The 10 best Christmas towns in America

Joy to the world and these quaint towns around the U.S. that really outdo themselves in the Christmas spirit department. From over-the-top boat parades to European-inspired holiday markets, there’s something for everyone on this list of locals that deck the halls unlike anything you’ve seen before. Read on and enjoy rockin’ around these jaw-dropping Christmas […]

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Smithsonian announces 4 museums will close due to COVID-related staffing issues

Museum fans may have to change their New Year’s Eve plans. Smithsonian announced that it will be temporarily closing four of its museums in Washington, D.C. These closures are due to staffing issues that have been brought about by the latest surge of COVID-19 infections. National Museum of Natural History (iStock) In a news release, […]

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Woman caught with knives hidden in Darth Vader teddy bear

Darth Vader doesn’t use knives. Workers at the Philadelphia International Airport discovered a woman seemingly attempting to sneak two knives through airport security. Apparently, the woman had chosen a truly unique hiding spot. TSA Spokesperson Lisa Farbstein confirmed on Twitter that a woman traveling through the Philadelphia airport was caught with two knives hidden inside […]

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Man who stands 7 feet tall gets bumped to first class for being too tall for coach

First class really is better. A man traveling from North Carolina to Georgia discovered that he was too tall to fit on the plane when he boarded the flight. While this meant that he couldn’t take the flight he originally booked, it actually ended up being good news. Bea Brown was too tall to fit […]

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Why airline travel was so chaotic this holiday season

Sometimes, a bunch of things happen all at once that create chaos. Travelers over the recent holiday season were met with delays, cancellations and a lot of frustration. A new report details how a variety of elements came together to wreak havoc on the airline industry. Winter weather forced airlines to delay or cancel flights […]

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Elephant wanders into hotel lobby through the front door

No elephants allowed. A hotel manager in Zambia says he was surprised when he looked up from his desk and saw an elephant standing in the front lobby.  Apparently, the large animal had entered the building looking for snacks. An elephant wandered into the lobby of the Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia. (TheBushcampCompany/KennedyNews) Andy Hogg is […]

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Tripadvisor reveals 2022 travel predictions

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people around the world are excited to travel this year, according to a new survey. On Wednesday, Tripadvisor published its “Travel in 2022” predictions report, based on Tripadvisor’s own search data and surveys conducted in partnership with Ipsos MORI in five global markets including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, Australia […]

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Father and daughter renovate 1973 train caboose into an Airbnb

Jim Dotzenrod bought a train caboose in 2016.  The year before, Jim, 65, from Decorah, Iowa, had completely renovated a silo on his property and turned it into an Airbnb. According to his daughter Danielle Dotzenrod, 42, the silo rental was “really successful out of the gate.” “It got a bunch of press and it […]

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Ski season 2022: Expert tips for getting the most out of your trip

Even as the temperatures dip, demand for ski vacations is heating up.  Travelers who skipped the slopes last season are leading to pent-up demand, and those who booked but canceled trips amid COVID-19 concerns are cashing in.  In many destinations, this season is looking much like those prepandemic. While last season skiers saw masking – […]

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