Month: June 2021

This ’80s Star Quit Hollywood Over Two Decades Ago. See Phoebe Cates Now.

Some of our favorite faces from the ’80s have continued to make appearances on TV and in films, while others have stepped away from the spotlight. Iconic ’80s star Phoebe Cates, most widely known for her role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, hasn’t appeared onscreen since 2001. But the former actor has been keeping busy with a new career and the children she shares with her husband, actor Kevin Kline. Read on to see what Cates looks like now, and why she left Hollywood behind.

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Phoebe Cates starred in several popular movies in the ’80s and ’90s.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High was only Cates’ second film, following Paradise. Her memorable performance as the crush-worthy Linda Barrett helped propel her into other iconic films, including Drop Dead Fred and both

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UK Plans to Ease Quarantine Rules for Travel to U.S., EU for Vaccinated Travelers

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pasenger pulls roller suitcase at Heathrow airport

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The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport plans to ease quarantine restrictions for vaccinated residents heading home from the U.S. and many other countries in Europe in the coming weeks.

The new protocols would apply to fully-vaccinated people traveling to countries on the UK’s “amber” list, which includes the U.S., The Associated Press reported. The new policy will likely go into effect in phases later this summer.

“We’re moving forward with efforts to safely reopen international travel this summer, and thanks to the success of our vaccination program, we’re now able to consider removing the quarantine period for fully vaccinated UK arrivals from amber countries – showing a real sign of progress,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the AP in a statement.

In addition, the UK added several destinations to its “green” list, including Malta, Bermuda, and the British

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Hawaii to Waive Testing Requirements for Fully Vaccinated U.S. Travelers Starting Next Month

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Hawaii will allow fully vaccinated domestic travelers to skip pre-arrival testing and quarantine requirements, the state’s governor said Thursday.

Starting July 8, all travelers were vaccinated in the United States will be allowed to upload their vaccination card to Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program in lieu of the previously-required COVID-19 PCR test, Gov. David Ige’s office announced.

By that date, Ige said he expects Hawaii will have reached a 60% statewide vaccination rate. Currently, 62% of all residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine and 57% are fully vaccinated, according to Hawaii’s Department of Health.

“Our residents have sacrificed and worked hard to get to this point, but we still have more to do,” Ige said in a statement. “Please get vaccinated to protect yourselves and your loved ones. We are close to achieving a 70% vaccination rate, at

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Why I checked out minutes after arriving at a top-tier Hyatt resort



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Way back in the middle of 2020, I booked a speculative stay at Ventana Big Sur. With cash rates approaching $3,000 per night on many dates, it’s an aspirational stay any way you shake it, even though you can occasionally score an award night for just 30,000 World of Hyatt points.

Related: 14 things to know about Hyatt’s Ventana Big Sur

In the summer of 2020, none of us knew whether or not we’d be able to freely hop around the country by June 2021, so I was able to lock in not one but three nights at that 30,000-point rate.



a long bridge over a body of water: With meals and snacks included on awards, Ventana Big Sur is an incredible deal at 30,000 points per night. (Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)


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With meals and snacks included on awards, Ventana Big Sur is

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