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A National Juneteenth Museum is being built in Fort Worth, Texas

A new and much-anticipated museum will soon be underway in Texas: the National Juneteenth Museum. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery, when, on June 19, 1865, Union Army general Gordon Granger brought news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the enslaved people in Texas (two years after the executive order). Granger’s reading of General Order No. 3 resulted in instantaneous celebrations, and the next year’s ‘Jubilee Day' evolved into Juneteenth.
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Revealed: The best US states for a summer road trip

This summer, almost 80 percent of US adults are planning to take a road trip, according to WalletHub, but not all states are equal in terms of their road tripability. That's where the data comes in. Fasten your seatbelt and adjust the mirrors. WalletHub looked at 32 different metrics, ranging...
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The most spectacular views in the US, according to TripAdvisor

If spectacular, Instagrammable views play a major role in choosing your vacation destination, we have some handy data for you. Financial services provider Remitly analyzed 1.4 million TripAdvisor reviews to come up with this list of the five best viewpoints in the US. So what’s the number one best viewpoint...

The best US cities to visit this summer, according to one survey

A new list revealing the top 10 cities to visit this summer shows where Americans are headed this season – and it's all about oceanside fun and gorgeous desert views. According to luggage storage company Bounce, the 50 biggest cities in the US were analyzed in terms of affordability, the number of things to do, weather, and how long it takes to get from the airport into the city center. These were their results.

6 incredible places to stay over the 4th of July holiday weekend

Are you a little late on planning your patriotic getaway? Not to fear, there are some great places where you can still snag a vacation rental for the red, white and blue party of your dreams. The vacation rental powerhouse Vrbo is sharing a list of still-available homes, some of them a quick drive from major cities. So jump online to book one, gather up your friends, fill up the cooler, and go — don’t forget your sparklers!

Here's how to save up to $400 on a flight to London right now

You probably don't need much of a nudge to book a flight to Europe right now, but how does $400 in savings sound?. British Airways is offering a sweet deal to entice US travelers to fly with them, by offering up to $400 off on vacation packages, as reported by Thrillist. Book before June 29 for vacations taking place before March 31, 2023, for travel to London from 26 airports across the US. The $400 deal counts for airfare as well as packages involving flight/hotel and flight/car.

Americans now need a visa to travel to Japan

Time after time, Japan ranks at the top of travel bucket lists for Americans with wanderlust. But a new announcement from the Japanese government just make it a little harder to get to the island country from the States. Japan just reopened this month for international tourism (for the first...

The Grand Canyon just got its first new hotel in 50 years

One of the nation's most beloved national parks is getting a new hotel – its first in 50 years. As reported by KOLD, the Maswik South Lodge just opened on the South Rim as a $35 million reconstruction on top of an old hotel site. It was built by Xanterra Travel Collection and is contemporary in style although it contains two stone pillars that are all that remain of the original 'Motor Lodge' built in 1927 by the Santa Fe Railroad and the Fred Harvey Company. There have been several iterations of the hotel on the site over the decades.

The mega mansion from 'Wolf of Wall Street' is up for sale in New York

Wanna live like stockbrokers did in the 1980s while cursing up a storm? If so, grab up the fabulous estate used in the filming of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,' a movie that set a Guinness World Record for the most instances of swearing in a film. Although the home itself was not used in the film, its grounds did indeed host Leonardo DiCaprio for filming exterior shots.

Dream job alert: Get paid to write reviews of national parks for 18 months

It’s the kind of thing you come up with in a fantasy: a magazine wants to pay you to ramble around the nation’s 63 national parks, checking out hiking trails and bike trails, assessing each beautiful site for solo travelers and families, as well as disabled access. And all you have to do is write reviews, for which you also get paid. Friends, the fantasy is true.

You can now get Guy Fieri's decadent Dessert Trash Can Nachos delivered to your door

Raccoons and grouchy Muppets love to eat out of trash cans... and now you can, too! Guy Fieri – chef, restaurateur, author and TV host – is teaming up with with gourmet food delivery service Goldbelly to bring the world a sweet little pile of garbage-y goodness. Welcome to the delivery world, Dessert Trash Can Nachos (a riff on the already popular savory trash can nachos).

A new high-speed train will link Raleigh and Richmond at 110mph

Check it out: a new high-speed rail line is going to connect two major Southern cities, Raleigh, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia, as reported by Travel + Leisure. That means you’d be able to indulge in sweets at the Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh, then hop on a train to chase it down with a pint from a craft brewery on the Richmond Beer Trail.

The best beach in the US is in North Carolina, according to Dr Beach

This summer, you’ll want to hit the beach that has the most to offer: soft sand, exciting but not overly-tall waves, good weather, and a stretch of shoreline that isn’t too crowded. To help narrow that search, Dr. Beach himself has just released a list of the best beaches in the US, as reported by Travel + Leisure — and the one that tops the list is on an island you can only access by boat or plane. Maybe that takes care of the ‘too crowded’ angle?