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Hoped-For AIDS Cures Fail In 2 Boston Patients

HIV has reappeared in the blood of two Boston patients who scientists had hoped had been cured of their infections.<p>This disappointing development, reported by <i>The Boston Globe</i>'s Kay Lazar, is yet another cautionary tale of how researchers can never afford to underestimate the human immunodeficiency …

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Australia Takes Steps to Attract More Visitors From Bahrain

Australia is planning to increase its footprint in Bahrain in the hope of attracting more visitors.<p>Negotiations are underway about setting up an …

What Would Thanksgiving Air Travel Have Been Like With In-Flight Calling?

Hopefully, by now many of you who traveled by air for the Thanksgiving holiday are back home or on the way.<p>So, while that experience still is …

Tourism Will Likely Suffer As Thai Protests Against Government Turn Violent

A “red shirt” Thai government supporter was shot and killed early on Sunday, raising the death toll to two from political violence in Bangkok as …

Dubai Just Won the Rights to a World Expo, But What's it Really Worth?

This week, Dubai won its bid to host the World Exposition in 2020. While officials in Dubai celebrated, analysts and investors worried about the …

Uncovering Jamaica’s Jewish Past

In the great Caribbean melting pot, one group is largely overlooked: Jewish refugees who settled centuries ago. Their descendants are unearthing …

The Top Muslim Travel Countries, By Spend

Muslim or halal travel is becoming a big business, and countries beyond the muslim world have begun to develop strategies to attract these typically …

Where To Travel Based On Your Personality Type

There's a trip for every personality type out there. Whether you're a traditionalist or a dreamer, there's a vacation or journey that suits you best.<p>Check out the ideal trip for your personality type below!<p><b>The Classic Traveler</b><p>Classic Travelers love organization and consistency. They’re not the …

Dubai and Beijing Eye Atlanta's Title for World's Busiest Airport

Could Atlanta’s airport be on the verge of losing its “world’s busiest” title?<p>Passenger counts at Hartsfield-Jackson International are down a bit so …

Here's What A $588,000 Root Looks Like

Take a look at the photo above. I took it at a "pharmacy" in a tourist-y district of Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.<p>It's a photo of a box inside a glass display counter. In the box, there's a massive root. That's a ginseng root. According to the labels on the bottom right, the root is from a plant …

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Pilot Reliance on Flight Automation May Have Caused Recent Crashes

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today’s airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes …

Best of the World: Nantes, France

On a small island in the Loire River in the city of <b>Nantes</b>, a trumpeting mechanical elephant sprays water from its trunk. The curious creature carries 50 passengers at a time, who survey former shipyards from balconies four stories up as well as the internal gears that keep its giant legs …

Adventure 101: Dogsledding

Marco Polo observed early versions of dogsledding during his travels through Asia in the 13th century. Today, the activity endures as an ideal way to experience untouched winter landscapes.<p>“The dogs can go into areas machines can’t,” says National Geographic Young Explorer <b>Sarah McNair-Landry</b>, who …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Vietnam War

This breathtaking photo of a hot air balloon in Yangshuo, China made our list of the best travel photos in November. Check out the entire gallery: http://on.natgeo.com/IBbzsI. Photograph by Karl Willson, National Geographic Your Shot

Christmas in Tokyo: Holiday Illuminations Go for the Glow

<i>Ginza boulevard</i><p>Traveling to Tokyo this December? Don't worry about missing out on holiday cheer. Japanese have embraced, if not the spirit, at least the traditions of the holidays with typical enthusiasm.<p>Illuminations and Christmas markets around the city draw crowds every night during December. …

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Ridiculously Over-the-Top Holiday Hotel Packages

Everyone craves a little relaxation around the holidays, but these eight hotels and resorts take the concept of R&R to the extreme. From private helicopter rides to police motorcades to a round with one of the best golfers on the planet, it's no wonder these packages will run you up to $200,000 for …

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