In 1915, after a heated argument with his father, a 12-year-old boy ran away from his home in Blount County, determined to reach his grandparents who lived on the other side of the Smoky Mountains. Read more »
Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting... Read more »
As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display,... Read more »
The Utah Transit Authority is allowing passengers taking buses or trains to the Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo to ride free of charge using their rodeo ticket as fare. Read more »
Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in... Read more »
A century ago, the world came to the small town of San Diego to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal at the Panama-California Exposition. The venue, Balboa Park, would grow into one of the... Read more »
Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. Read more »
From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is... Read more »
Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Read more »
Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival held its last bull run Tuesday with no fatalities in the nine-day event, but officials said a French tourist died after being gored by a bull in a small town... Read more »
For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel... Read more »
Seattleites without air conditioning aren't the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. Read more »
An hour west of Athens, the pebbly beaches by turquoise waters and pine-covered mountains are nearly empty as the Greek sunbathers who normally pack them stay home amid fears their country's... Read more »
President Barack Obama designated new national monuments Friday in California, Nevada and Texas, setting aside millions of acres that are home to prehistoric rock carvings, Mammoth bones and... Read more »
Swimmers and surfers today are about 90 percent less likely to be attacked by sharks off California's coast than they were in the 1950s, even though there are hundreds of thousands more people in... Read more »
Mammoth bones, prehistoric rock carvings and more than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that President Barack Obama is creating in California,... Read more »
Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is always nearby in the southwest Alabama town of Monroeville. Read more »
TRAX Red Line will be affected in Salt Lake City as the Utah Transit Authority conducts maintenance work on Sunday. Read more »
Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds. Read more »
The Zingaro Nature Reserve is a wild and rugged stretch of land that runs along the coast of northwest Sicily. Mountains rise above sandy beaches with views of the sea in two distinct bands of... Read more »
It may be called "Billionaires' Beach," but the pristine views along one of Malibu's most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone. Read more »
A 300-acre wildfire forced the temporary closure of I-15 in both directions Friday evening about 2 miles south of Scipio. Read more »
The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building. Read more »
The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Read more »
Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. Read more »
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