The ban on non-essential travel to Canada is set to expire May 21.

As businesses resume operating at higher capacities and larger crowds begin returning to sporting events and, when could travel north of the border resume? Non-essential travel between the United States and Canada has been shut down since March of 2020, but according to a New York Upstate report that could change soon as United States Senator Chuck Schumer from New York is making a push for a plan to reopen the border with our friends to the North.

Schumer is not only pushing so families can visit, but also from a tourism and business perspective as Canada is one of our big trade partners. Areas like the Finger Lakes rely heavily on visitors from Canada to drive business. NYUP says Schumer thinks a plan should come from the President, and travel could first be opened back up to vaccinated individuals and those who have ", educational, medical, or property interests in either country."

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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