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Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace opens its doors to visitors for first time

Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace opens its doors to visitors for first time

Abu Dhabi’s “Palace of the Nation” has just opened its doors to the public, and it’s every bit as impressive as you’d expect. Based inside the Presidential Palace complex in the UAE capital, Qasr Al Watan pays homage to Arabian heritage and design. Complete with huge white domes, lush gardens and dramatic chandeliers, the new…MORE

Boeing 737 Max 8 grounding: What does it mean for travelers?

Boeing 737 Max 8 grounding: What does it mean for travelers?

Under normal circumstances, most travelers rarely bother to look at which model of plane they’re flying on. Worrying events over the last few days though, have made passengers pay closer attention to their plane tickets. The particular aircraft in the news is the Boeing 737 Max 8, which has been grounded by authorities around the…MORE

California’s super bloom attracts swarms of migrating butterflies

California’s super bloom attracts swarms of migrating butterflies

This year’s wildflower super bloom is not only filling California deserts with eye-popping displays of color — it’s also providing a feast for swarms of painted lady butterflies making their way north from Mexico. “This is the biggest outbreak since 2005,” said Art Shapiro, a professor at the University of California, Davis, who’s been studying…MORE

Airline apologizes to woman told to ‘cover up’ or leave plane

Airline apologizes to woman told to ‘cover up’ or leave plane

An airline has apologized to a 21-year-old woman for threatening to offload her from a flight for wearing “inappropriate” attire. Emily O’Connor, who was traveling on a Thomas Cook Airlines flight from the UK’s Birmingham Airport to Tenerife in the Canary Islands on March 2, said the cabin crew told her that her clothing was…MORE

A beach a day: Antigua boasts a year’s worth of sunny spots

A beach a day: Antigua boasts a year’s worth of sunny spots

365 beaches, one for every day of the year. It’s a motto that’s used repeatedly, like a badge of honor. Winding along Antigua’s roads, you’ll see that it’s not an inflated claim to fame. The Eastern Caribbean island’s carved coastline seems never-ending, with buried coves and pockets of pearly sand that unfold at every corner.…MORE

New York named world’s most exciting city

New York named world’s most exciting city

Start spreading the news. New York has been named the most exciting city in the world right now. The Big Apple came out on top in an annual index by global magazine Time Out, beating off competition from the likes of Chicago, Los Angeles, Melbourne and London. Based on surveys of more than 34,000 people…MORE

Incredible pictures capture rare ‘Elephant Queen’ in Kenya

Incredible pictures capture rare ‘Elephant Queen’ in Kenya

Towering high above the Kenyan landscape, this female elephant is huge, her long tusks curving right down to the ground. Known as a “big tusker” she’s a rare and extraordinary sight — it’s estimated that fewer than 30 of these animals still exist in Africa. British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captured a series of black-and-white photographs…MORE

This is the world’s busiest airport

This is the world’s busiest airport

Once again, Atlanta rules the world. At least its airport does. More than 107 million passengers flew through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year, making it the busiest passenger airport in the world for the 21st year in a row. Atlanta also saw a 3.3% increase in passenger traffic, according to Airports Council International’s preliminary…MORE

US citizens will need to register to visit parts of Europe starting in 2021

US citizens will need to register to visit parts of Europe starting in 2021

US citizens visiting parts of Europe will need authorization from the European Union come 2021. The EU announced last year it was creating a European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS, that will require “pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travellers benefiting from visa-free access to the Schengen area.” The Schengen Area…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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