Articles by Mark Johanson
10 Destinations That Will Be Extra Hot This Summer
April 12 2013 6:48 AM
Need some ideas for your summer vacation? Here are five destinations in the U.S. and five abroad that will be extra hot in 2013.
40,000 Vie For Australia's ‘Best Jobs In The World’
April 11 2013 8:12 PM
Work descriptions for Australia's "Best Jobs in the World" include "cuddle koalas," "tour the best restaurants" and "sleep under the stars."
How To Plan Around A Busy 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season
April 11 2013 5:55 AM
The initial forecast for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season predicts a whopping 18 tropical cyclones. Here's how you can avoid them.
Should You Join The Millions-Strong Maldives Boycott?
April 11 2013 5:51 AM
More than 2 million people have signed an online petition to boycott the Maldives over alleged human rights abuses.
Rio No Longer Has Favelas (According To Google Maps)
April 11 2013 12:19 AM
The crime-riddled favelas that have often defined Rio de Janeiro in film and television have suddenly disappeared -- at least, on Google Maps.
Where In The World (95th Edition)
April 10 2013 7:40 PM
Where in the world was this picture taken?
North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ Scrapped Amid Tensions
April 10 2013 5:52 AM
Luxury hotelier Kempinski shocked everyone last year by helping open North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel. In less shocking news, it backed out.
Environmental Photographers Of The Year
April 10 2013 2:04 AM
IBTimes has a sneak peek at some of the winning shots from the 2013 Environmental Photographer of the Year.
Key North Korea-China Border Shut To Everyday Travel
April 09 2013 11:26 PM
Chinese tour groups in the border city of Dandong have canceled trips to North Korea. Western tour groups, however, report "business as usual."
Amtrak Use Booms As More Americans Ride Rails Than Ever
April 09 2013 9:20 PM
With passenger numbers at all-time highs, Amtrak's CEO has asked for multi-year federal operating and capital funding.
The Best (And Worst) US Airlines By Category
April 09 2013 5:40 AM
Is United Airlines the worst airline in America?
If Beyonce Can Go To Cuba, Why Can’t I?
April 09 2013 5:39 AM
American pop stars Beyoncé and Jay-Z traveled to Cuba last week, reigniting the debate over the longstanding travel ban.