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As we approach the holiday travel season, is it safe to travel yet?

Ron Williams wants to know if it’s safe to travel yet.

At 72, he’s in a high-risk group that makes him especially vulnerable to a coronavirus infection. But even if he weren’t, what kind of trip would it be?

“My wife and I like hanging out at the pool and visiting museums and shopping,” says Williams, a retired bank manager who lives in Ocala, Florida. “All of these activities are severely restricted or fraught with risk.”

He adds, “I’m not sure when we’ll travel again.”

Williams’ question is all too common. And it’s not the first time I’ve tried to answer it. This is the time of year when many Americans begin to think about holiday trips, spring break and maybe even next summer’s vacation. (For those of you who skipped this summer’s vacation, you have probably already started planning.)

Hit the road or plan a staycation

Bill McIntyre, a spokesperson for Global Rescue, a medical and security response service for travelers, says internal surveys of the organization’s members indicate a readiness to get back on the road. “Most travelers already have plans to go somewhere domestically by year’s end, and a majority say they’ll travel internationally sometime in 2021,” McIntyre says.

Talk to medical experts, and they will tell you to stay close to home. Manisha Juthani, an infectious-disease specialist at Yale University School of Medicine, says a person who wants to take one to two weeks off should make it a staycation or road trip, at least for now. “I personally do not recommend traveling far from home,” she says.

Juthani says the highly infectious nature of the novel coronavirus is to blame for her travel advisory. Outbreaks continue across the country, in part because people are traveling. One sign that it is safer to travel is if the test positivity rate at your destination is around 1%.

“If we can drive rates down everywhere in the country to around 1%, maybe we could travel with very low risk of bringing the virus elsewhere,” she says. “That’s the only way we will be able to travel again safely before a vaccine is available.”

The major benchmarks for travel safety

Of course, many Americans are already traveling, albeit cautiously.

“One of the trends we have already seen is increased travel by car and a real increase in people traveling in recreational vehicles with their families,” says Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID-19 officer.

But what about flying? “Airline travel is most certainly safer now than it was at the start of the pandemic,” Bratzler says. “However, transmission of the infection has clearly been documented during flights. If you are traveling by plane, you need to make sure you wear a mask from the time you arrive at the airport until you leave the airport at your destination.”

Despite these and other best practices for staying safe in transit, many travelers are unwilling to risk it until we reach one — or all — of the major benchmarks

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Jersey Shore fans upset that Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is not returning for Season 4 of Family Vacation

Jersey Shore Family Vacation continues without Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Jersey Shore Family Vacation continues without Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. Pic credit: MTV

The season 4 premiere of Jersey Shore Family Vacation is set to air on Thursday, November 19.

However, fans are taking to social media to announce disappointment that OG cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will not be joining her shore family.

Since 2009, Snooki has become a fan favorite, and her crazy “meatball” antics are a beloved staple for the reality series.

Recently, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino shared a photo to his Instagram with the caption, “ITS HAPPENING #jsfamilyvacation4” as he and wife Lauren boarded a jet on their way to their filming location in Nevada.

Snooki commented on the post, “Yasss can’t wait to watch you both 💋 so proud of my fam.”  

This sparked an immediate fan response, with many posting about their displeasure in Snooki’s decision to call it quits. 

One fan wrote, “No Snooki? The show is pointless now without you.” with another adding, “won’t be the same without the queen ❤️.”

Backlash after Season 3

Snooki’s decision to leave is not entirely shocking, as the Season 3 finale ended in a blow out after the infamous speech given by Snooki, JWOWW, and Deena, roasting Angelina at her own wedding.

While meant to be a joke, the speech was not well received by Angelina or her wedding guests.

The speech ignited a feud between the girls, with Angelina proclaiming they ruined her wedding, leaving Snooki in tears during her final confessional.

“I just love my roomies, always. Jersey Shore is literally my life,” she said sobbing. “I never would have met my best friends, so the fact that it has to end like this, for me, it really sucks.”

Jersey Shore fans are not the only ones upset about Snooki’s departure.

JWOWW took to Twitter: “I watched my best friend quit because she couldn’t handle the stress. I stayed up so many nights hearing Deena cry over being called names she didn’t deserve. All while Angelina basked in the attention she was given”.

It is unclear whether the castmates made amends with Angelina before filming.

Production during pandemic

MTV announced the cast would take over a resort and be placed in their own quarantine “bubble.”

The cast is regularly being tested for COVID-19 and following all federal and state safety guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy.

The cast includes Deena Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

Unlike other seasons, extended family members of the cast will stay with them in the Shore bubble.

While being isolated during a pandemic is sure to make for an interesting dynamic, one thing is for certain, “jerzdays” will be different without everyone’s favorite meatball, Snooki.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 4 premieres on Thursday, November 19, at 8/7c on MTV.

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Insiders call it the ‘Secret Season,’ when travel bargains are everywhere: It’s happening now.

I need a break. And you do too.



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After a summer spent hiding inside the house to avoid pestilence, scorching temperatures and soot-filled air, we crave liberation and escape.

The good news: We’re entering the Secret Season, the answer to a frustrated traveler’s prayers. It offers bargains, uncrowded destinations and mild temperatures. It’s the ideal time to take a drive and get away from it all for a few days.

We’ve targeted three out-of-state (but relatively close) destinations where tourism is at low ebb this time of year, making it easier to socially distance. If you’re nervous about staying in a hotel, check out the websites of places you’re considering to read about their COVID-19 safety protocols, then make a phone call to find out more. Some people pack disinfecting cleaning supplies to be on the safe side.

Then grab your gear and hit the road. Our first pick is Scottsdale, Ariz., a big proponent of the Secret Season, which lasts through December. Locals in this resort town say fall offers some of the best weather of the year, ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities.

When you visit, take an easy drive two hours north of Scottsdale to see fall’s vibrant colors in Sedona, where the reds and golds of the season complement the red rock landscape.

You’ll find some of the nation’s top resorts in Scottsdale, where the nightly room rate often tops $1,000 during the spring season. But during the Secret Season, you’ll find 60%-off deals at some high-end resorts. Others have BOGO — buy-one-get-one-free deals — or three-nights-for-the-price-of-two specials.

Check out these bargains:

Hotel Adeline: If you like Midcentury Modern, you’ll love sleek and stylish Hotel Adeline, a boutique newcomer in Old Town Scottsdale. The 215-room, pet-friendly hotel had a $13-million makeover and now sports a restaurant and a lively pool with bar and cabanas. Rates start at $116 per night.



a view of a building: The hip Valley Ho hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., has a "Slip Into Fall" deal from $240 a night. (Mark Boisclair / Valley Ho)


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The hip Valley Ho hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., has a “Slip Into Fall” deal from $240 a night. (Mark Boisclair / Valley Ho)

Hotel Valley Ho: Anytime is martini time at the oh-so-hip Hotel Valley Ho in downtown Scottsdale, where the pool is shaped like a martini glass, complete with an olive. This Midcentury Modern hotel has a “Slip Into Fall Deal” that includes a $50 daily hotel credit and a bottle of wine, with rates from $240 a night.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa: This award winner, in neighboring Paradise Valley, isn’t near downtown shops or restaurants but it has panoramic views and offers a great place to escape, relax and rewind. Hike, bike or run on the many trails near the resort. Secret Season visitors from California can take advantage of a “Welcome, Neighbors” special (booking code PROCA3) that allows guests to stay for free on their third night. Rates from $373 per night.

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Family Vacation sets season 4 premiere, filmed in bubble



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As television and film productions everywhere continue to grapple with the significant complications posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Jersey Shore figured out a way to still provide fans with a brand new season.

On Thursday, MTV announced via a YouTube promo teaser that the next season of the show is coming back on November 19th, with back to back episodes. 

And according to TMZ, the entirety of season 4 takes place at a resort in Nevada, where the whole JS gang holed up with the crew along with their extended families so as not to risk any outside exposure to the disease. 



Vinny Guadagnino, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino posing for a photo: They're baaaack: MTV announced that the next season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is coming back on November 19th on Thursday


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They’re baaaack: MTV announced that the next season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is coming back on November 19th on Thursday

This ‘bubble’ approach has been successful in other venues, such as with NBA, which just completed a season of basketball leading to the LA Lakers championship victory.  

The upcoming season of Jersey Shore, dubbed Jersey Shore ‘Bring the Family’ Vacation, will see the return of Deena Cortese, Paul ‘Pauly D’ Delvecchio, Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino. 

Noticeably absent, however, is fan favorite Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, who very publicly left the show late last year. 



text: Bubble approach: The entirety of season 4 takes place at a resort in Nevada, where the whole Jersey Shore gang holed up with the crew along with their extended families


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Bubble approach: The entirety of season 4 takes place at a resort in Nevada, where the whole Jersey Shore gang holed up with the crew along with their extended families

This season, apparently, will see the guys of Jersey Shore attempt to reunite the ladies, whose fractured relationships are what caused Snooki’s exit. 

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It all came to a head in the finale of JS: FV’s season 3 last November, during Angelina’s wedding to Chris Larangeira, when Polizzi, Farley and Cortese’s toast at the nuptials was poorly received.

Insisting it was all meant in good fun, by the end of the episode, Snooki proclaimed that she was ‘done’ with the show – a sentiment she has upheld since.



JWoww et al. posing for the camera: Noticeably absent: Fan favorite Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi (center) very publicly left the show late last year at the end of season 3


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Noticeably absent: Fan favorite Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi (center) very publicly left the show late last year at the end of season 3



a person standing posing for the camera: It all came to a head last November: During Angelina Pivarnick's wedding to Chris Larangeira, Polizzi, Farley and Cortese's toast at the nuptials was poorly received


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It all came to a head last November: During Angelina Pivarnick’s wedding to Chris Larangeira, Polizzi, Farley and Cortese’s toast at the nuptials was poorly received

According to a statement from MTV made to People, the incident left the ‘family fractured, leaving the boys with only one option — make the family whole again.’

Known for its over-the-top shenanigans and salacious characters, MTV’s original Jersey Shore originally premiered in 2009 and was enormously popular, lasting six seasons.

The show was rebooted as Jersey Shore: Family Vacation in 2018, sans original cast member Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola.   

The show returns on Thursday, November 19th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.



Vinny Guadagnino et al. posing for the camera: The OG crew: Known for its over-the-top shenanigans and salacious characters, MTV's original Jersey Shore originally premiered in 2009 and was enormously popular, lasting six seasons


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Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 4 to Premiere in November … With Big Changes


MTV is moving on with Jersey Shore: Family Vaction. 


The cabler today announced that its beloved series is set to return this holiday season with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, November 19th at 8PM ET/PT.


Following an explosive season-three finale, which was the highest-rated episode since 2018, the pop-culture phenomenon returns for season four to make “Jerztory” as the world looks a little different and social distancing is the new rule.

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For the first time ever, it’s “Jersey Shore ‘Bring the Family’ Vacation” as our favorite roommates take over an entire resort living their best lives in their own “Shore” bubble.


Yes, you read that right. 

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The stars of the series will be bringing their families along for the ride. 


“With more than 10 years of ups and downs and humor and heart, the cast has always made it out on the other side stronger than ever — until now,” reads the official logline.


“Angelina’s wedding and the speech heard around the world left the family fractured, leaving the boys with only one option — make the family whole again.”


“So, DJ Pauly D takes over a resort and with the help of Mike “The Situation,” Vinny and Ronnie, they hatch a plan to reunite the girls, invite the extended family to distract them from the drama, and hope for the best,” it continues.

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“It seemed like a good idea at the time, but with this group you never know what will happen.”


Leading up to the highly-anticipated season four premiere, MTV will air Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3 recap specials on Thursday, November 5th and Thursday, November 12th at 8PM ET/PT.


The cast for the fourth season includes Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.


Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi announced she was leaving the franchise last December, with her on-screen exit airing earlier this year. 


The series first premiered in 2009 and returned in 2018 to record ratings, and is an MTV worldwide phenomenon that has built a franchise that includes Floribama Shore, Geordie Shore (UK), Gandia Shore (Spain), Warsaw Shore (Poland), Acapulco Shore (Mexico), and Super Shore.

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation operating in a bubble is no surprise, so don’t expect the gang to be going out to bars and living it up. 


Instead, the drama will be within a closed setting. 


What are your thoughts on the news?


Watch the trailer below. 


Remember you can watch Jersey Shore: Family Vacation online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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Family Vacation’ Season 4 Returns After Filming in Bubble

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation new season in bubble at Pauly D’s rented hotel, debut Nov. 19

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The cast of MTV ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ were interviewed by Jenny McCarthy for her XM show ‘Inner Circle,’ discussing the newest season of the reality show.

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The bubble is here! 

The roomies, and their families, decamp socially distanced-style in a Nevada hotel on the upcoming season of MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” which debuts 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 with back to back episodes.

“I rented the whole hotel!” says Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio on a new promo released on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The plan is to get everyone back together after fallout from the roomies speech gone wrong at cast member Angelina Pivarnick’s wedding, as depicted on Season 3. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has stated that she’s leaving the show and indeed she’s not listed among the cast members for Season 4.

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“For the first time ever, it’s Jersey Shore ‘Bring the Family’ Vacation as our favorite roommates take over an entire resort living their best lives in their own ‘Shore’ bubble,” says an MTV press release. “With more than 10 years of ups and downs and humor and heart, the cast has always made it out on the other side stronger than ever — until now.

“Angelina’s wedding and the speech heard around the world left the family fractured, leaving the boys with only one option — make the family whole again. So, DJ Pauly D takes over a resort and with the help of Mike ‘The Situation,’ Vinny and Ronnie, they hatch a plan to reunite the girls, invite the extended family to distract them from the drama, and hope for the best. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but with this group you never know what will happen.”

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Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio,” Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino are listed as the cast members.

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Filming took place in September, according to cast members’ social media posts.

Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; cjordan@app.com.  

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They’re Back! Jersey Shore Family Vacation Sets Season 4 Premiere Date

Jerzdays are back!

On Monday, MTV announced that Jersey Shore Family Vacation is set to return on Nov. 19 — just in time for the holidays!

This season, which has been dubbed Jersey Shore “Bring the Family'”Vacation,  Deena Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino are taking over an entire resort where they will live their “best lives” in their own “Shore” bubble, according to MTV.

The new chapter picks back up after an explosive season 3, which saw Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi decide to leave the show after a disastrous speech at Pivarnick’s wedding.

The incident left the “family fractured, leaving the boys with only one option — make the family whole again,” according to MTV.

So, in attempt to get the band back together, Delvecchio, 40, will take over a resort with the help of Sorrentino, Guadagnino and Ortiz-Magro — with hopes of reuniting the girls.

The boys have also invited “the extended family to distract them from drama, and hope for the best.”

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However, time will only tell if this plan works out.

The season finale chronicled Pivarnick’s wedding to Chris Larangeira last November. Drama between Pivarnick, 34, and her female costars erupted after Polizzi, Farley and Cortese’s off-color bridesmaid speech prompted boos from the other guests, and at the end of the night, Polizzi declared that she was “done” with the show.

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While they insisted they meant no harm by their speech, Pivarnick was furious. And the tensions didn’t subside; the stars continued arguing on Twitter as the episode aired.

Polizzi, 32, addressed the renewal in June in a reply to costar Sorrentino’s tweet about the news.

“Good luck my fam,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to watch.”

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Jersey Shore originally premiered in 2009 and was rebooted as Family Vacation in 2018 with the original cast, minus Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola.

Polizzi first announced that she was retiring from the beloved show last December. Speaking to PEOPLE, she opened up about the decision, noting that her TV career isn’t over yet.

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“I’m definitely not done with TV,” she added. “I’m just done with that show.”

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Bulls let Dennis Rodman take vacation during NBA title-winning season, Michael Jordan dragged him back

One of the most shocking parts about the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 championship run was when Dennis Rodman took a vacation to Las Vegas in the middle of the season, which was documented in “The Last Dance” on Sunday.

Rodman was described as the “model citizen” in the days and games that Scottie Pippen was out with an injury. However, once Pippen returned, Rodman was described as becoming “dramatic, drinking, partying and losing his connection with reality.”

Rodman asked the team for a vacation and was allowed to go to Las Vegas for “48 hours,” which was met by Michael Jordan’s skepticism.

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“You let him go on vacation, we’re not going to see him,” Jordan said. “You let him go to Vegas, and we’re definitely not going to see him.”

Carmen Electra, Rodman’s girlfriend at the time, talked about the wild moments of being with Rodman in Las Vegas. She said it was an “occupational hazard” to be his girlfriend.

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Jordan said he had to go to Las Vegas himself and get Rodman out of his hotel room.

“He didn’t come back on time, we had to go get his a** out of bed,” Jordan said. “I’m not going to say what was in his bed, where he was, blah blah blah.”

Giving Rodman a long leash appeared to be the secret sauce that blended the Bulls perfectly together.

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The future Hall of Famer was still a rebounding machine. He led the NBA with 15 rebounds per game during the 1997-98 season.

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