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Manava Suite Resort in Papeete, Tahiti (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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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples

- Associated Press

Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction - the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat - is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.

House moves to repeal vehicle-enforcement ban on US lands

- Associated Press

The Legislature is moving to repeal a law crafted to punish the federal government for closing roads in national forests to off-highway vehicle use after its ban on enforcement led to property destruction.

Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

- Associated Press

Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction - the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat - is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.