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Experience the world's largest waterfall cluster

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 03:10:54 GMT

Compared with its neighbors -- Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan -- China's Huangguoshu National Park is relatively off-the-radar for international travelers.


Australasia's coolest little city?

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:54:14 GMT

Dunedin, on New Zealand's idyllic South Island, isn't getting as many tourists as nearby Queenstown. But that's good news for travelers who want to experience the country's famous hospitality but aren't as keen on Hobbits.


The best things to do in San Francisco's Union Square

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:32:52 GMT

San Francisco's Union Square has a rep from locals as a tourist trap. But that's changing. Here are the best things to do in a bona fide place to be when you're traveling to the City by the Bay.


The UNESCO-listed religion that worships women

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 05:38:15 GMT

For several centuries in Vietnam, Dao Mau or Mother Goddess worship, has been a source of strength, inspiration and spirituality -- particularly among working-class families.


Say hi to the first Hello Kitty-themed bullet train

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 05:36:06 GMT

There are two things that will never get old in Japan. Hello Kitty -- Sanrio's adorable mouthless character -- and bullet trains.


The world's best 'secret' urban gardens

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:36:50 GMT

From derelict train tracks turned scenic walkways, to rooftop treasures atop train stations, sometimes the best bits of cities are the bits that don't feel like cities at all.



Spanish holiday town bans topless parading

New rules in the Spanish resort town of Palma on Mallorca mean walking around topless and other behavior deemed anti-social could land tourists a hefty fine.


The best things to do in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:58:21 GMT

Riviera Maya? Already been. Mexico City? Too busy.


The Indian city of Rishikesh is known for its spirituality. It is also home to Jumpin Heights: a 273-foot bungee jump situated close to the River Ganges.


London eateries with bird's-eye views

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:42:36 GMT

These vertiginous restaurants take dining in the British capital to giddy new heights.


Rishikesh: Inside India's first 'extreme adventure zone' This is the adventure capital of India

Rishikesh is a magnet for thrill seekers in northern India and beyond. Jumpin' Heights sports bungee jumping, a giant swing and tandem zip line.


St Louis reopens updated Gateway Arch Museum

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:49:55 GMT

The Gateway Arch is arguably even more famous than its home of St. Louis, Missouri.


Why are these cities color-coded?

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:25:52 GMT

India's northern region of Rajasthan is most often associated with its royal palaces, mighty forts and flashes of color -- three shades in particular.


Stay in a tiny hotel on Amsterdam's bridges

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 08:59:47 GMT

There's no better spot to watch the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam's canals than the city's bridges. And with new project SWEETs Hotel, Amsterdam-lovers can get one step closer to the water.


Crude oil bath 'cures disease'

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 08:40:58 GMT

Ever since the world's first oil well was dug here back in 1847, Azerbaijan has been making the most of its plentiful stocks of "black gold."


The world's most relaxing places

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:51:35 GMT

The relentless pace of modern life means we all need a breather now and then.


These 600 cats have a better life than you

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:00:45 GMT

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary provides an oasis for cats and protection for native endangered birds in Hawaii.


Europe's friendliest, liveliest capital?

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:48:03 GMT

When you travel to Dublin, it doesn't take too long to figure out this is not the capital of a former far-flung empire like that of London, Madrid or Rome.


5 great places to visit in July

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 20:26:39 GMT

School's out and the heat's on in July. This is peak travel season in the USA, much of Europe and a lot of the Northern Hemisphere.


13 of the best things to do in Colombia

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:51:34 GMT

Colombia has emerged from its troubled past. The present and future belong to a growing travel trade. Here are the 13 best things do in this South American jewel.


World's best airline for 2018 revealed

The world's best airlines have been revealed in an award ceremony by aviation rating body Skytrax. So which is No. 1? Hint: This year the prize goes to an Asia carrier.


America's perfect vacation lake

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 11:33:49 GMT

Lake Tahoe is lined with freshwater beaches drenched in California/Nevada sun, Sierra mountains imagery and blue snowmelt. Here are the best beaches along its pristine shores.


Life span of an airplane

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:26:32 GMT

Aerial photographer Mike Kelley followed an airplane from assembly at Boeing Field to dismemberment in an aircraft boneyard in the deserts of California.


Check out these crazy rock formations

The United States is a veritable outdoor gallery for crazy rock formations. From Valley of Fire in Nevada to Natural Bridge in Virginia, check out these awe-inspiring places.


Bold, brilliant and beautiful: A look at Iranian women

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 03:54:32 GMT

Bronx-born photojournalist Randy H. Goodman says her journey to and interest in Iran happened kind of by accident.


Mediterranean island where love was born

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has incredible beaches, delicious food and thousands of years of history. These are the best things to do when you're on a holiday there.


Singapore Airlines has redesigned its premium economy seats to prepare for its new 19-hour flight route between Singapore and New York.