Alaska and Hawaii are the last two states to join the Union, and they are both quite popular destinations for domestic tourism in the United States. Hawaii’s sandy, sunny beaches are the classic image of a relaxing vacation, and Alaska’s expansive wilderness is perfect for all kinds of outdoor sports and activities. Most often, residents of the continental U.S. will take a plane to either one of these states for a visit, and both are ready to accommodate tourists all year round with luxury hotels, quaint cabins in the wilds, helicopter tours, and everything in between. But some tourists may have a preference for where they visit, and they should know what sets each of these states apart. Not to mention how many retirees may want to move to these states (10,000 Americans reach the retirement age of 65 each day, after all).
The coronavirus hysteria has officially reached a new level. News of the virus is hitting headlines on a daily basis, regardless of its immediate danger to the average healthy person. Many of these headlines are online. The internet is a powerful resource — and we’re taking advantage of it, with 51% of all web traffic coming from organic research. But that doesn’t mean you should believe everything you read, especially when a potentially deadly virus is being discussed. Continue reading →
A growing number of Americans are choosing to travel within the U.S. rather than abroad. According to new data from Allianz Global Assistance’s annual Top 10 Spring Break Destinations survey, which analyzed over 2.7 million flight itineraries, stateside spring break trips have increased by 24% in just the past year. That’s 6% higher than the number of Americans traveling internationally.
In 2016, approximately 9.6 million overseas trips were made by non-residents to Ireland. But as of 2019, nearly 50% of working Americans can’t afford to take a vacation, let alone travel abroad.
The DIY trend has been all the rage among homeowners for the last few years, and for good reason. With homeowners recovering from the Great Recession and many Americans burdened by student loan debt, DIY projects helped homeowners save money.
But the DIY trend is beginning to come to an end. Instead of doing things themselves, many Americans (especially those under 40) are beginning to shift toward DIFM, or “do it for me.”
A couple flying home to California on a Southwest Airlines flight were treated to a surprise and impromptu baby shower while bringing home their newly adopted daughter.
In a Twitter thread that has now been liked over 15,000 times, father Dustin Moore said he was inspired to share the details of the kindness his family experienced from Southwest flight attendants and passengers while bringing their adopted daughter home from Colorado.
A new report shows the U.S. ranks lower than 38 other countries on measurements of children’s health, survival, education, and nutrition. The report, published in the medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday, February 18, ranked 180 countries based on a child flourishing index.
The findings were compiled by over 40 child and adolescent health experts in a commission convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Ecological degradation, climate change, and advertising harmful products to youth were just a few of the factors, the report says, that have created an uncertain future for children around the world.