MADISON, Wisconsin. – The American Automobile Association considers Thanksgiving Eve the busiest travel day of the year, but it may not be this year. AAA public affairs director Nick Jarmusz said travel is all down together, but fewer people are flying. “People who might normally drive home will drive instead, but we’ll also see people who might drive just not make the trip all together,” Jarmusz said. The Dane County Regional Airport is feeling the loss. Marketing and Communications Director Michael Riechers said terminal traffic was down more than 70% in 2020. “We expect to see a little bump, but it’s been down a bit from the start. of the year, ”said Riechers. Nearly 10,000 people left Madison Airport in the three days leading up to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in 2019. This year, that number is around 4,000 people, according to the Transportation Security Administration. As a result, revenues fell about 15%, but Federal Cares Act funding helped the financially self-sustaining airport break even this year, according to Riechers. “I would say our low point was shortly after the pandemic,” Riechers said. “Since April, the recovery has been very, very slow, but the trend is on the rise.” If people decide to travel, whether by plane or car, the AAA suggests doing some research first. “So you know what to expect in terms of masking requirements or if restaurants will be open,” Jarmusz said. “Along the route and the destination you are going to.” Jarmusz reminds people to travel safely on the road. He said more people are dying in car crashes, despite fewer drivers on the road. Julia Endicott, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, flies to California for Thanksgiving. This is the first time that she has returned home since the start of the semester. “I just want to be home with my family,” Endicott said. “All of my roommates come home too, but they’re from Minnesota. They have to drive. I have to fly unfortunately. Flyers like Endicott are ready to make it to their destination without catching COVID-19 along the way. “I brought my wipes, I got my mask,” Endicott said. “Be as safe as possible. (I’m) not too nervous. Tuesday Travel Tip: Turkey Trot to the airport for Thanksgiving! Want to carry a bird in your suitcase? Wondering if TSA allows you to carry your own stuffing? Find out here: https://t.co/NHaKDQaKfd #holidaytravel #Thanksgiving #TSA #traveltiptuesday #traveltips pic.twitter.com/yYsi4fV0nA – MSN Airport (@MSN_Airport) November 24, 2020 Sanitation and mask stations are placed in all terminal at Dane County Regional Airport. COPYRIGHT 2020 BY CHANNEL 3000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, DISTRIBUTED, REWRITED OR REDISTRIBUTED.
For most travelers, 2020 has been a complete dud. Due to Covid-19’s strict travel restrictions, countries around the world have closed their borders to visitors, and airlines and cruise ships have grounded part of their fleets. The closest for many of us to the real journey is to live vicariously through social media accounts and perhaps a quick (and safe) journey here or there. Fortunately, one of the good developments of 2020 is the large number of published travel books that will help ease the reader’s urge to travel. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorites for the coming months. Art Lurks in New York City: An Illustrated Guide to the City’s Secret Masterpieces Getting fired is something most people hope to avoid throughout their careers, but for Lori Zimmer, it was a blessing in disguise. Suddenly, the art curator had time to explore her adopted hometown of New York. “I didn’t know what else to do with my time, so I started walking all the streets of Manhattan and started noticing the city’s abundance of art,” she says. at Smithsonian. “I would go home and research each piece.” His curiosity resulted in a blog titled Art Nerd New York, and ultimately led to this book on the city’s hidden art scene. Released this fall, Art Hiding in New York showcases works of art hidden in plain sight, from a Soho loft filled with 280,000 pounds of dirt to a World War II memorial along the Hudson River, hidden by the daily tides. The book couldn’t have been better timed, highlighting public art, much of it outdoor and accessible, as so many art institutions have faced closures due to Covid-19. Each item is associated with a colorful illustration by artist Maria Krasinski. Spirit Run: A 6,000 Mile Marathon Through The Stolen Lands of North America As the son of working-class Mexican immigrants, 19-year-old Noah Álvarez knew he could easily follow in his parents’ footsteps and work alongside them in an apple. packaging plant. But when he heard about Peace and Dignity Journeys, a Native American First Nations organization that hosts ultramarathons, he jumped at the chance to change that course. The result was an epic four-month, 6,000-mile journey across North America on foot, from Canada to Guatemala, crossing deserts and mountain passes alongside a group of runners representing nine Native American tribes. In Spirit Run, Álvarez tells the story of his journey and comes face to face with the same country his parents left behind in search of new opportunities in the United States. By accident Wes Anderson As a filmmaker, Wes Anderson has an instantly identifiable aesthetic. His penchant for a vivid color palette, symmetry and nostalgia, as seen in The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom, has won him legions of fans. One superfan, Wally Koval, created an Instagram account in 2017 called @accidentallywesanderson where he and his wife, Amanda, solicit and present photos of other fans from places around the world that eerily resemble the settings of the Anderson films. The effort turned out to be so popular (1.2 million subscribers) that they recently created a book featuring 200 color-saturated photos taken from their social media account, with sites that include a fire station in pink plaster in Marfa, Texas, and a sandstone and marble fort. in Rajasthan, India. The Whale Museum you will never see: and other excursions to Iceland’s most unusual museums Despite being one of the least populated countries in Europe, with a total population of around 330,000, Iceland has an unprecedented number of museums covering a range of subjects, ranging from the expected (the National Museum of Iceland, the National Gallery of Iceland) to the less obvious (the Icelandic Phallological Museum, the Icelandic Punk Museum) . In total, the country is home to 265 museums containing millions of objects. In a treasure hunt for the singular, author and artist A. Kendra Greene (she is currently a guest artist at the Nasher Sculpture Garden in Dallas) visits the abundance of Icelandic institutions in search of the country’s strangest artefacts. She discovers a number of objects that are truly scratchers, including a chastity belt designed for rams, a dried bull penis shaped into a whip, and a sculpture of the body of Christ made from a pile of dried fish. . Lost Pianos of Siberia Covered in snow and ice, Siberia is a land better known for its harsh environment than its connection to piano music. In her first book, author and journalist Sophy Roberts shines a light on the desolate region’s fascination with the instrument by venturing into the freezing cold to hunt down pianos since their peak of popularity in the 19th century. During her three-year adventure through the snow-capped tundra, she discovers how the piano was part of a strong cultural push to westernize the region led by Catherine the Great in the late 1700s. Soon, piano music was introduced. which has become ubiquitous in Siberia and appreciated by all members of society, from the nobility to average citizens living in remote villages far from the modern world. The result is a book that describes the important roles that surviving grand and upright pianos, distributed everywhere from sleepy villages to forced labor camps established during Stalin’s reign, played in Siberia’s past. Wild Feast: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Foraging and hunting for food was the norm in North America 200 years ago, and people’s diets consisted mainly of foodstuffs resulting from labor. physical. Fast forward to today and hunting and gathering is like a trip to the supermarket or a drive-through. In this travelogue, author and geographer Gina Rae La Cerva travels the world in search of some of the last truly wild foods on the planet. Her journey brings her to a cemetery in Denmark, where she searches for wild onions shoulder to shoulder with the country’s renowned chefs, and to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she investigates the “bushmeat” trade which is running through the region’s rainforests and resulting in the illegal poaching of wildlife to please the palates of the European elite. World of Wonders: to the glory of fireflies, whale sharks and other astonishments For her first book, an illustrated collection of essays on nature, Aimee Nezhukumatathil recounts how, throughout her life, of a writer and mother , she often sought advice in the natural world. With each tale, the award-winning poet conveys the lessons she learned from peacocks, red-spotted newts, whale sharks and other creatures, and how she applied them in her daily life. About the peacock, she writes: “What the peacock can do is remind you of a home that you will flee and come back all your life.” She also has a fondness for the axolotl, or “Mexican Walking Fish”. The amphibian has a wide, sweet smile, which encourages the perpetrator to smile even when the going gets tough. The Address Book: What Street Addresses Tell About Identity, Race, Wealth and Power In real estate, everything revolves around “location, location, location” and The place you live often defines your place on the socio-economic scale. (Concrete example: Park Avenue in New York automatically sums up notions of luxury.) Author Deirdre Mask presents this case in his book on the history of addresses and what they all mean. From the roads of modern Germany named after Nazi soldiers to urban America with streets dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she tells the stories behind the addresses, while examining the growing global epidemic of homelessness. shelter and what it means to have no address at all. Refuge: America’s Wildest Places While America’s 62 national parks receive most accolades (and for good reason), it’s the country’s national wildlife sanctuary system that deserves a closer look. . These natural expanses, of which there are 567, are among the most pristine and unspoiled territories in the country – and they also don’t draw large crowds like, say, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. (Read: you can actually be one with nature there.) Author and nature photographer Ian Shive makes his point in a new coffee table book featuring over 300 color images of over 40 shelters, including the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge near the tip of the state archipelago, the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming, and the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. After leafing through this book, you will ask yourself: “Yellowstone who?” Roadside Americans: The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation At one point, seeing someone walking alone along an open road with their thumb pointed at the sky was a thing current. For many, even, disappointing a stranger’s walk was a rite of passage. But these days, it’s a rare sight. Jack Reid, an expert on American culture, takes readers on a wild journey through the history of hitchhiking, from its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century, when car ownership was becoming more and more common, until ‘to the hippie, feminist and racial movements of the late 1960s, which saw the “thumb stumbling” as an act of liberation that literally thumbed its nose at the status quo. It also offers hypotheses as to why the mode of transportation collapsed right after the rise of the Reagan era. (Plot twist: Reagan was a well-known hitchhiker himself.) Having trouble seeing our list of books? Turn off your ad blocker and you’re good to go. By purchasing a product through these links, Smithsonian magazine can earn a commission. 100 percent of our profits go to supporting the Smithsonian Institution. Like this article? Subscribe to our newsletter.
Hoosier State is among eight states with a positivity rate of 15% or higher. (Columbus, Oh.) – Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive COVID-19 test rates of 15% or more are urged to self-quarantine for 14 days. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a new list of travel advisory states this week. These are Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. Each state has a positivity rate of 15% or more: South Dakota – 23.6% Idaho – 23.5% Wisconsin – 21.1% Iowa – 18.8% Wyoming – 16.7% Kansas – 16.6 % Nevada – 15.7% Indiana – 15.6% If anyone has to travel, ODH recommends 14 days of self-quarantine after leaving these locations. This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, and should be considered by both Ohio residents and out-of-state travelers. What to do during self-quarantine Stay home and avoid all in-person activities. This includes work, grocery and drug stores, public events and public places. If you live in a house with other people who have not traveled with you, stay in a separate room. If this is not possible, wear a face mask when in the same room and stay at least six feet away from others. Do not leave your home except to seek medical care. If you need to see a provider for reasons other than a medical emergency, please call ahead and discuss the care you need. In the event of a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1. Indicate that you are in home quarantine for exposure to a new coronavirus. Keep a face mask until a healthcare provider asks you to remove it. Do not have visitors to your home. Do not use public transport, taxis or carpools. If fever and / or symptoms develop, call your doctor. Take your temperature with a thermometer twice a day and watch for fever, as well as other symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. For more information, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/covid-19-travel-advisory/covid-19-travel-advisory. .