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 Hovercrafts and giant wheels: The future of North Korean architecture?

Hovercrafts and giant wheels: The future of North Korean architecture?

An architect from North Korea dreams up futuristic designs for sustainable tourism developments in the country
Everything you didn't necessarily want to know about toilets

Everything you didn't necessarily want to know about toilets

Tokyo's science museum has opened an exhibit focusing on the commode, even offering visitors the chance to be flushed
Hundreds of fish take over abandoned mall

Hundreds of fish take over abandoned mall

The flooded floor of Bangkok's abandoned New World Mall teems not with shoppers, but with fish
A 'safe' way to see Bangkok's seedier side

A 'safe' way to see Bangkok's seedier side

Tour companies are cashing in on demand from timid thrill seekers who want to safely experience Bangkok's infamously raunchy nightlife
Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates

Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates

Sometimes the travel industry gets it right, sometimes it leaves us with a pillow chocolate stuck to our face
Finding wholeness in Rishikesh, India's spiritual landscape

Finding wholeness in Rishikesh, India's spiritual landscape

CNN's Jessica Ravitz seeks peace with swamis, yogis, astrologers, healers and other residents in Rishikesh
Wrong way! Grenada vs. Granada and other flight mix ups

Wrong way! Grenada vs. Granada and other flight mix ups

A passenger is suing an airline for flying him to the wrong continent
8 vending machines you didn't know you needed

8 vending machines you didn't know you needed

From holy water in ancient Egypt to burritos and gold bars -- how vending machines have evolved
Readers' picks: Best travel songs of all time

Readers' picks: Best travel songs of all time

We chose our favorite travel songs ever. You scoffed. And came up with a new list
Daughter takes life-sized cutout of late father on dream trip

Daughter takes life-sized cutout of late father on dream trip

A grieving woman honors her dad by posing for pictures throughout Europe with his life-sized photo
Flight crew helps man stun girlfriend

Flight crew helps man stun girlfriend

Passengers and crew help out with a proposal at a Missouri airport
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