John Galante, an Aspen, Colorado–based luxury travel advisor for travel concierge service Travel Edge, and a member of AFAR’s Travel Advisory Council (TAC). “It is so popular now that not only rental cars are sold out, but the concierges at the hotels can’t even get back to me with confirmations on dinners, activities, and airport transfers.”

The areas Galante said he is running into issues with bookings are Honolulu on the popular island of Oʻahu, and Kona and Kapalua on Maui. Galante said he’s working overtime to help find alternative options and solutions for clients.

Scott Keyes, founder of flight deals newsletter Scott’s Cheap Flights, said searches for flights to the island of Hawai‘i (aka the Big Island) are soaring, too, indicating that island’s popularity this summer as well.

“This past week, 50 percent more people searched for flights to the Big Island than the same time in 2019. They’re going to be quite full over the summer,” said Keyes.

But travelers should remember that Hawai‘i is vast and varied. Maybe try for some of the state’s quieter gems like Kaua‘i, Lāna‘i, and Molokaʻi if the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui or Oʻahu are giving you grief.

As for some Hawaii alternatives, “Hawaii is certainly unique, but travelers could enjoy West Coast natural beauty and ocean beaches in Baja California or San Diego,” suggested James Ferrara, co-founder and president of InteleTravel.

Florida

Of the five most booked domestic flight destinations for summer 2021, two are in Florida—Miami and Orlando, according to data compiled for AFAR by travel booking site Hopper. (The other three are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Denver.)

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“I have never seen [Miami] booked up so tight,” said Lysa Middleton Phillips, a Houston, Texas-based travel advisor with InteleTravel. “A good alternative to Miami is Destin or Panama City Beach in Florida.”

Hotel availability in Fort Lauderdale is also an issue for this summer, according to Hopper. But not all of Florida is out of the question.

Hopper found that there is still ample hotel availability in Jacksonville, Tampa, Naples, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach, Florida. St. Petersburg–Clearwater may also have more options and offers beautiful beaches and a hopping art scene.

Montana, Wyoming, and Utah

Dude ranches are having a moment. National parks are having a moment. Wide open spaces are having a moment. Put them all together and suddenly everyone is heading to Montana, Wyoming, and Utah this summer.

According to Galante, “All the high-end places around me in the West, like all the ranches in Montana, Utah, and Wyoming . . . are all booked. And if something is available, it’s priced high.”

If you were hoping to hit Glacier National Park in Montana or Zion in Utah, make sure you’re up to date on the reservation systems in place in both parks (there is still time to make reservations—but don’t delay too much).

If it’s a classic dude ranch experience you were seeking and you are coming up empty handed in Montana or Wyoming, maybe look to dude ranches in California like the historic Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Central California’s Santa Ynez Valley, Greenhorn Ranch in Northern California’s Quincy, and the 158-year-old Rankin Ranch in Caliente, not far from Bakersfield. (Though we’ve heard many of these are falling short on space, too, there is greater availability toward the back half of summer and into fall.)

Alaska

Cruises to Alaska may be back in play this summer, which could open up options for travelers.

For summer 2021, Alaska “is getting booked up fast,” said Kate Doty, AFAR TAC member and managing director for San Francisco–based adventure travel experts Geographic Expeditions. “One of our favorite lodges, Ultima Thule, is already 100 percent sold out for the season.”

Doty recommends that travelers with their heart set on Alaska have a wide range of date options to work with, “and when you find out what is available, book it fast, like within a day or two, or risk losing it.” She also advises considering visiting in September when the fall colors are popping, bears are still out, and things are calmer after the busy summer season—plus, “there will be more availability.”

Another big opportunity for last-minute travelers eyeing Alaska is that Alaska cruising appears to be back on the table for 2021, thanks to the recent passage of the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act by Congress. If the bill is signed by President Biden, large cruise ships will likely be able to resume sailings in Alaska this summer, which would open up some amazing water-based viewing and visiting opportunities for travelers.

Rental cars

OK, we’re not going to sugarcoat the issue. Rental cars are a problem this year. Why? According to Keyes, when travel plummeted last year, many car rental agencies sold off hundreds of thousands of cars to make some money and weather the storm.

Now, with travel rebounding, there are far fewer cars available to rent, said Keyes. It’s gotten so bad that people are renting U-haul trucks and vans in Hawaii and elsewhere just to get around.

But there are some workarounds. Keyes offered up these suggestions, some of which we have also seen floating around in popular travel forums like family travel platform Club Bébé Voyage.

“From my experience, there is a place that’s almost always cheapest for car rentals: Costco Travel. You automatically have access if you’re a Costco member, and it also includes extra perks like a free second driver,” said Keyes.

He also suggested looking into car share services like Turo, Zipcar, Getaround, or Hui Car Share in Honolulu, as well as trying to rent through a car dealership.

There’s also always the option to use rideshare services like Uber or Lyft if the destination doesn’t require too much driving.

Cari Gray, founder of luxury travel concierge service Gray & Co., and another AFAR TAC member, said that the high cost of flights this summer combined with the shortage of rental cars “will mean the self-drive market will still continue strong” for summer 2021.

Road trip, anyone?

Alternative destinations: Where to travel in summer 2021

When you see everyone running in one direction, head the other way, right? OK, not usually. But when it comes to summer 2021 travel, this approach could work in your favor. Here are some suggestions for where to go for better availability and, added bonus, better prices.

Urban escapes

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Last year, we all fled the big cities, seeking space and the outdoors where we could remain safe and socially distant from crowds amid the ongoing pandemic. And yes, the pandemic is still here, but with places like New York and California announcing they will fully reopen this summer, and with the CDC reporting that 38 percent of the American population is now fully vaccinated (73 percent of those age 65 and older, and 48 percent of those age 18 and older), a rebirth of the cities we abandoned in 2020 is inevitable.

“There’s an odd dynamic right now,” said Keyes. “If you want to get the good deal, head to the cities. The same number of crowds that had been there before are not there right now. I was in New York and [Washington,] D.C., this past week, and the hotel rooms that are usually $200 or $250 night, I got for about $100 or $125 a night. Travel to a lot of these urban destinations is much more reasonable than what you would expect.”

Summer 2021 may be the right time to rediscover New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and all the other great cities across the country that we love and that were pummeled by the pandemic. Places where the fine dining scene, while likely somewhat battered, will be ready to surprise and delight anew and where museums, cultural institutions, and live entertainment venues will all be buzzing with the excitement and optimism of finally being open for business again.

Central America and East Africa

If you have your heart set on beautiful, nature-filled escapes, Geographic Expeditions’ Doty suggests some international alternatives.

She recommends considering destinations such as Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Panama in Central America where Americans are permitted to travel during the pandemic and where there is still availability for travelers.

She notes that Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda are all open to travelers as well, and Geographic Expeditions is actively assembling well-curated itineraries to these wildlife-rich locales for clients.

Before traveling internationally, be sure to check the U.S. State Department’s detailed COVID-19 travel information and country-specific advisories, and be aware that all international passengers age two and older flying into the U.S. (including returning U.S. citizens and permanent residents) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test procured within three days before boarding their flight to the U.S.  

The CDC also has detailed recommendations for travel during the pandemic, both for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Europe

Europe? As an alternative destination? What reality are we living in? A pandemic one, that’s what. Here’s the thing about Europe. Yes, it’s about to reopen to vaccinated Americans. But for many, all the exact details for how Americans will be able to travel to Europe are coming too late for summer 2021 travel plans, or they’re just not ready for international travel yet.

Once Europe reopens to U.S. travelers (likely in June) for the first time in more than a year, it will surely spark a booking spree for those who have been champing at the bit, but there will probably be some amount of time during early summer, maybe lasting into midsummer or even into the back half of the year, when Europe still won’t be welcoming the insane crowds it typically did prepandemic.

For those who are willing to be the front-runners, this presents a unique opportunity to visit some of your favorite European destinations—Paris, Venice, Amsterdam—before they become overrun again.

With demand likely to remain softer than usual this summer, prices for Europe travel should be in your favor, too.

A final tip—for getting cheap(er) flights

As summer flight prices continue to head up due to the growing demand for travel, some travelers may get sticker shock if they’re just now starting to look for summer flights.

Keyes filled us in on some tricks for finding better rates.  

“The more flexibility you can give yourself, the better,” said Keyes. “Generally speaking, you have three areas of flexibility: where you go, when you go, when you book.”

With regards to when you book, earlier is definitely better, advised Keyes. As for where and when you go, if you’re really looking for a good deal, you should “take the normal flight search process and flip it on its head,” he said. Rather than searching for a specific destination and time frame, why not look for cheap flights and good deals available from your home airport?

He notes that airfares are “extremely volatile” and you never know when you might see a sudden price drop. Setting price alerts on booking engines like Google Flights and Kayak, and using services like Scott’s Cheap Flights, where you can cater airfare deals to your preferred airports, is the way to go.

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