Travelog | A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboos

A female tattoo artist, a rarity in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on. It’s been 18 months since Suraya Shaheedi

Travelog | Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end?

Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the folds of his

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

Tourism dreams are growing in Cuba. The thawing of U.S.-Cuba relations has inspired many Cubans to think big. Visits by Americans were up 36 percent between January and early May compared

Travelog | Milan Expo – 2015 US pavilion seeks to be catalyst in food security discussion

Fields of waving grain may have come to symbolize the United States’ industrialized agriculture, but the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2015 world’s fair is seeking to lead the conversation on

Travelog | Summer fun – Coasters, pop culture rides and Orlando Eye

A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer’s must-do list for theme park and amusement fans. For those who want even

Travelog | Essentials for visiting Paris – What’s new, classics and more

The City of Light is not just one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. Because of its small size, just 8 kilometers from north to south, Paris is also perfect for

Travelog – Peru | Drug trade’s lowest rung: cocaine backpackers

The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren’t what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded with drugs out of the remote, lawless valley that produces

Travelog | Germany’s black forest – Dark woods and mushrooms

The Black Forest gets its name from a canopy of trees so dense that the woods seem dark, pierced only by shafts of sunlight. Mushrooms sprout across the damp forest

Travelog | Sunny holidays – European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro’s steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and

Travelog | Japan – Don’t just eat that ramen: learn about it

There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There’s the packaged staple of dorm-­room cuisine, one of the most processed, industrialized foods ever invented. And then there’s the trendy,

Travelog | Where to go celebrate: Parades, parties as St. Patrick’s Day dyes the world green

Global celebrations of the Emerald Isle’s patron saint culminated in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and scores of other cities Tuesday (Wednesday). Here are St. Patrick’s Day events

Travelog | Roughing it – Trekking in Nepal offers adventure

Dawn’s golden light caught the tops of the snowcapped Himalayas and gradually crept downward as the rising sun lit up a sweeping arc of soaring peaks, at once forbidding and

Travelog | hawaii Long and winding road: Driving Maui’s famed highway to Hana

When we moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, my wife Yukako and I set out to drive the road to Hana on the eastern shores of Maui. Highway 360 was

TRAVELOG | ‘Legalize Marijuana’ – Jamaica lawmakers decriminalize small amounts of ganja

Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After

Travelog | Central America – A reluctant tourist braves zip lining in Costa Rica

I’m not sure I can do this,” I said to myself while climbing a few steps to take a practice ride for a zip line. I was in northern Costa Rica,

TRAVELOG | Tripoli: Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese city

As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for

Travelog | Celebrating Lunar New Year in NYC Chinatowns — including Sunset Park in Brooklyn

Chinatown has long been a popular destination for tourists in Lower Manhattan. But visitors willing to explore the city’s outer boroughs might consider a subway ride to neighborhoods in Sunset

Travelog | It’s a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can’t get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last

TRAVELOG | Huge luxury suite on ship will run USD5,000 a person per night

A new luxury cruise ship debuting in 2016 will have one of the largest and most expensive suites ever offered at sea. Regent Seven Seas will charge USD5,000 a night, per

Beware | 2 airlines were targets of attempt to steal customers’ miles

The airlines say the incidents happened in late December. American began notifying affected customers by email on Monday, a spokeswoman said. Some travel websites are fighting this type of fraud by

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