CEO: Virgin Galactic marks ‘incredible’ year of milestones

The CEO of Virgin Galactic says the space tourism venture is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press December 5, 2019, 10:26 PM 3 min read Virgin Galactic is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress, the chief …

My Week of ‘Noble Silence’

My yogi job was a different story. Alone and armed with a pair of disposable blue gloves, I tried to bring a mindful approach to my task. Following laminated instructions, I focused on the sounds as I scrubbed the toilets, sinks and showers. I mopped the floors, noticing the motion of my arms and being mindful not to bang the …

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar December 5, 2019, 11:46 PM 1 min read The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of December …

How to Spend the Holidays in New York City

A chronological sampling of seasonal celebrations throughout New York City, including concerts, plays and events. Dickens onstage Turn on a TV during December, and you’re bound to find countless adaptations of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol.” It’s beginning to feel the same way in New York’s theaters. On Broadway, a version by Jack Thorne (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) …

Fire breaks out at hotel in Greece’s capital

A fire has broken out at a hotel in the Greek capital, with fire crews rescuing at least one hotel staff member December 5, 2019, 11:31 AM 1 min read A fire has broken out at a hotel in the Greek capital, with fire crews evacuating the building and rescuing at least one hotel employee. It was not immediately clear …

Asylum seekers jam US border crossings to evade Trump policy

Asylum seekers desperate to enter the U.S. have started to spring down vehicle lanes or rent cars at border crossings to try to avoid the Trump policy that prohibits them from filing claims at the border By ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press December 4, 2019, 12:04 AM 3 min read For months, asylum seekers have been prohibited from filing their claims …

Eating My Way Through Vietnam’s Most Livable City

The 52 Places Traveler Facing rain, the 52 Places Traveler skips Danang’s famous beaches in favor of street food and the buzz of a rapidly growing destination. Dec. 3, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. His last dispatch was from Hampi, India, a stunningly beautiful and less-visited historic …

Flood at famed Arizona waterfalls sends tourists scrambling

A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls was flooded over the Thanksgiving weekend By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press December 3, 2019, 2:43 AM 3 min read A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over …