Every third night, Marina Morrison forces herself not to go to bed until after 1am. The Morrisons – four adults and 12 children –live together at Rockland Ranch, a community of 15 fundamentalist Mormon families, almost half of whom practise polygamy, in a remote corner of Utah. The Rock, as it is known, was founded in the 1970s by Bob Foster, a teacher who had three wives and fathered 38 children.
Joan Juliet Buck is petite, no taller than 5 feet and half an inch. But that small stature belongs to a larger-than-life woman, whose list of accomplishments in fashion and culture is surpassed only by the girth of her Rolodex.
When most travelers think about taking a trip to Mexico, the first things that come to mind are usually the luxe all-inclusive resorts in places like Playa del Carmen, the wild party scene at hot spots like Cancún, or perhaps a nice cruise down the Mexican Riviera, but there’s a previously overlooked destination that’s quickly becoming a major tourist attraction — Mexico City. Mexico City has seem amazing improvements in safety, transportation, and infrastructure in recent years, including the implementation of a truly wonderful bike-share program. It’s not just tourists who have taken notice: Mexico City has been attracting young artists, chefs, and mixologists from all over the world who are relocating there and contributing to a very exciting cultural renaissance. The majority of tourists heading to Mexico City will probably spend their time visiting its famous old standbys like the iconic Blue House, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived, and Chapultepec Castle (the only true royal castle in North America), and certainly these attractions are worth a visit.
The entrance to Intro doesn’t look like much, but it’s what inside that matters. It was a place where the only language that mattered was jazz.
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African-Americans spend $1 trillion annually, yet the mainstream travel content providers and tour operators don’t cater to the community.
We scoured the site looking for the most enchanting sea-grammars to bring you the joy of the oceans. Here are our top pics.
The Cookie Monster, Olaf from Frozen, and Minnie Mouse were all arrested in Times Square for harassing a tourist.
Americans love awards. We love fame, and even more, we love those we choose to make famous. Here is the best Hall of Fame in every state.
Photo: Thinkstock The Galapagos Islands are known for their amazing and rare wildlife — definitely a bucket list destination. While all of these things can be true, none of them have to be.
If you have more than five hours between your flights, I can’t recommend enough that you leave the airport for a wee adventure. (Photo: Thinkstock)
Devan Sipher was a world traveler. And then a terrible accident landed him in a hospital bed. It may have turned out to be the most interesting trip of his life. (Photo: Thinkstock)
Lonely Planet’s editors and authors have picked the top 10 places to visit in the U.S. this year. And we’re headed to the City of Brotherly Love!
Marissa Grasmick, a psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, says: “Expect this transition to be uncomfortable. Our vulnerability is actually what helps us form bonds and connections.” Letting down your guard will also help reduce feelings of loneliness, which is common for “fish out of water” situations. It is important to expect this, normalize it, and attempt to not further the pain by attaching a story to it such as ‘I’m unlovable,’ ‘I’m not fun to around,’ ‘I’m boring,’ etc,” says Grasmick.
Did Britain have its own Pompeii? Archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric village in central England. It’s thought to be the best-preserved Bronze Age site ever found in Britain. At 3,000 years old, the settlement of circular wooden houses is miraculously intact.
The Kern family has been making elaborate Mardi Gras floats for generations, and you can see them on a tour of the company warehouse in New Orleans.
Or maybe my friend thought the residents of Shanghai would be curious to gaze upon the one guy on the planet who admits to liking The Godfather Part III. Or maybe, just maybe, I’d be stared at in China because I’m African American. Many black tourists have reported attracting significant attention when visiting China. Fellow Yahoo Traveler, Brittany Jones-Cooper, once wrote about her own experience in Shanghai, which she says was mostly pleasant.
Mr. T has a new gig — as “Mr. Guaran-T,” spreading the word about Fairfield Inn & Suites’ new Fairfield 100% Guarantee. Yahoo Travel caught up with Mr.
America leads the world in consumption of wine; we drank more than 3.2 million liters of it last year according to the Wine Institute. And while imports are a large part of our consumption, there are almost 8,000 producing wineries in the U.S. They accounted for 350 million gallons of wine production last year, making us the fourth largest wine producing country in the world. We not only love to drink wine, we love visiting its source.
I live for winter weekends. Cruising down the ski slopes, the brisk air whipping at my face makes me feel alive (and toasting my active day at après-ski makes me feel accomplished). However, it’s hard to beat warm days filled with nature hikes, waterfalls and crystalline lakes. But I found a place where you can have it all in the same day. Germany’s jaw-dropping Bavaria is one of the most active regions I’ve ever experienced. It certainly offers variety, boasting the country’s tallest ski resort, with trails open year round. ...