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Sole purpose: Laina Rose's greatest fear about hiking alone wasn't starving or getting lost or kidnapped. It was simply not finishing the massive hike. - MCT photos
'He ain't heavy, he's my Yoda.' Some Disney parks will be updated with new Star Wars attractions. There could even be plans for an entire theme park area dedicated to the world of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. - AFP
Curious George is the latest face of family tourism in New York. - Photo from AFP
Boutique hotel London NYC is launching a special package for fashionistas during New York fashion week. - Photo from AFP

Epic solo hike from Mexico to Canada

Star Wars arrives at Disney parks

New York monkeying around with tourists

Accommodating fashionistas in New York

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Lagunita and Tamchen: Lost Mayan cities back on the map!

26 August 2014

The ruins of two Mayan cities that date as far back as 1,800 years ago have recently been found in a Mexican jungle.

Andalusia was the home of Flannery O'Connor in Milledgeville. - MCT photos

Author’s Atlanta home updated

23 August 2014

Nostalgia thrives at Flannery O’Connor’s home where visitors can get a glimpse into a different era.

Paradise: Anglers find rich catch in the Boundary Waters between Minnesota (USA) and Canada. (Inset) Jigs, leeches and slip bobbers are used to haul in walleye fish.

Canoe country fishing

23 August 2014

The Boundary Waters between the USA and Canada offer a heavenly retreat to boaters and anglers.

Calming: The stunning coastline along the Pacific Coast Highway on the way to the Monterey Bay Aquarium where these bewitching jellyfish (inset) reside.

California dreaming

23 August 2014

There’s more to the 31st US state than being the ‘cause’ of ‘Californicating’ the world through Hollywood. San Francisco and central California draw visitors with their friendly people, culinary delights and natural beauty.

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