As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confed...

Popular hiking route on Taiwan's Alishan spoiled by human waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A visitor who hiked along the now-defunct Mianyue Line (眠月線) in Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County said in a recent Facebook post that the popular tr...

Taipei ranked 'Best Leisure Destination in Asia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Friday (June 26) was named the 'Best Leisure Destination in Asia" by Global Traveler for the third year in a row. On its list of "2020 Leisure L...

Taiwan recognized as top adventure destination by Global Traveler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has claimed three awards in the 2020 Leisure Lifestyle Award held by Global Traveler, a magazine that provides information about the global travel industry. In i...

Appeals court: Trump wrongly diverted $2.5B for border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. border w...

Antsy big leaguers embrace impending end of extra down time

Randy Dobnak had finished making his morning omelette one day last week when his wife, Aerial, asked the Minnesota Twins pitcher to keep the eggs out so she could make a sandwich. Fo...

Secret trail on S.W. Taiwan's Alishan open to permit holders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 9-kilometer hiking trail along the deserted forest Mianyue Line (眠月線) in Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County has become a popular hiking route ove...

VIRUS DIARY: `Across the pond' becomes an Atlantic chasm

LONDON (AP) — “Across the pond …” The arch phrase describing the Atlantic Ocean has long been an inside joke for those who regularly hopscotched over its untamed expanse. It implied ...

Black bird watchers draw attention to racial issues outdoors

Jason Ward fell in love with birds at age 14 when he spotted a peregrine falcon outside the homeless shelter where he was staying with his family. The now 33-year-old Atlanta bird l...

C. Taiwan recreational area offering NT$10 admission tickets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nantou Forest District Office is offering NT$10 (US$0.33) for admission to the Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area (奧萬大國家森林遊樂區) from July 1 to 5 to celebrate the 2...

Liz Weston: How ‘maximizers’ can cut decision-making angst

No one wants to waste money, but some of us go overboard trying to get the best possible deal. I have spent nearly as much time researching which hiking socks to buy as I have choosi...

Deaths prompt Alaska officials to remove 'Into the Wild' bus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness where a young man documented his demise over 114 days in 1992 has been removed by officials, frustrated that the bus has become a lur...

Taiwanese guides receive NT$1 million each for finding missing hiker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The two mountain guides who found hiker Yang Hsin-cheng (楊欣正) after he went missing for 10 days during a hike in Pingtung County on June 6 have received a reward of NT$2 m...

Hospital official missing for 10 days found alive in S. Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior hospital official was found alive in the mountains of Pingtung County Tuesday morning (June 16), 10 days after disappearing during a group hike. Yang Hsin-chen...

In time of crises, lands bill gives Senate a chance to unite

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of national crises, the Senate has been able to come together on a topic both parties celebrate: the great outdoors. While the country copes with the coro...