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  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga

    Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga
    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...
  • Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening

    Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening
    Portugal and the Douro River were the stars alongside actresses Sharon Stone and Andie MacDowell as competing river cruise companies debuted their newest ships. At an event on March 22 in Porto in the north of Portugal that also featured the musical...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe
    INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Virgin, the Monk, and the Ogre — in German, the Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger — are three classic Swiss mountains that for centuries have drawn artists, thrill-seekers and tourists. For a weekend...
  • 10 best iconic modern house tours in North America

    10 best iconic modern house tours in North America
    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...
  • On safari in Tanzania: a 'unique, amazing place'

    On safari in Tanzania: a 'unique, amazing place'
    SELOUS NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — The hot African sun was unrelenting, the sky broken only by an occasional wisp of cloud. My guide, Mtambo, and I were alone in the Land Rover for an early morning game drive. As he drove through Selous National...
  • Swim with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez

    Swim with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez
    In the turquoise water of Mexico's Sea of Cortez, the sleek and tawny sea lion zoomed past us as if he were a Jacques Cousteau diver clinging to one of those handheld aqua scooters. When he saw our group of snorkelers he stopped like he'd broadsided a...
  • Argentine singer killed in Guatemala ambush

    Argentine singer killed in Guatemala ambush
    Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City -- Argentine songwriter and singer Facundo Cabral, an icon of Latin American folk and protest music, was shot to death early Saturday by unknown gunmen who intercepted his car in Guatemala City and pumped it...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls. The city is ringed by...
  • Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings

    Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings
    While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
  • Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature

    Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature
    TADOUSSAC, Quebec - "Dancez avec moi?" inquires a jolly gentlemen as I step off the gangplank in Tadoussac, a little bit of a port at the confluence of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec province. Grizzled with grey at the edges and...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Easter Island, Chile

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Easter Island, Chile
    Remote, exotic, mysterious, mystical, Easter Island is also known as Isla de Pascua –meaning Easter Island in Spanish, as it was annexed by Chile – and as Rapa Nui in its Polynesian culture. It is, well, a Holy Grail type of place among the...