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The 18 New Rules of Camping

Booking apps, glamping, and tricked-out Sprinter vans: over the past decade, life under the stars has been upgraded. Here’s your up-to-date guide for enjoying the ultimate socially distanced weekend.

By Stephanie Pearson

As the country begins to reopen, we’ll keep publishing news to help you navigate the state of travel today (like whether travel insurance covers the coronavirus), as well as stories about places for you to put on your bucket list once it’s safe to start going more far-flung.

After a lot of thoughtful deliberation, for the first time in my life I decided to postpone an international trip because of COVID-19. I’ve been traveling problem-free for three decades, but a few of my international trips have gone sideways of late: I was stranded in Chile for three days due to a grounded ferry and subsequent airline strike, forcing a chain reaction of expensive new flight and lodging logistics. Last summer, on a flight home from Bogotá, Colombia, I was delayed for almost 24 hours due to weather and mechanical issues and had to pay additional expenses for hotels, meals, and transportation.

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