| May 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Anyone with a pile of money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. (See, for instance, "Downton Abbey.") But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:20 AM
In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:43 AM
RIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz.
A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Choosing destinations with historical attractions can mean more wedding trip for your money, even if you splurge on things like accommodations and fancy dinners. Here are three honeymoon havens to consider.
Urban: Montreal, Quebec has much to offer...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Our neighbor refuses to cruise.
It's all about eating, getting fat and being trapped at sea with lots of strangers, she says.
Not necessarily so, though you can chow down if you wish. But beyond that, it can be a feast for the soul too. Theme cruises...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 5:04 PM
NEVE ZOHAR, Israel — Try not to splash. That's not the usual recommendation for a seaside vacation, but Israel's Dead Sea is like no other beach resort. Unique it is, with a salt and mineral content upward of 30 percent, which is why you need to pay...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:02 PM
SANTIAGO ATITLAN, Guatemala — Edna Sloan sat at a table open to the street and its vendors, quietly sipping a local beer. Purchase of a beer in this pretty-enough town on Lake Atitlan entitles free access to a bano certified clean by our guide,...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada These unusual spheres (think baubles with beds) are suspended from the trees by a web of rope and rock gently as the breeze rustles through the cedars and maples. Compact but cozy, these spheres...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:57 PM
The famous terra cotta warriors of China have grown in numbers, with excavators saying that they have recently unearthed more than 100 clay figures at the site near the city Xi'an in the Shaanxi province.
Since the discovery of the site in 1974,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 12:26 PM
An "extreme" vacation often is in the eye of the vacationer. A week in Paris might be an extreme vacation to some people. A grand tour of the paper clip distribution warehouses of central Ohio would be extreme to someone else.
But other "extremes" cannot...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 10:30 AM
While most travelers know that Copenhagen and Amsterdam are ideal for exploring by bicycle, the rise of bike-sharing and bike tours in other cities is making discovering other destinations by bicycle easier than ever. Wouldn't you rather experience a city...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:12 AM
While it's no secret that wandering the world by foot is a great way for travelers to save money, many are unaware of the world-class walking tours available around the globe. Many of them are bucket-list worthy and free of charge. These categories...