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Summer Travel Itineraries in the Good Ole USA

Competition for the best accommodations or even a campsite in a national park may also sway travelers to tour companies. At Yellowstone National Park, for example, visitation in 2020 outpaced 2019 every month from July through December. “Last year was more spontaneous, but this year I’m seeing a return to preplanning,” said Aaron Bailey, who offers his guiding services in the Yellowstone region through ToursByLocals, including a three-day trip for up to four people priced at $4,200. “They’re going for a guide because they want a good experience and don’t want to be caught up in the race.” While there’s a perennial summer rush on national park accommodations, the difference this year, “is that campgrounds and cabins are going first versus hotel rooms,” said Betsy O’Rourke, the chief marketing officer for the Xanterra Travel Collection, which manages several national park accommodations, including El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park. Many lodges are already sold out for much of the summer....
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Millennials Embrace Prenups—but Through a Very Different Lens Than in the Past

Millennials are often known to buck convention. That seems to be true even when it comes to prenuptial agreements. In the past, prenups were most common among young adults from wealthy families or couples entering second or third marriages. Today, younger adults of all income levels are drafting them, not only to protect assets accumulated before and during marriage but to address societal realities that weren’t necessarily present or common years ago, such as......