Go Ahead, plan your mini vacation to NYC, it's cheaper than you thought.  If you're willing to be a bit flexible, you can enjoy New York City for a few days and do it with less.  The Big Apple awaits you. First, you need to be a bit strategic, plan...
Washington, D.C. - The National Park Service has said the Washington Monument will be closed until mid-2014 to repair the damage it suffered during the 2011 earthquake that measured 5.8. The bidding process began on June 29 and is expected to take between 12-18 months. According to the NPS, the worst damage...
The National Park Service will reopen the Statue of Liberty this coming Sunday after undergoing a year of renovations and improvements. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France and was dedicated in New York City in 1886. This Sunday will be the monument's 126th birthday. Of the...
North Korea has decided to allow tourism and is opening the door to the country, albeit just a crack. If you've ever wanted to visit North Korea but were afraid of having to illegally slip into the country and end up getting caught and accused of being a spy since...
The tiny island nation of Kiribati has banned commercial fishing in the Phoenix Island’s Protected Area starting January 1, 2015, according to Anote Tong, Kiribati’s President.  The coral reefs and surrounding area is considered one of the world’s most pristine archipelagos. In comments during the announcement, Tong said the area...
Washington, D.C. - The National Park Service, a unit of the Department of the Interior, has said that 69 parks are either closed or have limited access and restricted hours due to damage caused from Hurricane Sandy. The hardest hit areas include New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia and the...
As Hurricane Irene continues to make front page news and spirals closer to the densely populated northeast US, airports have begun preparations to close once the storm is close enough. While Florida airports readily handle such advance preparations almost as routine business, it is unusual for northeast airports and it...
A California man, Robert Biggs, claimed a bear saved him from an attack by a large mountain lion near Whiskey Flats Wilderness Area in California while out bear watching. In his report to the California Department of Fish and Game, DFG, he claims he was out to bear watching when...
http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.comLakeland, Fla. - The 38th annual Sun N' Fun Fly-In air show starts today in Lakeland Florida and is expected to attract as many as 160,000 visitors along with nearly 100 experimental aircraft plus the usual warbirds, and other flying craft. The event is at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport...
Port Everglades, Fla. - Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas had to be decontaminated following 54 guests and 10 crew members becoming ill with what is believed to be Norovirus following its return to port on Saturday. Norovirus is a virus commonly found on board ships and can be deadly in...