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Scaffolding to Cover Taj Mahal During Yearlong Restoration

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/06/2017, 4:00 AM

The Taj Mahal in India is undergoing a large-scale restoration that officials say will ultimately leave the marble beauty a brighter shade of white. In the meantime, however, the main dome and central structure of the building will be covered by scaffolding, as workers apply a mud-pack treatment designed to clean the surface, which has yellowed over time.  The project is expected to be...

Beer Prices Going up at Munich's Oktoberfest

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/05/2017, 4:00 AM

The price for a stein of beer is going up at Munich's Oktoberfest this year. Scheduled for September 16 through October 3, the Bavarian festival famous for brews, sausages, lederhosen, and oompah bands will be charging €10.95 (US$12.44) for each liter of the beer made especially for the event.  That's €0.25 more than the cost in 2016 and a whopping €4.65 more than a single stein was go...

Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/03/2017, 12:00 AM

Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?...

Trump Robot Will Speak at Hall of Presidents, Says Disney

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/30/2017, 4:00 AM

Disney has refuted the notion that the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World in Orlando will take a different approach to incorporating the current occupant of the Oval Office.   In two stories published in May and June, Vice Media's Motherboard reported that in order to avoid giving an animatronic Trump speaking lines in the attraction, Disney would likely revert to the pre-1...

New Island on North Carolina Coast

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/29/2017, 4:00 AM

A new island has appeared off the coast of North Carolina—just in time for summer. Formed by powerful currents and storms over the past several months, the massive sandbar has emerged from the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Point on the state's Hatteras Island. (Photo: Instagram / @abcnews)  This newest addition to the Outer Banks has been dubbed Shelly Island—which is appropriate s...

Vegas Taco Bell Now Offering Wedding Ceremonies

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/28/2017, 4:00 AM

Here's a destination wedding idea for couples who think outside the box—or outside the bun, as the case may be.  Starting on August 7, you can get married at a Taco Bell on the Las Vegas Strip. All you and your betrothed have to do is walk up to the counter at the Taco Bell Cantina at 3717 Las Vegas Blvd. S., and order a $600 wedding package that includes the ceremony, champagne flutes...

How Much Is the Great Barrier Reef Worth?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/27/2017, 4:00 AM

You can't really put a price on the world's great natural marvels—or can you? A report issued by the accounting firm Deloitte Access Economics has assigned an estimated monetary value to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the 1,400-mile (2,300 km) stretch of coral that supports more than 1,700 different marine species and is currently the title holder for World's Largest Living Thing. Alt...

Optimism and Drive Will Help Tardy Travelers Find Late-Summer Vacation Vacancies

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/27/2017, 12:00 AM

Think it's too late to book a summer trip to one of the top destinations in the U.S.? Think again, says Arthur Frommer....

Italian Airport Relaxes Liquid Ban—for Pesto Only

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/26/2017, 4:00 AM

Each year, hundreds of jars of pesto are confiscated at airport security checkpoints in the Italian city of Genoa, where the sauce made from basil, pine nuts, cheese, and olive oil is a local specialty. Apparently, the ban on flying with liquids of more than 3.4 ounces (100 ml) even applies to the most delicious liquids.  Until now. Thanks to the Genoa airport's new "pesto is good"...

Our National Parks Are in Peril of Having Their Funding Cut

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/26/2017, 12:00 AM

The Trump Administration wants to cut 4,000 jobs from the department that oversees the National Park Service. That could spell disaster for some of the country's most cherished sights. ...

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