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13 places to visit in August for every type of traveler

August is one of the most popular months to travel for Americans. The best places to visit in August include tropical paradises in the Caribbean and Malaysia, a fudge festival in Michigan, and a Buddhist celebration in Sri Lanka featuring elephants and fire-dancing.
Iga city in Japan is not hiring ninjas.

A small Japanese city was deluged with applications after reports of a ninja shortage

The Japanese city of Iga has clarified that it is, in fact, not hiring ninjas. News of the ninja shortage was first reported by an NPR podcast and was picked up by world media, including Business Insider.
The Airlander 10 hybrid airship.

Inside the world’s largest aircraft, which is set to have glass floors and take wealthy travellers on luxury 3-day expeditions

The world's largest aircraft unveiled plans for its interiors at Farnborough Airshow last week — and they look stunning. Airlander 10 features luxurious en-suite bedrooms, an'Altitude Bar' and a spacious lounge area.
A group of Chinese tourists take a selfie next to the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand.

Backlash following a deadly boat accident could cause a $1.5 billion hit to Thailand’s economy

Amid calls in China to boycott Thailand following a boat accident off the southern island of the country that left at least 45 dead, most of them Chinese tourists, some economists estimate Bangkok will see its tourism industry lose more than a billion dollars in revenue this year.
New York City is calling you — and you don't have to spend a dime to enjoy it.

22 free things to do in New York City this summer

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but you don't have to break the bank when you visit. There are many free activities you can do in New York City this summer.
Nine NYC hotspots you should definitely hit on your next trip.

I’m an NYC local — here are 9 things you should see and skip when you visit

New York City is home to nearly endless attractions — here's what you should make sure not to miss when you're there.

I visited the viral, 1,400-foot glass bridge in China — and it was a traveler’s worst nightmare

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in China is the world's longest and highest glass bridge. It gained widespread popularity after opening in 2016 and has been featured in numerous viral videos. When I visited, it was nothing like what I expected ... and not in a good way.