David Oliver, USA TODAY

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Recent articles by David:

What tourists (yes, even local ones) can expect when visiting Washington's new Eisenhower Memorial

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is finally opening in Washington, D.C., after a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic; it was supposed to in May. → Read More

Hawaii to let travelers who test negative for COVID to bypass quarantine starting Oct. 15

Starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. → Read More

'She needed a break from talking to me': Coronavirus pandemic travel concerns cause family rifts

Travel dichotomies are cropping up within families during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing unforeseen rifts in relationships. → Read More

Hawaii to require visitors to fill out online 'Safe Travels' form before travel

Beginning Tuesday, Hawaii will require all visitors to fill out a "Safe Travels" application, including health and contact information, before travel. → Read More

Chasten Buttigieg talks Biden, quarantine and new memoir: 'I wanted to write my real story'

Chasten Buttigieg has many things to tell us, from the hilarious to harrowing, in his new memoir, "I Have Something to Tell You," out Tuesday. → Read More

Travelers are flocking to Airbnb, Vrbo more than hotels during COVID-19 pandemic. But why?

Both hotel and short-term rental occupancy have improved since the coronavirus pandemic decimated travel interest, but one is bouncing back faster. → Read More

A way to travel in Hawaii? Government unveils 'resort bubble' concept to hop between islands

Details have emerged about a "resort bubble concept" for inter-island Hawaii travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

The end of the house party? Airbnb bans parties and events worldwide, caps occupancy at 16 guests

Airbnb announced a global ban on parties and events at its rentals, with an occupancy cap of 16 people worldwide. → Read More

Amid cruising shutdown, Carnival hypes 'first roller coaster at sea' on new ship in 2021

Carnival Cruise Line posted a video previewing its anticipated Mardi Gras ship's new roller coaster, BOLT, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

'Feels like I'm dorming anyway': Hotels housing college students in effort to social distance

Hotel chains like Wyndham, Hilton and Graduate Hotels are working with universities to house students during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Airlines issue flight waivers as Tropical Storm Isaias slams the East Coast with tornadoes, heavy rain

Airlines, including United, American, Southwest, JetBlue and Delta, issued flight waivers amid Tropical Storm Isaias. → Read More

COVID-19: SeaDream joins other cruise lines impacted by virus after resuming sailing

Passengers and crew on board the SeaDream I are quarantined on board after a passenger from a previous voyage tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Carnival's Costa Cruises to resume sailing from Italy in September amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Italian government has given permission for cruising to start up again during the coronavirus pandemic, so Costa will sail again in September. → Read More

These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test

States are opening back up, but some still require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks. Find out where. → Read More

'Pragmatic and cautious': As some Americans avoid travel, others visit COVID-19 hot spots anyway

People are still searching for domestic vacation destinations that have long been major draws — including in places where COVID-19 cases are rising. → Read More

Man fires 'warning shots' in Miami hotel lobby after telling guests 'you all aren't social distancing'

A man was arrested in Florida after firing "four warning shots" and telling a mother and her son that they weren't social distancing in a hotel lobby. → Read More

Man threatens violence against fellow Alaska Airlines passengers on recent Seattle flight

A masked Alaska Airlines passenger threatened to kill everyone on a flight over the weekend, and that they should "die in the name of Jesus." → Read More

United passengers must wear a mask in the airport, too, or risk being 'banned from flying' amid COVID-19

If you're flying United, you already know you have to wear a mask on your flight. Now, the company says you need to keep it on throughout the airport. → Read More

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant dies after testing positive for COVID-19

A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant died after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month in California. → Read More

Southwest, Delta, American issue flight waivers as Hawaii braces for Hurricane Douglas

Airlines are issuing flight waivers as Hawaii braces for the impact of Hurricane Douglas amid the already crippling coronavirus pandemic. → Read More