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September 2017

By N/A, September 26, 2017
As airlines consider ways to differentiate their cabins, some are turning to the virtual world — specifically, virtual reality and VR headsets. The concept is appealing (especially for nervous fliers who would prefer to be blissfully unaware th...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
This story originally appeared on People.com. After over a year of dating, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sent fans speculating that an engagement could be on the horizon when they were spotted holding hands at their first public outing as a c...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
United Airlines is officially retiring the Boeing 747, which made its inaugural trip on November 1, 1970 with a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu. In honor of its swan song flight, the airline is putting together a retro-inspired, goodb...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
This story originally appeared on People.com. After five seasons and millions of fans, Chip and Joanna Gaines are officially saying goodbye to their hit HGTV show. “It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season ...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
Kate Middleton has kept a low profile since announcing her third pregnancy in early September. The Duchess of Cambridge is once again suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that she also suffered from throughou...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
This story originally appeared on Fortune.com. Hundreds of passengers are stranded at the largest airport in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the Caribbean. Without air conditioning and with limited food and water, passeng...
By Melanie Lieberman, September 26, 2017
You don’t have to travel to Iceland or trek through Patagonia to see gleaming glaciers and rugged, snow-capped peaks. These beautiful, wild landscapes can be found in the United States’ most northern state: Alaska. And with flights to the 49th ...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
Sali Gear couldn’t sit back while there were helpless animals who needed help after Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. Virgin Islands. Gear, a Virginia Beach resident, co-owns Island Dog Rescue, a local nonprofit that specializes in saving dogs from t...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
United, via SkyWest, is now offering the shortest flight in the U.S. at just 16 minutes long, taking passengers from San Francisco to Santa Rosa, in California. The airline operates the 62-mile route with a scheduled time of 45 minutes, which i...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
This story originally appeared on Time.com. Much of the country is suffering through an unusually late heat wave but some retailers are already trying to get shoppers in the holiday shopping mood. Online retailer Jet.com, part of Walmart, s...
By N/A, September 26, 2017
Traveling is expensive no matter where you go. But it can be an even bigger strain on your wallet depending on which airport you go to. RewardExpert on Tuesday released its ranking of 2017’s most and least expensive U.S. airports to help travel...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
This story originally appeared on Health.com. You can actually catch a good mood or a bad mood from your friends, according to a new study in the journal Royal Society Open Science. But that shouldn’t stop you from hanging out with pals who ar...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
This story originally appeared on Time.com. Hurricane season won’t end until Nov. 30, but four major hurricanes — Category 3 or greater — have already churned through the Atlantic. And meteorologists say more are likely on the way, raising a q...
By Travel + Leisure Staff, September 25, 2017
By N/A, September 25, 2017
In a world where most products are repackaged to fit millennial tastes, it was only a matter of time before airlines jumped on the generational trend. Back in July, Air France announced Joon, a new airline specifically targeting travelers aged ...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
On Tuesday, MasterCard revealed the results of its annual Destination Cities Index. The survey not only provides insight into the spending of international travelers but also predicts where they’ll visit next year. According to MasterCard, Osak...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
Following a public snafu in which Ryanair canceled 2,100 flights because of a pilot shortage, the budget airline is offering even cheaper fares than usual. The flight cancelations affected some 310,000 passengers, and cost the company approximatel...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
A duck-billed, plant-eating creature has officially been named the state dinosaur of California, at least 66 million years after its species roamed the Earth. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill honoring the Augustynolophus (Aw-gus-tin-o-lo-fus)...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
When nature calls, call technology. There’s now an app that allows users in New York City to reserve a private bathroom when in need. After making the reservation, users can waltz through the door and head straight to the WC without having to e...
By Melanie Lieberman, September 25, 2017
Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency announced over the weekend that Bali's Mount Agung volcano warning had been raised to a Level Four alert, the highest possible. Frequent tremors from the volcano have been shaking the area around ...
By Melanie Lieberman, September 25, 2017
The arrival of tourists this weekend signaled an unofficial opening of the Keys. On Sunday, the first cruise ship returned to the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma struck the region. Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas docked in Key West — on...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
Dreams really do come true — if you dream about deep fried hot dogs, that is.  Disneyland fans know that some of the park's greatest attractions are Space Mountain, the evening fireworks show, and the famous corn dogs from the Little Red Wagon....
By N/A, September 25, 2017
If you’ve ever examined your boarding pass, you’ve probably noticed several different groups of numbers scattered all over it. You've probably even thought they could mean something important — and you would be correct.  Turns out each and ever...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
In the aftermath of both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the entire island of Puerto Rico and all its 3.5 million citizens could live without power for months. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is unable to bring power back to the isl...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
The Beverly Hills Hotel is home to what is perhaps one of the most recognizable wallpapers in the world. Designer and decorator Don Loper created the Martinique Banana Leaf print for the hotel in 1942, and it has maintained a level of cultural inf...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
It’s been well-documented that we, as a collective whole of humanity, are spending a lot of time on social media. According to one study by influencer marketing agency Mediakix, users of Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are spending 5...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
After what’s been an already tumultuous storm season for the Caribbean and southern U.S., Hurricane Maria now poses a threat to the East Coast as the storm makes its way north this week. Storm and surge watches and warnings have been issued for...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com. People who want their groceries delivered straight into the fridge, you're in luck — Walmart is testing a system that will send delivery drivers through your locked door and all the way into y...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
Queen Elizabeth may have lived her entire life in the public eye, but that doesn’t mean she doesn't have a few secrets. From what she eats and drinks to where she travels and who she sees, every move in the Queen’s life has been well-documented...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
Your dream job awaits, snow bros and bunnies. As winter approaches, ski resorts across the country are looking to fill positions with ski-loving employees, but one of the hardest things about finding the right job is knowing where to look. T...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
Residents near Melbourne Beach, Florida are puzzled by a mysterious “ghost ship” that seems to have washed up on shore after Hurricane Irma. The 45-foot sailboat named "Cuki” appears to have traveled hundreds of miles, and it’s unknown if t...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
This story originally appeared on People.com. On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo in a press conference announcing she was donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to aid hurricane relief in Puert...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
President Donald Trump issued an expanded new travel ban on Sunday, restricting travel from eight countries indefinitely. The new rules prevent most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea from visiting the U.S. fo...
By N/A, September 25, 2017
When the explosion at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant hit in 1986, many residents were forced to leave their pets as they fled the disaster. Today the ancestors of those pets continue to roam. But while petting a cute puppy can be tempt...
By N/A, September 22, 2017
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, really is a true fashion inspiration. From her dresses that sell out in seconds, to her love of cheap-chic sneakers, women around the globe can both relate to and dress like the future Queen whenever they ...

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