Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do post-vaccination, according to health experts
by Michelle Crouch, AARP, March 19, 2021 | Comments: 304
En español | If it has been at least two weeks since you received your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, congratulations! You are now considered “fully vaccinated.” You are armed with our best weapon against a virus that has killed more than 2.6 million people worldwide and upended our lives in unimaginable ways.
That is truly something worth celebrating.
But before you toss aside your mask and throw a party, it’s important to remember that the coronavirus is still spreading and the majority of Americans have yet to be vaccinated — so precautions continue to be necessary to protect yourself and the people around you.
You can leave your favorite novel at home—these Airbnbs come with plenty of entertainment.
By Meredith Carey December 25, 2020
From two-story bookcases that require ladders to reach the top to a back house dedicated to reading, these Airbnbs with libraries will keep you endlessly entertained. The natural light and home design inspo in each doesn’t hurt, either. Start planning a trip to one of these Airbnb dream homes for book lovers—everywhere from Marrakech to upstate New York—or take a second look at sprucing up your personal library.
But zoom in and it’s so many different, wonderful pieces. It’s the land of eccentric ice cream scoops heaped on fresh, buttery waffle cones. It’s the ecologically fragile peninsula where seals flop on tidal flats, whales come up for air, and bats swoop overhead. It’s a confluence of cranberry bogs, marshy lime green wetlands, and scrubby dunes. And though it’s a favorite summertime spot, it is just as nice off-season.
It’s also 70 miles long so it’s best to break it into three regions—and to make more than a single trip so you can explore it all. The names for the regions can be confusing: Only in Massachusetts would the “Upper” actually be south of the “Lower,” so bear with us. Here is our guide for what to do in Cape Cod: where to eat, stay, and play.
Travelers booking the rooms will get access to private onboard facilities and get to use Amtrak’s premium lounges in Boston and Washington.
The overnight trains between Washington, DC, and Boston are getting slightly more bearable with upgrades coming this spring.
Amtrak will offer private rooms on late-night Northeast Regional trains running between Washington and Boston starting in April. The once-daily trains already depart in the evening and arrive in the early morning after a near-10-hour journey in each direction but have been limited to standard coach class and business class seats.