Rachel Cheatum

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A day-trip to North Korea's border

Following orders from the US soldier to line up in a row, we stood obediently looking out into enemy lines. I cast my mind back to the waiver form I’d just signed: ‘The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entering a hostile area and the possibility of injury or death as a …

Online on Vacation

Vacations have long been marketed as a time to connect. But if everyone -- from honeymooners to families -- is now importing their "connections" in the form of being online while they travel, what is today's experience of vacation about?<p><b>An Anthropologist Reflects on our Inability to Unplug</b><p>My past …

Travel Industry

Bizarre body painting in Austria

Human skin becomes a blank canvas for the world’s top body painters as artists from 45 countries compete against each other in Pörtschach, Austria.<p>Human skin becomes a blank canvas for the world’s top body painters as artists from 45 countries compete against each other in Pörtschach, Austria this …

Ghost Peloton - in pictures

Cyclists wearing illuminated LED suits take part in rehearsals for Ghost Peloton, a performance collaboration between Phoenix Dance Theatre, NVA and Sustrans as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014. The performance will be part of the build up to the Tour de France Grand Départ from the city in July<p>• …

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes

The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes. You start off photographing flowers in the …

Xiaomi Launches the 7.9 Inch Mi Tablet Starting From $240

There have been plenty of rumors that popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi would be branching out into manufacturing tablets, and now the company has delivered.<p>Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun took to the stage at an event in Beijing today to unveil the Mi Pad. The device is 7.9-inches, …

Suspected remains of missing Fort Bragg soldier found; man charged with murder

Two years after a Fort Bragg soldier disappeared after visiting a North Carolina bar, police believe they have found her remains.<p>"We are deeply saddened that the discovery of the apparent remains of Army Spc. Kelli Bordeaux now concludes our final hopes of her returning safely," Col. Christian …

Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County

Brush fires broke out Wednesday in more than half a dozen spots in northern San Diego County and spread at a dangerous pace as hot, dry, erratic winds, backed by record temperatures, raked Southern California for a second day.<p>Elsewhere, crews battled flames in Lompoc, Santa Paula, North Hills, Long …