Life / Around the World

Learning how to vacation

[2012-07-16 14:34]

The summer vacation season in the United States is under way and many are planning to go ... nowhere.

Roller coasters for purists

[2012-07-16 13:23]

From the summit of the wooden roller coaster called the Voyage, 50 meters above the Holiday World theme park in southern Indiana, the track drops 47 meters at a 66-degree angle.

Hello, Han

[2012-07-16 10:22]

The Little Mermaid never got her man, as least not until the Disney version came along. Now two top artists have created a male counterpart.

10 Most fascinating castles in the world

[2012-07-13 13:39]

10 Most facinating castles in the world.

Summertime in Dhermi

[2012-07-12 09:42]

People are seen on a beach in Dhermi, some 200 km (125 miles) south of the capital Tirana, in Albania.

Fire Garden display in Salisbury

[2012-07-11 15:43]

World Heritage site Stonehenge is illuminated during an elemental Fire Garden display, which is part of the London 2012 Festival.

Cappadocia: World Heritage Site in Turkey

[2012-07-11 13:35]

UNESCO listed the unique area of Goreme-Cappadocia as both a cultural and natural World Heritage Site in 1985.

Creative hub

[2012-07-09 16:56]

Da Vinci Days, running from July 20 - 22 in Corvallis, Oregon in the United States, is a carnival for all kinds of talents.

Maritime carnival

[2012-07-09 16:55]

Summer is a good time to visit the Kotka, a coastal town in southern Finland, to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Baltic Sea and trace its history.

Sunshine paradise

[2012-07-09 16:50]

Australia's Sunshine Coast - relaxed, with sun-kissed beaches where there's always something cooking on the 'barbie' and a cold beer to crack.

Seeing Finland sunny-side up

[2012-07-09 13:21]

Li Sicong,who traveled to Finland during his just-completed final year of graduate school at Tsinghua University, was excited about the trip.

Children play with sprays of water in Washington

[2012-07-06 09:29]

A girl runs through a spray of water leaking from a hose outside the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington Mall.

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