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Thousands of European tourists are cancelling planned vacations to Tunisia in the wake of last week's massacre at a beach resort by a gunman whose attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

EU law bans certain travel selfies that could put you in jail

Tourists planning to take "selfies" in front of monuments this summer should careful because it could very well lead to them being arrested.

Russian consumer group under fire over 'occupied' Crimea travel advice

A Russian consumer rights group that advised caution to tourists visiting Crimea has provoked a major outcry, with Vladimir Putin accusing it of serving foreign interests and authorities blocking its website.

June is the time for Dragon Boat Festivals and sticky rice treats

Falling on Saturday, the fifth day of the fifth month (or June 20), according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival will begin. A festival of great significance, it has been held for 2,000 years.

Manuela's Madrid: A pretty, gritty city

Tourists love it, locals are proud of it, but beyond Madrid's tree-lined boulevards, pavement cafes and world-class museums lies a world of inequality that its new mayor vows to fight.

Freak storm suggested as cause of China ship sinking

Rescue personnel on the Yangtze River in China recovered the body of a three-year-old child on Saturday, bringing to 431 the number of bodies recovered from last week's cruise ship sinking.

The old and the new in Manchester Special

Manchester is England's third largest city, and it holds an important place in history, being the powerhouse of the industrial revolution. Today, the city provides a contrast of Victorian splendor and new developments.

Engine photo lands Sprit Airlines attendant in controversy

A Spirit Airlines flight attendant has raised eyebrows—and received an outpouring of support from the aviation community—after posing for photos inside the engine of a jet parked at a terminal at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Armchair Traveler — The smoked mummies of Papua New Guinea

Across the ages and around the world, death and mourning practices have almost always reflected the social position held by the deceased. From preserving the body, to cremation, there are many practices humankind has used to show our respect for the dead.

Going to USA? How to get U.S. ESTA entry approval without a hitch

Like many of you, I'm planning my holidays, and I intended to go the U.S. this year. I haven't been for a while, and luckily I found out some new information about entry requirements. If I hadn't seen it, it would have meant me being refused entry.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.

Watch scary plane landings under high winds at Madeira Airport

The video shows extreme landing tactics skilled pilots were forced to adopt over the weekend at the Madeira Airport due to threatening heavy crosswinds.

Yellowstone bison gores teenage girl posing for photo

A Taiwanese exchange student visiting Yellowstone National Park with her host family was gored by one of the park's bison on Friday afternoon. Her injuries, while serious, were not life-threatening.

Spring at West Lake, China Special

West Lake in Hangzhou, China has been the setting of history, poetry, and romance for 2,000 years. Walk with me through garden paths, over stone bridges, islands, pagodas, and tiled courtyards to celebrate spring.

Amtrak train engineer worked on Bay Area commuter railroad

The engineer operating a speeding Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday, killing eight passengers in Philadelphia, was a driver for a busy San Francisco Bay Area commuter line a few years ago.

China's perplexing problem with passengers opening plane doors

When traveling by air, most of us know we are not to touch the emergency doors, unless of course, there is an emergency. But China has a most unusual problem airlines are now dealing with. Passengers won't leave the emergency doors alone.

Tourists in court for cheeky nude snaps at Cambodia's Angkor

Three tourists appeared in a Cambodian court Monday accused of taking photographs of their bare bottoms inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, an official said on Monday.

Photo Essay: Peru's incredibly biodiverse Ballestas Islands Special

Known to many budget minded travelers as the "Poor Man's Galapagos," the Ballestas Islands are a hotbed of magnificent marine fauna just off the coast of Southern Peru.