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Chicago Continues to Add States to Its Travel Advisory List As COVID-19 Cases Climb

Chicago added six more destinations to its travel advisory list on Tuesday as coronavirus cases continue to rise all around the country.

Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Utah, and Puerto Rico were updated to the city’s “orange” advisory, bringing the total list up to 19 states and two territories. Destinations are added to the list if they surpass 15 cases per day, per 100,000 residents, according to the city.

Currently, the orange list includes Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Unvaccinated travelers from these areas are advised to quarantine for 10 days if they have not received a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arriving in Chicago,” the city’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted. Fully vaccinated travelers don’t have to get tested or quarantine, according to

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Chicago Adds 9 States to Its Travel Advisory List As Illinois Recommends Masks Indoors for All

The city of Chicago added nine states to its travel advisory list amid a surge of coronavirus cases throughout the country.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming were all added to the “orange” list of destinations experiencing at least 15 cases per day, per 100,000 residents, according to the city. They join Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were already on the list.

All unvaccinated travelers coming from an “orange” destination are “advised” to either get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of traveling to Chicago or quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, according to the city. The list is updated once per week.

Earlier this month, Chicago started adding states back onto the advisory list, starting with Missouri and Arkansas. It was the first time states had been upgraded to “orange” since June 1.

In addition, the Illinois

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The Lake House on Canandaigua makes Travel + Leisure’s ‘It List’ 2021

CANANDAIGUA, NY — The Lake House on Canandaigua has hit the big time.

In Travel + Leisure magazine’s It List for 2021, the hotel was one of the 73 properties cited as “essential” to visit, even if each of the resorts and hotels had opened amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Describing it as “within striking distance” of touring a vineyard or hiking, the magazine said the hotel was “pilgrimage-worthy.”

“In many ways, the Lake House feels like a super-sized vacation home, with an enviable location at the northern tip of the lake, with a swimming pool, a dock (boat rentals are available), a sprawling yard with fire pits and lawn games,” the piece continues. The excerpt also suggested the best reason to visit was to “wake up with a view of the lake and to wander down, bare foot, for a swim.” 

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Texas destination makes list of 11 best cities to retire in U.S.

If you’re looking to retire soon, the pivotal question is: Where you should you live?

In Travel & Leisure’s roundup of the best places to retire, 11 American cities topped the list, with one Texas destination—the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area—landing a spot. The list is compiled from a group of organizations that analyze U.S. cities and their suitability for retirement destinations, according to Travel & Leisure.

Of significant note, Dallas took top honors on the list for its small-town vibe and cosmopolitan appeal. The fact that Texas has no state income tax was also cited. The Dallas/Fort Worth housing market also features a wide range of housing available, according to Travel & Leisure.

“This fast-growing destination offers both a suburban and big-city lifestyle, giving retirees the option to choose a small-town feel with city conveniences nearby,” Travel & Leisure’s Patricia Doherty writes.


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