Travel & Adventure News
South African government officials say plans to use tourism as an economic development tool to empower disenfranchised communities are starting to bear fruit.
March 28, 2005
Mustaches the size of boomerangs feature regularly in the wild, woolly, whiskered world of international beard and mustache competitions.
March 25, 2005
Author Anthony Brandt follows the trail of Lewis and Clark on the 200th anniversary of their expedition to open up the U.S. West.
March 21, 2005
St. Patrick was born in Britain, not Ireland, and stout may be good for your heart. Read more facts in our roundup of St. Patrick's Day trivia.
Updated March 13, 2006
Colombia President Alvaro Uribe's request to Panama to build a road through the wilds of the Darién Gap has drawn fire from political and environmental leaders.
March 11, 2005
Four tiger cubs born in Chinese zoos are slowly being introduced to the South African wilderness. The hope is they will to survive on their own before being introduced into sanctuaries being prepared for them in China.
March 2, 2005
Americans needn't avoid Europe just because the dollar is in the dumps. Spring offers a less touristy experience, good weather, and more bang for the buck.
March 1, 2005
Titanic, director James Cameron has hardly left the ocean floor. So what is the self-described science groupie looking for?
March 1, 2005
Freakish and fast-moving, the river phenomena known as tide waves have given rise to a new extreme sport: tidal-bore surfing.
February 22, 2005
If you're smart, you'll never come within spitting distance of a cobra. A new study confirms they deliberately, and accurately, aim for the eyes.
February 10, 2005
Climate change, sprawl, and alien-species invasion are threatening South Africa's
fynbos, the main vegetation type of the smallest, yet richest, of the world's six floral kingdoms.
February 8, 2005
The rural Louisiana version of Mardi Gras is becoming known for its often comedic, chaotic, and beer-fueled chicken chases.
February 7, 2005
The reggae icon and Rastafarian would have been 60 this Sunday. Fans are thronging celebrations in Ethiopia, seen as a sort of Rastafarian holy land.
February 4, 2005
Today conservationists named nine new areas of mind-boggling species richness that are under assault from human activity.
February 2, 2005
Archaeologists hope to prove a skeleton is that of the first leader of the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia. The answer may lie in the DNA of two of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold's relativesand the search begins today.
January 31, 2005