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  • Ride the Na'vi River at Pandora: The World of Avatar

    May 24, 2017 10:43 PM 12

    At the center of the highly-anticipated Pandora: The World of Avatar are two new rides: Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey. The land, located inside Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Park, opens May 27. ABC News got a preview of the the park's largest expansion in history and the chance to enjoy the rides. Na'vi River Journey is a peaceful boat ride, good for all ages. It coasts

  • Top 15 'new first-tier' cities in China

    May 14, 2017 11:18 PM 12

    A total of 15 cities have joined the club of China's new first-tier cities due to their commercial charm, according to a report by the China Business Network (CBN) Co Ltd. The ranking, released by CBNweekly magazine on May 7, assesses commercial attraction of 338 cities based on five indicators: concentration of commercial resources, city's pivotability

  • Curses! Hawaii Can’t Get Tourists to Stop Sending Back Lava

    May 14, 2017 10:15 PM 15

    The belief that Pele, the volcano goddess of Hawaii’s Big Island, brings bad luck to those who take lava prompts hundreds of people to return rocks each year; ‘we’re very sorry.’ HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK—Steve Pariseau believes he can pinpoint the moment his life began falling apart: It was when he picked up a shimmering black lava rock while on vacation

  • Walt Disney's original hand-drawn map of Disneyland up for auction

    May 12, 2017 2:42 AM 8

    A hand-drawn map of Disneyland by Walt Disney himself is about to become available. It's the "single most significant piece of Disneyland memorabilia to come to auction to date," according to Van Eaton Galleries, the auction house arranging the sale. The map has not been viewed by the public in more than 60 years. The map -- the first-released vision

  • Yellowstone doesn’t want tourists endangering wildlife with selfies

    May 11, 2017 9:00 AM 177

    As Yellowstone opens for its summer season, the national park is asking visitors to make a pledge. The Yellowstone Pledge is “a personal promise” of 10 actions that visitors can take to better protect themselves and the park itself. The first item on the list is to “Practice safe selfies by never approaching animals to take a picture.” The park has also posted

  • Woman stuck on plane to California rather than Paris

    May 8, 2017 8:26 PM 23

    NEWARK, N.J. – United Airlines has apologized to a French woman after she wound up on a plane to San Francisco instead of Paris from a New Jersey airport. WABC-TV reports Lucie Bahetoukilae was scheduled to fly from Newark to Paris last month. Bahetoukilae, who only speaks French, ended up in San Francisco after boarding a plane at the gate that corresponded

  • Passenger asks for gluten-free breakfast, gets handed a ripe banana

    May 5, 2017 6:55 AM 131

    An airline apologized Thursday after one of its passengers on an international flight requested a gluten-free breakfast and was handed a banana. Martin Pavelka, who reportedly suffers from celiac disease, told The Evening Standard newspaper that other passengers on the 9-hour flight from Tokyo to Sydney were feasting on full breakfasts with eggs, mushrooms

  • Direct flights resume next year between Phoenix, Montreal

    May 4, 2017 6:50 PM 18

    PHOENIX – Arizona travelers heading to and from Canada will have a new flight option starting next year. Air Canada will start offering direct flights between Phoenix Montreal in 2018. The flights will occur from February to May, typically a busy season for travel between Arizona and Canada. The flights will operate three times a week. Phoenix Mayor

  • JetBlue offering insanely cheap flights right now

    May 3, 2017 11:00 PM 131

    JetBlue is back with another flash sale, this time selling tickets for as little as $44 one-way. The Fly As You May Sale is valid for travel between May 9 and June 14 (unfortunately, Memorial Day weekend is blacked out — you won’t find fares this cheap for trips taken between May 24 and May 30). As always, the most inexpensive flight is from Long Beach

  • Miami’s first nonstop flights to Stockholm coming in October via Scandinavian airline SAS

    May 3, 2017 9:12 PM 10

    Following the success of flights between Oslo and Copenhagen and Miami, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is launching a direct flight to Stockholm. Starting October 29, SAS will begin weekly flights on Sundays, Miami International Airport announced Tuesday. “We are thrilled that SAS has chosen to expand its presence at Miami International Airport and launch