Tourist with fake ‘Maderna’ vaccine card arrested in Hawaii: Court docs

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A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled “Maderna,” according to court documents.

In order to bypass Hawaii’s 10-day traveler quarantine, she uploaded a vaccination card to the state’s Safe Travels program and arrived in Honolulu Aug. 23 on a Southwest Airlines flight, the documents said.

“Airport screeners found suspicious errors … such as Moderna was spelled wrong and that her home was in Illinois but her shot was taken at Delaware,” Wilson Lau, a special agent with the Hawaii attorney general’s

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Critics question why Ige is asking visitors to stay away, but keeping popular attractions open

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – On Monday, the governor urged visitors to cancel upcoming travel to Hawaii amid the state’s ongoing COVID surge.

But he stopped short of instituting any new restrictions in place.

And on Tuesday, the state said it wouldn’t close any of its scenic or recreational sites in a bid to discourage tourists from coming.

Critics say it’s hypocritical for the state to keep popular visitor attractions like the Diamond Head State Monument, the Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail and the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet open if it really wants visitors not to come here.

“It’s mixed message,” said Healani

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Explore the Natural Wonders of the Catskills

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Design-forward digs, locally sourced cuisine, and all the nature you can handle set the stage for a weekend of R & R at this buzzy New York hideaway.


Eastwind’s “Lushna” suite opens to a private outdoor space. Also included? Your own personal fire pit and outdoor shower. / Photo by Lawrence Braun

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New Pastures

New York’s Catskills Region has seen an impressive resurgence in popularity in recent years—and, if you ask us, a newfound appreciation for the area’s sparkling

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Iceland Travel Guide: What to Do & Know

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Have you heard? Iceland is a tourist destination! Along with legendary waterfalls and charming chapels, it’s known for its own unique brand of Scandi culture and around-the-clock summer sunlight. But the super-friendly locals (many with a wicked sense of humor and a proud sense of heritage) really set the stage for the fun that’s to be had. And due to its close proximity to the States and England, there are tons of English-speaking expats, lessening the language barrier and making it an easy country to navigate on your own. Its unique balance of popping city, beautiful wilderness, and culinary adventure

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Quad-Citians can earn certification in Quad-Cities attractions to promote tourism | Business & Economy

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Visitors to Stamford could find tourist information at St John’s Church

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Tourism looks set to receive a boost in Stamford thanks to the initiative of a town guide.

Jill Collinge, a Blue Badge tour guide for more than 25 years, sprang into action following the “worrying closure” of the town’s tourist information centre, based at Stamford Arts Centre in St Mary’s Street.

Under plans to streamline services and renovate the arts centre, tourist information services are being merged into the role of box office staff, who will also pick up some of the work of the South Kesteven District Council advisors who worked in the now-closed office in Maiden Lane.

Jill Collinge, who has worked as a tour guide in Stamford for 25 years, often dressing for the role
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