10 Tropical Vacations You Can Actually Maybe Afford

The hotels are simple and reasonably priced (we loved La Marejada) but there also a ton of cheap beachfront Airbnbs.Bring some beers down to the beach every night at sunset to watch the surfers, and eat the delicious cheap tacos at Taco Star.

Mayor says angry Charlottesville City Council meeting start of "catharsis"

-- The mayor of Charlottesville says an outbreak of anger at a city council meeting shows how deeply traumatized the community was by a violent white nationalist rally.He says it's "not a trivial undertaking" because the statues are large and the material needs to be able to withstand the elements.

A guide to Hong Kong's Victoria Peak

(CNN) —If there's one destination on every Hong Kong itinerary, it's likely Victoria Peak.During Hong Kong's stint as a British colony, from 1841 to 1997, The Peak was the city's most exclusive neighborhood.

Exploring New Orleans' abandoned buildings

Part historian and part artist, he spends much of his time photographing New Orleans' long-forgotten buildings.Since 2014, he's explored about 100 derelict buildings across the Southeast and a dozen or so in New Orleans.

Traveling to see the total solar eclipse

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) —Three minutes before darkness fell in the middle of a hot South Carolina afternoon, Angela Picot and her sisters noticed that the crickets had started chirping.Those gathered started cheering as the city of Columbia plunged into complete darkness and the sun's corona became visible to the naked eye.