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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.

5 ways you should re-imagine your getaway plans in 2015 Commissioned

The traveling experience has greatly changed over the past decade. Learn the five ways to get creative with your vacation plans.

Toronto Union-Pearson Express service to start June 6

Starting June 6 of this year, travelers wanting to get from downtown Toronto to Pearson Airport can do so via the Union Pearson Express.

Ni’ihau — The island paradise that's 'off limits' to visitors

Ni'ihau is the smallest of Hawaii's inhabited islands, and one of the most mysterious. This is because it is called "The forbidden Island." No, there are no ghosts or dangerous volcanoes there. It is just privately owned.

Op-Ed: Squeezing more people onto planes not a good idea

A frequent flyer I am not. Nor do I weigh 100 kgs (plus). I should probably shut my face up for the plans to squeeze (and add) seats on most of airlines. The United Airlines plan to introduce this suicidal idea sparked my outrage because I can calculate.

Seattle airport worker sleeps in cargo hold, plane takes off

While on the job an employee at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle thought he would catch a few extra zzz's on Monday. Where though? Best to grab a spot far from the madding — or traveling — crowd. He picked the wrong spot.

Climbing the medieval clock tower of St. Albans Special

The market city of St Albans, located in Hertfordshire, England, has a fifteenth century clock tower. The tower is occasionally open for visitors and this spring Digital journal paid a visit.

The creepy Gothic town where the legend of Dracula was born Special

Bram Stoker sat on a park bench in 1890 on the West Cliff, trying to decide if this sleepy seaside town was good enough for a family holiday. But he soon discovered the inspiration for the legendary Dracula horror novels was more fitting.

Photo essay: Touring London's historic Savoy Hotel Special

The Savoy is a 125 year-old hotel at the heart of the theater district in London, and the birthplace of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operettas. Recently refurbished, the hotel is an Art Deco wonder.

FAA upgrades India's aviation safety rating

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upgraded Indian aviation's safety category to Category 1, a year after it was cut to Category 2.

Anti-austerity strike closes Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was forced to close to visitors on Thursday due to a strike by unions opposed to what they see as the "austerity" policies of the French government.

Op-Ed: Buenos Aires survival guide Special

Buenos Aires is a gem of its own that I always wanted to visit. Hailed as the cultural capital city of South America, it is like a magnet for different kinds of visitors, from business people to average tourists. Here are few tips how to survive it.

The armchair traveler — The hanging coffins of the Igorot people

A 12 to 15 hour bus ride north of Manila will take a visitor to Sagada, a city of about 11,300 people in the Philippines. Besides its many natural wonders, visitors can enjoy a tour to the famous hanging coffins of the Igorot.

What it's like to enjoy afternoon tea at London's Savoy Special

Afternoon tea in London is always a pleasurable experience, whiling away time with good conversation, strong tea and an array of delicacies to munch on. Every venue is different, and one of the most interesting is the Savoy Hotel.

1 in 3 British holidaygoers prefers home comforts to culture

Over a third of British holiday-goers would rather be surrounded by home comforts than experience the local culture of overseas destinations, suggests a recent survey.

Air Canada plane crash-lands at Halifax airport

An Air Canada plane has made a crash landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport just after midnight, injuring 25 people. Flight 624 took off from Toronto at 9.05 pm with 133 passengers and 5 crew members on board.