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A new beginning for an old ghost town?

Tucked away in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is a ghost town filled with abandoned, rundown bungalows. Many years ago, Elkmont was a vacation destination where well-to-do travelers sought respite from the summer heat. Today, the remaining cabins…

Rioja region earns UNESCO tourism blessing

The Rioja region of Spain is known for red wines that are fruity and tannic, most notably tempranillo, Spain’s king of grapes. (Roughly 75 percent of the grapes grown in the region are tempranillo.) Wines from the region are often…

Winning Nat Geo photos reveal nature and humanity at their finest

National Geographic asked readers to show them the world, and these photographers didn’t disappoint, offering inspiring images from their travels. For the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest, the judges chose winning images in three categories — cities, people and…

It's never too late to reinvent yourself

In 1953, the architect Le Corbusier was working on the design of La Tourette, a convent for the Dominican friars. His client, Père Marie-Alain Couturier, recommended that the architect visit Le Thoronet Abbey, built in the 12th and 13th centuries…

Sweden has invented a word to shame people for flying

With parts of their country huddled in the Arctic circle, it’s little surprise that Swedes have long relied on air travel to warm their frozen toes in milder southern climes. The mass exodus from northern Europe to, well anywhere south,…

This map tells you exactly what lies on the other side of the ocean

With apologies to certain societies that still cling to the notion of a flat Earth, we do, in fact, live on a very large marble. It makes the business of modern mapmaking a dicey, sometimes downright confusing, proposition. Our planet’s…

This man's love affair with icebergs will warm you on the inside

The first thing that might catch your eye when visiting Bonavista, Newfoundland is the lighthouse. Built in 1843 and still fueled by seal oil, it stands tall at the tip of the Bonavista peninsula, a poignant symbol of a community…

Walk between the Smokies on North America's longest pedestrian suspension bridge

[embedded content] If you’ve ever dreamed of walking along the mountain tops, then consider a vacation to Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, is set to open on May 17….

Employees Become Rescuers After 3-Day-Old Puppies are Found Outside NAPA Store

COACHELLA, Calif. — As a NAPA AUTO PARTS store employee, Jazzy Espino is used to getting all sorts of car-related questions and problems thrown at her. But the 23-year-old was thrown for a loop last week when her fellow employees…