Tag: travel

Petrified tree up to 20 million years old found intact in Lesbos

Lesbos’ Petrified Forest was formed 20 million years ago when a volcano exploded in the island’s north, covering the entire area with ash and lava....

Last statue of dictator Francisco Franco removed from Spanish soil

Workers took away the statue, which stood on a street in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, after the local assembly approved its removal Monday,...

Hadaka Matsuri: Japan’s famed Naked Festival cancelled for all but a select few

(CNN) — This time a year ago, thousands gathered for Japan’s annual Hadaka Matsuri — also popularly known as the “Naked Festival”– in Okayama prefecture...

Amid water shortages and power outages, Texans cry foul over price gouging for bottled water, gas and $1,000 hotel rooms

Some businesses in Texas are hitting consumers when they’re down. Lina Hidalgo, the judge Harris County, the largest county in Texas, said this week that...

The IRS says teachers can deduct hand sanitizer costs and how Dolly Parton’s Super Bowl ad glosses over the reality for millions of gig workers

Happy Friday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Jon Bon Jovi finally puts a price on his NJ mansion: it’s available for $20 million The...

7 credit card perks you should insist on this year

As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still in line with your goals...

I got my COVID-19 vaccination. Now what? Can I get on a plane, or visit my grandparents? Do I still need to wear my mask?

Coronavirus vaccines are the light at the end of a very dark tunnel — a pandemic that resulted in 2 million fatalities around the world...

Britain, dubbed ‘plague island’, wants tourists to return

(CNN) — When the UK Prime Minister addressed the nation on December 20, the news was bad enough: Christmas was canceled. Boris Johnson plunged the...

10 Biden tax plans that will sail through a Democratic-controlled Senate — and how to prepare for them

With the New Year here and a Democratic-controlled Senate looking increasingly likely after the runoff Senate elections in Georgia, President-elect Joe Biden’s tax plans are...

How to talk to your kids about the storming of the Capitol, and Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 infections: ‘Things will get worse as we get into January’

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance I pay my gardener $100 a month. Should I pay him less if he misses a...

Saudi Arabia and Qatar will reopen airspace and maritime borders ahead of GCC Summit

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser Mohammed al Sabah said Monday on state television that “based on the recommendation of his highness Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmad...

Govt looks to launch seaplane services with airline operators: Ports Ministry

New Delhi: The government is in the process to launch seaplane services on several routes, including Delhi-Ayodhya, in collaboration with the airline operators, the Ministry...

After painful financial lessons in 2020, here’s 10 New Year resolutions to make 2021 better.

Before 2020, Russell Jessop knew the wisdom in having emergency savings tucked away. But the year’s financial mayhem supplied him — and millions more —...

Pence to make eleventh-hour ‘faith community’ appeal on behalf of Georgia Republicans Loeffler and Perdue

President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President–elect Kamala Harris and now Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, are headed to Georgia next week to try...

21 places to go in 2021

(CNN) — From the gloomy depths of a Northern Hemisphere winter like no other, it can seem futile thinking about vacation plans for the year...

Does Asia’s superior response to COVID mean that the ‘Asian Century’ has begun?

LONDON (Project Syndicate)—In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common to divide countries and their responses according to their political systems, with...

Biden on using executive action to cancel student debt and as the stimulus bill stalls, eviction protection and other financial relief set to expire Dec. 31

Happy holidays MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: The pandemic has thrown this treasured piece of financial wisdom out the window Let’s talk about emergency...

Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tennessee emerged on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a...

The $900 billion COVID stimulus bill extends several tax write-offs and how to get the most college financial aid for your child

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance My aunt stole my mother’s Social Security, and persuaded my elderly father to sign over...

Winter solstice 2020: The shortest day is long on ancient traditions

(CNN) — For six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that’s about to reverse...

Countries begin to seal off UK amid new coronavirus variant surge

London: France became the latest European country to close all its borders with the UK after Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Bulgaria, the Irish Republic, Turkey...

New coronavirus variant: Flights from UK canceled as health minister says Covid is ‘out of control’

The Netherlands is banning all passenger flights coming from the United Kingdom from Sunday morning until the new year in order to minimize the risk...

Blackstone swoops on private-jet company with $4 billion cash takeover offer, amid collapse in global business travel

Shares in Signature Aviation SIG, -1.73% fell on Friday, just hours after the U.K. private-jet company announced that it is in talks with Blackstone about...

Considering Holiday Travel? Here’s What to Know

Dec. 16, 2020 — With U.S. regulators on the cusp of approving a second coronavirus vaccine, there is new hope that COVID-19 will eventually be...

Mystery photos from 1950s Europe spark a fascinating hunt

(CNN) — In one photo, a woman wearing a patterned dress walks down a deserted street in Bellagio, northern Italy, a small dachshund lapping at...