For most people on the mainland, a trip to Hawaii feels like an international escape. The environment is different, the scenery is nothing like anywhere else in the states, and the culture is unique. So even though it’s a part of the union, it’s not quite like any other place you know.
It's tough to know exactly how the holidays will impact the spread and effects of COVID-19, but we can certainly agree the season is unfolding differently this 2020. There's a lot to know about what is going on this year and not entirely in ways you expect.
The revival of road trips, camping, and van life changed how many of us see travel in 2020, but leaves many families and travelers unsure of the right move. Any travel outside of your home risks the spread of the novel coronavirus. This uncertainty sparks a new travel trend: vacation stigma.
I work as a docent in a Contemporary Art museum— the SCAD museum to be specific. And it’s, well, contemporary. Often times I am talking to people who are not SCAD students, tourists who are older and they sometimes just don’t get it. There are the ones who walk around avoiding all eye contact with me because they are scared of the fact that they don’t get it.