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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 7:40 AM

One of East Coast's Last Large Video Rental Stores to Close

One of East Coast's Last Large Video Rental Stores to Close

A video rental store that is believed to be among one of the last of its size on the East Coast is set to close in Virginia. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 9:39 PM

Moon Over the Sequoia Dark Sky Fest Events

Moon Over the Sequoia Dark Sky Fest Events

The 2000-Foot Solar System Walk is one highlight of this astronomy-packed party. Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Swiss Celebrate Once-in-a-Generation Winegrowers' Festival

Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven't since 1999. The town of Vevey has kicked off the 12th "Fete des Vignerons," or Winemakers Festival, the latest installment in a centuries-old... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Sip a Beer a Sloth Helped Create, at LA Zoo

Sip a Beer a Sloth Helped Create, at LA Zoo

Charlie the Sloth selected some of the tasty ingredients for the Slothen Bräu, a new Simmzy's Pub brew. Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:13 PM
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Here Are Some of the World's Top-Ranked Hotels

Want to know where you can relax in luxury? A newly released report ranks the top 100 hotels in the world. The annual report by Travel + Leisure asked readers to rate hotels based on the grounds...View gallery »

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Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 7:28 PM

Tony Hawk Creates Craft Beer 'Tony Hawps IPA'

Tony Hawk Creates Craft Beer 'Tony Hawps IPA'

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has yet another trick up his sleeve: brewing craft beer. Hawk and his company, Birdhouse Skateboards, has teamed up with Black Plague Brewing in Oceanside, California – a... Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:51 PM

Want to Relax in Luxury? Report Ranks Top 100 Hotels in the World

Want to Relax in Luxury? Report Ranks Top 100 Hotels in the World

Want to know where you can relax in luxury? A newly released report ranks the top 100 hotels in the world. The annual report by Travel + Leisure asked readers to rate hotels based on the grounds, location... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Insta-Friendly NYC Pop-Up Takes You Under the Sea

Now “Little Mermaid” fans can truly decide if life is better under the sea at SoHo New York’s Ocean Cube -- a new pop-up exhibit that immerses visitors in a habitable sea world. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 6:53 PM

Power Up for a Pop-up Pokémon Bar

If the phrase "gotta catch 'em all" has been a northstar for you over the last three years, then you know what it is means to be light on your feet, and ready to move fast, and available to head to wherever... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:51 PM

Hot Dog: You Can Book a Stay on the Wienermobile

Hot Dog: You Can Book a Stay on the Wienermobile

Chicago is a hot bed for hot dog enthusiasts, and in honor of National Hot Dog Day, one of the world’s most iconic vehicles is being made available to rent on Airbnb. According to Oscar Mayer, their iconic... Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.