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How to spend 48 hours in Memphis: Best attractions and food

It may be the historic birthplace of blues, barbecue and rock ‘n’ roll, but Memphis feels anything but antiquated. Nestled next to the mighty Mississippi River, this mid-Southern city is a hotbed of culture that seamlessly blends history with what’s hot in the culinary, art and...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 1:32pm

Best bets for Must-See Week, when NYC attractions are 2-for-1

If you live in New York, it’s easy to take it for granted. When your commute goes through Grand Central Station, your backyard is Prospect Park, and you can see a Broadway show any night of the week. But it’s worth getting your head out of the hustle and experiencing the attractions...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:53am

Cashless tolling reduced travel times, fuel consumption, collisions: MTA

According to new data from the MTA, both motorists and the environment are benefitting from the transition to cashless tolling at agency-run bridges and tunnels. Statistics gathered from a full year at toll plazas that switched from traditional tollbooths to Open Road Cashless Tolling show fewer...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 4:26pm

Montréal En Lumière

Festival season may traditionally be thought of as summer, but next month things will really be heating up for fans of fine food, booze, music and more in the cultural capital of our neighbor to the north, Montréal. First-time visitors are sure to be transfixed by the city’s European feel (...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:06am

Finally, a job that will pay you to relax and chill all day

If you ever dreamed of being a professional slacker and get paid to lay around and do nothing then this might be the dream job for you. Swedish travel agency TUI is looking for a professional slacker to sit around all day and do nothing. That’s right, you can get paid to do absolutely...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:25pm

Why don't you spend a weekend in Montreal?

“Montreal is a city of contrast,” my tour guide said, and it’s true. The dichotomy between old (circa 1642) and new, French and English, and vibrant art mixed into the urban landscape is seen at every turn.  Because Montreal is a walkable and public transit-friendly city...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:02am

The 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Caribbean

Amp up the number of likes and followers to your Instagram account when you post shots from these postcard-perfect locales in the Caribbean that prove tropical paradise is more than a pretty beach (but don’t worry, we’ve got a beach on the list, too). These are a collection of one-of-a...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:28pm

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Poland?

Are you aware that we’re celebrating a big milestone for the man with almost as many American monuments as George Washington? Or where one of your favorite hipster snacks is really from? How well do you know the people, places and things we have Poland to thank for? Take this quiz and find...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 9:49am

Endangered, crowded, unsafe: Destinations to avoid in 2018

We believe that this world is worth exploring, but we’re also stewards of this land. This planet offers an abundance of majestic vistas and fascinating culture that we recommend you seek out often. But this world is also more than a static viewing point — as travelers, we are witness to...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:36pm

Tadeusz Kościuszko, Poland’s American Hero

He was the Polish and American hero who built West Point. The immigrant engineer who launched the world’s first firework display on July 4th. And the humanitarian who called for the emancipation of both slaves in the United States and serfs in Europe. This year UNESCO celebrated the 200th...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:09am

Poland in Culture: Best books and films to check out

Film A 2017 film "Zookeeper's Wife” by Niki Caro tells an extraordinary story of how fearless Polish couple Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of "The Broken Circle Breakdown...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 1:48pm

Poland’s world beating video game industry

Though now a world leader when it comes to tech and video entertainment, Poland had a very low-fi intro to the industries. “Under communism, we couldn’t visit our European neighbors, let alone the United States,” says Maciej Matyka, a physics professor at Wroclaw University....

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:54pm

The absolute best of Polish eats

Mixing the heartiness of German cooking with some of the more exotic elements of Russian and traditional Jewish deliciousness, Polish food is surprisingly inventive. Polish dishes developed over the years from what can actually be grown or raised in the country’s harsh, northern climate, and...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:27pm

The Best Things To Do in Scotland

For a fairly small country, Scotland packs in a lot of appeal: an exhilarating history, rich culture, jaw-dropping scenery, and great liquor, to name just a few of its charms. While everyone is familiar with Scotland’s classic images — the ancient castle perched atop a hill, heather-...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:26pm

Amtrak wants to help you find your way around Penn Station

As the busiest rail terminal in the nation, New York’s Penn Station can be an overwhelming, anger-inducing maze to navigate, especially during rush hour. But thanks to Amtrak, there’s now an app for that. The agency just launched FindYourWay, a real-time app driven by beacon technology...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:27pm

6 airlines changing terminals at LaGuardia Saturday

Traveling to and from LaGuardia Airport is going to get a little more confusing this weekend as six airlines will relocate terminals, airport officials announced Thursday. The carriers are moving terminals on Saturday as part of the ongoing modernization and redevelopment of the 78-year-old...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:27am

No Kids Allowed: 11 Resorts That Are Only For Adults

Goodbye, responsibility. Hello, adults-only vacation at these sophisticated resorts. Monastero Santa Rosa At Monastero Santa Rosa on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, a cliffside 17th-century convent has been turned into a secluded 20-room luxury resort overlooking the Bay of Salerno. The full...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:23pm

Inside the NFL Experience, the football theme park in Times Square

Most of us can only imagine what life is like for an NFL player, but now you can step right into their shoes at NFL Experience, the first football theme park now open in Times Square. “We wanted to bring fans closer to the game that they love — and give them an opportunity to touch,...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:12pm

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:12pm

PHOTOS: Where to see NYC's best holiday windows for 2017

One of New York City’s best loved holiday traditions is the over-the-top holiday windows that glitter like larger-than-life ornaments. Department stores spend up to 10 months crafting, decorating and adding high-tech magic to displays that celebrate the city, bring beloved holiday stories to...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:52pm