Culture

South Korea pushes for DMZ eco park, North says 'no thanks'

South Korea pushes for DMZ eco park, North says 'no thanks'

Seoul hopes to recruit outside help to persuade its northern neighbor to open a joint park in the famed demilitarized zone, now home to a thriving natural habitat
So long, Hong Kong! Chinese tourists seek greater challenges

So long, Hong Kong! Chinese tourists seek greater challenges

Chinese tourists are using social media to select exotic, new vacation destinations. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports
Whale watchers celebrate record-breaking season

Whale watchers celebrate record-breaking season

As gray whales make their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico, California whale watching companies are reporting record numbers of whales being sighted
Goodbye life-size Garden Yeti: A tribute to SkyMall, the best inflight magazine ever

Goodbye life-size Garden Yeti: A tribute to SkyMall, the best inflight magazine ever

Does the end of the quirky seat-back catalog spell the end of the fun of flying?
Lampang: Northern Thailand's next big star?

Lampang: Northern Thailand's next big star?

For those looking for a side escape from Chiang Mai, the nearby province of Lampang is filled with historical sites and natural beauty
Town transforms itself with cartoon murals

Town transforms itself with cartoon murals

When locals began adorning the streets and houses of Hujia Village, Taiwan, with cartoon paintings, tourists unexpectedly began streaming in
Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan

Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan

A world away from the troubles over the border, Iran’s western region offers an adventurous alternative to its more recognizable heartland
Cuba travel to be easier for Americans

Cuba travel to be easier for Americans

Americans will face fewer obstacles in traveling to Cuba under new regulations announced by the Obama administration
Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

The remains of this powerful 15th-century capital of 10,000 people were once a top attraction. Now they're deserted and mysterious
Show goes on as defiant Paris opens glitzy new Philharmonic

Show goes on as defiant Paris opens glitzy new Philharmonic

Just days after deadly attacks, French capital remembers victims at opening of prestigious new music venue
Lithuania now has the euro: Here are 11 ways to spend it

Lithuania now has the euro: Here are 11 ways to spend it

From bright orange bicycles to baroque book stores, the former Soviet state has plenty of ways to part visitors from their new cash