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Elizabeth Prairie, a Self-Described Digital Nomad and Owner of Social Static, is Featured in CNN Travel Article

The Article Documented Prairie’s Experience Vacationing in London While it Went on Lockdown Due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 13, 2020 / Elizabeth Prairie, Owner of the digital marketing company Social Static and a self-described digital nomad, is pleased to announce that she was recently featured in an article on CNN Travel.

To learn more about Social Static and the social media marketing and other services that Prairie offers, please visit www.socialstatic.co.

The article, which is titled, “What it’s like to be on vacation in a country on lockdown,” documents Prairie’s experience traveling in London while it went on lockdown during her stay.

As the article noted, on the evening of October 31, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all of England would go back into lockdown as the result of a concerning second wave of the coronavirus.

Prairie, who is based out of Sarasota Springs, New York, had recently arrived in the UK for a four-week vacation. She had been in London for almost two weeks and was just about done with her mandatory 14-day quarantine when Prime Minister Johnson made his announcement.

When the digital marketer heard the lockdown announcement, Prairie knew her vacation was going to change drastically, and she would spend the entirety of her four-week stay in lockdown.

“It’s that feeling of 2020, where you kind of have to roll with the punches — nothing’s a guarantee anymore. So I wasn’t that surprised about the lockdown, in the sense of — everything is so fluid in 2020 and nothing can really shock me anymore,” Prairie told CNN Travel, adding that she had also enjoyed a trip to London in July of this year, when COVID cases were falling and businesses were opening up again for the first time in months.

The new lockdown regulations in England, which are set to last until at least December 2, are not as strict as the first round. In “Lockdown 2,” the CNN article noted, people can leave their home to exercise, and many cafes, bars and restaurants are open for takeout.

Prairie, who stayed in a Notting Hill flat that she found on Airbnb, told CNN Travel that while the new rules took her by surprise, vacationing in a locked-down country still had its positive moments.

“I’m close to Hyde Park, I’m able to explore, and to be outside and to be in fresh air, to explore the neighborhood,” Prairie said.

“I don’t mind this, being able to go out for walks, going to the parks, getting takeaway, none of this bothers me at all.”

About Elizabeth Prairie:

Elizabeth Prairie is the Owner of the Digital Marketing Agency Social Static. Her home base is Saratoga Springs, New York but travels the world teaching her marketing principles through workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and monthly client management. She is also a proud Adirondack 46er with a passion for getting outdoors, traveling and networking. She’s a perpetual trip planner and people

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USACE waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day > U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters > News Release Article View

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 180 USACE-operated recreation areas within the district in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.

The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

Visitors are encouraged to contact USACE lake projects before visiting to ensure recreation areas are open. The status of USACE-managed campgrounds, boat ramps and swimming beaches and other sites is available at https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/status.cfm. Visitors can also find the latest opening information here: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lake/lakefacilities.htm

While visiting USACE recreation areas, visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions required and recommended by local, state and federal authorities, to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC guidance on visiting parks and recreation facilities can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html.

USACE began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 as a way to honor the servicemembers who have served our nation and the armed services.

The Fort Worth District was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.

To discover a USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit www.corpslakes.us, or www.recreation.gov.  

Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: https://www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth    

Release no. 20-052

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