As the national park reopens, the staff is wary but hopeful, and the geysers keep spouting.

  • Alex Pulaski
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From drive-through exhibits to roaming robot dogs, creative solutions have arisen to meet the need for social distancing.

  • Liza Weisstuch
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‘Micro cruises’ offer a human-scale experience with plenty of post-pandemic appeal.

  • Elizabeth Heath
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As the national park reopens, the staff is wary but hopeful, and the geysers keep spouting.

  • Alex Pulaski
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Soaking up history in Arkansas’ Hot Springs National Park

An hour outside Little Rock, taking the waters in a revitalized nineteenth-century spa town.

The 10 best slow trains through Europe

Make the most of the continent’s extensive rail network on these unhurried scenic routes.

How a lifelong obsession with snow leopards led me to northern India  

Dubbed ‘ghost cats,’ they are among the most difficult animals to see in the wild.

  • Perspective

Air carriers make and — sometimes — enforce rules that have minimal support from federal law.

‘With the World’s Great Travellers,’ an eight-volume collection of 19th-century travel tales, is a window into the past.

  • Kathy Stevenson
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Minneapolis and Washington top this year’s ParkScore index by the Trust for Public Land.

  • Melanie D.G. Kaplan
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Museums replace communal objects with personal kits; touch tanks and petting zoos cautiously return.

Experts advise hiking close to home during the pandemic.

  • Miles Howard
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  • Perspective

Good planning is the best defense against mindless spending and joy-killing debt.

Try not to mourn the vacations you won’t be taking this summer. We need to get used to traveling less anyway.

  • Henry Wismayer
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During the pandemic, travelers use remote assistance to ask about food, parking and a rug from Iran.

Tents, backpacks and noise-canceling headphones are among the unused travel gadgets being put to use at home.

  • Sunny Fitzgerald
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It’s the right vehicle for a pandemic, but preparation and practice are crucial.

  • Danielle Braff
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  • Perspective

The pandemic underlines the need for more personal space on commercial flights.

Dive-bombed by hornets, lost without a map, upside-down in the rapids and more fond travel memories.

  • John Briley
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With no income and lost jobs, nature preserves are struggling to fulfill their missions.

  • Hugh Biggar
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About 98 percent of the trail is open, but many restrooms and overnight shelters remain closed.

The hope is that smells associated with cleanliness will help ease visitors’ coronavirus fears.

  • Rebecca Powers
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