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Enjoying a kayak adventure in Chicago, Illinois.

Enjoying a kayak adventure in Chicago, Illinois.

Enjoying a kayak adventure in Chicago, Illinois. Paddle straight into the heart of the Windy City. Chicago is famous for many things — astonishing skyscrapers, Art Deco architecture, the blues, Al Capone, Michael Jordan and the Bulls, Navy Pier — but paddling isn’t generally one of them. Ask a local about must-have Chicago experiences, however, and they might recommend a sunset tour up the city’s central artery, the Chicago River; or an afternoon in the...
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Amusing shopping in Marseille.

Amusing shopping in Marseille.

Amusing shopping in Marseille. Once mad, bad and dangerous to know. Now an amusing shopping space. The tough-talking port city now has a new craving for refinement, with a flurry of museums and a re-purposed waterfront. Books & Records. Marseille is sometimes referred to as France’s second city. This is the sort of sniffy thing only a statistician would say, and most likely a Parisian statistician at that. Population-wise it may be true, but in...
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Spotting wild tigers in India’s reserves.

Spotting wild tigers in India’s reserves.

Spotting wild tigers in the Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna Reserves, India. Their numbers are on the rise, but these big cats are still tantalizingly elusive. The tigress swaggered out of the woods like Polly Shelby, all fur coat and razors. A Bengal tiger spotted at Bandhavgarh . She cast a contemptuous glance at the 4x4s and their gasping tourists, then sauntered disdainfully along the track, her breath coming in clouds and her coat aglow. Human...
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A surprising weekend in Lille, France.

A surprising weekend in Lille, France.

A surprising weekend in Lille, France — a mix of old and new. La Vielle Bourse de Lille, formerly the stock exchange. “Above Christ’s head, to the right, there are two flying saucers,” Julien, our guide, says. I focus on two grey smudges on the stained-glass window and admit that if I squint they could be spaceships. My daughter Natasha and I are told that the modern rose window in the cathedral in Lille, by...
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A trip to the captivating Philippines.

A trip to the captivating Philippines.

A trip to the Philippines. An insider’s guide to this captivating country. Filipina writer Ina Yulo maps out the perfect two-week holiday in her homeland.. It's an insider’s guide to this captivating country. You'll be able to see the lagoons on Siargao island. Volcanic black, pink, powdery, glinting gold — with 7,641 islands, the Philippines does a good line in beaches. Ranged over 115,000 square miles, the archipelago is vast. So vast, it’s the fifth-largest...
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Walk in Ferrante’s footsteps in Naples.

Walk in Ferrante’s footsteps in Naples.

Walk in Ferrante’s footsteps, in a weekend at Naples, Italy. Walk in Ferrante’s footsteps, a week end in Naples, Italy. The Bay of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante’s bestselling novels.It’s raining buckets, or piove a secchiate, as they say in Naples — and it continues all weekend. No matter. Elena and Lila, the resilient characters in Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels who stand up to the Solaras mafiosi, wouldn’t be floored by a shower. Armed...
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Hotels occupied during World War II.

Hotels occupied during World War II.

Some Hotels were occupied by the military during World War II. For a brief time in their history, these resorts served as hospitals, training ground and operations bases. When World War II began in 1939, militaries around the world suddenly needed housing—not just at their training camps and headquarters, but around the world where groups would be stationed for military events and occupations. Instead of building barracks and new facilities, they went for an easier...
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America’s most epic road trip to Rocky Mountains.

America’s most epic road trip to Rocky Mountains.

America’s most epic unsung journey to the Rocky Mountains. Crossing the Great Divide on a family RV journey to the Rocky Mountains. In just 30 minutes, we’ve climbed to about 10,500ft — nearly two miles above sea level. So has a lone cyclist who evidently has a screw loose. We are, after all, on the highest continuously paved road in America — and with more than 1,000ft to go, still climbing. Unseasonably late snowstorms (it’s...
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The Golden Triangle at northern India.

The Golden Triangle at northern India.

The Golden Triangle and spectacular Shimla at northern India. From the wild tigers of Ranthambore and the epic sandstone forts in Rajasthan to the enigmatic Taj Mahal, India is one of the most diverse and mesmerising countries in the world. The  tour explores India's Golden Triangle of attractions, beginning in the capital, Delhi where we see the Red Fort, then over to Agra to witness the magnificent ivory marble Taj Mahal at dawn, and finally,...
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One-Night Stay at Downton Abbey.

One-Night Stay at Downton Abbey.

With a One-Night stay at Downton Abbey, you could live like Lady Mary Crawley. Highclere Castle, as the real Downton is called, has been listed on Airbnb. It has been nearly four years since "Downton Abbey" graced our screens, regaling us with the ceaseless dramas of Bates and Anna, the machinations of Thomas and O’Brien, the withering put-downs of the Dowager Countess. This "Downton"-less famine will, thankfully, come to an end on September 20, when...
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St. John’s The Capital of Kindness.

St. John’s The Capital of Kindness.

The Capital of Kindness. On 9/11, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador showed stranded travelers the true meaning of compassion. And that’s how it became a tourist destination. Dianne Flynn pressed play on the stereo and released the voice of country singer Alan Jackson into her home in Newfoundland. Her husband, Derm Flynn, listened to the words intently, his face and thoughts drawn inward. Derm, the former mayor of Appleton, sang along in a...
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Anger for US parks service announcements.

Anger for US parks service announcements.

Anger as US parks service announces largest mobile phone coverage expansion in history. The hills of one of America’s most spectacular national parks will soon be alive with the sound of mobile phone ring tones, after Grand Teton approved controversial plans for phone coverage inside one of the country's most treasured National Parks. The biggest expansion of telecoms coverage in the history of the National Parks Service comes as campaigners battle to maintain peace and serenity...
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Different weekend in Turku, Finland.

Different weekend in Turku, Finland.

A different weekend in Turku, Finland. Did you ever heard of Turku? I have to admit I hadn’t. Yet it offers the perfect combination of city, nature and break, allowing you to explore art, architecture and Finland’s oldest castle as well as being the gateway to an archipelago of sparkling seas and myriad islands. Finland’s oldest city is also much easier to reach now, with the UK’s first direct flights starting this week. First impressions...
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Savannah, Georgia’s party town.

Savannah, Georgia’s party town.

Savannah, Georgia’s party town. New flights have made it easier to sample Savannah’s southern food and music scene. Savannah has always turned heads. It’s easy to see why, with its mass of live oaks draped ethereally with Spanish moss, its handsome old buildings with their high-front stoops, its majestic river and its 22 beautiful squares. Each is an oasis of flowering shrubs: magnolia and dogwood, crepe myrtle and sweet gum, which the traffic creeps around...
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New rules for climbing Everest.

New rules for climbing Everest.

New rules for climbing could determine who gets to do it at the Everest. Climber Nirmal Purja’s viral photograph of the traffic jam at the top of Everest this past May showed just how bad the situation had gotten.Nepali officials propose new requirements for obtaining a permit to climb the world’s tallest mountain. The shot was taken during the final stretch to summit the tallest mountain in the world. Hundreds of climbers had taken advantage of a...
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Follow Herman Melville’s Footsteps.

Follow Herman Melville’s Footsteps.

Follow Herman Melville’s Footsteps Through Nantucket. The writer visited the island off of Cape Cod only after he penned Moby Dick. In 1820, when Herman Melville was just a year old, a whale attacked the Nantucket whaling ship Essex, causing the captain and crew to be stranded for months and resort to cannibalism to survive. The story fascinated him his entire life, and when he took to the sea himself—first, at age 20, as a cabin boy on a merchant...
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Adventure and pleasure in Mauritius Island.
Discover the secret Scandinavian islands.

Discover the secret Scandinavian islands.

Discover the secret Scandinavian islands. Hide away in a remote Norwegian cabin, go glamping in the Swedish archipelago or relax at a boutique beach retreat in Denmark. Often touted as the most beautiful island in Norway, Moskenes is in the Lofoten archipelago in the north of the country — the ferry ride is known as one of Norway’s bumpiest. It’s worth the effort, though. Staying at the grass-roofed, pine-clad, cosy Reine Rorbuer takes you to...
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Summer in the Alps, great holidays.

Summer in the Alps, great holidays.

Summer in the Alps, great holidays. Soak up the views from a Swiss spa, check into a chic chalet, or hike through mountain meadows.  For cleaner air than you'd get at the airport, try a stay in the mountains this summer. The hotels and chalets are getting super chic, there's loads to do, from cycling and hiking to dry toboggan runs, and it's much better value than the traditional resorts on the Med. Who needs a...
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Five-month canoe trip with a five-year-old.

Five-month canoe trip with a five-year-old.

Five-month canoe trip with a five-year-old. Benoit Gendreau-Berthiaume, his wife Magali Moffatt and five-year-old son Mali were in the middle of a 14-kilometer portage and discouragement was setting in. The trio were on the Grand Portage in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness heading towards Lake Superior, and the first six kilometers had taken hours. Moffatt was feeling extremely deterred about what they had gotten into when Mali walked over and told her he was...
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Queen Mary 2’s Festival of Food and Wine.

Queen Mary 2’s Festival of Food and Wine.

Queen Mary 2’s Festival of Food and Wine at Sea. Sample some of the culinary world's finest food and wines, meet gastronomy experts and enjoy exclusive events on a week-long cruise to New York on-board the iconic Queen Mary 2. Sample some of the culinary world's finest food and wines, meet gastronomy experts, including the food editor of The Sunday Times, Lisa Markwell, and enjoy exclusive events on a week-long cruise from Southampton to New YorkJoin...
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Secret Sweden: island hopping on the west coast.

Secret Sweden: island hopping on the west coast.

Secret Sweden: island hopping on the west coast. Norman Miller takes the ferry from Gothenburg to some of the lesser-known isles of the vast Bohuslan archipelago. Shading my eyes from the bright northern sun glinting off a blue- mirror sea, I gaze enviously at Ingrid Bergman’s old retreat a stone’s throw to port as we cruise past the tiny island of Dannholmen. It is pleasingly simple for a Hollywood legend — a green clapboard cottage...
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Longyearbyen, where the Law forbids dying.

Longyearbyen, where the Law forbids dying.

Longyearbyen, where the Law forbids dying. Since 1950, a law makes it clear: it is forbidden to die in Longyearbyen, a town located in the Svalbard archipelago, in Norway . According to the legislation in force until today, its inhabitants are obliged to emigrate from the city in the case of being diagnosed with a terminal illness or any risk of life, and burials are not allowed. Geographically, this group of islands are located in front of Greenland,...
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Visit the Italian lakes by train from London.

Visit the Italian lakes by train from London.

Visit the Italian lakes by train from London. And from the Italian lakes, you could do a European river cruise with open dining, hiring a villa on a budget and insurance shock. If you are keen to visit the Italian lakes by train from London this summer.it is feasible without too many changes. If your daughter, lives in the French Alps, she'll be keen to join you with her two babies, so you could want...
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On the whiskey trail in Tennessee.

On the whiskey trail in Tennessee.

On the whiskey trail in Tennessee. On the whiskey trail in Tennessee.the Whiskey Thief bar in Chattanooga The Dollywood parade is not as spectacular as its Disney counterpart. It doesn’t have princesses in carriages pulled by snow-white horses, flanked by an army of huggable cartoon characters. But it does — today at least — have Dolly Parton herself. That’s enough to cause every visitor in the park to abandon the rides and snack bars until...
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How to see Lake Como in style.

How to see Lake Como in style.

How to see Lake Como in style. How to see Lake Como in style. A sleek new hotel has opened on the Italian lake, but there is still room for old-world charm. There’s a charming story about Lake Como that I hear more than once during my stay. It’s the story of how the Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini fell in love with the soprano Giuditta Pasta when he heard her singing in her garden on...
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The best wildlife wonders of Britain.

The best wildlife wonders of Britain.

The best wildlife wonders of Britain and the best places to see them. The view from Thorncombe Beacon never fails to impress. To the east lies Chesil Beach, a scimitar curve of tawny shingle leading the eye to the crocodile snout of Portland Bill as it slides into the sea 20 miles away.  In the other direction looms Golden Cap, the highest cliff on the Channel coast, with Lyme Regis beyond and the headlands of Devon fading away...
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The ultimate Mallorca cycling experience.

The ultimate Mallorca cycling experience.

The ultimate Mallorca cycling experience, on two wheels in the company of experts. There is no better island to experience on two wheels. Mallorca feels like it was designed for cyclists. Its myriad of back lanes, perfect weather and smooth tarmac make it a cycling paradise. Whether you choose to take the leisurely and picturesque ride to the lighthouse cafe or the fearsome Sa Calobra climb, this trip caters for all levels of cyclist. This...
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The best hideaways at Andalusía.

The best hideaways at Andalusía.

The best hideaways at Andalusía, charming fincas tucked away in the hills. From charming fincas tucked away in the hills to secret city B&Bs, southern Spain has plenty of cool places to stay. Helen Ochyra seeks out the best. Almohalla 51, Archidona: Even the promise of a meander around the gleaming whitewashed village of Archidona might not be enough to rouse you once you settle into this beautiful, adults-only bolt hole. Everything is about relaxation, from...
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Quiet beaches and idyllic villages.

Quiet beaches and idyllic villages.

Quiet beaches, ruins, and idyllic villages, at a hidden Crete. The easternmost tip of the island is a bit of a trek, but worth it When you’re comatose on a beach overlooking the sparkling Aegean, ice-cold coffee in hand, it’s easy to forget that the Greek islands were once a series of towering volcanoes — until you decide to drive around one.I’m with Mrs Ellis and our eight-year-old twin daughters, Martha and Gracie, and we’re...
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Celebrated cricketing legend in Antigua.

Celebrated cricketing legend in Antigua.

Simon Hughes goes on the trail of cricketing legend in Antigua. It was like the old days last weekend. An England cricket team annihilated by the West Indies in Barbados with a day to spare, the players looking a little shell-shocked, the thousands of English fans with an extra day to down their sorrows at Mullins Bar on Gibbes beach or on the Jolly Roger cruising up and down the west coast, the “pirates” forcing selected landlubbers...
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Bequia: caribbean island, cooler than Mustique.

Bequia: caribbean island, cooler than Mustique.

Bequia, the Caribbean island that's cooler than Mustique. I was hanging around the check-in area at Bequia airport, touching fingers through a window by the passport desk with my little boy who was flying back to England with his mum while I stayed on for a few weeks more to write my book, when an older gentleman joined me to wave goodbye to his daughter and granddaughter. We stood side by side and chatted, our...
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Germany ‘s selected beautiful churches.

Germany ‘s selected beautiful churches.

Travelling to Germany to know selected beautiful and famous cathedrals, monasteries and churches. Their architecture and grandeur make people pause and marvel when looking at them. Erfurt Cathedral Hill.     To the left, St. Mary's Cathedral and to the right, the Church of St. Severus: this imposing ensemble rises over Erfurt 's Old Town. Perhaps the residents of Erfurt were especially devout, or had too much money. In any case, the result is impressi....
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Birds in Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay, Hong Kong.

Birds in Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay, Hong Kong.

Birds fly over, in the Park located in the Northwest of Hong Kong. Birds fly over, in the Park located in the Northwest of Hong Kong, the wetlands in Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay were recognized as "Wetlands of international importance" under the Ramsar Convention in 1995 Herons and Cormorants fly over the lagoon in the Park in Mai Po. The 1,500-hectare area acts as a key station and winter along the migratory route of...
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Amsterdam entertainment beyond the fine arts.

Amsterdam entertainment beyond the fine arts.

Amsterdam entertainment beyond the fine arts. WHERE TO EAT? Envy The art of food is the aim here, both on the plate and on the palate. There are no traditional starters, but lots of tapas-style amuses-bouches and shareable treats on a tasting menu served with carefully selected wine pairings. Address: Prinsengracht 381 - 1016 HL Amsterdam. Mossel & Gin This four-year-old local favourite offers what it says on the tin – mussels and gin –...
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Venice and Barcelona are too crowded.

Venice and Barcelona are too crowded.

Venice and Barcelona are too crowded. Europe’s top cities are starting to limit tourists. Venice is bursting at the seams with visitors: each year more than three million tourists flock to the small city. When the big cruise ships pull into La Serenissima it’s certainly not so serene on St Mark’s Square. Last year locals held an anti-tourists protest, with 2,000 people taking to the streets demanding action, and this week the city’s mayor announced a...
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Text and Gallery modes contain the same Articles and you can change from one to the other. Under the Main Block – in Gallery Mode — you’ll find a small colored Letter that let you jump to Text Mode. While there, is a diagonal colored Arrow to jump to Gallery Mode.

The Gallery block sends you to a display of each Article, showing the Image, Date, Title and few lines of content, ordered chronologically from last-to-first criteria. To access Starting Page, click on the small colored Up-Arrow button, at the left, under the Main Block. For returning click on the All content last square.

The Text block sends you to the content of the Category. If you chose one of the vertical bars, you’ll be addressed to the selected Sub-category. From left to right, they are shown in alphabetical order. There, you’ll be also able to learn about Themes, by selecting the appropriate Bar with the same criteria.  Sub-category Bars have an upper squared shape, while Themes have an upper triangular one. Same are found in the buttons to access to each level. Articles are grouped by Year / Month / Day and Title, in a last-to-first chronological order.

A colored Double Arrow address you to Starting Page, a complete full width Category display. In the left-bottom, a small colored Letter, let you return to Text Mode or Double Arrows to go to next or previous Categories Starting Pages. For returning to Home, click on the Red colored Q button.