Tourists discover the charm of Charleston

May 23, 2015

Tourists discover the charm of Charleston

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In decades past, Charleston was largely unknown to visitors from the wider world. But this city of pastel buildings, quiet alleys and picturesque gardens has been discovered. Millions now flock yearly to Charleston, which in 2014 was named the top tourist destination in the ...

Cruising the waves of Japan's culture

May 16, 2015

Cruising the waves of Japan's culture

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As the great ship surges into Tokyo Bay I’m on the prow, hair streaming in the wind, like Kate Winslet in “Titanic.” Wooded crags come into view, dotted with buildings and the odd factory chimney. The buildings are modern, not wooden houses, but the ...

Milan's Expo 2015 seeks to feed the planet

May 16, 2015

Milan's Expo 2015 seeks to feed the planet

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Milan’s Expo 2015 world’s fair has heady ambitions, the biggest of which is to devise a plan to feed the planet as it brings together 145 nations to focus on food and nutrition. City officials hope the fair, which opened May 1 for six ...

Dancing on the waves at Miyajima

May 9, 2015

Dancing on the waves at Miyajima

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“The mystery of the Orient is legendary . . . it was in the air the moment we stepped ashore in Kyoto, and now in Tokyo it began to envelop us.” That’s how Charlie Chaplin described his arrival in Japan. I’m not sure if ...

Los Angeles' new attractions, old favorites

May 9, 2015

Los Angeles' new attractions, old favorites

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Mountainside hikes along urban cityscapes. Ramen noodle bars, South Korean tea houses and taco trucks serving every regional Mexican specialty. Sure, Los Angeles is known for classic Hollywood, but these days the city is getting attention for other attractions too. A pack of new ...