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Photo Essay: Streets of Cusco's historic San Blas neighborhood Special

Cusco - Clinging to the hillside just above the historic center of the city, the San Blas neighborhood is the oldest residential area of Cusco, Peru and a paradise on earth for those that love to walk.

Woman offers sex for travel funding

Shangji - A 19-year-old woman from China placed an ad saying she will have sex with a man in each city she visits, so she can fund her trip.

High Court denies damages to French-speaking Ottawa couple

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Air Canada does not have to pay an Ottawa couple that filed suit against the airline because they couldn't be served in their preferred tongue.

New high speed rail plan unveiled for north of England

Backed by the British government, the High Speed Rail (HS3) running east to west in northern England is gaining steam. The proposed rail system could halve train travel times between Manchester and Leeds.

Tropea, a real cliffhanger on your Italian vacation

Tropea - Tropea is located in Calabria in southern Italy. Offering vistas of palaces, hanging from the sheer rocky cliffs, golden sand beaches and turquoise water, this charming town has plenty to offer visitors.

UK tourism sector third in customer satisfaction index

The tourism sector in the UK is outperforming other industries in terms of customer satisfaction and experience, according to the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI).

The Australians make some pretty weird travel insurance claims

A new report has shown how Australian insurance companies have been seeing an increase in the number of extraordinary claims made by travellers in recent years as Australians begin visiting new areas.

Kerry's plane grounded again

Vienna - Globe-trotting top US diplomat John Kerry was left hoofing it back on a commercial flight from Vienna Thursday, after his ageing Air Force plane broke down for the fourth time this year.

Entering Canada could be harder than you think

Post 9/11, travel restrictions have become much more stringent, making "issues" that once seemed insignificant a potential obstacle, even when traveling between the United States and Canada.

Expats defend paradise in hurricane-hit Mexico

Cabo San Lucas - Armed with nothing more than an air horn and walkie-talkie, US retiree Antonio Lucero helps fellow expats protect their piece of paradise from thieves after Hurricane Odile crushed Mexico's Los Cabos beach resorts.

Op-Ed: Why Bora Bora is one of the hottest travel spots

Do you love to travel? Have you always wanted to take that backpacking trip across Europe or hike the Andes Mountains? Now is the time! As technology advances, international travel gets easier and more affordable every day.

Op-Ed: 7 Things International Travelers Forget

Unfortunately, some travel abroad lessons are often learned the hard way. You don’t really know what you need until you find yourself in a tough spot (like in jail overseas)—or do you?

U.K. imposes Ebola travel ban

All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned British nationals.

Photo Essay: Jack Daniel and his famous Tennessee whiskey Special

Lynchburg - Lynchburg Tennessee is famous for being the home of the Jack Daniels Distillery, offering visitors a behind the scenes look at the production of the world famous whiskey, while also providing a captivating glimpse into the life of its founder.

New research says the average Brit needs a holiday every 56 days

The average Brit "needs" a holiday every 56 days, new research has shown. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed tiredness and stress take their toll just eight weeks after returning to work from a break.

Op-Ed: Europe on the cheap: Yes you can!

Every year, American students in their droves venture out to Europe for a backpacking trip of a lifetime. But for most, the costs are more expensive than one can imagine.

Take a trip down the Garden Route in South Africa this year Special

While it’s still summer right now in the northern hemisphere, it won't be long until things change, and South Africa goes from being rather chilly to very pleasantly hot and sunny. It’s time to start planning ahead for your Garden Route tour.

German group to cancel Israel tours due to ongoing Gaza violence

Berlin - Germany's largest tour and travel group, TUI, said Thursday that it has canceled all tours through Israel, at least up and until the end of the month, due to the continuing eruption of violence in the area.

World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Christchurch - Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.

Spotlight on Qaeda master bombmaker over flight security

Paris - As fears rise over warnings of new explosives able to slip by standard airport security checks, eyes are turning to southern Yemen and one man in particular: master Al-Qaeda bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri.

Study: Older Americans spend more on vacations

Americans tend to spend more on travel and vacation as they get older, according to a newly released study by Capital One Labs.

Op-Ed: Travel San Francisco — Insider insights

San Francisco - For decades, San Francisco has been one of the premier travel destinations in the US. People from near and far flock to the city by the bay to experience one of America’s most affluent, breathtaking and eclectic metropolitan areas.

Turkmenistan hopes 'Door to Hell' will boost tourism

- Locals call it the Door to Hell, a giant burning pit that has spit out angry flames for more than 40 years, casting a yellow-orange glow into the evening sky.

7 million tourists visited Malaysia during Q1 this year

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board announced yesterday that the Asian country has welcomed over 7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year.

See London from a different angle Special

London - London is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. With its mix of ancient and modern, the vibrant capital has so much to offer but can be expensive. Here's a cheap way to see some of the best sights by air and water.

Hong Kong officials seize ivory valued at $1 million

A group of smugglers tried to get a whopping 32 cases of luggage filled with ivory through Hong Kong customs. They were caught and lost $7.9 million HK in smuggled ivory, the equivalent of $1 million USD.

Sears could sell some or all of its stores in Canada

Hoffman Estates - Sears Holdings Corp is considering selling its controlling stake in Sears Canada, which could mean all of the department store operator's 400 Canadian locations are for sale.

Google Street View lets you time-travel into the past

As of today, Google has begun rolling out a new feature for Street View, the component of Google Earth and Google Maps that lets you view places as if you were actually there, that allows you to travel back in time and view the place in the past.

IATA wants crackdown on unruly flight passengers

Montreal - The International Air Transport Association urged governments Thursday to take stronger action against unruly passengers on commercial flights.
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