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  • Michelle Obama urges leaders to show courage in fight for girls' education

    Michelle Obama urges leaders to show courage in fight for girls' education
    NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama urged international leaders to show the courage and commitment of girls who make sacrifices to go to school - like the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls - to provide children around the world the quality education they...
  • Laos and Cambodia: Quick trip for travelers in a hurry

    Laos and Cambodia: Quick trip for travelers in a hurry
    Want an adventure but short on time? For travelers in a hurry, Mountain Travel Sobek has rolled out a series of trips called Express Excursions, with Laos, Nepal, the Galapagos Islands and the American Southwest among the destinations. Its seven-day...
  • Can't-miss UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Can't-miss UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (whc.unesco.org) grew to 1,007 in 161 countries in June when 26 sites were added. For travelers, this is a veritable buffet of possibilities of great destinations. Among the cultural or natural treasures added...
  • Travel picks: Top 10 spots to explore by bicycle

    Travel picks: Top 10 spots to explore by bicycle
    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...
  • Napa businesses rebound after August quake

    I took a quick stroll around downtown Napa, not sure what to expect. A 6.0-magnitude earthquake had rocked the area Aug. 24, two weeks before my initial visit, but I had heard the damage wasn't as bad as first reported. When I stopped by the Visit...
  • Paris Fashion Week: At Loewe, an unsteady start for new designer

    Paris Fashion Week: At Loewe, an unsteady start for new designer
    Another day at Paris Fashion Week, another new designer debut at an old house. In Friday's case it was the British designer Jonathan Anderson for the Spanish leather goods house Loewe, which is owned by French luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet...
  • A bike spin through France's Loire Valley

    "Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse. "Anywhere!" he replied. Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...
  • 'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings

    'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings
    A bookseller's nightmare is staring at an empty store, hoping a customer appears. To pass the time, some play solitaire, solve crosswords or scan publishers' catalogs. Paul Ingram writes clerihews. "Cleri-whose?" you may ask. These are poems, four-...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'

    Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'
    Listen to Splash Mountain! No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we're actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next. In less than an hour...