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See this crazy castle while you can

It may not be Scotland’s biggest castle, but Kelburn Castle – 35 miles west of Glasgow – is certainly the country’s brightest. Forget the traditional grey or brown facade you see on most castles. An array of vibrant colours and oversized, abstract characters cover Kelburn, bringing a thoroughly modern veneer to the 13th-century building. The […]

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11 Holiday Travel Tips You’ve Never Heard Before!

Ah! If only holiday travel could always be as beautiful as Zurich International Airport’s gorgeous decorations! (Roland ZH/WIkimedia Commons) What’s your worst holiday travel nightmare? Sitting, delayed, in the airport for hours with only your smartphone and a pretzel to keep you company? Hearing your kids blast the Frozen soundtrack in the backseat for the […]

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How I quit my job to travel

On an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday afternoon in July 2013, I left my apartment in St. George, Utah, to grab an iced tea. One cold drink and an unplanned three-hour road trip later, I found myself standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim at sunset, staring speechless at one of the world’s most […]

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Is this the original hamburger?

As we strolled through the elegant old streets of Hamburg, with enchanting red-brick warehouses on one side of us and the striking, glass-topped Elbe Philharmonic Hall rising in the distance, native Helmut Moller talked about the city’s history. He oozed civic pride and self-confidence – particularly when he made his boldest claim of the evening: […]

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Africa’s path less sailed

“Maybe at 4pm,” said Kennedy, the engineer, with a resigned shrug. I began to wonder if we would ever leave. Lapping languidly at the boat beneath my feet was Lake Victoria, the world’s second biggest freshwater lake and the body of water I’d been hoping to cross for the last three days. It used to […]

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A drink that makes gringos sick

Those who are familiar with pulque will tell you that it won’t get you intoxicated – not exactly. Mexico’s oldest alcoholic beverage works in strange ways. “You can sit there and drink pulque for hours and you just don’t get drunk,” said my friend Donnie Masterson, an expert in Mexico’s epicurean delights. “Then you get […]

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Living in: Montreal

With a minimum drinking age of 18 and a nonstop nightlife traditionally capped off with a 3am poutine stop, Montreal doesn’t shy away from being “the party city of Canada”. On top of its lively bars, clubs and restaurants, the city is home to fun-loving, trendsetting locals who ensure the place never gets dull. “The […]

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Airbus – new VIP wide body cabin

Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and government customers. Called Summit, the concept features a VIP section at the front of the cabin, and airline-style seating at the rear. […]