Leisure Travel

Sri Lanka lifts 38-year ban on women buying, selling alcohol

Jan 12, 2018

Sri Lanka revokes a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women and employing them in places where the drinks are produced and sold

Boston museum re-ups $10M reward for return of art

Jan 11, 2018

The $10 million reward offered by a Boston museum for information that leads to the return of more than half billion dollars' worth of art stolen in 1990 isn't expiring after all

Spain saw record number of visitors in 2017 despite scares

Jan 11, 2018

Spain says it had a record number of international visitors for the fifth consecutive year in 2017 and that one in five tourists chose the restive Catalonia region as their main destination

Over 100 Latin American artworks donated to NY museums

Jan 11, 2018

A New York City museum trustee says the Museum of Modern Art and the Bronx Museum of the Arts will collectively receive more than 100 works of contemporary Latin American art

Standoff rancher draws advocates' ire, supporters' cheers

Jan 11, 2018

The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents is insisting that it's up to the states, not the federal officials, how to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West

Holiday decor to park chalet? Capitol tree heads to Montana

Jan 11, 2018

Plans call for the US Capitol Christmas Tree to be hauled back to Montana in pieces starting as early as next week

Boston museum to protect art with pest-sniffing dog

Jan 10, 2018

Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts is training a dog to sniff out pests that could damage valuable works of art

After 2-day halt, trains to snowbound Swiss town resume

Jan 10, 2018

A train packed with tourists left from a snowbound resort town near Switzerland's famed Matterhorn peak, marking the resumption of railway service that was halted for two days because of avalanche risks and stranded thousands of visitors

Pack of wolves in Romania filmed by surveillance camera

Jan 10, 2018

Romanian forestry officials release footage of a wolf pack caught on camera in central Romania

Snow, avalanche risks strand 13,000 tourists in Zermatt

Jan 9, 2018

Swiss authorities near the famed Matterhorn peak have closed roads and train service into the nearby town of Zermatt amid a heightened avalanche risk, with some 13,000 tourists stuck inside

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