Michigan’s gas prices may increase as Memorial Day travel nears

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Michigan’s gas prices are creeping up to close to $3 a gallon, and could go even higher as more than 1 million people in the state, a nearly 60% increase from last year, are expected to take trips during Memorial Day weekend. 

AAA warned that the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers 45% of fuel to the East Coast, is offline as a result of a cyberattack, so there could be some shortages.

Moreover, there also appears to be a shortage of tanker truck drivers to deliver the gas.

So consider refueling when the tank gets down to a half- or a

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Everlane’s Newest Sandals Are a Must-have for Summer Travel

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In a world of spiky stilettos and platform slides, it’s refreshing to see that the “ugly sandal” is making a comeback. With the resurgence of sandal styles from sporty brands like Teva and Chaco, it seems as though this summer will be a season of comfortable shoes. And we are perfectly ok with that, especially when it doesn’t mean we have to compromise on fashion. Luckily, one of our favorite brands that

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21 Products T+L Editors Bought During Quarantine, but Will Use Forever

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At Travel + Leisure, we’re dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products to meet your needs on the road and at home. The T+L Top Picks seal is awarded to items our editors have determined to be the best buys in their category.

Over the past year, many items, from protective face masks to hand sanitizer, have become part of our daily routines. We asked Travel + Leisure editors what unexpected

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Qantas selling tickets for ‘supermoon flight to nowhere’

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(CNN) — Qantas is offering a new “flight to nowhere” that will give travel-starved Australian residents the chance to admire the late May supermoon and full lunar eclipse from over 40,000 feet in the sky.

If you were hoping to nab tickets, you’re out of luck — the airline says they were snapped up in “record time” — 2.5 minutes to be exact.

The supermoon flight is the latest in a series of Qantas-operated trips that take travelers up for a joy ride, before returning them right back to where they came from.

Tickets for the supermoon flight started at

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UK urges Biden to drop coronavirus air travel restrictions

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge President Joe Biden to lift US-UK flight restrictions at their first face-to-face meeting since Biden took office, unless Biden does so before then, a top British official warned U.S. diplomats.

According to a U.S. diplomatic cable obtained by the PBS NewsHour, Robert Courts, Parliament’s Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, requested an “urgent” meeting with the top-ranking official at the U.S. Embassy in London, chargé d’affaires Yael Lempert, on Monday.

“Courts expressed surprise that the United States continues to restrict entry under 212(f) for UK travelers despite Her Majesty’s Government’s

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The Biggest COVID-Related Travel Mistakes People Are Making Right Now

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As vaccination numbers rise in the U.S., so does interest in travel.

The Transportation Security Administration screened 1,707,805 passengers on May 9, the highest number since our pandemic era began in March 2020. But as people navigate this era of travel, there are a number of new questions and opportunities for missteps. This is especially true for international trips.

We asked travel experts to share the mistakes they see people making as they plan and go on trips now. Read on for their “don’ts.”

Flouting Local Rules

“I think the biggest mistake people are making when traveling right now is

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They met on a tall ship in the Baltic Sea

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(CNN) — American student Nicole Erickson was about to embark on an epic round the world trip. Ahead of her lay two years of adventure that could change her life forever.

But fate had different ideas. The life-changing event happened before she’d even departed: she encountered a total stranger on a ship, and something unexpectedly clicked.

It was the summer of 1999 and 24-year-old Erickson, having just finished a two-year Fulbright scholarship in Germany, was in no hurry to head home.

“I wanted to travel around the world,” she tells CNN Travel today. “So, I took all my savings and
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BBC – Travel – Japan’s mountain ascetic hermits

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In an ancient forest of towering cedars, all was silence except for the chirping of unseen birds. Suddenly I heard the tinkling of a bell. Through the mist, a dozen figures emerged, walking in single file. Led by the Tolkienian figure of a man with a long grey beard, they looked like ghosts, dressed all in white.

They were Yamabushi: Japanese mountain worshippers. For more than 1,400 years, centuries before anyone spoke of “forest bathing”, Yamabushi monks have been walking the sacred mountains of Dewa Sanzan (literally, “the Three Mountains of Dewa Province”) in Yamagata Prefecture. But theirs is no

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Air Travel Is Back, Including All the Things You Hated

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Air travel is coming back. So are things people hated about it.

Passenger volumes at U.S. airports hit pandemic records over the weekend, with more than 1.7 million people passing through airport security Friday and again on Sunday.

Frequent fliers like Tim Slabaugh aren’t thrilled. “We had this window in Covid where business travel was just wonderful,” said the medical-supply company representative, who kept up his travel pace throughout the pandemic.

Rolling back

“The airports themselves were empty,” he said. “Now, it’s like somebody turned the light switch back on.”

Many people traveling now are vacationers and “older folks, hopped

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Thinking of summer travel to the U.S.? Better have a backup plan

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WASHINGTON—This week, I told U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins that when it comes to the state of discussions about reopening the Canada-U. S. border, officials at the negotiating table are being very quiet.

“I think you’re being generous. I don’t think there is a table. I don’t think anybody’s at it. Therein lies the problem.”

So yeah, if you were thinking about a vacation in the U.S. this summer — or of having relatives who live down south come visit you — maybe come up with a Plan B.

Higgins, the co-chair of the U.S. Congressional Northern Border Caucus, represents Western

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