05292017

Airports, train stations and rental cars are filled with germs

If Thanksgiving travel leaves you sniffling by the time the stuffing hits the table, you’re not alone. No matter how you travel for the big meal, you’re likely come into contact with massive amounts of germs, says Dr. Susan Whittier, a [...]

Behind the balloons: 14 fun facts about Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off 9 a.m. this Thursday. The floats start in Manhattan Upper West Side neighborhood before moving downtown toward Macy’s flagship department store on 34th Street in New York City. [...]

Ahead of holiday travel season, State Department issues terror alert for Europe

The State Department is advising U.S. citizens traveling in Europe to be aware of a “heightened risk of terrorist attacks” during the holiday season. The advisory, issued Monday, says “credible information” indicates [...]

Italian hotels try to combat low birth rate with free stays for couples who conceive

In an effort to combat Italy’s declining birth rate, one group of hotels wants to incentivize citizens to procreate. Hotels in Assisi– a central town in the country’s Umbria region– are offering a [...]

The best place to commit a crime in America? Yellowstone National Park

More than 3.5 million people visit Yellowstone—the jewel in the United States’s national park crown—every year. They gawk at the geysers, crisscross the canyons, bond with the bison, and take selfies with [...]

The absolute best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals this year

Want to take a trip soon but not sure you have the green to go? Some of the year’s best travel deals are right around the corner after Thanksgiving. And you don’t have to fight through Black Friday mall crowds to snap them up. [...]

Report: Poor communication contributed to NYC airport panic

NEW YORK –  Top security officials say poor communication contributed to a mass panic that erupted when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots at a New York City airport. Passengers in [...]

Nepalese mountain climbers risk life and limb for hallucinogenic honey

What do you really know about honey? It’s sticky, it’s sweet and it comes from bees. But did you know some varieties of honey can kill?  This Monday, National Geographic’s [...]

Nepalese mountain climbers risk and limb for hallucinogenic honey

What do you really know about honey? It’s sticky, it’s sweet and it comes from bees. But did you know some varieties of honey can kill?  This Monday, National Geographic’s [...]

Ashton Kutcher reveals he lived in Airbnbs for a year post split from Demi Moore

Ashton Kutcher was a nomad after his bitter 2011 split from Demi Moore. “Right after I got divorced … I didn’t have a house,” he said during a conversation at this weekend’s Airbnb Open conference. “So [...]