Here’s The Best Amazon Prime Day Samsonite Luggage, YETI Tumbler, Backpacks & Camping & Fishing Equipment (2020): Early Outdoor Gear & Luggage Deals Revealed by Deal Stripe

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prime Day 2020 sales experts have compared the top early outdoor gear & luggage deals for Amazon Prime Day, together with sales on waterproof camping backpacks, YETI ramblers, Samsonite suitcases, basic fishing gear & Intex kayaks. Shop the best deals in the list below.

Best luggage deals:

Best backpack deals:

Best outdoor gear deals:

  • Save up to 49% on outdoor gear from top brands like Columbia, Patagonia, Osprey, Marmot & The North Face – check the latest deals on gear for all sorts of outdoor adventures
  • Save up to 25% on YETI coolers, bags & drinkware – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
  • Save up to $36 on camping & hiking gear including tents, sleeping bags & survival gear – at the Prime Day sale
  • Save up to 18% on fishing gear & fishing equipment at the Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on fishing
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Yes, You Can Safely Travel To A Mexican Resort Now. Here’s How.

While road trips were certainly the most talked about vacations of summer and are expected to continue their resurgence through fall as the Covid-19 pandemic appears far from over, it’s still possible to fly away to a tropical resort. If you adhere to the increased safety measures and pandemic protocols guiding the opening of a surprising number of new hotels and resorts across North America this fall, you can even do it responsibly. The air border between the United States and Mexico was never closed (only the land border was ever restricted) and, while you may want to avoid more common destinations like Cancun and Los Cabos to cut down on crowd exposure, the brand new Conrad Punta de Mita offers a more exclusive luxury experience with the shine and polish

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Steve Doocy: I told my dad I’d pay for a trip anywhere in the world. Here’s where we ended up

This past week my wife Kathy and I released our brand new #1 NY Times Best-selling “Happy in a Hurry Cookbook,” which is not only a wonderful assortment of delicious recipes, it’s also a collection of Doocy family stories from our 30+ years of marriage.

If you’re like me, you’ve been thinking about how much during the pandemic we all miss traveling, going somewhere, anywhere and that has had me remembering one of my favorite trips ever.

When my mom died, my parents had been planning on taking the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But my dad said he couldn’t go without her and never used the tickets.

Later that same year I asked my dad whether there was any other place on Earth he’d like to visit and after he said, “No,” I stunned myself by saying “I’ll pay,” sounding like a dot-com billionaire who’d bought Amazon at

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Beach Lovers, Here’s Why You Should Choose Gokarna Over Goa as Your Next Travel Destination

an island in the middle of a body of water: Gokarna

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With festival season lined up, many long weekend or festive holidays are underway. And we understand that Goa is the most preferred destination for a holiday with friends or family. But do you also think that Goa is somewhat overrated? It is crowded mostly every season and in the current scenario, you don’t want to opt for a crowded destination for your first-weekend getaway during the pandemic. If you are looking for a serene, peaceful, and less crowded destination then Gokarna is the perfect travel destination for you. With beautiful beaches, gorgeous waterfalls, and historic monuments- if you are a beach person, this place will leave you tranquilized. Situated in Karnataka, the thriving tourist destination is full of splendid monuments, glittering places and picturesque landscape- Gokarna is a picture of undisturbed serenity. If you are bored of going to those overcrowded beaches
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Hollywood has gobbled up book rights during the pandemic. Here’s why

Michelle Weiner, head of Creative Artists Agency's books department, at her home in Los Angeles. <span class="copyright">(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)</span>
Michelle Weiner, head of Creative Artists Agency’s books department, at her home in Los Angeles. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

Author Rumaan Alam kept his expectations low, even as the film rights to his upcoming book “Leave the World Behind” became the center of a bidding contest among Hollywood studios this summer.

During two brisk weeks in July, the Brooklyn-based novelist kept interrupting his family vacation on Fire Island to field phone calls from agents, producers and executives. Sam Esmail, creator of USA Network’s “Mr. Robot,” was on board to direct a feature based on the socially conscious thriller. Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington had agreed to star and produce. Studios including Netflix, Apple and MGM were making offers.

Alam remained skeptical until that Monday when, while on the beach with his husband and two sons, he got the call from Michelle Weiner, head of Creative Artists Agency’s books

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Will cruises resume in 2021? Here’s what the industry is doing to sail safely | Sandy Fenton

It seems like forever since I last wrote a travel column for PennLive. The truth is I haven’t had a lot to say. There has been so many changes within the industry, sometimes weekly, often daily, and always confusing.

So here I am now, celebrating 28 years of broadcasting “Let’s Talk Travel with AAA” on iHeartRadio/WHP580, and I do have some thoughts to share. And positive thoughts at that.

For one thing, the cruise industry is ready to get back to work. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio recently stated to the press, “Enough is enough,” and with a several billion dollar market cap drop from the three largest cruise lines, the CEOs are telling the CDC and government officials the industry must return to service in the United States.

Cruise lines from the U.S. have put together new plans to ensure a healthy return to cruising as

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Here’s how airport parking has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic | Travel Troubleshooter

When Madelyn Cox parked at an off-airport parking lot near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for a recent trip, she noticed a big change. Finding a choice parking spot near the shuttle stop was almost too easy.

“The lot was only one-quarter full,” she says.

Cox, a retired teacher from Spring Branch, Texas, says other than that, and some seats on the shuttle blocked off for social distancing, the airport parking in a pandemic was no different than before the outbreak.

But look closer. The COVID pandemic has changed the way you park your car at the airport. There’s an emphasis on safety, and some facilities are closed or have been repurposed for cargo. You’ll need to do more research and pay attention to the details before you park at the airport in a pandemic. But on the upside, you’ll pay less to park — significantly less in some cases.

How safe

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You can vote today in South Carolina. Here’s where, how and why


This article has been updated to include additional information.

Today is the first day of in-person absentee voting in South Carolina.

Any registered voter can vote absentee in this election because of the “State of Emergency” that was prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Voters must go to their county elections office, complete an application for an absentee ballot and then cast their ballot. Many counties have satellite locations, as well.

Below are the sites, times and dates for in-person absentee voting in Greenville, Pickens and Anderson counties. For information for other counties, visit, online, where a spreadsheet of locations can be found.

Greenville County in-person absentee voting sites

  • Voter Registration and Elections Office, 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900, in Greenville. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Oct. 5 to Nov. 2. Also open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and from
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Travel agents wait for the world to reopen from COVID shutdowns; here’s how they’re staying afloat with travelers wary of cruises and flights

NORTHAMPTON — The DRI-Voyage, as travel agent Martha S. Borawski describes it, is the travel option for people who normally like a cruise but are not getting on a plane — much less a cruise ship — anytime in the foreseeable future due to the risk of coronavirus.

“It’s a three-night hotel stay package you can drive to in your own car and I’ve got great deals lined up with hotels and resorts in the northeast,” says Borawski, president of Pioneer Valley Travel in Northampton, of the mini-vacation concept she originated in the midst of the pandemic.

She’s been working at the family-owned business for 50 years.

The DRI-Voyage is one option for travelers concerned about venturing out amid the pandemic, focused on destinations within two- to three-hour drives from Western Massachusetts. So, too, are deals she’s worked out with RV rental companies for driving tours in the United States

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No major airport near you? Here’s how expert travelers still get amazing flight deals


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Savvy travelers know that the rush of nabbing an amazing mistake fare or unbelievably good flight deal is almost as exciting as the trip itself. But have you ever wondered how the experts do it — or how people who don’t live in areas served by major airports like Los Angeles or New York can get in on the killer deals?

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For travelers who live in smaller cities and rural areas, positioning flights are the secret hack you should keep in your back pocket, Sometimes, it makes sense to book an entirely separate round-trip ticket to get to the flight deal’s departure airport, then back home again at the end of your

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