- Everest Avalanche's Impact Will Roll Through Nepal's Economy
NBC News, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 12:47 PM
Nepal, which relies heavily on income from tourism at the world's highest peaks, will be struggling to keep an economic foothold if Sherpa guides decide to boycott this year’s climbing season, tour operators and mountaineering experts say.
- Royal Couple Tours 'Absolutely Stunning' Uluru
NBC News, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 08:47 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge said she was stunned as she and her husband visited Australia's most famous natural landmark, previously known as Ayres Rock.
- It's 'Miraculous' Hawaii Stowaway Survived
NBC News, Monday - 04/21/2014 - 10:47 PM
Despite subzero temperatures and high altitude, the young stowaway who climbed in a plane’s well wheel emerged in surprisingly good health.
- How Did He Survive? Teen Stowaway 'Very, Very Lucky'
NBC News, Monday - 04/21/2014 - 06:47 PM
The 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the landing gear of a 767 flying from California to Hawaii survived with help from an unlikely source: the frigid temperatures that could have killed him. The runaway from Santa Clara, Calif.
- How Did the Teen Stowaway Evade Airport Security?
NBC News, Monday - 04/21/2014 - 02:47 PM
While the rest of us can't board a flight without submitting our socks for inspections, a 16-year old boy managed to sneak into an airplane's wheel-well Sunday and take a free ride from San Jose to Maui. He survived, but the incident raises serious questions about airport security.
- Teen Stowaway Survives 5-Hour Hawaii Flight In Jet Wheel Well
NBC News, Monday - 04/21/2014 - 04:47 AM
A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the voyage halfway across the Pacific Ocean unscathed despite frigid temperatures, FBI and airline officials said.
- Olympia wows visitors, locals alike with Farmers Market on attractive waterfront (photos)
Portland Oregonian, Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 10:47 PM
During the April to October season the market is open Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's open Saturdays and Sunday during November and December, then just Saturdays for the first three months of the year.
- Families Wait in Anguish for Recovery of Sunken Ferry Victims
NBC News, Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 08:47 PM
JINDO, South Korea — Here in a gymnasium where teenagers normally compete in raucous games of basketball, the scoreboard is blank and the hall is filled with very different sounds: cries of mourning for teenagers who will never play again.
- Easter Sunday Celebrations Around the World
NBC News, Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 04:47 PM
Christians ended Holy Week by marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
- 'We're Not Amsterdam': Is Marijuana Tourism in Colorado a Myth?
NBC News, Sunday - 04/20/2014 - 12:47 PM
America’s most mammoth party this weekend may well be Denver’s 420 rally on Sunday, but Colorado’s legal pot law, so far, has not lured a sustained surge of out-of-state weed lovers, say trade advocates for the state’s hotels and restaurants.
- In Yucatan, new Maya museums offer broader view
San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday - 04/19/2014 - 05:45 PM
About to breeze right by what looked like a typical museum reproduction of a cave with a skeleton and the obligatory saber-tooth skull lying outside, I stopped when my peripheral vision caught the figures of a man and woman working by a fire at the back of the cave. Even more stunning was finding this fascinating and informative archaeological display amid the high-rise palaces of all-inclusive indulgence in Cancun's hotel zone. The Palacio de la Civilizacion Maya (Palace of Maya Civilization) in Yaxaba, about 8 miles southwest of Chichen Itza, was designed around the village's cenote - one of the Yucatan's many surface openings to the underground rivers coursing through the peninsula's limestone foundation - to display the fruits of excavations in the World Wonder's Cenote Sagrada (Sacred Well).  visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula, where Mexico's Maya are concentrated, had to journey to the state capital of Chetumal, at the Mexican Caribbean's southernmost reaches, to find a museum devoted to Maya culture. Along the way, displays illustrate funeral rites, architectural elements, everyday domestic objects and those used in rituals, ending with the conquest, the colonial era and the devastating Caste War in the 19th century. Tracing Maya pathMerida's Museum of the Maya World is a true big-city museum, crowned by an abstract steel sculpture representing the canopy of a ceiba tree. More than 500 pieces, gathered from a variety of sources, include textiles, religious objects, artifacts from ancient cities and everyday belongings. Where the Merida museum has re-created artifacts or entire building facades, it doesn't try to make them look just like the original. The result is a simplified version - of the widespread jaguar-mouth temple door, for example, or the facade of Kohunlich's Palace of the Masks - whose features are clear and far easier to interpret than the originals, ultimately making it easier to appreciate the originals when you see them. A few smaller pieces, such as a Virgin Mary dressed in a huipil (traditional white dress with brilliantly colored embroidery) and a replica of a burial ground in Campeche containing nearly 200 skeletons from Maya, European, black and mixed-race people, are as striking as the towering temple representations. The wrap-around window walls present a panorama of the overbuilt shore lapped by Caribbean waves, never letting you forget your own location and time, though the San Miguelito archaeological zone is a peaceful and approachable little ruin that seems to be inhabited by ancient souls.
- Risk of Death Doesn't Stop Everest Climbers
NBC News, Friday - 04/18/2014 - 08:47 PM
If climbers eyeing Mount Everest were intimidated by the possibility of death, they would have stopped a long time ago. Instead, they keep coming, in growing numbers, in defiance of the danger –- and often because of it.