A 480-mile trekking route is now open on Vancouver Island

A 480-mile trekking route is now open on Vancouver Island

A new long-distance hiking trail spanning British Columbia’s Vancouver Island is nearly complete. The Vancouver Island Trail will run from Victoria in the southeast to Cape Scott on the island’s northwestern tip. The route has been under development since 2009 and will bring together nearly forgotten logging and mining access roads with sections of freshly … Read more

The best national parks for every type of traveler

The best national parks for every type of traveler

When it’s time to get out in the wild in the United States, you’ve got an astounding 62 national parks to choose from. But that’s just the problem: You have to choose. To make it easier on you, we looked across the country and selected the absolutely best national park for your circumstances — whether … Read more

Los Angeles mayor will shut off water and power to houses hosting large parties

Los Angeles mayor will shut off water and power to houses hosting large parties

COVID-19 public health orders are much more unenforceable than previously thought, and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is showing the way. On Wednesday, Garcetti announced that he will authorize the city to shut off water and power to properties that host large house parties in defiance of health officers’ orders regarding COVID-19. Large gatherings are … Read more

The world’s smallest wild pigs are now under virus lockdown

The world’s smallest wild pigs are now under virus lockdown

Humans aren’t the only ones under a lockdown for health reasons. Pygmy hogs, the world’s smallest and rarest wild pigs, are also currently under lockdown, but it’s because of an outbreak of African swine fever in India. Much like the coronavirus, there is no cure or vaccine for the contagious disease, and it’s already killed … Read more

Singapore will track travelers with electronic devices to make sure they’re quarantining

Singapore will track travelers with electronic devices to make sure they’re quarantining

Starting on August 10, Singapore will require all incoming travelers to quarantine at home for 14 days with electronic monitoring devices that use Bluetooth and GPS signals. The devices allow government agencies to track travelers’ movements to ensure they’re adhering to the quarantine. Those who decide to quarantine in dedicated facilities rather than at home … Read more

Walmart is having pop-up drive-in movies at 160 of its stores

Walmart is having pop-up drive-in movies at 160 of its stores

Walmart is hosting a free drive-in movie experience at 160 of its Supercenter locations nationwide, from August 14 to October 21. There will be a mix of retro family classics such as Space Jam, The Wizard of Oz, Ghostbusters, and E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, as well as contemporary blockbusters like Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into … Read more