Washington, D.C.'s National Mall Finally Has a World War I Memorial

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/22/2021, 5:00 PM

More than a century after World War I ended, the nation's capital has opened its first official government memorial devoted to the Americans who served in that conflict. The U.S. flag was raised for the first time over the World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 16, signaling that visitors are now welcome to tour the site, which is part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks unit ma...

What to Expect at the Newly Built Resorts World Las Vegas, Opening in June

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/21/2021, 6:00 PM

The ginormous Resorts World Las Vegas has set an official opening date.  The 3,500-room, $4.3-billion behemoth will begin accepting guests on June 24.  The property is situated within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center toward the northern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, on land formerly occupied by the Stardust. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, that bygone resort (loca...

Site of Julius Caesar Assassination in Rome to Open to Tourists for the First Time

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/20/2021, 6:00 PM

The spot in Rome that's believed to be where Julius Caesar was assassinated is scheduled to open to the public for the first time next year.  Located just south of the Pantheon, Largo di Torre Argentina, also known as the Area Sacra, is a large sunken square containing the ruins of four ancient temples and the Theatre of Pompey.  On March 15, 44 B.C., a group of senators stabbed Julius Caesa...

The Gentrification of Nature—and What to Do About It

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/19/2021, 7:00 PM

America’s wide-open spaces should be open to all. But more and more, the great outdoors are becoming a playground for the rich.  Mind you, nature has long had a luxury market hawking exorbitant arctic cruises, palatial glamping tents, and mountain bikes priced like they’re midsize sedans.  But with access to overseas adventures still limited due to the pandemic, wealthy Americans have set th...

See the Stunning Photos That Were Just Named the World’s Best in 2021

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/19/2021, 6:00 PM

Eye-catching images from the U.K., Zimbabwe, India, and many other places took home top honors in the highly regarded Sony World Photography Awards last week. The online galleries showcasing the winners and finalists supply both a virtual taste of globetrotting and a goad to future travel in real life.  Now in its 14th year, the contest honors professional, student, and youth photographers for ...

When and Where to Go Whale Watching in the USA: Four Seasons of Cetaceans

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/14/2021, 7:00 PM

Successful whale-watching depends on the time of year. Consult our seasonal whale spotting calendar for America to know when your best chances will be.


100 Years After Tulsa Race Massacre, A New Museum Honors “Black Wall Street”

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/12/2021, 7:00 PM

A horrific episode in U.S. history is finally receiving proper commemoration, a century after the atrocity took place. Opening later this spring, the Greenwood Rising history center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will recount the triumphs, tragedy, and resilience of the city's Greenwood District, known as "Black Wall Street." In the early 20th century, a high concentration of thriving African American b...

Provence Glory: Lush Photo Book Captures the Timeless Beauty of Southern France

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/11/2021, 4:00 AM

Peek inside a handsome coffee-table book from Assouline that's full of gorgeous photos of the storied Provence region of France....

No, You Shouldn’t Pee on a Jellyfish Sting. Here’s What to Do Instead

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/09/2021, 7:00 PM

Don't let a jellyfish flush your beach vacation down the drain. Follow these steps to treat a sting without making it worse....

Would You Climb This Heart-Stopping Sky Ladder 400 Feet Above the Utah Desert?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/08/2021, 6:00 PM

Thrill chasers who are no longer moved by the prospect of crossing yet another trembling suspension bridge dangling hundreds of feet over a gorge have a new way to get the spine tingling again. Southern Utah's ultra-luxe Amangiri resort, set on 600 arid acres near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, has unveiled the new Cave Peak Stairway, which is like a suspension bridge, only more h...

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