August 9, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published August 08, 2016 Facebook5 Twitter0 Email Print (jferrer) Minneapolis is home to one of the largest continuous skyway systems in the world, which is convenient considering it’s also the No. 1 coldest major city in the United States. Skyways are enclosed walkways usually located one or two stories above street level. The Minneapolis skyway in particular was built in the 1960s to separate walkers from the traffic below. Because of its length—eight miles or 69 blocks—the skyway has also become a tourist attraction in its own right, offering visitors a (warm!) look at Minneapolis’s architecture and everyday activity. Both…

April 20, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published April 20, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel is set to open this summer. (Redhorse Osaka Wheel)   Construction is currently underway on Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel in Osaka. Upon completion, the Redhorse Osaka Wheel will reach 403 feet high, making it the fifth tallest in the world. But unlike many of the world’s most harrowing observation wheels, the Redhorse will have 72 passenger cabins—all with transparent floors so riders can see straight to the ground below. According to Japan Today, one full rotation will take about 18 minutes to complete, offering expansive views…

March 28, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Lyn Mettler Published March 23, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook270 Twitter195 livefyre11 Email Print Learn how to fly Southwest for next to nothing. (iStock) By the end of this year, my family of four will have traveled to six destinations in the United States, spending no more than $100 per trip on airfare. We’ve kayaked in the ocean off San Diego, we’ll hike the Rocky Mountains, meet up with Mickey at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and frolic on the beach on Marco Island. And we’ll do it all flying Southwest – and entirely on frequent flyer miles. Related Image Expand /…

March 18, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published March 17, 2016 Facebook6 Twitter12 Email Print For an authentic Irish experience stateside, head to Austin. (B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant) Wilfie & Nell in Manhattan may be a relative newcomer to the pub scene, but it gets it right, and is one of our most authentic Irish pubs for St. Paddy’s Day. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, we’re sure you’re thinking about which watering holes to visit for the occasion. To help with your decision, we’ve found the 25 best authentic pubs in the country. “Authenticity” is a tricky concept, but we’ve in considering it in the context…

March 17, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published March 16, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook3689 Twitter120 livefyre2 Email Print Inside Willy Wonka’s steampunk chocolate factory restaurant. (Universal Orlando) What kid hasn’t dreamt of taking a drink from a chocolate river? Universal Studios is bringing Willy Wonka’s world to life with a new restaurant concept that “will transport you into a 19th century-inspired Steampunk chocolate factory.” Related Image Expand / Contract The larger than life milkshakes will be crafted right before your eyes. (Universal Orlando) Visitors will be immersed in the world of the quirky candymaker, surrounded by towering smoke stacks, funky gadgetry and staff wearing quintessential Wonka fashion,according to the park’s…

March 11, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published January 25, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1653 Twitter0 livefyre978 Email Print A Grenada beach in 2013. (AP Photo/David McFadden) An American tourist was brutally stabbed to death at a deserted beach on the Caribbean island of Grenada Saturday, according to police who say the suspect quickly turned himself in. The 39-year-old woman had been walking in the sand with her husband when the attacker stabbed her with a cutlass, a short sword, The Telegraph reports. Her husband escaped the attack, police said, and the woman’s body turned up near the water. Neither the victim nor her husband was identified. The couple was staying…

February 17, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published February 17, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1 Twitter0 livefyre0 Email Print Sea World Tuesday announced plans for Ocean Explorer, major aquarium-based multi-million dollar attraction that will take visitors on an exploration of the earth’s seven seas. (Sea World) In an effort to rebuild its brand, SeaWorld San Diego Tuesday announced plans for a major aquarium-based multi-million dollar attraction that will take visitors on an exploration of the earth’s seven seas. Called the Ocean Explorer, it simulates a scientific exploration as visitors ride through multiple aquariums where digital technology is used to inspire them to protect the oceans. Related Image Expand / Contract…

February 15, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By George Hobica Published February 11, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook16 Twitter0 livefyre4 Email Print Alfred Hitchcock, seen here in 1964. (AP) The film begins with establishment shots of mountain scenery and downhill skiing. It’s 1934 and we are in St. Moritz, Switzerland, an Alpine resort town that the English upper classes have only recently been convinced is as attractive in winter as it is in summer. The Lawrence family has come for the fresh mountain air and Alpine sports. Mommy is a crack sharpshooter (for sport only, at least at first). Not sure what Daddy does; perhaps he’s living off family money…

February 11, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published February 05, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook347 Twitter0 livefyre59 Email Print Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, or Tiger Temple, in Thailand’s western Kanchanaburi province, has been investigated for links to wildlife trafficking. (Reuters) You smile and strike a fearsome pose next to a tiger, confident you’ve just scored the perfect holiday photo. You pick up an adorable sea turtle and gently pat it. You go on an incredible elephant ride, in awe of the majestic and gentle giants. You laugh hysterically as a monkey dances and rides a bike. Approximately 110 million people visit wildlife tourist attractions around the globe each year,…

February 10, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published February 09, 2016 Consumer Reports Facebook80 Twitter0 Email Print Most of your rights and company policies are spelled out in the conditions of carriage which can be found on an airline’s website. (AP) Most of us realize we need to be on our best behavior while traveling by air. Gate crews and flight attendants are particularly concerned about the possibility of a petulant passenger going off the rails. But you might not realize that airlines are empowered to bump you from your flight or your seat even if you’re not perceived as some sort of threat or hothead. That reality…