Jim Hanzo
July 01, 2019 - 10:49 am
It looks like we will be traveling this week in preparation for the 4th of July holiday in record numbers. It's getaway time for lots of families as AAA's Don Redman says there are expecting almost 50 million will be traveling in some form or another. And most will be hitting the road in their car...
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Sicily, Italy
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June 04, 2019 - 3:36 pm
You could own a home in the Italian countryside for less than $2, but there’s a catch. Mussomeli, a small village in the hills of Sicily, has dozens homes for sale that cost 1 euro, or about $1.12, but they are all abandoned fixer-uppers, according to CNBC . The homes are being sold by a city-run...
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A Southwest airplane
Maria Tama
June 03, 2019 - 11:33 pm
While you might lose money going through security, flying the friendly skies has allegedly gotten a little bit friendlier. A new survey of air travelers has found that customer satisfaction is at an all-time high. For the seventh year in a row, J.D. Power ‘s North America Airline Satisfaction Study...
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A sign pointing the way to the pub
Patricia Marshall
June 03, 2019 - 5:31 pm
A historic London pub wants you to enjoy happy hour in the buff. The Coach & Horses, a pub that’s been around since 1847, has been granted a nudity license which allows patrons to throw back pints completely naked. No shirt, no pants, no underwear, no problem. Alastair Choat has owned the bar...
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2 men at a TSA checkpoint at an airport
Joe Raedle
May 30, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Passing through airport security can cost you a pretty penny. According to a new report released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), travelers left behind a total of $960,105.49 in the plastic bins at security checkpoints around the country last year. And while some of the money is...
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May 29, 2019 - 2:24 pm
CHICAGO -- Highland Park native and Northwestern graduate Alex Pancoe began his journey to the top of the world seven weeks ago. "We summited May 23 and I arrived in Katmandu March 30," he recalls. Pancoe said it was a challenge of the lifetime. Rob Kelso Smith "I knew it was physically one of the...
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Floyd's Pelican Bar in the middle of the Caribbean Sea
Joe Pepler
May 16, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Lots companies offer up “dream jobs’ for the summer— petting puppies , flying first class , stuff like that. Here’s a new one: pouring drinks in paradise. Floyd’s Pelican Bar, a Jamaican watering hole in the middle of the water is looking for a bartender to fill in the bar’s owner (that would be...
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A rendering of a Lilium jet flying over New York City
Courtesy of Lilium
May 16, 2019 - 1:59 pm
We’re a step closer to the future the Jetsons promised us all as the electric air taxi startup Lilium gave a successful liftoff to its five-seat electric jet. Flying cars here we come? As The Verge reported , the Lilium air taxi comes equipped with 36 electric jet engines, which tilt up for takeoff...
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Wild flowers growing near a Washington mountain
Marina Poushkina
May 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
The internet loves a good ranking. How else would we know the best singer in history ? Or the best cheesesteak ? Or the best airport ? If there is more than one of a thing, there must be a ranking of that thing. And US News and World Report is out with its latest national ranking—the very...
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A cottage in Meneham village in Brittany, France
May 13, 2019 - 10:39 am
There’s a reward waiting for anyone who can solve a centuries old mystery in France. On the shores of Brittany, in a village called Plougastel-Daoulas a stone only visible at low tide has perplexed villagers since its discovery several years ago. The stone carries an odd inscription, reading in...
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