A storm far out to sea, even across the Pacific, often generates such a wave. As it moves through the broad surf zone and over the gentle slope approaching Oregon's coast, one wave can catch up with another, combining forces to generate dangerous waves.
People flock to the Arizona desert town of Sedona for its tranquility and relaxation. But tranquility turned to terror after a rabid bobcat attacked residents and pets.
Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.
Tucked in the middle of the Mexico City's historic but seedy Doctores neighborhood, the Antique Toy Museum is stuffed with Legos, superhero action figures, robots, model airplanes, trains and Hello Kitty.
For ski resorts in Colorado and the Sierra Nevada, it's a good problem to have: too much snow.
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers were packing airports, train and bus stations Friday as they headed home for Lunar New Year celebrations.
New Orleans is a city strong on traditions, and few inspire as much passion as the king cakes of Mardi Gras season.
It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that use his hotels. In practice, however, the public may never know if any money changes hands.
This year the legendary travel guidebook writer Arthur Frommer celebrates 60 years since the publication of his 1957 book, "Europe on $5 a Day."