When Will Japan Reopen? September Update

A common question we’re receiving is when will Japan reopen and allow international tourists to enter? As a planning site with strategy for visiting Kyoto, Tokyo, and beyond, we’re closely monitoring all travel advisories and updates. (Updated September 23, 2020.) As background, the Japanese central government declared a state of emergency after much hesitation. At the […]

Orange County California Resumes Reopening

With Labor Day weekend and the summer tourist season both now in the rear-view mirror, there’s good news for travelers to Southern California. Not only will you enjoy lower crowds in the off-season, but more will be able to reopen as Orange County enters the “red” tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy […]

When Will National Parks Reopen?

The U.S. National Parks have begun a phased approach to reopening, following the extended closure of Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Great Smoky Mountains NP. This means some locations and areas will open sooner than others, and with modifications to park hours and operations. In this post, we’ll list which of the 62 U.S. National […]