Honoring Children’s Day in Taiwan, Taroko Gorge to be Child-Proofed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Citing concerns that not enough is being done to encourage families with small children to experience the majesty of Taiwan’s most famous scenic area, Taiwan’s Mini...

Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Swallow Grotto Trail is the most easily accessible trail in the world-famous Taroko Gorge of Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan. The Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Par...

2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival to feature tuna centerpiece

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) — The main and handheld lanterns for the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival were unveiled by the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Jan. 3 in ...

Taiwan releases new aerial documentary promoting Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A film titled “Our Taichung” (咱的台中) debuted Oct. 30, providing a peek into the beauty of the city in middle Taiwan from a bird’s eye view, as part of Tai...

Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — At the end of the 1991 movie "Thelma & Louise," the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead dri...

Hope and caution in North Korea as Kim Jong Un shifts gears

MOUNT CHILBO, North Korea (AP) — Tanned and wearing a swimsuit, So Myong Il walks to the barbecue pit and throws on some clams. He obviously loves the beach he's on as well as the ru...

Taiwan’s mountains better than beaches and cocktails: US tour guide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. tour guide Cheryl Robbins has lived in Taiwan for nearly 30 years, and is a key figure promoting Taiwan's indigenous culture and natural wonders, as revealed in a...

Taiwan’s Top Caves

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The whole world rejoiced earlier this week and Thai Navy Seals and an international rescue team successfully extracted the Wild Boars football team and their coach from a ca...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Tourists in Peru visit...

7 ways to save on your next national park trip

America's national parks are brimming with natural wonders: cascading waterfalls, towering redwoods, white sand beaches. But visiting these gems can cost money and soon will get a little pricier: Many...

Crew with seeds, corals restore environment in Puerto Rico

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural w...

The Latest: Some US parks open, some closed amid shutdown

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on how the government shutdown is affecting national parks (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Visitors can still ride s...

Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown. ...

Taroko Gorge lauded as 'Yosemite of Taiwan' by LA Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taroko Gorge, one of Taiwan's great natural wonders lying along Taiwan's east coast, has been recently covered by the Los Angeles Times for its stunning scenic vie...

Top 10 places to visit in Taiwan with Kids

Being a parent in Taiwan can be tough. Speaking as someone with kids myself I know that it can be a constant battle to keep them amused. Taiwan is not always the most child-friendly of places. Traditi...