Access to some of America’s most breathtaking sites comes at a cost, however — a cost that is set to rise sharply in 2018. Last year, the National Park Service proposed a price hike during the peak season at 17 popular parks, including Arches, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.
“Peak season”, defined as the park’s busiest five-month period, will be different for every park. According to the proposal, the cost of vehicle entrance would increase to $70 for vehicles, $50 for motorcycles, and …
It was the fourth-largest prize in US lottery history, and a single ticket in Florida won the $450 million Mega Millions on Friday night.
The ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven in the suburban city of Port Richey, about 40 miles northwest of Tampa.
The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and the Gold Mega Ball was 10.
The winner, who has 180 days to claim the money, has yet to be identified. If the winner wants the one-time, lump-sum cash prize — which comes to $281.2 million — the claim must…
With locations around the world and within 15 minutes of 90 percent of Americans, Walmart draws 37 million shoppers a day. That’s more people than the entire population of Canada.
As the most popular retailer in the U.S., the mighty big-box chain has more insight into what Americans are shopping than any other store. Walmart collects data on purchases from more than 4,700 stores nationwide and on it’s website.
Pulling data from Walmart.com, the company rounded up a list of the most unusual popula…
A man who investigators say unbuttoned the shirt and pants of a sleeping female co-passenger seated next to him on a flight has been arrested, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
The man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, faces a charge of aggravated sexual abuse after a 22-year-old woman accused him of assaulting her on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit on Wednesday morning, according to CNN.
Ramamoorthy, 34, was sitting between his own wife and the alleged victim, offici…
Sometimes, winter is romantic. It’s snow angels and scratchy sweaters and rustic harvest soups.
Other times (for instance, now) winter is decidedly less romantic, with mammoth storms, exploding pipes, and flight delay after flight delay.
Kevin Alexander and Matt Lynch have seen both sides.
The pair of writers grew up in the Midwest and New England, enjoying snow days while braving frozen toes for six to eight months of the year.
Intrigued by stories 81-degree weather and horrified by tales of froz…
Here’s the good news: As carriers battle for cost-conscious flyers, the cost of air travel is likely to plummet further in 2018.
The bad news is the cost of checked luggage may rise to an all-time high, with some airlines planning to add fees for the first checked bag on transatlantic flights.
Climbing baggage fees, long check-in lines, and overall convenience make the idea of going carry-on only more appealing than ever. Happily, with know-how and nimbleness, you can squeeze everything you need…
In Tallahassee, Florida it snowed for the first time in 28 years on Wednesday morning — so, yea, it’s cold pretty much everywhere on the east coast.
Unforgiving cold has punished the eastern third of the United States for the past 10 days. But the most severe winter weather yet will assault the area late this week.
First, a monster storm will hammer the East Coast from north Florida to Maine with ice and snow. By Thursday, the exploding storm will, in many ways, resemble a winter hurricane, batter…
In a 1969 survey from Gallup, only 12 percent of American adults supported the legalization of marijuana.
Less than 50 years later, the percentage of Americans that think weed should be legalized has skyrocketed to 69 percent, according to the company’s most recent survey. This is the highest reported rate of approval in the poll’s history, and the first year where the majority of Republicans supported legalization.
As of January 1, 29 states and the District of Columbia have instituted laws le…
In the beginning, part three of Tokyo Adventures seemed like a typical video blog from YouTube star Logan Paul.
In the 15-minute video, the former Disney actor makes jokes, dons funny hats, and poses for the camera around parts of Tokyo.
When he and his camera crew enter the Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, however, things took a sickening turn.
Hanging from a tree is the body of someone who has just committed suicide.
“Yo, are you alive?” calls out Paul. “Are you fucking with us?” The camera films t…
On late Saturday morning a bird flew out of the cold Detroit sky, across an airfield and into the cockpit of a jetliner bound south for Atlanta.
Some believe it was a sure-fire sparrow, others said it was a buzzing hummingbird—although I’d argue to say that those who thought it was a hummingbird have probably never seen one beyond the pages of a National Geographic magazine.
Shane Perry, a minister aboard the flight with a connection and a speech to make in Atlanta, was waiting to board when he …
Every year, some form of “travel more” tops lists of New Year’s resolutions.
In 2017, data from Google by iQuanti revealed “travel” was one of the year’s top searches for self-improvement, falling just behind “live life to the fullest”.
If you’re determined to pack your passport with stamps this year, our editors, along with professional globetrotters from Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, and Lonely Planet, have some suggestions.
Here are 5 of the very best places to explore in 2018, accord…