American gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for 'hostile acts' An American tour operator has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for alleged “hostile acts” against the repressive regime, according to its official state news agency. Kenneth Bae, who is in his mid-40s and lives in Washington state, has been described by friends as a devout Christian who took tourists on trips to North Korea, The Associated Press reported. More
U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
South Africa: Elephant overturns vehicle South African officials say an elephant has overturned a vehicle carrying two tourists, injuring one of them. A statement from Kruger National Park says the tourists are of "Chinese origin." The statement says an elephant in the park attacked the vehicle on a road at 6:30 a.m. More
Ariz. sheriff releases records from Giffords' shooting The Pima County Sheriff's Office released an estimated 2,700 pages of investigative records Wednesday from a shooting rampage here two years ago — documents that are expected to shed new light on a massacre that left six dead and 14 wounded. More
A Fading Aura For Arizona's Spiritual Tourism Spiritual tourism, an economic staple of northern Arizona, continues to suffer in the wake of a fatal incident at a Sedona-area sweat lodge. In 2009 ... says spiritual tourists don't make travel decisions based on money. As a result, he says, "The leisure ... 02/15/2014 - 8:01 pm | View Link
A Fading Aura For Arizona's Spiritual Tourism A self-help guru goes on trial this week for manslaughter after three people died during an event he hosted at a sweat lodge near Sedona, Ariz. Following that deadly spiritual retreat, tourists have retreated from the area's mecca of spiritual energy ... 02/15/2011 - 4:04 pm | View Link
A Fading Aura For Arizona's Spiritual Tourism In the middle are the stones actually used to heat the sweat lodge, laid out in the shape of a heart ... to a higher power when things are difficult in your life. KRAKER: These tourists dont make travel decisions based on money, says Kevin Wright, whos ... 02/15/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
Now, far fewer tourists with spiritual needs Last October, a celebrated New Age practitioner held a sweat lodge ceremony that ran dangerously amok ... New Age practitioners are experiencing to the lack of disposable income tourists have for spiritual needs and not what happened that afternoon. 10/21/2010 - 11:14 am | View Link
After Sweat Lodge Deaths, Fewer Tourists With Spiritual Needs SEDONA, Ariz. — There is negative energy in the air here, which the channelers, mystics, healers, psychics and other New Age practitioners of Sedona are grappling to identify and snuff out. It has to do with the recent dearth of visitors to this ... 10/19/2010 - 7:30 pm | View Link
The Death Dealer | The Verge When James Arthur Ray lifted the heavy tarp door and beckoned his devotees into a wood-frame dome, they obeyed. Tall and confident, Ray watched them enter ... 10/22/2014 - 3:22 am | View Website
Arvol Looking Horse Speaks Manataka ™ American Indian Council . Presents SPECIAL MESSAGES FROM . ARVOL . LOOKING HORSE. 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe 10/22/2014 - 3:01 am | View Website
Ojibway First Nations Culture, Crafts and Ceremonies Learn about sweat lodges, healing weekends, smudging, medicine wheels and vision quests, golden thread, gowgabgonce, juniper berries and other aboriginal medicinal ... 10/21/2014 - 11:23 am | View Website
Sweat lodges in South Africa – South African Tourism Visit a sweat lodge in South Africa and experience a Native American cleansing ceremony with an African twist. 10/21/2014 - 8:03 am | View Website
Vaishno Devi Tourism & Travel Guide, Map, 7 Tourist Places ... Vaishno Devi Tourism - Vaishno Devi is ranked #9 of 28 destinations in Jammu & Kashmir and rated 6/7 based on 298 Reviews & 580 Ratings . Plan your Vaishno Devi Tour ... 10/21/2014 - 5:47 am | View Website
Pack your camping supplies and knock those parks off your bucket list now, because a proposed fee increase at some U. S. national park sites means exploring these natural wonders may cost more by next summer.
Even when you're snug at home, travel photos open windows onto the world. Instagram users and iReporters have followed along with "Parts Unknown" this season, sharing their photos of spots Bourdain has visited.
DALLAS — U. S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. Delta Air Lines raised fares on many U. S. routes by $4 per round trip on Thursday night, and other big airlines have matched them, according to FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney and JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker.