This Compact Stepper Machine Is a Must-have for At-home Workouts in Small Spaces

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With many gyms and fitness studios still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are still getting our workouts in at home. Whether you have a home gym or a corner of your living room dedicated to at-home workouts, exercise equipment that saves space is always a benefit. Enter: the Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper With Resistance Bands, a compact stepper that you can use multiple ways for a

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There’s no such thing as a sure bet

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Travelers like Stephanie Wolkin are looking for a safe bet for their upcoming trips. But how do you define safe at a time like this?

Safe for Wolkin means she can see her 97-year-old mother in New Jersey without infecting her with the deadly COVID-19 virus. Safe means she can find a way to make her annual trip to France this year, to make up for the one canceled last summer.

“I don’t think I will be comfortable traveling until the vaccines are more widely available and there is some way to verify that those boarding a plane have been

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New Travel Restrictions And Quarantine Hotels Enacted At Canadian Airports

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As part of travel restrictions enacted for entering the country, the Canadian government’s quarantine hotels became a mandatory stop this week for travelers.

The required isolated stay comes after the announcement in December about new rules on international travelers requiring a negative PCR (polymerase chain reactions) test result three days before arrival for airline passengers on flights coming into Canada. Similar to initiatives in Australia, the measures are designed to discourage casual, or non-essential travel. Upon arrival in Canada, air passengers, with a few exceptions, must take another PCR Test and stay in isolation at their own expense at a

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Cancun relaxes COVID-19 rules ahead of spring break travel

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Unlike some spring-break hot spots in Florida, Cancun is actually easing its COVID-19 restrictions.

With spring-break travel fast approaching, popular tourist destinations in Mexico like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are raising capacity limits from 30% to 60% at hotels, restaurants and beaches, Quintana Roo government officials announced on Twitter. Attractions and group tours will also be allowed to operate at 60% capacity. 

Nightclubs and bars will stay closed, the guidance says.

Travelers visiting Mexico also need to register with the government online and show proof of registration via a QR code received once they arrive. Face masks must

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Complaints against airlines, travel agencies hits record high

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Travelers — or almost-travelers — were really unhappy with airlines last year. 

In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) received 102,550 complaints about airlines and travel agencies from January 2020 to December 2020, according to the department’s most recent Air Travel Consumer Report, released Thursday.

The DOT said the number of complaints is the “highest number on record” and up 568.4% from the number of complaints it received in 2019, which was just 15,342, according to a press release from the department. 

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Of those 102,550 complaints, most were

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Ted Cruz won’t travel with Biden on Texas trip following Cancun gaffe

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, will not accompany President Biden on Air Force One during his trip to assist with recovery efforts and survey damage related to destructive winter weather conditions in Texas, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday.

Biden is set to tour the state with Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to review ongoing relief operations following subfreezing temperatures that left millions of residents without power or heat. Presidents often invite senators to travel with them from Washington D.C. during trips to their home states.

Neither Sen. John Cornyn nor Cruz, who faced intense criticism for taking a family

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As business travel falls, Airbnb sees opportunity in remote work travel

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While business travel has been one casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, Airbnb plans to capitalize on the newfound work-life balance that emerged during the shift to remote work.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC’s Jim Cramer Thursday that the home rental company is seeing signs that consumers are leveraging the work-from-anywhere model that companies are adopting to get out of the home and find a change of scenery.

“The lines between traveling and living are starting to blur together,” he said in a “Mad Money” interview.

As opposed to just renting Airbnb sites for vacations, more people are using rentals

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Airbnb says ‘Travel is coming back’ in first earnings report

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In its first earnings report as a publicly traded company, Airbnb delivered a hopeful forecast for the coronavirus-battered travel industry, expressing optimism that people’s appetite for new destinations will grow this year as vaccines begin to finally make a dent in the pandemic.

“Travel is coming back and we are laser-focused on preparing for the travel rebound,” the company said in its opening statement.

Despite travel grinding to a halt last year, Airbnb says its revenue for the fourth quarter was down only 22% compared to the same period in 2019, a sign of both its “resilience” as a company

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4 things Airbnb is doing ahead of a return to travel

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  • Airbnb’s CEO said the firm’s “single priority” in 2021 is to prepare for a travel rebound.
  • The exec explained how Airbnb is gearing up for it, including catering to greater flexibility.
  • Chesky said guests won’t be picky about where and when they travel since many can work remotely.
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Airbnb reported its fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, and the company said it’s gearing up for a wave of pent-up demand for travel.

On the company’s earnings call, CEO Brian Chesky said “there will be a significant travel rebound.” He listed a series of

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Home Run Travel on Mars Paul Goldschmidt

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It’s Tuesday night. The Cardinals are in that awkward phase where there is action but no stats, information but nothing of any real worth. (After all, do you really want me to break down what the Spring Training pitching groups mean for the starting rotation? No, you don’t.) My Viva el Birdos colleagues have already stolen all the good ideas for the week, a fact that I was bemoaning about to my kids.

One of them responded, “you should write about how far a home run would go on Mars!”

I laughed.

Then I started thinking. With my prodigious pseudo-science

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