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‘Firefall’ is back and glowing at Yosemite National Park

‘Firefall’ is back and glowing at Yosemite National Park

The natural phenomenon that makes it appear that lava is flowing over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is back, but only for a few days. “Firefall” is the name for the natural magic trick that creates the illusion at the park in California. It comes to life when the setting sun causes light to…MORE

There’s a new national park. Find out where.

There’s a new national park. Find out where.

Indiana may have been the 19th state to enter the United States, but it took until 2019 for the Hoosier State to get its first national park. A 15,000-acre area in northwestern Indiana along the shore of Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Park is now the country’s 61st national park. It’s about 50 miles from…MORE

British Airways 1960s-styled Boeing 747 flies to New York

British Airways 1960s-styled Boeing 747 flies to New York

Among the usual traffic taking off at London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday morning was an eye-catching blast from the past — a retro-painted British Airways Boeing 747. The Boeing 747 — adorned in livery used between 1964 and 1974 — departed for New York’s JFK Airport, as part of celebrations marking the airline’s centenary. The…MORE

Airlines will add new gender options for non-binary passengers

Airlines will add new gender options for non-binary passengers

US airline passengers who don’t identify as “male” or “female” will soon have more gender options to choose when booking tickets. The new gender options to be add include ‘unspecified’ and ‘undisclosed.’ Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade group, made the announcement that A4A and International Air Transport Association members recently approved a new…MORE

For the first time in nearly a century, Beijing’s Forbidden City opens at night

For the first time in nearly a century, Beijing’s Forbidden City opens at night

For the first time in 94 years, Beijing’s Palace Museum, commonly known as the Forbidden City, opened its doors to the public after dark — and with spectacular results. The special event, taking place February 19-20, forms part of Beijing’s Lantern Festival celebration, which marks the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. The Forbidden…MORE

Thank you for being a fan: ‘Golden Girls’-themed cruise to set sail in 2020

Thank you for being a fan: ‘Golden Girls’-themed cruise to set sail in 2020

“Golden Girls” fans have been given the biggest gift, but they’ll have to get on board next winter to see the card attached. Picture this: A special Western Caribbean Cruise cruise celebrating the iconic sitcom has just been confirmed for next winter, and it includes a cheese cake party. The Golden Girls At Sea experience…MORE

Airbus Beluga XL spreads its wings at long last

Airbus Beluga XL spreads its wings at long last

It’s almost here. One of the aviation world’s most hotly anticipated planes, the Airbus Beluga XL, has just completed a key round of testing at Hawarden Airport in Wales, ahead of entering service later this year. At a time when jumbo passenger airliners such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are on their way…MORE

Nab a deserted Irish island for $1.4 million — but bring a scarf

Nab a deserted Irish island for $1.4 million — but bring a scarf

Freshwater lakes, peregrine falcons and a ruined monastery are some of the delights awaiting the buyer of an island off the west coast of Ireland — as long as they don’t mind living in a derelict cottage without running water or electricity. High Island, which rises 206 feet above sea level and slopes down to…MORE

Is the Airbus A380 destined for a giant scrapheap?

Is the Airbus A380 destined for a giant scrapheap?

A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 — the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known — is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air. Such gravity-defying proportions combined with the genuinely enjoyable experience of flying in one have won it legions of admirers since its first…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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