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Tahitian overwater bungalow in Tikehau (Photo by Lark Gould)

Travel Tahiti: Beyond the beach in French Polynesia

When you cast off for your honeymoon in French Polynesian be sure to wear your Tiare blossom facing forward from your left ear, Ladies. In a land that speaks through the power of flowers, any other attitude would hint “come hither, I’m available.”

Mom and baby at Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Travel: Thailand’s great elephant debate

Leaving Chiang Mai, Thailand, and driving through the hills and mountains, I was giddy with anticipation. This was the day I had been most looking forward to during my time in that country. My heart pounded, and I could feel my nervous excitement as the car crunched up a dirt road.

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017. (Richard Slusser/The Washington Times/file)

European cruise giant Viking plans Mississippi River tours

- Associated Press

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.

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Nebraska looking at ways to lure out-of-state tourists

- Associated Press

At 43nd and Broadway in New York City, a digital super screen flashes with Nebraska landmarks: a rolling country road, a glassy lake, a blond-haired family circling a crackling campfire.

Various groups stand against Yellowstone paddling bill

Associated Press

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition is among various groups opposing proposed legislation that would open up more rivers and streams to paddling in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Volunteers keep Warrick County Museum running

- Associated Press

A late-1930s wedding dress came into the Warrick County Museum about a month ago, and the volunteers fluttered around the white material.

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holdups a picture of the late President Hugo Chavez during a march to commemorate the anniversary of a convulsion of violence in Caracas known as the "Caracazo", in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Marchers are taking to the streets of Caracas in dueling protests, with one group calling attention to a crackdown on opponents of the government and another showing support for the embattled socialist administration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela to limit US diplomat number, require tourist visas

- Associated Press

President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he will limit the number of U.S. diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and also will require U.S. citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit.

FILE - In this April 14, 2008 file photo, a Delta Airlines jet departs Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Georgia lawmakers could take the rare step of eliminating a corporate tax break this session _ despite opposition from one of the state's largest employers, Delta Airlines. State Rep. Earl Ehrhart's initial proposal would only have cut Delta's exemption from taxes on jet fuel but now would affect all airlines.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, file)

Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta's dismay

- Associated Press

Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.

Details about proposed national monuments in California

Associated Press

Democratic members of California's congressional delegation have sponsored bills to establish four national monuments. Supporters are also pushing for President Barack Obama to establish the national monuments if Congress declines to act on the bills. The proposed national monuments include:

Activists count homeless before seeking to end homelessness

- Associated Press

In the woods behind a large business on Hartford Turnpike in Waterford, six volunteers found signs of camp: a trail of packed-down snow from footprints, a small bridge built over a brook, a baby stroller and a shopping cart.

FILE- This Dec. 11, 2012 file  photo shows a deer crossing a trail off Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park near West Glacier, Mont. Glacier never closes, and those willing to venture into the park in the winter will find an experience completely different from a summer visit. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, file)

Wonderland awaits Glacier visitors in winter

- Associated Press

When visiting Glacier National Park in the dead of winter, it's hard to believe it's the same area that's usually bustling with tourists in the summer.