Articles By M. Johanson

From Travel May 15, 2012

China-Philippines South China Sea Dispute Hurting Philippines’ Tourism Industry

The China-Philippines South China Sea dispute may have a devastating effect on the Philippines’ vital tourism industry after China issued a travel warning last week.

From Travel May 15, 2012

Princess Cruises Sued By Panama Castaway Over Rescue Failure

Panamanian fisherman Adrian Vazquez has sued Princess Cruises for failing to rescue him and his now-deceased companions after a ship passed by when they were stranded at sea.

From Travel May 11, 2012

Stunning Street Art From The Havana Biennial: ‘Wrinkles Of The City’

Exploring the relationship between visuals and social issues, French creative team J.R. and Cuban-American artist Jose Parla have transformed the streets of Havana with absorbing murals for the Havana Biennial.

From Real Estate May 11, 2012

The ‘Inappropriate’ Chinese Holiday Village in Wales

It was to be the first purpose-built retreat center for inhabitants of the world’s largest country, but plans for the £50m ($80m) Chinese holiday village in Wales were dealt a blow recently after inspectors deemed the design “inappropriate.

From Travel May 09, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Statue Dismantled: Chicago Says Goodbye to Norma Jean [PHOTOS]

After a year on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Marilyn Monroe is headed west -- one piece at a time.

From Travel May 08, 2012

Disposable Barbecue Left In Tent Poisons British Teenager

British teenager Hannah Thomas-Jones died on Sunday after apparently breathing in fumes from a disposable barbecue left inside her tent at a campsite in central England.

From Travel May 08, 2012

PlanetSolar Catamaran First To Circle Globe Using Solar Energy

The PlanetSolar catamaran became the first vehicle to circumnavigate the globe using solar energy on Friday when it pulled into Monaco after 19 months at sea.

From Travel May 03, 2012

Nik Wallenda’s Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk Set for June 15

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda announced on Wednesday that he would attempt to cross the famed Niagara Falls on June 15.

From Travel May 03, 2012

Webby Awards 2012: The Winners For Travel And Tourism Are …

The winners of the 2012 Webby Awards were announced on Monday and Kayak took top honors in the travel categories.

From Travel May 02, 2012

The Best Destinations In The World, According To TripAdvisor

On Tuesday, TripAdvisor released its 2012 Travelers' Choice Destinations awards honoring 440 destinations in 37 markets.