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Would you swim this close to sharks?

“In most cases they are more afraid of you than you are of them,” says Shark Week cinematographer Joe Romeiro.(Photo: Juan Oliphant, OneOceanDiving.com) OAHU — The shark’s wide, rounded snout is pointed squarely in my direction. Its 10-foot-long body presses … Continue reading

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10 must-try French fries across the USA

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Chickie’s & Pete’s in Philadelphia is famous for its Crab Fries, flavored with crab seasoning.(Photo: chickiesandpetes.com) Maybe they have French in their name, but fries are truly an all-American treat, says Glenn Walker, … Continue reading

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‘Aerial America’: See a bird’s-eye view of all 50 states

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide <p>Missouri: Gateway Arch and Mississippi River</p>(Photo: Smithsonian Channel ) Corrections and Clarifications: The Mississippi River was mistakenly labeled as the Missouri River in one of the photo captions.  The Smithsonian Channel’s Aerial America isn’t … Continue reading

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Wowza! The first aerial photos of largest cruise ship ever

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide At 226,963 tons, Royal Caribbean’s new Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever built.(Photo: ©2016 Michel Verdure – www.verd) Sometimes it takes a bird’s eye view to realize how truly … Continue reading

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27 ways to toast to Independence Day

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Rogue’s 28th annual American Amber Ale was created by brewmaster John Maier to celebrate the Revolution. Made with Rogue Farms Rebel hops it’s available in 12 oz. and 22 oz. bottles in Oregon … Continue reading

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Join a giant outdoor dance party in NYC

Dance Lesson by John and Shoshana Kreiger-Joven at the Midsummer Night Swing.(Photo: Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY) NEW YORK CITY — One of Manhattan’s biggest dance parties is in full swing. Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing —  now celebrating its 28th year —  is … Continue reading

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Now flying: China's first modern passenger jet enters service

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide China’s first modern commercial jetliner entered passenger service this week, debuting with 70 passengers on a two-hour domestic Chengdu Airlines flight from Chengdu to Shanghai on Tuesday. The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) ARJ21-700 … Continue reading

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Peek inside the world's next class of giant cruise ships

The MSC Meraviglia is the newest ship from MSC Cruises. Get a sneak peek at this elegant ship before it even sets sail, thanks to this virtual tour. MSC Cruises A rendering of the Cirque du Soleil theater to be … Continue reading

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The perfect yoga routine to do before your flight

If you’re stuck in a small seat for hours, the groin and hips will stiffen up, but by practicing butterfly pose, you can loosen them up beforehand. (Photo: Getty Images/Wavebreak Media) No matter how excited you are to travel, some part … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: Small town celebrations that bring the bang

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide The main event happens after dark, though, when the region’s longest fireworks show takes place.(Photo: Virginia City Tourism Commission) Sure you can celebrate the Fourth of July in a big city, where the … Continue reading

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