Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/02/2017, 8:00 PM

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, 12:00 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-1993...

New Island on North Carolina Coast

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/29/2017, 12:00 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 since its ...

Vegas Taco Bell Now Offering Wedding Ceremonies

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/28/2017, 12:00 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 embl...

How Much Is the Great Barrier Reef Worth?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/27/2017, 12:00 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. Altogeth...

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

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/26/2017, 8:00 PM

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, 12:00 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" progra...

Our National Parks Are in Peril of Having Their Funding Cut

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/25/2017, 8:00 PM

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....

Tokyo's Famous Fish Market Could Become a Food Theme Park

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/23/2017, 12:00 AM

A food theme park could soon occupy the site of the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. What's a food theme park? Beats us—and Japanese officials aren't providing many details either, saying only that the new attraction could be up and running within the next five years. After more than eight decades in central Tokyo, the fish market—a major tourist attraction for its lively tuna auctions...

New Visiting Restrictions at Machu Picchu

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/22/2017, 12:00 AM

Starting in July, if you want to see Machu Picchu in Peru, you're going to have to see it during either a morning or afternoon tour. Up to now, visitors were allowed to spend an entire day exploring the famed Incan citadel. But officials worried about the effects of a constant stream of tourists have imposed the new restrictions as a means of conserving the site and its one-of-a-kind archit...

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