Articles about countries

Where the jobs are? (1. Rockwall County, TX)

Especially now, plentiful job opportunities are key to making a great place to live. These 25 counties have experienced the most job growth over the last 10 years.

High spirits in Bali

At the edge of a vivid green rice paddy, a farmer offers a share of his breakfast to unseen spirits. He arranges slices of banana and a handful of rice on a tray woven from palm fronds, burning a stick of incense to mingle his prayers for a rich harvest with the fragrant smoke that now drifts across the slopes. Rays of sunlight emerge between trees heavy with coffee beans and golden coconuts, carving through a cloud of mist that rests like a soft pillow on the valley below.

How to buy jade in Asia

Valued throughout Asia for its beauty and elegance, jade is an especially desired keepsake for visitors to Taipei, which has hundreds of stores specializing in jade as well as the colossal weekend Jade Market.

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in America

It's a nation so blessed with sights -- natural and man-made -- that you could ask all 300 million residents for their favorites and expect 300 million different answers. So how do you go about picking the country's 10 most beautiful spots?

Travel etiquette 101: body language

You step over someone's legs in Nepal and don't even realize you've committed a grave social taboo! Although most locals will excuse breaches in etiquette, wouldn't you rather be informed? Read below for a list of etiquette tips, taken from our various guidebooks, to help you navigate different parts of the world.

8 March - International Women's Day

Despite the word "International", it seems that this holiday is only celebrated in Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet republics!