OSAKA, Japan — The 1,000-year-old
pilgrimage to the Kumano Sanzen — the
three great Shinto shrines on Japan’s
Kii Peninsula south of Osaka — was once
so popular that “like ants on the
ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are engaged in legal battles with the county appraiser and tax collector regarding what their massive properties are worth. The theme
You could say Ojai is the town built on tangerines, but that wouldn't be entirely true. The resort spa town roughly 90 miles northwest of downtown L.A. was well-established before the citrus star
Tiny houses have come to a campground near Oregon’s Mount Hood and will debut this May in Central Washington’s Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth.
In Hawaiian culture, images of curling waves, hibiscus and geometric patterns are repeated on cloth, mats and even skin. The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu culled from its roughly 25 mil
With new buildings and constant hiring of new employees, these companies are transforming the valley.
Dig out those bell bottoms – it's the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love.
Texas-style barbecue runs in LeAnn Mueller's family, and her la Barbecue fare shows it.
They take their food seriously in the city of Segovia - not least their signature dish, suckling pig. It isn't low-fat, but you walk off the calories on the steep streets, says Laura Freeman.
In the 1930s, New York mums would suspend babies in cages outside windows to give them 'fresh air', while in Britain a gas-proof pram was invented for babies ahead of World War II.
Cheshire has a certain gaudy reputation - but look more closely and you find stately homes, as well as boutique accommodation options in old farm buildings. Kate Watkins is seduced.
St Kitts is a quiet Caribbean island at the best of times - a nugget of calm tucked away to the west of Antigua. But this process goes further at the idyllic Belle Mont Farm, says Agnes May.
See family trips from a younger perspective. A 360 slideshow with vacations in California, Paris, China and beyond.
Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.
Whether you’ve dreamt of going to a Grand Prix or soaking in the atmosphere at a carnival, seeing the ballet in St Petersburg or learning the tea ceremony in Japan, there is a cruise for you reveal
New and improved family-friendly hotels and resorts in the United States and abroad offer access to adventures in wild places and milder alternatives, too.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The landmark Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy will close for up to four years starting next summer for major restoration work.
The academy said Wednesday the project i
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A judge rejected opponents' latest attempt to stall California's $64 billion high-speed rail project Wednesday, but will consider their arguments before the state issues voter-app
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Shelby the seal is now a senior citizen of Southern California's Aquarium of the Pacific.
Children and adults wished Shelby a happy 21st birthday Wednesday and she was served a "
Our March Reader’s Lens contest winner caught this image of downtown Seattle all wrapped up in a rainbow.
DENVER - The nation's only airport-to-ski slope train connection was a hit with tourists this season, and is going to keep running from Denver to Winter Park Resort for the foreseeable future.
Concept designs for ‘The Big Bend’, a curved tower that would transform Manhattan’s skyline, have been unveiled. Stretching 4,000 feet, the slender skyscraper would straddle Billionaire's Row.
Mystery surrounds a pilot who was nowhere to be found when a plane that took off in Ann Arbor, Michigan, crashed in Ontario, Canada, investigators said.
LISBON, Portugal - Have you ever heard a song so tender and soulful it brought you to tears, even though you couldn't understand a word?
That's how I feel about fado, a Portuguese folk music traditio
At its 2017 winter maximum, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean covered just 14.49 million square kilometres (5.59 million square miles) on Feb. 22, almost the size of Russia
The incident happened on January 7, when an Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet (pictured) carrying nine people over the Arabian sea flew about 1,000ft below an Emirates Airbus A380-800.
Seven people were injured today when an Italian train derailed as it pulled out of the station in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland.
New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine is inviting the public to enjoy the fruits of its labor — "The Barberini Tapestries, Scenes from the Life of Christ," which once graced the Vatican and Eur
NEW YORK (AP) — Think your home furnishings are a dust magnet? New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine just spent 16 years cleaning and conserving its rare, supersize wall hangings. Now the
PORTO, Portugal - I was lost, looking for port wine caves dug into hills across the bridge from Porto. I trudged up a hill and rounded a blind corner, sidling against a stone wall to avoid tour buses
A long splashy rope of a waterfall, Elowah drops 289 feet into an amphitheater of layered basalt, kicking mist into a mossy forest populated with boulders.
Two brothers help revive the Blue City.
Apart from visits to all inclusive resorts, it seems every tourist to Cuba does the same three things: Tour the capital city of Havana, visit the charming colonial town of Trinidad, and commune with n