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  • Switch off, chip in, be happy, say activists

    Switch off, chip in, be happy, say activists
    If you want to be happy, elect your boss, take a break from your mobile phone and give to charity — that's the advice from a new global movement for happiness whose members include the Dalai Lama. Action for Happiness was co-founded by Richard...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Swooping in to help Laos

    Swooping in to help Laos
    It's the fourth zip line that spills the surprise. Confident now, I leap off the platform to feel the cable bounce heavily, then snap taut under my weight. Gravity takes over, shooting me through a tunnel of blurring foliage until the whirr of the pulley-...
  • Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

    Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan
    Bhutan? Just telling people I was coming to Bhutan evoked wonder. Some extolled it as "the true Shangri-La" and the home of "pure Buddhism," incredible trekking, pristine environments, authentic culture and Gross National Happiness, or GNH — the...
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...
  • Yunnan, China: Thousand Lion Mountain, cormorant fishing, more

    Yunnan, China: Thousand Lion Mountain, cormorant fishing, more
    DALI, China — "I'm sorry," my travel agent's email said, "but Tibet is closed." Closed? How could it just shut down? This wasn't Space Mountain we were talking about. A quick Google search confirmed the news. In "celebration" of the anniversary of...
  • Here comes Travulous

    Here comes Travulous
    It’s time to stick up the tree, the menorah or whatever your holiday paraphernalia of choice. Time to head over to YouTube to play Bob Dylan’s video for “Must Be Santa” a few times, it being the greatest holiday-music video ever...
  • Life inside The Bubble

    Life inside The Bubble
    Travis Newbill will celebrate the release of Iron Rabbit tonight at The Bubble.     Travis Newbill lives like an artist-monk in The Bubble, the Fort Lauderdale event space and art gallery operated by long-time local promoters Garo Gallo and Yvonne...
  • For $65, Buddhist retreat provides a yurt and all the peace you can stand

     For $65, Buddhist retreat provides a yurt and all the peace you can stand
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No matter how I searched, the Wi-Fi wasn't there. No television either. Even my phone, struggling toward two bars, conspired against modernity. But that's what you pay for at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and...
  • Monks visit in flurry of color

    Monks visit in flurry of color
    Vibrantly colored banners and echoes of prayers filled the Neighborhood Congregational Church on Wednesday with the arrival of Tibetan monks and the start of Tibet Cultural Week. Many parishioners fell into a meditative state as the Gaden Jangtse Tsawa...
  • Hawaii's Hilo gets its day in the sun

    Hawaii's Hilo gets its day in the sun
    HILO, Hawaii — “Hilo — it is what it is” probably isn’t a tourism slogan that would get a thumbs-up from the Big Island city’s Chamber of Commerce. But I don’t mean it as a put-down. It’s just advice from a...