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Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Ritz-Carlton's arrival means high-end travelers no longer have to fight over the city's few luxury ryokans
World's funnest theme parks

World's funnest theme parks

From Myanmar to Mickey Mouse, Stefan Zwanzger, aka The Theme Park Guy, gives his rundown of the best
Jelly-like creatures invade beach

Jelly-like creatures invade beach

Thousands of strange sea creatures washed ashore a California beach, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists
'Exploding lake' becomes tourist hotspot

'Exploding lake' becomes tourist hotspot

Lake Kivu in Rwanda is a popular chill-out zone for tourists, but is also becoming an important source of power, thanks to its methane and CO2 gases
Are you OK with airports tracking your movements?

Are you OK with airports tracking your movements?

Airlines and airports are going high-tech to reduce your time in line, but at a cost of personal intrusiveness
World's most liveable city 2014 is ...

World's most liveable city 2014 is ...

Half of the top 10 are located in the southern hemisphere including the city that topped the list for the fourth consecutive year
Disheveled TV travel pitchman to get makeover

Disheveled TV travel pitchman to get makeover

A contest aims to spiff up the disheveled "Trivago Guy"
9 great new U.S. beach hotels

9 great new U.S. beach hotels

You've gone all the way to the beach, you might as well sleep there. Here are some new places to do it
New hotel craze: Human cocoons

New hotel craze: Human cocoons

Wilderness architecture comes of age with a photo book that celebrates the world's most creative cabins and woodland escape pods
No cage, no problem: Photographer goes face-to-face with sharks

No cage, no problem: Photographer goes face-to-face with sharks

Photographer Michael Muller swims among sharks to raise awareness about their dwindling populations
Best of the South Pacific: An island for every travel taste

Best of the South Pacific: An island for every travel taste

War buffs, honeymooners and hardcore surfers all have something in common in the South Pacific -- a destination filled with innumerable possibilities
Best hotels of 2014

Best hotels of 2014

Luxury travel network Virtuoso's annual list reveals nine hotels that 9,000 high-end travel agents voted tops
Historic Hong Kong neighborhood fights to preserve past

Historic Hong Kong neighborhood fights to preserve past

Wan Chai's Blue House, part of a cluster of culturally significant buildings, offers tours of historic sites in the area