When it will come to summertime holidays, Maine has Massachusetts defeat, according to US Information & Entire world Report

When it’s time to choose a place to family vacation, the editors and viewers of US News & World Report evidently favor Maine around Massachusetts. In a listing released Tuesday of the Very best Locations to Go to in the United States, Bar Harbor rated amount 16, although Boston landed at 19 on the record. The Grand Canyon was rated number a person.

“After constrained journey alternatives around the earlier several decades, individuals are as soon as yet again excited to trip and have started traveling extensively all through the US and internationally,” stated Erin Evans, handling editor of vacation at US News. “Beaches, national parks, and smaller towns are preferred vacation places this 12 months, and a lot of top towns are making a comeback.

In accordance to the survey, Maine also conquer out Massachusetts in the beach front classification (let’s agree to disagree on this just one). US News & Earth Report rated Kennebunkport as the ninth Very best Loved ones Seaside Holiday in the country, although inserting Nantucket at 15. Cape Cod is conspicuously lacking from the list. As a great deal as we all like Kennebunkport, does Goose Rocks Seashore genuinely outrank all of Cape Cod’s shorelines? How about Misquamicut Seaside in Rhode Island, which is arguably a single of the very best in New England? Alright, we’ll cease nitpicking and just compose the final results.

Maine continued its domination more than Massachusetts in the Greatest Inexpensive Spouse and children Holidays classification. Acadia Countrywide Park landed at number 11, Massachusetts, and all other New England States were being nowhere to be noticed. In the more typical group of Greatest Low-priced Holidays in the state, Augusta came in at variety 16. All over again, no other New England states built the listing. Sorry New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, you had been shut out of this category (and a lot of many others).

Acadia Nationwide Park was number

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Leisure Travel Returns Nov. 1; Safe Travels Expected to Continue Through Holidays

October 15 marked one year since Hawaiʻi’s Safe Travels program was established. The program is described as a multilayered process designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

This enhanced entry into Hawai‘i includes: a Mandatory State of Hawai‘i Travel and Health Form; a Safe Travels Hawai‘i account; and a mandatory 10-day quarantine with the option of a vaccination exception program or a negative pre-travel test to bypass quarantine.

Back in August, Governor David Ige urged residents and visitors to refrain from non-essential travel through the end of October. With Nov. 1 on the horizon, leisure travel is set to resume, but the state’s Safe Travels program remains in place.

Last week, Gov. Ige announced he was giving the green light to non-essential travel for fully vaccinated residents and visitors traveling domestically and between islands for business or pleasure, starting Nov. 1. “I think we are all encouraged by what we’ve seen over the last several weeks with the continuing trend of lower case counts,” said Gov. Ige in a press release.

“We look forward to our economic recovery and the return of visitors is one more step in our progress towards a new normal,” said County of Maui Managing Director, Sandy Baz.

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County of Maui Managing Director, Sandy Baz said he expects the Safe Travels program to be in place “for quite a while.” In a Tuesday press briefing Baz said, “Lieutenant Governor [Josh] Green has said that despite the statewide vaccination rate of 73%, the program will be extended at least through the end of the holiday season.”

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Baz spoke on behalf of Mayor Michael Victorino, who is out of town on county business, saying, “Mayor Victorino thanks the hospitality industry for their support of the safety protocols and these revised rules. The hospitality industry [goes] far beyond resort and hotels, and includes many family owned activity companies, restaurants, and many other businesses that are impacted, and are supportive of visitors.”

“They have worked diligently to protect their staff as well as their guests with a challenging

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