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Route 66: Willy, Woody, Mickey & Brad

I’m not sure what’s in the water in Oklahoma, but it sure makes you sing.<p>And dance, and act, and swing a bat. It makes you witty and dashing and beloved by all—and it makes you famous.<p>A few minutes after crossing into “Native America” on Route 66, I veered into the small town of Commerce, …

Finders Keeper's: This State Park Is Filled with Diamonds

And just two weeks ago, David Anderson, an intrepid diamond hunter, discovered a 6.19-carat white diamond after searching for four hours. It's the 15th largest diamond to have been found at the park since 1972. Anderson has found hundreds of diamonds at the park over the years, but this latest find …

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5 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

American, United Ruled Not Responsible for 9/11 Cleanup Costs

American Airlines, United Airlines and the World Trade Center leaseholder do not have to pay a property developer environmental cleanup costs from …

Route 66: Meeting Mater

If you drive the speed limit and don’t catch any lights, you can be out of Kansas in under fifteen minutes.<p>Only 13.2 miles of Historic Route 66 cuts through the Sunflower State, like a hyphen between Missouri and Oklahoma. In fact, most travelers take I-40 and skip the state altogether—but that’s …

The Happiest States In America Might Also Be The Prettiest

Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll asking Americans how they feel about living in their home states. The results left us with one thought -- a pretty state is a happy state.<p>You see, the states with the largest percentage of residents who believe their state is the "best or one of the …