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Andy's Travel Blog is featured on BoardingArea this week! | Andy's Travel Blog

Hello and welcome to Andy’s Travel Blog! I’m checking in for a week as featured blogger on BoardingArea this week, coming over from my normal …

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Washington, D.C.

Discover the best of the nation's capital.<p>I’ve lived in Washington D.C. for (gulp) 23 years—and something I’ve learned in all that time: This is one great city to visit.<p>I recently had the honor of writing Nat Geo’s forthcoming book <i>Walking Washington, D.C.,</i> and reveled in the chance to traverse the …

Dubrovnik, Croatia is the pearl of the Adriatic and your next travel destination

The post Dubrovnik, Croatia is the pearl of the Adriatic and your next travel destination appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comKnown as …

European Travel

U.S. Air Force asks industry for proposals to replace nuclear missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force asked industry on Friday for proposals to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and the nuclear cruise missile as the military moves ahead with a costly modernization of its aging atomic weapons systems.<p>An unarmed Minuteman III …

Military

Dad Doesn't Believe Missing U.S. Airman Fell Into Italian Canal

The father of missing U.S. airman Halex Hale told NBC News on Sunday that he doesn't buy Italian authorities' theory that his son was drunk and fell into a rain-swollen canal.<p>Hale, 24, an Air Force staff sergeant from Middletown, Ind., disappeared July 2 near Venice in northern Italy. Grigoletto …

The USAF's new bomber: the mini-me B-2? | The Strategist

Last year I wrote a series for <i>The Strategist</i> on the USAF’s new bomber program. (Parts one, two and three.) I was sceptical of the possibility of …

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

5 Lost Cities Of Ancient Civilization You Should Travel

The existence of certain man-made monuments and archaeological finds related to our ancient- and pre-history are leading many archaeologists to …

Archaeology

The Most Extravagant Hotel Experiences in the World

These hotels are giving luxury a while new meaning.<p>In the ever-competitive world of five-star hotels, top stays are continually upping the ante for luxury-loving guests. It's no longer enough to provide artisan chocolates on the pillow or Frette robes in the marble-lined bathroom—now, the norm is …

8 things I stop giving a sh*t about when I travel solo

1. Asking for help<p>Stubbornly independent, to my own demise at times, I hate asking for help from others and will often go out of my way to avoid …

The world's best amusement parks 2016, according to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has just announced the winners of its annual Travelers' Choice awards for the world's best amusement parks and water parks.<p>For the second year in a row, Universal’s Island of the Adventure in Orlando nabbed the top spot as reviewers' favorite theme park. The Florida hotspot received top …

America’s Hogwarts Is Located on Massachusetts’ Highest Peak

J.K. Rowling revealed Mount Greylock as the location of the U.S.’s wizarding school.<p>Wizard people, dear reader. (Photo: Mark Goebel/CC BY 2.0)<p>J.K. …

Harry Potter

Massachusetts Overrun By the Biggest Caterpillar Outbreak in 25 Years

The voracious gypsy moth larvae are munching, squirming, and pooping their way through the state.<p>Look out! (Photo: Didier Descouens/CC BY-SA 4.0)<p>The …

U.S. Air Force to seek compensation from Boeing for tanker delay

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Friday it would seek compensation from Boeing for a five-month delay in delivering KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker aircraft.<p>The logo of Boeing (BA) is seen in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy …

Aviation

AI beats top U.S. Air Force tactical air combat experts in combat simulation

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, in a flight simulator, takes part in simulated air combat versus artificial intelligence technology …

Artificial Intelligence