The surprising reasons why Atlanta’s airport is the world’s busiest

Atlanta (CNN) — Atlanta is “The Big City” to Deep South residents. But once you leave the region, it starts to feel smaller.It’s only the seventh-largest metro area in the United States. And it doesn’t even crack the top 40 in metro areas worldwide.But once again, Atlanta can boast of having the world’s busiest airport for passenger traffic. After being knocked out of the No. 1 spot in 2020 because of the pandemic, it bounced back in 2021. Perhaps even more impressive: that one-year blip broke a streak of placing No.

Travelogue: Part 3 — Adventures (and oysters) in New York City

The New Yorker cover featuring the Grand Central Oyster Bar.
Publisher’s note: After a pandemic hiatus, Nathaniel Brown of Edmonds is on another train trip adventure, and will share reports about his travels. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
An old man with long gray whiskers came through the cars selling popcorn, chewing gum and candy. ‘Hey!’ said one of his customers. ‘I thought young boys were supposed to do your job.’  ‘I was a boy when this train started.’ — On A Slow Train Through Arkansas, Thomas W.

A Rhode Island neighborhood is one of the best places to buy a beach vacation home, according to Travel + Leisure

A fisherman at sunset in Watch Hill, R.I. Latham Jenkins / Flickr
By Kristi Palma April 20, 2022 | 11:58 AM
If you dream of owning a vacation home along the New England coast, Travel + Leisure says you should buy in Rhode Island. The travel publication recently released a list of the 8 best places to buy a beach vacation home in the U.S. and included Watch Hill, R.I., the only New England spot on the list. Watch Hill is a neighborhood in Westerly, R.I. ‘Investing in a second home, especially one located by the beach, has always tempted people, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become one of the hottest real estate trends,’ wrote Travel + Leisure.