Traditional customs may be different, but you can still find Thanksgiving in cultures around the world Lanterns on display for China's Mid-Autumn Festival — Photo courtesy of iStock / LeeYiuTung Thanksgiving might feel like the all-American holiday, but celebrating gratitude and harvest over a bountiful meal is more universal than we...
It’s tempting to put the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door after a long day traveling or sightseeing and skip turndown service since, at most hotels, all that means is housekeeping will pull your blanket back and maybe – just maybe – leave a mint or a piece...
Virtually every culture on earth has its own special relationship with bread. While the Old World was baking baguettes and sourdough, the Indigenous peoples of the New World were handcrafting skaan and frybread. During North American colonization, sadly, the Europeans imposed their will over the First Nations with a...
Arthur Levine, Special to USA TODAY Published 5:00 a.m. ET Nov. 20, 2018 AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideOn a stage in front of Cinderella Castle, Disney’s classic characters will gather for...
AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideRoyal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas features an interior mall-like area called Royal Promenade with shops, bars and eateries (plus a sculpture called by Ichwan Noor called Beetle Sphere).(Photo: Simon Brooke-Webb, sbw-photo)What's to love about Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, the giant new cruise...
Lauren Walser, National Trust for Historic Preservation Published 7:45 a.m. ET Nov. 20, 2018 AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe restored space highlights the original Art Deco, Spanish Colonial, and Southwestern design...
AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideJojo, Bjorn and Fleck from Netflix's "The Christmas Chronicles" are new additions to the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.(Photo: Eugene Gologursky, Getty Images for Macy's, Inc.)The 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 22.The parade will begin...
Some people with Down syndrome are requesting to be the first people placed on the international endangered species list due to their community's population declining and other factors.  Down syndrome is caused by a genetic abnormality where a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21 appears on the 23...
Chinese authorities have convicted and sentenced Christian pastor and US permanent resident John Sanqiang Cao to prison time. The American Center for Law and Justice reports Cao's imprisonment is part of China's aggressive crackdown on Christian pastors. "Pastor John has been unjustly targeted for his Christian faith and sentenced to seven...
AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideA new Carnival Cruise Line ship scheduled to debut in 2020 will feature a new-for-Carnival red, white and blue hull design.(Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)Construction has begun on another giant of the seas. The Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, on Wednesday cut the first steel for...