Food & Travel
The world’s tastes and treasures.
Now you can own Dracula’s castle
Transylvania's Bran Castle, long connected with Bram Stoker's indelible creation, is for sale
In France, ghosts of World War II are still very much alive
As Europeans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, war tourism is thriving.
10 really odd things customers have requested from hotel workers
People have some inexplicable needs.
Roma vie for the title of 'Miss Gypsy' in Spain
Non-gypsy judges are encouraged to evaluate contestants on their minds, not their looks.
That time a US Airways plane almost collided with a drone
Should an unmanned drone be sucked into the engines of a plane, the results would be disastrous.
Americans actually spend less on food than any other country on Earth
Food prices are going up in the United States. But they are still lower than anywhere else.
1,600 papier-mâché pandas prepare to take on Hong Kong
Some call it art. Others say it's panda-monium.
On Location Video: Meet the beautiful, melancholy women paid to flirt in Japan
More and more young Japanese women aspire to work as a hostess.
Here's how much square-footage $1 million will buy you in the world's most expensive real estate markets
If you're looking for space, don't move to Monaco.
Watch these Mexican black bears make rock climbing look super easy
They're all like, "Harness? What harness?"
Fox News used footage of random sad Asians instead of actual Koreans mourning the ferry
Nope, not The Onion.
Costa Rica crocodiles tore this man apart
A Nicaraguan man loses his job, gets wasted, and takes the last swim of his life in the Tarcoles River.
This Japanese town is populated almost entirely by creepy dolls
Nagoro has 37 living residents and many times more life-size dolls.
The absurdity of Viktor Yanukovych, in fake malachite furniture and really, really awkward portraits
And let's not forget the 'Book of Vanity.'
You've got to watch this skateboard tour of Iran. It's beautiful
If National Geographic made skate videos, they’d probably look like this.
In Indonesia, irresponsible tourism threatens the endangered orangutan’s survival
Photo ops can be dangerous — but they bring much-needed cash.
The 7 Kingdoms in ‘Game of Thrones’ are actually these 5 real-world places
It turns out it takes less post-production tinkering than you’d expect to turn our world into the Lands of Ice and Fire.
What to eat when you're drunk or hung over in countries around the world
When in Rome, do as the Romans do: drink two bottles of wine and eat a porchetta sandwich.
Red wine or white, sir, with your guinea pig?
Peruvians are eating more of the furry rodents than ever. Even the posh restaurants are getting in on the act.
9 cities where you can visit a cat cafe
You can work kitty cuddles into your travel plans even if you're not going anywhere near Tokyo.
These Asian city-states might be booming. But they're not banging
Sexologists explain why. And the government intervenes in the bedroom.
Jamie Oliver knows absolutely nothing about paella
Although Spain’s well-known saffron rice dish may be eaten around the world, most people don’t know the real thing. A new website is trying to change that.
These are the countries where you can drink without being judged
And the ones where you really shouldn't order that second round.
Students in New Zealand are killing rats for free beer
Like many of the Earth's problems, fixing the rat issue in Wellington hinges on finding the right way to motivate people to change their behavior.
Most missing passengers are thought to be trapped inside the sunken ferry
58 have been confirmed dead since the ferry sank off the coast of South Korea. Huundreds remain missing.
Rescuers pull 13th body from the snow after Everest's most deadly avalanche
Authorities have ruled out hope of finding any more survivors.
Experts say South Koreans trapped on ferry could have survived 72 hours if they found air pockets
It's unlikely, but possible.
The guy who ate gold, and 5 other weird smuggling busts
An Indian businessman just had $16,000 worth of gold removed from his intestines, but that's nothing compared to pants full of monkeys.
When athletes go missing
A top runner vanished after taking part in the London Marathon. Turns out such disappearances aren’t so unusual.
Spanish village named 'Kill Jews' maybe considering a name change after 500 years
Because nothing welcomes the tourists like a sign advocating genocide.
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.