Year-round, a posse of street entertainers, their clothes and bodies painted a uniform silver, do mime routines or pose as “living statues” in the piazza.
Eaglecrest has just four double chairlifts. But you won’t have to fight big crowds, and it’s 20 minutes from downtown Juneau.
With its surging growth of cities and industries, and massive population, China’s middle-class locals and foreign tourists search for more bucolic places, flocking to national parks and rural areas.
Snow monkeys have learned to bathe in hot springs. In winter at Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, they regularly clamber into an “onsen” — open-air bath.
Long a trading and sea power — all the way back to Roman times — Barcelona is the cultural and political hub of Catalonia, the region suppressed by Spain starting in the 18th century.
The Pushkar Fair is held in fall in northern India’s Rajasthan state. It’s still rooted in centuries-old traditions of camel (and cattle and horse) buying and selling.
Loch Lomond, and its islands, is part of a 720-square-mile national park in Scotland.
Developers have studded the Thai capital with such residential and office high-rises. But some have turned into “ghostscrapers” — high-rises that were abandoned in the fallout of Asia’s economic crisis of the late 1990s.
Nicknamed “Surf City USA” and the cradle of California surf culture, Huntington Beach boasts about 8.5 miles of uninterrupted beaches.
Names of all the World Trade Center victims are engraved in bronze plaques that surround two reflecting pools at the 9/11 Memorial.
Kids get into the rodeo act with mutton-busting — riding bareback on a sheep.