COVID travel: What to know about your next hotel stay

Many of us are itching for the calm environment of a hotel room and a different environment, even if that is just an hour or two’s drive away. But is it safe? That really depends — on your own tolerance for risk, your willingness to take some safety precautions yourself while you are aware, and how much you can trust the hotel you are booking at.

“Uncruising on the Sea of Cortez: The Galapagos of the North

We had been told that the sea lion pups could be naughty. Snorkelling with these creatures had come with some warnings from our guides: keep the cords of your life jacket tucked in. They could try to steal your snorkel. You need to be a strong swimmer. What I didn’t quite expect was to witness my husband literally being mounted by one — for several minutes.