Cancun, Mexico, is a popular tourist destination on the Yucatán Peninsula with 14 miles of high-rise hotels next to white-sand beaches. But Cancun hasn’t been a tourist draw as long ...

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Taking in the scenery out of an airplane window is one of the most enjoyable things about air travel. You may have never thought about the shape of the windows, ...

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It’s a question we often don’t think about, but we pass these things every day. It’s the eight-sided stop sign, the red sign with the white lettering that indicates that ...

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You’ve probably heard this term on weather reports when a meteorologist talks about the jet stream, but what is it exactly? The jet stream, which is considered a “river” of ...

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Airplane parked at Barra Airport Barra Airport, located on the coast of Western Scotland on the island of Barra, is the only airport in the world with a beach as ...

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No one wants to be stuck in a traffic jam, but just imagine a traffic jam that lasts days and not minutes or hours and stretches over a hundred miles. ...

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The Diomede Islands in the center There are two islands just a mere 2.4 miles (3.8 km) apart in the middle of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia, but ...

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Chris Wood, CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia Franklin D. Roosevelt’s special presidential yacht, the Potomac, had an interesting life. It was used by a US president, had various private owners that included ...

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Way back in 1977, Voyager 1 was one of two probes launched by NASA, with its primary mission being the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. It made a famous fictional ...

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Ryan Lackey/Flickr HM Fort Roughs was constructed in 1943 during the height of World War II. It was a British sea fort tasked with providing defense against German aircraft that ...

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When you go through airport security, you have to put any items you’re carrying or in your pockets in a round bucket. After it goes through the x-ray machine, you ...

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