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Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring still seems to be eons away.<p>However, a remedy exists for this existential monotony, and that is to plan a trip. Where better to go than …

Death toll rises in Mexico's roiling Michoacan state

Five more members of a vigilante "self-defense" group were killed during the weekend in a spiral of violence sweeping parts of Mexico's troubled Michoacan state, showcased by the government in the last year as a security success story.<p>At least 25 people have been killed in the last month in a …

Pathologist hired by Michael Brown family to testify before grand jury

A private pathologist who examined Michael Brown's body is expected to appear this week in front of the grand jury investigating the 18-year-old's shooting death by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, a family attorney said Wednesday.<p>Dr. Michael Baden is expected to give testimony for the confidential …

5 Reasons You Should Travel During an Economic Slump

It's official: The economy may be "recovering," but people are more unhappy and uncertain about the future than ever. With the New York Times' reporting scant opportunities for Americans to increase their income in an ever-frustrating economy, it may be nigh time to hit the road. Here are five …

The Rules of Flirting On a Plane

Look, it happens. Sometimes you end up sitting next to someone who's not only age-appropriate and single, but attractive. The situation being what it is, the captivity of the plane can either be the best or worst place to make your move.<p>Not surprisingly, I am usually on the other end of the …

How a New Luxury Resort Is Transforming St. Kitts

On a Sunday night in Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts, the Jamaica Tallawahs batted against the Barbados Tridents at Warner Park during a …

Exploring Cape Town's Bree Street

Once-desolate Bree Street has become a microcosm of South African cool and a showcase for the region’s bounty.<p>Heston Blumenthal protégé Frank Marks …