The world loved the fake parade in James Bond’s ‘Spectre’ so much, Mexico City is hosting a Dia de los Muertos parade for real

Story highlights ‘Spectre’ stunned audiences with its fake ‘Day of the Dead’ parade Now Mexico City is hosting a parade inspired by the movie The streets are awash with color, spectacular costumes, masks, floats and flowers as the camera pans through the streets of Mexico City’s Dia de los Muertos parade. For those who’ve seen…

Live like a local in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Oct 21st 2016 5:00PM By: Adam Lauer / Noe Rios Experiencing new places, people, and things are some of life’s most beautiful gifts, but sometimes knowing where to go and what to do can be a little overwhelming. Insert: Adam and Noe, two “digital nomads” traveling and exploring a new city every month for the…

For the first time, international visitors can tour this decommissioned Cold War-era plutonium and weapons processing facility

Story highlights China 816 is a decommissioned plutonium and weapons processing facility The 104,000 square meter facility recently opened to tourism The cave’s air is chilly, rich with the odor of dust and freshly washed concrete. Pressing past a giant People’s Liberation Army green iron door, a concrete cavern the size of a football field…

It takes a certain kind of person to scramble up a mountainside, rappel down to a nylon cot no bigger than two sleeping bags and spend the night on the side of a cliff

Story highlights A Colorado outfitter is making cliff camping accessible to climbing novices A guide sets up a sleeping platform that hangs hundreds of feet above the ground Today, that person is me, along with my sister and our guide. And I have to admit, even though I find most extreme sports very appealing, this…

Visiting Thailand after king’s death

Story highlights Tourists not expected to wear black but asked to be respectful Koh Pha Ngan Full Moon party called off as sign of respect Though the nation is now observing a 30-day period of mourning, the government is encouraging the public to carry on as usual. This means business operations will not be greatly…

Presidential homes rise in an uncivil political season

Story highlights George Washington’s estate opened to the public in 1860 Harrison gave “front porch” campaign speeches at his Indiana home Their estates, their great contributions and their great mistakes can be explored as the National Park Service marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act on October 15. The preservation act was…

United Airlines computer glitches delay flights, infuriate flyers

United Airlines computer glitches delay flights, infuriate flyers Tempers boiled in departure lounges around the world overnight as two separate problems with United Airlines’ computer systems caused widespread delays. The airline initially told NBC News early Friday that 63 flights were affected, but spokeswoman Maddie King later retracted that figure and said it was just…

Beyond Rome: Italy’s beautiful new attraction

Story highlights The “Italian Wonder Ways” radiate outward from Rome, taking in surrounding provinces Highlights include spectacular mountain scenery, lakes, castles and palaces That could change with the launch of a new collection of pilgrimage routes that begin or end in the Italian capital. The “Italian Wonder Ways” radiate outward from Rome, taking modern day-pilgrims…

Though most famous for its electrifying use of chilies and lip-tingling Sichuan peppercorns, the heart of Sichuanese cooking lies in the artful mixing of flavors

Story highlights The heart of Sichuan cuisine lies in the artful mixing of flavors Sichuan visitors are often asked: “Are you afraid of chili heat?” Anthony Bourdain and chef Eric Ripert visit China’s Sichuan province Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT Although it’s most famous for its electrifying use of chilies and lip-tingling Sichuan peppercorns, the…

8 extravagant Kenya safari experiences

Story highlights Always a leader in safaris, Kenya is continuing to raise standards Modern safaris camps come with comforts like Turkish baths and four-poster beds Reflecting the excess of the Roaring Twenties they traveled in style — tented camps outfitted with satin sheets and silver servings, gramophones and gourmet food and, of course, endless gin…

Maldives ready for solo travelers

Story highlights The islands of the Maldives are popular with honeymooners, but also good for solo trips Local traditions, food and enjoying spa and water activities are among the attractions Stilted bungalows perched over a majestic turquoise sea. Jaw-dropping sunsets. The warmth of a lover’s embrace … or not. While the Maldives is considered a…

And the world’s best bar is …

Story highlights Annual world’s 50 best bar awards announced at ceremony in London 2016 top 50 winners include bars from 27 cities in 20 countries Ending four years of dominance by London’s Artesian, New York City’s Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog was crowned as the world’s best bar at an awards ceremony in London. “It…

Hong Kong’s most scenic drives

Yes, downtown snarl-ups are a way of life — but Hong Kong’s visually arresting cityscape is as spectacular at a snail’s pace as it is when viewed from a speeding automobile. And beyond the high-rise towers, the territory opens up into an incredible drivers’ playground, where smooth, empty highways switchback across subtropical forests and misty…

9 of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world

The magnificent wonder of watching a waterfall is enough to leave even the most indoorsy among us totally awestruck. Whether you’re taking in the falls from a roadside overlook or hiking for a closer view, here are some of the world’s most wondrous falls you definitely don’t want to miss. Angel Falls: Auyantepui, Venezuela Photo…

Kuala Lumpur’s best local eats

Story highlights Malaysian cuisine is influenced by Malay Chinese and Indian culture Among Kuala Lumpur’s most loved dishes are curry laksa, char kuey teow and nasi lemak It’s no wonder the country is a food lover’s paradise. Street stalls, food courts and restaurants offer everything from barbecued skewers and grilled seafood to fried rice and…