Still planning a European summer vacation? Here’s what you need to know

Back in June, the European Union opened itself to American travelers, ending a 15-month ban, and many Americans started dreaming of Italian beaches and Greek islands. But as Covid-19 rates continue to rise across Europe, prohibitive restrictions regarding travel, testing and quarantines might make these seem less appealing. If you’re still trying to make it across the pond this summer, here’s what you should know.  Currently, more EU travel options are [...]

2021-07-25T22:10:05+00:00July 25th, 2021|

The best Independence Day fireworks in Massachusetts

July 4th is fast approaching, and as last year’s Independence Day didn’t quite go as planned, we’re all more than ready to celebrate. So where’s the best place to watch fireworks this Independence Day? Here’s our list. If you’re sticking to the city, Boston’s fireworks are some of the most iconic in the country. While the city’s signature Boston Pops July Fourth Spectacular will this year take place at Tanglewood in [...]

2021-07-02T10:55:53+00:00July 2nd, 2021|

Massachusetts is almost at 4.1m fully vaccinated people

On Sunday, Massachusetts officials from the state Department of Public Health announced that 4,088,474 people are fully vaccinated in the state. This means the state is less than 12,000 Covid-19 vaccine shots away from hitting its goal of 4.1m fully vaccinated people. As the vaccine rollout has gone quickly, coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have all plummeted to record lows.  Currently, the seven-day average number of coronavirus patients in the hospital [...]

2021-06-21T21:35:02+00:00June 21st, 2021|

3 of New England’s most beautiful weekend trips

As international summer getaways hang in the balance for many, it’s good to remind yourselves that there are plenty of beautiful spots right in your own backyard — and New England is certainly no different. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, look no further — we have a list of the very best. Newport, Rhode Island, is continually cited as one of New England’s most picturesque getaways, and is beautiful no [...]

2021-06-08T21:12:48+00:00June 8th, 2021|

Covid-19 vaccination passports: What you should know

Many countries and airlines are testing and offering vaccine passports — but what are they?  Vaccine passports are digital platforms containing passenger health information, and can prove if a person has been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid-19. For countries that are hoping to open, or already in the process of opening, their borders, vaccine passports could be the key to reinstating safe travel. Several countries, including Italy, Iceland, Greece and [...]

2021-05-22T20:42:22+00:00May 22nd, 2021|

Here are the latest mask guidelines in the USA

As of Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced fully vaccinated Americans can stop wearing masks and social distancing. "Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance," the CDC now says. This reversal is a big shift from the CDC’s previous guidelines, which [...]

2021-05-16T14:34:48+00:00May 16th, 2021|

Here’s where Americans can travel to right now

While travel is still strongly discouraged in general, several countries have recently eased restrictions. This means for many Americans, a European summer vacation isn’t as far away as it seems. Anyone who travels back to the USA, regardless of destination, will be required to show a negative test result before boarding a flight home. Many airlines and airports have started to offer on-site rapid Covid-19 tests, so do check beforehand and [...]

2021-05-11T20:15:24+00:00May 11th, 2021|

Struggling to get a vaccine appointment in Mass? Here are 5 tips

As of Monday, adults 16 years and older in Massachusetts now qualify for the Covid-19 vaccine. More than 3 million Massachusetts residents have already received their first shot, but many are finding it difficult to sign up for an appointment. Here are some tips for those who qualify. Make sure you’re pre-registered on Mass.gov. You should receive an email from the state to book your appointment after registering.  There are vaccine [...]

2021-04-22T21:03:10+00:00April 22nd, 2021|

Will a US/UK travel corridor be a reality this summer?

A couple weeks back, CNBC reported that the Biden administration was rumored to be considering relaxing travel restrictions as soon as mid-May. This would affect travel between the US and Mexico, Canada, and inbound travel from the UK, Europe, and Brazil.  In March 2020, the US banned all non-essential travelers from the UK — a rule which as of now still remains in place. There's no reverse ban on US travelers entering [...]

2021-04-11T20:12:57+00:00April 11th, 2021|

Here’s how how to celebrate Easter, Passover, and Ramadan safely with family

The spring holidays are fast approaching; East is this Sunday, Ramadan follows the week after on the 12th, and Passover is already in swing. As more people getting vaccinated, many are wondering if they can gather with family, friends, and loved ones during the holidays. Thanks to new, looser guidelines from the CDC, the spring holidays could look a little less lonely than Christmas and Thanksgiving — but we’re not out of [...]

2021-03-28T19:02:55+00:00March 28th, 2021|
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