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For Sale: 55-Foot-Tall Lobster. Owners in a Pinch. Can You Help?

KINGSTON SOUTH EAST, Australia — On a grassy patch of land beside the Princes Highway, Casey Sharpe sighed as he looked up at his most prized and problematic possession: a 55-foot-tall spiny lobster. His name is Larry. And his future Read more…


From Ride Share to Rickshaw: Wedding-Shopping Adventures in India

My sister-in-law gushed. I wasn’t ready to make a decision, yet — I had plans to meet the designers behind Falguni Shane Peacock in Mumbai, India’s fashion capital, and wanted to browse shops there — but it was reassuring to Read more…


Residents: 12. Average Age: 75. Biggest Challenge: Avoiding Extinction.

CORIPPO, Switzerland — With Swiss punctuality, the village of Corippo comes to life at 8:15 a.m., when people gather in the church square to get their daily bread. It is delivered by Eros Mella, a baker who every morning drives Read more…


Hundreds of Tourists Evacuated From Hotel in Egypt After Britons’ Sudden Death

CAIRO — Prompted by the unexplained death of a middle-aged British couple at an Egyptian Red Sea resort this week, their tour company was evacuating 300 foreign guests from their hotel on Friday after it received reports that other guests Read more…


Favorite Place: My Armenia

A poet returns to his ancestral country where, after the recent “velvet revolution,” the sense of a new era is palpable. Source Link


Throngs Enticed by ‘Game of Thrones’ Threaten a Magical City

DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Winter is coming. But Katja Seref feels neither dread nor fear when she hears those words, uttered as a warning in “Game of Thrones.” “I feel relief,” Ms. Seref said, still wearing her costume, after a grueling Read more…


Mt. Fuji’s Got Mail. A Bone-Rattling Bulldozer Ride Brings It Down.

ATOP MT. FUJI, Japan — Search for “Top of Mt. Fuji” on Instagram, and you’ll discover thousands of posts documenting the hikers who have made it here to the summit of Japan’s best-known volcano. But for many trekkers, sharing photographs Read more…


Wave After Wave of Garbage Hits the Dominican Republic

Come for the beaches, say tourism ads for the Dominican Republic. But it has some beaches you might want to skip right now. The Caribbean nation is known for sapphire seas and ivory beaches, but it is grappling with waves Read more…


Tourist Boats Capsize Off Thai Resort Island, Leaving at Least 21 Dead

HONG KONG — Two boats carrying tourists off the coast of Thailand capsized in 16-foot waves near the resort island of Phuket, killing at least 21 people and leaving dozens missing, officials said Friday. One of the boats, the double-decker Read more…


With Ban Upheld, Travel Industry Urges a Welcome for Tourists

The travel industry is hoping to turn the page on a bad public relations chapter in the wake of the Supreme Court decision upholding the travel ban on five Muslim-majority nations as well as North Korea and some travelers from Read more…