The farm woman selling the orange-and-pink hand-knit dolls at the farm market in Castro, on Chiloe Island, is telling me where she gets the wool, I'm trying to answer, and we've hit a dead end. Story »
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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is asking for the public’s help to reduce overcrowing of the popular trail. Two hikers stop to admire the view from the trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Knoxville, Tenn.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is asking hikers planning to walk the entire 2,185 miles of the trail to consider alternatives to traditional itineraries as a way of reducing overcrowding on southern stretches of the trail.
Colin Hazama remembers making faces when he was handed the children's menu at restaurants; even as a young boy, he had a sophisticated palate. "I wanted to order things off the adult menu that most kids my age wouldn't eat," he said. Story »
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Japan’s Nakasendo Road once was an important link between Tokyo and Kyoto. Parts of the road remain intact, meandering through central Japan. Some sections are asphalt, others paved in stone.
While we were admiring some brilliantly colored carp and goldfish in a backyard pond along the side of a road in a small village, a grandmotherly woman greeted us and explained that she had had some bigger fish but ferrets had poached them. Story »
One of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas, the Riviera, has been sold, but not to another casino operator. In a move that seemed to catch everyone by surprise, the casino was sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $182.5 million Story »
Jordan and Ann Popper had just disembarked from the Holland America Line ship the Statendam and were greeted by a Hawaii-style shave ice stand. The Honolulu couple stayed in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, over the New Year’s holiday.
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