It's now Mexico's turn to gawk at new world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide1. Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas. Unveiled in March 2018, Symphony measures 228,081 gross tons, a new record for a cruise vessel.(Photo: Royal Caribbean)The new world's largest cruise ship has made its first call in Mexico.   Royal Caribbean's giant Symphony of the Seas on Sunday arrived at the beach-lined Mexican island of Cozumel,… Read More

Thanksgiving flying guide: 7 things to know

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThis year’s Thanksgiving travel season could be the busiest on record for air travelers.The Transportation Security Administration expects that it will screen a record number of travelers during the period, and there could be a similar projection when the Airlines for America industry trade group issues its projection next week.But, record or… Read More

Here's why you need to visit Louisiana's Cajun Bayou

Lafourche Parish is unapologetically Cajun The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, part of the greater Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, houses a museum of Acadian (Cajun) culture. The center also takes visitors on boat tours of Bayou Lafourche and walking tours of historic Thibodaux. Other offerings include French speaking circles and Cajun music jams. Photo… Read More

Countries and cities where English travels well (2018 edition)

USA TODAY Published 8:01 a.m. ET Nov. 12, 2018 AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideEach year, the EF English Proficiency Index ranks the foreign-speaking countries where English is best understood. For the 2018 index, Sweden claims the No. 1 spot from the Netherlands.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Americans are sometimes criticized for speaking fewer foreign languages than citizens of… Read More

Democrats Can’t Play It Safe. They Need Inspiring Candidates.

Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party.By Steve PhillipsMr. Phillips is the author of “Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority.”Nov. 12, 2018ImageStacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, asked her supporters to keep fighting the day after the election.CreditCreditRuth… Read More

How to Rake Leaves on a Windy Day

After the elections, a red-state liberal ponders futility — and against all odds, arrives at hope.Nov. 11, 2018Image CreditCreditAnnelise CaposselaNASHVILLE — Leaf blowers are like giant whining insects that have moved into your skull. They are swarming just behind your eyes, drilling deep inside your teeth. Leaf blowers have ruined autumn with their insistent whine… Read More

Saudi Arabia Is Misusing Mecca

In the aftermath of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, the kingdom has exploited the podium of the Grand Mosque in Mecca by using its imams to praise, sanctify and defend the rulers and their actions.By Khaled M. Abou El FadlMr. Fadl teaches law at the University of California, Los Angeles.Nov. 12, 2018ImageCreditCreditChristina HägerforsThe rulers of Saudi… Read More