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
Meet the Australian couple who gave up their life of comfort to run a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon, where guests hallucinate after drinking a plant-based potion As hundreds of tourists from around the world travel to the Peruvian ... visit botanical garden and use the centre’s ‘sweat lodge’ inspired sauna. While Peru is a long way from home, Julian and Angela encourage Australians to take control of their ... 01/17/2015 - 10:58 pm | View Link
Sri Lanka: visit Kandy and Ella for spiritual experiences It sounds like we’ve gone to Sri Lanka to pick up a couple of strippers, but Kandy and Ella are more spiritual experiences. Words JENNIFER CARR. As far as assaults go, it’s intense. A slim film of sweat gathers ... The lodge twinkles and teeters ... 11/20/2011 - 10:16 pm | View Link
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 ... 02/15/2011 - 4:10 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
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. 10/20/2010 - 11:14 pm | View Link
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Cultural appropriation Cultural appropriation, or cultural misappropriation  is a sociological concept which views the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a ... 11/29/2015 - 5:12 pm | View Website
South African Business 2014 by Global Africa Network South African Business 2014. The year 2014 is the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, and to mark this significant milestone, Global Africa Network has ... 11/29/2015 - 5:05 pm | View Website
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Mount Hart Myself, Peggy Lawrence and Jenny when we first came to Mt Hart in 1990. When I first came to Mt Hart at the end of 1990 Mt Hart homesteads was extremely run down. 11/29/2015 - 11:14 am | View Website
Seeking the perfect gift for a traveler? Here's some inspiration from road warriors and travel professionals: author Paul Theroux, Salamander Hotels CEO Sheila Johnson and Young Travel Professionals founder Karen Magee.
Michael Rysavy and his wife, formerly of the Portland area, purchased Eagles Hot Lake RV Park in 2013 and commenced with their plan to make it more inviting to general visitors. In the past, the swimming pool filled with hot water was primarily for guests staying in the RV park.
To vote in the best national forest polls and follow the progress, tune into OregonLive.com/Travel, where it will be easy to find something about the region's national forests every day from now through December.
The Orange County Commission will vote Tuesday afternoon on whether to approve the Skyplex development. The commission's vote comes after months of public discussion and intense lobbying against the project by Universal Orlando. The biggest feature of the proposed complex at International Drive
"Do you want to go to the Shell or Chevron?" asks Andrea as we heft our mountain bikes onto car racks after a ride at Shevlin Park, a 650-acre spread 3 miles northwest of downtown. I tell Andrea I don't care where she gets gas.