Day: August 3, 2020

Calabasas Mayor Pens Letter To Community

Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub recently penned a letter to the community. The letter in its entirety is below:

Another week of summer has gone by and tomorrow we move into the month of August. Everybody thought we would be farther along in the journey to dealing with COVID-19, but the question we all wish we had the answer to is when will all of this be over?

One thing however is very clear and that is we all need to work together to get this virus under control. Getting our numbers down will allow schools to open more quickly and businesses to resume more normal operations. I am sure the goal of returning to normal is something that we can all agree on

The one thing that we can all do to help fight COVID-19 in Calabasas is to wear a face covering. I don’t mean to sound like a

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Planning a Ride in a National Park? Here’s What You Need to Know

Photo credit: Courtesy Micah Ling
Photo credit: Courtesy Micah Ling

From Bicycling

For many cyclists, there are few things better than long and winding roads, minimal car traffic at low speed limits, and incredible views of nature. And at many U.S. national parks, this is just the case.

After closing in response to the coronavirus outbreak, most national parks have reopened to the public, with several safety precautions in place. And one way that people are especially encouraged to enjoy the parks right now is to do it on bike.

Cynthia Hernandez, the public affairs specialist at the U.S. National Park Service Office of Public Affairs, says that some national parks, like Yosemite in California and Acadia in Maine, are very popular among cyclists. But there’s plenty of great biking to be had at lesser-known parks as well—Hernandez suggests checking out Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Mojave National Preserve

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Here’s how to stay safe in the water, according to a former lifeguard

According to the CDC, an average of 3,536 people unintentionally drown every year — that’s roughly ten per day.

As a former lifeguard, swim and CPR instructor, I’ve been schooled in the nuances of water safety. Here’s what you need to know to keep your family safe at the lake, beach, and pool this summer.

What does drowning look like?

Unlike what you might see on TV, drowning may not involve screams, thrashing or hand signals. Look for a weak or inefficient kick, attempts to reach for the edge, and neutral or negative buoyancy.

What can you do if you think someone may be drowning? Experts recommend throwing anything that floats to the person. It could be a life jacket, swim noodle, or even an empty cooler with the top closed. 

“This is why ocean lifeguards use rescue buoys and tubes,” explains B. Chris Brewster, Chair of the National Certification

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Fan Recommendations for Traveling and Camping

Fan recommendations for Traveling and Camping. Traveling and camping activities certainly can’t just stop in hot weather. Just prepare yourself so that the tour agenda continues to run smoothly and comfortably despite the intense sunlight.

Even if forced to undergo outdoor tourist activities during hot weather, prepare yourself and bring supplies, equipment that must be worn like sunglasses, wearing sunscreen, carrying and wearing hats, carrying the best fan for camping tents, wearing comfortable casual clothes, and no need to use excessive makeup.

The use of a fan is one easy way to get fresher air. Fans are commonly used when the weather is hot. Various models of fans are offered in the market with a variety of prices and functions.

The fan is a device that is often used to help air circulation so it is not stuffy.

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Hotel guests checking in for the long haul

Forget checking into a hotel for a long weekend or a week. In the wake of Covid-19, travelers around the world are booking stays that last a month or even longer.

a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: At Timbers Kauai, 25% of current guests are staying for a month or longer.

© Courtesy Timbers Kauai
At Timbers Kauai, 25% of current guests are staying for a month or longer.

According to hoteliers globally, it’s a pattern that started this summer when their properties reopened after being shuttered for several months. This trend appears to be continuing through the fall everywhere from Aspen and Ontario to all over Mexico and in Italy.

Dede Moan, the owner of Southampton Inn, in Southampton, New York, for instance, says that she has around a dozen reservations for month-long stays in August and September this year, compared with a handful last year.

Auberge Resorts Collection, with 19 properties globally, has several dozen long-term stays in the fall, compared with few to none last year, says

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The Father-Son Duo Behind ‘Rogue Trip’ Talk Travel In A Changing World

Conversations around travel are shifting rapidly. As social justice movements push our society to evolve, the colonial and exploitive aspects of the travel experience are being highlighted and called out. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has underscored both the interconnectivity of humans and the fragility of many of our systems. Plus it’s grounded us for the foreseeable future — make wanderlust-inspiring TV, when done well, all the more vital.

This is the context for last week’s release of Rogue Trip on Disney+. The show stars longtime war reporter Bob Woodruff, who was injured in Iraq in 2006, and his son Mack, a talented young photographer. The premise is simple and representative of the conversations happening around travel right now — Bob wanted to show Mack the world he’d reported on and wash away any longheld stigmas about those nations; Mack wanted to have the sort of adventure he’d grown up hearing about from

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