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Let By The Way help you navigate travel dilemmas


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Traveling has always come with complications: missed flights, lost luggage, mysteriously canceled reservations. But the coronavirus pandemic upped the ante on travelers’ anxieties, introducing the predicament of how to travel as safely as possible or whether to travel at all. By The Way wants to help you navigate the chaos with expert-backed advice.

Reporter Natalie B. Compton will take your questions to the right professionals to get answers travelers need as you negotiate the new normal. Whether you are debating a family visit out-of-state, wondering how to do a work trip remote, or curious about the etiquette of masking on your journey, we’re here to help. Submit your questions to us here, and stay tuned for advice.

Traveling during the pandemic:

Tips: Safe holiday travel | Coronavirus testing | Sanitizing your hotel | Using Uber and Airbnb

Flying: Pandemic packing | Airport protocol | Staying healthy on plane | Fly or drive | Best days to fly

Road trips: Tips | Rental cars | Best snacks | Long-haul trains | Foliage finder | Art road trips

Camping: First-time | Camping alone | Meal planning | Glamping | National parks

Places: Hawaii | Machu Picchu | New York | Private islands | Caribbean | Mexico | Europe