Day: September 9, 2020

15 Staycation Ideas So You Can Enjoy A Little R&R Without Going Far

Prior to 2020, staycations — aka staying home for vacation — proved to be an excellent alternative to dropping tons of your hard-earned cash on a travel-oriented trip. And, don’t get us wrong, staycations are still fantastic at-home options for budget-friendly R&R. But thanks to travel restrictions resulting from the novel coronavirus pandemic, staycations have never seemed more relevant for budget travelers and beyond.

Of course, COVID-19 won’t be out here ruining our travel plans forever (it can’t… right?!). However, now that we know what it’s like to deal with a global health crisis, it’s not a bad idea to plan ahead so we’re better at it in the event we have to live through an extended quarantine again. That means finding fun and affordable ways to enjoy vacationing from the comfort (and safety) of home.

So, sit tight and save your money. The following staycation ideas don’t require cracking

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Northeastern University Dismisses 11 Students for Attending Hotel Party

Northeastern University announced Friday that 11 first-year students have been dismissed from school after they were found together in a room at the Westin Hotel in Boston earlier this week in violation of university and public health protocols aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.



a stone building that has a sign on a brick wall: Signage is displayed at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, April 20, 2020. College financial aid offices are bracing for a spike in appeals from students finding that the aid packages they were offered for next year are no longer enough after the coronavirus pandemic cost their parents jobs or income.


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Signage is displayed at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, April 20, 2020. College financial aid offices are bracing for a spike in appeals from students finding that the aid packages they were offered for next year are no longer enough after the coronavirus pandemic cost their parents jobs or income.


“Northeastern and its community of students, faculty, and staff take violations of health and safety protocols very seriously,” said Madeleine Estabrook, senior vice chancellor for student affairs at Northeastern. “Cooperation and compliance with public health guidelines is absolutely essential. Those people who do not follow the

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Embark Beyond offers the world for home-schooling: Travel Weekly

Jamie Biesiada

Jamie Biesiada

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, travel agencies have been forced to examine their businesses under a magnifying glass and, in some cases, get creative to make it through to the other side. 

A number of agencies plan to start, or have already started, charging service fees to bolster revenue streams. Many are carefully evaluating supplier relations to ensure they are investing in their most profitable relationships. Still others have turned to temporary jobs, like selling homemade masks or working in a grocery store.

New York-based Embark Beyond has introduced several initiatives to continue working with clients through the pandemic, like organizing summer camps in clients’ backyards.

Last week, Embark announced its latest initiative, another great example of an agency pivoting in difficult times: Embark World Academy.

The program provides school-age children with virtual extracurricular experiences from around the world.

Jack Ezon, founder of Embark, said many schools

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