Karen Milich drove cautiously for 250 miles while transporting a satin white dress more than 70 years old. It was too precious and delicate to mail. Her daughter, Krista Milich, also drove more than four hours to meet her, anticipating what the dress might look like in person.
Whether it’s tied to the penchant for experiencing destinations like a local or the increasing popularity of sustainable travel, the reality is that walking tourism is now one of the most popular ways to experience a destination.
Surveys asking travelers where they plan to vacation have consistently ranked Nebraska last among the 50 states. No wonder the state chose this for a tourism slogan: “Honestly, it’s not for everyone.”
Weeks after Chicago claimed the crown for most breweries in the nation, the news gets even sudsier for our neighbors to the south: Illinois is home to some of the cheapest beer prices in the U.S.
You’ve returned from vacation, and that post glow is fading fast. Your nose is dripping, you’re sneezing, and your throat is sore. Or your stomach is upset and you have diarrhea. Why is this your reward for travel? How can you prevent it? And what if your symptoms don’t go away?
Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use special soap and mouthwash for six months after going home, a study found.
For people still shaken—or shaking—from the recent stretch of frigid weather, an escape to a warm locale seems overdue. Here are five places to help you endure the rest of winter, if you can get there.
Less than 24 hours after receiving a flyer from real estate company Opendoor, Steven Drowlette of Winter Garden, Florida, was online filling out questions about selling his home.
Everyone has experienced “the chills” at some point. Your skin gets goose bumps and your body shivers uncontrollably. But why does it happen?
For most of us, getting outdoors to enjoy our favorite trail, lake or forest takes a bit of work. It means loading up the car with all of our bikes, kayaks, tents, coolers and other gear we need to make the most of our time outside. Getting it all to fit can be an issue, which is why Yakima’…
Inclusion is a core value shared by many summer camps, and in recent years there has been a lot of discussion in the camp community about how to help transgender and gender-nonconforming youth succeed.
Kids spend hours having fun at day camp, their summer schedules brimming with swimming, boating and aiming for that bull’s-eye. Through all the laughs and memory-making, though, they’re also getting something else: a boost to their social development.
Macaroni and cheese has always been on my “must-explore” list. It’s just eaten too often in this country for us to ignore it. Kids in particular say yes to macaroni and cheese when they turn up their noses at everything else. Unfortunately, it’s the boxed version, complete with orange cheese…
Cold-weather running creates some problems involving temperature control. If you start out warm, chances are you’ll be overheated before the first mile. Starting out cold isn’t fun, and it’s tough to gauge just how much insulation you’ll need once you warm up. The winter default for most run…
A cookie in a skillet? We admit this internet phenom made us skeptical—until we tried it. Unlike making a traditional batch of cookies, this treatment doesn’t require scooping, baking and cooling multiple sheets of treats; the whole thing bakes at once in a single skillet.
The hulking piles of snow that build up after winter storms are magnets for children who love to climb them, dig in them and slide down their icy slopes.
Fake news has gotten a lot of attention. Even the term has earned several definitions. The quantity and types of news sources in the digital age have made it more challenging to determine what’s real and what’s fake. Reputable news outlets adhere to a code of ethical standards that ensures t…
Do you avoid eating a meal right before bed to maintain your health? You might not need to do that, according to a new report.
U.S. Marines and Navy Seabees are rebuilding the mountaintop runway on storied Santa Catalina Island, a tourist destination off the Southern California coast.
Time for another ghoulishly good time as the approach of Halloween brings out goblins and gore galore. Haunted houses aren’t the only option for scaring yourself silly this month. Consider this range of terrifying settings. Several are all-volunteer efforts whose proceeds help local charities.
Q: My wife is expecting our first child. My parents are divorced and both remarried; her mom died when my wife was a teenager and her dad remarried. Our policy is that all our parents and stepparents are “Grandma” and “Grandpa” regardless of step-status.