Lifehacker: How to Plan Your ‘Vaxication’ in Advance

Lifehacker: How to Plan Your ‘Vaxication’ in Advance. “Even though we are still required to wear masks and social distance, people are taking advantage of their enhanced immunity and booking a year or two in advance for their national and international excursions. Here are some helpful tips for planning a vacation six months to a year in advance.”

BuzzFeed News: We Asked Coronavirus Experts About Whether They’re Taking A Vacation This Summer

BuzzFeed News: We Asked Coronavirus Experts About Whether They’re Taking A Vacation This Summer. “As Americans swelter through a sticky summer wearing masks, many are also feeling in desperate need of a change of scenery after months of mostly confining themselves to their homes. But with large swaths of the country now seeing dramatic and deadly surges in the virus — including in popular vacation destination states such as Florida, California, and Texas — how safe is it to take a trip? And what summer activities are less risky than others? To try to get a better picture, BuzzFeed News asked [Maia] Majumder and half a dozen other scientists and doctors across North America about their summer plans and what things they would feel comfortable doing amid the pandemic.”

Poynter: Bookmark these must-have digital tools to plan your next vacation

Poynter: Bookmark these must-have digital tools to plan your next vacation. “If you’re wondering how a digital tools reporter travels the world, you’re in luck. I’m not quite Inspector Gadget (I’m still searching for a helicopter hat), but I have amassed a Swiss Army knife of technology to augment all aspects of the travel experience — from finding and booking trips all the way to the return trip home. Here is a special double edition of Try This! that highlights the best apps, tools and tech tips for travel, all carefully tested and personally used by yours truly.” Cram-packed with links.

Fast Company Design: This Map Visualizes How LBGTQ-Friendly Your Next Vacation Destination Is

Fast Company Design: This Map Visualizes How LBGTQ-Friendly Your Next Vacation Destination Is. “A new tool released by the nonprofit PFLAG Canada and the Canadian ad agency FCB/SIX gives LGBTQ travelers a quick snapshot of how friendly any place in the world is to the community. Though PFLAG Canada aims to help families reconcile differences when it comes to LGBTQ issues, the idea for the project actually came from the ad agency, which then partnered with the nonprofit to bring the tool to life and help people learn about the laws and sentiment toward LGBTQ people in different places.”