Food & Travel
The world’s tastes and treasures.
What month is it? Oktoberfest.
Germany's world-famous festival kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer.
In South Korea, real business gets done in brothels and karaoke joints
Now, the country’s tax office is cracking down on this sleazy billion-dollar corporate write-off.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Tourists are pouring back to Mexican beaches after a security image facelift
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Is it cool to visit North Korea as a tourist?
Kim Jong Un’s brutal regime increasingly appeals to foreigners’ sense of fun. If you take the bait, are you abetting rights abuses?
Australia’s cuddly koalas are rapidly dying out
But a new technique — involving nose prints — may help conservationists save them.
Feast your eyes on the 29-course special at Latin America’s best restaurant (PHOTOS)
These pictures showcase some of the dozens of plates served in a colorful tasting menu at Lima’s Astrid y Gaston.
This dude in Australia plays amazing techno with just PVC pipes and flip-flops
Cancel your tickets for Blue Man Group and just go see this guy.
At MH17 site, experts tread carefully
Investigative work is finally underway, but finishing it won’t be easy.
American Ebola patient set to arrive in Atlanta
The private jet carrying two American aid workers infected with the disease will land in Georgia later today.
Sex, booze and wizards: 12 hours in Magaluf
Reporter’s notebook: A night out in one of Spain’s most notorious vacation destinations.
Tourists gone wild, or how not to earn a free drink
A Spanish beach favored by hard-partying Brits grapples with tourism’s dark side.
The towns that EasyJet killed
As British tourists head to sunnier climes, it’s dark days for Britain’s seaside resorts.
Camel milk. It's the new superfood
It's nutrient-rich, been said to help kids with autism and also serves as an aphrodisiac in some cultures. What's not to love?
Ebola terror spreads with new victims
An American doctor contracted the disease in Liberia and the first victim died from it in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
The New York Times calls for the legalization of marijuana
The publication compared the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is actually a department store in Germany, and it’s about to become much grander
A German entrepreneur aims to revitalize a moribund town in the former East by renovating an Art Nouveau icon.
North Korea taunts 'housewives' with a cooking website they can't afford
The site is for 'housewives' convenience' but how convenient is it when you can't afford any of the ingredients?
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
Here's what it's like when a feisty little WWII plane is your best way around
Mothballed in the US, the Douglas DC-3 is a workhorse in the Colombian jungle.
Someone stole 300,000 liters of beer in Germany
That's the equivalent of 140,891 six-packs in the US.
This village in Korea's DMZ might be the world’s most idyllic
Or is it?
A giant penis-shaped flower is drawing huge crowds in France
People are braving long lines at the Jardin des plantes in Nantes to get a glimpse of Amorphophallus titanum, or 'Titan's penis,' which blooms once a decade and smells like rotting meat.
The US Consulate in Milan is OFFICIALLY the dorkiest and awesomest US consulate in the world
Their nerdy, educational rap video is a little cringy, a lot adorable, and a 100-percent-solid use of State Department funds.
This abandoned shopping mall in Bangkok has been turned into an urban aquarium
Headed to Bangkok this summer? This will be your coolest stop. If you can find it, that is.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
In Cambodia, fake orphanages soak up donations by duping tourists
Most of these ‘orphans’ still have living parents. The squalor they endure is often for show.
This graphic reveals the youngest and oldest players on every World Cup team
Argentina is the oldest team in the league. Ghana is the youngest.
What a California foodie can learn from Cuba
San Francisco restaurateur Narsai David went to Cuba to help set up a culinary school. The Cubans — huge organic food consumers, by necessity — taught him a few lessons of their own.
These are the places you should visit to feel the legacy of WWI
A hundred years on, the Great War still resonates around the world.
Fly me to Machu Picchu: Dream come true or nightmare?
Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year.