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Indonesia’s famed Komodo Island may close for one year

Indonesia’s famed Komodo Island may close for one year

Wildlife fans planning to visit Komodo Island to hang out with the largest lizards on Earth in 2020 will have to adjust their Indonesia travel plans. According to local media, government officials are closing the popular island to tourists for one year. A report by Indonesia’s Tempo newspaper quotes provincial administration spokesman Marius Jelamu as…MORE

Celebrating Pride around the world

Celebrating Pride around the world

We may never know who threw the first brick outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in the wee hours of June 28, 1969. Was it a young white man from the Midwest (as suggested in “Stonewall,” a 2015 film that prompted boycott petitions launched by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network of…MORE

What to do if your airline goes bust

What to do if your airline goes bust

One minute you’re looking forward to your vacation. The next, you find out your airline’s gone bust and you’re frantically scrambling around for a plan B. Even worse, you could be suddenly stranded at an airport, unsure how to get home. That’s the reality passengers booked with Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air woke up to…MORE

Egypt announces discovery of ancient port used by temple builders

Egypt announces discovery of ancient port used by temple builders

An ancient port used to transport stones for the construction of temples and obelisks has been discovered in Egypt, according to the country’s Ministry of Antiquities. In a Facebook post Tuesday, the ministry said the main port used to transport stone along the Nile River from the quarries of Gebel el-Silsila was uncovered during an…MORE

Amsterdam bans Red Light District tours

Amsterdam bans Red Light District tours

Amsterdam has moved to end one of the city’s most popular tourist activities. The city government has announced that it will end tours of the Red Light District in the Netherlands’ capital, citing concerns about people — in this case sex workers — being treated as a tourist attraction. “We do not consider it appropriate…MORE

Air show season includes UK Red Arrows, F-35s and 747s

Air show season includes UK Red Arrows, F-35s and 747s

A British invasion and a Jumbo Jet anniversary tribute are both generating buzz around this year’s North American air show season. For the first time in more than a decade, the UK’s legendary Royal Air Force fighter jet performance team, the Red Arrows, are touring the USA and Canada. Red Arrow pilots — among the…MORE

TripAdvisor reveals world’s best destination for 2019

TripAdvisor reveals world’s best destination for 2019

Call it a late wedding present. Last year’s royal knot-tying between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has delivered a much-needed boost to Brexit-addled London. The city has been named the best destination in the world in TripAdvisor’s annual Traveler’s Choice Awards largely thanks to 2018’s regal celebrations. London knocked protest-hit Paris off the top slot…MORE

These are the world’s best airports for 2019

These are the world’s best airports for 2019

What makes an airport a “world’s best”? High-tech facilities? Friendly staff? Great leisure amenities? Speedy immigration service? According to Skytrax World Airport Awards, being a global travel leader means constantly striving to improve, innovate and impress. And so for 2019 — and for the seventh time in a row — Singapore Changi Airport is crowned…MORE

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Ellen Hooks Up Milford, Mass Fam BIG TIME

Ellen Hooks Up Milford, Mass Fam BIG TIME

Ellen made the lives of some remarkable New Englanders truly forgetable.  After finding out that Milford, Ma resident Fernanda Ferreira and her family were not only big fans of the show- but that they do SO much good in their community and beyond- Ellen decided to award them with ALL of the, “12 Days” giveaways-…

10 Questions Every Rhode Islander Gets Asked

10 Questions Every Rhode Islander Gets Asked

Every state has their stereotypes, public misconceptions, and claims to fame. So, when an out-of-stater interacts with a local, naturally they have questions. And these are the questions we dread.

Where in RI To Take An Out-of-Stater

Where in RI To Take An Out-of-Stater

As a North Kingstown resident, I knew this tour required traveling outside of my neighborhood. Given five days and my minimal college student budget, here are the places I took my West Coast visitors:

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