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The Natural History Museum of Utah, located at the University of Utah, will reopen to the public on November 18 in a new building situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, overlooking Salt Lake City and inspired by the diverse landscape of Utah. Read more
When it opens on December 1, The Westin Xian will be the first Westin Hotels & Resorts hotel in the world and the first hotel in Xi'an to have its own museum, which will pay tribute to the ancient history of China with a collection of more than 2,000 artifacts. Read more
A new museum dedicated to the medieval history of the Italian city of San Gimignano, in the heart of the Chianti wine-producing region of Tuscany, has opened in the famous old city. Read more
In a must-see event for railway buffs and enthusiasts of the histories of royal families, the Dutch Railway Museum is hosting a major international exhibition in 2010 on royal trains. The exhibition is to be called 'Royal Class, regal journeys'. Read more
Scottsdale, Arizona – a Hometown Feel away from Home
This sunny city of nearly a quarter-million, just east of Phoenix, has a decidedly ‘hometown’ feel, palpable even to travelers from far away. Read more
Using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets operated by a partner regional airline, Brussels Airlines will launch 12-times-weekly service between Brussels and the French port city of Nantes on June 14. Read more
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, which began selling tickets on June 11 for its routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports, is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from Los Angeles to San José and Liberia. Read more
Finnair's service history began when, on March 20, 1924, a Junkers F13 D-335 seaplane transported 162 kilograms of mail from Katajanokka in Helsinki over the Baltic Sea to Tallinn in Estonia. Read more
The Regent Taipei, ensconced in a high-rise building above the posh Regent Galleria shopping mall on Zhong Shang North Road, is also the flagship property of the reconstituted Regent Hotels & Resorts. Read more
Rare Leonardo da Vinci Notebook on the ‘Flight of Birds’ on Display in the U.S.
Through October 22, at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., a special treat is in store for visitors: a rarely seen, five-centuries-old notebook written and illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci that demonstrates his absolute fascination with flight. Read more
On August 10, Lufthansa Group is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight of a land-based passenger aircraft to New York. A Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor of the original Deutsche Lufthansa landed at New York's Floyd Bennett Field on August 11, 1938, nearly 25 hours after taking off from Berlin Tempelhof Read more
The city of Long Beach in Southern California has plenty to entice the visitor: really terrific restaurants, superb attractions, an enormous beach and excellent weather most of the time. I had a blast visiting Long Beach in December 2012. I’m sure I’ll go back there to explore the city further and I hope it happens soon. Read more
The city of Long Beach in California has come a very long way since the early 1990s, when, in the words of current Mayor Bob Foster, it was experiencing “depression-like conditions”. Today Long Beach has something to tempt every visitor and millions of visitors come to the city annually. Read more
Austrian Airlines has begun five-times-weekly non-stop service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Vienna International Airport, the first flight operating on May 17. The carrier is operating the service with Boeing 767-300ER widebodies. Read more
African elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, ostriches and guinea fowl all live side-by-side in the Dallas Zoo's Giants of the Savanna habitat, just as they would in the wild. Read more
Following a re-brand and an extensive upgrade, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Tanzania officially opened on December 3. The lodge is the first Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts property in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more
This is a fact-packed, beautifully illustrated and profusely photographed, history-based guide of 254 pages that provides a fresh and intriguing look at New York City and the surrounding areas of the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, the Delaware River and Delaware. Read more
The new flight, AM408, departs MEX at 7:15 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays and touches down at JFK at 1:00 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight AM409 leaves New York JFK at 2:20 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and touches down at MEX at 6:40 p.m. local time. Read more
Etihad Airways plans to launch non-stop daily service between Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Washington, D.C.on March 31, 2013, subject to receiving regulatory approvals. Read more