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Henley Index: Japan tops 2019 list of world’s most powerful passports

Henley Index: Japan tops 2019 list of world’s most powerful passports

The country with the world’s most powerful passport in 2019 is … Japan. Again. That’s the view of the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country’s travel document affords. It’s the second time in a row that the Asian nation has come out on top in the index, which is revised quarterly.…MORE

Malta’s Azure Window could be replaced by steel archway

Malta’s Azure Window could be replaced by steel archway

The spectacular Azure Window rock arch on Malta’s island of Gozo was once a Mediterranean must-see sunset spot that formed the backdrop to scenes in “Game of Thrones.” Sadly, because of natural erosion, the structure collapsed during strong winds, back in March 2017. Now an innovative new design by Russian architect Svetozar Andreev seeks to…MORE

Iguanas reintroduced to Galapagos island after 200 years

Iguanas reintroduced to Galapagos island after 200 years

The last person to officially record seeing a land iguana on Santiago Island in the Galapagos was Charles Darwin in 1835. After that, iguanas were erased from the island, wiped out by invasive predators like the feral pig. But now, 184 years later, the lizards have made a return, thanks to an initiative by the…MORE

Amelia Earhart would have a hard time disappearing in 2019

Amelia Earhart would have a hard time disappearing in 2019

When Amelia Earhart took off in 1937 to fly around the world, people had been flying airplanes for only about 35 years. When she tried to fly across the Pacific, she — and the world — knew it was risky. She didn’t make it, and was declared dead in January 1939. In the 80 years…MORE

California island offers $130,000 for new lighthouse keepers

California island offers $130,000 for new lighthouse keepers

New Year, new you, new job … looking after a lighthouse in California? On an idyllic island in the San Pablo Bay, the East Brother Light Station — a lighthouse-turned-inn with a showstopping view of the Golden Gate Bridge — is seeking a pair of new keepers. The position offers $130,000, split between two people.…MORE

How will a no-deal Brexit hit travel in and out of the UK and Europe?

How will a no-deal Brexit hit travel in and out of the UK and Europe?

It’s prime time to start booking summer vacations, but for millions of people the looming threat of Britain crashing chaotically out of the European Union could transform their annual break into a misery of delays, cancellations and bureaucratic nightmares. Travelers seeking to head in or out of the UK face so many uncertainties that it’s…MORE

Pakistan International Airlines cracks down on ‘overweight’ cabin crew

Pakistan International Airlines cracks down on ‘overweight’ cabin crew

Pakistan’s national airline is cracking down on what it terms the “excess weight” of some of its cabin crew. A memo distributed to approximately 18,000 cabin crew working for Pakistan International Airlines says they have six months to slim down to required limits or face being grounded. The order, issued January 1, 2019 by Aamir…MORE

How the shutdown is messing with your great American vacation

How the shutdown is messing with your great American vacation

The partial government shutdown in the United States raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Here’s where things stand: Many national parks open, without facilities Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government shutdowns, many have initially…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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