Fireman bitten by highly venomous Taiwan habu in Keelung B&B

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A firefighter was hospitalized after he was bitten by a venomous viper while trying to remove it from a bed and breakfast in the northern Taiwan city of Keelung on Wednesd...

Taiwan introduces accreditation system for local hotels

The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday introduced an accreditation program for hotels in Taiwan, which it said will help travelers identify safe, sanitary and legitimately registered places of accommodation....

Taiwan finds 1,215 illegal hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Investigations by local authorities during the first half of 2019 turned up a total of 1,215 illegal hotels, some of them in the most popular travel destinations, the Tour...

Review: Love your neighbor? Not in Louise Candlish's novel

"Those People" by Louise Candlish (Berkley) Oh, those people_those boorish, inconsiderate people who move into a nice, quiet neighborhood and have no respect for those who live there...

Author forcefully builds the tension in 'Those People'

"Those People" (Berkley), by Louise Candlish Oh, those people — those boorish, inconsiderate people who move into a nice quiet neighborhood and have no respect for those who live the...

New B&B offers commanding view of Taiwan’s popular Facebook check-in site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The rooftop balcony of the first approved bed and breakfast in Keelung’s northern coast offers a commending view of the colorful houses at Chen-Pin Fishing Harbor (正...

13 Chinese tourists hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning in New Taipei B&B

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total 13 Chinese tourists staying at a Bed and Breakfast in the tourist town of Jiufen were hospitalized this morning after being exposed to excessive carbon monoxide from a ...

Taiwan spring tour subsidy for Tainan boasts additional benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The “Tainan Spring Tour Subsidy” program for Taiwan nationals will be rolled out in May and June, sponsored by Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau. The incentive ap...

New Taipei's spring tour subsidy begins from now until June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nationals of Taiwan who travel by themselves instead of joining a tour group, and stay at any hotel or bed and breakfast in New Taipei which participates in the “spr...

Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place ...

Butterflies abound in mountainous Mexican winter habitat

CERRO PELÓN MONARCH BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY, Mexico (AP) — As the group made its way up the rugged mountain path toward the clearing, their heavy, crunching bootsteps turned to near-silent tiptoeing, thei...

Judge denies Hawaii's move to get Airbnb host records

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel...

Seeking the mystery of vortexes in Sedona, Arizona

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — I suppose I shouldn't have taken the parking attendant's advice so literally. "You'll know it when you feel it," he had told me when I asked where I'd find the v...

Embrace TV nostalgia with just the right retro holiday gift

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no nostalgia quite like TV nostalgia, for just the right binge-watcher or old time fanatic, at least. A few ideas for retro TV gifts pegged to hit shows through the decades: ...

Embrace TV nostalgia with just the right retro holiday gift

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no nostalgia quite like TV nostalgia, for just the right binge-watcher or old-time fanatic, at least. A few ideas for retro TV gifts pegged to hit shows throu...