| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:21 AM
BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - A specialist panel appointed by search engine giant Google to help it implement a landmark court ruling on privacy rights held a meeting in Madrid on Tuesday, their first in a seven-stop tour to gather the views of European...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere reached a record high last year and grew at the fastest rate in 30 years, the United Nations' climate agency reported Tuesday.
The World Meteorological Organization's latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin "injected...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:20 PM
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: a Marine lawyer...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If you’re looking for an adventurous way to spend the winter holidays, Vaya Adventures is offering a Dec. 23 departure for a cruise on the Beagle through the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The eight-day itinerary begins on...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:15 PM
I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination.
For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:52 PM
"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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:51 PM
When learning about wine and especially about an unfamiliar or even a beloved region, a winemaker can give much-needed perspective. This Friday at 8:15 p.m., lovers of Nebbiolo and Piedmontese wines from northern Italy will get to hear what Barolo...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Florida’s “backyard,” the Caribbean, is filled with iconic sights. Here are our 10 favorites — in no particular order — you may wish to check out during your next cruise or trip to the islands:
·Dunn’s River Falls,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail. Topics include types of Eurail passes and classes of service.
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:58 AM
BERLIN (Reuters) - A historic library in Germany that was ravaged by fire in 2004 has restored 118,000 books including a 471-year-old copy of astronomer Copernicus' work in which he argued the sun, not the earth, was the centre of the universe.