Traveling in 2020: Stuart, Florida – Musical Shows and Restaurants

The Sundays in the town of Stuart are full of stamina; people sit in restaurants and coffee shops, attend the local art and artisan fair, walk along the shore, sail in their boats, and view a musical show by the water. Sunday after Christmas 2020 was crowded and full of joyful buzz. People were walking … Read More

Traveling in 2020: Stuart, Florida – Water View

Picturesque Stuart FL, a small town by the Treasure Coast, has the ability to instantly calm you down. In November and December 2020 the town enjoyed many visitors who attended the street fairs and shops, and were strolling along the shore and dining in the many nice local restaurants. Business seemed as usual, especially in … Read More

Traveling in 2020: Stuart, Florida – Streets and Restaurants

Located on Florida’s Treasure Coast in Martin County, the city of Stuart has a population of 16,237. It is often cited as one of the best small towns to visit in the U.S. It has a tropical rainforest climate, beautiful water view, plenty of tourists, picturesque buildings, and a lot of charm. The 2020 events … Read More

Traveling in 2020: Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  Pompano Beach, FL is known for its beaches, marinas, offshore coral reef, and numerous dive sites. The long Pompano Beach Pier stretches into the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Fort Lauderdale. When I traveled in the area in November-December 2020 businesses were open, people used the community park and sport arenas, kids attended schools, … Read More

Traveling in 2020: Trump Store, Bass Pro Shops, and Target

  Target in Hurst, TX was semi-empty in August 2020. When I looked for a fitting room to try on some new clothes, I was told that they were shut off. I was allowed, however, to buy clothes, take them home, and return them within a certain deadline if they did not fit. Customers did … Read More

Traveling in 2020: N. Richland Hills, Hurst and Grapevine, Texas

  When traveling in 2020 I rented rooms around Dallas, TX, in many small towns that are within Tarrant County. The towns of N. Richland Hills, Grapevine and Hurst seemed to have busy restaurants (though not everywhere) and quite a hectic outdoor. In October 2020 people were preparing themselves for Halloween, children were playing happily, … Read More

Traveling in 2020: Fort Worth, Texas

  Downtown Fort Worth got a huge hit in the stomach in 2020. From a vibrant crowded place it has been transformed into a ghost downtown with locked doors, empty shop windows, and vacant roads. When I came to visit the Water Park in downtown, there was plenty of room to park my car. In … Read More

Traveling in 2020: Tallahassee, Florida

  Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, has rolling hills, oak-canopied roads, and lots of driving cars and trucks. A week of traveling in this sunny city in November 2020 concluded that all or most of the businesses are open and fully functioning, and people wear face masks inside stores, but not when they walk … Read More

Traveling in 2020: Mobile, Alabama

  Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile, Alabama has been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast. It is a colorful, vibrant, friendly and safe town. I visited Mobile in November, right after the election of 2020. Still festive and busy, it seems like people keep a social distance and wear face masks … Read More