Taiwan’s Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon begins accepting registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon (礁溪溫泉馬拉松) has begun accepting registration from now until Sep. 16 or when the designated capacity is reached, according to the event&r...

Guanziling Hot Spring Festival in southern Taiwan to begin Sept. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Guanziling Hot Spring Festival (關子嶺溫泉美食節) will begin on Sept. 21 and last through Oct. 20, focusing on hot springs, night festivals, bathrobes, and cuisine, the Tainan...

Arkansas lawmaker pleads no contest to not filing taxes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker has pleaded no contest to not paying state income taxes and agreed to pay thousands of dollars in missed payments, penalty and interest. ...

Officer hurt in shootout in popular tourist area in Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas say a man who was seen "pumping a gun" in a busy tourist area is in critical condition after he was shot by police. Hot Springs polic...

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them ...

Tourism Bureau of Taiwan signs MOU with Japan’s JR Shikoku

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The director of the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan, Chou Yung-huei (周永暉) on Thursday (July 18) flew to Japan on the first-ever direct flight from Taoyuan to Matsuyama, Japan, to...

Thai online celebrity travels to Taipei to promote tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thai celebrity blogger and YouTuber Mint visited Taipei last week at the invitation of the city government for a short film project aimed at promoting Taipei tourism. M...

Taipei joins China Airlines to promote city tourism in South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei City is taking part in the Hana Tour International Travel Show at KINTEX in Gyeonggi Province of South Korea between Ju...

Taipei's Tatun Volcanoes proven active: scientists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After carrying out a long-term study, a research team at Academia Sinica has determined that the Tatun volcano group (TVG) and Guishan Island are both active volcanoes and a vo...

Arkansas company buys remainder of Branson duck boat fleet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The company that originally owned a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer killing 17 people has sold the remainder of its fleet to an Arkansas-based investment co...

Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to you

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. ...

Nine Guanziling hotels in SW Taiwan double down on ‘Spring Tour’ discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of nine hot spring hotels in Tainan’s Guanziling (關子嶺) hot spring area are doubling down on Tourism Bureau’s "Spring Tour" discounts and bene...

Gelding named for Avs captain finishes 2nd in Arkansas race

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Landeskog entered the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes coming off an impressive victory to begin his career. He came out of it with his first loss Saturday, finishin...

Guanziling in Tainan blessed with Taiwan’s only 'mud hot springs'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Guanziling (關子嶺) in Tainan City’s Baihe District (白河區) is blessed with Taiwan’s only “mud hot springs" (泥漿溫泉), according to the city’s Tourism...

A natural outdoor hot spring in Taiwan’s Yilan for all to enjoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If you like hot springs, you should not miss Fanfan Hot Spring (梵梵溫泉), which is an undeveloped outdoor hot spring on the bank of the Fanfan River that flows past Yingshi V...