The world's most romantic places

Maybe you'd choose the white sands and turquoise waters of a deserted tropical beach. Perhaps it's the lure of iconic cultural cities such as Paris, Venice or Istanbul. Then again, the call of the wild from a safari is a pretty special way to spend time with your beloved.

World's most romantic places

Here are 13 places where the landscapes and architecture are timeless, the views rightly famous -- and the romance guaranteed.

Cindy McCain apologizes over unsubstantiated report

Cindy McCain, the wife of late Sen. John McCain, apologized this week after she reported what she believed to be a child trafficking attempt by a "woman of a different ethnicity than the child" -- only to be refuted by the police.

'X-ray gun' used to study 800-year-old shipwreck

Researchers have been investigating the incredible cargo from an 800-year-old shipwreck for years, trying to uncover its secrets. Now, with the help of what researchers called an X-ray gun, they know more about where the beautiful ceramics found on board were made and about the ship's route.

10 ways to show you're committed on Valentine's Day

The National Retail Foundation just announced Valentine’s Day spending is projected to reach more than $20 billion this year. You can show you’re committed to your significant other without spending a dime.

59 new emojis coming your way

Inter-racial couples, a guide dog, and a woman in a wheelchair are among the latest crop of emojis slated to be released this year.

7 underrated ski resorts

You've heard of Aspen, Jackson Hole and Whistler, but how about Copper Mountain, Grand Targhee and Revelstoke? These ski resorts may lack the buzz of their more glamorous neighbors, but they make up for it in snowfall, value and fewer crowds.

How to buy a private island

Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Branson and Shakira each have one -- no, not a major award or trophy, but their very own private island.

Ethiopian food: The 15 best dishes

Ethiopian food is both distinctive and delicious, befitting a remarkable country with a cultural heritage that stands out from the rest of Africa.