Articles By M. Johanson

From Travel Mar 08, 2012

Slab City, California: The Edge of Reality [PHOTOS]

Somewhere on the edge of reality lies Slab City, a free RV oasis just east of the Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert of southeastern California.

From Society Mar 07, 2012

Prince Harry in Jamaica 2012: Racing Usain Bolt amidst a Political Storm

Prince Harry arrived in Jamaica to race Usain Bolt just hours after the Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller called for "full independence" and a cut of royal ties.

From Travel Mar 07, 2012

The Best (And Worst) Places To Be A Woman in 2012

In honor of International Women’s Day 2012, here's a look at the best and worst places to be a woman. Caution: The results may surprise you.

From Travel Mar 06, 2012

Angkor Wat in India? 20M Replica to Rise in Bihar

The Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust held a foundation-laying ceremony on Monday for a $20 million Angkor Wat replica project in India's Bihar state.

From Travel Mar 06, 2012

Holi 2012: Celebrations Begin with Lathmar Holi [PHOTOS]

Though India's Festival of Colors doesn't officially start until March 8, Lathmar Holi attracted thousands of revelers over the weekend to the small villages of Barsana and Nandgaon.

From Travel Feb 29, 2012

‘City of Samba’: Rio Carnival in Tilt-Shift Miniature [VIDEO]

“The World’s Biggest Party” just got a little smaller in "The City of Samba," Keith Loutit's tilt-shift look at Rio Carnival.

From Travel Feb 28, 2012

Disney Fantasy: Inside the New Cruise Ship [PHOTOS]

Disney Fantasy will arrive in New York Harbor on Tuesday and take its maiden voyage out of Port Canaveral, Florida on March 31. But before it does, here's a sneak peak inside ...

From Travel Feb 24, 2012

Alpine Crop Circles? The Snow Art of Simon Beck [PHOTOS]

Snow Circles: Simon Beck reinvents the crop circle with his elaborate snow art in the French Alps.

From Travel Feb 23, 2012

Tibetan New Year: 2012 Losar Celebrations ‘Cancelled’ but Rituals Remain [PHOTOS]

Tibet's prime-minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, urged Tibetans to "not celebrate Losar," the Tibetan New Year, amidst a rash of self-immolating monks and rising tensions with the Chinese government. However, traditional and spiritual rituals continued as planned.

From Travel Feb 23, 2012

Mardi Gras 2012 Photos: Before the Beads turned to Ashes in New Orleans

Mardi Gras 2012 Photos! Over the four-day weekend there was drinking, dancing, and King Cake eating as the streets of New Orleans flooded with flamboyant costumes, frivolous floats, and frolicking late night flesh-flashers.