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    How Can I Plan a Family Trip If We Can’t Agree on a Budget?

    The Cut’s financial advice columnist Charlotte Cowles answers readers’ personal questions about personal finance. Email your money conundrums to [email protected] Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images My mom is turning 60 this year, and my family wants to take her on a trip to celebrate. I’m the second child of four and my siblings and aunt are all pitching in. My parents are divorced, and my mom brought us up without much help from our dad, so she hasn’t had the easiest life. I know it’ll mean a lot to her if we go someplace nice together to celebrate her. However,  

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    How to plan an accessible family road trip

    Like many families, we love to travel—but unlike most families, we have to consider accessibility every step of the way for a successful family vacation. From restaurants to accommodations to attractions, we can’t visit unless we can access them.  My family of five consists of myself, my husband, and three daughters. Our middle daughter is a wheelchair user—to be more specific, a power wheelchair user. That distinction is important because her wheelchair alone weighs more than 350 pounds. And while it’s sometimes feasible—although still not easy or considered accessible—for a person in a manual wheelchair to be bumped over the  

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    The Best Travel Plan for This Holiday Season Is a Backup Plan

    October 27, 2021 7:00 AM Sally French Posted: October 27, 2021 7:00 AM Updated: October 27, 2021 8:36 AM It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers. Among the 2021 travel fiascos: Spirit Airlines underwent an operational meltdown, with 2,800 flights canceled between July 30 and Aug. 9 due to a combination of bad weather, staffing shortages and technical problems that left passengers stranded. Some vaccinated travelers have unexpectedly tested positive for COVID-19 during international trips, finding themselves required to isolate abroad due to  

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    The U.S. travel industry is optimistic as Americans plan trips into the winter : NPR

    Horseback riders take a trail ride on Aug. 13 near June Lake, Calif. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption George Rose/Getty Images Horseback riders take a trail ride on Aug. 13 near June Lake, Calif. George Rose/Getty Images After surging coronavirus cases during the spring scuttled a much-anticipated cruise trip to Montreal, Nate Burglewski and his extended family really wanted to gather this summer — while also staying safe. The trip had to meet a few requirements: a destination that wasn’t too far for elderly relatives in the Midwest, had strict local coronavirus safety measures, and offered lots of  

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    As the Delta Variant Spreads, the Best Travel Advice Is Having a Plan B Vacation

    Many travelers aren’t just gearing up for one vacation, but two: There is the trip they would most like to take, and Plan B if the Delta variant of Covid-19 renders their original idea untenable. This time last year, many travel destinations simply closed. Now, the final decision often rests with would-be vacationers. They are navigating ever-changing travel restrictions and guidelines, as well as rising case counts, travel agents say. Canada reopened its border to fully vaccinated Americans, just as organizers postponed the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, set to take place in October, due to rising Covid-19 cases  

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